It’s unusual to see a K-drama casting process so transparent, and in a way it’s like the drama casting version of The Bachelor. The search has been on since early May for Joo Won‘s leading lady and the titular My Sassy Girl for the K-drama remake of the popular early Hallyu classic movie starring Jeon Ji Hyun and Cha Tae Hyun. I’d say Joo Won does better in original fare like Yongpal or Good Doctor than in remakes such as his failed drama Tomorrow’s Cantabile and 7th Level Civil Servant, so this choice of his next drama is a tad concerning.
He’s also going to have to carry the publicity and media attention of this drama all by himself as the production is going for an unknown or newbie actress and has whittled thousands of names down to the Top 10 finalists. The list has been revealed and I don’t even name or facially recognize a single girl, lol. Reportedly Joo Won will be doing scenes with each actress as the PD watches to make the final selection, so who will get the final rose is still up in the air. Below is the Top 10 list for your perusal and commentary.
Top row: Lim Yoo Ji, Kim Joo Hyun, Park Se Wan, Park Eun Ji,Jung In Sun
Botton row: Bae Min Jung, Vivian, Ji Soo of Tahiti, Park Ji Hyun, Han Ji-Eun