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Kim Jae-won + Lee Jia + Seo Hyo-rim + Nickhun + Lee Ki-kwang: All in the same drama?

Casting is heading into the final stages for MBC’s upcoming drama Me Too, Flower! (or I’m A Flower, Too!), which is the new title of the romantic-comedy project formerly called Girls and then The Queen’s Return. Phew. Maybe this time the title will stick.

Up as top contenders for the leads are Lee Jia, whose potential drama return has been murmured about in recent weeks, Seo Hyo-rim, and Kim Jae-won. According to a source on his side, Kim is considering the role and is planning to meet with the producers to discuss the details. Lee Jia is still considering her participation as well.

The character Kim Jae-won would play is Seo Jae-hee, a man who leads an interesting double life: parking attendant by day, lingerie brand owner on the side. Double the lives, double the romantic complications: His daytime persona loves a woman named either Cha Yi-rye or Cha Bong-sun (various reports conflict), while his chaebol side spends his nights loving Kim Dal.


Lee Jia

Lee Jia would play (petty) Policewoman Cha, whose unaffected personality isn’t a stranger to occasional fits of temper. She’s cute and quirky, which I hope works better for her here than it did in Style, where she had a similar character description but came out shrill and annoying.

Meanwhile, two idol boys — 2PM’s Nickhun and Beast’s Lee Ki-Kwang — are up to play Lee Jia’s (well, her character’s) men. She’s got a crush on Nickhun’s would-be character, who’ll appear in each episode in her imagination as her fantasy conversation partner, lending his sympathetic (albeit imaginary) ear to her complaints. On one occasion, she gets massively drunk and even imagines him being buried in the ground. Ha, it sounds like a fun, quirky drama already.

Lee Ki-kwang, on the other hand, is a rookie petty policeman who likes her. He’s got an offbeat personality of his own, and has a habit of declaring, “Noona is my woman!” everywhere he goes. Yeah, that’s a good way to get noona to hit you upside the head, is what I’m thinking.


Nickhun, Lee Ki-kwang

Seo Hyo-rim, then, is in contention for the Kim Dal character. Not much description is given, but I’ll presume she’s the polar opposite of our policewoman, since K-dramas sure love their laws of diametric opposites. Granted, I did hate her bitchy chaebol princess role from Scent of a Woman and found her character a waste of screentime, but I love Seo Hyo-rim as an actress, and think she did as much as she could with a flat, stock character who was more plot device than developed character.

There’s also mention of a 40-ish “Scary Chick” with rumors of Han Go-eun being a contender, and while I wouldn’t get my hopes up for that bit of casting (it’s a teeny, fleeting mention in one article), it gives me an idea of why the drama was called, at one point, Girls. The Korean term 계집애들 actually has a more slang connotation, as in “Chicks” or “Broads.”

With Lee Jia’s name in the mix, a lot more eyes have turned to this project, since it would be a measure of whether she’d be able to make a comeback from her Scandal O’ The Year, aka the secret marriage and less-secret divorce to rocker king Seo Taiji. As for Kim Jae-won, he’s already made a successful comeback (his being from army service) in the warm and much-loved weekend drama Do You Hear My Heart?

But it’s not like this project lacks for reasons behind hype. It also has well-known producing names attached: Directing will be PD Go Dong-sun of Queen of Housewives, while the writer is the very talented Kim Do-woo of My Name Is Kim Sam-soon and What’s Up, Fox?

Note that all these casting notices are being reported as possibilities, not confirmations. However, I suspect some of these names will stick, because the drama’s getting awfully close to production time. Slated to follow Can’t Lose on Wednesdays and Thursdays, the drama will premiere at the end of October.


Seo Hyo-rim

Via Star News

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Wow, so much awesomeness - I think this might be my fall K-drama to watch...

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So much pretty in one cast. Wow.

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read that Nickhun is not in this drama @allkpop agency JYP denies it

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Love the writer. Love KJW. Have to see if SHR I can forgive for her jerky jerk character in SOAW.

And the titles? WTFlower?

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Seriously, what is up with the title?! I'm going to go out on a limb and say I like the previous titles better... I hope this gets changed. But gosh, I hate when dramas have multiple titles (I'm looking at you You've Fallen For Me/ Heartstrings/ Festival/ You're Beautiful Second Male Lead and Female Lead Reunion Drama That Was Very Far From Being As Great You're Beautiful But At Least Yonghwa's Acting Has Improved But Everyone Was Outshined By The Director and Lee Hyun Jin Which Should've Been The Main Story Instead)

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This drama sounds complicated what with the double life of the main lead and the heroine having not 1 but 2 guys chasing after her.

Ofcourse I'll be watching :)

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WOoooooooW! It seem very inteeeeresting, fufufu.

I will be looking forward to this because of Kim Jae Won, oh yea! \^_________^/

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Yup, JYP has already denied the reports of Nichkhun being cast in the drama. I honestly don't really see how he would have the time, even for a smaller role, even though he did just finish up WGM. But 2pm has their concert tour, and they're still promoting in Japan.

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That's a lot of people that I do like. Let's hope they stick.

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Oh no does that mean we won't get to see Khun's awesome acting?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34BoHkbJmLw

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Best video ever. Should be included in every Nichkhun-related article, really. =P

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Why didn't you put a WARNING on this view!?!
I just spit out my coffee!!
:) :)

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OK, so why is he wearing the omani hairdo, exactly?

That is really too funny.

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Oh. My. Lord. is this even REAL?? LMAO! Thank you so much for this!

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that was priceless

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I just had a big coincidence.
I watched this video.
Then I watched A Bittersweet Life (2005) and saw this scene!
Then I watched this video again.
Lee Byung-hun was better.

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I have no words........ wait. Yes. I do. That really sucked. But the replies here and comments on YT are hilarious. I get why they want to use idols in the dramas but please find some who can act. Please. I'm beggin here. After seeing the really mediocre acting skills in Full House with Rain and Heartstrings, I don't know how much more I can take before my head explodes.

I really like Nickhun's personality but the boy can't really sing nor dance........

but I'm DYING TO SEE kikwang in this. The boy is a dreamicle.

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HILARIOUS!

Oh gosh, but I think I would rather see Nickhun in this drama than fellow idol boy Dumb Kwang... I mean Ki Kwang. Dunno if I could watch him after hearing about his 'incident'. But I could stomach him for the other (possibly) great people in this drama. I'm even looking forward to Seo Hyo Rim who was super annoying in SOAW. It's weird to see her smiling and not with dagger eyes.

But anyway, looking forward, will probably be watching.

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Everything about this one sounds enticing - double lives, pretty boys and imaginary noona love!
It's a bit off-putting to think of Lee-Jia fantasizing about much younger guys, but since I'll be doing the same, I'll give her a pass.

And seriously, since Seo HR is in this, then great! I like her acting, but girl had BETTER do something about those wild eyebrows. They have a life of their own - and not in a good way!
:)

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Everytime she was on screen in SOAW, I just wanted to strap her down and wax those suckers. Sooooo distracting. Lol.

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OMG, I thought I was the only one who noticed the brows! Lol I thought it was a new trend since she was the second actress in a Korean drama or film I recently saw with some untamed eyebrows!

Man, if only I liked Lee Jia. There's just something about her that rubs me the wrong way. I've tried watching some of her stuff but just couldn't get past my dislike for her to enjoy them and never finished. Lol

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WOOT WOOT! The cast sounds so promising!
Lee JiA, yes she should comeback in a drama. OMG, just imagining all the characters in one frame makes me feel excited already. Please PDnim, please make this happen...

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ASAHHHHHHHHHH!
기대 높다! ^^

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a pretty good cast, but i heard nichkun wasn't casted and this was a rumor. don't know about kikwang though

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OMG!! I'm halfway thru CYHMH and totally in L-O-V-E with KJW!! if he's in this project it's gonna be soo SOO awesome!! :D

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Phahah this sound very interesting XD

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Please be true! Please be true!! I need more KJW!!!!

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I love KJW, but wasn't him treating his neck disc problem? I hope is alright now. ^^ Fighting Oppa!

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i have this illogical dislike of lee jia and its not because of the brouhaha with seo taiji. i just cant stand seeing her onscreen - which is really my loss cause I cant get myself to watch Beethoven Virus, so im missing a lot not seeing the awesomeness of the two male leads there!

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She became tolerably better in the latter half, but it was pretty painful in the first half. But Kang Mae is sooooo worth it!

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Same here! Lol

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Oh, ditto. I'm glad I'm not the only one! I don't really give a flying bean about the Seo Taiji scandal; it's Lee Ji Ah's screen presence that I can't stand. Every time I saw her in the brief chunks of Style that I watched, I got goosebumps all over. I LOVE Kim Jae Won, but I'm praying to the drama gods that they find some other available actress instead of Lee Ji Ah. Anyone will do!

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Just finished KJW can you hear my heart n i have to say tht the best acting i have seen from him.sign me up,if he is in am watching!

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2 project for KJW in the same year?!!!! awesome!!! I adore SHR, it's too bad about SOAW....it's LJIA's casting that I'm nervous about, the last time I saw her in a drama/Movie was in the telecinema episode w/ Kang Ji Hwa and her performance was pretty bad...Lee Kwi Kang was also very cute in MP

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Omg. Seems awesome. NICHKHUN?! TOTALLY IN LOVE!

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I love Nickhun and Kim jae Won but Lee Jia!

No offense to her fans but I never thought much of her as an actress. I don't think she's pretty nor have acting chops.

sorry KJW, as much as i love you. I'll pass.

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Agree - I'm allergic to Lee Jia. As much as I love everything else about this drama, I dunno. The female lead pretty much makes or breaks a drama for me. :/

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and you think of Nickhun as an actor? lmao

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isn't that... kind of like two-timing?

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replace LJA with a talented actress then I'm all for it. the plot sounds extremely quirky and charming...

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I'd watch this just for Nichkun! My thai price!! Alright, enough of the fan girl crap...I think it would be very interesting but I think JYP has already denied Nichkun's involvement :(

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can't wait to see her comeback! i will watch for her only ... !!!!!

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after so much saga, lee jia still manage to survive????? i think i have lose hope in this conspiracy showbiz

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Ooooh. Looks very interesting.

Also, Lee Jia-- I hope she gets the project. She needs to bounce back from all of the controversy.

Why is it that I can't help remembering those weird sound effects everytime Seo Hyo-Rim's character batted her eyelashes in SKKS? xDD

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Ooooh. Looks very interesting.

Also, Lee Jia-- I hope she gets the project. She needs to bounce back from all of the controversy.

Why is it that I can't help remembering those weird sound effects everytime Seo Hyo-Rim's character batted her eyelashes in SKKS? xDD

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Nickhun is already off the list (thank you!). Do not need any more mediocre idols in my dramas. KiKwang meh. Love love love Kim Jae Won and the writer is fabulous so definitely looking forward to this drama. Although the female leads don't excite me so hopefully the cast isn't finalized yet.

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Premiering in end oct... sounds like another tight filming schedule :(

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Love Kim Jae Won. Haven't seen any of Lee Jia drama yet but since majority her don't fancy her, then I hope they can pick up a new female lead because I'm seriously looking forward to any KJW drama.

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everything will be perfect without Lee Jia.. I love every cast but not her.. >.<

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"Noona is my woman" is a line reserved for Lee Seung-gi.

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^THIS. :D

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hope jae won oppa will be the fix male cast *praying*
and they will change the female casts
i'm sorry to say,but i don't like seo HR and Lee jia :/

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my thoughts
nichkhun - great!
lee jia - oh no.. never liked her.. tsk tsk...

no matter how much i want to see nichkhun in a drama, it'd be painful to watch him with lee jia...

don't mean to offend lee jia's fans... it's just my personal opinion... i tried liking her, even watched style and beethoven virus but she just doesn't seem so appealing to me...

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it's OK if you don't like her. Your viewership isn't going to be counted in the ratings anyway

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Aww....your KJW's pic , that's from CYHMH in Saipan playing catch with his hyung, wonderful scene, love him to bits, but eh ..not LJA please, the plot is a bit meh IMO.
Jae-won oppaaaaaa...can you hear my heart?

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i want seo hyo rim to be the perky one =(

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if KIM JAE WON signs up for this...i'll be watching!!! really, really can't get enough of KIM JAE WON (and yes, i must always use capitals when spelling his name) also this sounds like fun! ^_^

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In that case, I'll be looking forward to seeing Lee Ki-Kwang than Nichkhun. Please forgive me 2PM fans, I think Nichkhun has mega stage presence and can model but nothing further than that at the moment.

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would of loved this set up. XD

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