Lee Min Jung = the Korean Jane Eyre


With the upcoming Korean theatrical release of Jane Eyre, fans participated in a fun poll. Cine Seoul asked fans to vote which Korean celebrity would best fit for the role of Jane Eyre if it ever were to have a Korean version. The poll took place from April 11th to the 18th, and actress Lee Min Jung won with an overwhelming 50.8% of the votes.

 The movie is an adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s famous novel of the same name, Jane Eyre. The novel portrays the life of Jane Eyre, a poor orphan, living amidst the 19th century aristocratic society.

 Despite her humble status and wealth, or lack thereof, Jane is able stay strong and confident in the face of life and love. Lee Min Jung is well-known for her talents in French, art, and music. Just like Jane Eyre, she’s sophisticated and intelligent making her the perfect actress to play Jane Eyre if a Korean adaptation was ever to be produced.

 The nation’s little sister Moon Geun Young ranked second with 36% of the votes, Nine-Tailed Fox’s Shin Min Ah placed third with 7.4%, and glamorous bagel (baby-faced + glamorous) girl Shin Se Kyung won fourth win 5.8%.

 Jane Eyre will open in Korean theaters April 20th.

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Photo by Kim Soo Jin of Studio V ([email protected])