Lee Seung Gi and Suzy Lead the Cast of Gu Family Book at Script Reading

Wahhhh, my baby Lee Seung Gi is back! And baby looks adorable! Aish, I’m going to be even more of a goner once he dons sageuk garb and unleashes his half man-half beast side in the upcoming fantasy period drama Gu Family Book (or The Book of the House of Gu). The drama is scheduled to premiere in early April on MBC Mon-Tues after the end of Horse Doctor, which means MBC is really on a sageuk roll for that time slot. The cast held its script reading session recently and we see the leads and even some high-profile cameos there. Seung Gi’s co-star is the idol-actress Suzy, who is making her sageuk debut in a big way as the lead rather than a secondary character to cut her teeth on first. That does worry me (a lot), but I like Suzy enough on her onscreen charm that even if she’s shaky with the sageuk diction and acting I think I can bear it. Lee Yeon Hee and Choi Jin Hyuk are guest-starring as the parents of Lee Seung Gi’s character, who was born from a high-class lady-turned gisaeng and an immortal deity. Talk about a romance that is totally doomed to end in heartache from the get go. He discovers his true parentage and vows to become fully human and embarks on this quest. Apparently he has super powers, in that when he gets angry he does the K-drama version of Hulk out or have super strength. Suzy’s character is described as a very enterprising young swordswoman and instructor at a martial arts studio. Ooooog, they can totally have knock-down, drag-out fights when they get angry at each other. Lee Sung Jae has been cast as the big bad, and the two second leads are Yoo Yoon Seok and Han Chae Ah. Forever lovely Jung Hye Young also joins the cast playing the head of a gisaeng house. Love how fabulous she’s going to look in this drama. It’s been ages since I’ve loved a sageuk completely (Arang and the Magistrate was awesome for the first half, and similar The Moon Embraces the Sun also had the same trajectory) and I really need some slow burn and gorgeousness to fill that void. Gu Family Book, don’t you dare let me down!


Lee Seung Gi and Suzy Lead the Cast of Gu Family Book at Script Reading — 27 Comments

    • Dear ockoala, can you confirm that Han Chae Ah is the second lead becoz i heard lee bo yi is 2nd female lead and his first love …i think Han Chae Ah was also not present at the script reading and ther areno concrete article on her casting officially …just one point lee yeon hee is just doing a cameo ….it said that escapes and take shelter as a gisaeng under Jung Hye Young playing the head of a gisaeng house….if she stays alive it will be interesting she will also plays the older version of lee seung gi mother as she is younger than him sdo i am guessing that she dies or if she stays alive someone will replace her in the older version of lee seung gi’s mother after he grows up or she is willing to play it…..plz do reply……..

  1. look at his chubby cheecks,want bite them…aww.yes he is back and made his first promotion on the 22nd seoul Awards.where he won the Bonsang and Popularity award.Lee Seung Gi is a perfectionist when it comes to work,so im sure won’t be disappoint from his side.and as we know from his co-actresses comments,he is a modemaker,try to make it comfortable for his partner.so i can say only Suzy is very lucky to act beside the KING 24 eps. long,who matured and get hotter everyday^^

  2. I’m so excited. I haven’t been able to get into any dramas since Cheongdamdong Alice ended. I’m still watching 7th Grade Civil Servant, but I’m not addicted to it haha. Yay Lee Seung Gi’s back. I still think Suzy is a very quick learner and will learn to improve her acting, especially since I think Lee Seung Gi’s great, he’ll be able to help her improve. Can the Horse Doctor be over sooner? 😀

  3. I’m distracted by his cute cheeks…. I’m glad he didn’t lose a lot of weight for this role. But yes, the drama sounds fun. Seunggi and Suzy do actually look like they would work and their interaction seems like they have good chemistry already. Their ages don’t look that different. From what I’ve read of the summary I’m not sure the loveline is going to be the main focus of the story so I hope she won’t feel that much pressure. Seunggi vs. the big evil guy who caused everything and Seunggi vs. hot daddy and his whole journey sounds like the main plot with a side of bickering and falling in love.

  4. reallylooking forward to “gu family book”……it’s a visually staggering cast with with lee seung gi ,Choi Jin Hyuk,bae suzy,lee yeon hee,Lee Yoo Bi……lee seung gi was specatular in TK2H …..The storyline is refreshing yet compelling….. it’s the first time in korean dramaland that a male lead is playing half-human half-beast charecter oppposed to females who generally plays as gumiho and horror or beastly charecters…..add to that director pd’s is one of the top notch director pd’s currently with secret garden, gentleman’s dignity etc. but yes it is his first historical saeguk peice but still i have high hopes on him…..looking forward to chemistry betwwen lee seung gi and suzy….. to be honest suzy still a rokie actor to me and i was hoping for someone else to be the leading lady but she is pretty and talented and i guess everbody deserves a fair chance and see can definitely improve specially with lee seung gi around and give her best performance in this drama ……hoping the drama to “DAEBAK”

  5. Seung Gi is back to looking his cute self again.
    I was just watching some choice scenes from TK2H last night and I’m amazed at how different he looked in TK2H, thinner and much more manly, compared to the pictures above.
    Goes to show he can be really versatile to suit the role.

    Looking forward to this drama and his saguek image.

  6. I like Suzy but I’m not sure of her carrying a whole drama by herself, well luckily Seung Gi can and the whole tomance factor because she is very young.
    And the supporting cast is good as well.
    I think I have to be prepared to bawl my eyes out at the parents doomed romance, and Lee Yeon Hee (I know she’s not the best actress but for some reason she always wins me over)

  7. Oh..I hope Han Chae Ah confirms..I really like her in Bridal Mask!
    I don’t worry w/ Suzy. She’s still amazing as Go Hye Mi. What I worry is the writer and the director. This is their first sageuk drama so I hope the story delivers properly. I just want an amazing story in a fantasy typed genre. I hope they can make it more realistic and full of depth.

  8. Haven’t been watching much of the k-drama lately.Not as thrilled or faithfully following any k-drama after K2H.Hoping this would be it.When is HJW and HB or LSG going to be back to dramaland?

  9. LSG is very ugly looking ….esp his face sorry to say.. i cant stand him…but suzy is pretty. Wish it was somone more good looking than LSG…oh well.

    • loverghiu you comment is ugly as you…..i can’t stand you…..better check your eyes at the nearest clinic…..there were many on dramabeans who went to one of his fan-meeting were taken back by his handsome looks in real….attend one of his fan meeting then you will know how handsome he is…..he may not be the most handsome in your eyes for you to say ugly is utter nonsense if you look from any angle….plz be reasonable and don’t make comments for the sake of it…….

  10. Loverghiu, you ‘re so uglymouth and maybe uglylook. If i’m should sorry or not. Seunggi is my favorit star, maybe best charm than another your star. Now, he is lead. I’m think this blog also like seunggi.i don’t know some comment is also rudemouth.sorry again. Love this drama recap. Thank you

  11. Seung Gi is really, really gorgeous. He just ain’t photogenic sometimes. I am impatiently waiting for the new drama to air but I really hope next time he acts in a kbs or sbs drama because then he will get to appear in variety shows like Happy Together, Strong Heart etc to promote the drama. Really miss him in variety shows.

  12. Lee Seung Gi may not be as handsome as the most korean celebrities, but he is the one the most talented among them — he has outstanding acting skills(both in drama or comedy), he’s good at MCing(I heard. I haven’t seen him in variety shows, but I will someday), and he has a GREAT voice which makes girls swoon. ^^ Moreover, he has a great personality — he’s kind, upright, polite, humble and cheerful — which radiates from within! =) kyaaaaa!

  13. I loved the story of gu family book I realy enjoyed it..and all the cast I liked the way they act especialy the two main heroine.. good work guy’s it’s a job well done…liked liked liked!!!!!!

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