Outstanding actors of the new generation have been listed as the desired main cast for the remake of “Princess Hours”.
As the drama that became a hit all over Asia and contributed to the Hallyu wave’s prevalence, the news of “Princess Hours” (“Goong”) getting a remake has attracted much attention from netizens. The unit that holds the copyright of the original manga has reportedly signed an agreement to work on a drama remake with the production company Group Eight.
Set in the royal palace of Korea, “Princess Hours” revolves around an arranged marriage between Crown Prince Lee Shin (Joo Ji Hoon) and Crown Princess Shin Chae Kyung (Yoon Eun Hye) who was originally from a commoner’s family. In addition to portraying the intersection of history, “Princess Hours” also depicts a “childish” yet sweet and adorable love story between the crown prince and the crown princess. At the time of its broadcast 15 years ago, “Princess Hours” achieved great success with an impressive rating of 27% and took the popularity of the cast to another level.
Since the original remake of “Princess Hours” was extremely well-received, the upcoming remake of the drama is already getting much anticipation. Fans are also curious which actors and actresses will be casted in the new version of “Princess Hours”.
For that reason, fans have quickly come up with the cast they hope to see in this remake. On famous Korean online communities, Suzy, Hwang In Yeop, Han So Hee, Song Kang and other popular young stars are the top candidates as voted by Korean fans to play the central characters of the 2022 remake of “Princess Hours”.
The majority of netizens have nominated Park Bo Gum, Song Kang, Hwang In Yeop, Lee Do Hyun, Rowoon, Ahn Hyo Seop and Kim Young Dae to be the leading candidates for the male lead role a.k.a Crown Prince Lee Shin in the remake of “Princess Hours”.
Among the male actors nominated for the role of the crown prince, many netizens have left comments saying that they believe Song Kang is the most suitable option. Not only does he have an outstanding height, handsome appearance and a prince-like aura, Song Kang also has decent acting skills.
Throughout his acting career, Song Kang has taken on diverse roles. The most impressive role among which is probably his character in Netflix’s hit series “Sweet Home”, Hyun Soo – a teenager who is depressed, lives alone and doesn’t get along with his family. He is also a victim of school violence.
Song Kang has received many compliments for his emotional portrayal of a loner high school student in “Sweet Home”. If he is casted as the male lead in “Princess Hours”, Song Kang is believed to fit well with the Crown Prince’s image and successfully portray the character.
Meanwhile, for the female lead Shin Chae Kyung originally played by Yoon Eun Hye, netizens have nominated Suzy, Kim So Hyun, Kim Yoo Jung, Kim Hye Yoon, and Park Bo Young.
Many netizens believe that there is no actress who suits the female lead role better than the “nation’s first love” Bae Suzy. Although Suzy‘s acting is considered not as excellent as the remaining actresses in the above list of nominees because of her background as an idol, both Suzy’s appearance and acting style go well with this character.
When Suzy first pursued an acting career, her acting sparked controversy as many viewers claimed she only looked pretty and lacked the skills. Through dozens of supporting and lead roles, of all genres, Suzy has proved that her acting ability is improving significantly. In addition, Suzy’s visual and aura are also perfectly suitable for the role of the crown princess.
On the other hand, for the second female character Min Hyo Rin (originally played by Song Ji Hyo), Han So Hee and Go Min Si are both enthusiastically voted by netizens to be casted in because their charisma and acting styles perfectly suit the character.
Many netizens believe that no Han So Hee is a perfect match for the role of Min Hyo Rin – the crown prince’s first love. The rising actress showed a sizzling chemistry with Song Kang in the drama “Nevertheless” released earlier this year. Han So Hee is also known for her decent acting and pretty look that resembles Song Ji Hyo. In addition, the reunion of the “Nevertheless” couple Hee – Kang in a new drama will definitely attract much attention.
Netizens’ comments on their dream cast:
- I think Han So Hee will get the female lead role.
- Go Min Si because she is also a ballerina.
- Rowoon suits Lee Yul very well.
- I think Suzy and Bo Gum would be great for the lead roles.
- Hopefully Yook Sung Jae.
- Kim Young Dae, Kim Hye Yoon, Na In Woo, and Go Min Si will be the perfect cast. These four would be perfect for the remake.
- I think I can’t choose who is the most suitable but if I were to choose, my picks would be Kim So Hyun, Lee Do Hyun, Rowoon, and Han So Hee.
Currently, netizens are extremely curious about the cast who will be chosen to participate in the remake of “Princess Hours”. Many viewers are looking forward to Suzy and Song Kang taking on the lead roles of the remake because the visual combination of this duo is to die for. Song Kang and Han So Hee obviously look good together as well, but since they already co-starred in “Nevertheless”, many viewers believe Song Kang and Suzy would be a more exciting and refreshing combination.
How about you? Which actor and actress listed above do you want to see in the upcoming remake of “Princess Hours”? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.