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SBS’s Dream fills out its cast


Sohn Dam-bi, Julien Kang, Choi Yeo-jin

Pop singer-dancer Sohn Dam-bi is giving up on her Hollywood debut and is turning instead to her new drama series, Dream. She had built up some hype (pun, har) for her entrée into Hollywood in the dance-themed film Hype Nation, but due to numerous postponements in the filming schedule, she’s decided to drop the film altogether.

That means she’ll be focusing on the drama Dream instead, which will take over Ja Myung Go‘s Monday-Tuesday timeslot. The drama has added Choi Yeo-jin (Surgeon Bong Dal-hee) and Julien Kang to its cast list, who will join male leads Joo Jin-mo (Frozen Flower) and Kim Bum (Boys Before Flowers).

Kim Bum plays a youngster who takes up mixed martial arts, while Joo Jin-mo plays a sports agent. Julien Kang will take up the role of another mixed martial arts fighter, which may be fitting as he is the younger brother of real-life martial artist Denis Kang. (Julien, 27, is a Korean-Canadian model who’d appeared on the male version of Misuda, aka Global Talk Show, which features a panel of non-Koreans living in Korea.)

And I’m… not feeling this casting. I mean, Kim Bum is a cutie and Joo Jin-mo oozes masculine sexiness, but with all the interesting-sounding dramas coming up, I’m not convinced with this one yet. Julien made his official acting debut playing one of Choi Ji-woo’s movie co-stars in the drama series A Star’s Lover; he was onscreen for about a minute and was, erm, forgettable. Who knows, maybe Sohn Dam-bi will turn out okay, but she’s had no experience so I hold no great hope.

Choi Yeo-jin at least is a decent actress, and she’ll take on the role of a television producer for a station that has exclusive rights to cover mixed martial arts fights.

Via E Daily, No Cut News, My Daily

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OMG! A Korean-Canadian, the first that I've heard of in k-dramas! Yay for Canada! If the acting is sound, then I think this drama could do well, Kim Bum's popularity will bring hordes of ( mostly female) viewers for sure, anyways...myself included, of course...loll

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ooh i dont know about dream.....i mean sure kimbum and joo jin mo sounds good, but the others....ehhhh

i still think kimbum shouldve done 71 instead and dropped dream
that way he would get a better range of acting

but hoping for the best for Dream

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yea...i'm most definitely watching this only for Kim Bum and Choi Yeo-jin. Choi Yeo-jin was pretty good in Surgeon Bong Dal-hee and Golden Bride...but i miss her old nose.

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Oooh another half-white half-Korean in the industry...

I like Choi Yeo Jin and Joo Jin Mo, but the entire drama just looks mehh.

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cast doesn't seem interesting at all. at least they're all good-looking...

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I stare at a poster of Denis Kang every time I use the gym in our physio clinic at work...he's one of our patients...I had no idea he has such a hot brother!!

I'm going to have to do some investigative work...

P.S. Nothing like Denis Kang staring you down to motivate your ass on the stationary bike!

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Yeah, talk about eye candy...

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I love both Joo Jin-mo and Kim Bum but the story doesn't really appeal to me.

Also, I know this isn't always the case---in fact it's probably my confirmation bias that's influencing me---but I find it interesting when I see a hapa celebrity who's mom is Asian tends to look more Asian (e.g. Daniel Henney, Michelle Reis, Dennis Oh) while those whose mom is White looks more White (e.g. Keanu Reeves, Chloe Wang, and the guy picture above).

Of course I can already name several exceptions, so I know it's not true, but it's just something that crosses my mind sometimes :)

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It's liked a mixed bag for me. I think I'll at least check it out but I hold no big hope.

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I'm not really sure about this one. I love Kim Bum but I really don't think that this project can work for him--it's the story that bothers me the most.

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I notice there is only one man who will be the center of attention..

Kim Bum is the only reason (for me) that make this drama looks interesting..

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Joo Jin mo and Kim Bum are the only ones that may give the drama hope. Son Dambi...really? Sorry, she's an okay singer i guess but I'm not crazy about her taking one of the lead characters >_< Hope she actually went through auditions instead of getting cast for her popularity -_-

And i agree with #2 (Jen), I also think 71 would have been a better choice. I understand he wants to do a drama but the movie was more promising and widen his acting range =/

The only reason I'm watching is because of the Joo Jin mo and Kim Bum...the story and casting is both ehhhh. =/

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Hmmm. I'm still not sold on this drama. Not on its premise or the casting (I'm not feeling it at all. Except JJM + Kim Bum who are both good actors). I think it's one of those dramas that could either be totally awesome despite a meh premise/storyline or totally awful and forgettable: it could go either way and there's no way to predict its fate, not at this point imho.

I don't know... I'd like it not to tank cos I really like JJM now. Heh.

"Kim Bum is a cutie and Joo Jin-mo oozes masculine sexiness"
Word! *g*

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Julien Kang looks like the "Chosen One" (played by writer/actor/director Steve Oedekerk) from the movie, Kung Pow: Enter the Fist... which is not such a good thing.

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When I saw those pics, my eyes stopped at Sohn Dam-bi's top shirt. What was she wearing??? It's a bit confusing... :-)

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@BellaMafia: I agree!!! I SO TOTALLY AGREE!!!!!!!
Eh? Javabeans, since when do we need to type in our e mail to comment?

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Son Dambi and Julien Kang...i dunno about them, they're new to acting but their looks must've got them the roles. People seem to think mixed-races are hot and although Son DAmbi could pass for a drag queen, her 'saturday night' placed her up there on the popularity chart, surprisingly so.

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Great.
Another half race guy.
Lets just hope he doesn't suck at acting like the rest of them do.

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#16 BellaMafia and #Peeps
Agree! I don't think it's a dress or shirt or whatever piece of clothing she's wearing! :))

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isnt marco suppose to be in this too?

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Sohn Dam-bi looks like Park Shi Yeon in this pic.

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huh? I thought Marco would get the role of the martial arts guy?
don't tell me he didn't T.T

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