What if a Pinoy adaptation of the hit Korean drama Goblin is brought to fruition?
With such an epic, endearing tale capturing hearts everywhere, especially in its recent successful run on Primetime Bida, it is definitely one captivating prospect for a local version. But the biggest question that should enamor fans is who among Pinoy actors would perfectly fit those fabulous roles on the Korean fantasy epic?
Who would shine as the local Kim Shin or Goblin, Erin, the Grim Reaper, or Sunny?
Last week, in our Poll: Kapamilya stars perfect for Pinoy Goblin roles we asked netizens their choice among four dreamcasting sets of actors and their possible Goblin characters to portray. While some made their choice by voting for a particular set, most voted for their own sets of actors to play the roles, assuming that Goblin will have a Pinoy version.
After tabulating the results, here are the Kapamilya artists who emerged as the top picks:
Piolo Pascual as Kim Shin
Respondents unanimously voted for Piolo Pascual to play the titular character. Undeniably, Piolo is definitely a shoo-in, given how his charm and stature in the industry is quite similar to the original Goblin actor Gong Yoo. Piolo can surely play the part really well, given his credentials and accomplishments in his incredible acting career.
Kisses Delavin as Erin
The PBB Lucky Season 7 Second Big Placer is the hands-down choice for the role of Erin. Netizens think Kisses Delavin could really give justice to the well-loved character. Kisses’ innocent and cheerful personality plus her cute and beautiful face absolutely mirrors Kim Go Eun, the actress who played Erin. Besides, among the choices, she is the youngest and has the same age as Erin thus being ideal for the character. However, one thing could be a great setback in picking the promising actress for the role – if she can do kissing scenes.
Zanjoe Marudo as Grim Reaper
He has the height, the looks, and that mysterious persona the Korean Grim Reaper, portrayed by Lee Dong Wook, possesses. This perception heightened when he posted his Sweden sojourn snaps on Instagram last week channeling the Grim Reaper in him. But netizens consider his talent in depicting a wide range of characters in his impressive acting career as the main factor behind their choice, given that Zanjoe fits the Grim Reaper’s personality so well.
Arci Muñoz as Sunny
With her sassy and sexy nature, many think that she could pull off the soft-spoken yet witty character Sunny, originally portrayed by the similarly alluring Yoo In Na. As what she had showed us in her previous effortless portrayals of a devastated and brokenhearted damsel, she can really identify with and do the role with eyes closed.
While the aforementioned choices ruled the poll, netizens also chose other combinations of actors for the roles. Here are some of the interesting choices:
- Richard Yap (Goblin), Jodi Sta. Maria (Erin), Ian Veneracion (Grim Reaper), Bea Alonzo (Sunny)
- James Reid (Goblin), Nadine Lustre (Erin), Enrique Gil (Grim Reaper), Liza Soberano (Sunny)
- Paulo Avelino (Goblin), Nadine Lustre (Erin), Arjo Atayde (Grim Reaper), Bianca King (Sunny)
- Piolo Pascual (Goblin), Angel Locsin (Erin), Paulo Avelino (Grim Reaper), Toni Gonzaga (Sunny)
- Zanjoe Marudo (Goblin), Louise delos Reyes (Erin), Paulo Avelino (Grim Reaper), Maja Salvador (Sunny)
- John Lloyd Cruz (Goblin), Sarah Geronimo (Erin), Piolo Pascual (Grim Reaper), Toni Gonzaga (Sunny)
Other selections include Kim Chiu, Sue Ramirez, Coleen Garcia, and Alex Gonzaga for Erin; Angel Locsin, Cristine Reyes, and Bela Padilla for Sunny; Enrique Gil for Grim Reaper, and Joseph Marco for Kim Shin. Fans also find it appropriate for either Sam Concepcion, Iñigo Pascual, Joshua Garcia, Enrique Gil, or Robi Domingo to play the happy-go-lucky and gullible Derrick, portrayed in the fantasy drama by K-Pop idol Yook Sungjae.
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