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The Sungkyunkwan Scandal cast speaks to the press


From left to right: Yoo Ah-in, Park Min-young, Micky Yoochun, Song Joong-ki

Lots and lots of pretty pictures!

The cast of KBS’s Sungkyunkwan Scandal gave a press conference at their drama’s filming set in Kyunggi province on the afternoon of July 15. We’ll probably see them giving another press conference nearer to their fall premiere (that’ll be the production press conference just before the drama’s broadcast), so this one was a more introductory affair.

Sungkyunkwan Scandal has been called a campus youth drama and a period romantic comedy, but even with those descriptors I’ve been struggling to wrap my head around how that will manifest onscreen. But the photo below (which I get a kick out of for the huge heads in the background) helps clear that up a bit, with its cute cartoony characters and obviously light-hearted approach.

(I don’t expect the show to incorporate the cartoon images into the drama itself, but using them in the promo materials shows us this isn’t even trying to pretend it’s a sageuk. It’s a romantic comedy first, and a fusion piece second, but a proper historical series never. Like Tamra the Island. Or even Delightful Girl Chun-hyang, which incorporated hilarious fusion parody skits. I enjoy that approach, since I could never get into “proper” sageuks.)

In addition to these four, other cast members include Seo Hyo-rim (Fine Windy Day) and Ha Ji-won’s younger brother Jeon Tae-soo. Seo plays a ditzy type of girl and the daughter of a nobleman who is engaged to Micky Yoochun’s character. Jeon, meanwhile, leads a rival student faction at school.

Sungkyunkwan will air on Mondays and Tuesdays after Gumiho: Tale of the Fox Child, which will end in late August.

 
DBSK’s Micky Yoochun is the leader of his F4-ish group; he’s educated, rich, and good-looking. As the only son of a distinguished family, he’s basically at the top of the social ladder. However, what’s his privilege is also his loss, because he’s never ventured beyond his small, privileged world.

 
Park Min-young (Ja Myung Go) plays the girl with whom Micky Yoochun falls in love, although naturally it’ll take some comic situations and angst before they get there, since she enters the school dressing as a boy. She’s a little too ridiculously pretty to be passing for a boy, methinks, but we can’t make any final decisions till we’ve seen her mannerisms.

 
Yoo Ah-in (Strongest Chil Woo) is the rebel of the group and is described as a “jimseung nam,” which is (badly but most accurately) translated as “beast man.” It doesn’t mean he’s beastly — perish the thought! — but that he has a raw, animalistic appeal, as did the men of Chuno. It also explains his scruffy appearance in previous stills.

 
Song Joong-ki (Triple) plays a playboy, and I have absolutely no trouble believing that he’ll be stealing ladies’ hearts. He’s proficient in womanizing and drinking, which is a departure from previous roles. He explains, “Aside from Frozen Flower, most of my roles have been bright, nice, and wholesome.” That gave him a bit of difficulty at first, plus “It’s different from my real personality. So I learned from watching Yoochun,” he joked.

 
And now for the rest of the photos:







Via E Daily, Mk.co.kr

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oh cute! Somehow this might actually be funny to watch.

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looks cute but I dont like the male lead if the lead was someone else it would have been interesting

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I totally disagree I fell in love with Mickyoochun's every little movement so handsome .. :) I love bollywood movies but I know and feel this is the best ever .. drama series I have ever seen .. everyone was awesome and perfect for their role :) Park Yoochun , Park Min Young, Yoo Ah In and Song Joong Ki great job guys I would give this movie 5 star!

Sungkyunkwan Scandal fan!

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ahahha - yeah the big cartoon heads in the background got to me too

aww song joong ki is too cute - him and kim bum are definitely ajumma-heart-stealers, as long as they don't diminish his role into just a minor side character who will spout wisdom every so often into yoochun's head. same goes for yoo ah in...

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Looking forward to a fun romp with this drama :D

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I'm so used to girls that are supposed to be impersonating boys looking too girlish that the fact that Park Min-young is so pretty doesn't bother me. Besides, next to Song Joong-ki, she could pull it off. I wasn't expecting this to be a real saeguk, but the cartoony backgrounds have made me more excited for this drama.

Song Joong-ki as a womanizing playboy? Hmm, interesting.

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I wish Song Jong ki or Yo Ah in was the main male lead:( This does look interesting though:)

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Waiting.....this will be my first sageuk..............

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definitely can't wait for playboy song joong ki!!!!!!! XD

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They look as though they really get along with each other/are having fun. Nice to see.

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will be watching this coming series; however, wish it was not sageuk style but
rather a modern comedy.

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i havent seen Frozen Flowe completely, but im interested what Song Joong Ki's role in the movie... someone please tell me :)

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Sigh. I too wish this was more modern.

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that is one adorable looking cast....can you belive song joong ki is actually older that yoochun...wouldnt tell...yooh ah in is so adorable.....i could care less abt park min young being too pretty for a boy after watching PSH do it in YAB...im lovin the overall feel of things here...i sincerely hope yoochun can deliver...and it better be a whole lot better than Yunho in Heading to the ground...I also wish I could get to seem more of Seo Hyo Rim....anyways I'm al abt gender benders..so I cnt wait!

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p.s...it hink yoo ah in is second lead here ...bt I have a feeling all three fall fr her like in YAB

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i already prefer the girl with the playboy lol.

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no, no, i do wish it was sageuk since i think it will be pretty interesting. we had too many modern comedy drama, so i think sageuk romcoms would be refreshing? i mean, like tamra the island. oh.. i do miss tamra the island soooooooooooo the very much!

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I like the idea of doing this during the Joseon era. I have always loved the concept of fusion sageuk since the Choon-hyang parodies. I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for this one.

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I'm looking forward to this drama but I don't understand how the lead role went to Yoochun (who has really no acting experience) and not to Song Joong Ki (who has loads in comparison)...???
I dunno...maybe it's a pitch to get millions of DBSK fans to watch but they would have tuned in all the same if Micky had a supporting role and not the main lead. It really does NOT make any sense to me. It seems like a big waste of Joong Ki's talent to cast him in a supporting role like this...but I'll still watch for the cutie and because the whole girl-disguised-as-a-guy thing will never lose its charm!

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Playboy Song Joong-ki?!

Bring it on. :D

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Ehh are you kidding?
When i first saw the first picture, i thought song joong ki was park min young. I say, he is too pretty to be a man!!! (i love him so much :)) I think Park Min Young in the the other still (with the orange colored robes) looked more...manly.
Sigh* I cant wait.

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Yoochun!!! <3 <3 <3

Anything with him is a must watch for me! Thank you for letting us know it's on it's way!

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YES! Give me another sageuk with Tamra feel. I am so skeptical to Yoochun's acting abilities though. He has the potential to ruin the whole drama. Hopefully we'll all be pleasantly surprised.

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@18
Most of the dramas these days just casts most of these singers because of their popularity. It's the case with Kim Hyun Joong in "boys before flowers" and lots of others. It's rare that a few of them have the acting chops. Good example is Bi Rain. Lets just enjoy it for what it is.

i love Micky and Joonng ki. I always enjoys those dramas where girls pretends they are guys. But seriously this has no originality. How many times do see chinese dramas do this kind of stuff. Though with all these eye candy, it's hard to pass up.

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it looks like fun....looking forward to this one too and hopefully the male lead can act or I'll be rooting for the 2nd or 3rd lead

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Song Joong Ki and all the motherf adorable pictures of him!!!!!!! I'll watch anything if he's in it, no matter how bad; but I'll reserve that opinion until I've actually watched the first episode. Late August seems lightyears away.

Anyway those last two pictures of PMY and YAI are cute! Like they're asking each other if they look good or adjusting them strings or something.

Yoochun... well, I'm not a Cassie so anything DBSK fails to intrigue me, but I'll give him a shot. Surprise me. Still wished SJK was the lead instead of him, though.

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SONG JOONG KI SONG JOONG KI SONG JOONG KI SONG JOONG KI
MARRY ME MARRY ME MARRY ME
JAVABEANS EVERYT IME YOU REPORT ON THIS DRAMA/IF YOU DO RECAPS FOR IT CAN EVERY {PICTURE BE SONG JOONG KI EYE CANDY?!

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Too bad Song Joong-ki is not the lead...that would be great! But bring it on! I can't wait! Love this kind of stories.

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Loving the pictures!Song Joongki, omo!!

I love the last two pictures of Yoo Ah-in and Park Minyoung, they look cute together!

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They look like they graduated in a top university or something with those Chosun outfits on them, lol!

BTW: Park Min Young looks like one of the boys ^_^

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Cute, sweet and pretty cast to watch. Really hope it perform well in rating but however I definitely watch this until the end. Horray. Love all picture. I hope there are cartoon picture so can save it in my computer. Long Life.

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From the boys Yoo Ah-In looks the sexiest obviously.

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So looking forward to it. Yoo Ah-In and Song Joong Ki together is too good to be true! Really hope Micky lives up to expectation, must be a lot of pressure next to Yoo & Soong who are miles ahead in terms of skills.

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Yoo Ah In!! Song Joong Ki!! If the lead actor doesn`t deliver, i hope the writers consider these two shifting as the main lead... :P

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Will this be up against Dong Yi? I hope this won't turn out like Yunho's Heading to the ground in terms of rating game and especially the acting of Micky. Anyhow, looks like this'll be a fun drama. I would want to read the manwha. And btw, Song Joong Ki can pass of as the female lead if not for his height. He's really a pretty boy. lol.

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Hm...actually, I thought Micky does have (limited) acting experience? Wasn't he the lead actor in some Japanese drama? (The name escapes me as I didn't bother watching it)

Anyhoooo the pictures above are ADORABLE! Love SJK's description as a womanising, drinking playboy HOHO that would be something to watch out for!

Totally watching this for the comedy. Til now, even though I've probably watched a few dozen versions of The Butterfly Lovers a.k.a. Liang Zhu (a famous Chinese traditional opera where the girl cross-dresses as a boy so she can go to school, and falls in love with a poor scholar and then tries to get him to realise that she is, in fact, a GIRL LOL), I never fail to laugh at it, so what's most important is probably how strongly the comedy comes across (and in what form). Can't wait!
Sungkyunkwan Scandal kick some ass!

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Not really feeling Yoo Chun. Maybe it's just me, but he's the least appealing to me. Goooooooo Jooongkii <3

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Micky did act in a Jap drama but it was more like a mini drama not a full fledged one. Each episode was like 10 minutes only...

Looking forward to it. Coz I like shows that make me laugh and it looks like it will...

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Micky looks so cute and so those the rest of the cast. Can't wait to watch this drama.

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LOL seems like many people here don't know who Micky is! Surprised! Though he (Micky) have a limited acting experience, he's one of very few idols who ACTUALLY can act IMO, he's the best actor in DBSK IMO! I'm really looking forward to it!

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I have a little trouble telling Song Joong Ki and Park Min Young apart in their costumes. He looks more feminine than her, so I think her feminine look isn't a problem.

Looking forward to Yoochun's acting. I think he has potential to be a good actor. He will probably improve as the story progresses.

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@ broads
he doesn't really play much of a role in frozen flower (i actually went and watched the movie just to see SJK ^^) he is just one of JIS's soldiers. like overall he only gets like 3 mins max screen time :(
but it was ok :) some SJK is better then none at all

OMGOSH i can't wait for this drama to start airing ^^ too bad i have exams when it starts :( guess i'll have to watch it dl instead of streaming it T_T
SJK and Yoochun <3

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@40 totally agree with u
Micky is the best actor out of the 5
I'm totally looking forward to this drama~

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This looks fun...I'm up for it!

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Song Jong Ki is just adorable beyond words in here! This drama is like F4 all over again because these guys (and girl!) are just so pretty!

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love yoochun so much
why everyone here doesn't believe in his acting ability?
poor him :(
sorry for my bad english

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Micky might be too good as a singer but as an actor??? it juz an okay 4 me~~~

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When i knew the plot story, first i thought:
uh, another girl-who-dressed-into-a-boy again??
But,
because id my curious about yuchun *lol*
i watch this drama.
It's a nice one. I just watched until chapter 4
but i'm addicted to watch more!
Anyway, i love moonshik character. Yoo ah in really
fit for this character.
and also a nice appearance of song joong ki
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i'm eager to know more bout him
*lol*

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I thought Micky Yoochun did a great job. He had depth in his character and really fit his role. Watched him in Rooftop Prince and again he surprised me. So did the others. Song Jong Ki acted his bottom off, i felt that he was the x-factor in this show. Yoo Ah-In was great also reminded me a bit of Bidam in the Great Queen. Park Min Young impressed me the least in this drama for some reason. Guess because she smiles in some of the sad scene and shed tears at the same time had difficult time really connecting with her throughout the whole series. I did enjoy it because of all the great lines.

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