“True Beauty” PD Shares Reasons For Casting Cha Eun Woo, Moon Ga Young, And Hwang In Yeob

In a recent interview, producing director (PD) Kim Sang Hyub of “True Beauty” talked about working with ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo, Moon Ga Young, and Hwang In Yeob for the upcoming tvN drama.

Based on the hit webtoon of the same name, “True Beauty” is a romantic comedy about a girl named Lim Ju Gyeong (Moon Ga Young) who zealously uses makeup to hide her bare face and combat her insecurities about her looks. Cha Eun Woo will star in the drama as Lee Su Ho, a popular student who has his own emotional wounds, while Hwang In Yeob will play Han Seo Jun, an untamable rebel with a surprisingly warm heart.

On why he decided to take on the drama, PD Kim Sang Hyub said, “I didn’t specifically think of doing a drama about school life. After I worked on my first school drama ‘Extraordinary You,’ I thought to myself, ‘If I get to direct another one next time, I think I can do a better job.’ While I was thinking that, I received an offer to create a drama version of ‘True Beauty.’”

He continued, “The main point of ‘True Beauty’ is Lim Ju Gyeong’s funny but sad growing pains. Rather than telling the story realistically, I thought that if I twisted it to be a comedy instead, the strange absurdities would be fun to watch. I hope ‘True Beauty’ will become a drama that viewers can watch comfortably.”

Kim Sang Hyub went on to describe his thinking behind casting Moon Ga Young, Cha Eun Woo, and Hwang In Yeob. “I think the original webtoon was a hit because of the drawing style and the characters,” he said. “I considered that to be important, and I worked on casting people who were really similar to the characters.”

He spoke about having faith in the three actors, first describing Moon Ga Young as someone with lots of dynamic energy. “I thought that it would be nice if Lim Ju Gyeong went around recklessly, and Moon Ga Young was especially talented in portraying that,” Kim Sang Hyub said.

He continued, “Starting her career as a child actress, Moon Ga Young has relatively more acting experience than others, and I liked how she was able to interpret her character.” Kim Sang Hyub went on to describe how the actress was not afraid to let herself go during certain scenes and to try out special effects makeup.

On Cha Eun Woo, the “True Beauty” PD said, “I think both the writer of the original webtoon and the webtoon’s fans would all think of Cha Eun Woo as the best person to play Su Ho. Before working on the drama, I had thought that Cha Eun Woo was someone who only had soft and refreshing sides to him, but as we worked together, I noticed he can be very manly, and when he looks at his co-star, he has a way of appearing innocent but sad at the same time.”

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“True Beauty” Star Hwang In Yeob Talks About Chemistry With Moon Ga Young And Cha Eun Woo, How He Resembles His Character, And More

Ahead of the premiere of tvN’s “True Beauty,” Hwang In Yeob dished on his character and his experience filming the drama!

Based on the hit webtoon of the same name, “True Beauty” is a romantic comedy about a girl named Lim Ju Gyeong (played by Moon Ga Young), who zealously uses makeup to hide her bare face and combat her insecurities about her looks. ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo will star in the drama as Lee Su Ho, a popular student with his own emotional wounds, while Hwang In Yeob will play Han Seo Jun, an untamable rebel with a surprisingly warm heart.

“True Beauty” marks Hwang In Yeob’s very first time playing a leading role, and the actor couldn’t contain his excitement as he spoke about the drama.

“A year ago, I first saw in an article that ‘True Beauty’ would be adapted into a drama, and I thought to myself, ‘How great would it be if I could be in this drama?’” he recalled. “Thankfully, the opportunity to audition came my way, and I ended up actually being able to play the cool character of Han Seo Jun. I’m extremely delighted, and it feels like a dream.”

“I’m acting happily,” he went on. “As many people are looking forward to the drama with love and interest, I’m working hard to do my very best and show good things.”

Describing his character, Hwang In Yeob remarked, “Seo Jun is very stylish, and he looks rough and rebellious on the outside, but he’s actually a very warm-hearted and considerate guy. He’s a character that you just can’t hate, and he shows new and diverse charms depending on whom he’s interacting with.”

When asked whether his real-life personality resembled that of Han Seo Jun, the actor replied, “I think my level of synchronization with Han Seo Jun is 50 percent. We’re similar in the way that I, like Seo Jun, have a cold and sharp image that makes me seem hard to approach, but I’m actually the complete opposite. I laugh a lot, and I joke around a lot, and I’m the type who likes to talk to other people. I also have a lot of interest in fashion in real life.”

As for how he prepared for the role, Hwang In Yeob shared, “He’s such a visually striking character that from head to toe, I worried a lot about ‘What can I do to make myself Seo Jun-esque?’ I’m currently working together with the stylist team to try different things and figure out what will make me look more like Han Seo Jun while also suiting me personally.”

He continued, “Visual elements aside, I’m also talking to the director a lot and working hard to try to portray Seo Jun’s emotions well through my acting.”

That’s not all that Hwang In Yeob’s done to prepare for the drama, however. The actor went on to reveal, “Because I wanted to coolly portray Seo Jun, I got a motorcycle license in real life,

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ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo Dishes On His Chemistry With “True Beauty” Co-Star Moon Ga Young, His Favorite Scenes, And More

Ahead of the premiere of tvN’s “True Beauty,” ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo talked about his character in the upcoming drama and more!

Based on the hit webtoon of the same name, “True Beauty” is a romantic comedy about two people who learn to overcome their insecurities and find confidence after sharing their secrets with one another. Moon Ga Young will star as Lim Ju Gyeong, who zealously uses makeup to hide her bare face and combat her insecurities about her looks.

Cha Eun Woo will star as Lee Su Ho, a popular student who seems to have it all, but is secretly harboring his own emotional wounds. Hwang In Yeob will also star in the drama as Han Seo Jun, an untamable rebel with a surprisingly warm heart.

Recalling how he first heard about the original webtoon, Cha Eun Woo revealed, “The other ASTRO members told me that there was a webtoon character who looked like me. That’s when I first heard about Su Ho.”

As for why he decided to appear in the drama adaptation, he shared, “After my first encounter with the webtoon, I had already met with the director and writer when I read the script, so my fondness of the character [of Su Ho] grew [while reading]. I was also really drawn to the fact that it was a fun and bubbly school story.”

Cha Eun Woo described the character of Lee Su Ho by remarking, “He’s a character who looks cold on the outside, but actually has a warm heart, is occasionally a bit of a klutz, and even has a cute side. He has unexpected charms.”

He added, “He’s a character that has a different kind of backstory from the other characters I’ve played up until now. I think I’ll be able to showcase a new side of myself as a student.”

In order to achieve a more convincing portrayal of Lee Su Ho, Cha Eun Woo is currently going to great lengths to get into the mindset of the character. “In order to understand the character of Su Ho better, I followed the director’s advice to spend my last 30 minutes before going to bed thinking about things that Su Ho has been through,” shared the ASTRO member. “I think about Su Ho’s backstory before going to sleep.”

He continued, “I’m also practicing sports like jujitsu and basketball in order to better portray the character of Su Ho, who loves sports.”

In terms of how similar he is to the character of Lee Su Ho, Cha Eun Woo commented, “Like Su Ho, I have a lot of interest in fashion and I also love sports. But I think we’re different in the way that Su Ho doesn’t hesitate to say cold things and the way he firmly puts up a wall between him and others.”

The idol-turned-actor also raved about his experience on set with his co-stars.

“I’m really having so much fun during filming,” said Cha Eun Woo. “Because I became a

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Moon Ga Young Talks About Her “True Beauty” Character And Working With Cha Eun Woo And Hwang In Yeob

Moon Ga Young talked about her new role in tvN’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama “True Beauty”!

Based on the hit webtoon of the same name, “True Beauty” is a romantic comedy about a girl named Lim Ju Gyeong (Moon Ga Young) who zealously uses makeup to hide her bare face and combat her insecurities about her looks. ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo will star in the drama as Lee Su Ho, a popular student who has his own emotional wounds, while Hwang In Yeob will play Han Seo Jun, an untamable rebel with a surprisingly warm heart.

Moon Ga Young revealed that she had chosen to star in “True Beauty” because she could feel a bright energy from the project. She explained, “Since Lim Ju Gyeong is a new kind of character I have yet to meet, I had the mindset of wanting to take on the challenge.”

The actress commented, “Since Lim Ju Gyeong is a character who can travel across different genres, her charm is that I can portray her freely. She’ll even have action scenes, so please look forward to Lim Ju Gyeong’s performance.”

On her similarities with her character, Moon Ga Young revealed that the two both had a definitive taste in music. However, the actress explained that she is the type to worry and have a lot of thoughts while Lim Ju Gyeong has a very bright and optimistic personality.

Moon Ga Young revealed, “In episode 1, Ju Gyeong goes through a lot of trial and error before she becomes remarkably skilled in makeup. We had a fun time filming this process, so I’m curious to find out how the viewers will see this.”

The actress also talked about her “True Beauty” co-stars. She shared, “Cha Eun Woo has a tsundere (having cold outward behavior while actually being warm and caring on the inside) charm, and Hwang In Yeob has a charming voice. I’m having an enjoyable time filming with the two of them.”

Moon Ga Young commented, “‘True Beauty’ will be a relatable, lovable, and heart-fluttering drama that paints the concerns, transformations, and growth that everyone goes through at least once in their teens as they become an adult.” She added, “Please look out for how each of the figures will overcome their growing pains to mature.” Finally, Moon Ga Young asked viewers to look forward to the drama.

“True Beauty” premieres on December 9 at 10:30 p.m. KST and will be available with English subtitles on Viki.

In the meantime, check out a teaser for the drama below!

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Watch: ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo And Hwang In Yeob Discover Moon Ga Young’s Secret In “True Beauty” Teaser

tvN’s upcoming drama “True Beauty” has shared an exciting new teaser!

Based on the hit webtoon of the same name, “True Beauty” is a romantic comedy about two people who learn to overcome their insecurities and find confidence after sharing their secrets with one another. Moon Ga Young will star as Lim Ju Gyeong, who zealously uses makeup to hide her bare face and combat her insecurities about her looks. ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo will star as Lee Su Ho, a popular student with his own emotional wounds, while Hwang In Yeob will play Han Seo Jun, an untamable rebel with a surprisingly warm heart.

The newly released clip begins by introducing the two “gods” of Lim Ju Gyeong’s high school: the “cold, aloof, and handsome Su Ho” and the “wild stallion Seo Jun,” both of whom cause flocks of schoolgirls to swoon wherever they go.

After running into both male students outside of school, Lim Ju Gyeong unhappily exclaims, “He goes to our school?!” and “How can there be this kind of unimaginable coincidence?!” Worried that the “secret” of her bare face will be exposed, she unhappily leans against a bathroom stall and declares, “I’m done for.”

As the caption teases a “refreshing and comic romance,” Lim Ju Gyeong finds herself getting increasingly entangled with both Lee Su Ho and Han Seo Jun, with the former giving her a piggyback ride and asking, “How much longer are you going to pretend it isn’t true?” Meanwhile, Han Seo Jun takes a photo of Lim Ju Gyeong with a face mask while exclaiming, “This is amazing.”

Despite nearly getting run over by a motorcycle, Lim Ju Gyeong appears to be determined to protect her secret at all costs, and she ends the teaser by complaining, “Why is my life such a pile of dog poop?”

“True Beauty” premieres on December 9 at 10:30 p.m. KST and will be available with subtitles on Viki. In the meantime, check out the new teaser below!

Watch another teaser for the drama with English subtitles here:

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