We are just days away from the highly anticipated May 29 premiere of My Sassy Girl! This remake promises to be full of action and romance as Joo Won and Oh Yeon Seo put their own spin on the 2001 film that jump-started Jeon Ji Hyun and Cha Tae Hyun's stellar acting careers. If you have the slightest bit of doubt about the impact My Sassy Girl will have on your life, I have found 6 reasons Joo Won alone will slay as the leading male character Gyun Woo.

1. He is known to be a hit in dramaland.

From Baker King Kim Tak Goo to Yong Pal, he is more than capable of bringing in another rating success for the SBS network. He simply has the Midas touch when it comes to TV dramas.

2. His stage name is inspired!

His father came up with the stage name Joo Won, because the Hangul pronunciation resembles the phrase "God-willing". Divine intervention is obviously at work in his fantastic career.

3. Like Gyun Woo, Joo Won is a scholar in real life.

After graduating from the prestigious Sungkyunkwan University, he enrolled in grad school at Konkuk University to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a professor. He desires a quiet existence where he can teach kids the fundamentals in life. 

 4. Joo Won is one half of a Hallyu power couple.

He is dating the queen of K-Pop, BoA! Their relationship news became common knowledge in January, and they have been setting relationship goals for us ever since. He is a successful actor, while she is royalty in K-Pop with a career length surpassing a decade. Picture perfect!

5. He's officially a sexy military man.

On May 16, he started his two-year mandatory military duty to his country. He turned down the initial offer to join the police team, so he could serve his homeland in the army instead. The ultimate tough guy! Since this will be the last time his fans will be able to see him for awhile, they will probably flock to the TV week after week.

6. He is not just a heartthrob, but he was born with his good looks!

It's been reported that he inherited his pretty boy face from his gorgeous mom. She almost joined the entertainment industry, but her son continued her dream by becoming an icon. The K-drama audience loves to watch natural beauties on-screen!

How high do you think the ratings will be for Joo Won's new series? Do you think the fact that he is currently serving in the military will give My Sassy Girl a boost? 

Shelly M is an author and blogger. Follow her personal blog at BTSCelebs.com

Image Credit: BoA's Instagram


My Sassy Girl (2017)

Starring Joo Won and Oh Yeon Seo

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