sitaslide wrote: sw33tlilgurl22 wrote:
Did you guys hear that the original cast for goong is not going to be coming back for goong 2 becuz of their busy schedule?
soo sad... i wanted to watch it soo badly... but now i might not!
wow..wow...guys...is it true?? does she really let the cast go away??
very sad to hear that..if it's true..
ooougghh...hope things turn out well..
well..i do feel afraid too if the casts aren't going to be the same.. coz i think they have holding the characters so well...
hope it's not true...
I think that is true.......
[No Goong Season Two Afterall]
The following is a translation of a summary of producer Hwang's press conference on September 15th, 2006.
Producer Hwang achieved success in early 2006 with new style Goong and encountered several problems during his preparations for Goong 2. He needs to overcome the extreme pressure resulting from Goong in order for Goong 2 to succeed.
He will be replacing the 4 leads Joo Ji Hoon, Yoon Eun Hye, Kim Jung Hoon, Song Ji Hyo. He had wanted original cast so that Goong 2 has continuity as a series but then everyone had their own timetable and did their own thing and he couldn't achieve his wish. All 4 leads became overnight stars because of Goong. During the press conference, Producer Hwang expressed dissatisfaction with some of the cast.
Only Kim Jung Hoon was able to confirm his participation but since the others said they could not join the cast, Producer Hwang said there was no point. Some actors/actresses did not even answer his calls.
He's now debating whether to recruit a totally new actor to act the role of the Chinese restaurant delivery boy who suddenly finds himself moving into the palace as a prince, or to get an experienced actor .. he's looking for a male "Yoon Eun Hye" as there will be comical moments during his struggles to adjust to being a prince, but there will also be reflective moments. Goong 2 will tie up whatever loose ends from Goong 1. Some of the sets will be modified for the storyline and new sets will also be built and production costs will be on higher scale. The final cast will be announced in the coming autumn as production is starting in Oct.
The rest of the article talks about the commercial aspect and profit making concerns of the tv stations and that Korean production companies are not making enough profits, resulting in maybe the only top 10 such companies will be able to survive. There was concern about Producer Hwang's project due to his age and the fact that he used newbies, but he has managed to make Goong a great success.
Credits to Baidu.com for the article; Translation by jolee@soompi; fan comments by jen of beautifulvoices bbs