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Park Jin-woo plays second fiddle
by | July 8, 2008 | 26 Comments

Remember the cute baseball-playing kid who played Moon Geun-young‘s age-appropriate boyfriend (before she hooks up with Kim Rae-won) in the cute 2004 romantic comedy My Little Bride? Well, the two are pairing up again, because Park Jin-woo has just been cast in SBS’s upcoming high-profile sageuk drama The Painter of Wind.

The main loveline looks to be between Moon and Park Shin-yang — although I’m sure everyone’s wondering how that odd pairing is going to result in any sort of romantic chemistry (honestly, he could play her father). But Park Jin-woo is sure to add some conflict; he plays a royal painter in training, son of a powerful man who pushes himself to succeed on his own merits. He has a rivalry with Moon’s character, allowing jealousy to come between them (described as the Salieri to Moon’s Mozart).

While I don’t think Park Jin-woo has really proven himself yet, I think he has potential, and I’ve always enjoyed watching him. No, being a part of the Nonstop sitcom series is hardly a validation of acting prowess, but these days, what pretty boy or girl hasn’t had a stint on it? (After all, former Nonstop alums include Gu Hye-sun, Han Ye-seul, Hyun Bin, Jang Nara, and Jo In-sung.) He’s also got some pretty decent comic timing (see: Bad Family), although I’m guessing he probably won’t be needing it with Painter, which premieres in September.

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26 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. whaleatape

    COOL. Moon Geun Young and Park Jin Woo again? Yay! But it’s too bad about Park Shin Yang. The age gap is rather discomforting. Anyhow, I’m getting so excited now. I’m a sucker for the whole cast of Nonstop 5.

  2. JiHwan

    ^I loved the cast of Nonstop 5 also. It was definitely the best nonstop I’ve seen. The addition of Park Jin Woo just moved the drama up a notch in my opinion. You’re right, he’s not exactly a great actor but who can dislike such an adorable face. He’s not lead anyways so I’m all for eye candy. Plus he looks much better paired with Moon Geun Young than Park Shin Yang anyday. Now I’m looking forward to the rest of the cast.

  3. fizzlex3mh

    Huh. Funny how Park Jin Woo always plays the “age-appropriate” male character (My Little Bride, Bad Family, and now Painter of the Wind) but never gets the girl. How discouraging. I like him though, and will probably be rooting for him instead of Park Shin Yang. I find huge age gaps really disturbing.

  4. gingerbread_girl

    oh, he’s such a cutie! he’s a decent actor too!!
    he gives me more reason to watch Painter in the Wind :)

    • 4.1 Amy

      ME TOO! I don’t like this movie at all, for the reason PARK SHIN YANG AS A PARTNER OF MOON GEUM YOUNG!

      EVERYBODY, PLEASE READ MY COMMENT (FOR ONLY WHO LIKES PARK JIN WOO)

      I don’t understand why they placed Shin-yang in first role of the cast (AS AN FIRST ROLE ACTOR, PARTNER OF MOON GEUM YOUNG).

      Painter of the wind more better if they replace Jin Woo in the first actor role. :/

      It would be much more better than Park Shin Yang. Teachers in the world are not OLD AGE everytime, director think teachers age must old all the time, so that’s why they put PARK SHIN YANG as an first actor?

      There are many people who are young and occupation teacher, a youngster teacher.
      Thus, Park Jin Woo can’t be a first role actor and youngster teacher? Yes, it is POSSIBLE!! And more MATCH with moon geum young.
      Youngster teacher and youngster tomboy artist. Then become a beautiful girl! WOW AMAZING AND COOL.
      _______________________________________________________

      I don’t meant PARK SHIN YANG IS UGLY and NOT HANDSOME, he might be suitable with a woman who same age as him in a movie, but now in “PAINTER OF THE WIND”, he is as a partner with moon geum young O__O, she is so young in real, in movie too!

  5. shro

    despo guy!

  6. knuts

    I really don’t understand the pairing with Park Shin Yang either. Really weird. Not looking forward to it.

  7. ed

    mmm, maybe they’re going back in time for pairing PSY & MGY. back then it wasn’t that unusual for older men, esp. one of great wealth & position, to have younger women they fancied.

  8. Sue

    and lee jung and yang dong geun! i think both have this certain brilliancy when it comes to acting.

  9. Jessica

    @ ed

    Even now it’s not that unusual, like Michael Douglas and Woody Allen (ugh)

  10. 10 anne

    i love park jin woo!
    thats true, tragically he never gets the girl
    i’ll be rooting for him

  11. 11 len

    love park jin woo…

  12. 12 asianromance

    though the drama doesn’t interest me, i’m glad that park jin woo got a new role! i loved him in bad family and wished he had more screen-time. this is probably the biggest role he’s gotten so far. good luck to him!

  13. 13 Auntie Mame

    Actually, on looks alone, he could play the girl playing a guy. I thought this drama sounded really interesting and was looking forward to it.

    I hope it turns out well.

  14. 14 Jo

    For a second, i thought HE was Moon Geun Young…wow.

  15. 15 yetti

    ugh. nice lipstick.
    i swear all the kboy actors get too much lipstick action from makeup :p

  16. 16 mel

    Park Jin Woo was great fun to watch in Unstoppable Wedding on KBS, great potential

  17. 17 lanigonzalo

    Loved Park Jin Woo in Bad Family, loved him more in Unstoppable Wedding. I hope they make him a lead in a comedy-romance in the future.

  18. 18 Anonymous

    i am fond of watching .,park jin woo hope more project to come .

  19. 19 TaBlo

    I LIKE HIS CHARACTER IN UNSTOPPABLE WEDDING.I SO UPSET BECAUSE HIS MARRIED.HE HE HE.HE SO CUTE,HANDSOME.I DONT BELIEVE THAT HE IS A KOREAN PROFESIONAL GOLFER.WOW HE IS GREAT

  20. 20 Anonymous

    oppa how are you???please this is my email azumi_yeppuda…untill now you so cute nothing change!!how is jim???please give my regards

  21. 21 Amy

    ME TOO! I don’t like this movie at all, for the reason PARK SHIN YANG AS A PARTNER OF MOON GEUM YOUNG!

    EVERYBODY, PLEASE READ MY COMMENT (FOR ONLY WHO LIKES PARK JIN WOO)

    I don’t understand why they placed Shin-yang in first role of the cast (AS AN FIRST ROLE ACTOR, PARTNER OF MOON GEUM YOUNG).

    Painter of the wind more better if they replace Jin Woo in the first actor role. :/

    It would be much more better than Park Shin Yang. Teachers in the world are not OLD AGE everytime, director think teachers age must old all the time, so that’s why they put PARK SHIN YANG as an first actor?

    There are many people who are young and occupation teacher, a youngster teacher.
    Thus, Park Jin Woo can’t be a first role actor and youngster teacher? Yes, it is POSSIBLE!! And more MATCH with moon geum young.
    Youngster teacher and youngster tomboy artist. Then become a beautiful girl! WOW AMAZING AND COOL.
    _______________________________________________________

    I don’t meant PARK SHIN YANG IS UGLY and NOT HANDSOME, he might be suitable with a woman who same age as him in a movie, but now in “PAINTER OF THE WIND”, he is as a partner with moon geum young O__O, she is so young in real, in movie too!
    ______________________________________________________

    Well, anyway if the director place Jin Woo as artist Dan Won, I will love this TV SHOW 10000000000%, but now partner is SHIN YANG so I like it 80%. :/

  22. 22 Amy

    ME TOO! I don’t like this movie at all, for the reason PARK SHIN YANG AS A PARTNER OF MOON GEUM YOUNG!

    EVERYBODY, PLEASE READ MY COMMENT (FOR ONLY WHO LIKES PARK JIN WOO)

    I don’t understand why they placed Shin-yang in first role of the cast (AS AN FIRST ROLE ACTOR, PARTNER OF MOON GEUM YOUNG).

    Painter of the wind more better if they replace Jin Woo in the first actor role. :/

    It would be much more better than Park Shin Yang. Teachers in the world are not OLD AGE everytime, director think teachers age must old all the time, so that’s why they put PARK SHIN YANG as an first actor?

    There are many people who are young and occupation teacher, a youngster teacher.
    Thus, Park Jin Woo can’t be a first role actor and youngster teacher? Yes, it is POSSIBLE!! And more MATCH with moon geum young.
    Youngster teacher and youngster tomboy artist. Then become a beautiful girl! WOW AMAZING AND COOL.
    _______________________________________________________

    I don’t meant PARK SHIN YANG IS UGLY and NOT HANDSOME, he might be suitable with a woman who same age as him in a movie, but now in “PAINTER OF THE WIND”, he is as a partner with moon geum young O__O, she is so young in real, in movie too!

  23. 23 againamy

    I don’t like this movie at all, for the reason PARK SHIN YANG AS A PARTNER OF MOON GEUM YOUNG!

    EVERYBODY, PLEASE READ MY COMMENT (FOR ONLY WHO LIKES PARK JIN WOO and Lee In to be a partner of Moon Geum Young)

    I don’t understand why they placed Shin-yang in first role of the cast (AS AN FIRST ROLE ACTOR, PARTNER OF MOON GEUM YOUNG).

    Painter of the wind must be more better if they replace Jin Woo in the first actor role. :/

    It would be much more better than Park Shin Yang and more MATCH.. Teachers in the world are not OLD AGE everytime, director think teachers age must old all the time, so that’s why they put PARK SHIN YANG as an first actor?

    There are many people who are young and occupation teacher, a youngster teacher.
    Thus, Can’t Park Jin Woo or Lee In become a first role actor, youngster teacher? Yes, it is POSSIBLE!! It would very much MATCH with moon geum young.

    Youngster teacher and youngster tomboy artist.
    _______________________________________________________

    AND ALSO, I VERY MUCH DISLIKE FINAL EPISODE 20!!!!! GRRRRRRRRRR It says nothing. Just apart and then what!? Yun bok (moon geum young) happily ever after with that old teacher Dan Won or youngster artist Hyo Won (Park Jin Woo)?

    I PREFER Park Jin Woo or Lee In to be as a partner of Artist Moon Geum Young instead of a old teacher Park Shin Yang (Dan Won).

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    COMPARE JIN WOO AND LEE IN AND SHIN YANG:

    I prefer and keep dreaming in my mind, Jin Woo or Lee in be the first role actor instead of Shin yang.

    Shin yang and Moon geum young looks weird. Just acting such falling in love or something else.

    Again, jin woo and lee in challenge! For me, I prefer PARK JIN WOO, because he is good looking. If jin woo is good looking 200%, lee in is 100%.

    So and so, I realized that that will look nice (NO WEIRD ANYMORE), and more PREFER PARK JIN WOO TO BE AN FIRST ACTOR AND BE A PARTNER OF MOON GEUM YOUNG!!!!!!!!!
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    I did not meant PARK SHIN YANG IS UGLY and NOT HANDSOME, I think he might be suitable with a woman who same age as him in a movie, but now in “PAINTER OF THE WIND”, he is as a partner with moon geum young O__O, she is so young in real, in movie too!
    ___________________________________________________________________________

  24. 24 amyagain

    ME TOO! I don’t like this movie at all, for the reason PARK SHIN YANG AS A PARTNER OF MOON GEUM YOUNG!

    EVERYBODY, PLEASE READ MY COMMENT (FOR ONLY WHO LIKES PARK JIN WOO)

    I don’t understand why they placed Shin-yang in first role of the cast (AS AN FIRST ROLE ACTOR, PARTNER OF MOON GEUM YOUNG).

    Painter of the wind more better if they replace Jin Woo in the first actor role. :/

    It would be much more better than Park Shin Yang. Teachers in the world are not OLD AGE everytime, director think teachers age must old all the time, so that’s why they put PARK SHIN YANG as an first actor?

    There are many people who are young and occupation teacher, a youngster teacher.
    Thus, Park Jin Woo can’t be a first role actor and youngster teacher? Yes, it is POSSIBLE!! And more MATCH with moon geum young.
    Youngster teacher and youngster tomboy artist. Then become a beautiful girl! WOW AMAZING AND COOL.
    _______________________________________________________

    I don’t meant PARK SHIN YANG IS UGLY and NOT HANDSOME, he might be suitable with a woman who same age as him in a movie, but now in “PAINTER OF THE WIND”, he is as a partner with moon geum young O__O, she is so young in real, in movie too!

    ___________________________________________________________________________
    * * ** * ** * ** * ** * ** * ** * ** * ** * ** * ** * ** * ** * ** * *
    * * ** * ** * ** * ** * ** * ** * ** * ** * ** * ** * ** * ** * ** * *

    I don’t like this movie at all, for the reason PARK SHIN YANG AS A PARTNER OF MOON GEUM YOUNG!

    EVERYBODY, PLEASE READ MY COMMENT (FOR ONLY WHO LIKES PARK JIN WOO and Lee In to be a partner of Moon Geum Young)

    I don’t understand why they placed Shin-yang in first role of the cast (AS AN FIRST ROLE ACTOR, PARTNER OF MOON GEUM YOUNG).

    Painter of the wind must be more better if they replace Jin Woo in the first actor role. :/

    It would be much more better than Park Shin Yang and more MATCH.. Teachers in the world are not OLD AGE everytime, director think teachers age must old all the time, so that’s why they put PARK SHIN YANG as an first actor?

    There are many people who are young and occupation teacher, a youngster teacher.
    Thus, Can’t Park Jin Woo or Lee In become a first role actor, youngster teacher? Yes, it is POSSIBLE!! It would very much MATCH with moon geum young.

    Youngster teacher and youngster tomboy artist.
    _______________________________________________________

    AND ALSO, I VERY MUCH DISLIKE FINAL EPISODE 20!!!!! GRRRRRRRRRR It says nothing. Just apart and then what!? Yun bok (moon geum young) happily ever after with that old teacher Dan Won or youngster artist Hyo Won (Park Jin Woo)?

    I PREFER Park Jin Woo or Lee In to be as a partner of Artist Moon Geum Young instead of a old teacher Park Shin Yang (Dan Won).

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    COMPARE JIN WOO AND LEE IN AND SHIN YANG:

    I prefer and keep dreaming in my mind, Jin Woo or Lee in be the first role actor instead of Shin yang.

    Shin yang and Moon geum young looks weird. Just acting such falling in love or something else.

    Again, jin woo and lee in challenge! For me, I prefer PARK JIN WOO, because he is good looking. If jin woo is good looking 200%, lee in is 100%.

    So and so, I realized that that will look nice (NO WEIRD ANYMORE), and more PREFER PARK JIN WOO TO BE AN FIRST ACTOR AND BE A PARTNER OF MOON GEUM YOUNG!!!!!!!!!
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    I did not meant PARK SHIN YANG IS UGLY and NOT HANDSOME, I think he might be suitable with a woman who same age as him in a movie, but now in “PAINTER OF THE WIND”, he is as a partner with moon geum young O__O, she is so young in real, in movie too!

    __________________________________________________________________________________________
    REMARK: I keep dreaming in my mind then keep continue to the movie between PARK JIN WOO (Hyo won) and MOON GEUM YOUNG (yun bok hye won) relationship. :)

    Anyway, If there any by chance, I really want to watch and want the director to create “PAinter of the WInd (2)”. ^_^
    ___________________________________________________________________________

  25. 25 AMYAGAIN

    I don’t like this movie at all, for the reason PARK SHIN YANG AS A PARTNER OF MOON GEUM YOUNG!

    EVERYBODY, PLEASE READ MY COMMENT (FOR ONLY WHO LIKES PARK JIN WOO and Lee In to be a partner of Moon Geum Young)

    I don’t understand why they placed Shin-yang in first role of the cast (AS AN FIRST ROLE ACTOR, PARTNER OF MOON GEUM YOUNG).

    Painter of the wind must be more better if they replace Jin Woo in the first actor role. :/

    It would be much more better than Park Shin Yang and more MATCH.. Teachers in the world are not OLD AGE everytime, director think teachers age must old all the time, so that’s why they put PARK SHIN YANG as an first actor?

    There are many people who are young and occupation teacher, a youngster teacher.
    Thus, Can’t Park Jin Woo or Lee In become a first role actor, youngster teacher? Yes, it is POSSIBLE!! It would very much MATCH with moon geum young.

    Youngster teacher and youngster tomboy artist.
    _______________________________________________________

    AND ALSO, I VERY MUCH DISLIKE FINAL EPISODE 20!!!!! GRRRRRRRRRR It says nothing. Just apart and then what!? Yun bok (moon geum young) happily ever after with that old teacher Dan Won or youngster artist Hyo Won (Park Jin Woo)?

    I PREFER Park Jin Woo or Lee In to be as a partner of Artist Moon Geum Young instead of a old teacher Park Shin Yang (Dan Won).

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    COMPARE JIN WOO AND LEE IN AND SHIN YANG:

    I prefer and keep dreaming in my mind, Jin Woo or Lee in be the first role actor instead of Shin yang.

    Shin yang and Moon geum young looks weird. Just acting such falling in love or something else.

    Again, jin woo and lee in challenge! For me, I prefer PARK JIN WOO, because he is good looking. If jin woo is good looking 200%, lee in is 100%.

    So and so, I realized that that will look nice (NO WEIRD ANYMORE), and more PREFER PARK JIN WOO TO BE AN FIRST ACTOR AND BE A PARTNER OF MOON GEUM YOUNG!!!!!!!!!
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    I did not meant PARK SHIN YANG IS UGLY and NOT HANDSOME, I think he might be suitable with a woman who same age as him in a movie, but now in “PAINTER OF THE WIND”, he is as a partner with moon geum young O__O, she is so young in real, in movie too!

    __________________________________________________________________________________________
    REMARK: I keep dreaming in my mind then keep continue to the movie between PARK JIN WOO (Hyo won) and MOON GEUM YOUNG (yun bok hye won) relationship. :)

    Anyway, If there any by chance, I really want to watch and want the director to create “PAinter of the WInd (2)”. ^_^
    ___________________________________________________________________________

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