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Lee Kwang-soo lines up guest appearance for Hwarang: The Beginning

Do you get the sense that the production must have suddenly jumped into action on youthful sageuk Hwarang: The Beginning, based on the slew of casting notices that are coming out? The drama did secure its main cast with Park Seo-joon, Go Ara, and Park Hyung-shik all signing on late last year, but we’ve had a few new new additions this week: Minho and Do Ji-han were cast to play two more of the pretty-boy Hwarang fighters, and now Lee Kwang-soo (It’s Okay, It’s Love) has also been announced for a guest spot.

It’s not a recurring role, but he’s described as having “huge impact” as a character, which makes it weighter than a drive-by cameo. (Ack, does he DIE?)

He’s described as a fierce friend to our hero (Park Seo-joon), a loyal, generous man who’d risk his life for his best friend. His character lost his mother at a young age and wandered around clinging to the hope that he could find his father somewhere; he also plays an important role in getting the hero, who’s low-born, his big chance to become an elite Hwarang warrior.

(No really, are you going to cast him and KILL HIM? Sorry, my paranoia meter just shot up. You rarely cast beloved friends in sageuks for only a few episodes if they’re not going to die and propel the hero on to important things!)

In any case, I do love Kwang-soo’s energy and goofy charm, and can totally see him being Park Seo-joon’s loyal and bromancey buddy. I wouldn’t mind if he stuck around, but he’s busy with multiple projects, and has no less than three guest roles lined up: There’s Dear My Friends, which he’ll film out of loyalty to his It’s Okay, It’s Love writer, and also the premiere episode of Descended From the Sun, which aired today, which he did as a favor to his BFF Song Joong-ki.

Hwarang: The Beginning will air later this year on KBS.

Via MBN

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He is so going to die... That was my thought as soon as I read the description too.

Looking forward to the drama though. *starts praying*

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Yeah probability of him dying is really high when they say he has huge impact and this is going to be only a cameo. Unless of course they decided to go with MIA instead, to use him later however they want, but that is doubtfull.

Saw decendents of the sun and liked it a lot. I really like when friends come to support each other in different projekts.

Beside that Song Joong Ki's character seems nice, so the problems will probably be dangers of their jobs instead. Just hope the forshadowing of the trailer doesn't come true.

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Obviously he's gonna die, maybe for 1 or 2 episodes, he's can't be in another drama, he needs to sleep too.

Future Projects:
Dear My Friends "Special Guest"
Hwarang "Special Guest"
Descendants of The Sun (Cameo)
Entourage (Johnny Drama - Not Confirmed Yet)
KBS Sitcom "The Sound of The Heart" (Lead Role, Not Confirmed Yet)
Running Man (He was filming in Dubai this week)

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This guy sure is so busy this year. Happy for him ;)

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Ugh! I hate it when they do this! Once, JUST ONCE I wanna see a best friend in a sageuk live until the end and be happy. Is that so hard, dramaland?? Why do you want my tears? (My angry, rant-filled tears!)

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"Risk his life for his friend" Yep, he's dying lol.

Also V from BTS is confirmed for Hwarang as well as his acting debut... Oh God, I don't think even Go Ara and Park Seo Joon can make me watch this. I hope Park Hyungsik will choose a good drama soon, I loved him in What Happens With My Family and was so angry at the mess that was High Society

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What's wrong with Taehyung being in it? I seriously doubt it's going to be a major role.

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I wrote this same thing to some other person in the last post about Hwarang.....i guarantee you that kim taehyung is a hard worker and a talented actor. Now you will think that how do i know this as he hasnt ever acted before. As an ARMY i know that he has acted so many times and also he proved his acting skills in the BTS: Prologue for their latest album. Not all idols are bad actors you know. I can name so many idols who are pretty amazing actors! Also he wont be cast in any major role imo. And even if he is, I know he will work his hardest and prove all the "an idol cant act" thing wrong. This is not something like a publicity stunt or a way for BTS to gain popularity, at least its not only that because Kim taehyung has wanted to act since a long time and has shiwcased his acting in some bts bombs (shorts clips of their real life on their official youtube channel)! Im not angry at you but im just angry at the fact that no one wants to give people a try and just judge them for being an idol. At least give the guy a try!

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Lol - I am in 100% agreement with hence my question to the other poster who seemed dismissive if him simply because he's a singer.

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Why only a cameo? Anyway his cameo in Descendants of the sun was so cute, but very short. (Spoiler: DOTS first episode is fucking amazing)

I hope he takes on full cast role too and not just cameos.

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"(No really, are you going to cast him and KILL HIM? Sorry, my paranoia meter just shot up. You rarely cast beloved friends in sageuks for only a few episodes if they’re not going to die and propel the hero on to important things!)"

Case in point: Lee Min Ki, SUFBB. Sob.

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lol "huge impact" "who’d risk his life for his best friend"

Yep he's as good as dead with that character description. :/

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hmm..Can someone in dramabeans do recap for lee kwang soo "puck"- I watched it and cried so hard bcoz of kwangsoo- he really good in acting, at first moment he makes you smile and then caught you somewhere in the middle, bursting tears- T-T

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Lee Kwang Soo makes a cameo in Descended from the Sun. And by the looks of how in the end of the episode it said "we would like to thank Lee Kwang Soo for his cameo appearance." It looked like he didn't get paid. It was swift but it put a smile on my face right from the start of the drama and then in the end. Not that, the drama itself is such a good vibe, at least for now. I'm pretty sure it's going to be a painful journey. They did not get the best criers like Song Hye Gyo ans Song Joong-Ki for naught. Haha

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I loved how everyone is talking about hus came on Desceneded From The Sun here, while we await the first episode recap.

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I already love hwarang in Queen Seon Deok and now they even add kwang soo
can I hope for Kim Nam Gil cameo too?
like at the end, something just happen and he came,
my favorite instant hwarang boy

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Yes A KNG comeo would be awesome.

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Love kwang soo so much.

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I'm waiting on a lead role for Kwangsoo. Puck wasn't enough.

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