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The latest news about Joo Won's spy drama is that Choi Kang Hee is considering being his leading lady.


OK, the age difference between the two is 10 years (CKH was born in 1977 and Joo Won in 1987). That, in and of itself is not a deal-breaker for me - I have enjoyed the pairing in King 2 Hearts with the same age difference and am currently obsessed about Faith, where the age difference is also roughly the same.

Still, my reaction is a horrified no!!!!

1. I am OK with a younger man/older woman love story if it's presented as such (Majo no Jouken is one of my favorite dramas). Alternatively, if somehow the actors can convince me they look the same age despite the age difference, I am on board (the leads of K2H had a decade between them but they looked the same age). BUT! There is no way on God's green earth Choi Kang Hee (who looks old for her age) and Joo Won (who looks his age - he is no Lee Min Ho who can pull off playing older in Faith or elsewhere) look like they are the same age yet, according to the story, they are supposed to be. They met in college! What, she was his professor?

2. Choi Kang Hee looks older than her age. I don't find her either good-looking or sexy. Sge looks ahjumma-frumpy. She actually looked too old for Ji Sung, in Protect the Boss, and Ji Sung is her age. I can think of a million gorgeous 30+ actresses - Kim Tae Hee, Kim Ha Neul, Kim Sun Ah, Kim Hee Sun (all the beautiful women have the last name Kim? :)) Choi Kang Hee is not on the list. Buying her as a sexy, femme fatale spy gorgeous enough to snag someone a decade younger (or, I suppose playing someone way younger than her years) - I cannot buy it.

I think she'd be wrong for the role even if they cast a 3-+ actor, tbh. The thought of her opposite Joo Won, however, elevates this to the level of madlibs.

Date: 2012-10-18 11:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lysblack.livejournal.com
i feel ya, i feel ya.

Date: 2012-10-21 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lysblack.livejournal.com
i swear, like you said, kdrama casting people are on drugs, first taehyun and uee are a couple, then this, and now there is a huge possibility of lee seung gi and suzy being in a drama together. i love suzy she, who along with uee, is my favorite korean idol but it is one weird pairing, plus while i believe she is a natural, has a lot of potential and has grown as an actress, she still has a lot to grow and it's too early for her being the lead in such type of drama, especially when until a few days ago i honestly thought that LSG was in his mid 30s and had a baby face only to find out that he is in fact only 25 years old.

Date: 2012-10-18 11:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penny-lane-42.livejournal.com
I just looked her up and yeah...I'm not crazy about her face. And she definitely looks way too old for Joo Won. However, the one thing I have learned about kdramas is not to trust who's allegedly going to be in a show until you at least see production stills. Hopefully this won't come to pass and we'll get someone else in the role.

Date: 2012-10-21 05:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
It seems more and more definite...

Date: 2012-10-18 11:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] algelic.livejournal.com
Choi Kang Hee is definitely the worst candidate ever. She may be good for other roles, but this one TOTALLY doesn't fit her.

I'm still hoping they'll choose an actress in her 20s... preferably Min Hyo Rin!

Date: 2012-10-19 04:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lysblack.livejournal.com
that who i was hoping for!

actually hyorin was on my list along with other ladies that i would love to see with him and would fit the part (along with park min young and shin se kyung).

Date: 2012-10-21 05:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
It looks like a done deal :(

Date: 2012-10-19 12:54 am (UTC)
ext_21773: (Veronica Mars)
From: [identity profile] village.livejournal.com
Choi Kang Hee is yeah. I get that she can pull of comedy and this drama will be more on the comedic side than the ultra slick spy dramas but she doesn't really fit the character in my mind. Maybe she can pull off sexy spy but as she always seems to play the same character - the poor, scrappy type - I can't see it at all.

Nor do I, like you, see her as a good match for Joo Won. I agree with you that she looks older than her age. She looked 35 in Sweet Buns eight years ago. She played opposite Park Kwang Hyun who is the same age but looked ten years younger.

Not to say I'm against a 30something playing the character but I hope whoever they choose is appropriate.

Date: 2012-10-21 05:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
As someone over ad DB put it 'she is not a noona, she is an ahjumma.'

Date: 2012-10-19 01:41 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
thank you! i bust a gut last night when the news broke.
why her? from the news translations - it really sounded like she received the script before joo won did, and is just now jumping on board.

its just not right. this is supposed to be sexy flirty spy rom com a la mr. and mrs. smith and we're getting ajumma and her aegyo baby. >.<

curse yet drama gods.

Date: 2012-10-21 05:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Seriously, I am not even going to check out this drama.

Date: 2012-10-19 01:52 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
MBC = Must Be on Crack

Date: 2012-10-21 05:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Great abbreviation!

Date: 2012-10-19 04:34 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Uee - Cha Tae Hyun --> i thought how unlucky she is, but still i can imagine it

Jin Se Yeon - Joo Ji Hoon --> how lucky she is

Joo Won - Choi Kang Hee --> all in my mind now is, they're doing some french kissess lol

Date: 2012-10-21 05:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Seriously, ugh ugh ugh

Date: 2012-10-22 12:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] watchumlots.livejournal.com
Yeah, yucky. Like a 35-year-old making out with a high-schooler... yucky. While she has a pretty face (in a plain way), she just looks like someone's mother. Someone else said it: Ahjumma, yes. Noona, no.

Most of the younger (under 27) male actors aren't cute, they are P-R-E-T-T-Y! It is difficult for most female stars (who are beautiful) to stand next to them without looking plain by comparison.

Date: 2012-10-19 11:57 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Ewwww ! Kim Sun Ah are you kidding me ? She would look like Joo Won grandmother bleh ! But I agree CKH is just mistake

Date: 2012-10-21 05:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I think KSA is a lot prettier than CKH

Date: 2012-10-19 04:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] usisblog.livejournal.com
Na, I think CKH looks her age exactly. But she looks like this for a few years already. I like her acting but agree that she isn't the typical doll face. I know everyone seems to love Kim Ha Neul but for me she looks so plastic and her acting is so doll-like. KTH is nice but compared to JW maybe her acting skills would be lack more than usual.
I'm okay with CKH since I like her "natural" acting.

Maybe you are a bit to much into JW ;). I prefer waiting for the first teasers and deciede then if I like them together or not.

Date: 2012-10-21 05:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I dislike CKH - to me she is an older version of Gu Hye Sun. I am not even going to bother checking it out tbh.

Date: 2012-10-19 05:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
Aww, I so love older woman/younger man romances, but the actress does not make sense at all. I hope it will be someone else.

Date: 2012-10-21 05:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I think it's pretty much a done deal

Date: 2012-10-19 06:34 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Everything... my heart, my brain... and (I have to say it) my ovaries are screaming: noooooooo!! I don't want Joo Won to end up with her in a drama... can we please scratch her from the list of possible leading actress!? This is so wrong...>.> What's wrong with those casting people... they smoked something right!?

Date: 2012-10-21 05:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Seriously, ugh

Date: 2012-10-22 07:28 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
For one thing I cannot stand Joo Won I don't know what it is about him he just irks the crap out of me, plus I don't think he is good looking at all. And all this hub bub about Choi Kang Hee is a bunch of hooey! At least she can act! Unlike so many of the other so called young actresses out there! I know I'm in the minority but I think the pairing just might work out just fine. I'd rather they get rid of Joo Won yuck!

Date: 2012-10-23 08:58 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Not everyone is blessed with a near perfect face like Lee Min Ho

Date: 2012-10-25 11:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I would rather Joo Won dropped out too. Alas - not happening.


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