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Lee Min-ho takes the lead in Personal Taste

Lee Min-ho has picked his next project!

Remember Personal Taste? Based on a popular novel, the drama adaptation had once been rumored to reunite Goong stars Yoon Eun-hye and Joo Ji-hoon, but after a lot of unconfirmed talk, the project fizzled. The story would have starred the male lead as a straight guy pretending to be gay to live together with the female lead and, well, stuff would ensue.

On January 11, Lee Min-ho’s management announced that he would star in the MBC drama, which now appears to be in different production hands. (The first round was to be directed by Kim Sang-ho, who did the comedy Fantasy Couple and horror thriller Hon.) Now the director will be Sohn Hyung-seok of family drama Job Well Done and Kim Sun-ah’s When Night Comes; writing is Park Hye-kyung of Stained Glass. (I think I preferred the first PD…)

Lee Min-ho’s role is of “Jeon Jin-ho,” who passes himself off as gay. His hobbies (?) include organization and ironing, and he’s known for his stoic poker face. He’s a stickler for cleanliness, but he also has a talent for figuring out women’s feelings.

Personal Taste hasn’t yet chosen its female lead, and will begin filming in late February for an April premiere.

Via Star News

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Scriptwriter better make the story as awesome as the
male lead actor! ^^ Hahah,..

Anyway, I read some of the upper comments. Why does
everyone suggest Chaewon? I like her better with Gong Yoo.
She looks too old for Minho-gun. But I like the idea of
Yuri and Minho. I'm a huge MINHO-SNSD FAN

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For leading lady, I vote for Park Shin Hye and then SNSD's Jessica and then SNSD's Tiffany.

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O... wow. I was so looking forward to this drama and was really disappointed that it wasn't going to be made...

LMH would be awesome in this role IMO. Park Bo Young or Park Shin Hye would be great...

I suddenly had a flash memory of cha seung won acting gay for one scene in City Hall.. man was that fun!

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@Ror in Error - Hyun Bin is going to MS this year. I don't think he can make it.

For the female lead I don't have anyone in mind but I wish they don't cast those idols. I see enough of them already.
MCW sounds great too but they used to act together before and from what i saw in kdrama. They normally don't cast the same lead twice.(yes,no?)

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Park Bo Young would be fantastic! She was the first one that popped into my head when I read the article. She's a gem among the younger stars and she's adorable with LMH. The PD worries me a bit, but hopefully the script and the cast will deliver.

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how about lee da hae... i know, she is in chuno....
but comedy go well to her...

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Not fascinated by the PD and the writer team. But will probably check this out for LMH..

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Personal Taste will probably be a noona love drama. In the novel, the female protagonist is 29. Han Ga-in and Lee Na Young have been mentioned.

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I can't imagine LMH in that role; he seems too masculine wheres JJH clearly had a soft side.

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@Javabeans,

I'm with you on your choices of Moon Chae-won or Park Bo-young(loved her in Speedy Scandal!). Both have wonderful chemistry with Lee Min-ho, and it'd be a lot of fun watching them together(either of the two actresses).

But...I'm also a huge fan of Park Shin-hye, and can definitely see her coupled with LMH as well.

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@ #59 well if that's the case, i don't think it'll be as
interesting then. I vote SNSD's Jessica & YURI

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YURI

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@54: you obviously are low.

i think by casting an idol will deliberately make things much
better indeed.

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Sounds pretty interesting. I hope the chemistry with whoever is chosen for his leading lady is good. I wish PD Lee of Coffee Prince was doing it.

I'm a bit worried about LMH playing a gay role. I think if he plays it similar to Julia Robert's best friend in "My Best Friend's Wedding" then it could be plausible. Rupert Everett was gay in that movie but he was cool, intelligent, and oh-soo polished. But I dont know if the same as the character in the original story so the suggestion might way off. Guess we just have to wait and see.

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You guys are taking LMH's role in here too seriously. He is NOT going to be portraying a gay guy, not exactly. He's a straight guy who has a crush on the female lead and decides to act like he's gay so he can live with her.

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I vote for Kwon Yuri. Hands down!

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Yessssssssss!

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YES!! Thank God! I have been waiting for someone to officially take up that drama, it was just too awesome to pass up! And Lee Min Ho would be great for the role, can't wait!

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JB, I'll join you in hoping for Moon Chae Won...or even Park Bo Young. :D

But if it's supposed to be noona-love, then Lee Na Young sounds good, too.

I'll be happy as long as its an actress. ACTRESS. ;)

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Finally, finally, finally! Lee Min Ho, you kept us waiting a while, didn't ya?

APRIL premier! I can wait three months -- sure, I can *says while pacing restlessly*

I am voting for Jang Geun Suk for the other lead. Just sayin'. Not that I am broken record with a crush on JGS or anything. Pfft.

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i am rooting for YEH!

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please, let YEH be in it!!

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hmm, LMH portraying a pretend gay, i wonder how will he do it, after the "man" in BOF now he has to show some feminine side. curious curious curious. :D

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Ohh .. .I'm not ready to see him paired with another woman yet... : (
I hope it's someone ugly... heehee

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him and yoona hheheh

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Yippee,,, my days are happier now.. can't wait

Lets hope the actress is Park Shin Hye.. LMH admires her so much : ))

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yes finally
come on LMH show them that u can act and u were not overrated as some people claim..

i totally agree on Moon Chae-won.. she proved to be really good even better than the lead in brilliant legacy.

and nope please NO YEH.. sorry she just lost me as a fan in MFL

am ok with any actress as long as they can act

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Heeeeell to the yes!

I've been hoping this would get adapted when you'd first mentioned it, Javabeans, so this latest news is just an awesome surprise. I'm kind of hoping Moon Chae-won gets picked -- she was fun to watch in My Fair Lady and I feel like she'd do well in a lead role.

Other than her I don't have any specific rankings for the other females that come to mind. I would be curious to see Han Yeo-woon in this type of role though. I haven't seen her in anything besides Story of A Man but if she plays other roles as well as she did Chae Eun-soo, I'd definitely tune in to watch.

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I really really don't like the PD :X Please surprise me though LMH. I did hang on BOF a bit too long till ep 10 or so just for your sake.

yeah bouncing off a good actress would be great, but fr what we've seen in BOF, he is able to carry a show on his skinny shoulders alone, maybe?!

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this news made my day~
As for the actress, just don't give me the original one. MCW is good.

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I was totally waiting for yun eun hye's comeback with this drama, but was so disappointed when she chose to do "that" drama instead. This one seems more interesting. Hmm, but now Lee Min Ho is acting as the "gay" male lead, I couldn't ask for more. Been waiting for his new project since BOF is over. Hopefully they choose a female lead who can show much chemistry with LMH. Definitely awaiting for this drama's release.

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praying hard they'll offer the female lead role to Park Shin Hye

this is based on the recent project on CF that LMH & PSH collaborated together... they shd try it out on d silver screen... :)

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okay this seriously got me excited. yay cant wait!

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I'm so looking forward to this....

Thanks for posting up this great news...

MinHo fighting!!

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I wish park shin hye will be the female lead.. heheheh.. still not enough of her cute action.. :)

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Joy oh joy! I was so sad when I heard this drama project had been scrapped! The plot sounded delicious, and the Goong pair would have been perfect really. But YEH turned it down in and took on My Fair Lady instead, right? *sighs at what could have been*

It's good to hear that Personal Taste is back on board. Although JJH is out of the picture am I the only hoping that Yoon Eun Hye might still join? Though the chances are probably VERY slim at this rate... They'll probably give the chance to a less famous actress, if so I'm putting my hopes on Han Yeo Woon!!! That girl needs to get some bigger roles~ I want to see her back on the TV screen soon!

I still think JJH is better suited for the role (of course I'm biased after watching Antique Bakery) but considering what Lee Minho is capable of I'm sure he'll pull it off as well. So, I'm more than half on board with this drama... will have to wait and see who gets cast as the female lead :)

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ohh, i knew this had something with joo ji hoon :) i like the plot, haha. hmm, i wonder who will the female lead be? :D cant wait~

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Interesting project!!!
I really can't wait to see LMH act "gay" haha. He looks pretty manly to me. It's going to be fun.
Although I think MCW is a good actress, but I think LMH and PSH will make a cute couple as you can see their chemistry in EH CF.

JB, do you know when they will actually film this?

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Edit: and I just found out that LMH and MCW did work together in Mackerel Run (2007). Does any one know about it? Did they actually pair up before? If they did, then then chance 'd be even less likely
**Praying of PSH and LMH together ** :P

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@75
Agreed. I'm also thinking about Yoona, they would make a great couple for sure. I saw them in Baeksang award last year when both received the newcomer awards. I think they both looked so cute together back then. So I think why not to put Yoona as the female lead for this role?

But if it's not possible then my vote will go to Moon Chae Won.

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HOLY CRAP! o.o
finally the boy chose his next project! it's about time!
YAY aja minho :P

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I'm glad Lee Min-ho took his time choosing his next project. I think Kim-bum could have served himself better doing the same. I guess it all comes to the same result... Lee Min-ho kept himself relevant by keeping people guessing about his next move; Kim-bum kept himself relevant by being EVERYWHERE... but I feel like he ended up saddled with some pretty weak projects in the interim.

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Song hye gyo it's ok lha.... make his dream come true...
But why MBC???? not KBS??? i cant watch MBC here....
Poor me.....
LMH FIGHTING.......

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I read this news this morning in my mother language (Vietnamese), however I misunderstood it, I thought he will act a real gay, and cried " what happens with him, why does he choose such a role"...
And now after reading this in English, I know I got it wrong.
My friend often laugh at me because of my bad Vietnamese reading comprehension.
ke ke :D
I'm waiting for it, although I don't like BOF, I think LMH is a good actor.

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Hooray!!! I really liked the story of Personal Taste and Min-ho acting out as lead is another bonus!

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I want Lee Min Ho & Park Shin Hye together. They are so cute together.

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wow!!! i hope this drama will be shown here in the Philippines someday... Boys over Flowers was and still is a big hit here in the Philippines. In fact is it still being shown here in a primetime slot from Monday thru Friday for only 30 mins... :( i really hope he also decides to visit here someday, just like his BOF castmate Kim Bum. :)

on a personal note, i would really like to say Thank you to "Javabeans" for creating this site. i really LOVE IT!!!! Congratulations! hopefully, more Lee Min Ho posts... (hehehe)

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I wish that Koo hye sun will be paired again with Lee Min Ho! MINSUN fighting!
Please another project for them..their numerous fans are waiting...For sure,
IT WILL BE ANOTHER BIG HIT!

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Lee Ji AH is more suitable for the role because she is funny and stylish,

can be spunky too and had experienced while acting in STYLE , she could pull

the character of a modern korean working girl, staying alone and

living with a male tenant .

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This is good news! Finally he'll be back! Hopefully this will be a good drama. Too bad they changed the director though! MCW rubs me the wrong way for some reason - I don't really know why. I've only seen her in Painter of the Wind and Brilliant Legacy.

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