It’s a K-drama so let’s not expect a Serena van der Woodsen type to make an appearance.
I mean, drugs and promiscuity and questionable judgment, oh my lord!
Fans swooned over the love scenes in “The Heirs” between Lee and Park.
Chinese media reported in January 2014 that the two had been dating for the past two months, which Lee’s agency lambasted as “ridiculous and 300% false.” Park’s agency also credited the “groundless rumors” to the popularity of “The Heirs” in China.
Let’s get the positive one out first – this drama is going to get so much pre-airing and live-airing and quite possibly post-airing publicity and interest that I’m going to have to go back to Boys Before Flowers to compare the likely levels of hysteria and fandom schism. An early description calls it a cross between Boys Before Flowers and US show Gossip Girl.
Let me put it this way, chances are those who love it will LOVE it, and those who hate it will HATE it. This will only rock my boat (in a good way) if Park Shin Hye’s character is written as the K-drama version of Blair Waldorf and she does her best Leighton Meester impression.
I’m not shy about posting casting rumors (with the requisite caveats, of course) because it sheds light on the casting thought process.
Park achieved her breakthrough success in the 2013 drama series “The Heirs,” as the on-screen love interest of Lee Min-ho.
A year later, she acted in her second hit drama series “Pinocchio,” opposite Lee Jong-suk.
Park and Lee have been photographed outside each other’s homes and on alleged dates, as reported by news outlet Dispatch, but both of the stars’ agencies quickly slammed the reports and insisted the two are “just close friends.” In the early years of her career, Park also starred opposite K-pop singer Jung Yong-hwa, from boy group CNBLUE, in two drama series.
Jung played a friend who harbors feelings for Park in the romantic TV drama “You’re Beautiful” in 2009.