Son Ye Jin and Jung Hae In are set to star in the sparkling romance known also by its original Korean title, "Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food," which was inspired by Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Gyo, the real-life star couple who are known as the Song-Song Couple. What is the special connection?

On March 28, during the press event for the new drama, director Ahn Pan Seok was asked how he came up with the Korean title, "Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food."

The drama is about a 30-something woman being romanced by a younger man. In K-drama lingo, such a romance is referred to as a noona romance, as the term "Noona" is an endearing term for an older sister or an older woman.


Director Ahn's reply is so cute!

He said he was inspired by the phrase, "To Song Joong Ki and Yoo Ah In, I'm a noona who buys them food."

“I was surfing the Internet one day when I came across the phrase ‘noona who buys me food.’ It was from an interview about a very famous star couple that got married after using that phrase. I thought it was really witty,” said the director, according to the news.

It turned out that Song Hye Gyo said that famous line in an interview that took place months before her romance with Song Joong Ki was revealed. It was well known that the actress was great friends with the two popular actors. Apparently, the pretty noona paid for the meals when they ate out.

As you probably already know by now, Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Gyo stunned worldwide fans by revealing their reel-to-real romance after co-starring in Descendants of the Sun. They were nicknamed the "Song-Song Couple" by adoring fans, and got married in October 2017 in a glamorous wedding.

"Something in the Rain" (Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food) is set to premiere on March 30.


Director Ahn was indeed inspired by the Song-Song Couple to come up with the cute Korean title.

Will Son Ye Jin buy food for co-star Jung Hae Jin? I'm really excited about this new drama. How about you?

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