Upon the release of several stills for the Orange Marmalade, netizens began voicing their outrage at the casting of AOA‘s Seolhyun as the female lead for the upcoming KBS2 drama.
The drama, which is based off a popular webtoon that shares the same name, confirmed the casting of the AOA singer as the female lead Baek Mari in February. Despite being an idol, Seolhyun has had experience acting before, playing roles in both KBS2 drama My Daughter Seo-young and SBS drama Ugly Alert. The singer even made her acting debut in the hit movie Gangnam 1970 alongside superstar Lee Min Ho.
Despite her acting experience, however, netizens have criticized Seolhyun’s casting because they believe that she does not fit the physical characteristics of the character. Fans of the webtoon who have voiced their opposition to the casting even went as far as threatening to boycott the drama.
However, netizens are not only disappointed in Seolhyun’s casting. While they believe that the AOA member does not embody the correct physical attributes for main character Baek Mari, many have also claimed that co-star Yeo Jin Goo has also been miscast for the role.
1. [+ 101, – 0] They are both not fit for the role; Baek Mari is supposed to be so pale she appears sick and fragile but Seolhyun is the opposite. The male role is supposed to be tall and sharp and Yeo Jingoo doesn’t fit that description ㅠㅠㅠㅠ. I’m not going to watch it. Such huge casting error
2. [+ 82, – 0] Whether it’s seolhyun or yeojingu they are such fuking misfit for the roles. I really liked the webtoon too
3. [+ 78, – 1] FFS even actors have a hard time acting in webtoon drams and you expect her to pull it off? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ I really liked this webtoon;;;;