Now that Love Rain has found it’s leading lady Yoona to join Jang Geun Seok in the cross-generational drama by Seasons drama PD Yoon Seuk Ho, the rest of the extended cast has been filled this week. Joining the cast will be Kim Si Hoo, Seo In Guk, Hwang Bora, and Son Eun Seo. Are all are you scratching your heads wondering who the heck some if not all of these folks are?
I actually knew who they were before hearing of their casting, but it’s not a stretch to say they are relative unknowns compared to the two leads. I vividly recall PD Yoon saying he wanted to find great actors for this drama. So far only his leading actor Jang Geun Seok fits the bill in that category. Perhaps PD Yoon mean to say “green” actors instead of “great” and misspoke. Otherwise the disconnect is so huge I feel like I’m staring at love raining into an abyss.
I first saw Kim Si Hoo when he was a teenager with a bit part in Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, and he appeared again on my radar in Powerful Opponents. He’s probably the most talented of this group of actors. He needs some solid second lead experience and I give him a huge chance of breaking out in the next few years. Hwang Bora has a pretty lively and long resume, but she’s typically playing cute characters as she did in My Girl and Love Marriage. She’s perfectly serviceable, albeit not terribly memorable.
Son Eun Seo had a bit part in Spy Myung Wol as a NIS agent that appeared and then never showed up again when that drama’s writing went to pot. The previous three are all actors, but it’s Seo In Guk that really has me scratching my head. He has never acted before, having entered the entertainment industry winning a singing competition and launching himself into an solo idol career. Well there you have it. Along with Jang Geun Seok and Yoona, here’s your cast of Love Rain, which starts filming at the end of the month.