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Yoon Kye-sang headlines new comedy film

Mrawr. Uh… what was I doing? Oh right. It’s been a while since we’ve seen Yoon Kye-sang on our screens since the end of High Kick 3, and he has since picked up and dropped a dark crime thriller, opting instead to return to the big screen in much lighter fare. He’ll be starring in the comedy film Acting Lessons, which sounds like a hoot. I like both sides of Yoon: dark Phungsan Dog style or goofy tv doctor style, but I do enjoy him more when he’s just letting go of all coolness with gleeful abandon.

Acting Lessons is a family human comedy, directed by the writer of the Cha Tae-hyun racehorse movie Champ. Champ is exactly along the same lines–a heartwarming human comedy, which maybe possibly might have made me cry. (What, I love animals, okay?) Yoon Kye-sang stars as a no-name actor, a guy who’s been in famous movies… except no one can remember him because he was an extra. Ha. But one day his father collapses and leaves behind a bunch of debt that he suddenly has to settle. So far this is sounding like a drama plot.

So out of desperation, he takes a pretty strange acting job… pretending to be the long-lost son of a chaebol family, who is developmentally disabled. Dude, this is totally like a drama premise. It’s My Girl the guy version, with a disability added as a level of difficulty. I can see it being really sweet and heartwarming along the lines of Bad Family, where pretending to be part of a fake family can create a deep bond. And of course, the character thinking of the whole thing as his first starring role where he doesn’t get any outtakes is just funny.

During his hiatus, Yoon has been learning how to cook, which he’s showing off on a reality series for cable network O’live TV, called Yoon Kye-sang’s One Table. In an interview with Cosmopolitan, he says he has no plans to become a celebrity restaurateur, but would like to just invite people over and make them dinner. When asked what the biggest difference is between the real Yoon Kye-sang and his image, he says, “Well my last two projects [High Kick and Best Love where he played doctors both times] got a lot of love, so people seem to think I’m smart. But I’m not. I think a lot though.”

When asked if he watches dramas during his down time, he said, “No, I don’t watch dramas. I get jealous. If I see something good, it makes me mad.” Hahaha. He says he’s mellowed out with his acting, having learned by now that acting isn’t something that gets better the harder you try–it just leads to overacting. He says he’s more careful about story and character now in choosing his projects, and searches for characters he can embody in a natural and believable way.

Acting Lessons enters production this month, so likely an early 2013 premiere. In the meantime, have some more Yoon Kye-sang in Cosmo:

Via Oh My News, Cosmopolitan

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♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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♥ x infinity plus one!

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LOL you are fangirling here :D me likey!
sounds like a fun little movie! i will watch it^^

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LMAO....
JB super fangirl XD

I friggin missed Yoon Kye-sang :( He is so dang HOT/Sexy/ADORABLE at the same time >:(

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My love for yoon kye sang is strong enough to defy javabeans' "MINE!" !!!

YOON KYE SANG EES MINEEEE!!!!!!!!!

(if you are completely against this, how 'bout we compromise... You 75% (because I am still afraid of your wrath) and me 25%!)

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SUCH. a stan. hahahahahah! :D

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I wish the lead actress could be Kim Hyun Joo

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Favorite role? Who are You by far... When he can be the cold-city man AND a crazy ajusshi.

LOVE LOVE LOVE.

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Me too. I fell in love once he started channeling the goofy!

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AHHAHA. same.
i think that drama put him on my charts.

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Me too. And in my eyes he is still the poster boy for idols actually becoming real actors.

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I completely agree to your comment.

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GAH! Why so cute and perfect?!

I'm scared to watch this copy of Phungsan Dog I have on my hard drive, in case it erases all the adorkableness of Yoon Pil Joo. :'(

Oppa, please cook for us! :D

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PIL JOO!!! I missed him! :(

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Sung Yuri should partner up with him again. SRSLY.

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Will it be stalking if I go to Korea just to eat dinner from his restaurant?

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Seeing how I was contemplating booking a ticket to see this movie...I think you are just more creative!

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I like him more and more and more. And more.

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. . .and more and more and more and more and . . .(runs around flayling her arms like a crazy person)

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*flails with you* and moooooore!

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He looks different. Maybe I'm not use to him without glasses.
Now I want to be his bestie so he can cook me food all the time.

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Haha one reason I read dramabeans is because of the absolutely shameless drooling over hot guys! Good to know that there are like-minded people out there!

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ah....... What was i doing again? .............. ~swoon~ *drools*........ ^_^.....-_-..... o.O ..... O.O .Oh snap! I have a paper due by tonight!

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Oh he looks soooo yummy!!!! Oh no, I mean his food looks so yummy. Yeah that's what I mean

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More pictures, less clothes....

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That looks like the start of some Dokko Jin-esque facial hair. I stamp my approval on that.

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5th picture where he's wearing the stripped brown sweater reminds me of his goofy role in Who are you.
LOVE him.

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The amazing thing about his character in Who Are You?

I remember saying to myself in the first few episodes.

This guy is such a JERK. There is NO WAY I am EVER going to fall for him. EVER.EVER.EVER.

Needless to say, I did.

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This. Dado.

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You know, in that first picture, he looks like he doesn't care, but he does.

Cause if you look at the second last picture, he's left food out for us, and he's looking away so we can sneak up any time and take it.

He loves us!

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He loves us truly.....

1. Look, strong hands, can cook....
2. Yes, come here
3 & 4. Why, you don't think I can cook?
5. No, you want to eat from my lips?
6 & 7 Desssert? This way ....

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yeah, i mean him flexing in that first pics to show off his cuts are DEFO fo you, jomo. :P

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Whatever you cook, I'll eat.

It's been a while, where were you ???

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I just love his constantly annoyed, why-are-we-even-doing-this face. He makes it look good. Lol.

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I'll have some of that...takeaway pls ; )

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aw..aw..aw.. the last picturee.... i love him in Who are you.... lol...

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yoon kye sang!! o my.. help my friend just fainted lol
*faints too*

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Oppaaaaaaaaaaa.............................................hungry hungry...boingg boingg

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i honestly don't find him good-looking at all. *ducks*

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When he's in that all-black suit.... Amazing!! I'm glad he's back with the funny but I wish it was a drama instead. Then I could see him every week!

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He is sooo cute ;) on the other hand, I watched Champ and I found it tooo long and boring, there was good 'moments' but thats it. Cha Tae Hyun was wasted on that movie.

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OPPAAAA!!

LOL, sorry. It's just that I like not being the noona sometimes....

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I really ♥ this guy!

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What a cutie! Not too fond of the premise of this new drama but am glad he has the lead role. Feels like it's been a while. I wonder who his co-actors will be.

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Film, I mean. Haven't seen the dark movie by him and will not see it. I prefer him goofy and lovable.

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Just when I'm thinking when will I ever get to see him in a drama again. This article came up. SIGH.

Still excited with this though.

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Like his acting! And just like the writer I think he is good in portraying both goofy funny characters and dark mysterious ones!

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He's like my favorite coffee...so warm and yummy!!
...............swoon...................................: )

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