The cast of the sprawling weekend K-drama Hotel King held its first script reading recently and MBC released the stills to the masses dying for the reunion drama between Lee Da Hae and Lee Dong Wook. Let’s not kid ourselves, this thing has nary an interesting thing going for it aside from the My Girl OTP having another go at it. If the two Lees don’t float your boat, there are a bunch of other stars in this cast that you might have a shining for. Im Seulong of 2AM has signed on as the second male lead, which was exactly his role in his last drama The Fugitive of Joseon which also co-starred Lee Dong Wook. Here he plays a fellow hotelier in the same hotel managed by Lee Dong Wook and owned by Lee Da Hae’s dad. Wang Ji Hye tackles the rival second female lead role she’s done so many time before as she plays Lee Dong Wook’s ex-girlfriend and current hotel restaurant manager. Gong Hyun Joo is a highly educated everything done perfectly hotel supervisor and she’s paired up with Alex an overseas returning hotel director.
A few more idols round out the cast of hotel employees including VIXX leader N and AOA member Seolhyun, along with young relatively newbie actors Go Yoon and Ji Il Joo. Holding down the fort as the elders working at the hotel are Lee Deok Hwa and Kim Hae Sook, and I love these two so much so it’s great to have them onboard as well to add the veteran sizzle. Hotel King premieres the last week of March taking over the time slot of Golden Rainbow, which has turned out to be a disappointment ratings wise despite its supremely makjang ingredients. Directing Hotel King will be the PD behind Just Like Today and Life is Good while the screenwriter did Feast of the Gods and Golden Fish. These script reading stills look fine, nothing to write home about, other than it’s undeniable that Lee Da Hae’s series of facial tweaks over the years since My Girl has resulted in her looking almost like a different person especially next to Lee Dong Wook who just seems more grizzled and smexier. I do like her a lot and am looking forward to this high profile reunion, but it’s a shame the cheeky girl from My Girl is long gone.
So after finished with Wang Family, the mom straight to the set with another weekend drama Hotel King. Can’t wait for the bromance between Lee Dong Wook and Seulong. I want it be like Ji Sung and Jaejoong in Protect The Boss.
But I don’t think will watch it though coz it will be air on MBC.
I am more excited about Seulong and LDW together again than the My Girl.
LDH looks so stiff. I cannot feel the chemistry between the two leads even though they worked together in My Girl.
It’s all her facial fillers loool but this is very natural look for her in these pics .
Looking forward to this. I really enjoyed MY GIRL one of the first K Dramas I watched. LDH is pretty she needs to stop with the fillers too stiff/
Koala you are so right..I love MY GIRL…but LDH really looks v different here…..but she is still pretty
LDH needs to lay off the Botox. She looks so plastic. :/
if she lays off the botox will her face go back to normal?
It’s just me but I think Lee Da Hae was prettier and more natural in “My Girl”. Whatever it is she’s using, she should lay off it. Any more and she might disappear completely.
Me too. I thought she was so stunning and natural in My Girl. That was actually my first k-drama. I don’t know why would she get plastic surgery when she already look so beautiful before
Lee Dong Wook looks like he had gain weight but its alrite with me, he is still damn handsome !!! Lol !!
Wow, did LDH get a new nose job?
I thought so too…her nose smaller than before. She is pretty, but need to stop on cosmetic surgery (for what I heard can become addiction in some point) otherwise will look like Michael Jackson that is far from reality 🙂
Actually looking forward to it (My Girl reunion!!1!1) despite the fact that it’s not a rom-com. Question: does anyone know if AOA Seol-hyun is the maknae from Ugly Alert? I thought she was pretty decent
Yes, that was her but Seolhyun has pulled out of this drama after reinjuring her knee.
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