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  • Kim Hyun-joo to Overturn Public Perception of Legal Series in 'Partner'
  • [2009-06-26]
  • In the new Wednesday-Thursday KBS TV2 drama “Partner,” which began airing June 24, actress Kim Hyun-joo, who plays a lawyer, says she firmly believes that the series will dispel public bias about legal TV shows.




    Smiling Kim Hyun-joo at drama production announcement

    At the production announcement for “Partner” on June 19, Kim Hyun-joo said she wasn’t interested in the drama when she first received an offer to appear in it. But her opinion changed after she read the script and synopsis. Kim said, “Its script stood out from previous legal dramas, which were mostly too stiff and hardcore. I found it fun and I wanted to play its main character, Kang Eun-ho, who attracted me very much. Though she is a lawyer, her personality doesn’t seem to have anything to do with law. I wanted to show the cheerful and tough sides of my personality.”

    Though Kim briefly appeared in “Boys Over Flowers” in a cameo, “Partner” is her first production since her last appearance on the small screen in “In-soon Is Pretty” two years ago. “Partner” contains a boxing scene involving Kim, which was filmed for eight hours. Kim said, “It wasn’t too difficult. It turned out to be easier than I thought because I had practiced hard for it. It was my first time boxing but it was fun. I want to continue to box after the drama is over.”

    The drama’s producer, Hwang Ui-kyung, says Kim Hyun-joo was picked to play Kang Eun-ho because she can best portray this mature yet pure-hearted and healthy woman. “Partner,” which depicts the reality in Korea’s judicial circles and features entertaining and moving court scenes, airs at 9:55 p.m. on KBS TV2.

    By Jin Young-joo, KBSi
    Photos by KBS Internet
    Copyright ⓒ KBS & KBSi – Any illicit reproduction and distribution is prohibited.

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