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Choi Kang-hee’s sexy assassin transformation

What is Choi Kang-hee doing as a scantily-clad assassin on the cover of a comic book? It’s apparently how Lee Seon-kyun‘s character imagines her, when he uses her as inspiration for his adult comic in their film Petty Romance. Well, we know what HE’s got on his mind.

But my favorite part isn’t even the machine gun in one hand and the rose in the other, or the latex dress the size of a napkin, (Because really, the actual Choi Kang-hee wore less in the real-life posters for the film. Let’s be honest.) but the quasi-transliterated title. The meaning of the title [킬러본색] is Killer’s True Nature, or Killer Nature, but it’s written in English as Killer Born Sex, which are homophones for the title that have nothing to do with the meaning of the words. It makes me laugh though, because it’s clearly trying to be a sexy-sounding title, ending with a mash-up of words that almost makes sense as a phrase. Almost.

The drawings were done by the comic artist/writer Seok Jung-hyun, and they’re a pretty remarkable likeness to Choi Kang-hee, pictured below. Although she really already HAS a comic book face, so I don’t know how hard it was to turn her into a manhwa heroine. Must be pretty cool, though, to be turned into a comic book character, if even for a movie prop. Choi Kang-hee reportedly posted the images on her personal homepage, saying, “He said mine was a difficult face to draw, but as expected, he’s the best.”

The comic book project is featured in the film as a collaboration between the two main characters, in tandem with their ongoing crazy, petty, bickering relationship. Lee Seon-kyun’s character draws her likeness while she sleeps, using her as inspiration for a new series. She eventually helps him come up with the story for the cold love-’em-and-leave-’em heroine, who’s a killer for hire. I guess Choi Kang-hee’s character goes from fake sex columnist to just plain fiction writer. Awesome. Can’t wait to get my hands on this movie.

Petty Romance is playing in theaters now.

Via Sports Chosun

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I WANT TO SEE THE MOVIE. :'( I love how the artist managed to capture her looks so well.

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Hahaha!! I would love to see how this plays out in the movie when Choi Kang-hee character sees the sketch for the first time.

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the mis-translated title was pretty funny too
but I'd be lying if the 'napkin-dress' didnt catch my attention first

as a dude
all i can say is
WOW

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I'd do her! JK

But those two are such a quirky/cute couple it hurts! I wonder if I should watch My Sweet Seoul but JB's dislike of the lead character in that one has me worried!

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Not dislike! Haaaaaaaaaaaate.

(They're cute together though! You should still give it a try; the hate was a gradual thing, and you might like her.)

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so awesome!! i really want to see the movie now!!

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Now for a male version with a scantily clad Lee Seon Kyun

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That artist is AMAZING. Just another reason this movie is a must-see for me. BTW, that one-handed machine gun hold initially made me think this was an Athena post. Don't know why...^_^

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I ...like this. a lot. Embarassingly so.

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It can't be helped. Resistance is futile.
It's already my new desktop background image...

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"I …like this. a lot. Embarassingly so."

i kno right?
i keep trying to tell myself

THIS IS NOT WHAT I LOOK FOR IN A GIRL !!!

then i scroll down to see the bottom half of the cover
again

*sigh*

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Lol. What caught my eye was the creepy old-lady hand holding the rose.

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GF may not like the gun, rose, or teeny-tiny dress, but I like her jacket. And her hair. ^_^

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Are her real boobies that perky?

droolz

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I hope you were trying to be ironic because your comment is beyond the pale, mate.

I find the animé-version-of-Choi- Kang-Hee dreamily gorgeous and hot
but there's no need to drag the real Ms. Choi down in the gutter with comments like that.

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cosign

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I read a review on the film and the person hated the film so much it made me want to watch it cause his review was filled with so much resentment. I laughed.

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elaborate on that please

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holy crap! that cover looks so sick!

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I saw it last week (living in SK for a year). Note: I don't speak Korean and the movie wasn't subtitled, but I thought it was great. Verrrrry daring... and funny even with no translation.

AND Lee Seon-gyoon looks so adorable with his new doo. I swear he looks 10 years younger. I don't really like his normal cut.

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Whoa! I need some drawing lessons from this dude! AWESOME! Can't wait to see the movie!

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Koreans and their wordplay in Korean or Engrish, I love it XD

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that's super hot and I'm a girl.

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"Although she really already HAS a comic book face..."

that is SO true!

and yes, this is the hotness!

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