Is 'The Villianess is a Marionette' getting a K-drama? Astro's Eunwoo and Han Sohee turn into royalty for Webtoon
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Eunwoo and Han Sohee of Astro have collaborated with Kakao for a visually appealing trailer for webtoon 'The Villainess Is A Marionette'. The Korean animated cartoon series has gained immense popularity in recent years. This has led to many Korean stars taking part in it. BTS' Chakho is a prime example. However, this could not become a possibility in this case. Reports suggest that the released trailer is only a part of the promotion for the webtoon. This potentially means that the much anticipated K-drama is sadly not in the making.
'The Villainess Is A Marionette' is one of the many famous webtoons that has become a fan favorite soon after its release. The story centers around Princess Kayena and Duke Kidrey. Kayena is mistreated by her brother, Regef, and as soon as she breaks free from his vicinity, the princess searches for refuge under the Duke. However, a mysterious past connects the two. It is revealed that Duke was her in his past life. This thriller-romance story has grasped much attention. The news of K-pop idols Eunwoo and Han Sohee playing the characters of the Duke and the Princess collected mixed reactions.
Netizens Have Mixed Reactions To ASTRO's Cha Eunwoo And Han So Hee's Transformation Into Characters From Webtoon "The Villainess Is A Marionette"https://t.co/8zpw3AMnJX— Koreaboo (@Koreaboo) September 27, 2022
Is a K-drama featuring Eunwoo and Han Sohee in the making?
The trailer release for the webtoon sent the internet speculating if a K-drama is in production. While the Astro duo Eunwoo and Han Sohee appear as the perfect picks for the roles, it becomes clear that Kakao Webtoon is currently running an ad campaign where they cast Korean stars as the face of the manhwa. And the project is only for promotional purposes. Thus, the two will not be starring in a K-drama and are only posing as the personas of the two main characters from the webtoon.
EUNWOO AND HAN SOHEE ARE STARRING IN A DRAMA TOGETHER. THEY DID THIS FOR ME— Æ (@kwungri) September 27, 2022
I just discovered that Kakao Webtoon has an ongoing AD campaign where they cast celebrities as the models for manhwas and it's only for promotional purpose.— words bubble up like soda pop (@uchuudrop) September 27, 2022
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Fans have a love and hate relationship with the visual
While some fans claim 'The Villainess Is A Marionette' to be their favorite webtoon, others found issues with it. A fan even found Han Sohee to be better than Eunwoo and tweeted, "I'd go for han sohee any day but eunwoo....nah man keep him out." While some fans are sad about the K-drama not becoming a reality. A fan wrote, "Apparently it's just an ad and not for a drama".
However, some fans absolutely loved the trailer and praised the design. A fan tweeted, "Cha Eunwoo X Han Sohee So unreal". Another fan posted, "Cha eunwoo as duke raffaello and han sohee as princess kayena OMG IM LIVING". Another fan appreciated the visuals, "HAN SOHEE AND CHA EUNWOO OML THE VISUAL SERVE IS INSANE".
I'd go for han sohee any day but eunwoo....nah man keep him out. https://t.co/HXjnGKwQBt— tadashi's freckles | want s5 (@tadashisfreckl1) September 27, 2022
apparently it's just an ad and not for a kdrama 😭😭— ria (@chaerywrld) September 27, 2022
cha eunwoo as duke raffaello and han sohee as princess kayena OMG IM LIVING pic.twitter.com/DKLNeYEwHD— 체스카 ☻ (@sparklty) September 27, 2022
HAN SOHEE AND CHA EUNWOO OML THE VISUAL SERVE IS INSANE pic.twitter.com/I7P85KqHCm— sohee’s lover 🦋 (@kdramaluvrr) September 27, 2022
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