Star Screenwriter Kim Eun-sook Returns with Netflix Revenge Drama

  • By Lee Tae-hoon

    December 21, 2022 12:44

    Star screenwriter Kim Eun-sook, the woman behind global hit "Mr. Sunshine," returns with a revenge drama on Netflix.
    "School bullying has always been a major issue for me because I'm the mother of a high-school girl," Kim said at a press event for the new series "The Glory" on Tuesday.
    She was flanked by director Ahn Gil-ho and cast members including Song Hye-kyo and Lim Ji-yeon.
    "I read many stories of bullying victims. They just wanted sincere apologies from the perpetrators. I thought about what they can get from it, and realized they want to reclaim their lost dignity, so that inspired the title of the series," she said.
    Song Hye-kyo (left) and Kim Eun-sook /News1
    The show tells the story of a woman who suffered brutal bullying in high school and takes revenge on her persecutors.
    Song Hye-kyo, who plays the leading character, says she is showing a different side of herself.
    "I've always wanted to take on a role like this," she said. "When I read the script I was heartbroken and stunned. I wanted to express my character as a strong woman rather than a victim. Watching the dailies, I noticed facial expressions that I didn't know I had, which was thrilling."
    The first eight episodes of the two-part series will drop on Dec. 30, and the second part in March next year.
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