Scholar Who Walks the Night ALSO courting Lee Yubi
girlfriday: Wait, so now Lee Yubi is ALSO in contention for Scholar Who Walks the Night? I’m so confused.
javabeans: Apparently yes. I am also confused, though at least we did get one actual confirmation, which was that Jin Se-yeon has bowed out of the project. Hooray for concrete facts, and also other things!
girlfriday: But now Kim So-eun and Lee Yubi are both considering, and there’s no information about which one is starring, or whether it’s even for the same role or different roles.
javabeans: Yes. The article writers seemed to assume they were all in contention for the same role, but now that the casting news is overlapping so much, it’s starting to sound like they may be two different roles. Honestly the press sounds pretty confused too.
girlfriday: So naturally, everybody’s confused. It’d be more frustrating if it weren’t hilarious by now.
javabeans: The Lee Yubi news and the Kim So-eun news all say they’re up for lead roles, and that both actresses would be “starring with Lee Jun-ki” and/or “having a loveline with Lee Jun-ki.”
girlfriday: That’s because Lee Jun-ki is the only person officially on the goddamn cast!
javabeans: Yes, at first it sounded like all these actresses were up to be THE romantic lead with him, but now I think the reporters are just citing him as the one co-star they know is true.
girlfriday: The casting for this drama is turning into a farce.
javabeans: I feel like it already was a farce, but now I really can’t take it seriously. Let’s see, we had Kim Soo-hyun, Park Hae-jin, Han Groo, Jin Se-yeon, Kim So-eun, and now Lee Yubi, and that’s just for two characters. Or maybe three, we don’t know, nobody’s telling us.
girlfriday: Psst, maybe the drama producers don’t know either. They could just be casting a big group of people and hoping it will work out somehow.
javabeans: But there’s a WEBTOON. You could just read that and count up your characters and go from there, producers. What is with this rigamarole?
girlfriday: It’s turning into a pageant or an elimination reality show or something.
javabeans: If you were an actor up for a part, wouldn’t you feel like this was all a big sign warning you to turn back? Who wants the thing five people turned down in front of them?
girlfriday: That’s what I don’t understand about this whole “considering” fad in casting news — I get that they’re testing the waters of public opinion before actually casting people, but you lose faith when you do it too many times.
javabeans: There’s definitely a point at which things start backfiring, and this drama has hit that point and then lapped itself a few times. It reminds me of Blood’s difficulty in securing a lead, which is how you ended up with a brand-new rookie scoring a lead one year after his debut. I mean, it’s a little ridiculous for him to get the part when he’s so green, but also, you ran out of people so it’s not really his fault is it?
girlfriday: And you never want people to think, “Oh, they ran out of people, so they cast you.” The thing is, I totally love Lee Yubi, and would be excited for her to do this drama. I’m just fed up with how the drama is casting (or not casting, as the case may be).
javabeans: JUST PICK ONE. I DON’T EVEN CARE WHICH ONE. JUST ONE WILL DO.
girlfriday: OR TWO. WE DON’T KNOW, DO WE?
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