Kim Yoon-hye up for second lead role in My Sassy Girl, no casting confirmations yet
The casting process for the drama adaptation of My Sassy Girl continues to be a doozy.
Actress Kim Joo-hyun, winner of the ultimately futile nationwide search for Sassy’s leading lady, was relegated to second lead after Oh Yeon-seo (Come Back, Ajusshi) was offered the leading role instead. But with recent reports stating that Kim Joo-hyun may have dropped out of the project altogether, a new name is in the mix as her possible replacement: Kim Yoon-hye (Vampire Detective), whose previous works include You’ve Fallen For Me, Flower Boy Next Door, and I Need a Fairy.
Uncertainty is the only certainty here since everything is still up in the air. The confusion continues to mount, but confirmations regarding casting have yet to surface with production reps merely stating that they’re “still in talks” with Oh Yeon-seo, and that “nothing’s been decided” so far in terms of Kim Joo-hyun’s purported withdrawal and whether or not Kim Yoon-hye will play the second lead instead.
The secondary lead character’s name is Jung Da-yeon, the only daughter of a very powerful, royal court high official. Although she appears to be elegant and classy on the outside, in actuality, she takes after her father and boils with desire and ambition. She’s the queen bee in social circles and must get whatever she wants no matter what.
While casting is still in the works, the drama adaptation is considering a new title with Bizarre Joseon Love Story, and the basic premise — sassy princess meets handsome scholar — appears to remain intact. Silver linings, right?
The 100% pre-produced drama adaptation of My Sassy Girl will be simulcast in Korea, Japan, and China. Cameras start rolling (knock on wood) next month.
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