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More casting rumoring about Hong Sisters new drama Discovery of Affection – Lee Seung Gi and Gong Hyo Jin

UPDATE: This ended up being the lamest of all rumors. I’m so glad it ended up being not true!  One Hong Sisters drama is enough, thank you!  Drama is now called Best Love and stars Cha Seung Won and Gong Hyo Jin. I watched eps 1 and 2, and though I really like both actors, completely on an objective level, I’m not feeling it at all.

Ok, seriously?!  I thought the news about Seunggi planning to work again with the Hong Sisters in his next drama was simply rumor; albeit, a sort of robust rumor.  But still.  Now an Edaily article just came out with casting rumors for the female lead as if Seunggi is already finalized for the Hong Sisters upcoming drama…

Dramabeans (girlfriday’s) take…

Gong Hyo-jin in the next Hong Sisters drama?

OMG OMG OMG! Somebody pinch me. If this happens, I will TOTALLY be a good girl for the rest of the year the rest of the month! I swear! Seriously, if Lee Seung-gi and Gong Hyo-jin get cast in the next Hong Sisters drama together, I might faint from sheer joy. Is it possible to OD on happy?

Oh, right, so the story: Gong Hyo-jin is being named as the top contender for the starring role in the next Hong Sisters’ drama, The Discovery of Affection, about a has-been starlet’s romance with a younger actor who’s at the top of his career. Lee Seung-gi is slated to be the co-star, and though reports on the two actors are not final (nothing signed yet), the studio is reportedly calling it, and gearing up for a massive production. The PD will be Queen Seon-deok‘s Park Hong-kyun, and this will be the Hong Sisters’ seventh drama, slated to follow Royal Family on MBC this summer.

I love quirky, understated Gong Hyo-jin, and to top it off, she’s the star of one of my all-time favorite dramas, Biscuit Teacher Star Candy. Lee Seung-gi is in one of my OTHER all-time faves, My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho…which means that if they star in one drama TOGETHER, I might implode.

Now I’m scared to jinx it. I mean, for the love of all that is holy, you can’t dangle the possibility of these two starring together in a Hong Sisters drama, and then yank it out from under me, right? That would be TOO CRUEL.

**puts in call to Santa, just in case**

Via E Daily

RELATED POST: Lee Seung-gi to re-team with Hong Sisters?

Source: Dramabeans

Okay, sort of weird that Gong Hyo Jin just happens to be Shin Min Ah’s BFF!  Wonder what MinAh thinks about this one! But I love Gong Hyo Jin as an actress (and of course her awesome quirky and high fashion style!)  And she is definitely widely respected as an actress.  And so, even though I was totally against Seunggi being in another Hong Sisters drama, especially back-to-back for the following reasons…

from LSGfan’s previous post

And as to the crazy press report about Seunggi working with the Hong Sisters again for an upcoming June-July drama on MBC, helmed by the PD of hit drama Queen Seonduk~ I’m with the majority of the DClsg fans on this…

Hook better not let this happen!  I’ll save my comments for now, but simply, I don’t want to see Seunggi acting in another Hong Sisters drama whose scripts feature female leads as the heroine/star while the male lead plays second fiddle.  As a girl, I love that kind of empowerment.  As a Seunggi fan, not interested.  Nope.  As much as I loved My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, Seunggi doesn’t need to do that kind of thing again.

But if Gong Hyo Jin is going to be involved, and if the Hong Sisters and Hook Entertainment listen to all the pleas of fans and ensure that the drama script won’t be typical heroine-focused, then LSGfan may reconsider this.  That is, if Seunggi really is on board with this new drama for sure in the first place!

With all the inaccurate rumoring that’s been going on in the press recently, should we wait for official word?!

Also, as much as Gong Hyo Jin is a great actress, she is 7 years older than Seunggi.  Which is not really that big of a deal to me, but why does Seunggi always have to be paired up with noonas?  I guess if he can grow as an actor and it means him working with good, strong actresses, then that’s cool.  But would love to see him paired up with similar aged actresses like Han Hyo Joo and Moon Chae Won again.  But when you think about it, I guess there really aren’t that many super talented actresses similar in age or younger than Seunggi (not counting Moon Geun Young)!

9 Responses

  1. No, I still don’t like it. SG is at a stage where he should expand his range and looks to play something (someone) deeper. With all due respect, Hongs have done all they could in MGIG.

    Regarding GHJ, I saw her in Thank You. Likable, yes, but I feel she lacks that sparkle, that gleam in the eyes. It’s not age, but wit? spirit?

    Almost wish SG had done MGIG first, then BL. That’d have been a more logical progression. He’s proven his seriousness mettle in a limited way in BL, why can’t they give him a similar, but meatier role to let him grow further?

  2. I love Gong hyo Jin! I hope this drama news becomes true. Love Lee Seung Gi from My Girlfriend is a gumiho! Hope minah makes a cameo.

  3. I thought Seung Gi is heading for a historical drama for next project. I really hope that he will get a smart and full of wisdom-image character next time. No more immature character please! And, totally agree with you, Ann, what’s with the noonas thing around Seung Gi? I really hope that Seung Gi can pair up with some talented actresses that are younger than him, or at least look younger than him. I think Moon Geun Young would be a great co-star with Seung Gi.

  4. meh.. even it’s Gong Hyo Jin I dont really want Seung Gi in another Hong sisters’ drama =(
    there are so many flower-boys who have to settle as actors in kdrama world (like Song Joong Ki, Yoo Ah In, Micky Yoochun and others..). I was so excited with Seungi GI’s will to be in sageuk!
    actually I want his and Minah cameo in the future Hong’s drama as hoi couple ^^

  5. i like lee seung gi and shin min ah

  6. I still don’t get why all the hullaballoo against LSG acting in a Hong Sisters drama… they are not all about the girls, seriously, have you ever watched Hong Gil Dong? and I still am not in agreement that MGIAG was a girl-centered drama becaause the one who grew up and changed wasn’t MiHo, it was Woong, it was he that needed to change for the plot to move forward and Seung gi was awesome!

  7. If it’s Gong Hyo Jin, then the new drama will most probably be heroine-centered. I am not 100% for Seung Gi to star in another Hong sisters drama this soon. If he is going to do another drama then the plot should center on the male lead more than the female lead. And no more “spoilt rich kid coming of age” personas for Seung Gi please!

  8. It is lukewarm for me. Just feel LSG should expand his horizon with a different writer and screeenplay.

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