Rain is in demand with offers to star in the Hong Sisters drama and the In Time with You remake
Rain is the man of the hour! Over he course of the weekend, the actor received offers to star in not one, but two of the biggest upcoming dramas this year.
Okay, so first things first. Remember how Kim Woo Bin turned down the lead in the upcoming MBC Hong Sisters drama Warm and Cozy (formerly titled Jeju Island Gatsby)? Well, on Saturday, Rain's agency confirmed that he had been offered the role instead. If he accepts, he would play a restaurant owner, and his leading lady would most likely be Kang So Ra, who hasn't completely confirmed, but who has been considering for a while and is reportedly close to confirming.
But THEN! Just when Rain's fans were wrapping their heads around a potential Kang So Ra/Rain pairing, news came that SBS had swooped in with a casting offer of their own! Their offer was for the leading role in the upcoming In Time with You remake, possibly starring Ha Ji Won. If he accepts, Rain will play Ha Ji Won's best friend of 20 years who makes a bet with her to see who can get married first before the age of 35. The remake is titled The Time I Loved You, 7000 Days.
Adding even more confusion to the mix is the fact that Lee Jin Wook was already offered a leading role in The Time I Loved You, and his side hasn't mentioned a rejection. It's possible that Lee Jin Wook is actually considering the second male lead, since the actual role was never confirmed with the initial news.
At this point, it looks like the possibility of teaming up with Han Ji Won has knocked the Hong Sisters out of the running. His agency confirmed both casting offers, but they said he is "favorably considering" The Time I Loved You.
What do you think, drama fans? Would you like to see Rain take another stab at romance with a younger actress in the Hong Sisters series, or have you been waiting your whole life to see him play Ha Ji Won's BFF? Should KBS step in and just offer him a role in Descendants of the Sun while they're at it? Share your thoughts in the comments.
While we wait to see how this all pans out, you can see the original Taiwanese version of In Time with You: