Ko Hyun-jung returns to the small screen with the new tvN series "Dear My Friends," which starts Friday and is mainly making a splash due to a cast with an average age of 70s.
Ko is the only young actress in the soap. She plays a freelance translator who is a complex and sometimes abrasive character as she observes the lives of these old people.
"Old age is the toughest period of life when people experience aging, sickness and death. I thought it would be enough to make a good story," screenwriter Noh Hee-Kyung said.
"There was no one who could play the role like Ko. She can act among such veteran actors without being overwhelmed by them or losing her nerve."
Shin Sung-woo and Zo In-sung will also appear in a love triangle with Ko. "While filming the drama, I'm realizing that if young people do not try to reach out to the elderly, it's their loss," Ko said.