|The cast and director of TV series "Love Rain" pose during a photocall of a press conference held in Daegu, Korea on December 13, 2011. [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]|
"I want to raise the level of purity than intensity and speed," director Yoon Suk-ho said at a press conference for TV series "Love Rain" held in Daegu on Tuesday. "Love Rain," through which Yoon is working with screenwriter Oh Soo-yeon, his partner of KBS' "Autumn Tale" and "Winter Sonata," for the first time in ten years, still speaks of sacrificial love. Art student Seo In-ha (Jang Keun-suk) comes to love Kim Yoon-hee (Yoona) but they end up separating due to the entangled emotions between them and their friends and Yoon-hee's illness. And then 32 years later, their children Seo Jun (Jang Keun-suk) and Kim Hana (Yoon) meet. The story of love and growing pains that two college students experience in the 1970s, the coincidental meeting between their children 32 years later, and the reunion of their parents, contains the keywords seen from director Yoon Suk-ho's past projects.
|Scene from "Love Rain" [Y Tree Media]|
Hence once may sense a strong deja vu was from "Love Rain" but what draws one's attention first is the collaboration of the 'prince of Asia' Jang Keun-suk, Girls' Generation member Yoona and director Yoon Suk-ho who brought about the boom of Korean dramas in Asia. It will be worth looking forward to whether director Yoon Suk-ho, who said he "cannot help but be conscious of my nickname Hallyu-maker" will be able to create a character that will leave an impression that is as strong as that like Jun-sang's from his hit project "Winter Sonata" and whether it will help Jang Keun-suk will be able to solidify his status as the 'prince of Asia.' it will also be interesting to see whether Jang, who despite his actively led career will be appearing in a romantic drama for the first time and Yoona, who will be taking on acting for the first time in two years following MBC's "Cinderella Man," will pull off their double roles. "Love Rain" is set for a premiere early next year.
Director Yoon Suk-ho, actor Jang Keun-suk, actress Yoona talk "Love Rain"
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