The casting roulette keeps on turning and today there are more switch ups in the upcoming later Spring K-dramas. I’m actually way happier with how this turned out than the initial arrangement. Coming off a massive career making hit drama Answer Me 1994, Go Ara was in talks to join the MBC Mon-Tues drama Triangle with Lee Bum Soo and Song Seung Heon (airing after Empress Ki) but has now jumped ship over to SBS to play a cop in the Lee Seung Gi and Cha Seung Won vehicle You’re All Surrounded. I don’t have a problem with Triangle which is drama I’m already dying to watch, but Go Ara would have been playing a romantic love interest opposite Im Shi Wan and I find Im Shi Wan as bland as can get so I think she’s deserving of a better male lead than him. My Seung Gi is a lucky treat for any actress to romance onscreen so she better not have pulled a one-hit wonder with her performance in AM1994. The leading ladies in Triangle were initially Go Ara and Lee Mi Yeon, and in addition to Go Ara declining, Lee Mi Yeon has also passed on the role.
Lee Mi Yeon’s role was the love interest for Lee Bum Soo’s character and in her place will be a Giant reunion as Park Jin Hee has been confirmed to join the cast. I loved them in Giant! I know so many more drama fans were into Joo Sang Wook and Hwang Jung Eum‘s second leads and their angsty star-crossed romance but I loved the main OTP in Giant with their slow burn love that spanned decades. Lee Bum Soo is not just an incredibly awesome and versatile actor, he also appears to be a major workaholic. He just wrapped Prime Minister and I as well as the K-movie God’s Hand with Jung Woo Sung, now he’s already penciling in a major K-drama that will start filming in April, plus his wife just delivered their second child last week in a healthy baby boy. His wife posted a pic of the new baby with her hubby (check it out below) and I must say wuri Prime Minister has a little mini-me now! Sooooo cute! I’m pretty meh about the last Winter dramas starting soon but the mid-Spring stuff looks way more up my alley in both Triangle, You’re All Surrounded, as well as Kang Ji Hwan‘s Big Man.