B1A4’s Jinyoung in talks to join Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
The good news is that we may finally have a second lead in fantasy-youth-romance-sageuk Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, after BtoB idol Yook Sung-jae (Village: Secret of Achiara) dropped out of contention. I’m a liiiiittle wary of B1A4 idol Jinyoung (Warm and Cozy) being that replacement, though. Not all idols are created equal, KBS!
According to the drama production, Jinyoung is currently considering, with decisions not yet finalized. The role he is up to play would form the third leg in the love triangle with series leads Park Bo-gum (Answer Me 1988) and Kim Yoo-jung (Angry Mom). Based on a popular web novel with over a million readers, Moonlight Drawn By Clouds is set in late Joseon in the time of Crown Prince Hyomyeong (Park Bo-gum), the young genius who falls in love with the young woman disguised as a eunuch who enters the palace (Kim Yoo-jung).
I’m ambivalent on Jinyoung’s casting, though willing to see how he manages in the role; I expect the drama to make him extra appealing to make up for the fact that he won’t get the girl. (Nothing like a lovelorn second lead character to endear you to an actor!) I didn’t care for him in the youth music drama Persevere, Gu Hae-ra despite really enjoying the uplifting show because I didn’t connect with his character and didn’t feel he did, either. He had barely anything to do in Warm in Cozy last year, but I do recall him being endearing and funny as the rocker grandson in the quirky comedy Miss Granny, so there’s that thread of hope.
Moonlight Drawn By Clouds will be a Monday-Tuesday drama following medical mystery Beautiful Mind, and premieres on August 1.
- Yook Sung-jae drops out of Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
- Chae Soo-bin up to play Park Bo-gum’s princess in Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
- Kim Yoo-jung to be Park Bo-gum’s leading lady in Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
- Palace romance Moonlight Drawn By Clouds courts Kim Go-eun, probably
- Yook Sung-jae courted to play rival to Park Bo-gum
- Kim Ji-won in the running to romance prince Park Bo-gum
- Park Bo-gum chooses palace romance Moonlight Drawn by Clouds
- KBS adapts youth romance sageuk Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
- Warm and Cozy: Episode 1
- Persevere, Gu Hae-ra: Episode 1