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Lee Seung-gi considers reunion with Hong sisters in Hwayugi

We’re just about two months away from Lee Seung-gi’s return from army duty (what, I wasn’t counting… the whole time), and it’s possible that we’ll be seeing him back in dramaland straightaway. He’s currently considering an offer to star in the new Hong sisters fantasy rom-com Hwayugi, which would be his first reunion with the writer pair since 2010’s My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho. And if Cha Seung-won (Hwajeong) also signs on, it’ll be a reunionpalooza! Following Lee Seung-gi’s hilarious cameo on Best Love, the two actors went on to costar in You’re All Surrounded as a bickering veteran-rookie detective duo.

Hwayugi is a modernized reworking of the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West, about a monk taking a journey with four troublesome companions who must atone for their sins. In this drama, the heroine will be the monk character and the hero will be Sun Wukong, the mischievous Monkey King. Lee Seung-gi has been offered the role of Sun Wukong, which Park Bo-gum turned down last month. The character was once an extremely powerful minor god, but pride was his undoing, and he was exiled to the human world and his powers sealed. He will discover that the monk holds the key to unsealing his powers, and they will fight each other and also fight the dark forces on their way to love. Cha Seung-won is considering an offer to play Woo Hwi-chul, based on the Bull Demon King who is Sun Wukong’s sworn brother.

I find it hilarious that in Na PD’s variety show New Journey to the West, which was based on the same mythology, Seung-gi was the dependable monk to his foolish hyungs, whose most embarrassing punishment was to wear the Monkey King’s crown as they traveled. I like the idea of a reversal with him playing the troublemaker Monkey King; plus, he’s pretty perfect casting for a foolish, prideful hero deserving of a big comeuppance.

The Hong sisters have definitely had some misses in the last few years, but if they manage to reunite with both Lee Seung-gi and Cha Seung-won, who were the stars of my two favorite Hong sisters dramas, how can I possibly not get excited about that?

Hwayugi, which will be directed by PD Park Hong-kyun of Best Love and Queen Seon-deok, is slated to air in tvN’s weekend slot this December.

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So we might get Lee Seung-Gi in New Journey to the West & Journey to the West the Drama : dimples explosion ?❤
Now let's pray DramaGod this Hong Sisters drama will be a hit ?
Thanks for the news :)

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What a coincidence! I was just rewatching The King 2 Hearts now, like just now...and I see this. Excited for LSG comeback!

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I'm watching Shining Inheritance/Brilliant Legacy! Although admittedly, I'm watching for Han Hyo Joo's character lol. Still though, exciting news. I feel like he was barely gone.

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BL/SI (2009) will always have a special place in my heart as it was the drama that introduced me to Korean world, not to mention that it paved a way to know Lee Seunggi and the rest was history-:)
It was full of hate for me for his character as "Hwan" for the 1st 5 episode and he was totally won over me that i finished watching it in 1 day. yeah it was a bit crazy right??

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Aw I luff this guy! I hope this is a good comeback for him!
I know Park Bo Gum said no to this project...I'll try not to let that worry me... :O

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Park Bo Gum may be considering movies that's why he rejected it. I'll still hold hope for the drama if both Lee Seung Gi and Cha Seung Won are in. Hoping Hong Sisters reignite their writing creativity

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Never got the chance to watch You're All Surrounded but I really love Lee Seung Gi & Cha Seung Won chemistry together. Seung Gi's cameo in Best Love is still one of the most memorable cameos I ever watched.

I just wish for Hong Sister's magic to be back again. If Lee Seung Gi and Cha Seung Won will be signing up for this drama, I'm willing to give Hong Sister another chance to prove their writing again. I sincerely loved their old dramas esp. My Girlfriend is a Gumiho and Best Love.

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Ah man, on one hand it's great to actually see news about him again (after 2 long lonely years) and would love to see him and Cha Seung Won again in a better project, but I love Seung Gi and do not trust the Hong Sisters with his comeback project. I haven't forgiven them for Warm and Cozy yet. Feeling pretty conflicted.

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So with you! I was so excited to see Lee Seung Gi's lovely face but then I read Hong sisters... :(

*fingers crossed* This better be good (and get good ratings) if Lee Seung Gi takes it up.

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For me is perfect comeback for my LSG?
I miss him so much in dramaland & variety. Can we expect him as guest in RM/2D1N/happy together soon too? Keke

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Hahaha that username! ^^ Together with this article, you made my day.

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@greenfields

I just watched Flower Boys 2D1N, and I can't decide which one should be my boyfie.. Park Hyung Sik / Abs Min Ho / Unlucky Park Seo Joon/

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Ooo I loved those episodes (two, right? Or is it one episode but two days?). Park Seo Joon should indeed join a variety show full time.

And that skipping rope game.. Fan service through and through. Not that I'm complaining, I watched it at least 10 times. ?

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They have 2 episode for that Special Flower Boys Winter haha.

Too bad they stripped off 2games early with the winning skipping rope : 'scenery game & ealier morning duty' ;if not, we can have 3 long episodes of them ?

Abs Min Ho is delicious ?. That skipping rope is mass eye raping towards then (pity them) lmao

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AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! *high pitched squeals*
I too have been counting down the months until Lee Seung Gi is finally released from army duty and with the huge anticipation surrounding his return, I was expecting he'd be back in dramaland pretty soon but if it turns out his comeback is a reunion with both the Hong Sisters AND Cha Seung Won, then that would be a dream come true!!!
Please drama gods, make this happen!! I miss my beloved Seung Gi puppy so much! Make this drama happen and make it a huge success!!

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Wow I didn't realise this would be a two way reunion writer+two main leads = hopefully magic. I hope the female lead is someone who's worked with the hong sisters because that would just be an amazing reunion

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I remember that Park Shin Hye's name was mentioned before. If she is in this it will really be a huge reunion, since she did You're Beautiful so long ago.

But I'm not sure if she received the offer for sure or it was turned down, or just a rumor.

I do think that she and Lee Seung Gi would be very compatible tho.

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Yes they would be a really good pairing. Also park shin hye was at her best with the hong sisters so it would be amazing if they can work their magic together

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I was initially sad that Park Bo-gum turned down the role, but damn, this news! Now I'm like ten times more excited for this drama. Dimples are (almost) back!

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No No No....I love you to death LSG but not Hong Sisters please! If PBG bows out, that mean the drama is not good enough for you..pls say NO!?

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Well, lee seung gi rejected Kill Me Heal Me before, but the drama turned out to be a hit, so.. We don't really know

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Okay, now I'm getting excited again. Those two have a good and easy chemistry in You're All Surrounded. And if Hong Sisters manage to churn out something as good as Best Love or Gumiho, then I'm all in.

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But Park Bo-gum turned down this drama and it's not a good sign. Also I really want to see Cha Seung-won as a main lead like in The Best Love and The City Hall, he's just so great.

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OPPAAAAAAAAAAA ❤️❤️❤️ My heart honestly jumped when I saw his name in this article! I'm so glad he's already getting offers, I can't wait for him to be back!!!
On the other hand, the Hong sisters ? I loved so many of the Hong sister's dramas so I don't want to give up on them yet, hopefully they'll get their old magic back ?

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I want Na PD to cameo as the ultimate god, that will be fun. It's on TVN so I guess it's not too much to ask for ? *drama god* please make it happen !

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this is a great idea! hahahaha i agree too~ ?

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His agency said nothing is decided and that he has other offers *someone leaks them, I need to review them myself for puppy*. I also read that his agency declined him rejoining NJttW variety (and one of the pd also said something along this in a recent interview).

I just want Seung Gi in a well written drama, something challenging that will make us fangirl hard like King 2 Hearts. Please Seung Gi. *-*

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May i know what shin pd have said? It is a bit sad for me to hear this news. I have been waiting for him to come back again in the show

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As much as i want to see Seunggi back to dramaland after 2 years from his MS, I hope he and his agency will make a good decision for his comeback project. I'm not implying that this drama is not good enough for him, i just wish he will get what he deserved! can't wait to see him-:)

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im not a fan of Lee Seunggi, but i gotta admit he's suitable for the role. & it's kinda awesome with all the reunions, but im just mainly curious about the female lead.. ?

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Super excited!!! I was a bit sad that PBG dropped the offer, but LSG and CSW reunion makes more sense. Please be good, Hong Sisters!

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I feel like I've been hearing about this drama for months. With four more to go until Dec and three other main roles uncast, I believe there will be ton of articles being put out. I am dying to know the cast.

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Why is a PBG bowing out from this drama is an indiction that it would fail? I love him to pieces, bordering to an unhealthy obsession i must say, but I don't think he holds that much of a wisdom. I really do think that he's just not interested in that role, so he refused. A few of my all time favorites kdramas are Hong Sisters', and I still believe in their magic. I have faith that this will be a great come back project for LSG. Now I need to watch Kings 2 Heart again. Didn't realized how I miss LSG so much.

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*indication

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I really love king 2 hearts too but my heart still cannot take the death of robot bodyguard, heh

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There are several reasons why an actor gives up on a drama. So I'll be confident that Park Bo Gum did not give up because of the story.
I mean, I miss Lee Seung-gi so much on my screen, I need him back very soon, he was my first Opa... rsrsrsrsrsrsrsrsrs

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Two years has gone already!!!! awesome news!!!! I like him so much, he is a nice guy really..... I hope we get a good drama!!!!

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I don't suppose a sequel to Gu Family Book is ever going to happen... :(

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No sequel pls, no suzy in this pls. *Sorry*

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Eheheh... I try to give every actor a fair shot, but I can't say I've really loved what I've seen of LSG's acting... I'm still willing to give it another try though! ^^

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If this comes to pass, I may have saved a country in a previous life. Seung-gi is my puppy, Cha is my gravelly voiced ahjussi crush.

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I'm currently watching My Girlfriend is a Gumiho and this is my first time seeing Lee Seung-gi in anything but gosh he's so darn likeable :D

Hope the Hong sisters write another likable character for him if he does accept.

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..then follow with King 2 Hearts. He is perfection in the role.

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Yes King 2 Hearts!! A thousand times yes!

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*have no idea who he is, clicks link because his face is adorable, will watch whatever he's in, and learn his name*

Reading the link is optional. Although, now that I did, I'm REALLY anticipating this drama!

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You absolutely need to jump on the Seung-Gi train! He's an absolute puppy and a ray of adorable sunshine that makes everything he's in a joy to watch! :)

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This role really does sound perfect for Lee Seung-gi and I'm so excited for him to be back from the army and on my screen again that I'll watch him in anything!

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LOL Imagine all the meta-references they could make because he's from New Journey to the West! I hope this will be good~ I really missed Seunggi a lot. Can't wait to see him return in NJttW and then he'll have JttW as drama, this is awesome!

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If it's mythology and hong sisters, I kind of trust it. My Girlfriend is a Gumiho was mythology and that was hilarious! However, Big and Warm and Cozy weren't that great , so I'll watch but try not to get to into it in fear of being disappointed in the last half.

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Great if can get that double dose of Seung Gi In NA PD New Journey to the West and the drama itself.NA PD introduce those new characters great to see if Seung Gi take on new characters available.

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Seung Gi oppa, I'll watch whatever project you're in. I know you'll choose wisely.

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Yay!! This is such a good news! I both love lee seung gi and cha seung won.

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I was feeling down today and seeing his smile just brighten my day :D I've miss seeing it in action these past 2 years (as it already been 2 years? Seems too good to be true)! (*^0^*) I hope his comeback is a good one. The role seems perfect for him, but I am not a Hong Sisters fan since their dramas are always hit or miss with me... *Cross fingers*

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I still have faith in Hong Sisters' dramas! Hopefully this will be good!

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