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Memories are at stake in ‘Let Me Introduce Her’

July 16,2018
A woman undergoes major surgery to change her appearance, after which she loses her memory and becomes a totally different person.

Her doctor helps her bring back her lost memory, and in the process, he falls in love with her.

The new mystery romance thriller “Let Me Introduce Her,” set to premiere this weekend on SBS, follows the journey of a confused woman who is looking for the truth about her past.

Actress Nam Sang-mi, who plays protagonist Ji Eun-han, said Friday she was “absolutely attracted to the character” when she read the script, and said that viewers would know why she chose the drama only once the show’s end nears.

“I can’t talk about it now, but audiences will see why I’ve chosen it when they see a certain scene and the outpouring of emotions,” she said at a press promotional event at the network’s headquarters on Friday. She added that the scene is what every actor dreams of performing in their career.

While the drama is a thriller, she said it is also a “warm” story that can be viewed by families on weekends.

“There are many dramatic, interesting elements in the series, allowing me to perform various acting scenes. It also delivers a warm and powerful story,” Nam said.

Actor Kim Jae-won, who plays plastic surgeon Han Kang-woo, said playing his character is refreshing for him, as he played villains in a series of recent works.

“Performing consecutive bad characters has been hard, to the point where I’ve fallen sick. This character is similar to my real self, so I thought to myself that it would save me,” Kim said.

Actor Jo Hyun-jae, who plays news presenter Kang Chan-ki, didn’t discuss his role very much. He said that his character holds an important key to solving the mystery surrounding Ji Eun-han.

“It is a story about a woman who lost both her appearance and inner side, setting off a journey to find herself. It is full of interesting twists, although we can’t tell you much now because of possible spoilers,” producer Park Kyung-ryul said. “Please watch the show to find out more.”

The drama will face off with tough competitors, including cable channel tvN’s “Mr. Sunshine,” which garnered an average rating of 9.3 percent for the first two episodes that aired on last Friday and Saturday.

“I watched [Mr. Sunshine] and it was very interesting ... But viewers will get easily hooked on our show and find it hard to stop watching it,” Kim said.

The 40-part drama will air its first episode at 8:55 p.m. on Saturday. Yonhap