Kim Bum To Play Moon Geun Young's Love Interest?
By Joan MacDonald | May 03, 2013 02:20 AM EDT
A love match between Kim Bum and Moon Geun Young? It could happen as Kim Beom is currently considering a leading role in the upcoming MBC drama, "Goddess of Fire."
As more members are confirmed for the cast, the popular actor is reading the script and deciding whether to take on his first saeguk role. It will be a last-minute decision as cast members for the 32-episode drama have already attended some group script readings. Kim Bum can afford to be choosy as he just finished appearing in one of the year's most popular dramas. The young actor first appeared as an F4 member in "Boys Over Flowers," and then as an indie rocker in "The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry" but he has been taking on increasingly serious roles, as an angel in "Padam, Padam" and gambler in "That Winter The Wind Blows."
"Goddess of Fire" will follow the story of Baek Pa Sun, the first female ceramic artist in Joseon times. The china maker for the royal family was one of many artisans who were captured during the Japanese invasion of Korea in 1592. She helped create many new types of pottery then considered Japanese works of art.
Moon Geun Young, who starred in "Cheondamdung Alice," "Mary Stayed Out All Night," and "Cinderella's Sister," will play Baek Pa Sun. She is already perfecting her pottery skills for the part.
Lee Sang Yoon, formerly in "Seo Young, My Daughter," will pay Gwanghee Gun, a Joseon-era king who was deposed after a15-year rule and sent to Jeju Island.
The latest cast member to be confirmed is Lee Kwang Soo, who starred in "Nice Guy." He will play Lee Sang Yoon's older brother.
Han Go Eun, who appeared in "Me Too, Flower!" will play royal concubine and political schemer Kim In Bin.
Park Geon Hyeong, who played the blind date doctor in "I Do, I Do" will play Lee Yook Do, the eldest son of a prestigious potter family.
There is no word on who Kim Beom will play but rumors say he will be Baek Pa Sun's Japanese love interest, a man so devoted he is prepared to die for her. And other rumors say he will become her husband. Netizens have expressed some excitement about the possibility of this onscreen pairing.
Kwon Soon Gyu has written the story. He was the writer for "Warrior Baek Dong Soo," another saeguk that Kim Beom considered playing in. The director is Park Sung Soo.
"Goddess of Fire" follows "Gu Family Book" and will premiere this summer.
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