Allure’s shoot with the cast of The Duo
Here are a few pretty shots released from the currently airing action-sageuk drama The Duo, whose three lead stars are featured in character for April’s Allure Korea magazine.
Above, Chun Jung-myung poses as his born-rich-raised-poor character Chun-dong, who, despite his obvious adorableness as a baby-faced cutie, is reportedly not performing so well in his first sageuk endeavor. From what little I’ve seen, I can concur; there’s just something so awkward about him in The Duo, despite my wanting to like his role. Oh, well, Chun Jung-myung — we’ll always have What’s Up Fox. And Goodbye Solo.
One source from the shoot explained, “In the drama, Chun-dong is about to encounter a lot of action scenes, so whenever Chun Jung-myung has some time, he practices his martial arts.”
Lee Sang-yoon, below, plays the lowborn (but swapped into nobility) Gwi-dong, who’s now a police officer. Lee teased at the drama’s future developments, saying, “Gwi-dong finds out about the characters’ switched identities. The plot will get even more interesting in the future.”
No doubt a lot of that interest will be focused around the love triangle whirling around the object of both their affections. In the just-aired 14th episode, Han Ji-hye (playing Dong-nyeo) starts to feel some affection toward Gwi-dong, although she’s already enamored of Chun-dong. I smell complications.
The Duo airs on MBC on Mondays and Tuesdays, and is currently a bit less than halfway through its run; it has aired 14 of a planned 32 episodes.
- Han Ji-hye provides a glimpse behind the scenes of The Duo
- The Duo establishes itself as Monday-Tuesday leader
- The Duo adds comic veteran Gong Hyung-jin
- An intro clip and first stills from The Duo
- Script reading session for MBC drama The Duo
- Han Ji-hye cast in The Duo
- Chun Jung-myung to take on his first sageuk?