I don’t know whether to lead with the latest stills and previews for Pretty Boy, or with the confirmed news that leading man Jang Geun Seok has finally cut his hair. A hair change for a drama role is normally not newsworthy (though Yoon Eun Hye‘s fried perm for Marry Him If You Dare did cause waves a few month earlier), except Jang Geun Seok seemed strangely attached to his long locks to the detriment of evolving his style. He did back-to-back dramas Mary Stayed Out All Night and Love Rain with the exact same hair, and it started to get old and tiresome for some of his fans. Myself included – he needs to do whatever the role requires and show me he’s still an actor first and foremost. Secret wrapped up this week and next week comes the premiere of Pretty Boy (English title Bel Ami) co-starring IU, Lee Jang Woo, and Han Chae Young. The drama press conference is right around the corner but there are lots of new stills and two teaser previews to whet the appetite. Jang Geun Seok looks a little rough around the edges when I see him in the previews, like a hard night’s partying bloat is still in his system. IU is pretty adorable as the plucky strange girl who has nursed a 10-year crush on the most beautiful man in the world. She has the sweetness to sell her type of character, though I’m already pretty fond of Lee Jang Woo’s turn as the earnest hardworking guy who falls for her. I actually don’t like the previews at all but will still check it out because I’m a rabid manga fan and sometimes the weirdest mangas make for the quirkiest drama adaptations. One never knows. Check out the latest stills and previews, plus a sneak peek at Jang Geun Seok’s new haircut look. He even posted Line and Weibo updates of his own haircut to commemorate the occasion.
Previews for Pretty Boy:
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