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Fated to love you – Actors, director and writers commentary for Director’s Cut

Report from actual commentary filming, about the director & actors (there are pictures if you follow the link!)

Originally posted on JH DC Gallery, Eng. translation by Gumi

Schedule for commentaries and interviews were first Sera and Daniel for one hour, and then Gun and MY will come and commentary all together for 2 hours, and then interviews for Gun, MY and director.

First, our director came. Our Dong-vely, the master of DongYoon-ism!
(four pictures)

Director’s autograph (Says “Thank you very much~! Thanks to your big love, we could have fun filming our drama. Lee Dong Yoon PD. FTLY DC gallery Jjang!”)

Director was really cute. he said he doesn’t have an autograph, and he went over to another room to practice autograph. LOL how adorable.
Guys, this Director’s Cut will have episodes edited by director, but will also have bonus features all edited by director himself. It’s really rare! People in the industry were all commenting it was rare.

Out of 20 episodes, most episodes will have deleted inserted, and those inserted scenes, director will collect them and make commentary out of it as well. Looked like he was gonna insert most of the deleted scenes. Of course he didn’t do it yet so no one knows how much, but looks like there will be a looooot of deleted scenes.

And apparently the director knows our gallery lol. He also knows of DVD cafe. So guys let’s not leave here and show him the manias are still appreciating the show and waiting for the dvd!
There’s no other director like him, this was in REAL Director’s Cut.

And Wang Ji Won came.
Ha……guys….do you even know how pretty Sera is? She was really pretty. Her skin…it’s another world really, her skin was shining.
It’s said that she was really good at interviews too. She’s smart and kind, people said.
She came and received a paper with interview questions and was preparing. We were all tense and nervous in the other room, and gathered enough courage to go up to her and give her presents and asked of autograph. She said OK to autograph and picture taking! She smiled brightly as we took her photo and she was really really pretty.
Us DVD team were all impressed at her beauty and we thanked her for retweeting DVD promoting tweets.

And Choi Jin Hyuk came.
From the moment he walks down the stairs, he was totally like a model…definitely not a common person…
wow….neighborhood oppa is cool, has amazing eyes, and he had broad shoulders.
Daniel also came and read the interview questions.
We got his autograph but the moment we were about to ask him of photo, he got called in to do the interview…and we ended up not getting his photo.
Daniel did the interviews and did only one episode of commentary and left, cuz he was busy.
Looked like he was super busy cuz he’s the lead role in next drama. We were just really grateful that he could be here today at all.
Sorry chingus we couldn’t take his photo. Thought sneak pics wouldn’t be a manner, and was gonna get one with his permission, but he was too busy.

When Daniel finished his interview and Sera was doing hers, Nara came.
We didn’t know but the production team let us know lol. They told her we were from fan cafe (looked like they couldn’t rly differentiate between DC or daum fan cafe haha) and we brought gifts to her and really MY was there!
I saw her during support event, too, but why did her face get even smaller…
Her face was about to disappear, she was wearing red shirt and jeans, and she looked like a doll…really like a doll. I mean she’s pretty on screen too but she at least looks like a human right? In real she just looks like a doll. You just need to see her in person….she’s really special and pretty. A doll is speaking.
We gave her the gifts and she immediately showed reactions. When we gave her handmade brownie she laughed saying she tried it once before but had negative responses. And she was super moved by our Touching Lines book…
She opened the wrap right away and flipped through the book.
Director was there as well and as she opened the book he read it together.
Did you guys really make it? By yourselves? -Yes, the one who wrote the calligraphy had to learn photoshop as well to make this – Wow daebak…! It’s the best!
We were really proud.
And Nara jjang said she had to write her name at the back, ‘Jang Na Ra’s book!’ – and she did write it.
And NR’s manager was there, when we were giving gifts I was holding the camera, and i put it on a table, and the manager took it and took pictures for us. So we have more pictures of JNR than other actors…cuz as fans, we can’t take too many pictures right? but the manager was taking it for us, so we were just thankful lol.

And Gun appeared
I only saw his body coming downstairs and i thought that movement was like a person in 20s, so I didn’t even know JH arrived. What the! lol. but our fan leader recognized him right away.
He was in comfy clothes with no make-up and had hat and glasses on.
Again, staffs told him we were from fan cafe…why are they so kind?!
We ended up giving him gifts on the hallway in haste…T.T he was the only one who couldn’t sign the autograph in proper table…he did it on a wall, took picture in the dark T.T
We couldn’t take that many pics of JH as well..it was kind of difficult to ask him in the situation. Also thought it wouldn’t be too in manner if we take too many pics when he didn’t have make-up on…
But I did get to see him here and there with my own eyes and chingus I’m telling you, I almost died trying to stand still as if I’m not a fan. And in the picture he’s wearing glasses so you can’t really see his eyes well but I saw his eyes without glasses. Super pretty. It’s those eyes that were infatuating us on the screen. I’m so fortunate to have had a chance to look at those eyes. He was wearing pretty thick glasses….

So five of them are all here! Let us start the commentaries!

They started with Episode 8 commentary. Daniel had schedule and he had to go, so they started with Ep8 which had a lot of Daniel. Sitting was from left Sera Gun Director MY Daniel. It was Director in the center and guy girl guy girl, looked pretty on camera. and for Episode 2, Daniel left and they set like Sera Gun MY Director. And there was also a couple interview. We’ll be able to have enough of snail couple.

And back to commentary, my thoughts after having heard them is….

Is there anyone still thinking whether or not they should buy the DVD?

Buy. Just buy.
You won’t regret.

Couldn’t stop grinning throughout when I was listening to commentaries.

Our actors were so good at commentaries as well…For both episodes, they never even stopped, just went straight ahead. Our editing director was a veteran who did countless Director’s Cuts, and he said it was the first time for him to see them doing this. Usually they have various requests, problems, but we didn’t have any, just went straight ahead filming.

Haha laughter sounds were coming out endlessly…actors, director keep laughing. Such a good atmosphere and some scene analysis and continuous dialogues. They just laughed a lot during commentaries.
I felt so happy watching them…Felt like watching the drama together with the actors.
Hyuk was so excited and talked a lot, Nara’s signature laughter was audible, all five of them talked well and atmosphere was really good.
Editing director also said it was one of the best atmosphere he’s seen.

After it was over Sera left and the most wanted couple interview was done.
I only saw the monitor and couldn’t hear the interviews, so dunno much about it.
But they had enough time interviewing, and talked to each other a lot, even during breaks and stuff.

And NR individual interview, JH individual interview…and director’s interview at the last, and our 8 hour long commentary+interview filming was done.

And important point! We filmed at MBC, and they brought not a 6mm camera but ENG camera they use for drama filming.
It custs 1000 dollars for one day use, super expensive. There have 3 of these, one went out to film documentary, so they borrowed one from outside.
And they weren’t just vjs, they were like, drama filming people….the youngest one was 20 year veteran. They were talking about ‘why are the best members here lol’ and I was like what are they talking about? but it was real.

And they’ll also do some color filtering, and it’s said that they don’t do that often for Director’s Cut DVD. And again, someone top on that area will be doing it. The one who’s responsible for our project in MBC is passionate about this, so he made this all happen…

It seems like MBC, production company, director they are all ambitious about our FTLY DVD. So at this rate, actually, MBC won’t be earning money, they’ll be losing money. But they all just think of this as doing art and are passionate about Director’s Cut, that’s the only motivation for them to do art right now.

One of the staffs said they hope it’s promoted a lot, it’s really rare for a Director’s Cut to have this quality. It’d be a shame if people don’t buy it cuz they don’t know about this.

We might be able to get really good quality DVD.
I was so proud to be a fan of this drama today.
Let’s work hard in promotion and sell a lot of this!


Fated to love you – SoHo TV event – Video, excerpts and photos


Excerpts by Gumi, originally posted on Soompi FTLY thread:

I watched the entire Sohu video and to be honest it was kinda boring……but our actors were very pretty and good looking.

Most of the stuffs said were not that interesting or already mentioned previously….but here’s what I remember


MC asked the director, from the viewer’s point of view those two actors didn’t change at all (in terms of how they look) for 12 years. What do you think? and the director said, I think so too, they didn’t change at all, except now Jang Hyuk is married with two kids.


When they asked about Lee Geon’s laugh, they said (don’t remember if it was director or writer..) that no it wasn’t written on the script, JH came up with it. On our first reading day, Jang Hyuk said he’ll try this laugh, and we all loved it, so we decided to put it into the script as well. And he just kept using it, utilizing it to create his character.


When JNR was asked how JH changed in 12 years, she said “He has gotten handsome!” and people laughed and she hastily added “Don’t misunderstand. He looks exactly the same he did 12 years ago…but just…. more handsome. I don’t know how to describe this…!”





JNR said her greetings in Chinese, and then it was CJH turn. CJH said “Oh jeez with someone speaking in Chinese right before me, now I’m all nervous and stressed.” MC said maybe he can say a word of Chinese too, and he said nope, don’t know a single word.


Choi Dae Chul (our beloved Sec Tak) once again thanked Jang Hyuk. He said a lot of the loved scenes of Sec Tak, including the freeze!! scenes, they were mostly created by Jang Hyuk on spot. It was Jang Hyuk and him interacting on the filming site, and JH coming up with this and that idea, that eventually made Sec Tak a more interesting and lovely character so he is grateful to Jang Hyuk.

MC mentioned Sec Tak is a sexy ahjussi and Tak got (jokingly) upset, said he is not ahjussi, he is young. MC said these days in China ahjussis are hot and trendy, and Tak made this awkward adorable heart with his arms.

Tak called Jang Hyuk ‘hyung’ and JH bursted out, “I’m not hyung! I’m young!” and Tak said “ahahaha loll hyung you’re in a trouble now (now everybody knows you’re older than I am)”. But I’m confused, as someone presented alternative theory…I thought Tak was actually 2 years younger than JH (that’s what their profile age says) so JH was just joking by saying he’s not hyung and Tak was saying oh lol now everybody knows you are older altho u look younger….but then the alternative theory says, maybe Tak is not younger than JH. He could have wrong profile age, that happens to some celebs. So if Tak is actually not younger, then he is the one making joke about calling JH hyung……someone presented this alternative theory cuz JH didn’t look like he was joking when he bursted out “I’m not hyung!” Oh, but the truth is behind the wall……..I’m so confused………..LOL


Choi Woo Shik (Lee Yong) stood up and said he wanted to be a great actor like Jang Hyuk. And then he added he also wanted to be a great actor like Sec Tak (they were sitting right next to each other and were being super cute together)

And in a separate video of interview with JH and JNR, JH said hardest scenes to film was all the bed-related scenes…cuz he was so sleep deprived and felt like sleeping right away as soon as he lay on a bed. He tried desperately to keep awake in all the bed-scenes. lolawwwwwww (combination of awww and lol)









Fated to love you – Section TV interview – translation by Gumi


JNR said she was sad but also excited. She was excited about how she will maintain and develop relationship with the people she met thru the drama.

CJH said they had the best atmosphere on the filming site ever.

JH did his Gunnie laugh for everyone.

JNR said staffs and Jang Hyuk sunbaenim all treated her so well, so preciously, just as if they were treating MiYoung.

Q: How do you grade your chemistry with Jang Hyuk out of 100?
JNR: 10,000!

Q: If there’s an offer to work with JNR again?
JH: Oh, sold!

My character was very hyper and up in the air, and Jang Nara made it shine. Without Jang Nara’s realistic acting my character wouldn’t have worked.

Oh and our dear Mr.Park of hamohamo duo…he revealed his top secret. He was supposed to come out only until Ep5….but due to his popularity ended up surviving till Ep20 lol.

Mr. Tak said his thank you to Jang Hyuk for taking care of him.

CJH chose the scene where Daniel turns his car around to send MY off to Gunnie as the most memorable scene.

JNR said “Bed scene?” and laughed. They showed various bed scenes and caption said “Too many be scenes, not sure which one she is referring to…”

JH chose the scene in Jeju island where LG and MY have conversation about fate. How fate is nothing special, it is just loving the person in front of you, etc.

FTLY Director’s Cut DVD (revised)

Happy to deliver some good news!

Thanks to all your support, ‘Fated to Love You’ Director’s Cut DVD finally came true! Yoohoo!

DVD production company is DNT Media (it’s known for making great Director’s Cut DVD~)

We are expecting it to be out by early December.

So, the important thing…Bonus features!

Interview, commentary, NG cuts, unreleased cuts, everything will be there!

And even better…they will be ALL be edited by our director himself!!

(According to the DVD company, there’s no other director like him. Other directors usually only do the commentary…but our BTS will be created by the director himself. How sweet!)

We will be receiving pre-payment first before DVD is produced, to see how much actual demand we have. And depending on the amount of demand we get, we might end up with better quality DVD set, or no DVD set at all (which will happen if there is far far less actual demand compared to demand survey, but hopefully this doesn’t happen! If this happens, we will return your pre-payment)

And here are some special gifts for those who make pre-payment!

1. Photo book

Of course we requested for unreleased photos! How many pages, we don’t know yet, it depends on how many actual demands we get…so we are only letting you know that there will be a photo book

2. Script~!

Director himself helped us convincing the writers…! It’s a rare gift. To all of those pre-paying for the DVD, we will be giving script of Ep1~20…entire series! There’s no other DVD set like this~

3. Good Luck Chip

Remember the chip from Macau casino? The chip that made MiYoung into a Goddess of Luck, the first present Gun ever gave to MiYoung! For the first 500 people to make pre-payment, we will give out Good Luck Chip~

Sweet, isn’t it? If more than 1000 sets are sold during pre-pay period, if there’s stronger demand than expected, there might be more awesome gifts we can offer. So please do purchase it, and keep spread the word around 🙂

And here are some things you might want to know:

-There will be separate page for international fans to purchase.

In Korea, the pre-payment page has already been open and fans started purchasing DVD. However, due to difficulty for international fans to use the page, there will be a separate purchase page for international fans. We will be updating you with when the purchase begins and how to make the payment, so please keep an eye on news.

-Good Luck Chip! Don’t worry about it.

If you are worried that you won’t be one of the first 500 people to make the payment and thus would lose the chance to get the chip…don’t worry! There are separate chips ready for international purchasers.

-DVD Region Code : 3

It can be played in Korea and Southeast Asia. (However, you can always watch it on your computer…! Also, I heard it is not that hard to find a region-free DVD player.)

It’s Chuseok holiday in Korea now. After the holidays, we will update you with any changes or news. Thank you very much for your attention and support 🙂

Fated to love you – Ep 19 – Thoughts and discussion

I know I sound like a broken record now, but I loved this episode. I can’t write at the moment because I need to finish some work but I want to link to a long excellent review of this episode writen by a korean fan and translated by our Gumi

Since I didn’t ask permission to copy it here, I prefer to link to the thread