Jeon So Nee Cast as the Female Lead Opposite Park Hyung Sik in the K-drama Adaptation of The Golden Hairpin

Okay, there’s a lot to unpack here. Despite the K-netizens going on an anti-Chinese culture in K-dramas attack earlier this year which played one part in the cancellation of Joseon Exorcist and concerns over Chinese PPL in K-dramas so some were removed, one of the big name Chinese novel adaptation into a K-drama appeared to also be in jeopardy of not happening. I’m taking the adaptation of The Golden Hairpin which Park Hyung Sik wanted even before his military discharge and indeed was cast as the male lead. Things were quiet for a few months after the JE brouhaha and now the casting cycle is back on as Jeon So Ni has been cast as the female lead. She’s just okay for me, I liked her supporting role in Encounter (Boyfriend) but not so much as the younger version in When My Love Blooms, and I feel like K-ent is trying to “make her happen” but if that’s indeed the case then this is a coup casting for her. The adaptation is getting a totally different name called Youth, Talking to the Moon (literal translation) and is still about a educated smart yanban lady falsely accused murdering her entire family who goes on the run and ends up working for the crown prince who is suffering from a curse and together they help each other’s problems out. The drama will head into production later in 2021 and Park Hyung Sik will go from filming K-drama Happiness when it’s done to this drama.


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Jeon So Nee Cast as the Female Lead Opposite Park Hyung Sik in the K-drama Adaptation of The Golden Hairpin — 21 Comments

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  3. Was she the passive aggressive old friend of the male lead in Encounter?

    Not much of an impression of her acting.

  4. She’s not bad, but I would have preferred Nam Jihyun…they’re in the same agency, but really I think sometimes they forget they have such a wonderful actress…

  5. Idk who she is tbh. LOL.

    Was hoping for Han So Hee actually.

    Jusrt praying that PHS will get an equally good leading lady as his screen partner and hoping the drama will turn out to be great, esp tht he wanted this role so much. He’s an amazing actor and I hope this drama will do justice to his talent.

  6. Cast in stone it seems. Unless she rejects, this is it. I am not familiar with her work either except she is supposedly a very hot pick amongst film directors recently. Was hoping they would pick a more established actress for the role. Not very optimistic about this casting or the seeming jinx associated with the adaptation of the golden hairpin. Fraught with problems on both shores trying to get it off.

  7. Can writer and pd stop adapting chinese stuff?Joseon exorcist get cancelled and vincenzo get critized because bimbimbap ppl.

  8. The novel is female centric. If the casting is done like this, you can expect there to be huge deviations, and probably for the worse.

  9. I was hoping for Nam Ji Hyun or Han So Hee too. NJH & PHS weren’t the leads in WHTMF so it’s fair for her to play opposite him again as main leads. Plus it’s a sageuk so no problems for them reuniting considering Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara were paired twice. Too bad they have already settled on this actress. Very nervous considering all the controversies that plagued most sags this year.

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