Joo Won (Yong Pal) is starring in an intriguing drama based on Jeon Ji Hyun's hit movie My Sassy Girl. This time, the story takes place in the Joseon era, and the production team has issued a nationwide search, perhaps even international, for just the right sassy girl. You can either apply for the role, or join the fun as fans get to have their say!

The open call for this special role is a very serious matter. The original My Sassy Girl movie became one of the all-time highest-grossing movies in Korea and was also a hit all over Asia. It catapulted actress Jeon Ji Hyun to fame, and, as you probably know, she would eventually star in My Love From Another Star. The new drama is sure to pique strong interest, and whoever stars next to leading man Joo Won could potentially follow Jeon Ji Hyun's footsteps to become a new shining star.

The casting process is also attention-grabbing because it's the first time the decision will be based on a multi-party points system, with 45% from the evaluation committee, 10% from the actors, and 45% by netizens' input gathered from Naver for Korea (30%), V Live for global votes (10%), and China's (5%).  

According to the production, the new Joseon sassy girl is between the age of 20 to 30, with or without any acting experience. The application will be open from May 9 to May 20 on the All Cast "My Sassy Girl" website, and the auditions will start on May 24. For the select 10 candidates who pass the audition screening, a large-scale online voting will be conducted to allow netizens to participate.

I certainly hope the actress with the right combination of beauty and talent won't be deterred by such a daunting evaluation system. On the other hand, the "sassy girl" is someone who has a strong personality and wouldn't be afraid of the challenge at all. Besides, just the thought of being Joo Won's leading lady in his first historical role is exciting.

I know I can't wait to watch Joo Won in his final drama before his upcoming military enlistment. The new drama will be completely pre-produced, and it is expected to be released in early 2017.

How about you? Are you interested in either applying for the audition, or at least joining the online vote?


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