Actresses Hwang Jung-eum and Jo Yoon-hee will appear in the small screen after a long time.
Both of them are attracting attention as they are returning to their main job for the first time after going through major changes in family affairs, such as reconciliation and divorce. The work they chose is writer Kim Soon-ok’s new work “The Escape of Seven”.
On Sep 22nd, SBS’ new drama “The Escape of Seven” announced the lineup of 7 main characters. Hwang Jung-eum and Jo Yoon-hee, along with Uhm Ki-joon, Lee Yoo-bi, Shin Eun-kyung, Yoon Jong-hoon, Jo Jae-yoon and Lee Deok-hwa, confirmed their casting.
“The Escape of Seven” tells the story of seven people involved in the disappearance of a girl. Many lies and desires are intertwined in their story. Above all, it is drawing attention in that it is the third collaboration between writer Kim Soon-ok and director Joo Dong-min, “hitmakers” who made successful works such as “The Last Empress” and “The Penthouse: War in Life” series.
Hwang Jung-eum and Jo Yoon-hee will work with writer Kim Soon-ok for the first time through “The Escape of Seven”. Geum Ra-hee (played by Hwang Jung-eum) is the CEO of a competent and reckless drama production company. Seeing money and success as the greatest value in her life, she is a self-righteous woman who will do anything for it. After 15 years, she finds her daughter, whom she abandoned, in order to inherit a huge inheritance. However, this choice becomes a boomerang and shakes her life.
Jo Yoon-hee takes on the role of Go Myung-ji, an art teacher. She lies to protect what she treasures, and the more secrets she has to keep, the more she moves relentlessly. Go Myung-ji is a character who turns the tide of the drama by spreading strange rumors around her school to keep her secrets from being discovered.
In particular, the two almost met through “Full House 2” 10 years ago, but failed. At that time, Hwang Jung-eum was cast as the female lead, but she reversed her appearance then confirmed her appearance after amicable discussions between production companies. Jo Yoon-hee, who was cast to play Hwang Jung-eum’s rival in love, dropped out due to scheduling issues.
In addition, it is more meaningful in that the two will return after a long time after major changes in family affairs. Hwang Jung-eum recently overcame a divorce crisis with her husband Lee Young-don and gave birth to her second son. Hwang Jung-eum announced her divorce shortly after the end of “Men Are Men”. Hwang Jung-eum informed that she submitted a written application for divorce mediation to the Seongnam branch of the Suwon District Court. However, Hwang Jung-eum and Lee Young-don reported that they overcame the crisis 10 months after announcing their divorce, and gave birth 5 months after announcing their second child’s pregnancy 3 months after reconciliation. Accordingly, Hwang Jung-eum revealed that she was already pregnant before the announcement of her reunion with Lee Young-don.
Hwang Jung-eum and Lee Young-don strengthened their relationship after overcoming one crisis. As if showing off their improved conjugal harmony, Hwang Jung-eum even announced plans to have two more daughters. She also announced her return to work at a high speed along with childbirth.
Jo Yoon-hee will also return to the small screen 3 years after divorcing Lee Dong-gun. Jo Yoon-hee admitted to dating Lee Dong-gun in February 2017. They announced pregnancy and marriage 3 months later, then got married in September that year. They announced their divorce in May 2020, 2 months after the end of “Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life”.
Afterwards, Jo Yoon-hee appeared on variety shows SBS’ “About Pet – The dog I met by chance” and JTBC’s “Brave Solo Parenting: I Raise”. She revealed her daughter for the first time and calmly talked about her relationship with Lee Dong-gun. She even made a birthday cake for Lee Dong-gun with her daughter. However, Jo Yoon-hee, who was rarely seen in dramas, is receiving a lot of support as she has returned as an actress after a long time.