Awwww, Jeon Ji Hyun can sell me anything. Toss in Lee Jung Jae and I pretty much just throw money at them so I can continue to stare at their collective cuteness. SK Telecom has brought them together for a CF out this week for its LTE-A advanced wireless network. Below are a ton of endorsement stills along with the two short CFs which come in his and hers version. My favorite was hearing her call him so naturally Jung Jae oppa, because I figured she had all the oppas wrapped around her finger all these years. These two A-list movie stars go way back as part of the late 90’s early Hallyu wave that moved from dramas to movies seamlessly. Their first costarring effort was in the 2000 romance movie Il Mare (remade in the US as The Lake House), which remains one of my favorite straight up romance K-movies even though their characters were separated by time. Literally. They communicated via a mail box and letters and ooomph was it already sexy enough. They reunited in 2012’s Thieves as part of a sprawling ensemble but didn’t have a lot of screen time together. I hope Chungmuro makes it three times a charm and deliver me a real Jeon Ji Hyun-Lee Jung Jae movie where they do lots and lots of scenes together and I can watch the screen crackle happily. Jeon Ji Hyun is currently starring in the high profile SBS drama You From Another Star with Kim Soo Hyun. She’s winning raves (deservedly) and new fans (about time), but I can’t help but still be underwhelmed by the story ricocheting from funny to serial-killer-on-the-loose serious, and in between Kim Soo Hyun tries to convey the world weary gravitas of an alien who has lived on Earth for 400 years except he comes across as a young man with the inner depth of someone living for 25 years. Whatever he’s selling I’m not buying, whereas whatever Jeon Ji Hyun tosses out in the drama remains stunning performance perfection. Chances are she’ll go back to making movies after this so I’m enjoying YFAS for the rare chance to see her twice a week. Lee Jung Jae just had an amazing string of successful movies in the box office with The New World and recently with The Face Reader. Up next is another movie stacked with major acting heavyweights called Big Match co-starring Shin Ha Kyun and Lee Sung Min. The synopsis sounds kinda like TRON – Lee Jung Jae is a martial artists who enters a fighting match video game to save his brother played by Lee Sung Min, while Shin Ha Kyun is the mastermind game developer. Sounds loopy and interesting.
Good lord what is going on there with them pants on Lee Jung Jae?!?! Everything was so normal until that appeared.
Jeon Ji Hyun CF:
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Lee Jung Jae CF:
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