If Into the Woods were a K-drama
It's always fun to imagine the latest new films as Korean dramas cast to perfection with our favorite stars. With its large ensemble cast and various interconnected stories that could easily be expanded to 20 episodes, the stage-to-screen adaptation of Into the Woods is one film that we could picture as the next big drama. Of course, it's a musical, so that narrows down who we could choose for our cast. If Into the Woods were a K-drama, here's who we would pick as our leads:
UEE has that girl-next-door quality that really works for Cinderella, and she has earned quite a bit of praise since she transitioned from singing to acting.
Prince Charming: Choi Siwon
One of my favorite moments in the film adaptation of Into the Woods was seeing the two princes singing "Agony" atop a waterfall. If there's anyone who was born to rip open his shirt atop a waterfall, it's Siwon. Can't you just see him saying the prince's famous line of "I was raised to be charming, not sincere" with a little wink?
The Baker: Yoon Sang Hyun
The Baker needs to be likable, but also a little bit bumbling. Yoon Sang Hyun has proven that he can play the likable dork well with his role in I Hear Your Voice. Besides, while he isn't a singer, he has singing experience in several dramas, including, of course, his role as Oska in Secret Garden:
Baker's wife: Yoon Eun Hye
The Baker's wife is a complex character with conflicting desires, and who better to portray the part than the talented Yoon Eun Hye? Also, lest we forget, she got her start as an idol before becoming the actress we love today.
Watch Park Min Young and Ji Chang Wook team up in the thrilling action romance Healer:
Can't you just see the lovely Yoona singing her heart out in the tower, waiting for her prince? I can.
Rapunzel's Prince: Ji Chang Wook
...Speaking of Rapunzel's prince, we would love to see Ji Chang Wook climbing up walls and dashing around on his horse. Oh, and in case you needed any more reasons to swoon over this guy, he already has experience in musical theater. Swooooooon.
Red Riding Hood: Hyeri
In the stage version, Red Riding Hood is a little older than in the film. Girl's Day's Hyeri has the right mix of cuteness and sass to pull off this role. She's picking up more acting roles lately with her current drama Detectives of Seonam Girls' High School and her upcoming role in Hyun Bin's comeback drama Hyde, Jekyll, and I.
Wolf: Shin Sung Rok
He's already used to playing a charismatic villain, and, like Ji Chang Wook, he has a theater background. I mean, just listen to this melodious voice.
Witch: Bae Jong Ok
Veteran actress and current Roommate has the acting experience necessary to carry the massive role of the Witch. And check out this throwback video of her singing!
For Jack, I would probably just choose an unknown young actor with a lot of spunk. So, Into the Woods fans, who would you choose for your dream cast if the play became a K-drama? Share your casting suggestions in the comments below!
Vivi is an unapologetic Korean drama addict and blogger. She blogs with her K-drama best friend Coco at Kdrama Fighting! In her free time, she likes to bring her commentary to the DramaFever crowd.
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