Seven First Kisses cast has been finalized and revealed in its official trailer. Many are wondering why Lee Min Ho was still added while he is busy with Legend of the Blue Sea.
The Asian superstar is confirmed to be part of the web drama produced by Lotte Duty Free.
Original cast and plot
The project was announced earlier this month as Six First Kisses or First Kiss for the Sixth Time. Reports said it will revolve around the story of a girl (Lee Cho Hee) and her first kiss. The announced leading men were Ji Chang Wook, Lee Jong Suk, Lee Jun Ki, Park Hae Jin, EXO Kai, and 2PM’s Taecyeon.
Hallyu fans worldwide were excited when the initial details were released. The number of heartthrobs gathered for one project even raised comparisons to the 2001 hit series Meteor Garden. The classic Asianovela starred Barbie Hsu as the female lead and the then-popular boy band F4.
From Six to SEVEN First Kisses
Now, it has been revealed that another famous actor has been added to the project.
TheBitBag was first to report that Lee Min Ho was silently added in the project’s webpage. The title stated in the site was also suddenly changed to Seven First Kisses. Fans picked up on this and people were not sure if his addition was just a fan theory or a PR stunt.
However, his inclusion in Seven First Kisses’ cast was eventually confirmed with a teaser released last week. The said official Seven First Kisses trailer can be seen at the end of this story.
Other Seven First Kisses cast members not happy?
Lee Min Ho’s role is expected to make the series even more successful. Unfortunately, there are rumors that other Seven First Kisses cast members are not too pleased that he was added.
Speculations rose about how he was only included after Legend of the Blue Sea debuted with high ratings. The SBS fantasy drama has been topping both the viewership and popularity charts as per data from Nielsen Korea.
With Lee Min Ho’s addition, it is possible that producers still felt that the drama lacked star power. If this is the case, then other Seven First Kisses cast members will likely feel offended with the big and sudden change.
Furthermore, many noticed how members of the initial lineup were all present at the drama’s recent presscon. However, Lee Min Ho was absent during the big event, most likely since he is busy with Legend of the Blue Sea.
Do you feel that it was necessary for showrunners to add Lee Min Ho? All the rumors have been purely speculative, so it is best to believe that all is well among the Seven First Kisses cast members. TheBitBag will also be on the lookout for updates about the project.