According to statistics, the middle class take up 60% of Korea.
The new JTBC drama "Maids" deal with the unofficial history of maids who were pushed back by the generation that leaned heavily on the males. The setting is based in the Joseon times with 60% of the population made up of servants and maids. The drama is the story of real people and relates to the middle class people in the world today.
The press conference for "Maids" was held in the Hoam Art Hall on the 10th. The drama official said, ""Maids" is a historical but it also talks about the 'misaengs' and 'subjects' of today's generation".
Producer Jo Hyeon-tak says, "When we think about servants we think about people being tortured or pressured but we are breaking that stereotype. The Joseon servants are today's middle class people. They gossip, they have work hours and enjoy the various events that happen every day. We hope to express it that way at least. We hope to comfort those watching the drama".
Oh Ji-ho said, ""Maids" is not about close people but 'our lives'". He plays Moo-myeong, the slave of Lord Heo Eung-cham. He's smart and looks too good to be a slave. Oh Ji-ho continued, "I experienced being a real slave in "The Slave Hunters". You may feel it in the movie but the servants back then were very much like the middle class today so it would be easy to relate to".
Jung Yoo-mi plays the role of the only daughter of a very influential person but one days falls to the life of a maid. She is playing in her fourth historical drama but she says, ""Maids" characters have unique identities or backgrounds and there's fun in watching them".
"Maids" is the third historical drama on JTBC about breaking point to an identity and challenging fate. It was written by Jo Hyeon-kyeong and produced by Jo Hyeon-tak. The first episode can be seen on the 12th.
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