Lee Young-ae eyes comeback with sageuk drama (not Dae Jang Geum 2)

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Lee Young-ae may finally be making her comeback to dramaland—and to acting in general—and as this news has no relation whatsoever to MBC’s ill-fated Dae Jang Geum 2 project, I’m actually inclined to believe it might happen. Reports are out that Lee Young-ae is in talks to star in a new drama titled Shin Saimdang, which would be a biographical show chronicling the life and career of the famed Joseon-era artist and calligrapher who lived in the early 16th century and was known by the nickname Wise Mother. It’s confirmed that she was sent the synopsis and script by the writer three months back (perhaps accounting for her withdrawal from the Dae Jang Geum 2 proceedings—although truth be told, she didn’t need an excuse to walk away from that one), and is currently talking it over with the director and producers. . . .

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