StarStruck (스타스트럭) is a Korean BL series about two childhood friends, one of whom has deep feelings for the other. The lead roles go to SF9’s Baek JooHo (Zuho), and Kim InSeong.
Reports from the Korean entertainment portal Naver sum up the casting process of the upcoming Korean Bl series, StarStruck.
Reports have it that there was ‘fierce’ competition due to many rising young actors and up-and-coming rookies attending the audition. Most of them target the lead roles. However, the entertainment site did not mention any names, among those ‘rising stars’ who joined the audition.
Cast and Production Crew
StarStruck is directed by Park Seon-Jae and Kim Hoon-Kwang. The script is written by Jeong Hyun-woo and is based on the popular web novel ‘StarStruck’ by author Ha Tae-jin. The producer is ‘I Will Media’. Naver further reports that the source material boasts of a strong fandom who admire the realistic depiction of the main characters. The Series is expected to be released in the first half of 2023.
The actors who were cast to play the lead roles are SF9’s Baek Joo-ho (Zuho), Kim In-Seong, Park Tae-in, Kwon San, Lee Sang Min, Chae Soo-ah, and Kim Yubin.
StarStruck is a tale of two childhood friends, Seo Han Jun (Kim In Seong), and Jo Yoo Jae (Zuho). Han Jun harbors deep, romantic feelings for Yoo Jae, yet he kept it a secret. He always knew it will be ‘unrequited’ love and will not confess to Yoo Jae. Yet, a certain circumstance forces him to do so…
One of the lead stars (from SF9), Zuho responded to a homophobic comment from a fan and says:
Whatever drama, whatever projects, or job, whatever it is. Everything that exists in this world… everything is precious. I really want to experience a lot of things and want to try many types (of roles) on stages and elsewhere, so it’s wrong to treat anything with prejudice. Everything is precious and should receive love. I’m just thankful for those who love me – as a person and as an actor. There’s nothing we should draw a line around and prejudice it.Video posted on Twitter with edits from the author.
South Korean BL productions and content makers are trailblazing their own into the top of the BL ‘food chain’ so to speak. There is plenty of exciting and high-value series for 2022 and 2023, and even beyond. Read more about the top Korean BL series in our hitlist.
Special mentions to OmegaX casting in A Shoulder to Cry On, Eccentric Romance, and The Director Who Buys Me Dinner.
An old-timer BL fan way back in 2007. I started out loving BL after watching the Takumi-kun series from Japan, went on collecting BL manga, and watched old BL anime such as Junjou Romantica and the likes. Love of Siam allow me to transition into Thai, while Amphetamine gave me glimpses of Taiwanese BL magic. I love to write reviews and I’m one of the administrators of Psycho Weird.