Son Ye Jin fans, listen up: The actress is currently in the process of choosing her next project and it looks like there might just be a winner soon.
Ye Jin, who found global acclaim after starring in Crash Landing on You, is reportedly in talks to top-bill JTBC’s slice-of-life drama titled Thirty-Nine. Her agency, MSTeam Entertainment, were quick to confirm the news stating that she’s, “positively considering the offer.”
The upcoming show will run for 12 episodes and is set to chronicle the lives of three women in their late 30s. If Ye Jin accepts the offer, the 39-year-old will play a woman her age named Cha Mi-jo, a successful and well-off dermatologist leading a clinic in Gangnam. Also in discussion to join the show is Hospital Playlist actress Jeon Mi Do who’s yet to disclose her decision after receiving the offer last March. For her part, JTBC hopes to cast Mi Do as Jung Chan-young, a 39-year-old acting teacher.
Set to helm Thirty-Nine is Kim Sang Ho who recently co-directed the K-drama Run On. Meanwhile, penning the script is Yoo Young Ah, best known for her work on Encounter, and the multi-award winning film Kim Ji Young: Born 1982.
FYI, Ye Jin was slated to film her hollywood debut movie, Cross, last year, but production was delayed due to the pandemic. As she waits for the project to kick off again, Ye Jin has reportedly been looking back at past Korean TV show proposals offered to her. Before Thirty-Nine, she was last offered a TV role for the historical drama Cut by the Heart, which we now know as KBS2’s River Where the Moon Rises. While she obviously passed on that one, we’re hoping the actress takes a liking to Thirty-Nine so we can meet her again through our TV screens real soon.
Thiry-Nine is scheduled to start production in the latter half of 2021.