Actress Moon Chae Won Declines Role in Drama "Rooftop Prince"


Actress Moon Chae Won has decided not to be cast in SBS TV’s upcoming drama, “Rooftop Prince.”

On January 16, Moon’s agency revealed through a TV report, “We’ve been reviewing the script for drama ‘Rooftop Prince,’ but have made the final decision not to cast in it.”

An official explained the reason, saying that “after reading the script, we realized that the drama is more sageuk-related than we thought. We decided not to take the role because we wanted to avoid keeping a sageuk image [for Moon], through her recent projects “The Princess’s Man” and “Arrow: The Ultimate Weapon.”

The agency continued with, “Miss Moon Chae Won wants to take a break from her busy schedule” and “We will take more time to look carefully for her next project and come back with a familiar and better image.”

Lee Hee Myung, writer of dramas “Mister Q” and “Successful Story of a Bright Girl” will work with PD Shin Yoon Sub, who has directed many popular dramas such as “KAIST,” “Dear Heaven,” “Lovers,” and “Why Did You Come to My House.”

Casting for “Rooftop Prince” has been gaining attention from viewers as  it was recently revealed that JYJ’s Park Yoochun has been cast as the male lead. The drama is set to replace “The 3rd Hospital,” and begin airing on March 14. There have been no other castings yet. Stay tuned for more updates!