“Wonderful Radio,” starring Lee Jung Jin and Lee Min Jung unveils its full theatrical trailer in anticipation of its release on the big screen. The trailer shows Lee Min Jung’s has-been pop idol character, now a radio DJ Jina, and how she goes on a miracle project for her producer Ja Hyuk (Lee Jung Jin) to hold on to just 4% of their listeners.
Lee Min Jung’s character has drawn inevitable comparisons to Gong Hyo Jin’s Goo Ae Jung in the MBC drama “The Best Love.” On this, Lee Min Jung commented, “The story of ‘Wonderful Radio’ is different from ‘The Best Love,’ so while my character and Goo Ae Jung are similar, we are still different people giving life to different characters.”
For “Wonderful Radio,” Lee Min Jung had to play a loud and aggressive character, which was a departure from her usual elegant ones, as well as her graceful beauty image. Kwon Chil In, the film’s director, admitted that bringing about this transformation in the actress was one of the most pressing challenges of the film.
“Lee Min Jung is known as a goddess,” the director said at the press conference. “In this film, she had to have that image stripped away and become a girl-next-door.”
Apart from Lee Min Jung and Lee Jung Jin, “Wonderful Radio” also stars comedian Kwang Soo, who is a cast regular on SBS’ Sunday variety “Running Man.” Lee Min Jung was recently a guest star on “Running Man” for its Hong Kong special, the first episode of which was aired on December 11.
“Wonderful Radio” opens in cinemas in January 2012.
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