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Jeon Do-yeon and Gong Yoo to play forbidden lovers

So the plot seems to have been modified a little bit—A Man And A Woman, originally about middle-aged lovers, has now confirmed veteran Hallyu star Jeon Do-yeon in the lead role, and Gong Yoo (tell me you didn’t fall in love with him after Coffee Prince or Biscuit Teacher Star Candy?) taking the part of her romantic partner. Um, he’s not considered middle-aged yet, is he? Say it ain’t so!

The actors will collaborate for the first time on the sweeping melodramatic film, which will have them playing forbidden lovers in a wintry and snow-covered Finland. While I normally shy away from too much angst, I’d happily watch these two just sit and converse with each other for two hours on the big screen—promise to exercise their considerable acting talents as well, and I’m there, no question.

We aren’t given any more updates to the story, but director Lee Yoon-ki (Come Rain, Come Shine), is helming (he’s worked with Jeon before on My Dear Enemy), so we can expect a slow-paced, in-depth exploration of the two characters. Jeon is always so good, and Gong Yoo has been steadily expanding his breadth beyond that of the adorable romantic lead (The Suspect, The Crucible). I can’t wait to see what kind of chemistry these two can cook up for their first pairing, and I’ll be eagerly looking for updates when production begins later this year.

Via FN News

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YES to anything with freaking GONG YOO!!

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tell me you didn’t fall in love with him after Coffee Prince or Biscuit Teacher Star Candy?

well, I didn't. Gong Yoo has no effect on me whatsoever. Am I weird?

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No, you're not the only one. It didn't happen to me either.

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He IS HAWT!!!!!

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It's not only that his hott... the dude's acting is beyond amazing. He was only reason i stomached BIG till the end (the drama may have sucked, but his acting was great!). Why the heck isn't he making another drama? i wanna see him two times a week for eight or ten weeks! *sob*

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or 12 weeks or 14 weeks or...

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Have you also seen him on Running Man? He's sooo cute!

But of course not everyone will fall for him.

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I never saw him in Running Man *goes to find episode*** BRB!!!!

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You need to watch his RM ep.
He was really athletic and also so cute

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Same here so you're not alone. lol

Watching him in 'BIG' only made things worst... but the script was probably the main reason for it. (cringe)

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Then I bet you didn't watch either of the shows!! Period.

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I saw both dramas mentioned, although I dropped BTSC. But I watched CP for Kim Jae Wook and BTSC for Choi Yeo Jin ;-).
I won a cookie, didn't I?

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You're weird. Sorry you had to find out this way.

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Definitely weird! GY is awesome sauce! All of my friends including me fight over him!

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Fab cast... and I love Lee Yoon-ki's Come Rain Come Shine and also My Dear Enemy.

In films, I'll take all the angst there is, because it's just not done in the same way as it is in dramas. Plus, Lee Yoon-ki is just a very sensitive director, he's not going to overdo it, it'll be angst under the skin... not melodramatic, in-your-face sort of angst.

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That is so true! I ended up buying "Come Rain, Come Shine" because it opened up some old wounds I didn't know I had and was a great catharsis. (Hyun Bin didn't hurt either.) I hate to cry but that movie did me a lot of good.

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Jeon Do-Yeon is just SO GOOD in everything and so versatile that I forget her and only think about her characters. I love Gong Yoo, and I am very happy that he is getting an opportunity to work with someone of her caliber. I've liked his other co-stars (especially Im Soo Young in Finding Mr. Destiny), but Jeon Do-Yeon is in a whole different class of actresses with a different tenor to her work.

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I lup her. So glad she picked a drama this time.

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Never mind it's a movie /cry

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YES. Jeon Do Yeon is amazing. I've watched almost all of her filmography and continue to be amazed by how amazing she is at her craft.
It's a pity not many people know about her and her amazing body of works.

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We know about her in London! She was featured as part of the Year of Actors at the Korean Cultural Centre, as one of only four! (The others were Moon So-ri, Choi Min-sik and Ha Jung-woo).

That's how I got introduced to her myself.

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Trust me she is known among a lot of people. For on she won the award for best actress in Cannes!

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Yay Gong Yoooooooooooo O how I missed you ?

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Oh my! I only just read the title and I am like "I will tune in, for surrrrre"!

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You had me at Gong Yoo!!!!!

Coffee Prince is one of my Top 3 fav dramas of ALL TIME!!!!!
(Not just bc of him, but he had a lot to do with it!)

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Yes, I will gladly admit to being one of those who fell for Gong Yoo in Coffee Prince and BTSC.

And I love her so I'm excited for this pairing :)

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Love, love, love this piece of news. Anything with Gong yoo attached to it, perks my interest. Jeon do yeon's Lovers in Prague is my long time favourite too.

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..as i miss Gong Yoo to comeback on small screen,the answer is this...definitely and clearly not a small screen romcom drama a but serious melodrama on big screen...tbh, i knew nothing about the female lead aside from that she is with the same agency as Gong Yoo.,i hurriedly wiki about her when i read about this article...She's 6 year senior of Gong Yoo so i dont know how will that create a beautiful OTP on screen,,,as you can see Gong Yoo looks younger than his age and i dont find any spark with Jeon Do-Yeon as his partner...or it's just me seeing it...anyways, JDY is a good actress as i read...and hoping they will create a chemi thing as a couple on screen sinpce this one is a melo romantic drama...by reading the 1966 plot both are widowed and the female lead had a daughter while the male lead had a son...they met at a boarding school so i didn't see how they relationship ended as forbidden. I guess i need to wait and see why^^

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....and you can tell what their chemistry will be like based on two side by side pictures of them?

She is one of the greatest actresses of her generation and Gong Yoo would be Lucky to work with her. And if Secret Love Affair and I Hear Your Voice (20 year and 10 year age gaps between the OTP) can have OTPs that people love, there is no reason a couple with a mere six year age gap can't be great.

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Six years is nothing.

Gong Yoo may look younger, but if they roughen him up a bit, he'll look his age. Plus, so what if he looks younger? If he plays a character that is younger, I don't see the issue. It's not about creating a "beautiful OTP on screen", it's about creating a film with characters that have chemistry for the story that is being told (forbidden love presumably being a passionate thing).

And with JDY... I have zero doubts – it'll be fabulous. And with Lee Yoon-ki in the driver seat too!

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Hmm. Gong Yoo should count himself lucky that he gets to film a movie with Jeon Do Yeon. JDY belongs, together with Ha Ji Won and Bae Doo Na, to the upper-upper echelons of Korean actresses.

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I'm not sure I agree on Ha Ji-won. Yes, she has the A-list status & success and her projects bring in a lot of money, but in terms of acting skills I don't think you can quite compare her to JDY and BDN.

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I don't know if you have seen Duelist, BaBo, or Closer to Heaven for acting depth. Otherwise I am hard pressed to think of any other K-actress who have played so many different types of roles as HJW. But I agree that she should probably give the blockbuster roles a break for a whileand go for something more challenging.

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I've seen Duelist (which I do love), will check out the others.

She has had diverse roles (even if lately she only seems to be going for kick-ass heroine type of roles), but I don't find her acting has the same kind of nuance and subtlety as that of JDY and BDN who can convey something if they lift their pinkie (if you know what I mean).

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the problem with ha ji won is that through all these years she mainly stick with the "safety" of korean ent and did not really took up a lesser, independent but superior quality production storytelling to further challenge herself, unlike the contemporaries you mentioned. They also were not afraid to test their boundaries outside thus giving them more international awards, that plays a factor I guess when you mention upper echelon.

------but in terms of acting skills I don’t think you can quite compare her to JDY and BDN.

yes she is comparable to them and yes she does have the nuances and subtleties that these two have only thing is I would rate the 2 as A++ while Ha Ji Won has A. Still in the upper echelon. :)

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I think HJW is a great actress.All of them are award winners.

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Jeon Do-yeon is one of the greatest actresses I've ever seen, in any language. And add in Gong Yoo? I want this now!!!

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And from what I read on other articles, this will be a R19+ film and also the first time in Gong Yoo's career that he will bare all and doing some explicit sex scenes. Woohoo!

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Hmmm...maybe a year or more ago he was rhapsodizing about the movie "Rust and Bone" (with Marion Cotillard) and soon after that he expressed that he would like to do a really good love scene in his next movie. I don't know how many of you have ever seen the movie Rust and Bone (it's excellent) but there is a sex scene in that movie that is PROFOUND (primarily because sex was standing in for a bigger idea, rebirth, resurrection, that kind of thing). It's one of the few times that I can think of when a sex scene was actually crucial to the storyline. Anyhoo, I'm thinking Gong Yoo is a fan of Cinema Francais and is going for something like that.
I'M ALL FOR IT! Whoo-hoo!

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If it has My Yoo, I would watch it( even the Turkey named Big ???)
His naughty smile just melts me ... so much so that I almost bought a car because he looks SO GOOD in it.... I just love Yoo ???

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My first korean love ..... ^^

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My first korean love was Won Bin in Autumn Tale. I feel old)))

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My first love is Song Seung Heun...That guys gets handsome with age..

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Me too My first love was Won Bin in Autumn Tale Now I'm hooked in woo bin i think the name is the problem

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Lol XD XD XD Maybe, there will be a new star yoo bin or smth soon, who u can be ur next love :)))

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Gong Yoo shii my love where have you been? how ive missed you :')

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Forbidden as in their families hate each other, or forbidden like brother and sister?

Because I'm here for either tbh.

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This is the only type of occasion when I would be honored that two people are coming to where I live to fake-hump.

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OPPA! ♡♡

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Finland, are they going to film in Finland? Because I'm back in Finland so I can "stalk" them.
Forbidden love, forbidden how that's what I'm curious about, are they both married or just one of them....

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I might have visited some filming location if I could afford it, but I won't spend money I don't have just to go find them. It's still cool that they're coming and filming it here though.

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yeah, they did film some scenes to a historical Japanese dorama in Finland as well (that I didn't know of)
I wonder where they are going to film, I'm kind of guessing Lapland because it's a popular location.

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Since they need guaranteed snow and it's the concept that sells about Finland, that's probably where they are going, yes.

Oh and I don't know about a historical one, but Japanese movie 'Kamome Diner' was filmed here. Cute little movie. And 'Love, In Between' (SK film) is based on 'Musta Jää'.

'A Man and a Woman' is not my kind of movie at all though, so I will not be watching it. But it's still kind of cool to know they've chosen Finland. I guess Europe sounds exotic (and erotic). Bwahaha.

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Why would it be forbidden love?

Is it adulterous? Is it incest/fauxcest?

Why Finland?

This sounds like a weird project.

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No, sounds like an indie project from a sensitive film director that will do well on the international film festival circuit but won't be much of a box office draw in its home country.

Exactly my cup of tea.

Incidentally, it's the sort of thing that could lure Gong Yoo away from the small screen on a more permanent basis.

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*sigh* First Kim Nam Gil and now Gong Yoo as love interests...Lady Luck is favoring Jeon Do Yeon this year.

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Woooaaah, i'm so in
Jeon do yeon is wonderful, and eith gong yoo as the male lead?

So excited, cant wait to learn more about the premise of this movie. Have watch my dear, enemies.. Never know watching people talking all day in the car and moving all around will that interesting, but yeah, the directing, writing, and acting is that good

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Jeon Do Yeon is one of my favorite Korean actresses and Gong Yoo is no slouch either. Not a fan of melodramas but I may have to check this one out.

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I just love Gong Yoo! I was one of the many girls that feel love with him by watching coffee prince.

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It took me a while to realize that Jeon Do Yeon was in Secret Sunshine. That was a great movie. I don't ever want to see it again because it put me through an emotional ringer, but it was fantastically done. Gong Yoo is leveling up, he better bring his acting A game.

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Yes! Gong Yoo!! I am so looking forward to watching Yoo!!!

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Can there b a GONG YOO n SUN AH reunion please . Aww man.. how awesome it will be for the year of the reunion 2014 ;-)

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Ha ji won cannot act! Jeon do yeon is Classic... Please don't compare ha ji won!

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