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Lee Jia confirms drama, still waiting on her hero

Of all the numerous names that have been rumored to star in MBC’s upcoming rom-com Me Too, Flower! (or Flowers For Me Too or I’m A Flower Too), the heroine is the first to finalize: Lee Jia has confirmed that she’ll be taking the role of the petty policewoman romanced by the double-life-leading hero — when he’s not romancing a different woman at night, that is.

Lee Jia’s character, Cha Bong-sun, has a hot temper and clashes multiple times with the sly parking attendant of a designer clothing shop. In other words, our hero. Heh. She’s a quirky and bright character in her 30s; the drama is described as dealing with women in their 20s through 40s, and based on previous reports I think that means there are three ladies, one from each generation. (That explains why the drama was previously called Girls, and why two other actress names that have been mentioned in relation to the drama are Seo Hyo-rim and Han Go-eun.)

But it’ll have its share of boys, too, in addition to the parking-attendant-cum-lingerie-chaebol hero. Heh. That description alone makes me laugh. There are also two younger men rounding out yet another love triangle: Cha Bong-sun has a crush on one of her co-workers and imagines he’s her fantasy buddy, while another younger co-worker harbors a crush on her. Eek, I wonder how many lovelines this drama’s going to have — it’s enough to get your head all tangled up.

Writer Kim Do-woo said, “I recently met Lee Jia, and I felt a lot of understanding and interest in people from her. The acting that is shown to viewers is also important, but just as important is someone’s appeal as a person, and therefore I have big expectations of Lee Jia.”

A rep from Lee’s agency Keyeast stated, “It’s true that she deliberated very carefully on her next project. She received the offer and not only felt she could trust in writer Kim Do-woo and PD Go Dong-sun, but also felt a lot of charm from the character herself.”

I’ll be honest, I’m not a big fan of Lee Jia, mostly because I find her acting a little shrill and forced. I don’t think she’s a strong actress, but on the other hand, despite her rawness in her debut drama Legend, she had presence and charm as feisty, tomboyish Sujini. So I think she may have it in her if she’s given the right character.

This is a positive sign for Lee Jia, since it means she won’t be forced into retirement by her recent marriage/divorce scandal. But more than the acting or directing, what is becoming ever more evident with every mediocre drama I watch is that it’s the writing that makes or breaks it. And with the writer of My Name Is Kim Sam-soon and What’s Up Fox? penning this, I have higher-than-average expectations for it.

Currently, the drama is busily locking down its cast — expect casting notices soon — and will premiere in late October or early November. It follows Can’t Lose on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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I know they're looking at Kim Jae-won but... Jae-hee anyone?

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yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay , please Jae-hee pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase

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JAE HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

Come on! The Other Hong Sisters Hottie (Lee Dong Wook) already finished his comeback drama.

(Also, what happened to that drama that Jae Hee backed out from where Ducky took the lead?)

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He hurt his back windsurfing. I think it was for his character.

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Oh yeah casting.jae hee would definitely inrease my interest in this drama by several fold....come on drama gods!!!

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I'm not really a big fan of hers either, but I'm really glad for her. If she can't be successful in her personal life, then I hope her professional life would fare better.

And yes, hope the writing of this one will make it. There are too few good ones this year.

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I'm looking forward to seeing her in this - I really liked her in ATHENA and I'm happy to see that she's brave enough to shake off the dirt of the last few months and gets back to work.
More power to her!
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Not for me. Although O/T, she should really sort out her personal life first.

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Yeah. Instead of getting busy with new project. She should just lay low. maybe after 10 years she can make a come back with a new hidden husband. I can't say once a cheater always be a cheater.. (wait a min, Yes I can!) what rhymes with cheater? .lier.. yeah.

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This comment is totally unwarranted. I mean really? 10 years later? Give the woman a break.
Seo Taiji and Jia were separated when she got involved with Jung Woosung, so I don't see what the problem is here.

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I said it! :P

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@Ani

Yea this would be great for Jae Hee! :D

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I honestly don't think she is a good actress...at all. I always cringe whenever I watch her. Sigh :(

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I wonder how far can she go beyond court orders to sort out her personal life so that she can come back to earn a living. I'm not a fan of LJA. But I want her to come back and hold her head high as any other Korean male or female artist who went through the similar situation.

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YES! I shall be watching out for this.

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Hwaiting~~!!!

Good luck!!!^^

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I'm disappointed...maybe i'll pass...maybe...

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NO!!! =((

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I like LJA and I'm glad to hear that the whole divorce incident won't be hampering her career. But yeah, let's go back to her debut drama, that's definitely her most memorable role and acting. I'll definitely be checking out this drama :)

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im not a fan of her acting too, to be frank, she has very limited acting range, true given the right character, she can at least show some of her color, but that wont always be the case. but like JB, i was expecting more from the writer of MYIKSS, therefore, i hope someone of Kim Sun-ah's caliber would play the lead actress here.

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Bae Yong Jun thats the only reason why she is still there

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I do think it won't be Kim Jae Won, he is getting treatment for his neck disc and I don't think he will be available...

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Nooo! Then Jae-won oppa, skip it..skip it!

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Total agree that Jae-won oppa should skip it, so much scandalous

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(claps) That's goooood, Lee Jia!!! =D I hope she will work hard & try to made her new drama to be successful, mm!

Oooooooh........my JAE HEE......I think it'd be great if he will join this drama, why not? (big beams)

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I'm not a fan of Lee Jia either, but I'm willing to give her a chance... more than that, I really can't see her playing opposite Kim Jae-won. They don't match at all as a couple. You can never tell until you see them onscreen, but I just have this feeling they would have no chemistry.

Ah well. I'm a fan of this writer, and I agree with JB 100%, it's the writer that makes the biggest difference to a drama.

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I think it's already confirmed that KJW is taking this, if I'm not wrong cos I saw an article on baidu...

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Yes I am not a fan too, but I am really happy that she got this project. I sense that Korea is not as conservative any more and is more accepting of women with a past.

Really hopes this drama works out for her!

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WATCHING!! I have never even watched Lee Jia act before but still would like to support her. Mostly, I like the writer and the plot sounds like something I'd enjoy. I hope they cast Seo Hyo Rim... liked her in SOAW, just disliked the character. Let this actress redeem herself please! And not as an evil secondary character!

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no offense but i find her not charming at all. i don't understand why she became an actres when she can't even act.

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I hope Lee Jia's acting isn't as OTT in this drama as it was in Style...

She seems to be playing the same type of character here, so I'm a bit worried.

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LJA needs such roles to keep her will strong and thrive as a human being. I hope the public will give her a chance to comeback. I'm not her fan, I barely was able to manage through "Beethoven Virus" and "Athena" while she was in it.

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Yessss... LJA... give ur best!!! KJW congrats to u for taking such challenge with controversy co-starring!!!
CONGRATS to all casting!!! Writer Kim Do-woo fighting!

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