KBS has opened an official website for “Wild Romance”, which features several video previews of the drama. The website also has a page displaying the cast of the show, with the box marked Kang Jonghee currently blank. However, several formerly empty boxes have been filled in with characters’ faces since the start of the drama, suggesting that the space for Kang Jonghee will soon be updated with Jessica’s photo when her role begins.
After singing “Because Tears Are Overflowing” for the OST of “Romance Town” last year, Jessica is also contributing to the OST for “Wild Romance”, singing alongside Kim Jinpyo. The song will be released on January 19th through various digital music sites such as Melon. The January 19th episode of “Wild Romance” will also feature Jessica’s first appearance in the drama.
Jessica’s appearances in “Wild Romance” will be her first regular role in a scripted television show. To prepare, Jessica has been receiving acting lessons from veteran teachers, studying important fundamental techniques, and working hard in an effort to not disappoint her fans.
“Wild Romance” began airing on January 4th.
Fans familiar with Yuri’s acting will be especially curious to see how much Yuri has grown as an actress since her role on “Unstoppable Marriage” with Sooyoung. Until now, Yuri has only played roles similar to her real life personality, so this drama gives her a chance to show a wider range of her acting skills. To prepare, Yuri has also been taking intensive acting lessons alongside Jessica, and practicing character analysis, vocalization, and breathing. However, the producers of “Fashion King” already had high expectations for Yuri even before she started her intense acting training, citing her emotional acting skills in K. Will’s music video for “Dropping The Tears”.
“Fashion King” will succeed “Salaryman Chohanji” in SBS’s Monday and Tuesday 9:55 PM drama slot, and is scheduled to begin airing on March 12th.
“Speed” will provide Sooyoung with her first lead role. She plays Seo Jiwon, a tall and beautiful orthopedist for a racing team. Seo Jiwon has a bright, cheerful, and hard-working personality, similar to Sooyoung in real life, but Seo has been scarred by the loss of her parents in a car accident when she was much younger. The drama will focus on competitive racecar driving, the growth of and a love story between four men and women, and a bus which cannot go slower than 50 miles an hour.
Yang Yoonho, director of the popular spy thriller “IRIS”, has already signed on to direct “Speed”. An airdate has yet to be announced.
Described as a “fantasy melodrama”, “Love Rain” tells of two love stories in a plot similar to Korean movie “The Classic”. The first love story centers around a man and woman in college in the 1970′s who fall in love, but go their separate ways when their relationship does not work out. The two eventually marry other people and start their own families. The second love story then begins when their kids meet in the present day and fall in love themselves. “Love Rain” thus presents Yoona with a new challenge, as she plays both Kim Yoohee from the 1970s and her daughter Kim Hana from the present day. Similarly, Jang Geunsuk, who was cast opposite Yoona, will also be playing dual roles as Yoona’s characters’ love interests.
Teaser photos (one, two, three) and a preview of “Love Rain” have already been released, and filming has been underway since September of 2011. The drama is expected to begin airing March 26th, on the same days and time slot as “Fashion King”.
You can read more about Girls’ Generation’s dramas here:
Jessica’s Casting in “Wild Romance” Confirmed
Jessica and Yuri Prepare for Their Drama Debuts
Jessica Is “Wild Romance”‘s Secret Weapon
Yuri In Discussions for Lead Role in Upcoming Drama “Fashion King”
Yuri’s Role in the Drama “Fashion King” Confirmed
Sooyoung Cast as Lead Actress for the Drama “Speed”
Yoona Confirmed to Star in New Drama “Love Rain”
First Script Reading Held for Yoona’s New Drama “Love Rain”
Yoona’s Drama “Love Rain” Signs Contract for Publication Rights
Yoona Discusses the Pressure of Playing Two Characters in “Love Rain”