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Jung Ryeo-won joins Kwon Sang-woo in Pain

Actress, former singer, and all-around fashionista Jung Ryeo-won (Ja Myung Go) has announced her next film role, Pain, which puts her opposite Kwon Sang-woo in the new project by Friend, Our Legend’s director Kwak Kyung-taek.

Pain centers around a man who can’t feel any (Kwon) and a woman who’s especially sensitive to pain due to hemophilia (Jung). Despite her condition, her character possesses a spirited personality, and the romance melodrama unfolds around the couple’s bickering dynamic as they fall in love.

The project is based on a manhwa of the same name by the well-known Kang Pul, creator of Fool (whose 2008 movie version starred Cha Tae-hyun and Ha Ji-won) and Soonjung Manhwa (Pure Comic) (whose 2008 movie version starred Chae Jung-ahn and Yoo Ji-tae). I sincerely hope that based on those projects, Pain will have a light, quirky, comedic side in addition to all the melodrama. I mean, you can’t call a romance Pain and then just load up on the literal pain, right? The title’s got to be subversive, or halfway ironic… right?

Jung Ryeo-won also recently announced that she is going solo with her own management company, following in the footsteps of bigger stars who have done the same, such as Bae Yong-joon, Choi Ji-woo, Jeon Ji-hyun, and So Ji-sib. Her firm is called One Entertainment, and she’ll be working with the manager she’s been with ever since transitioning from pop singer (she was in the group Chakra) to actress.

To be honest, I’m not so sure that Jung (or even Chun Jung-myung) is big enough to make an easy transition to solo management. There are benefits of going indie, such as having more control over one’s career (and netting more income), but also drawbacks: You lack the clout of the big agency, as well as its resources, contacts, and networks. But more and more, we’re seeing stars make this leap, usually around the ten-year mark after their debuts when their existing contracts expire. Well, best of luck to her in any case.

Pain will begin filming in February after it completes the rest of its casting. On top of that, Jung has another movie that’ll be hitting theaters before this one; her Sleeping With the Enemy, co-starring Kim Joo-hyuk and Yoo Hae-jin, releases in April.

Via OSEN, DongA

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i heard jeon ji hyun was the first female casted for this but she rejected it???

lol, but anyways, i wonder how it'll be.

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The plot is so interesting. I need to make note of this for the future.

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I enjoy watching Jung Ryeo-won on tv but at the same time the woman scares me. First, she was super skinny for several months and now she's not only skinny but also super ghostly pale. :(
Please, eat and spend some time in the sun, please !!! Your bones will thank you for it, trust me.

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Ditto.... What is wrong with her????
Jung Ryeo-won anorexic look is so not happening......

All i see is bones, please eat, eat, eat, eat and eat more.
She is pretty but i always felt that she is too skinny for my taste.. But looking at this pic, i am seriously concern.

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oh, Jung Ryeo-won..
not interested.

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This kinda sums up my thoughts on her as well. I have tried to watch her in other works and just can't .
My interest in this film would be in support of KWS.

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i LOVE light, quirky, comedic movie like soojung manhwa. though its a bit mellow~ but its still the best kind of movie to watch it lazyly with snacks. oh, & also castaway in the moon or something where JRW casted in too.

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She looks so skiny in that picture that you posted Javabeans 0.0 Hopefully, she gained some weight...

With her going solo, it reminds me of Yoon Eun Hye, another (successful) singer turned actress who set up her own management company -The House Company- back in 2008.

Anyways, I wish Jung Ryeo Won good luck on her new project!

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I also hope this won't be all melodrama!

I'm also wondering how successful Chun Jung-myung and Jung Ryeo-won will be with going solo.

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Man, I love what she's wearing here. I wish I could pull it off!

I haven't actually seen her in anything apart from Sam-Soon, I might have to see this just to find out if I like her when she's not the person we're programmed to dislike.

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But I thought she was cast in Noh Hee Kyung's new drama, Sonagi? I guess she'll be super busy.

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look at her arms!
i think she might just be pure muscle!

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Jung Ryeo-won is to damn thin someone need to feed her asap

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If i didn't know better, Jung Ryeo-won would've been an exact replica of my mannequin on the front window display. I love her old self in "Which star are you from" drama... hopefuly she did gain a bit more weight..

Anyways, she's an awesome actress and i wish her all the best on her upcoming project.

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I'm excited! I really loved watching her in Castaway on the Moon!

There are so many movies coming out in the next few months that I want to see and I can only hope that if I am patient enough they will be available online & subbed one day.

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How INTERESTING. ^___________________^

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I love JRW so I can't wait for her new show :)

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SHE HAS TO EAT!!!!

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i don't usually comment about celebrities' weights, but she actually looks sick from being so thin..

by looking at her, it makes me feel super hungry.. T^T

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Go have a milkshake please!

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she has jus gotten weird looking and she was so very pretty in kss :( she is turnin into one of those oppa landing sticks kss so loathed! wait kss already though she was stick in ze drama wonder what she will say now?

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Gah I love this actress so much!
Why a movie. Movies aren't subbed until the year after it was released. *sighs*

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Can't help but notice So Ji Sib, you mean So Ji Sub right? On the other side, I thinks she looks damn fine in the picture above, as long as she is healthy ( as I'm sure she must be, to be filming so much in such period of time ), there's nothing wrong to look skinny as long as one is healthy. Most people only console the fat ones saying they shouldn't be judged, that is okay as long as they are healthy and happy they should feel good about themselves, do have the same empathy for the ones who are skinny-healthy. I guess most of you who are commenting never felt annoyed being told to eat more though you eat 5 meals a day and is still skinny, well I can tell you it's annoying for I've been treated that way.

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I totally agree with SilentReader! I for one have skinny genes and have difficulty putting on weight eventhough i eat healthily. And i get extremely pissed and annoyed whenever people just rattle on about how i should eat more & more because i'm too thin. So what? I should eat 8 full meals a day? Geez..frankly, I'm super tired of reading negative comments and criticism on JRW's weight. Yes, she is very thin but she's always been on the slim side so i wonder why some people have such a HUGE problem with that? Anorexic?? Give me a break please..have you people ever seen what a real anorexic patient looks like?

Anyhow, I'm really looking forward to this new movie of her's simply because she never fails to amuse and impress me with her eccentric & quirky roles (e.g. "2 faces of my gf" & "castaway on the moon"). Plus, getting to see her with a hot dude with KWS is a bonus too :)

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I enjoyed her in Ja Myung Go, but that drama had the lamest ending I ever saw, which I guess stems from it being cut short. Good Luck to her in her new endevours!

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I miss Ryeo Won so much^^ and i can't wait watch^^

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All the best to her own company. If I have the resources I would want to support her company too.

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