Ji Yi Soo Dishes Out Thoughts On New Melodrama ‘Sponsor’ + Actress Compares New Role to Previous Character in ‘When the Camellia Blooms’

Han Chae Young
Lee Ji Hoon
Ji Yi Soo
Goo Ja Sung

"When the Camellia Blooms" star and rising actress Ji Yi Soo talks about her new melodrama "Sponsor" and shares reasons for choosing it.

Ji Yi Soo on New Role in Upcoming Melodrama 'Sponsor'

"When the Camellia Blooms" star Ji Yi Soo challenges herself with a new lead role in the upcoming iHQ melodrama "Sponsor," alongside big stars Lee Ji Hoon, Han Chae Young and Goo Ja Sung.

Ji Yi Soo in 'Sponsor'
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Ji Yi Soo

In the drama, Ji Yi Soo plays the role of Park Da Som, an aspiring actress who is trapped in her personal struggle to save her son who has been suffering from an incurable disease. She is paired with Goo Ja Sung, who plays the role of her husband and rising star Hyun Seung Hoon.

According to the actress, she was drawn to the drama after reading the script. She described the script as "a well-written, appealing, honest and shocking drama."

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Ji Yi Soo

Interestingly, Ji Yi Soo says that she somehow resonates with Park Da Som, "We're similar in a way that we're both very patient. I'm the type to exert a lot of effort to make the people around me become comfortable. However, Park Da Som is cold and firm."

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Ji Yi Soo and Lee Ji Hoon

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"Although she appears strong and haughty, she is fragile and has emotional wounds," Ji Yi Soo continued.

The actress longs to properly convey the story and struggles of her new character in hopes to give comfort to viewers who are experiencing the same challenges in life.

Ji Yi Soo Compares New Acting Role to 'When the Camellia Blooms' Character

Comparing Park Da Som to Jessica or Park Sang Mi, Ji Yi Soo's lead acting role in the award-winning hit series "When the Camellia Blooms," the actress said, "Jessica is young and clueless, so she makes a lot of mistakes and oftentimes faces struggles when it comes to expressing her thoughts and opinions."

"However, Park Da Som is strong, bold and determined. She doesn't think twice when expressing her emotions, and she always delivers her words with conviction," Ji Yi Soo continued.

She concludes with a message for the viewers, "I hope you enjoy watching "Sponsor" as we worked hard on filming the drama. Please give it a lot of interest and support."

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Moreover, "Sponsor" depicts the dangerous relationships of greedy and insatiable people who will do anything to get what they want.

The drama is set to premiere on November 29 at 10:30 p.m. KST on iHQ.

In case you missed it, watch the shocking teaser of "Sponsor" here:

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