Jun Ji Hyun's "My Sassy Girl" is inarguably one of the classic K-movies that piqued the interest of viewers with Korean fandom.
The unlikely romance between the Hallyu star and Cha Tae Hyun's character gained massive popularity, achieving a record-breaking success at the time.
According to media outlets, the rom-com film was the second highest-selling Korean film in 2001.
Moreover, the drama became a huge hit that it had various spinoffs and adaptations, including Japanese, Chinese, Thai, and the recent is a Filipino remake.
Apart from it, the screenwriter and director released a prequel to the mega-hit film called "Windstruck" that starred Jun Ji Hyun portraying the role of local police officer Yeo Kyung Jin together with Jang Hyuk.
"My Sassy Girl" is based on a true story written by Kim Ho Sik, which later on adapted it as a fictional novel.
It follows the story of Gyeon Woo, portrayed by Cha Tae Hyun, who is a college student and surprisingly gets intertwined with the extraordinary life of The Sassy Girl, played by the Hallyu star.
After 20 years since it was released, let's find out the current and upcoming projects of the "My Sassy Girl" cast.
Jun Ji Hyun
The 2001 rom-com drama is probably Jun Ji Hyun's claim to fame that cemented her career in the industry.
The "My Sassy Girl" opened a lot of doors for the 39-year-old beauty, headlining several notable dramas and films; including "The Thieves," "Assasination," and K-dramas "My Love from the Star" and another top-rating series, "The Legends of the Blue Sea" with Lee Min Ho.
After her project with fellow Hallyu star Jun Ji Hyun made a comeback to the small screen land in the hit K-zombie drama "Kingdom" season 2.
In 2021, she reprised her role as Ashin in the spinoff "Kingdom: Ashin of the North."
Apart from this, she is also set to reunite with Ju Ji Hoon for the upcoming K-drama "Cliffhanger," where she portrays the park's top ranger, Seo Yi Kang.
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Cha Tae Hyun
Who would forget Cha Tae Hyun's submissive character as Gyun Woo in "My Sassy Girl."
Just like the Hallyu star, the classic rom-com movie welcomed him to greater heights as he starred in various mega-hit series and films; this includes "The Grand Heist," "The Producers," "Along with the Gods," and more.
Five years after "My Sassy Girl" was released, the 45-year-old actor led the remake of "My New Sassy Girl" with Victoria Song. He reprised his role as Gyu Woong and managed to connect some scenes in the 2001 film.
Interestingly, he also made a cameo in "The Legend of the Blue Sea," acting next to the Hallyu star.
To recall, he referred to Jun Ji Hyun's character calling it his first love.
Now, he is currently starring in comedy crime K-drama "Police University" with Girls' Generation's Kyrstal and B1A4's Jinyoung.
In addition, he is also set to lead the cast of JTBC's new series "Movie" with Jo In Sung and Han Hyo Joo.
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Written by Geca Wills