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Han Hyo-joo rumored to star opposite Jang Geun-seok

Ever since Jang Geun-seok was cast in the upcoming Yoon Suk-ho drama Love Rides the Rain / Love Rain, there’s been ruckus over leading ladies, and why shouldn’t there be? There’s probably a line out the door and into the next dimension. And yeah, I know, that picture of him isn’t his current hair. But listen, sometimes a girl just needs to dream.

The strongest contender is rumored to be Han Hyo-joo (Dong Yi, Brilliant Legacy), who also starred in PD Yoon’s last drama, Spring Waltz, which also happened to be her first drama. It would be a stellar lineup all three ways, and I’m sure PD Yoon is clamoring to score a leading lady like Han, who has since become a ratings maven and a melo queen in her own right.

Reportedly he’s particularly happy that Han and Jang are the same age (because on-set rapport can skip past the formalities that way). Hm, I wonder if the search is for one leading lady and not two, means that she’ll play two characters as well? The story takes place in two different time periods — 1970 and now, and Jang is set to play two different characters in each era.

I initially assumed he’d romance two different women in each part because he was playing two unrelated characters who were simply bound together by theme. But this new description makes it sound like the the present-day characters are direct descendants of the 70s characters. As in parents in love?… Followed by children in love?… WTF?

Apparently it plays with the idea that love gets passed on through generations. What, like sickle cell anemia?

Sigh. I was hoping that the Season Dramas being a complete set meant that we could move on. Problem is, Yoon PD is working with writer Oh Soo-yeon, who wrote his most famous dramas Autumn Story and Winter Sonata, and it’ll be their first reunion on a project in ten years. Okay, so I will admit that I watched those dramas like mad way back when, and they were, and still are, indisputably hallmarks of the Hallyu wave. But if they pull that amnesia-sister-leukemia crap NOW? I’m out. Please for the love of dramas, don’t make them play children of parents who were in love. That’s just mean.

Love Rain enters production in October and plans to premiere next spring.

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me first??or not? i love her...

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Yea =) How interesting, hehe!

I hope that my JGS will able to cut his hair and make him look sooo handsome, ofc! ^_^

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Well...
whatever the reason are, but it make me curious to see this...he

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Reminds me of Son Yejin and Jo Insung's The Classic

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exactly :-D

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Good one. :)

I hope it's more of "The Classic" type of love-eternal instead of the incestuous-can-never-be kind.

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Hasnt that storyline gotten a bit dated, in the east anyway? At least I hope so; many a melo that my mom used to watch had similar storylines lol.

The Classic was a bit bittersweet, imo but I loved JSW in it so maybe I can watch this too...

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i love her...but i still wish shin min ah or lee min jung..plz pd,,u already choose her in spring waltz

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...he looks manly there.....yaay more JGS!!!!!!

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Yeah..
But I hope that in this drama, JGS will have a new haircut...
I hope his short hair will make a comeback. He looks a LOT CUTER to me with a short hair on. Pleaaaaaaaase.
I also hope that Han hyo joo will be hear. Been missing her after she played the role dong yi. :D

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oh typographical error i meant *here* not hear. lol.

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I want that hair back!!! Pleeeaseee! Pretty please?

It's just that.. with the long curly hair he looks fine and dandy and all, but this one works sooo much better for him.. well.. who are we kidding? and me ^^

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OH yes. Even that buzz cut was better than the femmey waves he's sporting now. I withstood them for Mary (okay, he's a funky indie artist, whatever), but they've got to go.

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awwwwohhhh I think her acting is mediocre..

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Yeah, she's pretty, but never been impressed by her acting.

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AMEN to that. No originality. Couldn't finish "Dong Yi" because of her and all the sideways turn of eyes, wide-eye responses to everything, sighs, and over-the-top righteousness. Blah, blah, and blah!

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agreed not impressed with Han. bahh

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When I read first of this news, I initially thought that of Han Hyo-joo. She's pretty and had this melodramatic appeal. I really like her aura in Spring Waltz.

But for the plot, I like the idea but it reminds me of The Classic. The daughter and stepson continued the ill-fated love of their parents.

However, if there's going to be amnesia, leukemia, incest or whatever stupid crap that goes beyond logic and common sense, I will leave this drama. IMMEDIATELY.

Goodluck to Love Rain!

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that's not JGS current hair, but to be honest i like it more than his hair now.. :p

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Im a massive HHJ fan...and I'm kinda disappointed with this news... when i heard the premise i didnt like it

Two generations, thats a drag....its like Classic....and I hated that movie

Although HHJ can make it work with anyone... I dont like this couple... probably mainly due to JGS's hair, with JGS current hair, he could probably play the female second lead too

I'll wait till it surprises me, usually dramas I hate from the premise I end up in love with - City Hunter, secret garden and PTB just to name a few

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"… probably mainly due to JGS’s hair, with JGS current hair, he could probably play the female second lead too"

LOLOL. He could probably pull off 4 characters (2 male, 2 female) if he set his mind to it. Ha!

"Apparently it plays with the idea that love gets passed on through generations. What, like sickle cell anemia?"

LOLOLOL. Too funny.

I haven't watched any of the Season dramas. I'm not sure if I'm exactly interested yet. I like JGS but I don't really like melos (no, not melons, I like melons). The angst kills me. And the dated plot devices: fatal disease, uncovering bloodlines, memory loss. No, no thank you.

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Oh and to add, I think if it was Shin Min Ah or Lee Min Jung as the female lead, I could probably forcibly watch it... Sorry, Jang Geun Seok, I don't think you're going to be enough to sit through all the probably angst :(.

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Apparently it plays with the idea that love gets passed on through generations. What, like sickle cell anemia?

*falls off chair laughing*

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Oh, love and punnett squares.

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OMO! TWO of my favorite people acting in the same drama? YES PLEASE! :D

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It is so jarring seeing Jang Geuk-seok with facial hair and a buzz cut.

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Wow...so that's what JGS looked like when he was obviously a man. Sorry, I love him but sometimes his pics make me look twice to see if its not a lady I'm looking at.

I really like HYJ in Brilliant Legacy so it'd be good to see them both on screen.

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I know! It's so easy to forget that he was a manly cutie once behind the asian androgeny he seems to project nowadays. :D

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Agreed. That is a really sexy picture of him. It's not just the long hair, but recently he seems to have lost weight too and it really pushes him toward a more adolescent look.

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GirlFriday have to say I love your humorous comments. Not only are your points valid but they are hilarious! Thanks so much for your insights.

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i like JGS better with that hair. still good looking but at least he doesn't look prettier than his leading lady :)

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yes, i agree... please have him go back to this look. the long hair worked for MSOAN but seriousl, can we loose the curly locks???

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come on, ditch Jang Geun Seuk and do another drama with Seunggi!

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uh...not a fan of HHJ's acting to be honest, but I will watch if JGS sports a buzz-cut in the drama (ala in the first pic).

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Though the story is not my cup of tea! But Come On JGS is going to cut his orange her !! and the girl is pretty and kinda simple lovely SO i'm in!!(Ok I will follow it if dramabeans would pick it up ) ...And who know maybe I ship this new Couple! hehehehe^^

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He cut his hair! *reads post* Aw, dang! He didn't.

With the curly hair and all that feminine look he has, he might just cause HHJ to be insecure. I would be if I were her.

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If I were her, i.e. getting to do two seasons worth of shoots with him, I'd be something other than insecure :P

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I don't like HHJ. I watched Brilliant Legacy and thought the evil step sister was 10 times better at eliciting an emotional response out of the viewer than she was... well, aside from annoyance. I did get annoyed with her and her portrayal of the character.

Then again, maybe she's changed and has grown into her acting... one can only dream. And hey, maybe she and JGS will have awesome chemistry, he usually does with his costars - even though the pictures of them together... well... I'm not convinced.

Bah. I'll watch this thing either way, so I might as well stop whining about it.

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I agree ....I guess we just have to wait for it, wait for it and hope we are wrong.

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2 things..ok 3....first loving the pairing...whatever HHJ flaws as an actress are supposed to be I kind of love her and find her very charming and I love that JGS whom I equally adore is making rounds with all my favorites actresses this year.....first MGy, then KHN and now HHJ.....now after the craptastic drama that MSOAN turned out to be I just hope that it doesnt act as a precedent to the other 2, where the awesome pairing with him means crappy drama/movie....which obviously makes me nervous about the plot....plz God let it not be as bad as this sounds....I didn't dig this parent to kid love twist in The Classic and I wont love it here either....and that would be 2 projevts of these 2 I haven't liked......I guess we just have to hope for the best ..that said I think this means he could be getting a hair cut...i think that calls for a celebration!!!!

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With JGS as leading actor, most PD need to pair him with very pretty actress. You can't have JGS being prettier than his leading ladies right. Not a fan of JGS though. He's such a narcissist.

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I hope he ditches that goth/emo/hwang taekyung style...it's getting ridic.

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Wow, I didn't know that he's her age. He still looks like a teenager to me. He's so skinny he looks like he's still in puberty.

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I love HHJ, and when I read that she was possibly co-starring in this drama yesterday I actually googled her age because I felt sure that she was older than JGS. I'm impressed that she was only 19 in Spring Waltz since she certainly came off as a lot more mature than that.

I'm a bit worried about the premise of this show, but I'm so excited about the directing that I'll watch it no matter what. I'm sure that this drama will be gorgeous visually, so I just hope that they can modernize the rest of it. I was sort of hoping to see Yoon Suk Ho working with a new writer, but for all I know they've been brainstorming for the last 10 years and come up with something brilliant. This drama is going to be so overly hyped by the time it airs that it'll have to meet some pretty high expectations to not come off as a disappointment.

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It'll all depend on the characters they're playing, but they don't seem like a natural fit to me-- she's got a girl-next-door vibe, whereas his is more next dimension.

Personally, I like that he's a gender bender-- but tresses or no tresses, I just want him to be happy being himself. (I still chuckle at JB's suggestion that perhaps the MSOAN song "My Precious" is really about his hair.....keke.)

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JGS with that hair can go against anyone anytime and I'll be happy.

JGS do the noonas a favor and get a hair cut. Please!

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I'm anticipating this drama. JGS and HHJ are perfect beauty!! I like both of them.

"Please for the love of dramas, don’t make them play children of parents who were in love. That’s just mean." ----> Agree GF! Crossing our fingers.

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I like the actress who currently playing a sick girl in the drama "Scent of a Woman" she very charming. Not the lead actress (who I love) but the young girl that in love with the doctor and love to wear makeup.

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I'll be looking forward to this...I watched all of the 4 seasons dramas.

That sick girl in SOAW is Shin JiSoo....she played Lee Seung Gi's wife in Chill Sisters.

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it'd be hilarious if they got the leads of the seasons dramas to cameo...

not a fan of either jang or han, so will skip this.

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OMG Jang Geun Suk looks so damn UNF-worthy with that hair. I hope he brings that back very soon. I don't know how much longer I can even tolerate his ahjumma hair.

With that said, OMG Han Hyojoo's starting to be Lee Yeonhee-ish with the fact that she's been getting to work with many popular pretty boy actors. JEALOUS.

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Just can't see both of them together....she comes across as much older than him, and I'm surprised they're the same age. Too bad Jung So Min wasn't cast in this, I think she'd be awesome acting opposite JGS.

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GF and you gals/guys crack me up with your comments. LOL!

HHJ had me in Spring Waltz and then again in BL. So if she is in this drama, I will check it out. As for JGS, if only he returned to that hair cut .... then perhaps I might take him seriously. But the gender bender comment ... LOL.

ps. I'm in Paris atm and have not spotted KT and Eugene, who are supposedly here on their honeymoon. Have run into many other Koreans though ....

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Oh wow...he looks so much older in that photo! Must be the moustache.

HAWT!!

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i think they should consider the leading man behind Jang Geun-seok , he/she can play the leading woman

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I'm psyched for this, I love HHJ and I can already see them together. She's the best I can think of...so Han Hyo Joo please!

I'll be watching this drama but JGS I'm begging you, lose the hair... you look so much better with a short haircut. I liked your hair in YB better and that's saying alot.

PS: If they pull the amnesia, leukemia crap on us then I'm walking...

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October production for spring airing means no live shoot? Let's hope so. Hate to see both stars flying to LA after shooting eps 10.

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I really hope they don't cast Han Hyo Joo as the female lead. She's very limited in her acting. She relies too much on widening her eyes to convey emotion. I've seen four of her dramas and I haven't seen much improvement in between Spring Waltz and Dong Yi.

Can we please have an actress that can act with more subtlety and has a larger acting range?

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Yah...her acting so so only but because of the drama "Dong Yi" and "Brilliant Legacy" are nice. I just find something is not there...aura??feeling??

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What is this? Are they trying to do like the movie ''The classic??'' errr not going to work.

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Jang Geun-seok looks best with short hair and a little scruff. :)

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HHJ is one of those nice personality actresses with limited range. Park Min Young is another one. They seem to be getting the lead roles due to their popularity and good looks. I like actresses who get their teeth into their acting. Unless they change JGS looks , HHJ looks older than him. The story does not sound too interesting but I guess we shall see when it comes out.

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this will be soooooooooooooooooo sweet. My all time favorite pair. I hope it's not just rumors

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I love Han Hyo-joo! She was FANTASTIC in Dong yi.
she grew and matured quite a bit since "Brilliant Legacy".
I'm not sure how I feel about the plot of the drama though...

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http://www.gokpop.com/i1/news/1/2769-y9z2js52o1.jpg

Hope his hair would be similar to this.. ahh SO cute!

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LOL I still don't understand why you and JB are not posting the squee fest that is the photographs of both Jang Guen Seok and Song Joong Ki in bed together.

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They are friends....don't tell me your any guys never stay over night at friend's house after drinking session??

Even I'm a lady, I also stay overnight with group of friends at their house because its too late to go back

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hmm...the plot doesn't sound interesting. and I'm not a fan of makjang so I will wait and see!

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please do away with the ghastly do.

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Can we please get someone new? I'd really love to see Jung So Min in this. It's too bad that when these castings are "rumored", they're usually true.

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I agree with your hope for JSM!

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With the JGS HAIR Issue:
It has been confirmed that he's definitely cutting his hair for this drama... there you go. ^^

Source: koalasplayground

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That's good news as JGS's current hairstyle makes him look like a girl.

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What happened to the movie he was supposed to be in? I wanna see it.

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