Uee (Marriage Contract) was recently offered to star in the upcoming KBS weekend drama My Golden Life but her agency announced on June 8 that she refused to accept the role. KBS confirmed the announcement made by Yuleum Entertainment, saying that she “was one of the many candidates we were talking to, and she has made the decision to not appear in the drama. We have not yet decided who will play the character she turned down.”
Uee was expected to take on new projects after she left the girl group After School. She has been part of the group since 2009 and recently left it to pursue a solo career. The decision came after the singer’s contract with the group expired last May.
After leaving the girl group, she signed an exclusive contract with Yuleum Entertainment. She is currently working on the Korean reality TV show Law of the Jungle New Zealand and is looking into other potential projects.
The singer turned actress’ acting skills earned her awards for her performances in different dramas. In 2011 and 2012, she received the best new actress award from KBS Drama Awards and Baeksang Arts Awards, respectively, for her performance in Ojakgyo Family. In 2013, she was given the acting excellence award in the MBC Drama Awards for her role in the special project drama Golden Rainbow. Last year, she won Best Actress during the 29th Grimae Awards and the top excellence award during the MBC Drama Awards for her performance in Marriage Contract.
My Golden Life is written by screenwriter So Hyun-kyung of Seoyoung, My Daughter. The drama tackles inequality in the workplace and centers on the story of a woman who lands a job at a corporation in the hopes of climbing up the social ladder. It will air this August and will take over the time slot of currently airing Father is Strange.