Below are some TMI of Gong Hyo-jin and Rain when shooting their movies in the past.
“Missing” – Gong Hyo-jin purposely drew 30 dots and extended her eyelashes to get away from her unusual image
Babysitter Han Mae played by Gong Hyo-jin in “Missing” is a mysterious Chinese woman. Gong Hyo-jin was fascinated by the background of this character, whose identity is not revealed at first but turns out to have deep scars. In fact, Gong Hyo-jin reportedly spent many months doing research and observing detailed gestures, tone and behaviors of babysitters when they take care of children to portray Han Mae as delicately as she could.
She also made a drastic transformation to show a new image that the viewers had never seen before. In particular, Gong Hyo-ji randomly drew more than 30 dots on her face and made her eyelashes look unorganized.
In an interview at the time “Missing” was released, Gong Hyo-jin proudly mentioned her character transformation, saying, “People who know my lovely image will be in great shock if they watch this movie”. It is known that many fans were surprised when comparing Gong Hyo-jin’s image in “Missing” to her appearance in the popular drama “Jealousy Incarnate”, which was aired before the movie.
“Race to Freedom: Uhm Bok-dong” – The person who used to spend 24 hours a day alongside Rain in the past is?
Originally, Jung Ji-hoon had a lot of worries when he first encountered the script for “Race to Freedom: Uhm Bok-dong”. He said that when he first saw the title, he thought it was a family movie.
However, he revealed that he chose “Race to Freedom: Uhm Bok-dong” because of his trust in Lee Beom-soo, the producer and supporting actor who first suggested this work to him. Above all, he chose this work because he thought the plot and setting were great contents for Koreans.
Actually, Jung Ji-hoon and Lee Beom-soo were not close before “Race to Freedom: Uhm Bok-dong”. However, the person who connected the two was Lee Yoon-jin (Lee Beom-soo’s wife), who was Jung Ji-hoon’s exclusive English teacher when he was under JYP during his “Rain” days.
At that time, when Rain entered the global market, his agency attached Lee Yoon-jin to him for 24 hours and she gave him a tremendous amount of English education. He confessed that it was tough at the time, but thanks to her, he was able to master English quickly.