Gong Hyo Jin In Talks To Star As Lead Of New Drama

Gong Hyo Jin may be starring in a new drama soon!

On February 9, Ilgan Sports quoted a source from the drama industry who said, “Gong Hyo Jin will be transforming into a scriptwriter who writes makjang dramas (dramas with exaggerated and outrageous plots) in the new Netflix original series ‘Woman of Crisis’ (literal title).”

Following reports, a source from Gong Hyo Jin’s agency Management SOOP stated, “Gong Hyo Jin is positively reviewing the offer to star in the Netflix original ‘Woman of Crisis.'”

If she accepts the role, Gong Hyo Jin will be playing scriptwriter Kim Ma Ri, who is famous for writing makjang dramas. With provocative setups, speedy storytelling, unprecedented villains, and extravagant revenge stories, Kim Ma Ri writes hit dramas that averages over 35 percent in viewership ratings. She’s a top class writer whose dramas get confirmed for broadcast easily with just her name.

“Women of Crisis” will have the typical elements of a makjang drama, such as a kind but frustrating female lead, an affectionate second-generation chaebol, a secret regarding one’s birth revealed at a crucial moment, and senseless “kimchi slap” moments, while still satisfying viewers by simultaneously straying away from these clichés.

The drama is written by scriptwriter Kim Soo Ah, who worked on “I Like It Hot” and “Whatcha Wearin’?” and it will be helmed by director Lee Won Suk, who worked on “How to Use Guys with Secret Tips.” If she takes on this new project, it will be Gong Hyo Jin’s first project in two years since KBS 2TV’s “When the Camellia Blooms” and the film “The Most Ordinary Love.”

Watch Gong Hyo Jin in “Hit-and-Run Squad” below:

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