How does one follow up on arguably the biggest role and drama to date, and one that was twenty years in the making. Lee Se Young was a true child actress, starting very young and one of her first roles was as the younger version of a female lead in Dae Jang Geum in 2003. So sageuks are part of her repertoire and it feels beyond apropos that she gets her biggest validation and success in a sageuk, and help the continued revitalization the genre. The Red Sleeve Cuff was half carried by her but alas she didn’t get as much attention as her male lead Junho, his role was flashier and broader in scope as a crown prince to king whereas she evinced the delicate nuanced emotions in a smaller pond that was the palace as a serving lady. I will personally remember her performance more, especially the final few episodes, Junho was the beating heart of the drama but Lee Se Young was the stirring soul. I’m so excited for her next role in the modern romance Love by Law as she continues her acting journey.