It’s much appreciated for the respective agencies of young Korean actors Lee Jong Seok and Kim Woo Bin to come out quickly with a response after news broke from the Chinese press that both were in talks to join the cast of the upcoming C-version of We Got Married. Jong Seok and Woo Bin’s reps basically said in much more elegant press release way “No way, no how” to that quash that rumor deader than a flattened bug. That’s a relief to hear, and the only logical and sane outcome from a wholly preposterous casting call to begin with. Both actors are too popular and successful now to consider doing a variety show even if it may increase their exposure in China. They can go on an episode of Happy Camp for that.
The C-version of We Got Married is revamping the concept and ditching the name entirely – it is called We Are In Love and will have celebrity couples paired up and dating for real. No joke, the producers have made it clear only legit single stars will be cast, and all participants have to be willing to take the show seriously and date their partner for real. Whether love really does blossom is beyond the producer’s control but the aim of the show is to have the couple go through all the dating processes, including going home to meet the parents, and do so with an open mind to see if the filming does lead to love. I’m already weird out by WGM so taking it one step further here makes me both worried for the participants and keen to check out exactly what “show dating with a sincere heart” looks like.
Even without Lee Jong Seok and Kim Woo Bin, there are tons of other Korean and Chinese star names floating around for as potential cast members, with the show scheduled for an April premiere in China.