Lee Min-jung, Rain to star in new TV series

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.

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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.

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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 seriesCunning 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.

Rumy Doo
The Korea Herald