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Jeon Hye-bin scores leading role in Office Romance

It’s nice to see Jeon Hye-bin (Joseon Gunman) get a leading movie part after a lot of years putting in supporting roles; it’s just been announced that she’ll be headlining a film called Office Romance, and she’ll play an actress who’s described as having a frank and fresh appeal.

The character’s name is Woo Yeon-yi (I’m sure it can’t be coincidence that her name, or at least the wooyeon part of it, means coincidence) and she became famous early in her career. That doesn’t mean she’s a has-been, but more that she became known right away and stayed a star. This is literally all we’re given about the premise, though the movie purports to tell the story of young couples in a modern and realistic way—in which case, I suppose it may just be the kind of low-key romance that is dependent upon tone and execution, rather than a high concept. I do wonder how office dating figures into this if the character is an actress without a physical office to report to every day, but perhaps that’ll be on the male lead’s end.

This movie isn’t Jeon’s first lead, but the previous projects where she was a main character haven’t really made their mark (2004’s Miracle, 2005’s Wet Dreams 2), so I hope this project works out well for Jeon. I admit I didn’t really find her memorable early in her acting career (coming off a less memorable singing career), but sometime a couple of years ago she really turned it up, and has been steadily working in drama projects. I really thought she gave one of the best performances in Joseon Gunman (along with her father, played by Yoo Oh-sung), carrying one of the more compelling storylines for the show and marking a nice turning point for her. (And, of course, Healer fans may recognize her from her appearance in the finale earlier this week.)

Office Romance will begin filming in March.

Via E News 24

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Good for her!

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Yay! I love her...but wait she cameod in Healer? Gaahhh, now I really need to watch the finale.

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I only remember her as a cameo in Healer and as second lead in Joseon Gunman.
Well, good luck to her!

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I absolutely oved her in Joseon Gunman, and happy to read this news. Hope all goes well!

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She and Yoo Oh Seong were given the only remotely interesting characters in 'Joseon Gunman' (before they were, of course, simplified and ruined) and they carried them wonderfully.

So I am glad she gets more work and especially a movie. She is a really good actress and deserves more.

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Completely agree. 100% a scene stealer and the most memorable character for me (and she had almost NO screen time actually, which makes it more impressive)

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yeah her screen presence alone.....she proved herself as an actress, all right. I'm glad she's booking a lead role now.

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orz i literally just clicked on this post because i recognised her from the healer finale. >.> good for her though!

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Haha me too!

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Haha me too! :D

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LOL I loved her in all those X-Man and Love Letter episodes I saw her in all those years ago. Can't believe it's been 10 years or so. Nice to see her turning it up as an actress. :)

I'm probably the only one who isn't watching/didn't watch Healer. Too busy to pick up a drama these days. Sigh...

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You're not the only one. I haven't gotten to watching Healer also.

I remember Jeon Hyebin as the second lead in Witch's Amusement who is crying. It's good to know she's getting more recognition for her work.

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me too.. still remember the good old days.. btw, she and Jang Woo Hyuk are one hot couple..! love it everytime they paired up xD

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I didn't watch Healer too. Actually I drop it. Not my cup of tea.

I love her in Love Letter. Such a talented lady.

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Seems like JHB has been around forever - even tho back then she was just known as a dancer (even tho she was part of a short-lived singing group) and was a bit quiet on those variety shows.

JHB was the female lead in "Yaksha" from 2010 - which I thought she did a pretty decent job for a fairly newbie to acting.

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I would check it out. Javabean does the recap here. It was a wonderful surprise and became one of my top dramas. It is a beautiful story that is fun, thrilling, and does not have those korean drama typical tropes. :)

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Happy for her. Something about her on-screen presence just captures the eye.

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Yay, I'm happy for her. I first saw her in Joseon Gunman in which she left a great impression and then it was a pleasant surprise to see her in a modern role in Healer. ^^

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Aww yay!

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About time <3. She was amazing in Queen Insoo!

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Good for her! I first remember her in Only You, she was Eun-jae's younger sister.

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I first saw her in 2014 movie 'The Taste of Curry'. It's a very sweet and simple movie, with a memorable song 'Malaika'. And I also remember her face since then.

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She was actually pretty stiff in Healer but I've always had a soft spot for her since X-Man. Hope she does well :)

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Looking forward to this one. I did notice her in the Healer finale. Despite the relatively minor role, it was memorable.

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This was a LONG TIME COMING. many congratulations to her. I love her acting and she should have taken lead a long time ago. Yay!

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