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Sassy princess meets smartypants scholar in SBS’s My Sassy Girl

Here’s our first peek at SBS’s remake of My Sassy Girl, the youth fusion sageuk twist on the 2001 romantic-comedy classic. The drama remake stars Joo-won (Yong-pal) and Oh Yeon-seo (Come Back, Ajusshi) as a cold city scholar and a sassy princess in a Joseon-era version of the love story, and as expected, they look beautiful together in the stills.

The fully pre-produced drama comes from PD Oh Jin-seok (Yong-pal) and newbie writer Yoon Hyo-je, and is described as a light, cheerful fusion sageuk about youths and their love and ambition. Unlike the original My Sassy Girl where Cha Tae-hyun played a beta male who did anything he could to win over sassy girl Jeon Ji-hyun, Joo-won’s character is more of a classic dramaland hero, described as a prickly city scholar who holds himself in high regard. He’s so brilliant that people call him “Joseon’s national treasure” (which probably has a lot to do with his big ego).

Oh Yeon-seo plays a beautiful princess known for causing all manner of trouble in and out of the palace. She’s a quirky character, described as fearless and strange and cheerful all at once. She’s a troublemaker who jumps the palace wall and does as she pleases, but she’s also a very proactive young woman who puts up a fight against anything she deems unreasonable. Second leads will be played by Lee Jung-shin (Cinderella and the Four Knights) and Kim Yoon-hye (Vampire Detective).

Given how much they’ve changed the main characters in this remake, I’m curious to find out what elements of the original My Sassy Girl will actually be salvaged, because my hunch is that it will only share a name with the movie and pay homage to a few marquee scenes at most. I might prefer that, because I want this drama to stand on its own. The production has had its share of woes before filming even began, and still carries some negative associations from holding a highly publicized open audition for its leading lady, only to then drop the actress who earned the role and replace with her with a big-name star. It was not the best foot to start out on, but I hope that they can turn out a drama that’s good enough to make us forget the backstage drama and just fall in love with the story.

My Sassy Girl plans to air sometime in 2017 on SBS.

Via Sports Chosun

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I don't think it will be easy to forget that backstage drama and still feel bad for the actress who was selected.

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same.

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you'll never know. That actress is really funny, have you seen come back mister? she was really funny in that drama

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OYS is a good actress but that's not the point. The other newbie who won the audition may have been new and unknown but could act. She was so shafted. And it has left a nasty association with me me towards the leading lady role.

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Exactly. I am actually still thinking OYS got roped in to replacing her before things really came to light. She's a primo actress and doesn't need to be someone's replacement if you know what I mean.

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This is why a part of me prefers what they do in Japan... announce the cast/actors the moment they started filming. (then again, that would give viewers no chance to complain/whine/disagree/object)

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Don't know how I feel about this drama just yet . Pretty bad news to forget about in terms of the casting drama. I think I'm not too excited because there.l isn't an exact date yet just approximate year. I hope is good though. Till next year !

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I am going to pass on this one. Their publicity stunts have put me off (calling it My Sassy Girl despite the story being so far off from the original then holding open auditions just to back out in the end and go with an establish actress). Sorry Joo Won.

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I feel the same way. Somehow knowing about the behind the scenes fiasco makes me turned off. Also, wasn't really a fan of the original movie anyways. I'll probably skip it unless it gets some rave reviews.

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Yeah, those debacle left a bad taste in my mouth

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Gu Ma-Jun looks like he has lost a bit of weight. Someone give him some bread please =/

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I guess "Remake" to the extent of typing the title in the credits.

the set-up has potential to become a stereotype. I am mean cause I like you and I am sassy but save me

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I rarely watch historical if it's not fantasy, but i will check it out for Joo Won since this is his last drama before military, and also i am fan of OYS since please Come Back Mister.

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This is Joo Won's last drama before he goes off to the army. I hope it turns out well. Looking forward to it.

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I bet it's only the sassy girl brand attached to it. I refuse to acknowledge this or that horrible second movie as part of the sassy girl franchise.

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I'm looking forward to this. No doubt Oh Yeon-seo make one fine sassy girl. Loved her so much in Shine or Go Crazy.

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Wait.....has Joo Won done a sageuk before or do my eyes deceive me cuz Wow! The pretty!

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I checked and I think you are right :) It is his first "sageuk". He was almost cast as Prince Yangmyung in The Moon Embracing The Sun although !

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Vulcan mind-meld! When I got a gander at the photo, the first thing I thought was that it might be Joo Won's first sageuk. First Gong Yoo... now Joo Won.

I don't recall any mention having been made when the casting news came out that the story was set in Joseon. Maybe I missed that detail somehow. Or maybe it was overshadowed by the hyped-up talent search...

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Why does Oh Yeon Seo's character remind me more of an old C-drama My Fair Princess Zhao Wei's character (Xiao Yan Zi) than Jun Ji Hyun in My Sassy Girlfriend?

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So it's not a time-travelling sageuk anymore?? I'm confused with the development of this drama.

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It's pre-produced...
Maybe they'll air this while he's in the military .

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I was wondering where boo won had disappeared and now I see why.
I totally forgot about this drama ? Despite all the backstage drama, I'll still give this a chance and see how it goes.

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You people sound so bitter
I believe putting an establish actress who can act is the obvious better choice cos no investor wants to invest an unknown actress (whose acting is questionable)

I'm always in for a drama with strong female lead. Moreover, OYS is a delightful to watch..she is a great actress who shares chemistry with anyone.

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She does, ins't ? I always find myself pulled to the characters she is playing and the chemistry she shares with her on-screen partners is always sizzling !

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it's not the fact that they put a big name actress that people dislike, it's how they did all that publicity about the open audition, casted the winner just to throw her away. It's not professional. They should've gone with a famous actress from the beginning.

No one is colpmaining about OYS, she's actually quite liked.

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Did they dump her" I read that she/her agency said that she was stressed about taking on the role and asked to be released. Or was that just saving face? Anyway I look forward to the drama and as for the name, there are so many Kdramas, movies, etc that repeat names when translated to English that it does not bother me.

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I actually do. I´ve seen her in two roles and was always disappointed. She was very annoying, even in Shine or Go Crazy, where I liked her at first, I ended up really convincing myself not to skip her scenes. I´d really want to watch, but the recast drama and the final actress... Even the male lead... Not that I don´t like him, I never heard of a drama with him that got my interest. So basicly a plot I would really look forward to and everything else is meh.

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True! they act like they cared about the unknown actresses, then where they were when they needed them during the audition ? the average view in their v-live during the audition was not good...where were the comments ?

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but if they wanted an established actress, they should not have held open auditions. the actress who was previously cast won her role, fair and square as far as we know.

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Will support Joo won and Oh Yeon seo

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I can't wait, both OYS and JooWon are brilliant actors. I've enjoyed OYS since "My Husband Got a Family" and she was phenomenal in the fantasy sageuk "Shine or Go Crazy"

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Then why hold an audition in the first place?

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They wanted to generate buzz, and buzzed it did, but realized investors wanted someone more established. At least, that's my assumption.

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I think it was mostly the idea of the Chinese side of the joint production? I seem to recall reading something to that effect. So when it became a Korean production only, and SBS agreed to air it, they wanted a bigger name for the lead and that's how we ended up here.

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Oh Yeon Seo is a good actress and I love her.. but if the drama already hold auditions and cast the "unknown" female lead, they should go with it. There's no point in audition if they just choose the easier way, which is to cast the established actress.
For ex, if Reply producers didn't hold auditions and only cast popular actress we might never know Eunji or Hyeri, both of them doing auditions for their roles. That's why I believe open casting like this would actually enable young, rookie actress to gain recognition and popularity. Alas, MSG team just walked out of their own audition.

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Aside from those behind the scene fiasco, I wonder why they insist to call it remake when even the character description is not same. I know both leads are good actor, but seriously what's wrong with the production team?!
Instead of remake of Sassy Girl, reading their character description and the poster remind me of saeguk parody in DGCH which also coincidentally known as My Sassy Girl Chun Hyang. Man, why don't they just make it to whole drama? It will be fun and hillarious drama!

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Ha, I forgot about this.

I wonder when we are going to get a more ~serious~ sageuk again? Because the ones since SFD have been quite light (or a mix of light and melo). The most serious "sageuks" we have had in the past few months have been... The historical scenes in Legend of the Blue Sea and Goblin LMAO.

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'Ruler: Master of the Mask' sounds like a 'serious' sageuk, and personally I'm looking forward to it. It's also a youth drama in a sense, but the leads have heaps of experience: Yoo Seung Ho and Kim So Hyun! (Ok, L has also been casted... um, no comment).

And isn't Yoon Kyun-Sang the lead in upcoming Rebel Hong Gil-Dong?

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Oooh yeah! And Saimdang is airing soon-ish, isn't it? Not sure how serious that one will be, though.

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There was "The flower in Prison" though but it was the worst sageuk I ever watched, I do not even know how I even through 43 episodes. I think that I just hoped that it will get better, hoped, hoped, and hoped again until I realised that not even a miracle could make this drama at least a watchable one. Utter disappointment.

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I wanted to pass this one then I remembered I've not seen joo won for so long so I'll stick around but no promises cause I'll ditch u like a hot potato if u fail to deliver (or I may just be all talk and no action) with all your star power and behind the scene hullabaloo...

And what's with the bloated hanbok?? looks like a wedding gown done wrong

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I just hope it'll be good for the sake of Joo Won. Boy got bunch of talent but his drama and movie choice was rather... hmm.... what kind of word i searched... "confusing".

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Aaaaa Joo Won, finally! Missed your face. It's a shame to hear about the casting problems, hopefully the show will turn out well.

Joo Won does the prickly character really well (Naeil Cantabile anyone?) but I really wish this drama didn't sound like a bunch of cliches. Give us some depth Gaksital! (By the way, where is my precious Shunji, aka Park Ki Woong?)

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Despite of what happened behind the scene of this drama, I hope this drama will turn out to be OK. Joo Won needs to have a good drama before get enlisted and Oh Yeon Seo will do sassy role well, especially after Come Back Ahjusshi. Looking forward for this drama. I hope sageuk in 2017 is interesting to watch, and I'm actually looking forward for Saimdang too.

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It seems the title should really be MY SASSY JOSEON X-FILES GIRL... that should take care of the UFO at the tree with the time capsule.

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So I love both Joo Won and OYS but I am also not wanting to support a show that does shady things that this drama did. I am up in the air if I want to support these actors or show I don't support a drama that is shady behind the scenes. I know what the show producers did isn't the actors fault, so it's a hard decision.

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I really hope this drama will do well. Love JW and OYS is quite good. I think I'd also prefer if they just take a few things from the original to pay tribute and do their own storytelling in this Joseon remake.

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There is a rumour that Ruler master of the mask is going to compete this drama..
MBC vs sbs..

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I don't care how they cast this production. Obviously they didn't go with the newbie for reasons. Not my business to care. It's a business after all. Then, I don't care about the "My Sassy Girl" thing either. It's one of least favorite Korean comedy movies. Never understood the big deal about it. So if this is comedy I might watch it. I like Joo Won and have zero objections to watching the lead actress either.

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By the looks of things this isn't going to be any thing like My Sassy Girl. That's not a problem for me though. I didn't like the movie anyway since I couldn't stand how Jun Ji Hyun's character treated Cha Tae Hyun's. She wasn't sassy she was abusive.

I don't have high hopes for this one, but I love Joo Won, and he hasn't been in anything good since Gakisital, so I hope it does well

I quite like Oh Yeon Seo too, so hopefully it'll be a decent watch.

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I disagree. Good Doctor was quite good, imo, and it highlighted his acting chops. Naeil's Cantabile and Yongpal could've been better though.

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He was brilliant in Good Doctor and the show was decent enough, but it wasn't really a hit though. When I say he hasn't been in anything good since BM I just mean he hasn't done anything that was even remotely as successful.

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I'm super happy with the casting! And it's unfortunate about the whole mess with the initially picked actress being 'thrown aside'. Whatever the case, I don't think people should go on and on about it as this is the fact of life in any kind of entertainment industry. There are no villains or victims just business decisions. Can we get over it now?

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True, but it feels bad though. For no particular reason. I guess the thing is, a newbie being thrown aside for a more popular choice or because of obvious connections is a situation that some of us face in our lives while applying to jobs and all. I myself like the actress who has been cast but the process feels wrong to me. I'll watch her on what she does next.
So, it hurts as it hits a bit close to home. If you can overlook that and watch this, good for you. Don't be so hard on those who can't. You feel what you feel, don't you??

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I totally get your point. If it's something you feel as personal to you then by all means sit this drama out. I too might have dramas that I choose to avoid simply because something about the 'process' rubbed me wrong. As that is not so in this case I'm looking forward to watching OHY and JW with unbiased delight and I hope, the sidelined actress gets a great role and move ahead with her career.

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It's a historical drama and they had the nerve to call it a "remake" I'm already not watching plus they just tossed the newbie aside. ?

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I will probably check out the premiere 2 episodes for sure since it's Joo Won...depending on how well it appeals to me. I have NEVER watched the movie version before so I'll probably keep it that way to keep a fresh mind.

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