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Gu Hye-sun sets up film production company
by | February 18, 2011 | 131 Comments

Actress-director Gu Hye-sun has established her own company, Gu Hye-sun Film, and had in fact set it up back when she was filming her first feature film, Magic.

The company is more of a formality than anything, as it employs no workers and is not planning to operate on a grand scale. It’s a one-woman operation for Gu, who will produce and film her projects under its name, which will offer her a measure of legal/business protection.

Currently, Gu is working on her second feature film, called Peach Tree, which is about Siamese twins and has cast Ryu Deok-hwan and Nam Sang-mi. I guess her vampire romance is still in the works, while her drama series The Musical has yet to find a broadcaster or airdate.

Okay, so since this is a Gu Hye-sun post, the commentary must naturally follow the pattern:

  • Omg, she’s so talented!
  • Ugh, what a jack of all trades, master of none.
  • Shut up, yer just jealous! And probably fat and ugly!
  • If you can’t act as well as her, you have no right to say anything.
  • That’s flawed logic — I can’t cook but I can tell when food is bad!
  • Guys, guys, can’t we all get along?
  • Why does every Gu Hye-sun post turn into a trainwreck?

Via My Daily


131 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Thatgirl

    This girl is doing too many things all at once.

    A Movie,
    2 Dramas,
    A film festive,
    and Now a film company?!

    Gz! Chill girl! One at a time!

    • 1.1 Joong-bot-2.0

      Like James Franco!

      • 1.1.1 anais

        Who is so hot. So full of himself, but nonetheless super hot! And smart to boot! Which again makes him hot!

        • molly

          Full of himself? I haven’t heard about this – what?

          • anais

            He has never said anything that anyone can pin on him as incontrovertible evidence of being full of himself, but the critique that came out after his novel was published was that he considered himself rather self-important, especially as read through his novel. And I’d agree a bit based on some interviews I’ve read, but I think his sense of self-importance isn’t without merit. See below.

            Anyhow, don’t press for specifics since my opinion is the result of various impressions commingled over the years.

            And more importantly, anyone who accomplishes that much cannot but be very self-oriented, in both good and bad ways; otherwise, it’s impossible to get everything done. That he feels this obviously ongoing need to push himself after pushing himself and pushing himself some more speaks of his Being and the fulfillment/ongoing self-actualization of his Being taking up the majority of his energy. I wouldn’t want to be an intimate in his life, but I will gladly enjoy the fruit of his labors/obsessive self-cultivation.

        • jossy

          hmm and the Face of Gucci. and Hot

      • 1.1.2 dian_drina

        James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor, film director, screenwriter, film producer, author, and painter.


        • anais

          He moved to New York to simultaneously attend graduate school at Columbia University’s MFA writing program, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts for filmmaking, and Brooklyn College for fiction writing, while occasionally commuting to North Carolina’s Warren Wilson College for poetry. He received his MFA from Columbia in 2010. Franco is a Ph.D. student in English at Yale University and will also attend the Rhode Island School of Design.

          Overachiever much? Really. Enough please. Any one of the following degrees would have most mortals feeling accomplished:

          * Columbia MFA in writing
          * Yale English PhD
          * NYU Tisch School MFA in Filmmaking

          Now RISD as well??? OMG – can I live inside his brain and his body? I would like just a tenth of the energy and brain power he must possess.

          • Beng

            he must be really a genius with brains that doesn’t rest. I wonder what’s his IQ and if he’s a member of Mensa. Or maybe he has photographic memory. Made me want to know him more.

          • anais

            @ Beng

            One of my exes is a mensa but, as brilliant as he was, he was not prolific the way Mr. Franco is. But I agree – he must have some serious activity going on in his gray matter.

        • anais

          Oh, add novelist as well.

    • 1.2 Am

      If she thinks she can do it…. why not!!!!!!
      Ghs pd nim fighting

  2. bella luna ;)


    love the puppies! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 2.1 P

      Lol sry I don’t like her as an actress. Oops! Did I say that out loud?

      • 2.1.1 bella luna ;)

        shh! the puppies might hear you. but then again, they don’t care.

      • 2.1.2 jossy

        I second your whispers hehe…
        and puppy dog face? GHS you have nothing on the real things..
        Fine! shoot me I’m a GHS hater..
        peace & love ๐Ÿ˜€

        • Am

          Get a life…. What can you do other then being haters…
          Ghs is the real deal. She is an amazing woman

      • 2.1.3 maniame

        I am surprise that you feel the same way. I thought that there was something wrong with me.

      • 2.1.4 rouby

        Oh I’m sorry but I don’t like her too,,,,,,
        The puppies,,, so cute,,and I love ur prediction JB

    • 2.2 haruko

      LOL! I liked the puppies too ๐Ÿ˜€

      (and loved the prediction)

    • 2.3 Ida

      gyakkkkk!!!! those puppies are so DAMN CUTE!! eeeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkk.

    • 2.4 ditdut

      Here for the puppies too! Oooh Puppies!

    • 2.5 C

      PUPPIES!!! Cute!

    • 2.6 Beng

      the puppies are having a torrid kissing scene, luv it!!!

      JB so knows her readers and followers =)

  3. ohemgee

    ooh puppies indeed!! happy friday!

  4. myweithisway

    aww puppies! So cute.

    Oh wait it’s a gu hye sun post…oh well

  5. parsifal

    yay! puppies!

  6. bella luna ;)

    really, I LOVE the puppies! *melts*

    • 6.1 bella luna ;)

      is this an experiment on who would get more reaction: actress vs. puppies? puppies FTW!

      • 6.1.1 Thatgirl

        Lol! Thats totally sad.

        • bella luna ;)

          can’t decide which of the puppies I like better though. it’s like deciding between Sam Dong and JaeShin. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • Thatgirl

            Lol!!!!!! Yes, it is a tough decision…..

          • dcdramafan

            LOL…Totally love them both too…but SD has the a bit of the lead for me because he doesn’t give up.

          • anais

            Jaeshin all the way!!!!! Samdong, you may be cute and full of positive spirit, but you ain’t got that schmexy sageuk hair. Or – at least as far as I can tell – that lovely chest. Nor the ability to look even sexier when in excruciating pain.

          • Hanjae

            Oh, definitely Jae Shin ftw! I love me some sexy manpain. I’ll happily bandage *him* up any day.

          • Beng

            oh isn’t one of the puppies a girl, that’s why they are kissing each other? oh well it could be a bromance =)

          • Mac B.

            can’t help but cast my own vote…Jae Shin ๐Ÿ™‚

        • should be sleeping!

          sad but true!

          • lonerfish

            That’s an impossible decision…mmmm Sam Dong….mmmmm JaeShin….

  7. danna

    LOL…..i was also thinking that I know exactly what the commentary is going to be like here…Yay puppies!!! (nice try to distract us JB)

    • 7.1 danna

      btw JB i always thought u were more of a cat person than a dog person ( i think u’re attempt is already working)

  8. snow

    puppies are the best thing about this post!

  9. maeumi

    omigosh they’re adorable!! I lurve puppies!!!!

    no one’s going to talk about the gurl now;P

  10. 10 crazedlu

    hahaha! your predicted commentary was exactly what i thought would go down here. nice.

    she’s only okay at everything she does. acting, okay. directing, writing, etc., meh. not so much a visionary in my eyes.

  11. 11 Ken

    It looks like even the puppies are fighting over their love/hate of Gu Hye Sun.

    • 11.1 bella luna ;)

      or they’re like JB & GF fighting over who gets to recap next. ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. 12 Kender

    PUPPIES โ™ฅ

  13. 13 le

    you forgot does this girl ever sleep & she makes others look lazy.

  14. 14 momosan

    Puppies ftw!!!

  15. 15 Liz

    I WANT these puppies right away, So cutee!!!!

  16. 16 nozomi05

    must love dogs…

  17. 17 Lythial

    The puppies are so cute ><!
    Is one biting the other or is it just me O_o

  18. 18 Eunha


    Our society only rewards those with a highly specialized skill unfortunately. Being average/good at multiple things pales in comparison to being fucking awesome in one field.

    • 18.1 Maddy

      Because being fucking awesome in one field takes a lot more time/dedication and unbelievable patience.

      Many people can be good at multiple things that’s because they rarely work on those things long enough to hit the difficult stuff.

      • 18.1.1 Eunha

        Of course. I think I heard that it takes at least ten years of dedication to become an expert/master at anything. But it would be worth it, since not too many people have the patience to stick through the hard practice.

  19. 19 leonardswench

    Why does it have to be puppies?

    Why can’t we have a six pack of abs, instead? We are also easily distracted by underwear ads ….

  20. 20 Nars

    She’s very ambi- OMG PUPPIES!

    • 20.1 Daniela


    • 20.2 Am

      What is so wrong to be an ambi, at least she does all of that using her brain and she gets awards for all of her affort.

  21. 21 Sumee

    ha ha ha ..the post so funny ! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  22. 22 grace, the one from Jersey, USA

    Did somebody say, PUPPIES?
    Like, in……FIVE…..PUPPIES?

    What was the famous Gu Hye-sun quote
    from a previous “workaholic ~ Renaissance
    woman” interview:

    “And while I’m acting, directing, singing,
    writing and drawing, I’m also training
    five dogs at home, all at the same time.”
    Brag, brag, brag.
    Blah, blah, blah.

    I know that you were trying to quell the usual
    GHS riot that happens around here, javabeans.
    You were doing OK by me until you mentioned ~
    PUPPIES! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚


    • 22.1 xylophonic

      Also, I’m pretty sure being a Renaissance man/woman implies being good at all the stuff you can alledgedly do??


      grace from jersey i really feel bad for you..i could see how you hate GHS…YOU KNOW JUST A PIECE OF ADVISE FOR YOU JUST STOP READING ARTICLES ABOUT HER…i could see you haters of GHS get so stressed out everytime there’s a news about her directing or painting or acting hahaha even though you guys calls her master of none but at least she could direct paint make music or write music which a lot of other actresses just like probably your favorites ones cannot do HAHAHAHA

  23. 23 nika

    I just cant help but comment this. OMG THE PUPPIES!!!!!! TOO CUTE!!

  24. 24 Daniela

    Iยดll go with OOH PUPPIES!

  25. 25 Daniela

    Iยดll go with OOH PUPPIES!…

    Oh yes, The girl needs to sleep.

  26. 26 julie

    i definitely will wait for this movie especially with ryu deok hwan and nam sang mi on its cast. i hope it is more commercialized and can be understand easily by audience.

    good luck director goo!!!

  27. 27 Dreamer

    they look more like wolf cubs ๐Ÿ˜€

  28. 28 :D


    and i really couldn’t stand her in BOF…just had to say it…they could have picked someone much better to play Jan Di

  29. 29 Birdie

    Sticking to the post, which is about GHS films co., I hope to see more of her films. Watched the Cheerful Caretaker, Magic and You, there is something about them that speaks to the heart. Yes, she need more experience,etc, but I hope she sticks to her style. One day she will be known for her films. GHS PD-nim fighting!

  30. 30 SpongeBob

    Bark! Bark! Bark!! Wagging the tail. JB, you are so funny!!

  31. 31 My2Girls

    What happened to female solidarity? Why does JB have to got to such lengths as employing the “world’s cutest puppies” to keep comments from tearing this woman apart. She is a young beautiful woman aspiring to do more and be more than just a pin-up girl in a culture that does not think that a beautiful young girl should try to do much more than just be beautiful. If anything we should be applauding her and wishing her nothing but the best. As a former TV producer who has dealt with gender discrimination in the work place I can tell you it is not easy to take on the “Old boy” network and I for one think she is wonderful for even trying to accomplish more than smiling for the camera. Brava!

    • 31.1 tegami

      HEAR! HEAR! The first solid counter to the string of mindless puppy banter.

      I hope all the best for Gu as well, may she serve as a good rolemodel ~ Fighting!

      • 31.1.1 lei

        I thought the comments about the puppies are cute. Much better than negative comments about a woman who’s only fault is working too hard. In a world where there are too many lazy people, we actually need more of her ๐Ÿ™‚

        • kdramalover

          I totally agree! Besides, Gu Hye Sun loves Puppies, lol.

    • 31.2 Keeley

      This! A thousand times, this.

      There is enough adversity for women in this world, especially in the business of entertainment where much of the audience believes you’re entertainment enough just by looking good.

      To the antis- At the very least she is putting her own POV on the content she puts out- and if you cannot support that because you are not found of her work then why do you spend so much effort into trying to tear her down? Personally when I’m not a fan of someone I remove them from my notice by not visiting articles about them. I see their headline on a site and skip it by moving on to the next one.

      Not to say that everyone’s impute on a thread should be all love and rainbows- but posts like “she sucks at acting” or “I hate her and wishes she would go away” are empty and provides nothing to the discourse. Critique should be helpful and point out what can be improved.

      • 31.2.1 jandoe

        all of you, thank you for your sane (objective) voices here where the comments are turning seriously weird and discriminating (!)

    • 31.3 lizzyd

      What’s wrong with talking about puppies? They’re cute. And I’d rather have her BEHIND than in front of the camera, so I’m all in support of her non-acting activities. And no, I’m not jealous of her. I’m cuter than the pictures in this post, puppies and people. heehee

    • 31.4 Sukispop


      and I completely agree. Thank you.

      • 31.4.1 Sukispop

        My *Like* was in response to the comments of #31 My2Girls through #31.2.1 jandoe. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 31.5 Maddy

      Gender shouldn’t be a basis to support anyone, in any field. You seep what you sow, therefore you are credited as far as your work reflects.

      If an *it* approaches any field with the intensity, passion and hunger for knowledge and display works that reflects it, then I believe he/she/it/alien deserves my support.

      With that said, I think she would have garner more support has she polished each individual skill before spreading herself. Though it seems she’s settling into the director’s seat these days…. and that actress role in the waiting as well.

      • 31.5.1 Maddy

        LOL, seep… I meant reap.

        seep = reap

  32. 32 riley

    …That’s the most literal Shut It LOLpup I’ve ever seen!

  33. 33 lei

    Regardless of how good (or bad) GHS is on each of her many endeavors, i would much rather see young women (and men) do productive things like she does than go the lindsay lohan route

    • 33.1 bluebunny

      i agree! can’t we all get along when a ghs post in up?

    • 33.2 apple a day

      yeah, she’s waaaayyy better than lilo (LIndsay LOhan) but I don’t like her as an actress or an author or an artist. Haven’t seen her film so …maybe there’s a chance I might like that?

  34. 34 paula253

    thank you for trying to head off the predictable discussion, JB ^^

    as for me, I want the cat next to her in the pic. Can anyone ID it? ~ from a cat person for sure


  35. 35 Ms. Min

    Does anyone els think she’s just riding the bof fame train? Sorry, but I do!

    • 35.1 Beng

      i don’t think she does, coz i think BOF is the start of this hate/smear campaign to her. I think she just want to move on. just my opinion.

      • 35.1.1 pipit

        Thanks for giving an answer to my confusion!
        BOF doesn’t blow me but I don’t see how it was become her mistake. In my case it’s just because all my love has been captured by Meteor Garden that’s all. It’s seem unfair if that’s really what started this all out.
        Has any body seen Pure Love of 19?

  36. 36 Arhazivory

    Well, its impressive to start a company even if it’ll be just a one woman show. But that may be at first anyway; eventually others may join up.

    And…those puppies…are too adorable!! XD

  37. 37 anais

    And oh boy, those puppies sure are SUPER adorable!!!! Squeeeee!!!!

  38. 38 billydbeagle

    Love GHS and her courage to explore the breathe and depth of her God-give talents.

    You go girl and never mind the crabs who’ll try to pull you down to their level. More power to you , GHS!

    • 38.1 Sukispop


  39. 39 Eleven11

    well now thats just adorable. One puppy thinks the other puppy is food! d’awww..

  40. 40 asianromance

    awesome post!! and love the puppies!

    though she is spreading herself a bit thin with all these projects, I’m glad she is making the most out of her fame in a productive way and to explore all her interests while she still has the chance.

    hope we will get more news on The Musical soon!

  41. 41 zie

    You know.. BOF did not do her Justice.. If you watch her other dramas, you gonna like her. I really like her in Sodong.. She is really good there.

    And Javabean… lol That is funny yet true.. xDDD

    • 41.1 billydbeagle

      love her in SeoDongYo also, that’s where I saw her first. She was funny and cute. I wanted her to end up with Jo Hyun Jae’s character or at least for JHJ to notice her. But no dice…

      I hope she and JHJ have another chance to work again. They would look good together, imo.

    • 41.2 Sukispop

      I agree- BOF did not do her justice and it wasn’t her best work.

      I have not seen SeoDongYo, but have seen Hearts of 19 and loved her in it.

  42. 42 bluebunny

    I was sooo wondering when javabeans was gonna post this story! I was already thinking about all the things people were gonna post! You either like her or you don’t…bye!

  43. 43 Veriest

    :O I think the comments are broken! They’re all in italics! But lol the puppies are adorable. Whatever she does, Gu is super cute as well.

  44. 44 Gilly

    I am glad she gets to do her thing! Girlpower! Yeah!

  45. 45 hamsandwich

    I for one think that those puppies are waaaay too cute.

  46. 46 Steph

    At least in the first 30 comments I scrolled through, there was more “puppies” than GHS trainwreck so, congratulations JB! You successfully averted a comment war.

    • 46.1 Eleven11

      i think its amazing that despite the cutdorabletastic face-eating puppy shot, there are still those same comments leaking through. If puppies can’t stop this comment war, idk what can.

      … probably more puppies.

  47. 47 Sukispop

    JB, thanks for this article, and thanks for the totally spot-on Gu Hye-sun Post Pattern! Loved it, and it’s pretty much the reason why I tend to side step any Gu Hye-sun articles. I am a fan of hers. I think she’s a beautiful and exceptionally smart person who is at heart an artist, and she’s expressing herself through these different mediums. She puts herself out there with all of her endeavors, knowing full well that she’s going to catch a bunch of guff over it from her pathetic antis. I respect that and admire her. I look forward to seeing her in front of the camera for her next drama.

    • 47.1 apple a day

      I’m not a fan of GHS , but I respect that some people are. Don’t call the antis pathetic because a fan can easily be pathetic as well.

      • 47.1.1 Sukispop

        With respect, I wasn’t calling people who aren’t fans of GHS pathetic. I completely respect a person’s choice to be or not to be a fan of someone. I don’t have respect for someone who chooses to conduct oneself as an anti-fan. There’s a big difference.

        • CHARCHAR

          Conducting one’s self as an anti-fan is not pathetic. It is, in all due respect, a position which one takes. I mean, basically, anti-slavery leaders were anti-fans of slavery whom conducted themselves as anti-fans. They weren’t pathetic, and therefore, your logic is flawed.

          More examples:

          Civil Rights

          And something to think about:
          If you are an anti-fan of anti-“insert topic”, then you conduct yourself as an anti-fan.

          • jen

            And how you even thought that being an anti slavery is similar to being an anti fan of an actress who isn’t even harming anyone is beyond me.

  48. 48 purple teddy bear

    I like grapes…..

  49. 49 Elle-Emme

    puppies cute cute
    who is this actress

    i want a dog
    awwww puppies cute

    why puppies
    cuteness here
    the puppies

  50. 50 biniBningPunkista

    I really loled at “the commentary must naturally follow the pattern”

    have nothing much to say but, “CUTE PUPPIES!” ^_^v