[03.06.09] Who could have been Geum Jan Di?
Though I’ve already stated how much I hate Goo Hye Sun‘s over-the-top acting (I know Jandi/Makino is an over-the-top character, but the Japanese version managed not to annoy the hell out of me; and note, I hate her acting in this drama, not Goo Hye Sun herself), I can’t say for sure if it would’ve been better if any of these other girls who were also considered for the role of Geum Jan Di were acting instead. Before Goo Hye Sun was finally cast, these (unlucky) girls were in the running to become the lead character in the #1 TV drama in Korea:
Nam Sung Mi (26)
Like Goo Hye Sun, she is a former Internet “ulzzang”. She is considered a talented actress, but she’s portrayed mostly shy, feminine characters so far.
Lee Young Ah (26)
Another “ulzzang” alumna, she reminds me of the Taiwanese Jandi. I think she looks a bit too soft for the role.
Gwak Ji Min (25)
Kim Byul (24)
Park Bo Young (20)
She’s another popular actress and she’s been in lots of comedies.
Park Shin Hye (20)
She’s probably the most familiar actress on this list. She’s a pretty good actress and she was the front runner for the role along with Goo Hye Sun. She was eventually rejected for “looking affluent”. (Does this mean Goo Hye Sun “looks cheap”?)
Why are all the actresses (except for Park Bo Young and Park Shin Hye) so old? You’d think that with the influx of pedophile-pleasing underage actresses bouncing around, they would’ve gotten a younger actress, or someone who actually looks like a high school student. One of the reasons why I can’t stand Goo Hye Sun’s acting is because she tries too hard to look cute and seem younger than she really is (26). She’s a gorgeous, talented actress, but she doesn’t really fit the role. Well, that’s my opinion. Do you guys think any of these girls would’ve done better?