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Korean Film News
20 Actors Cast for One Single Lead Character for BEAUTY INSIDE
Nov 05, 2014
- Writerby NA Won-jung
The melodrama casts nearly all of Korea’s best character actors
Nearly all of Korea’s best character actors will star in the melodrama with a new imagination. An unprecedented 20 actors will play one single character in the film. Beauty Inside (working title) to be directed by BAEK Jong-yul and produced by Yong Film, deals with love between a man who becomes a different person every day and Isu (HAN Hyo-joo), a girl who love him. The film’s unique plot made front-page news even during its planning stage. 20 actors were cast to play the film’s lead character Woo-jin. The 20 actors are KIM Dae-myung, DO Ji-han, JEON Young-woon, PARK Shin-hye, LEE Beom-su, PARK Seo-jun, KIM Sang-ho, CHUN Woo-hee, LEE Jae-joon, HONG Da-mi, CHO Dal-whan, LEE Jin-wook, Seo Kang-joon, KIM Hee-won, LEE Dong-wook, KO Asung, LEE Seung-chan, KIM Ju-hyeok and YOO Yeon-seok.
In the film, Woo-jin wakes up every morning as a different person regardless of ages, nationalities and gender. So, Woo-jin becomes a mysterious person with many secrets. 20 actors from top actors to new actors will play Woo-jin. This kind of character has never been tried before in Korean cinema. Actress HAN Hyo-ju will take the role of Isu who knows about Woo-jin’s secrets and loves him. HAN was duly recognized through various films such as The Masquerade and Cold Eyes.
In addition, MOON Sook will be making a come back through this film after 37 years, and is receiving much attention from people. MOON made a brilliant debut through A Girl Who Takes After the Sun (1974) directed by LEE Man-hee. The Road to Sampo earned MOON the New Actress Prize at the Grand Bell Awards and Moon dominated Korean cinema in the 1970s. MOON announced her comeback through Beauty Inside after 37 years. BAEK, the director of Beauty Inside, showed his unique directing skills through TV commercials before deciding to helm this project. He is expected to come up with new visuals through this film. The film with an unprecedented cast will enter the shooting stage this November.