Choi Su-jong, Lee Seung-yeon, and a young Bae Yong-joon
Another remake of an old kdrama is in the works, this time the 1996 series that brought Bae Yong-joon to fame, First Love. The new drama will be a joint Korea-China production, and adapt the story for Chinese audiences.
This is the first time a project of this nature is being done, with Chinese actors and Korean production (to be aired and distributed in China). As such, one rep expressed his hopes that this marks a new type of cultural interchange between the two countries.
This Chinese version of First Love will star top Chinese stars — the role originally played by Bae Yong-joon is set to be filled by Huang Xiaoming, while Choi Su-jong’s spot goes to an actor identified only as “Chen” (I can’t figure out which Chen this refers to, sorry! Chen Kun, perhaps?). In the original kdrama, Choi and Bae played brothers who fell for the same woman (Lee Seung-yeon). The wildly popular series also featured brief appearances by several budding actors who would later come into their own as Hallyu stars, such as Choi Ji-woo and Song Hye-gyo.
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