Sooyoung, Kam Woo-sung a potential match-up for My Spring Days
This is a casting notice I still have to wrap my head around: Girls Generation idol Sooyoung (Dating Agency Cyrano) and Kam Woo-sung (King Geunchogo) are currently in contention to play the leads of MBC’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama My Spring Days.
This is the drama about a woman with a terminal illness who gets a new heart and a new lease on life, which purports to tell its story of humanism and heart (hur hur) in a warm, relatable way. In a six-degrees-esque game of dramaland tag, Sohn Ye-jin was originally in contention to play the heroine (after having already played a woman who gets a heart transplant and a new love in Summer Scent), and also starred with Kam Woo-sung in the understated exes-reunite-in-a-second-chance drama Alone In Love. (That’s the role I always think of him in, actually.) To think, we just missed out on another dramaland reunion.
In any case, Soo-young has reportedly received the offer to play the lead and is considering it favorably, according to her reps over at SM. There’s a pun in the title (of course there is!) where her character’s name is Bom, which means spring. The punny version of the title isn’t entirely correct grammatically but would mean something like “Days of Bom in my life.” Let’s just stick to the main title, shall we?
I’m not discounting the pairing off the bat, but it does seem a strange match-up. Still, until the show lets us know the details of their relationship, it’s too early to decide what to think about it. I also wonder if this means Yoo Joon-sang is officially out now, or whether he’s up for a different part. Both men are up for “lead” roles, but sometimes that word is used rather loosely.
Directing is Lee Jae-dong of Thank You and I Miss You, while Park Ji-sook of The Way Home will write. My Spring Days will follow Fated To Love You (which premieres this week), and launches in September.
Via Joy News