Drama Casting & News
Kim Myung-min considers A New Leaf
by | March 11, 2014 | 29 Comments

Will we finally get to see Kim Myung-min (King of Dramas, Beethoven Virus) again? MBC’s A New Leaf is the first new project we’ve heard of in connection with the talented actor since he dropped out of movies Himalaya and Kang-ho’s Childbirth Story last year — a shame, as just the thought of the latter’s premise (he would have played the pregnant male lead) had me in stitches.

Of course, both the actor’s team and MBC were quick to note that nothing has been confirmed. The actor last appeared in SBS’s King of Dramas, which finished its run over a year ago.

A New Leaf will be about a cold yet successful lawyer who suffers from amnesia after a sudden accident, and his struggle to find his true self in the following days. Production on the show is currently casting both male and female leads. It sounds like an all-too-familiar story, but if anyone can rock a tired trope, Kim Myung-min, with his hardcore acting approach, can.

Choi Hee-ra (Golden Time, OB-GYN) is slated to write — evidently, she wasn’t forced into early retirement after bashing the cast of Golden Time in late 2012. Park Jae-bum (Scandal, I Miss You) will direct, and the show is expected to be a Wednesday-Thursday drama, airing after Sly and Single Again ends in mid-April.

Via Osen, TVReport

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29 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Helen

    If he’s in them I’m in. He’s so amazing in every role he plays

     (15)


  2. hine

    Thank you for using that picture. I miss Anthony so much.

     (14)


  3. Pearl~ai88

    Please, please, please, please, PLEASE do it!!!

     (4)


  4. Hugepuffball

    I wish he would take more projects he’s just great, but I want him into more comedy! He was hilarious in KoD and I WANT MORE

     (5)


    • 4.1 Thursdaynexxt

      Agree 100%! At this point, I don’t care what his comeback project is, as long as it’s soon – I just want more more MOAR!!

       (0)


      • 4.1.1 whitewire

        WAAAAAAAAAAAA I DON’T CARE WHATEVER THIS IS… I SAW KIM MYUNG-MIN’S NAME, AND THIS IS THE HAPPIEST DAY OF MY LIFE SINCE KING OF DRAMAS!!! I love you Kim Myung-min!!!

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  5. DayDreamer

    Omo, omo, omo! I am so spazzing out over this news. Kim Myung-min headlining a drama?? BRING. IT. ON. His Anthony Kim was such a memorable character that I can not think of any entertainment news without the tagline “What Would Anthony Do?” rining through my head. Lol. And I can definitely see him creating this lawyer character in such a brilliant way. I just hope this writer doesn’t bash him in any way, shape, or form because then we will have words.

     (9)


  6. kellie

    The director of Scandal???? No spark there, no spark. I suggest KMM just direct himself.

     (1)


  7. Chandler

    The only actor who could get me to watch a drama by this writer (and by that, I mean, support her in any way) is Kim Myung Min. I still haven’t cooled down from from that news years ago, if only because 3 of the stars of her drama just rocked my socks off in Miss Korea.

     (3)


  8. raindrops1

    He is such an amazing and talented actor that if he signs on this show will def be on my to watch list. He can rock and elevate any character or storyline. Plus, we can never have too much Anthony ;) (oh I loved that character.

     (2)


  9. kuxi

    So it will be head to head with another prosecutor drama (KBS’s Golden cross). From the synopsis about prosecutor who lost his memory makes me remember Haeundae Lover

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  10. 10 kanz

    Yay for Kim Myung Min!! Dramaland needs more actor like him. So long since his last drama KOD

     (3)


  11. 11 Requiem

    So, Regarding Henry, Kdrama-style?

     (0)


  12. 12 AnotherFan

    Yaaaaaaayyyyyy!

     (1)


    • 12.1 AnotherFan

      And indeed the plot summary sounds regurgitated but if anyone can “rock a tired trope”, quoting awcoconuts, it’s gotta be our dear Anthony.

       (3)


  13. 13 Mandy

    Wow… I expected him to come back in a movie instead but this is such awesome news! I technically only saw KOD recently but before that, I followed Beethoven Virus through its run and that was forever ago!

    I have a weird liking towards the amnesia trope. I hope he accepts and I can’t wait to see who they cast opposite him!

     (3)


  14. 14 Sajen

    Choi Hee-ra, really, there’s people willing to work with that crazy lady?

    Being someone that values talent over just being pretty, well at least when it comes to male actors I must admit that sometimes I let the women get away with being just pretty, there aren’t many actors I can say I’ll watch everything they do have complete faith in them to be awesome, but Kim Myung-min is definitely on that small list. So if he signs on I’m in for better or worse from beginning to end.

     (4)


  15. 15 astromantic

    The things you make me watch, Kim Myung-min :(

     (4)


  16. 16 mjfan

    I miss him soooooooooooooooooo much , I will watch whatever he does but please do some comedy again , he is such talented and charismatic person

     (2)


  17. 17 dewaanifordrama

    Kim Myung Min!!!!!!!! Yay!!! I still think “what would Anthony say about this?” while I’m watching drama.

     (2)


  18. 18 Langit13iru

    Yash…..*happy dance*

    The plot is similar with SBS Birth Secret as in the amnesia part but this drama will have male acting it. SBS got female actor.

    So we will have Lee Bum Soo and Kim Myung Min in MBC dramas but not in the same drama… *faint* Can we have them together in one drama… oh drama god.

    but then if Song Seung Hoon take the offer in Triangle. It will be like 2008 again. Beethoven Virus and EOE, anyone.

     (3)


  19. 19 topper

    Is he gonna stay hidden in foliage to prepare for this drama?

     (4)


  20. 20 neyrie

    i am so in….
    his onscreen presence is really one of the bestest!!!

     (2)


  21. 21 fan

    I am Forever his fan (from IYSS)~~

     (0)


  22. 22 korfan

    Kim Myung-min! You’ve been missed!

    Glad to hear he’ll be back onscreen.

     (0)


  23. 23 Abbie

    The first thing I ever saw him in was King of Dramas, and he stole my heart as Anthony. I really hope he signs on, because I’d like to see him in something else.

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  24. 24 gwiyomi

    OMG. I wanna cry. Miss him so much. He will always be the best Korean actor in my eyes.

    Is the writer good ? I’m worried after what happened to KOD. I wont want him to be in a drama with bad ratings. T.T

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  25. 25 kopytko

    I am so happy to hear about KMM! I hope this drama turns good.
    I’ve been thinking whether any character can top Anthony in my eyes. I guess it will be a difficult task, but I expect KMM to surprise me, really really surprise me. Writer-nim, don’t waste this chance :)

     (0)


  26. 26 Kiara

    One of Korea’s best and one of my personal favorite. Kim Myung-min you rock <3.

     (3)


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