I honestly did not plan to post two articles on Yoona back-to-back, but the drama gods work in mysterious ways. I’ve been hoping that Han Hyo Joo would, despite all the rumors and signs pointing the other way, accept the leading role in Love Rain (formerly called Love Rides the Rain) with Jang Geun Seok, because the alternative was that an actress from SM was short-listed for the role. Looks like the casting is going the direction away from my interest level in this drama. New reports have started leaking that Yoona is confirmed as the lead actress, leaving only the contract details waiting to be finalized. The drama is scheduled to start filming on September 24th.
I confess to not understanding the Yoona appeal. Acting wise she’s a big thumbs down from me, though I couldn’t last more than a few episodes of You Are My Destiny and Cinderella Man was just a mess of a script and cast overall she’s the least of that dramas problems. I just find her presence very placid. Sigh, I’m afraid if she is cast, my interest in this drama might drop down to next to zero. Which might not be a bad thing – with no expectations, perhaps Yoona will wow me with her acting and end up having great chemistry with Geun Seok. Here’s to hoping.
[Credit: Nate news]