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Yoochun turns into a prince for new drama

He’s played Prince Charming types before (the noble aristocrat in Sungkyunkwan Scandal and the chaebol in Miss Ripley), but now Park Yoochun is going to play an actual prince for Rooftop Prince, a new SBS drama to air in March.

The story sounds like a fantasy fusion piece, unfolding around a Joseon-era crown prince who loses his beloved princess. He and his trusty vassals skip forward 300 years into the 21st century. How that happens we don’t yet know, but that gives him the chance to meet a woman in Seoul bearing the same face as the dead princess. Insert joke here about how they all look alike?

No info yet on whether this will be a comedy or a melo (or, heck, a horror-action-thriller), but picturing a noble Joseon prince (basically Yoochun’s appearance in Sungkyunkwan, but even more regal) living in a tiny rooftop box of a room brings me an automatic chuckle. That’s prime comedy stuff, no? Forget how he’ll win the girl — how will he navigate the city? Figure out technology? Manage the newfangled bathrooms? If he’s literally time-jumping (rather than being reborn in a new life), then he’ll be a fish out of water, a nobody, a poor jobless dude. HEE. It’s like Vampire Idol meets Jeon Woo Chi meets Encino Man. Bring it on.

Quite a pedigree on the producers of Rooftop Prince: writing is Lee Hee-myung of Tomato, Success Story of a Bright Girl, and Bad Family, while directing is PD Shin Yoon-sub of KAIST, Love in Heaven, and Why Did You Come To Our House.

Via NTN Seoul

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heh

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YUPS!!!! :D :D :D

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I'm thinking it'll be like the rom-com movie "Kate & Leopold" with Hugh Jackman and Meg Ryan.
In that plot, he's from 1870's who ends up in modern day NYC. He also invented the elevator, which means the longer he stays in the 21st Century, the more all the elevators in NYC start breaking down.

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I was thinking more like A Thousand Years of Love with Sung Yuri. She fast forward by jumping of a cliff into some sort of time warp.

Although it probably will be funnier and more light hearted than that. Though seeing him have to dance in a cage for money would be really hilarious!!!

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That would be terrific -- "Kate & Leopold" was so fun!

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when i first read it, i was wondering, where did i watch a movie like this.. then, bang!! kate and leopold..!! this must be a rom-com... i hate melodrama cause i must prepare a pack of tissue.. TT__TT

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I looovve Kate & Leopold. I'll be looking forward for this!

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Im thinking about the ultra-regal speech he will use. Lol, I bet that will be ADORABLE! ultra-saguek speak.

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*squeeeeee*

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Defintely sounds like a comedy!

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oooh that definitely sounds interesting, I may tune into this if the first episode is good.

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Sounds like fun! Hope the heroine is someone fun and upbeat...

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sounds like a thousand years remake but reverse...it was a girl who jumped time...

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oh and i forgot to mention she was a princess too...check out a thousand years, old korean drama..

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wait this sounds like Kate and Leopold!!

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Actually, I read a blurb from a korean article (translated by JYJ fans :) ) saying it WAS the "reverse remake" of that drama. Not sure if that meant it literally (read: intended remake), or if everyone's just drawing the same conclusion :D

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That was the first drama that jumped to my mind for me.

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A Thousand Years of Love Redux? :P

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What the hell! Why is there so many dramas out there that keep on tempting me to watch?! OMG, I am going to die from this k-drama addiction soon. My health is really in trouble now.

This definitely sounds interesting. Wonder who will play the girl?!

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I heard some rumors, there are several names : Moon Chae Won (yes, pls), Go Ara (heh?), Lee Yeon Hee (meh), UEE (OK).

I just hope the female lead won't be from that two SM actresses. They suck at acting. I'm crossing my fingers for MCW!!!

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The chance that the actual prince come to real world is bigger than Yoochun working with any SM artists.

So don't worry :)

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hahahha great answer.

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Buahaha, so true!

Moon Chae Won would be awesome for this role. The plot reminds me a bit of My Girlfriend is a Gumiho - the girl was adorably lost in the present world too.
I wonder if Yoochun's character will be a sweet, dorky kind of a prince or a bad ass one. Can't wait!

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BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. It took me second to realise what you meant with your comment there. Thank the heavens that the actress wont be from SME then.

Need someone who can actually act to make the premise of the story live up to all of our expectations :)

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This so much. Haha.

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Yeah!!! I'm all over this :D

Now please have a GREAT leading lady.

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oooh totally looking forward to this...wonder who will play the leading lady??

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You had me at 'fish out of water'.

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I heard the fabulous Moon Chae Won being name dropped as his leading lady
(not confirmed)

que *happy dance*

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Somebody already got to work photoshopping "crown prince"

Yoochun should just forever wear a hanbok
Guys back then had long hair so i assume "prince" will have hard time, cutting his hair; getting rid of his hanbok?

http://jyj3.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/yoochun_drama.jpg?w=417

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Great pic! Thx. He looks even better than in SKKS. How's that possible?

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YESS MOON CHAE WON please haha

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sir yoochun is getting love again here? ^^
ah, how i've missed his pictures in DB...

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this looks interesting.... Well, nevertheless, I'm going to watch it anyway because of Yoochun! <3 Can't wait for this!

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hehe sounds cute ^^ wow 2012 will be the death of me lol...i don't think i've ever seen so many good dramas come out, wish i could just skip sleep, school, job just to watch em all!!!

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I hope it's not reincarnation, but him going through some portal into the future.

Just imagine: King from 300 years ago is in present Korea. Stranger comes up and is like "Wassup!". Cue 2NE1's song blasting and a video of SNSD's Genie.

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O___O

MICKKKKYYYY!!! *dies*

Lol, if Moon Chae-won is really in this drama.... *tears*
I don't wanna bring my hopes up T.T

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I'm SO on board for this one!
Yoochun in a tux? Sign me up.
Fantasy/time-travel? I'm there.

The plot reminds me of that Meg Ryan/Hugh Jackman movie where he's an Edwardian Duke and he time travels to present day N.Y. - real fish out of water stuff. Loved it!

Can't wait. :)

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Ah yes, Kate and Leopold. Hahaha. There were a few things so wrong about that movie, and yet it's Hugh Jackman! I'd watch anything with him in it.

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I just remember laughing my ass off everytime the actor said ''erection'' when describing the monumental architectural structure that had been designed towards the end of the movie...but yeah, kate and leopold were so lovely :)

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This is Christmas all over again! Man I love the JYJ boys <3

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omgoodness! this looks good. hehehe ^^

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Oh I hope Micky Yoochun spices his character up a bit! His square character in SKKS was just this short of boring me to tears! Hell yeah let him discover what a cellphone does in modern-day Korea! Can we get a fashion make-over? Can we get him to wonder over a pair of boxers? Wahahaha~~my imagination is running wild already!

Do we get to see a long-maned Yoochun for before and then a rocking cropped hair after? Oie! Lemme see that sexy forehead! @_o

Oh please, please give us a smart spunky girl for the lead! Pretty, pretty please!

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I adored Lee Sun Joon, he was perfect for YH and he was my favourite character

"Hell yeah let him discover what a cellphone does in modern-day Korea! Can we get a fashion make-over? Can we get him to wonder over a pair of boxers? Wahahaha~~my imagination is running wild already!

Do we get to see a long-maned Yoochun for before and then a rocking cropped hair after? Oie! Lemme see that sexy forehead! @_o

Oh please, please give us a smart spunky girl for the lead! Pretty, pretty please!"

^ agree with all of this.
PD should make this happen
:)

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Hm, how about the girl from Playful Kiss? She's a spunky girl who can act too.

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oh yeah Jung So Min! I like her too. She could do so much more than be all docile and timid!

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Jung So Min would be awesome.
God, I miss that girl! She like vanished!

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Time travel is one of my favourite storylines besides the usual ones we find in our KDramas.

A josoen crown prince in the 21th century? Yesss! I could hear him saying "OH HO!" sternly and imagine the look he will get.

Please drama God makes his princess as far as possible from the docile, well behave josoen princess. A carrier oriented girl, or a terrible tomboy with no manner or whatever to shock the hell out of our crown prince.

Putting this one on my watch list.

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Is time travelling the new trend? Seeing as how Operation Proposal is going backwards, and this one gets fast forwarded 300 years.

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Nothing like referring to both K-dramas and Encino Man to really screw with a girl's mind - I half want to sigh at the thought of a 21st century Sun Joon, half want to retch at the thought of Pauly Shore coming back into the zeitgeist in any way!

PS- this sounds awfully like an American rom-com that came out a few years ago starring Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman. Kate and Leopold, I think it was called. Is it a remake, perchance?

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THAT'S the name of it - I couldn't think of it and kept forgetting to search Google - it was my immediate thought when this news first came out the other day. I am SO there

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NOOOO Why is this premiering at the same time as the King? TT TT

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Oh, lament! :(

(Although good thing for non-Koreans like me, they're gonna be subbed right about the same time so we can watch one drama after the other!)

I think this year is gonna be 'Kings and Princes.'

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Writer of Bad Family? One of my favorite kdramas that I hold dear to my heart lol

There was a drama similar to this back in the day, 1000 Years Love. That was a terrible drama LOL I hope this turns out to be better than that.

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Indeed! I watched 1000 Years Love because I love time travel but what a waste...

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BAD FAMILY!?!?!?!?! i'm innnn.

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wait... so both MBC and SBS are having a drama about a prince (MBC with the King, supposedly the male lead being a prince then this SBS drama about a prince traveling to the modern time)????? what the....?

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Very excited about this show i hope it will be a rom-com!

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Heh. Plot reminds me of a manga or Japanese dorama. I'll keep an eye on this and add to my watch-list. Thanks for the news!

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If this is a comedy then SBS picked the right actor/singer. Yoohun is a natural funny guy without trying.

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I just thought of "orange slushie"
XD

4D Yoochun

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ahem to that!!! teh chunface is PERFECT for comedy

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Yoochun makes the best DERP faces EVAH!

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I find this interesting. I'm gonna watch this

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Anyone watch the French film "Les Visiteurs"? It's similar in concept.

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Sound like a plan! Put it in my schedule.

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I think the plot sounds really fun, Chun is such a dork irl, I think this role might suit him!

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Like others, I also thought of Kate and Leopold. I don't think I've heard of this kinda plot being done before in kdrama land (and hope from this, there won't be 100 remakes of it...) but I'm sooooo IN. I've always loved these kinda plots. Take a man from the past and stick him in the future will definitely bring laughs. I really hope a good female lead is cast next to him....like um...what's her name again - Brilliant Legacy, Dong Yi chick. I can already see her scoffing at his weirdness. Moon Chae Won would be great too.

I think this will be my most anticipated drama. Bring it on~!!

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yesss! i loved Bad Family! i laughed till i cried and some parts, i really cried!
love Chunface as an actor so i'm totally on board!

and with this Yoochun completes the trifecta - KBS, MBC and SBS dramas. woohoo <33

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This will be fun. I like Yoochun, but in term of acting he not quite there yet ;-)

Looking forward for the leading lady.

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Isn't this sort of like "Thousand years of love" with Sung Yuri in 2003. She lost her love one and she accidently travel to mordern time. Only to find that the man she was fated with looks the same and the modern guy. She falls for the modern guy. But because she had to sacrifice her happiness for the sake of others, she returned to past.

I love Yoochun to death but not another melo! Please let this be a comedy. Prove me wrong this time Yoochun. Your 2 past characters are so alike...Play a really spunky guy this time..eh..

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Weeeeeeeeeee! Micky, a Joseon prince, wah....dream comes true! Love his sageuk!

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Wooooohooooo!

Please, writers, let Yoochun be funny. And smile. Something more like the real YC.
I love SKKS but seriously, it's like 10 episodes before they let him look remotely happy. And his smile is adorable! ^__^

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I saw a series ? many years ago when I lived in LA I think it was Japanese. A king or general escaping with the princess after a battle ? gets zapped to the future and meets her again. I came into it about half way so I wasn't sure about what is going on and I had just found the two Asian channels. It wasn't a comedy though.
Gosh I miss the LA channels. I don't get anything good on comcast.
Bummer !

cheers, parsnip

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The story reminds me of " Les Visiteurs " classic french comedy movie of 1993 ( forget the american remake, it was awful ). If this manages to be half as funny as its model, then it's gonna be good. Korean actors are more handsome and will bring the touch of romance. :)

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Looking forward to this. Hope that it will be a comedy. Yoochun aka chunface is naturally funny/derpy. The fish-out-of-water role would perfectly suit him.

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I love the plot and I LURRRVE Park Yoochun!!!

I'm IN drama! :D

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Ooh sounds interesting!!!

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This premise reminds me of a lot of films and dramas across, korean, chinese, hollywood etc that I've seen. Mostly in the fantasy/time-travel, either going forward or backwards... it's all been done. However, I still think that YC could be really funny in a drama like this. I kinda want him to be a little wacky, awkward and funny all at once. I think he could do that... I really did not like him in the melo characters. Couldn't really connect with him. I understand that comedy is quite difficult to do... it shows one's lack of ability pretty easily, but I think he could pull off wacky well.

I hope this one turns out and turns out well - YC as a CP -- swoon worthy for sure... :) I always love a good CP or King no matter what.

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Oh - I also hope that the female lead will be written with some sass and spunky - really throw off a back-in-the-day crown price. When I watch sageuks and other historicals (no matter what culture), I just want to slap some spunk into the ladies even though I know that back then, it just was not the way women were.

At least in this case, he's going forward to modern time so a completely sassed out female lead is absolutely necessary!

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yay! i love yoochun! but hasn't this story already been done with so ji sub? the girl came from the past and meets the guy who looks like her past lover.

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LOL news are fast!

I heard Yuchun hasn’t decided his appearance yet so it still not confirmed yet. I'll trust this news after he's confirmed it anyway he will busy for tour around that time but I still hope he pick this. It sounds interesting!

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i hope the actress is jung so min..(the girl frm playful kiss) she's cute ...spunky...and knows how to act...please drama gods...hear me out....

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I keep wanting her to be in every drama ever (I love her, I don't know) but no luck so far. Maybe this time... *crosses fingers*

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I've got everything cross-able in my body crossed. Please let it be Jung So Min T.T

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I didn't finish Miss Ripley. I just never got into it. But I do like Yoochun. I mostly know him from his TVXQ! days. I miss those. le sigh. But this show sounds hilarious! I'm so watching it!

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