I realized that I didn’t actually mention any updates about the casting news for Lee Da-hae in MBC drama “Money Flower” so here I am even if it is quite late and you may actually know all about it 😀
Although there was no official news of the decision but from later news about the drama, Han Chae-ah is up for the female lead role instead and Jang Hyuk is up to take the male lead role (although news and progress seems a bit on hold for the drama right now because of the strike MBC employees are doing)
If you have read my initial post about this casting possibility, you would feel that I wasn’t that excited about the project either because of the production team behind it, or how long it is or being MBC drama weekend drama. And honestly I did feel some negative tone in the initial reports about Da-hae casting either from her own agency or from MBC which made me not that surprised as I read another name up for the role later on.
Even though I can’t wait to see our girl acting again and understanding the fact that she really needs to comeback ASAP (to not be more forgotten from the scene) but the project didn’t excite me at all and knowing that Hyukie was in talks for the male lead, it is another reason that makes me think it is for better that she won’t be doing this drama.
Don’t get me wrong I am a Hyukie fan and love his pairing with Da-hae but seeing him with her for the 4th time is not something that I am that looking forward to witness and I can guess this would have been other viewers opinion or even from the drama producers as well.
I wish the best of luck for Hyukie in this drama and at the same time hope that there is a better project out there for our girl’s comeback with more of a fresh story and pairing.
Credit: Naver and StarHwabo
Finally we are getting some potential casting news of our girl, YAY for that even if nothing is written in stone yet ❤
Reports came out yesterday that Lee Da-hae is in discussion to star in a new drama.
The drama in the talks is a new MBC weekend drama (MBC AGAIN?! SIGH!). The drama is called “돈 꽃” (Translated: Money Flower) and should follow “Bad Thief, Good Thief” which is now airing and that sets its premier in early November.
The drama script is written by Lee Myung Hee and will be directed by Lee Hyeong Sun whose both resumes aren’t really impressive (rather worrying for me TBH). No details mentioned about the story or the heroine role offered to Da-hae.
Da-hae’s agency said that she has indeed received the script but it is one of several works they are reviewing so nothing is confirmed and also MBC said that the drama is still in process of casting and currently discussing with various actors and Da-hae is one of the candidates for the role so till we have confirmed news I am taking this with grain of salts 😉
If confirmed, it will be Da-hae’s first Korean drama in more than 3 years since “Hotel King” in 2014 (which was also a MBC weekend drama). But honestly even if she didn’t, I am quite happy that we are back talking about her domestic comeback and now I am hopeful again that it will be soon either with this drama or another one.
On another news, our girl updated her Instagram again from her vacation in the states. Check it below ^^
It has been sometime since we saw Lee Da-hae recording any new CF or Ad. But good thing that a new promo has come out from ANYA cosmetics for their new product (CERAMIDE) featuring our girl.
Judging from Da-hae’s look here, I think this was recorded recently. And who knows may be she can really resume her activities fully as their model now since the Korean-China relationships are now better.
We actually got news recently that Da-hae got contacted by a Chinese company and was invited to attend some event soon. Not sure if the company is ANYA or not but it seems we may have chance seeing her active in China again and hopefully we can also see her Chinese drama “My Goddess, My Mother” soon with this development since the news also mentioned that her agency were notified that it will air soon *crossing fingers*
Although this was an expected move that we saw coming but it is still feels sudden!! (KBS has been handling this pretty bad from start to end >.< )
KBS announced that “Guesthouse Daughters” will end with only 12 episodes and the last episode will air tomorrow the 9th of May.
I guess many would agree that this was a disappointing run not only in terms of rating but also in execution and I am sad that Lee Da-hae‘s first trial with variety shows haven’t been successful but still I am sure she learned from it and hopefully this will pave the way for her to comeback with an acting project this year (still praying hard for that).
Saying goodbye is always hard and I will miss the cast; who surely deserved better since they did their best for the show; and also seeing our girl every week but I will treasure the lovely moments and new sides we saw of our girl through this program and yah I will still recap them in upcoming posts (although it might feels like it is too late 😀 ).
Fighting Da-Hae Shi!!
It has become very rare to see Lee Da-hae attending any public event in the past few years and so it is always great to see her in one.
It has been over than a year since the last time we saw her attending such event in Korea. This time she attending the launching ceremony of new cosmetics brand VIVLAS at Shilla Hotel in Seoul along with the other Guesthouse Daughter Park Si Yeon. Have to say that the brand’s lipstick design is so elegant 🙂
Although her presence is already enough to make me happy but I am more happy because I am finally satisfied with her look after many fails lately ❤
I would preferred her with simpler and smaller earrings but I quite love the makeup and how colorful she looks overall which is very suitable for spring and OH THAT SHOES!! someone please donate one to me 😉 😀
Check more pictures and video below in addition to her latest SNS update ^^
More news came out with details about the changes that Lee Da-hae‘s variety show “Guesthouse Daughters” will go through.
In addition to Yoon So Yi and Jang Shin Young also Park Soo Hong will be leaving. And despite the initial reports about comedian Park Na Rae and idol Jung Chae Yeon joining the cast, seems it was decided to continue the show with only the main 4 remaining members without any new addition.
In the new format of the program, instead of testing male guests to board the daughters house, the cast will be visiting a real boarding house with students and youth and will interact and help with the real people living in cleaning, laundry and other jobs and tasks.
The first episode with the new format will air on 28/3 and the program will not air any episode today 21/3.
I am really so sad reading those news that came out about Yoon So Yi and Jang Shin Young leaving “Guesthouse Daughters” and replacing them comedian Park Na Rae and idol Jung Chae Yeon (from DIA and IOI) are confirmed to join as the third and forth daughters and will be filming their first episode with the cast on 12/3 and this will be the 6th episode for the show that will air on 21/3.
There is also news that accompanying this, the show will undergo change in format although it is still unclear what exactly is that. The main reason for the changes is poor ratings and reviews. While the program made a good start with the 1st episode but then the ratings and reviews weren’t good.
Actually one of the reasons that I couldn’t bring myself to write the recaps for the show till now is that I personally have been unsatisfied with it and my worries that I had sadly came true, so news of changes aren’t surprising or not welcomed in general but I am sad and disappointed they took it this far only a month after the show started airing.
Just when I started to get attached to this family, they have to be separated 😦