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Kim Ji-won in the running to romance prince Park Bo-gum

Well that was fast. Upcoming KBS fusion sageuk Moonlight Drawn by Clouds just confirmed Park Bo-gum (Answer Me 1988) to play its hero, and already the casting rounds have begun for his co-star.

Producers say she’s just one of many possibilities, but Kim Ji-won (Descended From the Sun) is in consideration for the leading role. I hadn’t thought of her when the show was first announced, but I’ve always liked Kim Ji-won — she’s emotive and has good range for a young actress, so I’m happy with the potential casting.

The new series is an adaptation of a web novel by Yoon Yi-soo, and the drama comes from the team behind Who Are You—School 2015. It’s a youth romance set in 19th-century Joseon, about a girl who crossdresses and pretends to be a worldly man in order to give out love advice. She’s the daughter of a traitor who must keep her identity hidden, and eventually she enters the palace as a eunuch.

She’ll become friends with real-life historical figures Crown Prince Hyomyeong (played by Park Bo-gum) and Joseon scholar/poet Kim Sat-gat (yet to be cast), and have lovelines with both of them. The drama is a coming-of-age story about youths in Joseon, and though the setup is familiar, I like the idea of a resourceful love guru heroine and her cover life as a palace eunuch. Only hijinks could ensue.

Moonlight Drawn by Clouds is being considered for a Monday-Tuesday slot in July or August on KBS.

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AT LAST. a lead role for kim ji-won, and with park bo-gum at that. i hope she takes it!

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Yep, she took the role , it's confirmed!

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Really??? Can you link me the confirmed news? I know right!! Ive always liked her acting and yep its about time she headlines the lead role!!! So happy for her

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Really????? Can you give us the link please??

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No she is not right for this particular role. Too feminine.

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well, it's not like Park Min-young, Moon Geun-young or Lee Yubi aren't ultra-feminine either..

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woooow.... I approve this couple ?

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Please make it come true! Such an dream couple!

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Yes.

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*flails arms*

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#riseKimJiWon2016

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#prayercircleforthistohappen

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#riseKimJiWon2016 *tears in eyes*

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*cue ugly sobbing*

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IT. IS. HER. TIME. TO. LEAD.
it's way overdue.

hopefully the success of descendants will push KBS to cast her. maybe she can become KBS' darling like moon chae won was for a while :)

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Omg. I approve. They would look so good together. And they are both extremely talented. This will be llike a dream pairing.

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Yaaay, finally a (possible) lead role! *crosses fingers and toes*

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I'm definitely watching this if Kim Ji Won signs on. She's doing wonderfully well in Descendants of the Sun and her chemistry with Jin Goo is off the charts. When they bicker, they're cute as buttons; with her fiesty attitude and his deadpan comebacks. But when they stare anguishly at each other, my heart clenches for them.

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This. I love every of their moment, from the first scene of them at the hospital. Their romance conflict may be a little cliché but here both nailed their roles to perfection and the palpable chemistry made it hard for me not to fall for them. I hope MJ character will have more scenes for herself, I want more character development for her. I just need more of this couple ah~~

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This. I am basically watching the drama for the two. I enjoy their dynamic and really really like their individual characters. I also enjoy the bromance between SS and

I enjoy our leads separately and for some reason cannot get into them when together. I wanted smack home girl for running to the captain like dome high schooler and trying to plead his case. Like girl, really? Why would she think that would work with the military and their politics and rules. Why didn't she see that, that action would hurt him and his reputation p, not help.

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Today has the best casting news. PBG+KJW, my favourite paring. I'm in for sure

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WOW! i like =)

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awww yess!

I've been rooting for her to move into lead roles ever since Heirs, it took long enough! She's versatile and emotive, a lot like Park Bo-gum - I'm looking forward to seeing how their acting styles mesh.

(and now, more than ever, PLEASE let this drama turn out decent and not a mess like School 2015 or Scholar! These leads deserve better)

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oh yes please!
i always love her too!

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Yes! Please drama gods... this will restore my faith to dramaland *praying hard*

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So many casting news! I can't keep up anymore. lol

But yes at this! I think they released this to see the public's reaction and from what I read, knetz are LOVING it, so there's a big chance we'll see Bogum ad Jiwon as leads for this drama.

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Last time with Girl who can see smell, the reactions were similar. yet Ji won agency immediately refuted it, even said they didn't even receive any offer :( I end up not watching that drama at all argh Anyway, still happy of the positive reaction, her talent is at least recognized ^^

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Yes, but when that happened, she didn't have the hype of DotS and she wasn't trending on Naver for hours like she did yesterday, so there's still hope.

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AMEN!

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Yes!~ i like her. She's a good actress.

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Hmm... this might be okay.

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I have only seen her in Heirs and her character was written as annoying...not her fault. Have not started DOTS yet so I don't have enough to go on to say if I am for this or not.

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I'd take her or Kim Go Eun

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go run is cute but i can't imagine her face in a sageuk

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Kim Go Eun can do sageuk. That girl is a chameleon i'm telling you.

I saw her in that Lee Byung Hun movie. I forgot what movie is it. It's sort of a historical too.

I can imagine her in sageuk and she's going to kill it as she always did.

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It's memories of the sword. If you look up on rotten tomatoes' pages, KGE's acting are praised as noteworthy. So, she'll do great even in sageuk.

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You have PBG and you have KJW. You have my money.

I'm in! Through and through.

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Park BoGum and Kim JiWon.......

Be still, my heart! I need to know if I can trust both PD and writer first! (Along with production house and music director and the KBS higher ups and... what else have I missed? There's no piano in Joseon right?)

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Why is my comment awaiting moderation? Was it too sassy?

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CACKLING

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I actually glance through this comment and re-read again.

LOL

The shade though! You make me giggle so hard. They probably go gayageum (tradition musical instrument) on us though *wink

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For the love of all that is holy please don't turn out to be like warm and cozy where you took my beloved reply alum and a promising actress then proceeded to churn out utter crap

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omo. don't jinx it T.T

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OMG PLASE NO!

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NOOO DON'T EVEN SAY IT!

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#touchwood pls dont jinx

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Av bin freaking waiting for kjw to av a lead role . . N so happy she got one n wit pbg., itz ganna be epic.
Watch Out

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Fantastic casting I must say! They're both young and talented actors. Hopefully the drama delivers!

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I hope this turns out to be true. It sounds funny. If it airs at the same time as the remake of BBJX then both would have similar stories.

It's more believable she gets mistaken as an enuch rather than no one noticimg she's a girl.

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BBJX will air in the fall because it's completely pre-produced and this one is for the summer.

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She actually was in a web drama as the female lead opposite So Ji Sub. It was a good one with great chemistry.

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Yes, yes, a thousand times YES! I did a massive freak out reading the title of this article and I was very scared/anxious to see who they might cast as PBG's lead. I couldn't approve more. Kim Ji Won has always been great.

But a lot of people here saying they've waited long enough for her to get a lead role finally, but she did have a lead role before.... remember 'What's Up' with I'm Joo Hwan???

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She wasn't considered the main main, just one of the main characters, like in Heirs or DotS. She did have a main main role in a web drama and she will have another web drama soon, but this is for national TV, is bigger issue.

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I'm liking her so far in DOTS..let this be good drama gods please? so many casting news I'm drowning..

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I was thinking about Park Bo Young,
but I also love KimJiWon!
I hope whoever they cast will only bring a better result for this drama.
I reallyreally wish this drama is a good one,
for the sake of PBG and of course, our sanity

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BEST. NEWS. EVER!!!

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Hmmm...I can see her doing this role. Approved!

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I hope she takes it. This pairing should be squee worthy.

Please, writers and directors, don't goon this up.

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I like her in What's Up, playing an upbeat cheerful girl.

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i just love her.she is great actress and a beauty.i liked every single role she was in.my favourite was rachel you totally fall in love with her in heirs.but now with the descedants of the sun her acting is on another level,she is perfect.Yoon Myeong-Joo has become my favourite character of her.
i have never see Park Bo-gum in a drama but he seems cutie!!hope she accepts the role it will fit her great!!ji won its time after these years for a lead.as for the second male lead i would like to see Lee Soo-Hyuk

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Please do not cast Seo Kang Joon as the second male, otherwise he will end up as the second male lead. lol Sorry I'm still bitter.

Anyway, I like the casting so far. I hope a good actor is cast as his antagonist. What about Ryoo Joon Yeol? Oops better not, cos he won't get the girl again....Then we will have Reply Me 1988 2.0.

I'm scarred by those 2 shows, so I'm sorry if I've offended anyone. It's not the actors that I'm mad at but a huge disappointment with the production teams. Although overall RM 1988 is an awesome drama aside from the disappointing endgame although I can see why, but Cheese in the Trap was just a big "WTF".

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I feel youu!!!! Yepp, sometimes it takes longer to move on, esp when the topic is CITT (it's even longer than what's supposed to be)...

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But it silly to hate the actor. It is not SJK fault to show his best. It is sad that he overshadowed PHJ. Give credit whom credit is due, SKJ did a fantastic drama in that drama.

If we keep hating the actor, I could hate Jo In Sung a miillion times for doing the same to So Ji Sub in 'What Happened in Bali.' I didn't finish that. But that is how it is. Sometimes a star can shine brighter than the other. But Halleluyah,not long after, So Ji Sub redeemed himself with I am Sorry, I love You. I am sure it could happen to PHJ too.

Years later, I learned to love JIS and would watch anything he does but SJS is still my first pick.

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he did not overshadow PHJ
if he had then he would've been like Bidam in Queen Seon Deok and everyone would have been ok with the transition instead of raining hellfire on the PD

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Although I don't quite agree because QSD also changed its direction from the initial plan. Same as Feast of the Gods. Same thing happend, they changed course midway. I also dropped that drama because I was pissed. FOTG is only less than 5 years old so I still have that different towards Lee Sang Woo. But I can really blame him. No matter I love JSW, LSW had better chemistry with SYR in that drama.

In CIIT for me, KGE has better chemistry with SKJ. The production probably would have changed course if the controversy didn't blow up.

My point is: it is solely the responsibility of the Production mainly the Director.

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* I meant I CAN'T blame LSW, not can.*

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my only point was that at no point was inho's popularity> jungs with the audience.

but obviously PD was feeling piano boy.

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YES!! OH MY GOD PLEASE YES!!

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Yeeeeeeeeey~ finally! Hope she accepts and hope the project turns out great.

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I'm still neutral when it comes to Park Bo Gum (still #TeamJunghwan all the way) but if Kim Ji Won is going to be the female lead, OH I AM DEFINITELY WATCHING THIS!!!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE HER IN EVERY PROJECT SHE'S BEEN IN!!!

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Sungkyunkwan Scandal x Moon Embraces the Sun?

Hopefully with all the awesomeness of SKKS with the METS backdrop

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We all know how shippable park bogum is with everybody he has worked with. AAAAND I CANT WAIT TO SHIP THESE TWO

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Shippable Park Bogum... Romance n bromance...with Seo Inguk, Hyeri, Ryu Junyeol, n even baduk board but I prefer pillow because there a lot of scene in Reply 88 that shown him asleep or dead tired after game... Taekie~~

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Haha I love your comment!

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Oh thank God. I love her story with Jin Goo in DoTS the best. So hell yeah, it high time that she gets a show of her own.

Park Bo Gum. Oh God, it makes me so nervous now. I just hope he is able to extend his successful streak. I am stupidly possessive of the shows he is going to take up. So i really hope, this one turns out good for him, pretty please.

Although, i have no heart to sit through love triangles (it has been happning so much off-late with me. Though i was lucky with R88, CITT bitched me), but do i have an option if its Park Bo Gum?

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Yes, please!

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THIS is just too good to be true *__* OMFG

My reaction was clapping like a trained seal, screaming out loud WHAT YESSS OMG right there lol no words can describe how i feel right now. My love for PBG is given but it's recent, as for Kim Ji Won, I just love this woman, so much. Even so i'll TRY to keep my hope low, cause they got me last time with Girl who can see smell :( who knows KJW agency would give a denial announcement in two days too *NOOO please give it to her, please accept it KJW*

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Omg approve!!!!!! I love love love Kim ji won!!!!

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Now when's Jin Goo gonna lead a drama? Eons ago I remember being so impressed by him in All in (way more than Lee Santa), seems he hasn't gotten terribly popular yet. Is it because he's no flower boy? And *gasp* got married at a young age? *sigh

Good news about Jiwon though, she's very charismatic.

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well he was a lead in a drama in 2013 but i would love to see him back again as one again...

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l really love her, she is so beautiful and talented, I hope she take this role.
im so excited, im waiting for confirmation

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*FLAILS*
PLEASE OH PLEASE LET THIS COME TRUE

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Finally! A lead role for her! It's about time!

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Love this pairing!! ^^b

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