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[Actor Spotlight] Kim Jae-wook

Kim Jae-wook is in this week’s spotlight, but he hardly needs an introduction. His recent drama Her Private Life, where he starred opposite Park Min-young, is quickly becoming a cult favorite — and yep, both their performances were fantastic. As the drama has just wrapped up (nooo!), it seems like a good time to take a look at Kim Jae-wook’s acting career.

Born in 1983 in Seoul, South Korea, Kim Jae-wook’s career had an early start in 2002 with a small role in the MBC drama Ruler of Your Own World. He was young at the time, and apparently didn’t enjoy the acting experience. Instead, he focused on his modeling career for many years. When Kim Jae-wook finally returned to the small screen, it was with a supporting role in two now-classic dramas: Dal Ja’s Spring and Coffee Prince.

Although those dramas (especially the latter) should have been enough to guarantee his success, it hasn’t been till recently that he’s starting to get the recognition he deserves. After Her Private Life, he’s definitely at a great point in his career. Quick, make us more dramas!

Here are some dramaland moments from Kim Jae-wook, followed by his full filmography.

 
Who Are You (2013)

I’m not quite sure how I got through all of this drama. I don’t like creepy tales, and I especially don’t like poorly written creepy tales. However, I have a soft spot for Taecyeon, and tvN, so it seemed like a good idea at the time. Little did I know that this drama would be my introduction to Kim Jae-wook (*choir of angels*). It’s not exactly easy to steal an entire drama when you don’t even have a single line of dialogue — but Kim Jae-wook sure pulled it off. In Who Are You Kim Jae-wook played the wrongfully-murdered beloved of So Yi-hyun’s heroine. She was haunted/visited by him (depending on how you look at it, I guess) and it’s just a testament to his acting that his character was able to have the impact he did. White as a sheet, more silent than any Jang Ki-yong role, and not even doing much but standing there, Kim Jae-wook’s compelling screen presence held this drama together. Thank you.

 
Temperature of Love (2017)

In the face-off of Yang Se-jong and Kim Jae-wook, who can ever win the heart of the heroine? Truthfully, this drama was about much more than its love triangle — in fact, the love triangle was one of the weakest elements. It’s also one of the rare dramas where my perennial second lead syndrome was shelved (it’s a good drama practice to shelve that painful emotion from time to time). In Temperature of Love, Kim Jae-wook was cold, rich, and completely taken with Seo Hyun-jin’s screenwriting heroine. Though I didn’t love how the triangle/tension played out in moments, I never doubted the authenticity of his character’s emotions. Kim Jae-wook was also a nice foil for Yang Se-jong, who seemed extra young and chipper next to the suave businessman with the power to make or break the people around him.

 
Her Private Life (2019)

I loved the thought of Kim Jae-wook and Park Min-young starring together, but wasn’t really sure what to expect out of this drama… and boy have I been pleasantly surprised! I’m one of the first people to get drama fatigue over rom-coms with no personality — luckily, Her Private Life has not only personality, but pizzazz, super duper chemistry, and yeah, it’s also hilarious. Kim Jae-wook is great in this role, and it’s such a better character for him than the somewhat (conceptually) similar role he played in Temperature of Love. Here, he gets to have so much more fun, not only because he’s actually in the leading role, but because the script, thankfully, gives him more to do than just be a cold, smitten boss. Not that he doesn’t rock cold and smitten too.

 
Kim Jae-wook’s full filmography:

  • Ruler of Your Own World (2002) [Drama]
    Kim Jae-wook made his acting debut with a side role in this Lee Na-young and Yang Dong-geun drama, but apparently had a bad time filming, and wasn’t sure about pursuing acting.

  • Dal Ja’s Spring (2007) [Drama]
    Though many were blinded by Lee Min-ki when they watched this drama, Kim Jae-wook had an important (for his career, not really the drama) side role here as Lee Min-ki’s friend. Importantly, this drama was his return to the small screen after a 5-year break.

  • Coffee Prince (2007) [Drama]
    I love long-haired Kim Jae-wook. That is all.

  • Antique (2008) [Film]
    Comedy film based on a Japanese manga about a bakery that starred Joo Ji-hoon, Yoo Ah-in, Choi Ji-ho, and Kim Jae-wook, and got a good bit of acclaim.

  • Kingdom of the Wind (2008) [Drama]
    Kim Jae-wook had a side role in this epic historical drama that told the story of several figures from the Three Kingdoms period.

  • Pygmalion’s Love (2010) [Drama]
    Having grown up in Japan (he spent 7 years there), Kim Jae-wook has a great command of Japanese and it’s helped his career a lot. This short Japanese drama with Kim Joon and Minamisawa Nao is just one example.

  • Heart of Gold (2010) [Film]
    Kim Jae-wook and Hong Kong actress Janice Man starred in this web-released movie about a Koream artist who travels to Japan.

  • Bad Guy (2010) [Drama]
    No matter how bad the hero is, or how bad the plot is, this melodrama is one I want to watch. In addition to Kim Jae-wook, this drama starred Kim Nam-gil, Han Ga-in, Oh Yeon-soo, and Jung So-min.

  • Mary Stayed Out All Night (2010) [Drama]
    This rom-com starred Moon Geun-young, Jang Geun-seok, and Kim Jae-wook and hit some hairy behind-the-scenes drama. In-drama drama was more about love, marriage, and forging marriage certificates.

  • Save Me (2010) [Film]
    Short art film with Kim Jae-wook and Kim So-yi as a couple with a weird hobby.

  • Who Are You (2013) [Drama]
    Getting ghosted by a ghost has never looked so good (see above).

  • Age of Feeling (2014) [Drama]
    Unfortunately, Kim Jae-wook met with more behind-the-scene drama while shooting this ill-fated Kim Hyun-joong historical drama, and left mid-show after its writer swap.

  • 4teen (2014) [Drama/Cameo]
    Kim Jae-wook played the adult version of one of the leads in this two-episode drama special about a group of fourteen-year-olds.

  • Sweet Temptation (2015) [Web Drama]
    I’m not sure how Kim Jae-wook wound up in this series of short dramas written for the members of T-ara, but he did.

  • Planck Constant (2015) [Film]
    This art film starred Kim Jae-wook in the lead and chronicled his odd and/or erotic fetishes.

  • Two Rooms, Two Nights (2016) [Film]
    Kim Jae-wook starred as a popular movie director who tried to keep two girlfriends going simultaneously. I’m not sure if we’re supposed to sympathize with him or not? Because I’m not.

  • The Last Princess (2016) [Film]
    Sohn Ye-jin starred in this historical film as the last princess of Korea, and Kim Jae-wook was the Japanese nobleman who married her.

  • Voice (2017) [Drama]
    The first of OCN’s Voice dramas made a big splash, and Kim Jae-wook got a lot of attention for his role in this Jang Hyuk and Lee Hana drama.

  • Temperature of Love (2017) [Drama]
    It might not be perfect but I really enjoyed this drama — and the wonderful cast: Yang Se-jong, Hyun Seo-jin, Kim Jae-wook, and Jo Boa (see above).

  • Butterfly Sleep (2018) [Film]
    Kim Jae-wook starred with Miho Nakayama in this Japanese film about a writer with Alzheimer’s who met a younger Korean man (Kim Jae-wook).

  • God’s Quiz: Reboot (2018) [Drama/Cameo]
    Kim Jae-wook had a cameo in the final episode of the latest/fifth installment of this series about a medical examiner’s office.

  • Her Private Life (2019) [Drama]
    Lion Ryan Gold. Yes, yes, all the YES (see above).

 
BONUS: I read somewhere that Kim Jae-wook loves to clean and sometimes cleans for 4-5 hours at a time. I just needed to share that information.

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💜
That last tidbit was Gold
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LOL, some of this filmography makes me laugh because by all accounts, his career should be full of lead roles by now, but better late than never.
I think one drama is missing though. Guest? The one where he plays a priest, no?

Also no one talk to me about Who Are You? If there was ever a show I wouldn't mind going completely off the rails it would be this one. Just to bring his character back to life and have him run off into the sunset with his lady. I would even strongly commend it.

But I've been a fan forever and feel so satisfied as a fan and for him that he's finding some solid ground in his crazy industry. Hope to see him more often now.

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Yes, I think his career picked up after Guest. There's no single lead in that drama, the three of them were the lead.

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I actually think it was the first season of 'Voice'. That season was OCN's highest rated drama at one point and I remember him getting a lot of buzz at the time.

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Literally don't know why it took so long for him to be cast in a lead role. His supporting-lead performances always stole the show!

I screamed with joy when I read he was FINALLY being cast as a leading man, and thank goodness his character and HPL were good.

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I read somewhere that Kim Jae-wook loves to clean and sometimes cleans for 4-5 hours at a time. I just needed to share that information.

Hotness quotient has gone up exponentially!

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Either I’m seeing things or his amazing 2018 drama “The Guest” is missing from this list. Lots of spooky goodness and a very cute bromance between him and “Coffee Prince” costar Kim Dong Wook. Who knew Jae Wook in priest garb was something I needed to see. LOL.

I am so, so, so, so happy this man is finally getting the attention he deserved not only locally but internationally as well. Online interest for him has exploded and I’m pretty sure he’s everyone’s new favorite kdrama boyfriend at this point, a point I duly agree with. One thing is for sure though: this man is never going back to second lead status again, and thank God for that.

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Looking at his filmography, it's no wonder I lost track of him for so many years...those genres are not my cups of tea =))

I'm still wondering how Seo Hyunjin's character picked Yang Se-jong when Kim Jae-wook is an option...but oh well...that's why he was the second lead, instead of male lead.

I was excited when he took Ryan Gold's role in HPL cuz it's *finally* something I could watch...and he nailed it!

Glad he also gets the mainstream recognition he deserves...though it may not mean that he'd only take main lead roles from now on (he did say that he wouldn't do that just because he finally plays a male lead now). Hope to see more of him in the future.

Rise, KJW!

BONUS: I read somewhere that Kim Jae-wook loves to clean and sometimes cleans for 4-5 hours at a time. I just needed to share that information. --> the kind of information I don't know I'd need. Thanks =))

edit: accidentally ctrl c and v the whole article =-=

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more silent than any Jang Ki-yong role

I choked 😂😂

But I completely agree with him on Who are you.. He just standing there, and I went crazy admiring his beauty

Kim Jae Wook Trinity :
1. THE GUEST
2. HER PRIVATE LIFE
3. VOICE

Now all I need is him played as a male lead in thriller/mystery/investigation drama a la signal, LOM, or FOS

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Poor Jang Ki Yong hahahahaha

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I need to visit a doctor because Dal Ja’s Spring is one of my favs and I don’t remember Kim Jae-wook in it!!🤦🏻‍♀️🥺
Sorry babe, I must have been paying toooo much attention to Lee Min Ki’s eyebrows and Dal Ja’s ringtone and loving these made me forget you:( For your jawline’s sake I’ll watch it again one of these says🤙🏻

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Ah. Blasphemous :))
Yes go rewatch. He probably comes for a minute in a few episodes. But boy was he hot!!

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Thanks @missvictrix

I was one of those who braved the scary to watch Who Are You and I was more blown away by KJW than Taecyeon, I re-watched those very few scenes of flashback when he was more 'alive' and felt so sad for Female Lead because she had lost such a great BF.

Loved him in The Guest as well!

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Who Are You shows the lack of acting chop by Taecyeon back then and I found that KJW was gem. How come a ghost is more compelling than a real cop ??

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KJW's talent was wasted in Who Are You.. But he totally stole the show even when he has no dialogue.

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@missvictrix
Another Way [2017] a movie with Seo Ye-Jin about a cop and young woman caring for her paralyzed mother who decide to be suicide buddies
The Guest [2018] a drama "The Best one by the way" about ghosts and evil spirits with Kim Dae-Wook and Jang Eun-Chae
I thought those was

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Couple of months back, i watched (most episodes of) Coffee Prince for the very first time, and Kim Jae-wook had my complete attention, and just couple of weeks later, Her Private Life, started airing, and i thought to myself, am i lucky or what?..ha ha:-) he is so good as the leading man...i hope he receives lots of options in the future to pick and play such roles; i will try to watch some of his past work...i did start Temperature of Love but that show is a slow progress for me.

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I racked my brain trying to remember what did he look like in Dalja's spring, I didn't even remember which role he played in that drama (which now I know thanks to this article), I need to google it up. Heck, I didn't even remember Lee Min Ki much in that drama 😅 All I can remember are the female characters, I guess that's a sign that the female characters were better written than the male (?) 😁

Anyway, I'm really glad that his career is picking up, he's a talented actor and he deserves it. Hoping to see him soon in a new project (read: new drama) with another unique character 😁

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Dal-ja's Spring is one of the rare dramas that maintains focus on the female lead's character growth. Lee Min-ki is great, and Kim Jae-wook's small part is fun, but refreshingly, it's Chae Rim's show from beginning to end.

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Bad Guy... that's where he impressed me the first time... (and even overshadowed Kim Nam Gil).

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Oh my Goddddd!!! Better late than never, beanies!
I’ve been crazy for him ever since Coffee Prince. Believe me or not, at first all i ever care about in that drama is KJW, not Gong Yoo, hahaha. But then after a couple of years i started to lose track of him either because his projects were too indie to available or too adult for my taste. I thought i was just going to look at his modeling photo forever, then bang! He came back! So suddenly that it’s bad for my heart!

He’s so brilliant in Voice and in the Guests that i discovered the fetishes i never knew i had. And Ryan Gold, do i have to say more? The first rom-com he led and he basically led everything, everyone in it! I’m a little queasy though that he may choose some hard-to-watch projects in the future because he’s got an artistic soul (Look at his rock band and the indie projects he joined). Anyway, it’s gonna be all better now that he’s in SOOP with Gong Yoo. Hope to be more all over him in the future!

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Voice
The Guest
Her Private Life
are my top three favorites of his works hahaha

Don’t forget he’s a great musician too! He can play guitar, piano, and drum.. and a vocalist of a rock band.. And a stage actor! And he’s an ambidextrous.. means he’s good with both hands

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Lol, choking on breakfast. “Good with both hands.” I definitely went there. I was going to mention his theater talents as well. Amadeus! I need to see a recording of this someday.

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I love long-haired Kim Jae-wook. That is all

Pretty much what we've been saying every time KJW comes onscreen during the Coffee Prince rabbit watch.

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Yeah can we get that back please? I'm not even a big KJW fan, but please?

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You've been invited to Coffee Prince: https://www.rabb.it/s/3ovu4l

Hope the link works Sica.

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Ah thank you.

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Haha that is so true!

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I have, hilariously, only seen Coffee Prince (which I didn't even know that was HIM till just a few months ago) and Her Private Lyfe.

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Dal-ja's Spring, while it looks dated is actually one of the few dramas that doesn't plant the female lead in a pot. KJW's role is more cameo then role, but he manages to make an impression.

The film Antique is quite good. Literally everyone falls in lust with KJW and his pastries (no, that is not a euphemism, he's a patissier, get your mind out of the gutter), and baby Yoo Ah In as the apprentice baker is fun to see.

If you like horror, I do recommend The Guest.

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I think I should try Dal Ja. It has been in my list for a long long time.

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I think you should do it.

And maybe join our Rabbit watches which WILL resume at some point *cough* @vivanesca *cough* @saturtledaisy

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Yeah I think Dal Ja's Spring has been on my to watch list from the very beginning lol. I have no excuse for not watching it though.

(... girl the only thing I think of when anyone says pastries is actual pastries because pastries and patisseries are like gateways to heaven, ok) *wow look at sic getting distracted by food again*

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They do show some actual pastries, and Yoo Ah In eating said pastries.

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Butterfly Sleep is a good movie for book lovers. Imagine KJW writing a book for a writer and being surrounded by books. What a pretty view!

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I've been waititng for this ... * happy dancing from here to korea and back*

i was getting sad it will not come , because one was made for PMY and the lady from waikiki and psychometric guy but not for him ... i just want to say yes i want the long hair back and am just happy the world is finally realising how much of an actor he is ...

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A guy who loves to clean, former athlete (I heard he was a runner), super duper sexy voice, and has both suave look and looking so cute being awkward. I started noticing him on The Voice (he was super scary and crazy), then on Temperature of Love (which I dropped due to lack of interest to point of focus, and lastly on Her Private Life. I hope to see more of his work in the future.

But really, his voice is really really something.

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I heard it irl and it was the prettiest talking voice I've heard.
It stunned me more than his actual look.

And he only said "Yes, thank you"
I'd probably stop breathing if he uttered more words.

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I envy you.. I also love the sound of his voice especially when he sings.. His English pronunciation is also mesmerizing. I fell in love on his "Can't Take my Eyes off you " and "Don't Look Back in Anger" version..

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A man who loves to clean!!
Now I just have to find a childhood fated connection with Jae-wook!!

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Sounds like real-life CLEAN WITH PASSION FOREVER. ;-)

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I'm surprised to see I've watched the majority of his works. Even the T-ara anthology with Eunjung. Antique was my introduction to all the cast and what a promising one!

I highly recommend Butterfly Sleep for the chill vibes and the pleasure to hear him speak Japanese (am I the only one who loves it?). It has KJW and books!

If anyone knows where I can watch Another Way with subs, I am interested. Since its release I can't find it. In an interview Seo Ye Jin said she shot her first bed scene with him (rawr).

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I forgot to add, he looks stunning in the head photo *nosebleed*

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Now that you mention 'books', I must look that movie up. I can never resist anything with coffee and books 😄 That's why watching Chicago Typewriter was bliss to me (beside the wonderful story itself, obviously)

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Chicago Typewriter was totally a book porn!

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If you find the subs can you please tag me and share the link 💜💙
By the way do you have a link for Planck constant with subs

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I won't forget!

I don't think Planck constant is subbed. Maybe with his recent popularity older projects will be picked up.

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I hope so 💜💙💖
Thanks @mango

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'Antique' was my intro to that stellar cast as well. But there was one name missing from that list of actors....Yeo Jin Goo. To think I watched both Yeo Jin Goo and Kim Yoo Jung for the first time in movies before I even got into dramas. Yeo Jin Goo in 'Antique' and Kim Yoo Jung in 'The Chaser'.

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I didn't realize at first it was Yeo Jin Gu who I discovered in Moon That Embraces The Sun along side Kim Yoo Jung and Kim So Hyun!

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RE: “Although those dramas (especially the latter) should have been enough to guarantee his success, it hasn’t been till recently that he’s starting to get the recognition he deserves.” - Do you think he purposely flied under the radar (with second lead and smaller film role) to focus on music and work on what he likes why didn’t he get the mainstream recognition that he deserved? This man is GOLDEN!!

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This just made my day @missvictrix

"...more silent than any Jang Ki-yong role"

😂😂😂

But YES YES about everything!
KJW is one of those actors who when I watch, I wanna screenshot everything, bc he just nails all the micro-expressions, and has such a wide range!
HPL made me discover that he can actually also be really funny!
Truly versatile (And. Hot. And. Sexy).

His performance as Ryan-Not Lion Gold has now left a KJW comet-sized hole in my heart. Hope his next project is great and soon!

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Still cant move on in labbit couple.minyoung and him deserve a reunion drama hehe

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One of the early previews of HPL described KJW as innately sexy. I totally agree. I love the way he NAILS those micro expressions and gives the warmest (and ...ahem....heated) gazes. His voice and just watching him move kills me. Those kiss scenes make me incoherent. Move over PMY..... I'm his fangirl now. LOL!

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He is stupidly hot.

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I don't know what it is about this guy, but I sat through Bad Guy, just to see his beautiful face. And wasn't 2010 still around the time of mysoju?
Those were the days when you had to open up each part to let them buffer. 😂

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Yes me too fell in luv with KJW in Bad Guy. Luv his hairstyle in dat drama😍

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The way he emote with his eyes, my GOD, such a talented actor, let's grab all those main lead projects KJW, ok???

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What was the behind the scenes drama with Marry Me, Mary? Does anyone know? I was rooting for Kim Jae Wook's character for most of that drama. Bad boy rock stars (Jang Geun Seok) are so overrated as love interests.

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I really wish we'd had more of the bromance that started in the last episode of Marry Me, Mary.

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Thanks for your Kim Jae-wook profile, @missvictrix. Because of it, I just watched BUTTERFLY SLEEP, and boy, was it good. I normally am very leery of shows with Alzheimer's in the plot (my Mom had it for 12 years, and became aphasic before she died), but I can honestly say that this was a beautiful, evocative film. KJW turnS in a lovely performance. Lead actress Nakayama Miho played the female lead in the 1995 movie LOVE LETTER, which is one of my favorites. "Ogenki desu ka?"

I recently rewatched KINGDOM OF THE WINDS after taking the plunge and watching JUMONG at long last (daebak!), and got a kick out of KJW's performance as Song Il-kook's frenemy-turned-loyal lieutenant. I would love to see him in another Three Kingdoms-era sageuk.

KOTW was his next drama after COFFEE PRINCE, and aired the same year (2008) he made his film debut in ANTIQUE. His Gay of Demonic Charm was as extroverted as the Wafflemeister had been introverted. Please note that the movie is not all fun and games; there's a dark, disturbing subplot in which Kim Chang-wan (Coffee Prince's manager) plays a truly creepy figure. It also has a surreal Busby Berkeley number in the kitchen, in addition to KJW blathering in French with his old flame from Paris, à la Kim Ji-suk and Ye Ji-won in OH HAE-YOUNG AGAIN. An added bonus: cameo by the Kim Triplets (aka Infinity of Sound, for fans of HYANGDAN and MOON RIVER / RETURN OF ILJIMAE).

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I remember trying to watch Antique back when it was first out in 2008, but somehow never finished it, due to technical reasons, I believe (access to a subbed K-movies/dramas was not as easy back then). I was interested to watch it at that time because of KJW and Ju Ji-hoon, and also because I'd just read the manga not long before that. The manga wasn't that dark, there was a subplot about past kidnapping if I remembered correctly, but that was pretty much it. Is Antique the movie on the whole darker than that? I kinda remember some scenes with past flashback that seemed menacing, but that's it, since I never got to finish watching it 😅

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@strawberry13,

I watched ANTIQUE a bit over 3 years ago, so I'm a little hazy on the details. It's probably time for a rewatch. What I do recall is that the first half of the show has a lot of sweetness and light, but there's also a dark underlying streak of psychological horror that emerges in the second half. It walks a menacing knife edge, and somehow works. Yeo Jin-goo plays the young version of Ju Ji-hoon. Holy cow. Back then, I had no idea who they were, nor Yoo Ah-in. I tuned in for the dudes from COFFEE PRINCE, and stuck around for the Kim Triplets. And the cakes. Watching the film resulted in total demolition of my stash of madeleines. You've been warned. ;-)

KJW has a blast in this movie. His demonic charm is enough to make straight men gay. I had hoped that he was going to unleash a similar romantic abandon in TEMPERATURE OF LOVE, but his character in that show was so wounded that he didn't know how to play nicely with his culinary partner, let alone court a cold fish like Seo Hyun-jin's prickly scriptwriter. So much for being a ladykiller.Pfft. He had much better luck as Mo Tae-gu in VOICE.

The dialogue and subtitles fly by at breakneck speed. I found it hard to keep up. 10-second rewind was my friend. ;-)

I haven't read the manga, so have no basis for comparison with the film. Does anyone die in the manga? Someone does in the movie, but as I recall it didn't derail the rest of the show for me. I hope that answers your question without spoiling the plot, which is an unusual pastiche of genres that somehow worked. Your mileage may vary. ;-)

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Yeah, I had only recently learned that Yoo Ah In was also in Antique, and that while he was another fave actor of mine. Hah! But then, he wasn't on my radar until Sungkyunkwan Scandal, so definitely not in 2008. In 2008 I definitely tuned in for the Coffee Prince and Princess Hours dudes 😄

I didn't recall anyone dying in the manga, but I could be mistaken, it's been 10+ years since I read it. Thanks for your info, I'll try watching Antique again and will definitely prepare some scrumptious cake or pastry beforehand (point duly noted) 😂

I couldn't finish TOL unfortunately, dropped it midway, the story was too trite for my taste, even my love for Seo Hyun-jin, Yang Sejong and KJW wasn't enough to keep me watching 'till the end :(

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@strawberry13,
You're welcome. ;-)

I rewatched ANTIQUE yesterday. It truly is one of a kind. I have to amend my earlier description to include: THE FRENCH CHEF with a side of CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION -- thanks to rhubarb.

At its heart, however, it's a character study of 4 beleaguered souls as they make peace with their pasts at a bakery whose raison d'être has nothing to do with cake. Letting go of limiting beliefs about self that no longer fit, and following one's bliss into uncharted territory, are a couple of themes that lurk beneath the decadent whipped cream.

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think I will always like him for choosing to play min sun woo in the way that he did.

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You missed out The Guest?

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I. Love. Him.

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I'm definitely not the first to mention here that The Guest is missing from his filmography.
And that screencap from Who Are You. The best soulful eyes. Those eyes that speakth a thousand words! Gold standard.

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Reading the comment section, I'm glad people enjoy 'Butterfly Sleep' as well. I actually did the fan-translated subtitles for it and that took me forever as my Japanese isn't completely fluent yet, lol. But I was determined to finish translating it because it was a truly beautiful movie. I totally recommend it.

Other random fact (although this is more well-known) is that because he was raised in Japan until he was 7 years old, he learned how to speak Japanese before he learned how to speak Korean.

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Thank you so much for the translation ❤️❤️❤️

I always find it funny that he either plays a Korean who can speak Japanese or a Japanese who can speak Korean.

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I’ve read somewhere that KJW has rejected lead roles before because it didn’t interest him. What is for sure - his next role will be interesting.

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The Guest!
After Voice, this was THE drama.

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