Two more actresses decline SBS’s Falsify, show still without leading lady
Kim Ok-bin, Lee Jung-hyun
Yikes. We’re about a month and a half away from the premiere of SBS’s upcoming legal thriller Falsify, and the show is still without its leading lady. Recent reports had named Kim Ok-bin (The Villainess) and Lee Jung-hyun (Split, Roaring Currents) as potential candidates for the female prosecutor role, but both the actresses’ management teams have since clarified that they’ve turned down their offers.
The rest of the main cast has already confirmed their roles in the show, and Namgoong Min (Chief Kim), Yoo Joon-sang (Pied Piper), and Jeon Hye-bin (Woman With a Suitcase) have already begun shoots for Falsify. This isn’t the first time a drama’s had trouble finding a leading lady, and if I recall correctly, Park So-dam didn’t join the production of last year’s Beautiful Mind until less than a month from the show’s premiere. But, well, we all know how that ended.
Which is unfortunate, because I think the cast they’ve already assembled is a really strong one, and I’m looking forward to a show that includes both reporters and prosecutors, when so often it’s one or the other. I do have to wonder at this point, though, whether there’s something about the story or character that’s preventing Falsify from confirming an actress for the prosecutor role. Or, it could purely be just scheduling conflicts: Kim Ok-bin’s busy promoting her film The Villainess and Lee Jung-hyun is due to start making the rounds on the press circuit for her upcoming blockbuster film Battleship Island. Well, I hope that SBS manages to find an actress soon, because July’s going to get here sooner rather than later.
As of now, Falsify is supposed to follow My Sassy Girl in the Monday-Tuesday slot on July 24. I haven’t asked myself this in awhile but: What would Anthony do?