Im Soo Jung Transforms Into Passionate & Pure-Hearted Teacher In New Drama With Lee Do Hyun
tvN’s upcoming drama “Melancholia” has shared a new glimpse of Im Soo Jung in her starring role!
Set in a private school that is rife with corruption, “Melancholia” will tell the story of a passionate math teacher named Ji Yoon Soo (played by Im Soo Jung) and a former math prodigy named Baek Seung Yoo (played by Lee Do Hyun), who fight to overcome social conventions and prejudices together.
Caught up in the hell of university entrance exams, Ji Yoon Soo’s students typically only see math as a means to an end—but the passionate teacher is determined to show them the joy of math and the beauty of equations. Although seemingly unrealistic, her idealistic approach is validated by the fact that her students dominate Math Olympiads and are overwhelmingly admitted to top universities.
The innocent Ji Yoon Soo’s genuine kindness and sincerity towards her students can be seen in the newly released photos, which capture the teacher smiling warmly at a pupil and looking over a math workbook with an endearingly pleased expression.
The producers of “Melancholia” remarked, “Im Soo Jung matches the character of Ji Yoon Soo perfectly, to the extent where we can’t imagine anyone aside from Im Soo Jung playing her. Please look forward to a new performance by Im Soo Jung, who will move viewers’ hearts once more with her acting.”
“Melancholia” premieres on November 3 at 10:30 p.m. KST and will be available with English subtitles on Viki. In the meantime, check out a teaser for the drama here!
While you wait for “Melancholia,” watch Im Soo Jung in “Search: WWW” below: