Lately the photo shoots I’ve been seeing have all been on the underwhelming side. Great outdoor shoot locations aren’t used for any visible impact, hardly any innovative wow concepts, and generally the two-dimensional aspect of print photos have been like its name suggests and felt flat. A good print photograph feels like a snap shot of a moment in time, of an action caught in a mid-motion. Sometimes its the fault of a photographer who can’t direct the subject matter or lack a good eye, sometimes its the fault of the model who can’t create the image of something alive within the context of a frozen tableau. These hot off the press pictures of Han Hyo Joo and Jung Woo Sung revive my flagging interest with something subtly flirty. Han Hyo Joo is an actress that I’ve liked more often as a model in print rather than in action. She’s edgier, more raw, more of a girl with the “it” factor rather than a bland girl-next-door. Her acting career is already a case study for all the young actresses to follow, how to parlay mediocre acting talent into the right projects that build her resume and cache step by step. Following last year’s blockbuster and critically acclaimed sageuk movie Masquerade (Gwanghae The Man Who Will Be King) with Lee Byung Hun and the firefighter-medic romance Bandage with Go Soo, up next she’s chasing after my man Jung Woo Sung in the thriller movie Cold Eyes (also called Surveillance or Stake Out), also starring Seol Kyung Gu and Junho of 2PM. The story revolves a police surveillance unit led by grizzly elder Seol Kyung Gu and staffed by troublesome crack ace Han Hyo Joo, who Jung Woo Sung playfully revealed to really be the lead in this movie despite being the sole woman in a cast full of men in a typical machismo cops-versus-baddies showdown movie. The two of them likely won’t have a love line in this movie, and thank god for that since she plays the lead surveillance cop on the tail of Jung Woo Sung’s super baddie head of a criminal organization. In the upcoming edition of the glossy High Cut magazine, the two leads of the movie highlight great chemistry in posing for black-and-white shots with a glamorous and mockingly dangerous twist. Check out the pics and watch the trailer for Cold Eyes which opens early July in Korea.
Posters for Cold Eyes.
Trailer for Cold Eyes: