Yoo Seung-ho and Go Ara courted for Joseon-era romance
Oh, is Yoo Seung-ho (I Miss You, Arang and the Magistrate) already looking at army comeback projects? That was fast. I do love the early signs of an actor’s return from army duty — the movie and drama offers start rolling in, and fans can start counting down the days until he’ll be back onscreen. There will probably be many more offers for Yoo Seung-ho before confirmations are announced, but he’s considering the historical film Joseon Magician as his first post-army project, and Go Ara (You’re All Surrounded) is being courted as his leading lady.
If they sign on, they’ll play love interests in the period film by director Kim Dae-seung of The Concubine, Blood Rain, and Bungee Jumping. The project is described as a romance melodrama, and the story takes place in Joseon, where a princess gets shipped off to Qing as a bride. On her way there, she runs into a circus troupe and meets a young magician, and they fall in love.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a romance between a princess and a circus magician, but I guess the important thing is that it’s forbidden young love. If they really play up the youthful romance set against the backdrop of dire political stakes, I can see it being emotionally fraught and moving, as long as the actors have some chemistry with one another.
They’re only three years apart in age, which surprised me, but I guess I’ll have to stop thinking of Yoo Seung-ho as a baby now. Sniff, sniff… wait… this isn’t a bad thing, is it? Well, they do make one disarmingly beautiful couple, I’ll give them that. Yoo Seung-ho will be discharged from active duty in December, and once it secures a cast, Joseon Magician will start filming early in the new year.
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