What is going on with drama casting news today? I’m exhausted already and am only halfway through the drama news that’s come out in the last few hours alone. All the Chilbongie fans from Answer Me 1994 can start preparing to rejoice soon – Yoo Yeon Seok has been confirmed as the male lead for the Hong sisters upcoming rom-com Feeling Good and Warm (formerly Jejudo Gatsby). What a sigh of relief for everyone involved in that production, with a happy male lead casting ending that isn’t settling in the least.
Kim Woo Bin was the first possible male lead but he turned it down due to purported scheduling conflicts. Next came Woo Bin’s hyung Rain, who apparently never seriously considered this offer as he’s mulling over pining 7000 days for Ha Ji Won in the K-remake of In Time With You. This entire time the female lead offer for this drama remained in Kang Sora‘s court, and it’s starting to make sense why she hasn’t confirmed yet so far. Hard to say yes when she has no clue who may be her leading man, witness Blood going through Yoo Yeon Seok and Jung Il Woo, before landing on Ahn Jae Hyun. Always a huge risk of downgrading, which luckily isn’t the case here, and now Kang Sora has just confirmed her participation.
Confession time – I’m not a fan of Yoo Yeon Seok, but that’s only because I never watched Answer Me 1994 so am not a member of the crazy Chilbongie fan club. Plus I always got the sense that I would be a rabid Trash shipper if I watched that drama, Oppa just seems so much more my type. With that said, he is a good actor even in supporting roles in Gu Family Book, which I did watch.
His looks aren’t my thing but then again, neither are Kim Woo Bin’s very odd features which only look attractive to me after I fell for his massive onscreen charisma and acting talent. I’m actually relieved he landed this role even if he’s not one of my personal faves, a talented actor getting his prime time leading man gig is always a good thing and better than some untalented schmuck getting his undeserving limelight and making the audiences suffer for it. Now I can safely return to anticipating this drama.