“Single’s Inferno 2” Contestant Lee So E Returns To K-Drama “The Glory” — Gains Attention For Her Dramatic Transformation And Acting Skills

So E saw a significant increase in screen time in the second part!

December 2022 and January 2023 seemingly provided netizens with some of the best new Korean shows possible. Whether it was watching good-looking singletons find love on Single’s Inferno 2…

“Single’s Inferno 2” poster | Netflix

Or watching Song Hye Kyo get revenge on her bullies in the hit K-Drama The Glory, there is something for everyone.

Song Hye Kyo on “The Glory” poster | Netflix

Yet, with two Korean shows that couldn’t be more different, it seems impossible that anything would connect Single’s Inferno 2 and The Glory.


The connection is all because of contestant Lee So E.

“Single’s Inferno 2” contestant Lee So E | Netflix

During Single’s Inferno 2, Lee So E quickly became a fan favorite, especially after her blossoming relationship with Kim Se Jun. Although the two are just friends, many believe that it was to help So E’s career after it was revealed that she was a budding actor.

Along with a brief cameo in Snowdrop…

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Netizens were shocked when they watched The Glory and saw So E playing Yoon So Hee, the girl who was also bullied by the same people who had hurt Dong Eun (Song Hye Kyo).

Lee So E in the first part of “The Glory” | Netflix

Although her cameo was short in the first part, netizens were shocked to see Lee So E get a much larger role in the second part, showcasing the star’s acting skills.

During one scene, they showed So Hee getting bullied just because she was spotted wearing the same outfit as Yeon Jin (Lim Ji Yeon).

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| Netflix 

They also showed Sa Ra videoing the incident, which was eventually used against Yeon Jin.

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In particular, one huge scene that solved a huge mystery involved So E. Throughout the series, everyone wanted to know how So Hee had died, and it seems as if, on the roof, Yeon Jin was bullying So Hee for her clothes.

| Netflix
| Netflix

When So Hee eventually tried to stand up for herself, Yeon Jin set So Hee’s jumper on fire. After she started screaming for help, Yeon Jin pushed her off the building. Throughout the scene, So E showcased her impeccable characterization.

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She also gained attention from the Korean media after posting her dramatic transformation from Lee So E to Yoon So Hee on Instagram and a behind-the-scenes photo from one of the scenes.

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| @e._.soi/Instagram
| @e._.soi/Instagram

After many watched the series, they couldn’t stop praising So E’s acting, reminding fans that she was the shy contestant who struggled to find love on Single’s Inferno.

With So E being more known and finally showcasing more of her amazing acting, it wouldn’t be surprising if fans were able to see more appearances from the star in the future. She helped bring a heartbreaking story to life and showcased that even if So E was on Single’s Inferno 2 for exposure, she would’ve made it with just her talent.

You can read more about Lee So E’s role in the show below.

“Single’s Inferno 2” Contestant Revealed To Be An Actress On Netflix’s “The Glory”

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