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′Cheo Yong 2′ Screenwriter Reveals He Was Originally Against Casting Jun Hyo Seong Because She′s an Idol

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2015.08.17 16:35 CJ E&M enewsWorld Ko Soo Jin

Hong Seung Hyun, the screenwriter of OCN drama Cheo Yong 2 revealed the backstory to Jun Hyo Seong′s casting.


Hong Seung Hyun stated at a production presentation for Cheo Yong 2, held at the Amoris Hall in Yeungdongpo′s Time Square in Seoul on August 17, "In the beginning, I disapproved of casting an idol actor."

′Cheo Yong 2′ Screenwriter Reveals He Was Originally Against Casting Jun Hyo Seong Because She′s an Idol

Hong continued, "Jun Hyo Seong was waiting outside, and I said outright that I was against it. To be honest, I didn′t know that she was outside. Because she was dressed so plainly I didn′t recognize her.


The screenwriter continued, "I was against it from seeing her flashy side on stage, but I don′t have any regrets now. Her acting has especially improved a lot since season one. Now, she′s number one in terms of casting with Oh Jo Ho."


Meanwhile, Cheo Yong 2 is about a ghost-seeing detective, Yun Cheo Yong, who attempts to solve hidden mysteries. The 10-episode drama will air the the first two episodes on August 23, airing new episodes every Sunday at 11 p.m. KST.


Photo credit: Kim Byung Kwan

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