Lee Yoo Mi Shares Thoughts On Playing Her First Leading Role 13 Years After Her Debut

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Actress Lee Yoo Mi speaks about how she feels about playing her first leading role in her 13 years career in the press conference of her upcoming drama.

Actress Lee Yoo Mi, who has established herself as a reliable actress to the public in her 13th year since her debut, is taking a new leap forward with her first drama playing the leading role in “Mental Coach Jegal.”

In tvN’s Monday-Tuesday drama “Mental Coach Jegal,” Lee Yoo Mi, plays the role of short track Player Cha Je Gal, who overcomes a slump and seeks a comeback, announcing her comeback on the small screen.

Lee Yoo Mi expressed her expectations for her first leading role saying ,

“It is the first time that I have filmed a work from beginning to end as the main character. Before I had always died in the middle, but it’s the first time I’ve lived and finished until the end, so it’s new and I’m looking forward to it.”

Above all, Lee Yoo Mi was honored with the Fox Guest Award in the drama series at the 74th Creative Arts Prime Emmys Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on September 4.

As a result of this phenomenal achievement of the first Asian national actor and the first Korean actor, Lee Yoo Mi has solidified her position as a global artist.

In the Netflix series “Squid Game,” which was released in September last year, Lee Yoo Mi played Ji Young, a character with a dark story, touching viewers with her special friendship with the main character Kang Sae Byeok played by Jeong Ho Yeon. Lee Yoo Mi’s performance, which perfectly melted the hearts of viewers in the game she risked her life and became a heartbreaking character that gave up her happiness and life for her friend, making viewers around the world cry. Since then, she has attracted attention as a global newcomer along with the explosive popularity of dramas.

What convinced me of such popularity was Lee Yoo Mi’s natural vibes and the acting skills that she had strengthened since her childhood. Lee Yoo Mi, who was already recognized in for her works such as films “The Yellow Sea” and “Park Hwa Young,” won the “30th Buil Film Award” and “8th Film Writers Association Award” for portraying a runaway youth tired of irresponsible adults more realistically than reality through the movie “Young Adult Matters.” This year, she won the trophy of the 58th Baeksang Arts Awards for Best Actress in a Female Rookie of the Year award, reaffirming her name in the industry.

Lee Yoo Mi’s acting skills were also outstanding on the screen. Lee Yoo Mi, who had been building film skills from small roles such as “Just Dance” and “365: A Year Against Destiny,” has stepped up as a villain in “All Of Us Are Dead” since Netflix’s “Squid Game.” Although the character may feel somewhat different depending on the performance, Lee Yoo Mi vividly expressed the character with an appropriate depth.

The new drama “Mental Coach Jegal,” which draws attention to Lee Yoo Mi’s new transformation, which has always played a part more than her role, can be seen on tvN at 10:30 p.m. on September 12.

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