Lee Do-hyun and Go Min-si have been confirmed as the leading cast members for the upcoming jTBC drama "Youth of May" which deals with the Gwangju Democratization Movement. The two had long been reported as having received offers. The news has been released in the wake of Go Min-si's popular appearance in "Sweet Home" as well as her leading turn in "Drama Special - The Reason Why I Can't Tell You" last month. She'll also appear in "Jirisan" next year.
AdvertisementLee Do-hyun is also appearing in "Sweet Home" although his role has not attracted as much attention as Go Min-si's. He also received plaudits for his lead performance in "18 Again" earlier this year, which prompted the original offer. His character, Hee-tae, is a student expanding his perspective. Go Min-si's character, Myeong-hee, is a nurse portrayed as something of a warrior and exhibionist.
Other confirmed cast members include Lee Sang-yi-I and Keum Sae-rok as an older brother and a younger sister. The former, who plays Lee Soo-chan, has recently returned from studying overseas in France and is helping to manage his father's company. Lee Sang-yi-I is best known for his popular appearance on "Once Again" earlier this year. Keum Sae-rok will play Lee So-ryeon, a college student who is friends with Go Min-si's character and similarly an activist.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.
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