Jo Yoon Hee Confirmed as Second Lead for Lie to Me (formerly Sweet Scandal)

All righty here, I feel like I am in some sort of twilight zone of K-dramas, with SBS the mad puppeteer pulling the strings. News just dropped that Jo Yoon Hee has been cast as the second female lead of the upcoming Mon-Tues drama Lie to Me (which was its original name before it got switched to Sweet Scandal, and apparently is now switched back to the original name – and OMG I got tired just typing that out).

Lie to Me will follow Midas to premiere on May 9, 2011, and of all the insanity in K-drama production this is a first I’ve seen a drama with one month before its premiere not yet confirmed its two lead actors. Oh, everyone knows its Yoon Eun Hye and Kang Ji Hwan (even the news reports of Jo Yoon Hee’s casting confirms it once again), but the production has thus far not released one official confirmation. What gives?

Jo Yoon Hee will play Oh Yoon Joo (mwahahahaha, oh I’m getting insane My Princess flashbacks here with the same name), a display designer who is loved by two men, her former fiancee Hyun Ki Joon (a hotel CEO), and a friend of Ki Joon’s younger brother. Yoon Joo is beautiful and kind, a woman with a good background and has no airs. The drama will surround a scandal created by the heroine Gong Ah Jung, a single woman who pretends to be married in order to enjoy the benefits of her pretend status.

The news report states that it has been revealed that marketing company employee Gong Ah Jung will be played by Yoon Eun Hye, and Kang Ji Hwan is cast to play Hyun Ki Joon, who will of course in typical drama shenanigans and coincidence be mistaken as Gong Ah Jung’s make-believe husband. PD Kim Soo Ryong of Green Rose and PD Kwon Hyuk Chan of Secret Garden will co-direct, and the script will be written by Kim Ye Ri of Heading To The Ground.

[Credit: Sports Chosun news]


Jo Yoon Hee Confirmed as Second Lead for Lie to Me (formerly Sweet Scandal) — 10 Comments

  1. Mary ? you mean May ^^
    I love the story line so far and since it will be Yoon Eun Hye sshi comes back in a drama, I will clench my teeth until May πŸ™‚ YEYxKJW will look so awesome together ~

  2. It’s a month to air and there’s no news confirming the leads and the filming! Crazy. I hope this drama does not go bordering lunacy. As much as I love YEH, it pained me to watch and see her stay afloat from a sinking drama like her last one. I bailed out by the last 3 eps because it was just torture.

    Still adore and love YEH! Plus it has Kang Ji Hwan… OTP perfection!

  3. The fact that they still haven’t started production (and are still frickin’ casting!) and the premiere date is a month away does not bode well….either these actors are going to face a horrible shooting schedule and/or the editing of this is going to be bad or SBS is going to be SBS and pull this drama and set it up for a later date. And if it’s the later….please for all things sane they better pick up What’s Up!

    • OMG you are so right. Been praying earnestly to the Drama Gods for SBS to wake up and just schedule What’s Up instead after Midas. And I will be the happiest girl around AKP all the way to twitter!!

  4. The staff of the private Lie To Me Cafe said that the casts have already secretly began filming. I think they are just being careful when releasing news cause they dont wanna anger officials cause of the Kang Ji Hwan issue. They are taking things slow by releasing the names of the other casts first.

    Please note, writer Kim Ye Ri is supposedly talented. She is one of the writers who actually was chosen by broadcasting station (SBS) in a formal process, which is considered a very difficult selection process, unlike many writers who enter the business through other channels. [While the writer was selected to work in ‘Heading To The Ground’, it is said that she left the project in the beginning. She was to gain some experience with ‘Heading To The Ground’ as an assistant writer, but left without working on it. So for anyone who didn’t like ‘Heading To The Ground’, please note that she wasn’t the one who actually worked on it.]

    taken from CDBLOOM @

  5. On april 1st another cast from Lie To Me posted a picture of herself holding the script on her twitter account

    The script title reads “Lie To Me” (aka Sweet Scandal)

    Actress Choi Su A posted:

    첫 λŒ€λ³Έ λ‚˜μ™”μ–΄μš”  전체리딩날 κ²Έ μŠ€ν‹Έμƒ·μ°μœΌλŸ¬ μ™”μ–΄μš” μœ€μ€ν˜œμ„ λ°°λ‹˜μ•žμ—μ„œ μ΄μœμ²™ν•˜κΈ°λž€ μ•„ λ„˜ λ–¨λ Έμ–΄μš” λ„˜ μ˜ˆμ˜μ„Έμš”
    The first episode is released. I’m here to do the entire cast script reading and shoot the still photo. I was very nervous trying to act pretty in front of Yoon Eun Hye sun-bae-nim (senior), she’s too pretty.

    taken from CDBLOOM @ YEH,NET

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