11:57 pm - 02/12/2013

Suzy, Lee Seung Gi, and more attend first script reading of ‘Gu Family Book’ + extra drama info

The actors and actresses of the upcoming MBC drama ‘Gu Family Book‘ gathered together for the first script reading session at the MBC Dream Center on the 1st to gear up for their first filming session.

As described previously, the drama is the co-production of PD Shin Woo Chul of ‘Secret Garden‘ and ‘Gentlemen’s Class‘ and writer Kang Eun Kyung of ‘Baker King Kim Tak Gu‘.

Lee Seung Gi, miss A‘s Suzy, Lee Sung Jae, Lee Yeon Hee, Choi Jin Hyuk, Jung Hye Young, Uhm Hyo Sub, Yoo Yun Suk, Lee Yoo Bi, and Kim Hye Won will be starring in the highly anticipated drama.

The fantasy-historical drama takes place during the Joseon Dynasty and portrays the love and hate relationship of male Gumiho or nine-tailed fox Choi Kang Chi (Lee Seung Gi) and martial arts instructor Dam Yuh Wool (Suzy).

Lee Seung Gi shared, “I can’t wait for the journey ahead as Choi Kang Chi”, and the staff also commented, “With top notch director and actors gathered in one place, we will create the best production. The script, upgraded filming, and high quality production will be shown to viewers as soon as possible.”

The drama will begin airing in April!
» allkpop

[Gu Family Book]
Lee Seunggi – Bae Suzy, du-geun du-geun, on location of the script reading

English: LSGfan via MBC Cupitter6 blog post

Okay, so what is [구가의 서] you ask??

It’s the upcoming April MBC Monday/Tuesday drama [구가의 서]!!

구가의 서?
Gu Family Medical Book?
No that’s not it ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

구가의 서=Book
Not 의서 (not a medical book)!!!

So what does Gu Family Book mean?
That’s not something Cuppitter can tell you ㅋㅋㅋㅋ
We’ll have to wait together for the April broadcast!!!

On location at the Gu Family Book script reading!!!
Together with Shin Woo Chul PD, Kang Eun Kyung Writer~!!
They’re both directors and writers of dramas I’ve enjoyed
so I was excited to meet them!

For the actors who may have been a bit nervous,
they said, “Let’s go at it comfortably” ㅎㅎㅎㅎ

Lovely Jung Hyeyoung~~
[not fully translated]

Taking on the role of Chae Kang Chi is Lee Seunggi!!!
As soon as Lee Seunggi entered the room, he greeted the other actors ㅎㅎㅎㅎ
I knew of Lee Seunggi’s famous well-mannered demeanor…

but Cuppitter’s own eyes got to directly see this!!
He greeted all the actors with a smile that has a special way of making people happy!

Someday, Cuppitter… hopes there will be a day she can meet Lee Seunggi…..
Selfish Cuppitter is unleashed+_+

Pretty Lee Yeon Hee… She really fits Seo Hwa…
[this part not fully translated]

Playing the role of Park Tae Seo is Yoo Yeonseok!!!
[this part not fully translated]

The role of Chae Kang Chi is played by Lee Seunggi!!!
Since there’s really nothing I need to really explain~~~

He’s handsome, is a good at acting, good at singing

And he is legendary among the Nation’s uhm-chin-ahs!!! ㅎㅎㅎ

Cuppitter really really enjoyed watching The King 2 Hearts
in which Lee Seunggi participated in….^__^
So Cuppitter got to know him…..
Cuppitter and Lee Seunggi are linked in a way no one can separate…

Anyway, I was curious how his part-beast, part-human would be painted…
You’re all curious too, right?
If interested, make sure to follow the Gu Family Book twitter
(just a little promotion!)

I was curious what Lee Seunggi’s reckless Chae Kang Chi would be like
and it’s a really well-suited and perfect match! I could feel it ㅎㅎㅎ

Playing the role of Gu Weol Ryung is Choi Jin Hyuk!
[this part not fully translated]

Playing the role of Dam Yeo Wool is Bae Suzy.
You say you already knew that?? ㅎㅎㅎ
The lovable Nation’s first love actress Bae Suzy will be
playing the role of a martial arts instructor?????
I thought why am I thinking too much….
I don’t need to worry about anything

Since all the Gu Family Book actors are jjang!

Her charms are a really great match with Yeowool
It made me want to see that acting on tv as soon as possible ㅋㅋㅋ

That’s a photo of her feeling the sad scene together! Cute^__^


Even though it was a script reading
All the actors really approached it as if they were acting!!
It really made me want to see the broadcast very soon!!!

I’ll wrap up the post now…
In celebration of this first posting
let’s see the good stuff in large size!!!!



A heroic action-packed drama that tells the story of struggle
in which the son of the Jiri Mountain’s Soo Ho Shin,
part-beast and part-human CHAE KANG CHI,
will love one woman and want more than anything, to live the life of a human!


Scheduled for April broadcast
Gu Family Book
Please greatly anticipate it!

» lsgfan@wordpress » MBC Cupitter6 blog post


Lee Seung Gi as Choi Kang Chi - half-human-half-beast.

Bae Suzy as Dam Yeo Wool - martial arts instructor.

Jung Hye Young as Chun Soo Ryun - head gisaeng.

Lee Yeon Hee as Yoon Seo Hwa - lady of noble birth turned gisaeng, Choi Kang Chi’s mother.

Choi Jin Hyuk as Gu Wol Ryung - guardian spirit of Jiri Mountain, Choi Kang Chi’s father.

Lee Sung Jae as Jo Gwan Woong - the absolute villain in the drama, a man of ambition who was born poor but tramples on a lot of people in order to get ahead in life after he passes the military service exam. He’s the main culprit who kills Seo Hwa’s father for treason and makes Seo Hwa become a courtesan.

Lee Yoo Bi as Park Kyung Jo - a girl who grew up with Choi Kang Chi and is his first love, but she uses his love to attain the means to an end.

Yoo Yeon Seok as Park Tae Seo - Choi Kang Chi's rival and former friend, he’s described as cool-headed and cynical, and the best scholar, fighter, and swordsman in the land.

Kim Bomi as Kang Chi's mother's maid.


Cho Gwan Woong (Lee Sung Jae) who was born the lowest of class and was looked down upon by the people, managed to turn his desperate life around after getting first place in the military scholar exams. Blinded by his ambitions and greed for power, he caused the death of Minister Yoon and brought downfall to the Yoon family when he falsely accused them of treason.

Yoon Seo Hwa (Lee Yeon Hee) who was sold as a gisaeng to Chun Hwa Gwan, escapes with the help of Chun Soo Ryun (Jung Hye Young) and her maid (Kim Bo Mi) when she learns that her enemy, Gwan Woong has his eyes on her.

Seo Hwa & the guardian god of Jiri mountains, Gu Wal Ryung (Choi Jin Hyuk) met and fell in love when she ran to hide out in the mountains but Gwan Woong soon catches wind of her whereabouts and comes hunting for her once again. Feeling unable to raise her son while escaping along with the fact that Wal Ryung has disappeared as well, she sent him down the river in basket hoping that someone could take him in.

Meanwhile, Wal Ryung who has lost all his memories began to serve under his enemies as their underling. The only thing that will make the normally amnesiac expressionless Wal Ryung goes in frenzy is whenever he gets to hear Seo Hwa’s name.

Choi Kang Chi (Lee Seunggi) who grew up with the Park family after he was picked up from river by Park Moo Sol (Uhm HoSub), the father of Park Kyung Jo (Lee Yoo Bi) and Park Tae Soo (Yoon Yeon Seok).

Although Park Tae Soo used to treat him like a brother when they were younger, he started to feel a strong hatred towards Kang Chi when he misunderstood that Kang Chi is the main cause of the downfall of his family while Park Kyung Jo who always looked on him began to make use of Kang Chi to pave her way back to the noble status that her family once held after she was sold as a gisaeng to Chun Hwa Gwan and fate leads Kang Chi to meet up with Chun Soo Ryun, the head Gisaeng twenty years later after she encountered his mother.

Dam Yeo Wool (Bae Suzy), the daughter of Kang Chi and Tae Soo’s teacher is one of the instructors of the martial arts school and despite her young age, Yeo Wool is highly skilled in archery. Although the cross-dressing Yeo Wool is always clashing with Kang Chi because of their different personalities, they find themselves falling for each other as they got to know each other better.

Kang Chi soon discovers that he is actually a half-man and half-beast when his special abilities began to show after he goes after some criminals and to become a full human, he needs to find the Gu family’s book to find the way to become one. When Kang Chi sets off on journey to seek his humanity, he ended up confronting his greatest enemy of his life, his father who never aged nor knew about his existence.


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the_erotomanic 13th-Feb-2013 08:06 am (UTC)
jin hyuk as seungi's father? O_o

are old people not allowed in this drama?

yeon seok looks like he's a cutie.
lysblack 13th-Feb-2013 01:53 pm (UTC)
they'll oy be in tbe first two episoded, plus he does play a god/mytical cresture!
the_erotomanic 13th-Feb-2013 02:12 pm (UTC)
oh, okay. thanks!

it's a shame jin hyuk is only appearing in two episodes.
lysblack 13th-Feb-2013 02:35 pm (UTC)
i wouldnt be surprised if he ended being in other episodes later to help LSG.
ceecile 13th-Feb-2013 08:58 am (UTC)
Lol "THE FANCAM". well I guess knowing how shy/non-talkative she can be I'm at least glad she's paired with him because he's the opposite. Like I was happy when Queen Shin Min Ah was paired with him and ecstatic she was paired with Lee Jun Ki.
I admit I wasn't feeling the drama at first but the more I learn about it more I'm warming up to it.
I hope Suzy's character description means she will be allowed to have an actual personality. I want her to be badass.
OP I trust you'll know the answer to this question: Was Suzy doing taekwondo long before the drama came along or did she pick it up to train for the role?
lysblack 13th-Feb-2013 02:01 pm (UTC)
suzy had been doing taekwondo since she was little, if i am not wrong she is a black belt. back when she did the go show with iu and gain she broke a few boards, so for the drama she just started to practice once again and she iz having archery classes.
ceecile 13th-Feb-2013 02:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah I remember she said she was black belt on Go Show but she seemed a bit weak so I thought it might have been an exaggeration.
lysblack 13th-Feb-2013 02:32 pm (UTC)
i don't think she looked weak, but unprepared, she hasnt practiced it for years, plus taekwondo is not about ones physical strenght, but using your opponent's strenght against him/herself and tbeir focus are on the legs.
ceecile 13th-Feb-2013 03:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah I know I'm black belt as well. I meant weak as in not black-belt level, not strength. She's pretty young for being black-belt since she's been busy with training + school and other activities after debut. So I was sceptic. Still kind of am actually.
Idk I guess it depends on her school's rules for advancement. Maybe she's only black belt first Dan. Actually that's probably it because no way she's more than that.
lysblack 13th-Feb-2013 03:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah i believe she is a 1st dan black belt.
anconeous 13th-Feb-2013 10:04 am (UTC)
Seunggi's looking goooooooooooooood! <3
soramai 13th-Feb-2013 06:28 pm (UTC)
Suzy is sleeping with her eyes open in these pictures.
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