South Korean Drama Please Come Back Mister Holds Press Event

John Kim, Feb. 19, 2016, 8:10 a.m.


Rain says drama "Please Come Back, Mister" is a story about all the have-nots in society. The 33-year-old heartthrob plays Lee Hae-jun, a handsome department store manager, in the upcoming SBS series. Lee is a reincarnation of Kim Young-soo, who died from being overworked at the same department store.

"Kim, who used to have no power, experiences privilege when he's reborn as Lee. It may look like he's abusing power, but I hope you understand he's actually trying to help the have-nots of society," Rain said at a press conference in Seoul on Friday.

Meanwhile, another protagonist in the drama, Han Gi-tak, is the head of a gang who dies in a car accident and Hong Ran, a beautiful woman, possesses his spirit. She adopts Han's chauvinistic ways and starts gravitating toward his old crush, Song Yi-yeon.

Actress Oh Yeon-seo, who plays Hong Ran, said the pressure of having to act like a man, in a woman's body no less, had kept her awake at night. "Being a tom boy in real life, it wasn't too difficult to act like a man, but I'm worried I may put off too many marriage prospects," Oh said, laughing.

Actress Lee Min-jung, who plays Kim Young-soo's wife, said having recently become a mom, she related to the story well. "I was touched by the families' story maybe because I recently gave birth," she said. "I hope lots of people laugh and cry from watching this drama."

"Please Come Back, Mister" is based on the screenplay of the Japanese soap opera "Tsubakiyama Kachouno Nanokakan," which has also been made into a film. The South Korean series premieres at 10 p.m. on Wednesday.

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