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I Miss You completes its love square
by | October 29, 2012 | 58 Comments

It’s a bit late to still be casting, isn’t it? Well, better not look a gift horse in the mouth; at least I Miss You, which premieres in one week, finally has a complete cast. I know.

Granted, this last addition is a secondary lead, and yes, the series does start out in childhood so there’s a little breathing room here. But the show was supposed to follow Arang and the Magistrate, and somehow instead of handing the baton directly to the new drama, MBC decided to scrounge up two weeks of filler material. (This week we’ve got a rebroadcast of a Tears of Antarctica special and the movie Wandeuki.) You can say the show isn’t running perilously behind schedule… in that you can say something and not necessarily make it be true. Let’s just say they’re cutting it close.

The new addition is Lee Se-young, a former child actress who is now heading into her first grown-up role. She’ll play younger sister to hero Yoochun and love interest for rival Yoo Seung-ho, and there are several things about this that make me glad. First off, our second lead’s got a love interest! (One other than the heroine he will never have but angst over, I mean. Because that’s something I just expect as a given in every drama.) Secondly, the conflict in having your sister fall for your nemesis is rich with opportunity, especially since we know that Yoo Seung-ho is going to be a pretty hard-nosed villain. (They’ll be half-siblings, with different mothers.)

And thirdly, Lee Se-young is age-appropriate for Yoo Seung-ho (who’s 19), and having two cast members of similar ages can help keep things from getting too squicky. Yoo was adorable with Park Eun-byul in Operation Proposal, and while it was a little absurd thinking of them as adults in their late twenties, at least they were a matched pair.

Lee Se-young is a 1992-er, eight months older than Yoo. She got her start back in 2004 playing the childhood counterpart to Lee Young-ae in Dae Jang-geum. More recently, she played Ji Chang-wook’s little sister in Bachelor’s Vegetable Store and was in weekend sageuk King’s Dream.

I Miss You premieres on November 7.

Via Star News

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58 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Conny

    I always love it when a child actor continues into adulthood.

    • 1.1 JO

      No…I’m pretty sure she wasn’t playing lee young ae’s character. Wasnt she playing the enemy version?
      The other girl is acting too, recently I saw her in that drama that is titled “dummy mommy”

      • 1.1.1 C

        You’re right, she played lee young ae’s rival.

  2. bishbash

    She’s lost those baby fats! I can’t recognise her!!

  3. Fab

    Aaaaw the child Dae Jang-geum is all grown-up. Seems to me a good addition, this drama better be gooooood!

  4. lily

    ahhh finally a complete casts… cant wait for this drama! hopefully its a good one

  5. alaki

    i loved her character in dae jang geum. such a sassy opportunistic kid. too bad her adult character had all the fire beaten out of her by madame choi

  6. Fab

    I actually thought she would play Yoon Eun Hye’s sister, they kinda lookalike. But it’s better that way, I hate when sisters go after the same guy, it’s never worth it.

    • 6.1 Fab

      hate IT*

  7. djes

    oh she grows up as pretty lady! I remember her in Dae Jang Geum…

  8. Nokcha

    I loved her in Dae Jang Geum! She was fantastic. I haven’t seen her in anything else since…I’m looking forward to this.

  9. iluvsmores

    Whoa, I was just thinking about the same thing, JB! YSH’s character falling in love with his rival’s sister is going to spice up the plot more, so I’m really, really praying that the writer is in sync with our thoughts. ;)

  10. 10 wowow

    I like her! :D she’s really pweeeeetty ^^ Just,. well em hopefully yoo seung ho’s character treats her well! :D

  11. 11 kaka

    Yeah! My wish came true: no Yoo Seung Ho – Yoon Eun Hye pairing. ‘Coz that would be totally odd.

    She is pretty. I wonder why she didn’t get a lot of jobs as child actress considering Dae Jang Geum was huge success.

    • 11.1 kaka

      Sorry, may bad. After quick googling, apparently she did a lot of jobs. They were just out of my radar.

  12. 12 Jo

    She’s grown up well (:

  13. 13 rory

    oh..I’ve still remember her in Lovely Rival..she’s really young in that movie..love her expression..It’s like my dream comes true coz I really want Han Jung Woo have a sister in this drama and she’s gonna fall in love with Yoo Seung Ho..wow that’s great then..Missing You fighting!!!

  14. 14 chocopie83

    that kid was really pretty back then, but i’ve never seen her ever since :(

  15. 15 jomo

    You know…I feel bad for the character already being that she will fall for the cold handsome one and have to watch him moon over the other girl for most of the series.
    Not to mention, I will hate seeing YSH sad at ALL.

    Let’s hope YSH gives up earlier than later – kinda like in PTB where JJ went back to Ice Cream.

    OK, how about if JCW cameos, too? He could play someone in the airport who bumps into YSH face to face, accidentally stabbing him with his umbrella!!
    He apologizes, giving YSH a quizzical, “Don’t I know you?” look and keeps going, scratching his head and looking at the umbrella. LOL

    • 15.1 Belle

      LOL…imaginative

  16. 16 katiamon

    it’s great that the casting directors are considering the age gap while casting, i’m still a little dissapointed that Joo won has to work with that noona when there are plenty of actresses age appropiate for him. anyway, i’m not following any drama right now so i’m highly anticipating the new drama season :)

  17. 17 Lila

    She’s very pretty, and I liked her acting in BVS. I’m still so disappointed Chun Jung Myung isn’t in this.

  18. 18 niKai

    omg. that was she? she sure grows up to be just as pretty =)

  19. 19 rainy

    it’s good that we have a love interest for the second lead..I really don’t want that kind of angst…..

  20. 20 topper

    I thought they already had that nude model cast as the secondary lead? Glad someone better is chosen to match with YSH.

    • 20.1 Annie

      She’s going to be a 2nd lead as well because she’ll be interested in Yoochun but she won’t be part of the love square. It’s not so much a love square as the convergence of separate love triangles.

      • 20.1.1 aoiaheen

        Like the letter ‘M’ ?

        Girl1->Yoochun->Yoon EunHye<-YSHYoochunYoon EunHye : YSHLee SeYoung

        Maybe that is how it will turn out.

        I don’t like seeing YSH in a one sided love, even if he plays a bad guy.

        • 20.1.1.1 Annie

          Exactly! YEH is the linchpin that holds all of them together.

        • 20.1.1.2 aoiaheen

          Looks like Frankenstorm blew away a few of my characters. Either that, or I need to attend HTML 101.

          Speaking of frankenstorm: DB’s in the east coast of NA, stay safe!

  21. 21 Lang

    Man, I feel so old. If being born in 1992 means you’re twenty years old, then I must be getting really old, being born in 1984. Sigh…..

    • 21.1 Conny

      Oh I don’t want to hear it. I was born in 1973!!!

      Off to pluck some gray hair..lol

    • 21.2 pogo

      tell me about it!

      (on the upside, our vintage is well-represented in the Korean drama world, I mean look at YEH. Or even Shin Mina and Yeon Woo-jin of Arang).

    • 21.3 Addylovesbwood

      omg!! I also feel old. I’m 1988 and I constantly ask myself, “am I too old to be obsessing over Kdramas”….

    • 21.4 Tiffany

      im born in 1982! *wails*

  22. 22 informantxgirl

    I’m a little confused, but it’s probably coz I got up early this morning.

    If she’s playing Yoochun’s little sis, and Yoochun is Yoo Seung-ho’s half-bro…uh, wouldn’t she be siblings with him too? Or does she have completely different parents? In which case…your sister falls in love with your brother.

    Mmmkay.

    • 22.1 ck1Oz

      Speculation.
      Yoochun and YSH had same father, different mothers.
      Yoochun and sister same mother different fathers.
      No blood ties.
      I hope.

      • 22.1.1 ck1Oz

        Wait 3 children but how many parents again? Head hurts can’t be bothered.
        More interested she is a whole 8 MONTHS older, not like
        * gasp * 8 or 9 or 10 YEARS older. :-)

        • 22.1.1.1 eli

          No guys…there is no blood tie coz YC and YSH are half -bro (same father ) when LSY is just yoochun step-sister so it is ok if there would be love line !

          • 22.1.1.1.1 canxi

            Thanks for clearing that up! I was so confused @_@

          • 22.1.1.1.2 informantxgirl

            Ahh, that makes sense. Thanks for the info!

  23. 23 Jolie

    Lee Se Young didn’t played the childhood version of Lee Young Ae’s Jang Geum. She played her rival’s childhood counterpart, the one who was in love with Ji Jin Hee before she joined the royal kitchen.

  24. 24 foolmoon

    I thought she was Park Shin Hye and all like YES! … LOL. My bad.
    Well, at least YSH could get another more appropriate lover, ’cause I hate to see him sad.
    BTW, what’s with the half-mother, half father siblings? My head hurts thinking about it …

  25. 25 sogazelle

    She’s so cute!!!!!

  26. 26 annie

    wait……are we looking at incest here?!

  27. 27 cilla

    am i the only one who thought she looks like the actress who played Yang Eunbi in Ramyun shop? i was like yangg eunbii! lol anyways still excited.

  28. 28 canxi

    She’s pretty! And yeaaaaaah love interest to the second lead. But, seriously, you can’t put Yoo Seung Ho in a drama and expect him not to have just ONE love interest. Madness. Just madness.

  29. 29 limegreenglo

    Just wanted to clarify — she did not play the young Janggeum. Lee Seyoung was the child version of Keumyoung, who was played by Hong Rina. It’s just that I recently saw a movie with young Janggeumie grown-up, and they are two different actresses.

    She’s gorgeous then and now! Looking forward to see how this storyline progresses…

  30. 30 koreampuff

    … she played the younger part of dae jang geum’s rival, just for clarifications.

  31. 31 soonie

    it may be the pix. here is one that more resembles her younger face: http://koreangossipgirl.com/hara-kara-lee-se-young-15-new-photos-of-green-campuse-building-dedication-at-the-sungshin-womens-university/

  32. 32 Belle

    She & YSH look like they would make a good match…& hopefully her acting will be at par w/ YSH.

  33. 33 boblicy

    I’m really loving the cast for this drama. I was going to pass because of the angst melodramas always have, but this cast makes me really want to watch it….

  34. 34 maldita

    Wow! She’s all grownup now! :)

    And I’m glad they cast her as Yoo Seungho’s partner.

  35. 35 박미영

    She began acting in 1997.
    http://ko.wikipedia.org/wiki/이세영_(배우)

    Can you please do some research before you write these posts?

  36. 36 Viki

    Omo, she’s so pretty now! I didn’t recognize her as the little girl in Dae Jang Geum. Oh, and I didn’t even know it was little Jang Geum in Veggie’s Bachelor Shop!

  37. 37 noi

    i wish i can see yoochun and seungho in one frame more often. there’s not so much junki-seungho moment in arang, and seungho in normal sageuk hair only last for few minutes, craving me for more.

    now everyone is with nice style, nice hairstyle. please do well.

  38. 38 biankoy

    yup! she played the child version of Jang-geum’s rival, Geum-young. Child Jang-geum is also pretty big now, around 16 years old or so, I last saw her playing teenaged Eugene in Baker King.
    anyway, both kids were pretty good actors so I’m looking forward to Lee Se-young’s part in I miss you. I hope Yoo Seung-ho’s brooding and angst will be cut short by her role.

  39. 39 Pelgu

    So if this girl plays yoochun’s sister and yoo seung ho’s love interest….then if yoo seung ho is yoochun’s half brother…. is this gonna be about incest too?!

    • 39.1 elainestale

      you know this was exactly what i was thinking! 0.0 younger sister liking half brother? 0.0 they still got the same dad!

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