Kim Yewon, actress and member of girl group Jewelry, was cast in the MBC weekend drama, “Hotel King.”
Kim Yewon recently made her small screen debut in MBC’s “Miss Korea,” which concluded earlier this February. She played Oh Ji Young’s (Lee Yeon Hee) colleague and had many opportunities to appear in front of the camera. However, the amount of her appearances drastically decreased midway of the drama and she dropped out before the drama ended.
She was going back and forth from her singer activities when she made her acting debut. Although she had a minor role, she prepared for the part thoroughly through doing character analysis. Nevertheless, she was not able to fully demonstrate her passion for acting.
While the drama was still ongoing, she appeared on MBC’s “Radio Star” and sent a video message asking the production staff of the drama to give her more camera time on the drama and showed a strong will.
Through her disappointment, Kim Yewon was able to build more focus on her role in “Hotel King.”
In the drama, she will be playing the role of Yoon Da Jung, who takes a job as a concierge at the hotel to train to become a chaebol wife. The character is snobbish and has an ostentatious nature, but she is also bright and cheerful as she adds another fun element to the drama.
A representative from her agency stated, “She was greatly disappointed for the brief appearance she made in her first drama, but fortunately, she will be getting more camera time this time around. Expectations are even higher since the role fits well with her personality. She is gaining a great learning experiences as well working alongside veterans actors like Lee Duk Hwa and Kim Hye Sook.”