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Lady Daddy (아빠가 여자를 좋아해)

아빠가 여자를 좋아해 (A-bba-ga Yeo-ja-deul Jong-a-hae)

Directed by Lee Kwang-jae (이광재)

Screenplay by

Comedy Romantic comedy Melodrama Romance

113min | Release date in South Korea :

Also known as "Dad Likes Women"
Ji-hyeon (Lee Na-young) is enjoying a perfect life as a beautiful photographer following a sex-change operation, until a young boy claiming that she had fathered him comes knocking at her door. Trouble ensues as Ji-hyeon tries to act like a conventional dad while her boyfriend (Kim Ji-seok-I) grows increasingly suspicious.


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      2012/02/11, Source,
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    • Lee Na-young to star in TV series "The Fugitive Plan B" with Rain

      2010/06/17, Source,
      Korean actress Lee Na-young [KEYEAST] Korean actress Lee Na-young has been set to star in upcoming KBS TV series tentatively titled "The Fugitive Plan B" alongside Asian superstar Rain, according to her agency KEYEAST. KEYEAST made the announcement on its official website on Wednesday, confirming that Lee has been cast as the female lead opposite Rain, playing a mysterious woman named Jin-yi who approaches Rain's character with a hidden motive,...More
    • Lee to play opposite Rain in new drama

      2010/06/16, Source,
      Actress Lee Na-young will join singer and actor Rain in the highly anticipated drama ",...More
    • Lee Na-young turns man on the set of "High Kick Through The Roof"

      2010/01/19, Source,
      Actress Lee Na-young on the set of "High Kick Through The Roof" [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia] "Ahhh- haaandsome-" Director Kim Yeong-gi, who had been keeping a chic silence all along, blurts out in near-exclamation. The "Beautiful" actress Lee Na-young was described as "handsome" in her portrayal of Lee Na-bong during her cameo appearance in MBC sitcom "High Kick Through The Roof". But this fatally attractive handsome character also managed to melt the heart of 'ice prince' Lee Ji-hoon (played by Choi Daniel). It was truly incredible to watch Choi Daniel, who had always portrayed the image of a chic city guy, return to his actual age and behave as charming as a younger brother.,...More
    • [INTERVIEW] Actor Kim Ji-seok-I

      2010/01/19, Source,
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      2010/01/14, Source,
      Actress Lee Na-young [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia] Most actresses which men rave about, are less liked by women. But a handsome number of female fans became enchanted with Lee Na-young's roles in TV series such as "Ruler of Your Own World" and "Ireland". And words such as 'consistency', 'sturdiness' and 'prudence' -- normally used to describe someone of the male gender -- also befit this 31-year-old actress well. She was the same on the set of film "Lady Daddy". The Lee Na-young that 10Asia met with sighed as she jokingly complained how the female members of the crew would ask for photographs with her when she dressed up as a man in particular, much more so than when she was herself. But it seemed unlike that her image as an actress will be affected after she dons a mustache and short hair to play her character Ji-hyun. Below is 10Asia's interview with the actress who seeks after what she wants, even if it may be the long way around. 10: I hear that you choose your roles quite carefully so "Lady Daddy" was an surprising choice in many ways. Lee Na-young (Lee): I made my mind up very quickly for film "Dream" and sitcom "High Kick Through The Roof" but took more time with "Lady Daddy" because many people around me were concerned about it. Before, I had never thought about 'image' in choosing a role but it seemed I should with this film since the topic may influence my image as an actress in Korea. That's why some people were telling me, "As an actress..". but in the end, I decided to think about my character and genre more than my image. 10: So what was the key factor that led you to take on "Lady Daddy"? Lee: I liked the combination of comedy with the possibly risky topic we are usually careful to talk about. Sex change in particular is something Koreans are not used to and have little information or knowledge about. So I was extremely attracted to the collaboration of the topic and genre, and another thing was that I wanted to play the role of a man. I was very shocked upon seeing Kate Blanchett's acting in the film "I'm Not There". I had never thought I'd be able to play the role of a guy but also started wondering whether such an opportunity would arise in our country too. That's why, when I got the scenario for this film, I was worried about it. But I also told myself that it was unlikely I'd be given the chance to play this sort of a role again. That's why for me, what was important was 'being a guy' and not dressing up as one, whether it be as the person from his past or as a dad.,...More
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      2009/07/25, Source,
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     Kim Tae-hwan-I (김태환)
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    113 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
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    Airing dates : 2010/01/14
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    As of 2010.01.31 : 178,049 admissions (total)
    As of 2010.01.24 : 170,161 admissions (total)
    As of 2010.01.17 : 115,172 admissions (total)
    As of 2010.01.10 : 5,406 admissions (total)

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