Kim Hye-soo's Latest Soap 'a Microcosm of Society'

      June 01, 2013 08:20

      Kim Hye-soo

      The KBS TV drama "Queen of the Office," which recently wrapped up, drew high viewer ratings with its sympathetic portrayal of the lives of salaried workers.

      Actress Kim Hye-soo, who spent the last several months playing the role of "Miss Kim," said, "She's not the just the larger-than-life character you usually see in soaps, who has extraordinary skills that make anything possible."

      "The plot also deals with heavier issues like discrimination, unfairness or inequality in the workplace, but it portrays them with a sense of levity, even in a sarcastic way, and delivers subtle messages about work and life within the rigid framework of a hierarchical work environment."

      "On the surface, the soap deals with ordinary office workers and their lives, but in fact it holds lessons for all of us," she added.

      Kim said she plans to take a break before diving into her next project. "If I don't find something that's really appealing, I could take some time for myself. But if a project grabs my fancy, I could also jump straight into it," she said. "It doesn't matter whether it's a starring or supporting role."

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