Was ‘Queen of Tears’ Jang Yoon-ju always this good at acting?
Was ‘Queen of Tears’ Jang Yoon-ju always this good at acting?
Actress Jang Yoon-joo was reborn as the queen of scene stealers with her sly comedic acting.

Jang Yoon-ju plays the role of Baek Mi-seon, the older sister of Baek Hyun-woo (Kim Soo-hyun) and K-eldest daughter, in the tvN Saturday-Sunday drama 'Queen of Tears' (written by Park Ji-eun / directed by Jang Young-woo and Kim Hee-won), and is loved by viewers for her passionate performance that is completely integrated with the character.

In the play, Jang Yoon-ju is a wild goose mother who sent her younger husband and son to study abroad, and not only shows off her presence as an indispensable character by running the Queens Hair Salon in Yongduri and serving as a love room for the residents, but also shows off her presence as Baek Hyun-woo and Baek Hyun-tae (played by Kim Do-hyun). They are showing real-life sibling chemistry by performing the delightful tiki-taka.

In addition, Jang Yoon-joo provides another attraction with the chemistry between two families under one roof with her sister-in-law Hong Hae-in (played by Kim Ji-won), who is more like a stranger than others, and her X-in-laws, who face each other and create an awkward atmosphere. We pointed out the scenes that not only enlivened the play in each scene, but also showed off their unique slyness.

# Episode 3 The Royal Family’s Journey to Seoul

He and Hyun-tae rush to Seoul to stop Hyun-woo and Hae-in's divorce. I expected the utmost hospitality as a member of the royal family, but what I received was a cold reaction from the front desk staff and Mi-seon's number not saved on Hae-in's cell phone. Although she clearly looked embarrassed, Mi-seon said, “As I always say, once you become a monk to Hyeon-woo, you no longer belong to this family. “Think of it as Queens’ evil spirit and become a ghost of the Hong family even when you die,” he said, adding to the fun. Jang Yoon-joo heightened the interest of the play with her delicate facial expressions, such as her eyes moving busily to momentarily read Hae-in's expression and her lips moving up and down to get out the difficult word 'divorce'.

# Episode 12 K-The eldest daughter can't stand it, you guys stepped in poop today!

As the Queens family, who were on the verge of losing everything to Mo Seul-hee (played by Lee Mi-sook), were slowly regaining their energy in Yongduri, Mi-sun, who felt strangely embarrassed by the unfamiliar people who came into Yongduri and took pictures of the house, was a source of cider. When she approached the men walking around the neighborhood and asked to see the camera that took pictures inside the house, the man pushed Mi-seon hard, and Mi-sun said, “You hit me first. Do you know what kind of shoes my shoes are like? These are shoes that stepped on shit. “You guys stepped on poop today,” he said, and without any hesitation, he defended Yongduri by throwing a kick as refreshing as cider. It was a scene where you could fully feel the heart of the eldest daughter, Mi-seon, who rolled up her sleeves for anything that was for the sake of her family and home.

# Episode 14 How are you? I'm fine thank you, and you?

As the drama's popularity increases day by day, Jang Yoon-joo's slyness is also reaching its peak. Mi-seon tried to call her husband, who had been sent abroad to study, but when she heard the voice of an unfamiliar foreign woman on the phone instead of her husband's, she foresaw divorce and burst into tears. Mi-seon, who barely knew how to spell, was depicted feeling humiliated by the question “How are you?” as she inevitably recited “I’m fine thank you, and you?” Although it was a short scene, Jang Yoon-joo made viewers laugh by portraying Baek Mi-seon, who suffers from English depression, paying attention to details such as her facial expression that changes every moment, her empty eyes, and her bursting into tears with a faint smile.

In this way, Jang Yoon-ju not only steals the attention by showing 100% synchronization with the character through the right comedy acting and delicious licorice role, but also explodes chemistry with Yongduri and her in-laws, regular customers of the hair salon, and Queens salon keeper Pinky, showing a presence that cannot be hidden. It's radiating.

tvN's Saturday-Sunday drama 'Queen of Tears', which has two episodes left to end, will be broadcast at 9:10 pm on the 27th (Saturday) and 28th (Sunday).

Ryu Ye-ji, Ten Asia Reporter ryuperstar@tenasia.co.kr translated by google