JTBC’s “Reborn Rich” is a new fantasy drama starring Song Joong Ki as Yoon Hyun Woo, a loyal secretary to a chaebol family who owns Sunyang Group. When he dies after being framed for embezzlement by the very family that he had faithfully served, he is reborn as the family’s youngest son Jin Do Joon, and he plots to take over the company out of revenge. The show’s timeline spans from the 1980s to the 2000s with the characters’ appearances and attitudes reflecting this dramatic passing of time.
Shin Hyun Been will be playing the role of Seo Min Young, a prosecutor from the Anti-Corruption Investigation Department who was born into a prestigious legal family. Harboring a deep sense of justice, she works tirelessly to dig into the Soonyang Group and its shady activities.
The photos first show Seo Min Young as a college student in the 1980s and then show her transformation into a passionate and hard-working prosecutor in the 2000s. With the passage of time, it can be seen how Seo Min Young becomes weighed down by the serious nature of her work, a sort of darkness replacing the cheery and light atmosphere of her college days as she turns into the Soonyang Group’s “grim reaper.”
In talking about why she chose to participate in this drama, Shin Hyun Been said, “I thought I would be able to show [Seo Min Young’s] transformations within a story that unfolds across a long period of time spanning from the late 1980s to the present in a very colorful way.” She also noted that the senior actors and her co-stars played a big role in her decision.
She added, “I was interested just from the script alone, which not only deals with topics of politics, economics, and modern history but also showcases various characters as well. I was curious as to what story would unfold and how the drama would end. I had fun and got really immersed while reading it.”
The actress was also sure to explain how the drama’s leap in time was a major point of interest for her, describing how even though Seo Min Young changes over the years, she is still a very unbiased, honest, and just person.
Shin Hyun Been elaborated, “The past and present Seo Min Young is the same person, but after a series of events, she is bound to change both on the outside and the inside. Because of that, I thought a lot about how I could show the differences in how she deals with the generation, events, and people within the changing times.”
Viewers can be sure to look forward to seeing what changes Seo Min Young will experience in this highly-anticipated drama.
“Reborn Rich” will premiere on November 18 at 10:30 p.m. KST and will be available on Viki.
Watch a teaser with subtitles here!
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