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IU up for Pretty Man?

How strange to bury such news on the weekend, but IU is reportedly considering taking on KBS’s Pretty Man as her next drama project. Her reps have confirmed that she has received the offer, though she has yet to accept.

I thought IU was going to focus on her singing duties next with promotional activities for her third album, now that she’s wrapped her months-long weekend drama You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin. It would be a pretty swift turnaround to dramaland if she did take on this series, which has lined up Jang Geun-seok cast as the titular pretty man and Lee Jang-woo as second lead.

IU would play the heroine’s role of Bo-tongie, and although I chafe whenever you take a beautiful starlet and insist (within a drama’s context) that she’s not pretty—which the naming effectively does, as Bo-tongie is tantamount to calling her Ordinaria, or Averagina—I can see how IU has the girl-next-door appeal to sell that everygirl persona. Kind of. She’s described as having pined over our gorgeous, lady-killing hero for the past ten years (and we know how unrequited love is pretty much the hallmark of the everyday, nothing-special heroine). The drama will center around the hero’s path to finding both true love and his lost family, and also his progress in seducing ten women. I’m still trying to understand the plot, frankly. I’m hoping it makes sense at some point.

Pretty Man will follow Wednesday-Thursday’s currently rising star, Secret, and premieres at the end of November.

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Script and main lead seem to be lacking... IU: I like you. Please, dodge that bullet.

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Seriously.

I like IU. She's one of the very few idols i like watching.
She should save herself from this.

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i wasn't impressed with her perfomance in YTBLSS. please noooo let someone else do it.

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I did not find her fantastic in that drama, but as I grew to hate YTBLSS beyond all sane reason that might be a factor.

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OMG. Exactly my thought!!! Big no to IU. Please choose real actress!!!!!!

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but IU can act just as well as any actress. In fact, she's one of the few idols who actually CAN act without making it look forced or overdone.

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This is a surprise!!
Yes...the plot looks unclear....but I like Jang Geun Suk and IU...maybe I'll give this show a try....

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I roll my eyes at the plot and JGS playing another bad boy role. Honestly I loved him in Baby and Me. After that, not so much. The plot is worse.

But like you, I'd check it out for IU. Her acting is not fantastic but I like her enough to want to see more of her shows before giving up on her.

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Hum I probably won't be watching. The plot doesn't seem promising and I can't stand JGS.
I hope she'll keep promoting her album though because it's absolutely brimliant.

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yup the plot really leaves this bland and pitter taste in my tongue. Will be staying away from this one.
JGS has been in a very bad slump the past few years, I think he needs to ditch his weird persona away from acting cause watching his recent dramas his kinda bringing in his willy-wonka style onstcreen and its terrible...
Miss JGS from Lovers in paris, it was a tailor cut character but he was so winning there..

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lovers in paris? I don't remember him there...

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It's not Lovers in Paris, but Lovers in Prague.

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There's something I've always been curious about.
Is the heroine's surname Bo and her name Tong-ie or is it just X Bo-Tong(ie)
So. 보 통이 or
X 보통
...... Thanks if anyone can tell me :D
Btw the X is like not filled in ..

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According to allkpop and some sources, it's Kim Bo Tong. :)

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i've actually seen both 김보통 &김보통이 on different korean sites (and no, the 이 wasnt a subject marking post-position)

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Right! It's Kim Bo-Tong(ie?)
Thanks!

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No IU! stay away as far as you can.

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"Pretty Man will follow Wednesday-Thursday’s currently rising star, Secret, and premieres at the end of November."

hoping dramabeans to continue recapping the rising star,

well but i think the traffic from the Heirs is enough for this site

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" well but i think the traffic from the
Heirs is enough for this site"
If you say things like this,then i think they will definitely not recap the Secret drama even if they were going to. You're being rude.

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and you are being sensitive...i speak truth not being rude

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I love Secret.

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I love it too...I wanted to not like it so much, but I just love the leads' chemistry...even tho he hates her so much....go go secret!!

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Keep in mind there's still alot of shows that have yet to premiere like Marry Him if you Dare, Answer me 1994, and Basketball -- all of which they've shown great interest in.
Secret seems unlikely and although i find it fascinating to watch, i wouldn't do that to GF/JB.
It's a headache waiting to happen.

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oh pleeeeasssse, IU say a big NO :)

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Message to IU,

Don't do it! Stay away from Pretty Man, focus on your music or maybe some other dramas,!

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Gurl, no.

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totally agree! IU is no ugly girl. Unless you put lots of pimples in her face and make her teeth cooked, crop her hair and do not shave her eyebrows. Then i would be able to ride on the ugly duckling turn into swan later in the story.

If ever she will take the role, i hope she would be an intelligent no nonsense girl to JGS even though she has a crush on the Pretty Man

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Lol at everyone who doesn't want IU to do this. I thought people would be criticizing her. But I'll just on everyone's boat (obviously) and say: IU don't!! LSS was a ratings hit and popular enough to be liked by many. Don't ruin your good year with... This! Come on girl, u can do better!!

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No more Idols Please -_-
Can we have a Actress like a Actress in real sense???...
She definitely cannot match up to JKS's Acting Skills , she will fade away .
Better she stays away from the drama so I can watch it .

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You do know many of the popular actress today were idols... Yoon Eun-Hye, Hwang Jung-Eum, Sung Yuri, Eugene... etc.

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I'm also begging. IU for the sake of Buddha, please don't.

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like! LOL

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I know some are saying ewww no idol, but I'm saying eww no Jang Geun-seok or Lee Jang Woo. Don't like either one of them. I like her, so I hope she passes.

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IU can you please reject the role . I pretty much want to watch this Drama .
What's with group 8 ? There are plenty of Rookie Actresses to chose from then why Idol Actress ?
The Crowd pulling factor of this Drama is definitely Jang Geun Suk with or without Ratings He Acts Well . His dramas does well internationally if not in Korea . You're Beautiful had low ratings too but that didn't stop Viewers from loving the show and the cast .
So basically IDK what preferences do Korean viewers have while watching a show . Since many gud shows fall behind in ratings.

I will definitely be watching this Drama for Jang Geun Suk , the guy plays every role with his best . Just wish he gets a Actress like PSH or MGY if it has to be a young actress .

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But are there really many young actresses with the kind of pulling power required to make any sort of headway against Man From the Stars?

The industry has failed young actresses in several ways and it will pay the price when the current crop of young actors get to be in their 30s and they'll be acting with Kim Yoo Jung and her cohort because no one in the interim was given a shot.

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yeah, it's shocking to realise that there are hardly any actresses in the 20-24 age bracket who actually play first lead in dramas.....and are not idols. Jung So-min and Park Shin-hye are the only two dramaland exceptions I can think of.

Compare this to the previous generation of actresses - Gong Hyo-jin, Kim Tae-hee, Yoon Eun-hye, Song Hye-kyo, Shin Mina, Sohn Ye-jin etc, all had leading lady status by their early twenties. And the current situation is not thanks to a lack of talent - there are plenty of young non-idol actresses who have the skill to carry a drama in the very near future, but will keep on being passed up for idols (especially the no-talent ones - how else do Kim Ji-won and Lee Yubi get to be second fiddle to Sulli and Suzy?)and put in second lead position or eventually move to non-primetime shows because all the roles for girls their age are otherwise going to idols.

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That's really pretty sad. Have you watched Han Hye Rin (25) of Rascal Sons & Just You? I think she's pretty good, she just need a good break & more acting offers. There's Park Bo Young (23) too. Shin Se Kyung (23) also.

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Han Hye Rin is really talented. The fact that she's not leading weekday series is a crime.

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Han Hye Rin ! Yes, the girl needs more work. She's gorgeous, (I have her pics in my cubicle at work ) . I've seen her in New Tales but nothing since.

As far as this plot goes, seducing 10 women? JGS will think he's prettier than them. Pass.

IU is a pretty girl, to try to pass her off as plain or ugly.. that's a bit of a stretch. They'd have to go over the top like Nikki Hsieh in Substitute Princess.

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pogo, I wonder if maybe there were generational factors at play that allowed even untalented actresses like Kim Tae Hee to rise to such early stardom? Like maybe there was a dearth of veteran actresses which allowed young actresses to shine and then those erstwhile young actresses are now swelling the ranks of veteran actresses, taking away opportunities from newcomers? Hence, 'missing' generations of actresses.

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I definitely think some generational factors were at play because early-mid-2000s Hallyu seems to have had a lot of parts for young actresses, plus Korean beauty standards - otherwise there's no reason why she and Han Ga-in would be top actresses today, it's certainly not for their (nonexistent) acting talent.

That said, I don't think it's the veteran actresses who are blocking the way of young actresses today to rise into lead roles - many of them either do one drama every other year these days , or they mainly do movies instead. They're not really in competition for the same roles as the 20something new faces, anyway.

The problem is that for roles that do require actresses aged 19-24, 9 times out of 10 the part goes to an idol, and often with little regard as to actual acting ability. Sure there are talented ones too, but for every Jung Eun-ji or Sooyoung you'll find a Suzy or (less bad, but still underwhelming) Yoona. So it's not really a missing generation of actors so much as a missing profession.

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@pogo,

You hit the nail on the head with giving parts to idols --- what actress these days is even afforded the opportunity to accumulate a wealth of experience that can set her up for popularity and acclaim down the road?

And the problem with idols is not that they're generally terrible actors but that they often don't have the time or inclination to actually work at acting as a profession (which is why IU possibly choosing another drama so soon makes me happy because it indicates she might actually see herself as an actress down the road). Someone else equated the situation to giving finance internships to marketing majors --- you train people who aren't going to/don't need to learn anything and you ignore people who might actually fill the ranks and contribute to the industry.

Sad, sad, sad.

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I think the production team is trying to lure in Korean viewers???? Idk. but IU is really popular and loved by public. maybe they're aiming for a "double-kill" and targetting national and international audience.

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I think so too.

Anyway with or without IU i'll watch this for sure because of Jang Geun Suk, never love an actor as much as i love him and with Lee Jang Woo that's an additional treat.

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there the money thing as well, the production knows with an idol they have a ready made viewer base to work off and it much easier to rise the money needed to start a production with a named idol on board, of course that not saying it going to be a hit show but it dose at lest get the production made. As for Jang Geun Suk well it 50/50 if one still calls him an idol actor himself, maybe in a few more years he can get rid of the 'title'. When an actor starts as a singer/Idol the image can last a long time past thier Idol days.
As for IU she always reminded me of a young Jang Nara in how her career has worked out so far.
But yes it is rather hard on up and coming actress to compete with idol actresses, even second leads and the like are Idols often these days

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Jang Geun Suk is a multi-talented actor. And in Korea his priority is to be an actor, in his profile he is described as an actor first before a singer. I don't understand why he has to get rid of the 'title' (you mean as an idol though i don't prefer to call him that). If these idols/actors are giving their best shot & free to act in films & dramas, then same goes for an actors who are talented enough to sing to embark on a singing career, don't see anything wrong in that.

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@jeera

You're right. Let's not call Jan Geun Suk an idol, because he was never one. You probably already know this, so I'll mention this for everyone else's clarification, JGS started in the entertainment industry at a young age, beginning first as a model and then making his acting debut in 1997. He didn't start singing/recording till 2004.

Actual 'idols' in South Korea are groomed/trained to be idols with their first and primary focus on music. Many idols like Kim Hyun Joong are now struggling to cast off their 'idol' designations because there is very little freedom that comes along with this celebrity. Their agencies place a lot of restrictions on them in order for them to maintain their image, and unfortunately, netizens/fans also place high and unrealistic expectations on their idols...primarily in the areas of relationship and dating. For as many young people who aspire to be idols, there are quite a few idols who would rather cast the title away.

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If I was an actress I would stay far away from this potential hot mess. IU, girl don't do this to yourself.

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oh please, IU and JGS isn't match, i don't know why . . .

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AGREEEE...... Not w/ her, pick someone else please.

Shi min-ah (I hope I got her name right), the one from "My Girlfriend is Guminho" -- seems a better match.

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I like Shin Min Ah a lot but I think she's better with older or mature looking actors :)

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So this drama is gonna involve some singing (and dancing)?
I mean, I just assume since the two main actors are singers already. And if IU is chosen (please no..no...no), and she is also singer.

And if they look for a singer actress, I vote for Suzy.

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I wouldn't mind Suzy contributing to the OST, but she isn't fit to play a lead role in anything (and yes, I include Gu Family Book in that). IU's a far, far better actress even if she isn't perfect/you don't like her.

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IU :O
Nooooo Pretty Please.
I don't like her *period*

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Agree w/ U.

Yes, please NOT her.... not her..

Not w/ JGS & LJW as main actors.

I don't like her either.

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I Like this girl though. Cannot find any reason to dislike her. She is a great singer and a pretty good actress.

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To each his own. Her acting's quite passable on YTBLSS so I think I'll give this a try.

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IU just has this likeable quality about her.
Even if her acting isn't what one might consider great, she manages to just work with what she's got. And you can see her working hard at it.
That's why seeing her for 50 episodes for some people wasn't as bad.

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Considering many so called 'actresses' can't act their ways out of paper bags, I'd much prefer someone who can act instead. IU is one of those people and I'm pleased she may be taking a serious stab at acting because she's pretty darn talented.

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yeah, if they have to cast an idol, I have no problems if it is one who can act - and IU can. YTBLSS might have been a mess, but it got high ratings and she did a good job there so it's a win for her. (not sure why she needs to do another drama right away though)

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I know the script probably had a lot to do with it, but she was so bland in LSS. With all respect to what was an overall talented cast, the drama was the worst weekend showing I'd seen maybe ever. JGS is as much off as on, but he's astounding when he is on and LJW is likeable. So hm.

And this is off topic but: just watched the kbs drama special 'waiting for love' starting boa and daniel choi and I was taken aback by how much I loved it. The premise isn't anything new, but the characters were realistic thanks to a grounded script, and the directing and editing gave it a dash of whimsy I adored. And solid acting by all cast members!

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I think she did pretty well in You Are the Best Lee Soon. Both the plot and the script were boring which made her character kinda plain. But she did a good job. I really liked how she reacted when she found out that her mother is just her adoptive mother. I think she did what she could there

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Noooooo, not her.
I only liked her in dream high, but she is not a good actress. Jang Geun Seok is such an excellent actor. Outside dramas and movies he is a bit-too much weird, however as an actor nobody can deny his acting ability :)

I really hope this drama does well, he needs it lot...

If it were IU, I hope they have good chemestry. And yes, i think she is not pretty, I don't think she is ugly either. She is just a normal girl, as an idol she is very likeable.

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I find the plot full of cliches but then again, the scriptwriter is Yoo Young-ah who worked for "The Gift of Room 7" which I deeply loved.

For the chemistry between IU & JGS, well.. many people doubted IU and JJS couple could work on YTBLSS and look how amazing the chemistry they had on the show. So maybe IU & JGS will prove us wrong? i don't give much hope though. c':

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The drama sounds vaguely interesting and I like the whole unrecquited love thing. The real pull for me would be if IU were to star in it. Really liked her in LSS although not so much the drama itself. Hopefully, if she does choose to star here, it will actually be a great drama this time around.

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kudos for the faith in the show. I am also hoping that since they are both triple threat, maybe they could contribute to the OST as well. am trying to look at the positive after having read all the NOs. LOL...

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Odd pairing, but she did play fat girl in Dream High very well. She could play Ms. Avergina, an average girl. She's not classically beautiful, but she's cute and musically talented.

I liked her, but not LSS drama. She could make this drama very interesting as long as JGS have some chemistry together. His last venture was disappointing.

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Finally, someone who has said what I thought. IU is cute, but fits the description average looking as well...

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I oddly have a good feeling about this couple. the same feeling I had for JJS-IU couple on YTBLSS even before it aired.

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I like IU, she's really growing on me since YTBLSS and her new album is lovely. So, please don't, please please please.

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Love IU, can't deal with Jang Geun-seok. I'd rather not have to attempt to watch this so focus on that music IU.

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No IU no. This ship is gonna sink.

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@Myzoya - Shi Min Ah - that girl was on my list of choices for the leading ladies aswell....She is a decent actress and is capable to compete with JKS and LJW.

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Waitaminute, after all that talk about IU being too pretty for the plain Jane roll, you want to give it to The Most Beautiful Woman In The Known Universe? Or am I just prejudiced about SMA because I'm male?

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I'm female, and I think the idea of giving the role of a plain Jane to the Goddess In Human Shape that is Shin Mina is hilarious.

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Really, it gets annoying that every time I read Shin Min Ah's name in Dramabeans I am compelled to rewatch her entrance scenes in the first two episodes of 'My Girlfriend is a Gumiho.' The director ven has long shots of her toes, because she also has The Most Beautiful Feet In The Known Universe.

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IU, I love your new album and think you are one of the few idols who can legitimately act...so please skip this. It looks like a hot mess. Focus on your album promotions instead, or take a well deserved break.

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Shin Min-Ah please.

Or Suzy if you're looking for a singer-actress.

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Suzy? I'll give you the 'singer' part of the equation, but 'actress' is debatable since she can't act.

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It`s not debatable. She can`t act period.

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that is so true to truth.

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No, IU. NOOOOOO. Jang Geunseok is probably going to be all femmy and stuff, like he has been in his past three roles, it's going to be unbelieveable that the entire female population is fawning over him. He doesn't play his characters like, I'm-so-freaking-beautiful-and-suave-and-cool-and-could-totally-take-care-of-you-and-love-you. He's just a dude who is supposed to look good on camera.

Oh how the tides have turned, my friend. I used to have such a severe crush on him, and now, I mostly just shudder. Whatever, he lives his life the way he does outside, that's fine--it's when his real life character and lifestyle bleeds into his onscreen characters to distract me from the story, that I go, GRR.

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Parson for the question, but I wonder if he is a "real" man?...

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I love IU, and I came to love her acting with YTBLSS, even with all that drama's faults. But I'm not sure if I want her to take on another role so soon. I was under the impression that she was going to focus on her singing too. So, I'm a little confuse. Plus the show's plot isn't making any sense to me at all. But if IU does take the role, I'll watch for her and Jang Geun-seok. I mean, if the show has to have an idol-actress, I do hope it's IU because she's one of the few good ones out there. Her or Girl's Generation's Sooyoung would be good.

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*confused.

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First, they were trying to rally Jung So Min into this role (nooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!), but with news of IU (again... nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!) "considering" the role, I'm assuming Jung So Min didn't take it.... but it doesn't make it better, that =(
Sigh Jang Geul Seuk.... I lost hope in you after "Mary Me, Marry"/ "Marry Stayed Out All Night" =(

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I think it'd be great if IU could take some acting lessons if she doesn't already (im not saying this to harsh on her) but because i see the potential in her. Watching her speak about acting in some variety/interviews, she seems to be rather aware of her weaknesses and always listening to advice to improve her acting.
I do think her acting is serviceable, but i think it could be even better if she focused on her acting career. However, we all know that her heart lies in the music career and finding some down time is a rarity for them.
I also think she should do herself a favor and avoid this show which sounds like a potential wreck just from title alone. But, if she accepted this role, i wouldn't mind seeing her again. i like this chick.
Although some of you guys above have mentioned a good point in there being a surplus of idols and not enough talented actresses in the early twenties bracket.
Kim So Hyun and Kim Yoo jung although very talented young ladies, cannot be in all places at once.

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ilikemangos - it's not so much a dearth of non-idol talent in that age bracket, as the lack of opportunity given to them to headline things. With some luck, maybe they'll have successful movie careers since idol casting seems slightly less pervasive in Korean film than in dramas - Kim Go-eun and Park Bo-young seem to be doing well at that.

And though Kim So-hyun, Kim Yoo-jung and Kim Sae-ron are fabulous and talented, they're what, 14? KSH may be getting cast as older (I see her becoming the female Yoo Seung-ho, someday) but it'll be years before any of them is ready to take on full-length drama main lead status, and until then all the leading ladies in the early 20s age bracket will be mostly idols.

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From what I remember, IU did take acting classes before her debut. The actor, Go Yoon Hoo did mention that he used to teach classes and IU was one of his students (you can Google the article, since I can't post links here).

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hmm thats interesting. i dont really like IU herself, but I like her as a star and she does make her characters enjoyable, so I think I'm gonna like it if she takes on this role. Though I find her very pretty to be considered ordinary...

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Every time I look at IU, I can't help but think she's so pretty. Why would anyone consider her as average in looks? o.O

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She is average.

"So pretty" would be someone like Son Ye Jin or Lee Young Ae.

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Jang Geun Seok? Yuck. I'll pass.

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No thanks.

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As much as I adore Jang Geun Suk as an Actor , If IU is casted in this show I for once will not even be watching it . She might be a good singer but she cannot act to save her life , neither she is pretty .
Is it that difficult to find a actress ?
Jang Geun Suk is one polished actor and definitely deserves better than this girl , since I don't find her looks nor her onscreen presence captivating.
JGS always had some real good actresses casted opposite him except for Love Rain but that can be passed since Yoona is Absolutely gorgeous and had brought out Great chemistry with JGS .

I hope she doesn't pick up the role and continue with music thing going on.

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"She cannot act" ? Maybe you should try to watch a few clips of IU's crying scenes on YTBLSS. She's not the best actress out there, but she definitely can ACT.

And she's really "shippable" with anyone..I don't know if she's just lucky but in each of her previous dramas she always has good chemistry with her male partner.

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@Diana90

You're right. Lee Jieun CAN act. It's a shame there were problems in YTBLSS' story line as I think many missed out on seeing the growth in IU's acting skills from the first to the last episode. Many of her sunbaes, all veteran actors/actresses with serious acting chops have nothing but praise for her work ethic and her improvement as an actress.

To each his own, though. I guess preferences or perception of one's acting ability is pretty subjective. So just like there are those of us on this thread that don't think she can act, there are also those that don't think she's pretty. For the record, I think she can definitely act and consider her a beautiful and talented individual, both inside and out.

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Excuse you, she can't act? Have you even watched some episodes of her in YTBLSS? Her acting was really, really good in there (even the veteran actresses praised her natural acting talents), and she was able to capture her character perfectly. Also, she is plenty pretty.

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Poor JGS looks like he has to carry another show alone on his shoulders Sigh.
I seriously hope the Script is good since It's from a Fine writer this time , this kid always put life into the characters he portrayed. As for me his Acting Skills are flawless all he needs is a good Script. As he is capable to take the show forward all by himself .

Read that this show has already been sold out internationally now that's his star potential since there still isn't a final cast up the list .
Goodluck Jang Geun Seok =)

Doesn't really matter who the female lead is but IDK am kinda disappointed with IU news . Maybe Park Min young could do it for me .

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Lol. Park Min Young is one of the worst actresses ever. Mono expression at its best. Let them cast her indeed: That will give me another reason to NOT watch this. ;)

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lmao, PMY might as well be an idol for all she's 'improved' through the years.

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I'm speechless at the assessment of IU's acting here... what show were you people watching? IU was a revelation, a breath of air in a seriously stinky drama.

But then again, IU isn't some cute male idol or actor, so acting skills somehow become paramount. SMH.

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Amen. And she's ugly? I'd like that uglyness for myself, just saying. O.o

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IKR? Big DBSK fan here and even I want Yunho to stay away from acting. With that said, one would think I'd give other idols an even harder time but IU was quite the surprise when I first watched her in Dream High. This girl has potential that I'd think she'll greatly evolve as an actress if she decides to focus on her acting career more. She's quite beyond cringeworthy bad unlike some other idols and she's got that it factor that makes every character she plays endearing. She's one of the few exceptions I don't have much qualms about when it comes to choosing an idol actor over an actress actress.

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This! :-)

There's WAY too much negativity in this thread concerning IU and her acting (or lack of) chops.

I'm fairly ambivalent about her acting, having only watched her in Dream High. She came across as a charming, pretty actress/singer who brought a sweet, fresh breath of air to the role. As for her last role, more was said about the crappy writing than about her acting - most comments were fairly positive for her, at least those that I happened to come across.

So should IU decide to take on this next project, how about we exercise some restraint in the Let's-Bash-IU department and see what develops and how these young actors do? We're all entitled to critique actors and dramas, but how about commenting in a way that's not so nasty/mean.

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Really? I thought the majority of people on this thread liked IU and didn't dog on her acting as much as suzy. Those threads are bashing her like crazy. Don't even get me started on the park shin hye threads.
They have it way worse than IU.

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poor park shin hye. she deserves better. then again, when she is bashed this much, it means they bother ... reverse psychology .. he he..

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Hahaha no worries you can skip watching it , I guess there are plenty of them who'd still watch it :p Atleast she is tolerable unlike IU . But with IU am pretty sure it'd be another idol disastrous drama .

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well at least I won't be judgemental before watching the first 2 episodes. Who knows, they might surprise us ;-)

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Hmmmmm but wouldn't it be weird though?
if she chooses this project..then at the Year-End KBS drama award later this year she needs to be / sit with 2 male actors, Jo Jeong Suk & Jang Geun Suk, that is if Pretty Man gets nominated..

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She wouldn't have been my first choice for the role, but I don't see anything wrong with it, either.

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If IU accepted the role, I would check out the drama for sure.

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I have high hopes for IU. She was endearing as the overweight girl in Dream High. I think she'll do well in this.

But... ugh. Just thinking about JGS's feminine, pretty, you're-telling-me-I'm-supposed-to-swoon-at-your-presence-when-you-look-like-a-girl face makes me cringe. And okay, I can forgive his pretty face and I was such a huge fan when he was starting, but remembering these past few years with all his weird (bad-weird not good-weird) antics (in real life!) depresses.

So, in short, I'll pass.

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*depresses me.

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Eh ? IU ummmm A straight No from my perspective.

And I hope JGS cuts his hair . Pleaseee .

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I think IU is an awesome singer and she was passable for me in YTBLSS.

Love JGS as an actor. Not so much the weird rockstar-fashion-diva-singer persona.

If they headline separate dramas, i would watch both. But together.....i think i will pass. This pairing just doesnt work for me.

Jo Sung Min would have made a better pairing with JGS though but judging by the synopsis of Beautiful Man, i'm sort of glad JSM turned it down.

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IU, I like you. Don't do it.

@Niki - happy that Jung So-min turned it down too.

Why don't they cast someone like Jo Bo-ah? I liked her in SUFBB and would like to see her do another drama (even if I wouldn't watch Pretty Man).

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for me , although you're not the best IU.. but no one can say that the drama will be a successful one even before its actually airing ... I wish you all the best !
How can ugly be defined I don't understand ... for me every woman is beautiful

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