Tiffany Young’s acting in “Reborn Rich” receives mixed responses, “Awkward Korean” vs. “It suits her Korean-American role”

Amid the hot popularity of “Reborn Rich”, viewers also pay attention to Tiffany Young, who made her drama debut through this work. 

Based on a web novel of the same name, JTBC’s Fri-Sat-Sun drama “Reborn Rich” tells the story of Yoon Hyun Woo (Song Joong Ki), a loyal secretary of a chaebol family, who lives his second life as the youngest son of that chaebol family after being murdered and reincarnated.

Tiffany Reborn Rich

The series is breaking its highest viewer rating record through each episode, causing a sensation. With unexpected twists and turns, “Reborn Rich” recorded an impressive nationwide viewer rating of 14.8% in episode 5 and firmly maintained its No.1 spot among dramas of the same broadcasting time. This episode achieved 16.2% in the Seoul area with a real-time rating of 18.4%. On the 2049 rating chart, the 5th episode of “Reborn Rich” soared to 6.6% with a real-time peak of 7.6% and once again topped the rankings of broadcasts on all channels. 

Tiffany Reborn Rich

Tiffany Young appeared for the first time in episode 3 of “Reborn Rich”, which made headlines since its production stage as the comeback drama of Song Joong Ki. Tiffany, who is from San Francisco, U.S., took on the role of an overseas Korean and challenged drama acting.

Tiffany Reborn Rich

Portraying a Korean-American, Tiffany Young speaks both English and Korean in the drama. However, some viewers pointed out that her Korean lines sounded awkward, unlike her natural English.

Tiffany Young received similar reviews when she appeared in episode 5. Viewers said that the way Tiffany Young speaks Korean is weird in the scene where she talks with Song Joong Ki.

Tiffany Reborn Rich

Some expressed disappointment in Tiffany’s Korean performance, while others reacted differently, saying “She’s a Korean-American herself, so the way she speaks suits her character as an overseas Korean”, “She doesn’t have much screen time, so it’s okay”, etc.

Among the comments, several viewers said Tiffany Young’s acting reminded them of a musical or an American drama. Attention is focused on whether she would be able to stop criticism about her awkward Korean in the next episodes and have a successful drama debut.

Song Joong Ki Reborn Rich

Meanwhile, JTBC’s “Reborn Rich” airs every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 10:30 p.m. 

Tiffany Young, who debuted as a member of Girls’ Generation in 2007, signed with Paradigm Talent Agency after her contract with SM Entertainment expired in 2018. She is currently active in various fields, including musicals, entertainment programs, and MC. 

Source: Insight

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