Looks like a rumor I heard about last week might actually be a reality. I mentioned that Kang Ji Hwan was rumored to be the male lead for Sweet Scandal, which was the upcoming SBS drama that was likely Yoon Eun Hye‘s next drama vehicle. Those rumors were based on the admins of Sweet Scandal’s Daum Cafe posting a picture of Kang Ji Hwan alongside Yoon Eun Hye on its homepage.
Well, the Korean news outlets are starting to officially report on the negotiations behind the scenes for Kang Ji Hwan to get off the black list and participate for this drama. Similarly, news reports are also pretty much confirming that Sweet Scandal will in fact be headlined by Yoon Eun Hye.
This is just insane that, with five weeks to go before its scheduled premiere on Mon-Tues after Midas, SBS will have (1) not confirmed the leads and (2) not starting shooting the damn drama! A slew of May dramas premiering later than SS have started shooting already, so this freaks me out even more that all the actors involved with SS will be working on a break neck schedule from the get go. I’m also scared by the thought that the writer of SS wrote the horrific Heading to the Ground (with Yun Ho and Go Ara).
However, apparently the scripts for 7 episodes have been completed already, and if based on that information Yoon Eun Hye and Kang Ji Hwan still want to do this drama, I’ll take that as a tentative validation of this story. Luckily, if there are two actors who, by sheer charisma alone, can elevate complete crap scripts, it’s these two right here. I’ve not liked all their dramas, but each time I’ve liked them in it.
Expect to see an official confirmation of the cast of Sweet Scandal in the next few days. If it’s anyone other than Kang Ji Hwan and Yoon Eun Hye, I’ll post about it. Otherwise, I’ll update when character and plot starts to be released.