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Moon Chae-won takes the lead in SBS drama

Moon Chae-wong has announced her next role, and it comes in a new SBS drama called It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl [괜찮아, 아빠 딸], which will be the station’s Monday-Tuesday offering after Dr. Champ wraps.

Moon plays Eun Chae-ryung, an immature youngest daughter who has always depended on her father, but after he is the victim of an accident and her household ruined, she realizes the extent of his sacrifice and hard work. This spurs a change in her careless attitude, and she encounters a series of hardships along the way as she transforms herself into a self-reliant woman.

The story has shades of a few dramas we’ve seen lately: namely Wish Upon a Star and Smile, You, which are coincidentally (or not?) also both SBS dramas. In Wish Upon a Star, the heroine was a flighty, boy-crazy 25-year-old who becomes the breadwinner for her five younger siblings after her parents die. In Smile, You, the heroine grew up in a rich household, but after her father’s business goes bankrupt, she finds herself in much humbler straits.

Still, even with these familiar elements, I’m looking forward to seeing Moon Chae-won take on a leading role and think there’s room enough in the premise for another version of this story. Moon is still a bit green as an actress, but she has a lovely, warm presence onscreen that makes me think she’d be an engaging leading lady. She’d had roles in high school fare like Mackerel Run and Our School E.T. (both with Park Bo-young and Lee Min-ho), but it wasn’t until 2008’s Painter of the Wind that she made her name known, playing a gisaeng who falls for the girl-in-man’s-clothing played by Moon Geun-young (the pair was even named best couple at the year-end awards). She followed that with a supporting role in Brilliant Legacy, after which she was pretty much wasted in Yoon Eun-hye’s My Fair Lady.

It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl will premiere on November 22.

Via Mk.co.kr

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I LOVE moon chae won... it was about time she got the lead role!!
honestly, the premise doesn't excite me much but because it's MCW, i'm totally willing to give it a chance...
this is good news indeed.

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Oh how exciting for her! I've been waiting for her to finally play lead in her own Kdrama. I really hope that it's with a good leading man!

I want to see her act with Lee Min Ho this time even though I am not much of a fan of BOF (at all!), but I saw a photoshoot that they did together and they shared really great chemistry so why not?

If not him, I would love to see Yoon Kye Sang once again and I think he and Moon Chae Won would look good together, don't you think? He needs to recover himself from Road Number One and maybe a more contemporary and simpler storyline would be exactly what he needs right now!

I know I won't be complaining!

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So happy she s finally transitioned into a leading lady role! I always thought she wasnt suitable as second leading lady/meanie so I m really glad shes given an opportunity! though I must say I d really love to see her in a romantic comedy without a whole lotta angst:)

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... I loved her in Painter of the Wind and she made me wish Moon Geun Young was a boy so many times while watching it. Those two were really captivating and loved everything about Painter of the Wind that involved them, surprisingly enough.

I also her in 'Brilliant Legacy' and I liked her character as the misunderstood step-sister with an evil mother, although overall, the Kdrama failed to maintain focus in the 2nd half and faltered with the episode extensions.

I haven't seen 'My Fair Lady' yet... not too interested either.

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Finally a leading role! I agree that she has a warmth about her on screen, but I also think she's an amazing actress. Made me cry in POTW and seethe with anger in BL. Plus she's one of the most gorgeous actresses in Korea today. Yep, I love her.

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Yay, I was rooting for her to get a meatier role! she was so wasted in My Fair Lady (which I mostly skipped). I hope the drama works a few fresh twists and if not that then at least some good lead couple chemistry!

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Yay, I was rooting for her to get a meatier role! she was so wasted in My Fair Lady (which I mostly skipped). I hope the drama works a few fresh twists and appealing lead-couple chemistry!

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i love her in Brilliant Legacy. i kept going back and forth between hatred and pity towards her character. the scene where she beg her mom at the rooftop made me cry a river. awesome acting by her. her crying scenes are so earnest. all the best to MCW for her 1st leading role!

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Yes, she was sooo good in Brilliant Legacy. The roof top scene was one of only two scenes in that show where I really cried.

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her new drama actually reminds of Brilliant Legacy more than anything else.

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omg! me too! the roof top scene was one of my favs of the entire drama, i fully cried while watching it.. fantastic acting.. it cemented my love for moon chae won then.. keke

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Glad to see MCY offered a leading role. I'm not really blown away by her acting, but I think she has great screen presence.

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I heard CNBlue's Minhyuk will her love interest :)

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Unfortunately, I think it's a one-sided love by Min Hyuk only :(

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Lead role! My mom was very impressed with her in Brilliant Legacy and so was I. I'm looking forward to this.

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oooh, I really like her- can't wait to see her as a leading lady!

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wow, i was just wondering about her a few days ago! crazy!

but good for her! now for a male lead?

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me too! haha was just thinking about her..she has so much promise. i'm not even sure why i kinda like her/root for her but i do (prolly partly of javabeans's influence hehe)

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ooooh....i really like her....not the best of her age but pretty good!!....i'm so glad she's getting a lead role here especially after teh mess that was My Fair Lady....i heard its rumored that they are trying to get Su Ju's Donghae and CN Blue's Kang Min Hyuk...idk abt them though

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..the first time, I saw her was in Brilliant Legacy , where I noticed her potential....and now..wow as a female lead ...I am so happy for her..congratulation....and this is the reward for your hard work.

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Yay!! So happy she's finally snag a leading role. Looking forward to watching this drama!

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Good for her.

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finally MCW's leading role been waiting so long. shes green yes, but a superb actress nevertheless, even tho MFL was a terrible flop, i still managed to watch thru it, mostly cuz of her quirkiness =D shes definitely a versatile actress.

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I am very happy for her. She deserves the leading role sooner. I love the way she looks too. beautiful!

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yayyyyyyyyyyyy love her

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Finally some news about Moon Chae-won! I love her in Brilliant Legacy (no offense but thought her acting was better than HHJ's in BL) and have been waiting for her to get the chance to be the leading lady. Hope this drama turns out to be a good one!

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I ♥ moon chae won. she's really cute in my fair lady and look really beautiful in brilliant legacy.wish this drama will lead her to the top :)

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Gosh, I really admire watching Moon Chae Won in that drama "Brilliant Legacy" and "Take Care of My Lady" (to seldom to watch this)

I don't mind that I'd watch this drama, of course! =) =)

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YAYAYYYY!!! I can't wait to see her in a new drama next month, WOOT WOOT!!!!

(I really love her!)

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I keep on forgetting she was that gisaeng in POTW! I'm glad she finally gets to lead a drama. I think she was probably the best thing in My Fair Lady. Sure the other actors were great, but her character ended up being the least frustrating

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OMG, more idol rumors to play the lead?

This dissappoints me really. I really want to see her with a more veteran actor like Yoon Kye Sang rather than a first time idol.

That is because I don't want this to fall into the same category as BOF where it's going to just feed the idol's fans.

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Besides her resemblance to Kim Hee Sun, Moon Chae Won's eyes are her gift and curse. When she's "on", she can translate her inner doubt with piercing clarity. Something about it recalls So Ji Sup. When she's "off", she GLARES as much as Kim Tae Hee, and sometimes her relationship with the camera is even more tiring than, say, early Han Hye Jin.

In any case, she's ready to jump into the lead spot. Good luck on her!

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Good for her! While I do think her acting can be a little uneven sometimes, when she nails it she is simply amazing. She has loads of talents and I'm totally excited that she finally got a leading role.

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I love her too XDDD

This might be re-named, though! :o At least, I hope so XD

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don't like her...in Brilliant Legacy. Her ugliness showed and she didn't give me the warmth on-screen as you mentioned. Will not be looking forward to this - the plot has been used too many times already

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Oh my goodness. I literally was like, "Aw man, I wonder if Moon Chae Won will be in any upcoming dramas.." just a couple of days ago. I checked dramawiki and there was nothing at that time. So I was sad. AND THEN I SEE THIS TODAY! And I'm happy again! YAY. I love her. (:

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omg!! so happy for her! i think she really deserves this lead role and i hope she shows the best of her acting! thank you for sharing!!!

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About fucking time! I loved her in Brilliant Legacy and have been waiting for her to be in another drama. Plus she's hot.

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Oh YAY, FINALLY! She totally deserves a role as the main lead. She's, I think, one of the most talented actresses of her generation.

I'm not sure if I like the premise of her drama...it sounds like something I've seen countless times before, but I'm hopeful, we'll see.

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I'm a little bit worried about her choice of dramas after POTW and Shinning Inheritance. Her role in MFL didn't explore her talent much. And now the plot of this drama doesn't sound interesting. Moreover rumors said that she's gonna star opposite some idols. Not so challenging for her acting skill IMO. Does she pick this project just because this is her first project where she's been casted as a female lead ?

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I think the major problem of MFL was the script IMHO. The premise of the drama was great if not exactly original, but then, the execution? Terrible! It was like watching a train-wreck and this is coming from someone who actually didn't hate it (I didn't love it, either, but that's beside the point). I assume k-actors get a sort of draft of the drama (like, the major points the plot, who are the characters, etc) and then they decide whether to take up the role or not (and at this point there's still no script yet. At least that's what usually happened in Worlds Within). I can't believe so many good actors were all idiots who decided to take on a bad project on purpose. I'm fairly sure the problems arose when the scripts started coming in and...well, we've all seen the outcome. Even the actors (think Jung Il-woo) were confused about the story, their characters etc.

So um, I don't think it's fair to judge MCW's decisions solely based on MFL (if the script hadn't been all over the place, I'm fairly sure she could have shined), and/or casting rumors. So far, as far as acting goes, she's been good and in many instances AWESOME.

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Yay, a lead for MCW finally. Unfortunately the plot sounds boring bec it is so used. Hopefully there will be a recap here and english subtitled version available on web.

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About time, I was wondering when she was going to get a lead role. I really liked/hated her character in Brillant Legacy and I keep meaning to watch Painter of the Wind, one of these days. I don't know about the story, but I'll check the drama out just for her.

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OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OmG!OMG!OMG!OMG!
It's my dream come true <333
Few days ago i was thinking about how nice would it be if MCW played the main lead in a drama... and now i'm opening your site and THIS is the first news that i see... AHHHH...I'M SO FREAKING HAPPY ^____^
she's my favorite actress and i don't even know why,but i just love her so much (it all started from Brillian Legacy).. it would be nice if she was paired up with Jung Il Woo xDDD but i understand that it's not possible :(
but i hope the male lead will be as nice as the female :P
i feel like a crazy fan right nao xD but whatews...looking forward to the drama <333

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"Few days ago i was thinking about how nice would it be if MCW played the main lead in a drama… and now i'm opening your site and THIS is the first news that i see… AHHHH…I'M SO FREAKING HAPPY ^____^"

I WAS THINKING THE EXACT SAME THING!! Omg. And I just opened up this site and saw it under the headline! How creepy is that! HAHA. Total dream come true!!

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I'm glad she finally has a leading role. Although she's not the best actress out there, I still see a lot of potential in her. Can't wait to watch this!

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I've heard that Lee Donghae from Suju and C.N.Blue's Minhyuk were being casted in this drama... I'm looking forward to this drama either way^^

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Donghae and Minhyuk are confirmed for the drama now.

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OMG...does this mean FISHY is going to kiss her? LOL. Who's the lucky one??!

DONGHAE as male lead...hmm. I have reservations even though I'm an ELF and I <3 Donghae (Fishy)...but hopefully he'll be able to act and not make me cringe and wish that he go back to just being himself, the loveable fish. Please make it work~~ T.T

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Donghae's pretty good in Mystery 6, SuJu Mini Drama and Attack on the Pinup Boys (of course I'm an ELF and Donghae-biased, lol!). We all know he'll work really hard for this. And it makes me worry 'cause of SS3 and concerts...

And I think he's changed a lot in 4jib. He used to be so hyper, messing around, disturbing the members, EunHae moments, and just being the adorable kid of SuJu... =(

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I mean this in the most non offensive way possible, but can Donghae (or Minhyuk for that matter) act? They just don't give of vibes of seriously acting chops. Neither one has done a drama before if I'm not mistaken and I'm getting bored with seeing idols act or rather "act."

Moon Chae Won is really great and deserves a leading lady role, but this story sounds like a rehash of wish upon a star and you're beautiful.

however, /shallow Donghae is just too darn cute and even if he completely fails, I'll still find it adorable and will probably watch this anyways :(

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She deserves this. She totally deserves this.

What do you guys call the Korean equivalent of young Hollywood?

Because Moon Chae Won's on that list.

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The list of stars to watch.

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That would be the 86-88 generation. Way back in 2007, there was a rumored project that was going to bring in Jang Geun Suk, Moon Geun Young, Lee Seung Gi, and Lee Yeon Hee. Good luck with that. ;)

For the most part, this generation will take over once the 82ers go to the military. Also significant, most of these actors were born after the dictatorship.

Lee Seung Gi, Jang Geun Suk, Lee Min Ho, Yoon Shi Yoon, Jung Il Woo, Yo Seung Ho
Moon Geun Young, Han Hyo Joo, Lee Yeon Hee, Moon Chae Won, Seo Woo, Park Shin Hye, Park Bo Young

The fun irony in all this? Hearing Generation Z call Yoon Eun Hye an AJUMMA. It's going to happen sooner than you think. ;)

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I thought Yoo Seung Ho was born in 1993...

Yoon Eun Hye is only 26, but it seems like she's been around forever.

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"I thought Yoo Seung Ho was born in 1993… "

Yeah, YSH is an outlier, somewhat like Moon Geun Young and Park Shin Hye. Being given a lead role in a non-youth drama at 17 is extremely rare, but he's a legitimate non-boy band idol.

"Yoon Eun Hye is only 26, but it seems like she’s been around forever."

There are bigger stars, but YEH is the Princess of TV. No other 20-something actress brings a bigger TV fanbase.

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I heard Donghae of Super Junior got casted for this drama as well. Is he, by any chance, the love interest for her?

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Yep he will play the male lead so I guess Donghae is going to be her love interest ... Minhyuk will have a one sided love for her ^^

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Finally.

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