Tuesday, July 31, 2012

‘May Queen" have a tight-knit story and attractive characters

The producers of MBC’s upcoming drama May Queen have been trying to tread carefully around the casting controversies surrounding its competitor, SBS’ Five Fingers.

Five Fingers was originally brought under fire for casting Joo Ji Hoon, who had previously been involved in a drug scandal, but most recently it got a beating for staying with the decision to cast T-ara’s Eun Jung even after the Hwa Young and T-ara outcast controversy sprang up.

A rep fromMay Queen’s production company said, “[The casting decisions] are being debated among the viewers, so we can’t really state our own opinion. We believe that the controversies could draw more attention to us or less attention to us.We only wish to compete with the quality and content of our  piece.”

On the disadvantage it faces due to the fact that its predecessor Dr. Jin falls behind A Gentleman’s Dignity in viewership ratings, Five Fingers’ predecessor, the rep added, “Some point out that we’ll be at a disadvantage because of the ratings we’ll be left with, but we don’t really care much for that. It’s enough that we have a tight-knit story and attractive characters. The child actors’ cute stories in the beginning will mix well with the drama’s attractions, such as its birth secrets and tangled love relationships.”

May Queen will start a few weeks after Five Fingers starts. It features the child actors Kim Yoo Jung, Park Ji Bin, Park Gun Tae, Seo Young Joo and Hyun Seung Min, as well as Kim Jae Won, Han Ji Hye and Jae Hee as the adult actors.