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Introducing The Main Casts of 30 But 17

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Thirty But Seventeen is an upcoming SBS drama directed by Jo Soo Won (I Hear Your Voice, Pinocchio) and script writer Jo Sung Hee (High School King of Savvy, She Was Pretty). The production company Bon Factory has secured Yang Se Jong (Temperature of Love) and Shin Hye Sun (My Golden Life) as the lead actors, supported by actors such as Ahn Hyo Seop (Queen of Ring), Wang Ji Won (Hospital Ship), Ye Ji Won (Should We Kiss First), Jung Yoo Jin (Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food) and Yoon Chan Young (Doubtful Victory).

As far as we know, the casts have already carried out a script reading session. All we need to do is wait for the official announcement. The drama is scheduled to air on July 16 every Monday-Tuesday after Greasy Melo.

 

First off, seeing the resume’s of both director and writer, I think the production is in good hands. Although the director has had a couple of past misses such as Gapdong and The Time We Were In Love (the worst remake, ever!), but I think those two dramas failed because of the story-telling, not because of direction. More importantly, most of his other works did produce fairly good results. As for the casts, the combination of the leads are refreshing. They both made it to this day with their own strong, solid performances in past projects—we should therefore expect less of those nonsense about how one is riding on the fame of another. The secondary casts are a combination; some younger actors are weaker in acting where others are scene stealers, so its an interesting mix. It’ll all depend on how well the script is to allow them to shine.

 

MAIN CASTS

Yang Se Jong

Op1g3dCm.jpg Yang Se Jong plays Gong Woo Jin (30), the hero of the drama. He is a stage/set designer who believes is responsible for the accident and caused the death of the heroine. Since then, he shuts himself off and avoid contact with people and the world. Due to the trauma 13 years ago, he hates interacting with outsiders.

It felt like a decade of wait, and boy am I glad to have Yang Se Jong back in action… er, I mean acting. Although I was hoping he would not take on another romance centric drama, but he did, and now we’ll have to wait and find out why this particular drama called out to him, and hope to see he is given a better character than On Jung Sun. With the character description, I do see why he would be attracted to the role. A character with psychological trauma who may exhibit fear of going out (if the accident makes him confine himself indoor), or he’s a sharp, distant, cold and eccentric person. Whichever it is I hope it’ll be good although it is concerning seeing in She Was Pretty, the hero also has a trauma, which is used as a convenient gimmick to pull the hero and heroine closer more so than exploring the depth of, or the mechanism behind the trauma.

 

Shin Hye Sun

ZurWlMYm.jpg?1 This lady is no Stranger (pun intended) to me. Before she rise to popularity because of My Golden Life and Secret Forest / Stranger, she was already making a strong impression since the days of Oh My Ghost, Legends of the Blue Sea and She Was Pretty.

She plays Woo Seo Ri (30), once a 17 years old violinist with promising future who was about to enter a pretigious music school. But due to an accident, she was comatose and wakes up 13 years later. Although she is physically a 30 years old mature woman, her mentality is still of the age of 17, so she has trouble adapting to this this new world.

I’m anticipating some laughters from Hye Sun playing this role. Hehe.

 

Ahn Hyo Seop

ERThyqum.jpgAhn Hyo Seop plays Yoo Chan, a hot blooded high school student born in Germany. He has a gift for sports and is a hard-working genius. Although he may come across as vulgar, but he cherishes the people around him and is a pure and simple-minded teenager. He’s said to be the ‘protector of Woo Jin‘.

Now why does a 30 years old man needs protection from a teenager? LMAO. I’m curious of these two’s relationship and how they even know each other. Give me a bloody good bromance this time, yeah?

Hyo Seop was initially confirmed for Clean With a Passion Now, but this drama was put on hold because his co-star fell sick, and she required 6 months to recover. In recent news, it’s reported that they will resume filming soon because she got better, but since it clashes with this drama, he chose to let go of his first leading role. It must have been a difficult decision to make—giving up a chance of a leading role over a supporting role. It might be for the best seeing how difficult it had been to secure the castings and filming.

Wang Ji Won

zCTTc4Hm.jpgWang Ji Won is Kim Tae Rin, born into a famous musical family and specialises in violin. She is a violinist and music director. Tae Rin wins numerous awards in competition with constant practice and standard performances without any mistakes. She then meets Woo Ri at a competition whose performing style is opposite of hers and was at the time garnering attention. They became rivals.

Wang Ji Won doesn’t play very many lovable characters, but I’m sincerely hoping she isn’t playing an annoying one. Let it be a frenemy kind of relationship with Woo Ri.

But most importantly, I hope Shin Hye Sun and Wang Ji Won (or their younger counterparts) have started learning some violin techniques if they have to play a violin in the show. Nothing annoys me more to see actors faking to play violin. It’s too easy to tell, so for the sake of professionalism, I hope they would put some effort in actually learning the basic of playing a violin.

SUPPORING CASTS

Jung Yoo Jin

6aIkkezm.jpg?1 Jung Yoo Jin plays Kang Hee Soo, who is also a stage/set designer. She is Woo Jin’s university classmate.

Aish, I hope this doesn’t mean she has a one-sided crush on Woo Jin, because after Pretty Noona and Temperature of Love, I’m in no mood for another richard simmons secondary female character.

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Ye Ji Won

I was delighted of the news that Ye Jin Won has joined this drama, because she is an awesome actress. Much like Hwang Suk Jung (She Was Pretty, Temperature of Love), she is a scene stealer. Ye Ji Won plays a mysterious housekeeper in the drama.

LOL, I wonder whose house she is housekeeping! Personally, I want it to be Woo Jin’s so I get to see sparks flying between Ye Ji Won and Yang Se Jong.

2wkMhgom.jpg?1Yoon Chang Young

Oooh, I remember this child actor! He played Rin in The King in Love against my favourite child actor, Nam Da Reum. He was good too, promising. He is set to play the younger version of Gong Woo Jin.

I wonder who will play the young versions of Woo Ri and Tae Rin. I hope to see some familiar faces.

First Peek of the Script Read!

Can you spot Se Jong? I think I also see Ye Ji Won beside him.

 

Article from 2 weeks ago.

https://eukybearlovesdrama.wordpress.com/2018/05/27/introducing-the-main-casts-of-30-but-17/

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From http://1go.co.kr/bbs/board.php?bo_table=shk&wr_id=4734

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from http://v.entertain.media.daum.net/v/20180612092856738

 

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윤선우는 극중 신경외과 레지던트 1년차인 김형태로 분한다. 김형태는 서리(신혜선 분)의 어린 시절 친구이자 서리만을 바라보는 순정파로, 서리의 외삼촌과 외숙모의 행방을 알고 있는 유일한 인물. 이에 윤선우는 특유의 캐릭터 표현력으로 김형태를 완벽 소화, 극의 몰입도를 높임은 물론, 극을 더욱 풍성하게 만들 예정이라고.

Wang Suk-Hyeon above, 15 y.o., former child actor, will make a comeback in the younger role of Kim Hyeong Tae, played by Yoon Sun Woo, below. KHT is a 1st yr resident in neurosurgery. He is Seo Ri's childhood friend, loyal only to her ( holding torch for her? ), the only one who knows the whereabouts of Seo Ri's maternal uncle and his wife. With his special ability to portray a character, YSW has fully grasped the role of KHT, of course increasing immersion in the role, also planning to make it more colorful.

 

Thanks, @marykarmelina for all your efforts to get the best subs available to us quickly.

Your avatar of Moon Geun Young seemed at first so much like a morph of SHS with Lee Jong Suk I was confused. :lol:

Belated thanks also to @QTpieBlasian @AlexandraReid @mxxella @feelbora and everyone contributing fun news about the supporting cast members. Especially loved hearing about Wang Ji Won and Jung Yu Jin coming on, both underappreciated, Wang a talented ballerina, and Jung who seems a late blooming actress, not unlike SHS.

The list of cast so far keeps me guessing how good the script may be for this drama, how much of it will be comedy with a different and refreshing genre breaking twist to it maybe? I speculate becoz my actress SHS has a penchant for selecting such works, ones that stand out and stays with us long after. I hope so at least.

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Is that episode 7 already I am seeing the script cover for? :thumbsup:

 

They say that the logo has changed, but I haven't seen any production quality graphics work come out anywhere.

 

Waiting for more official looking marketimg material showing up before updating top page.

 

Y'all let me know if you hear anything. :wink:

 

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From some more eagle eyed fans. :wink: At crowded 명동, Myeong Dong shopping district.

Sure feels like she's 17 and still growing gawky teenager - all legs and probably no muscles, just her spider like digits - from this latest shot. I hope she's practicing her violin scales diligently. Wonder who her music coach is. :ph34r:

 

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It occurred to me that while there will be child actors for many of these roles, Shin Hye-Sun will play Woo Seo-Ree (WSR) at both age 17 and 30, and so that means she will be talking to the 15yo actor Wang Sukk-Hyeon playing the role of her buddy Kim Hyeon-Tae (KHT), sleep for 13yrs, wake up from her coma , and KHT will have grown up to be a neurosurgery resident faithfully by her side (no doubt inspired in no small partby his comatose bff WSR), but now played by adult actor Yoon Sun-Woo!

 

Whoa, that by itself will be interesting to watch. Has that ever been done? This will no doubt be a challenge for any actor (in fact I think it would be impossible for a male actor to do such a thing)., so that makes one more thing to watch for, whether SHS can pull it off convincingly. My money on her doing it superbly and convincingly. :)

 

What about Yang Se-Jong? When will he enter the story, and if as a 17yo, who will play that part? Inquiring minds want to know! B)

 

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Wow, it will be really interesting to see SHS in 17 yo part.  I like her look in Five Children, super adorable. I haven't seen any dramas of Yang Se Yong but he is told to be a good actor and of course quite handsome man LOL. July is coming. I am so excited:D

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July 2 is the Director's interview. Cho Soo-Won is his name.

https://ko.wikipedia.org/wiki/조수원

Probably most well known for "I can hear your voice" and "Pinnochio" both with Lee Jong-Suk.

 

July 23rd (Monday) is the full announcement, interviews and Q&A meeting on the 13th floor of the SBS headquarters building, with Shin Hye-Sun, Yang Se-Jong and Ahn Hyo-Seob to be in attendance.

 

I expect July 30,31 (Mon, Tue) to be the first 2 episodes! :wub::phew::sweatingbullets:

 

 

 

EDIT:

Happy correction. The FIRST BROADCAST IS MON JULY 23 !

 

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First broadcast date moved up to 7/23
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From http://www.g-enews.com/view.php?ud=201806221649121552c4c55f9b3d_1

 

Wang Ji-Won the ballerina - we'll see soon if she has some strings training also. That case looks awful big on her, looks like a viola? Very talented lady.

 

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'서른이지만 열일곱' 왕지원, 청순+섹시미 발산 "발레에 바이올린까지…못하는 게 뭐야"

 

Title of the article says, "30b17" Wang Ji-Won, innocent+sexy revealed, "Ballet & Violin too... What Can't She Do?"

 

Her character is Kim Tae-Rin. KTR . :w00t:

 

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Looks like WJW will also play her 17-yo self? Whoa, Korean actresses blessed with all the beauty secrets and fountain of youth too.

 

 

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From http://www.breaknews.com/585920

 

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‘서른이지만 열일곱입니다’ 정유진, 몽환적 분위기 화보 공개 ‘시선강탈’

 

And this title says, "30b17" Jung Yoo-Jin, Dream-Like Pics Released "Scene Stealer".

 

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이렇듯 연기 열정이 강한 정유진은 오는 7월 방송 예정인 SBS 새 월화드라마 ‘서른이지만 열일곱입니다’에서 시원한 성격에 능력 있는 무대디자이너 희수 역을 맡아 행보를 이어간다.

 

희수는 터프함과 세련미를 모두 갖춘 걸크러시 캐릭터로 세상과 소통을 단절한 우진(양세종 분)의 유일한 친구이자 동료로 출연해 새로운 매력을 발산할 예정이다.

 

 

... With such energetic acting, Jung Yoo-Jin will appear ... as refreshing personality and capable set designer Hee-Soo (not sure if it's just first name) and continue on her path.

 

Hee-Soo is a 'girl crush' character who, possessing  both tough and sophisticated appeal, is Woo-Jin (who has cut off communication with the world, by Yang Se-Jong)'s only friend and comrade (coworker?) - will appear, expected to reveal her new charms...

 

:thumbsup::glasses: Lots of pretty people gathering steam!

 

 

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Wow wow I'm already so looking forward to this drama. So many filming pics and already on episode 7! I thought they usually film concurrently with the telecast and new episodes two weeks before. Will Hyesunnie be playing the 17yo? Coz i saw a news of a young actor playing the role of young Yang Se Jong so I thought she won't be playing the 17yo part too. Anyway I can't wait to see SHS to shine in this drama!! Looking forward to the action here once the drama starts! :D

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6 hours ago, meechuttso said:

I can feel their awkwardness oozing out already. Just adorable

 

Yes they are looking good together!! 

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