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Kwon Sang-woo and Jung Ryeo-won in Pain

Aw, aren’t Kwon Sang-woo and Jung Ryeo-won surprisingly cute in these photos for the upcoming movie. I say “surprisingly” because the project’s title is Pain and it’s all about the love story between a man who can’t feel pain and a woman with hypersensitivity to it. Sounds like a laugh and a half, right?

(Korea sure loves the whole thematic-opposites-fall-in-love premise, doesn’t it? Two best friends grow up into gangster and cop. A baby-faced woman falls for an old-faced guy. A rich man romances a poor girl. An uptight careerperson pairs up with free spirit. Girl goes blind, boy gives up his eyes for her. Etc etc.)

The story of Pain: Thanks to an accident in his childhood, Kwon’s character loses the ability to feel physical sensation, and therefore is constantly at risk of injuring himself without knowing it (or realizing in time to prevent it). As such, physical injury is an occupational hazard to acting on a story like this, and Kwon said, “I’ve been hit before in other roles, but never as much as in this movie.”

It also accounts for the funny expression on Kwon’s face in his mid-falling photos below, since he isn’t supposed to be feeling any pain. It’s a tough acting exercise; I remember watching Kim Myung-min repeatedly falling for a scene in My Love By My Side, and redoing the scene over and over because his character was paralyzed and shouldn’t have been able to flail the way a healthy person would have. He had to watch to make sure he didn’t betray any involuntary twitches or expressions of pain, which is similar to the challenge Kwon faces here.

The following photos come from the film’s open set day on April 22 in Seoul’s Mapo-gu, Seogyo-dong, neighborhood. The day’s shoot covered a scene wherein Kwon Sang-woo gets hit by a motorcyclist, and despite the severity of the impact, he can’t feel any pain and just brushes himself off casually.

Jung, on the other hand, adopts a hippie-esque boho look, though really, she’s just a bad hair day away from hobo. I sort of see where wearing five full layers of oversize clothing can look cute — kind of — on waif-like actresses like Jung and Moon Geun-young (okay, also Jang Geun-seok). But I don’t actually think it looks attractive, and I hope it’s a trend that goes away soon.

This movie will also contain the first bed scene for both stars — I would’ve thought for sure that Kwon would’ve had one by now, but apparently he made it through his heartthrob and post-army days without one.

Pain is based on a web-toon, and is directed by Kwak Kyung-taek (of the blockbuster Friend and its sorta-spinoff drama series Friend, Our Legend). It began filming in February, and plans to release in August.












Via Seoul NTN

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Never touch a Korean man's head!

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Why? Will you get hit by a scooter if you do.

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lol

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No, but it's considered rude to do so.

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Is it an intimate gesture here? Like she knows him so well and she's ruffling his spiky hair?

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Then how am I supposed to caress my husbands' beutiful hair? (yes, husbands, like in plural)

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LOL!!!

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ROFL!!!! There are so many of them!!! Almost impossible to breathe.

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He looks bored in that picture.

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Jung Ryeo won looks skinny and skinnier, her look is not healthy. I prefer her look in My name is Kim Sam Soon. And I dun think she pull off the overlayer clothes like Moon .... The film story sounds interesting though.

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I kno i found her skinny in my name is kim sam soon but she looked healthier in it...now she is looking as if she is sick. Too pale and skinny.

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i still dont like her (.. well her character... ) from Kim Sam Soon, and i think she doesnt look healthy at all

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Agreed. She's just too skinny. Hope she's healthy.

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It's the combination of looking cachectic and the oversized clothes... She seriously looks like a homeless patient with cancer

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hahhaha..your comment is so funny!!!haha

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Well, at least it makes sense that a character with hypersensitivity would be dressed in five layers of clothing! :-)

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that's what i was thinking as well. if i was hypersensitive, i'd definitely rock the hobo look, lol

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Oh my, Jung Ryeo Won looks....ummm too skinny? Her face kinda scares me with how skinny it looks.

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Jung sure loves the hobo look. When was the last time she didn't dress hobo?

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Her suitcase has a duck! that is so CUTE!

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Too bad it isn't alive...the duck, I mean....Then she and the painless guy could catch it, kill it and grill it for supper. Then maybe she wouldn't look so hungry.

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*hyenas with laughter*

Yum, Yum, Yum!!! Fresh Duck.

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Which drama(s) have the "two best friends grow up into gangster and cop" storyline? :o

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Friend, the movie. Friend (Our Legend), the drama

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what happened to Jung Ryeo-won? she used to look so pretty but now she looks like an old-maid adjumma.. what the hell is she thinking..

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I think she is losing too much weight.

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Enough is enough, I say. She needs an intervention. Moon Geun Young was edging towards the scary skinny look for a while, but she bounced right back and look where she is now! Beautiful, talented and healthy.

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Not that talent follows health, per se. But good health is definitely needed in order to work on becoming talented, if talent can be worked on, that is.

Also not saying she's not talented since I've only seen her in Samsoon and that was eons ago. Double negatives...eesh

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AGreed. She is looking too gaunt. she looks better with a little more meat on her face.

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It's difficult to carry off that bohemian, fresh, layered look if you're getting on in years. Most times you'll end up looking like a bag lady. Sigh. She was beautiful in Samsoon. She should opt for a different look, maybe straight hair?

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JRW's hairstyle and layered clothing are just not doing if for her. I rarely comment on looks but I hope she gets a better stylist.

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Yeah, me too. She looks so tired here.

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Jung Ryeo-won is scaring me, i hope she's healthy but idk...just looking at her pictures bothers me.

anyway i'm not excited to watch the movie.

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I feel PAIN watching her, so skinny! !

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Yay! I look forward to KSW & JRW as a love team. I like them both. JRW's English is really good. She should be one of those given a script with more spoken English.

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Jung Ryeo-won's hairdo makes her face look skinnier than ever. So pale and wan, seriously she's in need of an IV drip.

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my gosh, she looks so thin

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Jang Geunsuk is not an actress, he is a male!!{i think} ..:-)

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LoL!!!

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my gosh, she look so thin

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What the fetch is she wearing?.

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I am looking forward to bed scene, since he cant feel PAIN, IT must be hilarious.

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and she is hypersensitive to PAIN!

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sorry..but i think will stay away from this movie....

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me too , i still dont like her (.. well her character... ) from Kim Sam Soon, and i think she doesnt look healthy at all

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why do they always dress the girl in ultra granny boho -_- (didn't like the look on moon geun young either)

her face is awfully long in these photos...but they look good together!

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I think she's about 1 braid away from Little House On The Prairie.

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did jung ryeo won's face just get longer???

i'll stay away from this movie. it looks excruciatingly painful.

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Wow. She looks like she layered on everything in her closet.

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She must be really cold. Is that a rug on her too?

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It's cause she is moving (see the suitcase), and that's the clothes she couldn't fit in the suitcase.

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Now it all makes sense!

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Looks like KSW is channeling more derp than a person feeling no pain.

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And the upcoming movie with a person that sees ghosts and the other person being able to conjure ghosts... and making a love story out of that!

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looking forward to that one! Eerie Romance FTW!

I think we shoudn't confuse actress with the role she's playin'. Just sayin'

She looks like what a hypersensitive person would wear. Maybe she's really cold? I think she looks pale, but not unhealthy. At least she's got a beautiful smile. I'm hypersensitive to skinny= unhealthy anorexic. Everyone is so judgmental on how actresses look!

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Whao!~ Jung Ryeo Won's face just looks...so LONG.

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I wonder if they will consider the fact that if you can't feel pain, you also can't control your bladder/bowels.

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i don't like her hair that way. it makes her face look longer...

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i think curly hair doesn't fit her. that layered clothes too. she's soooo skinny. more korean beef for her please.

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I think this movie actually looks cute!!! ^^ At least from these stills XD If they angle more for comedy, it could be awesome!! =D

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ughhhh...!!! she's trying to imitate Moon Geun Young in " MAry Stayed out all night "

MGY is much cuter in this outfit than her ....... http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UDFnxU9lU3w/TN_bdB5N1EI/AAAAAAAAEQM/LyL4V6DjHr4/s1600/%252872%2529.jpg

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i thought she's wearing my nanny's dress...

(JOKE)...

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Hope they don't want ti imitate MAry Stayed out all night's plot and acts there will be disaster resultS!

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both Moon geun young and Jung Ryeo Won doesn't look pretty in that outfit.

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Actually that might even be SIX layers... jeez.

I love JRW but this look has got to go. And I want to feed her!

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I don't know why but her paleness reminds me of an SNL skit. Andy Samberg was Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas and to avoid any confusion he said he wasn't a Japanese ghost. It's more funny if ya see it. Anyways, it looks cute so I might check it out.

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I fell pain too watching her so skinny not very attractive and very glad to see KSW again he's still one of my favorites actors

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OHHHH WI MaeRi XDXD

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Her face looks very...long.

Anyway, maybe she's dressed in layers like that to prevent from getting too much pain. Like if she was wearing normal thin layer clothing, she'd feel more pain from bumping against a table or something.

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She must be in pain because she is too skinny. He doesn't feel any pain, well because he is too hot for pain.
:)
bada dump chshshs

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Jang Geun Suk is an actor...but he looks like a girl soo never mind....

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Kwon Sang Woo already had a bed scene in Sad Love Song after the proposal ^^

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I kno i found her skinny in my name is kim sam soon but she looked healthier in it…now she is looking as if she is sick. Too pale and skinny.

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i think she is wearing layers of clothes for protection since she is hypersensitive to pain. just my thought :)

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The layering is to cover up how really thin she is.

Someone mentioned a bed scene....She'd look anorexic I'm sure.

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Whoever is looking foreword to this bed scene is crazy!!
Jung Ryeo-won is so damn thin i dont want to see that if kwon laid on top of this poor women he would kill !!!

ITS CRAZY!!

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statement with Jung Ryeo-won is annoying.. poor gurl.
hmmp but shes really thin.. YAh i agree.
could not imagine the bed scene. =)

but the guy, YES.. his still awesome and very manly.

cant wait this PAIN...

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Kwon now playing an age appropriate role for a change; will watch. (also, hair now face appropriate for a change)

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they look good together. I'm interested to see what tone the film's going to take...

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I honestly didn't recognise her. She looks terrible, and she was so pretty with a few more pounds on her. :(

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wholly molly! didn't even recognize her even though i know who she is from watching MLKSS. she looks really troubling?! why isn't anyone on the set calling her out on it! they should wait for her to gain some weight since she looks so sickly. what happened?! :(

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I'm just not a fan of hers... but I love Kwon Sang Woo. I wished he would work with Son Ye Jin instead!

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Oh, Kwan Sang Woo,
You delicious hunk of a man!
How I desire to see you,
I am your biggest fan!!!

The ladies here don't know your worth,
Could it be your marital status has got their tongues?
You're a gorgeous, talented man, with hidden mirth,
who knocks the breath right out of my lungs.

So scoff if you may... and you just might,
But I dare you to see him in action!
From his beginning days to far into tonight,
You may finally understand my attraction.

From "We Are Dating Now" and "My Tutor Friend",
He won awards for Best New Actor.
He's still working hard, this isn't the end,
To work with Jackie Chan, talk about WOW factor!

So sit back, relax and enjoy, Everyone,
Kwan Sang Woo's role in "Pain."
If at the end, you still didn't have fun,
Then why don't you watch "Red Scarf" with Rain?

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*Standing ovation*

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Awesome poem! It's like you jumped into my heart. I love KSW. He's my fave Korean actor. One of the best I'd have to say. Thank you for your poem.

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Love KSW... To me, he always seems like he must have been this mischievous little boy, but so endearing and good natured, you'd have to forgive him for anything he did wrong.

...and that smile! :D also, choco abs = always a good thing.

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I love his eyes!!! They talk.... words only I can hear. :-)

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