Drama Casting & News
Kim Jae-won, Lee Bo-young consider new SBS drama
by | April 20, 2013 | 50 Comments

The beauty of Dramabeans is that I know I won’t be the only one who laughs first upon hearing that Kim Jae-won’s next drama possibility is titled I Hear Your Voice. Will his next drama title continue the conversation and reply, Yes, But Can You Also Hear My Thoughts?

For now, I Can Hear Your Voice is the SBS project that is reported to be considering both Kim Jae-won (Can You Hear My Heart?) and Lee Bo-young (My Daughter Seo-young). The actors have countered with their usual round of initial cagey responses (“It’s not final” and “Nothing is decided yet”) but the show has confirmed that it is courting both stars.

The drama is about a lawyer who is appointed by the state to represent a defendant who has “not even a 1% chance of being declared innocent.” How nice of you to determine that for him before the trial, drama. It would certainly be an interesting choice for Kim Jae-won, who has built up his career with roles that suit his cheery, open, friendly appearance. (In other words: not an accused criminal.) Neither he nor Lee Bo-young has confirmed the drama yet, though I expect to hear finalizations sooner than later; the drama will be airing after current Wednesday-Thursday drama All About My Romance.

The premise is very vague thus far but sounds a bit darker than I’d expect of its writer, Park Hye-ryun, who previously wrote cheerier fare such as Dream High, Kimchi Cheese Smile, and Nonstop 5. Either she’s branching out into more serious dramatic waters or there’s a lighter bent to this premise than I’m seeing at the moment. Still, Kim Jae-won and Lee Bo-young are pretty solid TV drama performers — neither is particularly known for their technical acting skills, but they’re able to draw in mainstream audiences — so we’ll have to see how this legal drama shakes out. It’ll premiere in June.

Via Mk.co.kr


50 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. esmee

    i love him so will watch it for sure but is he really playing the criminal or we are just assuming?
    i think it will be nice if Lee Bo-young was the dark criminal with the 99% chance of being a cold blooded murderer and the charms to convince our sweet lawyer that she is innocent ( i am writing my own drama here lol)

    • 1.1 Reese

      I’d rather watch your drama then the one where he’s the bad guy and she’s the lawyer.

      Granted, I’d still watch it either way, but I’d prefer the not-so-expected.

      • 1.1.1 Cynthia

        Have to agree – just watched Bo-young in MDSY where she played a lawyer. Hope she changes it up this time around.

      • 1.1.2 Jane

        I just read the recent news regarding this drama. Kim Jae Won decline the offer. His official agency announced it this afternoon. πŸ™‚ They said he is considering to take another drama offer but didn’t say the complete details yet.

    • 1.2 Korean Drama Fashion

      Oh that sounds interesting. I’d watch your drama! πŸ™‚

      Haven’t seen Kim Jae Won since his drama with Jang Nara (which I cant remember the title for the life of me). Though I’m not opposed to him in an anti-hero role, I find women who take it on much more compelling.

  2. february

    I love him. So I must watch the show.
    The pairing looks promissing because age appropriate so i hope this is going to be fun to watch.
    So does it means this drama will be head to head with Kim Nam Gil “Shark” ?

  3. Mystisith

    Hehehe… Since it’s Dramaland we are talking about, I don’t believe a second that this title is a coincidence. ^^
    I just like Kim Jae Won: He is comfy in front of the camera and feels like an old friend. I can see why they chose him: He has a killer smile but can also get frightening in a second when needed. Maybe they are trying to do with him what they did with Park Si Hoo and Confession of Murder. Or with Kim Bum and Psychometry… Good, bad, or both? *Evil laugh*

    • 3.1 Fun-lugha

      Confession of Murder was awesome and the twist a pleasant surprise. Though some scenes were just ridiculous, like the crazy ambulance chase scene where they all came out alive…unbelievable!

      • 3.1.1 Shiku

        I agree. I kept waiting for someone to do a 180 or split into 2.

    • 3.2 Gretz16

      Hahaha he is not going to be the criminal but instead he will be the lawyer who defend a criminal which only have 1% chances of being an innocent. That’s quite interesting.. if the chances of being guilty is 99%.. isn’t it so difficult to prove that the accuse is innocent.

      You are also right, πŸ™‚ i find the title so funny. Kim Jae Won previous drama was Can You Hear My Heart? , if he is going to accept this drama.. it’s going to be the answer for that question… hahaha… “I Hear Your Voice” πŸ™‚

  4. aira

    LOL at the sequence next title of his drama…
    maybe his next drama title also can be ‘i can hear your stomach growling’ or ‘i can hear your fart’
    sorry, it’s kinda lame but can’t resist to find another ‘voice’ that can be use for drama’s titles xDDD

  5. Naugh

    this drama look really promissing..Either KJW will be a Lawyer or Criminal..the plot still look interesting..I can’t wait for this drama..the only reason make me sad is bcoz i also love Kim Nam Gil..How can i watch Shark and I Hear Your Voice…??? Arghh..

  6. Joei

    whatever the name is, lee bo young + Kim jae won?? I’m in!!! and I’ll definitely find a way to watch both shark and this!!! <3

  7. Daisy

    I hope Kim Jae Won accepts! I love him!

  8. anonymous

    “Can You Hear My Heart?”
    No, But I Can Hear Your Voice.

    • 8.1 Jane

      LOL… that’s fun… i just love Kim Jae Won, so im definitely in, on this drama..

  9. snow_white

    LOL@ the title πŸ˜€

  10. 10 snow_white

    LOL@ the title πŸ˜€

    The premise sounds interesting as far as the previous roles for Kim Jae Won are concerned..

  11. 11 Abbie

    What is up with these drama titles? Sometimes they just make me laugh.

  12. 12 Belle

    Not really a different role for him played a gangster in Great Inheritance. I love the titles though, hope he does just because of it.

  13. 13 Rainerust

    I almost fell off my chair, I laughed so hard when I saw “I Can Hear Your Voice”…He’s starting a trend of his own!

    I want so badly for him to confirm this drama now, even if I never watch it. And someone in dramaland, please come up with a “Can You Also Hear My Thoughts?” drama stat!

    I have to admit that he’s not really my favourite actor, but he’s easy on the eyes – and I’d love it if he played the criminal because it’d be really unexpected! Y’know…he could be innocent – or not. Hopefully the drama throws in a couple of surprising twists.

    …Now I’m surprisingly looking forward to this…

  14. 14 ajewell

    If he’s in, I’m in. Can’t wait to hear if it’s confirmed or not!!

  15. 15 Gaeina Lee

    LOL at the title.
    I thought SK is full with creative people… but not a title maker perhaps? ^^

  16. 16 Yeahbaby

    So Could We Love is postponed to later? I thought it was scheduled to replace All About my Romance.

    • 16.1 Jeezvive

      Same thoughts as mine!
      YSH posted in his Japanese blog that he started filming.
      What happened SBS??????

  17. 17 eny

    i like lee bo young acting, for kim jae won i’m not really like him but not hate him either the only his drama that i watch is may queen,oh….plus hwang jin yi, i don’t even remember him there

  18. 18 hellothere

    I’m currently watching Can You Hear My Heart and he is so likeable and charming onscreen, it’s ridiculous. For some reason I love shows about lawyers, and this sounds interesting. Hope he accepts!

  19. 19 maldita

    I love Kim Jaewon. I can just stare at his face and I’m already happy.

    • 19.1 ryoko


  20. 20 MsB

    Interesting title. I sure hope its better than May Queen. What a disappointment that was.

  21. 21 myra

    I thought Yeo jin goo’s drama Could we love? was supposed to follow All about my romance…

  22. 22 ditdut

    Lee Boyoung is an interesting actor, for me. I feel like she’s technically capable and good at being a leading lady, but there’s some sort of force-field around her that won’t allow me to relate to her characters. I’ve seen her in quite a bit of dramas, but could never completely root for her.

    • 22.1 Annie

      She lacks charisma but quite frankly I’d rather watch someone competent.

      I like this pairing so I hope this works out.

  23. 23 salina

    KIM JAE WON!! YAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY! does this mean it will be a drama of about 16 episodes? finally~

  24. 24 Bu Young

    I’m sad that the other drama is being replaced but I also love Kim Jae Won and I also think it’s hilarious that the title is called I Hear your Voice, haha!

  25. 25 Valleydale

    I absolutely LOVED Can You Hear My Heart, and Kim Jae Won as the deaf brother. It was one of my cracktastic dramas at the time. I’m looking forward to this one because of him.

  26. 26 cc

    Kim Jae Won is back yay, I miss him…. So happy can’t wait for this drama and hope to hear more news….

  27. 27 Lilian

    Ah..where did Kim Jae Won disappear to after Can You Hear My Heart? I liked his performance in that drama! Anyway, nothing is confirmed yet so let’s just cross my fingers and hope.

    • 27.1 salina

      he didn’t disappear for too long, he hurt himself and had to drop out of Me Too, Flower. he then turned up as the male lead in May Queen. 38 episodes and it ran through late December 2012. so he hasn’t really been gone all that long. πŸ˜€
      anyway can’t wait to see him in another new drama!!!

  28. 28 sur

    i laughed ooh like these actors but the premise well i don’t like it because most of the time these lawyer dramas end up being boring but lets hope this ones different

  29. 29 addylovesbwood

    Wow. An actor I don’t and an actress I dont care abt are casted together in a drama?? Pass….

  30. 30 Makoto

    It’s a goodnews. I miss watching Kim Jae Won. :3

  31. 31 Newborn Fanatic

    LOL seriously? Omg the titles are killing me. πŸ˜› Kim Jae Won is such a cutie tho!

  32. 32 coconut

    aww lee bo young πŸ˜€ love her. hope she takes on the drama (and that she is playing the criminal – feel like that would be an interesting twist)

  33. 33 korfan

    i luv kim jae won but lee bo young i’ll pass, she’s over exposed & she’s not that gr8 an actress, she overacts in most of her projects! gosh she must have a good agent, one after another, i wished kim’s paired with jang nara like in my luv pazzi! i’ll probab take a peek but close my eyes when it’s lee bo young’s scene sorry for offending some fans! but this is a rave/rant thread!

  34. 34 Grace

    Sad to say Kim Jae Won didn’t accept the offer for this drama. But im happy his official agency positively announce that he was considering other drama offer instead. As far as i know Jaewon prefer to take family genre dramas. Im really looking forward for his new project.

  35. 35 Cris

    I also like Jang Nara to be paired to Kim Jae Won again. They such a cute couple. But for now it’s very unlikely to happen because i heard Jang Nara is currently filming a Chinese drama in China. I actually heard a rumor that they are dating. They are known to be close friends since 2002 because of My Love Patzzi and several CF projects that they work together. Jaewon even mention to one of his interviews that JN is his bestfriend. While he was in the army he also admit that they keep in touch through email. Isn’t it so amusing that their friendship will be that close even after so many years not working together??? But that rumor is just rumor because Jaewon also didn’t say they are dating. He only mention friendship. πŸ˜€

  36. 36 speed5dollsfan

    I am curious about one thing why are you a lee bo young hater when you dont even watch her

    like hell she cant act and thats why koreans were raving about her acting in MDSY why dont you check the news that crowned her queen of natural tears or the other acting skills what would you profit from insulting a good actress that you have been even following and you also dont know that she is nominated for Paeksang awards for best actress if you just bothered to watch her in the show you will know your mistake its really disgusting that you a korean should insult the good talent in your country and writing wrong info as well

    I am sure you wont read this or care but here is a sample for this actress who according to you cant act what a joke



  37. 37 Ruby

    Good news for Jaewon fans, πŸ™‚ i just read this news a while ago. Kim Jae Won is being considered to lead the main role on MBC upcoming drama “SCANDAL”. It’s the follow up drama after 100 Years Of Inheritance. Probably it only starts at end of June or first week of July. Hopefully he won’t reject it again which most unlikely to happen because he is also known for having a close ties on MBC.

    here’s the link for the news:
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  38. 38 Joe

    by girlfriday | February 6, 2013
    Under Drama Casting & News
    Article titled: Gong Hyo-jin courted to headline new drama


    Gong Hyo-jin is no longer the leading lady for the drama, called I Can Hear Your Voice, is being produced by the company behind hit drama Queen of Housewives, and is currently being shopped at KBS. KBS dropped the drama and it was picked up by SBS. Is that correct?

    O Well!

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