Actor Joo Won, who is set to star in SBS’s television remake of “My Sassy Girl,” joins the panel of judges in selecting who among the candidates in the large-scale open auditions will be the drama’s female lead.
On May 29, the actor holds a live broadcast on V app where he says, “I’m a judge for the ‘My Sassy Girl’ auditions. This reminds me of the times I auditioned for my past plays, dramas, and movies.”
He continues, “There are many judges. We are assessing the candidates from various perspectives and we will choose someone you will all like. I am also waiting for someone I will like.”
The actor shares, “We are taking the auditions very seriously. There may already be many existing actresses, but the ‘My Sassy Girl’ casting project has the purpose of giving opportunities to unknown yet good actresses, including rookies who have yet to land breakthrough roles. I agreed that it was a good cause, and the auditions were opened.”
Joo Won discloses that many people participated in the casting so he was able to enjoy being a judge. He continues, “Around 10 candidates will be chosen and you will be able to vote through Naver.”
Having been hard at work for the “My Sassy Girl” casting project, the actor is visibly tired during the live broadcast.
He explains, “I used to leisurely watch audition programs on television, but now I’m studying them seriously since it’s become my job to help select my partner. I’m investing a lot of time into it.”
Meanwhile, “My Sassy Girl” will be a pre-produced drama which will air in Korea, Japan, and China simultaneously in early 2017.