From the set of Insadong Scandal
I can’t say I’m exactly excited about the new art-themed movie Insadong Scandal, but I do really like Kim Rae-won (Gourmet), who acts with an effortless charm. (On the other hand, “Korea’s Madonna” Uhm Jung-hwa (Seducing Mr. Perfect) is a little hit or miss for me… and I’m sorry to be shallow, but her face is starting to scare me.)
Reporters were invited to the set location for a press conference on the 6th at the Buan Cine Theme Park in North Jeolla province.
(Doesn’t the venue seem like a lovely change from the usual conference hall settings? It sure seemed cold — everyone’s bundled up in heavy winterwear — but oh so pretty.)
In the film, Kim plays a highly gifted art restorer/reproducer, while Uhm takes on a villainess character. Kim sheds his normally easy-going image for a more refined character, which he says he felt some pressure undertaking: “We’re more than halfway through filming so I feel now that I made the right choice. It’ll show a different side to me than I’ve shown before, and I wanted to take on the challenge. My mother works at an art school, so I’ve had an interest in art from an early age.”
Regarding the role, Kim explained, “I played simple characters in Sunflower and Gourmet,” and elicited unexpected laughs by adding jokingly, “but in contrast, since this sexy and sophisticated role is like my real self I didn’t feel burdened.”
A premiere date has still not been set, but the film aims to release within the first half of the year.
And because it cannot be said too much, Kim Rae-won is one good-lookin’ man:
Unfortunately, like I said, Uhm Jung-hwa is (in recent years) one scary-lookin’ woman. The heavy makeup against the white face and the lurid red dress don’t really help, either. I think super structured looks like this are really harsh, and make her look unnatural. I’d like to see her looking simple and normal one of these days — although for a pop diva, I suppose this IS simple and normal. You know, since she’s actually wearing clothing instead of passing off underwear as sexy costuming.
Via My Daily