I think Joo Won can breathe a small sigh of relief right now, not a full sigh at least not until the drama airs. The open casting call, or however open it really was behind the scenes, has culminated in the selection of a leading lady for Joo Won in the upcoming K-drama version of popular classic Hallyu movie My Sassy Girl. The lucky girl who gets to act all sassy, and drunk and belligerent and cute, is rising actress Kim Joo Hyun. She’s got only a few acting projects under her belt, the most being being a small supporting role in SBS weekend drama Modern Farmer. The production wanted to find a relative unknown newbie so Kim Joo Hyun fits that bill, but on looks alone I like her womanly features and warm aura. Filming will start shortly on drama MSG which aims to be fully pre-produced with an early 2017 airing date.
The casting of Kim Joo Hyun might not be a total surprise out of the ten finalists as she worked with the PD of drama My Sassy Girl on Modern Farmer, and this PD also more recently directed Joo Won in Yongpal. On a twisty note, drama My Sassy Girl will be a sageuk set in the Joseon era between a nobleman yangban and his sassy troublemaker girl.