Actress Lee Yoo Mi is highly likely to appear in upcoming drama “Mr. Plankton” as the female lead.
According to a report by News1 on April 14th, Lee Yoo Mi is reviewing the casting offer to star in the new drama “Mr. Plankton” (written by Jo Yong/ directed by Hong Jong Chan) as the female lead.
“Mr. Plankton” is a road variety and romantic comedy drama about those who float around like plankton, unable to connect with anyone or anywhere.
The scenario was scripted by screenwriter Jo Young of “Jugglers” and “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay”. Director Hong Jong Chan, who created dramas such as “Link”, “Juvenile Justice”, “Life”, “Live Up to Your Name”, etc., will take the megaphone for this project.
Lee Yoo Mi was offered the role of Jo Jae Mi, a woman who wanted to make a family by giving infinite love to a man named Hae Jo, who couldn’t find the meaning of life. In the meantime, actor Woo Do Hwan is also considering the role of Hae Jo, raising drama fans’ anticipation for the romantic chemistry between the two.
Lee Yoo Mi left a strong impression on the public with her unique and immersive acting in various films, such as “Park Hwa Young”, “Young Adult Matters”, etc.
Later, she delicately portrayed the painful appearance of the character Ji Young, who hides a heartbreaking story and risks her life challenging a survival game, in Netflix’s 2021 original series “Squid Game”. As the drama became a global hit, Lee Yoo Mi also gained recognition for her impressive performance.
“Squid Game” also helped the actress win Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series at the 74th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards last year.
Lee Yoo Mi, who has emerged as a global rising star, is expected to receive more attention through “Mr. Plankton”.