As someone whose introduction to the fabulous world of Korean dramas began in 2001, it’s no surprise that I’m a huge fan of veteran South Korean actress Lee Young Ae.
The star of dramas like Fireworksthe massive blow Jewels in the palace, the magnificent Saimdang, color memory and its current hit series Inspector Koo (now streaming on Netflix – trailer below), the 51-year-old actress has been one of my favorites for a long time.
Still, after going on an extended hiatus in the early 2000s and only really reappearing in 2017, I’m still a bit nervous about her disappearing again.
Luckily, with today’s news, Lee Young Ae could star in a new drama about the life and struggles of an orchestra conductor, it doesn’t seem likely.
The drama Lee Young Ae plans to star in is called Maestrais based on the French drama of the same name and, according to the statement made by her agency Good People Entertainment today, it seems that she accepts the role.
“Lee Young Ae has received an offer to appear in Maestra, and is considering it positively.”
And, as anyone who follows the Korean theater world knows, this type of statement usually means the deal is basically done or it wouldn’t be announced in the first place.
Color me happy then, because it was once a joy to see Lee Young Ae in Inspector Koo This year.
And isn’t it fabulous when older Korean actresses are given more wonderful roles like this!
We’ll keep you posted on news of Lee Young Ae’s involvement in Maestra is released.