Secret Garden opens with wealthy mogul and all around rich boy Kim Joo Won on a blind date. It is obvious from he time that he arrives late, that he isn't going to take it the date seriously. As he and Yoon Seul walk around an art museum he discovers enough about her to know that it could never work out.
He knows that she is trying too hard, by the perfume she is wearing and that fact that she knows nothing about art (she gets the artists' name wrong). She wants love and a hot-blooded relationship. he wants compatibility and longevity. Why should he waste his time with a woman who wants something completely different from himself? Love is for fools.
I also loved the numerous jumpsuits worn by the character too.
Ireland(2004). In which he won numerous awards and made a name for himself. He has not been in any dramas after Secret Garden. He has moved on to make major motion pictures:
Come Rain Come Shine (2011)
Tears of Africa (2010)
I am Very Happy (2009)
Enter the damsel that should be in distress.....
We meet our heroine at her job. Her job isn't what normal girls are into at all. Our first site of her is through Joo Won's eyes. He notices her strength, her beauty and her physique first. Her job? An action star/stunt woman.Think of the lady who helped Buffy look like she could really kick some ass. That's Gil Ra-im. A woman who can kick your ass. Unfortunately Joo Won believes she is the lead actress and not her double.
Even though she has all of this strength and beauty, she is still fragile and soft-spoken. She is the first to apologize and the first to stand up for you. Her heart is both broken and made of gold. You see through her tough girl exterior around episode 2.
We get to know her as she saves someone's purse from getting stolen. She also stands up for her friend when a rude customer ostracizes her. We are keep in the dark about Gil Ra Im. What we do know: she lives with her best friend. She has no family, that we know of. She loves to workout and pushes herself to the limit over and over again. Oh yeah... she looks great in leather.
Ha Ji Won
Gil Ra Im is played by Ha Ji Won, a stunning actress that seems to be able to chameleon herself into any role. I say this because when I Googled her, I seriously hardly recognized her in most of the images I found.
If she looks familiar you may be a fan of What Happened in Bali (2004), Hwang Jin Yi (2006) or most recently The King 2 Hearts (2012).
Her movie career is going full force too.
As One (2012)
Sector 7 (2011)
Closer to Heaven (2009)
Tidal Wave (2009)
She is was even a singer back in the day. Sorry girl, I have to share it. Hahaha She looks amazing, but completely different than the Gil Ra Im I am used to.
Ha Ji Won - Home Run
The two main charters have met! You have met them! Where will the show twist and turn?
Just keeps your pants on till my next post!