Although the film itself did not perform well, it gave Joo some publicity before he broke through with the box-office and critical hit Happy End.
His role as a spurned lover in this psycho-drama attracted considerable notice in Korea, and the film itself also traveled to Hong Kong.
What we all hope for is that all our favorite shippy couples end up like Eugene and Ki Tae Young.
Onscreen chemistry: middling (great from him, okay from her – likely due to the acting ability disparity between them since Lee Byung Hun is just a much much better actor than Song Hye Kyo when they filmed All In).
In 2009 he starred in A Frozen Flower with Jo In-sung, a role which won him the 'Best Actor Award' at the 45th Baeksang Art Awards.
In July, 2009, Joo came back to small screen with his newest drama Dream (SBS).
In a way, this fake relationship is the closest thing she currently has to finding anyone, so she accepts Kong Ki Tae’s offer.
But, at the end of the day, it is all a big lie nonetheless.
Will love prevail all in a world of political pressures and martial hardships?
Every time there is a sparkling, sizzling, scorching new onscreen pairing, drama viewers of various persuasions suddenly feel this uncontrollable urge to scream at the screen: Just Date Already! It’s often exhilarating, but mostly painful since the number of co-stars who ended up dating is a tiny fraction of the amount of acting couplings out there.
The campaign raised nearly 10 thousand dollars for the charity.