Girls’ Generation’s YoonA may be starring in a new JTBC drama!
On March 11, Sports Chosun reported that a source from the drama industry had stated that YoonA is positively reviewing the offer to star in JTBC’s “Hush” (working title), adding that she will be showcasing her chemistry with Hwang Jung Min.
Following reports, SM Entertainment confirmed, “YoonA has received an offer for ‘Hush,’ and she is reviewing it.”
Based on Jung Jin Young’s novel “Silence Warning” (literal title), “Hush” is an office drama about newspaper reporters and their everyday struggles, problems, and ethical dilemmas. The drama will paint the concerns that reflect those of all office employees rather than just reporters.
Having partaken in the successful film “E.X.I.T” last year, YoonA would be returning to the small screen for the first time in three years since MBC’s “The King Loves” if she accepts the role. YoonA was offered the role of rookie intern reporter Lee Ji Soo who has just stepped into the media industry. After entering a newspaper publishing company, Lee Ji Soo matures as she fiercely struggles to achieve justice while standing between reality and the ideal.
Earlier, it was confirmed that actor Hwang Jung Min would be starring in “Hush,” making this his first drama in eight years. He will be taking on the role of Han Joon Hyuk, a veteran reporter who chose his job because he wanted to build a more just world. He has cycled through various newspaper departments but still thinks about the gap between justice and reality.
If YoonA accepts the offer, she and Hwang Jung Min will be playing characters who are junior and senior in life as well as mentee and mentor on the same team at work. The two are expected to deliver comfort to viewers through a relatable work life story.
“Hush” is written by scriptwriter Kim Jung Min, but the producer is currently undecided. The drama will begin filming in the second half of the year.