So… Shim Eun Kyung turned down the Nodame Cantabile K-remake.
EEEP! Oh noes.
Oh gosh, I think my stress level just spiked at this update. This means we’re back to square one i.e. anyone is game to play the titular role and ugh, it’s ridiculous to get so worked up about this but it’s SO HARD not to. I love Nodame to death, and the Japanese live-action dramas, SPs and movies are still my go-to favorite re-watches. You don’t mess with Nodame, period and I know I’m not alone in this. Get it right, Korea.
I’m hoping against hope that IU isn’t back as a candidate. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against her – honest – it’s just that no matter how hard I try, it is so difficult to picture her as Nodame. I’ve tried, promise. She has the cuteness factor and budding talent (…more or less…), but not the quirkiness – not quite. A certain X-factor is missing. My personal pick is Im Joo Eun – if you haven’t seen her in Wild Romance, you’re missing out – but what are the odds that this will come true? Sigh, especially since she’s not yet an A-list name yet.
Maybe we need to get a praying circle ’round here on this, guys! I’ll continue to keep a close eye on any updates about this. Can anyone recreate the magic by these two, below? We’ll have to patiently (anxiously on my part) wait and see…