The official script reading pictures of the full cast of Those Who Wear the Crown, Withstand the Weight: The Heirs (also known as Heritors) is out. It happened last month on August 5th, but SBS smartly withheld it just to keep that aura of mystery and excitement for a bit longer. Since then, the cast has successively jumped into the filming one by one, and as of today Lee Min Ho is somewhere loose in Los Angeles and may the odds ever be in your favor in locating him whilst he’s here filming. Locals may even want to camp out at the LAX Bradley arrivals terminal because I’m sure more cast members will be arriving soon, though Lee Min Ho’s early presence makes sense since his character Kim Tan is the one studying abroad. The script called for his study abroad locale to be Australia, but it’s not clear where shooting in Los Angeles will be standing in for Australia, or the script will be changed to Kim Tan studying abroad in LA. The full cast reading picture, which I posted below the jump since it’s insanely huge, includes leads Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye, other high school students played by Kim Woo Bin, Kim Ji Won, Krystal of f(x), Kang Ha Neul, Kang Min Hyuk of CNBlue, and Park Hyung Sik of ZE:A, the parent units played by Kim Sung Ryung, Yoon Son Ha, Choi Won Young, Choi Jin Ho, Kim Mi Kyung, and Park Joon Geum, and finally the young adults played by Choi Jin Hyuk and Im Joo Eun. Okay, I’m going to have to stop with the cast recitation in every post because its exhaustion and time consuming. Everyone knows Heirs is written by Kim Eun Sook, but it will be directed by the PD of Midas, Tazza, Marrying a Millionaire, and All In. I have reservations about the PD change since I didn’t like the directing in any of those dramas, plus every single other Kim Eun Sook drama has been helmed by PD Shin Woo Cheol, who instead is probably worn out since he just finished directing Gu Family Book. Heirs premieres in mid-October after The Master’s Sun.
This is like Finding Waldo – can you spot the cast member you are going to watch Heirs for?