Esteemed actresses Lee Bo-young and Ko So-young are reportedly in talks to star in MINE (working title), an upcoming television series by popular screenwriter Baek Mi-kyung.
Lee’s management agency J,WIDE-COMPANY addressed the news on October 16 through multiple Korean media outlets, saying, “Lee Bo-young has received a proposal to appear in Blue Diamond [previous title of the series] and is considering it.” On the other hand, Ko So-young’s side is yet to issue an official statement about the casting offer.
MINE is a mystery drama that will follow a group of desirous upper-class people and their different ways of dealing with the pains of love. While they could easily get all the material things that they want, their current relationships are also forcing them to realize that there are just certain things in life that neither power nor money could buy.
Specific details about Lee Bo-young’s and Ko So-kyung’s offered roles remain to be revealed. However, MINE’s major cast of characters has already been unveiled. The first one is named Seo Hee-soo, the second daughter-in-law of a conglomerate and a former top actress who started walking along the path towards success from a young age. She is bound to lose her grace, however, when she faces the harsh realities of life. The next one is Kang Ja-kyung, a secretive character. She tutors a child named Ha Joon, and what’s intriguing is that she also happens to be the first love of Ha Joon’s father, Han Ji-yong, the second son of a chaebol family. The last main character is Jung Seo-hyun, the pretty and classy daughter of a chaebol family who becomes the first daughter-in-law of another large business conglomerate through an arranged marriage.
Lee Bo-young is a critically acclaimed actress who is best known for her portrayal in the SBS drama I Can Hear Your Voice (2013). Her impeccable performance earned her the Daesang (Grand Prize) at the 6th Korea Drama Awards and 2013 SBS Drama Awards, as well as distinctions for Best Actress at the 26th Grimae Awards and 50th Baeksang Arts Awards. Years later, she starred in the tvN series Mother (2018) and won another Best Actress award at the 13th Seoul International Drama Awards. Lee’s latest small-screen lead appearance was in the romantic melodrama When My Love Blooms (2020).
Meanwhile, Ko So-young, who has a track of projects in the film industry, has also taken part in memorable television dramas, including Tomorrow Love (1992–1994), Suk-hee (1995), Memories (1998), and Blue Fish (2007). She went on a ten-year hiatus prior to making her comeback in 2017 with a starring role in Ms. Perfect. If she accepts the offer, she is on to make a highly anticipated return after a four-year break.
Penned by the same screenwriter behind the hit series Strong Woman Do Bong-soon (2017), The Lady in Dignity (2017), The Miracle We Met (2018), and Melting Me Softly (2019), MINE is under discussions to air via tvN in the second half of 2021.