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Sports Donga (Korean media site) has now confirmed that Yuri will indeed be signing on for the ‘Fashion King’ Drama.
With this affirmation of Yuri’s role comes an inside look at the first official script reading provided by Korean media outlet Sports Donga. The 4 main stars, Yoo Ah In, Yuri, Shin Se Kyung and Lee Jaehoon gathered at SBS Ilsan’s Production Center and read through the script. 20 other actors were also there and were actively involved with the script reading.
Writers for ‘Fashion King’, Lee Sunmi and Kim Kiho were also in attendance. The two had previously worked together for the popular 2004 drama, “What Happened in Bali”, which featured talented actors in Ha Ji Won, So Ji Sub and Jo In Sung.
The plot of Fashion King appears to revolve around the theme of hardworking youth and the challenges that they encounter in pursuit of success. It will also be about the obstacles they face to achieve success, as well as conflicts that arise as they try to find love.
Yuri will be playing the role of Anna, however just how this character fits into the plot has not been revealed.
Yuri will now follow in the footsteps of Sooyoung & Yoona by taking up her first leading role in the upcoming SBS Drama ‘Fashion King’.
Flashback to 2007 and Korean drama fans may have remembered a drama/sitcom called “Unstoppable Marriage” that featured two of our lovely Girls’ Generation members, Sooyoung and Yuri. Since that airing, both have focused and succeeded with their musical careers. However with Yoona and Sooyoung’s recent cast as leads in ‘Love Rain’ and ‘Speed’ it has been announced that Yuri will be joining her fellow members with the main female role in ‘Fashion King’.
According to sources, Yuri has received calls to star in dramas in the past, but had held the majority of her appearances to music videos or sitcoms.
What makes this role and show so different from the rest, is the fact that they are willing to adjust their filming schedules to accommodate Yuri’s music career. Right now both sides are working hard to meet a compromise. Although the paperwork has not been finalized, Yuri and SBS are expected to officially announce the contract some time soon.
The premise of “Fashion King” involves a young man who starts off his fashion career in the Dongdaemun shopping district in Seoul. He works his way up the fashion hierarchy and viewers will get a look into the fast-paced and cutthroat industry. Speculation has it that Yoo Ah In (Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Antique Bakery, Wandeuki) may be in line for the lead role. This is rather surprising considering that he was also rumored to be offered a role in ‘Speed’ the drama that Sooyoung is starring in. Shin Se Kyung, a fellow SONE and actress, is also expected to be casted to play a female role.
Yuri’s transition to a lead actress was recently supported by a member behind the production of “Fashion King”. He stated “I watched her crying in a music video. I don’t think we would run into any problems casting her on the set of a shoot. I felt she would be able to act in different roles, from a teen role to one in her twenties.”
While an air-date has not been confirmed, it is scheduled to be filmed in 2012. It’s exciting to see the girls step out of their music careers and venture into acting. The new year will be filled with Dramas starring SNSD!
Sources: Sports Donga, MoonSoshi9@Soshified, yuri-aholic@tumblr, peas4taengoo@tumblr, DramaWiki
Credits: ch0sshi@Soshified, somaek@Soshified
this phrase “the fact that they are willing to adjust their filming schedules to accommodate Yuri’s music career”..
Where did you get and translated this statement?…It would be awesome if the two sides would be able to agree on the terms…and Yul will be able to act…
Check my sources.
Wow, it certainly looks like the 9 ladies are slowly, but surely, converting SNSD from a singing to an acting troupe 😆 ! SNSD Jjang !
Taechan no Koibito said:
I had decided to watch this drama if Yoo Ah-In takes up the main role. He totally stole my heart as the beastly but shy Gul-Roh in SKKS. If Yuri’s gonna star opposite him as the lead actress, i’m definitely onboard.
Omg…imagine how sizzling this pairing would be?! They’ll probably burn the set down as well as our screens. ^^
lol i can’t barely tell if that second photo is yuri or seohyun
Grace B said:
Dongdaemun again!? This drama sounds an awful lot like Yoona’s Cinderella Man
Azyyati Elias said:
Hope Yuri will able to take this offer. But actually I really want to see Yoona and Yoo Ah In acting together in one drama. But it’s okay. Yuri or Yoona it will be great. SNSD Daebak!! 🙂
wow they were taken 1 by 1 who’s gonna be next 😀
I can’t wait to watch these DRAMAS!
michael sternestedt said:
if i could see korean tv here in sweden i should look forward to see yuri on TV
the black pearl has become an actor too
It’s about time Yuri took on a drama! I can’t wait to see her shine even brighter than before :).
well it’s great..i love it…:):)can’t wait for these drama..hahaha
Oh My..this is what i’ve been waiting for to see Yuri act in a drama..I will definitely watch this…This will gonna be daebak..i hope both parties could agree with the terms and conditions.. I really want to see Yuri act already.. ♥ Yuri jjang
Is this confirmed yet ??
Thanks for the update.
I’ve read some comments on various forums/sites and I’m surprised Yuri is so underrated T_T
Go get them Yuri!!
AWESOMESAUCE!! Next year is going to be the best 😀
Yoongies Ü said:
Yuri so lucky. ^^ i hope the filming of the Love Rain will adjust to yoona’s music carrer too (just the same as yuri)
i’m very happy to know about this…this year is going to be so wonderful bec.i finally i could see Yuri act once again in small screen..i will definitely watch this drama of YURI..i can no longer wait to watch this..YURI jjang..<3 SARANGHAEYO YURI..No.1 in my heart..
LOVE(Yoona)Yun Tong said:
Yuri u r the urglyes i ever seen of all the girl and tell your other member that they also look very urgly and stop pretend to be sexy,pretty.ONLY……………………..Y……….O……..O…………N………….A…………..!!!!!!!!!
you gtfo..!!Yuri is not the ugliest and so her other members…She is a Goddess…<3 you just can't accept that Yuri is being acknowledged too by her beauty and sexiness..you are so pathetic!!..i don't want to make an argument with you,but you started it by your degrading comment about Yuri…You have no right to speak derogatory words against Yuri ..You only know her by her name, not everything about her..so don't judge a person just bec.of you being bias..i'm so annoyed with people like you..How poor an idol is to have a fan like you..!!
Yuri, Sooyoung and Yoona hwaitiing!
hay Yuri&Yoonah ilove your band (GG)……<3