Who is Kim Mo-mi in Mask Girl?

By Louie Fecou
Published: August 19, 2023 (Last updated: August 28, 2023)
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Who is Kim Mo-mi in Mask Girl - Netflix K-Drama

Who is Kim Mo-mi in Mask Girl? We discuss the highly anticipated 2023 Netflix K-Drama series and a significant character. 

A unique premise is at the center of the Netflix K-Drama Mask Girl.

The show was directed by Kim Yong-hoon and stars Lee Han-byeol and Yeom Hye-ran. Based on the Naver webtoon by Mae-mi and Hee-se, the show’s first season has seven episodes that run for just under an hour each.

The story follows Kim Mo-mi, who works in an office and has low self-esteem, worrying about her looks. However, when her daily job is finished, she becomes a different person at night, wearing an enigmatic mask and embracing a different identity online.

However, her late-night persona starts to bring problems as Kim becomes involved in serious situations out of her control.

Three names, three lives, and three murders are the hook for viewers who might be intrigued by the show.

With live streamers online always managing to find some drama, this K-Drama seems timely and evocative, even though it does borrow elements from other shows such as Squid Game and Celebrity.

For a full and frank review of the show, you should read the review right here on Ready Steady Cut. However, this additional article is more interested in the show’s protagonist, so turn your webcam off briefly as we explain who Kim Mo-mi is in Mask Girl.

Who is Kim Mo-mi in Mask Girl?

Kim Mo-mi is a woman with low self-esteem, internally tortured by her physical appearance. Her work involves working in a dull accounting job, dragging her down even further into despair as she dreams of fortune and fame. However, Kim has a secret double life.

By night, she is a popular masked and mysterious cam girl with a fan base; she can live out a hidden secret life, escaping from the dreary daily grind of her everyday life.

Who plays Kim Mo-mi in Mask Girl?

Go Hyun-jung plays the part of Kim M0-mi in the show. The talented actress was born in 1971 and entered the entertainment world by becoming a Miss Korea runner-up in 1989.

A break would arrive in 1995 when she landed a role in the K-Drama Sandglass.

The show would become a huge hit, earning audience and critical approval in South Korea and making Go Hyun-jung a household name. After marrying Chung Yong-jin, there would be a step away from the limelight. However, the relationship would not last, and after divorcing the chaebol, she would return to acting.

What is Go Hyun-jung best known for?

In 1995, Go Hyun-jung starred in Sandglass, one of the highest-rated Korean TV shows ever aired. A break from acting during her marriage would end after her divorce, and she would return to screen with the 2005 drama Spring Day.

A romantic comedy called What’s Up Fox was her next project, followed by a crime drama called H.I.T. (Homicide Investigation Team).

Once re-established on TV, the star would find a few more niche roles in movies such as Woman on the Beach and Like You Know It All.

However, it would be a central role in the historical drama Queen Seondeok that, would capture the imagination of the viewing public, winning her the highest award at the MBC Drama Awards.

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