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Han Ji-min to play princess to Yoochun’s Rooftop Prince

So: Moon Chae-won is out, and Han Ji-min is in for Yoochun‘s new fantasy-sageuk-contemporary fusion drama Rooftop Prince.

Interesting choice, but one I can get behind; I can see Han Ji-min easily fitting into a fusion sageuk romance (see: Capital Scandal). She can be perky and adorable, though she’s not strictly confined to bubbly roles (her current turn in Padam Padam is proof enough of that). She’s also done sageuk before (Yi San) as well as contemporary fare, so all around, I’m pleased with the casting. Moon Chae-won would’ve been great, sure, but I understand her wanting to get away from yet more sageuk princess imagery after two huge sageuk hits, back to back (The Princess’s Man, Bow: The Ultimate Weapon).

And while Han Ji-min is four years older than Yoochun, (1) I think we’re just going to have to get used to the noona-romance as a fixture in dramaland, and (2) she’s also tiny, which somehow makes the age gap less of an issue in my head. I don’t know why. It must be the mental image of him towering over her, which mitigates the age-gap power-balance. (Contrast that with Lee Da-hae in Miss Ripley, for instance, who was eye to eye with Yoochun and I thought resembled his big sister more than innocent (seeming) love interest. But they also didn’t quite spark in the chemistry department, which is an altogether different issue.)

Plot refresher: Yoochun is a Joseon-era crown prince whose beloved princess dies. He catapults himself (and a crew of vassals) to the 21st century, where he meets his beloved’s doppelganger. Craziness ensues, in a story that traverses past and present. I am SO all over this premise.

Rooftop Prince premieres on March 14, following SBS’s current Wednesday-Thursday drama Please Take Care of Us, Captain.

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Yay for this casting!

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After Padam Padam, I've definately warmed up so much more to Han Ji Min. I used to like her, but I saw her so confined...by her height. haha (superficial I KNOW!).
But this is really great.

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@Jo: I especially like her because of her height. I look the same way, small, cute just not as pretty. I guess we all like actresses that look a little like we do. It's sympathy.

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YUPSSSSS!! :D I love her since I've watched her in that dramas: Cain and Abel (AWESOME drama), Capital Scandal, and Great Inheritance ~ woot woot!

Ah, right! I am just wondering that if anybody would watch that drama called "Great Inheritance" before...?? I've noticed that everybody seem like they never watch this at mostly.....Quite interesting. It was gooood and funny & I would like to recommend this to all you guys!! ;)

I am glad to hear about this new! I will be looking forward to this (IF I have time to watch, hopefully so.)

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Great Inheritance is "love" love the actors.. love the OST.. love the plot! KJW & HJW chemistry.. 100%.

The plot on this one is so " A Knight in Shining Armor" by Jude Deveraux.. like he travels to the present time! Fun to watch this! Can't wait!

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Loved Han Ji Min in Yi san and Capital Scandal..

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And Han Ji Min in Dae Jung Guam.

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I'm definitely in for this one. I like Yoochun. Though not particularly good looking, he does have a certain male charisma I like - like a youngish Song Il Kook.

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OMG I thought I was the only one who thinks yoochun looks like younger version of Song Il Gook. LOL

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More like Vampy Prosecutor, Yoon Jung Hoon. :)

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i didnt expect han ji min but i think nonetheless it will be a great drama! so looking forward to this

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I'm happy with this choice because I wanted Chun to play alongside an experienced actress. I really can't wait for this drama!

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IMO, Yoochun has yet to be at the top level for his acting skills. Yes, he's getting there and I am up to see him playing a culture shock prince and see if he has broaden his range of acting.

Previous dramas, he has carried the not so bubbly characters so this sure will be a nice turn.

AS for HJM, I''m pretty sure she will be good for this though I was thinking of a younger lady playing the princess roles.

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Hahaha the culture shock will be hilarious. I just want him to react to all the women in skirts and t-shirts.

*GASP* LEGS! ARMS! CLEAVAGE?!?!?!

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oh it would be EPIC!!!
yoochun is superb being nonsense.
just watch his TiO CF. He's adorable and nonsense to the max! =)

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Haha it's not just in acting. He's great at being silly in general. DBSK fans would know it.

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Whoa. Definitely didn't see this one coming! But I'm in! I like her repertoire and she's good in Padam Padam (currently watching) :)

Had to look up her height in DramaFever at the "she's tiny" comment though. LOL! But yeah. I'm with ya JB! I like the towering as opposed to the eye-to-eye...maybe 'cause I'm tinier than she is >_>

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I wasn't sure whether JB meant 'tiny' as in size (petiteness) or 'height'. Well, all Korean actresses are skinny/thin, but is HJM really that 'tiny' in terms of height compared to other Korean actresses? They generally don't seem super tall to me.

She's taller than me though :-) and people always think I'm younger than I am.

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Petite also means height.

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Though...wait. Hold it! *pulls back hopes*

Definitely in, right? As in locked?
Is Chunface locked as well? 'cause I didn't read/hear/see. Maybe I ought to reread just to be double sure. *sighs*

Because if not.... O____O

Argh, the suspense! But I guess it's all part of the game. Heh.

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I'm wondering about that too, all news said YC definitely will acted in this drama but Yoochun's rep said "there nothing confirmed until now"
I hope CJES or SBS drama production make official statement about Yoochun as cast.

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i love yoochun alot.. my bias among all kpop idols..

i don't watch padam padam.. i only recognized her face..
after park min young and lee da hae.. and this... kinda expecting someone more famous than her..

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Er...? I'd say Han Ji-min has the highest profile among those actresses.

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but i barely know her... hurm... i should really consider watching padam padam then...

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So... just because you don't know her she's not any better than the actresses you mentioned? The fault lies on you.

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lol well said.
it's difficult to know who is popular and who isn't if you live overseas. the culture is different.

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Not our fault also if we don't much about HJM, not much news that we can read and understand about her though. Her fans or drama/critics also not helping enough to make us recognize her.

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@sanity: Empty vessels make the loudest sound.

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personal attack here.. i don't really know her much it's not that i hate her or something..

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@nickynisa, Personal attack, what? How is it that I'm attacking you by pointing out that the fault lies on you? What fault... fault in the sense that you're using the reason 'I barely know her' to support your first comment that you 'expected someone more famous'. JB posted her opinion. Wouldn't that be a catalyst for you to 'research' as to why or how she was able to make such comment? You can ask other people, 'how was her acting in this', 'how is she looked upon in Korea', etc. You would have made a better comment IF you made time to know more about the actress becaus this way you can either choose to reject our opinion or to support it.

Your 'but I barely know her' statement is what angered me the most. It's like it's all up to you to decide who's famous or not, who's better or not.

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bio, your comments, more like empty bottle/brain.

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@sanity, now that's what you can consider an ad hominem attack. Thank you very much.

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Han Jimin is a lot like Kim Haneul. She's well known in Korea but not well known outside of her country. She's a very private person and she doesn't do a lot of promotion outside of Korea.

http://www.soompi.com/forums/topic/2238-han-ji-min-%ED%95%9C%EC%A7%80%EB%AF%BC/page__st__2280

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Not sure about Lee Da Hae. It's arguable that Lee Da Hae has had more success than Han Ji Min.

Just looking at ratings, Lee Da Hae has had much more success and hit projects.

As for fame, Lee Da Hae has more star power as well.

Having said that, I like Han Ji Min much better than Lee Da Hae.

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Lee Dahae is one of new Hallyu star, but Ha Ji Min, maybe ...

Popularity wise, if Lee Dahae is the new Yahoo Buzz Asia winner for women category, how come HJM is more high profile than her.

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In Korea wise, HJM is def up there.

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Better get your ass to Korea. LDH probably is more popular overseas because of My Girl... but in Korea, HJM (not arguably) is well way ahead of the younger actresses nickynisa has mentioned.

It's a pity that a lot of people think the otherwise.

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"Just looking at ratings, Lee Da Hae has had much more success and hit projects."

-Uhm, arguably, LDH starred in My Girl which is a cult favorite among teen/romantic comedy fans but HJM was in Yi San. Yi San is one of the most popular and also highest rated dramas. I wouldn't bluff off HJM's credentials like that. :D

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I don't know Hallyu. I was talking in Korea. That's what I know. Most non entertainment internet news followers in Korea would know Lee Da Hae more than Han Ji Min.

I think people here have different idea of popularity vs. how many people would know someone.

Yes, my girl may have been popular but that wasn't my point.

My statement was based on whether who's name and projects most people would know most. This is based on Korea not much based on Hallyu or other countries.

I do know about Han Ji Min, watched most of her projects. But Kim Ha Neul and Han Ji Min are in a completely different realm.

Historical drama averaged in min 20 ratings peaking around 30 and mini series dramas peaking around 30 is massively different in terms of trend and cultural influence. You do not see card boards in front of stores on the streets advertising like they do with kim sam soon, my girl, and etc. characters. You do not see all the cable reruns. All the internet downloads.

Cult following dramas I would think are more like You're beautiful. My Girl was a national syndrome.

But yes, I do think Han Ji Min deserves more credit.
Just the other day me and my friends were talking about why is she so underrated.

It's simple. If anyone thinks that more people in Korea would no Han Ji Min's face than Lee Da Hae's face upon hearing their names, they are crazy.

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LOL very well-said and truee

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she's a way better actress than the aforementioned.

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Agree.

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Who is the "aforementioned"?? MCW i guess

Between Moon Geun Young and Ha Ji-min
i wonder who is more high profile

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aforementioned means "thing/ppl etc. mentioned prior to"...so, according to the commenter it'd be PMY and LDH.

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First time I heard HJM is more talented than LDH. But if she's more likeable than LDH, than it's true.

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She has a more favorable image than LDH, that's true: no controversy with a pretty wholesome image. LDH is the better actress though. PMY and MCW are better actresses as well actually. HJM is usually serviceable in her roles but she lacks the spunk and assertiveness in her acting to make her presence very memorable. That's why she's not as well known internationally. She has a good personality though and is very well liked in Korea.

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definitely Moon Geun Young as she's got a hold of both film and dramas.

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I'm a yoochun fan and
HJM is great
You must be new to Kdrama
Han Ji Min is more high profile than Yoochun

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hurm i'm not new to kdrama. been watching kdrama since winter sonata day.. lol.. ok.. sorry to han ji min's fans.. will google about her.. and watch her related kdrama..

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i recommend yi san

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unfortunately wiki is black out :(

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For our future good, if SOPA/PIPA are passed, raws/fansubs streaming/downloading and the likes will be history, at least in the US first.

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and that'll be disaster... what's the use of having internet then.... #stopsopa

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lol, well, it's scary for worse reasons than that! Think about it - anything they disagree with (say, poltically, etc) all they have to do is find ONE use of copyrighted material (maybe, a news article from a major newspaper?) and BAM -site's down. It's like...China.

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I tailor my pitch according to the audience. LOL.

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That's why you should call your senators/representatives. It's freaking scary. I want to continue my free drama watching among other things.

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Han Ji-min was in Dae Jang Geum (aka Jewel in the Palace) where she played as Jang Geum's trusted friend. She was also in "Cain and Abel" where she was paired with So Ji-Sub.

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i didn't watch jewel in the palace.. but i watched cain n abel.. so i do know her.. haha

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if you disable javascript you use wikipedia today. or if you speak any other language than English, you can as well.

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You must be new to kdramas.

HJM is up there! She was barely a character in Dae Jang Geum but people took notice of her there too! I've always liked her since Resurrections with Uhm Tae Woong and Capital Scandal with Kang Ji Hwan. And she's high profile enough to where every korean guy at one point or another voted her the girl they want to marry and bring home to momma. And I think she's extra pretty in historical dramas too!!!

IM SOOO IN!!!!

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Hmmm...don't know her but it doesn't matter. This one, I'm watching for the plot.

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I was shocked over this, not just the age gap, HJM does look a lot older than Yoochun. She looks really match w JWS who is at YC's mom's age.
But what to do, it is already confirmed n I know she is goood so I hope YC can learn a lot from her...

Dream for perfect match for YC ~ will wait

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yeah, she may be tiny but she's gotten quite skinny that the cute, youthful look got a wee bit lost. my theory is that HJM knew that before she doesn't possess that matured look to play the mature roles. so, she needed to reinvent a bit her image. but now she's gonna play alongside a younger actor so i'm curious to see how they'll look standing beside each other.

anyway, this girl can create chemistry (so far!) with her male cast. plus, Yoochun loves noonas. heh! he's been dating them since he's 17 or 18. lololol

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(1) I think we’re just going to have to get used to the noona-romance as a fixture in dramaland

Probably they're avoiding any scandal involved thereafter. It's like strictly for business kind of romance.

well, let's just see if it's going interest me or not.

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but yoochun is well-known of having love relationship with girl who are older than him... XD

btw im excited for this drama too.... cant wait for march.. ^o^

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True.

Though now that you mention it, it brings to mind random thoughts while I was watching Padam Padam, one of which was:

"Hmmm...she reminds me of someone...name's not coming though. Gah! What is...Oh! That's right."
Ha Ji Min and After School's Kahi could be sisters/cousins. At least for me.^^

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oh my, she does look a bit like Kahi (at least her face, Kahi has a killer body)

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ROFL.. but after school kahi older than her.. XD
i need to watch padam-padam now..

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well, I'm just saying it in general not only for Yoochun ^^;

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Yay! Han Ji Min...this really good news. Who could be better I thought too! I can't wait. Han Ji Min has really grown on me. She has grown in my eyes too as I watch her in the different type of roles she's acted in.
Han Ji Min...two thumbs up!!

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I'll be waiting for this drama for sure. Not a huge fans of Ha Jimin but I think this drama will be very interesting. Ha Jimin and Yoochun as a couple wow

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like like like :) can't wait for all the wonderful drama this coming summer

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cant wait to watch this drama this march. ^o^
im eager to know other casts too.. i heard there will be two female lead... and there will be a eunuch, bodyguard, and teacher characters who will go into the future together w yoochun..

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it's sound really exciting right? Culture shock, bodyguard, eunuch and teacher + crown prince in 20th century

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i bet it will be funny.. thinking bout the prince followers makes me giggles..

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Yes this drama sound a romantic comedy, I think the prince will be a clumsy funny and yet charming prince. I cannot wait for March ^^

But still no news about t who will play as the prince followers yet? YC confirmation about the drama?

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not sure. but i saw on twitter just now ad 'confirmed'...

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the news said: Park Yoochun and Han Ji Min are confirmed for Rooftop Prince... so i guess it is confirmed

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wow lol some of these comments make her sound like she looks like some sort of ajumma. i think she has a really youthful aura, and if yoochun stays away from his super boyish haircuts they would look wonderful together and not awkward at all. besides, if being born in 1982 is now considered old... then i am a bit scared. LOL

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@jeure - THANK YOU for that.

Han Ji Min is gorgeous, talented...AND youthful looking...✔

.. from my perspective, being only *slightly* younger than her....Í don't understand why it's considered so odd, or not permissible, that she should be older than the male lead.

There are times when I think my fellow-females-of-the-world have been too deeply indoctrinated into the philosophy that pairings should *always* have the male as elder.

To this ...I say...why? (other than extreme gaps in years for relationships in which child-bearing is the primary concern)....why shouldn't the woman be ....um *free* ...to have been born before the man?

Not ranting or anything....just sayin' that love-connections happen between people...not ages.

Not responding to any post in particular....but I'm going to guess that Yoochun's status as *idol* to thousands of teens will have an army of them angry that the female-lead doesn't represent their demographic. But afterall...it's just a drama.....I think the pairing is lovely. Look forward to it.

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jeuri ....sorry for the misspelling

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I agree with you.

Nor is four years very much of a gap at all (either direction, whether male or female is older).

I also wonder if we didn't know their birth dates, would we be commenting so much on these age differences? It seems to me that very often these discussions are driven by that, but I think in real life you can line up a 100 people that are the same age and that will look very different in age. Some people love people who are the same age them but look older/younger, other people love someone who is younger/older but look the same age... or not. I don't think it matters. I think the only time it would bother me in a drama would be if someone very clearly looks high school (and I mean 'high school' - not like in Dream High 2 where they are definitely NOT looking high schoolish), and the other person looks, 30, 40 or more.

By the way, my grandma was 10 years older than my granddad.

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woah so a few days before your first post about Rooftop Prince I was randomly forming a kdrama plot in my head which was 99% like the synopsis of this Rooftop Prince except I had imagined it (prior to this announcement) with Han Ji Min (and not with Yoochun)... Then this comes out O_O

kdramaland's psychic powers are unmatched

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nice choice...i am excited to see her...But I wonder why nowadays nonna romance is so popular....still cheering for them though

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Because the biggest group of drama watchers are noonas.

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Wow, I didn't expect this, but I have to say I like that Han Ji-min is playing the female lead. I've always liked her (especially in Resurrection) and I think she has the spunk to pull it off. :)

Plus, she usually manages to have good chemistry with her male counterparts.

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Ha Ji Min, not really know her, her acting abilities, etc, maybe famous in Korea, but not many news in English compared to others like Park Min Young, Lee Da Hae and now MCW.

Anyway, she is cute.

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Although I do find Yoochun adorable, I don't agree with him getting a main role. There are so many way more talented (not idol) actors, who have been struggling with second leads. Is it time to shake it up? Han Ji-Min looks so thin! She needs to put some weight. I loved her in Capital Scandal!

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Umm just deal with it. That drama was written especially for him.

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LMAO badly at "specially written for".

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Dont be rude
its just her opinion

@doublen

I became a fan because of SKKS
and i think as long as he can act well, and i think he can he should go for it

Yoochun has so far been positively received and its not like he's a deadweight

I mean come on, Song Seung Hoon isnt exactly a paragon of acting talent so the same argument is applicable to people like him as well,
The public likes what the public likes

And being an idol does not mean you have inherently less talent
I think Yoon Eun Hye and Eric prove that.

Idol or no idol
Yoochun can act
Just sit back and enjoy the show
and if he sucks you can always pan him

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currently watching Yoochun in Sangkyunkwan Scandal and I am impressed at the way he's carrying the role of the lead. I knew him from his DBSK days but never watched his previous works...cannot wait for rooftop prince!!!!!!!

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well you can't really blame the guy for snatching the role since he's blocked from Korean&Japanese entertainment industry. Acting's the only way he can make those headlines these days.

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I think he is better than idol turned actor out there, and his acting was not bad. I didn't even knew that Yoochun is an idol when I watched SKKS back there.

yes he is a newbie and yes there's still much to learn but he proved he fit to be call as an actor (he received 7 award because of SKKS) , so far he received positive feedback for his acting.

I heard that this drama was tailored made for Yoochun, SBS really tried to get YC signed in this drama even Yoochun will be very packed with JYJ world tour and upcoming album.

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me too O.o i didn't know yoochun at all before skks. i thought that he was an actor.
he's great :)

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YESH! I started watching Padam Padam partly because of her. I can't wait~

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I don't see why her being 4 years older should be an issue. She can pass younger and it doesn't have to be a noona romance in the drama if they make her character younger, or his character older. Isn't that what they do all the time in Hollywood with people in their late 20's playing high school kids.

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The most recent thing I've seen Han Ji Min in was Detective K, and I thought she was pretty terrible in that, completely miscast. She was better in Yi San. Is she doing a good job in Padam Padam? I haven't watched that drama, but all the praise seems to be directed at the bromance and JWS and KB.

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She's doing great in Padam Padam. I thgt she was so-so on Capital Scandal though.

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Thanks! Maybe she'll do fine here then. From what I've seen, I think her acting is generally so-so actually, that's why comments about her being a much better actress than the other actresses mentioned confuses me. If she has to do cutesy or bubbly for this drama, then I hope she's improved, because when she had to do it for Great Inheritance (2006 drama with Kim Jae Won), she was pretty much over-acty and awkward the whole time.

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I was so distracted by her costuming in that movie, they had her wear such tight hanboks. I can't imagine her being very comfortable in them and it kind of showed in her acting because she came off pretty awkward whenever she was supposed to be seductive. I just couldn't buy her as the femme fatale. For what it's worth Kim Myung-min wasn't that great as the detective either. As a whole, that movie was pretty mediocre.

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I enjoyed Detective K, but yeah, It turned out not as great as I had hoped. Kinda went on too long.

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I'm not a fan of yoochun's acting, but I guess I can see him acting the role as a Joseon era prince and some modern chaebol. And han jimin! *gushes* I think she's so pretty and perfect for this role. The premise of time traveling looks interesting, so I'm kinda looking forward to this drama. XD

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Too soon. I still want to see her as Ji Na.

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hahaha!!!...well said.. *KangChil*

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YAYY!! I like this girl :D thought I've only seen her in Jewel in the Palace a.k.a Dae Jang Geum so far...

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Aww I was looking forward to Kim So Eun...I heard she's been offered this role. But oh well, still watching for the plot :P

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you are so right! kim so eun would have been great!
i'm so sad about han ji min getting the role.

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O-kaay....
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Okay, I need to watch Padam Padam then...

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Hated her in Cain and Abel, but I liked her in Yi San. So, I guess I have to wait and see...
Doesn't matter, I have a special switch in my head to blur out the face of some female leads. I'm def. watching this.

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Interesting choice. Although I haven't seen much of her work. I watched her on Resurrection and Cain and Abel. I hated those characters to the bit (her existance washed down resurrection IMO). I don't know if it was her acting or the character themselves but I didn't feel any emotional pull, instead i felt like slapping her face to make her come to her senses. If she's going to pull another of that role. Consider me out.

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I wub HJM, so I'll try this for her.

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Actually the premise is very much like this Christina Applegate-Jean Reno vehicle: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0189192/.

Just Visiting. It's awesomely awesome.

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I don't think the age difference will be too significant as she has a fresh look about her. And Han Ga-In is 6 yrs older than Kim Soo-Hyun in Moon Embracing the Sun. And his baby face makes the age difference between them stand out a little more in my mind than the age difference with Yoochun and Han Ji Min. On another note: another Han Ji Min show - yeeeeaaaaa! I loved her in capital scandal, I loved her Cain and Able and I am loving her in Padam. She is my fav actress. ;D

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the plot is similar to the chinese drama BuBuJingXin, except here is the guy from the past going to the future. interesting2 looking forward to more developments about this drama!

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Except this is one guy traveling to the future, not one girl traveling to the past. And one guy falling for 1 princess, not one girl falling for 2 princes. Exactly the same, but opposite.

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Well I am looking forward to it. It sounds like a great premise and I'm looking forward to seeing YC in something that's more comedic. It's harder to do but I think with some of his idol experience, he can pull it off - and just in general improving his acting skills. I think he has awhile to go but as long as he's entertaining, I'll support it.

HJM - I have seen her in Capital Scandal, Yi San and PP. I liked her best in YS - but I feel like she played best that more demure, good girl - perfect for Joseon era and a love interest of a king. But her playing a cutesy, bubbly girl - not so much. Someone mentioned that she lacked that kind of natural spunk - me too - I felt that. That's why I couldn't fully get into her. But I think she is a decent actress with pretty nice roles under her belt. Maybe if she could channel some of that inner spunk & sass and have that naturally come out here - I think she'd be perfect for the role. Cause she can definitely jump from present to past easily.

YC and HJM - fighting!!!

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Yoochun looked way too young for lee da hee in Ripley, hope they give him a more mature look in this.

I love Han ji min in Capital scandal and Yi san and Padam Padam. I just looove that drama in general, so intense. best of whats on at the moment. Jung woo sung as Kang chil is just fantastic and the bromance with kim bum......loving it.

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Rooftop Prince sounds like a mash-up of 'Kate & Leopold' and 'Enchanted' - bring on the funny!

I've only seen HJM in Jewel in the Palace and now in Padam Padam where she's playing a conflicted sad-sack type, so as far as watching her play 'cute' - IDK. I just don't see her as cute, most likely because I equate 'cute' with being youthful and HJM skews older (and is) than Yoochun, height issues notwithstanding. It will all depend on the writing, as always.

Had to laugh at the 'she reminds me of..' comments up-thread. I find it totally distracting to watch her in Padam Padam because the first thing that hits me about her is her dead-on resemblance to Lee Hyori. To me, they could be twins - voice and looks (except Hyori has more in the boobs department).
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OHH!! I SEE YOOUCHUN'S MESMERING EYES ALREADY!
LOL, she is sooo pretty! I guess they were looking for a female actress who had a 'clean' look.
lol, but afterall, great choice! <3

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Yoochun's Prince catapults into the 21st century...will the prince Mickey become a KPop idol? For fun, see Jeonwoochie-Taoist Wizard...they used cellphones...good movie

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Whao!

So many cruel comments. Something is wrong with some pple here... WTH

Ha ji min looks a lot younger her age by any standard. If you don't like her just dont watch! Damnn

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Interesting! Is this drama in competition with yoo ah in's up coming drama?

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yay for Han Ji Min

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Not a huge fan of Yoochun but I've like the dramas he chosen so far. And now with Han Ji Min too,(LOVE HER)!!!! He's so lucky!!! Cant wait!!! Come on March Madness!!!

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Awsome!

But isn't JYJ on Tour during March? and the drama start shooting in March? Is Yoochun going to fly back and forth like JkS when he took time off of Love Rain to do his Tour?

I just hope he doesn't work tooo hard and get some rest. Juggling too much is stressful...

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just their south american leg

they'll be concluding it in march
so yoochun will be free fro the duration of the drama
much better than having to fly out in the middle of the live shoot stage

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he did it twice already .. same thing happened while filming skks and miss ripley where he's doing both promotion, tour and the filming almost at the same time.. haha! .. just hope that he wont get too skinny again after he gained some of his weight back lol.. and please no IVs on the set anymore

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HJM is the best actress in my opinion of watching many many dramas. She's not only really versatile, but she always picks good projects. I'm hoping to trust her in her decision with this one! :P

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I have never seen her anything (except maybe the Padam Padam trailer) but I think she's cute. If they have good chemistry the age gap goes out the window. I'm sure they can pull it off. I love the whole premise I hope this turns out well. *crosses fingers*

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Popularity doesn't exactly equal acting credits or strengths or experience. Say Moon Chae Won is very popular now because of her recent dramas, but doesn't make her more experienced or better actress than her co-actress Hong So Hyun. Park Min Young is more popular than Moon Chae Won, but I think Moon Chae Won's acting is at upper level.

I don't know why people complain that Han Ji Min is not popular enough. It would sound better if were wishing him to work with more experienced actresses so he can learn from them. But popularity? Some who like Han Ji Min might think "Likewise." She'd acted with actors like Kim Jae Won, So Ji Sub, Jung Woo Sung, Lee Seo Jin, Kang Ji Hwan, Eric....and Yoo Chun is much behind in terms of experience and popularity in acting field. Han Ji Min herself is well known too, but maybe not with the younger generation that Yoo Chun's fans are in considering she's close reaching 30. The girl really does not look 29.

Likewise Yoo Chun is popular (I'd say more so in other fields), but his acting is not leveled with some with same popularity or even someone with much less popularity. Even if a drama has an unpopular cast it can still become very good quality and memorable. It takes much more than just popular casts to make a good drama. They just make the drama look more visible. If he weren't paired with Han Ji Min and it's a new actress and they do a good job and have great chemistry we'd like the drama very much still. Same as if Han Ji Min were to work with a new actor instead.

I'm positive about Han Ji min. Really liked her inside Jewel in the Palace and Yi San. I absolutely liked her inside Great Inheritance with Kim Jae Won. I loved Cain & Abel, but didn't like her character because it was such an unimportant female lead character (just my opinion.)

As for Yoo Chun, well...he's acted in a fushion Saejuk before, so should be ok. Since this is his 2nd drama and some say that the role is tailored for him I think he should do fine. He has the image that is easy to like. Just need a good script and production crew.

They can really do the whole noona-romance in this and it won't be weird even. Considering the princess has died and it's the prince who travels time to come see her reincarnated being. He could have came to the present and she happens to be older than him if they wish to do a noona-romance thing, or he happens to find her at the age she when she died.

And some talking about BuBuJingXin? I love that drama. It's the brightest star shining in CDramaland. Please let it guide the way to better CDramas of equal quality. Luckily this Prince will never have as hard time in modern world as Ruo Xi did in Qing days. Why not try Palace Lockheart would be more likely. I'm not mocking this drama, and those who watched the end would understand. lol I hope this drama turns out nice. With the fantasy element, usually it's a like or dislike for me, nothing in the middle. This premise is more stomach-able for me than swapping bodies.

I don't see a possibility for a happy ending. The prince can not stay in modern days or history would rewrite it self and he could not bring the princess' reincarnation back to the past to live with him. A prince traveling through time to get to his princess, it's hard to believe that it happened. In the end, could it be that it was all Han Ji Min's dream all along? Maybe she happened to encounter Yoo Chun someday ago and did not remember, but his face surfaced in this dream of hers? Just make them meet again afterwards, another chance encounter. Or maybe they would just through all logics and science out their mind and write this. lol

Sadly this is like my only anticipated Korean drama this year so far.

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This is going to be his 3rd drama, not 2nd. He did SKKS then Miss Ripley.

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Sorry, typo. I know there's Miss Ripley.

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Park Min Young Get More Popular because her boy friend Lee min ho....

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Hmm, I am not so sure how it will work, hope they will click. So far (by pics) they look more like brother and sister to me :)

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can't wait for this :D

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