Park Seo Joon and Park Hyung Sik Courted for Shilla Era Sageuk Drama Hwarang

Striking while the iron is hot is never a bad thing, especially in the fickle and short attention span world of entertainment. That’s why I’m not surprised to hear that Park Seo Joon is already in talks for another drama despite his currently drama She Was Pretty not even done airing yet. Looks like this particular drama production is looking for good looking current It Boys of K-drama because it’s also in talks for Park Hyung Sik to join.

The drama in question is a sageuk called Hwarang, set during the Shilla period of the 10th century historical Korea. It’s an era that’s very familiar for me since I watched all of Queen Seondeok about the titular Shilla queen, as well as Seo Dongyeo which was set during the conflict of the Baekjae and Shilla nations. Hwarang is about the historical Shilla era flower boy scholar-warriors called Hwarangs, so casting Park Seo Joon and Park Hyung Sik is basically a no brainer. The drama is slated for KBS Mon-Tues in 2016, likely after Moorim School.

Park Hyung Sik’s idol-actor career continues to develop nicely in the acting component, with a drama stealing turn alongside Lim Ji Yeon in the SBS drama High Society earlier this year. Funnily enough, that drama offered the male lead role to Park Seo Joon first but he turned it down and eventually it went to Sung Joon. That wasn’t a very interesting role to be honest so Park Hyung Sik really lucked out in getting a better role even if it was the second male lead. I’ll keep my eye on Hwarang to see how the final casting shakes out, but it’ll be interesting if both Park Seo Joon and Park Hyung Sik accepts since neither has done a sageuk before.

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Park Seo Joon and Park Hyung Sik Courted for Shilla Era Sageuk Drama Hwarang — 12 Comments

  1. Yes to all of them! i like park hyung shik and go ara and loove PSJ. (still sad SWP is ending and i can’t watch him every week so it’s great news!)
    I just hope it is not 50 ep. saeguk cause oh boy i got no patience to sit thorugh it half a year.
    hope they all confirm!

    • exactly,i hope its not a 50 eps drama 16-20 eps im all for.like you i love PSJ and like PHS, i havetn seen anything of go ara but she looks cool when i checked her out in your all surrounded mv.

      • she’s not the best actress and even less but she’s cute and watchable and better than suzy in my opinion..

  2. Pleaseeeee Drama Gods make it happen!! Hyung Sik and Park Seo Joon were fated to play together since High Society. Best casting news ever if they indeed confirm it *grin*

  3. Park Seo Joon has looked tired filming She Was Pretty. I hope he rests for awhile. Unpopular opinion- I hope he turns this down.

    • I also want him to rest, but like Koala said striking while the iron is hot is never a bad thing.PSJ is not in a position as top star yet, so the best he could do maybe just to grab any offer, especially if it a good offer. Sageuk maybe a good choice for him to expand his skill.

      • i agree, but whether he except or not i’ll be happy either way, cause he would get rest in one option but in the other he will be able to try another genre out and build his acting skills. it def would be different if he were a top star, but PSJ isnt there yet and his a rising star so i definitely agree about striking while the irons hot to build his star power and popularity and work his way up to being a top star

    • Yea, but I think stars in lead roles of dramas that do well definitely can shoot up in popularity. Just look at Kim Soo Hyun and Jeon Ji Hyun who both skyrocketed in fame (althoguth they were already famous) bc of their drama. Hope the same will happen for Seo Joon

  4. This is bad news for me. 🙁 I really, really dislike historical dramas-even if my very favorite actors are in them. I really love these two guys…and if they get cast, I will basically be out their next drama. Sad day.

  5. I would love for this casting to happen. Also, hwarang means fighting and pretty boys which are things I adore. I was getting sad that SWP is ending this week, but PSJ is clearly not stopping anytime soon. Get that fame 🙂

  6. Omg i thought okay after SWP i can finally put away my Park Seo Joon syndrome but no just add him to another drama so i cant resist watching if he accepts! Hellooo need to study properly…how to do that with cute smile man wandering around…sighhhh

  7. I would totally watch this drama if these two starred in it. Right now, Seo Joon is giving off that male lead feel while Hyung Sik might get the second male lead. And I hear Go Ara was being asked to star in this drama too! SUCH A PRETTY CAST TO LOOK AT YO. I especially love Go Ara’s unique eye color.

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