UEE busy with golf practice for Birdie Buddy
In anticipation for her second drama project, popstarlet-turned-actress UEE is completely immersing herself in golf practice for Birdie Buddy, where she plays a tomboy from Gangwon-do (where the series will film) who rises to success as a gifted golfer.
This is UEE’s first leading role after she played a manipulative popstar in last year’s You’re Beautiful. With Seo Ji-hye dropping out, one more female lead is still to be cast. Producers explained, “The role will be filled not by a singer like UEE, but an actress,” and expect to make the official announcement soon.
I was more interested when Seo Ji-hye was cast but not so much now, particularly because Lee Yong-woo (so wooden in Style) is the male lead. I won’t write it off entirely, since Birdie Buddy is a manhwa adaptation and the director Yoon Sang-ho has had experience successfully adapting a manhwa to the drama format (Tamra the Island). But I’m not feeling a lot of excitement, either.
Birdie Buddy begins filming with the child actors at the end of March; the adult actors will begin filming in April. This production will film mostly prior to airing, minimizing the live-shoot practice, and doesn’t yet have a broadcast date.
Via My Daily