SBS released additional stills today of its two leading men in Secret Garden. While earlier stills were released of Hyun Bin, this is the first time we see a full body shot of him.
This is also the first set of stills released for second lead Yoon Sang Hyun. I love both guys, but for some reason I’m not connecting with either set of stills. Yoon Sang Hyun’s look screams over-the-hill ahjusshi, but since that’s what he’s supposed to be playing I guess he’s completely in character. But that man can be so sexy when styled right – and he is clearly not styled right in this drama.
As for Hyun Bin, he’s supposed to play this tightly-wound, always in control department store chaebol, and he’s sure dressed nattily. But I’m just so in the dark about how this whole body-switching thing is going to work. Please just don’t let it be full of pratfalls and utterly mockworthy.
I’ve heard that he lost weight and got into even leaner shape specifically for this drama. I know Hyun Bin is a method actor (for such a pretty boy it’s rather mindblowing to contemplate that he’s like a Korean James Dean without all the angst), but it hurts me to see him with such razor-sharp cheekbones. Oh wells, the army will plump him up a bit, I hope. Unless he goes all method in the army.
Finally, I found this BTS shot of Binnie that is so hilarious it must be shared. What’s funny is not the object of the shot, but the shot angle itself. So some fangirl stalker hightailed it to the roof, likely leaned far over the edge, all to shoot a picture of Binnie’s head? So not worth the effort, girlfriend.