It is true that webtoons are a go-to source of inspiration for Korean dramas. Most recently, MBC expressed interest in creating a new TV drama based on Hee-Jung Park's Cat and Dog.
And Imitation, a webtoon about K-pop idols, could easily be the next inspiration for a film or a drama series, but who would be casted as its actors and actresses? Here are a few casting ideas that would be perfect!
Official Imitation introduction:
"Maha is a member of the girl group Tea Party. She became famous by imitating other popular stars and for this very reason, Ryoc, a member of the boy band SHAX, holds a strong hatred towards her. However, as they continue to cross paths, his feelings towards Maha begin to change and their relationship develops into an unexpectedly sweet romance that they must now hide from everyone around them".
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Maha Lee from Tea Party:
She is the young main protagonist of Imitation. With her wispy bangs, medium-length brown hair, and doe-like eyes, Maha Lee is portrayed as an innocent and clueless girl learning her ways around the brutal entertainment industry.
Suzy from miss A
Suzy is the epitome of innocence. Just look at her face and tell me it doesn't remind you of Maha and her naïve outlook on her life.
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I know that she is not a 20-year old girl group idol and instead a veteran actress, but Song Hye-kyo's blank, clueless look perfectly captures Maha's naivety. Even her hair style matches Maha's.
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Ryoc of SHAX:
He is the unspoken leader of the older idol group SHAX, and it has become his nature to act cold and detached (at first). These k-pop idols would portray this character well.
T.O.P (Choi Seung-hyun) from Big Bang
His pointed facial features and black hair would make him a perfect fit for Ryoc. He could be someone who acts cold and uncaring towards others and unintentionally scares someone at first, yet have the most loving nature.
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Song Dong-woon from Beast
Song Dong-woon also has sharp facial features, and his black monochromatic outfit is an exact replica of Ryoc's outfits. He would pull off the fierce character of Ryoc, as the intense and intimidating yet loving and caring man.
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Yujin of Sparkling:
Always happy and protective of Maha, Yujin is a member of the idol-group Sparkling. He has been the biggest supporter of Maha. Although Maha only considers Yujin as her friend, he aspires to be more. His blond hair is his trademark look, and it adds to his youthful, cheery attitude.
Mir from MBLAQ
Just look at how happy this blond boy is! He could be with Maha this instant and be smiling and laughing at her quirky comments. His blond hair makes him look even happier.
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Hyuk of SHAX
This pink-haired member of SHAX, who gets made fun for his height and girl-like traits, is friendlier and easier to get along with than Ryok. He warms up to Maha and ultimately the #1 supporter of Ryoc going after Maha.
Luhan from Exo
His youthful stare could easily be Hyuk's. His pink hair adds to his charm and helps him look more approachable.
Woozi from Seventeen
His pink hair and boyish facial expression capture the essence of Hyuk. He gives off a sweet vibe and seems like someone who is easy to get along with.
Hyun-Ji from Tea Party:
One of Maha's best friends, Hyun-Ji is also a Tea Party member, but she is more timid with her feelings and emotions. Even though she has a crush on Yujin, she doesn't go after him because she doesn't want to interfere in Yujin's crush on Maha. Her long black hair and long body are a part of her signature look.
Seolhyun from AOA
Her long black hair, perfect body, and her sweet smile remind us of Hyun-Ji's signature traits. We wouldn't be surprised if Seolhyun decides to help her best friend's romantic life despite her personal feelings.
Ria from Tea Party:
Ria is another member of Tea Party, but her personality is a sharp contrast from Hyun-Ji's and Maha's. She is bold, straight-to-the-point, and not afraid to speak her mind openly. She is often the voice of reason, and her pink-red hair adds to her fiery character.
Jia from miss A
Her bright pink hair color and sharp features would make her a perfect Ria. Just look at how intense her gaze is. Jia, Ria? Even their names are so similar. It's meant to be.
So who would be your dream cast??
Read the full webtoon on SPOTTOON to decide for yourself!
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