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"Cunning Single Lady" (2014)

Directed by Ko Dong-seon

Network : MBC

16 episodes

Synopsis

A comical, mellow drama about Na Ae-ra who dreams of meeting a white knight after getting divorced but ends up trying to start over with her ex-husband who becomes filthy rich.

Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2014/03

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INTERVIEW: Joo Sang Wook reveals his thoughts about his drama Cunning Single Lady and talks about his perspective in marriage and relationships

INTERVIEW: Joo Sang Wook reveals his thoughts about his drama Cunning Single Lady and talks about his perspective in marriage and relationships

Actor Joo Sang Wook took the lead role from the recently ended MBC drama Cunning Single Lady. He often portrayed manly roles from his previous dramas and movies but from his recent drama, we’ve witnessed his sense of humor.

In an interview, Joo Sang Wook shares his experiences in his role in Cunning Single Lady, talks about his co-stars and his personal life.

Q: Tell us something about your comical character in the drama.

Well, I think it’s quite fun to have that role because it’s almost similar to my personality. Though I know it’s a great opportunity, I really thought about it because I know I still needed to make a lot of effort acting out the role. Well, in fact, I was acting quite seriously this time. But people seemed to find it really fun and interesting. Acting is not very easy and you really have to be flexible and natural. Personally, the role that I portrayed in “Good Doctor” was one of the roles that I freely and comfortably portrayed.

Q: So what was your role in the drama?

Hahahaha, at that time, I was the CEO. When I saw what role it would be, I told myself ‘Oh, so I’ll be a CEO’. It was not actually a burden to act it out. Well, at that time, my role seemed to be very different from my previous characters and as well as the atmosphere. It was actually not a very big deal having that kind of role. That such role gave me the opportunity to contribute my own ideas to show that kind of image.

Q: Can you rate your chemistry with Lee Min Jung?

Well, I met Lee Min Jung from the drama we both worked together eight years ago. By that time, we had been friendly to each other and we worked comfortably together. When I knew that I would be working with Lee Min Jung again, I was really happy. We didn’t feel much burden or pressure working together so I want to give a high rating. Hmmm personally, I think it should be 90 points? Well, of course, Lee Min Jung is a beautiful woman too.

Q: Unfortunately, the ratings weren’t really a hit.

I don’t care much about the ratings but rather care more about what the story would be and how the audience would like the story. Honestly, I did have some worries. Well, I also thought that it would get high ratings too but at that time, the 1st and 2nd episode of the drama was competing against the finale of ‘You Who Came from the Stars’ which was really getting high ratings at that time. I told myself, ‘Oh I am not good.’ I thought something like that all the time. But when I met people and told me ‘You look great!’, I felt satisfied and relieved.

Q: As Seo Kang Joon’s senior, how would you rate him as an actor?

Rate? Oh, that’s hard. We first met in the drama ‘Good Doctor’ and Kang Joon just appeared in a cameo role at that time. And at that time, I was not able to greet him personally. But when we met in ‘Cunning Single Lady’, Kang Joon told me ‘You look much better’ and then he told me memories back in our previous drama. Kang Joon is still young but he’s a fast learner and he’s very confident and positive. I’ll give him 100 points for that.

Q: You’re every girl’s Ideal Guy now because of your glamorous looks and many have thought that you’re in a relationship. Do you have a girlfriend now?

No, I don’t have. The word ‘glamour’ is how people often describe men with roles like what I had in the drama, as a CEO. Maybe because of the looks and wealth. It is the typical impression but I actually don’t know what glamour is. Anyway, having a girlfriend is not my priority now. However, men and women should think about it carefully. For me, I don’t think it’s the time yet. My career is my priority for now.

Q: Do you consider yourself as a funny person?

Yeah, maybe a jolly person but I think I am between serious and funny. The funny character that I showed in the drama is something that I really need to portray. I am somehow like that but not as funny as that.

Q: What can you say about marriage and divorce?

It is true that in a marriage, there really are troubles and problems and most of them end up divorcing. I have a close friend who got married but it seemed very sudden though it was because of love. I also want to get married someday. It is very important to get to know the person carefully. But then, I want to be a good man for my future wife.

Q: Do you think that the drama about a divorced couple is realistic?

Before the drama starts, I was also curious about it. It is usual for couples to part ways when they’re in just in a relationship but marriage is a different matter. I think the situation was not very easy like getting married then divorced then get married again. It is not a usual set up but it could be realistic somehow.

Q: Your rival in the drama is younger than you. Have you thought of more threatening or intimidating actor who’d take that role?

Hmmm to compete with? I think there’s no competition hahaha. But seriously, Kang Joon was really good at it. Anyway, I’d never thought of competing with somebody but maybe, Lee Min Ho and Kim Soo Hyun would also be intimidating rivals.

Q: Do you want to an older actress as your leading lady?

Well of course. Just like with the actresses I worked with in the historical drama ‘The Great Queen Seondeok’. They are all beautiful and very good in acting. If there would be another opportunity to work with an older actress, that would be great.

Q: What character would you like to try?

Doctor which I once had in ‘Good Doctor’ so it was a dream come true. Also as a King which I also tried once. I really like dramas and the role of being a king in a historical drama seemed to be a great portrayal. If I would be given another opportunity, I want to portray a role of a king again.

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Joo Sang Wook Says Comments Ending Drama

Joo Sang Wook Says Comments Ending Drama "Cunning Single Lady"

(Photo : MBC) MBC Wednesday/Thursday drama "Cunning Single Lady" has made a grand ending. On April 24th, it ended its 16th episode and was loved by many viewers with its perky characters and a unique storyline of a "divorcee romantic comedy". Joo Sang Wook"s acting transformation was especially noteworhty.

Joo Sang WOok who challenged himself in his first romantic comedy showed a comical side that he hadn"t shown before and was love as the new "rom com king". Before, he had shown a bit of his comical nature and humorous side in entertainment programs and this was heightened in this piece. Unlike the cold Image that he showed in the previous piece "Good Doctor", Joo Sang Wook chose a transformation that was 180 degrees different and rid himself of the label "The director" that had followed him for 17 years after his debut, creating a more friendly and likeable side to him.

Joo Sang Wook who has made a transformation from a navie engineering student to a CEO with a cold side showing drastic sides, he said, "I was overwhelmed by the idea of a romantic comedy Involving a divorcee and the fact that this was my first romantic comedy. I often wondered how I would portray the role of Cha Jung Woo who was pathetic but also romantic. I was really happy and thrilled to show a different side of Joo Sang Wook in this piece. In, I loved acting Cha Jung Woo. Thank you to the team at "Cunning Single Lady" for being with us for three months and all the viewers who have supported us." as he delivered his comments.

Meanwhile, to show his condolences for the incident of the Sewol ferry incident t hat shook the nation, Joo Sang Wook donated $30,000 in rescue funds and cancelled his planned Interview.

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MBC Drama Broadcast Regularly,

MBC Drama Broadcast Regularly, "Cunning Single Lady" Will End

(Photo : MBC) MBC went ahead with its schedule for broadcasting dramas.

According to the grand schedule of MBC, the daily drama "Shining Romance" and the daily special production "Mother"s Garden" will be broadcast on April 17th and 18th, respectively.

At this, the Wednesday/Thursday miniseries "Cunning Single Woman" will be broadcasting its last episode on April 17th and will be ending with 15 episodes.

On the previous day on April 16th, with reference to the sinking of the passenger ferry near Jeonnam Jindo-gun, MBC cancelled all regular programming and changed to a special broadcasting format. Even on April 17th, it cancelled all dramas and was expected to keep its special news coverage but it"ll continue its dramas as planned.

Meanwhile, based on the decisions of MBC, SBS and KBS is expected to re-program its schedule as well.

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K-Drama OST Roundup:Kim Soo Hyun's 'Promise' Is Digitally Released, Tiny-G's Dohee & J Min Sing For 'Cunning Single Lady'

K-Drama OST Roundup:Kim Soo Hyun's 'Promise' Is Digitally Released, Tiny-G's Dohee & J Min Sing For 'Cunning Single Lady'

K-Drama OST Roundup:Kim Soo Hyun's 'Promise' Is Digitally Released, Tiny-G's DoheeJ Min Sing For 'Cunning Single Lady' Kim Soo Hyun"s "Promise" is digitally issued. The soundtrack for "Three Days" helps to illustrate the increase in action. Although the drama is no longer airing, the You Who Came From The Stars soundtrack continues to remain popular.Singles from the You Who Came From The Stars continue to remain competitive on the charts, amidst the high profile comebacks by Girls" Generation, 2NE1, and CNBLUE. Actor Kim Soo Hyun who portrayed alien professor turned manager, Do Min Joon, provided the song Promise for the soundtrack.This week, Promise was released digitally, which continues to demonstrate the popularity of the soundtrack.

Tiny-G members Dohee and J-Min lend their voices to Mirror Mirror from the Cunning Single Lady original soundtrack.Mirror Mirror is a bright uptempo song that highlights the comedic turn of recent episodes for Cunning Single Lady. Episodes five and six of Cunning Single Lady have focused on the character development of the second female and male leads for the drama, as well as their interaction with the central divorced couple.As Cha Jung Woo (Joo Sang Wook) displays increased tenderness towards his seemingly perfect right-hand woman Goo Yeo Jin (Kim Gu Ri), his ex-wife (Lee Min Jung) becomes embittered with jealousy. The current episodes featured less of INFINITE"s L, which may be attributed to the impending comeback of the male group.However, the focus on plot development was helpful to the drama, which trailed in ratings behind Inspiring Generation and Three Days.

Yoochun"s Three Days has started to close the ratings gap towards the number one spot for its time slot.As an action-packed spy drama, Three Days continues to feature thrilling fight scenes and driving sequences. While Three Days features a primarily male cast, So Yi Hyun, whose last starring role was in Who Are You, and Park Ha Sun maintain strong female roles.While there are yet to be romantic elements in Three Days, the mix of action with aspects of female empowerment help to add pizazz to one of the most dynamic programs to air on SBS in months.Shin Yong Jae from 4Men poignantly sings the ballad Love You, Erase You, Cry Again for part two of the Three Days soundtrack.

2Young, who contributed the single Serendity to The Heirs soundtrack make their soundtrack reappearance forBride of the Century.2Young sings My Girl for part two ofthe Bride of the Century soundtrack.The TV Chosun weekend drama stars Lee Hong Ki and Yang Jin Sung, in what is one of the most innovative supernatural dramas of 2014.While the ghost that is featured in Bride of the Century may be more comical than terrifying, in contrast to what has been recently witness with Master"s Sun, the chemistry between Lee Hong Ki and Yang Jin Sung makes the drama worthwhile to watch.

Kim Hyun Joong"s Inspiring Generation is nearing its climax, while the action in Three Days continues to increase.The Monday-Tuesday mystery drama God"s Gift-14 Days, which features B1A4"s Baro,has seen an increase in viewership.There are fewer traditional romantic comedies airing during the weekdays, with the current focuses on action, mystery, and divorce comedies.The weekend appears to be the focus for romance, with Emergency Couple and Bride of Century holding the reigns.

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Kim Sung Kyun to cameo on MBC drama Cunning Single Lady

Kim Sung Kyun to cameo on MBC drama Cunning Single Lady

Kim Sung Kyun will make a cameo appearance on new MBC drama ”Cunning Single Lady“!

The actor will appear on the 3rd and 4th episodes of the drama. He will portray the security team chief of Cha Jung Woo’s (played by Joo Sang Wook) company DT Soft Ventures. His character considers Na Ae Ra (played by Lee Min Jung) as a suspect in the company’s controversy involved in data leakage.

Kim Sung Kyun expressed, “It”s been a while since I”ve stood in front of the camera following “Reply 1994″, and as “Cunning Single Lady” is a sweet romantic comedy genre, I enjoyed filming throughout. I acted out a security team chief who”s lacking a little bit of something, and although it”s a short cameo, I hope you have fun watching it… It is a fun drama, so I look forward to its live broadcast and I will always cheer [the cast] on as a viewer.”

You can catch “Cunning Single Lady” every Thursday and Friday at 10 PM (KST).

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Lee Min Jung on Acting After Marriage and Her New Drama Cunning Single Lady

Lee Min Jung on Acting After Marriage and Her New Drama Cunning Single Lady

Lee Min Jung on Acting After Marriage and Her New Drama “Cunning Single Lady” Actress Lee Min Jung talked about what’s different with acting after marriage, taking on her first drama since her marriage to actor Lee Byung Hun last August.

On February 24, she attended the press conference for MBC’s “Cunning Single Lady” with co-stars Joo Sang Wook, Kim Gyu Ri, Seo Kang Joon, Hwang Bo Ra, L, etc. Here, Lee Min Jung, who plays the “cunning single lady,” said, “In the past I played a lot of characters who break their engagement. This time, I play someone who’s divorced. I believe that rather than dating stories, stories of marriage carry a much deeper emotion, with double the happiness or sadness. Because of that, I feel a little more affection for this drama.”

She continued, “I hope the viewers of this drama get a chance to think a lot about marriage and divorce. Just as you have to hear both sides of the story when two people are getting divorced, please hear out both Jung Woo [Joo Sang Wook] and Ae Ra [Lee Min Jung] to the end.”

On what has changed with acting since her marriage, she said, “If I had taken on a married woman’s role before marriage, of course there would have been a lot of aspects unknown to me. I believe actors, when portraying what they’ve experienced, act with the most depth. Now that I’m married, I feel there are things that I can better tackle.”

“Cunning Single Lady” is about a woman Na Ae Ra (Lee Min Jung) who does anything possible to woo her ex-husband Cha Jung Woo (Joo Sang Wook) and get him back, as he has become a successful businessman since their divorce. Kim Gyu Ri plays Cha Jung Woo’s new girlfriend and partner, and Seo Kang Joon plays Guk Seung Hyun, who develops and interest in Na Ae Ra.

“Cunning Single Lady” will air its first two episodes back-to-back following the end of “Miss Korea” on February 27.

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Lee Min Jungs Stills For New Drama Cunning Single Lady

Lee Min Jungs Stills For New Drama Cunning Single Lady

Lee Min Jung’s Stills For New Drama “Cunning Single Lady” MBC’s upcoming drama “Cunning Single Lady” stars actress Lee Min Jung, and she portrays a divorced woman Na Ae Ra who comes back to the dating scene. Here are some of the stills taken while shooting the drama.

The back story behind the still is that Lee Min Jung becomes involved in a drunken fight with several people who were drinking next to her at a cart bar while being drunk herself. According to various staff and people on the scene, the actress gave a very realistic portrayal of being drunk and surprised many with her skillful performance.

“Cunning Single Lady” is a story about a woman who does whatever she can to get back with ex husband after she discovers that he is doing well after the divorce. The drama will air after the end of the “Miss Korea” series, and will also star actor Joo Sang Wook.

Lee Min Jung’s Stills For New Drama “Cunning Single Lady”

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