A year after her last drama, the successful SBS series City Hall,
Kim Sun-ah is returning in a new drama, I Am
Legend [나는 전설이다]. The title is a pun on her character’s name,
which is the word for “legend” (kdramas really love name-title puns,
In I Am Legend, Kim Sun-ah plays the wife of the youngest
partner at Korea’s top law firm and the daughter-in-law to a
distinguished judge. In her high school days she ruled her neighborhood,
but in order to support her younger sister she began working at a law
firm as a clerk, where she lured a promising young lawyer and married
him. However, after being looked down upon and treated poorly by her
husband’s family, she takes on her well-to-do in-laws and files for
divorce. Afterward, she embarks on a new life by rediscovering her
talent in music; she’d once been a “legendary” singer of a rock band in
high school, and now sets out to form a new group.
Kim Sun-ah as a rock star? Rawr! Heck yeah, I see it.
Kim has famously played some free, open-spirited personalities (My
Name Is Kim Sam-soon, City Hall), but as the daughter-in-law of a
prestigious family, this character will show the actress’s own sexy and
refined side, as well as her hitherto-unheard singing skills.
The series is a Wednesday-Thursday drama for SBS, directed by PD Kim
Hyung-shik (Surgeon Bong Dal-hee) and written by Kim
Yoon-jung (When a Man Loves, Star’s Echo). The
production is currently casting her male lead, with whom she’ll have a
romantic storyline after her divorce.