It was announced today that SNSD member Yuri is in talks with the production team for the upcoming drama Fashion King, along with actress Shin Se Kyung.
My reaction: Nooooooooooo!!! Not the one with Yoo Ah In! No, drama gods, no!
Apparently the producer for the upcoming drama saw Yuri’s potential as an actress from her acting for SNSD’s music videos, and thought that she had the skills necessary to suit this role. Fashion King deals with a rags to riches storyline, and it’s about a man who finds success in the fashion industry after starting off poorly in the streets.
I’m sorry, but one SNSD member, whose name I don’t even want to hear, is already starring alongside Jang Geun Seok in Love Rain. Now you’re telling me that there’s a possibility Yuri will be cast as a female lead with Yoo Ah In? No. freaking. way! I don’t care how well she acted for SNSD’s music videos because the point is, she’s not a real actress. The drama’s production team shouldn’t even consider her for a 16-episode plus drama. Why consider more pop singers instead of more actresses, huh? Since I already ranted about pop singers in a previous post last time, I’ll stop here. Ugh.
I only hope that this is just a casting rumor, especially since the Korean media is notorious these days for their false casting calls.
The drama is planning to premiere in March on SBS, following History of the Salaryman.
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