Actress Lee Min-jung is to return to the small screen for the first time in two years in a new TV series set to air in February, her agency MSteam Entertainment said Monday, Dec. 28.
|Lee Min-jung (MSteam Entertainment)|
Lee will star in TV drama series “Goodbye, My Beloved” as struggling widow and part-time employee Shin Da-hye. The show is based on the Japanese novel “Seven Days of Manager Tsubakiyama” by Asada Jiro.
Lee will play alongside singer-turned-actor Rain, who last week confirmed he will star as male lead Lee Hae-joon, an office worker who dies from overwork and is reincarnated as a successful executive.
|Rain in TV series “Diamond Lover” (2014) (Zhejiang Television)|
The show will mark Lee’s return to TV after her lead role in the 2014 MBC series “Cunning Single Lady,” where she starred as divorcee Lee Ha-na.
It will also be Lee’s first acting role since the adultery and blackmail scandal involving her husband, actor Lee Byung-hun, late last year, as well as the birth of her son this March.
“Goodbye,” penned by screenwriter Noh Hye-young (“How to Use Guys With Secret Tips,” 2013) and directed by Shin Yun-seob (“Ugly Alert,” 2013), will begin airing at 10 p.m., Feb. 24 on SBS. The supporting cast will include Lee Ha-nui, Oh Yeon-seo, Kim In-kwon and Kim Su-ro.
The Korea Herald