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Hwang Jung-eum courted to star opposite Ji Sung in Secret

It looks like Hwang Jung-eum might be back to dramaland only a few months after her last drama Incarnation of Money wrapped. KBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama Secret is reportedly courting the actress to headline alongside Ji Sung, who’s still considering the role. They’re still in early casting stages so everyone’s giving noncommittal statements so far, but they only have a little over a month before premiering, so it shouldn’t be long before we get a wave of confirmations.

Secret is the latest project from the PD of School 2013 and Dream High, but this series seems like it’s going in a totally different direction. This is the drama script that won a KBS screenwriting award, and sounds like a melodrama (and a ’90s melo at that). It’s about a complicated love square between four men and women and their intense love story.

Ji Sung is up to play the cold second-generation chaebol, which, yaaaaawn. Please tell me he has quirks you’re not including in the soundbite description. Hwang Jung-eum is set to play the heroine who goes to prison in her boyfriend’s place when he gets into a hit-and-run accident, and then gets betrayed by said boyfriend once she gets out. Well… duh. Didja really think the guy who let you go to prison for him was going to wait for you? Because he’s such an upstanding guy? As a character she sounds way more interesting than the hero, but also more frustrating. So… it’s a toss-up really.

Ji Sung and Hwang Jung-eum have shot commercials together, but it would be their first drama pairing if they sign on. Secret is set to follow Sword and Flower and premieres in September on KBS.

Via My Daily

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what the? a little over a month before premiering? well they better hurry up then.

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It is really ridiculous. It's like they enjoy their actors looking like zombies when they are behind schedule.

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I know right and to top it off, this potential pairing is kinda boring- well at least to me, even if the writing is brilliant.

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i'm looking forward to this.

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I mostly like her. She can have a litte too much aeygo sometimes, but she can also be very charming. She has a very happy, bubbles vibe about her. I think she'd be good opposite Ji Sung since he often plays his characters with quirks. I'll check this one out for the writer alone. It doesn't seem to cover anything new, but this writer has shown with past projects that he writes shows that have heart, and make people care.

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I love her if she signs on I'll be watching it even if it sounds like it is nice guy part 2 ... Actually I really liked nice guy so I'll prob watch it anyways haha

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Why don't they just call it "Nice Girl"?

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Nothing else to say to this comment but "Like!"

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Exactly. :)

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+1!

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I Totally like her,the story has all the clishes in kdrama land ever,from head to toe and still it won a contest...curious why it WON even with all those stuffs,so i'll watch it...i gess the next will be a 5 guys and 1 girl theme...we already know that in drama land every guy falls for the one girl..

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Dont we have that in no nice guy already

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Can't decide whether I'm looking forward to this drama or not... definitely not a fan of melos when they're done badly or even average, but when they're good, I can live with them. And it won a price, so... chance?

I only know HJE from Full House 2, though, which... ouch, much?! Then again, I love Ji Sung enough to force myself to watch this, whether I want it or not... and I really hope his character has some interesting quirks, b/c Ji Sung's really good at those!

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Not to be rude but, you really need to broaden your K Drama horizon. HJE is a productive actress and she has some really good drama already like Can You Hear My Heart, Giant, High Kick, Golden Time, Incarnation of Money.

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Not to be rude, but it IS rude to tell sb they Really Need to broaden their K Drama horizon, just bcos they aren't too familiar with your favorite actress.

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Not to be rude but, judging a performer bad just from watched ONE drama only is clearly unfair, therefore is true he/she needs to broaden his/her K Drama horizon.

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mayke88 never say she defend HJE b'coz she is her fav actress. Preassuming much?
IMO she just objectively stated HJE has some great drama in her belt so what a pitty zilla misses them. Well, it's her loss but who knows maybe with mayke88 post arouse zilla's curiosity to check out those other HJE drama and found them gems too ^^

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Yeah I like her in High kick 2 and Little Mom scandal..

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While in Nice Guy, Song Joongki voluntarily sacrificed himself to go to prison on behalf of his girlfriend, how on earth that guy let his girlfriend taking the punishment for him? He already sounded like a bad guy.
Don't really interested. I skip this one.

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Sounds like 'bad guy foolish woman'....

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Eh. For real, she went to jail for her bf? Why in the hell. Skipping this.

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This sounds like a good skimming drama to me. I've loved this actress ever since High Kick Through the Roof even if the ending to that was...nevermind. I still refuse to accept it. ANYWAY. Love her, even though her follow-ups haven't exactly captured me completely before and have also been skimming dramas. So, I will at least check this out!

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Ji Sung and Jung Eum is the latest "couple face" for HI MART. So Korean public seemed enthusiast as their pairing is still quite fresh in their memory. I remember there had been some TV commercials and many printed ads with them in late 2012.

Watch some of their hilarious but cute CF here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUSLnGF6DbM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7a205a-MWE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYGwQGjHuC4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hXPvT1rVfU

JS and HJE both love to juggle comedic and serious actings. While for HJE I love both, for JS, though he's also great at silly and light characters, I like him better when he did serious conflicted emo type of guys. He looks smexy and macho that way LOL, Also for HJE, as much as I love her comedic acts, after FH 2 and IoM, I think it's time for her to get back into more heavy-weight role again. So I think it was a good decision she recently turned down weekend family drama "The Wang Family", as "Secret" seems like a meatier drama and role for her.

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Awww thx love those CF, esp. the PC one. What a hilarious dance & BGM! Im liking this pairing idea now, cant wait to see them in this drama, though they will likely turn 180 degree into serious & melo mode :(
But this still isnt confirmed yet as melodrama right? though cant be anything that perky with those synopsis hmmm...

Btw found these cute wedding scene pics of HJE-JS, prob. from CF: :)

http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/ae145/ockoala/Casting%20News/jjam3.jpg

http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/ae145/ockoala/Casting%20News/jjam.jpg

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It is a good thing I don't do drugs, because I'd swear that only a bad meth trip could produce that vision of two people singing while a kitchen implement generates anti-gravity waves for the lady in orange flying her personal kite. What is it that they were selling in that commercial.

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Okay, that CF of a grown man singing opera to his giant radish made me hungry.

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Ummm... electronic fan? :)
Those are fascinating commercials indeed. Def. unforgettable. Both are naturally funny actor-actress.

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the CFs were hilarious... esp HJE in the PC commercial...

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LOL! Those CFs were like, wow, cracktastic baby...

I'm actually kind of intrigued by this one because, though it seems to rely heavily upon some seriously worn out drama tropes, it's all-important script won a serious award. I'm certainly willing to tune in for at least the first episode. I fervently hope, however, that HJE is released from bowl cut prison for this drama. I think she's a talented actress, and loved her in Can You Hear My Heart. However, what make up and wardrobe did to her character in Full House take 2 should be a jailable offense.

The PD in charge of this project gives me some hope for a good out come this time also. Fingers crossed.

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Those CFs are so funny and entertaining. Thx for sharing.

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O.O
What did I just see? *Checking glass.* No, I'm not drunk...

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LOL! They're hilarious, thanks for sharing!

As long as she doesn't have that bird's nest in the drama, I'll be happy. I swear, whenever I watched FH2, I always got distracted by their hair wondering if a passing bird might land on them. -_-

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so...a little bit of general drama and a little bit of Nice Guy, female version?

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If she's gonna dress like that in one scene every other episode, I'm on board!

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hmm don't know how I feel about this...I'll wait until everything is confirmed and teasers are out to furthur judge this.

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First impression is the last impression! Ten minutes into the Full House 2 was more than enough for me to disliking her. it's a insult to the original Full House.

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FH2 was more crappy compared to all the dramas she was in. You're right also that it's an insult to the original Full House. But if you have seen some of her other drama, you'll know why a lot of kdrama fans likes her. She was really good in Giant and Can You Hear My Heart. I think she was better in melo than in romcom, though I liked her in High Kick 2. I just hope that she will have a better hairstyle on this drama that seems like a female version of Nice Guy.

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That's not her fault. Using one drama to judge her whole career is really not smart of you.
She's a great actress (in my opinion) and she's been in many great dramas such as Giant, Can You Hear My Heart, Incarnation of Money, and High Kick through the Roof

10 minutes doesn't do her any justice
And Everyone knows the sequel to any great show/movie/drama in this case, will not live up to the predecessor with a tiny bit of exceptions

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I'm fairly certain FH2 was parody of K Drama and K Pop, and people took it way too seriously. If you look at it as a parody, it makes sense, and is pretty hysterical. In other words, for one thing, the bad hair was intentional. That is my perception. The connection to Full House 2004 is minimal, and I have never understood the connection. It is not a sequel and it is not related to the 2004 FH plot. It does take the same premise that the deceased parents house of one of the characters is the center of love and life and grounds everything for the character. I do not know why they called it FH2, other than the production company were using the basic concept of the house being central to the characters? Anyway, my point being, FH2 cannot be compared to FH 2004-a standard rom com, as FH2 was supposed to be over the top.

Franky, FH 2004 was NOT a parody, but gees, it had some serious histrionics going on as well.

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Well, how many times already drama with big buzz or extraordinary plot at the start, turned out to be a failure? I'm amused with ones who already moaning and complaining even before anything even begin. There must be a reason why the script is award-winning and get successful PD to helm it.

That's just initial plot which probably isn't even 100% true & incomplete. Also, a superb writer can still recycle old cliches plot into unpredictable masterpiece.

It's my pleasure to root for underdog, you know, so if this drama turns out to be a huge success later, I'll come back here just to laugh at the prejudices thrown LOL.

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i'm curiose about this drama because the script is award winning, yes sometimes some clice plot become interesting drama later

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at first, i was confused why people keep referring to nice guy. then i recall the i'll-go-to-jail-for-you part. hehe. in any case, I really want to see this pairing.

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LOL Me too...

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Mehhhhhhh.

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can someone give her a decent and long hairstyle? because she looks hot when they use the right hairstyle and etc. Innocet girls/kind girls don't necessarily have bad and ugly hairstyles!

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Well, hey...I'm just a sucker for a complicated love square.

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Well, I like her. But, not in that hair do (⌣́_⌣̀)"

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LOLOL, when I read the 4 men and women part I was like...what???

I love Hwang Jung Eum but idk about this

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IDK why people are always complaining about her hair. Besides the curly mop, she really rocks the short pixie look for me. It's cute.

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To each their own but I personally think she's a brave actress. She dares to defies norm, she modify her hair styles so differently and unique every time, that's why she's a big trendsetter in Kor. She's the first to presented bowl cut in korea drama world, its become trend & often used after CYHMH.

And she dares to act & has facial expression as ridiculous as possible when needed, not worried of her appearance on the screen. She wore almost no make up throughout Golden Time. Lets admit it, many stars are afraid to look ugly, always looks pristine on screen with "safe" hairstyle, no matter what their characters condition supposed to be.

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I loved her hair in CYHMH.
I really wanted a pixie cut then too, lol

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Uhh...no please.

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Hwang Jeung Eum! 1 half of the Tung Tung couple! <3

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Sounds.... kind of like... Nice Guy/Innocent Man with Song Joongki and Moon Chaewon?

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I don't like the idea of them together. Can't they find another female lead for Ji Sung? :(

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Agree!

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I miss HJE. I do hope she get the part. I can't wait for more news on this drama.

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Well I'll be looking forward to this if it involves Hwang Jung Eum and Ji Sung

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Just hoping they give Hwang Jung Eum a good hairstyle! She seems to be continually being in dramas which force her into the ugliest styles! And no afro style for Jisung as well. I liked how he was in the Royal Family! and I will forever be Jisung-biased thanks to New heart XD

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