October 18, 2014 08:17
The film "My Love My Bride" got off to a good start, attracting more than 600,000 viewers in just four days after its release last Thursday.
It is a remake of the 1990 romantic comedy directed by Lee Myung-se, starring Park Joong-hoon and the late actress Choi Jin-sil. The new version stars Cho Jung-seok and Shin Min-a, who play the leading couple.
The remake cleverly mixed the original's cartoon-like fun with today's changed views of relationships and marriage.
The husband, who was an employee at a publishing company in the original, is now a community service center official who dreams of becoming a poet, and the wife, who used to be a full-time homemaker, is now an instructor at an art academy.
Shin said the film was a challenge for her, and it seems to have paid off. "I've usually played dreamy characters that don't seem to exist in reality, but now I'm over 30 and I really wanted to play a realistic, ordinary woman. So I decided to take the role as soon as I read the script," said Shin. "Still I was nervous and worried because the original was a very popular and memorable film. I tried my best and all the staff worked really hard. I am so happy that the movie is receiving good response."
Cho said the film has increased his interest in getting married. "I hope people feel the aura that only couples have watching our film. They go through all odds together and still walk together holding hands," Cho said. "I want to get married even more after filming. I want a woman who has natural charm and is faithful."
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