School 2015: Lee Yubi out, Kim So-hyun in?
Casting changes are afoot for KBS’s coming-of-age drama Who Are You–School 2015: Both Lee Yubi (Pinocchio) and Kang Min-hyuk (Heirs) declined the leading roles that they were offered, so the search continues for the next fresh-faced stars to headline the drama about high school students and their real-world problems. The news gets better though, because the offer has now gone out to Kim So-hyun (Reset) to star.
Okay, I thought I’d be sad if Lee Yubi ended up passing on School, but not if Kim So-hyun is being courted instead. I like that they’re aging down to younger leads, especially since the talent is there. Not only is Kim So-hyun a high-schooler in real life, but I actually like her more, and I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for her to get the big starring role that she deserves. I’ve seen Kim So-hyun be vulnerable, sassy, charming, AND badass, and she’s just getting started.
It’s been confirmed that School 2015 will be a mystery about a set of twins, and if she signs on, Kim So-hyun will play both characters. One twin is the It Girl at a Gangnam high school, and she goes missing. The other twin transfers there and her life changes completely. Now the Who Are You part of the title makes more sense — the drama will be about the twins’ swapped fates, and the mystery of what happened to the missing twin who returns with no memories.
Now that we know it’s a leading lady twofer, I’m doubly excited for Kim So-hyun to headline her first big primetime series with this drama. There must be a change in the tide, because she and her fellow child stars will all be populating the halls of Dramaland High in leading roles at the same time (though sadly all in different dramas): Kim Yoo-jung is currently being bullied in Angry Mom, and Yeo Jin-gu will be falling for a vampire in Orange Marmalade. Sniff, sniff… they all grow up so fast!
Who Are You–School 2015 follows Blood on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning in late April.
Via Star News
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- Lee Yubi offered leading role in School 2015
- School 2015 in the works at KBS
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- Press conference for the cast of Reset
- OCN thriller Reset’s prosecutor and angel
- Suspicious Housekeeper: Episode 1
- Yeo Jin-gu and Kim So-hyun potentially together again
- I Miss You: Episode 1