Squid Game Actress Lee Yoo Mi Gets First Leading Role in K-drama Mental Coach Je Gal Gil Opposite Jung Woo

She’s the other Squid Game actress, and actually the one who has toiled longer in the industry and absolutely deserves the breakout as well. I’m talking about Lee Yoo Mi who has over ten dramas and ten movies under her belt in either teen actress roles through supporting roles. but now has her chance to get further recognition after being part of the ensemble success of Squid Game. She’s been cast as the female lead in 2022 sports and psychology drama Mental Coach Je Gal Gil which is in talks for Jung Woo as the male lead. The drama is about a former top national athlete who no longer competes and becomes a mental health coach for the current crop of athletes dealing with their mental health issues. Jung Woo is up for the male lead and the female lead’s character is a current national level short track speed skater suffering from a competitive career low point. Uplifting sports stories can be heartwarming to watch so hopefully this one gets a strong story to go with this solid casting.

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Hyun Bin and Lee Jong Seok Lead the Star Attendance at Movie Premiere for The Himalayas

In time for the holidays and some feel good perseverance cheer comes the K-movie The Himalayas, a mountaineering tale based on a true story of a Korean expedition to find the body of a good friend who died up there. … Continue reading

Jo In Sung Wins the Daesang at the 2014 APAN Star Awards

I posted two weeks ago about the nominees for the 2014 APAN Star Awards and how some choices were pretty legit while others strangely unfathomable. Pretty much the usual when it comes to acting awards in Korean drama entertainment. Last … Continue reading

The Good and Weird Drama Acting Nominations from the 2014 APAN Star Awards

The nominees are out for the 2014 APAN Star Awards, yet another glittery awards ceremony and this one in particular is a recent new arrival on the awards scene in the last few years. It’s connected to the Daejeon Drama¬†Festival … Continue reading

The 50th Annual Baeksang Awards Wrap Up with Jeon Ji Hyun and Song Kang Ho Winning the Daesang

The 50th annual Baeksang Art Awards concluded last night and actually managed to not render me wholly disappointed even with next to zero expectations. I can’t say the entire endeavor rewarded and feted the most deserving movies, dramas, actors, and … Continue reading