Star in My Heart (별은 내가슴에)

Title: 별은 내가슴에 / Byeol-eun Nae-ga-seum-e
Also known as: Wish Upon A Star / Star in My Heart
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 1997-Mar-10 to 1997-Apr-29


Star in My Heart is one of the core Korean TV drama classics that helped kick-start the red-hot “Korean Wave” throughout the world. If you live outside of Korea and have ever watched and loved a Korean drama, you have Star in My Heart to thank. …Rest in peace, Choi Jin Shil…

A Korean Cinderella Story, kind of…

“Wish Upon a Star aka Star in My Heart” has it all. High fashion, music, love, hate, dreams and let downs. Yun Hee (Choi Jin Shil) has lived in an orphanage since her father passed away. Later she’s adopted into a hostile family environment by one of her father’s friends. With the evil stepmother Ms. Song (Park Won Sook) and evil stepsister (Jo Mi Ryung) treating her like low class thief, she decides to take her fate into her own hands. Yun Hee has two heroes to help her along the way: Kang Min Hee (Ahn Jae Wook), a young man who dreams of becoming a successful singer despite his father’s objections, and Lee Joon Hee (Cha In Pyo), a top fashion design executive.


Main Cast:

Choi Jin Shil as Lee Yun Hee
Ahn Jae Wook as Kang Min Hee
Cha In Pyo as Lee Joon Hee
Jun Do Yun as Soon Ae (Min Hee’s orphanage friend)

Ahn family

Park Won Sook as Ms. Song (mother, dress shop owner/designer)
Lee Young Hoo as Mr Ahn (father, Yun Hee’s father’s friend)
Park Chul as Yi Ban (older son)
Jo Mi Ryung as Yi Hwa (younger daughter)

Other people

Oh Ji Myung as Min Hee’s father
Sun Woo Yong Nyeo as Min Hee’s mother
Maeng Sang Hoon as Heo Kwang Young (tailor)
Kang Nam Gil as Han Jae Bong (tailor)
Yoo Tae Woong as Joon Young
Kim Jung Eun
Lee Jae Hoon
Seo Bum Shik


1997 MBC Best Performance of the Year Award: Choi Jin Shil

Credit : MyAsianCinema


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