22 March update: Ji Chang Wook’s real-life best friend, actor Choi Tae Joon (Missing Nine), is reportedly considering the role of Ji Eun Hyuk, a lawyer with a complicated family background and tough childhood. He meets our protagonist Noh Ji Wook at the age of 12 and becomes his only friend, brother and family. Viewers can look forward to bromance between the two characters if Choi Tae Joon accepts the role. Meanwhile, actress Han Ji Min has declined the offer to star in this drama, so the production team is looking for another female lead.
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According to press reports today, Ji Chang Wook may have a different leading lady for the new SBS Wednesday-Thursday drama “Please Be Careful of This Woman.” Actress Han Ji Min (“Rooftop Prince,” “Age of Shadows”) has also been offered the lead female role to star alongside Ji Chang Wook.
As we previously reported, actress Lee Sung Kyung was also in talks for the lead role of Eun Bong Hee. Speaking in response to today’s news, Han Ji Min’s agency BH Entertainment stated, “This is just one of several scripts offered to Han Ji Min. Han Ji Min is in the middle of filming the movie “미쓰백” (“Miss Baek”) and nothing has been decided.”
Ji Chang Wook had previously expressed his intention to do one last drama before enlisting in the army in 2017,
but there has been no official statement yet from Glorious Entertainment one way or the other as to Ji Chang Wook’s confirmed appearance in this new SBS weekday drama. Update: Glorious Entertainment has confirmed that Ji Chang Wook has accepted the role! Lee Sung Kyung is no longer being considered for the female lead.
If Ji Chang Wook and Han Ji Min do confirm their appearances, it will mark a long-time return of both to SBS, as Ji Chang Wook was last seen in the drama “Five Fingers” (2012), and Han Ji Min was last seen in the dramas “Rooftop Prince” (2012) and “Hyde, Jekyll, Me” (2015).
“Please Be Careful of This Woman” (“이 여자를 조심하 세요”) will be a romantic comedy and crime thriller about a lawyer, Noh Ji Wook (Ji Chang Wook) and a junior prosecutor, Eun Bong Hee, who get embroiled in a case revolving a murderer with amnesia. The drama will air in May following “Saimdang: Light’s Diary”.
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