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Park Hae Jin felt so down about 'Cheese in the Trap' that he didn't want to do anything

By jubilantj   Monday, August 29, 2016   95,645   6,829   0



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In a recent interview with Maeil Business Newspaper, Park Hae Jin detailed the reason for choosing to portray Yoo Jung yet again in the movie version of 'Cheese in the Trap.' 

SEE ALSO: Park Hae Jin invited to an award ceremony in China

The actor opened up, "Honestly, after the drama ended, I didn't want to do anything. I experienced a rough patch [after the drama], but I still have lingering feelings toward the character named 'Yoo Jung.' Despite the risk of being stuck with the same image, among many others, I arrived at this difficult decision due to my affection towards the project and the character." 

Park Hae Jin continued, "I know that the movie is currently underway with the aim of a global premiere. Right now, the initial script is drafted and being edited. As soon as the director is chosen, the production will pick up steam. I'm also excited about Hong Seol and In Ho's characters. I'm waiting for talented actors who boast of excellent chemistry [on screen]." 

Park Hae Jin then concluded, "I'm even more nervous and worried because I don't have much experience in film. I will showcase an entirely different and complete side of me through this movie," determined to do his best.

Best of luck! 

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Monino313 Tuesday, August 30, 2016

I am so looking forward to this movie. The PD made such a mess out of the drama giving SKJ more screen time with his piano scenes that were totally unrelated to the story and omitting already shot scenes that were in the preview and the ending ... well there was actually no ending. So I do hope this time, with Soon Ki and the crew from the drama who are already familiar with the theme on board, this ship would sail the seven seas. CITT movie team, fighting!

MitchTatsuoka Tuesday, August 30, 2016

I hope the movie does not end like the drama. That's all.

Lclarakl Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Why does everyone keeps saying that Kim Go Eun is this "acclaimed actress"?  She was just okay to me. I wasn't that in love with her character. I will admit that I was tainted by her character, but I wasn't that wowed by her acting. Yes, she was in a movie, "A Muse" in 2012 and won several awards for her role.  Why? Because she got naked and had a soft porn scene on camera at 20 years old? Her acting wasn't all that to me in that movie. What is interesting is she's played in several movies since then and has not received any other acting awards. So why is she so "acclaimed"? She just okay to me. I think the movie itself, old man in lust with a young woman, gained the attention and recognition for her nude scenes.  That's why it's really no surprise that she's dating an older man now in real life.  Sorry, but I'm so tired of people talking about how great an actress she is when she's just "okay" to me.

Monino313 Lclarakl Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Totally Agree with you. the only reason she got fame was her pseudo porn scenes. She know nothing about acting. her expression is always the same no matter what role she plays. I have seen two of her movies and CITT and she's just always the same.

Lclarakl Monino313 Tuesday, August 30, 2016

That's exactly my take. I'm watching the same person in her movies and it was the same in CITT. Thank goodness I'm not the only one that noticed it.

Rosel Tuesday, August 30, 2016

might as well blame it to the drama writer and director. they have ruined the webtoon series that is why they decided to make a film to fix the story. good thing they cast a famous actress that could pull off the role well.

Lclarakl Rosel Tuesday, August 30, 2016

So true. The sad part is it was a really good drama until the obvious changes the director made. I can't blame the writer because all the actors commented on how the script became useless because the director would change it so much.

Rosel Lclarakl Tuesday, August 30, 2016

It was really a risky thing to do.

soyeonunnie Rosel Tuesday, August 30, 2016

the webtoon writer and drama writer didn't agree on something that's why it ended badly...everyone in korea was firstly excited about until the ending happened. :-(((((

Junj Tuesday, August 30, 2016

I'm too stuck on Kim Go Eun playing Hong Seol - probs not gonna check out this movie. Chemistry with OYS would be totally different :|

Lclarakl Junj Tuesday, August 30, 2016

I'm not stuck on Kim Go Eun--never was. After seeing the man she's dating, I see her in a different light. Nothing wrong with her dating an older man, it's just that I see her different and it would be hard for me to picture her in this role. I hope they pick an actress that looks more like the webtoon.

Junj Lclarakl Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Meh, I don't really care who dates who. Watching the drama (and reading some of the webtoon after) has got me associating Hong Seol with exactly how Kim Go Eun looks. OYS looks too different and I can't imagine her rocking her "dog fur" like Kim Go Eun did.

CDOCOOLS Tuesday, August 30, 2016

For some reason, I do not like this guy.. feels like he is two-face and manipulative/cunning jerk.  Oh well, may check the movie because of his leading lady OYS

Armyinthehouse CDOCOOLS Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Why exactly? Everything that came out of him year after year say otherwise. He is the kind of person that sued online haters with doing voluntary service side by side with him instead of with money.

Lclarakl CDOCOOLS Tuesday, August 30, 2016

I think you may have the actors mixed up from the drama. Everything that I have read about him is he's giving and always there for his fans, unlike other actors. He even pays for events out of his pocket for his fans to meet him because he knows he's where he is because of them.

CDOCOOLS Armyinthehouse Tuesday, August 30, 2016

You can still do volunteer services and be an asshole in real life... I just do not get a good vibe from him... like he does things for show, but does really mean it..

CDOCOOLS Lclarakl Tuesday, August 30, 2016

No its him...

Lclarakl CDOCOOLS Tuesday, August 30, 2016

I have never, ever read anywhere that he's an 'asshole'. I have read that about the other actor in this drama that the director was trying to put in the lead role. Although that actor is loved, he's been criticized for being a little selfish, I have NEVER read hat about PHJ--the complete opposite and that's why his fans really like him. I didn't get a good vibe about several of the actors in the drama and so far, months later my first impression of them was spot on. I don't get a vibe from PHJ other than he's a gentle soul who has some things that he wants to keep personal because of the culture he lives in.

CDOCOOLS Lclarakl Tuesday, August 30, 2016

here he has a shitty opinion of people's looks... lacks consideration, disrespectful http :/ / omonatheydidnt.livejournal. com/17395867. h tml you may find some articles floating around of his previous shitty opinions on people..

Lclarakl CDOCOOLS Tuesday, August 30, 2016

I read that article and I also think that's why he had an adjustment. We all have opinions about people, and we have our moments of letting our ugly side show, however, the way we deal with those issues is what defines us. Also, wasn't he telling the truth? South Korea is the cosmetic capital of the world.

CDOCOOLS Lclarakl Tuesday, August 30, 2016

What truth? His truth, because I do not agree with some of the statements so I do not considered correct/right. Anyways, I do not like him for the vibe he gives, but you go ahead and keep supporting him. Hopefully he doesn't disappoint you.

Lclarakl CDOCOOLS Tuesday, August 30, 2016

He didn't like about the actress looks and the fact that her face changed due to plastic surgery. I'm sure he will disappoint me because he's human. However, unlike you, I'm not going to hate him because of a 'vibe'.

CDOCOOLS Lclarakl Tuesday, August 30, 2016

That is not the only thing he said, he tends to put down others. Your excusing his behavior towards a stranger, he has no manners and is tactless and also degrades women constantly like he is doing them a favor with his comments. And is not only my instincts saying he is a jerk, but you can see it through his comments and people have also agreed.

Monino313 CDOCOOLS Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Are you not acting that way too? Using foul words to describe a person you don't know just bc you get a bad vibe from him? But there's actually a difference. You are doing it in real life wehere as he was on a TV show where everyone tries to be funny and everyone makes fun of others. In all those instances mentioned on that article everyone else made comments like PHJ's to bring laughter to the audience. That article mentions what PHJ said to SIY but it does not mention why he said that and what she said about him. (In that part of Family Outing the opponents were supposed to guess the good and the bad points people have said about the other person. And actually what PHJ said was true. And SIY made negative comments about PHJ too but I guess those poeple who have bad intentions just hear and see what they want.

CDOCOOLS Monino313 Tuesday, August 30, 2016

And the thing is you don't have to like me, like I do not like him... Plain and simple. I gave my reasons. You are using one liner of all the things he said.. Read again the rest of the comments.

Keznaa CDOCOOLS Wednesday, September 7, 2016

i tried to comment before but for some reason it didnt post! sorry if it did post but i just cant see it. here it is again I might be weird but I actually don’t see anything wrong with his comments. I mean maybe I need more context then just text. I would need to hear the interviews to see how he said those things. The only thing that may come off as mean to me was the losing weight and botox comments but I know there is a cultural difference between the west and Korea. I’ve read many times on many different sites and videos that Koerans are very honest when it comes to weight and other things. Telling’s someone they are fat to their face is a lot of times viewed as trying to help them since being overweight is associated with unhealthiness. Koreas weight standards are different then the west. A size 8 would be plus size in Korea . His comment about Jun Ji Hyun were all positive. I feel that way about celebrities too. In the west its butt and lip injections with contour make up all over the place. It’s nice to see a person just be natural in their beauty. I watched “We Got Married” and Seo In young does seem the type to be superficial and she was wicked high maintenance on that show. Maybe he was to blunt by western standards or even Korean standards but I can’t disagree with his comments.

CDOCOOLS Keznaa Friday, September 9, 2016

Lmfao, if he was a different celebrity you wouldn't agree with his comments, but anyways let's agree to disagree.. He is an jerk in my book and he can stay a prince charming angel in yours.

Armyinthehouse Monday, August 29, 2016

I just can´t with some people here seriously... why exactly he needs to "move on"? why he can´t challenge one role twice? He worked hard for something and when he did it things went out of hands, they changed important things that affected at his work and persona. So, why exactly it´s wrong to portray that role again (maybe differently, maybe even better) and try to make a better production? Maybe he as an actor thinks that he lost something and wanna do that in order to regain it. We are different persons, with different ways of thinking, live, go forward, try to get out bad memories... he has every right to do it that way and show us once again why is such a great and talented actor. Sigh, who are you to judge that, i can´t even... You should start to try and understand more people hearts and fellings,, or at least try not to be such immature and unrational people ¬¬

bibi87 Armyinthehouse Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Well said! :)

januarrrryyy Monday, August 29, 2016

everybody's moving on.....except him.

Monino313 januarrrryyy Tuesday, August 30, 2016

NOONe is! Everyone is dissatisfied with that Drama's ending.

januarrrryyy Monino313 Tuesday, August 30, 2016

oh maybe its just me then.. :)

JungkookxYonghwa Monday, August 29, 2016

"I'm waiting for talented actors who boast of excellent chemistry" well, we had that in the drama. I feel like they're doing this movie just because this guy was not satisfied with his role. Guess what: people will compare the movie and the drama, and since the drama was so good and successful, he will feel even worse...

BlacRoseParadise JungkookxYonghwa Monday, August 29, 2016

Well from what I know is the writers completely did a u-turn on his story line mid-drama. He had already probably shot many scenes that he was proud of, but were cut. I could understand why he was a bit disappointed with it.

woofwoofwoof JungkookxYonghwa Monday, August 29, 2016

They're doing this movie because the drama was a mess, the production and writing were a complete catastrophe from episode 6 onward, they completely overlooked the source material without the webtoon writer knowing, they discarded scenes already shot for the sake of 'eye candy' and 'audience friendlier' characters and only included some of said scenes after the mess this drama was out and fans complained, so no, it's not because this guy wasn't satisfied with his role when he had 29543985 reasons to not be satisfied.

JungkookxYonghwa woofwoofwoof Monday, August 29, 2016

Oh yeah, absolutely - I heard about that... BUT 90% of the viewers grew attached to the original drama and cast. No matter the reasons, even if the original webtoon was different... people loved the drama that aired and the characters as they were portrayed. It hasn't been long and they're already going for a remake... I don't see it doing well, if I'm honest.

Joha_B2uty JungkookxYonghwa Monday, August 29, 2016

90% of the viewers? nah not at all, maybe like a 50% or less, i think the drama was one of the biggest dissapoint ever in kdrama history, also i read that Kim Go Eun rejected the role in the movie cause aparently she didn't like the end of the drama either, and then se decide to accept the main role in 'goblin'. So i will hope for a great movie cause the two main actors are amazing, and i trust that this time they won't make look Yoo Jung's character as a monster and will show him like his character really is.

Yoruni JungkookxYonghwa Monday, August 29, 2016

Drama was good and successful??? I don't think we're talking about the same drama.. that whole filming was a mess and i think PHJ really took the brunt of it. they overshadowed his character which was supposed to be the main character with hongsul and inho and the drama was littered with controversies and fan complaints as well as discontent from the original webtoon writer and we all can agree that ending was crap im excited for a movie that can hopefully represent something the drama ruined

Nutelladela JungkookxYonghwa Monday, August 29, 2016

When I read that I also thought he was throwing shade

Nutelladela Yoruni Monday, August 29, 2016

actually the drama had a lot of success ratings wise despite the poor production. It definitely launched all of the actors who participated

bangeryun94 JungkookxYonghwa Monday, August 29, 2016

Doubtful. The creator of the webtoon was furious with the PD for the series. She had the hots for Seo Kang Jun and basically gave him carte blanche to become the "star" in the series. Anyone following the web series stopped watching. It became popular only to I netz watching it online. And Park Hae Jin said NOTHING about this, everytime he was asked he encouraged viewers to watch even though he royally got screwed. The creator of the webtoon wanted this movie not him.

JungkookxYonghwa Yoruni Monday, August 29, 2016

I agree with the ending being disappointing, but overall it WAS successful. It had everyone talking about it, and those who knew nothing about the webtoon got hooked because of the drama and nothing else. Week after week, viewers went crazy waiting for each episode. And I agree with Nutelladela - it put them on the map, especially Kang Joon and Go Eun.

bangeryun94 Nutelladela Monday, August 29, 2016

Online ratings success.

Yoruni JungkookxYonghwa Monday, August 29, 2016

it had everyone talking about it in foreign countries. yep 100% i agree it def made seo kang joon more popular but when i told my cousins in korea that a lot of ppl from my school were going crazy about the drama, they said they were kind of surprised because it wasnt THAT popular over there. internet online ratings were high but the actual viewer ratings as in the % of viewers who tuned in to watch it every week weren't the best. i think it was only like 6 or 7% at its PEAK which is pretty decent for a non mainstream tv channel but definitely not enough to have "everyone talking about it"

lala89 JungkookxYonghwa Monday, August 29, 2016

The drama was a total mess, plastered with rumors and complaints. Park Haejin held back throughout the whole broadcasting of the drama, probably in respect for the other cast members. The writer probably asked for him back, not just because he was unhappy about it. THE DRAMA WAS A MESS I CAN'T EVEN STRESS THIS ENOUGH. Ratings were good for a cable show but were obviously never consistent, especially in the later episodes. And what are you talking about Seo Kangjoon and Goeun being put on the map? They were always on the map. Goeun is a critically acclaimed actress and SKJ has always been popular. @_@ Dramafever/international online site popularity isn't all the facts.

Yoruni Nutelladela Monday, August 29, 2016

The viewership was only 6-7% at its highest and was usually around 3-4% that's not a successful viewership rating.. a successful viewership rating is more like the +25% viewership descendants of the sun or you who came from the stars had

woofwoofwoof JungkookxYonghwa Monday, August 29, 2016

Saying 90% of the viewers loved it is being far too generous. Yes, it was acclaimed internationally, and especially in sites like allkpop the comments on it were mostly positive, but not that many people were happy about it. But being a korean drama in a cable channel what really matters is korean audience tbh, and in Korea it didn't do that well for sure. Don't get me wrong, I love the webtoon and I recommended the drama during the period the 6 first episodes aired, but after that it was a terrible drama, I would think this even if I wasn't a webtoon reader, the plot and characters were terribly written the moment it strayed from the webtoon and all the friends I've talked about this drama with dropped after episode 10 or kept watching for the sake of finishing what they started. I liked the job the cast did but I didn't like anything else about this drama. You obviously liked it, and that's fine, taste is subjective after all, but saying that the movie won't do well because people are attached to the drama cast and characters is bullshit. And honestly, even if that was the case and the movie didn't do well, if it's properly written and not the bland story the drama gave us then I'll gladly take it.

bangeryun94 woofwoofwoof Monday, August 29, 2016

Thanks for this. Everyone chooses to actually ignore the Korean saying it wasn't popular and to totally ignore my comment. The webtoon creator had several discussions with the PD but the PD ignored her concerns. Her goal was to give Seo Kang Jun as much camera time as possible. And when fans of the webtoon called him out, he said he didn't know and couldn't be blamed. That is the day I stopped caring about his career. And other PD and writers noticed that too. But all that is ignored by fans who never saw the web series.

Nutelladela bangeryun94 Monday, August 29, 2016

no one's ignoring the controversy, we all know the situation with the cast and the director was a shit show. All we're saying is that the drama was in fact quite popular. 9% for a cable channel is a lot, considering the fact that you have to pay for the channel. Those who couldn't or didn't pay for the channel watched it online, which is why the online ratings are an accurate representation of its popularity in Korea (as well as internationally). I also have Korean friends who told me that the drama was controversial but also really popular. So idk what everyone's fighting about

Yoruni Nutelladela Tuesday, August 30, 2016

not 9% which episode was 9%

Lclarakl JungkookxYonghwa Tuesday, August 30, 2016

They are doing this because a lot of people who were fans of the webtoon saw a good drama go horribly wrong and wants to show how the webtoon should be done. The actor is the right person for the character, they just need to get the rest of the crew. I know people loved the actress in the drama, but I wasn't that thrilled with her--I wished for someone who looked more like the webtoon. She was a good actress, but I just had a different picture in my mind for the lead female.

Lclarakl woofwoofwoof Tuesday, August 30, 2016

I agree. I had not read the webtoon when I began the drama. It was by episode 7 that I had to voice my complaints because it was obvious what the director was doing and it lost a lot of it's vibe. I started not liking the lead female because she came across as wishy washy--always there for the second lead, but not the male lead who had disappeared from the the drama. It became a hot mess at ep 7 and by ep 9, it was a different drama altogether.

bangeryun94 Nutelladela Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Sorry but that simply isn't true and there was no episode that had 9% viewing when the show was actually broadcast. As much as you would like to believe it, online views don't mean anything. Koreans weren't watching it online and no it wasn't popular. That's what "everyone" is fighting about. You were told that it wasn't popular and you doscounted that fact and said your Korean friends said it was.

bangeryun94 Tuesday, August 30, 2016


woofwoofwoof Lclarakl Tuesday, August 30, 2016

I hadn't read the webtoon either when I started the drama, but after 3 episodes or so I thought 'wow this looks so promising and good, I can't wait 1 week for a new episode' so I started reading and god I loved it and I was so happy with the drama, but then after 6 episodes hell happened. I honestly liked all the characters in the webtoon but as you said, the female lead became wishy washy, the second male lead was also destroyed for the sake of making him a more lovable character than he is in the webtoon, giving him more screentime and his goddamn unnecessary romantic plot, and let's not talk about Jung, god they completely killed his character (who was my favorite), so I'm actually really excited about the movie, because from what we've heard so far it really does look like it'll go in the right direction this time. (also sorry for the long reply, I talk a lot lmao)

Lclarakl woofwoofwoof Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Same here. I'm looking forward to the movie too. The drama started great, but went downhill.

Monino313 JungkookxYonghwa Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The drama was successful coz of PHJ. And I am sure he will do even a better job in the movie.

Monino313 woofwoofwoof Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Me too! So looking forward to the movie!

Monino313 Joha_B2uty Tuesday, August 30, 2016

She was never offered the role.

Monino313 Yoruni Tuesday, August 30, 2016

It was a total mess really! The PD changed so much od the script as it was mentioned by actors and there were scenes in the NEXT EPISODE parts that were omitted from the drama and Jung was in those scenes.

Monino313 Yoruni Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Cable channels never get 25% ratings. At most they get around 7.

Monino313 bangeryun94 Tuesday, August 30, 2016

So you're saying CITT wasn't popular yet there's a lot of news about PHJ and Man to Man and CITT movie, PHJ has been going around East Asia having fanmeetings, fan-signings, Jayjun has become NO 1 sold item in Chinese websites and .... . How starnge would that be? Don't you think? I guess you're dissing it coz you didn't like it.;)

bangeryun94 Monino313 Tuesday, August 30, 2016

No, that is most definitely NOT what I'm saying. One does not have anything to do with the other. Park Hae Jin was chosen for a specific role in the series and then his character was chopped to pieces and cut out altogether. Frankly I'm quite baffled that YOU think I was upset and angry at Park Hae Jin in my comments. I can't wait for the movie where he and his character will actually get some justice and the bilge that was shown on tv. The webtoon creator is writing the script for this and she will focus on the way his character was supposed to be. Next time before you write something and embarrass yourself try reading the comment you're addressing.

Joha_B2uty Monino313 Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Yep, your half right, she accepted the role because the director, and the director was the one who causses this mess, she also add some fuel to the thing XD so you're right they didn't ask her to take the role in the movie because she rejected everything about Cheese in the Trap since the drama endded, i remember that the production of the drama was delayed cause the director want her as Hong Seol, also i remember that the staff apologizes to all the fans cause. And yes Cheese in The Trap was popular, the drama is in the top10 most viewed dramas of tvN, but popular doesn't mean that the people loved the drama, so i really want the movie so they can make justice to the webtoon =D

Yoruni Monino313 Tuesday, August 30, 2016

yeah i know the drama was a mess, i feel you are misunderstanding everyone's comments here

BlacRoseParadise Monino313 Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Another Oh Hae Young got 13% ratings at their highest point, so no not all cable channels get only 7% at most.

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