Drama Casting & News
You’ve Fallen for Me casts its second lead
by | May 1, 2011 | 54 Comments

Upcoming youth melodrama You’ve Fallen for Me, formerly named Festival, soon to be renamed with the English title Heartstrings as you voted for over at DramaFever, (Geez, that’s a mouthful and a half, and I’m still on the TITLE of the thing…) has cast its second female lead in So Yi-hyun (Gloria, Assorted Gems / Jewel Bibimbap).

The 27-year old actress will be playing a dance teacher at the college of performing arts, where leads Park Shin-hye and Jung Yong-hwa will attend. She also happens to be the object of Jung Yong-hwa’s affection, as he’s got a thing for Teacher, as in Hot-for-My. (They’re only five years apart in age, and their characters could very well be only a few years apart, since it’s set in college.) Either way, I always love this dynamic in dramas, whether or not the romance comes to pass, because it’s such a great source of youthful angst, and such a universal rite of passage to be in love with your teacher who’s out of your league.

She will of course be lovely and perfect and impossible to contend with, (It’s like a girl’s worst nightmare — to have your crush be in love with some willowy dancer. Gah, as if life isn’t unfair enough, really.) but she’s also harboring a lot of personal pain, from having to give up her dream. There’s probably an injury or something like that which prevents her from being a dancer, and teaching it instead.

It’ll be interesting to see what might develop between her and the theater director as well, played by Song Chang-eui, on top of which it’d be fantastic if the unrequited-love-four-square was completed by Park Shin-hye having a crush on him too. ‘Cuz maybe it’s just me, but I’d ditch rocker boy to go double or nothing on Director Hottie any day.

You’ve Fallen for Me premieres June 29 on MBC, following Best Love.

Via Herald M


54 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Ani

    Heartstrings? Not bad I think. A reference to the various heartstrings getting tugged at in college? Corny but not bad. Way to go English voters.

    • 1.1 Ani

      And I meant people who speak English not Colin Firth English.

      • 1.1.1 diorama

        What do you mean by Colin Firth English?

        By the way, is this girl also the second lead from Rebirth/Resurrection? I loved that character, but I’m not sure if this is the same actress.

        • Zoe

          Colin Firth is an actor from Great Britain/UK/England….right? He’s pretty famous in America, too. Ani’s just saying “Way to go [voters who speak English]” instead of [voters from England].

          • YT629

            Umm, Colin Firth is like, SUPER famous. He’s the one who launched the Pride and Prejudice frenzy since the 90s with his portrayal of Mr. Darcy in a English miniseries of the novel. But recently he also won an academy award for The King’s Speech……but yeah I get that the kdrama watching crowd and bbc miniseries watching crowd might not have a huge overlap πŸ˜›

          • Ani

            Actually YT629, we might surprise you : http://www.dramabeans.com/2011/03/colin-firth-signs-on-to-park-chan-wook-film/

          • diorama

            Oh *headdesk* I know who Colin Firth is. Just didn’t get Ani’s phrase at first. He’s the only Mr. Darcy, in my opinion.

          • YT629

            Oh you’re right Ani. I’m pleasantly surprised. Didn’t think there were too many people out there who love kdramas AND Victorian literature adaptations.

          • KDR

            Now there is where you are wrong. I LOVE reading Jane Austen/Charolotte Bronte/etc. and am super addicted to kdramas as well! LOL

          • Tinselfannel

            Oh I loved Colin Firth’s Mr Darcy, and Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite novels! And I happened to be an incurable Kdrama addict….

          • Tinselfannel

            *happen. not happened.

          • ck1Oz

            Colin Firth as Mr Darcy gave me palpitations.
            Did you remember him running down the steps after he changed post dip in lake ? HOT.
            Oh his diction is to die for.

            Why am I even going gaga over him on DB when my viki avatar is Hyun Bin in uniform πŸ™‚

          • bd2

            Methinks most Koreans, much less people having the esoteric interest in K-dramas, know who Colin Firth is.

          • yoose

            its nice to know that people here love bbc miniseries too.. i thought im the only one crazy over period/historical drama.

        • JiHwan

          Yep. It’s her in Resurrection. Though I won’t lie, I get her confused with Chae Jung Ahn all the time.

      • 1.1.2 bz


      • 1.1.3 Linda165

        So… which Ani are you again??


        • Ani

          HAHAHA. This is the original, unless my clones decide to argue otherwise. ^_~

  2. rxp

    this says that “I’m With Stupid” won the poll by a margin of 100 votes

    • 2.1 Zoe

      But, then it says that they sent the list of top ten titles. So, the Kdrama Gods must’ve picked Heartstrings. Probably ’cause
      1) it was second place, so not like it was unpopular
      and 2) “I’m with Stupid” didn’t really represent the drama’s image?
      So, maybe it’ll be more dramatic than overly comedic.

    • 2.2 zakuropanda

      Yeah, I’m pretty sure that was the user-voted title.

    • 2.3 Arhazivory

      I’d have punched someone if they went with ‘I’m with Stupid.’

      • 2.3.1 ajewell

        Why? Both are two sides of the same coin – “I’m With Stupid” is catering to the rockers, while “Heartstrings” is catering to the non-rockers/traditional folk. And if you want to punch someone, punch the idiots who decided to name their band The Stupid in the first place. They left that door WIDE open…

    • 2.4 ajewell

      haha, I still prefer “I’m With Stupid” (which as you pointed out, did actually win in the poll). But since it was so close, they sent the top 10 titles to the producers anyway… so really, it could end up as *any* of those, or even remain “You’ve Fallen For Me”.

      Should be interesting to see which one comes out on top in the end! 10-to-1, the next post on this drama, cites a different name. ^_^

    • 2.5 Laica

      I like “I’m With Stupid” better, but since the synopsis describes it as a “youth melodrama” I can understand why they’d go with “Heartstrings” instead. The former seems more like a rom-com title.

  3. Casie J.

    I think I’m starting to have trouble keeping all these upcoming dramas separate.

    I’m going to get nothing done this summer with everything that’s coming out. X_X

  4. JiHwan

    I’d be a lot more excited about this drama if only we don’t already have a ton of dramas with the same theme already aired, being aired, or in the process of trying to get aired.

    • 4.1 Laica

      Totally agree. :/

  5. geneva

    So… um… what do we call this drama again? O.o I guess I’ll just pick one and stick with it.

  6. snow

    bleh. so yi-hyun and song chang-eui seem way more interesting than park shin-hye and jung yong-hwa. i vote for dance teacher to end up with hottie director!

    • 6.1 red

      me too i would love that ….despite loving jung yong hwa he is a weak actor to me

  7. Brian R

    So Yi Hyun was so good in Gloria, and she’s super pretty. There’s nothing wrong with having a good secondary couple along with the main couple. Some of the best dramas have that, like Secret Garden and well, Gloria.

  8. j

    Aww I really like her in previous projects. So bright, lovely and bubbly.

    I just realised there is a strange coincidence here.
    Her character in love and married to Lee Chun Hee in her latest drama, Gloria . While Song Chang Ui and Lee Chun Hee are known to be bff for like 16-17 yrs keke.
    I totally ship Yi Hyun and Song Chang Ui together. Gorgeous couple <3

    • 8.1 j

      Park Shin Hye and Yong Hwa <3 cute couple
      I love the previous title You've fallen for me.
      But Heartstring? It's not bad especially there is gonna be lots of music in this drama. Shin Hye character plays gayageum right? If someone could play violin or cello , that would be great :). I'm expecting beautiful OST from this drama.

    • 8.2 danna

      for reals???….lee chun hee and song chang eui are bffs??……that is so awesome…some one should get on a drama where we get to see some epic bromance between them πŸ˜› ….plus the fact they’re both very talented would keep me invested in said drama

  9. Kitchel17

    YAY!!! i loved her in Gloria!! cant wait πŸ˜€

  10. 10 Schmazel

    Ooo…I liked her character in Assorted Gems, especially with her oppa, Kyle. I was heartbroken when Kyle and Ryu Bi didn’t end up together and she married the mama’s boy. Sigh…but way to go for Heartstrings! πŸ˜€

  11. 11 mizzxtiffany

    ” It’ll be interesting to see what might develop between her and the theater director as well, played by Song Chang-eui, on top of which it’d be fantastic if the unrequited-love-four-square was completed by Park Shin-hye having a crush on him too. ”

    ^ I agree! It would be fantastic if there’s a love-four-square! Bring it on, drama ;D

  12. 12 Lilith

    I love that actress! She did a great job in Hyena, Resurrection and Gloria! Love her quirky charm. She’s like the girl that we want to be friends with!

    BTW, Jung Yong Hwa’s mate from CN.Blue and barely turned actor Kang Min Hyuk will be on the drama, too?

  13. 13 danna

    “Cuz maybe it’s just me, but I’d ditch rocker boy to go double or nothing on Director Hottie any day.”
    me too….song chang eui over jung yong hwa any day

  14. 14 melica

    Really loved her in Hyena…

  15. 15 Autumn


  16. 16 Deeliteful

    RUBI-AH!! I loved her in Assorted Gems…well I love that drama period..
    Making it more and more difficult with drama to watch this summer…hmmm

  17. 17 Laerasyn

    Since I am not particularly interested in this drama’s premise (and since I know I am going to end up having to sacrifice watching at least one of these new ones coming out), I don’t care what everyone else calls it; I will forever refer to it as “I’m with Stupid.” As as been stated previously, they left that door WIDE open.

    I’ll probably watch the first few episodes, since it seems to have a solid cast, but with so much to chose from, there’s just no way I’m going to have time to watch the whole thing. Unless it surprises me and ends up being REALLY awesome.

  18. 18 yo

    omg i’m more looking forward to the secondary characters, song chang-ui and so yi-hyun, than the main ones. LOL

  19. 19 bd2

    Way back in 2003, SYH played the “bitchy” rich girl in “Punch” – being poor Shin Min Ah’s nemesis.

  20. 20 pinkheaven

    I know to each their own, but have you guys seen Jung Yonghwa in person?…haha

    I’ve seen him up close…and he looks even more handsome in person (although I think he needs to stop dieting, getting too skinny). I do agree he’s not that good of an actor…yet. I think he just needs to hone his skills more. On the other hand, I don’t want him to put his music on the back-burner.

    Anyway, I’m looking forward to this drama. I also wonder what his band mate, Kang Minhyuk’s role will be? Drummer in “The Stupid”?

  21. 21 Linda165

    I love Yonghwa to bits, but give me Director Hottie any time of the day and I’ll be happy πŸ™‚

  22. 22 Sam

    i heard of this
    i’m so happy to see her
    in this drama which i’m anticipating πŸ˜€

  23. 23 Almontel

    Has it been officially announced that it’ll be called HeARTSTRING??? i so love this title…

    can’t wait!!!

  24. 24 Thara

    OH! I love her. She has an adorable smile… Hope there will be so many scenes for her with Song Chang Eui ^^ And yeah, i want them to end up together …
    As ppl said above, i found Song Chang Eui and So Yi Hyun couple more interesting than the main couple though I am also in love with them
    Nice castings and hope this drama will be best of the best!!!

  25. 25 Cam

    Whhhoooooo!!! =D

    I think this title “Heartstring” sound very better than “You’ve Fallen for Me” — GOOD JOB! (thumbs-up)

    No matter what — I can’t wait to watch this drama because of Park Shin Hye (I am rooting for her!) AND Jung Yong Hwa!

  26. 26 lily

    yaa am footing 4 them 2 πŸ™‚

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