JTBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama “Bad Mother”, directed by Shim Na Yeon, and written by Bae Se Young is about an unexpected accident with a mother, Young Soon (Ra Mi Ran), who had no choice but to be a bad mother for her children. It is a touching healing comedy in which a son, Kang Ho (played by Lee Do Hyun) searches for lost happiness. The story of the mother and child who set out to find true happiness only after everything is reset gives a touching feeling with a pleasant laugh. Director Shim Na Yeon, who directed “The Host”, who was honoured with the Best Drama Award in the TV category at the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards, and writer Bae Se Young, who was recognized for their sensuous writing skills through the films “Life is Beautiful”, “Extreme Job” and “Perfect Others”, collaborated on this project. Expectations are higher than ever for the touching healing drama that will be completed with a delicate and warm gaze. Above all, the collaboration of Ra Mi Ran, Lee Do Hyun, and Ahn Eun Jin excites drama fans even more.
Ra Mi Ran plays Young Soon, a bad mother who has lived a tenacious life to protect her children. Young Soon, who raised her son alone while running a pig farm, took on the role of a bad mother in order not to pass on her pain. Ra Mi Ran makes her viewers laugh and cry by portraying the change of Young Soon, who becomes harsher the more she is in pain, and more terrible when she is sorry. Expectations are high on how ‘acting master’ Ra Mi Ran, who can handle any genre and role with her own colour, will portray Young Soon’s maternal love. Ra Mi Ran said, “Good actors and staff are working hard to create a work. It is a warm drama with both laughter and emotions.”
Lee Do Hyun transforms into Kang Ho, the son of a prosecutor who became a child in an unexpected accident. Kang Ho, whose mother’s plan could not help but become his own life, harboured his own secrets and became a cold-blooded prosecutor. Turning away from his mother and running for success, he becomes a child in an unexpected accident and lives a new life with a bad mother. Lee Do Hyun, who recently showed the true value of an actor to believe in in “The Glory”, leads the play by going back and forth between a bloodless and tearless cold-blooded prosecutor and a child-like Kang Ho. Lee Do Hyun said, “I am happy and excited to be able to do good work with good people. There are many difficult moments, but thanks to the actors, director, and writer, I think it will be a more interesting challenge than fear.”
Kang Ho’s old friend and only resting place, Mi Joo, is played by Ahn Eun Jin. Mi Joo, who has a deep heart, is a bold character who cannot tolerate injustice. She returns to her hometown after burning all of her love and honour and is broke and faces a change when she reunites with Kang Ho, who has become a child. It is expected that the true value of Ahn Eun Jin, who is absolutely trusted by the public for her solid acting skills and personality, will shine once again. Ahn Eun Jin said, “The script was really interesting. Watching Mi Joo, who lives her life confidently and brightly despite hardships and adversities, I really wanted to participate in it. I’m thrilled to be able to meet you in “Bad Mother”.” She added “I was also looking forward to working with director Shim Na Yeon. Thanks to many seniors, I am having fun filming at a fun site. Please show a lot of interest and love.”
“Bad Mother” will be broadcast in the first half of 2023.