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Although there's not been a big confirmation press release of any of the casts, there were crew photos with initial filming already commencing with Lee Jae Wook and Park Hae Eun. This has been halted today due to change in female lead.

 

Cast:

Lee Jae Wook

Hwang Min Hyun

Arin

Oh Na Ra

Joo Sang Wang

 

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@Unnie0110 @eNDe @multiloverss @purplefin @twinkler0415 I've made a thread for Lee Jae wook's new drama...no pressure to join, but if you do end up watching the series feel free to chat...and post drama news here :CharmanderYay:

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On 7/10/2021 at 1:17 AM, multiloverss said:

i would like to watch this drama and hopefully any issue would not affect LJW cameback drama after 1 years:smile:

 

Hehe, yay! Glad to see you'll be watching. I miss LJW and so I'll watch the drama just for him. I don't even normally watch sageuks but if it's his next project, I will give it a go :heart:

Also hoping they sort out the female lead soon. It's a shame...when DDSSLLS was filming it also had to stop filming early on due to someone catching covid. Poor LJW! It hasn't gone so smoothly on his lead role projects :letalQQ:

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Looks like there will be 20 episodes, which is long for a Kdrama!

 

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Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of any of the Hong Sisters works, however, it will be nice to see Lee Jae Wook again. Plus, I'm actually rather excited by the Lee Jae Wook-Jung So Min pairing, so I really hope that this happens.

 

As for the actress who was replaced, I'm not entirely sure what the story is, but I think the Hong Sisters can be rather particular about their actors and due to their successes, they have a lot of weight. It's pure speculation on my part that the newbie actress was deemed not quite right for the role after they started filming? I'm not familiar with Park Hae Eun, the rookie actress who was dropped at all.

 

I did notice that there is a title change in Korean from 환혼        to 반환, though the English title has remained "Return". 

 

환혼 indicates returned souls, while 반환 is a more generalized term to indicate return or restoration.

 

 

 

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Just noticed one of the links wasn't showing...so here is PHE's own Insta post about her leaving the drama. It's a shame because she did look pretty in costume :(

 

Park Hae Eun said on her Instagram caption: "It's sad & complicated but hope for them to finish well without trouble, as everyone has good intentions. I thank the people who are concerned. The post will be take down shortly."

 

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One of the crew members posted these shots awhile ago before I made this thread, but I'm guess this footage will now have to be reshot since the change of leads

 

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6 hours ago, stroppyse said:

Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of any of the Hong Sisters works, however, it will be nice to see Lee Jae Wook again. Plus, I'm actually rather excited by the Lee Jae Wook-Jung So Min pairing, so I really hope that this happens.

 

I can't say much for the whole body of their works, as I've heard many of their titles are a hit or miss. I did personally enjoy Hotel Del Luna though and thought the ending was tied up well for a ghost romance story. :hearties::JuiceGhost:

 

I have also oddly enough seen Sassy Girl Chun-hyang which I remember liking at the time of watch...but it's sooooo dated that I would never re-watch or recommend. I also remember the second lead ahjussi to be so annoying and stalkerish to the main girl who was in high school?! :laugh:

 

I don't mind JSM, so if they do work together I'll watch. Haha, it seems like LJW will have another large age gap with his noona co-star then :lenny:

 

6 hours ago, stroppyse said:

As for the actress who was replaced, I'm not entirely sure what the story is, but I think the Hong Sisters can be rather particular about their actors and due to their successes, they have a lot of weight. It's pure speculation on my part that the newbie actress was deemed not quite right for the role after they started filming? I'm not familiar with Park Hae Eun, the rookie actress who was dropped at all.

 

I'm thinking it's all speculation now and your theory sounds plausible too since they've had big names like IU and So Ji Sub take on their roles so maybe they didn't want the leads to be newbies (LJW also hasn't been in the industry long). :idk:

 

It seems like PHE got through the script-reading ok and they had even started filming (as shown through photos above), but then she was dropped. There was 2 types of reporting - one camp saying she was apparently a 'bad' actress and had been let go of. And another camp saying that she felt pressure as a new actress and had 'quit.' I don't think she quit, but also don't think she's a bad actress at all...

 

But she is a very very new and young actress. She's only been credited once as a side character in The School Nurse Files, so kind of a strange choice for a lead I guess given that she probably didn't have as much filming experience: https://asianwiki.com/Park_Hye-Eun_(actress) :pandascared:

 

I've written my theory a few times so I'll just paste it here since I'm lazy to rewrite: 

 

I'm guessing she didn't have enough experience in front of the camera, which doesn't make her a bad actress at all, but may mean that it would be hard for them to direct her and really sucks because it meant she was asked to leave :letalQQ: Being an actor is more than just knowing your lines (which she was probably good at)...it's also making the right expressions, knowing where to stand and move in front of a camera in a scene, knowing where to look, conveying emotion through expression and voice, building chemistry with your co-star, whether in a fight scene or crying scene or kissing scene :popcorn: I think the Directors etc might have regretted the work it would take to train her, so there was pressure for her to step down.

 

6 hours ago, stroppyse said:

I did notice that there is a title change in Korean from 환혼        to 반환, though the English title has remained "Return". 

 

Ooohhh...Then I guess they will have to change the logo too...:thinking:

 

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6 hours ago, stroppyse said:

환혼 indicates returned souls, while 반환 is a more generalized term to indicate return or restoration.

 

Thanks for taking the time to explain the meanings to us! Did I mention I've started learning Korean? :CharmanderYay: It's tricky for me, so don't be surprised if I tag you begging for homework help! :laugh:

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9 hours ago, JenL said:

I have also oddly enough seen Sassy Girl Chun-hyang which I remember liking at the time of watch...but it's sooooo dated that I would never re-watch or recommend. I also remember the second lead ahjussi to be so annoying and stalkerish to the main girl who was in high school?!

 

Ooh, I've watched that drama as well, and enjoyed parts of it, though some of it was hard to get through. It was my intro into the fusion sageuk elements since it was a modern story with scenes that were throwbacks to the original Chun-hyang fable. I was really into Jae Hee at the time as well. He seems to be doing mostly daily dramas at the moment. I totally agree that it was weird to have that ajusshi so taken with a high school girl. It was also aggravating that the male lead was so taken with his first love noona who was clearly just keeping him dangling. It did have a number of funny scenes in it though.

 

10 hours ago, JenL said:

Haha, it seems like LJW will have another large age gap with his noona co-star then 

 

True, but he holds his own with his noona co-stars and makes it really work. I prefer seeing him paired with accomplished actresses.

 

10 hours ago, JenL said:

Did I mention I've started learning Korean? :CharmanderYay: It's tricky for me, so don't be surprised if I tag you begging for homework help! 

 

That's fantastic! :SquirtleOK: Let me know if I can help in any way.

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