Girls’ Generation‘s Seohyun will be breaking the long-time stigma in Korea against LGBT individuals with her role in upcoming JTBC drama Hello Dracula.
Seohyun will portray the role of Anna in the drama. Anna is described as a woman nearing her thirties who has a good daughter complex and is a teacher at an elementary school. However, she has been harboring a secret since middle school.
‘I’ll never become the person mother wanted me to be.’
She never had her chance to live life her own way. She was always careful to not disappoint her mother, Mi Young. It was in middle school when she discovered she liked women. Anna expected her mother to be on her side, but instead, Mi Young coldly turned away. She can’t be accepted as ‘that’s just how it is’ by her mother. That kind of frustration dominated Anna’s life.
Anna’s world, which she managed to hold together, is crumbling after she received a phone call after 8 years, from the person she loved most in Sojung. Right after, Anna wants to go to Mi Young and be accepted and acknowledged for everything, but at the same time, she wants to hide from Mi Young until the very end.
— JTBC description
SONE around the world are praising Seohyun for her decision to accept a role where the character is LGBT, an issue that is still controversial in Korea, despite growing acceptance.
"I can't tell my mom I'm loving someone that isn't of the opposite gender."
Props to Seohyun for actually taking on this role.
— For Kobe (@OloapZurc) February 3, 2020
i can’t believe seohyun has accepted a role where she’s played as a gay teacher imagine not stanning this?? she is representing herself out their to the lgbtq community we gonna praise her for that think actress seohyun is gonna collect her awards anytime by now
— 𝘫𝘦𝘯𝘯 (@taevenger) February 3, 2020
Everybody is going crazy cause it turned out that in Hello Dracula, Seohyun will play a role of a lesbian daughter of a single mom Miyoung 😂
Maybe the writer used to write fanfics? Haha I think I've read 8053981 stories like that in the old days https://t.co/8PMHFKwrhG
— (seoulsoul) (@seoulsoul309) February 3, 2020
SNSD'S MAKNAE, SEO JUHYUN PLAYING A LESBIAN CHARACTER IN HELLO DRACULA??!?!! THAT GIRL WHO USED TO BE SO INNOCENT AND OURE COULDNT EVEN "YAH" HER UNNIES?!?! THIS IS SUCH A BIG STEP FOR HER ACTING CAREER OMG HER CHARACTER (ANNA) LIKING A GIRL AJFKDJ SEOHYUN SAID YES TO GAY RIGHTS pic.twitter.com/TXqDsi7byn
— ᴍᴀᴊᴏ (@beyoongc) February 3, 2020
sooyoung and seohyun taking roles that are really on the heavy side this year… especially seohyun who is going to portray a characters whose life reflects a lot of lgbtqia youth… cannot be more amazed and proud
— ᴊei (@choiisooyyoung) February 3, 2020
SONE are also joking around that the writer of the drama may be a secret SONE themselves, as the mother’s name is Mi Young. Tiffany’s Korean name is coincidentally (or not), Hwang Mi Young.
Did a Soshi fanfic author cast Seohyun in this drama😂😂😂
Seohyun's character likes girls
Her mom is called Miyoung LOL https://t.co/NyX7RjLZvx
— 소원💖 (@jasminelep) February 3, 2020
Check out the teaser for the drama below: