Casting in full swing for KBS melodrama Full Sun
“Casting spree” isn’t quite the right term for all the activity starting up around KBS’s upcoming melodrama Full Sun, in that nobody has actually been cast for certain. But the drama is certainly busily courting actors, and now we’re hearing a lot of names being floated as possibilities, starting earlier this week with Yoon Kye-sang for the lead.
Now for the co-star possibilities: First up is Han Ji-hye (I Summon You, Gold), who is considering the female lead role as the woman our hero (potentially Yoon Kye-sang) falls for… after he accidentally kills her first love. The death was unintentional but afterward the hero becomes a con man; it’s not quite clear whether he was a nice guy turned bad because of the incident or if he was a bad boy to begin with, but in any case: tragic love story unfolds.
Up for a different role is Kim Yuri, who will be known to me as Master’s Sun’s Little Sun for a while yet, given how she turned a snippy side character into a memorable comic performance. She’ll be the hero’s partner in literal crime, joining him on his con jobs. She grew up poor in the U.S., meets the hero while in Thailand, and then teams up with him. Angst ensues once she falls in love with the hero, who in turn falls for another woman, and along the way she also discovers “a secret she shouldn’t know.”
Another supporting role is currently being considered by Jo Jin-woong, who started out in dramaland as something of a buffoon (remember doofy Brutus in Sons of Sol Pharmacy?) but has been gradually transitioning into a serious performer and solid supporting actor (see: Tree With Deep Roots, Hwa-yi, Nameless Gangster). His (would-be) character is the man who makes our hero into a con man, who then pushes him to the edge of a cliff. He’ll love Kim Yuri’s character, setting up another love triangle.
The plot sounds both a little familiar and totally ripe for intense conflict, both of which can be assets, though we’ll have to wait to see how the Infamous Chil Sisters and Women In the Sun PD does working with the Dream High 2 writer. Full Sun will follow Prime Minister and I, and plans to begin filming as soon as it secures its cast. It’ll premiere in February.