It’s pretty crazy that Gold Rainbow has such a long childhood segment that leads UEE and Jung Il-woo are just now starting script reads for the drama that’s been on the air for weeks, but at least we know they’re coming soon. Not that Kim Yoo-jung and Oh Jae-mu aren’t suuuuuper adorable together, but you kind of want to get to the part where they’re old enough for kisses.
I’ve been casually watching the show, and most of the parental drama is ridiculous and over-the-top (there are birth secrets galore, a company takeover plot, and WAY too many shouty adults in this universe), but the brood of orphans with adoptive father Kim Sang-joong are really sweet. It’s great to watch Kim Sang-joong play a genuinely good-hearted father since he usually plays villains with such aplomb, and his daddy-daughter relationship with Kim Yoo-jung is especially winning. I pretty much only watch for her scenes with Dad or Oh Jae-mu and tune out the rest.
Hopefully the adult cast changeover will mean more screen time for the two lead characters overall, which I wouldn’t mind in the least. They include second leads Lee Jae-yoon and Cha Ye-ryun as UEE’s older brother and sister, and new addition Lee Ji-hoon (You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin, School 2013) as her younger brother with the twin sister. The rest of the siblings are actually yet to be cast. Their younger counterparts will stick around for another two weeks, and UEE and Jung Il-woo are set to appear in Episode 12.
Gold Rainbow airs Saturdays and Sundays on MBC.
MBC’s new drama series [Golden Rainbow] starts broadcasting every Sat & Sun 21:55. The story is about 7 siblings whose fates are entangled.
Here is the interview with Uee at the press conference. (Read the full interview here)
Q. The other members of ‘Afterschool’ could be envious of your acting. Are they?
A. Yes, of course they are. However among the members, there are many actor Jung Il-woo’s fans. They say they will come to the shooting location which they have not done before when I was acting in other dramas.
Q. What is actor Jung Il-woo’s charm?
A. The first time I have seen him was during the script reading. He was very attractive and I liked it that he was very tall. I thought I could wear high heels at the press conference. Only at the press conference though, because my character, Baek-won, is not the type to wear high heels. And I was very happy to hear people saying that we look good together.
Q. Is there any Jung Il-woo’s previous character that you like?
A. I think he looks better with light characters than the serious ones. His character Do-young in this drama is the light one and I think this character is really becoming to him.
Source: MBC Global
Uee revealed that After School members are fans of Jung Il Woo.
On October 31, 2013, Uee and Jung Il Woo appeared at the press release and production review of MBC’s new weekend drama “Golden Rainbow” at 63 building in Yeo Yi Do, Seoul.
When the reporters asked Uee about the After School members’ responses to her starring in the drama, Uee said, “A lot of After School members are fans of Jung Il Woo.”
She added, “They have never visited me in the filming scene before, but they said they will for ‘Golden Rainbow’ to see Jung Il Woo.”
When reporters asked her about the national viewing rate, she said she will give free hugs to the fans when the drama exceeds viewing rate of 25%.
Uee said, “I’ll give free hugs for the fans. For the staff members, I’ll invite After School members.”
“Golden Rainbow” is a story of seven orphan siblings. Uee, Jung Il Woo, Chae Ye Ryeon, and Lee Jae Yoon star in it. The drama premiers on November 2, 2013.
ung Ilwoo joined the cast of MBC’s new weekend drama series Golden Rainbow in a lead role. On October 14, Mayqueen Pictures, the production company, confirmed that Jung Ilwoo had been cast in an adult lead role for the series.
Golden Rainbow is about seven orphans who live close together as if they were real brothers and sisters pulling though the hardships of their lives. It will take the slot of Scandal – A Shocking And Immoral Incident, which is currently running.
Jung will play Do Young, who lives like a stranger with his father and stepmother and becomes a prosecutor. Do Young is in love with Bae Won, played by Uee, who is the big sister of seven siblings.
An official of the production company says, “We were very careful in choosing the actor to play the lead because the role is crucially important to the story line. We have high expectations of him because he’s popular and is a good actor.”
Such well-known teenage actors as Kim Yujung, Oh Jaemoo, Seo Youngjoo, and Song Yujung have also been cast as well as such adult actors as Kim Sangjoong, Do Jiwon, Jo Mingi, Park Wonsook, An Naesang, and Ji Soowon. The series begins airing on November 2.
Good news, bad news: Jung Il-woo is in talks to take on his next TV role, but it’s in a weekend family drama. My response is both “Fifty episodes, groan” and “But on the upside, I get to see him for six months…”
The drama is MBC’s Gold Rainbow, which recently offered its leading lady role to UEE, who is still considering. The show is about seven orphans who grow up together and form their own family, with UEE playing eldest sister to the brood.
Speaking of whom, the drama actually went full Dickens and named the poor orphan girl Baek Won, which sorta cracks me up and sorta makes me groan, seeing as how baek won means a hundred won, which is about the value of a dime. (It was also briefly a nickname for IU’s character in You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin, since the admiral Lee Soon-shin is the man on the coin, and Jo Jung-seok would teasingly call her “Hundred Won” — at least until the public put on its petty outrage hat and complained that the show was disrespecting a legendary war hero. Insert eye-roll.)
The role being offered to Jung Il-woo is of a prosecutor named Do Young, although now I kind of want the show to stick with the People As Monetary Values shtick and name him something like Chun Man, or maybe Chun Eok if they’re feeling really ambitious. (Chun man won = ten grand, chun eok won = 10 mil.) ‘Cause where there’s a Candy-esque orphan heroine, a rich dapper hero can’t be far away, no?
I do like the match-up, since Jung Il-woo and UEE seem like they’d make a cute romantic pairing — it would be enough to get me to try the show out, despite not finding the writer’s May Queen credits all that compelling. And while they haven’t worked together before, maybe my brain thinks the combo sounds familiar because Jung Il-woo’s last drama role, Prince Yang-myung in The Moon That Embraces the Sun, was a character initially to be played by Joo-won, who was still juggling his role in the weekend family drama Ojakkyo Brothers, where he romanced UEE. (They were adorable and sweet and definitely a main source of that show’s addictiveness.) I don’t find Jung Il-woo or Joo-won to be the least bit similar in acting style or vibe or image, but they do sort of fit in the same category of young leading men. So it makes sense.
Gold Rainbow will finalize its casting decisions soon and begins script rehearsals early next month, to replace Scandal in November.
Via TV Report