“Pachinko” writer, unexpected blood relationship… “Twenty-Five Twenty-One” fencing coach = maternal cousin

Korean-American author Lee Min-jin, the original writer of Apple TV+’s original series “Pachinko”, revealed her unexpected blood relationship.

Lee Min-jin

On the afternoon of April 6th (KST), an account owner named Kim Jae-ha revealed on Twitter that he binge-watched tvN’s drama “Twenty-Five Twenty-One“. He shared thoughts, “Finished Twenty-Five Twenty-One and loved it, but have all kinds of feelings about the finale.” Lee Min-jin replied, “Btw the fencing coach (Yang Chan-mi, played by Kim Hye-eun) is my cousin. My mother’s younger brother’s daughter. She’s also a gifted singer.” Kim Hye-eun is well known for her education in vocal music at Seoul National University.

Netizens showed reactions such as “Great”, “It’s amazing that you have such a kinship”, “Awesome”…

Meanwhile, writer Lee Min-jin, who was born in 1968 and turned 54 years old this year, was born in Seoul and immigrated to the United States in 1976. She quit her job as a lawyer due to health problems then started writing novels. In 2017, she published her second full-length novel “Pachinko” and won awards at various awards ceremonies.

After that, “Pachinko” was dramatized as an Apple TV+ original series, and it was also listed on the bestseller list in Korea. She announced that she is currently working on her third full-length novel.

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