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Moon Chae-won eyes rom-com movie next
by | February 13, 2014 | 55 Comments

Moon Chae-won has not done a lot of rom-coms in her career, instead finding success with more dramatic projects, many of which I really enjoyed like the thrilling romance sageuk The Princess’s Man, the heart-pounding action sageuk Bow: The Ultimate Weapon, and romance melodrama Nice Guy. Be that as it may, I’m really happy to hear that for her next role, she’s eyeing a rom-com. She’s already proven she can hold her own acting in dramatic roles, so it’ll be nice to see her get to do something lighter and funnier for a change.

The project is a movie called Three Men’s Woman (er, Woman with Three Men? Or Three Men and Her? There’s Something About Moon Chae-won?), and the story centers around three friends who all fall for the same woman… which I suppose is the cornerstone of many an angsty drama plot with lots of longing and unrequited love to go around. But this film promises to be comedic and fun, so I expect we’ll be getting the less melodramatic version. One hopes.

The movie comes from director Park Jin-pyo, whose previous movies include 2013’s thriller Accomplice, 2005’s romance You’re My Sunshine, and 2009’s human drama Closer to Heaven. It is currently in screenplay revisions, and Moon’s reps have stated that she’ll make her final decision afterward. The production will be casting soon and aims to begin filming in the latter half of the year.

Via Ten Asia


55 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Rashell

    Well, I love her, so I can see how three guys could fall for her too. Sound like it could be cute.

    Now, about this new format? Not so sure. I’m sure I’ll get used to it, but it seems so strange. Changing Dramabeans. Guess, I’ll try to roll with it.

    • 1.1 javabeans

      What new format do you speak of?

      • 1.1.1 wannabean

        and i realize that Rashell might be talking about the mobile format, which i have also taken some getting used to.

      • 1.1.2 PollyRose

        I think they may be referring to the fact that sometimes when users (well, me anyway…) go to the site, it comes up as the mobile version. I have to scroll to the bottom and change it back to desktop which doesn’t always work immediately. On the upside, I haven’t personally been getting a lot of the Database loading errors anymore so maybe it is the result of some fix you did?

        • Rachel

          Sometimes the mobile version will load even when you’re on a laptop because the site detects a slow connection, so it will redirect you to the mobile version because it needs a slower Internet connection to load.

      • 1.1.3 consortoflight

        Lately the mobile format shows up even on my laptop so I am assuming that is what Rachell is talking about! It’s funky but hey it works! For a few weeks every time I clicked on a link I would have to reload the page in order to get them to work it would say “page not available” so this is much better!

      • 1.1.4 korfan

        If I may jump in here ….

        While I don’t have the mobile thing appearing on my desktop, I’ve been experiencing the following problems for the last 4 days or so:
        – My comments under the e-mail I’ve always used no longer appear (or they are not accepted, I don’t know).

        – My comments only appear if I use another e-mail address.

        – According to my computer, e-mail attempts to Dramabeans are not successful (the little icon just keeps swirling for up to an hour). I made 2 attempts and nothing.

        I hope everything’s ok.

    • 1.2 wannabean

      when was the last time you were on this site??

  2. mjfan

    wish it was a drama instead , I love her

    • 2.1 yeng

      I hope she can do a hong sisters’ drama, i can totally see her doing rom-com

      • 2.1.1 PollyRose

        Ooh! That would be amazing! Who for her leading guy?

        • j18

          Cha Seung Won. Since I want to see him act again in a Hong Sisters’ drama. Is it possible to asks for an older man- younger woman type of romance drama. They have a 16 year age gap anyway.

      • 2.1.2 Chandler

        Hopefully they have another Hong Sister’s this year!

    • 2.2 tata

      I miss seeing her in a drama.

  3. zee

    Awww three men! All of them are friends..


    I’m expecting this…

    Guy one, older than her. Maybe a divorcee with ex-wife issues or plain old bachelor – Jung Woong In.

    Guy two, around her age. Handsome with successful career but have issue with commitment – Yoo Yeon Seok.

    Guy three, wayyyy younger than her.. Well Kdrama/movie can escape Noona-Dongseng Pair. – Any idol actor who can act!

    Love her, never expect that she can be funny too.. Esp in Good Doctor, her drunken scenes was funny.

    • 3.1 chhavi

      Extending your expected case…I really wish that the older guy should be Lee Beom So….
      The around her age guy should be Lee Min Ho or Jang KeunSuk..
      The guy younger than her age should definitely be some guy from any famous korean band …for instance Suho from EXO…..

    • 3.2 celia

      Oh, it sounds interesting.

      Guy one – I want Lee Jung-jae. Just saw The Face Reader the other day and he is captivating. They can sizzle the screen together.

      Guy two – YYS!

      Guy three – I think Im Shi-wan will be adorableeee.

      Eee can’t wait for the casting!

  4. tura

    I would watch it if YYS was in it.

    • 4.1 Jessica

      Oh no why did you say it? Now I can’t get it out of my head. They would look so perfect together. And with his eye smile. Somebody cast him now!

    • 4.2 Chandler

      Hmmm….he has a lot of movies lined up. But since filming doesn’t start for a while, maybe?

  5. Jasmine

    I think Chae Won would be great in rom-com. In Good Doctor, her few comedic scenes were hilarious. I still can’t believe she ad-libbed the karoke scene. She went all out in that scene. And in Take Care of a Young Lady, her and JIW were so adorable and hilarious. Omg, can he be the lead?

    • 5.1 Chandler

      Oh please!!!

    • 5.2 Annie

      There were so many good actors in Take Care of the Young Lady. Too bad it was so bad.

  6. Mimi

    Three guys???? She gets three guys who all fall for her??? This girl must have saved a nation in her past life because she has worked with Lee Min Ho, Jung Il Woo, Choi Jin Hyuk, Lee Seung Gi, Yoo Ah In, Park Shi Hoo, Song Joong Ki, and Joo Won and now she gets three guys who love her? Can I be her lol? Can’t wait until they cast her potential guys. I vote for YYS too. I think they will look great together. Oh and Kim Jae Wook, please somebody cast that smexy hottie as a lead.

    • 6.1 j18

      You forgot to mention Park Ki Woong, Park Hae-Il, Ha Jung Woo and Bae Soo Bin.

    • 6.2 krytonmj

      You guys forgot to mentioned Joo Sang Wook and the ‘best bro ever’ the actor from Answer Me 1997. But on a more serious note I’m happy that she’ll do a movie though nothing is confirm yet.

      • 6.2.1 may

        Me too. I want joo sang wook as one of the 3 leading men…

  7. coffeenlucia

    Love love love her… she was epic in The Princess’ Man. btw, it seems like I can only “like” about three people’s posts before it stops working…

  8. canxi

    Sounds fun. Wonder if she will like any of them in turn.

  9. ilikemangos

    Moon Chae Won is the definition of gorgeous and talented.
    She has those really captivating eyes that helps her emote and draw you in. There’s this really elegant, fierce aura about her. Odd combo but she’s one of the few that can pull that off.
    I was hoping to see her in a 16/20 episode format but a movie is fine too as long as I get to see her in a rom-com. I think it’s time she acts in something with lighter fare considering the only drama rom-coms she’s been apart of were Mackerel Run(with lee min ho. they were cute!) and Take Care of the Young Lady.

    • 9.1 tarsoe

      MCW and JIW were the OTP of that drama for me. I want to see them in another drama as the actual OTP.

  10. 10 anonymous0188

    Actually wished the 3 men would be Park Shi Hoo, Song Joong Ki and Joo Won….
    I always wondered who she would choose.

    • 10.1 Frisbee

      You know it will be SJK hehe

      • 10.1.1 anonymous0188

        Their chemisty in Innocent Man was off the charts! SJK would really be a strong candidate.

  11. 11 Chai

    On rare occasions when I miss her i would always go back to princess’ man n nice guy. I’m happy that this movie has 3 man leads I guess. Would jung woo, gong yoo and lee jun ki okay?

  12. 12 jam

    absolutely my fave after watching nice guy + good doctor! she just has this charm that allures me in as a viewer. she also had good chemistry w/ her hot male costars, which is a great advantage.

  13. 13 Kauaitone

    This sounds kinda like that movie with monica potter and the three friends who fall in love with her. It’s from the 90’s. The three friends and british and one of them was the main dude in shakespeare in love. I can’t for the life of me remember the name of the movie but I remember it was kinda like three totally different type guys meet same girl at different times and fall for her for all different reasons. In the end, the one dude who was really really truly in love with her got her (like is should be). I don’t remember it being super laugh-out-loud comedy. There were lots of misunderstandings and fun little twists, thoroughly predictable and definitely rom-com status. If anyone can think of the name, let me know… i’m curious now.

    thanks. =)

    • 13.1 Jushi

      According to my research it’s Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence. Is this the one you’re talking about? I haven’t seen the film actually.

  14. 14 lalapadai

    Excited to see how it turns out with this director directing the movie

  15. 15 Shiyeon

    I hope Moon Chae Won will accept it..She was so funny in Good Doctor,I even find her more funnier than the rest of the casts..She is simple yet very elegant,sexy even w/o revealing something,charming,very charismatic and her aura..ahhh…always blown me away..She can act evil or bad ass woman,spoiled brat,pure,innocent,boyish,sexy,funny,named it..She can really act any kinds of roles..You can’t see Moon Chae Won every time she acts and end up saying, “ohh is this really her?”,even in drama to drama..And she always let her viewers feel the emotions of the characters that she is playing and make you feel that you are that character..And her eyes are just so powerful..It can show any kinds of emotions..And her beautiful smile and beautiful cheeks..Oh my God..This girl always makes me fall in love with her over and over again..She never disappoints me and never fails to amazed me..This girl is just simply amazing and her acting skills will make you love her even more…She is a true actress..Love her to death..

    • 15.1 tata

      I second that. Haha.

  16. 16 lee

    Whoa!! This drama gets better and better 🙂

  17. 17 lee

    Oops! Wrong chat………so embarrassing

  18. 18 lalapadai


    Accomplice? I think it’s a mistake. Director Park Jin Pyo didn’t direct that movie. His last movie prior to this, Woman with 3 Men was “Closer to Heaven”

    • 18.1 j18

      He was the producer,though.

      • 18.1.1 lalapadai

        Did he? I see. Thanks for the info 🙂
        But producer isn’t the same as director though.

        • j18

          JB did not directly said that Park Jin Pyo directed Accomplice. Hollywood does the same thing, mentioning the previous works of an individual even if s/he is credited as producer and not as the director,writer or actor.
          I’m a bit suspicious regarding the news. An actor who have read the script can either accept or decline the role. Based on articles that I’ve read, it seems to me that MCW and her agency have read the script. I feel that this seems to be a media play. I know that scripts can be revise multiple times that is why we have the so called drafts. An actor who have accepted the role has the option to asks for script revision.

          • j18

            Post got cut (sorry, I’m typing on my phone).
            If they are revising the script, the likely scenario is that MCW have already accepted the role but there are certain scenes/ part of the script that she doesn’t like that is why they are making some revisions.

          • lalapadai

            Got it 🙂

            Yes. I think she’s somehow has agreed to film for this.. especially that the news came directly from her agency. They didn’t do that with her previous works, the last 3 dramas and let the network did the announcement. So, I think yes, she’s more or less is in.

        • anoe

          I have the feeling that MCW already accepts the role too. Because news come directly from her agency which have never done it. They usually very quiet. But I never think that she will ask for a revision. Anyway, the director must agree on revising the screenplay too. They are likely have been in talk and think that revising is a good idea so Hopefully the revision is better than the old one.

          Well, the fun part begin. Who will be her 3 men?

  19. 19 may

    I can say that moon chae is one of the best korean actress i’ve seen.. it’s good to hear that she’s eyeing another movie, hopefully a drama also. I love seeing her in my tv screen.. for the leading men, i hope she will be paired with not just good looking men but talented as well, who can match up with chae won”s talent…

  20. 20 Fab

    Eee I love her. In the meantime she can lead a drama, unfortunately I couldn’t watch Good Doctor.

  21. 21 bee

    Can we guess who will be the 3 men???
    I want yoo yon suk and… And,aah so many actor I want her to act with XD

  22. 22 goldeng

    ohhh everytime –i read “nice Guy” i shudder… cant delete that drama from my mind :S I really like moon chae won from being the evil sister in shining inheritance to its okay, daddy’s girl, her role in Nice guy -well, the 1st part where she was actually badass- and my fav in Good Doctor. Hope she gets tons of funny scenes because she was hilarious in GD.

  23. 23 Angelsm0m

    Really love this girl and am looking forward to watching her on screen again.

    Miss her acting and her pure and innocent look.

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