Drama Casting & News
Jeon Woo-chi casts supporting ladies
by | October 4, 2012 | 23 Comments

Yay, Baek Jin-hee! More casting news for dramaland’s adaptation of wizardy fusion sageuk Jeon Woo-chi, starring Cha Tae-hyun and UEE. With leads and baddies now squared away, it’s time to fill out the cast of supporting ladies, starting with High Kick’s Baek Jin-hee who’ll play Cha Tae-hyun’s little sis. Aw, can’t you just picture them coming from the same funny family?

Cha Tae-hyun plays the titular Jeon Woo-chi, a mischievous taoist wizard from the fictional world of Yuldo, who travels to Joseon to avenge the deaths of his teacher and his first love. But while on his secret revenge mission, he witnesses the plight of the people and decides to stick around, eventually becoming a hero. Baek Jin-hee will play Lee Hye-ryung, who doesn’t know that her oppa is actually Jeon Woo-chi, and struggles alone on her quest to find her missing brother.

I’m excited for some family adorableness between these two, because it seems like perfect casting. I hope he doesn’t stay lost for too long; it’ll be fun to watch the hero keep his secret identity from someone on a daily basis. I was picturing him more like a wandering Iljimae type, but it’d be great if he had a little sister at home who was like, “Oppa, where the hell do you go every night?”

Also joining the cast is Jo Ha-rang (pictured above) from the jTBC drama To My Beloved (coincidentally with Hong Jong-hyun who’s also in Jeon Woo-chi). She plays a gisaeng who works both sides of the law as a linchpin informant. She’ll play a pivotal role in helping Jeon Woo-chi — she’ll be his eyes and ears, since she’s in a position to keep him informed about the goings-on of every powerful man who comes through the gisaeng house.

UEE’s fellow idol group mate Jooyeon (pictured below) has also been cast, following her recent guest stint on Answer Me 1997 as Tae-woong’s quirky doctor girlfriend. She’ll be playing a damo (a female officer) who’s a skilled warrior and royal guard. She guards the young king, and has done so since his days as a prince. Aw, that’s a cute little side story. She’s still really, really green as an actress, but it’s pretty much a silent bodyguard character. If she can pull off soulful looks of longing and some badass sword skills, we’re golden.

Jeon Woo-chi follows Nice Guy and premieres November 21 on KBS.

Via Star News, OBS, Kyeonggi

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23 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. ...

    cannot wait to watch this drama!

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    • 1.1 Bea

      I can, no hurry at all.
      Because it comes after Nice Guy…

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  2. Lila

    I think I’ll enjoy this drama because of Cha Tae Hyun only, most of the rest of the cast are idols in which I don’t know much about their acting skills.

    However, I liked Baek Jin Hee in Hair Show.

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  3. Uj

    yup i am still very much interested in the drama with the new casting^^

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  4. crazedlu

    Gah. Jooyeon’s acting is cringe worthy. I DID NOT dig her in Answer. But yessssss. Baek Jinhee!!!!!! I friggin LOVE her! Been waiting for her next project. Can’t wait to see Cha Taehyun and Jinhee together. Gonna be gooood. This is officially the drama I’m most excited for.

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    • 4.1 Leona

      I liked her

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      • 4.1.1 Kate

        I liked her, too.

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    • 4.2 crazedlu

      i did not. i hope she pulls through for this though.

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    • 4.3 helee

      She is in the same idol group as uee but can’t be compared to as an actress with her obviously. I don’t think she can act, just another aspirig idol-turn actress with no skills and just getting roles in dramas because she is in an idol group.

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      • 4.3.1 Lily

        People can learn from their mistakes and improve on their acting eventually, in the cases of most idols. This year a large portion of idols have ventured into acting….

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    • 4.4 asianromance

      I thought Jooyeon was likeable in Answer Me 1997. However, I think it may be more her natural charm and disposition than any real acting skill. Playing Tae-woong’s gf was pretty much smile. be cute. pretend you’re a DBSK fan (not really a hard thing to do). Am curious to see how she will do in a role that requires more of her.

      Love Baek Jin hee too! She was one of the best parts of High Kick 3!

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  5. Leona

    c’mon I really liked Tae-Woong’s girlfriend… it was short , sweet and endearing – and she had big shoes to fill – every Reply 97 fan loved Shi Won even though nobody imagined that Tae Woong’s gf would be so much like Shi Won yet so different and lovable.

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  6. Jinny

    I’m definitely in for the ride! I hope there’s some genuine BA fighting and no glaringly fake CGs. Hm I think jooyeon did a pretty decent job in AM1997! Didn’t know she was an idol but I knew I’d seen her from somewhere haha.

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  7. Eun

    Yay! Looking forward for Cha Tae Hyun’s comeback on dramaland. :-)

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  8. glacierkn

    Joo yeon is way too frail to be a fighter ._.
    but the rest of the cast is looking good!

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  9. canxi

    Awww, I love Baek Jin Hee. And Joo Yeon, I thought she was cool, I didn’t know she was an idol actually…I don’t know anything about After School except that Uee is a member, lmao. I can see her being a pretty cool bodyguard.

    The ladies of the show seem awesome.

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  10. 10 ricky

    I like joo yeon in this role. Definitely anticipating this drama.

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  11. 11 Viki

    Omo Jin Hee unnie!

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  12. 12 Bengbeng

    Is joo yeon the same as the wife of Alex in Smile Donghae?

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    • 12.1 ricky

      Yup, that’s her!

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  13. 13 Fabmari

    Yay, Baek Jin-hee!

    She is my next favorite character in HK3 after Hasun.

    She is so cute. I hope she will have more meaty roles….
    she nails almost all scenes — mopey, happy, crazy, serious scene — she can do them all.

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  14. 14 nonski

    excited is an understatement for me with this drama… i love cth and uee. although i am a little sad because this only means uee would never pair with joo won on his upcoming rom-com. well, as they say, you can’t have your cake and eat it too.

    kudos to 1n2d stars they’ve been on a roll this year. :)

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  15. 15 Kimchi

    OMG!. I’M DEFINITELY GOING TO WATCH THIS FOR JOOYEON AND UEE!! <3

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