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Eric offered lead in rom-com drama Trot Lovers

Eric — old-school boy-band idol and 4-D Shinhwa leader Eric — is currently considering the lead role in the upcoming KBS drama Trot Lovers, and the image clash is just too strange not to be perfect. I want this. I want this now.

Okay, granted Trot Lovers is about a young woman with trot-singing talent, not a young man — so Eric, sadly, wouldn’t be the trot vocalist warbling onstage in glittery sequined jackets and swiveling his hips to the delight of halmaes everywhere. The leading man role is of a genius songwriter, with whom the heroine works to develop into a bona fide trot singer. Still, I love the idea of him doing another romantic comedy after doing more serious stuff (even though I will forever and always love him in Que Sera Sera), because he has a deadpan humor that I really enjoy.

Eric’s agency, Shinhwa Company, confirmed that he’d received the offer and the script and is in talks over the role, but hasn’t yet decided on the project. Trot Lovers is being planned to follow KBS’s next Monday-Tuesday drama Big Man, which puts its premiere in June.

Via My Daily

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Yes yessss Yes please drama-god I want to see Eric in another rom-com. He's sooooooo cute!

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that'd be awesome. maybe they could get the rest of his Shinhwa mates and FTTS + ITYM boys to make cameos just for the heck of it XD

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what's FTTS and ITYM? i'm sorry for asking! hehe

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FTTS is old school RnB/ballad duo Fly To The Sky. 1TYM is YG's 1st gen version of Big Bang.

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FTTS - Fly To The Sky; an RnB duo consisting of Hwanhee and Brian Joo. Shinhwa and FTTS were labelmates under SM Ent back in ye' ole days. Both groups were close and used to appear together on popular variety shows like Xman, Yashimanman, Love Letter and Manwon Happiness.

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FTTS = Fly to the Sky, Korean ballad duo comprised of Brian Joo and Hwanhee.

1TYM (It's actually a "1" in front, not the letter I) = pronounced"One Time". They're a 4-member Korean hip-hop group back in the day.
One of the members is Teddy Park, well-known for his song producing skills for YG Ent. ^^

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haha yes, it's 1TYM (butter fingers there).

hope Eric takes the role, it'd be nice to see him back in dramaland.

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oh okay! i thought u were referring to a drama...lol!! i totally remember FTTS and 1tym...haha

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I might just cry if this happens! This would be a dream come true! Drama-land or real world!

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Is he pretty good?
I never watch his drama but people praise him left and right in Que Sera Sera (incl. javabeans above).

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You should watch Que Sera Sera, Super Rookie and Korea Secret Agency. He was awesome in those three. Spy Myong Wol also not bad.

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if only no runaway co-star.. u_u =]]

personally I think the story are quite funny.. but plot messed up in the middle *sigh

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Gomdori??? Uri Mun Gomdol??? How I miss to see you after Shinhwa broadcast finish…kkkk (just joking). Oh…yeah…but, even though the plot was messed their acting were still the same. Daebak!! Personally, I enjoyed the drama. As long as Eric was in there, the plot doesn't matter…lol…(no, I just like watching his natural acting, that all)

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kanz, You just answered your own question...

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Yes please…long time I'm waiting for his comeback. Eric is one of the great actors that can play different role perfectly from chaebol bulsae-strange rookie hang Ho- playboy Tae Joo to arrogant Kang Woo...

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" I will forever and always love him in Que Sera Sera"

Ditto!!

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Yes, need more drama like Que Sera Sera

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Yes please

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The SHINHWA COMPANY made me smile. It's really cute how their jokes about forming their own company actually came true years later.
Hoping third time's the charm, his KBS dramas haven't caught my interest. QSS and Super Rookie were awesome though.

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Whever i see Eric in casting news, i always hope he'd get paired up with yoon eun hye. :D The female lead has to be young for this one though, right?

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Eric-Eun Hye will be forever my OTP from the first time i saw them in xman days..

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hehe.. then we get to see the continuation from x-man days of the triangle love eric - yoon eun hye - kim jong kook

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No…please no Kim Jong Kook. The drama will end up with tragedy (Eun Hye- Eric will die)..…kkkkk

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Lol. The fight for the fourth end of the love square will be fierce; Chaeyeon vs Stephanie.

Supporting love triangle: Andy - Lee Jin - Hyesung

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I second this!! It was my lifetime wish to see they pair up together in a drama. my x-man feels.
If that really happen, can we have KJK as cameo?

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Omo his back. Yes please Eric shi.

Now I'm excited to know our trot singer heroine.

I vote for IU!

She can sing and she can act and she is somehow KBS sweetheart :-)

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Yes, I'm guessing they would cast someone who has strong vocals and can belt out a song effortlessly. Otherwise, it won't be realistic. I think IU or Eunji would be a good choice.

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IU is perfect for this.

Ahjumma & Ahjussi
Oromoni & Oroboji
Young teen and small children

Will gonna love her.

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Yes I would love to see IU in this role. She is the most versatile singer of k pop. I loved her trot singing in YHY sketchbook and also she is natural actress. I only watched her scenes in pretty man. She was enjoyable

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I also vote for IU. IU is really a one of few natural idol actress. It's just that her drama's scriptwriter has always been ruining drama. Hope her next drama will do justice to her. I also survived pretty man bcoz of her

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It's about time he returns to our pc screen :) I need an ERIC drama that can top QSS. Kang Tae Joo was just too AAAAAHHHHHHH for me!

Hoping for a solid storyline, casting, directing, etc.

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Eric as lead? and it's rom-com! YES yessss please. I've been waiting for his comeback in small screen.
Although my fav of his is like JB = Que Sera Sera, but he can perfectly plays a rom-com character just like in Super Rookie. If he's in, I'm going to watch this.

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I'm a new-ish fan to Shinhwa. Actually, the first song I ever listened to by them was This Love and I loved it. I love all six of the guys and really want Eric in this. The show was going to fly below my radar but now, if he takes the role, I'm so going to watch it. The only drama I've seen him in is Myung-wol the Spy, and we all know how that turned out. While he was good, and the other male lead was good, the rest of the show was terrible. So, I really want to see him in something else. This would be perfect for a comeback!

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I haven't seen Eric in ages!!

It'll be cool to see him again if he agrees to take the role. I hope he does.

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love him soooooooooooooooooooo much and his 4-D personality , actually love all shinhwa , they never grow up
cant wait for his comeback

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I love Eric!! I want him on the screen and I want it now!! I totally support this drama and everything along with it!! This is a must watch for me l cuz if Eric!!! :)

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Oh dear lord, yes!!! I need Eric in another drama just to erase the terrible after taste of Spy Myung-wol. It's been years but it still lingers. And I have to agree wholeheartedly that Eric in Que Sera Sera is still my favorite. Here's to hoping he gets another shot at rom-com, and I'm crossing my fingers that the writing for this is much better than that dreadful other drama.

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see i totally disagree. eric put in a good performance in SMW. it's not his fault the script took a left turn & there was all that drama.

besides, he is so good looking, all you had to do was stare at the smexiness when things became mired in meh.

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I don't understand what you're disagreeing with. I never said Eric was at fault. I watched SPW to the very end because Eric did a very good job with what he was given, I never said he didn't. He was awesome. But the writing, halfway through the drama, left a lot to be desired.

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i disagree that there could be a terrible taste in one's mouth after watching eric in anything . . . even SMW! he's too delish!

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I'll admit to my ignorance and say I've never seen Eric in anything before. In fact, I can count with one hand how many dramas I've seen that released before 2009. But after all the praises I'm reading, I might check out QSS sometime soon.

As for the casting news, I'll be watching this because it sounds interesting. Hopefully I'd like/love Eric as much as everyone. I'm voting for someone young like IU, Eun-ji or Kim So-eun.

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lol I super enjoyed watching him in super rookie and QSS.He's also ok in Spy Myung wol.hope to see him again in a romcom.Such a fine actor.His deadpan humor is bewitching on screen.There were only two idols who transitioned into good acting.....Eric and Mickey Yoochun.Luv them both!

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...and Kim Dongwan :) :) Shinhwa members are good at acting (err I'm looking at you also, Hyesungie! you're pretty good in villainous acting~ watch ShinBang ep. 34)

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I haven't seen him in anything since Spy Myeongwol which started off well, became a confusing plot in the middle, and sort of got better after that. Hope this turns out good for him if he decides to confirm for the role!

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YESSS!!! My prayers are answered! My Love is back! I agree with SD and Mandy, Jung Eun Ji (Reply 1997) would be Perfect for the heroine role. And javabeans, now you're giving me a visual of Eric, dressed in glamor and splendor, like Elvis. . . . Ah, the feels. . . . *spazzes* I'm so ready to watch Trot Lovers now, just to see my darling and crush over him once again. . . .

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If I could type this in 72-point font:

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I could see him as the 'mentor' to whomever is cast as the Trot Ingenue. Dress him up in sparkly suits, slick back that hair, and put him in front of a microphone?

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*faints dead*

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PLEASE.

I've been really wanting him to do another drama. Que Sera Sera is a favorite and I'd wanted him to do another melo in that same vain but a rom-com is good, too. I hope he says yes, because he's a really good actor and has really undeniable screen presence. But, I wonder who the female lead will be? O:

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Eric has such an oddball personality. Ever since Shinbang, whenever i see Eric dance, i think green sequince and the taj mahal. Lol.

Im a tad disappointed that he's not playing the trot singer. He would be extremely hilarious. And i've always thought that Eric was kind of stiff when it comes to dancing which would be perfect for this drama. He had played many cool characters over the years. The short-lived Wolf was droolistic. But now, I want to see Eric the derp.

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Yay Eric and his 4D-ness!

BOING BOING!!!!!!!

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What has Eric been doing since that disaster of a rom-com about the North Korean spy? I felt so bad for him. Eric is a talented guy and I hope that we will see more of him.

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I'm a bit confused at what role is Eric. Here it says he's playing the songwriter while at other sites, it says his role is the a musically-inclined & popular trot artist at the nation's best agency.

Can't wait for him to come back to the small screen.

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Sometimes very early news articles get it wrong so I will keep an eye out to see what the consensus is. I would actually really love for Eric to play a trot singer so that would be great if it happened...

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I read that "trot" is in so I wouldn't even be surprised if Super Junior trotted out their T unit.

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wooot been waiting for his casting news.

"trot vocalist warbling onstage in glittery sequined jackets and swiveling his hips to the delight of halmaes everywhere"

I was 'scared' about him playing a trot singer as said else where but since you put it that way Dramabeans, crying over the lost of quirky Eric swiveling his hips in sequined jacket...

Can't wait for him to comeback. This sound better and better than when I first hear the news... Wonder who the production has in mind for lead actress. Thinking of Yoon Eun Hee since she's still in her 20's but production probably goes for young idol actress instead.

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I hope Eric has lots of awesome make out scenes because that's what he's for.

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Lol…??? But, I could understand….kkkkk

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i would LOVE to see eric in another production!!

i'm excited for any news of him since he's been away way too long.

*fingers crossed*

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OMG. I was actually already rather interested in this because the premise seems fun and different. But if he signs on, then I'll definitely be watching! I loved him in Que Sera Sera and have been wanting to watch him in something else for a really long time!

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the only reason i was a bit happy that Shinhwa Broadcast was cancelled, was because it meant Eric would have time to do a drama. PLEASE LET THIS HAPPEN. if i can't see Shinhwa every weekend, at least let me have a drama starring Eric!!!

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It would be so awesome if Eric would play in this and also Yoon Eun Hye. Hope the script will be good.

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Yes, please, indeed.
Eric on my screen stat.
Please with sugar on it.

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For a moment, I felt he was Gong yoo :)

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que bueno, espero que eric tenga mucha suerte en este nuevo proyescto,...... seria genial verla como protagonista a KIM SO EUN.. ...!!!!!!!!!!! eso si seria perfecto..!!! ellos dos tiene mucho talento

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I loved Eric for his role in Phoenix!! Such a dreamboat as whackadoodle as that drama was... I also watched Super Rookie, which was so-so. I really miss all those old Xman and Love Letter shows! Brian from Fly to the Sky was just pure gold on variety shows and I will never stop shipping KJK and Yoon Eun Hye! XD

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Eric would be alright if the character is a "genius" songwriter... but my vote goes to Shinhwa Dong Wan if the character is a trot vocalist...

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Trot singer or song writer, the thing is the script was offered to him…lol..Don't underestimate someone's ability. I think if Eric decide to take this role, he will be working hard to fulfill all of the character requirement..as audience, we just wait and see^^

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can we have Shin Hyesung as a trot singer? kkkk trot prince~~

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oh please take this eric!!

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It would have been great to see Eric be the singer instead of the "genius" songwriter...but I'd still watch this to see him, nonetheless! I was picturing him similar to CTH's character in Highway Star (I think the previous article had his picture in the sparkly get-up)...but having him "make" the singer would be interesting too. I've wanted Eric to do more rom-coms, because I do like his deadpan humor :P It'll be interesting to see who they'll (eventually) cast as the singer...

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Eric rejected the Trot Lovers drama…TT TT. Still hoping he'll get chance to back again on the screen soon..He's such kind of versatile actor that really amusing to watch. In fact, his handsome face could make audiences just stare and stay in front of TV

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