Kim Hyun Joo has shared her thoughts on her character in SBS’s upcoming drama “Trolley”!
“Trolley” is a new mystery romance drama about a politician’s wife who faces the biggest dilemma of her life after a secret she’s been hiding is unexpectedly revealed. Presented with difficult choices and no right answer, the characters in “Trolley” will be swept up in a whirlwind of confusion and conflict.
Kim Hyun Joo will star in the drama as Kim Hye Joo, the wife of National Assembly member Nam Joong Do (played by Park Hee Soon). Kim Hye Joo runs a book restoration shop, and because she wants to live a quiet, ordinary life, she chooses to stay out of the public eye despite being a politician’s wife. However, she winds up facing the biggest crisis of her life when, due to an unexpected incident, a secret she’s been hiding for a long time rises to the surface.
Newly released stills from the upcoming drama offer a glimpse of Kim Hye Joo’s peaceful life as she goes about her work at her book restoration shop—as well as the fear, anxiety, and sorrow that will ripple through her quiet life due to her secret.
Describing why she was so drawn to “Trolley,” Kim Hyun Joo recalled, “When I first encountered the script, I felt like I was reading a quiet and beautiful novel. But the more I read, the more new events unfolded in each episode, and the suspense never ended. I found it entertaining that from the very first episode, there was a subtle, hidden tension between the characters that unfolded in a fast-paced plot.”
“Kim Hye Joo is a character who isn’t capable of being fully happy,” she continued. “Due to feelings of guilt that stem from a series of incidents, she goes about living her life while feeling as though she doesn’t deserve to be happy. After meeting Nam Joong Do and starting a family, she is in the process of healing her wounds through love when she suddenly faces another round of trials and tribulations. She is a pitiful character that makes your heart ache.”
Kim Hyun Joo went on, “I hope that viewers will feel a precariousness from the very beginning of the drama. Although [Hye Joo] is smiling on the outside, I tried to constantly feel a sense of anxiety and nervousness over the fact that Hye Joo’s secret could be found out at any time.”
As for how else she prepared for the role, the actress revealed, “Because there are scenes in the drama that are related to Hye Joo’s work in book restoration, I went to an expert and learned directly from them, and I also practiced on my own. Because the profession itself is an uncommon one, I found it really appealing that it was a new job with which I had no previous experience.”
“Trolley” will premiere on December 19 at 10 p.m. KST.
In the meantime, watch Kim Hyun Joo in “Watcher” with subtitles below!
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