My Heon oppa may be doing two dramas in one year? I is happy about that. While there has been no official confirmation yet, but the mainstream Korean newspapers are reporting that famed screenwriter Kim Soo Hyun (the most esteemed and respected writer in Yeouido) has offered the lead role of her upcoming drama to Song Seung Heon. While Song Seung Heon may be a top star, but getting a Kim Soo Hyun invite is akin to getting selected by Francis Ford Coppola to film Godfather Part II.
The drama is tenatively titled Forget Me Not (after the flower) and will be Kim Soo Hyun’s first weekday drama in years, as her recent dramas have all been weekend family fare. The unconfirmed reports also state that Nam Sang Mi has been offered the leading lady role, which would indicate that she really impressed Kim Soo Hyun when she starred in the last year’s Kim Soo Hyun-penned Life is Beautiful.
Forget Me Not is said to be a very traditional story about love and loss, and won’t be going the cheerful and light-hearted route. It’s about a man who loses the love of his life and raises her child after her death, and how he copes with the loss of such an unforgettable love. So I guess this means expect lots of angsting from my Heon oppa? I hope he takes the offer, because this could very well be another turning point for his acting career.
I thought he was delightful in My Princess, really nailing the role and delivering acting that felt natural and connected with me. But MP was such a light-weight production that if he shows he can handle a Kim Soo Hyun leading man role, it’ll net him the critical validation he’s been lacking his whole career.
As for the pairing with Nam Sang Mi, I’m all for it. In fact, Sang Mi reminds me of Kim Tae Hee‘s brand of earthy sweetness. Casting will apparently be finalized next week, so I’ll bring updates when that happens. Forget Me Slot is slated to follow Warrior Baek Dong Soo on SBS Mon-Tues time slot.
[Credit: Korea daily]