7:42 pm - 01/02/2019

AOA’s Seolhyun In Talks For New Drama With Yang Se Jong And Woo Do Hwan

On January 2, it was reported that the AOA member is likely to star as the female lead of JTBC’s upcoming historical drama “My Country” (literal title).

In response, her agency FNC Entertainment commented, “Seolhyun received an offer to star in JTBC’s new drama ‘My Country.’ She is positively considering it.”

“My Country” is a historical action drama that takes place between the end of the Goryeo Dynasty and the beginning of the Joseon Dynasty. The drama follows conflicts that arise due to the desire for power and protection. Seolhyun has received an offer to take on the role of Han Hee Jae, an intelligent woman with impressive martial arts abilities.

Previously, it was confirmed that Yang Se Jong and Woo Do Hwan are starring in the drama. “My Country” is scheduled to air in the second half of 2019 via JTBC.

source: @kdrama_news, soompi, naver 1 2

Her last drama was 'Orange Marmalade' in 2015. I know she's "in talks", but seems like she'll accept. I'm interested to see how much she's improved! Hopefully she'll be better than Joy, because Woo Do Hwan will not survive a second Tempted. (Given that the script is good ofc).
babyjenkski 2nd-Jan-2019 06:47 pm (UTC)
Let this be a goooooood drama! Yang Se Jong and Woo Do Hwan what a combination!
modestgoddess79 2nd-Jan-2019 06:55 pm (UTC)
So happy my new bias Woo Do Hwan is getting work. I also like Yang Se Jong.
lechuza_yoya 3rd-Jan-2019 12:23 am (UTC)
I hope she do it, I like her.
yoonjeonghan 3rd-Jan-2019 12:28 am (UTC)
nice, i love yang sejong too so yayyy
suggestivepeach 3rd-Jan-2019 02:42 am (UTC)

I watched her in a movie about a serial killer (?) a while ago and she was actually quite good in it! Happy to see her receiving roles.

goldenrosalie 3rd-Jan-2019 05:30 am (UTC)
hey lets not blame it on joy because woo do hwan was phoning in without any assistance! he should be the one to be called out for shitty acting in "tempted".
i'm really excited to see more of yang se jong tho. he consistently proves to be a very talented actor who also tends to pick good roles. still find it hard to believe that he is kind of a rookie.
hope seolhyun does well. she isn't bad as per se and i actually enjoy her acting in the movies but dramas are different.
sweetestbliss1 3rd-Jan-2019 02:49 pm (UTC)
How dare you slander Woo Do Hwan! Hahah. He and Moon Ga Young were both great. I will say that emotional/crying is not WDH's forte, though. I thought Joy did fine. She wasn't as bad as everyone kept saying she was. She was the weakest out of the four for sure, but she also is the least experienced, so....

Tempted was so good like the first 4 episodes and then it went to shit. The actors did the best they could with the script. I'm laughing though at MBC for giving Woo Do Hwan an award for that drama. Imagine how the other actors nominated in that category felt.....I'm not shitting on WDH, but if you're going to get an award, I'd rather get it for a GOOD drama, y'know.
goldenrosalie 3rd-Jan-2019 03:53 pm (UTC)
i will forever slander him just for that because i went from a stan to anti real quick lol. moon ga young is queen, she made this drama worth it for me and i managed to stick around till last ep just for her!
tho i didn't hear he got an award for it which... makes me feel like they probably didn't watch it and gave it to him for his face. not that i can blame them but 'tempted' was seriously bad.
sweetestbliss1 3rd-Jan-2019 06:52 pm (UTC)
lol he and Moon Ga Young got an award at the MBC Drama Awards. It was for "Excellence Award for an Actor in a Monday-Tuesday Drama." I mean, all the dramas this year were pretty zzzzzzzzz. I hardly watched any. I don't think I knew any of the other people who were nominated in the same category as him so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
keytfelt 4th-Jan-2019 12:57 am (UTC)
Lmao I still cannot believe he got an award for it when he was just alright in a super low rated drama. Moon Ga Young definitely deserved it though.
sweetestbliss1 4th-Jan-2019 01:07 am (UTC)
LOL right? Just goes to show what a dull year it was for dramas, too. I think I watched like two dramas from start to finish (embarrassingly, Tempted being one of them) and then dropped a few half way through.
shawarmafordays 3rd-Jan-2019 09:38 am (UTC)
This looks really interesting.

I haven’t seen any of her stuff but she’s decent. Also I watched Tempted and I don’t think it was that bad, what really ruined it was the whole writing and pacing for the show. Joy was also okay, I can’t blame the drama for failing only on her. There were a shit load of production issues so it’s not only on the leads, lol.
mewaqua1 3rd-Jan-2019 09:07 pm (UTC)
mmh i didn't watch her movies but she was meh/not so good in orange marmalade in my opinion to the point that i dropped the drama midway (tho the writing def didn't help her at all) but i like the male leads so might check this out and give a her a new chance. also don't get the joy slander, she wasn't even bad, the script and the way do hwan's character was portrayed didn't help the fact that she looked like the "the weakest" of the 4 mains but the story/characters setting did have a big role in it too as it set her up to be (so kinda of could have been anyone, it just happen to be that joy took the part and netizens/ppl already "hate" on idols acting hence the insane unfair slander in my opinion)
juhli 3rd-Jan-2019 09:33 pm (UTC)
I'm still sad that Orange Marmalade wasn't better...they had youth, music, some good vampire society worldbuilding...YJG! *sigh* I still kinda like it though lol, shows how different opinions can be :-)
I do think that the script for Tempted was shit, especially after everyone was expecting something like Cruel Intentions. I hope you know that I don't intend to slander Joy at all, she's super smart and gorgeous and I find her to be a good performer.

She just hasn't convinced me as an actress (yet). I watched her in TLahL and in Tempted, and both times she didn't impress me as a lead nor could I see her improvement from one drama to the other. I think she needs to unlearn the way she works with the camera as an idol and connect with her character more.For me it seems like when her character is sad, she will bring out her one sad expression, when the script calls for angry, she will bring out her one angry expression. Idk how to express it without sounding contradicting... I want her acting to be more subtle and at the same time her expressions to be filled with more emotions.
mewaqua1 3rd-Jan-2019 09:53 pm (UTC)
Orange Marmalade really had the perfect set up but didn't deliver for me :( i often get a bit bored in those type high school drama's, so especially in that midway point i need strong captivating actors or good plottwists to keep my attention
oh my bad, the comment about joy in the post kinda had me thinking that you were perhaps riding the slander wave ppl have had the past year in all those pann/nate translated articles, sorry for perhaps coming on too strong! my frustration with the unfair slander of joy (or red velvet members in general) has really reached my limits ;;
mmh, i guess our opinions differ, for me it felt that she def improved with her acting preformance with temped and that she matched the character but maybe i didn't feel the need to expect extremely good acting from her with the other 3 mains already preforming so well and the fact that i as biased individual felt like it was what i expected from an idol acting 2nd time in lead and i didn't need more from her nor her character (disregarding the writing obviously, i did expect the story to go somewhere else with her character but that's not related to joy)
juhli 5th-Jan-2019 09:25 pm (UTC)
No worries! I should have made my original note clearer, i see how it can get misunderstood now :)
juhli 3rd-Jan-2019 09:40 pm (UTC)
I reallyyyy hope she will take this, an intelligent an intelligent woman with impressive martial arts abilities sounds badass and entertaining. Just don't dilute the plot with some non-sense love triangle and damsel in distress shit (except the damsel is one of the guys, I wanna watch that) and I'll be happy.
keytfelt 4th-Jan-2019 01:01 am (UTC)
I love both male leads, can't wait for the angst because WDH's father's corruption costs him his friendship with YSJ. I've never seen her act so I have no opinion but hope she does well. Let's see if the allure of the actors can actually help me finish a sageuk.
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