Finally! Okay people, I believe this casting finishes the complete main cast for the upcoming Heirs. For whatever weed FNC Entertainment was smoking in allegedly being the one to turn down the offer for Jung Yong Hwa to be the second male lead in Heirs (supposedly due to his busy CNBlue schedule), I don’t know what kind of magic they expect Jung Yong Hwa’s CNBlue band mate Kang Min Hyuk to pull because he was just cast as in the drama. See, this is why I don’t believe in agency bullshit – how could Jung Yong Hwa’s agency decline Heirs, which airs in October, due to his busy music schedule, but then turn around and cast his band mate in the same drama, on top of that Jung Yong Hwa is apparently reviewing favorably the offer to be the male lead in the upcoming KBS drama Future Choice, which also airs in October. Either I can’t do math because both dramas air in October, or that filming conflict excuse was bullshit and the rumors I heard that FNC wants Yong Hwa to only be the male lead in a drama to be highly credible. Whatever, I think it was no loss for Heirs and in fact I find Kang Min Hyuk adorable even if he’s green with acting. At least his face moves and he is capable of more than one expression that looks constipated. This casting will actually reunite Park Shin Hye with Kang Min Hyuk since they both starred in Heartstrings, and right now there are unclear reports out on which character he will play. Between Kang Min Hyuk and Kim Woo Bin, there are two second male lead roles unconfirmed. One is Yoon Chan Yong, a student at Empire High but poor because his father is the secretary for Empire Group and he grew up with female lead Cha Eun Sang. The other is Choi Young Do, the heir to a resort conglomerate and former best friend to Lee Min Ho‘s male lead Kim Tan. Apparently Young Do will form the main love triangle as he has a one-sided crush on Eun Sang, whereas Chan Young appears to be platonic best friends with Eun Sang and is dating another female student Lee Bo Na. From sifting through all the crazy many news reports these past few days, I believe Kang Min Hyuk is playing Yoon Chan Young and Kim Woo Bin is playing Choi Young Do. I’ll dress like a panda if my guess is wrong. Read on for the full character description of Young Do.
When I posted about how I Hear Your Voice wasn’t my cup of tea for legal sinkhole reasons and because I find Lee Jong Suk freaky looking (I’m not blind so I get that he’s handsome objectively, I just find certain of his features rather disproportionate in an artificial way), I got a lot of queries as to what I think about Kim Woo Bin. I think its cute that the two boys are interconnected these days due to their School 2013 bromance. I think Lee Jong Sok is objectively way more good looking than Kim Woo Bin, who looks like a funky alien with his extremely wide set eyes and bullish jawline and large frame. But I personally find Kim Woo Bin endearing to watch onscreen whereas Lee Jong Suk makes me cringe, all subjective so go forth with your own opinions on them. With that said, I’m super duper happy that its Kim Woo Bin who got tapped by Kim Eun Sook to star in Heirs alongside Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye. Lee Jong Suk already worked with her in Secret Garden and she’s got a conveyer belt roster of new talent she mines so its Kim Woo Bin’s lucky day since her dramas get so much attention.
Choi Young Do (18 years old):
High IQ and a member of Mensa, adept at calculating how to destroy his opponents. On his cold face sometimes a small smile will flicker past. No one dares to become Young Do’s enemy. Young Do doesn’t get along with Kim Tan because Kim Tan is even better at using little tricks. Their mental battle during elementary school was as immature and serious as two kids could get at that age. But these two, so different than everyone else, eventually became best friends.
When Young Do was 5 years old and started school, his mom left the family. When he was 12 years old his grandma dragged his mom back and forced her to sign divorce papers. At that time, his grandma viciously slapped his mom. Form then on, his father went through one young woman after another. Young Do used the money those women would bribe him with and bought a large dog to keep in the house. He would often order the dog to go bite those women.
These things, which Young Do never told anyone, he told Kim Tan. But when he heard Kim Tan reveal that he was illegitimate, Young Do left Kim Tan. Because Young Do always thought Kim Tan occupied a higher position than him, and he could rely on Kim Tan. But Kim Tan deceived him, Young Do saw this as a form of betrayal.
His revenge for such a betrayal must be thorough! So Young Do told all the servants and also caused the other students to ostracize Kim Tan. In the end, Kim Tan left to study abroad and Young Do felt like he had won! But Young Do could not smile.
In 2011, the biggest news in the financial world was the second marriage for Welcome Resort President (Young Do’s father) and Crystal Hotels President (Rachel’s mother). At the wedding Young Do was beaming with pride, his new younger sister Rachel was so beautiful and presentable. The feeling of attending his own father’s wedding, he wanted to share it, but Kim Tan was no longer beside him.
One day, the Kim Tan he thought would never return, was standing before him. There was so much he wanted to say, but Kim Tan didn’t even spare him a glance. But Young Do knew exactly what he could do to make Kim Tan pay attention to him. So a small smile appeared on Young Do’s face once again. Eun Sang, the transfer student who was pretending to be nouveau riche, that girl is Tan’s weakness.
But something unexpected happened. When he was with Eun Sang, his feelings would imperceptibly change. Is it like finding a new toy, or the realization that he was feeling something romantic for the first time? Young Do tosses the first roll of the dice in this messy game.