‘Like for Likes’ shows love on social media

A romantic comedy featuring A-list stars, including “Veteran” star Yoo Ah-in, will hit the big screen here next month.

Titled “Like for Likes,” the film features three couples ― Yoo Ah-in and Lee Mi-yeon; Kim Joo-hyuk and Choi Ji-woo; and Kang Ha-neul and Lee Som.

At a press conference, Tuesday, director Park Hyun-jin introduced her film, the love stories of three couples who start dating on a social network service.

“Reflecting the current trend that more people use social media for relationships, the three couples in the film develop their relations through Facebook,” the director explained at a theater in Apgujeong, southern Seoul.

The six protagonists starring in the new film commented how satisfied they were with their on-screen partners and enjoyed filming.

“Shooting with actor Yoo Ah-in was a completely new experience,” said actress Lee Mi-yeon, who dates the younger actor in the movie. “As many know, he is a person with distinct characteristics and has a great passion for film, so I was under pressure to keep up with his tremendous concentration while shooting,” the 44-year-old actress said.

Responding to Lee, Yoo said “I have respected her for a long, long time and have regarded her as my ideal type ever since I began acting in the industry. Overall, I had enjoyed working with her.” In the film, Lee features as a veteran television drama writer while Yoo plays the role of a top actor.

Actor Kim Joo-hyuk, who becomes a couple with actress Choi Ji-woo said he had felt comfortable working with Choi from the first day they met.

“I was comfortable showing with her from the beginning of the film. She’s an actor with ingenuous beauty and of course, she looks so beautiful,” Kim said.

“We hadn’t met each other even on an informal occasion. But after I heard that my on-screen partner was to be played by him, I was like free from care. He is caring and I could concentrate on shooting thanks to his consideration,” Choi responded to Kim.

In the film, Choi plays an air stewardess while Kim is a tenant who rents a room Choi’s house.

Actor Kang Ha-neul and actress Lee Som, both 25, revealed their first impressions of one another before shooting began.

“After meeting with her, I knew she was an unaffected and honest person,” Kang said. Lee made his name as an actress after taking a lead role in 2014 romance “Scarlet Innocence,” also said that she learned a lot from Kang.

Kang plays an up-and-coming composer who has never dated in his life and Lee portrays a rookie television producer who refers to herself as an”expert on dating.”

“Like for Likes” will hit screens nationwide from Feb. 18.

By Baek Byung-yeul
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