K-Pop star IU takes on Netflix’s Persona
James R | On 14, Mar 2019
K-Pop fans will see a new side of star IU this April – or, to be exact, four new sides, as the musician stars in Netflix’s Persona.
Persona is an anthology series composed of four short films, each of which is directed by four critically acclaimed directors, namely Lee Kyung-mi, Im Pil-sung, Jeon Go-woon and Kim Jong-kwan. The title depicts four personas played by Lee Ji-eun, better known as her stage name IU, through the lenses of the directors’ unique storytelling. As an actress, Lee Ji-eun has appeared in various TV series, such as Dream High, The Producers, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, and, most recently, My Mister.
Each of Persona’s short films has its own title – Love Set, Collector, Kiss Burn and Walking at Night. Love Set, directed by Lee Kyung-mi, tells a story of two ladies’ heated tennis play. In Collector, directed by Im Pil-sung, Lee plays a young woman who makes every man she dates pour their hearts out to her, while Kiss Burn, directed by Jeon Go-woon, is about a girl’s cheeky revenge against her friend’s patriarchal father. Lastly, Kim Jong-kwan’s Walking at Night shines light on a couple’s innermost feelings during their dreamlike rendezvous.
Persona is produced by Mystic Entertainment, and its founder, Yoon Jong-shin, a seasoned singer-songwriter best known for his monthly creative music projects, is the Executive Producer. It will launch globally on Netflix in April.