I have a new obsession............ No Min Woo
Sigh~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~, born in 1986 with a perfect face 완벽한 얼굴 (is this how you say it in Korean? perfect face...). He is a very pretty boy. I won't use handsome to describe him, he is a seriously pretty one.
Warning: There are some spoilers ahead!
I have watched him in these Korean dramas:
2. My gf is a Gumiho
His features , his face spell P-E-R-F-E-C-T. There is no flaw!! (well , except for one, which i will slowly get to at the bottom ;-)
In Pasta, a skillful Italian pasta chef, with a an easy going, kind of happy-go-lucky character;
This picture in particular:
His skin is too flawless, it looks a little fake! don't you think so? or is the photoshop-ping, lighting , makeup , photo shoot effects etc? His skin looks a little like plastic.
His nose, ah, his nose, so very prominent. Good nose for a male. If the nose were to be on a female, it would be all too big and too prominent. A female's nose got to be smaller and more dainty. He's is perfect for him.
His eyes, they are all together lovely. They seem to sparkle and have a life of their own. He can look at you without speaking, his eyes will do all the talking. They seem so alive, so lively. I wonder if he uses contact lenses to give that boost of liveliness.
Now, the mouth. His lips. They are just too defined. Is it natural?? i mean, i don't know how to describe it. it looks just too perfectly shaped. Even more so than a woman's.
If we had a pic just on his lips, wouldn't you mistaken it for a very beautiful lady?:
My GF is a Gumiho
Let's take a look at him in My Gf is a Gumiho:
Role as Park Dong Joo. He is not the male lead, so he doesn't get the girl. It breaks my heart so when i watch his saddened face, his tears when his love, Mi Ho (played by Shin Min Ah), does not return his love. Very heart breaking. I feel for Dong Joo.
Getting more and more perfect. His features and overall face line is getting sharper and more defined. His chin and jaw and cheeks are more prominent and less "puffy".
He actually lost 7kg for for this role as compared to "Pasta". wow, 7kg is heaps! that's quite a lot of weight shed off!
His eyes, oh his eyes, they sparkle and speak for themselves. Those eyes can melt ice. Seriously, how does he manage those piercing melting eyes? The iris of his eyes are glistening black and the white parts are nicely white. Is there some kind of eyedrops to make eyes this clear and glistening????
To prepare for his role in Gumiho, No Min Woo even had to isolate himself for a month to get into the character of Park Dong Joo. A deep, dark and lonely character with no friends. A non-human more than 500 years of age. A man with a past who lost the love his life dying by his own hands.
In the interview he mentioned this: “Since playing the role of Dong Joo, I had less mood swings. I even react more calmly in every day life. If Mi Ho is happy, then it doesn’t matter how Dong Joo is.”
Credits to lovexskyline@livejournal , zhxzhx @ soompi
Ah, i never knew so much had to be prepared before drama shoots. One has to be prepared emotionally and mentally. So much so you have to get into character at least one month before the real shooting begins. If it was a lonely character, you had to isolate yourself, make yourself lonely in order to feel those feelings and get them captured on the screen for viewers. Not only that, you had to upkeep your looks and body. Lose weight!
Wow, seems like a very deep and profound profession. Not to mention time consuming and life changing. You practically need to change your entire life for a drama (physically and emotionally, both inside and out). Too much for me~~ i don't think i could do that.
This just shows how much professionalism actors/actresses have. How much they sacrifice just to get into character for a drama/movie. Way to go, No Min Woo! His acting in this drama is very very good. I can feel the sense of hopelessness when he realises he can't have Mi Ho. When she rejects him, it is such a heartache to watch his expression. Really!
No wonder Korean dramas always hit the spot in terms of delivering emotions and character. You can really feel it. I've watched other Asian dramas, but so far Korean dramas deliver the best.
Now the current year 2011 drama , Midas.
No Min Woo as Yoo Myeong Joon. Another sad character who not only does not get the girl, he even has to suffer critical illness and experience death!
Well, i didn't particularly fancy his character here.
On initial set, he had a playboy character where he slept around with plenty of beautiful girls.
Even when hospitalised, he is openly having an intimate french kiss with a sexy girl in his arms on the hospital bed!!
Nope, didn't like him here. And what's worst was his face. Yep, that pretty face of his begin its evolvement into something too feminine for my liking.
I have to admit, he is very very good looking in most of the scenes, but there are some, just some that spells G_I_R_L. His face gets all too feminine. It feels like there was too much make-up or something.
It doesn't help when his dressing in the drama is very "gay". Leopard prints, pink knitted sweaters and yup, don't forget those full blown super shapely lips. His lips are
Ok, enough of his feminine side. Getting back to the drama, No Min Woo surpassed his own book of records in weight losing!!!!!!!!
This time he lost yet another 9.5kgs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! shocking??? no????
Oh My God! how do you survive losing 9.5 kgs when you are already thin?
if an overweight person loses 9.5kgs, it'll be good for the body. But not when a thin/ normal weight person loses 9.5 kgs. It'll cause havoc emotionally, mentally, and all your organs in the body may end up malfunctioning. Poor No Min Woo. He is so professional. he wanted to portray his cancer character well so he kept on losing weight since the beginning of the drama up until his last scene in Midas. It was reported that he felt so weak he was trembling all the way while filming. Shocking!
“On my days off, I do aerobic exercises and eat salad. My body trembles while filming because it lacks energy. However, by acting when completely out of energy, my breathing changes (i think he wanted his breathing to change so that it will be more realistic as a cancer sufferer). Also, my heart for ‘Jung Yeon’ (Lee Min Jung) grows stronger and more sorrowful… Being that I’m so hungry lately, I wish that Myung Jun set up a bakery in the program.“ credit to allkpop.
Whoa! hands down to No Min Woo. I can't believe he actually survived. If i had to lose 10 kg, i'd be having IV drips in the ICU hospital right now! i'd be all bones and skeletal.
And recently he starred in a new horror movie Gisaeng ryoung.
Why oh why does he have to get more feminine. He could just stay his perfect gorgeous face back then in Gumiho. That was perfect.
Nice grungy hair and look. Well, at least here he doesn't look so feminine. He looks like a man in this pic.
Funny fashion sense. And girly make up. Too feminine.
This one is seriously girl-leeee................no, no , no.
The kid in Gisaeng Ryoung gets a kiss and hug from No Min Woo:
Min Woo getting too Feminine
Let's take a look at the all-too-feminine No Min Woo currently (July-aug 2011):
Hah, do you see my point? No Min Woo has become female except for his body which is still ok for a guy. oh Gosh, he looks like a girl already.
He is even prettier than those Korean female actresses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Geez, Min Woo, please become more manly again. This femininity is a bit too much. I can't believe my eyes when i saw those pics.
2011 birthday fanmeeting - still too feminine
At his recent birthday celebration with fans, his face was so made up it looked kinda fake (may 29th was his birthday).
I'm not sure if it was the makeup or some other factor, eventhough it showed clear and flawless skin, it does not seem natural anymore.
Get a load of these pics and tell me what you think. too much makeup? no?
And his lips. They are way too shapely. He he, again i pinpoint at his lips. And those eyes, did he put on too much liner? the eyes are soooo pretty, too pretty. Sorry Min Woo , i didn't mean to be so critical, i just hope that you'll get back to your more manly mode rather than this over feminine face.
Full house 2? No min woo may be starring in a sequel to Full House. Ah at last, this time No Min woo as the male lead will get the girl. I'm waiting patiently for him to be the male lead.
But first, i seriously hope he'll do something to his all-too-feminine face.
Let it go back time to those Gumiho days, it was pretty without being overboard. I love him there.
UPdate: i found this comment somewhere which is oh-so-appropriate:
i think he is way too girly. He is very pretty and would be much better if he could be more masculine. With his good looks, he needs some masculinity to pull off as a guy, then he can shine. rIght now, i dunno if any girl would look good next to him cos he looks too feminine. He would most certainly outshine the girl in terms of beauty!
The perfect gumiho pretty boy
And i'll end this post with the perfect No Min Woo pictures. He's already pretty enough. Don't get prettier! (don't be too feminine!)
Here's the perfect No Min Woo back then in gumiho days: