On November 10th, at an official press conference for the musical Gone With the Wind, Girls’ Generation member Seohyun was revealed to be cast as Scarlett O’Hara.The press conference was held at the JW Marriot in Dongdaemun Square, Seoul. Apart from Seohyun, the other cast members were present as well, including Joo Jin Mo, Kim Beop Rae, Bada, Michael Lee, Jung Sang Yoon, Kim Bo Gyeong,Yu Lia, Jung Yeong Joo, Park Joon Myeon and Han Dong Geun.
This will mark Seohyun’s second lead role onstage as she played the female lead in the musical Moon Embracing the Sun, earlier this year. For Joo Jin Mo this will be his musical debut as he will take on the famous role of Rhett Butler.
At the press conference Seohyun mentioned that she was in the process of learning classical singing in order to utilize different techniques for the musical. She also stated that her fellow members are very supportive and was quoted, “They told me that the Scarlett role fits me very well and coming from them it gave me more confidence and allowed me to have more fun.”
Additionally, Seohyun posted two photos on Instagram of herself and Joo Jin Mo as their characters. In one picture Joo Jin Mo and Seohyun are staring at each other affectionately while in the other picture Seohyun looks stunning in her poster picture.
Gone With the Wind is going to begin its stage run on January 9th, 2015 at the Seoul Arts Center, and will run for five consecutive weeks.
Source: TV Report