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Kwon Sang-woo and Jung Ryeo-won in Pain

Aw, aren’t Kwon Sang-woo and Jung Ryeo-won surprisingly cute in these photos for the upcoming movie. I say “surprisingly” because the project’s title is Pain and it’s all about the love story between a man who can’t feel pain and a woman with hypersensitivity to it. Sounds like a laugh and a half, right?

(Korea sure loves the whole thematic-opposites-fall-in-love premise, doesn’t it? Two best friends grow up into gangster and cop. A baby-faced woman falls for an old-faced guy. A rich man romances a poor girl. An uptight careerperson pairs up with free spirit. Girl goes blind, boy gives up his eyes for her. Etc etc.)

The story of Pain: Thanks to an accident in his childhood, Kwon’s character loses the ability to feel physical sensation, and therefore is constantly at risk of injuring himself without knowing it (or realizing in time to prevent it). As such, physical injury is an occupational hazard to acting on a story like this, and Kwon said, “I’ve been hit before in other roles, but never as much as in this movie.”

It also accounts for the funny expression on Kwon’s face in his mid-falling photos below, since he isn’t supposed to be feeling any pain. It’s a tough acting exercise; I remember watching Kim Myung-min repeatedly falling for a scene in My Love By My Side, and redoing the scene over and over because his character was paralyzed and shouldn’t have been able to flail the way a healthy person would have. He had to watch to make sure he didn’t betray any involuntary twitches or expressions of pain, which is similar to the challenge Kwon faces here.

The following photos come from the film’s open set day on April 22 in Seoul’s Mapo-gu, Seogyo-dong, neighborhood. The day’s shoot covered a scene wherein Kwon Sang-woo gets hit by a motorcyclist, and despite the severity of the impact, he can’t feel any pain and just brushes himself off casually.

Jung, on the other hand, adopts a hippie-esque boho look, though really, she’s just a bad hair day away from hobo. I sort of see where wearing five full layers of oversize clothing can look cute — kind of — on waif-like actresses like Jung and Moon Geun-young (okay, also Jang Geun-seok). But I don’t actually think it looks attractive, and I hope it’s a trend that goes away soon.

This movie will also contain the first bed scene for both stars — I would’ve thought for sure that Kwon would’ve had one by now, but apparently he made it through his heartthrob and post-army days without one.

Pain is based on a web-toon, and is directed by Kwak Kyung-taek (of the blockbuster Friend and its sorta-spinoff drama series Friend, Our Legend). It began filming in February, and plans to release in August.












Via Seoul NTN

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WOW. JRW looks like the crazy lady who lives next door to my parents' flat. Those "boho" clothes are insane :D

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Definitely not a good sign to see JWR's face look so gaunt/thin.

Her face shape is akin to those who have eating disorders or have faced starvation.

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JRW looked her best when she acted in Epic High's MV, One. Now, she looks gaunt and ghastly!

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i guess the love scene in Stairway to heaven doesnt count? cause.. she was blind?
and crap what happened to JRW. She was absolutely GORGEOUS in Kim sam soon but now she looks quite err.. unattractive.

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WOW.. it looks like her stylists dressed her in the dark...O_O

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Oooh! I counted her clothing too as soon as I saw the photo- I was like- FIVE?! What's up with that?! Not digging it too! (IMO)

KSW... :) Hehehe

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Pain! Pain! Pain! It's painful looking at Jung Ryeo-won! What happened to her? (-_-!)

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Please don't get mad. Jung Ryeo-won is not pretty and she can't act. I've tried so hard many times to like her but just can't. :(

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cute! cute! cute!

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She ia great actress, singer and model. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. It's in the heart and not what is shown on the outside. I lover her drama Princess Ja Myung because she has great acting skills. Just believe you can do it JRW.

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I love Ryu Jung no matter what is said. She got great values, talents, and a wonderful person to be with. She looks great with long straight hair. She's one in a miilion that you can find.

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Can't wait until this comes out!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Love Ryeo Won Jung. She is gorgeous with a kind and generous heart. Have not watch this movie yet but believing it gonna be awesome.

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Is this a remake? I am sure I saw this movie before.

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I saw this movie not long ago. It was suprisingly very good. More rom com and less angst than I thought it would be. Ryeo Won Jung and Kwon Sang Woo had great chemistry. Talk about a hot bed scene... I am looking forward to seeing then again in Top Medical Team.

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