The promotion and watch experience for upcoming K-movie Beauty Inside is sure to be odd, and I don’t mean that in a negative way. The cast is filled to the brim with popular and critically acclaimed actors and actresses all in a guest-starring context, playing the same character of male lead Woo Jin and doing so with limited screen time apiece. The only consistency is Han Hyo Joo as the leading lady, and she’s not exactly the most impressive screen presence around. I like her but it’s more for her warm radiance onscreen than for any memorable acting prowess. I wonder if she’ll fade in the background, be trotted out for promos while the movie ends up being stolen by all her costars.
Just a smattering of the who’s who of K-ent acting that will be making a brief appearance in Beauty Inside includes: Lee Bum Soo, Park Shin Hye, Park Seo Joon, Lee Dong Wook, Lee Jin Wook, Yoo Yeon Seok, Go Ah Sung, Seo Kang Joon, Chun Woo Hee, Kim Joo Hyuk, Lee Hyun Woo, and many many more. It’ll be a testament to undeniable movie star appeal and acting intensity to see which of the actors and actresses really shine in this pass-the-baton acting experience, and early indicators show Lee Bum Soo and Kim Joo Hyuk bringing the rawr even in the teaser glimpse. Check out a long official BTS video of the ensemble cast filming their portion as Woo Jin, it’s a super fun peek into movie making.
Official BTS Look at Beauty Inside “Woo Jin” character filming: