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Jang Nara stills from Baby-Faced Beauty

Every time I see recent photos of Jang Nara, I think of how her new drama, Baby-Faced Beauty, couldn’t have cast a more appropriate actress for the role. There are a number of actresses noted for their youthful looks (Choi Kang-hee, Im Soo-jung, Bae Doo-na), but Jang in particular makes it easy to believe that her 34-year-old character could be mistaken for a 25-year-old recent university graduate.

Here are a few more stills from the KBS drama, which is now busily filming in the several weeks it has before its premiere. As you can probably deduce from the props, the drama’s set in the world of clothing and fashion, with Jang playing an aspiring designer.

At the outset, things don’t look so good for our heroine, who’s poor, mired in credit card debt, and lacks the strong educational background to advance in her career. She’s employed at a fabric company (the stills show her checking the material as part of her job), but she gets fired because of her age.

However, she then gets a job at a fashion design company, which is where she meets her love interest, Daniel Choi. Her character has always had a knack for turning ordinary materials and clothing into something special, and it’s at this new job that she’s able to tap into her skills and reinvent herself as a designer. It’s exactly the type of reversal-of-fate scenario we all love to indulge in when we’re down and out, since everyone loves a good underdog story. You know, you’re trying to act classy and above-it-all on the outside, but inside you’re gloating obnoxiously, Suck on that, old boss/job/boyfriend/jackass!

Other cast members include Ryu Jin (My Country Calls), Hyun Young (Actress Butler), Kim Min-seo (Sungkyunkwan Scandal), Yoon Hee-seok (Gumiho: Tale of the Fox’s Child), Oh Yeon-seo (Dong Yi), and Yoo Yeon-ji (Painter of the Wind). It premieres on May 2.

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I havent kdrama in a LONGGGG time. But this could get me going again!!!!

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oh waaaaae???
there are soo many good k dramas out there!!!
u r missing out ALOT!!!

i cant wait for this drama to start :D

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Im particularly enjoying "Can you hear my heart?"
I love it.

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sameeee

its so much better than i imagined. the little boy (im sure youll know whom i meant) is such a cutie and quite a good actor. i wouldnt forget the main girl too... she had like about more than 3 crying scenes and i really felt for her then ><

-currently patiently waiting forsubbed ep4 + cannot wait for this weekend's ones-

ps/ only 1 down side: i cant imagined watching a 16plus-episodes drama -shakes head-

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so excited for this drama! omg the last picture :o her face is so small:PPP i'm so excited for may and june! I can finally put away my boxes of tissues:))) i'll keep them close by just until thorn birds is finished^_^ go baby faced beauty!:)

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the last pic is so funny hahaha
she really does resemble that puppy face

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I feel like instead of aging, she became younger over the years... She is a total baby-faced beauty of the title

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Agree with you there. Such people are enviable.

I am looking forward to this drama. Koreans are so fashionable; I'm looking forward to her creations.

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I know! She looks about 15 in the last picture.

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I'm currently watching her in My bratty princess spin off (I tried to watch the first one, but it dragged to much so was dropped) and I'm loving her there (have just seen episode 8).
and I have to say, she really does look good for her age. Can't wait for bfb!

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I think she suppose to be 20 in Unruly Qiao, it up to episode nine now. lol number four over at mysoju, just wish it would bring in a new segmenter, it all been done by the one person so far.

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oooooooooo.... Can't wait for this drama i miss jang nara it's good to see her back looking forward for this heheh :)

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I haven't seen her in anything but this looks like so much fun!

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errrmmm I can't change my job because of my age - I can't get a programmer job (.NET, Java databases etc) no matter how fantastic my . NET projects are or my MBA - who hires a 31 years old teacher as a programmer with 0 experience in the field?
you're right no one!
What if I would look like 25? you're right! All of them where I can get high scores at tests or I have the same kind of projects as they have

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It's one thing for employers to not hire someone for their age (although thats wrong unless your a model or something), but can you really fire someone who already has the job and has had it for several years. I mean, the boss isn't getting any younger either....

<3 Daniel Choi, also Jang Nara looks 12 in the last picture!

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Funny thing I'm sorta with you on that. Except now that I am interviewing for jobs, people mistake me as a new grad and get skeptical on my experience. I'm too old to do entry level jobs yet apparently look too young for a mid to upper management level job. I thought looking young could be a blessing, till now.

But what bothers me the most is that sometimes people look at age more than the experience or skill set.

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I'm really excited for this one! I'm loving the story line already. Fighting!!!

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she looks so cute!....i just hope she can pull this off without any of the OTT acting that she did in the one drama I have ever seen her in (My Love Patzzi)...i'll keep faith because this drama is looking more and more appealing now

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RYU JIN! <3

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She looks literally all of 13 in that last picture. I'd be kind of freaked out if she weren't so pretty. xD

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the woman is 30 years old and she looks like 14/15 --- how can that ever be fair to any other women alive :((

i'm so jealous of her.

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That last pic is so cute.

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yikes the big glasses!! Even with big glasses, we can still see you're beautiful!

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Jang Nara wear glasses normally, though it the first time her character does also.
The last photo is from her twitter page, think she left the drama for a quick Endorsement back in China, likely something the production team going to have to work around will be her ongoing commitments to projects in China.

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the glasses look really great. i am looking everywhere for these. anybody an idea where to buy these???

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can't wait!!!
lots of new dramas to watch now!!!
K-drama overdrive!!!!woot woot!!

now..how do i concentrate on studying...
haisshh exam is just around the corner!!!

(lol, back to being excited about all the upcoming dramasss!!!!)

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have you seen the trailer? its beyond cute!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Me0etsdIPAQ

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it done in a very clever and imaginative way, if they use the same with the drama itself, it well bodes well!
it has english sub over at the drama viikkii page, though it just really each characters name and funny title/position

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Making her character 34 years old makes this whole thing work. Because Jang Nara is is 30 years old in real life. As one of the youngest looking girls out there, she can easily cover 5 years down. Of course, covering 4 years up isn't as hard to do when you are 30.

Jang nara is my favorite younger than age character, but I do think there are many others who could have done this role as well. Covering 5 years at this age isn't as strange as covering someone in high school when you are over 25.

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Jang nara may have just turned 30 years old in March, but having her character's real age set as 34 makes her look that much younger than her age. So I really like this setting. It would have a different feel if she was her real age (29~30) and portraying someone 25 years old.

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Another actress that would work is Koo Hye Sun (27 1/2 years old in American age) and setting as 32~33 year old character portraying someone 23 years old or so. I thing there are several actress who are 27 years old who could have definitely covered this without any problem. But I'm a big fan of nara, so I like her the best.

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30 by western count 31 by Korean count..lol
age with koreans can be a very confusing thing
she born '81 anyway.
But then all the character in the drams would also be on the Korean count..so 34 would be 33 and 25 would be 24 and so on..confused yet?

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how does she not age? seriously!

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Can't wait to watch this! But oh my, KBS is already announcing particulars about the drama that will be replacing Baby-Faced Beauty once it's over in July! The title is 스파이명월, and will star Han Ye Seul.

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i always looking forward her k-drama. she sooo cute and adorable ^_^

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She's utterly cute. I will definitely follow this drama!

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Aigooo! Jang Nara & Rilakkuma! <333

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She's sooo cute!!! I just found out that she was in China these past years and watched one of her Chinese dramas, "My Bratty Princess Spinoff." I haven't watched all of it, but even with someone else dubbing her voice, she did an amazing job at expressing her character and giving it life. Her facial expressions are a work of art, or anime, actually. Every time I see her and her adorable antics, I just want to squeal, "unni, you're sooo cutee!!!"

I think I remember Javabeans saying how Jang Nara was one of the most popular actresses in Korea back in the day, and that she left for China at the peak of her career, and that it was a waste of her career. However, I think she did a great job in China. She was in several successful dramas and she still looks as youthful as ever. I'm sure Korea will welcome her back with open arms. She sure hasn't lost her touch for acting, IMHO. I think she'll face some stiff competition from the Hong sisters drama, however. I love Kim Hyojin, but I'm not sold on Cha Seung Won as the male lead of a romantic comedy. Then again, I'm also not that impressed with Daniel Choi as an actor, though he is very endearing, so I can't tell which drama will be more successful. Either way, I hope Jang Nara's new drama will be daebak!!

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Nara is a world hit :)
Nara is so cute, cheeky and kindhearted,
, simply wonderful!
Ps: over the last decade, Nara has matured like good wine, like all human would eventually aged.

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