Looks like Full House 2 is going ahead with recasting, rather than working out conflicts with previously cast leads Noh Min-woo and Hwang Jung-eum. Now Min Hyo-rin (Sunny, Romance Town) is a leading contender for the female lead, according to reps who confirmed that she received the offer and is considering it.
Also, we finally get the teeniest detail about the plot of the sequel: Full House 2 follows the romance between a poor but plucky aspiring reporter and a top star, who get caught up in a fake engagement. So, pretty much a copy of the original, where Song Hye-gyo was an aspiring internet novelist/screenwriter, and Rain a top star, and the two actually got contract-hitched in a supposed marriage of convenience that really wasn’t all that convenient.
Although, I’ll be impressed if they reverse the roles this time and make the hero the poor, plucky writer and the heroine the top star. Why do I have the feeling that’s not gonna happen?
Plot unoriginality aside, I actually think this could be a good move for Min Hyo-rin, who’s been climbing in visibility as an actress. For a long while she was pretty much a CF and photo-shoot fixture without making much headway in her singing career; she’s still got ad contracts everywhere, but now her career’s really picking up as well. She scored with the hit movie Sunny, as well as a second-lead role in Romance Town. (Her debut drama, Triple, wasn’t much of a success although I still think it helped her more than not, since she had nothing to lose.)
Interesting that Full House 2 is already scheduled to air in Japan on channel TBS next March, while it still lacks a timeslot in Korea.
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