February 18th saw the release of "A Way Station" theatrically. The low profile melodrama stars Kim Dong-jun and Kim Jae-kyung in the leading roles. The two are best known for their appearance as the second leads in such dramas as "More Than Friends" for Kim Dong-jun and "The Secret Life of My Secretary" for Kim Jae-kyung. But deeper in the cast list, Son So-mang sticks out as a familiar face for very different reasons- she was the Queen's personal maid in "Mr. Queen" which ended on February 14th.
While Son So-mang was only a small part of the drama's success her character still intrigued viewers with her cautious personality. In "A Way Station" she plays a warmer person- an older sister like relative to the terminally ill lead character played by Kim Jae-kyung. Other recent credits for Son So-mang include "Queen of Mystery 2", "Chief of Staff", and "Oh My Baby", her career as a screen actress only being fairly recent. Nevertheless, she has already had many multiple noteworthy minor roles.
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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