Take a deep breath, lady (talkin’ to myself here – nothing to look at), and lower your expectations. I know it’s not 100% confirmed, and the entire thing could be more meh than yeah when all is said and done, but the news that Cha Seung Won might be the new male lead for the next Hong Sisters’ drama has me giddy as a school girl.
Sorry Seung Gi (you know I love ya), but I’m way more interested (1) when the age of the characters get bumped up a decade and the love story matures like fine wine, and (2) seeing new faces for a Hong Sisters’ project.
For those of you who can’t envision Cha Seung Won (most recently playing the baddie in Athena) in a comedic role, please watch City Hall asap and then let’s talk. The man has impeccable comedic timing (even better than his co-star Kim Suh Na who is already a master at comedy). The leading lady for the new Hong Sisters’ drama The Discovery of Affection is still rumored to be Gong Hyo Jin, and I couldn’t be happier with this new (hopefully happening) pairing.
What’s so great about this potential new casting coup is that both Cha Seung Won and Gong Hyo Jin are eclectic actors who have great range, depth, and subtlety to their acting – which could actually temper the Hong Sisters’ tendency to go for easy jokes and pratfalls over more sophisticated humor and wittiness. If this pairing happens, count me in!
[Credit: Hankyung News]