Kim Yoo Jung the First Pick of Netizens for Female Lead of Sageuk Drama Hong Chun Gi with Ahn Hyo Seob by the Writer of The Moon Embraces the Sun

I always felt that Han Ga In was not right for the female lead role in hit sageuk The Moon Embraces the Sun, the age gap with Kim Soo Hyun, her acting limitations (he was acting circles around her), and that the age of the character really suited a early 20s actress. There’s a chance to cast right for Hong Chun Gi, the upcoming K-drama adaptation in the works by the same novel writer who wrote The Moon Embraces the Sun, so think romance and mysticism and lots of palace angst and intrigue. The male lead is already confirmed to be Ahn Hyo Seob so of course chatter is on who will play the female lead, the only female royal painter in the Joseon era. Unsurprising and also topping my own pick is Kim Yoo Jung, who fulfilled all her potential and then some in her first sageuk lead actress role in Moonlight Drawn by Clouds in acting, chemistry, and visuals. Also good choices for the female lead based on successful sageuk track records and being age/visual matching with Ahn Hyo Seob are Kim So Hyun, Nam Ji Hyun, Kim Sae Ron, Kim Tae Ri, Shin Se Kyung, and IU. What’s your pick?

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First Teaser for TV Chosun Remake of Leverage Starring Lee Dong Gun, Jeon Hye Bin, and Kim Sae Ron

Smaller cable network TV Chosun has picked up the K-drama remake of US show Leverage, calling it Leverage: Fraud Control Operation and made it all sleek and shiny. The first teaser is out and shows the five leads walking purposefully … Continue reading

K-stars Attend Be With You Movie Premiere Starring Son Ye Jin and So Ji Sub

A weepy romance movie starring So Ji Sub and Son Ye Jin, of course the VIP movie premiere for Be With You would be bursting at the seams with celebrity guest attendees. Song Seung Heon looked his preppiest best at … Continue reading

Korean Acting Stars Shine on the MAMA 2017 Hong Kong Red Carpet

Since I don’t follow K-pop the interest in the pan-Asian Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) is solely on the attendee star power of many K-stars. The Hong Kong show last night was a total win for me on the actors … Continue reading

Young K-stars Out in Force to Support Park Seo Joon and Kang Ha Neul at VIP Premiere of Midnight Runners

The cool friends contingent was out in force to support the bromance cop antics movie Midnight Runners starring Park Seo Joon and Kang Ha Neul. The former is coming off a well-received turn in K-drama Fight My Way while the … Continue reading

Kim So Yeon Wins Daesang for Happy Home at 2016 Korea Drama Awards

The minor K-drama awards circuit churns on with the arrival of the 2016 Korea Drama Awards, held in connection with the Korea Drama Festival. Kim Soo Hyun finally passed the Daesang baton on, after winning last year for Producers and … Continue reading

Major Moody Intensity in Store for Supernatural Sageuk Mirror of the Witch

Seeing more of the teasers and behind-the-scenes look at upcoming jTBC fantasy-tinged sageuk Mirror of the Witch slowly eases me into anticipation. The real life major age gap between back from the army Yoon Si Yoon and teenage Kim Sae … Continue reading