After taking the lead in Kim Ki-duk's mildly experimental Real Fiction (which was shot in 3.5 hours without any retakes), Joo took a major role in the much-hyped Musa, set in 14th century China and starring Zhang Ziyi from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
After some films he had been cast in were cancelled due to lack of financing, Joo did the 2003 boxing drama Punch with Shin Min-ah, then returned to the big screen in 2004, in the comedy Liar based on the play Run for Your Wife by Ray Cooney.
Sometimes I wonder if big shoulder pads would have worked if the ladies in the 80’s didn’t also sport equally huge hair that was permed, teased, and hairsprayed to the sky.
Seeing Han Hyo Joo and Kim Hee Ae at a recent fashion event in Seoul borrowing from the wardrobe of Signourney Weaver in Working Girl, clearly modern hair still can’t make big shoulder pads work so thanks for the confirmation and warning, ladies!
She also has a talent for sports: she is good at running and Kendo.
She is a fan of Japanese movies, and she even learned the Japanese language because of that.
I can’t believe I’m seeing this but the big shoulder pads on women wearing blazers trend from the 1980’s appears to be poised for a revival.
Which means I’m getting my scissors ready along with needle and thread to cut it out of my suit jackets and sew those babies back to slim perfection.
I honestly am very picky in the shows and dramas I watch. As for the number of twists in this drama, I think it's pretty normal. I honestly think that this drama deserves much more.
Han Hyo Joo is a South Korean actress born in Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk do on February 22, 1987.
Her father is an air force officer, and her mother is an elementary school teacher.
A Frozen Flower, Yoo Ha's controversial 2008 film which revolved around the love triangle between a homosexual Goryeo king (Joo), his queen (Song Ji-hyo), and the royal guard (Jo In-sung) they're both in love with, He said he is still waiting for a new role, a complete departure from the brooding masculinity he has come to be equated with.
"All male actors dream of playing macho men at one point or another, but they also dream of playing emotionally complex roles. On the big screen, Joo reunited with director Kwak Kyung-taek for Friend: The Great Legacy, the sequel to the 2001 hit film.