“On the Verge of Insanity” is a new comedy-drama about office workers who are trying to make it in the corporate jungle. Starring Jung Jae Young, Moon So Ri, Lee Sang Yeob, and Kim Ga Eun as employees at Hanmyung Electronics, the cast will be seen in a tough competition to keep their employment during the company’s restructuring period.
Talking about Lee Sang Yeob, he will be seen as cunning Han Se Kwon, who is the youngest development team leader at Hanmyung Electronics, thanks to his gorgeous looks and sweet-talking tactics. When he sets his mind on anything, he would go to any length to achieve it, which is how he rose to the status of “dishwasher sales legend” within the organization.
Despite his golden-boy status as a relative of Hanmyung Electronics CEO Han Seung Gi (played by Jo Bok Rae), Han Se Kwon harbours insecurities and a desire to be accepted into the company’s “royal family.” His quest to become CEO of the company is also thwarted by his ex-wife Dang Ja Young (Moon So Ri) and her current co-worker Choi Ban Suk (Jung Jae Young).
Check out the first look here:
Lee Sang Yeob recently opened up about his decision for the comedy-drama and said that the entertaining script was one of the biggest reasons that made him take up the role.
While he is eager to work with Jung Jae Young and Moon So Ri in the series, he also said “I think this will be a drama that portrays its characters’ feelings within various situations more realistically than other dramas. I’m trying to figure out how to express those emotions in a real way. I hope my efforts will be fully conveyed on screen.”
“I didn’t want to portray the character of Han Se Kwon as someone who was entirely bad and sly. In a way, I think Han Se Kwon is the most realistic character in the drama. He’s a pitiful character who spends every day of his life nervously evading situations by using his wits and lying” Lee Sang Yeob explained his approach to the part.
The actor also revealed that he is also paying special attention to clothing, accessories, and other props in order to express his character in the drama.
“On the Verge of Insanity” is set to premiere on June 23 at 9 p.m. KST.