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Yook Sung-jae drops out of Moonlight Drawn By Clouds

…Probably. I say probably because the last time the press reported that Yook Sung-jae (Village: Secret of Achiara) was dropping out of youth romance sageuk Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, there was a whole wave of denials saying that he was still considering the offer. But so far there haven’t been any hasty rebuttals so it looks like the bad news will stick this time, and Yook Sung-jae is out of the project, leaving Moonlight without a second lead.

The web novel adaptation stars Park Bo-gum (Answer Me 1988) as Joseon’s Crown Prince Hyomyeong and Kim Yoo-jung (Angry Mom) as a young woman who cross-dresses and somehow ends up as one of his eunuchs. She poses as a worldly man in order to give out love advice, and then as a eunuch she befriends the prince and they fall in love in a coming-of-age palace romance.

Chae Soo-bin (Sassy Go Go) is considering an offer to play the crown princess, consort to Park Bo-gum’s character. (Is it weirder that he’s going to have a wife, or that he’s going to cheat on her with his eunuch?) And Yook Sung-jae was up for the role of a scholar, a smart, wealthy, and carefree young man who befriends the crown prince and the heroine, and becomes the third leg of the main love triangle.

Scheduling conflicts were cited as the main reason that Yook Sung-jae turned the drama down in the end. Is it too much to hope that he got a better offer instead? This drama would’ve been a reunion with the PD and writers of Who Are Youβ€”School 2015, which was a breakout drama for him, though I guess the lovesick puppy role does seem a bit familiar in that regard. I’m sad about him turning it down, but maybe he’ll star in something else where he actually gets the girl. It’ll happen someday!

Moonlight Drawn By Clouds plans to premiere in early August on KBS.

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Great... now can someone drop Taecyeon and replace him with Sungjae as the lead then have a YSJ-KSH reunion????

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Ooh I so want this to happen now! What do we have to do for this to happen? Pray to the drama- gods? Send letters to the PD and writer?

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Send ghosts to plead with Taecyeon to reconsider. And should he refuse, they can always duke it out with him. Seeing that Taecyeon isn't Bong Pal yet, I'm sure the ghosts can beat him to submission...

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yes... please drama gods

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+1000

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Where do I sign? Somebody, make that petition...

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PFFFFT. Literally my first thought when seeing this post.

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Yes, yes, yes!

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I will pay money to make this happen. Hear our prayers, drama gods!

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I was just about to say the same thing!

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Lol, why do I feel like during the whole running of that drama the comment section of every recap will be full of "why Sungjae, why didn't you take it?!"-comments (Next to all the hilarious descriptions/complains about Taecyeon) :-D

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we may have no influence at all over casting decisions, but damned if we can't vent about that casting with hilarious (and accurate) descriptions of Taecyeon's acting and his 'skills'.

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YASSSS. That needs to happen. Like now.

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Lol, I'm not even going to watch Ghost (don't do mystic anything, Korean or not). But this was my first thought when I saw the title. Taebi is owed to all who suffer the fanservice ploy of way:2015!

As long as I don't have to give up Park Bo Gum, Seo In Guk, Ryu Jun Yeol, Jisoo, Park Shin Hye I am ready and willing to do anything to make this happen. Drop beautiful Taec like the hot mess he is, in acting, otherwise just hot. Grab this sweet AND talented YOUNG man. Omo, there's so much to emphasize in that sentence.

How big of a commotion do we have to make to be heard in time?

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My goodness if this happened I'd cry tears of joy. Breaks my heart I have to pass on KSH's upcoming drama. Given the age gap with KSH being a minor, Taecyeon really should reconsider. YSJ at the age of 21 is much more appropriate. A YSJ-KSH reunion would be icing on the cake.

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I am guessing he didn't want to play second lead again and make his fan-girls cry. I am happy as long as he got a better offer. I was gonna watch this show for Bo Gummie anyway (even though the story doesn't sound too appealing) and I will still do that!

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Aww.. this is sad. Wishing he finds something better though. The hole left by Who are you: School 2015 will only be healed when he gets the girl, preferably in an awesome romcom. And when I say girl, I mean KSH!

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Thank goodness he turned it down.
Sungjae is one of the talented idol-actors out there in kdrama land, so I think he deserves to be the main lead. I don't mean he should be the lead rather than Bogum...I mean on another drama.

Sungjae fighting!!

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I'm happy he turned down the role.

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Can he consider the ghost drama with soo hyun? I need to get taebi ship sail again
Andddd when will we get news taec is dropping the ghost drama ?

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yesssss please! how can we convince Taec to say bubyee to the show so we can get Sungjae instead?

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Too bad taecyeon already confirmed :(

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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Don't think I could stand another heartbreak for Yook Sung Jae after School 2015.

Onto lead roles Tae Kwangie.

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who knows, maybe he preparing for his boyband comeback since his main job is an idol, BtoB isn't?

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they just finished promotions in Korea and super busy right now in Japan. its one of the many reasons they also ended his stint in WGM

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*SOBS* Don't bring it up. I miss my Bbyu! γ… γ… 

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sooorrrryyyy but i understand. i feel the same. i still get teary-eyed re-watching the last episode specially the part where Sungjae sings to Joy

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I was clearing my weekend drama slot to watch for BByu WGM. Damn, they were better than most romcom. That ending though T_____T

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Ahhh but I am not too sad about it. I hope he becomes a lead in that Kim So Hyun drama. Taecyeon can become her uncle or older brother.

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i'm sad.. i want to see YSJ become lead male for KSH/KYJ :(
too bad... then why he and joy out from wgm for? :(

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Thank goodness he turned it down lol. I really want him back in my screen but I love him so much idk how I would deal seeing him play second lead to another actor that I love so much as well, lol. My heart would just be waaaaay too damn conflicted lol.

Here's to hoping they'll cast a relatively new face to play 2nd lead--I'm ready for some young new actors to break out on screen! (Maybe this'll help give casting directors more options--not that there weren't many already, ugh--so we don't get anymore large age gap icky pairings)

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Yaaaaay!...Uhm,I mean,Oh no for the show but at least,they've still got Park Bo Gum and Kim Yoo Jung (who are no less of a draw).
And now Ghost,you've got your chance.Snatch up that exorcising SOB!!!
As for Taecyon,I guess she can hook him up with SooNae's ghost. She can teach him a thing or two like how to make bench come alive and prank your audience with an actual ugy cry. Shit,its Alivvvve!!!

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You found Splish Splash Love cute and even wished for Doo Joon and Seul Gi to star on this one (even jokingly offering your first born) when it was first announced. Why would you suddenly find this setup weird when this is exactly the same with SSL that you adored to pieces? Just wondering, is all.

And besides, arranged marriage with no love between the couple is common in sageuk korean dramas like METS, SSL, etc. and the crowned prince falling for another girl, while the crowned princess is left in the sidelines. I'm really just wondering why you've suddenly thought that this is weird and now call it cheating in MDBC when you didn't before.

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Maybe the wind changes...

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Good point.

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Yo, the question is-- when has a saeguk involving a crown prince (or young king) NOT included a crown princess??

Secret Door. Rooftop Prince. Splish Splash Love. Jang Ok Jung Lives in Love. Even the downright juvenile Moon Sun made sure KSH was married with a proper queen.

It's called historical reality. Bringing up issues of "cheating" and "weird he already has a wife" is anachronistic and insulting to your readers' basic intelligence. I find it hilarious and embarrassing that a married crown prince has ruffled GF's moral scruples *multiple times* when it comes to this particular drama, given the afformentioned "moral quandary" has never been raised as an issue in other saeguk dramas. lol whatevs. I get that smelting salts are still being passed around, so don't mind me while I snort here by myself.

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I agree. Why is the presence of a royal wife a problem here, real life and tradition makes questions of "cheating" moot.

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Exactly.

It's like what(?) is in this specific drama that makes one say stuffs she hasn't really brought up before in other dramas. I think I already know anyway so I'm gonna go keep quiet in my corner now that I know I'm not alone in thinking this way.

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I think people are underestimating how busy his idol life actually is. I don't even stan Btob but I know they have to go to Kcon in the US and lbr they're probably gearing up for another comeback. They've been pretty consistent in terms of the timing for their music releases (more than 1 comeback in a year) so I wouldn't be surprised if they were slated to comeback again relatively soon. After the whole B2ST member leaving fiasco I think CUBE may be pushing Btob harder from now on.
Like the first comment though, I totally wish that he would take the role intended for Taecyeon instead because yikes. That is terrible casting and I hope there will be some glimmer of hope that Taecyeon would drop out. >_<

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Isn't CUBE preparing for a new boy group to debut? Think I saw something on Soompi...

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Yes they are. It's called Pentagon. But I think BTOB will have another come back later this year.

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True. I think in 2016 Btob already had 1 comeback in Korea and 2 in Japan.. Plus Sungjae is invited everywhere to do variety shows

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Why did this not happen earlier when they were casting for Kim So-hyun's lead?!! Nooooooo!! I don't want to watch Taec romance Kim So-hyun!!!

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Aww I was looking forward to see his chemistry with Kim Yoojung.

In a recent Chinese interview Sungjae said he will probably do a drama later this year after his BTOB promotions finish. Also read somewhere that Cube pulled him out of WGM because he got a better offer which is why the byu couple ending was so sudden. Anyways since no new names have appeared for the second male lead perhaps he's still in. Or maybe he's considering some other drama. I definitely feel we will see him in a drama this year. Fighting BTOB!

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Oh, noeeeessss...

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Will this drama clash with Jackpot final episode or what? Maybe Yeo Jin Goo can take his place if he confirm to out.

I think it's good that Sungjae want to focus for BTOB. With all the dramas and his group activities, he better make priority so that he can rest well too.

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I don't think Yeo Jin Goo would take the second lead for this drama.

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Yeo jin goo play second lead to park bo gum? Like its ever gonna happen

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I would rather have Yeo Jingoo take the lead next to Kim Sohyun in that Bring it on Ghost drama! Now that would be a dream come true!!

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I have been praying for that to happen coz I love their pairing so much in I miss you that I want them to act together in either the big screen or the small screen and with an actual kiss scene this time *swoon*

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If Yeo Jin Goo ever comes in, I'm afraid PBG has to leave. I ship KYJ and YJG so damn much i can't bear to see him become the second lead.

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ITA. Those two are due for another reunion. They should definitely be leads when that happens.

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sad but this was predictable ? BTOB are having a comeback in Japan and I think they will comeback again in August or the later of the year cause BTOB and B2ST are the only money-makers there ??? but hopefully he will star in another one IF he had the time for that ?

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Sad that he did not accept this project but its ok coz for sure there's something better for him out there. and he can sleep more for now hehehe KBS didnt mention anybody else when it was first said that Sungjae will not sign-on (months ago) so I guess they really wanted him.

BTOB (i am a fan) just ended their promotions in Korea and busy in Japan right now. Sungjae (other members as well) appears in variety shows etc that they had to pull him out already of WGM. so its really schedule conflict for him.

i think we'll see him in kdrama by end of the year.

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OMG cast Jisoo instead then!!! Please cast Jisoo. I would love for him to act with Yoojung again. I get that he's already busy with his other pre-producing drama but I would be thrilled to have Jisoo with PBG together with KYJ.

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Ji Soo's in BBJX, it's airing in the same time slot as MDBC so Ji Soo can't be in it.

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I might be the only one who's not at all impressed with this guy's acting skills.

But it's good to see the mess in casting from last year is continuing this year too. I think the only drama who announced all leads in one go without second thoughts was DOTS last year, everything else was a roller coaster...and not a good one.

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I'm also still cautious about him, he needs to have some more projects.

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I don't see why the wife/eunuch situation is a problem, I mean Splish Splash Love is universally adored and it's about the exact same thing!

And we came out of it liking everyone involved - king, 'eunuch' AND the king's wife.

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"Chae Soo-bin (Sassy Go Go) is considering an offer to play the crown princess, consort to Park Bo-gum’s character. (Is it weirder that he’s going to have a wife, or that he’s going to cheat on her with his eunuch?)"

I suspect they will make it that the King is still a virgin even though he has a wife. Didn't the same happened for TMETS? Historical accuracy be damned.

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I mean the Crown Prince.

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I'm iffy on this drama to be honest. I like Kim Yoo- Jung and she's about the only one. The rest of the cast wasn't a big draw for me. And the plot while cute, is just too juvenile. I'm actually getting tired of cross-dressing dramas. It used to be one of my favorite tropes, a la Coffee Prince and You're Beautiful. Now, it just seems overdone.

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lee min ho 1993 anyone?

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Dear Drama Gods,

Is there any chance Taecyeon can "conflict of schedules and he no longer available" *coughcastingdirectorcomestotheirsensesanddrophimlikeheneverwascough* and bring in YSJ for Ghosht with KSY instead..? You guys have been owed me for not only my heartbreak of R'88 but also for lets not even get started on Cantibull Inho and everything that was the second half of Cheese in the Trap. Please please please. You've killed me thrice already with these grown men with little girls pairings. Also he can't act. Please drama gods. Please.

Your always devoted believer,

Lin

P.S I am willing to face the wrath of my African mama and name my one day in the distant future first born, after a kdrama character if you make this happen. Really Taec not being the lead and an age appropriate actor like my needs more shine, baby Char Sang Woo will do. Kim Tae Hee Agyeman has a nice ring to it.

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Awww... I was really looking forward to seeing Sungjae in this alongside Bogummy and Yoojung. Hope he landed a good project. ^^

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I believe that my love for Bo-gum can overcome all casting train wrecks.

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First thing I thought is that he got tired of not getting the girl lol! Hooooopefully he'll take the shaman (?)role with KSH! Pleeeeease Taecyeon, drop it!

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Yes for me, I don't want him to be 2nd lead, He should be the main guy this time around, can Taecyeon and his mates have a world tour , so Sung Jae will be his replacement in Ghost and he could be reunited with so hyun? hahaha a girl can dream right?

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i hope they offer the cast to GOT7 Junior. he seems fit that caracter

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i hope they cast GOT7 junior

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I feel like this how everyone feels every time Kwon Yul plays a second male lead. I'm still waiting for him to get the girl in a drama I will actually finish.

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Sobs hystericaly!

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Please bring up Yook Sungjae back!!!!

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Well Jinyoung from B1A4 took the role Sungjae dropped and he really fits the role prefectly well as the main lead's rival (or possible villain?) He has this coldness air in him that Sungjae lack, and beautiful, noble yet firm facial feature befitting a King. I'm not a BANA and I didnt even know Jinyoung before, but I think, given the situation, he's a good next best thing

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