Actress Do Ji Won has been confirmed to star in “Healer” as Myung Hee, a woman with many secrets. Myung Hee is a weak but upright woman, and also has a spinal injury which makes her unable to walk. She will be an important character related to Park Min Young’s character, Chae Young Shin. Her agency, Namoo Actors, said that Do Ji Won has been studying a lot about the speech and movements of Myung Hee. This will be her first reunion with Ji Chang Wook in 4 years since they acted as mother and son in the drama “Smile Donghae”.
27 August update:
Actress Woo Hee Jin looks set to join the cast of ‘Healer’ as a female reporter Kang Min Jae, who is the department head of a newsroom at a public broadcasting station. Her character is described as a young reporter with a firm set of beliefs, who is able to make wise judgements as to how far she should suck up to someone or look down on others. Sounds like a shrewd woman to me.
Woo Hee Jin is currently starring in the MBC drama “Jang Bo Ri is Here” and is said to be in the final stage of discussions to join ‘Healer’. A spokesman for ‘Healer’ said that she is positively considering the role, and her agency said that she has verbally agreed to join.
Strangely, this news report says that ‘Healer’ is expected to air in November after ‘Iron Man’, which is on Wednesday and Thursday. That was the slot ‘Healer’ was originally given, but it was eventually decided that ‘Face Reader’ would take the Wed-Thurs slot and ‘Healer’ was shifted to the Mon-Tues slot instead. With ‘Face Reader’ facing copyright issues now, there have been some rumors as to whether KBS will be changing its programme lineup again. So far there has been no official news about such changes, so we will just assume that this article has made a mistake, and ‘Healer’ will probably still be aired in December on Mondays and Tuesdays.
We will continue to update this page as more casting news for the drama comes along.