This is so weird. Just when you think Shin Se Kyung had the role in the bag, it is announced that Shin Min Ah (The Devil, A Love to Kill) will be the ‘gumiho’ in the Hong Sisters drama.
So the news about Shin Se Kyung accepting the role was…false?! Rumors?
I’m actually excited now because I am not really a fan of Shin Se Kyung being the lead. I don’t know about her acting – though I hear rumors that she’s kinda stiff – but I think she’s quite the star already with the drama Unstoppable High Kick. So to see her leading another drama is…much. I wouldn’t want to see her onscreen so much, you know? And I feel that the Hong sisters usually cast people whom you don’t see constantly in the public eye or in your television. For example, with You’re Beautiful, Jang Geun Suk and Park Shin Hye didn’t have a drama in all of 2009 until that one. In Hong Gil Dong, Kang Ji Hwan and Sung Yu Ri weren’t seen in dramas that year either (exception: Jang Geun Suk was seen in Beethoven Virus, but he also wasn’t really the lead in Hong Gil Dong). My Girl and Couple or Trouble are exceptions for some of their actors (some starred in more than one drama in one year), but considering that they are the “earlier” dramas I bet that the Hong sisters didn’t have so much control over casting than they do now. Those stars in those dramas are generally big name, bankable stars. Now, with more control, they don’t usually choose the BIG big stars for their dramas.
This will be Lee Seung Gi‘s comeback after Shining Inheritance, and Shin Min Ah’s after three-years absence from the small screen.
Let’s see if the casting changes again, but I really hope it doesn’t now!!!!!!!