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Lee Joo-young Transforms for Her Role in "Itaewon Class"

2019/11/05 Source

Actress Lee Joo-young is starring in "Itaewon Class", the upcoming jTBC drama about a 'hip' revolt by stubborn and courageous youths living in this unfair world. It contains the starting of businesses of those who pursue freedom with their own values on a small street in Itaewon.

The drama previously confirmed Park Seo-joon, Kim Da-mi and Yoo Jae-myung. Lee Joo-young is tackling the role of chic Ma Hyeon-yi, the head chef of Park Seo-joon's (Park Sae-roy) night stall. Through the character of Ma Hyeon-yi, Lee Joo-young is expected to display courage in going out to the world, and present youths with empathy and comfort.

Lee Joo-young matches very well with the character from the webtoon. She's undergone the drastic transformation of silver hair to portray the haughty character in more detail.

Lee Joo-young last starred in the movie "Maggie", which came out in September. She was invited to numerous award shows after this and even took home the Actress of the Year Award at the Busan International Film Festival last year.

She's made various appearances in dramas such as "Pretty Sister Who Buys Me Food", "The Ghost Detective" and "Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo".


"Itaewon Class" is directed by Kim Seong-yoon, written by Kwang Jin, and features Park Seo-joon, Kim Da-mi, Kwon Nara, Yoo Jae-myung, Kim Dong-hee, Ahn Bo-hyun. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2020/02~Upcoming, Fri, Sat 23:00 on jTBC.

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