A new sageuk K-drama is in the works and the production is in talks with two young leads. L (Kim Myung Soo) and Kwon Nara are being courted for the drama New Royal Secret Inspector, with him coming off one of the lowest rated K-dramas with Meow: The Secret Boy and her coming off one of the highest cable rated dramas in Itaewon Class. It is sorta unfair that male actors don’t really need big hits to get leading lady status and rarely are dinged for low rated projects but the ladies are always elevated only when they have a hit under their belt and need to really maintain a string of successful projects to stay on the radar. Kwon Nara has been the female lead before and both her and L have worked hard to transition from idol to actor so a sageuk drama sounds like a really smart choice. The drama is slated for end of 2020 airing.
I don’t think that Nara will be fit for sageuk. She’s tall and thin like a model?
If tall Honey Lee can do saguek (and she is good in The Rebel), why can she? It is good that Nara will try different genres. I support her. L is ok in the 2017 saguek Ruler -Master of the Mask. So I think this new saguek pairing may be interesting.
But still, Nara is too slim I think. At least she need to gain some weight to the level like when she debut in Hellovenus. She look more healthy and pretty back then.
Btw, it’s 사극 (sageuk), not saguek (사구엑)
Thanks Lex. I thought because sageuk clothes have many layers, some artists prefer to being slimmer to carry those heavy clothing. Anyways, nice try for different genres, why not?.
I don’t think her physique would be a problem since she’ll be wearing hanbok anyway
I like her. I’ve been following her work since Suspicious Partner and while she’s not the best actress out there, she has a really good eye for projects. Wishing her the best in this and hoping the drama is successful.
Meow was not a good drama… at all. But I do think he is a decent actor. His emotional range is good- fear, anger, arrogance, sadness, love. I’ve seen her in Suspicious Partner and didn’t see the same range. Maybe she improved in Itaewon Class?
I’m surprised he wasn’t called by the army like PBG and WDH, he was born in 1992 too.
WDH had casting news before his enlisting notice…
I love Nara in itaewon class. Please cast her with A list actor. She deserved better
Are you new in kdrama world? Kim myung soo starred in 2019 drama angels last mission: love with shin hye sun and 2018 drama ms. Hammurabi with go ara.. and won many awards.. kwon nara is from what drama?
Never heard of Itaewon Class?
you are too ambitious for your one dimensional actress kwon nara. you should be thankful that she has a job. her acting is so stiff.
I never heard of drama with 2 leads as idol turned actors or is it just me????
There have a been a couple. Yoona and Siwan in ‘The King in Love,’ Seo Hyun Jin and Eric in ‘Another Oh Haeyoung,’ etc.
Koala i think you havent watched angels last mission:love and ms hammurabi? Watch it.. i suggest. Kim myung soo was so good. Ratings doesnt define how good an actor is..
I totally agree!
Kwon nara’s acting is so stiff. only her mouth moves.hahahha. She looks way older than L. is she playing his older sister? Her agency must be doing its job promoting her.
What? You’re captious wench. I’d like to crush you into bits for that hate comment! ?