The search for Joo-won’s Sassy Girl gets down to final 3
Kim Joo-hyun, Han Ji-eun, Jung In-seon
And the search for Sassy Girl 3.0 continues. We’re down to three leading lady hopefuls: Kim Joo-hyun (Modern Farmer), Han Ji-eun (Miss Granny), and Jung In-seon (Mirror of the Witch). My Sassy Girl is an upcoming sageuk youth drama starring Joo-won (Yong-pal). It’s based on a rom-com film by the same name that catapulted Cha Tae-hyun and Jeon Ji-Hyun into stardom. Cha Tae-hyun played an awkward geeky timid college boy Gyun-woo, who one day comes across this charismatic girl with a powerful personality and falls in love. For the drama remake, they’re putting a twist on things by changing the setting to the Joseon period.
Maybe that’s the reason why, but as more news of this drama pops up, it feels more like Sungkyunkwan Scandal, and not like My Sassy Girl. While Cha Tae-hyun was the epitome of a beta male who was led by the strong-willed, impulsive, hotheaded Sassy Girl, descriptions of the drama adaptation make Joo-won’s character seem more like a straight-laced cold fish rather than the hapless, bumbling Gyun-woo that I remember from the original movie.
Anyway, the first round of open auditions started off with more than 1,800 women in their twenties trying out for the role. The second round ended with ten finalists who submitted videos displaying their talent and charm through a V-live app video. After taking into account netizen voting results, an evaluation committee’s opinion, and lead actor Joo-won’s judgment, we have our final three. They all have their own unique appeal, so it looks like it’s going to be a tough competition.
Kim Joo-hyun is an uljjang resembling Han Ga-in who drew a lot of buzz with her beauty and her cute demeanor. Han Ji-eun originally popped up on my radar because she was selected as Kim Soo-hyun’s co-star in his new gritty crime movie Real. There was an open audition process for casting in that movie as well, and she beat out 4,200 other actresses vying for the role. Last but not least, we have Jung In-seon, who gave a short but memorable and noteworthy performance as Kim Sae-ron’s birth mother in Mirror of the Witch. Not only that, she can also sing pretty well if her V-live app video is anything to go by.
It’s a very rare chance for drama viewers to get any say in how casting occurs. I know when I hear about a new drama coming out, I have fantasy pairings that I want to make happen. This is an actual chance for us to give our input. So all of you netizens and drama fans out there, go and vote for the one you think should be the next Sassy Girl! Voting through Naver and LeTV closes on June 23.
SBS plans to broadcast the drama adaptation of My Sassy Girl in early 2017.
Via TV Report
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