Why was Shin Min Ah chosen for ‘My Girlfriend is a Nine-tailed Fox’?
What is the story behind Shin Min Ah surpassing Jun Ji Hyun and Shin Se Kyung for the main role in the SBS drama, ‘My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox’?
Originally, Min Ah was never the first pick for the role. The original plan was for either Jun Ji Hyun, or the ‘hottest’ star of the MBC sitcom ‘Highkick Through the Roof’, Shin Se Kyung, to act out the ‘nine-tailed fox’.
However, due to the burdens of coming back as an actress in a drama, Jun Ji Hyun rejected the offer, while Shin Se Kyung was considered too young to act alongside actor Lee Seung Ki, and her image from ‘Highkick Through the Roof’ might have tarnished the lovable and cute character.
The producer of ‘My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox’ revealed that they chose Shin Min Ah for her ‘CF Queen’ image. The producer said, “Even though Shin Min Ah gained the ‘CF Queen’ image from shooting many CFs rather than dramas, for the role of the ‘nine-tailed fox’, we wanted someone who didn’t have a particular image as an actress. When we directly met with her, we felt that she could act out a ‘nine-tailed fox’ who hadn’t woken up in 500 years.”
Meanwhile, ‘My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox’ is currently scoring 10% in viewer ratings, and there are talks with ‘You’re Beautiful’ stars, Jang Geun Suk, Jung Yonghwa, and Lee Hong Ki to cameo in the drama after UEE and Park Shin Hye made cameos last week.