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NYT calls Kim Yun-jin ‘game-changing actress’

By Korea Herald

Published : Jan. 6, 2014 - 09:04

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Kim Yun-jin (New York Times) Kim Yun-jin (New York Times)

Actress Kim Yoon-jin graced a special section in the Friday edition of the New York Times, with a detailed interview covering her acting career and life story, including her childhood as an immigrant and her New Year resolutions.

The NYT introduced Kim as a “game-changing” actress and previewed her comeback to the small screen on ABC TV show “Mistresses.”

Kim’s acting career began in the film “Shiri” in 1999, breaking box-office records in Korea. The star is now looking to take off to the U.S. once more to appear in the second season of the ABC drama series “Mistresses,” after earning wide recognition with the hit U.S. drama series “Lost.”

“Mistresses” revolves around the scandalous romantic lives and sisterhood of four women in their 30s, who met while in University. KJ Steinburg, the writer of “Gossip Girl” will adapt the show from the original BBC drama of the same name.

Kim is to play one of the four friends as Karen Kim, a psychiatrist who falls into confusion after the untimely death of her patient and secret lover.

In an interview with another foreign media outlet, the star expressed excitement in getting fancy hair and makeup and glamorous outfits to try on compared to her limited looks as a plane survivor in “Lost.”

The former “Lost” star divides her time between LA and Seoul, busily engaging in small-screen gigs and filming simultaneously. The Korean film “International Market,” in which she played the lead role is to be released soon.

The 42-year-old actress has also played a significant part in pushing for the U.S. remake of the Korean cable TV drama “Nine: Nine Time Travels,” as an executive producer, and ABC is said to be mulling over the production.

By Yoon Ha-youn and news reports