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Kang Hye-jung’s Why Did You Come To My Home?

Kang Hye-jung (Herb), Park Hee-soon (Seven Days), and Big Bang’s Seung-ri are out with a new movie, Why Did You Come To My Home? [우리 집에 왜 왔니], which opens on April 9. (Watch the trailer below.)

At first glance, the movie looks as quirky and wacky as you might expect from the casting (Kang’s got a history of playing oddball characters and is known for being rather offbeat herself): Kang plays a homeless woman, Park’s the hapless man into whose home she barges in, and Seung-ri’s the neighbor she kidnaps.

The plot:

Kang’s homeless “Soo-kang” character steps in and announces herself “at home,” tying up the resident, Park’s “Byung-hee.” He’s a sad sack who’s tried to kill himself numerous times but failed, and now finds himself prisoner in his own house. But for some odd reason, she spends all day looking out the window with binoculars, and he seizes a moment of her inattention to reverse the tables — tying her up with the ropes that used to bind him. But he doesn’t call the police, or run away — he ends up staying out of curiosity, and even helps her. So what’s her suspicious secret?

Trailer:

(I’m not sure how useful this is without subtitles, but to sum it up: In the first half, Kang Hye-jung ties Park Hee-soon up and cheerfully refuses to leave. In the latter half, she tells him she’s found “the most important person in my life” (Seung-ri) and plans to kidnap him.)

Below, Kang Hye-jung talks about her character in an interview with Cine 21. I find Kang interesting because she often speaks with a refreshing frankness that you don’t always get from top actresses. (For instance, asked about her upcoming Hollywood film, she says: “Hallyu wave, Hollywood debut, those are tiring words that make no sense and have nothing to do with me. Honestly speaking, if you look at the screenplay, it’s not something I’d pick to do, but I’m doing it because I think it’ll be fun to work on a foreign project.”)

 

Kang Hye-jung’s return in Why Did You Come To My Home?

This is Kang Hye-jung. She’s returned to the big screen two years after Herb [허브]. With projects like the drama Flowers For My Life [꽃 찾으러 왔단다] and the film Kill Me [킬미], it’s not like she hasn’t worked, but for some reason she’s been quiet for the past two years, and it’s not just because she hasn’t released a movie. Starting around the time Herb released in 2007, Kang Hye-jung has gradually become quieter. The words she used to blurt out cheerfully have diminished, and her silences have grown. She’s also gotten caught up in noise not related to her work. After correcting her teeth, her altered appearance caused people to accuse her of plastic surgery, followed by breakup rumors with her then-boyfriend.

And now. She has a new project, Why Did You Come To My Home? [우리집에 왜왔니]. Her character Lee Soo-kang isn’t just a stalker but also homeless, who harbors inner pain.

When did you receive the screenplay?

It started with a screenplay called “Laundry” [세탁소]. That was three years ago, and it changed its name to “Why Did You Come To My Home” about a year and a half ago. I already knew director Hwang Su-ah and had told her before that I’d like to work together on a movie. I think it was when I was twenty. When she asked if I’d like to read her script, I said okay, and that was “Laundry.” It was based on the same original material that the Japanese film Laundry, starring Kubozuka Yosuke, was based on. It was so interesting. However, because of investment issues and other difficulties, the director said that she would rewrite the film to fit the budget she had, so she said she would write it first, then we’d talk again.

In that case, was Why Did You Come To My Home as good as before?

Um… Well, I’d agreed to do it. [Laughs] I felt the promise strongly. It wasn’t that they’re obvious characters with an obvious story, but they’d changed a little and seemed eccentric. Also, in Korea there aren’t many movies where you can act as a homeless person, so just on that alone I thought it had merit. It’s too difficult making me seem pretty, and in this movie I’d be acting naturally, without making myself up.

How did you handle the character of Lee Soo-kang?

I think of it as an extreme case. Anybody can go crazy liking someone. Even if the other person is completely wrong, I can’t control how I feel. And so, I might annoy the other person, or sometimes even torment him. Lee Soo-kang has started down that road, but she doesn’t know where to end it. She’s really been horribly alone and finally opened her heart, and she can’t control it. But I don’t think the reason for that is because she loves the guy so much (Park Ji-min, played by Seung-ri). It’s just that they share a similar destiny? Maybe you could say it’s like they’ve promised to be together for the rest of their lives. I think she realizes after meeting Byung-hee (Park Hee-soon) that in relationships you have to moderate your desires and your feelings.




Via Cine 21, Nanum News, Kuki News

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I can't but help keep looking at her feet in the first picture. They look really odd....like their some kinds of claws.

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strangely, she kinda looks like cecilia cheung.

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seems like just my kind of movie....
i always like actresses like that. that attitude usually seeps into their performance and makes the viewing much more pleasurable.

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i'm looking forward to this! :D it sounds really interesting! :D

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why do i get the feeling that she's going to die at the end of the movie?

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[email protected] too
she has been wearing too much uncomfortable shoes

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ah i love implausible movies!!!!
:D

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@ hbhjjb
...probably because korean movies won't hesitate to pull a sad ending on a movie that begins as a comedy.

I had been wanting to see this movie ever since I've heard about it! The story sounds really refreshing!

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Good music.

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Her look in this movie... It's very cute ^_^

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I really want to watch this movie

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I am totally stoked for this movie! Too bad I have to wait a while to see it.

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Quirky..I like :)

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She is very cute, but still.....cannot imagine....her and Tablo.....dating.....

Oh and Park Hee Soon of the sexy voice is a very big draw for me.

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우리 집에 왜 왔니 왜 왔니 왜 왔니
꽃 잦으러 왔단다 왔단다~

two works that kang hye jung starred in! hahaha.

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Seems interesting.:)

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Oh Yes.. She have a nasty toes, with callus everywhere. Poor girl. I think korean Celeb are the hard worker, almost everyone of them have a bad legs injured, scratch here brush there, always. Unlike the Hollywood, covered every part with a foundation or somethin'

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Maybe her toes are supposed to look like that bc it would be befitting of her homeless character. Just a thought.

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umm..ook am i the only one thinking "HOW DOES SHE FIT IN THAT SHOPPING CART?" seriously?..i mean i can sit in there but not laying in there...

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^I know! How does she fit!? I envy how she can be so small to fit -.-

Yeah... lots of movies end up in sad drama.. but theres always some that end up fun(Kidnapping Granny K).

But it still looks like something to look forward to, so I'll give it a try~

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am i the only one thinking that this movie is kinda similiar with Jdorama "boku dake no madonna"?

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damn i was hoping it would be a funny movie through to the end...the trailer just took a scary turn lol

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she's looking like cecilia cheung in the pix ..

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i believe she's more resembling to jang geum of jewel in the palace.. she's the girl in the Herb movie right?

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I'm looking forward to this movie. I'm liking these original storylines.... no more of those cancer-striken dying lover stories please!!

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Looks cool. The lead girl is really pretty (despite having a weird outfit).

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I can't believe from all the things to notice

Jasmin noticed her feet :p

Kang Hye Jung is one of my favorite Korean actresses, if not the Most favorite
she's so her, au naturale and it definitely exudes from her aura.

I wish her success, it's an off kilter and out of tune character and it actually reminds me of me, I am weird, random and don't do things that most people think are normal, I like abnormal and paranormal :-]

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oh i like Seung-ri ! :-)

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ohhh..... I hope mysoju will upload it... i like kang kye-jungs character in HERB i become her fan immediately after seeing her movie... this must be a good one..

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is there any subs for this movie??
im REALLY dying to see it!!!!
its been months since it came out

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