The casting silence from upcoming SBS Mon-Tues drama Chaebol’s Daughter (True Romance) can best be described as a difficult labor. Having casting problems is nothing new in drama land, whether lately or even in the early days, what surprises is purely that it’s this particular drama. Chaebol’s Daughter comes from the production team of One Warm Word, a drama that garnered decent ratings and even better critical and popular feedback when it aired. Sure it was a drama about adultery (and I didn’t watch) but whatever the production team did in handling the subject matter didn’t misfire with the audience.
That its followup drama is about a chaebol heiress going undercover as a poor Candy to find true love seems the stuff of drama dreams, nothing too testy about the subject matter and rife with rich-poor issues to mine. Alas the drama is supposed to air in June after Heard it Through the Grapevine and still no leading lady, not since a month ago when Moon Geun Young was offered the role and turned it down. Now there is a new name being bandied about behind the scenes – newcomer actress Lim Ji Yeon who made her debut in adult rated adultery movie Obsessed. Continue reading