For an actor and actress to act together 3 time in just 5 years, it is not something we see everyday and actually very rare specially in Kdrama land so I thought this surely deserves to dedicate a post for this couple
Lee Da-hae and Jang Hyuk worked together in “Robber“, “Chuno/The Slave Hunters” and “IRIS II“. And the good thing that the three drama are totally different genres.
I adore those two together. Although I know that many of Da-hae and Hyukie fans may not share that same love I have for this couple but I would like to disagree 😀
Talking about Hyukie, he is really a very good actor and an action master. And although he may not be the typical flower boy or handsome man that girls get crazy about but for me he is a “The man’s man” and he has that charm and charisma which makes you can’t help but get attracted to him. In addition to that he is unintentionally funny because yes he is known for being a very serious man but that is exactly the source of all the laughter 😀
Back to my couple, their chemistry together on and off screen is just GREAT to say at least and they may have shared together the largest number of kisses any of them shared with a co-star (I am not sure if Joe Cheng did equal or exceeded that because we know he had lots of kisses with Da-hae in “Love Actually” but I doubt if we counted the NG :D).
Hyukie mentioned Da-hae as one of his best female co-stars and has praised her many times and I know how much Da-hae appreciate him and mentioned how he supported her and was beside her many times when she was ill or having hard times in her career so no wonder when she mentioned that she always feel safe around him.
Away from the work, they are great friends or even more because Da-hae said that she consider him as a real brother. But what a destiny they have, they faced together the best and worst.
Let me explain why I am saying that while I talk briefly about their dramas together.
They first met in 2008 in SBS drama “Robber” which was the drama with the lowest ratings in both their careers with an average rating of “5%”. Although the script is nothing special but their chemistry and acting sold it for me. This is the drama with the biggest screen time of them together and IMO the best performance of Da-hae out of the three dramas they had.
Da-hae keep mentioning this as her favorite drama because of the friendly atmosphere on the set. Also Hyukie announced that he is getting married while filming this drama on which Da-hae mentioned later that she felt betrayed because of it as they were supposed to be lovers on screen, hehehe 😀
Also it is worth mentioning that this is the only drama they had together in which Hyukie didn’t die and they had a happy ending of some sort although he had a deadly illness, hehehe 😀
Here is the first view we got ever of them together in the BTS of the drama teaser which I really love, it is hard to believe how good they looked together already although that was just their second meeting!!!
Here is also a fan MV for the drama ❤
And I want to post another MV with one of my favorite scenes from the drama accompanied by my favorite song from the drama OST ❤
Also got to post this scene which had one of my favorite dialogues ever ❤
Also enjoy a MV including the full passionate kiss scene, kkk
Also have some drama stills and pictures from press conference ❤
Chuno/The Slave Hunters
Their second drama together was in 2010 in KBS drama “Chuno” and this is the most successful drama they made together with an average rating of “31%”.
Chuno is one of my favorite dramas of all times although I still had issues with the script. But the direction and acting was more than a compensation for that. And it had incredible cast among them was Oh Ji-ho who completed the love triangle and the fans call the three together “Chuno Trio“, they were all great together on and off screen.
I need to mention that actually Hyukie was the one to suggest Da-hae name to act with him in that drama and you won’t know how thankful I am that he did because that was a very bad time in Da-hae career as an actress and to find him supporting her at that time is surely something that can’t be forgotten.
Even though they had little screen time together but their love story didn’t suffer at all from that. And in the little time they got, I really enjoyed their great chemistry once again.
And about Da-hae, it was surely not her best performance and the role itself was badly written IMO. But she shined in some scenes and actually my favorite scenes of her in the drama was with Hyukie.
In the end I must admit that this drama is all about Da-gil (Hyukie character) and one of his best performances of all time on which he deserved many awards among them is Daesang (The Grand Prize) at 2010 KBS Drama Awards.
Here is a MV I have made of them in Chuno 🙂
Also check the BTS of their beautiful kiss scene ^_^
Also want to highlight one of my favorite scenes of Da-hae in the drama when Un Nyun saw Dae Gil after she thought he was dead
Also have some pictures from press conference wrap up party, drama stills and BTS
Actually they received the best couple award at 2010 KBS Drama Awards for Chuno. And here is a couple of pictures from the ceremony 🙂
The third time our couple met was just this year and it was in “IRIS II” the sequel of the famous drama “IRIS” and ooh dear, the least I say about this drama, the better.
I may make another post about it but to keep it short here it is enough to say that IMO this is the worst drama for Da-hae and Hyukie individually and together and I hope this will remain to be the case and they don’t get to act in such a bad drama ever again.
I wasn’t only disappointed in the drama itself but also in both Da-hae and Hyukie acting performance in it and although I still enjoyed their chemistry in the first few episodes and some of their scenes in the latter episodes ;because they didn’t have much screen time together; but in the end I just didn’t care about their love story AT ALL.
Anyway, have the Main OST MV for the drama
And their HOT bed scene. (Yes at least they got to do that, kkk :D)
Also here are some stills and pictures from the drama showcase, press conference in Korea and Japan
In the end although I am sure that they are still and will remain friends but I doubt that we would ever see them together in a project again. What makes me sad is that the end has to be in that drama 😦
But to finish on a good note, I would like to post some more beautiful pictures of them together in some other events and some pictures Da-hae shared 🙂