In light of Jung Joon-young's involvement in taking secret sex tapes of women in the Burning Sun nightclub scandals, more attention is being paid to Jung Joon-young's past work. One such case is Jung Joon-young's role on "The Lover", an omnibus Mnet drama from 2015.
On "The Lover", Jung Joon-young plays up-and-coming musician in his early twenties who is living with his girlfriend, play by Oh Yeon-seo, about twelve years his senior. They are one of four couples whose shared living arrangements are portrayed in the generally humorous drama.
"The Lover" was promoted as an edgy cable project that pushed boundaries. Nonetheless, director Kim Tae-eun-III described Jung Joon-young as being at times excessive with profane language. His dialog often had to be bleeped out.
At the time, this seemed harmless. Co-star Oh Yeon-seo described the behavior at the time as being cute, since Jung Joon-young's anger would often come off as childish in execution. While "The Lover" did passably well under modest expectations, Jung Joon-young ultimately ended up focusing on variety shows rather than dramas.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.
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