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Han Hyo-joo rumored to star opposite Jang Geun-seok

Ever since Jang Geun-seok was cast in the upcoming Yoon Suk-ho drama Love Rides the Rain / Love Rain, there’s been ruckus over leading ladies, and why shouldn’t there be? There’s probably a line out the door and into the next dimension. And yeah, I know, that picture of him isn’t his current hair. But listen, sometimes a girl just needs to dream.

The strongest contender is rumored to be Han Hyo-joo (Dong Yi, Brilliant Legacy), who also starred in PD Yoon’s last drama, Spring Waltz, which also happened to be her first drama. It would be a stellar lineup all three ways, and I’m sure PD Yoon is clamoring to score a leading lady like Han, who has since become a ratings maven and a melo queen in her own right.

Reportedly he’s particularly happy that Han and Jang are the same age (because on-set rapport can skip past the formalities that way). Hm, I wonder if the search is for one leading lady and not two, means that she’ll play two characters as well? The story takes place in two different time periods — 1970 and now, and Jang is set to play two different characters in each era.

I initially assumed he’d romance two different women in each part because he was playing two unrelated characters who were simply bound together by theme. But this new description makes it sound like the the present-day characters are direct descendants of the 70s characters. As in parents in love?… Followed by children in love?… WTF?

Apparently it plays with the idea that love gets passed on through generations. What, like sickle cell anemia?

Sigh. I was hoping that the Season Dramas being a complete set meant that we could move on. Problem is, Yoon PD is working with writer Oh Soo-yeon, who wrote his most famous dramas Autumn Story and Winter Sonata, and it’ll be their first reunion on a project in ten years. Okay, so I will admit that I watched those dramas like mad way back when, and they were, and still are, indisputably hallmarks of the Hallyu wave. But if they pull that amnesia-sister-leukemia crap NOW? I’m out. Please for the love of dramas, don’t make them play children of parents who were in love. That’s just mean.

Love Rain enters production in October and plans to premiere next spring.

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the drama would be disaster again if he don't cut his hair.Honestly,if he don't cut his hair,i would have a hard time separating who is lead actress or who is jks.

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don't worry, he must cut his hair after all he'll be playing two characters! ;D

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I figured it would be her or MGY since they were both in one of his season's dramas and he likes to use the same people, they were the same age as jang, and have the ability to act (especially MGY). But with MGY being his most recent drama partner and currently focused on her studies I figured Han would be the more likely choice.

As much as I loved seeing MGY/JGS/KJW on screen together, this kind of makes me wish Mary never happened and the two joined up for this instead.

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I totally agree with you. The best thing about "MSOAN" was the Geun Geun chemistry, the storyline was a wreck. I"m still hoping somehow Moon work out her schedule to film this drama.

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1st- That pic of JGS. I could totally get into him if he rocks that look for Love Rain. He was very good in YAB, but I wasn't attracted to him.

2nd- Han Hyo Joo. No Thanks. What about Jung So Min? Or Shin Min Ah. Or Seo Woo. Who cares about age if the actress looks young enough? I want TALENT.

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Have you watch her previous dramas? She's awesome!

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GASP!! This is like, AWESOME. For me anyway. I adore Han Hyo-joo to pieces, and of course, Jang Geun Seok is well, Jang Geun Seok. The two of them together?! I hope this is true!!!!

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I like his look... long hair, grungy, bald... i'll take him as is!

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I guess this pairing will be interesting...Han Hyo Joo have so many different faces so...yeah...will be looking forward to how this turn out...rather she's cast or not.

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He looks really good in this short buzzed haircut. So much better than that strange oatmeal quaker grandpa hairdo I saw him in at a recent fanmeet.

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but reading the basic plot of LRtR,I think it will be somehow similar to the movie The Classic..remember? love stories interconnected of two generations?

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I'll watch this drama for JKS's new hair. That is all.

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No Hun! -_-!

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Agree with the ones who say, HHJ is indeed pretty and has got this very affable, relatable aura to her, but her acting is limited and something like, once you've seen it, you've seen all of it thing. I guess the director is more into casting popular actors than anything else.
One thing I notice is that, korean actresses are very good in "crying" scenes, I mean almost all of 'em could do it, but very few could actually elicit emotion out of it.

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"Apparently it plays with the idea that love gets passed on through generations. What, like sickle cell anemia?"

WOT? ala 90 Days Time, To Love with Kim Ha Neul and Kang Ji Hwan!!! (very good melodrama despite the rating)

stop making upgraded versions of past dramas please...

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lol girlfriday crack me up with your sickle cell anemia comment lol biology major minor perhaps? I hope HHJ gets dis project - it felt like forever since her last drama

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So . . . is Bae Soo Bin cast as the rival character, yet? GO MI NAM? CHO-NAH!! GO MI NAM? CHO-NAH!! See, this mash up drama stuff ain't so hard!

We need a scene where Bae Soo Bin donates his eyeballs to a blind Han Hyo Joo and his hair to a bald Jang Geun Suk. Sickle cell leukemianemia FTW.

I love the Nonstop 4/5 association between the two actors, and I think Jang Geun Suk is overdue to play that severe, glum melo-guy. Here's a promotion they did together a few months ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcMG7gkF-Hs

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Kind of reminds me of this TVB drama, Maiden's Vow:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maidens%27_Vow

The idea for the TVB drama was good. I wasn't particularly thrilled with the casting. Joe Ma and Charmaine Sheh are not particularly great actors in my mind, but that's just purely my opinion. Charmaine plays four characters that are 4 women from 4 different generations in the same family, while Joe Ma was playing a different, non-related character for each of the 4 generations.

I think Jang Geun Seok and Han Hyo Joo would fare better in Love Rides the Rain.

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Jung so min? Min ah? Why not Shin hye? Its just unfair that she's going back to school just when JGS was cast to a drama,,

guys please, give him some food.. That will make him cut his hair,, add some mass on your cheeks honey,,

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i think hhj acting is not bad at all, she is really good actress, i've seen hundred kdrama n also hhj works i still really dont understand why someone says her act limited...come on guys be fair on her and those awards, are singapore judges to baeksang was blind n imcapability...ps. im not a fan of her, so this is just an opinion from kdrama lover

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I hope he cuts his hair short because he looks more manly with that kind of haircut.

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HAN HYO JOO is one most popular actress in international.
She's so great.. I think if she accept this drama.. this drama will be so sweet.. cause Jang Geun Suk & HAN HYO JOO is ambassador of samsung product...
ahhh I LOVE you so much HAN HYO JOO~!
HAN HYO JOO aza aza Fighting!
HHJ you're the best korean actress ever!
HAN HYO JOO is a "QUENN OF RATINGS"

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PD Yoon Suk-ho'S Choose HAN HYO JOO, cause PD Yoon's knew, That HAN HYO JOO is BETTER than shin min ah, etc.
So what's problem?...
I will do support HAN HYO JOO to be Leadfemale in this drama. I wish can see great couple JANG GEUN SUK & HAN HYO JOO. amin.. Han Hyo Joo eonnie please accept this Drama : )

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So someone just confirmed in the comments that he'll be cutting his hair for the role and I just want to say, FINALLY! Han Hyo Joo i hope you get the role because JGS is cutting his hair! XD

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She's a good actress and I like her. I was impressed over her previous dramas like Shining Inheritance and Iljimae. If she's doing a melodrama with Jang Geun Suk then it suits for her, that's her specialty anyway!

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i dont agree they will be in a drama together...Han hyo joo is for seung gi...they are great couple in brilliant legacy and also good friend in real life

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she should've took onthe role!!!
why?>>
why give us yoona?

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