It’s official!!! Kim Hyun Joong will be playing Baek Seung Jo in the upcoming drama “Playful Kiss” – the Korean remake of the Taiwanese drama “It Started With A Kiss”.
Words can’t express how happy I am right now. I’ve been fangirling over Kim Hyun Joong ever since Boys Over Flowers and We Got Married, and “It Started With A Kiss” has always been one of my favorite Asian dramas. I mentioned in my “You’re Beautiful” review that I was completely obsessed with ISWAK at one point in my life. I even made my boyfriend watch it with me because I needed someone to share my love for the drama with. He didn’t fangirl over Zhi Shu like I did (naturally) but he enjoyed the show a lot. In the beginning I had to beg him to watch the series with me, but after a while he was the one yelling “NEXT!” at the end of each episode. He even agreed to watch the sequel (They Kiss Again) with me after we finished ISWAK.
Eventually I made Brinks watch the show too so we could fangirl over Zhi Shu (Joe Cheng) together XD
Anyway, Kim Hyun Joong competed with other idols like Jung Yonghwa (CN BLUE) and Changmin (TVXQ) for this role. He’ll be playing a cold-hearted genius who excels in just about everything he does. I hope he does a good job. Joe Cheng played the part really well in ISWAK, let’s hope Kim Hyun Joong will do the same.
The role of Moon Ha Ni (Yuan Xiang Qin in ISWAK) is still up for grabs. I hope the person they choose will have good chemistry with Kim Hyun Joong. (One reason I loved ISWAK so much was because I loved the Ariel Lin/Joe Cheng pairing – they’re so sweet IRL.) I heard Park Shin Hye auditioned for the lead female role, I really hope she gets it.
Park Shin Hye and Kim Hyun Joong in a commercial they shot together. Maybe we’ll be seeing more scenes like this in the future? XD
I wonder who they’ll get to play the role of Ah Jin?