Lee Yeon Shares How She Felt About Playing a 14-Year-Old Boy in the Netflix Original Series ‘Juvenile Justice’

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In an interview with Sports Chosun, Lee Yeon shared how she felt about playing a teenage boy as an actress in Juvenile Justice.

Lee Yeon shared, “It was a great honor to be part of this project. I consider myself a very lucky actress. I know that many actors took part in this series and I’m grateful to be the one who had the chance to appear at both the end and beginning of the show. I think that played a big part in garnering all that attention.”

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Lee Yeon played a 14-year-old juvenile offender named Baek Seong Woo in this series. “It would be a lie if I said that I wasn’t concerned about playing the role at all. I mean, he is anatomically a boy, not even a cross-dresser. I thought to myself, ‘would I be able to pull this off?’ a number of times, but those concerns were gone after having this wonderful conversation with the director.” Lee Yeon said. “The director had a firm trust in me, which gave me confidence. So, I told him that I would do it and thanked him for the opportunity he gave me.”

Lee Yeon won rave reviews for the role she played in the drama series. She shared, “I was thrilled when people said that they had no idea that I was a woman. There were many comments about my age, too, although I didn’t expect that it would blow them away so much. I just had no idea that me being a 27-year-old woman would surprise them to that extent. Their reaction made me look into the mirror more.”

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