Girls' Generation Yoona goes for the big laugh

Girls' Generation Yoona goes for the big laugh
Stars of KBS “Premier and I” (working title) Yoona (left) and Lee Bum-soo attend the drama’s press conference at the Grand Ambassador Seoul on Wednesday.

Girls' Generation member Yoona looks dead-set on channeling her inner Stooge with her latest television series, KBS' "Premier and I" (working title).

In the upcoming rom-com, which is slated to start airing next week, Yoona plays Nam Da-jeong, a gossip rag journalist who ends up posing as the prime minister's girlfriend.

The premise is straight-up fiction, a plot that gives the 23-year old K-pop idol plenty of room to exercise her funny bone.

Judging from the teaser that ran at the drama's press conference in Seoul on Wednesday, Yoona seems to have a natural flair for comedy, rolling out the gags and going for pure unabashed slapstick as her heroine fumbles in her newfound second gig as the prime minister's gal.

"At first glance, she looks smart, but once you get to know her you realize she is pretty clumsy," Yoona revealed of her heroine at the press event.

Yoona went on to confess that this is probably the silliest and most comedic role she has played to date.

"She is by far the most clutzy heroine I have portrayed," she said, before admitting that she actually sees many similarities between herself and the drama's heroine.

"So I feel comfortable portraying her," she added.

"This character possesses a lot of Yoona-like qualities, especially when compared to previous characters I have played," she elaborated.

Fans may be hoping that her turn as Nam Da-jeong in the "Premier and I" will fare better ratings-wise than her last two series, where she starred opposite Hallyu stars Jang Keun-suk and Kwon Sang-woo in "Loverain" and "Cinderella Man," respectively.

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