If ever there was a perfect example of conflicted feelings, this situation would be it. Since the first announcement that Lee Jun-ki (aka Prince of the Fusion Sageuk, aka Junkiiiiiiiiiiii) was offered the title role of MBC’s new Joseon-era vampire fantasy drama Scholar Who Walks the Night, we’ve been on pins and needles for him to sign on the dotted line. Otherworldly beauty? Check. Noble scholar aura? Check. Badass action skills? Check. It’s a no-brainer, really.
But that was also back when Han Groo was offered the part of the crossdressing heroine who falls for him. She ended up passing on the project, and Jin Se-yeon (Doctor Stranger) is now being courted for the role instead. I’d cry a river of tears and have a rage fit if I hadn’t done that already. I’m sorry for those of you who were holding out hope that it was an April Fool’s joke. It wasn’t, but on the (albeit tiny) bright side, she isn’t confirmed?
On the other hand, Lee Jun-ki has now confirmed that he’ll be headlining the drama, which means that I’m ecstatic about him playing the vampire scholar, but torn about him having picked up the drama at all, if I’m going to be sad about what could have been.
Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to get over it. Though if anyone knows how to snap someone out of a catatonic state, it’d be helpful — javabeans has been unresponsive since the news hit.
Scholar Who Walks the Night plans to follow the Hong sisters drama Warm and Cozy in July.
Via Xports News
Jin Se-yeon courted to romance Lee Jun-ki in Scholar Who Walks the Night
Changmin makes sageuk debut in Scholar Who Walks the Night
Lee Jun-ki courted to become vampire scholar of the night
Han Groo offered leading role in Scholar Who Walks the Night
Park Hae-jin in the running to become a Joseon vampire
Vampire sageuk drama in the works
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