A worldwide phenomenon, Money Heist – or La Casa de Papel in Spanish – will soon be making its Korean TV debut! According to the show’s production company, Jang Yoon-ju has been chosen to play Nairobi, one of the hostages of the heist team. A popular actress who appears in many hit dramas, this new role marks her first major work as an antagonist, so fans are very curious to see how she will perform! Money Heist Korea will start filming next month, and is scheduled to air sometime in 2019! Money Heist Korea casting announcement: Jang Yoon-ju to play Nairobi!

Jang Yoon-ju Play as Nairobi

First surprise appearance in reality show? Money Heists include not only a supporting role but also cameos, and now according to industry insiders Money Heist will have another surprise guest appearance. A source revealed on January 9 that actress Jang Yoon-ju will play one of Nairobi’s members. The source explained, Jang Yoon-ju has been cast as Nairobi’s older sister. According to the source, she will appear after episode 2 or 3. Nairobi is an upcoming TV series that takes place in France which airs Friday and Saturday at 8:30 p.m KST starting from January 19 on tvN.

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Who is she?

Jang Yoon-ju is a South Korean actress. She played as Lina in SBS drama series A New Leaf, Seo Yeong in KBS2′s Love and Ambition, and Han Shi-eun in tvN’s Another Miss Oh. Recently she has been casted for Money Heist Korea as Paz’s lover.

Money Heist Korea casting announcement: Jang Yoon-ju to play Nairobi!
Money Heist Korea casting announcement: Jang Yoon-ju to play Nairobi!

This is her first acting job for overseas project since becoming a cast for 2016 movie Spectral (film). She will start filming for Money Heist later March 2017 after finishing her schedule from tvN’s webtoon Like For Likes.

What’s her role in the movie?

The announcement that South Korean singer-actress Jang Yoon-ju has been cast as a new member of The Crew in Money Heist, a $20 million Korean remake of The Cannon Group’s 1994 action movie Point Break. It’s not yet clear whether her character will be called Rio or Katie, but one thing is for sure: Nairobi doesn’t mess around. The actress will be in both South Korea and Spain filming Money Heist simultaneously, wrapping up her scenes in Spain shortly before shooting begins on Infinity Challenge there as well.

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Why her casting got us excited

In a surprising twist for one of Kdrama’s most anticipated 2018 new releases, Money Heist Korea announced that Jang Yoon-ju will be playing role of Nairobi. From what we understand, she’ll replace Sulli who played a supporting role in season 1 as Lucciola. We know how much you guys loved Sulli so you might be wondering what we thought about her replacement. The short answer is…we loved her too. 🙂 In fact, IMHO I think she was even better than Sulli (LOL yeah I said it). Why?

Money Heist Korea casting announcement: Jang Yoon-ju to play Nairobi!
Money Heist Korea casting announcement: Jang Yoon-ju to play Nairobi!

What’s next for this rising star?

Like many Korean actors, Jang Yoon-ju began her career as a child actress before finding success in lead roles as an adult. She received nationwide attention for her role in 2011’s The Fox Family and has since appeared in features like Man on High Heels and I AM YOU. This year, she made a big splash with Money Heist, becoming one of its breakout stars. We’re excited to see what her next move will be — with rumors about Gugudan possibly disbanding floating around and time left on her contract, fans have been eager for an update on Jang’s plans. Will she continue acting or move into another area of entertainment?

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Get ready, the heist starts soon!

The production crew of Money Heist (working title) announced today that they have cast actress Jang Yoon-ju in their upcoming drama. She will be playing a character named Nairobi, who is an African shaman. This character is one of many hostages caught up in a heist plot and will be seen alongside actors Kim Nam-gil, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Jin-woong, and more. They’re aiming for broadcast sometime in September via KBS2 and are working hard on pre-production even as we speak. We can’t wait to see it ourselves! It seems like it’ll be quite a ride from start to finish.

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