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Fashion King holds its first script rehearsal

I sincerely hope everybody’s in character at this Fashion King script reading, because man, is that a collection of pissy faces or what? Then again, I’m not sure I want to watch a drama populated by characters wearing pissy faces, even if we’ve got Yoo Ah-in (Sungkyunkwan Scandal) leading the charge.

Let’s just hope the collective cranky comes from holding the drama’s initial rehearsal on Christmas Eve. In attendance, other than Yoo, were Shin Se-kyung (Tree With Deep Roots) in the leading lady role, with hot rising film star Lee Je-hoon as a supporting character. (Seriously? Lee Je-hoon is gonna be huge. He’s taken home five awards so far this year, for his roles in war film The Front Line and the dark indie drama Bleak Night. Other titles on his filmography include Gong Yoo’s rom-com Finding Kim Jong-wook and the queer film Just Friends.) Filling out the main quartet is SNSD member Yuri in her first drama role.

Also at the script read were the rest of the supporting cast of approximately 20 actors, PD Lee Myung-woo (What Happened in Bali) in a reunion with his Bali writers Lee Sun-mi (Sweet Spy, Super Rookie) and Kim Ki-ho (Sweet Spy, Invisible Parachute Agent).

Fashion King bears a lot of similarities, description-wise, to the shaky 2009 rom-com Cinderella Man, but it sounds like they’re aiming for a different vibe. Cinderella Man had a birth secret, a chaebol, and a switched-identities plotline, but Fashion King is positioning itself as a “story full of humanity about young people facing the world and dealing with challenge and success, love and ambition, and weathering the ups and downs of their obsession with love and endless ambition.” Gotta love the redundant descriptions, describing redundantly.

The drama is scheduled to follow History of the Salaryman, which premieres on January 2.

Via Mk.co.kr

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Can't wait to see how it goes!
Though those faces aren't giving me much hope?!

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I am so sure that they are in character.

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Shin Se-kyung is a very very busy girl! I wouldn't expect this from her, but Jung ll Woo changed his politics about projects too

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What do you mean?

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Maybe that she takes a break between dramas, instead of going from one directly into the other?

Neither JIW nor she had a break after extremely successful shows. They could have just rested for a while and done CFs.

I hope both are taking care of themselves. No IV's please!

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lol, what an unfortunate set of pictures.

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I watched Cinderella Man and I don't remember a single thing of that drama at all. Hopefully, Fashion King will be better!

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I've forgotten about CM up until JB mentioned it here.

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Yes, their faces don't look too appealing for the drama. Probably because it was Christmas Eve. Yeah, at least Yuri isn't the leading lady.. lol

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I'm still thanking the heavens she isn't.

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ME TOO.

Btw, LEE JE-HOON with YOO AH IN on the SAME SCREEN..!!! This is BIG, no, more than big, this is HUGE! Oh My Gosh.
HOTness is everywhere, overload. My screen's gonna be cracked then bursted!

ANYWAY, Let's hope the story is great so there will be no more talent waste. They don't describe the story so clearly. But I have faith in the actors especially Yoo Ah In and Lee Je-hoon. Both of them so far picking up nice projects and building up their resume so no way they gonna choose some crazy storyline for their new drama.
It's been a year for Yoo Ah In since his last drama in 2010.

And I was really curious why Lee Je-hoon pick up a drama for his new project. What about his new movie the Fortuneteller? There's no news about it (dramabeans is my Only source, I was too lazy to browse other sites). I thought he's building up a career as future leading man in Chungmuro. He done so well. But I guess he has a good reason why he chose this, given his last projects which are all great if I say so myself.

Well javabeans, I don't think Shin Se-kyung look pissy, she just seriously reading the script. As for Yoo An In and Lee Je-hoon I think they both rehearse their dialogue.

Oh,I almost forget, on what channel this will air??

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Uuggh why it will air on SBS?? I can't watch it... Can't it be on KBS instead??

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wow...Yuri is in it..this make this drama more interesting.i'm very interested to watch this especially Yuri is here..Yuri will be the hottest leading lady ever in small screen♥ I saw how she act already and it really amazed me how great she can act..Yuri will sure to be a great actress not only a great performer..to those who said she doesn't deserve to be the female lead..wake up..because she is ..Yuri jjang♥..i will definitely watch this drama for Yuri..

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You guys are working overtime during Christmas. Do Koreans really celebrate Christmas like in the US? 'Seems like these actors are all working overtime. 2012 season is off to a flying start with an ambitious line up.

I've finally figured out who Shin Se-kyung reminds me of, a very young Choi Ji-woo.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choi_Ji-woo

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Lol no, Christmas is nowhere near as big a deal here as it is in the States. It's mostly for businesses to break out all their pretty Christmas lights (the Lotte department store is gorgeous all lit up) and for couples to date and for singles to feel miserable about being alone. Some places are closed on Christmas, but most stay open. *shrug*

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In Europe Christmas is a big deal too! If you tried yesterday to buy some bread anywhere in Europe, you would be outta of luck! Were opened just the cinemas and cafes for ppl to date! Generally we go visit our families ( We don't live with mom and dad like Koreans do )

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That sounds like Christmas here in the States nowadays too: big pretty lights and decorations, one Christmas dinner and party after another, couples dating, miserable singles (like myself) cursing those happy couples then turning to rom-com marathons and holiday snacks for comfort... And then there are those packed retail stores the week right before Christmas full of angry shoppers.

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Have you seen a Christmas celebration where in they start celebrating Christmas from September through January? In the Philippines, that's how they roll! I remember when I was living in the Philippines, radio stations would start playing Christmas songs and gradually, they all play Christmas songs until December. The Christmas trees and lights are still up until January though... the malls and cinemas are also open during Christmas for family bonding and couples dating, but they go around the afternoon because the morning of Christmas day, kids go around the village they live in and pay respects to other people, and in return, they give you money. For adults, they go around the place where they live in and eat food... it's basically an open buffet for all people, whether you know them or not :)

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Xmas is a huuuuge thing here in Oceania. I'm in NZ and Xmas is always the most celebrated holiday of the year, it's the only day, along with good (Easter) Friday that are declared 'holy' days and all shops and businesses have to close. And then boxing day(26th) it's pretty much like the US' black Friday and there are crazy sales at the malls and whatnot.

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i can't believe yuri took the role.... i'm scaredddd

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she's only the second female lead. In most kdramas, out of the 4 leads, isn't the second female lead often the most 2-dimensional and easiest to act? No need to waste a ton of talent on it.

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They look pissed, because producers put Yuri as an actress in the same project as them. *dodge the stones*

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I am SO second that.

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Ditto! pwahahahaha

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That would explain why she's the only one who has any hint of a smile HAHAHA

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LOL I second that too

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This isn't the first time Yoo Ah-In had to act along side an idol (SKKS had DBSK/JYJ's Mickey Yoochun). And Lee Je Hoon looks more traumatized than pissed here. The vulnerable expression makes me want to hug him.

While I tend to dislike idols being cast in roles that could have gone to real actors, I think the negative attention should be director more towards the casting directors who want to use the idol-actor-as-lead ploy to generate interest rather than towards the idol - unless that idol had proved him/herself to be a seriously mediocre actor through several dramas already. Maybe Yuri will surprise us?

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*like*

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*High fives* you

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Haha I would be too if I was them.

The funny thing is I think Yoo Ah In always looks pissed off set.

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uuhh, not really. have you watched this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNvxBBkpidQ

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LMAO!!!!!!!!

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OMG, I just died with the overload of cuteness.

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but still...she could still bring down a whole scene...

/we are so negative I feel so bad for her now

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Okay, let's pretend that a girl who never acted in her whole life will bring down a whole drama, since she won't be given only one scene. That and the fact that she will probably be the romantic pair of Lee Je-hoon. Now, I'm super optimistic, because we're in the end of the year, you know. Oh, Micky Yoochun had appeared in two dramas before Sungkyunkwan Scandal and he still was the most limited actor in the sageuk F4. But, there's always a Kim Hyun Joong to prove my words wrong with his amazing acting skills. Before anyone throws rocks at me, I truly hope that Yuri blow me away with her performance and I eat my words, because the early criticism is necessary if she wants to suceed in this field, that excludes amazing young actors without an opportunity.

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It's the new year SME is releasing their SNSD and SuJu soldiers in the acting mine field.

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That's ridiculous. Why are they holding a script reading on Christmas Eve? Couldn't they have waited 2 days? I'm not surprised they all look pissed off.

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Lol. I'm extremely amused by the set of pissy faces, esp YAI's.

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Th last one seemed the most...ahem...annoyed....

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Sin se kyung must be dead tired tree with deep roots just finished airing!
I guess the script must be that good for her to take on the project.

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Is this the same drama that Cha Seung-Won was supposed to appear in a few years ago? It never got made, so I was wondering...

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Yep. This is the drama Cha Seung-Won was suppose to be in.

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Javabeans, you crack me up with your commentary.

"Is that a collection of pissy faces or what?" *LOL*

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all I can say is thank god for a strong actress portraying the heroine! Otherwise the leading lady would've been swallowed whole by YAI's mad(awesome) acting!

Damnnnnnnn too many dramassss

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Grumpy Yoo Ah In look so adorable.

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Ooo, that would be great for us to watch this because of Yoo Ah In, yay! :) Oh. Isn't they all look pissed off....?? They probably seem like they....I don't know.....(rubs my hair) I am sure that they might be upset or something cuz' they had to do work for this drama during Christmas holiday....also, they want to take a break for a while and have enjoy with these folks for Xmas, ofc. I guess so. @[email protected] Well....I expect they will be all right & get their mood a bit lighter...

Do your best, you guys ~ ~ Fighting!! :D

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I'd rather this be a trendy drama on fashion competition (in institution) than a 'corporate' based storyline :(

Tokyo Juliet anyone ?

LOL

I am glad Shin Se Kyung finally steps into a contemporary role ! I've been waiting to see her again!

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lololol. that was a terrible drama. although i couldn't really get past the horrible acting to actually see the plot so much.

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OH yay! Shin Se Kyung is in as the leading lady! I was surprised Yuri too is in, I thought it was either Se Kyung OR Yuri for the leading role only. Now I'm happy fan since I like all four the actors :D

Can't wait to see this premiere.

(Good lord Yoo Ah In, were you forced to wake up at like... 3 am or something!? What's with that face XD )

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Hahaha.... OMG! The pissy faces!

Maybe it's the script, it must be really, REALLY bad to warrant those kinds of expressions out of its actors.

But what a fine cast, Shin Se-kyung was fabulous in Tree, Lee Je-hoon was phenomenal in the war-flick The Front Line and I've always heard good things about Yoo Ah-in. His recent project Wandeuki was a massive hit, too.
I'm unsure about Yuri's acting but I do kind of adore her.

But truthfully, with a title like 'Fashion King' I only wonder what kind of script it'll have...

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Yay! Yoo Ah-in and Lee Je-hoon battling it out. That's too awesome I can't take it. And dare I say, Shin Se-kyung gets prettier by the minute. I'm so jealous.

I really do hope the drama is steering (far, far) away from makjang land and safely into land of hopes and dreams. Everyone loves a zero to hero story, right? Right?

And dude! That script cover! I need a bigger, HQ version of it. Fashion icons Andy Warhol style. The cover brings promise. Hopefully many, many really hot outfits to come. And Yoo Ah-in running a sewing machine. Rawr.

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LOL. They all look pissed. LOL.

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All this Yuri bashing is really pathetic. This is her first time acting and just because she's a SNSD member doesn't mean that she automatically can't act. >_>

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it's more the fact that idols just aren't made of the same caliber that actual actors/actresses are, and don't have the same kind of time to really get immersed into their roles. it's hard enough to juggle their own schedules as it is, without having to add something new like acting on their plate.

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lol.

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<3

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<3.

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Actually hasn't Yuri acted in Unstoppable marriage? I think that would still count even though it was a daily sitcom. I'm still wary at best and i'm glad she isn't the lead.

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Considering Kim Min Jong is the only really capable actor to come out of SME and all their idol actors have ranged from abysmally bad to mediocre at best, the criticism is warranted and expected. Also everyone knows how busy SNSD is so it's highly unlikely that yuri will be able to fully immerse into the role so unless she is naturally gifted like some actors which lets face it is unlikely, it makes sense that people would prefer the lead go to an actual actor rather than an idol whose company is only using this as another way to gain money especially an idol with such limited amount of experience. If she was a less busy idol I probably would have a little more optimism but after seeing what being a SNSD member has done to the early acting potential I saw in yoona (she was so charming in 9ends2outs but so dull in all her projects post-SNSD debut) I don't expect much.

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Yes, let's hope these are looks of concentration, not mood.

I watched some bts of WHIB, a story of 4 of the most unhappy, pissy characters in the history of drama AND, the actors were all a-giggle and smiles. I am hoping this PD is as good here at keeping the set light whether the theme of the show is dark or not.

Of course, it could also have been that JIS and HJW are just fun people no matter what they are doing!

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hahaha whats up with the le miserables faces?

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talk about pissy...lol

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lol. Those shots are priceless.

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I'm gonna watch this for Lee Je-hoon, hehe :)
I hope it's gonna be good...though what's up with all the pissy faces, lol. Hope it's just for the script reading...at a ....serious time? Dunno. But I'm looking forward to it~ (Lee Je-hoon! Yoo Ah-in! What's not to love?)

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Gonna watch this for Yoo Ah In. I missed his movie Punch while it was screening in LA, so imma sad.

I hope this drama doesn't suck. 2012 Dramas here they come!

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Lee Je Hoon!!!!! <3<3<3 That is all lolol

JK.

Honestly, I can't say I'm all that excited about this drama. I adore Yoo Ah In. I'm okay with Shin Se Kyung. Yuri is fine... but as an entertainer/singer. The story doesn't sound that interesting either, but I'm hoping this drama proves me wrong.

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At least Yuri is not the lead actress right ?

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so excited for yoo ah in and lee je hoon yeeee.

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LOL at the pissy faces! AFAIK Yoo Ah In just came back from 2 fanmeetings in Japan, and I heard Yuri also just arrived from Japan gigs too. Maybe that explains the pissy face :D

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I'm SO excited Yoo Ah-in is back to dramaland \☺/ and with great counterparts such as Lee Je Hoon and Shin Se Kyung! That would make an equal balance for strong act :)
However, having experienced stars-studded-drama that totally failed my expectation this year (*cough cough* Poseidon) , I'm gonna keep myself cool and repress my excitement till I see the first episode.
But Yoo Ah In!!!

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Girls, have you seen this cute video from Yoo Ah In???
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNvxBBkpidQ

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ooooooooHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Lee Je-hoon is that hot assistant director that took over for the main female lead character when she was performing on stage!

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in the movie "Finding Kim Jong-wook"

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What's up with the faces?! lol

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gonna claim lee je hoon before he explodes with popularity. haha, i hope i am getting in line earlier than most.

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if ah in's pissed, im one hundred percent sure it's because of Yuri.

i'm just sayin... haha

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