Actress Kim Tae Ri of “The Handmaiden” and “Mr. Sunshine” may be returning in a new drama adaptation of the popular webtoon, “Jeong Nyeon” (literal title). Check out the full story of Kim Tae Ri’s potential new drama project below.
Kim Tae Ri to Lead in New Webtoon Adaptation Drama, “Jeong Nyeon”
On November 16, as reported by Korean media, management MMM announced that the “Twenty-Five Twenty-One” star Kim Tae Ri had received an offer to play in a new historical drama based on the webtoon “Jeong Nyeon” (literal title).
“Kim Tae Ri was cast in ‘Jeong Nyeon.’ It is one of the projects she is reviewing right now.”management mmm
Inspired by Kim Tae Ri in “The Handmaiden”
The upcoming drama “Jeong Nyeon” is an adaptation of a popular webtoon of the same name. Author Seo Irae, artist Namon, created the story, and she claimed that Kim Tae Ri’s appearance in the film “The Handmaiden” helped her to complete the character of Yoon Jeong Nyeon. Therefore, the expectations are high whether the actress will accept the offer since she was the inspiration for the original webtoon.
Synopsis of Upcoming New Webtoon-Based Drama “Jeong Nyeon”
The drama is set in 1959 in Mokpo city, located on the southwestern tip of the Korean Peninsula. The story follows a girl named Yoon Jeong Nyeon, who has no money or education. However, she was gifted with a euphonious voice. She dreams of joining a women-only Korean traditional theater company, the Maeranguk Theater Company. She was also hoping to become a prominent and wealthy star one day.
If the bubbly actress accepts the offer, she will play the lead role of Yoon Jeong Nyeon. And we might see her singing and watch another superb acting skill from the actress too!
“Jeong Nyeon” is produced by Studio N, a subsidiary of Naver Webtoon. It is scheduled to begin filming in the second half of 2023.
Kim Tae Ri New Drama Series
Actress Kim Tae Ri is famous for her various roles in numerous successful movies and tv shows. She left everyone shocked with her admirable acting skills in “The Handmaiden” (2016), “1987: When The Day Comes” (2017), “Mr. Sunshine” (2018), “Little Forest” (2018),” Space Sweepers” (2021), and more.
This year, Kim TaeRi appeared in the hit tvN drama series “Twenty-Five Twenty-One.” In the drama, she worked with Nam Joo Hyuk, Bona, Choi Hyun Wook, Lee Joo Myung, and Seo Jae Hee.
Moreover, she also made her comeback on the big screen with “Alienoid.” In the Sci-Fi fantasy drama, she worked with Ryu Joon Yeol, Kim Woo Bin, So Ji Sub, Yeom Jung Ah, and Jo Woo Jin.
Recently, the 32 years old actress has confirmed to appear in SBS’ new drama, “The Demon,” written by Kim Eun Hee. She is known for a list of popular Korean dramas such as Signal, Kingdom, Jirisan, and more. In the upcoming drama “The Demon,” she will work with Oh Jung Se, Hong Kyung, and Jin Seon Kyu. Moreover, if she accepts the offer, the “Jeong Nyeon” series will be the actress’s second upcoming project in 2023 after “The Demon.”
Do you think actress Kim TaeRi will suit Jeon Nyeon’s character in the upcoming drama “Jeong Nyeon”? Feel free to drop your opinion in the comments below.
Stay tuned for Kim Tae Ri’s upcoming new project updates!
In the meantime, watch Kim TaeRi and other “Twenty-Five Twenty-One” cast members singing “With,” the OST for the drama.
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