f(x)'s Amber has unexpectedly fell in love with her ‘Honey Voice’ drill instructor while filming "Real Men."
On MBC‘s “Real Men,” the female soldiers go into extreme cold PT training. The ‘Honey Voice’ drill instructor is especially tough on them, and the entire group is tired out as they enter into a tough rope course.
However, so much snow starts falling that for the first time, the ‘Honey Voice’ drill instructor takes off his sunglasses, and when he does, Amber completely falls for his surprisingly warm and kind-looking face.
Amber says during the interview afterwards, “The drill instructor’s eyes are so pretty. I like strong guys who look cute when they smile.” She then makes a surprise confession, saying, “The ‘Honey Voice’ drill instructor is actually quite close to my ideal type.”
I’ll admit it. I took a significantly longer time than usual this week when considering all the eligible Man Crush Mondays since I wanted to feature the first crush of 2015 that will start the year off with a great bang. In the end though, I couldn’t get Jang Tae San from “Two Weeks” out of my mind and, somehow, he really felt like the perfect fit to start a new year of crushing. At first, he didn’t possess a single crush worthy aspect; he was a reckless gambler, a womanizer, violent, and the people he associated with were those you generally tended to avoid.
But the amazing thing about Jang Tae San is that he grows on you because, slowly, you realize he’s actually not that bad. The moment he realized he had an eight year old daughter he never knew about was the moment he began to change, again, for the better. I say again because the only other time he had ever changed to become a good person with goals and ambition was with Seo In Hye, the mother of his daughter.
Jang Tae San is rough around the edges, but he’s not a bad man. He’s simply a man who went through an incredibly difficult past and is prone to making bad decisions. As I watched him grow and change throughout the course of “Two Weeks,” he, slowly but surely, became more and more crush worthy.
The specifics? Let’s take a look at five reasons then! (Spoilers ahead.)
1. Jang Tae San tries.
In the beginning, he kept pushing Seo In Hye away because he didn’t think he deserved her, but when she placed her faith and trust in him, loving him despite, or in spite, of his flaws, Jang Tae San wanted to change for her. His first step was to enroll in school in order to transition himself towards a better career.
Let’s not forget that Jang Tae San lived eight years of his life without even realizing that he had a daughter, but once he knew, he did everything he could to save her from her illness. He became a father in a heartbeat, but he fully embraced it and was touched to the core with every interaction he had with his sweet, little girl.
In the end, he tries to be a good father. He tries to make Seo Soo Jin proud to call him her dad. He tries to make himself worthy of Seo In Hye. He tries to be a decent man. Jang Tae San is full of attempts to be something more than what others make of him. He doesn’t think he can amount to much, but when it counts, he tries.
2. He’s clever and quick on his feet.
It still amazes me how fast and creatively Jang Tae San’s mind works. Throughout the sixteen episodes of “Two Weeks” and over countless varieties of situations, Jang Tae San always stays one step ahead of the game, even with people pursuing him from all ends. It was practically him against the world, but he emerged as the victor and that leaves me shocked each and every time. His ability to move like lightning with his plans formulated on the run, he thoroughly impressed me with his skills. For a gangster who bummed around, it was certainly an unexpected, but not unwelcomed, trait. In fact, it’s what adds intrigue to Jang Tae San.
3. Jang Tae San has a secret sweet side.
He reminds me of a sour patch kid sometimes. Sour on the outside, but once you make it past that barrier, he’s incredibly sweet. But unlike the candy, that sweetness only comes out around one person… and an extension of that one person. Seo In Hye and, of course, their daughter. His tenderness towards them is on full display like a bakery case, but that’s because Seo In Hye brings it out in him. (When I start comparing men to food and candy, you know I’m a goner! Ha!) Her love towards him in the past and her buried love for him in the present brings out the best in him. Plus, what other idiot would willingly eat copious amounts of shrimp even while knowing he’s allergic to them in order not to disappoint his date?
4. He’s protective.
Jang Tae San may not have much going for him in life, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t do what he can for others and those he cares for. How many people would willingly tarnish their name and reputation by going to jail for a serious crime they didn’t commit in order to protect the one they love? How many would make themselves out to be nothing more than scum by cruelly breaking up with the one they love in order to ensure her safety? Controversial as it may be, how many would choose to abort their unborn child, made out of nothing but love, in order to lessen the responsibilities and burden for a would-be single mother as a result of that separation? In his own way, Jang Tae San was protective, doing the only thing he knew he could in such a dire situation. It hurt and scarred him to leave her and to think that their child was no longer in existence, but he knew it was necessary and, for that, it makes him admirable and respectable.
5. Jang Tae San seeks self improvement.
When it’s all said and done and when all truths were finally revealed, Jang Tae San didn’t simply settle into a family life with Seo In Hye and Seo Soo Jin. He knew he had a long way to go before he could be a family man, a father, and even a potential husband. He didn’t jump the gun and bite off more than he could chew. After all, it had only been two weeks since he even knew he was a father… Instead, Jang Tae San created happy memories for Seo Soo Jin, came to a mutual understanding and respect with Seo In Hye, and created new goals and ambitions for himself. There was a lot of maturity in his thought to become a better man with a stable career and a lifestyle that would suit caring for such a young, bright girl like his daughter. He wanted to ensure that he would not disappoint his family and so he chose to, temporarily, walk away in order to self improve and find his worth. The day he finds what he’s looking for is the day in which he finds his place in the world – beside Seo In Hye and Seo Soo Jin.
A man who knows what he needs to do and sets out to do is is not only commendable, but crush worthy. With these reasons, I felt that Jang Tae San is not only a great Man Crush Monday choice, but also the perfect fit to start off 2015. The beginning of the year is a time for resolutions, a time to self improve and work on the weaker aspects in us. It’s a time to cherish loved ones and family and to remember what’s important in life. With Jang Tae San setting a positive example and offering a source of motivation, I hope 2015 will be a great year for all Soompiers.
But enough about what I think of Jang Tae San. What did you think? Was he worthy enough to make it onto our Man Crush Monday list? Who would you like to see next? Don’t forget next week is our monthly Mystery Reveal, so make sure to get those nominations in!
Oh, and before I forget… check out Jang Tae San’s confidence and how quickly he can falter. His look of uncertainty and surprise is pretty endearing.
He he he. Charming, right? Until next week, Soompiers!
Go Hye Sun encountered with her first love, Lee Sang Yoon. But, unfortunately, Lee Sang Yoon didn’t reveal he was her first love.
On the 4th episode of the new SBS drama, Angel Eyes, Park Dong Joo (Lee Sang Yoon) and Yoon Soo Wan (Go Hye Sun) had crossed paths once again Dong Joo still didn’t reveal who he really was to Soo Wan’s life.
The moment they had met definitely made the viewers’ hearts flutter. The chance seemed to be perfect for them to rekindle after 12 long years.
As Dong Joo metSoo Wan, he has never been happier for that moment to happen again but as he realized that Soo Wan was already dating somebody else, Kang Ji Woon (Kim Ji Suk) he chose not to tell who he really was but rather kept his feelings inside and act very cold towards Soo Wan.
However, Soo Wan seemed to be familiar with Dong Joo and asked him if, by any chance, he had ever lived in Korea before and where his hometown was. She said, “You seemed like using a dialect. I know this sounds strange, but, have we met before?” Dong Joo resisted and kept his feelings in and answered coldly, “I am from the States but, can’t I use a dialect? Well, I guess we have met. I asked you for directions few days ago.” After the conversation, Soo Wan thought that she might have just met him due to that incident.
Another incident happened and made Soo Wan and Dong Joo’s paths to cross again, somehow. Despite that Soo Wan couldn’t remember her life in the past, when she and Dong Joo talked, she seemed not to forget what her true feelings is toward her first love.
While drinking, the two shared thoughts with each other and Soo Wan revealed her feelings about her first love. Dong Joo asked Soo Wan why she risked her life to save a mother and a child in a car accident. Soo Wan replied, “It is to show someone, someone I am very thankful of but someone I hate to death. Someone I really miss, I miss so much. I wanted to show him…” Dong Joo then asked, “Where is that someone now?” Soo Wan answered, “I don’t know where had gone now and I don’t even know if he was really there in the first place.”
Dong Joon seemed overwhelmed yet sad about what she had said. When Soo Wan fell asleep, Dong Joon was all teared up and whispered, “My first love who makes me tear up just by the name, Yoon Soo Wan….”
That heartwarming incident had moved the viewers.
Will they ever rekindle their love that has been lost?
Stay tuned every Saturday and Sunday on SBS at 10PM.
During the one-day whirlwind promotional tour in Singapore on August 30, the cast and director of the action thriller Cold Eyes not only met with members of the press, but they also attended a Meet-and-Greet session at Jurong Point shopping mall and graced the red carpet and gala premiere at Marina Bay Sands all happening on the same day! Lead actor and actress Jung Woo Sung and Han Hyo Joo together with director Cho Ui Seok arrived the night before while 2PMs Lee Junho, who flew directly from Japan, touched down in Singapore mere hours before the press conference in the afternoon.
Cold Eyes is the remake of 2007 Hong Kong film Eye In The Sky, which tells the story of a group of detectives from the surveillance team of a special crime unit who work together to take down a bank robbing organization. Cold Eyes was one of the hottest movie in Korea this summer, topping the domestic box office chart in its first week of release when it opened on July 3 and has since collected more than US$36 million in South Korea to date. The film has also been selected for the upcoming Toronto Film Festival in Canada taking place this month, which will be attended by the cast and director as well.
The movie opens September 5 in Singapore at cinemas island-wide.
Emcee Danny Yeo asked why Jung Woo Sung and Han Hyo Joo decide to participate in the movie even before reading the complete script.
When I received the scenario, the plot was completed enough for me to decide what kind of character I might play, so that allowed me to decide I want to do this. I actually really like this character and thats why I ended up taking on this role, replied Jung Woo Sung.
When I first read the scenario, I thought that the plot was very interesting, and it was definitely an opportunity that I didnt want to miss. Looking at this particular character, it was something I had never tried before so I thought I could present more of my acting skills and give the audience a new perspective. Thats why I thought of taking up this role, shared Han Hyo Joo.
So this being Jung Woo Sungs first villain role, did he have any hesitation before deciding to play a villain for the very first time? Jung Woo Sung replied, I had no hesitation at all, probably because I really liked the tension that the character James created in the movie. So I really wanted to try it myself how this character develops and I really wanted this particular role. In fact, the character played by Sol Kyung Gu was a more realistic role in the movie. The character James was unrealistic in reality so I didnt have any hesitation on playing a villain in this movie.
This character is also very different from other movie roles that Jung Woo Sung has taken- is this a new development in his career or new direction that he likes to take when taking up acting roles?
Not only for my character, but I believe that in terms of the movie, it was a very big step forward in the Korean movie industry. From many aspects, its not easy to film a huge movie like this in the city of Seoul, which is very cosmopolitan and busy. This big initiative resulted in a good movie in the end so Im very proud as an actor in this movie and also as a part of the Korean movie industry, Im very proud that this movie is now available for all of you viewers. This is certainly a huge breakthrough for the Korean movie industry as shared by Jung Woo Sung.
For a fighting scene in the movie, Han Hyo Joo said she attended action school regularly to pick up the basics so that she didnt look clumsy portraying a policewoman, even though the scene was a short one.
It was Junhos first major role in a movie, so how was it like participating in Cold Eyes?
When I first received the scenario, this character in the movie was called Daramjwi (squirrel). I really liked the character so I really wanted to do it. Im very glad to be able to act out this role, and I am grateful for the help I received from my seniors, whom Im very privileged to work with. I learned a lot from this movie ,which is my debut movie, and Im very grateful to be here.
So what has the cast learned from each other by working together in Cold Eyes? (this is question from Soompi by the way ^^)
I learned everything from my seniors, from the smallest details to all the good advice from the seniors. In this movie, I was on the set officially as an actor for the first time so everything was new to me. I think I learned every single little thing on the set so I asked myself how would I be like if I were playing the roles of the seniors they are playing in the film. It was a good learning experience, shared Junho.
Instead of talking about wha tI learned from this film, its more like I really enjoyed working with these amazing people. I enjoyed every second spent on the set, especially my senior actors Sol Kyung Gu and Jung Woo Sung. They made me feel so comfortable and they made the atmosphere very easygoing for me so I can feel very comfortable in my acting. So I thought to myself Ill be a cool senior like they are next time, said Han Hyo Joo.
Han Hyo Joo continued, Looking at Junho who is just starting with this film, I thought a lot about the pure passion as an actor who is just starting. He has a lot of curiosity and he probably felt the responsibility to give a good performance as an actor since he is new at this. All these things coming together made me look at the pure passion and freshness of the new actors. I reflected on myself and I realized I shouldnt forget about the days when I was younger.
Jung Woo Sung discussed the stereotypes that actresses face in Korea and Han Hyo Joos acting. Its like they think I cant do a lot of things because Im an actress..I need to portray this particular image.., so they confine themselves to this box, but I feel that Hyo Joo always steps out of the box. She wanted to perform not as a pretty actress but as an actor, thinking I want to try this, I want to take new initiatives, I want to overcome my fears and challenge new thins, so I think it is a good attitude for her to have, and I hope other actresses in Korea take on this attitude.
Next: Photos of Cold Eyes cast Jung Woo Sung, Han Hyo Joo, Lee Junho, and Director Cho Ui Seok at the Gala Premiere.
Soompi_News_Leaderboard_ATF Mobile_Soompi_Ldrbrd_ATF Soompi_Mini_Ad_MainSoompi SearchMain menu Skip to contentHome News Gallery Forums Shop NEED A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE?Français Español Português ภาษาไทย [Soompi Spotlight] Cold Eyes Cast at Movies First International Gala Premiere in Singaporeby RebbySeptember 1, 2013
"Cold Eyes" has been invited to the Gala Presentations of this year's Toronto International Film Festival. The film fest, the largest of its kind in North America, will take place for 10 days from Sept. 5, drawing many moviegoers and industry figures from around the world.
Other films to be presented in the same section include "American Dreams in China" directed by Peter Chan, Ron Howard's "Rush", "The Art of the Steal" directed by Don Argott, and John Wells' "August: Osage County" starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and Ewan McGregor.
"Cold Eyes" is the third Korean film to be invited to the film fest's main section, followed by "The Good, the Bad, the Weird" in 2008 and "The Housemaid - 2010" in 2010.
The movie has been sweeping the Korean box office since it was released on July 3. It revolves around a group of detectives who track down high-profile criminals.
Cold Eyes selected to show at the Toronto International Film Festival2PM's Junhowowed fans in Korea with his performance in the crime thriller Cold Eyes, and now the film is headed overseas to the Toronto International Film Festival.
Also starring Sol Kyung-gu, Jung Woo Sung, and Han Hyo Joo, Cold Eyesfollows the story of a highly specialized police surveillance team as they try to take down a group of criminals.
The film opened in theaters across South Korea on July 3 and was met with critical acclaim and has attracted more than four million viewers, making it the fourth most-watched Korean film this year.
And now the movie is slated to debut abroad at the Toronto International Film Festival.
According to 1st Look, the film's promoter, in a press release on Wednesday, Cold Eyeshas been invited to the 38th annual Canadian film festival and will be a part of the main Gala Presentations section from September 5-15.
The Gala Presentations is the primary showcase of films at the festival and includes a red carpet event with actors, directors, and producers from around the world.
It has been announced that the film's directors and starring cast, including Junho, will attend the TIFF this year.
Cold Eyesis the third Korean movie to show at the Toronto festival as a Gala Presentation.In 2008, The Good, The Bad, and The Weird, also starring Jung Woo Sung, was the first and The Housemaidwas selected in 2010.
The film festival's Asian programmer, Giovanna Fulvi, attended the VIP premiere event of Cold Eyes in Seoul and was captivated by the movie saying it was "interesting and intense" and reportedly watched it twice despite having a tight schedule.
"Cold Eyes" has hit the 4-million mark in cinema attendance since its release on July 3. According to box office data released by the Korean Film Council on Saturday, the film sold 135,783 tickets on Friday alone to attract a total of 4.13 million viewers.
It became the fifth Korean film this year to draw more than 4 million moviegoers after "Miracle in Cell No.7", "The Berlin File", "New World" and "Secretly and Greatly".
Amid strong competition from "Mr. Go", which was released last Wednesday, and Hollywood blockbusters such as "Pacific Rim" and "World War Z" --the latter recently drew over 5 million viewers, "Cold Eyes" remains popular even on weekdays.
"Cold Eyes" is an action movie that revolves around a group of detectives who track down high-profile criminals.
"Cold Eyes" hit the 2-million mark in cinema attendance on Tuesday within a week of its release. According to data supplied by the Korean Film Council, the film sold 204,902 tickets on Tuesday alone to sit atop the local box office. The accumulated number of spectators was 2.17 million.
The film has dominated the local box office since its release on July 3, beating Hollywood blockbuster "World War Z". It received much attention for its star-studded cast, including Seol Kyeong-gu, Jeong Woo-seong and Han Hyo-joo. As Jeong plays a villain for the first time in his career, it drew even more attention from fans. The movie revolves around a group of detectives who track down high-profile criminals.
"World War Z" drew 74,181 moviegoers on Tuesday to rank second at the box office, followed by the Korean thriller "Killer Toon" with 32,812 tickets sold.