Have you heard the news that the popular webtoon “Mung Bean Chronicles” also called “Mung Bean Pancake” (in Korean “녹두전”) is being remade in a drama? Many have been excited at the news!
It is a romantic comedy drama set in Joseon. It tells the romance between a man who is disguising as a woman to infiltrate a community for widows (Jun NokDoo) and a girl that hates the idea of becoming a gisaeng (Dong DongJoo). For more information about the drama and webtoon, you can check our cast and summary here. You can also check our list of 2019 dramas remade of webtoon. The drama will air in September on KBS.
Kim SoHyun has been confirmed as Dong DongJoo.
However, the actor for Jun NokDoo is not confirmed yet! Jang DongYoon is in talks to take the role. Many are waiting for his confirmation.
Jun NokDoo is an 18 years old man and his real name is LeeDuk. He was preparing to get married but ran out of his house because the bride was only five years old. To escape from his family, he changed his name and dresses like a girl. He doesn’t dislike the fact to dress like a girl. In the webtoon, he looks very pretty as a woman, prettier than Dong DongJoo.
The actor to be casted as Juk NokDoo need to (1) be able to look prettier than a girl when disguising as a girl (2) look great and at ease with Joseon settings (3) have great chemistry with Kim SoHyun (born in 1999).
Who would be the perfect cast for Jun NokDoo if Jang DongYoon does not confirm? We thought about 6 actors and acting-dols that would suit perfectly in this role!
Let us know in the comments who would be perfect for the role according to you.
1- Im SiWan
Im SiWan has the look for the role. SiWan could easily look like the prettiest woman. SiWan also already acted in historical dramas before. Im SiWan will be acting in “Strangers from Hell” so there are few chances that his schedule will match.
2- Yoo SeungHo
Yoo SeungHo would be one of the best actors for the role too. He is an expert when it comes to acting in historical dramas. Moreover, he has acted with Kim SoHyun in the drama “Ruler: Master of the Mask” (2017) set in Joseon, since then many have been shipping the two of them. Their chemistry was great. Lastly, Yoo SeungHo has already proven that he was pretty has a girl in the traditional outift.
3- Kim SooHyun
Kim SooHyun is getting discharged from the army and many are waiting for his return. For many K-Drama fans, Kim SooHyun is one of the handsome actors in historical dramas. With his great acting, he would be able to make the age difference less obvious.
4- Kim MinJae
Kim MinJae is a rising actor and he would suit the role. His age is also closer to Kim SoHyun as he was born in 1996. Both of them already acted together in “Goblin” (2016). The actor is actually cast in another romance comedy drama set in Joseon with Park JiHoon named “Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency” so there are few chances that his schedule will match.
5- NU’EST‘s Ren
Ren has been acting in some dramas before. Among the idols, Ren is well-known for his efforts to break down gender stereotypes barriers and for his androgynous fashion. Moreover, the idol’s face would definitely get the viewers stunned by his beauty. Many fans would remember his stunning visuals with long hair.
6- ASTRO‘s Cha EunWoo
Cha EunWoo would be perfect for this role too. He is often said to have a face even prettier than a woman. His age is also quite close to Kim SoHyun, he was born in 1997. The acting-dol is actually cast in another romance drama set in Joseon with Shin SeKyung name “Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung” so there are few chances that his schedule will match.