It’s about time there was some concrete drama casting news with Park Shin Hye, and even if this is just discussion level it’s still something for me to look forward to. I saw a great step forward with her acting in her last drama Pinocchio, both the maturity and a convincing romantic chemistry with costar Lee Jong Seok, which is why I want her to strike while the iron is hot and keep on doing dramas to cement herself as a female lead who can be both dynamic and diverse. SBS must really like her after two back-to-back dramas in Pinocchio and Heirs – the network is courting Park Shin Hye for its upcoming Mon-Tues drama Female Gangster Hye Jung. It will take over in mid-2016 after Six Flying Dragons finishes its long 50-episode run.
Female Gangster Hye Jung is about a former girl juvenile offender who gets out of kiddie jail and turns her life around to become a doctor, so this drama is not about justice and the mafia and will instead be a medical drama with a humanistic bent. The screenwriter is Ha Myung Hee who wrote High Society, One Warm Word, and Can We Get Married. Park Shin Hye’s agency confirmed that she got the offer but she is mulling this role along with many other roles courting her right now. I say to take it, the female-lead centric drama with a redemption arc sounds like something the audiences will lap up.