Park Eun-bin as autistic lawyer Woo Young-woo, in K-drama Extraordinary Attorney Woo. Park originally turned down the part, but then built the character by balancing her portrayal of autism with the coming-of-age narrative. Photo: ENA
Park Eun-bin as autistic lawyer Woo Young-woo, in K-drama Extraordinary Attorney Woo. Park originally turned down the part, but then built the character by balancing her portrayal of autism with the coming-of-age narrative. Photo: ENA

Extraordinary Attorney Woo star Park Eun-bin on her autistic genius lawyer role in the hit Netflix K-drama, and why it resonates with so many viewers

  • The South Korean actress at first turned down her career-changing role as Woo Young-woo, thinking playing the genius autistic lawyer would be ‘overwhelming’
  • Park didn’t get bogged down in her portrayal of playing someone on the autism spectrum, instead focusing on how Woo ‘faces the world and grows from it’

Park Eun-bin as autistic lawyer Woo Young-woo, in K-drama Extraordinary Attorney Woo. Park originally turned down the part, but then built the character by balancing her portrayal of autism with the coming-of-age narrative. Photo: ENA
Park Eun-bin as autistic lawyer Woo Young-woo, in K-drama Extraordinary Attorney Woo. Park originally turned down the part, but then built the character by balancing her portrayal of autism with the coming-of-age narrative. Photo: ENA
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