When I posted almost exactly one month ago about the insider rumors that a network was developing a K-drama starring Yoon Eun Hye and Jung Yong Hwa, I expected the requisite hollers of “nooooooo!!!” but I also got lots of folks claiming I manufactured that rumor out of thin air and demanding sources. Sorry peeps, I don’t divulge sources, but that potential pairing was definitely not something I ever wanted to see hence why would I ever associate those two together. I got the network wrong but my insider rumor has now come to fruition much to my own chagrin. I really really did not want to see Eun Hye starring with Jung Yong Hwa in a drama. He has been signed on to the upcoming KBS Mon-Tues drama Future’s Choice for a few weeks now, and with its predecessor Good Doctor off to a solid start KBS needed to finalize the casting and start production soon. Today came the expected and totally jawdropping news – Yoon Eun Hye is in talks to be the leading lady in Future’s Choice (thank god I had a month to digest this possibility already) and Lee Dong Gun is also slated to join her and round out the love triangle. Give me a moment here. Lee. Dong. Gun. Holy shit I seriously thought he had fully left the industry after a rough few years ranging from dating scandals, the death of his brother, and finally enlisting in the military and finishing his service quietly. If Yoon Eun Hye accepts, it would be less than a year since her last drama Missing You (I Miss You) which aired on MBC. Lee Dong Gun hasn’t been seen on television or the big screen since he did When its at Night with Kim Sun Ah in 2008. Here’s the kicker for this drama, I don’t know which of the two actors will be the male lead. Both Lee Dong Gun and Jung Yong Hwa belong to FNC Entertainment, and if you asked me based on seniority and actor appeal it would definitely be Lee Dong Gun. But he’s been gone from the limelight for so long I’m sure Jung Yong Hwa fangirls think their guy deserves the lead at this point. No K-drama addict worth their salt can claim to not know Lee Dong Gun, he’s been in so many classic Hallyu dramas from Lovers in Paris to Ruler of Your Own World to Sang Doo, Let’s Go to School to Sweet 18, and lots more. I love Eun Hye to pieces and am happy to see her back on TV, and if Lee Dong Gun does sign on I am beyond ecstatic with this pairing….that is until I think about Jung Yong Hwa completing the triangle. Aish, can I pay for acting lessons for that boy?
Future’s Choice is being written by one of the Hong sisters (of Beethoven Virus and The King 2 Hearts fame) and directed by a lady PD Kwon Kye Hong who did Crime Squad and Bad Love. She’s a KBS regular and a solid PD. If this cast is finalized, Lee Dong Gun is slated to play a television announcer and MC, Yoon Eun Hye to play the television drama writer (her character’s name is Mi Rae which means Future), and Jung Yong Hwa is already signed on to play a television PD. There is time travel involved as the heroine goes back in time and gets a chance to re-do her life. Lee Dong Gun is seriously sex on legs. What woman in her right mind would pick Jung Yong Hwa over him? Even in fictional drama land?