Lee Hyun Woo, Joy, and Lee Jung Jin Cast in K-drama Adaptation of Manga She Loves Lies

Casting proceeded rather quickly from when tvN announced that it was adapting music themed manga She Fell in Love with My Lie into a K-drama She Loves Lies. The manga had a successful J-movie adaptation The Liar and His Lover starring Sato Takeru so I am a little underwhelmed with the casting of Lee Hyun Woo as the musician male lead.  Lee Hyun Woo is a good actor but doesn’t quite have the strong onscreen charisma presence that this role needs. He also has an abysmal ratings record in the two dramas where he played leading roles, Moorim School and To the Beautiful You. His female lead in Lies has an even more alarming starting point – Joy from Red Velvet will be the leading lady coming in with zero acting experience whatsoever, unless one counts being in a television pretend marriage with Yook Sung Jae for We Got Married. Continue reading