Lee Sang-yoon and Yoon Jin-seo’s Santa Barbara romance
I find it an interesting clashing of worlds when my Korean entertainment fix crashes into my real life, i.e., comes Stateside for projects. The stories, language, and handling are all Chungmuro, but look! I recognize that street! That’s a city I’ve been to! And yet it all looks so different through a foreign lens.
Granted, sometimes this leads to painful and cringe-inducing results — Love Story at Harvard makes my insides shrivel — but sometimes the blurring produces an interesting, evocative effect. That’s what I’m hoping for in Santa Barbara, a new romantic melo film that has just cast its leads and is gearing up to start shooting this spring.
Lee Sang-yoon (My Daughter Seo-young) has been tapped to play the male lead, a music director who’s utterly passionate about his work. Yoon Jin-seo (Twelve Men in a Year) is his co-star, and she’ll play a sharp careerwoman, a confident and smart ad exec. The plot unfolds as the two are sent to Santa Barbara in California on a collaborative work project, and they fall in love. Sounds simple and sweet, and the film is classified as a romantic drama, which is in line with the director’s previous films, Second Half and The Winter of the Year was Warm.
Santa Barbara will begin filming at the end of April, and will head to Santa Barbara for location shoots. You know what that means… Stalkers, make your beachside vacation plans now! (Only half-serious! We in no way endorse criminal activity.)
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