Oh Yoon Ah Confirmed as Lee Young Ae’s Rival in “Saimdang, the Herstory”

On July 31, a drama insider revealed to Ilgan Sports that actress Oh Yoon Ah has been cast in SBS’s “Saimdang, the Herstory.”

The actress will be portraying Lee Young Ae’s greatest enemy and rival. Having wanted to become Saimdang and believing she could succeed, she is lead to misfortune and destruction when she is unable to surpass her genius rival. She also harbors a grudge after being rejected by Lee Kyum whom she previously loved. Coming from a humble background, she experiences a life full of ups and downs as she succeeds and becomes a respectable wife after erasing her lowly past.

Oh Yoon Ah most recently acted in MBC’s “Angry Mom.” “Saimdang, the Herstory” will actually be the actress’ first sageuk (traditional Korean drama) since debuting.

“Saimdang, the Herstory” retells the story of Joseon Dynasty artist Shin Saimdang. Lee Young Ae will be making her long-awaited drama comeback as the titular character. Besides portraying the historical figure, she will also be acting as a modern day art professor who studies Saimdang’s diary and discovers mysteries surrounding the artist.

Various reports have confirmed Song Seung Hun as the male lead Lee Kyum. However, these statements have been refuted and the actor has promised to reveal his decision after careful consideration next week.

SBS plans to start filming next month and have an early 2016 premiere.

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