SBS’s upcoming mini series Breakup Probation, One Week (literal title) has found its female lead in Girls’ Generation member Yuri.
Her agency, SM Entertainment, has confirmed and relayed the exciting news to the public in an official statement that said, “Kwon Yu-ri was cast for the role of Park Ga-ram, the protagonist of Breakup Probation, One Week.”
The mini drama will tell the story of a woman who must end her relationship with the man she loves in order to save his life. Park Ga-ram is someone who lives independently and avoids expecting anything from another person due to a past experience that caused her too much pain.
After making her debut as a member of Girls’ Generation in 2007, Kwon Yu-ri (known mononymously as Yuri) tried out her acting talent in the KBS2 sitcom Unstoppable Marriage that same year. She then made her official acting debut in 2012 with a main role in SBS’s Fashion King. Along with the immense popularity of her girl group, Yuri’s solo venture into small-screen entertainment also gained traction when she started playing starring roles in various television series, including Local Hero (2016), Gogh, the Starry Night (2016), and Defendant (2017). In 2017, her group, also called SNSD (Sonyeo Sidae), went on an indefinite hiatus. Nonetheless, Yuri continued on with her acting projects and headlined The Sound of Your Heart: Reboot (2018) and Jang-geum, Oh My Grandma (2018–2019).
Yuri is set to make her comeback in the upcoming project and work opposite actor Hyun Woo (Woman of 9.9 Billion), who was previously confirmed to portray the male protagonist. On her next character, Yuri is reportedly very interested in how she could convincingly express the emotions of Ga-ram, a woman who is forced to face an unfortunate fate.
Breakup Probation, One Week targets to crank up its production today, July 28, and is slated to premiere via SBS cable channels and over-the-top (OTT) platforms.
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