Erm, am I missing something? Is Hyeri good in things that aren’t Hyde, Jekyll, Me? Granted, that’s the one and only project I’ve seen her in (and maybe you guys will tell me that she’s wonderful in her cable drama Seonam Girls’ High Investigation Unit), but I can’t say that I’m excited to hear that she’s in consideration for the leading role in Answer Me 1988. The 21-year-old Girl’s Day idol has a total of three acting credits under her belt playing supporting characters, and is now in the running to become tvN’s next breakout star.
PD Shin Won-ho of the Answer Me franchise gave a statement that no decisions have been made about casting the leading role, and no one has been officially cast other than parents Sung Dong-il and Lee Il-hwa. He confirmed that producers had a meeting with Hyeri, but made sure to say that because the production is still seven months away from broadcast, they’re considering a long list of actresses, and Hyeri is just one of them.
It’s hard to separate Hyeri from her throwaway Hyde, Jekyll, Me character, and if she’d done more with the role I might see more potential. She’s definitely got the cute bubbly persona, so I get why she’s popular as an idol; as an actress, I’m going to need some convincing. I know, Answer Me 1997 brought Jung Eun-ji into the world and Answer Me 1994 pretty much reinvented Go Ara. But is a hat-trick expecting too much, or do I just need to have faith that Shin Won-ho will turn anyone into the actress he needs?
The third Answer Me series will be about a small cluster of families living next-door to one another, and this time the focus will be on family and neighbors, rather than the hunt for one girl’s future husband. Fingers and toes crossed for another magical ensemble, leading actress included.
Answer Me 1988 is being planned for an October broadcast on tvN.
Via Herald Corp, Star News
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