Park Bo Gum confirms his next drama role with Kim Ji Won as possible female lead
Well, it certainly didn't take long after Answer Me 1988 for drama casting agents to snatch up Park Bo Gum! After he turned down an offer to costar with Ji Sung in Entertainers, the rising star quickly chose another project, accepting the lead in fusion historical Moonlight Drawn by Clouds. Not long after he confirmed, Kim Ji Won's name was released as his potential costar.
Moonlight Drawn by Clouds is based on a web novel, and it tells the story of a young woman in 19th century Joseon (Kim Ji Won, if she accepts) who has to hide her identity because her father is a traitor. She poses as a man and cleverly makes a living as a love expert who gives advice on how to win women's hearts. She eventually becomes a eunuch in the palace, where she causes a ruckus with her romantic advice.
Park Bo Gum will play Crown Prince Hyomyeong, a brilliant prince and heir to the throne. He befriends the eunuch, not knowing that she's really a woman. Of course, in true K-drama fashion, there's a second male lead in this love story, famed poet-scholar Kim Sat Gat. There's no news yet on who is up for the poet role.
This news comes as the latest in a string of casting offers for the young cast of Answer Me 1988, as Hyeri is considering the female lead in Entertainers (which would have paired her up with Park Bo Gum again if he accepted), Lee Dong Hwi is considering a supporting role in the Korean Entourage remake, and Ryu Joon Yul will join Jo In Sung in the film The King. Now all we need is a role for Go Kyung Pyo and we'll have the full set!
If Kim Ji Won accepts, she would also be doing back-to-back dramas, as she plays the second female lead in currently airing Descendants of the Sun. Wouldn't it be nice to see her back in a leading role for once?
Moonlight Drawn by Clouds comes from the writer-director team behind School 2015, and it will likely air on KBS this summer.
What do you think about this casting news? Are you thrilled to hear that Park Bo Gum is trying his hand at a sageuk? Do you hope Kim Ji Won accepts? Share all of your thoughts in the comments!