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Lee Yubi up to reunite with Kim Woo-bin in Twenty
by | May 26, 2014 | 79 Comments

We’ll be getting an actress swap for the upcoming movie Twenty, and while I’d normally be bummed to see Jung So-min out of a role (she was offered the role previously), I can’t be too bummed because the idea of Lee Yubi (Gu Family Book, Nice Guy) being back together with Kim Woo-bin (Heirs) puts a goofy smile on my face. Scroll down to see why.

Twenty follows a trio of friends on the cusp of adulthood, and promises to be full of youthful passion and hope, in a time “when you could be anybody, you could love anybody, and the possibilities are limitless.” Kim Woo-bin plays the girl-crazed friend of the three, and while Jung So-min was previously up to play his girlfriend, now Lee Yubi is up for that same role (her management confirmed that she is “positively considering,” and some reports say she is very nearly confirmed). She also happens to be the little sister of another of the friends, who will be played by Kang Haneul (Heirs, Monstar). The third friend will be played by 2PM’s Junho.

I can’t tell from the movie’s description whether I’ll care much for it, and I’ve seen enough to know I can’t assume that a good cast will mean a good movie, but I do have to say a reunion of the Yubi-and-Woo-bin romance would make my day. They were paired up as the quirkiest 4D couple ever in the MBN sitcom Vampire Idol back when they were fresh-faced newbies on the scene (you know, all of two years ago), and they were just so cute in that (see stills below to get an idea).

I mean, first off, they’re just cute kiddos, period. But then you make him an alien vampire idol trainee who was the only guy in the world weird enough to match her weirdness, while she was the idol singer who wouldn’t talk at first, and then who wouldn’t stop talking once she found her desire to start, and they were just silly and adorable. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a ridiculous vampire sitcom to rewatch.

Via My Daily


79 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. pogo


    TAKE IT, YUBI. TAKE IT NOOOOOWW. I’m an even bigger fangirl for her than I am for Woobie My Wuv, and I do not say that lightly. Girl should act more!

    **Gabri/Toki shipper for life, and can Woob and Yubi finally kiss this time please**

    • 1.1 pogo

      **calms down**

      I really hope this movie is good, and that her role is somewhat substantial. She’s one of the best young actresses to emerge in the last few years – versatile enough to toggle between slapstick comedy and melodrama (talking GFB, not Nice Guy), and between modern and period works.

      I’m so glad to see her getting more acting work, and hope she does well if she takes this role.

    • 1.2 TS

      This, 9000%!!!

      Heck, I want them dating in real life.

      • 1.2.1 pogo

        @TS – nooooo, they shouldn’t! (no matter how much we want it)

        Remember the way netizens treated his last girlfriend?

        • Fab

          You mean he is single again??

          It’s ridiculous but the best thing is not to date your co-star, you’ll be labelled as scandalous very quickly.

          • pogo

            yeah, he split up with his gf a few months ago and announced it last month I think?

            Gong Hyo-jin got away with costar dating, same with Kim Min-hee and Song Hye-kyo…..but I doubt a young actress now would escape without some negative public opinion/serious career repercussions.

            Even Woobin got flak for having a gf, but Heirs/Friend 2 was a hit so he got lucky.

          • Maira

            What’s wrong with costar dating?

          • pogo

            @Maira – nothing wrong with it of course but in South Korean entertainment, actors who date costars or other celebs tend to attract a lot of flak and lose work/CF deals etc.

            Ridiculous but it does mean most of them have to keep it very quiet when they do date.

          • windsun33

            Pretty much anything any celebrity does in Korea is some kind of “scandal”.

        • woobie

          i think a big reason why the previous girlfriend got flaked was because of that stupid shirt incident and how she just kept dropping hints that she was wb’s girlfriend and looking all so possessive of him. idk.

      • 1.2.2 pogo

        That said, their onscreen romance is one of my all-time kdrama favourites despite being in such a silly drama. It’s one of the best friends-to-lovers relationships I’ve ever seen in one, having 79 episodes to play with made the transition that much more natural.

      • 1.2.3 anais

        Those screen shots. Those two are positively CRUSHING on each other. The way they can’t take their eyes off each other.

        • pogo

          You’re getting this off the caps, just wait till you see the actual cupboard scene, you’ll probably die of squee. <3

  2. latteholic

    Those screenshots from Vampire Idol are so cute! I’ve never watched it, but now I want to!

    • 2.1 pogo

      You should! (it’s largely unsubbed, but there’s a Facebook group working on fansubs and they’re up to episode 47 I think).

      It’s not a perfect drama by any means, but Woobin and Yubi are adorable together even when she’s got her face hidden by a hood or a giant rabbit head. And the rest of the cast isn’t bad either (Kim Sumi! Not to mention the other boys, and the borderline-annoying-but-kind-of-adorable Minah)

    • 2.2 Lisa-Loo-Loo

      I know I was thinking I totally need to rewatch… I loved that drama it was ridiculously ridiculous, but so awesome.

  3. Peeps

    I dunno if it’s just the weird alien show vibe coming through or it’s me, but they look unreal together. They do look good together but there’s this additional air of quirky coming from just those pictures. Wow. (I haven’t watched much of V.I.)

    • 3.1 pogo

      If you think the caps are unreal, you probably don’t know that for a large chunk of their time together, she’s wearing a giant rabbit head.

      • 3.1.1 Peeps

        Uhh… yes, I didn’t know that… lol. I wonder if she gets sick of that heavy stuffy thing.

        • pogo

          there are NGs that show it falling off her head, it doesn’t look that heavy but it does look stuffy.

      • 3.1.2 auntiemame

        How he fell in love with tookie, bot knowing it was really her, was the sweetest part of the romance.

        Even though I couldn’t understand a word, I loved that show and all the quirky vampies. They had such heart and were so marvelous.

  4. kungfupigeon

    I think I might head off and watch the vampire sitcom too

    And looking forward to this movie when it finally comes out

  5. Xxvxx

    Bummed to see that jung somin opted out but judging from the screen caps yubi and woobin look adorable together!

    • 5.1 pogo

      yeah, from the sound of it I think the schedules may have conflicted with Big Man so JSM turned it down (which is the right thing to do of course).
      Would have loved her in it, but they got an actress of equal calibre as their next choice so I’m still happy.

  6. Juni

    Omg, they’re so adorable!! I’ve also never watched Vampire Idol… but now I have a craving for them!! Now excuse me while I go squeal about their cuteness


  7. pogo

    Also, if I’m not mistaken, this will be their third time getting a shot at acting together – she was offered a role in School 2013 but had to turn it down because of schedule conflicts with the final weeks of Nice Guy.

  8. Love drama

    I think she is a good actress, she was great in GFB better than Suzy !

  9. Miky

    Totally loving this reunion even if it’s so short…totally loved this couple on Vampire Idol not to say that Woo Bin character was soooo bubbly and cute and the only one who got his happy ending as well 😀 for those who only know him as Young Do from Heirs or WHite Christmes,the bad guy bully with a heart will totally find him so cute and wierd here…now i can’t wait for this movie to come faster!!!

  10. 10 Langit13iru

    Girl, grab this… She is so lucky to get pair up with all the male actors/ model etc in dramas. CF. I so love her as Joongki lil sis in Nice Guy. She and Lee Kwangsoo are so hilarious together. Not to forget her CF with Wonbin..

  11. 11 maldita

    I love Lee Yoobi! 🙂 Excited to see her in more projects.

  12. 12 Placebo

    *screaming with joy*
    Wohooo bring it on! i would totally love it
    *settles with a yubi fanboy spin*

    • 12.1 pogo

      *joins you with Yubi fangirl spin*

  13. 13 stars4u

    The cutest pair up!!!

  14. 14 Daisy

    Sad that the sitcom got cancelled so abruptly the ending was so rushed!

  15. 15 glowry

    omg omg i’m screaming like crazy right now..shipping them so hard in Vampire Idol.. and they don’t even have a kiss… grrrrr… lol XD
    gosh, this is best news of day.. so devastated when they’re not reuniting in School.. but thankfully for this.. really hope she’ll take this project..

  16. 16 misch

    Oh great! So our HaNeul’s got a little sister in Twenty! 🙂
    I like her! She’s a promising actress! i love her in Gu Family Book 🙂

  17. 17 canxi

    Aww, I’m sad to see Jung So Min go but these two are really cute. Maybe Jung will do a drama with him somewhere down the line.

    • 17.1 Rushie

      Me too, I was really hoping Min-min would do this movie just because I think she would have sizzling chemistry with Woo-bin, hope they get to do a drama together. I didn’t really watch GFB and I’ve never seen Vampire Idol, but they look really cute in these stills. Goodluck to them, I hope the movie does Well.

  18. 18 rose

    Wow,look at them!:) they are cute!!!looking forward!!!^_^

  19. 19 Maira

    Is this drama about being 20? I am 19, and I don’t know what youthful fervor they’re talking about. “a time when anything can happen, when anyone can love, and when possibilities are unlimited.” nope didn’t happen to me. I feel like I have already become an adult. It’s sad when I think about it.

    • 19.1 Placebo

      ehehe same age same feeling here ..
      I guess if not love atleast you’ll be able to recognize your true goals/dreams ! Right now I’m overwhelmed by the infinite possibilities ahead and at the same time the scent of responsibilty is making me nervous.

    • 19.2 windsun33

      Meh, don’t be sad – that fluffy stuff sounds good, but it does not represent real life. And personally, at 19-21 I was too dumb I guess to see all those “endless possibilities” – I was much more interested in going to strange places and doing things I (and most people) had never done.

  20. 20 damai

    Jung So-min out? Why honey, why? Don’t you like THREE freaking hot men?

    • 20.1 Sonia

      I don’t think she is out yet. God, please don’t let her be out yet.

  21. 21 Hipployta

    Still bummed about So Min…but there’s still Alice at least

  22. 22 crazedlu


  23. 23 moofu baby

    Oh my sweet weirdness! I agree Jung So Min’s absence would normally be sad, but not with this potential reunion. Their love line was one of my fav aspects of VI so anytime they can recreate that magic, I’m all for it 😀

  24. 24 Sonia

    Guys, I don’t think Jung So Min is out yet.
    JSM is the school friend and crush of all the guys, and is dating Kim Woo Bi. Isn’t KWB a player in this? He probs has more girlfriends lol

    • 24.1 pogo

      The casting news on JSM considering the offer said that the movie was heading into filming very soon. It probably clashes with Big Man, is why she may have turned it down.

  25. 25 kiki0

    Wait, so Kim Haneul is crushing on his own sister? What’s going on? O.O

  26. 26 Soulgirl

    The bestest best news!!!!!!!!! I ship them so bad!!!!!!!! Can’t wait to see the acting as lovers again! But I’m hoping their scenes will be more than PG13! =P

  27. 27 Chandler

    YES! They are the definition of adorable. I’m going to rewatch some fav VI moments right now!

    • 27.1 Barbara


  28. 28 ty

    can someone tell me what the cutest episodes featuring lee yubi and kim woo bin in vampire idol are? i really dont feel like going through 50+ episodes lol, thankss 🙂

    • 28.1 tari

      Oh, well… I did just that.
      I watched all 50+ episodes without subs just for some Yoobi-Woobin cuteness.
      Love love love this pairing!!!!

  29. 29 jennie

    YES!!! I hope she signs on, I thought they were adorable in that sitcom!!!

    I’m so excited now 😀

  30. 30 Kiara

    Wow, I’d be happy with just Lee Yubi alone but Kim Woo-bin too? /dies Wish it was a drama instead.

  31. 31 daria

    bwahahahahah… you forgotten to mention that he’s the vampire idol trainee who fell for an idol group singer… in a rabbit suit whom he thought was a real rabbit!
    soooooo ridiculously adorable <3

  32. 32 whilethemusiclasts

    Off to watch Vampire Idol now! 😀

    • 32.1 Barbara

      Where do you watch?

      • 32.1.1 Autumn

        Youtube should have eng subs for most episodes if not all.

        • Barbara

          Thank you!

  33. 33 Mia

    Toki couple!!! Omygad! I first fell in love with them there! They were just so lovable! They were the NO.1 reason I stuck watching that show! And seriously can we finally have a good ending for them, please!? Lee Yubi is my life! Cute!
    Kyaa they look so good together! The chemistry!!!

  34. 34 Nekoi

    This quirky pair will be the reason why I will rewatch Vampire Idol. Ok, that and Lee Soo Hyuk.

  35. 35 Autumn

    YES!! They were so sickening cute. Hopefully the movie will make up for the wholly unsatisfying ending (and the lack of kisses) in Vampire Idol >o<.

  36. 36 piggy68gal

    *excited screaming and spazzing*

    Ever since Vampire Idol, I’ve loved this couple so so so much, and have always been hoping for a reunion. And here they have it!!! (Hoping for Lee Yoo Bi to give the full confirmation soon~)

    I was wishing that these 2 will collaborate in a drama instead, because I don’t usually watch movies (and because dramas are longer), but now I can say for sure that I’ll be definitely watching this movie. Not only for this adorable couple (MY OTP!!!!!!!), but also for Kang Ha Neul and Junho :•)

  37. 37 cheekbones

    The dramagods (okay, moviegods) have answered some people’s prayer. Rejoice !

  38. 38 goldeng

    KANG CHOCO!! I really like her! when I saw she confirmed Alice with HJH, I wondered how JSM would be in so many productions at the same time…

  39. 39 closetdramabinger

    i am t h i s close to watching the sitcom after those still.

    • 39.1 pogo

      do it! dooooo ittttt, I say!

  40. 40 rhienzy

    hmm,, i read in another blog that lee yubi got her face done. here i think its true, and she was way cuter before. sigh

    • 40.1 pogo

      let’s be real, the number of young actresses in Korea who haven’t had something done to their face can probably be counted on the fingers of one hand. I personally think her surgeon didn’t go overboard and she’s still retained her distinctive look, which is a lot like her mother. Now I just hope she leaves her face alone after this, she is a beauty and doesn’t need any more tweaks.

      But I agree that she was much cuter before for another reason – she is waaayyyy too thin now! And the girl spent a good chunk of VI in silver sequinned hot pants so we know she wasn’t fat back then.

  41. 41 gnd007

    OMGODdD!!! Yes!! One of the few on-screen couples with awesome chemistry! I was actually wanting them to reunite in a drama.. But a movie is good too as long as we could see them together again 🙂 .
    It looks like this year is the year of reuniting MEGA onscreen couples together. First it’s the My Girl reunion, then this… What next??
    It probably wouldn’t happen, b

  42. 42 gnd007

    OMGODdD!!! Yes!! One of the few on-screen couples with awesome chemistry! I was actually wanting them to reunite in a drama after watching Vampire idol back in 2012.. But a movie is good too as long as we could see them together again 🙂 .
    It looks like this year is the year of reuniting MEGA onscreen couples together. First it’s the My Girl reunion, then this… What next??
    It probably wouldn’t happen, but imagine if these two were casted in a hong sisters drama together (a well written that is)… That would be mind blowing.
    Now I will go back to rewatching VI :p .

    • 42.1 gnd007

      Whoops, sorry guys… I posted this message twice. Ignore the previous one.

  43. 43 KDRAMA addict

    i want to watch you know where i can

  44. 44 Le Nguyen

    Do you know the name of the song in the movie “vampire idol” ? Please , tell me the name of the song or the link to download it?

    • 44.1 haninurrahmi

      Which song? The opening song?

  45. 45 haninurrahmi

    Agree!! Finally my dream come true!! I wish kkaburi and yubi will meet again someday in other k-drama. Finally, yay!!! But sadly woobin will not be paired with yubi 🙁 but I don’t care! I’m sure there’ll be BTS and I wonder what will they do. Continue their lovey dovey, maybe? Kyaaa~~ missing them so much! And I wish there’ll be Vampire Idol 2. I’m sure that it will more “boom” than before. Because most of its casts are really famous now (woobin, yoobi, jonghyun, minah).

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