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More princes join the mix for Bu Bu Jing Xin remake Moon Lovers


Hong Jong-hyun, Baekhyun

More casting updates for the Bu Bu Jing Xin remake! The Korean version is titled Moon Lovers and now reports that Hong Jong-hyun (Mama, Dating Agency Cyrano) and EXO idol Baekhyun are positively considering joining the fusion time-traveling period romance drama.

As previously announced, Lee Jun-ki (Scholar Who Walks the Night) and Kang Haneul (Misaeng) are in talks for leading roles. Both are reportedly still considering, which means nobody’s a final lock yet, though at least we can start to get a general feel for the cast based on who they’re courting. (Also, news reports had announced that Hwang Jung-eum was in contention to play the time-traveling main character, but her reps immediately quashed those rumors, stating that she was not doing the project.)

The original Chinese drama was centered around a modern woman who time-travels back to the Qing era, who then becomes entangled in romantic lovelines with several (all of the?) princes of the time while also trying not to alter the course of history. Moon Lovers puts the story in Goryeo era, with Lee Jun-ki up to play its fourth king, Gwangjong. Kang Haneul would take on his rival — or at least, one of them, since there are multiple suitors vying for her affections.

Hong Jong-hyun and Baekhyun are both being courted to play two princes; the details of their roles have not yet been given, but I’m sure we have some knowledgeable Bu Bu Jing Xin fans in the house who can speculate as to which roles they’ll be playing, right?

Moon Lovers will be directed by PD Kim Kyu-tae of hits like It’s Okay, It’s Love and That Winter, the Wind Blows. And despite the rocky history of pre-produced series in dramaland (versus the more frantic but preferred method of live-shooting), it seems that we’re about to see a renewed push for pre-production: Several big buzz projects are adopting the practice in the coming year, including the Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-gyo doctors-without-borders drama Descended From the Sun and Lee Young-ae’s historical biopic Saimdang. Now Moon Lovers is looking to film in advance of its airing as well. For the sake of everyone who works in the industry, I hope the pre-produced shows are successful and pave the way for more projects of the kind. ‘Cause as long as the live-shot shows outperform the filmed-in-advance ones, I don’t see things changing in the system.

Filming on Moon Lovers will commence in mid-February, with a goal of airing in the latter half of the year; a broadcaster has not yet been secured.


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A lot of pretty faces! Such an eye candy! But, the problem is Who will be female lead? I want someone like Han Hyo Joo. She is available?

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I second HHJ!!!

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Female lead: Lee Min-jung, Han Hyo-joo.
But Ruo Xi is certainly Lee Min-jung for me.

PS: Thank God Hwang Jung-eum is not Ruo Xi.

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On second thought, I think they will possibly cast KIM AH-JOONG because of her similar angles with Cecilia Liu in Bu Bu Jing Xin. There are major scenes where I cannot help but see their angle similarities. Kim Ah-joong is a possibility.

But Lee Min-jung makes a beautiful Ruo Xi.

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the funniest thing i read this comment now and it was IU :( and the drama flop so hard lol

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I want Park bo young as Ruo Xi!!

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she would be great but i don't think she'll take it.

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I am glad the Hwang Jung-eum rumors are not true, her acting is too exaggerated as Ruoxi .

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I would have loved to see her in another role so soon but you're right. Hwang jung eum is hilarious in a comedic role but I don't really want to see her in a saguek.
Besides she said in an interview last week that she will be resting for six months.

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THANK GAWD HWANG JUNG EUM IS A NO GO. OMFG.

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amen :o

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amen amen

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Her overacting is so cringe-worthy I barely managed to finish KMHM.

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I said Lee Bo Young.

That Baekhyun maybe for Prince 10th...like a kid, falls for Ruo Xi.. But yeah, one-sided love for sure LOL

HJH maybe for Prince 13th, RX's best friend, the one who supports RX's to be with Prince 4th

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I agree with you HJH must be 13th, Baekhyun is suitable to be 10th. I think Kang Haneul is 15th prince, the role suits him better than as 8th prince.

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I mean 14th prince not 15th

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When I heard that Baekhyun will be in the drama, I also thought that he'll be the 10th Prince.

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If Kang ha nuel is the eighth prince, then Hong jong hyun is probably the 13th? No, wait . He looks too unfriendly. Please don't be the 13th, hjh. Then the exo guy might be the 10th. He's supposed to be funny so...

Liu shi shi resembles Lee bo young a lot.When I first saw her, ( Liu shi shi) it shocked me , how much they look alike.
Wisj Lee bo young would take this role.

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i was wishing for the same thing (Lee Bo Young for the female lead) but someone here in dramabeans mentioned that she just recently gave birth so it's unlikely

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This sounds like a casting disaster

Hwang jung eum is not young enough, or pretty enough and her acting style is too dramatic to fill Liu shi shi's boots

So thank god for that!

lee jun ki is also a visual misfit. He is pretty but not classically handsome like jo in sung, go soo etc
He could play another prince but 4th prince is supposed to have a kingly commanding presence. (and yes lee jun ki fans i have seen arang and I liked him in it)

If they have to get an idol on board, someone like siwon, hyung shik would be better

I really want this to be good :o but it doesnt look promising

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ohmygod, Hyung shik for the 10th prince! Or the 13th !!!

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looking at this casting you might want poor hyung shik to swerve left
or maybe he can steal the show idk
I really love BBJX so this is very frustrating

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I understand your frustration.Not a huge fan of Lee jun ki either. I think it will be difficult to bring back the charm of the original. But! There is hope. ( in the form of Kang ha nuel). I hope the rest of the casting is done right.
They absolutely cannot go wrong with casting Ruoxi.

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Hyung Shik is rumored to star in another sageuk for SBS.

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Well, we haven't seen Baekhyun acting so let's give him a chance until we seen ep1.

Siwon don't look like someone who will take a minor role like 10th prince...
Maybe Hyungshik too since he has been acting as the 2nd lead for multiple dramas.

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i was thinking of 8th/13th or 14th for siwon
not a minor one, but you are right it is unlikely he would take it at this stage of his career.

pls save me from baekhyun though
the face is not suited for sageuk
and if we neeeeed to have an exo member I wish I could return him to SM and ask them to send D.O instead

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It's not about refusing a job due to high status, it's more like 'I'm entering military tomorrow and I won't be out until the end of 2017' for Siwon.

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D.O is busy with his movie with Jo Jungsuk. I think he has another project lined up after that so can't be him.

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Siwon can be 8th prince

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I've seen him in EXO Next Door webdrama and he was bad.

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Oh right I've seen that too Sehun would have been a much better 10th prince! He was hilarious

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I don't think he was bad but maybe it's because Chanyeol was so bad he made everyone else look better.

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It's weird how people are always weirdly okay with idol casting if it's a guy but when it's a female idol the first comments on this site will be NOOOOOO OOOOOOOO how sexist and hypocritical.

I wish the idol was hyungsik. I still don't understand why all of EXO wants to get into acting but now I guess acting is just for anyone. If it's not DO than just pack them off to China to tour.

The casting is terrible so far and I want lee jun ki to run far far away.

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@Ren, it's because EXO's agency knows that they can't be pretty boy band singers forever.

It seems like I'm the only one who wants Lee Jun Ki as 4th prince, he has crazy potential as an actor, from what i've seen so far (especially in things like King and Clown, Time Between Dog and Wolf, Two Weeks) the guy has range.

Also maybe it's because I never caught him in his flowerboy era, but I so don't see him "lady-like" pretty, even after watching the King and the Clown (where he totally rocked)

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But you can say the same thing for any idol group - can't be in an idol group forever! So what, everyone gets a lead role just cuz?

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this role doesn't seem like a lead role, it seems to be more like a 3rd or 4th lead at best - not much screentime. And from what I've seen, he's got decent enough comic timing so I will admit he's not hopeless.

I agree that idols aren't entitled to acting careers even when they have no talent just because their idol careers are short. Drama viewers should not have to pay the price for the fact that Korean music industry careers have a short shelf life.

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@Ren and pogo

I'm not saying that they should/should not or that they are entitled to it, I'm saying that this is how the Korean entertainment industry works, very little one can do about it. (I was pocking fun on it, actually.) On a serious note, though, who knows maybe he will do well, we shall see...

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I also like Lee Jun Ki as 4th prince. I am sure he can do well in that role

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Agree that LJK has the acting chops, and his flowerboy era is long over.

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You are not alone. I also can see LJK as the 4th Prince :)

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"It’s weird how people are always weirdly okay with idol casting if it’s a guy "

oh boy, not this old chestnut again. Please have a look at some casting posts where idols like Yunho, Taecyeon, L, Changmin or that N kid, among others, were mentioned.....it takes some truly creative interpretation of those comments, to come up with the idea that regular db commenters are "always weirdly okay" with any male idol being cast in things when they have been found to suck before.

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I agree. While I admit I do criticize and get disappointed when female idols who can't act get good roles, I always notice that the threads for the female idols are way more negative than the ones for male idols even if said male idols are just as bad. People are extra vile when it comes to female idols tbh. There are also more personal attacks. I don't know why people need to say "well, she's not even that pretty" when looks don't have anything to do with acting ability.. No need to insult other aspects of the person if ability is the only thing in question.

idk if Baekhyun can act, though, so I'll reserve my judgments for now. Is he awful? I've never seen him in anything and I'm not into EXO (their fans kind of freak me out, so I mostly steer clear from boy groups in general).

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I feel that this drama is going to end up a disaster too, the casting so far is disappointing to me except for Kang Hanuel. I feel that Lee Jun Ki should be cast as 14th instead and the 4th prince should go to someone like Jo In Sung, Ji Sung, or Joo Jin Mo. Baekhyun sounds fine to me for the 10th prince, I'm willing to close one eye as long as he have passable acting skills to pull off the cuteness. As for Hong Jong Hyun, I can't imagine him as any of the princes, and 13th is definitely a nono for him.

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Yes! Joo Jin Mo will be perfect for a quiet manly 4th prince who is going to be a king~
I had him in mind too!

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Watching EK at the moment. JJM is too soft and does not have enough fire to be the 4th prince. Basically, he's just too nice.

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Siwon's already enlisting for military service tomorrow (Nov 19). ㅠ.ㅠ

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LJK was pretty pre-army & is now maturing into a handsome guy. He looks very princely & handsome in the photo up there next to KHN. Both JIS & GS are busy with other projects, and CSW is enlisting tomorrow.

The idol is probably playing the role of the 10th prince, which is like the 5th supporting male actor after 4tn, 8th, 13th & 14th. PHS is too established for such a minor role.

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Kang Haneul, Lee jun-ki please say yes and made my day! I promise I would love to see Lee jun-ki in a modern rom-com but God knows I'm in if he's in. And Kang Haneul deserves more big roles and he's cute that doesn't hurt :)
I like Hong jong-hyun but I've never been blown away by his acting. But who knows this might be his breakthrough performance!

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Another remake disaster...

they need to stop...

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I'd love to see LJK as the 4th Prince, but to me he is like the 14th Prince. He can handle 4th Prince's role for sure, so why not take the lead then?

As for Ruoxi's role, I want someone who looks young and strong but has a light character aura, also a good actress, but definitely not a newbie.

Perhaps Park Bo Young? Park Min Young?

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Someone mentioned Yoo in na in a previous post. I think she could be playful like Ruoxi was at the beginning. Or Lee min jung <3 But is she a bit old for this ?

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I don't mind Lee Min Jung, but I don't think that's her role. I can imagine her as Ruolan, Ruoxi's sister.

Ah, I loved that drama, so I'd love to see a good remake with LJK starring in it.

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how about Kim So-eun?

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She is too strong, she is like Mingyu, don't you think?

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Park Min Young not likely, she has Remember with Yoo Seung Ho already right?

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Yes, I know about it, but who knows how long it will take to find the actors and starts to really shoot? I believe they have first announced the remake in this June... I hope they are going for a good remake, not a rushed one.

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Yasssss please! Park Bo young!!

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The casting of EXO Baekhyun has made my daughter all excited lol...

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Can someone give a run down of all the princes, their personalties and roles within the hierarchy? Thanks!

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This version is going to be changed to Korean history, not the same as the original Chinese one. So all the princes that appeared in the Chinese version may not be appearing here.

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Yes, of course, but I was asking out of curiosity about the casting and potential characters, not the history (since that'll have to change).

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Wow, thanks! That's pretty impressive.

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I read an article saying this drama will be co-produced by Universal Studios, subsidizing half of the 15 Billion KRwon production budget.

That's pretty big.

http://english.kofice.or.kr/b00_tv/b10_news_detail.asp?seq=2312

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So many pretty faces~ I can't really picture Lee Bo Young pairing with these guys though.. I can see her as the older sister? I can kimda picture Kim So Eun? or Park Bo Young? (I wanna see her in a drama again! Hahah) and I guess Kang Haneul will be the 8th prince and Lee Junki as the more serious 4th prince?

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While I enjoyed Bu Bu Jing Xin tremendously, I don't mind the korean re-made. I do hope they really re-made with a new twist. The thing with Bu Bu Jing Xin that I don't like, the crying was too much - I find this is what turn me off a lot of chinese dramas. The angst and crying is overdose.
The Bu Bu Jing xin story is really interesting. I never really like the girl Ruo Xi. I like the princes a lot more and keep wishing they would just fall for another girl.
So I hope the korean version would have a stronger female lead. Park Bo Young?

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I'm glad I find someone who doesn't fall head over heel in love with BB JX. I like that drama as a whole but as a love story no. The 8th Prince who is supposedly in love with the female lead turns out to be really in love with his wife instead. The 4th Prince who is supposed to be her one true love turns out to love power more than her.

And thanks God I finally find someone who isn't in love with Ruo Xi.

One of the reason why I try my best to stay away from historical dramas is because the male lead (if he happens to be King/Crown Prince/Prince) will have so many other women besides the female lead as his wives/consorts. If the female lead comes from the same era, I would l try to swallow my disappointment, but Ruo Xi is from the future therefore I find her acceptance of that practice is totally unacceptable.

A korean version of BBJX is a good news for me for I could hope to finally see a happy ending this time. I could also dream for a female lead that will make the contemporary women proud. Please don't be stingy with new twists show, I'm counting on you to do it.

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What's worse is that in this Goryeo era that this drama is going to be set in, the Kings/Princes marry their own half-sisters! I wonder if they will show this in the drama.

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I see you guys talking about actresses in their 30s so I assume the female role is not someone extremely young?

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she is supposed to be young (for most of it)
the story covers a long period
liu shi shi was 23ish when she filmed the drama.

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Oh so if koreans cast 14 year olds to act like 20 year olds at times, it's possible they'd cast someone very young to play the main female, they can always make someone young look a bit older, but making someone old look younger always looks ridiculous. Oh well, it's not the type of drama that I'd really enjoy so I don't really care. Just thought I'd check out what the fuss was all about.

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Based on their looks, I guess Lee Junki = 4th prince, Kang Haneul = 8th prince, and these young ones are 10th and 13th prince or 14th prince?
But aren't they going to come up with korean version and not the exact number of princes? or have they managed to find a korean King with the exact number of princes as the Chinese Emperor?

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Based on the photos in the post, I also think LJK and KHN are going to be 4th & 8th princes. HJH is probably 9th or 14th, and Baekhyun the 10th. I adore 13th, so I hope they cast someone suitable whom I'll like.

And they did manage to find a Korean king with 20+ sons & daughters, and at least 3 of these sons became kings for various periods of time.

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I'm happy none of my favorites is in this drama.

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No oppa noooo, remakes of cdramas don't have a very good record on Korean tv - and after him and Kang Haneul, they court Hong Jong-hyun? That's such a downgrade.....

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I'm just hoping everyone will be well cast for the adaptive roles in the Korean version. So, I've been keeping an eye on updates. =)

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I enjoyed the original immensely and would really wish that the adaptation can do it justice. Fingers crossed!

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I think Hong Jong Hyun will be 8th Prince, Kang Haneul 10th Prince and Baekhyun 13th/14th Prince.

About the female lead, i think Kim So Eun or Park Bo Young will be good..
Lee Bo Young is a bit old, for younger gens we have KSE, PBY, or maybe Shim Eun Kyung, she has some experince in sageuk.

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Kang Haneul looks too broodingly serious to be the 10th prince. And Hong JH does not seem to have the experience to take on the 8th prince's role, which is quite a major character.

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So sad with all the casts news.
I got feeling the producer not intended to make a good and quality remake of this good drama. From the casts selection alone they just wanted to gained profit and big big money and not produced a good drama.
I don't have any expectations now T_T

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I will watch it just for the overload of prettiness, but
I also hope they choose a female lead that is not on my "avoid" list.

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I WON'T READ THE COMMENTS FIRST. I'm a Casting Director wannabe LOLOLOL to place Hong Jong-hyun and Baekhyun amongst the princes.

Baekhyun is definitely 10th Prince. Definitely.

Hong Jong-hyun is... 13th or 14th. Certainly not 8th. 8th must have some hint of hot-ahjusshi vibe. It's Kevin Cheng all right. 8th should look like at-par-age-wise with 4th.

Kang Ha-neul is 13th or 14th too. Most likely he's 13th.

13th and 14th almost have the same blueprint.

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I agree with you

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Agree with your casting choice. KHN can't be the 8th Prince. He's not bad-ass enough. It'll be either he plays 14th or 13th and HJH will play the other role.

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This sounds like a hot mess and a train wreck and it's not even the actors I'm concerned about but the writing and directing instead. I mean, it's aimed for Hallyu audiences whatwith the large budget, hype and media relases regarding it. So having idol actors is a given. (Even if the idea of watching Hong Jong-hyun for more than a minute has me running the other direction - he is just... Terrible)

I'm more concerned about the writing and the fact that remakes are almost always a fail in Korea. TTILY tells its own story and it's hardly been a few months since. Also, I might be the only one but I absolutely hate Kim Kyu-tae's directional style. For Kang Ha-neul's sake, I hope everything turns out well. Or he can just pull out and it will solve my worries at least lol.

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Hong Jong-hyun is one of the few actors I've seen who has actually got WORSE with time. He was funny in Vampire Idol, but that robotic quality hasn't left him even when he plays humans.

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han hyo joo & han ji min are the best cast for female role.....also seo woo if possible...please dont put idols

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I like Han hyo joo but she's quite too old for the role. Ruoxi is supposed to be way younger than 4th.

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I was quite excited when they mentioned Kang Ha Neul and the director of It's Okay It's Love and That Winter The Wind Blows, but now that Baekhyun might be one of the princes, I'm honestly a little skeptical (maybe more than a little :x)
Hope they find a good and suitable actress for the lead role o:

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Oh gosh oppa please reject this offer. This is already looking like a disaster in the making. The original princes were mature and all were perfect in their roles.
Even for a Goryeo era sageuk this casting is hella off.

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The 10th prince was rather immature...

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I meant the actors including Ye Zu Xin who played the 10th prince.

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Why am to surprised that they got an EXO guy to join?

Though I am surprised it's Baekhyun of all people. I would've expected Sehun or even Chanyeol to be picked.

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Let's just be happy it isn't Chanyeol. Sehun has braces on so he can't.

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EXO member's casting is proabably to cater for the Chinese fans and the younger audience.

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So far only LJK and KHN are two great actors in this. Don't have a good feeling about this remake. I never watched the C-version yet. But think to watch a bit later. PBY, KSE or LYB might be good on this. But I have a feeling they will cast an idol or popular actress. If this is the case, PBY will be the greatest choice, compared to idols.

Aside from castings, what more important is the storyline.

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The story line and script are the most important. If the story/script is not good, the actor/actress no matter who they cast, can't save the show.

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This is looking more and more like a train wreck in making. Kang Ha Neul is the only positive choice. Lee Jun Ki is a no no for the 4th Prince. You need someone who looks king material which Lee Jun Ki does not. If he has to take a role, he should do the crown prince. For the 4th Prince, how about Jo Jung Suk and Kim Moo Yul for the 8th Prince? KHN can be the 14th.

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Lee Jun Ki looks like Prince material, and he is too established to take the crown prince role, which is just a minor supporting character. JJS hasn't done, led or 2nd lead any sageuk drama before and neither has KMY, so the production may not consider them as suitable as the main lead for a big budget drama.

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We need good actors and someone who can play the 4th Prince, not an actor who has played a few saeguks. It is precisely after watching Lee Jun Ki in Arang, JG and SWWTN that I think he's not suitable to play the 4th Prince. The 4th Prince is aloof, expressionless, cold and cruel but he does have those heartbreaking moments. Lee Jun Ki will over dramatize everything. Plus, I won't be able to distinguish him from each of these saeguks because he has the same stock expressions. If you are his fan, you should wish he gets out of being typecast.

JJS is a more natural actor and he doesn't look too pretty. KMY is also good. But I think at the rate they are doing the casting, neither will want to be part of the wreck.

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What a comment like saying LJG having same expressions in his sageuks. He is one of the best actors in terms of versatility. Only his role in GIJ didn't give him chances for another breakout performance due to the weak script. It was quite ordinary and one-dimensioned in my opinion. Other ones are unique in their own ways. All in all, he knows how to differentiate his roles well, and always gives justice to the characters. His acting never fails! For ones denying my opinion, just read that of Javabean's "His acting always reliably solid" which was mentioned in his previous casting news for this drama. That is actually how the viewers who watched entirely of his works felt.

Doing more sageuks doesn't mean being typecast. He chose them in fate as he was attracted to the characters and synopsis while many actors doing rom-coms or melos with similar characters just for the rating sake. Okay, let's leave his modern dramas alone, even his sageuks have different genre.

More strange is that the Night Scholar character is dragged, as if you haven't watched it yet. He showed his potential to act as an evil character there. That's enough for the audience to look forward to his brilliant portrayal of the 4th prince as well as a wicked mastermind king with an intense love to the female lead.

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@LM, Agree that we need good actors & that both JJS & KMY are good actors. However, it is precisely because they have not led, 2nd led or even 3rd led in a sageuk drama before, that it is not so easy for them to land a first lead role in a big budget sageuk. It would be easier if they have a major hit or are wildly popular and have huge fan bases in China, Japan or overseas so that the drama can export for a high price, unfortunately, neither JJS or KMY are at that level. To be brutally frank, these 2 guys are not that popular nor comfortably established as a Big 3 leading actor. Worse, KMY had an army scandal, which will drag his career.

LJK is not just an actor who has played a few sageuks, in JB's own words "he’s so great in historical projects so I get the interest; even when the dramas themselves aren’t great, he’s always reliably solid in them (Joseon Gunman, Scholar Who Walks the Night)."

It is precisely after watching LJK in Arang, JG and SWWTN that I think he is suitable to play the 4th Prince. He can do playful mischievous Magistrate, angsty revengeful Gunman, aloof & cool Scholar-Vampire, so he should have no problem with the aloof, expressionless, cold and cruel 4th prince. He's also great at heartbreaking moments. It is from Arang that I realised that LJK can show restrained acting without over dramatizing everything. I don't have any problem distinguishing him from each of his sageuks simply because he manages to make them so different.

Since you think he has the same expressions, no matter whether he acts in sageuks or contemporary dramas, he will appear the same to you. And considering that his roles were that of ghost-seeing magistrate, hunted criminal daddy, disguised Japanese businessman, night walking Scholar-Vampire, I'm happy to say that he is so not being typecast.

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Is it wrong that everything in this article briefly left my head when I scrolled down the page and got to that picture of Lee Jun-ki? Thanks, jb, you just made my morning a whole lot better!

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Baekhyun out of all? I've seen his musical and I thought he was ok, but a musical is not a drama. Hey, at least its not Chanyeol.

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I think Goo Soo and Han Hyo Joo are perfect.
http://i.imgur.com/HSbLHBn.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/CRPaIvt.jpg
Actually, I love Lee Joon Ki, but I don't think he is fit to be 4th Prince

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Go Soo is doing the drama with Jin SY, and LJK has the acting ability to take on any role.

Would love a LJK - HHJ reunion.

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Still hoping PARK MIN YOUNG as the female lead.... She can act really well with many guyz surround her. Remember Sungkyunkwan Scandal? Who's with me?

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Haha. The only thing I remember the most from Sungkyunkwan Scandal was the bromance between Song Jong Ki - Yoo Ah In.

PMY might be a good choice too, but I will go for Park Bo Young more.

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I wish budding actors were given more roles ... As opposed to popular idols. I like chanyeol and baekhyun but there r lot of other actors out there who could be given more opportunities. Maybe someone like ji soo or lee won geun. Any others you all can think of ??

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Thank goodness it's not Hwang Jung-eum! But most importantly, thank goodness Jin Sae-yeon has a drama lined up. Haha.

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thank God it's not Jin Se yeon HAhahaa!

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I'm pretty sure Han Groo should be the main actress. I also think Han Groo should be the headliner in every drama.

But if she can't do it then Park Bo-Young would also do an excellent job.

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Han Groo just got married, so may want to enjoy her wedded bliss first before jumping back into another drama?

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Didn't know she got married! Congrats to her!

But either way, this wouldn't start filming until Mid-February anyways so pleeenty of time to enjoy being married until then!

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han hyo joo forever.......

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Sigh...another idol casting. Hope he does not disappoint.

But I just gotta get this off my chest...why is the title so lame?

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Right?? I mean, "Moon Lovers"? Really? "Scarlet Heart" is such a better title, although I realize that's not the actual translation of Bubu Jingxin.

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Dream casting (not that it would ever happen) but Im Joo eun (just give her a leading role already! she's so underrated)
Kim Ji Won, Park Bo Young or Song Ha Yoon/Buyl.
Just please cast a actress, a good one! And maybe someone more age appropriate as well.

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At this disaster cast, I hope they cast best actress for it. Still hope Moon Chae Won in this... she could be save the production.

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Baek for 10th! But I think it'll be easier to decide which prince the guys are playing after deciding on the female lead so we can visualise their dynamics.

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The female lead is the most important, since most of the princes gravitate around her. Her casting is even more crucial compared with the princes.

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Superfan of bbjx except, like someone mentioned, the too much crying.
If I was the director, i'd want to cast these people....

Rouxi:
Baek jinhee ,Oh yeon seo, Han hyo joo, Moon chae won, Lim jueun, Han groo, or Park boyong

4th prince:
Hyunbin, Go soo, Jo won...

13th prince:
Yoon siyoon

8th prince:
Joo insung, Kang dongwon, Go soo, Lee jinwook

^^ v

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Go Soo, Joo Won, Lee Jin Wook are doing other dramas, JIS is doing a movie, YSY is in the army and KDW does not do dramas.

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Thank God Hwang Jung-eum turned it down. She is too old and ugly for this role. I hope she does not turn around and take it after all.

I'd love to see Yoon So-Hee as Rou-Xi. She is a wonderful actress, pretty, has sageuk experience, and an air of mystic around her.

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Hwang Jung Eum? Ugly? What?

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Moon Chae Won is the only person I can imagine playing Rouxi. :( Wish she wasn't doing Mister Black.

Thank goodness Hwang Jung Eum isn't in this. Phew!

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i don't think Lee jun Ki kan manage being the 4th prince. He doesn't have that diabolical mastermind look that Nick had. I am going to cry if they change 8th prince into this secondmale lead who is good and proper thing. Because 8th prince was manipulative and definately not at all "good".
Han Hyo Joo or Kim Min jung are both not great actors lets be real. Park bo young would be perfect but i don't think she'll consider a sageuk.
I am scared but i will watch.

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The main draw of the C-version is 4th prince's intense love for Ruoxi, and not his looks, and he is supposed to look controlled and poker face, not diabolical.

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lee jun ki is perfect for 4th prince, kang haneul will be 13th prince the happy go lucky prince and ruo xi best friend, hong jong hyun will be 13th prince and baekhyun can made me love him like 10th prince did

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Knowing nothing about this drama,can a Lee Min Ho or a KSH,or even LJS be good for this??or are they too big for sharing the spotlight with so many other actors?

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Lee MH and KSH may be too big to share the spotlight whilst LJS has no sageuk experience. In an interview, Nicky Wu said that the main leads must accept that they also have to be a bystander in many scenes because there are so many characters. But since the K version is shorter, they may simplify the story quite a bit.

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Nope. Actually, Lee Joon Gi is the one who loves spotlight. If he accepts this, the plot may be adapted to the male-centered one.

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It's not that LJK loves the spotlight, but rather that the spotlight, and the camera, loves him!

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I'm so nervous about the casting since we need 6 good/great actors to play the 6 princes roles and a good/great young actress to play the female lead which is a crucial role for the drama (I would LOVE it if it's Lee Bo Young but she's older than the role in talks and thank God it's not Hwang Jung Eum: I loved her in Secret and KMHM and she's a good actress but not in this kind of a role plus she's not young enough for the role) and up till now I'm not that sure about all the 4 actors in talk for the drama: I have Lee Jun Ki ssi who I ADORE and can see him making a great job as the 4th prince/to be king, Kang haneul who I like and can see him doing well on his own but then I have the two other actors who I don't know at all so I think I have to keep faith in the director of It's Ok It's Love and That Winter The Wind Blow since I loved both those dramas (It's Ok It's Love more precisly) and hope and pray that Lee Jun Ki ssi make a great comeback to the dramaland since I can't wait to see him in my screen as soon as possible!!! :D

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