Drama Casting & News
Kim So-eun to reunite with Song Jae-rim in SBS family drama
by | July 11, 2016 | 124 Comments

Oh, I wonder what happened behind the scenes on this drama. Lee Hana was the actress originally cast to play Song Jae-rim’s girlfriend in SBS’s new weekend drama Our Gap-soon, which would’ve been a reunion for the Unkind Women co-stars. Lee Hana even attended the cast script read after signing on for the role, but it was announced afterward that she’d be dropping out of the project, due to “differences in the directions that were discussed,” according to Lee’s reps. It’s vague, but it sounds like there was a disagreement over her character.

But it’s not all bad news, especially if you happen to like Song Jae-rim paired with his faux wife Kim So-eun (Scholar Who Walks the Night). The actors were fake-married for a nine-month stint on MBC’s variety show We Got Married, and now it looks like they’ll be reunited, because Kim So-eun is reportedly in final negotiations to take the role that Lee Hana backed out of.

Song Jae-rim headlines the family series as an unemployed college graduate from a poor family, who’s studying to take the civil service exam for the umpteenth time. Kim So-eun has been cast as his girlfriend of ten years, who’s been pinning all her hopes on him passing the exam and proposing marriage. Except he keeps failing, which means he can’t propose, and she keeps working a series of part-time jobs just waiting for him to make good on his promise.

I didn’t catch very many of their episodes of We Got Married, but they had a cute rapport, with their shared love of cats and skinship, though I do think it was his quirks that made the couple interesting. They’re both great actors, so I’d expect a good pairing for the drama anyway, but now there’s an added draw that the show didn’t have before, and I may just watch it for the meta. Except javabeans keeps warning me about this writer’s last drama, King’s Family… Maybe I’ll just wait until SOMEBODY makes me a Song Jae-rim cut of this drama, out of the kindness of her heart. Gee, where would I find someone to do that?

Our Gap-soon follows Yes, That’s How It Is on Saturdays and Sundays beginning in August.

Via Segye, IS Plus


124 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Mikanjjj

    Mary should be here any minute now !!!

  2. chocosundae

    haha!! so happy with their choice.. i really like jae rim and so eun.. ive been a fan of them since we got married, so i missed them! looking forward to watch this. fighting! 🙂

    • 2.1 Chioma

      Yassss!!!! The drama gods be praised! *twerk* *twerk*

      • 2.1.1 Kiara

        at the risk of sounding creepy…are you by any chance Nigerian?

        • Flightey Gazelles

          Yeah, noticed the name too. *smiling and waving*

          • Chioma

            Hi there Flightey Gazelles! 🙂👋🏼

        • Chioma

          😂 It’s okay to ask. Yes I am.

          • eerinmide

            Hayyyyyy! My people, how far na?

          • Kiara

            lol I’m Malawian.. I remembered the name chioma from the Nigerian movies I used to watch…

          • Tissa

            @Kiara, am Malawian too!!

          • kiara

            lol Ne it’s me

          • Flightey Gazelles

            Hi back!
            @eerinmide we dey o!

  3. Purple


    • 3.1 Sua

      Double yesssss!!!!!!!

      • 3.1.1 Cora

        Triple yesssssss!!!!!!!

  4. Dispro

    I loveeeeeee it

  5. mary

    Maybe I’ll just wait until SOMEBODY makes me a Song Jae-rim cut of this drama, out of the kindness of her heart.

    If by “kindness” you mean obsession… *coughs*

    • 5.1 pogo

      lol you would. <3

    • 5.2 WintermelonT

      When i read SOMEBODY i knew (along with everyone else on this inside joke) girlfriday was referring too. I was actually giddy thinking of Mary’s excitement.

    • 5.3 JesO

      And then can that somebody post the cut on dramabeans. Once that exists, it must be shared with the rest of the world – and by rest of the world I mean me.

  6. voice

    Idc if it ends up being 50 episodes, i will watch it just for them

    • 6.1 oneandthree

      50 episodes?? for sure?? :O

      • 6.1.1 Alessar

        50 episodes is normal for weekend family dramas. Unlike the 16ish weekly dramas, they tend to have big ensemble casts. Like, imagine mashing together 3 weekly dramas worth of lovelines… that’s a weekend one.

  7. Gaeina Lee

    Never watched WGM. Hopefully this pairing would work and deliver well.

    • 7.1 mary

      They just need to add cats and a bidet obsession in the script, and it’ll work out.

      • 7.1.1 elvira

        I remember the bidet.
        Oh, my, this couple…

      • 7.1.2 Sera The Ms Temper

        Welcome to drmaland ola and cun 😺😼

      • 7.1.3 Gaeina Lee

        …Bidet? As in the one in the bathroom? Why obsessed with that? *scratch head* Uhh, gotta check WGM to find out I guess.. 😯😮😯

        • mary


          He said he liked “technological innovations”. It was hilarious how they had a nice little house but all he can think of is the lack of bidet.

          • Lidyadya

            I also wish they add Jaerim’s happy time. Which is exactly on 8:45, and he is always on time. Lol

      • 7.1.4 blnmom

        If their cats are in, then I’m in. I mean, more in than I already was in.

      • 7.1.5 aznative


  8. pogo

    Mary’s probably off partying, just like I am on the inside at this news 🙂

    and whatever cosmic force decides on drama reunions should please hop on the following:

    Yoon Doo-joon/Kim Seul-gi

    (and I mean reunite them as main leads and love interests, don’t make them siblings or second leads!)

    • 8.1 pogo

      Also this is maybe just me, but Ji-soo/Jung Eun-ji should also get on that reunion train.

      same conditions as above – DO NOT make them siblings, or either of them a second lead!

      • 8.1.1 Sera The Ms Temper

        Count me in..I want to see these couples to reunite as couple..😎 LOL at this stage reuniting in CF or photoshoot will even make us happy😂

      • 8.1.2 fab

        Or my favourite Reply couple Seo In-gook/Eung-ji!!

        • pogo

          At least those two got a full-length drama as OTP in which they were actually allowed to be together!

          I mean, I have been ready to kill for a So Ji-sub/Gong Hyo-jin reunion since 2013 but I feel like we shouldn’t be too greedy.

    • 8.2 Boomboompow

      +1 on YDJ + KSG

      Splash love is still my no 1 romcom despite only 2 episodes.

      • 8.2.1 WintermelonT


        (even if you are a he.. its just an expression)

      • 8.2.2 Chioma

        I absolutely loved that drama!!! And is it just me or does YDJ look like So Ji Sub?

  9. Sera The Ms Temper

    RIP to my heart, and all Solim shipper’s hearts.. LOL

    Maybe this is the good starter for KimSoEun to land more lead roles in the future, so I’m okay with this. Pairing with JaeRim totally a bonus point. 😉😉

    Just wondering why LHN dropped this. I just hope KSE’s character is not just that annoying gf. lol. Whatever it is I’m totally happy my bias will finally land a lead role in big 3 after 10 years in the industry. sobs 😭

    Happy dancing Solim shippers lol 😂wait maybe shall wait after SoEun confirmed first.

    • 9.1 Sera The Ms Temper

      Lol just sharing, JaeRim uploaded his selfie on IG today, after so many weeks (or maybe months) not doing so. Probably he is happy with this news?? 😛😛😛 #delusionalshipper

    • 9.2 mary

      Yeah, that part about LHN cancelling makes me sad too. I was hoping it’s just a schedule conflict. 🙁 Although if it’s true that she didn’t like the female role, I’m kinda cheering her for standing up to the writer.

      • 9.2.1 Sera The Ms Temper

        IKR. Because she dropped it after confirmed. If she rejected it from the very beginning, we won’t speculate so much. Now I hope if KSE is to confirm, she will be able to negotiate with the writer about her character.

        • mary

          True, I wouldn’t want KSE to get a suck-y female character either. Maybe the WGM-hype from this pairing will give her a bargaining chip.

          • jichangwooklover

            Lee Ha Na maybe didn’t like the many passionate kissing scenes in the drama 😂
            So the casting director asked for recommendations from SJR due to tight schedule who he would be comfortable working with and he recommended Kim So Eun.

          • Sera The Ms Temper

            @mary, hopefully!

            @jichangwooklover there will be a lot of skinship, cheesy lines so LHN won’t comfortable with it, the writer insisted on it, then KSE’s name popped out from their mind😛 many kissing scenes will a be a big bonus

          • Growingbeautifully

            I recall the WGM SJR cheese. The only WGM that I watched quite a few episodes of and laughed while squirming in!!! 😀

      • 9.2.2 Mia

        Both sad and happy. I loved LHN’s chemistry with Song Jaerim in ‘Unkind Women’ and would have loved to have seen their onscreen reunion. Since that reunion isn’t happening, it’s great that I can get a KSE – Jaerim reunion in it’s place. I’m now glad I didn’t watch all of the KSE – Jaerim WGM eps and can just focus on them being a drama couple. I hope LHN gets another drama soon.

  10. 10 somi

    lol. Whatever it is I’m totally happy my bias will finally comeback. just hope she will rise soon~~

  11. 11 mary

    What SBS says:
    it was announced afterward that she’d be dropping out of the project, due to “differences in the directions that were discussed,” according to Lee’s reps

    What actually happened:

    YEH is me. :OOOO

    • 11.1 Sera The Ms Temper

      LOL. but YEH is totally sexy as psycho 😂😂😂

    • 11.2 blnmom


      • 11.2.1 mary

        Creepy and cool.

        I miss YEH now.

  12. 12 loophole

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wanted this pairing since like forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *randomly hugs my office colleagues*

  13. 13 maknaee

    Just give them many cheesy lines. I miss their cheesy banter ;;;; wkwk

  14. 14 Zah

    I didn’t watch much of their WGM – they started off explosive and then lost the steam after the first few episodes. But they did a hot photoshoot for the show that showed off their great chemistry.

    Im just glad Kim So Eun is getting offers, hopefully this one does something for her, the way Five Kids might do something for Sung Hoon.

  15. 15 jichangwooklover

    I’m still hoping it won’t be 50 episodes but I will definately give it a try for them.

  16. 16 YY

    The Applebutt Song
    (Sung to the tune of Mary had a Little Lamb)

    Oppa had an applebutt
    Applebutt, applebutt
    Oppa had an applebutt
    It felt real soft and glowed

    And everywhere that oppa went
    Oppa went, oppa went
    Everywhere that oppa went,
    His butt was sure to go

    Oppa loves his applebutt
    Applebutt, applebutt
    Oppa loves his applebutt
    And talks to it all day

    Someimtes he just sits and stares
    Sits and stares, sits and stares
    Sometimes he just sits and stares
    At his applebutt all day

    • 16.1 Gaeina Lee

      YY is back and on the roll.. 😂😍😂

    • 16.2 heartoppaya

      The So-Eunnie Song
      (Sung to the tune of Mary had a Little Lamb)

      Oppa’s back with So-Eunnie
      So-Eunnie, So-Eunnie
      Oppa’s back with So-Eunnie
      And it feels like SoLim’s back!

      And everywhere that oppa went
      Oppa went, oppa went
      Everywhere that oppa went,
      His So-Eunnie was sure to go

      Oppa loves his So-Eunnie
      So-Eunnie, So-Eunnie
      Oppa loves his So-Eunnie
      And he smooches her all day

      Someimtes he just sits and stares
      Sits and stares, sits and stares
      Sometimes he just sits and stares
      At his So-Eunnie all day

      *edited… Hope you don’t mind….

      • 16.2.1 Sua

        Someone lower me to my grave please, my life is now complete <3

        • heartoppaya

          Sua is still flailing
          Flailing, flailing
          Sua is still flailing
          Her life is now complete

          Her OTP is back on screen
          Back on screen, back in screen
          Her OTP is back on screen
          And she just got RIPed.

          Hehe.. No offense..

    • 16.3 Poliwag

      This is now Mary’s theme song

      • 16.3.1 risa

        Here’s one about uri mary:

        mary Loves Her Song Jae Rim
        (Sung to the tune of Mary had a Little Lamb):

        mary loves her Song Jae Rim
        Song Jae Rim, Song Jae Rim
        mary loves her Song Jae Rim
        To the moon and back

        Everywhere that Jae Rim goes
        Jae Rim goes, Jae Rim goes
        Everywhere that Jae Rim goes:
        mary’s keeping track

        Her love for him’s known far and wide
        Far and wide, far and wide
        Her love for him’s known so far and wide
        That he’d be taken aback

        She makes us laugh with Jae Rim jokes
        Jae Rim jokes, Jae Rim jokes
        She makes us laugh with Jae Rim jokes
        And they’ve become our crack

        One day she will meet Jae Rim
        Meet Jae Rim, meet Jae Rim
        One day she will meet Jae Rim
        And he’ll give her a piggyback

        • naimisha

          and there you go straight entry of the three poets into this weeks beans of wisdom and mary you and me will have a talk if they are not atlas featured there for all the unlucky readers who missed the thread

    • 16.4 pogo


    • 16.5 earthna

      Mary had a little Rim.

  17. 17 winda

    sorim couple♡♡ really miss u guys…i hope soeun unnie will confirm it. at least we can see them in drama. it’s rare that couple of wgm in the same drama. oh but i remember one.. jo kwon gain in all my love. hehhe. lol. i hope another wgm couple will also in drama like them too:)

  18. 18 heartoppaya

    Even if its 10000 episodes I will watch it…
    Check out these guys flailing..

  19. 19 Camille

    Okay, now I want my Sungjae-Joy reunion in a drama. <3

  20. 20 Bùi Quốc Khánh

    The pilot sounds interested. And KSE & SJR is a cohabitation couple.
    I’m wating for a refresh weekend drama after Five Children. We will have so much lovely scene according the pilot.

  21. 21 Nissin

    Is it too much to hope that this drama could be like Ojakgyo brothers or Son’s of Sol pharmacy I really liked these two weekend dramas.

  22. 22 xyz

    And all of their fans are ready to get lust & pregnant watching them on screen again

  23. 23 Arashi

    It’s sounds a lot like another drama….Twinkle Twinkle? I enjoy Song Jae-Rim though. Should be fun!

    • 23.1 Bùi Quốc Khánh

      No. This drama depicts positively about various kind of marriage forms between the characters: a normal marriage, divorced couple, remarried couple, common-law marriage, and cohabitation couple.

  24. 24 Grasya


  25. 25 LUNA

    Omg this is the best news I have heard in a while. Seriously my shipper heart is going to explode!!

  26. 26 Carole McDonnell

    Ah gee! King’s Family was fun, silly, and touching.. The family troubles were over-the-top and everyone in the family had some mess going on, but every episode was interesting and really affecting. And all the characters felt like real people. If it’s the same writer, I’ll be sure to watch. I would’ve preferred this with Lee Ha Na though, because she has a committment to create certain kinds of characters. But I like Kim So-Eun so I’ll be watching.

  27. 27 Sera The Ms Temper

    LOL reading some comments in IG. I’m a fan of KSE and more than the shipping thingy, I want the best for my bias. ofc I ship her with JaeRim but I still ship her with KimBum after years, and I even ship her with LeeSoHyuk. Lol u never know,I ship her even with YAI in The Man Who Can’t Get Married (even still secretly wishing her reunion with YAI in sageuk).

    Acting with JaeRim doesn’t mean she is a couple with JaeRim in real life. Some funny fans even want to stop being her fan just because she will act with jaeRim and they even hate him 😂 LOL can never brain this. Imagining things are never wrong but don’t take the ship tingy so hard.

    • 27.1 mary

      Haha! I feel the same about her. I shipped her with Kim Bum. Then came WGM and I shipped her with Rim. Then came Night Scholar and I shipped her with LSH. Basically she’s a walking chemistry station. 😀

      • 27.1.1 pogo

        Her chemistry with Lee Soo-hyuk was all kinds of wrongness and even hotter for it, but I kind of ended up shipping her with Changmin too! Yep, she’s a walking chemistry station all right.

        (also ended up kinda-shipping Changmin with both leading ladies, he was a lot better than I expected)

      • 27.1.2 Sera The Ms Temper

        LOL tbh she even has a great chemistry with ahjusshi type.
        Yeah she’s really a walking chemistry station. 😛

    • 27.2 mathoooh

      same here, I really can’t understand … I’m a soeun fan and I even ship her with myself (lolz).

      can’t they move on from WGM program?? plus, why hating him when he did nothing wrong ?? and even if you hate him, how you end up drop being her fan because she will join drama with someone you hate ??

      when I asked them they give me stupid explanation (I mean for real it was so stupid) and the same with some of Jaerim fans, who also are asking him to drop if she join (comments in k.article).

      I can’t call them fans if they will not going to support their bias, it’s better for them to leave the fandom.

      • 27.2.1 Sera The Ms Temper

        Overly-obsessive fans are too scary. This thing probably is not new for idols and some hallyu stars. We need to educate ourselves to be a ‘healthy’ fan. Healthy in body and most important thing, mind.

    • 27.3 sabina

      Me too!!! No one can beat kim bum and kim so-eun ‘s chemistry!!
      I’ve started to watch bbf again just to see them. Damn there are no kissing things or something. 😡

  28. 28 BROWNCOAT_78

    This is a great news. Although, I have no horse in this race since I don’t watch the long weekend dramas. And I’ve never seen We Got Married. But I did see Angry Women and Lee Hana and Song Jae Rim had about as much chemistry as a cold, wet noodle. In fact, that’s pretty much how I feel about Lee Hana with anyone. I’m sure this will be a million times better.

  29. 29 TJ

    Thank goodness at least these two have chemistry.

  30. 30 Hungry

    Yeah I’ll be checking this out now!

  31. 31 crazedlu

    Noooooo. Wanted her to join Ji Chang-wook. *cries*

  32. 32 orange

    They have cracking chemistry as evidenced from their bts of their photoshoot :

    I don’t ship them, as I think song jae rim is quite fond of her, but i don’t think he’s kse’s type. If they were mutually interested in each other they would have pursued each other post WGM.

    All i know is, even if this is going to be a makjang, slow family drama, leave it to these two to make a cute onscreen couple. Despite song jae rim’s natural cheesiness, kim so eun is not a shy one. She’s a fiery firecracker, which is imo, WHY they drew such fans during their stint on WGM.

    • 32.1 orange

      also, i imagine it went something like this behind the scenes

      *lee hana drops out*
      Sjr: OH i think KSE is free! we should consider her
      puuuhhhleaaaaassssee!! reunite me with my wife.

      And the boy got his wish.

  33. 33 Cocoboo

    Ooh I like these two. They look cute together. They were the only WGM couple I was interested in watching, but I still didn’t get around to watching them. xD I might have to give it another shot if I can find their subbed clips.

  34. 34 helloalexysmile

    She’s my favorite so I’m happy she has an offer. But I got so tired of her tying her name to Song Jae Rim.
    They have been so attached for awhile and I feel like she was trying to break off of it for a bit, when she did the press conference for Scholar- I feel like a lot of what she gets asked is about Song Jae Rim, and while he does soak it up, it does get a little awk having to hear her answer those questions.
    I ship her specifically with LSH now, cause they have great chemistry, and he is a bit more quiet and chic, it seems like a bit more her type- he likes similar hobbies and they have mutuals.
    But I like that she is going to be in a drama, on the screen. She was doing too many web dramas lately.

  35. 35 Asterido

    I still have byuntae imgination everytime i see or watch their allure photoshoot. 😀

    Yeah they are one of my fave pairing in WGM. The chemistry is so good!

    I hope KSE signing into this drama.

  36. 36 Nanda

    Wang’s Family has the most ridiculous ending ever. Hahaaha it was popular for being odd and I watched it midway out of curiousity. Strangely watchable.

    I’ll watch for this couple though

    • 36.1 Bùi Quốc Khánh

      Although rediculous, the ending so meaning ful and full with laugh. It’s so creative. Everyone lie about their happy life and end with “important is, we together now”.
      I don’t think it’s a awful ending. If they cast Daebak and Mi Ho adult verison. It’s will perfect.

  37. 37 RamyunIsTheName

    Soo what I’m hearing is a no for liar game 2 or did I miss something here ? I love both of them separately and I heard only positives about them on wgm but my selfish ass has been waiting for liar game 2 since 1998 like legit.

    • 37.1 Sera The Ms Temper

      Don’t think it is possible this year. Lee Sang Yoon is having a drama too this year. Shin Sung Rok probably busy with his newlywed life, and maybe movies (not sure).

      If LG2 is to happen, original casts must remain. Betrayer X and Ahjusshi (cannot remember their actual name) must remain too.

  38. 38 Kim So-eun's So Fine


  39. 39 sabina

    I don’t really shipping them. I’ve watched WGM but I can’t look them as perfect as kimbum and kim soeun ‘s chemistry. I mean they are so damn perfect, no one can replace them😂
    Can someone bring SOEULMATES back please? I love em since I was in elementary school for god sakes!😂 please please bring em back. I’m not a korean lovers tho, like literally, but I’d really really love to see Kim bum and kim so eun in one drama, 10-20 episodes is so much more than enough for me😢. Who misses them too???? Is there any chance that someone can bring em back together again?:(

    • 39.1 Sera The Ms Temper

      We here prayed for this endlessly until now. sobs.

      The best thing about her, she is like walking chemistry station (like mary said above). She has great chemistry with every her co-star.

      • 39.1.1 sabina

        I know. But kim bum’s chemistry is more than any of her co-stars tho. Still I only love to see them together. The rest doesn’t leave an impressions tho.
        I’m waiting for them to come back😢
        After all this years and always
        Is it impossible for their new drama??😢

    • 39.2 chiyako92

      I’ve watched Boys Over Flowers but actually I haven’t seen any chemistry between them. They were cute, I guess, but not as unforgettable as I was expecting.

      • 39.2.1 sabina

        Well idk about you but I’ve seen their chemistry when they were on & off screen they’re more than just cute, I think.
        Jae rim& so eun are cute but idk I can’t feel comfortable watching them together. Jae rim isn’t really handsome tho😂 woops

  40. 40 eli_anne

    You had me all excited and squealing until I read the King’s Family writing credit…

    Yeah NO


    Until this day I have no idea why I stuck with all 50 eps except sheer stubbornness and delusion that it’ll improve since it had such a cute beginning (also I blame JB for sucking me in with that glowing first impressions post about it! Not her fault it ended up being a ridiculous mess, but still)

  41. 41 Cheliwel

    Why did Lee Ha Na really quit? Anyone know? Fan reaction…character issues?

    Well it’s going to be interesting if their chemistry on WGM carries over in this drama. For So Eun’s sake I just hope it gives her a chance to really shine and open other doors career wise. I was surprised that SBS even considered her. I honestly feel like dramaland has slowly forgotten about her.

    • 41.1 Sera The Ms Temper

      If she accepts, this drama gonna be her first drama in SBS. Fantagio quite neglected her before, hopefully her new agency Will Entertainment can do something better for her.

    • 41.2 mathoooh

      why did Lee Ha Na really quit?

      some said character issues or story plot, other mention the intimate scenes (maybe there is too much) and seems soeun agency in negotiate because they want to change something as well.

      I really hope she join tho, it’s her first time in SBS and I believe (same as you) it will open many doors for her.

  42. 42 Lin

    Fangirl dreams really do come true. I really enjoyed their stint on WGM (currently loving and watching ever cut of the 3-3 Jota/JinKyung couple) the 10 or so eps I caught of them and felt they had great chemistry. KSE is a wonderful actress that I been wanting to be lead in good things I actually want to watch so I’m most definetly here for this.

  43. 43 whozdat

    poor Lee Hana….

  44. 44 Nissin

    So does anyone know what is discussed in contract negotiations? Is it pay, working conditions, screen time, do they have any say about the plot or character?

  45. 45 Flightey Gazelles

    Hi back!
    @eerinmide we dey o!

    • 45.1 mary

      Kinda off-topic, but, are you having problems with the comment form? I just noticed your recent comments are always double :O (Just checking if there’s a problem)

  46. 46 aX


    AHH! This is great news! YAY!!! Something to look forward to but I truly hope the writing is good though!

  47. 47 chiyako92

    I’m so happy she confirmed it. I’m actually a bit scared since it’s the first time they act together. They were so natural in WGM and I don’t know if they’ll convey the same vibe in a scripted series. I’m hoping the story will be good. They deserve it. Fighting So-rim, you have all my love and support!

  48. 48 Chiamaka

    my love for kim so eun is i did watch their we got married wnd cant wait to watch this show

  49. 49 mary

    When will this drama end??? T_____T

    • 49.1 HaleiwaBabyGirl

      it was given a 10 episode extension in December bringing the series to a grand total of 60 episodes…..so April 2017?

      • 49.1.1 mary


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