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Secret Garden’s badass Ha Ji-won

Ha Ji-won has been doing a lot of action lately, what with her blockbuster film Haeundae and the upcoming sci-fi movie Sector 7. Add new drama Secret Garden to the list, the upcoming fantasy-romance series that has just released its first stills.

In the drama, Ha plays a stuntwoman who aspires to be a martial arts director. She meets our hero, played by Hyun Bin, and they get off to a bickering start — only to end up trading souls/bodies.

In my opinion, Ha Ji-won is one of the sexiest actresses in the biz — and I don’t mean strictly in looks but in overall aura — so it’s no surprise to see her looking mighty badass here. (I’ll admit the stills look kinda cheesy, but she does not.) It makes you wonder what would’ve happened if she’d taken the lead in Athena; no disrespect to Su Ae, whom I like a lot, but Ha would OWN that role.

Secret Garden is a weekend drama replacing SBS’s Life Is Beautiful beginning November 13.

Via BNT News

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looks like lara croft :D

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First thought that came to mind too. Ha Ji Won has an aura beyond the pretty-Korean-actress thing that a lot of the others have going on.

And LOL at the trading souls storyline. Can't wait to see how that is going to be played out!

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Yah that was my first thought as well- lara croft. I used to play that game :)

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i second lara croft... and the trading souls. how intriguing!
i understand's jb's view on soo ae. she's a great actress, but somehow i think she looks a bit... fragile. must be her elfin cute features.

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She IS Lara croft x))

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She's a better Lara Croft than even Lara Croft.

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I was going to say the exact same thing... only Lara Croft had better hair.

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Yea, the stills automatically reminds me of Tomb Raider :P

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me too! first thought that came into my mind when i saw the harness, guns, and even the pouch.

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LOL. I thought the exact same thing when I saw the outfit and guns!

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I just said that to myself then scrolled down to your comment. I nearly shit myself laughing.

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She owns the word Charisma!!! Can't wait to see this.

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Yes this is one of he reasons why Han JI Won is one of my girl crushes. And JB I do agree with you that if she had taken the Athena role she would've owned it.

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i love HaJiWon. i just fell in love with her from Love So Divine and from then on, just followed her religiously (altho i havent seen What Happened in Bali. lol).

she's still the best in Duelist - that or I just love her and KDW together. heh.

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u should see what happened in bali. i've watched it 3 times and i sooo love it. hehe

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chicken.
Watched it for like 20 times. one of the best indeed.

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I'll tell ya what happened in Bali. She assassinated Lara Croft. ;)

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como esta senyora?

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Watch ....Bali, one of the best dramas ever. She's got such great chemistry with Jo In Sung and as well as So Ji Sub and it will keep you riveted on the screen. My one wish that JB knows is she would recap this if she ever had a section on recapping classic Kdramas.

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you should help me flood their inbox with that. Ive requested GF for a review, ive had no repl yet.

Hi GF, if you happen to read this, please be inform, I am still whaiting!

LOLs (lots of love)

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I did request JB to possibly recap Bali and she did reply that she'd like to recap it but... we know know how busy she is... so on to HJW and HB's secret garden.. And I'll continue wishing for JB to someday maybe have a section on classic Kdrama recaps.... that includes Bali...

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a recap definitely takes too much time... a review will do...

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I don't know WHIB was one of my first dramas and I was SUPER ANGRY at the end...like seriously angry...on a HULK SMASH level

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That's why I can't bring myself to see it. I super hate bad ending...

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Pipit, if you watch Bali, all of if... you'll understand why the end is that way.... Just like my wish for JB's take on it, I'd like your take on it too.. Bali is one intensely uncorgettable drama that can hook you for it's amazing storyline. Jo In Sung has to be seen in his staggering portrayal of love possessed!!! It took me so long to get over it. Sooo, maybe someday JB will grant my wish...

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yeap. The ending was quite unpredictable and a shocker so to speak, but I say its one the best conclusion to a dark drama like Bali.

You have to replay every single moment for you to understand why it ended like that, and it takes a lot of brainpower to be able to grasp and understand the characters

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Can't wait to see HyunBin back on my Tv screen =)

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hehe... i was wondering when you would post this!!
and yep... Ha ji won is sexy as an asian lara croft... heck, as ANY lara croft. that actress is mesmerizing...
I'm fine with Soo Ae being in Athena... since that means hyun bin is paired with HJW here...

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she's hot as always..cant wait to see her with Hyun Bin..

since this will be a weekend drama, will it be a long series too?

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not really into her look or other departments, maybe I'm more into younger girls or cuties one, but I enjoy her acting.

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One of the most talented actresses out there.

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What about Ha Ji Won AND Su Ae in Athena? HJW could replace Lee Jia and I don't mind seeing HJW with JWS instead of LJ who doesn't deserve to be in the same screen with his almighty Jung Woo Sung! (LOL)

Seriously though, I'm getting excited about this series, because its Hyun Bin and her.

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My girl crush! She looks amazing. The soul/body-switching twist is something that makes me a bit O___o and Hyun Bin is bleh to me, but I'll give it a chance b/c of this terrific, badass actress.

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Cant wait to see some stills of Yoon Sang Hyun!

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There's trading bodies/souls involved in this drama? Where do I sign up? And may I say she is looking PHAT: Pretty Hot AND Tight! HAHAHA! *cue the cheesy music*

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lara croft just died a million deaths i think! Ha ji won FTW! cant wait to see her and binnie together! they'll make a fine pair i think!

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Badass Ha Ji-won?! Loves it! Secret Garden sounds very interesting, can't wait.

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I never liked her in What Happened in Bali but I loved her in Hwang Jin Yi. It's good to see her back in small screen.

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Totally agreement on her owning the Athena role..
I too am a fan of Su Ae yet having a bit of a problem with her being strong enough to pull off the role.

Ha Ji Won looking forward to this drama.

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quick add....

it's nice to have actresses that can pull out a can of whup ass sometimes.

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woah! she looks like taemin!

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bulls eye

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I adored her in "What Happened in Bali". She can cry on a wink. Great actress. I hope in this new drama, she gets to be happier.

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Ha Ji Won! She's my favourite Korean actress. Loved her in all her works. She looks great here! :D

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HJW was awesome in all her dramas she had starred in.

I particularly loved her roles in Damo & WHIB .
She really earn the title as a great & talented actress that can fits all roles given to her.

Agreeing with JB, she should had been in Athena, she will have rock her character there.

Anyway, looking forward to seeing her new upcoming drama Secret Garden.

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What I loved about her in Bali was, we never knew til the end who she really loves. It's like 'oh, jo in sung was the second lead but ... Ahh I think it's so ji sub..' As she was confused with her feelings, the audiences were confused as well. Awesome.

She's so sexy I want to shove donuts into her mouth! Hahaha. Green-eyed monster.

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Her look is very Tomb Raider.

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HJW rocks!

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I really liked liked her in damo best, though i also liked her in whib. ;-)

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"It makes you wonder what would’ve happened if she’d taken the lead in Athena; no disrespect to Su Ae, whom I like a lot, but Ha would OWN that role. "

Almost goes without saying. Ha Ji Won was a B-movie queen (she is to horror what Moon So Ri is to independent), before she became an A-list star. When people think of sex comedy, action babe, scream queen, etc. who else but the master of OPW? Arguably the most versatile mainstream actress in Chungmuro.

Which is also why Soo Ae makes such an intriguing choice. Very much casting against type.

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totally agree w/you. ha ji won is one of the best actresses in korea.

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Oh god, I think American action films have corrupted my mind. . . .because the first thought that ran across my mind when I saw the first picture: "She's wearing too much clothes."

I mean, it's a welcome change from the skimpy outfits American actresses wear but wow. Can't believe that was my first reaction. X_X

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AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!

sorry - that was SUCH a hilariously AWESOME comment.

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Hm, I don't really like the casting of Hyun Bin much XD But she's awesome, so maybe I'll give it a try : )

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this outfit reminds me FF a lot

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SQUEEEEEAL

LOL. Mine! I'm going to start claiming actresses because all the actors are taken already. Mine...mine...mine! :)

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If you haven't seen her in DAMO, I highly recommend it =) I thought that she, along with the the two males leads, was very good. The ending was sad, but nothing compared to the epically depressing end of Bali!

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angle makes her look so stumpy.

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Yeah. Am I the only one who thinks the ending of WHIB was kind of..sick D: Or at least disturbing ^^'

Spoiler alert!
"No, she cheated on me, even though I told her to stay away, now I'll shoot her and the guy she's with, but what's that, she loves me after all, so I'll shoot myself out of regret now."

Um, okay...? XD Right.

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"Um, okay…? XD Right."

ARRRGGGHHHHerrerrAHHHHHHHHeeeeeee!!!!!

Fist in mouth = WIN ;)

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I love this girl !!! :} Love, love, love ...

Unlike many other actresses she can kick major ass and make it look believable, aaaand look gorgeous at the same time. What's not to like about her? :)))

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For the OPW fiends and WHiB faithful . . .

As many a Bali fan knows, one of the defining scenes is Jo In Sung "fist in mouth" emotional breakdown whilst clutching Ha Ji Won's leg. And as many a Shinhwa fan knows, Andy does a HILARIOUS impression of that.

And so . . . Ha Ji Won doing the Love Letter show with Shinhwa. Skip to 6:50. ;)

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3c83z_loveletter-season-1-part-1-ha-jiwon_people

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Oh and uhhh skip to 11:31 to see Eric dance. *Sigh* :(

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Lulz, the fist in mouth and wailing...
Also found the 'yobo' part hilarious, although it's not really that funny, really.

I've always found Ha Ji-won 'hot' and unconventionally good-looking but never pretty or beautiful. But wow, she really IS BEAUTIFUL in that red. I'm so jealo.

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"I’ve always found Ha Ji-won ‘hot’ and unconventionally good-looking but never pretty or beautiful. "

Ha Ji Won has that enviable high cheekbone structure, but her facial features are also very strong. To me, she and Seo Hyun of SNSD kinda have the Go Hyun Jung/Moon Geun Young likeness going on. Though strange to say this, but I think Ha Ji Won and Song Il Guk somehow resemble each other to me.

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i was just watching ha jiwon's episode in family ouyting and how adorable and cute she was in it. and this is the reason that she's one of my fave actress. she can be anywhere bet cute, sexy, badass, innocent. but i always love the real jiwon...simple and happy go lucky!

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She was awesomely entertaining and charming with all the family fangurling...

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she could really do anything from period drama to action...... not to mention her earlier works... but above all of this, she took time to finish her studies...

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Okay, she looks pretty hot and badass in those shots.

I may have to check this one out. I love tv shows and movies that feature a beautiful, butt kicking heroine. Let's see- Buffy, Faith(also in Buffy), Alias, Dark Angel, Jessica Biel in Blade, Bones, Nikita....

Yeah, I may have to check this one out. =)

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Gosh I do love me some Ha Ji Won. She exudes this sort of sexy-graceful-cute-all-around-female look that is just innately her. Damn I love her, no homo.

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I love her hair in this! This girl looks good in anything!

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She's got that "Make My Day!" face and thighs that could kick some major ass and then some. Not your typical twig-like Korean actresses. Loved her in Duelist!

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" Ha Ji Won has that enviable high cheekbone structure, but her facial features are also very strong. To me, she and Seo Hyun of SNSD kinda have the Go Hyun Jung/Moon Geun Young likeness going on. "

Really!? O_o
There is one thing I'll probably never understand about the kdrama world and it's the weird beauty standards. How can you call Ha Ji Won's or Seo Hyun's facial features very strong. All I see is beautiful. In fact, I can't remember ever seeing "not pretty" korean actress or celebrity, although I've heard the "not pretty enough" accusation thrown left and right for people like Kim Sun Ah and Moon Geun Young . I swear I can't understand why. They're all gorgeous.

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"There is one thing I’ll probably never understand about the kdrama world and it’s the weird beauty standards. "

Image is everything in Korean culture. ;)

But seriously, I think Ha Ji Won is beautiful. I also think Song Il Guk is beautiful. A show with Ha Ji Won and Song Il Guk and a lot of horsies would be really, really beautiful.

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Ditto everyone on the lara croft... though I have to agree with JB that the stills look kinda cheesy.

HJW seriously drips with charisma.

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whut!!! I just realised that this is from her upcoming DRAMA!!! Why did I think it's another movie? gaaahhh after 4 years!!! let me shed a little tears of joy...

what can I say, she IS my #1 K-actress. I am so happy with her return to TV. November can't come sooner.

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WHIB is my first KDrama to watch and it is make me fall in love with Kdrama again after Autumn In myheart.. this drama is crazy, becoz make me confused and divided my heart to 2 male lead..hohohohoho...

She is my first K-Actress that I liked very much, I already watched her dramas and movies..(all of them)..Damo is Kickass or badass...Ha ji won !!! I miss her since Hwang Jin I... glad she is comeback....

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deffi badass..luv it

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HJW looks hot b/c she actually has some nice muscle tone/shape to the thighs and arms, and isn't just thin like so many other Korean actresses or idols.

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shes a brilliant actress and i cant wait to see more of her.

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Love her....she always come out fresh and strong in every drama/movies she's in...hope to see her more this new year...

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