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2006/11/27 20:23 KST

With its star power, 'Seducing Mr. Perfect' is a feel-good comedy

By Kim Hyun

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Yonhap) -- Hearing the title and cast of the movie "Seducing Mr. Perfect," many might decide this will be a very enjoyable waste of time. After all, it has two hot stars, Daniel Henney and Uhm Jung-hwa, playing games of love in a chic office building in Seoul.

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Uhm Jung-hwa and Daniel Henney


In telling the love story of a Korean-American boss and his female assistant, first-time director Kim Sang-woo knew he was filming a typical romance, but believed it could be tried-and-true storytelling. Cliches, he said, are mostly true.

"Honestly speaking, I tried to weave this typical story in a typical way," he said after a press screening of the movie in Seoul Theater on Monday (Nov. 27).

"In some respects, most movies in commercial cinema follow patterns. Being typical may sound not so good, but that could be the best format through which the story can communicate with the audience," he said.

Sexy local singer and actor Uhm plays Min-jun, an outgoing career woman in the U.S. branch office of a company who tries to hold men by showering them with pocket money and motherly care, but keeps being ditched because she is too nice.

After losing once again to someone younger, she becomes determined to learn the games of love from "Mr. Perfect," her boss Robin.

He tells her how to keep men, which is play a "pinkberry." Among the pieces of advice from Mr. Perfect are that in relationships, you should not be the one who calls first, but the one who hangs up first; you choose, he pays; and don't permit him to follow his sexual impulses, or you are knocked out.

The two characters are exquisite on screen -- sometimes too exquisite, even when they could be a little shabbier.

Min-jun is over her prime and often hears her peers tease her about her "love handles," but she looks so sexy and endearing that one can't help but wonder how she could be a loser in the game of love.

Watching the adorable Henney play Robin, some might hope he would relax a little and be himself, like his image as an approachable gentleman. But the role of boss seems to make his expression rigid and grim throughout the movie until he says all women's favorite statement: "You are more beautiful than any woman I've met in my life." Speaking of the character Robin, Henney said he formed it based on someone he knew in real life.

"I had a high school basketball coach who was really cold, always right. He is very similar to Robin. He's very matter of fact," he said.

For a romantic comedy, the actors have good chemistry, as Uhm's vivacity and versatile expressions often make up for Henney's straightforward lines. Once the audience can get past the director's unavoidable choice of Robin only speaking English (as Henney barely speaks Korean) and Min-jun speaking in Korean and having no problem communicating, the story overall should please their eyes and ears alike, if not their heart.

"Seducing Mr. Perfect" is to be released nationwide on Dec. 7.

Source: Yonhap News

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nchristi, Thanks for the articles on Daniel. I saw him on the 06 Korean Drama Awards when he was presenting a music award. He was real hot with his short hair and no bug eye sunglasses (ala the red carpet photo) but didn't speak much in Korean or English. Now I understand why from the Yonhap News article.
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Yes, it's funny when I've heard him lately speaking English, he is beginning to sound like native Koreans when they speak English! emoticon But that's what happens when you immerse yourself into a new language, a new culture, I guess.

I noticed the same thing with Vanness Wu (American-born Chinese). He made the comment that when he spoke English to his Korean singing partner (KangTa), he found they communicated better if he spoke the Korean version of English! Being used to Vanness' perfect English then hearing him in a TV interview with his Konglish was a little disconcerting at first! emoticon

Being a celeb as Daniel is, I can certainly appreciate how apprehensive he must feel to speak Korean on TV or at awards events. Every single little thing about a celeb of his stature is discussed, hashed over, criticized, etc., over half the world. I'm sure he speaks Korean a whole lot better than we'd guess when he's in private and can relax.

It's actually quite wonderful how well he's doing. How easy could it be to suddenly find yourself in Korea, learning a completely different type of language?
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From The Parents of "Daniel Henney"

We would like to extend our Holiday wishes to everyone on this forum and to this CJKDrama.com Forums. Again, this has been a busy year for our son, Daniel. But if it wasn't for the fans and their support, his sucess may of not happened. We would like to wish Daniel and Uhm Jung Hwa the best of luck in their newest Movie, "Seducing Mr. Robin". Thanks to everyone on these CJKDrama.com forums for the pictures, movie clips, and the positive responses. We as parents visit often and enjoy reading updates on our Son's Adventures.
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, A very Safe New Year and May all your dreams come true.
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Thanks Christine and Phillip! We appreciate you sharing all of your pictures and news on Daniel. I think its incredible that he has so many American fans. I think his new movie sounds great! I cant wait until it comes to video here so I can see it. I just actually read about it today. nchristi thanks for all the great articles and pics! I didn't read through all of them, but since Daniel is still learning Korean (and let me tell you it is really hard, I'm learnign myself) I kind of assumed he was speaking English for most of the movie. Is that true? Or does he mostly speak Korean and the little bit of Japanese dialogue?

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Just wanted to post this picture from Seducing Mr. Robyn just because I think it's especially nice.

Image class blockquote hobbitwebgirly wrote:

...since Daniel is still learning Korean (and let me tell you it is really hard, I'm learnign myself) I kind of assumed he was speaking English for most of the movie. Is that true? Or does he mostly speak Korean and the little bit of Japanese dialogue?
Sorry, but I haven't seen the movie yet and don't know the answer to your questions. I would suspect, however, that the majority of Daniel's dialogue is in Korean. My guess is that he's doing pretty well with Korean, especially if it is memorized dialogue. I think I read before that he gets a little nervous and hesitant when he is interviewed and has to give impromptu responses. I think we see him revert back to English more at those times.
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I just saw the movie. YOu can d/l and watch it at http://www.idols-unlimited.com if you feel okay about doing such things. Its very cute and Daniel's acting is getting better and better. He speaks mainly English in this movie, but his character understands Korean fluently (can you understand fluently?? LOL). He does say a few words in Korean but not many. Maybe he just isnt too comfortable yet, but it was a cute movie and he did a good job. And I enjoyed it cuz I understood most of it. He is just too cute!

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Thanks for the info! Even if I were interested, I can't bear dealing with the Idol-unlimited website. I am a virtual prisoner of its ads and can't even close them! Just sit there and wait for them to disappear after 15+ seconds plus. Unbearable. Can't even register. I used to go there but it was never like this in the past. What an impossible website!

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I agree, but i was already registered a while ago and its not so bad for me. If you want i can upload the movie to megaupload and send you all the links...let me know and i would be happy to do it.

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The Korea Times
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May 01, 2007


Daniel Henney Gets Serious

By Kim Tae-jong
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Daniel Henney plays a Korean-American adoptee who returns to
South Korea in the hopes of finding his biological parents in the
new movie titled "My Father." (Photo courtesy of Cineline)


The nation's heartthrob Daniel Henney has played perfect Prince Charming roles in his work such as the wildly popular television drama "My Lovely Samsoon" and last year's romantic comedy "Seducing Mr. Perfect."

Now he is gearing up for a more serious role in the new film, "My Father." In the new film, he plays a Korean-American adoptee, who later returns to his home country in the hope of finding his biological parents.

With this challenging role, he seems to be confident as he has much in common with his character. He comes from a multinational background with a British-American father and Korean-American mother, who was herself a Korean-American adoptee.

"My mother was an adopted child. It's something that's been around my whole life since I was very young. Her whole family was adopted. And I've also been involved with some adopted children and some of the children in Korea regarding that matter," the Korean-American actor said during a news conference last Thursday at a studio of Arirang TV in Seocho-dong, southern Seoul.

To understand and create his character, he talked to his mother on the phone to know what she went through growing up, what she might have thought at certain times, he said.

Directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, the film revolves around James Parker (Henney), who is adopted into an American family at age five. When he grows up, he joins the U.S. army stationed in Seoul to meet his birth parents. But he finds out that his father is on death row after killing two people.

Despite his efforts to take on a new role, however, his character may be still seen as just a handsome man from the States and his fans may find it irritating reading Korean subtitles as his character speaks English.

But he said he has never confined himself to certain roles due to his multicultural background or lack of ability in speaking Korean, and he is now ready to take on any role if he likes the film.

"Obviously language is an issue ... (but) at this point, I wouldn't turn down a Korean role. I feel it's a doable for me now. I think I can handle more Korean. I just don't want to embarrass myself and anyone. That is a major issue," he said.

His confidence in Korean may be tested in the film as he will speak Korean in many scenes. During the conference, he understood the questions in Korean without the help of a translator although he answered them in English.

"The story takes place over two years. So in the beginning, of course, his Korean is at beginner's level like I was. Gradually over the course of the movie, he gets quite better," he said.

But the improvement in Korean seems to be a hindrance in the film as he thought it was hard to pretend that he was clumsy in Korean in the beginning of the film.

"The problem for me is that I spent the last two years, personally in my life, trying to learn Korean and lose my accent. Because of the director, we really had to try to speak in the American type of way of beginners," the 27-year-old actor said.

The scene that the actor filmed on Thursday involved him appearing on a television program with other adoptees holding placards with their birth date and Korean names on them to find their birth parents. Henney's line was "I miss you, dad and mom," in clumsy Korean.

"My Father" has completed about 80 percent of its production and is slated for release in the fall.

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Source: The Korea Times
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