Mabuhay dear readers! How’s the weather like in the Philippines these days? It rains a whole lot in Malaysia…water everywhere.
Jung Ryu-won (seated), Daniel Henney and Hyunbin
GMA Network, one of the leading TV networks in the Philippines, has acquired the rights to make a local version of My Lovely Samsoon. The original version of the drama, which starred Kim Sun-ah and Hyunbin, was aired by the channel in 2006.
Singer/actress Regine Velasquez is set to portray the titular character Sam-soon, who is a 30-year-old patissier looking for love.
character in the remake of My Name is Kim Sam-soon
Tackling the role of Jin-heon (played by Hyunbin in the original) is Mark Anthony Fernandez.
Supporting characters such as Hee-jin (Jung Ryu-won) and Dr. Henry Kim (Daniel Henney) goes to Nadine Samonte and Dr. Hayden Kho Jr. respectively. Uh huh, that Dr. Hayden Kho Jr is a doctor in real life!
Filming of the Philippine remake is scheduled to begin on May 1st for a late July 2008 release. Filming location is in Baguio City.
So K-popped! readers, are you excited about the Philippine remake? Will you be tuning in to catch the show when it airs?
Source: K-popped! reader Coffee
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