IU Explains What Drew Her To “My Ahjussi” And Her Character

IU is hoping to show a new side of herself as an actress through her upcoming drama “My Ahjussi.”

In tvN’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama, IU will play the role of Lee Ji An, a woman who has become cold and tough from facing the harsh realities of life. She will slowly undergo a transformation as she connects with three middle-aged brothers Park Dong Hoon (Lee Sun Gyun), Park Sang Hoon (Park Ho San), and Park Ki Hoon (Song Sae Byuk).

Since launching an acting career, IU has enthralled viewers with bright and lovely characters. When asked why she decided to take on this new drama and a character that is completely different from her past characters, IU explained, “I was excited to work with director Kim Won Suk, who worked on a drama I really enjoyed, ‘Incomplete Life (Misaeng).’ The confidence and ideas he expressed during our first meeting were what convinced me to take on the project.” She continued to add, “I liked the script because the words and expressions are simple, but hold a lot of weight.”

She also stated that she wanted to take on the challenge of a character who who was different. She said, “I’ve mainly played characters who are cute and bright, but this one will not be like that. I’ve been trying to channel the quiet and tense personality of Ji An, who was never experienced warmth in her life. She is someone who believes she already knows everything she needs to know about the world, but she slowly learns that there is a bigger world out there.”

“My Ahjussi” will be the follow-up drama to “Mother” and will premiere on March 21 at 9:30 p.m. KST.

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