“Red Shoes” Writer Praises Choi Myung Gil And So Yi Hyun, Shares Meaning Behind Title, And More
KBS 2TV’s “Red Shoes” is gearing up for its premiere!
The daily series “Red Shoes” will revolve around a mother and a daughter wrapped up in a fiery desire for revenge. Choi Myung Gil plays Min Hui Kyung, a woman that turned her back on her daughter to chase after love and success. So Yi Hyun will play Kim Jem Ma, who aims to resolve her traumatic abandonment by taking revenge on her mother.
Screenwriter Hwang Soon Young of “Red Shoes” shared, “I wanted to write the story of an honest woman who endlessly runs towards her own success and desires by any means possible rather than living as the mother of her children or the wife of a husband who doesn’t love her.”
Regarding the meaning behind the title, writer Hwang Soon Young revealed, “On the day the leading female character gets chased out of the house by her husband, she comes out wearing red shoes gifted to her by a man from the past. Furthermore, the last gift she gives to her daughter is a necklace with a pendant of red shoes. If red shoes symbolize desire to the mother, they also symbolize revenge to the daughter.”
The writer also expressed her thoughts on the cast. She praised, “Since Choi Myung Gil is an actress with such great intrinsic strength, I had so much fun picturing her in my head while writing the script. Actress So Yi Hyun has such a kindhearted and pretty image on variety shows. Since Jem Ma is a double-sided character who simultaneously possess kindness and evil, I became sure that this could be her strength. I 100 percent believe that the two people will showcase phenomenal chemistry.”
On a point to look out for in the drama, Hwang Soon Young commented, “While watching, the viewers may be drawn in and become avid viewers without even realizing it themselves. The charm of the drama is an answer viewers have to find.”
The upcoming drama is written by Hwang Soon Young of “Ruby Ring” and “Two Mothers” and produced by director Park Ki Hyun of “Unasked Family.”
“Red Shoes” will premiere on July 5 at 7:50 p.m. KST and will be available on Viki.
Check out a teaser below!