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11 hours ago, Seriya said:

What are your favourite SYJ works and what kind of work do you want to see her in next?

 

Welcome! It's great to hear lots of people from different parts of the world, including me of course are loving Son Ye Jin and keeping this thread updated as there are many contributors here as well. She has lots of CFs pic nowadays so we are getting fed with her charms almost everyday. For her movies, aside from The Classic, which will always be classic for me,  her "A Moment To Remember " - she had me cried buckets here (and I'm sure others), but what made me admire her more were her performances in White Night and The Truth Beneath, her movie "My Wife Got Married" - this made me research more about the story and have read some analysis because I wanted to explore her depth when it comes to acting choices. Almost all her filmographies brought out the best in her. 

 

Like what you said and based from her past interviews (there are links few pages back), the way she chooses her roles depends on  the story, the importance of the character she's playing and someone that challenges her acting versatility then the director/pd (if I remember it correctly), price/money doesn't bother her much because she gives importance to her craft. Am I correct @Helena?  and maybe other members can add or correct me?

 

This forum helped me discover her as person, you can also check twitter fan accounts, they also have very good sources of her old interviews, CFs, and the like. :foryou:

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What Will Be Son Ye Jin’s Next Project?

 

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After Crash Landing On You became a global hit, attention is focusing on Son Ye Jin’s next move.


Earlier on August 25, a media outlet reported that Son Ye Jin is coordinating the details after getting an offer from the drama Cut from the Heart (literal translation). However, according to Son Ye Jin’s agency MSTeam Entertainment stated, “It’s one of the scripts she received, and nothing has been decided.”


Meanwhile, Cut from the Heart is known to be a story of Pyung Kang, who used On Dal’s heart with a dream of becoming the King, and the mournful love of On Dal, who sacrificed everything. If Son Ye Jin confirms her appearance, then it will be her first historical drama on the small screen since 2002 drama The Great Ambition.


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https://www.soompi.com/article/1421434wpp/son-ye-jin-and-kang-ha-neul-in-talks-to-lead-new-historical-drama
Son Ye Jin And Kang Ha Neul In Talks To Lead New Historical Drama


by S. Nam | Aug 25, 2020

 

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Son Ye Jin and Kang Ha Neul may be returning with a historical drama!


On August 25, Sports Seoul reported that Son Ye Jin is currently in talks to star in the drama “Cut by the Heart” (literal title). The upcoming historical drama will be about the tragic love story between Princess Pyeonggang, who uses On Dal’s feelings to her advantage, and On Dal, who makes foolish sacrifices. Son Ye Jin is in talks to star as Princess Pyeonggang.


Following reports, a source from Son Ye Jin’s agency MS Team Entertainment shared, “It’s one of the projects she has received offers for, and nothing is decided yet.” They continued, “Currently, Son Ye Jin is fine-tuning the details for her next project, the Hollywood film ‘Cross.’”


Directed by Andrew Niccol, “Cross” will be set in the future in a multiracial country divided into two nations, one of which is wealthy and one of which is impoverished. Son Ye Jin will be playing the role of Vera, a tough single mother who lives near the border in the impoverished nation. She will be starring opposite to Sam Worthington, who is well known for his role in “Avatar.”


If Son Ye Jin accepts the offer to star in “Cut by the Heart,” it will be her first historical drama since SBS’s “The Great Ambition” in 2002. Previously, Son Ye Jin also starred in the historical films “The Pirates” in 2014 and “The Last Princess” in 2016. With her performance in “The Last Princess,” Son Ye Jin swept many awards through the Grand Bell Awards, Blue Dragon Film Awards, Korean Film Producers Association Awards, Korean Association of Film Critics Awards, Film Award of the Year, and the Baeksang Arts Awards.


The same day, it was also reported that Kang Ha Neul was cast as On Dal the main character of ‘Cut by the Heart.’ Following the report, a source from TH Company stated, “Kang Ha Neul has received an offer to star in the new drama ‘Cut by the Heart’ and is reviewing it.”


On Dal is a character who lives in a hut in the woods with his mother. He has always been curious about the outside world, and even though he knows his mother will be angry, he makes his way to the market in the village. There he meets Princess Pyeonggang for the first time. One day, Princess Pyeonggang comes to his hut, stating that she will live with him, and she teaches him martial arts as well as how to read and write.


“Cut by the Heart” will be produced by Victory Contents, and it is reportedly helmed by producing director (PD) Yoon Sang Ho, who worked on SBS’s “Saimdang, Light’s Diary,” MBC’s “Different Dreams,” and TV Chosun’s “King Maker: The Change of Destiny.”

 

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@Seriya The kind of raw and powerful acting you saw in TTB, YJ actually did show similar acting in Blood And Ties (BAT). Did you watch that movie? At that time, during many of her interviews regarding BAT,  YJ said that movie was the most difficult for her because there were many highly emotional scenes, far more than a normal dark thriller. YJ said she was completely drained after filming BAT.

 

There are so many memorable YJ shows that it is very difficult to choose. For me, AMTR will always have a special place in my heart since it is the very first YJ movie I watched many years back and I really cried buckets over it. 2nd will be MWGM because it is amazing how she is able to convince the audience not to hate her character in it (Jin Ah) with her brilliant acting. And I think she looks simple yet breathtaking without much makeup in all her scenes. 

 

For dramas, my favourite is CLOY. She simply nails all her scenes and emotions, without overacting and boy, her comedic timing is flawless! Whenever YSR laughed, I laughed. Whenever YSR cried, I cried. Actually YJ's flair for comedy can also be seen in Personal Taste and The Art Of Seduction.

 

For great acting, I will choose Alone In Love (AIL) as my 2nd favourite YJ drama. The thing about YJ’s acting is that she’s fantastic when it comes to emotional scenes. She doesn’t need to shed tears, and we know she’s aching inside. Even when she is smiling, we can somehow feel the pain she is experiencing within. Sometimes the most subtle look or gesture has the power to generate the most emotional response from the audience. No words necessary. This is what differentiates a great actress from a normal actress.

 

 

@Jbelr  Yes, YJ often says that she chooses the scenario (script) first, then the character (whether it calls for YJ to act in the role or the role can be filled with any other actress), then the rest (Director, PD, salary, cast, etc) follows.

 

YJ aims to challenge herself with every role she accepts and I remember she said that if she feels confident that she can play the role 100%, she will not it take up. Because this means that it is not challenging enough for her. Only if she is 60-70% confident, she'll take up the role. The 30-40% difficulty is the challenge YJ gives herself in order to hone her acting skills and to grow as an actress.

 

So by repeatedly pushing herself out of her comfort zone and taking up a variety of roles, YJ strives to present a different appearance to her audience each and every time. YJ's transformation started in 2005 when she took up The Art Of Seduction. Next came AIL. The rest, as they say, is history. 

 

At the tender age of 23, YJ is already striving to break free of her Nation's First Love image, and prove to her antis and critics that she is not just a pretty face. She said before that she is aware that beauty doesn't last, hence she will need to prove herself by improving her acting skills.

 

She has always been thoughtful and mature beyond her years. I am really proud to call myself a YJ stan and will continue to support this amazing woman in her acting journey.

 

PS: sorry for the long post!

 

 

 

 

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Another article confirmed the Cut to the Heart script was sent to SYJ for her review, but "She's receiving a lot of screenplays for movies and dramas. It's just one project she's received an offer for."

She is at the height of popularity as shown by her numerous CFs.

I am a bit reserved on this type of news. Her agency is reacting to press reports coming from the project producers, who are seeking publicity for casting, gathering investors or network commitments. Nothing is final until her agency posts in writing that she will do the project.

For example, Cross movie maybe moving forward with securing a Korean movie location, but her agency did say contract details have not been worked out.

With most new productions put on hold or moved into 2021, there is plenty of time for SYJ to decide what is best for her and her career.

 

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I’m doubtful about her taking on this historical drama because I read somewhere that she doesn’t like doing them, which explains why she hasn’t done any since her first one in 2002.

Since then the only quasi-historical project she has done is The Last Princess which takes place in 1925.  I read that she fasted for 24 hours the day before shooting a particular scene so she would look weak and sickly.  She was awesome throughout the movie and won best actress awards at Baeksang, Blue Dragon and Grand Bell. 

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I think that it's just the production company trying to use YJ and KHN's names to boost the drama. After the global success of CLOY, I don't think YJ will take on another drama. She only did SITR because of her friendship with the director. It was an anomaly that she did another drama right after. She also hates filming during winter, so doing CLOY was really something out of the ordinary. If she does this historical drama, it'll most likely start filming in Sept or Oct and well into the winter. Historical dramas are long, so the filming will probably go on until March next year, giving her little time to prepare for The Cross (if that is confirmed?). Also, she spent the past 20 years not doing period pieces (TLP doesn't count). Doing it now RIGHT AFTER a globally-hit drama is....completely idiotic, to put it simply. And some Twitter folks said the writer isn't that good. If she does do it, I'll be like "Yejin-shi, what's wrong with you??" but I'll still watch it...

I'm praying so hard for a movie with her and Gong Yoo, but he might be starting a drama soon with Bae Doona (which is equally exciting since I also like BDN). If not GY, let her film with Ha Jung Woo or reunite with Cho Seung Woo, or newbies such as Yoo Ah In and Kim Soo Hyun (but KSH hasn't been as successful in film). OR give me a female ensemble with Kim Hye Soo, Ha Ji Won, Jun Ji Hyun, Seo Ye Ji, and Kim So Hyun lol Another dream movie of mine: Kim Hye Soo, Yejin, Seo Ye Ji, and Kim So Hyun in a story about women of different age groups. 
 

I would also love to see Yejin act with talented Chinese actresses like Tang Wei and Zhou Xun, especially Tang Wei! She's my favorite Chinese actress and is probably the most popular C-actress in Korea.

 

Also here:

 

 

 

The Son Ye Jin museum in China LOL 

 

oh how I wish I could be in Asia this year!!!

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Everytime Son Ye Jin is announced to have a potential project, there will be doubters and naysayers saying that she should not do this and that, and something or someone is more suitable for her. I remember when the press released the information about the movie The Cross, some people here said that it isn't the right project for her and the director was having a hard time finding an investor for it. Fast forward, they just released that YeJin is confirmed for the role and the movie will be shot with $30M budget.  

 

Of many scripts/ drama projects YeJin has been offered to, I think there is a good reason why her agency commented on this historical drama. Shooting a movie now is not really advisable because if she shoots a movie now, it will be scheduled for release early next year and by that time, I don't think the pandemic is over. The box office success will still be uncertain. I think a tv drama is a great choice at this time especially if it will be distributed internationally through popular streaming service like Netflix. It will help her global popularity to soar even higher and will help her in her upcoming Hollywood movie debut. I think YeJin is very smart to choose this historical drama because its plot is very popular in Korean literature and even in some Western literature. She has already captured the hearts of international audience who love to watch feel good, rom-com and melodrama tv series in SITR and CLOY through Netflix, and now it's time to capture the hearts of international audience who love to watch historical action drama and literary pieces, history and mythology like the hit series Game of Thrones.

 

All writers have successful and failed or less popular works, even William Shakespeare. 

 

Also, YeJin's two most successful films, in box office and critically acclaim & award winning categories, are period/historical action drama which are Pirates and The Last Princess. 

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12 minutes ago, yejinatic1981 said:

 

Of many scripts/ drama projects YeJin has been offered to, I think there is a good reason why her agency commented on this historical drama. Shooting a movie now is not really advisable because if she shoots a movie now, it will be scheduled for release early next year and by that time, I don't think the pandemic is over. The box office success will still be uncertain. I think a tv drama is a great choice at this time especially if it will be distributed internationally through popular streaming service like Netflix. It will help her global popularity to soar even higher and will help her in her upcoming Hollywood movie debut. I think YeJin is very smart to choose this historical drama because its plot is very popular in Korean literature and even in some Western literature. She has already captured the hearts of international audience who love to watch feel good, rom-com and melodrama tv series in SITR and CLOY through Netflix, and now it's time to capture the hearts of international audience who love to watch historical action drama and literary pieces, history and mythology like the hit series Game of Thrones.

 

All writers have successful and failed or less popular works, even William Shakespeare. 

Thanks @yejinatic1981 I totally agree with you, I'm actually excited about this. And for sure she thought a lot about it too. 

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Oh, I'm sure many people doubted CLOY, and look what a global success CLOY is. Many of us are here because of CLOY. I apologize - maybe "idiotic" wasn't the right word. I'm just concerned this time because historical dramas are a hit or miss, especially since this one will be on SBS. Period movies are different from dramas though. The Pirates is more of adventure or fantasy-like with a huge cast. The Last Princess came out at a year where stories on colonial Korea was popular. This new one seems entirely different. 

 

The point about box office concern in light of Covid is very valid, making doing TV dramas to be much more preferable and attractive. 

 

I don't doubt her ability to choose scripts and screen-partners. Just with The Cross coming early next year, it just seems very physically and mentally demanding to shoot a period piece. And being on Twitter lately, it's a bit interesting that both her Korean and international fans are on the same page about this (coz most times we are not) lol

 

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Today is Chilseok / Qixi (7th day of the 7th month of lunar calendar) - Valentine’s Day
https://www.dramasrok.com/2018/08/chilseok-korean-valentines-day/

 

[Box Office] Romance Movies Top 10


1. A Werewolf Boy (7,068,920 people)

Release: October 31, 2012
Director: Jo Sung-hee
Cast: Song Joong-ki, Park Bo-young

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2. All About My Wife (4,598,583 people)

Release: May 17, 2012
Director: Min Kyu-dong
Cast: Im Soo-jung, Lee Sun-kyun, Ryu Seung-ryong

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3. Architecture 101 (4,110,645 people)

Release: March 22, 2012
Director: Lee Yong-ju
Cast: Uhm Tae-woong, Han Ga-in, Lee Je-hoon, Suzy

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4. My Little Bride (3,149,500 people)

Release: April 2, 2004
Director: Kim Ho-joon 
Cast: Kim Rae-won, Moon Geun-young

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5. Maundy Thursday (3,132,320 people)

Release: September 14, 2006
Director: Song Hae-sung
Cast: Kang Dong-won, Lee Na-young

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6. You are My Sunshine (3,051,134 people)

Release: September 23, 2005
Director: Park Jin-pyo 
Cast: Jeon Do-yeon, Hwang Jung-min

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7. Spellbound (3,009,356 people)

Release: December 1, 2011
Director: Hwang In-ho
Cast: Son Ye-jin, Lee Min-ki

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8. Crazy Romance (2,924,563 people)

Release: October 2, 2019
Director: Kim Han-gyul
Cast: Kim Rae-won, Gong Hyo-jin 

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9. On Your Wedding Day (2,820,969 people)
Release: August 22, 2018
Director: Lee Seok-geun
Cast: Park Bo-young, Kim Young-kwang

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10. Cyrano Agency (2,731,828 people)

Release: September 16, 2010
Director: Kim Hyun-seok
Cast: Uhm Tae-woong, Lee Min-jung, Choi Daniel, Park Shin-hye 

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On 8/24/2020 at 11:19 PM, Seriya said:

What are your favourite SYJ works and what kind of work do you want to see her in next?

Hi Seriya, Like you, at New Year I had never hear of SYJ. She was amazing in CLOY and thanks to the lockdown I'vewatched all her movies and dramas except for Sunhee and Jinhee for which I'm still looking for eng subs.

 

Of her 21 movies, 2 are voice only which leaves 19. My favorites:

  • The Classic
  • A Moment to Remember
  • Be With You
  • The Negotiation
  • The Truth Beneath

I do not watch drama series, but for Yejin I did. My favorites:

  • Crash Landing on You
  • Shark
  • Summer Scent

Some thoughts on what I'd like to see her in next. I prefer movies, so I hope she does not get bogged down in doing CLOY season 2, CLOY season 3, etc. until she retires from acting :huh: However, with theaters closed due to the lockdowns, TV drama might be the only option for now. I'm not sure about that Hollywood move called the Cross. It seems to have had some false starts. The premise seems interesting. One reason I started watching CLOY was because of the culture and restrictions of a cross-border relationship. I think her English is improving so hopefully by the time of filming she'll have it mastered. Let's hope she doesn't get stuck in Hollywood, though.

 

I think she does well in period acting such as Chi Hwa Seon (minor role), Daemang (about 3/4 of the series and dresses as a male trader), The Last Princess and The Pirates. So if she is going to do another period series it will be worth watching.

 

I would like to see Yejin in something other than a pure romantic drama. CLOY was interesting because it had the romance, but there was also culture clash, politics, danger, business, comedy, gangsters, death, family strife and more. She has a large range of acting ability, and I'd like to see films use those abilities.

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We Might Be Able to See Son Ye Jin and Kang Ha Neul on the Same Screen


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Expectations are mounting over whether we will be able to see Son Ye Jin and Kang Ha Neul on the same project.


On August 25, Son Ye Jin’s agency MSTeam Entertainment and Kang Ha Neul’s agency TH Company said that each actor has been offered a role from the new drama Cut by the Heart (literal title) and are considering it. Son Ye Jin and Kang Ha Neul were offered the roles of Princess Pyeong Kang and On Dal.


Cut by the Heart is a work that re-interprets Princess Pyeong Kang, who is born as a princess of a country, becomes a wife of a fool, and later is cheered by the whole nation, as the “Iron Lady” who cannot take the throne herself, but makes her husband the general and ascends her younger brother to the throne. Also, it is a drama about On Dal’s turbulent life of becoming the hero.


Son Ye Jin received global love with her previous work tvN’s Crash Landing on You, while Kang Ha Neul led the syndrome-like popularity with KBS’s When the Camellia Blooms. Expectations are rising over what they will look like when they play Princess Pyeong Kang and On Dal.

 

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[SBS Star] Son Ye-jin & Kang Ha Neul in Talks to Lead a New Drama Together


By Lee Narin | 2020.08.26

 

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Actress Son Ye-jin and actor Kang Ha Neul may be starring in a new drama together.   On August 25, news outlet Sports Chosun reported that Son Ye-jin and Kang Ha Neul confirmed to join an upcoming drama 'Pyeong-gang, My Heart Is Torn' (literal title).   'Pyeong-gang, My Heart Is Torn' will tell the tragic love story between Princess Pyeong-gang and On-dal who makes foolish sacrifices for her.  Son Ye-jin has reportedly been cast as Princess Pyeong-gang, and Kang Ha Neul as On-dal. 


Following the release of this report, fans went wild, wanting to check out the two top stars' chemistry.  However, both Son Ye-jin and Kang Ha Neul's agency shared that the final decision had not been made yet.   They said, "While it is true that they were offered the role in 'Pyeong-gang, My Heart Is Torn', they are still considering whether to join the drama at the moment." 


Meanwhile, the drama is planned to be broadcast next year. 

 

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On 8/25/2020 at 11:07 AM, Jbelr said:

This forum helped me discover her as person, you can also check twitter fan accounts, they also have very good sources of her old interviews, CFs, and the like. :foryou:

Do you have any recommendations for twitter accounts to follow for her news/old interviews? 

 

On 8/25/2020 at 1:51 PM, ILSYJSG said:

@Seriya The kind of raw and powerful acting you saw in TTB, YJ actually did show similar acting in Blood And Ties (BAT). Did you watch that movie? At that time, during many of her interviews regarding BAT,  YJ said that movie was the most difficult for her because there were many highly emotional scenes, far more than a normal dark thriller. YJ said she was completely drained after filming BAT.

 

There are so many memorable YJ shows that it is very difficult to choose. For me, AMTR will always have a special place in my heart since it is the very first YJ movie I watched many years back and I really cried buckets over it. 2nd will be MWGM because it is amazing how she is able to convince the audience not to hate her character in it (Jin Ah) with her brilliant acting. And I think she looks simple yet breathtaking without much makeup in all her scenes. 

I haven't watched BAT yet.  It will be on my list if I can find it somewhere.

 

Recently watched AMTR, The Classic and April Snow.  Now that I've seen their poster art I recall them being big hits in Asian cinema way back when.  Wish I had seen them in the cinema back in the day.  I'm sure YJ would have left an impression on me even then in her early days.  Even from The Classic to AMTR to April Snow, you can see how her acting improved.  I think she had good luck/ability to be cast in such well made movies at the start of her career with strong directing and costars.  Those are movies that stand the test of time.  Does anyone know if she had to audition for those pivotal roles?

 

As YJ said in some interviews, she wants to make movies/dramas that will still be good to watch/won't be embarrassing to watch in another 20 years and it's already almost 20 years for those movies and I think it's fair to say they are still well thought of.

 

How do I do spoiler tags here?

 

The Classic: that running in the rain scene is an absolute classic for a reason!  That youthful exuberance was so lovely to watch.

 

AMTR: Also my favourite film of hers out of the ones I've watched so far.  It's a classic in its genre and a very well done movie overall. The soju scene is another classic and I really loved YJ doing the card trick. The relationship scenes were so sweet and believable despite being complete opposites. The scene where she talked to him about his mum and he talked with her dad were also excellent.  And of course the letter scene near the end... tears.  This was not an easy role and YJ acquitted herself well. 

 

April Snow: the no dialogue solo crying scene in the restaurant was a killer! Also, shallow note have to say YJ has a lovely back and the love scenes were tastefully done imo. Must have been challenging to do them as such a young actress and really to capture the complicated emotions of a character in those circumstances. 

 

After watching these movies and Be With You, I can see why she's called MeloQueen though I feel her abilities as an actress far exceed that.  But, she does seem to have a particular talent in touching people and making people fall in love with her in this genre, and audiences seem to respond to her in those roles particularly well too.  So I do hope she does some quality melodramas in the future too that are different to the ones she's done before, after a break since CLOY had those elements too.

 

On 8/25/2020 at 1:51 PM, ILSYJSG said:

 

For dramas, my favourite is CLOY. She simply nails all her scenes and emotions, without overacting and boy, her comedic timing is flawless! Whenever YSR laughed, I laughed. Whenever YSR cried, I cried. Actually YJ's flair for comedy can also be seen in Personal Taste and The Art Of Seduction.

Yes, her comedic acting was so very good!  I may have enjoyed it even more than the melodrama heh, even as I was touched in those scenes.  In that interview, she said she watched a lot of comedy skits as preparation for the Yoon Seri role.  As some actors say, comedy can be the hardest to act.  It's clear she really put in a lot of work with her expressions and line delivery to make the comedy work in CLOY.  A less skilled actress could have made Seri annoying.  Will look forward to checking out her other comedic roles.  I would love to see her in an all female comedy in the future.

 

On 8/25/2020 at 1:51 PM, ILSYJSG said:

 

For great acting, I will choose Alone In Love (AIL) as my 2nd favourite YJ drama. The thing about YJ’s acting is that she’s fantastic when it comes to emotional scenes. She doesn’t need to shed tears, and we know she’s aching inside. Even when she is smiling, we can somehow feel the pain she is experiencing within. Sometimes the most subtle look or gesture has the power to generate the most emotional response from the audience. No words necessary. This is what differentiates a great actress from a normal actress.

Exactly. Less is more. Often restraint in acting can be more powerful and I think YJ understands that.  AIL will be on my list too. There are so many emotional scenes in CLOY and I felt she calibrated them very well.  Definitely one of her acting strengths.  It wasn't just either 0 or 10. She has many degrees of crying/other ways of showing emotion in a scene and they didn't feel the same.

 

On 8/25/2020 at 11:40 PM, Custo Barc said:

I’m doubtful about her taking on this historical drama because I read somewhere that she doesn’t like doing them, which explains why she hasn’t done any since her first one in 2002.

Since then the only quasi-historical project she has done is The Last Princess which takes place in 1925.  I read that she fasted for 24 hours the day before shooting a particular scene so she would look weak and sickly.  She was awesome throughout the movie and won best actress awards at Baeksang, Blue Dragon and Grand Bell. 

TLP is also on my list. I did read that she cried for a really long time (like hours?) for one of the scenes and didn't even stop crying after cut according to her costar, who was so impressed by her immersion and professionalism. 

I read that she also cried after AMTR and at the SITR wrap party.  It seems she has a lot of emotions to let out, maybe especially after a work that is very meaningful/challenging to her. 

 

On 8/26/2020 at 5:08 AM, Kari said:

I think that it's just the production company trying to use YJ and KHN's names to boost the drama. After the global success of CLOY, I don't think YJ will take on another drama. She only did SITR because of her friendship with the director.

Can you share more about her friendship with the director? I watched some BTS of SITR and it seems he has quite a different directing style to CLOY or other Kdrama TV directors?  SITR director seemed to have a very specific idea of what he wanted in a scene and also was a big fan of natural unrehearsed acting.  I am interested to know more about YJ's acting process.  Some actors seem to like that unrehearsed take but it seems YJ is the kind of actor to like to prepare a lot in advance and then offer different options for each take and ideas to the director. CLOY director mentioned this, I would like to know what ideas she suggested. 

 

I read that SITR director offered her another drama with the same costar right after SITR.  Haven't watched One Spring Night but i think it was probably a good call to go with something different like CLOY straight after.  

 

On 8/26/2020 at 10:06 AM, yejinatic1981 said:

Everytime Son Ye Jin is announced to have a potential project, there will be doubters and naysayers saying that she should not do this and that, and something or someone is more suitable for her. I remember when the press released the information about the movie The Cross, some people here said that it isn't the right project for her and the director was having a hard time finding an investor for it. Fast forward, they just released that YeJin is confirmed for the role and the movie will be shot with $30M budget.  

Is it true that The Cross director approached YJ for the role before CLOY and even met her in S Korea? I read that somewhere.  I am excited about The Cross because the director is quite talented in the sci fi/dystopian genre even if his films aren't necessarily big hits but he's well respected.  So I'm hopeful that the female role isn't just a damsel in distress.

 

For me, I don't object to seeing YJ in a historical drama or any genre, as long as the writing is good any genre is fine by me.  But I do think a historical drama may not necessarily be the best kind of role to capitalise on the global success post CLOY.  I think it would be less accessible to foreign audiences compared to other genres.  Good point about movie box offices being a question mark next year, but I think they will rebound strongly in the future. A film can do well and be a big hit even if only released on Netflix.  Mainly, I do think time is tight for her to take on a big scale drama before The Cross, if that happens as scheduled, and I feel she may want to spend a lot of time and effort preparing for an English speaking role in her first Western movie.  I don't know if it's too late for her to join any films filming in the second half of 2020 but a film role in a different genre to CLOY would be my choice.

 

18 hours ago, SonBender said:

Hi Seriya, Like you, at New Year I had never hear of SYJ. She was amazing in CLOY and thanks to the lockdown I'vewatched all her movies and dramas except for Sunhee and Jinhee for which I'm still looking for eng subs.

 

Of her 21 movies, 2 are voice only which leaves 19. My favorites:

  • The Classic
  • A Moment to Remember
  • Be With You
  • The Negotiation
  • The Truth Beneath

I do not watch drama series, but for Yejin I did. My favorites:

  • Crash Landing on You
  • Shark
  • Summer Scent

Some thoughts on what I'd like to see her in next. I prefer movies, so I hope she does not get bogged down in doing CLOY season 2, CLOY season 3, etc. until she retires from acting :huh: However, with theaters closed due to the lockdowns, TV drama might be the only option for now. I'm not sure about that Hollywood move called the Cross. It seems to have had some false starts. The premise seems interesting. One reason I started watching CLOY was because of the culture and restrictions of a cross-border relationship. I think her English is improving so hopefully by the time of filming she'll have it mastered. Let's hope she doesn't get stuck in Hollywood, though.

 

I think she does well in period acting such as Chi Hwa Seon (minor role), Daemang (about 3/4 of the series and dresses as a male trader), The Last Princess and The Pirates. So if she is going to do another period series it will be worth watching.

 

I would like to see Yejin in something other than a pure romantic drama. CLOY was interesting because it had the romance, but there was also culture clash, politics, danger, business, comedy, gangsters, death, family strife and more. She has a large range of acting ability, and I'd like to see films use those abilities.

You've definitely made more progress than me with her filmography! Need to work hard to catch up haha.  Wow you even managed to dig up Chi Hwa Seon and Daemang. Have no idea where to find those. I love the idea of her in a cross dressing period role. 

 

Look foward to exchanging more thoughts with you when I've watched more of YJ's work. 

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Hi…. this is the first time for me to write here
I felt in love with Kdrama when saw GOONG (2006) and that make Yoo Eun-Hye (she is beautiful) and Ju Ji-hoon became my fav actress and actor, I search their movies but not much. When I saw Personal Taste (2010) there is another beauty, Son Ye Jin.  Actually, I don’t really like Kdrama but I love Kmovie. That is which amazed me, SYJ has many movies with face thousands. I love it and felt in love with her acting. For me, until now “The truth Beneath” is the masterpiece. I got crazy madly, dying and crying watch her acting. I don’t know if I could be SYJ fans, but I really enjoy and love her movie and drama/series.

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If you’re looking for comedy and cross-dressing (plus romance), there’s PERSONAL TASTE where SYJ stars with Lee Min Ho.  I thought LMH’s acting was stiff, but their “game over” kiss was monumental (you can Google it).  SYJ is very funny in this underrated drama, and the interactions between their best friends are hilarious.  Yoo Eun Hye had a cameo and through that she became friends with SYJ.  Even Kim Nam Gil had a cameo, but it’s so short you could miss it.
 

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20 minutes ago, Custo Barc said:

If you’re looking for comedy and cross-dressing, there’s Personal Taste where SYJ stars with Lee Min Ho.  I thought LMH’s acting was stiff, but their “game over” kiss was monumental (you can Google it).  SYJ is very funny in this underrated drama, and the interactions between their best friends are hilarious.  
 

yes SYJ is very funny and all out, that way i like her....i like Personal Taste because the topic not about poor and rich people love, and there was rare in those days.

 

I heard she has many actress friends, they had acting together?

i wanna see her and her friends act like "Friends" series or "Charlie Angel" movie

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JTBC PLUS 2020. 08. 29
[EXCLUSIVE]Son Ye Jin - actress possessing both visual and talent of Korean film scene

 

There has never been a film genre that Son Ye Jin could not pull off, from comic, mello, action, sexy to thriller genres.

 

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From the title as a mello queen emerging as a bright star of the 21st century, Son Ye Jin has constantly been expanding her acting spectrum and has established her position as a typical top actress of the Korean film scene. During more than 19 years of career since her debut in 2001, Son Ye Jin has conquered the public with her timeless beauty and outstanding acting ability.

 

 

> Feeling surprised to receive an award under her real name

 

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Son Ye Jin was born on January 11, 1982 in Daegu and is known as the greatest beauty in her neighborhood. Thanks to her stunning appearance and acting skills, the actress achieved "Triple Crown" when receiving 5 Best Actress and Best Leading Actress awards at 3 major awards ceremonies in Korea. She has been familiar with various awards ceremonies, but the "2018 Korea Popular Culture and Arts Awards" carried a different meaning to her. Attending as the winner of the Prime Minister's Commendation, Son Ye Jin burst out laughing as Do Jong Hwan, the Minister of Culture and Tourism, called the actress by her real name, Son Eon Jin, while she was receiving the award. She shared her feelings, saying, "I'm very flustered because it is the first time I've received an award under my real name after my debut. However, I accept it with the meaning that I won't lose my original resolution and I'll try to show you a lot of good performances in the future."

 

 

> Face of beverage CFs

 

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Talking about Son Ye Jin's pure beauty, it's impossible to ignore her beverage Pocari Sweat CF in 2001. Not only did this CF attract considerable interest and help Son Ye Jin prove herself to be a pure beauty icon, but it also got considered the most impressive CF among Pocari Sweat's commercial videos. Cool blue beach and sky alongside white houses on Santorini Island, Greece with Son Ye Jin's bright look became the talk of the town. Therefore, after choosing Son Ye Jin as the advertising model in 2001~2002, Pocari Sweat continued to invite her to be the endorser in 2007~2008. Also, this brand repaid Son Ye Jin's efforts in increasing the product revenue by continuously supporting her in events like fan meetings. 

 

 

> Transforming into "melodrama queen"

 

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The drama "Summer Scent" (2003) and 2 movies "The Classic" (2003), "A Moment to Remember" (2004) are works representing the golden days of Son Ye Jin's beauty. In particular, the two mentioned movies are considered masterpieces among Korean romantic dramas. The highlight of these works is Son Ye Jin's acting skills, from taking over two roles at once to transforming into a character with dementia.

 

Son Ye Jin's challenge does not end there. The actress, once again, showed her charming aura through the movie "The Art of Seduction" and played the role of a 25-year-old divorcee in the work "Alone in Love" (SBS) aired in 2006. The drama helped her win the Best Actress award at "SBS Drama Awards" and "Baeksang Arts Awards" (TV category)

 

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Son Ye Jin's heyday kept going on with the movie "My Wife Got Married" (2008). Particularly, she won three prizes including the Best Actress, Popular Star, Best Couple at the "Blue Dragon Film Awards", the Best Actress for the Film category of the "Baeksang Arts Awards", and the Best Actress of the "University Film Festival of Korea". The actress expressed her feelings, "I often feel confused and worried recently because it isn't easy to live as a 27-year-old actress, but this award has come to me as if to remind me to regain my spirit. In the future, I will strive to become a better actress instead of being the best."

 

 

> It is actually "hardworking bee Ye Jin"

 

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After making the first appearance in the entertainment industry through the CF "Man Holding A Flower" in 1999, Son Ye Jin has been diligently acting and regularly appearing in movies and TV series every year. While she is dedicated to building a solid filmography, her acting ability also matures day by day. The movie "The Last Princess" helped Son Ye Jin eradicate the prejudice "a movie starring a leading actress cannot be successful" when it attracted 5.59 million moviegoers in 2016. In particular, thanks to Son Ye Jin, Lotte Entertainment, which was responsible for the investment and distribution of "The Last Princess", regained its heyday after a long time having no Korean movie work that hit 1 million viewers since "The Treacherous" premiered in 2015. In 2019, the beauty icon of Korea created the lovely yet straightforward character Yoon Se Ri in the hit drama "Crash Landing on You'' (tvN). Her excellent performance in this work earned Son Ye Jin the Popularity Award and affirmed her influence as a Hallyu star.

 


> Remaining steady as a "Hallyu queen"

 

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While everyone is struggling due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Son Ye Jin is still being given special love by fans all over the world. According to foreign media outlet Starmometer, Son Ye Jin was voted as "The most beautiful woman of 2020". The public can clearly recognize the prominence of a Hallyu star from Son Ye Jin when she beat top idols like Lisa (Blackpink) and Tzuyu (Twice) to win this title. Recently, the actress was also chosen as an advertising model for the Filipino news agency Smart Communications, as well as giving a text interview with the Japanese media. Son Ye Jin is preparing for her fan meeting in Japan via Live TV on August 30. In her hand-written letter, she could not help but show overwhelming happiness to be such a famous figure there, "Thank you for the support and love for 'Crash Landing on You'. I hope you all stay safe."

 

Son Ye Jin has also received an offer to participate in a Hollywood movie and is going to start filming for the movie "Cross". Accepting director Niccol's offer when he arrived in Korea in 2019, Son Ye Jin will take on the role of Vera - a strong woman who raises her child alone after her husband died in an escape. The public is paying much attention to Son Ye Jin's acting activities.

 

 

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