Kam Woo-sung courted to be Lee Young-ae’s leading man
Now that Lee Young-ae (Dae Jang Geum) has confirmed her drama comeback in the biopic Saimdang, The Herstory, the casting rounds have begun to find her leading man. The offer is currently out to Kam Woo-sung (My Spring Days) to co-star, which would mark his first sageuk in five years since he headlined King Geunchogo.
Saimdang is a Joseon-era historical drama about real-life artist, poet, and calligrapher Shin Saimdang, known as Wise Mother. She lived in the 16th century, and the drama will be set in both her lifetime and the present day, with Lee Young-ae playing dual roles. She’ll be a present-day historian who discovers a secret in Shin Saimdang’s life and sets out to unravel the mystery. She then also plays Shin Saimdang in the past, as the drama explores her unusual life as an educated woman in Joseon, and tells the story of her epic love.
Kam Woo-sung has been cast to play her central love interest, a fictional character invented for the drama. He’s a carefree soul trapped by the strictures of his life, and just when he’s on the verge of suffocating, a young woman hops over his wall and enters his life, changing it forever.
I don’t know about chemistry, but both actors are from the same era (they debuted in the early nineties) and it seems like a good match from two seasoned actors who have each headlined big sageuks before. I have a feeling that this show did half its work in getting Lee Young-ae to sign on. Making the thing is a cakewalk after that, right?
Writer Park Eun-ryung of Women Next Door, Second Propose, and Saving Go Bong-shil Ajumma is penning the script, and Saimdang begins shooting in June for a broadcast next year on SBS.
Via IS Plus
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- Sentimental teaser posters for MBC’s My Spring Days
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- Sooyoung, Kam Woo-sung a potential match-up for My Spring Days
- Weekend sageuk King Geunchogo extended
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