Korean Press Digs Up Last December’s Pap Shots Of Jim Sturgess & Bae Doo Na At The Grove + Questioning The Latest Portmanteau & Other Thoughts (UPDATE: METRO Account Of “Cloud Atlas” Press Junket)

I’m trying hard to keep the bridle on my fangirling over Bae Doo Na and Jim Sturgess‘ special relationship, but let’s just say I’m loose with the reins, which is why I’ve got this post up. ๐Ÿ˜‰ It’s not often that actors I ship onscreen become an actual couple, but is it premature to be holding up the Jim Doo Na banner? It’s possible that they are just friends with benefits.

The Korean press has been much more invested in the matter primarily because Jim’s a Hollywood actor in a possible transcontinental hook-up with a respected Korean artist, who, let’s face it, isn’t ordinarily given this much attention as more mainstream Hallyu beauties. I get this sense that the Korean press treats this gossip as though Bae has scored a career achievement in the same way PSY and Gangnam Style have made it in the US. That’s disconcerting, but maybe I’m wrong. Maybe the media is fangirling because Jim and Doo Na truly are cute together.

Since Lainey outed Doo Na and Jim as a couple, the K-ent press has dissected their body language and glances in photographs from last December’s press junket for Cloud Atlas. A few outlets have also resurrected a couple of paparazzi shots of the actors at The Grove in Los Angeles. These photos were taken on December 2nd. Color me bright with giddiness ๐Ÿ™‚

Apart from LaineyGossip, in this side of the world, there’s no coverage of Jim’s dating status on leading entertainment sites.

While they’re hunted down by professional gossips and the paparazzi, Hollywood celebrities basically go about their personal lives like ordinary non-showbiz people. Unless they’re breaking up or getting hitched, they don’t typically come out with an official statement about whom they’ve started dating. Of course, that’s not how it works in Korea, asย Bae Doo Na is expected to return from the US soon and address the supposed scandal between her and the English actor. (It’s said that she’s in the US meeting with movie officials about a film role.)

I’ll guiltily imbibe the sneaky pap shots and press junket videos, but extracting an official confession from either Jim or Doo Na is beyond unnecessary. Imma be pissed, too, if the Kpress puts pressure on their relationship, whatever it is.

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UPDATE

This week, Metro’s film blogger Ross McD published a 4-part account of a round table press junket for Cloud Atlas, which I believe took place last October in Los Angeles. The actors were paired up and each pair rotated between small groups of journalists, who fired off their questions. I read all 4 chapters, but naturally, I was most interested in Jim’s and Doo Na’s round table interview.

Ross not only transcribed the interview but also his observations that point to the bond and affection (and maybe even attraction :)) between Jim and Doo Na. When a Japanese reporter asked Doo Na which between love and work has her priority, and Doo Na’s response failed to satisfy her, Jim swooped in to the rescue:

Jim Sturgess, one of whomโ€™s main characters in the film, is fervently protective of the timid Doona, can watch no longer and finally jumps to rescue her.

โ€œI think she means you immerse yourself in your work as you would in love. Itโ€™s all or nothing I guessโ€ Awww. He smiles at Doona, she smiles appreciatively back. The room sighs relief. The two make a really cute couple on screen …

At one point, Jim corrected the Japanese reporter, who was skewing Doo Na’s answer out of context. Lainey had said that Jim was naturally inclined to help Doo Na during her interview with them, but I wouldn’t have expected him to be this protective ๐Ÿ˜‰

Go here to read Mr. McD’s full account of Jim’s and Doo Na’s round table interview.

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910 Comments

  • I am Jim Sturgess fangirl and I think these two are adorable together. I was suspicious when I was watching them in interviews. Hopefully they can go about their lives but once she comes back she will have a press conference. I think.

    • couch kimchi says:

      I don’t know if she’ll have a press conference, but the Korean sites have been saying that she’ll be coming out with an official statement. I think it’s overboard, but since she’s going through with it, I hope she’ll confirm that she and Jim are dating indeed ๐Ÿ˜€

      I wasn’t suspicious because she’s also very close to Ben Whishaw, so, I thought Doo Na and Jim’s affectionate interactions were due to their friendship. Also, I thought he and Mickey O’Brien were still dating (though in October, word was already spreading that their relationship ended). However, their interactions at the press junkets, particularly in Korea, had me thinking what if Jim and Doo Na could be together. They seemed very flirty, and he would look at her and listen to her with rapt attention.

      A Metro blogger recently shared his observations on the two during a round table interview. I just updated this post with an excerpt from his account, but you can read the full account of the interview here: http://blogs.metro.co.uk/news/inside-cloud-atlas-part-4-jim-sturgess-doona-bae/

      -goodange

      • Thank you I read the interview

      • harpoinseoul says:

        I would encourage you to get a life and leave them alone. I wonder how you would feel if people were writing about your relationship on the internet. Something to definitely consider. Fame is a curse that I would wish on nobody on this planet. I wish them both peace. Warmest regards.

        • couch kimchi says:

          And with all due respect, I would encourage you to chill and stop being presumptuous.

          It’s only fangirling, the mild kind at that.

          If people were writing good things about my relationship on the Internet, then, I’d probably feel good that they are happy for me and my partner/friend. Now, if nasty things were being written about the relationship, then, this indeed would be something to consider. However, I haven’t said anything disparaging about them, and I doubt this post from a little blog is doing any direct harm to them.

          I also don’t think they’re losing sleep over this, especially Jim, who, in the past, shared photographs of him and his ex, going on vacation, and those being written about by his devoted fans everywhere else.

          I do respect their privacy, but as it so happens, they are also celebrities. They didn’t ask for some of their privacy to be compromised by fame, but it’s the nature of the beastly entertainment world. It’s also a fact that they’ve both talked about their friendship in interviews, and there have been reactions to those as well. As long as the responses are positive and fans aren’t actively, physically thwarting their privacy, then, what’s the big deal? What’s wrong in being happy for them, in expressing that they’re cute together?

          -goodange

          • They are amazing in Cloud Atlas and I have wished all the time that they would be a couple irl. I love them so much and they are๏ปฟ adorable together. It was obvious that they had a thing for each other in their interviews when promoting Cloud Atlas, and I felt it even more during the Korean press junket that something was going on. They were so cute together. When I saw those pics of them walking down the street with linked arms, omg I was so happy! Hopefully it proves they are dating, not just friends. They are both two gorgeous talanted people and they make the most beautiful, cutest couple! I can’t help but think that their babies would be the cutest ever for sure ^^

            • couch kimchi says:

              I essentially agree with everything you said ๐Ÿ™‚

              Looking back on their Korean press junket, they were extraordinarily close.

              I was reading some comments from Cinemablend, and there was a comment there from 4 months ago that caught my attention. The person claims to know for a fact that the two had built more than just a friendship, and that there was a lot of flirting (I guess on the set of Cloud Atlas). That comment was posted 4 months ago, way before anybody had an idea of the depth of their friendship. Of course, anybody can make things up online, so, who knows if that person was telling the truth or not.

              Sure, what they have might just be a close friendship. Jim Sturgess has said that he tries to keep in touch with people he has worked with. He considers Evan Rachel Wood (his co-star in Across The Universe) a good friend, and from time to time, they still communicate.

              However, I do think Jim and Doona are an item, and those pictures on Lainey’s site certainly indicate that he’s no longer with Mickey. Otherwise, I don’t think he’d be parading with his arms linked with Bae’s if Mickey was still in the picture.

              Even if they’re just friends, I’d be happy with that, too.

              -goodange

              • oldsquealingfangirl says:

                There was also a comment from someone claiming he/she/it took a picture of them dating at “N Seoul Tower on December 20 2012”. That seems way too specific for random troll bullshitting but you never know.

                Either way I’m glad they are close but I’m more disturbed at my own shipping tendencies. And that there isn’t any more of it in the online English interwebs haha.

                • couch kimchi says:

                  LOL. Don’t be ashamed of your shipping tendencies … you’ve got plenty of company ๐Ÿ˜‰

                  I remember reading that comment, too, and I think that was a legit sighting since Jim had said that he went sightseeing while in Korea, and Bae mentioned that she gave him a tour of her country to return the favor. When she was in England, he had been her tour guide, too. Who knows if they were already dating at that time, but I’m inclined to believe they were hanging out as friends.

                  LOL. It is weird that he put the bottle in his jean pocket. I wonder why not in his jacket pocket? A man purse would have been useful ๐Ÿ˜‰

                  -goodange

                  • oldsquealingfangirl says:

                    Oh yeah, I remember the touring comments. The N Seoul Tower fits perfectly along with the narrative but I can’t fathom why Jim would accompany her to the voting booth, since voting booths look the same everywhere. Couldn’t he have stayed in his hotel room, like write song lyrics/jerk off/etc.? Anyways I’m clearly way overthinking this.

                    • couch kimchi says:

                      Would you really have rather had him stay in his hotel room than spend time with Doo Na? ๐Ÿ˜‰

                      I’m trying to find the article when Jim specifically talked about staying in Korea for a bit after they did their press/promo commitments. He mentioned doing a promo in Japan, but he just stayed in the hotel and left when his promo work was finished, and he didn’t want to do that again this time. However, I think that was an easy decision, as he knew somebody who could take him around Korea.

                      -goodange

                    • oldsquealingfangirl says:

                      LOL of course not. I’m just trying to justify the voting incident in my made up fantasy squee-filled narrative ((=.=))

                      And yes, yes if you find the article can you please post it here! It’s too bad Jim didn’t explore Japan. Tokyo is an amazing city to walk around and get lost in. At least he had a personal tour guide for Seoul ;).

  • oldsquealingfangirl says:

    Also why is he holding a water bottle in his pocket? Ew.

    • Tilda and Sonmi says:

      Ew?! That was the most immature comment I have ever read! Does it matter where he put his bottle? Really?! Lol. They are amazing in Cloud Atlas and I so wish Jim and Doona are a couple. They are so adorable, beautiful and sexy together. I am sure they were dating before he visited Korea. Doona spent some time in LA while Jim was shooting Electric slide with his hot porno mustasch. They are HOT and sexy together and will always be!!!

      • oldsquealingfangirl says:

        Dude chill, I was clearly trolling. Though Jim really needs to invest in a manbag. Between that water bottle and part of his belt not tucked in, it just looks SO sloppy. I’m an LA-er so I’m surrounded by slobby manbeasts everywhere and I expect better of celebrities not named Ashton Kutcher ((-___-)).

  • Emmy says:

    Hi! I’m a Doona fangirl, and as much as I’d like Doona and Jim to be dating, I don’t think it’s likely. Have you read the two March U.K. articles (The Resident and Nylon Guys) that JSO forum put up recently? They both say that Mickey O’Brien is still his girlfriend of 9 years who lives with him at their place in Camden. (although I don’t know when the Resident article was actually written. The Nylon article states that the interview was done in Jan. 2013. The suspected split was around October last year) Still I’m happy Doona has a good friend in Jim since he seems to be a decent, generous person who’s trying very hard not to be a Hollywood type. I’m amazed that they could have connected at all after the Korea promo since Jim seems to have an incredibly busy schedule this year. One thing that still bugs me is that I’m sure Doona must know of Mickey O’Brien but then why doesn’t she come out and say Jim has a longtime girlfriend like Anne Hathaway had done? Also why is she the only other woman with John snapped up by the paparazzi? What made Lainey gossip so sure that Doona is the new girlfriend? What do these people know? And why isn’t she back in Korea already? Has she gone under water and if so, why??????? Why do I keep on thinking these photos and video clips tell us that something more than a good friendship is going on between the two???

    • couch kimchi says:

      LOL. To be honest, I don’t really know what to think either. Beyond Lainey, no other site has claimed that Jim is dating Doo Na. Lainey’s also the only source of those photographs, and that, I also find interesting. (My mistake. There are more photos of their Feb 7th walk here: http://www.spokeo.com/Jim+Sturgess+1/Feb+07+2013+Jim+Sturgess+And+Bae+Doo+Na+Out+In+Venice+Beach#21345755:110468715)

      Maybe he and Mickey are still together. It’s also possible that The Resident and Nylon Guys think Jim and Mickey haven’t split up. Perhaps they’re not caught up with the gossip and assume that they’re still together.

      I’m reminded of NPR’s story on the media’s coverage of Manti Te’o’s scandal, and the interviewer asked his guest (a journalist) why the newspapers and other outlets never found out about his girlfriend hoax early on, why did the hoax run for long. The person said that’s just how the media is. One outlet will report something as fact, and the others just run with it without doing their own research. It’s common (irresponsible) practice. From NPR: “The truth is that much of the time, reporters are just like everyone else: They largely believe what they read in the papers and see on TV. So each successive journalist unconsciously relied on the last for confidence in what he or she was presenting to the public.”

      So, it’s possible that those UK articles are wrong, writing on what they long assumed. Jim and Mickey had/have been together for so long, and aside from Lainey’s report last October, there was no widespread report of rumors on a possible split anywhere else. For all his tweeting and public sharing of his vacation pictures with Mickey, Jim has managed to keep things private that the NYLON and The Resident interviewers may have relied on the popular view for their articles. Perhaps, those UK publications are just not up to date. I do find it interesting that the NYLON interviewer noted that Jim tensed up when he was asked about Mickey. Nothing else was said after that, no word about Jim’s actual reply (in the past, it seemed to me that he would refer to her with some ease). Okay, now I sound like a nut, reading too much into that sentence. LOL. One thing one of the articles got wrong is Jim’s age. It said he’s 34 when he’s only 31. As for the timeline: NYLON’s interview was conducted in January, but Jim and Doo Na’s Venice Beach walk was in early February, with Lainey’s claim coming out two weeks later. Of course, it’s also very possible that Lainey’s wrong. After all, she’s a gossip. I do find it interesting that she asserted her claim as fact. She didn’t allude to any source. She just matter-of-factly wrote Jim’s new girlfriend is Doo Na. It’s possible that she based that assertion on the photographs of them on Venice Beach or on the WEN description (linked to Spokeo above). Or, it’s possible that she can back up her assertion with actual witness sightings or just because it’s known within the Hollywood circle. I’ve been following Lainey for a long time (way before she got her etalk gig, and when she was still trying to get a job for US Weekly), and barring her personal opinions, her gossip has usually been accurate (at least to me).

      Also, the Korean press has tried to contact Doo Na’s agency, and I think they/she have/has asked for privacy, and they have avoided any confirmation on the status of her personal life. I think it was something along the lines of: she/they have neither confirmed them to be lovers or close friends. In other words, it’s none of our business, I guess. LOL.

      If nothing’s going on, then, I think Doo Na’s side would have denied the dating rumors immediately after Lainey’s report came out.

      Here’s something to think about: If Jim were still with Mickey, then, would he have allowed himself to be seen in public with his arm linked to Doo Na and walking as though they were a couple? To be honest, the first time I saw the pictures of Doo Na and Jim walking arm in arm, I immediately thought they were dating. It didn’t stem from any wish that they be together because I always thought they were just friends and he was with Mickey. It was just my gut reaction.

      Anyway, we can speculate endlessly, but we’ll never really know the real score … unless new pictures of him with either Doo Na or Mickey crop up later, or unless, either he or she opens his/her mouth. I gotta say that I’m drained from analyzing their relationship. LOL. I think this is the time that I back away from my fangirling, especially considering the length of this message. I’ve unmasked myself to be a nutso to my fellow CK authors. LOL. At least, I need to give my fangirling a bit of rest and just save it for my Kdramas, especially as this is the first time I’ve combed through a celebrities’ personal life. LOL.

      Friends or lovers, I’m just glad they’re in each other’s life, and I wish them the best, whatever it is they have ๐Ÿ™‚

      -goodange

      • Emmy says:

        Yes, I totally hear what you’re saying. I’ve gotten involved with Doo Na’s private life a little bit too much. It’s only that I am a great admirer of Doo Na’s gift and her acting career, and I feel protective of her? I don’t know if I am making sense. Anyways, now that I’ve shared with you what I’ve been thinking last few days on the subject, I am also leaving their private lives alone and going back to being Doona’s number one fan. Thanks!!!!

        • couch kimchi says:

          I hear what you’re saying, too.

          I’m also a big fan of Doo Na, as well, as Jim. Putting them together doubled my fangirling. LOL.

          Anyway, I’m glad you shared your thoughts. They gave me something to think about, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

          I’ll probably update this post one last time before I back off from my fangirling though. LOL.

          -goodange

          • Morela says:

            Hi! I have been a big fan of Doona since she was 20 years old. I became a fan for Sympathy for Mr Vengance was released. She was 21 years old shen she filmed that awesome movie. She is one of the best actresses of her generation. Brilliant and genuine!! I have become a fan of Jim too, and this have doubled my love for them. I adore them in Cloud Atlas. Their chemustry onscreen is unbelievable. I want to share my thoughts about all this. When I heard that Doona was going to be in Cloud Atlas I was thrilled and when I found out that Jim Sturgess was her co-star I was soo happy. I knew that they would look good together. But I was nervous because Doona couldn’t speak English well at that time. She emailed everything by herself regarding Cloud Atlas using a dictionary without translators, agents, managers etc. She even went to Berlin all on her own! I was so impressed about this, because she did speak very limited English and went on her own for this big experience with such a huge cats and big production in a foreign country!!

            I think that they made a really special bond while filming Cloud Atlas. It was such a big experience for both of them and they experienced all of it together. Doona didn’t speak much English at all, and Jim was the one who helped her. He grew very protective of her and they became very close friends. They used to hang out in Berlin together. Both of them have talked about this in interviews.

            I know that the ending of the 4 month shooting was very emotional for both of them and none of them wanted it to end. They cried and didn’t want to let go. Jim even tweeted “Just wrapped cloud atlas, Such an emotional end to the most incredible journey. I can’t get my head out of this cloud..”. And I have checked Doona’s cyworld and seen Doona’s photo from Berlin of her door with a sign that says “Sonmi-451.” On the last day of shooting Jim had written on that sign “Goodbye Sonmi-451 <3 Hae-Joo Chang."
            So sad and sweet of Jim to write that on her door. I'm sure it must have been hard to breakup after that amazing experience. They had grown very close. He was about to go home to Mickey.

            Doona has said she felt so empty and sad after finishing Cloud Atlas, because she had been Sonmi for four months and didn't want to let go. She was afraid of going back to her normal life and was afraid of going to Korea. Her English coach she had in Berlin said she could come to London. So Doona went from Berlin directly to London where she stayed for 6 months and studied English! During this time Jim for a fact was with Mickey and he was abroad most of the time with her. There are pics of Jim and Mickey at a New year's concert. There are pics of them from a Across The Universe Reunion with Evan rachel Wood in January. There are pics that they shared from their California road trip in February. There are pics of them at the Vanity Fair Oscar's party in late February. And there are pics of them in Italy while Jim was filming The Best Offer in May. After that there haven't been any more pics of them together. Remember Doona was in London, and I'm sure that she and Jim must have met during this time. She wa sthere for such a long time. But I have seen pics of Doona and Jim in London, but Doona has posted pics of her London stay where she is alone or with other people. She looked so lonely, and Jim was with Mickey all this time. I'm sure Doona thought of Jim. I'm sure he and Mickey broke up during the summer.

            There were pics of Jim alone in NY in late august at a concert and a movie screening. At the Toronto international film festival in September for Cloud Atlas, he showed up alone without Mickey, and this was his first appearence with Doona when promoting Cloud Atlas. In October during the press junket in LA, I noticed something was going on between them. Check out their interviews. And there has also been an article that mentiones Jim was very protective of Doona when reporters asked alot about her love life. It must be difficult for Doona, both these personal questions and also when she has a hard time with the language. They appeared together at the Cloud Atlas premiere in LA, October 24. Mickey wasn't with him. After this premiere, Doona stayed in LA, and we know Jim was filming Electric slide in LA. There have been pics of Doona in California. and there are pics of them together at the Grove in LA, Dec 2, 2012 in LA. So I'm sure they were been together while he was filming. Doona went to Korea for Cloud Atlas promo. Jim came after a couple of day later with the Wachowkis and managers. And we have all seen the chemistry and love between the two at the press junket. LOVE!!

            Jim stayed in Korea for like over 10 days. And Doona was spotted at the Incheon airport Dec 24, I'm sure she followed Jim who went home. Doona stayed in Korea for more interviews and promo for Cloud Atlas. And in a TV appearance in January, she revealed she had broken up with her boyfriend of 3 years in late October!!! That was the time of the Cloud Atlas premiere when she was with Jim! I'm sure Jim had already broken up with Mickey and that Doona did the same. I believe she fell in love with Jim during shooting of Cloud Atlas, just like Sonmi fell in love with Chang. She has said several times that she felt Sonmi's feelings, became the real Sonmi and that she loved her character helplessly. She has also said that she could easily fall in love with Chang because Jim was so kind and considerate about her. And when she looked at Jim she only saw Chang, and shen she looked at Adam Ewing he looked like Chang witha beard!! She felt the same feeling when looking at Jim. <3

            After Korean promo was done for Cloud Atlas in January, she went back to LA where Jim was. People tweeted about them having dinner reunion with some Cloud Atlas actors in late January. And ofc there are pics of them walking with linked arms on Feb 7.

            Jim is in NY to promote Upside down now. I think Doona is back in Korea. Jim is about to film The big shoe with kristen stewart soon. And Doona is about to film You belong here with Donghae, is rumours is true.

            • couch kimchi says:

              Hi, Morela. You’ve given me a wonderful read ๐Ÿ™‚

              You must be Doo Na’s biggest fan.

              I became a fan of Doo Na after first watching her on Linda, Linda, Linda. I basically like everything about her—her unconventional face that grabs hold of viewers’ attention, her fashion, her acting, her personality, etc.

              I’m aware of some of the things you mentioned, as I read/watched her and Jim’s interviews while promoting Cloud Atlas. However, there are some things that you mentioned that I’m not aware of ๐Ÿ˜‰

              I don’t dare speculate on their feelings or state of mind as they became close friends. It’s really hard to know what transpired in their personal lives between filming and well, now. It is very clear she and Jim became close, as they indicated in their interviews, and of course, we have photographic evidence of that closeness. Needless to say, your theories are very interesting. ๐Ÿ™‚ They definitely have me fangirling, though also feeling bad for their exes (that is, if Mickey is an ex).

              Since you’re sharing, you have my curiosity piqued! Could you point me to a link of the photo of her door sign “Sonmi~451 <3 Hae Joo Chang"? ๐Ÿ™‚

              Again, thanks for sharing your thoughts!

              -goodange

            • Rissa says:

              Hi Morela,
              I love reading your post… Can I hug your post? ๐Ÿ™‚

              • Morela says:

                Thank you ofc! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I must correct my sentence: “But I have seen pics of Doona and Jim in London, but Doona has posted pics of her London stay where she is alone or with other people.”

                I misspelled, I mean I haven’t seen any pics of Doona and Jim in London during the summer of 2012. She only posted pics of herself and of her with other people. But I was pretty sure they must have met when she stayed in London for 6 months! Also Jim confirmed this at the Korean press conference. He said that he had played host to Doona who has spent some time in London, and now she will do the same for him! ๐Ÿ™‚

                • couch kimchi says:

                  I agree. I remember either Jim or Doo Na mentioning that the former became a tour guide when she visited the country. I think it may have been in Jim’s Marie Claire Korea interview.

                  I think Doo Na has been very careful about posting pictures of herself with her co-stars. Even her shots of Ben Whishaw were quite artistically composed once up online that you’d have to do a double or triple take to recognize him.

                  I have seen one very clear shot of her with Ben, in which he’s flashing a V-sign (though reluctantly).

                  Anyway, thanks so much Morela. You have been very informative!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

                  -goodange

                  • Morela says:

                    Thank you! I’m happy I can share this you all:) Jim talked about playing host in London to Doona at the Korean press conference actually. Here is the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=33V5Ig1njdA#!

                    I was sure that they must have met during her 6 months stay in London, even if she didn’t share pics of her and Jim together, which is understandable. Doona has been very careful about posting pics of her together with mail co-stars because of the Korean press. Remember when she met her friend and fotball player Park Ji Sung during the summer and the Korean press were all over her about this “scandal”.

                    I’m sure that Doona fell in love with Jim during shooting of Cloud Atlas. “He helped me a lot. There was one line, when I talk to Archivist, where I say “it was the first time a pureblood had shown me kindness.” jim was like that on set. He became my friend. He was so kind and considerate. We just laughed a lot, hanging around Berlin with each other. We just built up some friendship.” She felt a sadness and emptiness when filming ended. because she couldn’t tell the cast and directors how much she loved them and enjoyed the filming. She was also ‘helpless’ as Jim already had a girlfriend that he went back to. She was afraid of going back to her life in Korea and let go of this experience. So she went to London and was determined to learn English so she could promote the film in English and tell everyone how much she loved them and the filming. Jim also lives in London..

                    Jim was away with his girlfriend much of the time while Doona was in London. When Doona flew to London. Jim went to the US with his girlfriend. He was traveling in California, went to the Oscar’s Vanity fair party and filming The Best Offer in Italy. But as we know they met in London as friends. I think it was during this time he realised his feelings for Doona and couldn’t continue with his relationship. So he ended it during the summer. I noticed something was up between them at TIFF in September. But I think that something really started to happen between them during the Cloud Atlas press junket in LA.t the time of the LA premiere of Cloud Atlas Oct 24, Jim had started filming “Eas lectric slide” as he had shaved his beard to get a mustache for his role. Doona never went back to Korea after the premiere. She stayed in LA while Jim was filming Electric slide. She went back to Korea December 4, 2012 for promotion of Cloud Atlas. Jim came to Korea December 11 and went home Dec 24.

  • Emmy says:

    Did they just ask Jim about his relationship with Doo Na in a very roundabout way on CBS’s “The Couch” show (3/4/2013)?!!!! The clip is posted up at JSO website.

    • Morela says:

      No I don’t think so. I doubt they have heard or know anything. They asked about Anne Hathaway and about the articles in which Jim has said she deserves her success. Doona Bae should have been nominated for best supporting actress at the Oscars, such a shame. She acted her heart out in an amazing memorable performance. She possesses so much strength onscreen it’s unbelievable.

    • couch kimchi says:

      I have to agree with Morela. The interviewers didn’t ask Jim about Doo Na or even about his personal/romantic life in general. The short interview focused mostly on his new movie Upside Down and on Anne Hathaway.

      LOL. I couldn’t wait to finish listening to that interview because the hosts’ voices were grating on my ears.

      -goodange

      • Rissa says:

        i think what Emmy was referring to is around 3:17 of that “The Couch” video when the interviewer started talking about Cloud Atlas and around 3:49, the lady interviewer in blue said “you’re too hot, be a little less hot” followed by a remark by the lady in white “can you be a little less steamy?..” .. I think they were trying to imply about his super hot sex scene with Doona in the Cloud Atlas.. i might be wrong though

        But I agree, the interviewers did not ask him about his romantic relationship

        • Emmy says:

          HI, all! I do agree that they did not ask a direct question about his romantic relationship at all. But the part of the interview I was referring to was actually where the woman that sat next to Jim asks him a quesiton starting from 3:11. She begins by saying something like ” You are now a Hollywood’s go-to romantic guy. I’ve heard the directors of Cloud Atlas asked you to dial it down. You’re giving this a little bit too much”. Then Jim comes back saying “Who told you that?” to which she answers “my producer”. Then they go on to talk about what Rissa referred to in the above. I took the questioning was asking hims why was he giving too much of this “romantic guy” thing in Cloud Atlas, and get hims to talk about Doona. I know, I know, there wasn’t anything too obvious, and I might be reading too much into it. It’s just that I am mad that he is (or they are?) completely censoring Doona out. It’s like she just doesn’t register, you know? I have to stop right here before I go into Doo Na fangirl’s righteous ranting!!!

          • Morela says:

            No I don’t think they meant Doona at all, and I doubt that they are even aware of the rumours! When they said โ€ You are now a Hollywoodโ€™s go-to romantic guy” it was a reference and compliment to that he played ‘romantic’ in both One Day and Upside down. And then they continued to talk about his acting in general.

            They mentioned that their producer had heard about directors telling him to hold back. I have read every interview and I immediately thought of this quote, which is clearly misunderstood. That last scene is heartbreaking and epic and so beautiful.
            I’m sure their producer had heard and misunderstood something Jim said in this interview below. This is from the JSO.

            Jim Quote: “I had to do an emotional scene at the end of Cloud Atlas. They saved it as the very last shot of the film as they knew that it would probably be an emotional time for us all anyway. It was very emotional coming to the end of the film and we were all in bits, Iโ€™d got myself in quite a state my eyes were just blood shot from tearsโ€ฆLana and Andy had to keep asking me to HOLD IT BACK and to not cry so much!”

            • Emmy says:

              Morela, now I see what you mean. Well, I can tell you your take on this made me one million times better and optimistic!!! I have been reviewing her works, and her performance in every one of them just amazes me.

  • Morela says:

    Doona has rarely talked about her love life, but when she was asked about it by a female TV-host in January when promoting Cloud Atlas. She confessed tha she broke up with her boyfriend of three years at the end of October. The host was suprised by her honesty and asked if he was a non-celebrity and Doona said he is not famous. During the years the press has often asked her when she will marry and settle down, and I think marriage wasn’t important to her at the time, and she focused o her work. Mainly because she hadn’t met the right guy!!! But recently when promoting Cloud Atlas in January after Jim went home, she opened up that she of course wants to get married and that she has to meet Mr. Right first! Doona’s honesty is a hint that she has actually found Mr Right :). They are adorable together and I think they have met their soulmate from another lifetime!

    • Rissa says:

      Morela, can you point me to the article about her mentioning “wants to get married, meet Mr Right first”

      you seems to know a lot about Doona, do you understand Korean? I wanted to read some of the Korean interviews & articles about Doona, but Google Translate makes me want to rip my hair out :((

      • Morela says:

        I understand very limited Korean, because I have studied Korean a very short time actually. But it’s very hard. I read an interview with Doona in Korean were she was asked about settle down. The google translate is horrendous :(. But I can’t find it. The “Mr right” is from this video clip here.
        At 19:15 they talk about Doona ๐Ÿ™‚

        I want to know more about this. I love Doona. She is so talanted and a natural beauty and I admire her so much. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Rissa says:

          Thanks Morela for the video.

          i agree with you, she is so talented and she seems so nice & adorable too.

          I actually knew about her after watching Cloud Atlas (which was last week). To be honest, I’ve no idea who she was prior to Cloud Atlas (am i one step closer to purgatory for saying this? haha). Maybe because I’m not a movie buff & I don’t watch Korean movies/dramas. I really love her portrayal of Sonmi-451 & decided to check on the actress who played the character.

          I ended up searching all Doona’s videos, interviews the past few days.. and managed to watch 3 of her previous movies namely The Host, Sympathy for Mr Vengeance and Barking Dogs Never Bite (mind you, i watched the last 2 without subtitles! gosh!!). Watching some of her video interviews made me realised she is actually quite soft-spoken (totally opposite from her tomboyish role in that Vengeance movie) and she has such a calmness about her that is so soothing.

          I don’t know if this makes sense but she has such a captivating allure and at the same time there’s something mysterious about her which makes me want to know about her more & more

          I think Bae Doona now officially reigns as my certified girl crush LOL

          • Morela says:

            Rissa, I really love that you became a fan after Cloud Atlas and many have around the world for sure! I have been a fan of her for many years, BUT after Cloud Atlas my fangirling started again on another level :). What a wonderful, brilliant actress she is. She is so amazing in the film which is truly a magnificent one of a kind masterpiece. I have so much respect for her. I totally agree with what you said: “Watching some of her video interviews made me realised she is actually quite soft-spoken (totally opposite from her tomboyish role in that Vengeance movie) and she has such a calmness about her that is so soothing. I donโ€™t know if this makes sense but she has such a captivating allure and at the same time thereโ€™s something mysterious about her which makes me want to know about her more & more.”

            Doona is the most unique, genuine brilliant actress . She is so truthful to her characters and she is truly gifted from god. There is somethin about Doona that is captivating and she is not like many other actresses. I love her :).

            To be honest I got worried because of all the rumours about Jim Sturgess and Kristen Stewart. Jim actually denies that he has met Kristen when he in fact has. If those reports have any kind of truth, I so wish Doona goes on and find her happiness in some other man. I’m sure she will.

            • couch kimchi says:

              I wouldn’t put too much stock into the Kristen Stewart and Jim Sturgess rumors. Even Lainey tried to squash those when she outed Jim and Doo Na as a couple. The point of Lainey’s article was that Hollywood Life and other tabloid sites that started linking Jim and Kristen have to be taken with a major grain of salt. Because if they’re still citing that he’s dating Mickey when he’s dating Doo Na (as Lainey believes and based on photographic evidence), then, their stories aren’t wholly truthful, especially as they cite some unnamed “source”. The rumors from an unnamed source makes for good gossip, especially when one of the subjects has earned the seductress label.

              Also, I wouldn’t read too much on Jim’s so-called denial of meeting Kristen. Maybe he really hasn’t at that time of the interview and in fact, it was just an unfounded rumor that they had already met. Besides, The Big Shoe is still in pre-production, so, they haven’t really worked together yet. He’s been busy promoting Upside Down. (And damn it! He was in San Francisco yesterday, which was my day-off. I could have totally stalked him! LOL.) Or perhaps, he’s being extra careful about to whom he’s linked … He’s probably being cautious that rumors linking him to Kristen will not get out of control. Another thing, I doubt Kristen Stewart would screw over Pattinson again. LOL. She has been bestowed a reputation for seducing people she works with just based on a single affair with her Snow White director. I’m no Twilight fan, and I’m really sick of the Twilight fan wave and Kristen, but objectively speaking, I do find it unfair that rumors about her being linked to future co-stars will be started and continue. Jim won’t be the last.

              As for Doo Na, I also wish her the best both personally and professionally. Of course, I’d like for her and Jim to continue dating, and while there are obstacles, I hope they can work through it. And even if things don’t work out, then, I hope they’ll remain good friends, and she’ll find the Mr. Right.

              Morela, I was just wondering how do you guys know for certain that it was Jim who wrote “Goodbye Sonmi-451 <3 Hae-Joo Chang" on Doo Na's door? I don't mean to be skeptical, but I want to fangirl without feeling doubtful. LOL. I really hope it is his handwriting.

              Also, thank you for linking their Arirang interview, when Jim mentioned being a host to Doo Na while being in London. My favorite part of that interview was when Jim talked about teaching Doo Na the London accent, and how that kind of screwed up what her dialect coach was teaching her. LOL … It was cute how she tried to pronounce "bottle of water".

              -goodange

              • Rissa says:

                I’m also curious whether that’s his handwriting or not… but I noticed the alphabet “J” in “Hae-Joo Chang” is quite similar to how Jim signs his autograph signature

                • couch kimchi says:

                  Good catch!!! Yeah, okay. I think it’s his. His autograph tends to slant left, and the “J’ has the distinct single bar … characteristics similar to the ones found on Doo Na’s door sign.

                  -goodange

                  • Morela says:

                    It’s Jim’s handwriting. I recognised it immediately! ๐Ÿ™‚ Jim Sturgess is also the only Hae-Joo Chang in Cloud Atlas :). It’s so cute that on the very last day of shooting he wrote this message for Doona to see before he went home <3 Jim wrote on his twitter: "Just wrapped Cloud Atlas. Such an emotional end to the most incredible journey. I can't get my head out of this cloud…." Normally when Jim has wrapped a movie it sounds more like: "Just wrapped XXXX. Time to go out for a drink or celebrate or something!" Hahaha.

              • Morela says:

                Okay, You are right. It’s most likely that it’s just ridiculous rumours about Jim and Kristen. But I’m stillsure that he has met Kristen because Jim was in LA for pre-production meetings for The Big Shoe and Kristen has already started working out for the film. He even said that he hopes Kristen will be in the film like it’s not confirmed, when she signed on over a month ago. Anyway, I wish the best for Doona and I so want her to be happy. She totally deserves it. She will find a good man, If it’s not Jim then it will be somebody else. I hope he doesn’t hurt her. There are for sure obastacles. Doona lives in Korea and has her career over there. Jim lives in London.

                It may sound strange but I know for sure that Jim wrote that. First of all, it’s written from “Hae-Joo Chang” who Jim played and I can tell you for sure that is his handwriting. I know Doona and she took a photo of the door sign because it was a message to her form Jim, that she noticed after h had gone home. Doona and Jim have both talked in interviews about the last day of shooting. Remember the reunion scene between Adam Ewing and Tilda? That scene was shot the very last day of shooting and it was real tears from Jim. It must have been so hard to know that they would separate after being so close.

                Doona has said: “My main character Sonmi, I like Sonmi because she has both purity and innocence, and at the same time sheโ€™s got such a strength. When I first got the script, I just immediately got into her, actually. She was so lonely and her life was miserable in the beginning. When I met Chang – it was gradual. She fell in love. She fell in love. Everything was so.. I could relate myself immediately to Sonmiโ€™s character in some ways. I couldn’t hold back my tears when Sonmi cries. So I just think like Somni, feel like Somni. I don’t always feel like this. So for some preparation, I would just empty myself – empty my heart to feel Sonmiโ€™s feelings. So I just think like Somni, feel as Somni. Sonmi loves Chang, and Tilda was the wife of Adam – and Adam and Chang are played by Jim Sturgess. For me it was hard to play Tilda as Sonmi. Adam looked like Chang with a beard. I helplessly like the character so much. I was devotedly attached to Sonmi while living for four months as Sonmi.”

                She also said: He helped me a lot. There was one line when I talk to Archivist, where I say “It was the first time a pureblood had shown me kindness.” Jim was like that on set. He became my friend. He was so kind and considerate. We just laughed a lot, hanging around Berlin with each other. We just built up some friendship.”

                In january when she got this question in “Do you have anything in common with Sonmi?” Doona answered: “The point that she loves a kind man? (Laughs.) I like a warm-hearted person because I’m a little cold.”

                Normally doona would have gone home, but she felt so sad when shooting ended that she didn’t want to go home. She was afraid of going back to her life in Korea and went directly to London where she stayed for 6 months. She wanted to learn English, I think not only for the promotion of Cloud Atlas, but also to be able to build a relationship with Jim.

                Jim said: “I had to do an emotional scene at the end of Cloud Atlas. They saved it as the very last shot of the film as they knew that it would probably be an emotional time for us all anyway. It was very emotional coming to the end of the film and we were all in bits, Iโ€™d got myself in quite a state my eyes were just blood shot from tearsโ€ฆLana and Andy had to keep asking me to hold it back and to not cry so much!”

                Jim has also said: We grew really close. And you know, itโ€™s about the process of making a film. I grew very protective of her in a strange way – she was so out of her regular comfort zone and she was all on her own, didnโ€™t speak much English at all, and she was in a foreign cityโ€ฆ I sort of felt duty-bound to look after her a little bit. We just had a lot of fun.”

                Jim also said this cute thing: “Doona Bae’s mum actually came on set. That was the biggest sort of accolade I could have got. Doona’s mom came on set and she said [adopting generic Asian accent], ‘Ah, you look like very nice Asian man.’ So I’ll take it from her.”

                I just want you to be able to piece it all together.

                How cute arent Doona and Jim in this video? ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Rissa says:

              about Jim & Doona, I’m more inclined to just respect whoever her choice is.

              To be honest, I don’t really know much about Jim but from reading & watching his interviews he seems nice, respectful & protective towards Doona..

              • Morela says:

                Yes, I would respect whoever her choice is. I’m happy for her if she has found love whoever that lucky guy is :). I just think it would be such a beautiful thing if she actually has found love in Jim Sturgess, since he is such a handsome and cute guy, a great actor and ofc her co-star in Cloud Atlas. They are amazing in the film and their story are loved by so many people around the world. It would almost be as if they met in another lifetime haha.

  • Morela says:

    If Jim Sturgess is sill with his girlfriend Mickey of La Roux or goes for Kristen Stewart. I think Doona should take a chance on Ben Whishaw. He is a brilliant actor and such a cute person.

    Q: There are so many actors in this cast, but beyond Jim who you spent most of your time with, who did you bond with the most?

    Doona: “Ben [Whishaw]. We became good friends. We actually had no scenes with each other but personally we had a good time โ€“ and actually, I was very lonely because I went to Berlin by myself, on my own. I was lonely and a little bit depressed and stressed, and Ben was so sweet. He cheered me up. Iโ€™ve got some good energy from him.”

    I like them together :).

  • Emmy says:

    A little something for you guys. This is from when Jim stayed on to do sightseeing (???) in Korea.
    http://enternews.sbs.co.kr/article/article_view.jsp?be_id=B1000283604 The article says Doona had a radio talk show to do and Jim dropped in unannounced. I am a little bit confused because it says the show was aired on 12/28/2012.

    I don’t think Doona is back in Korea yet. Otherwise the Korean press would have picked it up right away. (whether she wanted to hold a press conference or not)

    • Morela says:

      Thank you for the article! ๐Ÿ™‚ I knew that Doona and Jim had been ice skating in front of City Hall because Doona herself said this in a TV-show in January, and that they took a cable car, I’m sure up to to N. Seoul Tower. But I hadn’t seen a pics form their skating. Doona is so cute. If it’s true that they kissed as her friend says, then they must for sure be dating!

    • Morela says:

      The photos of Jim and Doona must have been taken the same day as the radio talk show which aired on Dec 24. Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pThdEFmWa8

  • Emmy says:

    My parting gift to you all Doona (and some Jim’s) fangirls….
    http://pann.nate.com/talk/317739189 Here is a blogger saying she went ice skating to the City Hall ice rink on 12/19/2013 (The presidential election day), and saw Doona and Jim skating together. She was surprised how close they seemed because they were holding hands and linking arms. Her friend told her she saw them kissing but the blogger herself did not witness it. She thought this kind of affectional display was because Jim was a foreigner. She asked Doona if she would take a photo with her, and Doona nicely agreed.

    I am beyond the point that I should stop caring about Doona and Jim’s personal life, but I feel very protective of Doona so I can’t help watch out for her. So here’s my final speculations on their relationship.
    1) I believe Lainey’s assertion. Jim is no longer with Mickey and is dating Doona
    2) Doona is still outside Korea
    3) Their interactions betray that they are very close whether it is friendship or something more

    I have more thoughts but they go into the realm of fanfiction, so I am going to stop it for good here. Keep your good thoughts and wishes for Doona and ….Jim.

    • Morela says:

      Emmy, I actually think it’s nothing wrong with fangirling amnd caring about Doona’s privat life too. We do it because we are fans, support and love her! ๐Ÿ™‚ We do nothing harm. We do care about her and appreciate her work, her acting, her movies and her as the sweet person she is.

      I have been 100 procent for a long time that he and Mickey broke last summer. But when magazines have asked about his gf in interviews, he has been quiet about it, and let ppl think he and Mickey are still together. I’m sure that Doona and Jim has something going on and that it started for real during the promo for Cloud Atlas in October. But something tells me they want to keep it quiet.

      Are you sure Doona is still outside Korea? Because Jim has been in NY and and in San Francisco for Upside down promo. No Doona in sight with him. Maybe she is someplace else? Please let me hear your thoughts Emmy ๐Ÿ™‚

      I don’t want Doona to get hurt! If she is with Jim, I hope he doesn’t hurt her or break her heart. She must have strong feelings for Jim, that’s all I can tell. Since she spent such a long time in London, and “waited” for him. Also, she broke up with her boyfriend of three years for him. I think she is ready to settle down, and if she want to do it with Jim, I so hope he is serious and doesn’t hurt her.

      • Emmy says:

        Now that’s interesting because I’ve been having similar thoughts as to the timeline of their relationship (be maybe friendship or something more). My speculation is this: during the shooting, they connected immediately, despite language barriers. Jim being who he is, turned this into something like brotherly affection. I read from a Korean newspaper interview where Doona’s mother said that she believes they are just good friends because he had told Doona that she needs to learn English if she wanted to get a bf. Alright, I don’t know what kind of feeling Doona had for him at that time. Most probably affection. Afther the shooting, they go back to their separate lives. Doona did go to London to learn English, but I don’t think they met more than once or twice for the sightseeing tour. There must have been something then, maybe a good homored light friendship. He was still with Mickey after all, and from what I have seen, he seems to have always been a loyal and faithful partner to Mickey. Doona is in Korea filming “AS ONE”.

        Then they meet for Cloud Atlas promo events and press junkets. Where did they first begin? Toronto Film Festival? Something stronger starts to develop. Evidence: the Metro article. They do a series of interviews before LA premiere. YOu begin to see something in their body language in these videos. IF Jim did break up with Mickey, I believe it was during this time. The same for Doona with her former bf of three years. As I said, I think Jim is a very loyal person, and IF he indeed broke up with Mickey at that time, we ask ourselves, who and what made him to go that distance to break up with his partner of 9 years? I don’t think he would have made that decision easily. And to whom is he showing obvious affection as “friend” since Sept.? DOONA!!! Make your own conclusions, please!

        AS to where Doona is right now? I don’t have an idea. But my hunch is that if she is in KOrea, the press will definately know about it. My fantasy is that she is with him but is laying very, very low. If she shows up for Jim’s “Upside Down” film screening in L.A. on March 11th, it will be def.

        I worry about Doona as her great fan, but I also know she is a smart and wise person. I believe she’s mature enough to take care of her heart and her art. I like to believe that very much indeed.

        • Morela says:

          Wow, I totally have the same thoughts as you! They connected immediately when they first met, despite the language barriers. Jim has talked about this many times. He felt that within the first 5 minutes of encounter, he knew that they would get along really well. For him the language barrier forced them to find other way to connect and they grew very close. He grew very protective of her. I believe that it was just friendly affection and it was hard to let go of the whole experience they had shared together. After shooting they went back to their separate lives. Doona flew from Berlin to London where she stayed until August. Jim was still with his girlfriend and busy with his work.

          Yes, you are right. I’m sure they probably just met once, maybe twice as friends for the sightseeing in London. Jim has always seemed like a good guy, a good loyal faithful partner. Doona actually filmed As One right before Cloud Atlas. Two days after finishing As One she packed her bags and went to Berlin all on her own. However Doona went to Korea for promotion and premiere of the film in April/May 2012.

          There was a cast screening of Cloud Atlas in Chicago during the summer which Doona attended, but Jim didn’t and some other cast members such as James D’Arcy. So they met first at the Toronto film festival, Sep 8. This lasted just a couple of days, but I guess it was really great for the cast to reunite again like that and recieve such a huge loving reception.

          Between Oct 12-15 the cast had press junket for Cloud Atlas in Bevery Hills, LA. That was when they did tall these interviews and when the Metro article took place. They did a series of interviews together during these days and it’s obvious. You begin to see something in their body language in these videos! I feel sure now that it’s during this time he broke up with his gf, but I think he had thought about it a long time. But whatever happened between them, it happened fast. Cloud Atlas premiered in LA Oct 24, and Doona broke up with her bf of 3 years at the end of October.

          They looked so happy during the Korean press junket and premiere. The videos is a proof. Love is such a beautiful thing and I wish them all the best. They starred together in Cloud Atlas – one of the greatest most beautiful films ever made and I will always be a fan of them.

          Btw. I’m not fluent in English so excuse my grammar and misspellings :).

          • Emmy says:

            Now you sound like Doona apologizing for her excellent English.

            • Claudia says:

              It’s really impressive how fast Doona has learned English. When she went to Berlin for shooting of Cloud Atlas, Aug-Dec 2011, she spoke almost no English at all, very limited English. She went all on her own to e foreign country, without agent, managers translators etc. So much credit to Doona! <3 And she had to learn British accent, American accent and even rapid Spanish for the film.

              I don't think people understand how hard it is to make a film in a foreign language that you haven't spoken before. And also be able to act and bring her character to life with the right intonation, emotions and gestures! She did an amazing outstanding job in the film, and she definitely should have gotten an Oscar nod for her outstanding performance. It's such a shame she was ignored, just like rest of the film.

              After shooting she flew directly from Berlin to London where she stayed for 6 months. Except forgoing to Korea for promo and premiere for her film "As One". She was determined to learn English so she'd be able to tell the cast/directors how much she loved them, loved the filming and experience, and also to be able to promote Cloud Atlas without translaters and such. Of course her English is not "perfect" but it's really great after one year. We can just imagine if some English native girl would star in a Korean film and go all on her own to Korea for shooting without translators, agents managers. And have to learn different Korean accents, and 6 months later promote the film in Korea without translators! If that person would pull off her performance as brilliant and heartbreaking as Doona has done in Cloud Atlas, that person would no doubt have gotten a Korean film award for sure. Such a shame that Doona was ignored in the west. Scandalous.

    • Morela says:

      Actually Jim tweeted on Dec 27 that he was home and was jet lagged. I actually believe the radio talk show aired earlier. I know she has been twice on radio on two different Radio talk shows. Doona was on SBS Power FM radio show ‘Kim Chang-ryul’s Old School’ on January 7, 2013. But it’s not those pics that you posted that was earlier. Interesting tha Jim dropped in to listen to Doona on radio :).

  • Morela says:

    This sounds so funny in a way. It’s from an interview with Doona:

    She also surprised local movie reporters by playing an American woman who is the wife of a novice sailor and a fat Mexican woman in the same film. Being three different characters in a movie was a thrilling experience to her even though it was physically difficult to undergo four to five hours of heavy make-up and wearing a fat suit for the Mexican woman role, she says.

    “I acted in the thought that it would be my first and last chance to do this. I tried to enjoy every second because it’s rare to act multiple characters of different race, gender and living in different time periods in one movie.”

  • Morela says:

    A cute Korean video reporting on the romance rumours: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP4WafXCzag

    • couch kimchi says:

      One of our readers just said that during his radio interview for Upside Down, Jim Sturgess asserted that he’s still with Mickey.

      -goodange

      • Emmy says:

        I have been following I believe most of his radio interviews for Upside Down, but I have never heard this assertion. Did the reader say which radio interview?

        • couch kimchi says:

          She didn’t say which interview, but feel free to ask her though ๐Ÿ™‚ on this thread/post: http://couchkimchi.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/cloud-atlas-co-stars-jim-sturgess-bae-doo-na-are-possibly-dating/

          I’d look it up myself, but I’m more devoted to updating our blog. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I haven’t been following Jim’s activities relating to Upside Down. However, please don’t hesitate to share what you find ๐Ÿ˜‰

          -goodange

          • Emmy says:

            First off, I’m at a point where I’m thinking it probably is better for Doo Na to be “just” good friends who keep in touch time to time. However I followed his promos and such because I think this guy deserves a break or two, you know. So I listened to all of his radio interviews and watched most of the promos posted on JSO website because they have everything on him. Now the impression I got was he was pointedly NOT mentioning Mickey whenever he was asked about his music when in past he would always always bring up Mickey. So I was thinking they must have really broken up, which made me worry that Doo Na might be his “rebound” fling? That’s way this Moca’s post threw me off. I believe Doo Na has always been smart enough to watch out for herself, and she would not thank me to get mad at Jim Sturgess flirting with her while he was still in relationship with Mickey( if Moca’s claim is indeed true). Still I can’t help but caring about this matter, and that’s why I want to know which radio interview Moca is talking about. I will let you know if I find out anything at all.

            • Rissa says:

              I always have this niggling feeling that Doona is just his rebound fling (or temporary lapse of judgement, sorry if it is a bit harsh ). But I suppressed myself from saying it and thinking seriously about it because I kinda like seeing these two adorable people together.

              to be honest, even though i really love these two together but hearing about all those flirting rumours made me so awful. Maybe this is just me, but flirting while still in a relationship is a bit disrespectful. Yes you can’t control your feeling, and it may seem harmless but at the same time it is hurtful to the existing gf/bf.

              OMG now i feel like I’m a party pooper to Jim-Doona shippers.

              Whatever it is, I think Doona is a strong woman and can handle this situation wisely. And Jim seems such a decent guy too.
              If they are meant to be together, they will. And if these two are meant to be together, please don’t **** it up. Be committed to the one you love! LOL

              • couch kimchi says:

                It’s okay. Your opinions valid. ๐Ÿ™‚

                I do think we should corral any assumptions or judgments on their interactions with each other, especially while filming Cloud Atlas because we weren’t there. And sometimes, friends flirt, but they don’t realize they’re doing it.

                I’ve been wanting to say this for some time, but I think we would be jumping to a conclusion in stating that they broke up with their respective partners because of each other. And if it turns out that Jim confirmed his relationship with Mickey during a radio interview, then, maybe we read too much into his Venice Beach walk with Doo Na. So, we should be careful about making assumptions in their relationship/friendship.

                I think we should just respect whatever kind of closeness they have established with each other, and leave it at that.

                They’re both adults in their 30s, and I expect they’ll handle their situation(s) with maturity.

                Since we know so very little and we’re pretty much irrelevant to them, then we should probably try hard not to overthink their relationship. ๐Ÿ˜‰

                -goodange

                • Emmy says:

                  It is just getting too much! Now I am just waiting to hear about Doo Na’s next film project. I hope she got that another Hollywood movie deal she was in LA for when this whole thing started in Feb.

              • Morela says:

                Jim and Diina did NOT flirt while he was in a relationship with Mickey! That girl stating these false rumours is just pissed off that Jim is no longer with Mickey and that he is with a Korean girl. They broke off in July 2012! Doona and Jim met first at TIFF in September 9, 2012. Don’t believe in those jealous girls spreading false shit about Jim and Doona! Someone actually posted on Mickey O’brien’s wikipedia that she had broken up with Jim because he had been unfaithful with co-star Doona. Such a pile of shit, because that’s not true at all!!!! I’m so angry. Jim and Diina weren’t even together during the Cloud atlas proo/pressjunket in October, but I know that was when something started happen between them. He had already been single for a couple of months!

                • Rissa says:

                  Iโ€™m sorry Morela (and others) if my post upset you girls. Ok, maybe Iโ€™m too gullible to believe all those false flirting rumours. Will take note of that, shouldn’t be too credulous in future.

                  To be honest, my heart skipped a beat when I read what โ€œmocaโ€ posted on the other thread, which made me realised that I really want these two adorable people to become an actual couple, hoping that they have special relationship more than friends. Or maybe, I adore Doona so much and i just canโ€™t help but feel a bit protective towards her. I just donโ€™t want her to get hurt. But then, I know sheโ€™s strong & mature enough to handle her lifeโ€™s ups & downs.

                  At the end of the day, Iโ€™m just her mere fan, perhaps I shouldnโ€™t get too invested in her personal relationship

                  • couch kimchi says:

                    There’s no need to be sorry ๐Ÿ™‚ There was nothing harsh about your opinion. I understand liking the idea of wanting them to be together. I’m there with you, but it definitely would be wise, as you said, not to become too invested in Doo Na and Jim’s relationship.

                    Fangirling is fun, but we just have to be careful it doesn’t become unhealthy.

                    -goodange

                • lavienrose says:

                  If you see Mickey’s twitter photos, she left only two photos dated 9/3/11 one of which is herself at a club in Berlin and another pic of Jim that looks like Paul McCartney. Weird how she deleted all photos except these two for that date. I feel sorry for her but feel great for Doona. Also Jim said he would like to marry and have children in the future … well being with a woman for almost 10 years and not marrying her means something…

            • Morela says:

              Jim and Doona did NOT flirt while he was in a relationship with Mickey! That girl stating these false rumours is just pissed off that Jim is no longer with Mickey and that he is with a Korean girl. They broke off in July 2012! Doona and Jim met first at TIFF in September 9, 2012. Don’t believe in those jealous girls spreading false shit about Jim and Doona! Someone actually posted on Mickey O’brien’s wikipedia that she had broken up with Jim because he had been unfaithful with co-star Doona. Such a pile of shit, because that’s not true at all!!!! I’m so angry. Jim and Diina weren’t even together during the Cloud atlas proo/pressjunket in October, but I know that was when something started happen between them. He had already been single for a couple of months!

          • Emmy says:

            I know, I know I’ve said I am leaving it alone, But if you have time and inclination, check out Jim’s radio interview with “Milling About” on JSO site. I thought what he was saying from the 7 minute mark was very, very interesting. Tell me what you think.

            • Morela says:

              Yes I have listened to that interview and all I can say is that it’s the complete opposite to what you were thinking. The radio host is asking him about his music and his bands, and all he clearly says he is not in a band. But he is keeping it very neutral saying that he still is making music back in London with friends and mess around for fun. He also says that making music with other people is very inimate and you have to create a very trusting relationship, and sometimes it can get quite conflicting. In other words it may not always work out because of conflicts or other several reasons. My conclusion is that he is not with Mickey or in a band with her.

              • Emmy says:

                Morela,

                Yes, my listening comprehension is quite up to par and I think I know what he is implying. I was posting in response to goodange specifically (because I said I will get back to her if I found anything interesting) and at the same time wanted to be SUBTLE about what I found hims saying.

                Look, can I talk to you one Big Doona fan to another?

                I believe sometimes your fan love for someone makes you really passionate about defending or protecting that person. But I think you have to be very very careful about how you go about it, especially you are doing it not in your first language on internet. Because otherwise you might end up offending the very people who are on the same camp as you (so to speak). I don’t know what you thought I was thinking, but I don’t think it was what YOU think I was thinking.

                NOW I AM REALLY GETTING OUT OF THIS GAME. I AM JUST RELIEVED THAT AT LEAST one concern for Doona-Jim relationship is kind of resolved. Bye!

                • Morela says:

                  To Emmy: Oh my, I’m so sorry! ๐Ÿ™ I’m from Poland and English is not my first language! I really didn’t mean to hurt you at all. I am not aware of those subltle tones of writing, if I’m maybe offending anyone. I do alpologize :(. That’ was not my intention. I hope you will stay here and talk about Doona. We fans should stick together :). We are in the same boat.

                  • couch kimchi says:

                    AMEN! ๐Ÿ™‚

                    -goodange

                    • Eunmi Lee says:

                      Hi, it’s Emmy again. Morela, there’s absolutely NO reason to apologize. God knows my English is not perfect neither. Just know that I do understand where you are coming from. Goodange, I do believe that Moca person was deliberately trolling. BTW, what happened to Mickey OBrien’s wiki incident? I have to tell you both Jim’s latest radio interviews, especially James Le Roy one, are putting happy thoughts into my head, and making me smile albeit very cautiously. But only time will tell me if my hunches have been right. I wonder where Doona has been all this time. I have a feeling that if there is anything to this relationship, it is she who will be making a crucial decision(s).

                    • Morela says:

                      I deleted that false statemaent on Mickey O’Brien’s Wikipedia, that Mickey broke up with Jim due to his unfaithfulness with Doona Bae.

            • couch kimchi says:

              Hi, Emmy. I’ve listened to that part of the interview four times, and I heard the literal words, which Morela delineated in writing, but I think I understand what you found interesting about it. When he chuckled about how things can get very conflicting when making music with other people, he was clearly thinking of specific situations (or a particular one). That’s my cautious answer. LOL. If I were to be bold, one could infer he was thinking about Mickey and mixing business with pleasure, so to speak. They had collaborated on music before.

              What I really recommend listening to is his interview with James Le Roy for The Binge: https://soundcloud.com/jason-leroy-1/the-binge-interview-jim. JSO just posted it. It’s a very good interview, and James’ questions were more conversational and tangential. For one, he talks about having a Twitter account, which I’ve read somewhere before why he started it. Anyway, it was because of that topic that led to him shooting down rumors that he had already met with a particular celebrity and he laughed off there being a so-called source. I think that without being specific, he was talking about the rumors about him and Kristen Stewart.

              He talks about Cloud Atlas a bit, but I think what’s most compelling is his response to the question regarding going through great lengths to go on a date (start at the 5:21 mark). He said he’s never gone on a date-date, but to go visit somebody that he loves, someone he’s in a relationship with, he has travelled across the world for that person, just to surprise them on a birthday … He says he has done that before. It can be read that he has gone across the world for Mickey before or we can jump to conclusions and assume he was talking about Doo Na. But at the risk of reading too much into things and if I may be bold again, it strikes me that if he were still with Mickey, he’d have said, “I’ve done that for Mickey” or “I’ve done that for my girlfriend.” There was just no mention of Mickey, whereas in past interviews, her name spilled easily from his lips. Of course, his statement doesn’t solidly indicate that he and Mickey are no longer together, but I still find it odd for being detailed yet lacking specificity [with regards to whom].

              I know you said you’re stepping back, but if you could indulge me one last time, please listen to The Binge interview and offer what you think ๐Ÿ™‚ Please? Thanks!!!

              I don’t want to dismiss moca’s claim because it’s possible the particular radio interview she mentioned does exist, but on the one hand, she wasn’t very specific at all and hasn’t returned a response to either one of us. You guys have listened to all the Upside Down interviews posted on JSO (probably the best place to find all of them), and as far as you know and heard, none of those have supported moca’s claim. I guess, I’m now inclined to believe moca’s claim with a heaping grain of salt. I hope she wasn’t trolling, but it’s possible.

              -goodange

              • eunmichanglee says:

                Darn it, I don’t have any will power when it comes to this. YES, I did listen to James Roy interview as well, and found it really really intriguing. ย Of course the things you’ve mentioned already but also his answer to what would he invent. A special glove (for a couple) that allows people to hold hands. Then he said recently “we were in hand in hand….we wanted to hold hands…but it was f***** freezing cold (to do that)” Where has he been most recently that it got freezing cold in December? Korea had record freezing cold temperatures last December. That’s all ย I’m saying.ย 

                Sent from my Galaxy SยฎIII

                • couch kimchi says:

                  LOL. Oh my. I remember that part! That’s a good invention idea. I’ll have to listen to that interview again.

                  -goodange

                • Morela says:

                  I think Jim meant recently as in when he was promoting Upside Down in NY last week! It’s freezing cold over there. I can tell you for a fact that Doona is still in the USA! She never went back to Korea. She has beeb in the states all along. Someone also spotted them eating at a place in LA a week ago…

                • Morela says:

                  Yes, I think he meant Korea, because it was record breaking cold in Korea in Deecember at the time Jim was there! So cute they wantedt to hold hands in a shared glove ๐Ÿ˜‰

              • Lily says:

                Hi. I’ve been following your blog for a couple days now because I’m also interested in Doona and Jim’s relationship. I listened to the Jason Le Roy interview and thought that the glove and travel comment was very interesting. He said that RECENTLY he was walking hand in hand with someone…who? It is also not the first time that he makes a comment about travelling across the world to surprise someone you love, in another interview posted on the JSO website he made the same comment. Mickey lives in London, the only person that comes to my mind is Doona.
                I also did some detective work myself and found on the Upside Down facebook page a picture that I want you guys to check it out. On the album of “after party” there is this picture taking from the top where you can see all the guests at the party. I’m pretty sure that one of the guys is Jim and next to him is what it looks like an “asian woman”, I think it could be Doona but maybe my imagination is making her up…Tell me what you think.
                I also noticed that since the Cloud Atlas premiere Jim has been going to all of the events by himself when before he always went with Mickey.

                • Morela says:

                  Where is that pic? ๐Ÿ™‚ I think an Asian women is one of his staff actually. So it could be one of those maybe.

                • Morela says:

                  Haha I saw that pics with the party guests, and wow, that’s Doona for sure!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ OMG I’m so happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love Doona so much <3

                  • Eunmi Lee says:

                    R u absolutely sure, Morela? Because I’m away from my laptop, I couldn’t enlarge the photos. R U sure?

                    • Morela says:

                      To Eunmi Lee and Emmy: Yes, I am 100 procent sure that’s Doona in the pic taken from the top of the after-party! She looks exactly like that. The hair, the face and clothes! ^^ She is also standing pretty close to Jim and that security guard :). So, he did bring Doona to the after-party, that’s was what I was hoping for. Because if he really is with her as we are sure of, then he should be proud of her. Doona is such a kind-hearted, amazing, beautiful, classy girl and a brilliant actress. Love her so much! I would like to see more pics from the party. One thing: Why hasn’t any interviewer of the Upside down promo asked Jim if he has a girlfriend? He never got that question during all of his interviews, strange. I think if he had been asked that question, he would be honest about it and say yes!

                  • Emmy says:

                    Could that be Doona standing next to Jim who is sort of looking down? She is right behind two other women looking up and clapping? The hair and the shape of face are very much her. Wow, just wow. I am getting teary!!!! Lily, thanks!!! Goodange and Morela, I am not imagining things, am I?

                    • Morela says:

                      Emmy! No you are not imagining this at all! That’s Doona in the pic :). Lovely Doona <3. They are so beautiful together. I know that Doona has always felt something special for Jim since the shooting of Cloud Atlas. She is so genuine and real. She has talked about how she really became Sonmi, felt Sonmi's feelings as her own and how she saw Chang in Jim when looking at him. I think the line from the film is her real feelings. She says to Archivist: "If i care to imagine heaven, I would imagine a door opening, and behind it, I will find him there waiting for me" :'( Those scenes with Archivist was shot at the end of the shooting of Cloud Atlas. So she had already experienced everything with Jim Sturgess/Hae-Joo Chang, and she knew that the would not see each other again. Because he was in a relationship. Aww Doona…:'(

                      Jim and Doona didn't see each other after the shooting, maybe once as he played host to her when she lived in London. But his relationship wasn't working out and he broke up in July 2012. Jim and Doona met at TIFF in September 9th for the world premiere of Cloud Atlas as friends ofc. Then during the press junket in 13-15th October they got closer , something slowly started to grow between them. But I think it was after the LA premiere 24th of Oct, that something really started happening between her and Jim, and I'm so happy for her. Jim was shooting Electric Slide Oct-Nov 2012 in LA and Doona was there during all this time.

                      I hope so that Jim treats Doona well and is serious with her. Doona is the most genuine, real, kind-hearted, special, beautiful woman and actress. She has a unique personality and I love her.

                      Doona has always loved him since making Cloud Atlas. She fell in love with him in the progress as Sonmi fell in ove with Chang. And if Jimis using her feelings to comfort himself after his breakup with Mickey, to not be lonely, I will never forgive him! Doona sure can take care of herself, but I know she has a lot of feelings and she is so genuine and does everything with all of her heart! She would not be with Jim if she doesn't want to settle down with him, that's for sure. I hope you all understand what I mean.

                • couch kimchi says:

                  @Lily, your sleuthing skills are to be admired! ๐Ÿ˜€ If only you could track them down in real time ๐Ÿ˜‰ LOL.

                  -goodange

                  • Lily says:

                    Thanks!!, I’m glad everybody is happy. The pic you found just confirmed what we knew all along. Time will tell us more, I’m sure that there will be more pictures to come. They are so adorable together!:)

              • Morela says:

                To couchkimchi: Regarding the James Le Roy for The Binge: https://soundcloud.com/jason-leroy-1/the-binge-interview-jim.

                I loved how he was shooting down those crazy rumours about him and Kristen dating!

                About his response to the question regarding going through great lengths to go on a date (start at the 5:21 mark). He said heโ€™s never gone on a date-date, but to go visit somebody that he loves, someone heโ€™s in a relationship with, he has travelled across the world for that person, just to surprise them on a birthday. Sorry, but I know for a fact that it’s Mickey he is talking about! Because during filming of Cloud Atlas he went away from Berlin to New York to surprise Mickey on her 30th birthday (she looks way older sorry) in October 2011. So sorry, it’s not Doona he was talking about actually :(. Doonas birthday is Otober 11th btw.. But I’m sure Doona had a special birthday anyway. Doona is 33 and looks so much younger, fresh and cute. She will always be <3.

                What I found really interesting is that Jim mentions the one-hand glove for a couple! ๐Ÿ™‚ He laughs and says: "Yeah WE eh recently actually we.. I, WE were coming up with this idea because we were walking around hand in hand…with a glove that could go over both people's hands". Ah he must really be talking about Doona, I dearly hope so! ๐Ÿ™‚ And not Mickey or some other girl, because if he does, I think Doona should run away… I don't want her to get hurt.

                I would like to say something else. As you know, there are someone who have posted negative false rumours about Jim and Doona on the internet, that they would have been cheating on Mickey, which makes me so angry because it's not true at all. What I find very interesting and a coincidence is that the same day MOCA posted this kind of statement on the other thread, the same day or the day before, someone updated Mickey O'Brien's Wikipedia that Mickey O'Brien broke up with her boyfriend Jim Sturgess due to his unfaithfulness with co-star Doona bae! And you know what source was? It referred to THIS this post here at COUCHKIMCHI as the source!!!!! Someone who has been here on couchkimchi, such as Moca, or a person close to Mickey or a fan of Mickey must have updated the Wikipedia. Also, someone is also spamming and voting down all negative comments on Doona Bae's videos on youtube.

                I have been following Doona for years and I have noticed this the last couple of months.

                I am not not native Ebglish so i have to apologise if I sound harsh or weird :).

                • Lily says:

                  Morela,
                  How do you know that Jim flew from Berlin to NY to surprise Mickey on her birthday? I feel that when he said “travelled across the world ” he meant more like on the other side of the ocean. ๐Ÿ™‚

                  • Emmy says:

                    Lily, I think I know what you mean. Like he says that exact thing in his Elle interview that has just been posted up on JSO. I have a feeling that in his answer, he started with one (travelling across the world, possibly referring his trip to Korea?) and ended up with another (turning up unexpectedly to surprise somebody he was in relationship with on her birthday)

                  • Morela says:

                    I can’t really tell you, but it’s an insider info sorry. During the 4 month shooting of Cloud Atlas, Jim got the opportunity to fly from Berlin across the Atlantic to surprise Mickey at her 30th birthday in Oct when she was in New York city. Jim has mentioned this surprise visit in several of his interviews during his Upside Down promo. He has never been in a relationship with Doona when she has had her birthday! So he is not referring to Doona. The birthday he referres to is Mickey.

                    But I agree, when he said across the globe it seemed more like he meant flying ACROSS THE GLOBE. But I think for him flying from Berlin to NY is pretty far to go when surprising someone.

                    Jim’s trip to Korea wasn’t a surprise visit. It was announced weeks before that Jim along with the directors and ofc all his staff would go to Korea for the Cloud Atlas premiere, so Doona knew very well that he was coming. Maybe he went again, a second time, after he left Korea the first time?? And that’s what he is referring to? Because it can’t be the first visit that’s for sure.

                    I think Jim broke up with Mickey in July or early August of 2012. I think something started to happen between Jim and Doona after the Cloud Atlas premiere in LA, Oct 24. because he had started filming Electric Slide in October and in November. And Doona stayed in USA during all this time and went back to Korea on Dec 4 2012.

                    I love Doona and I don’t want her to get hurt. She wants to settle down and she deserves the best. She is so beautiful and kind-hearted and brilliant actress, and classy.

                    • couch kimchi says:

                      Thanks for clarifying that, Morela. Even if he was referring to Mickey when he said he has travelled to surprise somebody on their birthday, what I took away from that interview is that he didn’t mention her. If they were still dating, I think he would have said, “I’ve surprised my girlfriend Mickey on her birthday.” Or “I’ve travelled across the world for my girlfriend Mickey.” I just find it odd since in past interviews, he’d have freely and easily mentioned her name in his anecdotes.

                      Also, how do you know for a fact that Doo Na is still in the US? How did you learn about them being spotted eating out in LA a week ago? Eeeep! LOL. I’m just super curious ๐Ÿ˜‰ I hope that information’s not privileged, too.

                      I don’t mind that they’re not papped since that means they’re able to have privacy. They’re low key, but at the same time … I wouldn’t mind seeing new pictures of them together ๐Ÿ˜‰

                      -goodange

                    • Morela says:

                      Jim referred to his birthday surprise visit in NYC at Mickey’s birthday, but I’m 100 procent sure they aren’t a couple since at least August 2012, and it’s very obvious that they have broken up. But he for one reason doesn’t want to mention this, maybe he doesn’t want to take away focus form the film he is promoting? Or because he and Doona want to be low key. That could be a good sign that they are very serious and have privacy. But ofc that doesn’t mean their fans aren’t allowed to specualate and fangirling ^^.

                      Her agency has said she is in the US for private matters and that they don’t know anything about her private relationships. I mean IF Jimdoo isn’t a couple, her agency would have denied it for sure, since it’s all over the internet! They just pretend like they don’t know anything.

                      There have been some mentions of Jim and Doona on twitter by different people, since January that they have been spotted together, like at restaurants and out and about. And also, if Doona would be back in Korea, the Korean press would have snapped up this and it would have been in the press since the romance rumours with Jim.

                      My first notice was when one of their co-stars on Cloud Atlas tweeted about a reunion dinner with Jim and Doona. After there was a random girl in LA tweeted something like: ” I just totally had a moment with Jim Sturgess, poor Asian girl from Cloud Atlas who was trailing behind”. Then there was pics of Jim and Doona. After that some other random people who have been spotting them at some restaurant, very recently, and who also said that they must be dating.

                • couch kimchi says:

                  I have a lot of catching up to do. I almost feel like I should open a thread for this conversation ๐Ÿ™‚

                  Anyway, Morela or somebody, could you guys provide a link to the picture of the after party that you guys keep talking about? I feel left out, and I would definitely like to spazz along with you! ๐Ÿ˜‰

                  Also, re: Wikipedia entry referencing Couch Kimchi … Well, that pisses me off that we’re being falsely sourced. It’s obviously a lie. We clearly didn’t say any cheating happened that resulted in Jim’s break-up with Mickey. So, thank you Morela for making that correction on Wikipedia. We had no idea that even our site was dragged into someone’s wasted & unhealthy efforts to rumormonger.

                  You guys have given me plenty to catch up on! I’m at a gathering, so, I’ll add more thoughts later! Thanks for all your updates!

                  Lily and everybody else, thanks for contributing your views!

                  -goodange

                  • couch kimchi says:

                    Never mind. I found it.

                    I want to spazz badly, but …

                    I have a cynical nature, so, I tend to double-guess my initial impressions … It looks like Doo Na, but are you guys positive it’s her? From afar it looks like her, but what if it isn’t? The person’s so small in the picture.

                    If only we can get our hands on more images from the premiere and the after party.

                    -goodange

                    • Emmy says:

                      You are killing me here. Morela almost convinced me it was Doo Na. Now I think it is her…possibly…If it is her, she’s keeping very low profile and Jim’s respecting her wishes since she has more to lose from this relationship career and reputation-wise. Does this mean we should keep this very quiet as well?

                  • Emmy says:

                    I hope this works. http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=512021308843725&set=pb.453683904677466.-2207520000.1363472887&type=3&theater Otherwise go to Upside down movie facebook page and go to pictures. It’s the after premiere party photo with everybody looking up to a high wire artist. Look closely at the right hand side. First look for Jim and see if you can recognize a lady standing in front of him.

                    • Lily says:

                      I agree with you. I feel that Doona is the one that wants to keep the relationship on the down low, she doesn’t seem to be the type of person that likes that kind of attention, I’m not implying that Jim does but I think he wouldn’t mind having his relationship with her out in the open. I feel that he is keeping quiet because he is respecting her wishes.
                      In one of the videos posted on the this blog ( the one in Korea ), you can see that when Jim touched Doona on the shoulder she looked at him with reprehension and he immediately pulled his hand away from her. She probably warned him about showing any kind of physical affection because in Korean culture is not something that people normally do so publicly.
                      As for the Elle magazine interview that was just posted on the JSO website, again you can see that he said the most romantic thing he ever done was to travelled to” the other side of the world” for someone. Korea is the other side of the world. I’m happy that she provoked from him his most romantic gesture ( if he was talking about her, which I’m pretty sure he was )
                      I wish they will just come out and show the “world” that they are, indeed, a couple. Eventually, if their relationship continues there will be pictures for us fans of ” Jimdoo”,jaja.
                      It kind of bothers me not to know for sure, because curiosity won’t let me leave it alone till I know or I see “real” pictures, only then I will be able to finally move on :).

                    • Morela says:

                      If they want to keep their relationship low, it’s probably a sign that they are very serious. I don’t think Doona want to hide anything, but they are careful. I think they are keeping it a little low because of the Korean Press.

                      “when Jim touched Doona on the shoulder she looked at him with reprehension and he immediately pulled his hand away from her.” No, you must have misread her reaction. Jim touched her back slightly and he jokingly pulled it back very quickly, which made Doona surprised by his funny action! If you look at her facial gesture she got big eyes and a big smile on her face. She thought it was very funny! It was sort of a flirting between them and the Korean voice-over mentioned how they are whispering together and acted very flirty :).
                      Doona didn’t wanr him or anything, it was all a joke between them! I would react the sam way if Jim had touched me without me knowing and pulled back like that, because it was funny, flirty and cute! ^^

                      Lily: It’s not Doona he is referring to when he has been talking about flying across the globe as the most romantic thing he has ever done for the one he loves. It’s Mickey :(. He has talked about his birthday surprise visit in several interviews recently. Jim has never visited Doona at her birthday and I find it weird that he is talking so much about this so much, and also consider that act as the most romantic thing he has ever done for a girl! I mean, it could be more romantic to go eat a hotdog with a woman if she’s the real love of his life! But he keeps talking about his so romantic birthday surprise visit for Mickey in NY. That’s a little…I don’t know strange when he is in a fresh new realationship. It’s the feelings behind that counts how romantic something is!

                      If Doona would be promoting anew film, I doubt she would choose to say one of her exes’ most romantic thing someone has ever done for her! She would have Jim in mind for sure and she would consider his actions to be the most romantic thing someone has ever done for her. A ‘small’ romantic thing can be bigger and more romantic than a BIG. But maybe that’s just me. Jim maybe hasn’t done something very romantic to Doona yet…

                  • Morela says:

                    To couch kimchi: Yes, I got so angry when I was reading on Mickey O’Brien’s Wikipedia that stated: “Mickey broke up with her boyfriend Jim Sturgess due to his unfaithfullness to co-star Doona Bae”. I got more angry to see that it referencing to the source couchkimchi! Some person is clearly pissed off that Jim is with Doona and is spreading lies and false rumours on the internet.

                    Someone also posted this awful comment on another article, that’s implying the same false rumours: “Yeah, Jim was helpful to her. They built a friendship in her Vagina and then he dumped his girlfriend. Or should I say his girlfriend dumped him when she found out he had built a friendship in her vagina”

                    This makes me so angry. Please, don’t believe in those people implying these false rumours, because it’s simply not true at all. That person is just pissed off, bitter and jealous.

                    I’m sure that Jim and Doona are keeping a low profile since those pics of them walking with linked arms got on the internet in February. The Korean press was all over the place about it and contacted Doona’s agency. But The Korean press seems interested in a positive way. They have reported that Doona and Jim showed an obvious closeness too each other when visitng Korea in December for Cloud Atlas premiere. He followed her on the election day, the ice skated in front of city hall hand in hand, went up to the N Seoul Tower and shopped in Insadong :). Everybodey could see their chemistry both during the Korean press junket and the Premiere in Seoul. Gorgeous couple.

                    Yes I’m still sure that’s Doona in the pic at the after-party of Upside down. If it’s not Doona, she must have an identical twin or a really amazing look-alike, that knows Jim and attends the after-party :). There have been too many several occasions where they have been seen together these past months, to be a coincidence. I hope Jim doesn’t hurt her.

                  • qaz says:

                    i’ve checked Mickey’s wiki Revision History. It did not cite couchkimchi as the reference. They used “omonatheydidnt” instead (pretty laughable tbh). And the first edit that mentioned about the “unfaithfulness” was on the 1st March. There were so many edits after that, until it was taken down on the 6th of March

                    • couch kimchi says:

                      Thanks for that information, qaz. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad we weren’t used as the source then.

                      I can understand people being fans of Jim and Doo Na, but I don’t understand people who’d go through great lengths as an anti.

                      @Morela, I remember reading that comment on Cineblend, and I voted it down, but I like the reply to it, too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

                      -goodange

                    • Morela says:

                      Oh I must have confused it with the other source lol, sorry! ^^ That’s good for couchkimchi then.

  • Aless says:

    Omg I’m a big fan if Doona and was searching all over for a forum about if Doona and Jim are really dating. They are so cute together. Please any updates post it here. thanks

  • Morela says:

    couchkimchi: You should maybe open a new thread about the relationship of Doona and Jim ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Emmy says:

      I second Morela’s motion!

    • couch kimchi says:

      LOL. I was only kidding. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m not sure we have the means to do that here.

      Anyway, I’m now convinced it was Doo Na in the picture of the after party. That’s probably the best shot of her you’ll find, but I found this one, too. It’s not as great (her head’s down), but it’s the only other one I could dig up. It’s like she knew when the camera would shoot.

      http://www.patrickmcmullan.com/pmc_images/2013/03_March13/12/Quintessetially_hosts_a_special_LA_screening_of_Millennium_Entertainment's_UPSIDE_DOWN/Preview/pw43511_2_UpsideDownScreening_20130312_AB_082.JPG

      I’m editing moca’s comment.

      Cr: as tagged

      • Morela says:

        Haha OMG, that’s our Doona!!!!! <3 I knew it! Aww she is standing right next to Jim, so lovely. I am just totally enamoured by their beautiful love story. Cloud Atlas is an amazing film about life, death, afterlife, love, beliefs, our actions and relationships and soulmates etc.

        I truly believe that they were destinied to meet in Cloud Atlas, but also play soulmates through different lifetimes. They were soulmates it's really like their characters got to be together in this life IRL! I'm thinking that maybe Doona and Jim have met in a previous life, because they connected instantly when they met for Cloud Atlas, even though they weren't able to verbally communicate! Jim has said that sometimes you meet sombody that you so instantly connect with and you don't know why or explain it, and maybe they have been waitng this path before. <3 I ship them!!!!

        • Emmy says:

          What I like about Jim with Doo Na is that he seems to be her number one fan and respects her greatly for her acting gift as well as her courage and determination to always challenge herself, and just become all these different characters that various directors wanted her to be in their movies.(I had a feeling that he is comparing all other actresses with Doo Na in most of his recent interviews) He seems to really “get” her. But then if you watch all her works starting from “Barking Dogs Never BIte” to ” Cloud Atlas”, it is no wonder she is greatly respected and admired by her fellow actors and directors.On top of that, Doo Na has that unique and mysterious attractiveness only she possesses as well as her great sense of humor and playfulness.

          • Morela says:

            I totally agree with what you said! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m also just so happy for Jimdoo ;). I love them together <3 I want to see her in a new movie soon!!

      • Emmy says:

        Thank you for the pic. Now we know she’s still in LA, and “with” Jim. Let’s not worry about exact nature of their relationship- I’m just happy for the both of them. Hopefully she is close to getting that movie role that her management company was talking about.

        • couch kimchi says:

          I think it’s easy not to worry now since we’ve got a couple more photographic evidence to give us confidence in the nature of their relationship ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hee.

          Though I won’t lie … I was disappointed upon reading moca’s troll post. Glad that was resolved ๐Ÿ˜‰

          -goodange

          • Emmy says:

            Oh, you weren’t disappointed? In my case, I had a case of bad heartburn and called Jim a few choice names, I have to confess. ๐Ÿ™‚ I was re-listening to James Le Roy the Binge interview of Jim, and he says he does not think he’s ever date-dated and talks about how he’s made trips to be with someone he loves or is in relationship with. I thought that particular answer offers much insight into Jim Doona relationship as well.

            • couch kimchi says:

              I said I was disappointed upon reading moca’s claim. I was/am rooting for Jim and Doo Na, and to have read her message was a letdown. However, I quickly told myself, “oh well.” I do know there are a few people who so badly want Jim and Mickey to be together still, and I understand them. It was a long relationship, but by the same token, they weren’t married, and I wasn’t fangirling over them even though I adore Jim.

              I agree with your statement. Most of Jim’s responses to his interview questions are anecdotal or you can sense he’s speaking from experience. However, my favorite part of The Binge interview would have to be his anecdote on the couple’s glove ๐Ÿ˜‰ Such an idea would definitely sell on Etsy … anyway, I couldn’t help imagining him and Doo Na hand-holding while walking. Of course, I’ve got my pervy thoughts, too. LOL. Heh.

              I like the fact that they’re physically, geographically together. I don’t know how they will make it work, but at least, while the relationship is fresh, they are trying. I’m actually likening their relationship more to the premise of Upside Down since they essentially live in very different cultures, and yet, they’re finding a way to reach out to each other. ๐Ÿ˜‰

              -goodange

              • Morela says:

                I have been a fan of Jim a while, but I have never been fangirling over him and Mickey. I have never liked her actually, but I guess there are others who do, since there are people spreading false rumours about Jim and Doona. But I have been a no. 1 fan of Doona for the past 10 years and when I found out she was gonna be in Cloud Atlas I was absolutely thrilled, so you can imagine how happy I was when I noticed the chemistry between Doona and Jim at the press junket interviews from last year :). When I saw the movie I was totally in love with them together.

                The couple’s glove is so sweet. Just imagining Jim and Doona walking hand in hand aww ;). And also ss you said som other pervy thoughts to hehehe…..^^ This may sound a little strange but I can’t stop but thinking that they would have the most beautiful babies ever. OMG. I ship these two <3.

                I like this "I like the fact that theyโ€™re physically, geographically together. I donโ€™t know how they will make it work, but at least, while the relationship is fresh, they are trying. Iโ€™m actually likening their relationship more to the premise of Upside Down since they essentially live in very different cultures, and yet, theyโ€™re finding a way to reach out to each other."

                • couch kimchi says:

                  Thanks, Morela ๐Ÿ™‚

                  I’m like you, too. I’m a fan of Jim, and I’m a fan of Doo Na. So, having two of my favorite people together is thrilling.

                  -goodange

              • Emmy says:

                Oh, I misread your sentence, then. Sorry.

              • Emmy says:

                Just like Morela, I do like what you said about JimDoo relationship, Goodange. Not only are they trying but they are also DARING. God knows how much is stacked against them making this relationship last. I’m sure both of them being in their early thirties knew what they were committing themselves to when they made decision to go beyond their initial friendly flirting. When I first heard about JimDoo rumors, I was thinking to myself ‘Doo Na, you never do things easy, do you?’ That’s why I believe those who love her and Jim here are really rooting for her and have been anxious to find any proof that their relationship is genuine.

                • Morela says:

                  Their relationship is not a fling. They have been dating for months now :). They knew what they were committing themselves too when they got together <3, and I can't help but fall in love with them even more thinking about it. That Doona is with Jim, proofs so much what I have been feeling all along, that she fell in love with Jim just as Sonmi fell in love with Chang. She has said she became Sonmi and really felt Sonmi's feelings as her own and when she looked at Adam/Jim see saw Chang with a beard. Haha I guess when she looks at Jim with his beard now she see the souls of Chang :D.

                  Doona is Korean and in her age she certainly has a pressure to settle down and starting a family. She would never be with Jim if she doesn't feel HE is the one for her to do all those things with! That's for sure! He came into her life at the right time :). If you meet someone that you connect with and fall in love with, it's that person you want to shar all thos things with. I'm sure they both feel of each other.

                  In these days interracial relationships are nothing unusual at all. Like in Cloud Atlas: All boundaries are conventions! There are absolutely NO reason in the world why Jimdoo shouldn't be together if they want to be together!! Never ever! I'm sure there are women who feel bitter that Jim is not with Mickey (who favours her), and because he is with a Korean woman, but they can go to hell! Doona is awesome in every way. They are soulmates <3.

                  • Emmy says:

                    Out of curiosity, Morela, how did you get hold of those people’s twitting on Jim and Doo Na going around in LA together?

                    • Morela says:

                      Some of the tweets have been in the open and I just found them, and some of them I got to know through a contact who is more involved in Jim Sturgess fan world. The most recent was about them eating together at a restaurant in LA, someone who sat at the table beside them posted about it :).

                    • Emmy says:

                      Thanks, Morela! Hope you’d keep on sharing more of your tweet finds with us in future.

  • Aless says:

    I used to be a Robert pattinson and Kristen Stewart Fan, but now I am a big fan of Jim and Doona. I love them. Their chemistry in Cloud Atlas was amazing. Then I started to google them and wanted to know more about them but couldn’t find anything and then I found couch kimchi and wow I’m a happier person! You guys are the best! This is like a new family fan of Jimdoo.

    • couch kimchi says:

      Welcome, Aless. ๐Ÿ™‚ This page (and another one) will probably be the only JimDoo posts you’ll find on Couch Kimchi—excluding our posts on Cloud Atlas and their magazine pictorials. Otherwise, I’d end up turning this into a fansite, probably much to the chagrin of the other CK authors. LOL. However, Jim and Doo Na are so low key that updates are scarce. Fortunately, they do have their fans who manage to dig up some goods once in a while ๐Ÿ˜‰

      But it really is great that this page has become a meeting place of JimDoona fans ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m happy you can join us.

      -goodange

    • Emmy says:

      I feel like we earned a group hug for believing in them!!!

    • Morela says:

      Welcome to join us in our love for Jimdoo! ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes they are low key and that’s why they are able to have their privacy, but they sure have fans and some of us are able to dig up interesting things about them ;).

  • Morela says:

    Hi girls! Check out this “new” video from the Press junket last year with Doona and Jim. It’s so obvious that something is happening between them :). Their chemistry is wow and they are adorable together. They are both a little shy and I can feel the “tension” through the screen lol.

    • holo says:

      “07:30” ????

      • Aless says:

        I’m sorry My English isn’t so good. I didn’t really understand. I know the person said they make a good couple on screen. The rest didn’t get it. Please someone explain. Thanks!

        • holo says:

          “07:50~~~”??

          • couch kimchi says:

            Hi, holo. What exactly on the 7:50 mark are you referring to?

            The high five or what he said about travelling across the world for a girl? He also mentioned on The Binge interview that he has in fact travelled across the world for someone to surprise them, but they were already in a relationship at that time. I think his anecdote was referring to his ex Mickey.

            If it’s about the high five … Kristen Dunst is currently dating Garrett Hedlund, and I think the high five in response to the inteviewer’s statement that she and Jim make a good couple onscreen is nothing more than just that, a simple flattered reaction. It’s good to have chemistry with a leading co-star, especially as they are anchoring the movie together.

            -goodange

    • Emmy says:

      Morela, Yes, I especially like the soft cute voice Doo Na was using to talk to Jim. Although I suspect they were both very very tired and a little bit annoyed with “weird” questions. They are such pros, they are doing good job hiding their fatigue. If you look at the very ending of the clip, you’ll see Doo Na looks to be in pain. You do know about her old shoulder problems that started with her getting injured during “The Host”? In one of her Korean interviews, she said the movie “As One” made the problem worse because she had to go through very intensive, crazy training.

    • couch kimchi says:

      Thanks for sharing, Morela ๐Ÿ™‚

      I have to agree with Emmy in that I didn’t quite pick up on the tension as far as chemistry goes. They seem tired and felt awkward and uncomfortable with the interviewer’s “weird” questions. LOL. Jim’s rather blunt, but these press junkets really are hard work and very long.

      What I did pick up on is that even though Doo Na was struggling to communicate her answers to the questions (even I had a difficult time understanding her towards the end), Jim somehow understood their essence—i.e. he says towards the end of the interview, “Like Doo Na said …” Maybe it was because they had been working together for so long, or hanging out with each other for so long, or whatever, that they could tap into the meaning of each other’s responses … it’s the connection they’ve built between each other that allows them to do that.

      -goodange

      • Morela says:

        I think you are wrong sorry. I am convinced that Jim is sort of troubled and ’embarassed’ by the questions. He doesn’t know how he is suppose to answer them, without being too obvious about his feelings for Doona! Because the questions aren’t that weird at all! If he had gotten these questions for another movie like One Day, he had answered all those questins with ease for sure.

        Here, he is a bit shy and embarrassed because he is nervous being with Doona. He always looks towards Doona to see her reaction to his answers, like he is unsure. He didn’t want to be too obvious about his feelings so that’s why he is answering some of the questions a bit avoiding. When Doona answered the question about how Cloud Atlas changed her life. She is so honest and says she was just thinking about relationships with other people. Just look at Jim’s face. He is happy to hear her words, because we know that he did the same. Thank’s to Doona’s broken English, she is so open and straight when answering :).

        When they got the question which character in Cloud Atlas they wished could have been their life. That’s not a weird question at all! But Jim’s reaction is quite troubled, embarrassed and nervous as he doesn’t know how he is about to go on and answer it!

        If he would choose Chang, how should he explain why?! Would it be because he meets Sonmi but at the same time she is executed and they don’t get to be together!!!! If he chooses Adam Ewing, how should he explain why?! Would it be because he gets to be with his wife Tilda? Remember, He knows that Doona loves Sonmi-451 so much and he doesn’t want say something stupid that could disappoint her, but at the same time he doesn’t know what she will answer! Doona is honest and says Sonmi for the reason that she falls in love and experiences TRUE LOVE with Chang!!!!! Look at Jim’s expression. He is ’embarrassingly’ happy by her answer. I am sure Jim was nervous and tried to be NEUTRAL in his answer by saying they all should just sing Beatles songs and be happy! Strangly he also says “just like Doona said” which she didn’t say! So he is obviously very nervous. He didn’t want to say one of his characters in Cloud Atlas because he didn’t know how to explain his choice!!! I’m sure he wanted to say Chang but at the same time, Chang dies and Sonmi gets executed!! Should he had said the same thing as Doona? That Chang falls in love and experiences true love?

        Look at Doona’s facial reaction to Jim’s answer. She is so disappointed and sad when he says he’d rather sing beatles songs!!! He totally ignored saying Cloud Atlas at all! I know Doona, and saying Sonmi was out of honesty and she opened up her heart. Doona has said many times that she became the real Sonmi and felt Sonmi’s feelings as her own, and that for her it was “a real thing”. She didn’t study the script. Everything was gradually as he fell in love just like Sonmi. Doona was disapppointed by his answer that he ignored her little love decleration. She is almost about to cry.

        Jim recently said in an interview for Upside Down. That when you are in love with someone, you can say really stupid things because you are nervous. I’m sure he was nervous. After his answer, he is quite troubled and embarrassed because he knows that his answered may have sounded weird..

        But I can see it’s all because he is in love with Doona and she is with him. But nothing had started happening between them yet. This press junket is where it began!!!

        • couch kimchi says:

          I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think each of us will have our own interpretations of the interview.

          I did feel the interview questions got too lofty. They started off easy enough, but by the end, I felt the guy was trying too hard to be philosophical, too deep with his questions that they required a lot of thought process. And when they’ve been doing rounds of interviews for hours, and they’re pummeled with these deep thinking questions, then, I think I can imagine Jim and Doo Na being tired. What was nice about The Binge interview was that the guy’s questions were more conversational and tangential.

          I think since we don’t know Jim and Doo Na, it’s really hard for me to assume much about their thoughts and feelings during these interviews. We certainly can have our thoughts and reading into them, but I am personally cautious about giving too much of my interpretations.

          However, I always enjoy reading your thoughts ๐Ÿ™‚ So, keep them coming.

          -goodange

      • Morela says:

        Doona and Jim hadn’t hang out much at all before this. The last time they met before this press junket was at TIFF in September. Before that it was when he played host to Doona in London. Before that it was when shooting of Cloud Atlas ended in Dec 22, 2011. But during this press junket they spent much time together until the premiere Oct 24. After that we know that Doona stayed in LA as he was shooting Electric slide. She went back to Korea in Dec.

  • Morela says:

    I also belive that Doona was the one who was more in love with Jim, first. I think that Jim had already begin to fall for Doona and he was troubled by his feelings. I think that he sometimes answers like “whatever” because he is embarassed of his feelings, very paradoxal! Doona is so pure and honest and she misreads his words when he is so paradoxal in his answers. It makes it even harder for her since she isn’t fluent in English, plus she is Korean.

    • couch kimchi says:

      It’s hard for me to say that Doo Na was more in love with Jim first or that he was troubled by his feelings, as we have not personally witnessed the evolution of their relationship. Obviously, they both developed eventually, and that’s probably enough for me ๐Ÿ˜‰ While your thoughts are very plausible, I’ll have to side on the cautious side of things and leave out my thoughts on how they felt or thought as their relationship grew.

      It’s not to say I don’t enjoy reading everyone else’s interpretations. ๐Ÿ™‚ So, as I said, keep them coming! ๐Ÿ™‚

      -goodange

      • Emmy says:

        Goodange,
        I’ve meaning to tell you this for a while…Thank you for being a kind and generous host of the thread. I am lucky to have found you. I believe it was your thoughtful and repectful tone of voice in expressing your views on Jim Doo that gave me courage to post my thoughts in the first place.

  • qaz says:

    Some of the comments here are extremely intense & exaggerated, sometimes bordering on dramatic ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • sweet says:

    6:00~~~~

    so sweet:)

    • Morela says:

      Aww that was really sweet! ^^ It’s so obvious how they are in love. I would like to see that entire interview. Just look at them omg <3. what are they saying in the video?

      • sweet says:

        Korean press junket behind cut??…& reporting on the romance rumours??

        sorry…. my english is not well ….

      • Emmy says:

        This TV report was on Feb 28th. It seems like the Korean press has been trying hard to dig up anything to confirm Lainey Gossip’s article. So they came up with all these cute behind the scene clips which, btw, I love. The guy was saying how it is very strange that Lainey is the only thing on Jimdoona, and since then there is nothing from the US. (and we know why, don’t we? ๐Ÿ˜‰ )He says that Doo Na had said that they were just friends back in Dec. and Jan. He believes her management company is being cautious about this and keeping quiet until they are really sure about their relationship because of what had happened previously with Doo Na and Ji Sung Park (the soccer player working in English league) rumor. FYI, Doo Na had gotten mad at her company when they just outright denied the rumor and said that she and Ji Sung had never even met before without checking with Doo Na first.

        • Morela says:

          Thanks Emmy! ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes since the Park Ji Sung rumours last summer when her agency outright denied they had ever even met, when they had because they are friends, I really think they won’t say anything more until Doona comes back to Korea. She has been in the US for 2 months now. I wonder when she will go back? We know that something was going on between them in December for sure, but their relationship was so very fresh that they of course didn’t want to say anything about it at the time. But it’s pretty obvious in their body language and eye contact how much in love they were in Korea! <3 ^^

          I don't think it's necessary that she should make a statement, ecause it's their privacy, but I would like to see more pics of her and Jim! Love them ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Emmy says:

            Yes, you know, what I want to know if she did get any movie deals at all. I’d be happy if she was working and staying in LA with Jim at the same time. I’m sure she’s not back in Korea yet. Wonder if she’s staying on May to spend Jim’s birthday together? Anyhow, look at the translator’s face in the clip (around 6:00 min mark on), her expression is very tellling.

            And yes, I agree. More pics of them together, please.

            • Morela says:

              I would love so much to see Doona in a new movie soon. I hope see did get a movie deal in LA. It would so nice to see her in another English speaking film again. No, I don’t think she is back in Korea yet. I’m sure she will go back before May, but hopefully come back for his birthday ^^. I want to see some new fresh pics of them <3

    • couch kimchi says:

      Very sweet indeed! Thanks for sharing it, sweet ๐Ÿ™‚

      Doo Na’s quite the touchy person ๐Ÿ˜‰ I like that Jim was very responsive!

      -goodange

      • Aless says:

        goodange and everyone,
        Thanks for all the videos…Jim and Doona are sooo cute! I’m a busy mom and looking at their chemistry brings me back to those romantic days with my husband(after kids everything is different). I love Doona she’s my first Korean favorite actress. I hope both Jim and Doona will last a long time.

  • sweet says:

    “7:30” Strangly….??

  • couch kimchi says:

    You all have likely seen this Cloud Atlas interview, but I’m sharing it because it’s among my favorite ones because it’s just relaxing and conversational. I get a kick out of the interviewer, who was boldly fawning over Doo Na, and Jim was so amused by it. I love that Jim looked at her when the interviewer told Doo Na that her face transfixes him whenever he sees her onscreen. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    And one would think they were being interviewed by the Korean press because Jim was nudged into explaining why Doo Na’s so captivating, not that it would be hard to dole out praises for her. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    -goodange

    http://youtu.be/FxnWtOSeOVk

    • emmy says:

      Yes, I love this one as well!! His expression tells me that he understands exactly how and why the interviewer guy is gushing over Doo Na. I loved the fact that he did not think long to come up with what makes Doo Na such a presence on screen. As this was NOT the Korean press, he could have given what seems to be his ‘stock’ response he uses for his other leading ladies.

      • emmy says:

        Oops, I meant to say he could have given his stock response but did NOT. I felt he really “got” Doo Na’s unique acting talent.

    • Morela says:

      Yes, I love this interview as well! The interviewer is so obviously fascinated with Doona, almost like he is flirting with her ^^. Doona looks shocked hehe. I love how Jim is so amused, I think he almost got a little jealous ^^. I agree that there is something special about Doona onscreen. She has such a presence and she possess so much strength onscreen. She is truly a genuinely amazing actress. I love Doona’s accent. The end is funny and cute how Doona feels pressure to come up with an answer in 15 sec :).

    • Morela says:

      Btw. Doona looks so cute here and Jim looks handsome :). I have seen all the videos with them and I want to see more TT.

  • emmy says:

    Hey, has anybody seen Tom Hank’s latest tweet (March 19th)? He was talking about this video review on Cloud Atlas, which, Jim tweet about first. Tom’s tweet says, ” I agree with this guy, sorry but I do. Making Cloud Atlas changed a lot of us. Ask Jim Sturgess! Hanx http://say.ly/LiB5oSp” I want very badly to make much of ‘Ask Jim Sturgess’ part!

    • couch kimchi says:

      Yeah, JSO put it up a few days ago. The guy’s spastic about Cloud Atlas ๐Ÿ˜‰ He was very insightful towards the end of the video, which is probably what I appreciated the most about his review.

      LOL. Yeah, I have to agree with Tom … Cloud Atlas changed Jim and Doo Na quite a lot. LOL.

      -goodange

      • Morela says:

        Yes, Cloud Atlas even changed me, so I am snot suprised it would have changed the actors in the film. What an amazing experience to be part of. It’s such a beautiful film. I am very curious about what exactly Tom Hanks meant by “Ask Jim Sturgess” hehe. Does Tom know anything we don’t? ๐Ÿ˜€

  • emmy says:

    Oops, I meant to say Jim tweeted about it first.

    • Aless says:

      So quiet here. Hope to hear more news about Jim and Doona. Take care everyone! Hugs from Brazil.

      • couch kimchi says:

        LOL. I know! I’m dying for fresh good news, in which I mean new pictures of them, preferably walking hand in hand.

        -goodange

      • Morela says:

        Yes it’s quiet here, but haven’t found anything new about my favourite couple :(. A pic of the together, in love or hand in hand would make my day and many days after that!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      • emmy says:

        Yes, we are quiet because they are not giving us much since Jim’s promo and red carpet for Upside Down movie wound down. All I could find was that one tweet from Tom Hanks! But the relationship is very young, and Doo Na seems to be very determined to keep her relationship absolutely private especially from the Korean press. You do know about her past relationship with a Korean actor, Shin Ha-Gyoon who played “Ryu” character in “Sympathy for Mr Vengeance”? Well, they were open about their relationship from the beginning but then it did not work out. Since then Doo Na said she would never have another “public” relationship again.(she stated this in her interview with Paek Ji-Yun’s Inside People interview)

        Maybe that’s why she had denied that there was anything romantic going on with Jim back in Dec. last year. I have been reading and watching most of her print media interviews and solo Korean interviews from January (because Jim and Doo Na are being stubborn and not giving us any fresh photos or gossips), and I got the feeling that Doo Na was having conflicted feelings about what to do about what’s happening with Jim and about her movie career. So even in one interview she’d say that she was getting less interested in men or romantic relationships and then later contradict herself by saying that she’d get married as soon as she finds the right person because she wants to start a family before it’s too late (she was kind of saying that biological clock ticking away for her).

        Morela might not agree with me but I think Jim is a “marrying kind” exactly. Also it does not seem to me that he is looking for that kind of commitment at this place in his career. (I do hope my conjectures prove me wrong though) And I believe Doo Na, being a smart and wise woman in her 30’s, considered these facts as well. In what seems to be the last interview before she left Korea, the interviewer noticed that she seemed to be “down” and ” depressed” because Cloud Atlas was not doing so well in Korea box office-wise. She was saying how she’d get married and start a family because she was afraid she was going to get badly hurt from pursuing her acting and making movies. She went on to say that even with fear, her love and passion for acting is getting stronger. This is why I am hoping whatever movie deal she went to Hollywood for 1) really exists and 2) she got the deal.

        Otherwise, I also believe that very fact that Jim is “protecting” Doo Na’s reputation by not mentioning his relationship with her lightly but is keeping her company regardless is very significant to their relationship.

        Right now I am waiting till April for a remote chance to see them in public because it might be possible that they’d be going to Germany for the awards?

        As far as I know, Doo Na has not gone back to Korea yet. Maybe Doo Na and Jim are in London right now? I seem to remember that The Big Shoes does not start filming until June.

        Let’s keep sending them good thoughts and energy.

  • Morela says:

    Hi everyone! I have made a fan page to Doona Bae on facebook. Please support her by liking it. There’s alot of beautiful photoshoots of Doona through the years. No other page have this collection of photos like this. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Doona-Bae/140877269421217?ref=hl

    • emmy says:

      Morela,

      I just checked your facebook page….it’s so amazing… It’s like so many Doo Na fans were just waiting for you to do something like this…Good job!! I’m so proud of you and Doo Na, if she sees it, and I do hope she does, would approve whole heartedly.

  • Morela says:

    I wrote such a long message, and it dissappeared :(. I have to write again damn it…

  • Morela says:

    Here goes again. I will make it shorter this time. I think the main reason why Doona denies that anything was going on between her and Jim more than friends, was because their relationship was so extremely fresh! They had just started dating. She was doing promo for Cloud Atlas and I would think she didn’t want to take focus from the film either. It wasn’t the right time to talk about her love life, and also the Korean press has nothing to do with it. It’s her privacy and she did a good thing keeping quiet about it for sure. Plus, IF she had hinted anything about something more going on than just friends, the Korean press would have been all over them for the rest of Jim’s visit in Korea, thats for sure. They wanted privacy. There was no need to talk about it at all. It still isn’t, even though we as fans ofc would LOVE to see some pics of them together <3.

    Yeah, she had a relationship with Shin ha-gyun from Sympathy for mr vengance, but they broke up in 2003 I believe. We have to remember that Doona was only 21 years old when she got together with him when shooting the film, and what she said back then, might not shat she'd say today! It was 10 years ago. Her relationships after, has been in the quiet. She has never talked about her boyfriends with the press. I think she learned, and also didn't see any reason to open up about her love life. BUT, in january when hasked about her love life, she did admit that she broke up with her boyfriend of 3 years in October last year! The Korean talk show host was surprised by her honesty and asked if he was a regular person or a showbiz person, and she said regular. I mean why would she say this if there wasn't any good reason, like Jim? ๐Ÿ™‚

    During the years Doona has gotten the question when she will marry and settle down. I think she found that annoying but also a pressure. She responded that it's more important for her to be a good actress than to be a girlfriend. She didn't say that she doesn't want to get married and have kids, but it was her way of coping with the nosy press. At that time acting was what she was only focusing on. With this said, she seems to have changed her mind.

    This taken from two of her Korean interviews for Cloud Atlas in January:
    Itโ€™s been 15 years since Bae broke into the countryโ€™s entertainment industry. The actress said she doesnโ€™t want to star in too many films in the future, but rather find a balance between her work and life.
    Doona: โ€œIโ€™m more afraid than I was 10 years ago,โ€ she said. โ€œIโ€™m afraid that acting will dominate my entire life. I am most alive when Iโ€™m shooting films. But when Iโ€™m not acting, I often find myself being bored at home. So Iโ€™m trying to find things that keep me occupied when Iโ€™m not being an actress, including taking pictures and doing flower arrangements, to find a balance.โ€

    This is another interview:
    About 10 years ago, you said the upcoming 10 years would be very busy as you built your career. How do you expect the next 10 years to be?
    Doona: "I can't say I'll appear in a number of movies going forward. I'm sure I'll star in a movie that I can feel proud of but these days, I sometimes fear that life as an actress overshadows ordinary life as Bae Doona the woman. My goal is to keep the balance."

    It's obvious that she loves being an actress and loves shooting films, However, she is afraid that acting will dominate her entire life and overshadow Doona – the woman. I think she means, that she is afraid of thinking about herself, like marrying, settle down, have kids and be a mother and a woman, not only an actress. Doona is in the right age for all this. I think that the reason Doona hasn't done this before is because she didn't feel she had met the right man for it actually. She is so genuine, and Doona is a woman who has to feel 100 procent that this is the right guy she wants to do it with, if not, she wouldn't throw herself into a relationship. I think she feels she has met the right guy in Jim. It's so obvious how she fell in love with him, just as Sonmi fell in love with Chang. Something happened to her with Cloud Atlas. I'm sure she has marriage and kids in consideration with Jim. She wouldn't be with him if he didn't want to do this with her. She wouldn't waste her time, because she she has said that she wants to marry and have kids. They would have the most adorable beabies that's for sure :).

    In an interview for One Day in 2011 he got this question:
    Does he feel like having a family?
    Jim: "I'd like to have kids for sure. I'd like all that stuff. I think it's important. It's a whole new chapter in your life, isn't it? A lot of my friends are starting to get married and have kids, so I can feel it coming around. My best, best friend, who I've known since I was three, has just had a baby. So that affects me personally because now he can't come to the pub!"

    I know that he was with his ex girlfriend at thetime of this interview. But I'm sure Jim still thinks the same with Doona, if not even stronger with Doona! Who wouldn't?? There are certainly are men who'd like to settled down with her that's for sure. I hope Jim is serious with her. Doona would never be with him, if she didn't want to go all the way.

    • emmy says:

      Yes, I like Jim’s answer to that interview question very much. I haven’t seen that interview before.

      Morela, I really appreciate your positive and optimistic enthusiasm for Jimdoo’s relationship especially today. It’s about time we see a picture of them hand in hand not arm in arm or just standing next to each other looking like “good friends”!!!

      • Morela says:

        Yes I love his answer too, especially when having Doona in mind ^__^. It’s nothing sexier than a man who wants to marry and have kids and all that stuff I think :). Knowing Doona for years, I have actually wondered when she will settle down and have kids, but I always knew that she won’t do it until she meets the right guy who she feels is 100 procent right. Now, her being with Jim, I can totally feel it :). Wow. I ship them. I’d love to see some new photo of them together, not only standing right next to each other like random friends, but a photo taken of them walking hand in hand or something else ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Morela says:

        Btw Thank you Emmy! Let’s keep our fringers crossed for a photo of them soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Morela says:

    Excuse my bad English grammar. This is what I meant: I think she means, that she is afraid of forgetting about herself as a woman, like marrying, settle down, have kids and be a mother. She doesnรคt only want to focus on her as an actress. Doona is in the right age for all of this and she met Jim at the right time! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • wewq says:

    http://www.facebook.com/DoonaBaePage?ref=ts&fref=ts

    Rad Ek says….

    Hey, is it possible, that I saw you in San Francisco yesterday?(March 9)

    March 8…jim was San Francisco?? with doona??:)

    • emmy says:

      Wasn’t Jim doing Upside Down promo in San Francisco area right around that day? So it’s very possible. What do you think everybody?

      • Morela says:

        Jim was for fact in San Francisco in March 6, and did alot of interviews for Upside Down and they probably stayed a few more days in the city, so I believe it was Doona who that guy spotted on March 8 :).

        • emmy says:

          I’m very happy to learn that Doo Na and Jim are keeping each others company as much as possible. I was wondering myself if she would have accompanied him to San Francisco and to NYC even. Oh, remember that one of those morning TV interviews Jim did in NYC? One of the interviewer woman asked if he was asked to dial down his romantic guy acting thing during Cloud Atlas filming? Do you think Doo Na could have been there with him, and the producer of the show could have tried to see if he could make Jim talk about their relationship? Yes both you and goodange did tell me it probably was not anything like that at all at that time. Still….

    • Morela says:

      Hi! Thanks for letting us know. I checked this fan page :). Yes, I believe for sure that it was Doona he spotted in San Francisco on March 8, since Jim was in town for promo of Upside Down that day. Great news! I love that she goes with him for his work and that they are together <3.

      On other thing. I strongly dislike strongly that the person running that fb for Doona is writing like she is Doona herself! Doona has integrity and would never write like that. People actually believe that it's Doona herself who is writing and posting all the stuff there, when it's some Chinese girl. Please support this newly made Doona fan page instead with more proper photos and information: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Doona-Bae/140877269421217?ref=hl

      • emmy says:

        Oh, dear, I thought it was your Doo Na fan page. ;( Yip! I’ve even left a congrats message there because suddenly there were so many likes. Yeah, at the same time I thought it was strange because you would have said it was a fan page. I am going to suggest an edit and say that that page is unofficial fan page. That girl has tons of pics. I think you should do pics and vid clips and more details on her acting career and such. Meanwhile, can you start a posting where people can leave what kind of movie they’d like to have Doo Na in next, please?

    • emmy says:

      OMG is that Doo Na at the back? Thank you x100, :), We were getting desperate for a new photo. Are you one of the two ladies in the photo? If so, where was this and more importantly what were they doing together?

    • couch kimchi says:

      Awesome!

      Where was this taken?

      And it is possible that’s Doo Na in the background … This was November of last year, and Doo Na’s hair was that short.

      -goodange

      • emmy says:

        goodange,

        If you click the link and see the enlarged photo, you can see that it could only be Doo Na from the back ($%^!!) Does it look like Disneyland( Disneyland!!!) to you, too? I’m grinning silly at Doo Na’s back.

        • Oldsquealingfangirl says:

          It’s not Disneyland. No way in hell Disneyland would let construction look that shabby/open.

          I think that is Doona from behind. And looks like they are sort of matching shirts, aw. Next we need evidence of matching rings or bags and then that’ll be enough proof for the Korean newspapers that they are in a relationship for real ;).

          • emmy says:

            No, not Disneyland …but where was this?

            You know how Doo Na is matching her outfit with Jim’s? It’s called “couple look” in Korea. I sort of noticed that in their Lainey gossip pics as well. (if you look closely, Doo Na is wearing grey shirt under her red shirt and wearing black jeans. Jim is wearing grey/black outfit.)

            It’s amazing how people are coming out nowhere and post these photos here!

            • Oldsquealingfangirl says:

              Based on creeping on that girl’s twitter feed, somewhere in Downtown LA. My first thought, before looking at her feed really, was that they are on the patio outside of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels (which is really beautiful btw and one of the few good touristy things to see). I could be wrong though as that picture is as vague as fuck. Another possible place is the theater that’s walking distance from the cathedral.

              And yes, there’s a lot of sorta evidence on twitter floating around. I saw a tweet from some rando Korean girl saying that Jim sturgess is dating her aunts friend and when asked she said it was bae doona. Her twitter feed wasn’t all eunhyuk~oppa~ either so I think she is legit.

              • Morela says:

                I think it might be the cathedral, because both Doona and Jim would certainly enjoy pretty tourist sightings in LA, as none of them are native LA people or been there very much :). I ship those two ๐Ÿ™‚

              • Morela says:

                Yes I read that tweet too about the Korean girl tweeting about Jim Sturgess dating her aunts friend Bae Doona :). That’s a good evidence. They are the most adorable, cute, beautiful, sexy couple!!! <3<3<3

            • Morela says:

              I adore how they are sort of dressed alike. I’m pretty sure it’s Doona’s idea ;). If we had seen her face in this pic, the Korean press would have a good evidence here that they are a couple for sure hehe. I love them together and their matching outfits are so cute :).

    • Morela says:

      OMG, I think that’s Doona in the background! her hair and her pretty clothed tell me this ๐Ÿ™‚ Aww always they are together. They are adorable together I love them so much. Aww and they have matching outfits haha <3. Some couples in Korea dress alike ;). Jim is so handsome and he sure looks really happy. I mean hanging with Doona, who wouldn't be? ๐Ÿ™‚ I want proof it's Doona, but I'm pretty sure it's her since she was in LA at this time. I think they were sightseeing around LA together ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Morela says:

      What crazy girls, why didn’t they want to take a photo with Doona too?!!!!!!!!!! I would have a photo with both of them omfg. Sorry but ignoring Doona is crazy!!!

  • Morela says:

    Hi everyone! Please visit and like my newly made Doona Bae fan page on facebook! It’s the best one fb for sure :).

    However, DON’T like this fake one: http://www.facebook.com/DoonaBaePage?ref=ts&fref=ts
    A Chinese girl is pretending to be the real Doona Bae, and is writing like she is her, and all those people are dumb and believe it! Omg jesus schrist, Doona has integrity and would never create her own fb fan page, write and post like that, and write about Chinese celebrities.

  • oldsquealingfangirl says:

    Gah, I had a very long reply and my iPad timed out and deleted everything. But basically Morela, I think you’ve gone too far and shouldn’t bash Mickey like that. Granted I don’t follow her twitter or anything like that (it’s set on private now) but you don’t know her in real life. It’s really presumptuous and mean-spirited to call her tasteless and imply she is somehow not “pure” just because she uses profanity on her personal facebook and twitter accounts. Maybe that’s just how she expresses herself. As long as her language isn’t racist or homophobic I don’t see how that’s a problem. Might I add that Jim also drops in profanity in his interviews and those are professional settings. As for “crazy, partying, drunk”, what is wrong with going out? Especially since she’s young, most people I know go out partying and get tipsy/drunk/blazed etc. Might I also add that Jim and Doona also went out to soju bars on a daily or weekly (don’t remember) basis? So is Doona still “pure”?

    I hope I don’t upset you Morela but I think we all need to be careful. We don’t actually know any of these people in real life. We’re just people speculating on the internet. Yes, I hope Jim and Doona are a happy, couple together wherever the fuck they are but I acknowledge I only have impressions of them from films/media interviews/blog posts/etc. I don’t actually know them as people. Same applies to Mickey so I really don’t think there should be any bashing going on. It’s not cool to bash a woman to make the other woman look better.

    P.S: What are you talking about here: “I didnโ€™t know that Kim wrote this song for Doona. Would you like to sen a link to that interview?” If there is an interview, can I have the link to that please?

    Once again, I hope I didn’t upset you or sound too mean. I just think certain lines shouldn’t be crossed.

    • Morela says:

      Yeah after filming some scenes together the would go out and have a drink in soju bars. What’s wrong with that? Doona is still pure. What I mean is that Doona is Korean and she has traditional values when it comes to relationships and manners. She is very resepctful and think about manners because that’s the way she is raised. She has alot of integrity and is very professional but very genuine. I don’t bash Mickey to make Doona look better at all. That’s not the case and not my point. I say this because Doona and Mickey are very different, nothing wrong with that. Jim has been in a relationship with Mickey for very long and he is ofc influenced by her and that relationship.

      • Morela says:

        Doona would never have a relationship with Jim and spend this time much with him, if this isn’t a serious relationship that will lead to marriage. She is Korean and that’s the way things are. You would never be intimate with each other in public if you aren’t a real couple. If Jim wouldn’t consider settle down with Doona, she’d never waste her time, even if she loved him. If it would proof that they aren’t serious with each other but you know, do all those things, then it would be considered a scandal in Korean press. It sounds harsh, but it’s not. When you hook up with someone, it’s considered serious.

        • Morela says:

          With intimate I mean, like walking down the street holding each others hands like a couple. So yes Doona and Jim were only linked arms and she was the one holding on to his arm, but yes that is a proof enough that the are a couple.

  • emmy says:

    Yes, let’s remember this is a thread for sharing love-love for both Doo Na and Jim. Last few weeks were fun for me because people commenting here have always been respectful here even in our most enthusiastic fangirling… let’s keep it that way. Cheering for Jimdoo relationship whether good friends or more will be more fun and positive that way. Let’s think about strong language before we put them down in public.

  • Morela says:

    Okay I do apologize for writing this, it sound too harsh. Could couchkimchi please delete my message above? I would be very thankful as I regret posting it! Thank you.

  • emmy says:

    Here is a scoop from Korea. Apparently a Korean singer, Kim Jang-Hoon had been staying in LA and came back to Korea yesterday. He tweeted from Inchon airport with the picture.
    He says ” Arrived! Today’s ‘Airport Fashion’ is ‘ Bae Doona suitcase fashion’. Ke I had a tea with Doona and other close friends in LA….I went to NYC, and Doona originally was supposed to go to NYC but her NEXT SHOOTING is supposed to be in England…I am bringing Doona’s suitcase that was at my close married couple’s house to Doona’s mom…”

    ๋„์ฐฉ!์˜ค๋Š˜์˜ ๊ธํ•ญํŒจ์…˜์€ ๋ฐฐ๋‘๋‚˜๊ฐ€๋ฐฉํŒจ์…˜ใ…‹LA์—์„œ ์ ˆ์นœ๋“ค๊ณผ ๋‘๋‚˜๋ž‘ ๊ฐ„๋งŒ์— ์ฐจํ•œ์ž”ํ–ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ..์ €๋Š” ๋‰ด์š•์œผ๋กœ ์˜ค๊ณ  ๋‘๋‚˜๋„ ์›๋ž˜ ๋‰ด์š•์œผ๋กœ ์˜ฌ์˜ˆ์ •์ด์—ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ๋‹ค์Œ์ดฌ์˜์ด ์˜๊ตญ์ธ๊ฐ€๋ด์š”..์ œ ์ ˆ์นœ๋™์ƒ๋ถ€๋ถ€์ง‘์— ์žˆ๋˜๊ฐ€๋ฐฉ์„ ์ œ๊ฐ€ ํƒ๋ฐฐใ…Ž – me2.do/GyhLbH16— ๊น€์žฅํ›ˆ (@ConcertKim) March 29, 2013

    No it’s not a pic of Jimdoo but now we know Doona is actually has been shooting a movie in LA all this while and keeping company with Jim all this while!!!!

    I’m so so happy that she was balancing her career with her private life. Wow, she is going to England. I wonder if Jim would be accompanying her there? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • qaz says:

      did the guy mention specifically about shooting a movie? or perhaps she was just shooting for a magazine photoshoot?
      anyways, either she was shooting for a movie or shooting for a magazine photoshoot, i’m happy that she was in LA with Jim. although i’m a bit “bummed out” there’s no picture of them together lately… heck i’ve to resort to looking at Lainey’s pictures & that spokeo.com’s pap shots once in a while in order to crave my fangirling needs ๐Ÿ™‚

    • couch kimchi says:

      Thanks, emmy!

      I don’t know if I missed you saying this, but do you understand Korean? If so, awesome because we’ve got you to give us scoops! ๐Ÿ™‚

      -goodange

      • emmy says:

        No, I have not said this before, and yes I’m a first generation Korean-American who’s spent first 20 some years in Korea. Born and bred. So yeah I can help all of you out with much pleasure when it comes to Doona or Jimdoo.

  • emmy says:

    No, the guy did not specify. I assumed it was a movie filming he was talking about since Doo Na’s agency and Doo Na’s mom had said back in Feb. that she is in LA because she has a movie project. The word he’s used can be applied to either movie or photo shooting. (BTW Doona’s mom said a cute thing in regards to Jimdoo relationship at that time. She first insisted that Doona is in LA for work and that she’s sure Jim and Doona are good friends She said, “…if they are seeing each other as good friends, then [I guess] you can say they are in a kind of ‘relationship'”. She then kind of indicated that she’s ‘cool’ with that as other people should be)

    And yes, I am desperate for a proper pic of the two together as well. When I can’t stand my Jimdoo craving, I come back here and re-read the thread. I especially like the pics from Jim’s Upside down after-party and Jim’s The Binge interview myself. But as Lainey Gossip had said of Jim way back, he (or his films) does not sell so the paps leave him alone usually. And Doona does not get recognized at all by the US public. It’d been a different story if Cloud Atlas had been a bigger success. Things might change once Jim does his “Big Shoes” though. I am hoping they’d “come-out” as couple by that time.

    • qaz says:

      Did Doona’s mom say about their “good friends-relationship” (whatever that means) ๐Ÿ˜‰ after Lainey outed them? or was it before Lainey’s article?

      Actually I wanted to ask you about one of your previous comments but you posted the comment ages ago, so I thought it is kind of awkward to bring that old comment up when others did not mention anything about it. Anyways, here’s your comment on 8/3/2013 “I read from a Korean newspaper interview where Doonaโ€™s mother said that she believes they are just good friends because he had told Doona that she needs to learn English if she wanted to get a bf”
      I am curious about the last part, about him (i assume that’s Jim) asking Doona to master the English language first in order to get a bf? why does he want someone to learn English to get a bf? I mean yeah it is nice to learn other language, but to learn English in order to get a bf is kinda off, right? or did he actually try to imply she wont stand a chance at getting him as her bf if her English is not proficient enough?… okay, i sound like a babbling idiot but oh well hopefully you get what I am trying to convey here… I’m just curious if there’s any mistake on that interview or is that how it was being worded?

      I wonder why Kim Jang Hoon have to bring back her luggage back to Korea. Does it mean she will no longer staying in LA anymore?

      Emmy, I also listen to that Binge interview from time to time (and i thought i am the only weird one who did that). But my favourite is the PopCandiesTV video where Jim & Doona attended the Cloud Atlas LA premiere. If you see a surge in that video’s views, it’s most likely because of me ๐Ÿ™‚ I call that video my “Morning Paper” because that’s the first thing I do lately before i start my work ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Morela says:

        This is my thought on it. I am sure and have always been sure that Doona fell in love with Jim during the shooting for Cloud Atlas. I don’t know about Jim’s feelings but he had a girlfriend who he was committed to as we know. He went back to his regular life after filming. Doona has said that she felt some mpty and sad after Cloud Atlas shooting ended and she didn’t want to go back to Korea because she was afraid of going back to her regular life. She was also sad that she couldn’t say how much she loved her fellow actors and directors and how much she loved the experience so much with them, so that’s why she also wanted to learn English in London. But I think one reason she wanted to learn was also for Jim. Because if Doona hand’t learned English, Jim would never had started dating her for sure! I think when he met Doona at TIFF in September 2012, I think when he met Doona during the summer in London 2012 as he played host to Doona, he ofc noticed that her English had improved. At TIFF in September I think that he got really surprised at how hard Doona had worked on her English! We know how impressed Jim was with Doona’s English because he has talked about this. I think during the Cloud Atlas press junket in October, Jim realised that a relationship would be possible. I love how Doona flew from Berline to London and worked so hard on her English. Jim was really impressed and I think he loves that Doona probbaly did this for him!! To be able to be with him. After all, he did say to Doona that if she wants a boyfriend, a non-Korean boyfriend, she must learn English, and that’s what she did!!!!

        • Lily says:

          I think that during the press junket in October they were already together, so whatever level of english Doona spoke during that time was enough for Jim. I have the feeling that they started dating each other during either August or September.

          • Morela says:

            I’m sure that they had started dating as early as in August or September, because they weren’t even in the same country at the time. Jim had just broken up with his girlfriend, and I don’t think he broke up with her for good with her until September actually.

            • Morela says:

              I mean I’m sure that Jimdoo didn’t start dating as early as in August or September! It was in August something happened between jim and his ex gf, but I am not sure that they had broken up for good, which I think happened in September. Doona was also in a relationship at the time. I am sure something really happened between them during the press junket in October, not earlier. We don’t know their feelings before, but they were not dating before October.

          • qaz says:

            Yes, I agree with you, Lily. I think they were already together during the October press junket.

            I know what Iโ€™m going to say is an unfounded speculation but i think Jim and Mickey relationship was already on the rocks in Aug2012. I remember reading some of Mickey’s friend tweets who were concerned about her, asking her on Twitter โ€œare you alright?โ€ or something along that line. And I think she deactivated her Twitter account at one point of time in August/sept because there was a tweet mentioning โ€œcouldnโ€™t find her Twitter accountโ€ or something like that. Anyway, that is a bit presumptuous on my part. Perhaps her friends were concerned on something else, so just take this with a grain of salt ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • Lily says:

              @qaz
              What you just wrote is very interesting…I know Morela is not going to like it, but I’m going to say it anyways…I don’t believe that Doona was in a relationship up until October 2012. I’m not saying that she never had one but I think she might have not been completely honest. She probably told that to the journalist just to throw him off her back. Nobody, celebrities and non celebrities alike, OWE the press any information about their personal lifes, or, bettter put, they don’t OWE them the thruth. Doona is person with a career she has to worry about and the public’s view can positively or negatively have an impact on it. Can you blame her if she told a little white lie? I wouldn’t.

        • qaz says:

          Yes Morela, I think Jim was really impressed with Doonaโ€™s progress in learning English when he met Doona again in London. And I think perhaps that give him the confident to pursue their relationship to the next level. I mean yeah the attraction/affection is already there but the communication part plays a vital role in the relationship as well.

          Kudos to her English tutor. Her vocab is quite impressive for a person whoโ€™s just studied English in less than a year. She’s amazing, I canโ€™t even pull the same feat. Heck Iโ€™ve been learning English for quite some time, yet my grammar still sucks!! keke

      • emmy says:

        Hi! I meant ask you before but forgot… what do you like about the PopCandiesTV video that it’s become your “Morning Paper”?

        As for why Kim Jang Hoon broght back that suitcase back? Maybe she is coming back to Korea straight after the shoot in England? She could be sending back the stuff she does not need anymore from her long stay last year (from Sept. to December)? Remember she probably took more suitcases with her when she left Korea for LA in January. But I do think that she’ll need to go back to Korea eventually if just to renew her visa stamp or such.

        • couch kimchi says:

          LOL. I’m so just like you guys! Because of the lack of photographic updates, I’ve repeatedly/routinely done the following week after week, several times a week: look through the Spokeo pictures; visit Lainey’s post; view those obscure pictures from the Upside Down after party; watch the PopCandiesTV video; listen to The Binge interview; go over the OTRC interview; and I’m not ashamed to admit it, watch their sex scene in Cloud Atlas (LOL, yes, I’m pervy. Look, it was a hot scene!). And lately, I’ve been getting my fix with that twitter picture of those girls with Jim while Doo Na keeps it low key in the background.

          For me, what I like about the PopCandiesTV video is how Jim grabs Doo Na’s attention. He pats her first on the small of her back and then they look at each other, with Jim (and I’m assuming Doo Na) reacting with an “Aah!” ๐Ÿ˜‰ It’s around the 57-second mark. 37-second mark.

          http://youtu.be/7bwQtroJRQ0

          I also like this one bit during their interview with Access Hollywood, when they were asked to name all the characters they played. As Jim was trying to remember, it looked like he placed his hand on her forearm or over her hand or perhaps her lap, and then, she moves to put her hand over his. It’s around the 10-second mark.

          http://youtu.be/c-xjWH-wRXs

          -goodange

          • emmy says:

            Yes to all your Jimdoo fixes! ๐Ÿ™‚ (I do believe Clout Atlas is an ambitious and experimental film and all but I have to admit I cursed its editing in regards to Jimdoo sex scene) I myself like to focus on their facial expressions when they look at each other, esp. Jim’s. He’s an actor for a reason and when looks at Doona, his face has this soft and warm expression with this wonderful slight smile, which I don’t remember him doing with any of his other leading ladies in his other interviews.

          • Morela says:

            I am completely like you! Because of the lack of photographic updates with Jimdoo, Iโ€™ve repeatedly/routinely done the following week after week, several times a week. I never get tired of seeing these <3<3<3. Yes the videos above are lovely! I wish we had also got to see more of their facial expression during the sex scene. I agree with this: when Doona spoke with her agent or something and realised that the entourage has started moving forward, I think she thought that she was being left behind or she should be catching up with the others or something. And you can see that Jim tried to reach her, then he pat her hand, and he was like โ€œHeyyyโ€โ€ฆ and then his hand traveled south to her waist (hhnnnggggg tighter please!) and then she put her hand on his backโ€ฆ and the PR ladies (i guess) smiled at them. The crowd screamed: "JIM!"

          • qaz says:

            Itโ€™s around 57-second mark?! You must be the only one who has the privilege to watch their romantic moment after that PopCandiesTV video ends at 56-second ๐Ÿ˜‰ Iโ€™m green with envy now, goodange! I wish I have the same optical illusion as you keke

            Hahaha goodange, dont worry we are in the same pervie boat. I also watch their sex scene video several times. Iโ€™m so pervert that I even have to pause the video to capture second-by-second movements. If the video could talk, it might scream โ€œSTOP MOLESTING ME! YOU CRAZY HORNY FANGIRL YOUUU!!โ€ heck! i even watch it in HD quality because watching them in a poor quality setting is a ghastly crime LOL!

            ps: go watch it on fleshbot. they only capture their sex scene, no Frobisher stories… and thereโ€™s also her sex scene in Sympathy for Mr Vengeance.. oppss i like Shin Ha-kyun too so I donโ€™t mind watching them together as well…or perhaps Iโ€™m just one horny lady ๐Ÿ˜›

            BTW why didnโ€™t you use the bottom picture from that Dailian website as the header for this thread? i’m so disappointed with you, goodange (just joking keke) http://www.dailian.co.kr/news/news_view.htm?id=327241&kind=menu_code&keys=75
            The way Jim looked at Doona is soooooo heart-melting, I just canโ€™t! Hhhnnnnngggggggg

        • qaz says:

          thank goodness goodange has embedded the video because I donโ€™t know how to embed the video here (iโ€™m one of those who is technologically challenged, thereโ€™s a possibility i have dinosaur soul).

          The interaction between Jim and Doona in that video only happened less than 10 seconds, between 0.36 to 0.44 seconds… when she realised that the entourage has started moving forward and I think she thought that she was being left behind or she should be catching up with the others or something (aiiishhh i donโ€™t know how to put it into words… sorry, English is not my mother tongue). And you can see that Jim tried to reach her, then he pat her hand, and he was like โ€œHeyyyโ€… and then his hand traveled south to her waist (hhnnnggggg tighter please!) and then she put her hand on his back… and the PR ladies (i guess) smiled at them…and then the crowd screamed (i know the crowd was shouting at Tom Hanks maybe or some other celebrities, but in my imgination, they were screaming & and rejoicing at sheer adorableness of Jim and Doona kekeke… my imagination runs wild, just indulge me on this utter nonsense pls ๐Ÿ˜€

          Okay, iโ€™m a babbling idiot again keke.. It looks cute & adorable when I watch it from the video but it sounds like a lousy fanfic when I try to describe it ๐Ÿ˜€

          I donโ€™t know how to express it Emmy, but i just love that video. It is weird, yet Iโ€™m happy that a less than 10seconds interaction can give me a simple pleasure every morning ๐Ÿ™‚

          • emmy says:

            I’m giving a big hug to your post above… I am totally with you 100% -please notice the reference to Doona’s character in Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance- when you say ” It is weird, yet Iโ€™m happy that a less than 10seconds interaction can give me a simple pleasure every morning”

  • emmy says:

    Doona’s mom’s “they are just good friends” remark was after Lainey’s outing of their relationship.

    Hey, I had thought I was the only one who had to re-visit my favorite Jimdoo articles, interviews and video clips every often to keep up my spirit! (I mean let’s face it neither Jim nor Doona could care less whether I’m rooting for their relationship or not. ๐Ÿ™‚ ) One of my favorite clips is the Korean entertainment news behind-the-scenes clip above where Doona fixes Jim’s hair for him. It’s such a ‘girlfriendy’ thing to do, I thought. ๐Ÿ™‚

    As for what Doona’s mom had said in the Korean news article when asked about Jimdoo relationship…. I understood about her remark about Jim telling Doona about learning English like this: I think this was during their Berlin Cloud Atlas filming. if Doona wanted to get a non-Korean bf who speaks English, she’d need to learn to speak the language better to communiate? Yes, I can see why you’d have a problem with that. Sounds a little bit obnoxious taken out of context, doesn’t it? I can’t tell why Jim ended up saying that to Doona or why Doona bothered to tell her mother about it. (this is also thought-provoking. Why would you randomly tell your mother such a thing unless the conversation had something to do with Doona trying to assure her mom that Jim and Doona are just friends, and that Jim does not have any romantic intentions towards her? But then this is only my reading into it too much)

    • Morela says:

      I think Doona’s mother wodndered why Doona really had to learn English and stay in London for such a long time, especially after a 4 month shooting for Cloud Atlas. I understand her curioisity. Doona maybe told her that she had to learn English to get a boyfriend, and I’m sure her mother, who is Korean thinks that is very important for her daughter. She is in the age of settle down and marry! ๐Ÿ˜€ Her mother ofc knows that they are dating but doesn’t want to confirm or deny anything! She knew Doona’s feelings for Jim from the beginning I think and why she wanted to learn English ^^

  • Morela says:

    Why is that friend bringing back her suitcase to Korea? Does this mean that she will go back to Korea for good after shooting of her film ends? ๐Ÿ™

    • Lily says:

      Maybe she doesn’t want to carry so much lugagge around. I think Doona is going to England because Jim is going there as well. He doesn’t have any reason to stay in LA anymore, no movies to promote and filming for his new film doesn’t start till June. I guess that she goes wherever he goes, but… is that a good thing?

      • Eunmi Lee says:

        @Lily

        Let’s hope she’s going there for both business and pleasure. Doona has said that she can be extreme in that she completely throws herself into a role when she is acting in a movie and she does the same when she is in love. (Please see the Metro interview). So yeah I really hope this is a good sign for their relationship.

        Emmy

        • Morela says:

          Even if she wouldn’t have a movie to make in England, I think it’s very much understandable why she’d go to England. That’s where Jim lives, and if they are gonna have a life together! I can’t see why Doona should be on the other side of the planet away from Jim!

      • couch kimchi says:

        It’s not really for us to say if it’s bad or good, but I do appreciate that they’re taking risks to be in the moment ๐Ÿ™‚

        I also appreciate that Doo Na’s mom seems so open-minded. I remember reading a long time ago that she encouraged her to keep an open mind about going full frontal in one of her early films. I think it might have been for Plum Blossom. I don’t think it was for any perverted purpose, but for the artistic integrity of the story and really, it’s just acting.

        -goodange

        • emmy says:

          Yes, I think Doona was barely 20 years old or something like that and it was her 2nd major movie after Barking Dogs never Bite. Doona was apprehensive about doing the full frontal scene and her mother, who is a respected but retired stage actress, I’m sure some of you are aware, told off Doona for not being brave enough for her acting.

      • Morela says:

        Of it’s good that Doona and Jim are together if they are a couple. That’s what normal couples do. It’s strange if someone is filming for months and doesn’t see her/his partner. If you are gonna have a life together it’s the everyday life that is important. She is Korean and he is British so I think it’s very good that she gets to know his life more.

      • Morela says:

        It’s not about that she goes wherever he goes. It’s about being with the one you are together with as a couple. That’s what normal couples do. They are not teenagers. They are in their 30’s and are planning for their future together. It’s normal to be with your partner. Also, Doona have to get to kknow his everyday life in London as well and adjust to a new environment.

  • :) says:

    2:30 ~ jimdoo so cute:)

  • emmy says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xem6DoA52Uo

    This is soundtrack only and is called Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard and Mareka Irglorva. I like to think of it as Jimdoo theme song although it is not one of Jim’s songs nor has it anything to do with Cloud Atlas. I want to dedicate to all of us lovely family of Jimdoo believers here.

    • qaz says:

      Such a beautiful lyrics, Emmy. tbh Iโ€™ve never heard about that โ€œOnceโ€ movie and am not familiar with the singers. But I think Iโ€™ve heard this song before, I just couldnโ€™t pinpoint when & where did I hear this song before (kind of bothering me right now).
      But I know it. I know I know it. Thatโ€™s itโ€ฆ the music from my dream (canโ€™t help but to insert Cloud atlas dialogues here ๐Ÿ˜‰

      BTW My theme song for them is โ€œSheโ€ by Elvis Costello http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xnoid_W9NfI
      or rather how I would imagine Jimโ€™s theme song for her sounds like ๐Ÿ™‚ …when he was having a conflicting feelings towards Doona in those early stage of their friendship (before committing himself to their relationship) and also how the relationship and love progress & grow in the future.
      The lyrics may not fit her (or them) perfectly but because I always listen to this song & it is one of my favourite songs.. so it is just fitting that I wanted the song as the theme song for my fav celebrity couple ๐Ÿ™‚ Ohh and it is one of the soundtracks to Notting Hill, which is one of Doonaโ€™s fav movie. I guess โ€œEverything is Connectedโ€ huh? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • emmy says:

        LOL I’ve always liked Elvis Costello though I have not heard his “She” before. I feel so much happier that I’m not the only one who has a dedicated theme song for Jimdoo. Believe you me when I tell you I have never done things like this in my life even when I was in my teens, and that I’m going where I’ve never gone before because of my Jimdoo fangirling. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • emmy says:

    On the side note, no one in the Korean press has taken a slightest interest in Kim Jang Hoon’s tweet in respect to Doona or Jimdoo relationship. I also think the importance went over Kim Jang Hoon fans’ head completely. I just happened to do twitter search on Doona in Korean, and found his tweet by sheer chance. On the whole, the Korean media and its public seem to have lost any interest in Jimdoo due to complete lack of photographic evidence of their relationship since then. Doona has never been that kind of K-celebrity anyways and her strategy of perfect hiding seems to have worked too well.

  • emmy says:

    I’m on a roll!! See what I found just now on Twitter… a pic of Jimdoo from Cloud Atlas LA premiere after party.

    @mrjimsturgess and Doona Bae share a moment at the Cloud Atlas Premiere after-party, Oct 24, 2012. twitter.com/heartcloudatlaโ€ฆ— Cloud Atlas Forever (@heartcloudatlas) April 1, 2013

    • couch kimchi says:

      You definitely are! Now, go find a bigger one and new ones ๐Ÿ˜‰ LOL.

      Really, thank you ๐Ÿ˜€

      -goodange

      • emmy says:

        I’d better hurry because I don’t think I’ll have this much luck once Jim and Doona are in England. ๐Ÿ™‚

        Please keep your internetz eyes and ears open for those two around these dates:
        German Lola Awards April 26 in Berlin and Jim’s birthday in May (Sorry don’t know the exact date. Anyone?)

        Good hunting to all of you, too. Never give up! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • qaz says:

      OMG Emmy, thanks for the pic… let me give you virtual hug. Dig more, take your spade & shovel!

      *Right clicked on that picture, and Save Image As โ€œPopCandiesTV 57-second markโ€*

      So goodange, did you just give us some sort of foreshadowing yesterday. Apparently you knew there was a romantic moment happened after that popcandies video stops at 0:56 but you tried to backtrack by saying it was a mistake/typo huh. Nice move, dear :p Now i wonder what else have you kept from us :p

      • emmy says:

        I was wondering where they were right now… we have virtually no way to track down Doona except through Jim, which I do not like to do that much but those in need can’t be choosers. So I found two tweets: one by Jim himself to Evan Rachel Wood and another one by this LA musician guy who says that he met Jim TODAY (???? LA pacific time???) and that he promised him to watch Cloud Atlas if Jim promised to listen to his band or something like that. So at least Jim’s still in LA. Am assuming Doona is still LA as well and has not left for England yet. Can we pay some paparazzi person to take a photo of the two? ๐Ÿ˜‰ I mean really come on. This is becoming an increasingly hard work. I wonder if either Jim or Doona would ever google themselves and check on posts like ours? In a million to one chance that they find this thread here…. please we don’t want much… just one or two good proper pics of you two looking happy together…

        • qaz says:

          I just checked that guy’s tweet, yeah seems like Jim is still in LA… so there’s a possibility that Doona is in LA too.

          LOL emmy, i think they purposely want to torture us by staying under the radar. On one hand I kinda like that they want to keep their relationship low profile and discreet, but on the other hand I feel like I need to sought assistance from WikiLeaks!!! Jim & Doona, pls just give us one photo pls (then we’ll ship you like a cruise) ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • emmy says:

    You know, you guys were on to something about Popcandies clip of the two on the red carpet!

  • emmy says:

    http://blog.naver.com/PostView.nhn?blogId=23pages&logNo=30146763820

    Here is a blog entry (in Korean, I’m afraid) of this person’s collection of Doona’s interviews (before the Korean premiere of Cloud Atlas), which I have been saving for a while.

    The one that might interest you the most is the question and the answer right on top of the photo of Doona and Ben Whishaw. ( I really really hope they would be able to act closely in another movie in near future) Doona is asked to give more behind the scenes episodes about shooting Cloud Atlas. Doona answers that she was very close to Ben who is more like her in personality and thoughts. Ben is said to have offered his flat for her to stay when he is away. And BTW guess what? Ben has been in an English independent movie called “Lilting” written and directed by an Asian British director since Cloud Atlas. Here is the link about “Lilting” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilting_(film)

    Then… Doona tells the interviewer that she was also close to Jim who wrote, sang and recorded a song to give it to her as a gift. The song was called “Sonmi 451”

    She goes on to say that she was keeping in touch with them via email and had met them in London.

    • couch kimchi says:

      Swooooooooooon!!!

      It doesn’t take much to lighten my mood, and you did just that! ๐Ÿ˜€

      -goodange

      • emmy says:

        Thank you. It’s funny but today is a kind of day when you really want to believe in LOVE…I feel hopeful and optimistic for all the people who are in love or in romantic relationships all over the world.

    • qaz says:

      Emmyyyyyyyyyyy… I need air! heck, who needs air when I can just read & re-read your post again & again. your post will be my new addition to my “Morning Paper”.
      you are so precious, emmy. bless you, dear!

      Jim, can you just compose a song with a title “Doona Bae” or “Doona Babe”

      it never crossed my mind that when Doona was in London learning English & Jim was in US or Italy or wherever he was at that time that they would email each other. i totally forgot there’s that communication medium called email keke… now I’m pretty convince I was once a dinosaur

      • emmy says:

        If you want to add another item to your “Morning paper”, please check in Morela’s fb page dedicated to Doona. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Doona-Bae/140877269421217?ref=hl

        • qaz says:

          yes, i already checked and bookmarked. I’m not a fan of facebook actually, so I seldom browse/read any facebook pages

          BTW, I’m curious about this photo
          http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=141449092697368&set=a.141449026030708.1073741947.140877269421217&type=3&theater

          Is that Doona’s family? I recognise that from the left are her oppa & and her omma. I wonder if the people on the right hand side of that photo are her appa & dongsaeng? (ahem, trying to impress with my limited Korean words)

          • Morela says:

            It’s her omma and appa, and her older brother and younger brother to the right. I think it’s sad that there are so few ppl likeing my page dedicated to Doona on fb. because it’s truly the best one on facebook. The other one, with a Chinese girl pretends she is Doona who has created her own fan page and she has over 2000 ppl who adores her pics. I put every photshoot in separate albums. Anyway. Jimdoo <3<3<3. Korean press don't get much info or news on Jimdoo since they just read bigg goosip sites. They don't actively search for Jim or Doona on twitter.

  • emmy says:

    @qaz
    Impressive with the id and your Korean! They are a bunch of lovely looking people, aren’t they?

  • emmy says:

    Jim’s next movie project announced

    Jim Sturgess to Star Opposite Kate Beckinsale in ‘Eliza Graves’ shar.es/dj3QZ— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) April 2, 2013

    I’d like to know what project Doona is supposed to be doing now…

    • emmy says:

      A June 21st production in Bulgaria for this Jim’s new movie project??? Bulgaria??? What do we think about this in regards to Doona’s upcoming (film or photo?) shoot in England?

      • Morela says:

        I think that Doona’s film will begin shooting earlier than that. But i find it strange that there hasn’t been an announcement about her new film at all! We found out about Cloud Atlas way before filming started. I am sad that there aren’t any pic of Jimdoo where we clearly see they are a couple.

        • Eunmi Lee says:

          Yes it is strange. Maybe she is doing just photoshoot. It’d be much better if it was a movie shoot… But if it was a photo shoot why England out of all the places in the world? I think that is more significant. I feel that right now we need patience and a lot of positive thinking for Doona and for “Jimdoo”

          Emmy

          • qaz says:

            maybe Doona’s movie is an indie/small budget film (if she is indeed shooting one).. perhaps that’s why there’s no brouhaha on the movie or her involvement

            • emmy says:

              I actually like your idea of indie film for Doona. She has said in the past that she does not choose a movie project without a lot of thought. If a proposed project is not interesting to her, she’d not take it. And her filmography shows her great judgment in choosing the innovative and visionary films by independent directors. I just like the fact that she is said to be going to England in particular and not anywhere else. I’d like to believe that this is an indication for serious decisions Jimdoo are making for their relationship. (although the current lack of photographic evidence is a little discouraging for believing in it)

              • couch kimchi says:

                I wouldn’t be discouraged if I were you ๐Ÿ™‚

                The fact that she’s going to England seems to be a very strong indication that they’ll be seeing more of each other and taking their relationship seriously (though probably carefully, too, as it’s new). We are, sadly, just not privy to the visual details.

                The film that Doo Na will be shooting might even be a short, and if so, then, it’s also very likely we won’t hear anything about it.

                Not that I question her ability to clinch a role in a movie, but the cynical part of me is saying that all this mention of her being in the US to broker a movie project or her going to England to shoot one might also be a cover for the real reason she’s been away from Korea: She’s spending time with Jim. This way, the press leaves them alone, and they’re able to have their romance and privacy. But that’s just the cynical-head-in-the-romantic-clouds in me talking. ๐Ÿ˜‰ The focus is placed on her career rather than her romantic life when these things are mentioned in the press ๐Ÿ˜‰

                -goodange

                • emmy says:

                  goodange,

                  AS per usual, I find your reasoning sound and firmly based in how things work in real life. I remember you telling me that Lainey Gossip’s claim might have some solid grounds and that she’s been on the spot for her gossips most of her career.

                  It’s just that I got sucked into this so deep (not that I’m not enjoying every minute of it. Believe it or not I do have a busy life irl where I fulfill several roles required of me, but I so find that this is making my life more interesting)… I have always thought I have a very good instinct for these things but this particular pair is making me second-guess myself every now and then. Anyhow I bet you are the person to have around when having a panic attack!:)

                  I have a theory that one other reason for Jimdoo to be discreet is for Jim’s sake. You know how people singled him out for “yellow facing” in Cloud Atlas? So his relationship with Doona might be taken as suspicious or something like that if they came out as couple too soon after Cloud Atlas.

                  Well I am making a conscious decision to be optimistic about Jimdoo. Thanks for your help.

                  • couch kimchi says:

                    Aww. Thanks. Speaking of panic attacks, my dad used to suffer from it. It was only for a brief period of time, so, I do have a bit of experience trying to calm it. LOL ๐Ÿ™‚

                    Though others might disagree, I actually find your theory plausible. They are celebrities, so, they are more sharply judged than common citizens. It’s not outside the realm of possibility that others would whisper that he’s using her to prove he’s not racist, which he isn’t.

                    However, I don’t think they are hiding anything, but I think they are careful about being serious with each other, especially as they were both fresh out of long term relationships only to jump to this new one.

                    I do believe Doo Na when she said they weren’t dating, but at that time. They were just special friends whose relationship was evolving. I think at that time, they were at the stage of “let’s see where this goes.”

                    Anyway, traveling for another person, well, that sounds serious to me, so, keep being optimistic about JimDoo ๐Ÿ™‚

                    -goodange

                    • emmy says:

                      I totally agree with you because what you say makes a lot of sense. Celebrities have to go through the stages of romantic relationships just like the rest of us, and it would be quite damaging to do it under the microscope of avid public, so I understand why they are being very cautious at this stage. Being in England might give them more space and freedom to be themselves and to really test their relationship.

                      I have a feeling that Jim, before he left Korea, must have given Doona some kind of indication in regards to their relationship. My hunch is that she was thinking long and hard about it while she was finishing up the promo,(and she did not look too hot during that time: she looked ill and troubled in her TV interviews and interview pics) and then made a decision to travel to be with Jim.

                      I liked the Upside Down after party pics because it looked like Jim and Doona were doing the rounds like a host and a hostess of the party, and I believe that it shows that their relationship has reached a certain stage.

                      So I will be patient and optimistic and wait them out.

                      ๐Ÿ™‚ Emmy

      • couch kimchi says:

        I think that Jim has only signed on to do it, so, it’s still in pre-production. Electric Slide is in post-production, so, there’s still left to do with that, and then, he has The Big Shoe and The Lion’s Share. He might not even start filming Eliza Graves till 2014. He’s a busy man ๐Ÿ™‚

        Maybe Doo Na can visit him in Bulgaria, and they can sightsee.

        -goodange

        • emmy says:

          You are right, I didn’t figured in pre or post-production period when making a film. Jim totally deserves to all these movie deals, hopefully the end results show off his gift in acting.

          I love imagining Doona and Jim Bulgaria. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Morela says:

          Actually Eliza Graves is penciled to start filming June 21, so the date is set. This means he won’t be shooting The Big shoe in June as rumoured earlier. I also am sure that Jimdoo’s secrecy had nothing to do with the “yellow face” issue last year. Jimdoo is just keeping their privacy and integrity, and they have no reason to out anything :).

          • emmy says:

            Hi, Morela,
            Well, You are probably right about the “yellow face” controversy. It was just a thought! ๐Ÿ™‚

          • couch kimchi says:

            Ah, I stand corrected then. Well, he’s a very busy man ๐Ÿ™‚ While he’s young and his career’s on a speedy trot, then, good for him.

            Needless to say, I hope he and Doo Na will continue to find time to be with each other.

            -goodange

  • emmy says:

    Just checking in. It is too quiet. Jimdoo seem to have under water, but I finally went ahead and started tweeting seriously to promote Doona the actor. I believe she should have gotten more recognition for her work in Cloud Atlas, which also should have created more interest in her body of work so far. I find it such a shame that her Korean management agency seems to be sitting on their butts just letting this opportunity to go waste. So If you have any interest or time, look up Huge Doona Bae Fan on Twitter. Thanks.

    Emmy

    • qaz says:

      I dont know how Korean management agency works, perhaps Doona’s agency doesnt really participate actively in securing jobs for her, but I think Doona plays a part in this as well. As you already indicated in your previous post, we can assume that she is quite selective when it comes to her craft. I have the feeling she is the kind of person who is content on just being an actress rather than a “typical Hallyu star”, if you know what i mean.

      I’m just glad that she is currently filming/shooting something in Korea. I’m not sure if she’s filming that movie which has Donghae as the lead role. there’s no news about that movie recently. even Donghae’s fangirls seem quiet abt that movie so I also wonder what had happened to the production of that movie.

      • emmy says:

        @dear qaz,

        I hear you what you are saying and I absolutely agree with you that Doona is picky when choosing work, and that her management company is good with her that they don’t pressure her to make money doing the work she does not want. But I also think that they could be doing more especially internationally to keep the interest in her going, to keep the curious as her fans as it were. Am I asking too much of them still? Or is it a job for Doona fans?

        Yes thinking about the filming, it did not feel like a “movie” filming. If Donghae’s fans girls don’t know about it, it might be some other project she is doing. Hopefully someone like momo who posted the above entry for a personal blog would be able to tell us more. I am amazed again that there seem to be so many, apart from us regulars, who keep tab on this thread and appear to drop a gift or to out of blue (to us). It’s wonderful and at the same time reminds me to be positive and respectful when posting my opinions here.

        emmy

    • qaz says:

      so, she’s back in Korea (and I thought she’s still in LA, or heading to London)… wonder what is she shooting for… it’s good to see a glimpse of her

  • emmy says:

    What in the world? Does that look like a photo shoot to you? It does to me. Then why did Kim Jang-Hoon bring her suitcase to Korea for her? It is wonderful to see her…but I thought she was going to England? Confused and a little bit concerned?

    • emmy says:

      No, actually it looks like filming. She is doing that Korean movie after all. Good for her.

    • couch kimchi says:

      It looks like she’s filming something. I guess she’s back in Korea. It might be for work. She has to go back at some point, so, I wouldn’t be worried. We never even knew she was in Los Angeles when word first broke of her and Jim dating nor were we aware that she attended the Upside Down after party with him, and I expect we won’t know exactly when and where she’ll be going next. Try not to be concerned. ๐Ÿ˜‰ If you think about it, Doo Na seems to have been away from Korea for a very long time, and assuming during that period, she was spending most of it with Jim. They’ll probably see each other again soon, but we’ll just be in the dark about when.

      • Morela says:

        We shouldn’t worry too much. Doona had to go back to Korea sometime, and she has been away for a very long time. I am happy that she is back for the shooting of a film :). We did know before Lainey outed them as a couple that she was in LA, because there had been some tweets about Doona and Jim having reunion dinner with Cloud Atlas pals in LA. I wonder if she will still head to England for a shooting? Or if that’s just totally made up.

  • emmy says:

    You’re right…Don’t panic and carry on. ๐Ÿ™‚ I knew she had to go back to Korea sooner or later. So she used Kim Jang-Hoon as a diversion, I guess. Trying to dodge the KOrean press? I don’t think they have caught on yet. Or maybe the Korean press has moved on to better scandals…

  • Morela says:

    Oh thank you Eunmi for the info! I have to check out couchkimchi! I am happy that she is working. Is the pics from the set of her new film? Wow that was fast. How did she manage to go back so quietly and start shooting her next movie without anyone noticing?? I am totally clueluess and confused. What about that Korean singer bringing back her suitcase to Korea sying that Doona will head to England for her next shooting?? If Doona is in Korea, she could have brought her own suitcase and she is obviously not in England! Why wouldn’t she want to say to people that she is back in Korea? Why would they want people specualting why she would got to England when she isn’t. I have a bad feeling .

    • Morela says:

      My last post was a copy of what I wrote to Eunmi, but I was just suppose to post the later here. I dearly hope that Doona is filming a movie again! I would so love to see her in a new movie soon. She should no doubt definitely have gotten more recognition for her work in Cloud Atlas. She was absolutely amazing in the film!!!! What on earth is Doona’s management doing? Are they just letting this opportunity slip away? I am angry. Doona is for sure one of Korea’s best actresses, if not the best. There is nobody like her. I love her for being so condiderate and picky when choosing projects and her incredible natural talent. She is not like other actresses in Hollywood just starring in as many films as she can just for the sake of it.

  • Morela says:

    If Jimdoo is going to have a long serious relationship, they would have to be happy with this kind of life. We don’t know if Doona going back to Korea means anything disappointing happening to their relationship. We shouldn’t think that way. This is nothing that should indicate that something is wrong at all!!! Doona is back in Korea working on a new project that’s all :). We should be happy :).

  • Morela says:

    There is really no other film like Cloud Atlas. It’s a one of a kind epic movie with essential, important deep themes that should matter to everyone of us in on this planet. I am so happy Jimdoo starred together in Cloud Atlas. They will forever have that very special film together <3. It's such a groundbreaking amazing, beautiful film. It's not just another movie. It is not just a movie to be watched and forgotten. It makes differences and momentous changes in people who are touched by it and its messages. Jimdoo broke barriers in Cloud Atlas and they are doing this in real life too and I love them so much <3<3<3. "All boundaries are conventions" – a song from the Cloud Atlas OST that will shake your heart to the core <3

  • Morela says:

    Found this tweet an hour ago: “Just walked by a very beautiful Jim Sturgess in SoHo with @bexarella

  • Morela says:

    Halle Berry, 46 and Oliver Martinez 47, are expecting a baby son together. Congrats. I want to see Jim and Doona having a baby together!!! <3 It would be tge most beautiful baby for sure.

  • Jo says:

    Hello girls. Just to let you know that a french fan of Cloud Atlas as well as Donna B. & Jim S.’s work, follows your conversation since this week. ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t know if they are a couple or not, but they did an amazing work in the movie, and sure let us this deep impression of a great couple that we would sure like to be real. But, friends or couple, i just want to thank them for their amazing acting, that offered us (the public i mean) a great moment of dreaming, of them evidently, but mainly of love i guess. I hope my english is clear enough. Thank you also ladies for that nice girly conversation. Have a great sunday. Kind regards from Paris. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • emmy says:

      Hello, welcome! I keep saying this again and again but it is amazing how people all over the world become great fans of the movie, Cloud Atlas, Doona and Jim, find this particular thread right here. As Doona likes to say, “There is no border in art of movie.” Yes, I came to this thread as a big fan of Doona Bae, quickly became a supporter of Jimdoo ( I very much hope that they are more than good friends although I will be pleased if they keep being “good friends” only). I also became a big believer of Cloud Atlas. Thanks for our host, goodange, here at Couch Kimchi, I have made a group of “internet friends” with whom I get to enjoy good conversations. English might not be our native language but I’d like to think that we communicate through our mutual love for Cloud Atlas, Jim and Doona. I agree that Jim and Doona’s acting is so good in Cloud Atlas that we want them to be a couple in romantic relationship in real life as well; I read somebody’s tweet that said they made her “believe in love again” It’s a great dream that is also human, I believe. Now that you said hello, don’t be a stranger. I’d like to hear more of your thoughts myself. Bonsoir, Jo!

    • Morela says:

      Thank you Jo! Welcome and join us :). Yes, Jimdoo (Jim and Doona nick) did such an amazing and beautiful job in Cloud Atlas. They are unforgettable and their stories touched us deeply so as the film itself did. It’s truly a unique work of art. We are pretty sure that Jimdoo is dating although they have not confirmed or denied anything, but we are sure. There have been too many indicators about this. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for their love, happiness and future. Jimdoo forever :).

  • Jo says:

    *i meant “leave us this deep impression of a great couple that we would sure like to be real.” Sorry for my bad english. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jo says:

    Hello girls. I hope you are well. I just read this interview and it seems that Jim S. still talks about Mickey as his girlfriend (the journalist ask about girlfriend Mickey & music): http://jimsturgessonline.com/?page_id=2559 (from march 25th, isn’t it?). And i think this website is quite linked to J.S. Maybe Jim & Doona,are just very good friends after all. And that’s already a nice thing to think anyway, and they are still incredibly moving in the film. Anyway, i liked talking about it with you, and i wish you a good evening. All the best for you girls.

    • emmy says:

      Dear Jo,

      Actually the interview was from last year March, so more than a year ago. I think a lot has happened to both Jim and Doona in their personal lives. What is interesting (and significant to me at least) is that Jim has not been mentioning Mickey or the band Tragic Toys since August of last year. In a bout of interviews ( in print, radio and television) for his recent movie, Upside Down, he has pointedly stayed away from mentioning anything about his girlfriend and the band when in the past he would always bring her name and the band up without any hesitation and talk about them freely. Since neither Jim nor Doona has neither confirmed nor denied whether their friendship is more than a good friendship since Lainey Gossip outed them as a couple this Feb., we don’t know for sure exactly what they are to each other. But we have been finding some evidences of them spending time together during last two months even after the Lainey gossip incident. However, like you’ve said, Jim and Doona staying good friends outside the film is in itself a nice thing. It is just some romantic in us that want them to be more than that.:)

      take care,
      emmy

  • Jo says:

    Dear Emma, Thank you for your kind reply. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I didn’t know it was from last year (i couldn’t find the date). Sorry for the false information.
    I agree when you say “It is just some romantic in us that want them to be more than that.”
    Hello to Morela & Couchkimchi too (i didn’t get the chance to discuss with her and thank her for her work).

    bises (means xoxo in french) from Paris

    • Morela says:

      Hi Jo! Welcome here in our love for Jimdoo! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am very certain that they are a couple. There have been too many inddicators :).

      I agree with Emmy about this:
      “Another thing I wanted to share with you is that I really hate the Korean entertainment press right now. Either they just want to discuss Doona’s personal life only or they go ahead and write unfair articles about how Cloud Atlas has flopped financially and imply that Doona’s Hollywood debut was unsuccessful. You know of course how most of the Korea public thinks Doona’s film always does not do well in box office and believe this is because Doona’s weird or not Korean actress-y enough? Some people had advised Dir Bong Joon-Ho to kill off Doona’s character quick in THe Host or the film would flop!! Some Korean people, especially men, are just stupid and can’t appreciate Doona’s gift at all. Oh that makes me mad! It’s like Doona should look like the rest of Korean actresses with no talent and a lot of plastic surgeries!!! And they don’t know what acting is even when it is right in front. That is why Doona should work internationally more where people have higher appreciation of her.”

      I totally agree with her and I so hate the Korean press and those people who are so stupid and narrow-minded. How in the world can they not appreciate their fantastic actress Doona and her incredible work? She is a one of a kind actress. There is nobody like her. All those fake plastic actresses and celebrities, that is part of the Hallyu wave, I am so angry. Doona’s movies may not have been box office successes but that’s because she doesn’t care about things like that. Ofc she gets happy when her movies are doing well, but she chooses projects for other reasons, real reasons such as strong characters, new challanges and a great director. She has never been typecast and she has such an amazing register of versatality in her work. I want Doona to work internatinally too. The world seems to have higher appreciation of her work.

  • Jo says:

    *Sorry i meant Emmy and not Emma :-p

  • emmy says:

    Found this tweet by Super Jr.’s Dong Hae

    ์ดฌ์˜๋๋‚˜๊ณ ๋“ค์–ด๊ฐ€๋Š”์ค‘^^๋ฌด์Šจ์ดฌ์˜์ผ๊นŒ์š” ? ๐Ÿ™‚ twitter.com/donghae861015/โ€ฆ— Super Junior ์ด๋™ํ•ด (@donghae861015) April 10, 2013

    It says “Going back home after filming^^ Guess for which film?:)”

    And this Dong Hae fangirl is saying it might be the film with Doona. So Doona is probably shooting that film with Dong Hae as planned.

    • couch kimchi says:

      If only Doo Na and Jim would be as open as Ki Woo and Chung Ah. LOL ๐Ÿ˜‰

      -goodange

    • Morela says:

      This is great! We know through photo evidence that Doona has been in Korea shooting something, and now we know that Donghae has finished shooting a film too. This must mean that they have been shooting that rumoured film together! I wonder if Doona has already been heading back to Jim wherever he is, or if she will go soon. I sooo want to know if Jimdoo are together. There hasn’t been anything new since the Upside down after-party .

      I think that Donghae guy looks plastic surgery all over his face, sorry. Anyway, I really wish this film will do good, and that it will not take too long before it’s released. But wow that must have been a very short shoot! 10 days?! It seems very weird. I guess Doona must has been in korea for a longer time shooting this film than we know about.

      BTW. I can’t stand some hypocrite people saying that Doona looked horrible as a caucasian and Mexican woman pff. What racist hypocrites. The makeup is incredible and she looked absolutely amazing.

  • emmy says:

    I am worried about everyone in South Korea including Doona…The North Koreans are threatening to test their nuclear missiles anytime soon and the South Koreans are predicting that it might be on 15th which is the birthday of the first Great leader Kim. There should be more effective way to stop this type of extortion and act of thuggery.

    Emmy

  • emmy says:

    Hey I have just found that some Korean twitters have tweeted this about 4 hours ago: it says “It seems like Doona Bae has acknowledged that she and Jim Sturgess (who was in the Cloud Atlas with her) are officially in romantic relationship (literal translation would be ‘lovers’). This onni (meaning Doona) really has everything…I am envious.”

    ๋ฐฐ๋‘๋‚˜๋Š” ํ•จ๊ฒŒ ํด๋ผ์šฐ๋“œ ์•„ํ‹€๋ผ์Šค์— ๋‚˜์˜จ ์ง ์Šคํ„ฐ๊ฒŒ์Šค์™€ ๊ณต์‹ ์—ฐ์ธ์ž„์„ ์ธ์ •ํ•œ ๋“ฏ. ์ด ์–ธ๋‹ˆ๋Š” ์ •๋ง ๋‹ค ๊ฐ€์ง€๋Š”๊ตฌ๋‚˜.. ๋ถ€๋Ÿฝ๋‹ค. twitter.com/HEESSANG2/statโ€ฆ— ์Šˆํผ๋งค์น˜ํ˜• SH,Lee:D (@HEESSANG2) April 11, 2013

    There are two other tweets that are talking about this that were all tweets about the same time. I think something must have happened in the evening of 4/11/2013. I’m trying to find out why these Korean tweets came out of nowhere. Because most of the recent tweets about Doona in Korea have not been about Jimdoo relationship at all, at least through March and April. Since Doona is in Korea working and the timing of these tweets were late at night, I think there has to be something behind these tweets. I don’t want to raise my expectations but we will see.

    emmy

      • emmy says:

        I’m sorry but I don’t understand exactly what you are trying to tell me. Are you telling me about the tweets? What did not happen? Are you saying what is said on the who dated who is wrong???

        • :) says:

          Some people find that site and posted on the bulletin board.
          People in that thread who wrote this on Twitter…
          Not a big deal…

          (google translate sorry…:)

          • emmy says:

            Oh thank you for your explanation! I have found out that was what had happened with these tweets a few hours ago, but thank you for verifying that with me.

            It would not make sense for Doona to come out and acknowledge her relationship with Jim when people around her including Donghae (I think) are trying hard to keep her protected from the Korean press.

            Are you a Korean in South Korea, can I ask?

    • emmy says:

      Ok I’ve communicated with the tweeter of the above who is saying she is taking it down because she can’t find the source article (on internet) that was dated 2 days ago. Again sorry about the premature over-excitement. goodange, you can remove my post if you think it fit.

      Sorry about the trouble.

      emmy

  • emmy says:

    Well I have worked hard and verified that most of these tweets were from the late-comers to the Jimdoo rumor. Sorry for getting over-excited before verifying the sources. But I was amazingly happy for Jimdoo for about one hour or so, and that’s something. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Morela says:

    Jim is in Camden, London. This tweet today confirmed this: “Friends calling me to tell me they’ve bumped into @mrjimsturgess in Camden. You gotta love ’em.” and Doona is in Seoul, Korea at the moment. I wonder what will happen next. I am looking forward to her film though.

  • Morela says:

    There has always has been a kind of tension between Doona and the Korean press: Doona is intelligent and proud and she does not tolerate fools easily and so the Korean press feels she needs to learn to play their game. She deals with them on her terms and not vice versa, and I think that makes the Korea press mean, especially now.

    Lee Byung Hun is an good professional actor who was always trying harder and challenges himself but he and his agency have been on a project to venture to Hollywood for many years. Doona has not been thinking of doing any English-speaking movies as you all may well know. But she has done an amazing job in Cloud Atlas…she maintained that high level of her unique acting and her English was able to support her acting perfectly.

    It’s like the Korean media are jealous of her sudden success in Cloud Atlas and only pay attention to Lee Byung Hun now. It’s a shame that the Korean media is ignoring Doona and not promoting her. She has much more potential than Lee Byung Hun I think, even though he is really talented and professional. But not promoting Doona is so mean. The Korean media should try to understand why she is not talking about her love life and focus on her acting. Then maybe they would get what they want. Now, they won’t. I admire Doona Bae so much.

  • Morela says:

    As you all may know. Doona is shooting her movie in Korea, and Jim is home in London. We have to keep our eyes open to see if Doona goes to London or wherever Jim is. That will definitely confirm that they are serious and want a future together. I can’t imagine them having said goodbye for good when she was leaving for shooting in Korea. They have spent quite some time together now and she was at the after-party.

    Even before Cloud atlas was released, I sensed that Jimdoo must have grown close to each other during shooting. So when I saw the trailer for Cloud Atlas, I felt that Jim may not be with Mickey anylonger. Haha that’s so strange that i felt it so early! I couldn’t even imagine Doona at the Cloud Atlas premiere seeing Jim bringing Mickey with him, in front of her face! I just couldn’t. Then I read on lainey that jim and Mickey was no longer together and I was just like: “I knew it!” When I saw the promo interviews on youtube I said to myself: “No way that Jim would bring Mickey to the tlas Cloud Atlas premiere. He would hurt Doona so much.” I just couldn’t see it.

    I hope that Jimdoo they are keeping daily contact with each other now when they are on different parts of the world, but gosh it must be so hard to communicate that way because Doona’s English is limited. I think they know what they are feeling for each other so.

    I can’t see Jim being with someone else or Doona with someone else. If that would happen, I don’t think they could continue their friendship, because some of them would be forever heartbroken. I think Jim realised that if he would continue with Mickey and not go for Doona, she would for sure marry someone else sooner or later! He would forever lose her to someone else.

  • Morela says:

    Hi couchkimchi! I accidentally double posted. Could you please remove the first post of my two latest? I mean the one I posted at 1:00 pm? I would appreciate it. Thanks!

  • emmy says:

    So Jim’s in London…where is Doona? Is she still in Korea?

    A lovely meeting with @mrjimsturgess in my last days in London, such a nice guy, thank you Jim for the pic ๐Ÿ™‚ twitter.com/ingridwasinuk/โ€ฆ— Ingrid H. Watson (@ingridwasinuk) April 14, 2013

    Here is Donghae’s latest tweet

    Have a good day ^^ hope u like it !! twitter.com/donghae861015/โ€ฆ— Super Junior ์ด๋™ํ•ด (@donghae861015) April 14, 2013

    Apparently he is flying out of Korea for some kind of concert? (the fangirls were saying)…does that mean the filming is over? That is if Doona was doing the film with him… Could it be the filming is all done and Doona is out of Korea already? Or not. No Doona sighting has been reported on twitter or online as I know of.

  • emmy says:

    I am hyperventilating!!! Doona is going to be in another of Wahowskis movie called Jupioter ascending! Yay Hurray and all cheers!!! I am so happy for Doona!

    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=102932

    This! This was what I was waiting so patiently to hear!

    • qaz says:

      OMG emmy… how did you manage to dig all these things. I’m astonished by your digging abilities ๐Ÿ™‚

      So happy for Doona to be cast in the Wachowskis’ project again. I’m over the moon and all the planets for this news!

  • emmy says:

    So Doona is going to England after all because the filming is there throughout June. She might be there already!!!

    • qaz says:

      and suddenly I’m so interested on that Warner Bros. Leavesden Studio.. Watford, Hertfordshire… my goodness Doona, what have you done to me!

      • emmy says:

        LOL dear qaz I was hoping you’d check the notification because you are one of the few commenters here who’s been with us from the beginning!

        I just have checked Korean twitter site using Doona’s name in Korean and they have just tweeting about it! What luck!

        It’s a coincidence that just yesterday I’d noticed Donghae was leaving the country meaning the film shoot must have finished. Then I found that tweet about Jim in London.

        I have a suspicion that Doona might already be in England. Would she be in the studio (have you found the exact location?) She might have been there for a while already. And Jim’s been there for a while as well. Whatever they call themselves, this can only be good for their relationship. And you know Jim’s birthday is in May. ๐Ÿ™‚ Doona is actually in England at that time although how far the studio is from London but it is nothing like when they are continents away.

        God bless the Wachowskis, I have a feeling that they have been witness to Jimdoo relationship from the beginning and have been cheerleaders for them along. Because I thought I caught them sort of teasing Jim a lot in Korea during promo.

        • qaz says:

          i tried searching Doona’s name in Korean once, and Google translated the sentences into kimbap or something.. so i just gave up searching her name. Thank goodness you do understand Korean, emmy!

          My gut feeling is always haywire when it comes to these two adorable people. I tried to distance myself from shipping too hard… but when i read this news, my shipping mode just transported to cruising mode.. this news is one big cruise, gurlss ๐Ÿ™‚
          and I thought Doona is still in Korea… if she is/was indeed filming that movie with Donghae, it is kinda weird the film has wrapped up in less than 2 weeks. Anyway, it doesn’t matter.

          what matters most is she’ll be heading to England soon (or already there), to that Leavesden Studio. the studio is somewhere in Watford, and Watford is like 27km from Central London.. i even checked the direction from Camden to Watford, it is about 20 minutes by car. OMG i cant believe i did this!

          • emmy says:

            Ha! As I have posted already…it is 20 min. by fast train from Euston, London. I thought Jim’s a kind of public transportation kind of guy. ๐Ÿ™‚

            Yes as for shipping these two…I know, I know, I have been sucked back in AGAIN! And I thought I was doing so well getting clear-headed. (not really:)

            Just prarying for any kind of pap pics of the two.

            • qaz says:

              LOL you’re faster than me.
              wow i didnt know that he likes commuting by public transport. he is such a humble, down-to-earth celebrity then

              yes, yes… we need new pic updates of Jim and Doona. I can’t keep on staring and ogling at their Cloud Atlas LA premiere after-party anymore, it was so last October! ๐Ÿ™‚

              • emmy says:

                LOL I was thinking the exact same thing just this morning (before the big news) ‘ … it’s already been 1 month since Jim’s Upside Down party… this miserable pic is the only thing that’s keeping me in my Jimdoo shipping? Why am I being such a loser sucker for those callous people?’

          • emmy says:

            Just found this guy’s tweet saying that he saw Doona at a restaurant in Seoul, Korea yesterday. So you are right she must be still in Korea finishing off whatever she is working on.

  • Morela says:

    OMG!!! Doona Bae has been cast in another Wachowski movie! Hurray hurray, I’m so happy!!! And with James D’Arcy too!!! Her international career is going upwards! She so deserves this our beloved talented Doona. The article says: “The production will remain in the UK at the studios through June, at which time filming will move to Chicago for completion.”
    This means that that the Korean singer probably referred to Jupiter Ascending, when he said that her NEXT shooting will take place in England, after the Donghae movie.

    I’m not a fan of either Channing Tatum or Mila Kunis. I think bth are very mediocre actors actually, and Channing Tatum is not attractive at all, he looks like body builder, sorry for saying this. But for Doona’s sake I hope this movie does good of course.

  • Morela says:

    I so hope that Doona’s role in Jupiter Ascending is not an irrelevant weak sidekick role. Because she deserves a “strong” character to be able to get most out of her brilliant acting potential!!!

  • emmy says:

    How far is Warner Brothers Leavensden studios are from London?

    “By rail

    Fast trains travel direct from London Euston to Watford Junction, and take less than 20 minutes.”

    Within an easy commute from and to London. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • emmy says:

    This article says the production is already on the way…or did I misread it?

    http://t.co/RISwxb9hy9

  • emmy says:

    This UK based article shows that she and James D’Arcy were the last actors to be cast for Jupiter Ascending

    http://www.thisisfakediy.co.uk/articles/film/jupiter-ascending-begins-production-full-cast-revealed/

    There is an evil queen role according to the synopsis, and I wonder if Doona would be playing her. It would allow her to play a totally new kind of character. She’s never played an evil character before but I think she’d be excellent in such roles as well.

    • oldsquealingfangirl says:

      Wait where does it say there is an evil queen role? I either lost my ability to read or I don’t see it in the article. But if there is, I hope Doona can become the Charlize Theron of this movie. After all, if Doona could shine past Tom Hanks and Halle Berry like a lot of reviewers said she can easily shine past Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis who are both terrible at drama (Black Swan is an exception for Mila).

      I’m really happy that we can see Doona in another film and I hope more US offers come her way. She really deserves the best of everything ^^.

      • Eunmi Lee says:

        Oops the evil queen is mentioned not in the article above but in one of the other articles I have linked (but can’t point out which one ๐Ÿ™‚ ) I hope Doona gets the evil queen and kills the role because some people were already snarking about the “snow white” plot and Mila and Channing being the two leads. I am hoping this one does so well that Doona gets that recognition she deserves this time.

        -emmy

  • jorgina says:

    I love this blog especially this thread. I’m a certified JimDoo addict and is hungry for more news about them…Thanks to all these girls here for all these updates about them. Keep it coming guys!!Hopefully we can see new pictures of them TOGETHER…Thanks!

  • couch kimchi says:

    Emmy, I think we need to make you a guest author or something. LOL ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve been wanting to comment on your latest bit of news on our Doo Na but just haven’t found the time.

    Really, thank you. Each time you and the others find something, you revive this post with new comments from new lurkers or the same people ๐Ÿ™‚ Awesome!

    -goodange

    • emmy says:

      Thank you , goodange, it means a lot coming from you. Really I would not do this if I did not love Doona or Jimdoo so much that I got to find out what in the Cloud Atlas is going on with them nor I could keep up my enthusiasm if not for the group of fellow Jimdoo friends who have been here from the beginning of the thread. The lurkers or new Jimdoo fangirls who appear time to time are just amazing,(I call them ‘virtual karmic connections’) I hope one day I can find that crowning piece of Jimdoo pic where they are behaving like a proper couple in romantic relationship.

      • qaz says:

        “I hope one day I can find that crowning piece of Jimdoo pic where they are behaving like a proper couple in romantic relationship”

        emmy, if you manage to do the above-mentioned stuff, you will definitely PWN MY HEARTBEAT! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • emmy says:

    ๋ฐฐ๋‘๋‚˜๋Š” ์ตœ๊ทผ ์Šคํƒ€ ์Šคํƒ€์ผ ๋งค๊ฑฐ์ง„ ‘ํ•˜์ด์ปท’๊ณผ ํ™”๋ณด ์ธํ„ฐ๋ทฐ๋ฅผ ๊ฐ–๊ณ  ‘ํด๋ผ์šฐ๋“œ ์•„ํ‹€๋ผ์Šค’์— ํ•จ๊ป˜ ์ถœ์—ฐํ•œ ๋ฐฐ์šฐ ์ง ์Šคํ„ฐ๊ฒŒ์Šค์™€์˜ ํŒŒํŒŒ๋ผ์น˜ ์‚ฌ์ง„์ด ํฐ ํ™”์ œ๊ฐ€ ๋œ ๊ฒƒ์— ๋Œ€ํ•ด ์†๋‚ด๋ฅผ ๋ฐํ˜”๋‹ค. ๋ฐฐ๋‘๋‚˜๋Š” “์†”์งํžˆ ๊ณต์‹ ์ž…์žฅ์„ ๋ฐœํ‘œํ•  ๋งŒํ•œ ์ผ์€ ์•„๋‹Œ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™๋‹ค. ์˜ํ™” ์ œ์ž‘๋ฐœํ‘œํšŒ ๊ฐ™์€ ์—…๋ฌด์ ์ธ ์˜์—ญ๋„ ์•„๋‹ˆ๊ณ , ๊ต‰์žฅํžˆ ๊ถ๊ธˆํ•ด ํ• ๋งŒํ•œ ๋‚ด์šฉ์ด๊ณ  ์žฌ๋ฏธ์žˆ๋Š” ์กฐํ•ฉ์ด๋ผ์„œ ํฅ๋ฏธ๋ฅผ ๊ฐ€์ ธ์ฃผ์‹œ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์ง€๋งŒ ๊ทธ๋ž˜๋„ ์ข€ ๋ถ€๋‹ด์Šค๋Ÿฝ๋‹ค. ๋ถ€๋”” ๊ด€์‹ฌ์„ ๊ฐ–์ง€ ์•Š์•„์ฃผ์‹ ๋‹ค๋ฉด ๊ฐ์‚ฌํ•  ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™๋‹ค”๊ณ  ๋งํ–ˆ๋‹ค.

    It seems that Doona has commented on her relationship with Jim in High Cut article as well…(this was all over the Korean news while I was sleeping the sleep of the innocent :() So I am doing a kind of translation that will make it easy to understand her meaning rather than literal translation…

    She says “It (I think she is referring to Lainey gossip and the pap pic as well as Jimdoo relationship) is nothing to give an official statement about. It is not about movie business like this announcement for a new movie…however…(I understand it (the relationship) is something people can get very curious about, and the coupling (of her and Jim ) is interesting so people are curious about us. BUT it is true it’s too much (for me or for us) I’d grateful if you did not get too interested.”

    What is she trying to say? She is not going to say whether they are more than good friends but then she’s not saying they are not. She’s again saying I understand your curiosity but it’s our private life so leave us be.

    What do you think?

    We can talk about this in detail, but what I want to say the most is that I think she was forced to talk about this because the Korean press was being kind of mean and not covering her at all or started to give her a kind of negative press (about how Cloud atlas was financial disappointment and how Lee Byung Hun has had a more successful Hollywood experience than her).

    Meanwhile she seems to be in Korea still as of about two nights ago.

    I know other main actors have started the shooting in England.

    Oh, I forget the part she talks about the role in Jupiter Ascending…she says it is a kind of minor role but wait for it she plays a character who sends Channing off either to kill or protect Mila Kunis. Let me get back to you for that.

    emmy

    • qaz says:

      my take on this, if they are not in a “special relationship”, she can just outright deny it. Put a full stop to any speculation about their relationship.
      But she’s kind of try to evade it by neither acknowledging the relationship nor repudiating it.

      I guess she just want us to respect her private life

      reading those statements make me quite guilty, are we (JimDoo shippers) too intrusive? ๐Ÿ™

      • couch kimchi says:

        LOL. Nah. I think we’d only be intrusive if we acted like the media, demanding for official statements. We just talk about it, and yeah, dig stuff up (like about projects and yes, pictures ;)), but this comments section is our limit. We’re just fangirling. ๐Ÿ™‚

        -goodange

        • emmy says:

          I agree 100%

        • qaz says:

          ok, I’m a bit relieved reading your assurance ๐Ÿ™‚

          I really love shipping them together, but from time to time I just cant help but feel a bit guilty and embarrassed about some of my overexcitement of fangirling them (i cringed when i read some of my previous comments again ๐Ÿ™‚

          anyways, you gurls here rock!
          I’ve been wanting to say this for quite some time but totally forgot about it…I want you all to know that everytime I checked on this “thread” and saw the comment numbers increased, it just sent me into a whirl of bliss ๐Ÿ™‚
          keep on posting gurlsss…

    • couch kimchi says:

      Thanks a lot, emmy. ๐Ÿ™‚

      It’s a very vague answer, but seeing as it is that way rather than a direct “no,” then, I take it as a good sign that they are dating. It seems to me that she’s saying that she understands people’s curiosity, especially after seeing those pictures, but I think it’s also her way of saying that it’s none of our business, so, we aren’t owed an official response.

      Is there anymore from that interview that will help us understand her vague answer? Something more direct?

      If nothing is going on between her and Jim then, she would have come right out and said that we’re not dating, as she did last year, when they weren’t yet at the time.

      -goodange

      • emmy says:

        No there is nothing more…that is it, I am afraid.

        So this reminds me of that Korean tweet I had found a few days back, which said Doona is kind of acknowledging her relationship with Jim (did that person have a prior knowledge?),,, Because she is not saying “no we have not dated ever” or ” no we are just good friends, I told you” (like during the Korean promo) or “no we are not keeping company as friends or no” or “It’s not like I am ever going to see him again”

        And qaz, I don’t think what we do here is ever going to be any intrusive on her and Jim’s private life or their relationship.

    • :) says:

      She admitted that the relationship between Jim and just do not want is to formulate …

  • emmy says:

    Nope she has not Specified which character she plays except that she plays a minor one.

    • qaz says:

      this is an excerpt of her interview last Feb 2013.. โ€œI really wanted to work with the Wachowskis and I donโ€™t like big main roles,โ€ Bae says. โ€œIf my favourite director gives me a role that is very…โ€ โ€“ she pauses to find the right word โ€“ โ€œsparkly? A very brilliant character? Iโ€™ll do it.โ€
      http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/15454/1/lana-wachowski-selects-doona-bae

      I’ve this feeling that she might be referring to her role in Jupiter Ascending.
      My instinct tells me that she might not be playing the role of that ‘evil’ Queen though

      • emmy says:

        I agree…though I want her to…maybe the evil queen is too stereotypical? So what did you think about what she said in regards to Jimdoo relationship?

  • Morela says:

    Thanks Emmy! ๐Ÿ™‚ I have been sure all along that Jim and Doona are a couple, and I love her answer in the upcoming issue of High Cut Magazine. She is very smart in her answer. She is totally right about what she is saying. BUT this IS a confirmation of her relationship with Jim. She doesn’t want to comment about this because it’s nothing to give a statement about. However she understands that people may be curious as they are an interesting coupling. She just don’t want people to get too interested in them. She is confirming her relationship in the smartest of ways! Jimdoo is an item and there’s nothing to be uncertain about. We shouldn’t speculate whether they are a couple or not because they have been since at least November last year. We should speculate if they are physically together and what they are up to and things like that etc, not if they are a couple =). I am not fluent in English, so I don’t want to sound rude, but this is my take on it. Als, Doona looks so much healthier in these pic, she was so thin in November/December. I believe she must have been stressed and felt alot of pressure with all the attention and everything that was happening with Cloud Atlas and Jim etc.

  • Morela says:

    I am sure that this is a confirmation about her relationship with Jim! She is so smart in her answer but it’s obvious that they are a couple, she just doesn’t feel a need to make a statement about it. I have been sure all along, but if it wasnรคt any truth to Jimdoo, she would have denied it, but she is everything but denying . So I am more sure than ever that Jimdoo is a couple .
    I am hoping Doona will overshadown Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis in her minor role. She is hell of a lot better actor than they are, sorry, but she is. She is so underrated. She is brilliant and has been from the start!

    I hope the Korean press will give her the attention and recognition she deserves. They have had a love/hate relationship with Doona because, she is an artist and has made many daring unconventional choices, and she has never licked the asses of the press, but at the same time, they are proud of her and they can’t deny everyone knows that she is an absolutely outstanding actress.

    She is so versatile, truthful and genuine in her acting, and to me she is a one of a kind actress. When she was 20 years old she made the movie Plum Blossom and she acted out some very explicit nude scenes which was very scandalous and daring for a young actress starting out in the buisness, but she was so brilliant in her acting that it worked so well. Her next movie she acted without any makeup at all throughout the movie and it was her own choice, because she said she could give a better more real performance, which fitted her character well.

  • Morela says:

    I think it’s great that Doona is featured in High Cut magazine, that means she is not totally ignored in Korea . You have done a good jobe Emmy finding this news about Doona. I just want them to be physically together now . I’m looking forward seeing Jimdoo together! Maybe at Lolas April 26th, or maybe in Cannes for Jim’s movie Electric slide, or someplace else .

  • Morela says:

    Doona doesn’t say anylonger that she and Jim are just friends, because they aren’t. If she had still said they are only friends, I would be suspicious to why she’s still denying, but she isn’t denying. She is just not speaking straight out about her private life . But her answer is a confirmation for sure :). Now we are sure about that!

  • emmy says:

    I just wanted you to know that some Korean news articles are taking her words as categorically denying the Jimdoo relationship by saying there is nothing to make a statement about.

    • Morela says:

      The way Doona has been handling this and the way she is answering is very common in the west. But in Korea it’s more like she is denying it, but I’m sure she and Jim has been talking about this and agreed this is the best way to deal with the press. Also the Koreans in Korea, aren’t aware of all those things we are here. I mean we know so much that has happened since they finished shooting Cloud Atlas. So for me, there is no denying that they are dating! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • couch kimchi says:

      That’s an interesting take by the press, but what do you think?

      In my opinion, she neither confirmed nor denied, but if there was never a JimDoo, then, I think there’s no need to be this vague.

      I think what Doo Na was saying that when it comes to her personal life, there’s no need to make an official statement. It has nothing to do with a movie role or her career, which those understandably would necessitate an official statement.

      • emmy says:

        I think 99% of the people including the Korean press share your opinion about what Doona’s non-statement can mean. What I want to know is why some articles try to have people to think “No there is no Jimdoo relationship” at all.

        Also I have to share something with you all. Some of the comments from Korean netizens to the news articles on Doona’s High Cut interview (and on her position on Jimdoo relationship rumor) are beyond nasty. I am glad you are not fluent in Korean because I am embarrassed and ashamed by those comments. OFC usually any comments posted online are negative and worthless, but about 70% of the comments on Doona was negative starting from she should behave like a celebrity and can’t ask people not to intrude on her private life to just trashing Doona including her relationship with non-Korean guy.

        Now I think the only reason she had to mention anything about the relationship or Lainey gossip’s outing of them was because the Korean press was putting pressure on her career. But people were saying she is too late with her response and is she trying to manipulate media or something.

        I think Doona and Doona’s people sort of anticipated this kind of negative public opinion and her way of answering was the best and the only kind of defense she now has.

        Feel bad for Doona right now. Maybe she needs to think about working outside Korea seriously in order to be respected the way she should be.

        • oldsquealingfangirl says:

          Ouch. I’m kind of tempted to ask for translations from Netizen Buzz but maybe I’d be better off not knowing.

          But I remember reading from an old article that Doona has always been more highly regarded by the international film audience than Korea because she doesn’t fit into the Hallyu beauty model. Either way, she seems like she has tough skin and hopefully she will impress all with her next role, whether it’s the Evil Queen role or something else.

        • couch kimchi says:

          This whole thing with Doo Na’s recent interview about making an official statement basically goes back to what this post is partly all about. She’s basically echoed my thoughts. Sorry for re-posting:

          “While theyโ€™re hunted down by professional gossips and the paparazzi, Hollywood celebrities basically go about their personal lives like ordinary non-showbiz people. Unless theyโ€™re breaking up or getting hitched, they donโ€™t typically come out with an official statement about whom theyโ€™ve started dating. Of course, thatโ€™s not how it works in Korea, as Bae Doo Na is expected to return from the US soon and address the supposed scandal between her and the English actor … Iโ€™ll guiltily imbibe the sneaky pap shots and press junket videos, but extracting an official confession from either Jim or Doo Na is beyond unnecessary. Imma be pissed, too, if the Kpress puts pressure on their relationship, whatever it is.”

          I think Morela might be right that Doo Na has approached this thing with the media and her personal life from a Western standpoint, not at all what the Korean media is used to. As we know, Korean celebrities eventually confirm their dating status with an official statement from their agencies, but Doo Na’s not that way. She’s never fit the mold of the industry, which is fine with me because as much as I love my K-entertainment, it could stand to have a few anomalies in its homogeneity/uniformity/trendy formula.

          As for the netizens, well, I wouldn’t even bother with them. The majority of them tend to be nasty, and since they’re illogical about their motivations for acting deplorably, then, it’s not worth it to give them attention.

          -goodange

          • emmy says:

            So we come to a full circle. It’s not just the Korean media but the majority of the public hate any non-conformist artists whom they think are being “above themselves”: actors like Doona or singers such as Tablo (I don’t know how he spells his name in English) for example. I know all this and yet I have to admit the level of pure venom in some of the commentators just made me sick. Never again. I am officially traumatized.

            I can’t help but think it will get tougher for Doona as she gets older because the pressure to look and behave like other Korean “actresses” will amp up. Maybe it’s time for her to decide whether she can risk all to stay a true “free spirited” artist or not.

            • couch kimchi says:

              She has said she likes a challenge, and I don’t think she’s ever been one to pay too much mind to the shit coming out of judgmental asses. Otherwise, she wouldn’t have ventured out of the K-ent industry or even taken on unconventional roles in Korean movies. With age and experience comes maturity, so, I think whatever choices she’ll make in the future would only be handled with that kind of mastered quality.

              I don’t know if it’s the majority of the public or even the Korean public that hates non-conformists. It just so happens that the most hateful ones from the public are more vocal. LOL.

              I wouldn’t be disheartened by those netizens because ‘Cloud Atlas’ exposed her to an international audience that really appreciates her and loves her Sonmi storyline the best.

              -goodange

              • Jo says:

                Hello girls. If they are a couple for real, i just hope the media won’t put too much pressure on them and ruined their relationship. There is a saying in France wich says “Pour vivre heureux, vivons cachรฉs” (“A happy life is a discreet one”). I just wish them luck in their working project and hope that if their is love in their life, they can preserve it. Have a nice day all. Jo.

                • emmy says:

                  Hello Jo! I was hoping you’d drop in and catch up on what’s happening around here.

                  Yes Doona had to make a kind of response to the Korean media because, I believe, they were putting pressure on her by either snubbing her work in Cloud Atlas or writing snarky comments about her while promoting her over other Korean actor, Byung-Hun Lee. So in this latest interview, she kind of admitted that she and Jim are in a relationship, but the media’s avid interest in it is “burdensome” (or “too much to bear”) for her, so please don’t be too interested in it.

                  I love your French saying on keeping one’s relationship discreet. I think all French know a thing or two about the affairs of heart! ๐Ÿ™‚ Can I use it for my fan tweeting for Doona? If you are interested you can check this twitter account out: Huge Doona Bae Fan.

                  Please keep your eyes open for Jim and Doona during Cannes film festival because Jim’s movie Electric Slide has a Cannes debut. Hope to hear from you soon again.

                  emmy

        • qaz says:

          i feel really bad for Doona. I hope she did not read the vicious remarks being slurred at her by those vile netizens. It must be hard being Doona right now (and even before all this “scandal”), to conform to certain society or righteous group’s standard.

          This reminds me to that Korean Cloud Atlas premiere video when she cried on stage. I know she was overwhelmed and thankful for the supports, but my instinct tells me that she felt kinda “acceptable” especially by her own fellow Koreans.

          I wish she knew that many fans love her so much.

          • emmy says:

            @qaz,

            no god forbid…I think she is smart enough not to read these “bad replies” on internet. But I was stupid enough…I thought most of these comments would be as enthusiastic and supportive otherwise why bother to leave comments…boy I was wrong.

            I heard Doona saying “I am quite soft-hearted and my loyal fans know this” once or twice during the Korean promo. The thing is she is such a good actor she can be very convincing in her “tough cookie” act. Like I read somewhere, all good actors are basically very good liars. In the video clip you have mentioned she says to the fans “Thank you for being there when I was lonely.”

            I am seriously considering contacting her agency and asking if there is anyway that non-Korean Doona fans can send their messages of Doona love to Doona. They have to realize that there might be bigger number of Doona fans outside Korea, and they have to be able to give these fans some kind of assistance for Doona’s sake.

            • qaz says:

              thanks emmy for ‘translating’ what she actually said in that video. I really wanted to know why did she suddenly break down to tears in that video, but kinda shy to ask you. Reading what you just post made me so want to console her, awww Doona pls don’t feel so lonely. You would be surprised how many people appreciate you and your talents, Doona

              emmy i think that is a brilliant idea. Perhaps we could set a platform to channel our love and support to Doona. I know doona.net is her official website (is it?) but if we could send something directly to her agency then it would be much better, i guess.

          • emmy says:

            @qaz and all Doona and Jimdoo fans who are regular commenters or occasional lurkers of this thread,

            I’m happy to help with any Korean-English or English-Korean translation needed in your fangirling of Doona or Jimdoo ( or on something real urgent on K-pop/drama/ movie stuff..@.goodange) if I can be of any little help. Don’t be shy to ask me…if I am too busy irl, I will let you know but if you can wait a while, I will def. help out.

            Let me try to find out how to get in touch with Doona’s people in Korea first.

  • ata says:

    Just friend…..

    • emmy says:

      @ATA
      With all due respect, I disagree. Well it is true… defintions are a funny thing, especially when defining a “friendship” between two mature people of opposite sex. Yes that age old question of “can a man and a woman of certain age and overwhelming attractiveness be friends?” Watch “When Harry met Sally”. It’s like “what do you mean by good friends”?

      Anyhow, I have noticed that Doona in her latest interview did not use the words “just friends” even once when she could have.

      So you are entitled to your opinion, and I am entitled to think them as a couple in more than a good friendship relationship but want to be discreet . ๐Ÿ™‚

      • couch kimchi says:

        It’s not because I want them to be together, but Jim and Doo Na’s actions indicate that they are in a special relationship. Even Doo Na’s mom kind of hinted, as I recall. There are just too many “proofs” that point to a “more than just friends” relationship between Jim and Doo Na, and we’re not even talking about “proofs” that we imagined out of our bums. LOL.

        -goodange

        • emmy says:

          @goodange
          I just had a thought…that they (especially Jim, because he is more visible outside Korea) could have squashed the rumor quite simply and effectively from the very beginning. Jim could have just picked any woman, an acquaintance or a good friend, and gone out to be seen together. Or Doona could have done the same thing with some other famous ‘Hollywood’ celebrity. The pap would have taken good pics to put the rumor to bed. A horrible thought but they could well have. I’m glad they chose a different way to deal with it.

          emmy

    • Morela says:

      You can’t be very involved in Jimdoo relationship when you are denying them as a couple. Because I have followed their relationship since the Cloud Atlas shooting. Last year there were so many indications that they are a couple. There are proof that many people don’t know about. There is no denying that they are a couple. Sure, I want them to be a couple because they are both so freaking gifted and adorable together and starred in the best movie ever together. But regardless of all of that, there are proof!

      Doona never went back to Korea after the Cloud Atlas premiere in October 2012. She stayed in LA and was spotted with Jim several times, like on dinners at a Korean restuarant, out and about, sightseeings, going to a movie etc. She went back to Korea for Cloud Atlas premiere in December and she left Korea when the promo had finished n January 2013, for LA to be with Jim. She was at the after-party for Jim’s movie Upside Down in March 2012. And a lot more!!!!

  • emmy says:

    Just letting you know the twitter sphere is buzzing with the news of Doona’s High Cut interview and what she said to the Korean press in regards to their interest in Jimdoo relationship. I think international fans are just finding out. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • couch kimchi says:

      I hope the reactions are mostly good ๐Ÿ™‚

      -goodange

      • emmy says:

        Yes but mostly retweets of allkpop’s report on her comment in the interview. But one tweet said it best, “She told them to back off like a lady”! So yes mostly they are interpreting her remarks as we do, and taking it as she is kind of admitting to a relationship with Jim but telling the nosy Korean media to stay off her private life. Interestingly, those tweets come up mostly when you seach Jim Sturgess and not Doona Bae. Weird!

        • couch kimchi says:

          LOL. I just read this after I made the comment about allkpop. Oops.

          But that is weird that a Jim search would elicit these results.

          -goodange

        • qaz says:

          Most of those articles/news wrote her name as ‘Bae Doo Na’ instead of ‘Doona Bae’ or ‘Bae Doona’. if you search ‘Bae Doo Na’, you’ll see lots of twitter feeds about her upcoming movie as well as about the dating rumours

    • couch kimchi says:

      I was just checking our blog stats, and somebody linked this CK article on DC Inside. This comment was left there:

      ์ด ์ปคํ”Œ์˜ ์ผ€๋ฏธ๋ฅผ ํ–ฅํ•œ ํŒฌ๋“ค์˜ ์—ด๋ง์„ ํ™•์ธ ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์Œ

      ์•ˆ์‚ฌ๊ท€๋Š”๊ฒƒ๊ฐ™๋‹ค๊ณ  ๋ฆฌํ”Œ ๋‹ฌ๋ฉด ์ด๋ถˆ๋จผ์ง€ ํ„ธ๋“ฏ์ด ํ„ธ๋ฆผใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹
      ์ด ๋‘˜ ๋ถ„์„ํ•ด๋†“์€๊ฒŒ ๋…ผ๋ฌธ์ˆ˜์ค€์ž„ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹

      ๋ฆฌํ”Œ์ฝ๋Š”๋ฐ ์กด์žผใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹

      I hope we’re not being mocked.

      -goodange

      • emmy says:

        First off, what is DC Inside?

        Anyways here is what this person is saying about “US”:

        You can see the fans’ eagerness for this couple’s chemistry. (I take it to mean that the reader can see how us the fans are rooting for Jimdoo’s real life romance?)

        If you say that they are not in relationship you get pounded like a comforter. (you know how you pound blankets and such to dust? Not a good connotation)
        Their analysis of the two is on the level of academic thesis.

        I don’t know what a particular word means in the last sentence …it’s a kind of a slang word…if I can hazard a guess… it is a lot of fun reading all the comments kkkk

        I think this is that ATA who said Jimdoo were just friends?

        That person was not being too mocking, but a little bit snarky.

  • Morela says:

    I think Jimdoo is pretty much clear to us. We know that they ar a couple and she just doesn’t want to feel the need to make a statement about her private life, because as she said, it’s not about a movie or something. This is about her private life which is not anyone else’s buisness. If she somwday makes a statement, it will be because she wants to, not because she feels a pressure from the media.

    Yesm for me it’s very obvious. She is not saying that they are just friends, and she isn’t denying their relationship. She just says that their is nothing to make a statement about, but she understands that there may be some interest from people, because of their coupling, but she would also be happy if people don’t get too interested. This makes so much sense! I totally understands her, and her answer is the best one she could make to keep her privacy.

    I don’t know how to contact Doona’s agency, but I feel a little bit bitter that the fake Doona Bae page has so many fans, and my page not many at all.Please visit and like the best Doona Bae fan page on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Doona-Bae-%EB%B0%B0%EB%91%90%EB%82%98/140877269421217?ref=tn_tnmn

  • couch kimchi says:

    I didn’t realize that allkpop just wrote about her High Cut interview. They translated what you translated, emmy ๐Ÿ™‚

    So, yeah, she just wants her privacy.

    -goodange

  • oldsquealingfangirl says:

    I know it’s omona but I can’t even at this:

    http://omonatheydidnt.livejournal.com/10989491.html

    I get that Jim’s one tweet was ignorant and dismissive but I can’t at all these social justice warriors on tumblr/ONTD holding up every celebrity to every thing they’d say. Do they hold up all their in real life friends, family, and themselves to these impossibly high standards? We all screw up sometimes.

    Also the way they’re rooting for the destruction of this relationship, you’d think Jim was Chris Brown.

    • couch kimchi says:

      I would ignore those comments. I think we should just be above those and be good representatives of Doo Na’s fandom ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad we’re on the side where we get to be happy for somebody’s happiness ๐Ÿ˜€

      They can judge her for being with him, but Doo Na knows the real Jim.

      -goodange

    • qaz says:

      urghh i shouldn’t have opened that link, but my curiosity got the better of me. I was seething with anger when i read some of the comments there. there are so many levels of “WHAT THE…?”, i just can’t!

      BTW, you did mention in your earlier post that you were tempted to ask for translations from Netizen Buzz, and guess what? she just translated 2 articles from the Korean sites.

      http://netizenbuzz.blogspot.com/2013/04/bae-doo-na-cast-in-another-wachowski.html

      I was kinda scared to read at first because of what emmy said previously, but as usual, my curiosity got the better of me. Thank goodness the comments are mostly positive (except for some unfavourable comments on Wachowkis’ Matrix).

      • emmy says:

        @dear all,

        The omona commenters are vicious beyond belief…I had checked them in the beginng , right after Lainey, and boy they got me worried for Doona for a while. (This is before I got to know about Jim better) JIm’s pure knee-jerk response to ‘unfair’ accusation to hm (at least he’d have thought so at that time) was unfortunate but understandable. Remember people are prejudiced in one way or another because they do not know what is what and most people live life (esp outside racially diverse societies) without having to question a lot of things they take for granted. My opinion is that Jim did not have to do this seriously until her did Cloud Atlas and Doona. Until you have somebody you care about or love living the life very different from yours, you rarely take time and effort to learn about that life. I don’t know if I am making any sense. And I am speaking from an Asian immigrant living in a very insulated New England white bread community.

        Anyhow, so I have completely ignored the omona people. I have learned to not to read the comments on a lot of questionable sites. Otherwise, most of the responses were “That’s my girl” or “she kind of admitted that they have a relationship, I am happy for them” kind of responses, which are very positive and supportive. ๐Ÿ™‚

        @qaz and oldsquealingfangirl,

        Some visitors think we have “academic thesis” like analysis and discussion of Jimdoo relationship here and we are passionately hoping for their real-life relationship. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • snygga100 says:

          I hate the omona page, it’s just brain dead people commenting there who don’t know any background story to their accusations. I don’t visit that page and I don’t even bother clicking on the link. The commentators know shit and they are just feeding their opinions based on crap.
          We love Jimdoo here and we, well at least I know their backgorund story and have followed them carefully last year. They are a couple and both of them are amazingly gifted, good-hearted, incredible people. Just be happy for Jimdoo.

          -Morela- (adopted Korean)

          • Morela says:

            Sorry, I pasted wrong name, it should be Morela!

            • couch kimchi says:

              I understand the frustration over the comments, but I’m going to request that we refrain from saying anything negative about the people there, too, and that we shift the conversation to something that actually lightens our mood and shows our support for Doo Na and JimDoo. I’m guilty myself of posting the DC Inside comment, so, I apologize for that.

              There was one of the Omona posts on JimDoo that was actually pretty nice, and the comments were very supportive: http://omonatheydidnt.livejournal.com/10717880.html. So, it’s not all bad. This recent post that elicited mostly mean responses is understandably exasperating, but let’s not dwell on those and let’s focus our energy on the good stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

              Thanks!

              The netizenbuzz post on the one hand is very nice! I’m glad only the nice comments about Doo Na were translated and shared ๐Ÿ™‚

              Thanks, qaz!

              -goodange

  • hang says:

    someone translate this interview in english.
    http://blog.daum.net/talkntoc/4986
    she mentioned about her rest, after ‘cloud atlas’ crank up.
    she was in camden…….
    i want to translate right now, but my english skill is so bad.

    -๋๋‚˜๊ณ  1๊ฐœ์›” ๋™์•ˆ ๋ญ ํ–ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ์š”.
    “์ข€ ์‰ฌ์—ˆ์ฃ . ์˜๊ตญ์—์„œ ๋งˆ์ง€๋ง‰ ์ดฌ์˜์„ ๋๋‚ด๊ณ  ์ข€ ์‰ฌ๊ณ  ์‹ถ๋‹ค๋Š” ์ƒ๊ฐ์ด ๋“ค์—ˆ์–ด์š”. ๋Ÿฐ๋˜ ๋ถ์„œ๋ถ€์ชฝ์˜ ์บ ๋“ ์ด๋ผ๋Š” ๊ณณ์—์„œ ์ฑ…๋ณด๋ฉฐ ๋†€์•˜์–ด์š”. ‘ํด๋ผ์šฐ๋“œ ์•„ํ‹€๋ผ์Šค’์˜ ๋‹ค์ด์–ผ๋กœ๊ทธ ์ฝ”์น˜๊ฐ€ ํ•˜์šฐ์Šค ์‰์–ด๋ฅผ ํ•˜๋Š”๋ฐ ๋งˆ์นจ ๋ฐฉ์ด ๋น„์—ˆ๋‹ค๊ณ  ํ•ด์„œ ๊ฑฐ๊ธฐ ๋“ค์–ด๊ฐ”์–ด์š”.”

    • emmy says:

      _What did you do for one month after the shooting was over
      -I rested a little bit. After finishing off the last shooting in England, I felt I needed a break. There is a place called Camden in Northwest London, and I rested reading books. The dialogue coach did a “house share” ( I think she means a room to let?) and had a room available so I stayed there.

      ๐Ÿ™‚ Doesn’t Jim have a house in Camden? But I’m not sure if he was in Camden at that exact period of time?

      • qaz says:

        somehow my eyes & brain seem to be stuck at the word “Camden” and i just feel perpetual happiness. Camden hmmm ๐Ÿ˜‰

        i think he was in US during that time, right? or was it Italy? better ask Morela, she’s good with timeline

      • Morela (adopted Korean) says:

        Some days after Cloud Atlas wrapped on 22th of December 2011, Doona Bae flew from Berlin to London. She felt sad and empty when the Cloud Atlas shooting ended, and she didn’t want to let go of that experience. She was afraid of going back to her regular life in Korea, and she was also sad because she couldn’t tell her anyone (due to her limited English) how much she enjoyed that amazing experience and how much she loved them. So her British dialect coach said that if Doona wanted she could come and live with her in her house in Primerose Hill, London, and learn English! So Doona flew directly from Berlin to London.

        After the Cloud Atlas shooting, Jim went back to his girlfriend and normal life. They celebrated New Year’s together at a Kasabian concert in London, and Doona celebrated with her dialect coach & co in another part of London. But after that, Jim and his gf went to Venice, LA where Jim had recently bought an apartment. They also went on a California roadtrip, like to San Francisco and some other places. After that they stayd in LA, and they attended the Vanity Fair Oscars 2012 party on Feb 22. In May, Jim and his girlfriend went to Italy where Jim filmed “The Best Offer”.

        So yes, obviously Jim must have recommended Camden to Doona. I can see why she went and spent some time in Camden after the Cloud Atlas. That’s Jims part of London and she probably missed Jim, and slso it’s a nice atmosphere there. But, important to say, is that Jim was with his girlfriend Mickey at that time and not in Lonon where Doona was! Jim was away for several months.

        • Morela (adopted Korean) says:

          With that said, I’m sure that Jim was thinking of Doona a lot, and that Doona was thinking of Jim. I must say that Jim didn’t look happy at all at the Vanity Fair Oscar party on Feb 22.

          Jim went to LA with his girlfriend at the beginning of January 2012. On January 10, Doona took a photo and posted on her cyworld. It was of a poster with a British flag and the text on saying “KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON”. I am sure she bougt that with those encouraging words to herself to cheer up. There was nothing she could do but keep calm and carry on.

          Jim was with his gf in LA, and Doona was in London on her own.

        • qaz says:

          thanks Morela. I knew we could count on you, you’re good with timeline and details. BTW if you don’t mind me asking, why did you put (adopted Korean) next to your nick? Did you just adopt a Korean baby? or are your adoptive parents Koreans?

          yeah Jim was still with Mickey during that period of time but I’m just happy she mentioned she was having a relaxing time in Camden.
          I learn new thing from you, Jim actually has an apartment in LA.

          and yes Camden is such a nice place. I’ve been there once, though it was more than 15 years ago. It was not part of my itinerary actually, but my relative suggested me to go there because he said i would love the vibrant atmosphere there. the only thing I can recall about the trip was there’re many stalls selling crafts and artistic stuffs but I ended up buying fancy hats.

          • Morela (Korean adoptee) says:

            Hi qaz! Haha, no I haven’t adopted a Korean baby and I am not adopted by Korean parents. I am born in Korea and was adopted to Sweden as a baby! But I am living in Poland for studies and work now. So I thought I wanted to share that with all of you here. Not all, but I believe most of the people here are Koreans in some kind of way, but ofc everyone are welcomed to join our love for Jimdoo :).

            Yes, Jim had bought an apartment in Venice, LA maybe before that in 2011, so that’s why he has been seen around Venice a lot, and that’s also where Jimdoo was spotted Feb 7, walking together :).

            Those pics of Doona shooting near the river was probably the “Art and Shake” project, not a film. But I’m excited to see Doona’s work :).

    • couch kimchi says:

      I think she was saying that after filming Cloud Atlas, she went to Camden and stayed at her English coach’s home.

      -goodange

      • emmy says:

        Ha Ha I shouldn’t have bothered, did I? You are good! I had a little time to spare so I thought I’d make someone happy….Did we make someone happy?:)

        • couch kimchi says:

          Oops. LOL. I didn’t realize you had already commented. You know your translations are ALWAYS welcome here! ๐Ÿ˜€ I had to use Google Translate just to get the gist of her answer, but you’ve got the whole caboodle, which is appreciated!

          And yes, I think Jim lives in Camden. He did share a home with Mickey there.

          -goodange

          • emmy says:

            YOu know what tickles me? That yet another ninja lurker came and dropped off a crucial evidence for Jimdoo relationship. LOL

            I doubt very much if Jim had been in Camden at the time Doona was staying there. Also I believe he was still with Mickey at that time? Where is Morela?

            I think we need the most is the RECENT photographic evidence of their relationship. ๐Ÿ™‚

            But seriously, thank you, hang..

    • qaz says:

      Hi hang, sorry i didn’t manage to say “Thank You”.. wanted to say how much i appreciate your post but there was a technical glitch with my internet connection yesterday.

      Thanks hang!
      pls keep hanging around more often ๐Ÿ™‚

  • jorgina says:

    wow..i really love reading this..it keeps me updated with Jimdoo..Thumb’s up with these girls here..been following this thread since it started and still I’m not tired of back reading it..I hope new pictures of Jimdoo together will come out soon..been waiting for it!!Thanks guys! You made my day!

  • :) says:

    Were up on the blog, the pictures taken for the project.
    http://daummobile.tistory.com/481

    :d

    • emmy says:

      Ok ๐Ÿ™‚ The line leads to a Korean mobile (cellphone) art project called “Art and Shake” hosted by Korean Daum website. Its goal is to have people be part of everyday art using their cellphones, and the project’s first “artainenr” (you know, art+entertainer) is our Doona Bae. It seems Doona has been sending them her photos and stories from LA already, and worked on it more with the project team when she went back to Korea. So the upcoming web (?) would be a presentation of Doona’s own “ART and ShAKE” project!!!!

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ for bringing our attention to this. Let us know when her project is presented? Readers, please bookmark the linked page if you are interested. Not about Jimdoo, and I doubt there will be any photos of Jim in her collection, but you can look at other photos and wonder!:)

    • qaz says:

      Thank you very much for the link, smiley (can i call you ‘smiley’? because if i were to type your nick it will turn into a smiley emoticon ๐Ÿ™‚

      and thanks emmy for the translation. I look forward to seeing Doona’s ‘art’.
      I wish she would publish another photo-essay book

  • hang says:

    http://pds26.egloos.com/pds/201304/20/55/d0130755_517286c1b0b12.jpg
    ‘cloud atlas premiere after party’ photo, it’s bigger than the old one.

  • emmy says:

    Hey! No, nothing new to report. Since Doona’s High Cut interview which seems to have people convinced that Jimdoo are indeed in a relationship (do you think it was her intention?), I have lost sight of the both. There is a slight chance that Jim’s back in L.A.

    I don’t know how it is where you all are irl, but it’s rainy Saturday morning here. There have been so much unbelievable sad and ugly things happening in my neighborhood. (let’s just say that I live close to the city that just got out of wide-spread LOCK DOWN, a scary manhunt, and a tragedy of innocent people getting killed and hurt on a beautiful April day) I am going to read this thread from the very beginning, check out each and every evidences(:) ) we’ve gathered, go watch every Jimdoo video available on Youtube, look at all the images on goole and just enjoy the good vibration Jimdoo seems to be the source of.

    I came to Jimdoo via Doona, and then found Jim is a great handsome guy who seems to “get” Doona as an actor and woman. I then approved of him and of their relationship, found all the video clips of them together, and was convinced that they have to be in a relationship more than just friendship.

    So what makes you a big fan oF Jimdoo? Why Doona and Why Jim and Why Jim and Doona together?

    It’d be great if we could start a kind of dialogue here besides trying to bring evidences of their on-going relationship.

    emmy

    • qaz says:

      Ohh emmy, I hope everything is okay there. I keep tabs on the Boston bombing news everytime i log in, and didn’t realise you actually live there (though you put ‘MA’ as your location but i guess i’m just slow)

      about JimDoo… I actually got to know them because of Jim actually. well at first I didn’t know his real name.. i just address him as “that guy from One Day movie”.. it just so happened that the One Day movie was playing on my cable TV. When I saw the Cloud Atlas trailer and realised one of the actors is “that guy from One Day movie”, i thought maybe I should check out the film. yeah kinda funny because it was not Tom Hanks, Halle Berry or Hugh Grant that got me interested on Cloud Atlas, but an actor who I didnt bother to check his name out (but I thought he’s quite good in One Day & cute too).
      this was in early Feb or late Jan this year

      when Lainey outed them. I did not actually feel anything..because to me both of them are just 2 random celebrities that I’ve no interest of. At least at that point of time I was not interested on their personal lives.. i didn’t even know who’s the girl being linked to that guy from One Day movie

      the Cloud Atlas movie hasn’t been released in my country yet, but the trailer really captivated me.. so i kept on watching the trailer and check out various websites and articles on Cloud Atlas. And most of the articles praised Doona Bae. that was when i got interested on Doona. so i decided to check out her videos, interviews. i really like her Asian Film Award interview, OMG i think i seriously have a crush on her because of that video. she’s so adorable, sweet and captivating.. i don’t know how many times i repeat that video. (that video was actually my ‘morning paper’ way before the Cloud Atlas LA premiere video!)

      Anyway, one thing led to another and somehow i got sucked into JimDoo fangirling LOL

      • emmy says:

        Dear qaz,
        Yes, things are better now. That 19 yr old boy was caught last night. I have a conflicted feeling about the whole thing. It’s good that the remaining suspect was caught but all that shooting and explosions in my backyard! (so to speak) And hundreads of law enforcement including local police and FBI after a boy who was hiding in a boat bleeding for hours.

        Anyways I thought to myself that this fangirling of mine might seem silly or crazy to some people (esp to people who know me in real life) but it’s something purely for myself that is just positive (I am not doing any harm to neither of them), so I am going to savor the experience as long as I enjoy it. It’s a kind of secret that is not serious but nevertheless makes me smile. And life is so unpredictable and so often disappointing and tragic, I have learned, you grab and enjoy what little things that make you smile.

        They are just too lovely to stare at when they are together, especially they can’t look away from each other’s eyes. I like that pap shot on the Venice beach because they look so comfortable and content with each other’s company. I like that they seem to bring out the good out of each other whether in acting or in real life.

        I am impatiently waiting for DVD release of Cloud Atlas. I’ve seen it in cinema only once, and then they took it out so quickly. Hope you catch it in theaters when it comes to your country.

        Again thank you for sharing and thank you for following me on Twitter! ๐Ÿ™‚

        • qaz says:

          oh i’ve already seen Cloud Atlas in theater last month. I think i worded it wrong. What i meant was when Lainey outed them in the mid-Feb, i havent seen Cloud Atlas yet because it was not released in my country yet, so i just enjoyed watching the trailer on YT etc

          LOL emmy, i get you.. fangirling over celebrities couple is just so strange to me. i’ve never done this before. At first, it was like my guilty pleasure but now i kinda start to enjoy this simple pleasure every second of it. but of course I’m not going to out myself, scream it from the rooftops and tell all my real life friends about my JimDoo fangirling… they might roll their eyes and think I’m weird ๐Ÿ˜‰

          I agree with you about savouring it as long as you enjoy it, and just enjoy what little things that make you smile.
          there’s something about them that i can’t figure out why, but i just love looking at. Perhaps i just love watching their happy faces. well happiness is infectious and can spread like a “ripple” i guess, and somehow their happiness manage to rub off onto me ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Oldsquealingfangirl says:

      Hey emmy, I’m really glad to know you are safe there! I used to go to an east coast liberal arts school where everyone lived “20 minutes out of Boston” and have visited the city countless times. The tragedy was unbelievable to watch from far away on a television. I can only imagine what you’ve been going through. Luckily the second suspect was caught and goodness will prevail.

      I’m not a huge fan of the shipper name Jimdoo (maybe Cloud Couple) is okay but while I had seen Jim in movies before (mostly 21), neither he nor Doona registered with me until Cloud Atlas. I was blown away by Doona’s performance in the fillm and found Jim, Neo Soul, and their characters to be highlights of the film. I had a feeling that Doona and Jim had a special chemistry- a chemistry I don’t often see- so I dug up all the info I could on them. After all the pictures and interviews, I found the cinema lend comment thar gave me hope and then cloud kimchi soon afterwards.

      I’ve mostly hid the shipper flag to myself but I’ve found myself talking about and defending Cloud Atlas a lot (particularly from detractors who haven’t seen the movie crying yellowface. I’m an asian american activist and I believe our time would be better spent stopping yellow peril movies like Red Dawn and Olympus Willl Fall). It’s one of my favorites of 2012 and while I’ve only seen it once in theaters I can’t wait to get the blu ray. I especially need subtitles for tru tru
      Tom Hanks lol.

      Also I’m going to be in LA now more often for work so I’ll keep an eye out for a Jim ;). I actually found the production office for Eliza Graves completely by accident. I may end up working near there so who knows? I’d have to act professional though, no fangirling =.=

      • emmy says:

        @oldsquealingfangirl,

        Yes, everything seems to be back to normal around, thank you. More people are out and about determined to have normalcy back to their lives.(BTW Dunkin Donut was asked to stay open even during the Lock Out. Only in Boston…) But I feel that it will take quite a long time to get that sense of security back, or we may not get it back ever….

        And thank you for sharing your story… it’s funny but Cloud Atlas does manage to change (even if just a little bit) not only the actors who were in it but also many of us who have managed to see it…wasn’t Doona wonderful in her performance? I also think it is one of Jim’s best films so far as well. People scoff that Cloud Atlas was trying too hard to be earnest in its message(s), but I love it because of that very reason. Trying hard to believe in something and making efforts to live by it is better than not trying or being cynical by default, imo.

        (I haven’t seen neither Red Dawn or Olympus Will Fall, but I’ve read the synopsis for Olympus Will Fall and was disgusted with the premise. Come on, please. With Kim Jeong Eun acting the way he is nowadays, we’ll be seeing a dozen of the similar movies coming out from Hollywood , I’m afraid.)

        I do hope your work allows you to be in LA so you can keep an eye out for Jim for all of us here. Maybe you’ll accidentally spot the two of them having a lunch date or something, who knows? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • :) says:

    sorry about jim&doona ๐Ÿ™‚

    02:00 ~03:05
    Their conversation who can write in English?
    Somebody would appreciate it.:d

    • emmy says:

      @ smiley face,

      This is Jim talking mostly about his movie Upside Down. He talks about what it’s about. He talks about how he read the script and got interested in the idea. They talk about how the two worlds that have two gravitational pulls might or might not possible. Then they ask Jim about doing the American accent in the movie. They keep telling him what they liked about the movie.He says that the movie is a kind of fairy tale. They talk about how the two worlds in the movie represent the divide between the rich and the poor. They talk about the technical part of the movie.

      Jim does not get to talk about anything personal in this interview, I am afraid. ๐Ÿ™ But he was in San Francisco area doing this and other promo radio work, and somebody pointed out a comment on a fan Doona Bae fb site which said something like “did I see you (meaning Doona) in San Francisco?” around the date of his San Francisco promo appearances. So some of us like to think it’s very likely that Doona had been with him during the promo trips including this one. BTW if you want to leave any comment in Korean for us to share, I can translate it to English for you? You can tell us why you like Doona, Jim or Jim and Doona as couple.

      emmy

  • emmy says:

    So glad to have this thread back at your new home! Hopefully the others would find their way here soon as well.

    Meanwhile, I found a tweet a couple of days ago that places Jim at Carnaby St., Soho, London in UK. Don’t have any idea about Doona’s whereabouts at all. Connected with a lovely James D’Arcy fan, and we are trying hard to track both of them down in regards to Jupiter Ascending. Talking about this film, Kunis and Bean have been at Ely Cathedral in Cambridge, apparently the only two of the cast to have come to Ely to film. Don’t know if Doona’s in England or in Korea still. I want to believe that she’s in Leavesden now with the rest of the cast. There is talk about the production moving to Chicago for 6 weeks soon. Am getting very frustrated with this tight security.

  • emmy says:

    Doona Bae signing Maria’s cello case facebook.com/photo.php?fbidโ€ฆ twitter.com/Bradamante_/stโ€ฆ— Bradamante (@Bradamante_) April 24, 2013

    This lucky person got her cello case signed by Doona. Trying to find out when and where.

    • emmy says:

      Ok I found out…the cello case belongs to Maria of the Ahn trios (Korean American sisters string ensemble)…on feb 20th…at that time they were playing NY and NJ area…if I can guess they probably met Doona in NYC? Jim was back in London for Cloud Atlas premiere.

      • oldsquealingfangirl says:

        Maybe it’s just the light but that cello case is a really unfortunate color.

        Also glad to have this thread back! It would have been a shame if this epic thread was lost on the interweb void of nothing forever :/.

  • Lily says:

    I’m so glad couch kimchi is back!! I hope all the girls will find this thread again. I missed all the fangirling ๐Ÿ™‚

  • jorgina says:

    yey!! It’s back..I’m so happy!!!

    • emmy says:

      You are here! Did you know Doona was spotted in London on 4/24/13 and Jim was spotted in Soho, London a couple of nights before that? ๐Ÿ™‚

      • jorgina says:

        Yeah! I read it from all the post here..That’s why I love this blog thread..It keeps me updated with JimDoo…I know they’re together now..that’s a good update…I hope we could see some new pictures of them together …

  • Morela says:

    Jimdoo’s relationship is very new and fresh and I don’t think they are already planning to start a family. But before Jim got together with Doona, and when he decided to get involved with her, he must have thought about their possible future and all the things that’s included. I mean like living together, marriage and children. Both of them are at the age of settling down, at least Doona who is a woman and also Korean. Those kinds of things are very important. As Jim has said that those things are important to him too, I assume that he has children in mind with Doona.

    If their relationship is as serious as we of course are sure of, I think they will think about engagement next year at least for sure. They will attend some event together sooner or later :).

    Jim speaking Korean on the stage at the Cloud Atlas premiere in Seoul, and Jim speaking some Korean phrases in the video interviews in Korea, I believe he was trying to show Doona that he wants to embrace her country, culture and language. He said that he had been eating a lot of Korean barbeque, bulgogi recently. Him speaking Korean was a cute romantic proof that he embraces her country and culture :). It was obvious how proud she was of Jim when he spoke in Korean :).

    When he was in Korea, he got to see with his own eyes her position in Korea. I don’t think he knew much about what it would be like before, more than having seen her amazing peformances in her movies. I find it cute and interesting that he has watched all of her film, because that means that he must be really enamoured by her acting and her choice in projects. Doona is such a brilliant actress and captivating onscreen! She has a special energy and possesses so much strength onscreen!

  • Morela says:

    At the Cloud Atlas press conference in Seoul, I think the Korean press was a little bit surprised that Jim praised Doona so much for so long, because people in Korea aren’t normally praising her. She has a big fan base of men and woman, as well as the young and old, and there are intelligent people who see, understand and admire her uniqueness and amazing talent. But she is waaay underrated and somewhat neglected.

    I believe that any actor in Cloud Atlas, if they’d been visiting Korea, would say nice things about Doona in front of her native country, because Doona is incredible, and it’s a nice way of showing appreciation to their Doona. But also, I think Jim took the opportunity to let Doona really know how much he appreciates her, admires her and loves her talent and work she’s done! It was a way to show her his love, and a way to make her to understand.
    Even if other actors woudld praise Doona, they’d would not mean it so earnestly as Jim does. He had done his homework to get to know Doona and it showed that he ‘got’ her and admires her much.

    Like Eunmi and I talked about: It seemed like both of them were using the work (the Korean press and the promo) to really get to know eachother more, and communicate with eachother better through the translators. You just look at Jim listening to the translator so intently while Doona spoke. And Doona took the opportunity to speak seriously so that she could tell Jim her thoughts clearly through the translator (because she could not be that clear in English yet). I’m sure that Doona appreciated Jim making that much of an effort. It was so obvious how proud she was of Jim when he said some words in Korean <3.

  • Jo says:

    Hello girls you are here! I didn’t know the page has been restored. <3

    I am happy to see couchkimchi is back!
    Did you see that link? There is lots of pictures on different angles of all the shooting we already know of Jim&Doona. And all the pictures are linked to the original blog. Lots of info and video (mostly in korean). Nothing really new, but it's nice to see some other pictures of them.
    Best regards from Paris. ๐Ÿ™‚ Jo.

    http://imagesearch.naver.com/search.naver?sm=ext&viewloc=0&where=idetail&rev=17&query=%EB%B0%B0%EB%91%90%EB%82%98%20%EC%A7%90%20%EC%8A%A4%ED%84%B0%EA%B2%8C%EC%8A%A4&section=image&sort=0&res_fr=0&res_to=0&start=2&img_id=blog32664092|1|90165218538_5&ie=utf8&aq=0&spq=1&nx_search_query=%EB%B0%B0%EB%91%90%EB%82%98%20%EC%A7%90%20%EC%8A%A4%ED%84%B0%EA%B2%8C%EC%8A%A4&nx_and_query=&nx_sub_query=&nx_search_hlquery=&nx_search_fasquery=

    • emmy says:

      Hello, Jo! You’ve found your way back here! Yay! Thank you for the link. It will make it easier for me to stare at Jim and Doona, and just dream about them together. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Morela says:

    Eddie Redmayne comments about the Wachowskis for Jupiter Ascending. He says he loves mist of their work and Cloud Atlas, which is one of the most bold and brave film! At 0:35. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEa86zMowkQ

  • emmy says:

    Was hoping to see qaz here by now.

    Anyhow nothing much to report on Jim and Doona. What we know is that it is highly likely that they are both in London as they have been spotted in Central London area. (separately within a couple of nights)

    As for Doona, it is speculated that she might play the Evil Queen in Jupiter Ascending. Most of the cast for this film have started filming: in Ely, Cambridge and at Warner Brothers studio in Leavesden. The only two people not seen nor heard are Doona and her fellow Cloud Atlas actor, James D’Arcy. I have a suspicion that Doona and James are going to work closely as they have in Cloud Atlas.

    And if you haven’t heard, Cloud Atlas have received a number of the Lola awards from the German film institute (? am not too sure about the organization). All related to technical side and not the Best picture or the Best Director.

    • Moeral says:

      When I’m thinking about the Jimdoo love story I get a smile on my face and get a warm feeling in my heart. When I found out that Doona was gonna be in Cloud Atlas I was so happy, even more when I found out that Jim Sturgess was her co-star as a Korean. Since then I have followed her relationship with him and it’s like I have seen these two fall in love with each other in front of my eyes! Not exactly, but their relationship has developed since they started filming together.

      I found it amazing that they have starred in such a unique and beautiful film like Cloud Atlas, in which they play soul mates without knowing it. I feel like they were destined to be in Cloud Atlas and meet each other! It’s just amazing that Doona is Korean, and Jim played a Korean in the film, and they are also soul mates! They match each other so well, and they are both talented. Doona is in my opinion one of the best actresses in Korea! If not the best. There has been no one like her through the years. She is a genuine, real, gifted, actress, free from prejudice and has not been afraid of trying out new challenging things and projects! She is so truthful to her characters. I mean, there’s not a coincidence that The Wachowkis lay their eyes on Doona for the part as Sonmi! She was the best actress in the world to pull of that part as brilliantly and perfect.

      Jimdoo are soulmates and meeting in Cloud Atlas was their destiny! Cloud Atlas is groundbreaking unique, beautiful, one of a kind film, and they play soulmates in multiple challenging roles, and they are both gifted actors, very artistic. Love them!

  • emmy says:

    I’m sure most of you have read this Kpopstarz article but I thought I’d post it just in case. I thought this is most well-done write up of the significance of Doona’s High Cut interview and gives a good account of Jim and Doona’s relationship.
    http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/25314/20130418/bae-doo-na-wishes-people-were-not-interested-in-her-relationship.htm

    • goodange goodange says:

      I remember reading this on Bae Doo Na’s Soompi thread, and I think the article’s timeline is off. She didn’t make any denial after the laineygossip pap shots came out. She made the denial last year during the press conference, but I don’t remember any denial since last year.

      • emmy says:

        Yes Yes you’re absolutely correct on the timeline being off. Doona denied that their relationship is anything but good friendship in January right after the Korean promo. Then there was nothing from her personally in February after Lainey outed them. (Morela’d give me an earful about letting this slide) Only her agency said it’s probably good friendship and she’s working in LA.

        BTW can I help you with anything this week?

        • goodange goodange says:

          Oh, that’s right! I’m supposed to contact you on Soompi. LOL. Sorry, I forgot. Between trying to get our old site reactivated and the continued set up of our new site, it slipped my mind.

          It’s hard to tell what we need each week, as we all basically do/write what we like, and we update only as the news comes. But, let me think of something ๐Ÿ˜‰ Actually, what are you interested in?

          Also, I’m going to apologize now if you don’t receive a reply from me soon as I’ll likely forget again. LOL.

          • emmy says:

            Don’t worry about it. I can wait no prob. ๐Ÿ™‚

            Well I’m more into K movies than K drama or pop music…I can do K ent. news updates, I guess. You know get them from Daum entertainment or something and translate? Come on, you’d know better.

    • emmy says:

      So I should clarify that except from the timeline confusion, I liked this article because it gave Jimdoo relationship a bit of context.

  • Morela says:

    There is something thatโ€™s bothering me. As we all know, Jim Sturgess has some long-time female fans, all those kinds who love and fangirls over Jim in ATU and think itโ€™s his best film etc etc. (Myself think itโ€™s Cloud Atlas without doubt.) These women have also been and still are fans of his ex gf, and they have been following both of them on twitter, and are still following his ex gf. Anyone who has been following them as well as the JSO, knows that Jim is no longer together with his ex gf! Everyone could put two and two together as early as at the end of the summer, like at the beginning of August 2012!

    I will give you some indications:
    On August 8, his ex gf deactivated her twitter for a day, as well as her facebook. The next day she was back , but she never mentioned Jim again, and she later deleted all of the pics of him on her twitter! Any fangirl whoโ€™s following her, must have realised that they had broken up!

    The same day, on August 9, Jim showed up alone at the G-shock event in NYC. He looked like a mess. Later in August, he also showed up alone at a film premiere in NYC. (From what we can see, Jim did not return to England until Christmas, when he left Korea.)
    On Sep 9, he attended the TIFF alone for Cloud Atlas.
    On Oct 13-15, he was doing the press call promotion for Cloud Atlas in LA. His ex gf was not in LA with him.
    On Oct 24, Jim attened the Cloud Atlas premiere in LA without his ex gf.
    After the premiere, Doona never went back to Korea, she stayed in LA, and she rented a flat near the Groove.

    On Nov 24, Jim was photographed with fans in LA, and Doona was standing in the background! They she and Jim had white matching shirts .
    Around the same time, a Korean resturaunt in LA tweeted about Doona visiting there with a facebook link. They had a nice pic of Doona in the restuarant. Right below that was a pic of Jim! The same day and everything! Just separate pictures. Almost immediateley the facebook link was deleted, that quick! Very fishy! They must have dating and was very protective.

    Doona went back to Korea for the promo of Cloud Atlas at the beginning of December and she attented some events by herself. On Dec 11, Jim and the directors arrivied in Korea for Cloud Atlas.
    Ofc there were doubters out there, but when we all saw how smitten Jim was in Korea by Doona, there was no doubt that they were dating! Jim actually stayed in Korea for over 10 days! They were seen ice skating together hand in hand in front of the City Hall, he followed her to the Korean voting elections, and they were riding cable car and was seen dating in Seoul Tower, looking very much in love etc.

    Jim went to LA in January, and after Doona had finished promo for Cloud Atlas in Korea in january, she went to LA as well. We know now that she had a project going on, Jupiter Ascending, but thereโ€™s no doubt that she was in LA for Jim as well!

    On Jan 30, 2013, Jon Donahue tweeted: โ€œSURPRISE dinner with my CLOUD ATLAS friends David Gyasi, Jim Sturgess and Doona Baeโ€ฆlike old timesโ€. A proof that Jimdoo was in LA and were spending time together.
    On Feb 3 a girl tweeted: โ€œTotally had a moment with Jim sturgess yesterday. Sorry Asian girl from cloud atlas that was trailing behind. And thanks LALA landโ€.

    And finally: The pics of Jimdoo walking closely together on the street of Venice Beach, LA, with Doona holding on to Jimโ€™s arm . Come onโ€™ thereโ€™s absolutely NO DOUBT that they are a couple.

    On March 10, Jim & Doona were spotted at an eating place called โ€˜The Brite Spotโ€™ in LA!
    On March 12, there was the Upside Down premiere in LA. Nobody expected to see Doona on the red carpet with Jim, but maybe for the after-party? And yes, she was spotted at the After-party close to Jim!

    Also, there have been people spotting Doona in San Francisco the same days that Jim was doing promo for Upside Down! No coincidence! =). Jim was asked multiple times about his music and bands. He never mentioned that he was in a band and even denied being in a band, and we know that he was in a band with his ex gf. I don’t think it was that serious because nothing ever happened to it, just a thing they came up with jst to share somehing together.

    Now to my point. We all know that there are some women who are long-time fans of Jim, who has been fans of his ex gf as well, and still are. They have been following both of them on twitter, and still are. They must without doubt know that Jim is no loger with his ex gf. BUT still they are ignoring the fact, and act like they donโ€™t know about it, even commen on facebook and twitter like they still are a couple, totally ignoring Doona and even post comments about her, like she is the Yoko Ono! (Not that YOKO Ono is bad, but we all know the story and reference to that).

    Today some female fans of Jim even commented these:
    โ€œI use to converse with both Jim and Micky on their โ€œrealโ€ my space pages which was nice back then. this was b4 they became too famous & bz! At least they use to seem normal & nice
    Hopefully they are just ridiculously bz and are still good โ€œeggsโ€?
    Best wishes to both Jim and and Micky! โ€

    She is obviously aware of that Jim is no longer with his ex, but is still writing like this. That they seemed normal & nice. And Jim doesnโ€™t seem normal and nice anylonger?! Just because he isnโ€™t sharing every piece of hs private life with the public?

    Another one replied:
    โ€œReally Terry? I have never had an issue on my submissionsโ€ฆ Did you submit prior to the deadline? Last I ckโ€™d Mickey and Jim both have Twitter accounts โ€ฆ Mickey is more active than Jimโ€ฆโ€

    Both of these long-time female fans of Jim KNOW that Jim is no longer with Mickey since August last year! And they for sure know about Doona. But they still are writing like this, favouring his ex gf and neglects Doona.

    Until Jim and Doona come out as couple, these female fans are going to be like that. They know about the break up, but is hoping Jim will get back together before Jim and Doona become public. They are hoping Jim will regret, get cold feet, leave Doona and get back to his ex gf. By ignoring Doona, these women probably think it will be easier for Jim to go back without any noise, like their break up never happened.

    What I also want t say is that these long-time female fans are favoring his ec gf, and are bitter about not getting as much info about Jim as before. But seriously, it isnt that hard to understand. At the beginning some years ago Jim wasn’t famous at all, no one knew about him and especially not his ex gf! They could do whatever they wanted and ofc it was easy to share everything if they wanted. But, even after Jim got more famous, his ex continued to tweet a lot about Jim and share private pics with the JSO and his fans! Okay, I get that some fans miss getting privvate pics and inside info about Jim through his ex gf’s twitter and such. But they are actually favoring her. They can’t seriously expect that Jim woulf forever do this with his fans, and have a gf tweeting and sharing every single step.

    First of all, Doona needs to really think about her integrity and be protective of her private life! She is a public person and a big star in her native country, in Asia. If she does something that can be seen as scandalous it would put her in a bad light and affect her career and and image as a person. She is a house-hold name in Korea and everyone knows about her. If she does something scandalous or something that can be negative to her, it could affect her negatively, her career. She is also a Korean woman with a different culture and a Korean movie star! She won’t ever flaunt her every step. She has never done and she never will. She will share something with her fans and public when there’s a purpose for it.

    She is such a genuine, real, incredible and naturally gifted and talented woman, actress and artist! She possesses so much strength onscreen it’s unbelievable and is o truthful to her characters!

    I hope you guys enjoy my timeline. I wanted to share this with you here! =)

    • Morela says:

      I wanted to share this because I’m are frustrated. If we had one pic of Jim and Doona in London, it will settle all these women’s doubts. I hope we will get one soon, and that these women won’t ignore and neglect Doona, as well as badmouth her. If they are true fans and good persons, they should support Jim in his choice of woman. Especially when it’s such an incredbile, wonderful, talented, gifted woman as Doona Bae! Jesus Christ!

      I am also sure of that some of his long-time female fans are a little bitter about Jim dating a Korean woman, not an all “normal” English caucasian woman, therefor their resentement. It sounds stupid, but that’s what I think, especially when some are referring to Doona as Yoko Ono! I mean come on seriously?! We all relate to Doona, and she is a great role model. I admire her so much and she deserves all the praise, love and support! I can’t believe that there are female fans of Jim who are disliking Doona.

      • emmy says:

        First off, Morela, that’s one excellent timeline of our favorite couple with a lot of juicy details. Maybe one of the best?

        Secondly, let’s be classy like Doona and Jim and watch out for strong languages. I’m all for freedom of speech but let’s also make sure to state clearly whether we are expressing our opinions or conjectures, or we are talking about some actual facts that can be corroborated (such as tweets, but then tweets can be deleted or the tweeter can go private afterwards) @oldsquealingfangirl: I believe the comments by Jim’s old(?) fans that Morela’s talking about can be found on JSO facebook.

        @goodange and @jo: I absolutely understand and agree with what you are saying. Jim and Doona, like any other ordinary couples have the need to build their relationship in private. We all know it’s not all songs and roses to be in any kind of romantic relationships. It’s hard enough when you are younger but when you are in your 30’s with your respective careers and responsibilities, it’ be tougher. And then you come into your new relationship with emotional and other baggage from previous relationships, that is a big thing to work out.
        I also agree with you in that whatever you do will not change the mind of people who are determined to believe in what they want to believe in. I had thought a pic of Jim and Doona might prove to be the proof for these people, but I now think you two have it more realistically. It’d never be enough.

        So, @Morela, I do hope you feel better for having vented your frustration over this thing. As long as ‘they’ don’t come over here and bother us, I think it’d make you a whole lot happier to just ‘delete’ them and their opinion out of your mind. Don’t seek out these sites where you know you will find them saying these things. It’s like the real Jim and Doona and their relationship are separate from what we, the fangirls of their relationship, dream of them. It is the same for those who’d rather see Jim back with his former gf. What they dream is totally separate from what it is in real life. Am I making any sense?

        So my thoughts are: we come here to share our support for Jim and Doona only because doing so, we are happy in our thoughts. And that’s the best we can hope for from those two. Well a fresh pic of the two together in London will make me ecstatic, and I’ll give up looking for it, no doubt about that, but only because it’ll put a pic to my romantic dreaming. (Jim and Doona LOOK so good and ‘right’ together, that is the problem)

        Do I wish that they decide to become ‘public’ soon? Yes! Do I SUSPECT that Doona and Jim had discussed what and how Doona would say about their relationship in the High Cut interview? Yes, I do. Do I SUSPECT that Doona’s opinion/beliefs might have been influenced by Jim? Yes, and I hope Doona has influenced Jim’s views in a good way as well. BUT they are just MY suspicions and conjectures based on my life experiences, you know?

        Anyways, let’s focus on the positive and happy things in our support of Doona and Jim.

        love,

        emmy

        • emmy says:

          oops, I meant to say that I will NOT give up looking for the pic of Jim and Doona

        • Morela says:

          Thank you so much Emmy! Yes I think it’s the best timeline so far, but I would like to add some more things now, but nevermind =). I agree with what you said. What we are dreaming of here is what the reality is! I mean, that we want jimdoo to be together and that’s what they are irl! We are just cheering them on and wish them luck. I am sure they are happy that they have fans like us =). When Doona said that she wished people won’t get too interested I think she mean the press and the media, because we aren’t doing anything harm. We are very positive and supportive :).

          You are right, I won’t seek out these sites where Jim’s long-time fans are pro- his ex gf.

          I agree with what you said: we come here to share our support for Jim and Doona and we should be happy in our thoughts. And thatโ€™s the best we can hope for from those two. Well a fresh pic of the two together in London will make us ecstatic =).

    • Lily says:

      @ Morela
      This has been your best timeline so far… I enjoyed reading it.
      I agree with your opinion about Mickey’s fans. It seems to me that they don’t want to acknowledge their break-up and your theory about them waiting for Jim and Mickey to get back together makes total sense.

      • Morela says:

        Hi Lily! Ah Thank you so much, I’m really happy you like it :). I really wanted to share this to you guys, give the background story with the dates that I know, as well as my thoughts and opinions about Jimdoo and his ex gf. I think it will be easier to get the whole picture :). Thank you for agreeing with my opinion about his ex gf, and my theory.

    • Oldsquealingfangirl says:

      That’s one hell of a timeline you’ve got there Morela. Though Im wondering if you could provide a link to The Brite Spot sighting. Also they’re hanging around ktown in LA, eh? Shouldn’t be surprised but I’ll remember to keep my eye out for them since one of my best friends has a pad there.

      I couldn’t find any of the negative Jim Sturgess fans reactions on JSO either but maybe you have to register. Oh well. They seem to be a different breed of stupid and delusional than the Omona haters but are equally stupid and delusional. They are all probably jealous too because Mickey is basically a nobody white girl whereas Doona is a glamorous Korean movie star. They can’t pretend they are Doona even if she was sharing pics like Mickey.

      Anyways thanks for the timeline and I’ll include a new Jimdoo picture as one of my wishes for my bday today, yay!

      • Morela says:

        Ah thank you so much, yes it is! It took a while to write it down, but I’m pleased, even though I would like to add some more thing ^^.

        Actually the Brite Spot sighting is from an Asian-American guy on facebook, so I can’t provide a link. But the guy posted:

        “Jim Sturgess and Doona Bae are sitting right next table to us at the Brite Spot!”
        Then his friend commented, and the original guy replied with these following cimments:

        “I’m sure many people don’t even know his name. I recognized his face, had to imdb to find his name.”

        “He had some facial hair. It masked his face a little bit. I guess he and Doona are dating after Cloud Atlas? They shared a meal and a dessert together, actors’ eating portion. Lol”

        “Yes they need tp maintain their youthful figures. I just imdb him. he is almost 35, but he can easily pass as in his mid 20’s. Baby face helps.”

        We all know that the birthdate on imdb is incorrect. Jim Sturgess isn’t born in 1978, he is born in 1981! So he is 31 years old, and turn 32 this year.

      • emmy says:

        @oldsquealingfangirl,

        Can you please go to this palsaikkoreanBBQ place next time you are in LA and check out the pics of Jim and Doona for us? Take the photo of the photos even? ๐Ÿ™‚
        https://www.facebook.com/PalsaikBBQ/page_map

        emmy

  • godange godange says:

    It’s okay to be frustrated, and you are always welcome to vent out. However, I also don’t think you’re doing yourself any good by getting caught up in other people’s beliefs about Jim’s relationship. Doo Na has no control over how his and Mickey’s fans perceive their personal lives.

    Everyone has their opinion, and if some people choose to ignore the writing on the wall, then, it’s their choice to be in denial. If a series of proofs haven’t changed other people’s minds, then, I doubt all of them would correct their perception if presented with new pictorial evidence? I came across one person on IMDB who insists she’ll only change her mind if/when either Mickey or Jim pust out an official statement on their break-up, but we know that’s probably unlikely. A new picture of Doo Na & Jim together would definitely make us JimDoo fans happy, but I also don’t mind that they have their privacy.

    As I’ve said before, let’s just let others be and focus on things that actually bring a smile to our faces ๐Ÿ™‚ I know it’s difficult to be coming across nasty comments about Doo Na or Jim, but those seriously are not worth the time in the world. We here know that Mickey’s no longer Jim’s girlfriend, so, let’s just treat her fans’ reactions (and the Jim & Mickey fans’ reactions) as irrelevant. Let’s get caught up in news that’s relevant to JimDoo or Doo Na. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jo says:

      Hi there. Thank you Morela for the great timeline. I also have to agree with goodange here (”A new picture of Doo Na & Jim together would definitely make us JimDoo fans happy, but I also donโ€™t mind that they have their privacy.). Let’s people think what they want without resentment. As a fan of Jim & Doona’s work, of course i like the idea of them being together but most importantly i just wish the best for both of them in their respective life, as i wish the best for all of you girls. Have a great day mesdemoiselles. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Jo says:

        ps: i also agree with Doona in her interview with High Cut lmagazine. She doesn’t owe anybody a statement on her personal life. And i really respect her for that answer. It’s ok for us to dream about them whether they are a couple or just a fantasy. But she is just a woman who protects her private life, and maybe her fresh & new couple. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Morela says:

          I love Doona’s answer in HIGH CUT magazine. Her statement was the best one she could give. however it’s very much a confirmation that Jimdoo is a couple. Shee isn’t saying it straight out, because she doesn’t owe anyone a statement about her private life, but if there wouldn’t be any truth to her dating Jim, she would have denied it without doubt. because much time has passed sinc ethey were outed and rumours swirling, so she would have had the great opportunity to deny it. But she didn’t. She didn’t sya they were just friends, because they aren’t! If shed still said they’re only friends, I would be suspicious to why she’s still denying, but she isn’t denying it anymore. She’s just not speaking straight out about her private life, which I respect and understand. But her answer is a confirmation for sure.

          I like Jim but I also think he’ll need to man up and persuade Doona to go public with their relationship. It’s almost tome to do that. Otherwise people would really think that he’s having second thoughts about the relationship. The problem is that he’s still an unknown actor in UK, whereas Doona is a household name in Korea, and people have been speculating and have been very keen to find out about their dating. Actually I think it’s Jim who doesn’t want to go public, because Doona has nothing to lose at this point. The Korean press and Koreans have all along assumed she is with Jim. Now that she was in Korea, was asked about her dating Jim and made that statement, it feels like those words weren’t completely her own. I’m sure she ofc agrees with those words without doubt, because it was a smart and good statement. She is not denying nor confirming it straight out, but she is ina way and just says there’s nothing to give a statement about as it’s anot about a movie or something. But I think Jim had told her to say that. I think he is still a bit insecure about going public… In Korea Doona would have made an official statement because that’s how you do it in Korea, but not in the West, and for sure Jim wouldn’t. But i also think he is a bit insecure about going public…perhaps with someone in mind…

          • Morela says:

            I also think that Jim is sort of teaching Dooan how to handle the press better in smart way. Her statement was very good! The best one she could give about their relationship. She wasn’t denying and saying they’re just friends, because they aren’t, but she isn’t confirming straight out that they are a couple because she doesn’t need too. She’s letting people put two and two together as it’s obvious that they’re dating, and just respect her private life! Great =).

  • :) says:

    yo know PalsaikBBQ???

    jim’ photo on PalsaikBBQ’ facebook!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • :) says:

      is that recently visit again???? or 2012 december???

      i don’t know ๐Ÿ™

      morela you know?? Is that seen before?

    • Morela says:

      @ ๐Ÿ™‚

      I don’t understand what you mean, sorry ^^. I don’t know about PalsaikBBQ, what’s that?

      • emmy says:

        @Morela and @ ๐Ÿ™‚

        I believe ๐Ÿ™‚ is trying to find out why the photo is not there now. OK I think it was back in last year November they visited the restaurant, right Morela? The people at the restaurant put the pics of Doona and Jim on their Facebook site, but quickly took them down again. So that’s why you can’t see the photos there anymore.

        Is that what you wanted to find out, :)?

        emmy

  • Morela says:

    Wow! A pic of Jim Sturgess at the restaurant Palsaik Korean BBQ in LA!!!

    Theres a pic of Jim with some Korean-American fangirls :). No Doona though. But the text says she was with him:
    “Late update! Jim Sturgess and his girlfriend were here. He was nice enough to take a photo with his fan.”

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=558754220831459&set=a.226214207418797.58581.226207620752789&type=1&theater

    • emmy says:

      Hey, I did not see this comment before I posted my stupid comment above!!! Hey what the galbi in the world? Why did not they say out right that Jim and Doona were there? What’s this business of Jim’s girlfriend? Are we sure it’s Doona they are talking about here?

      Morela, was this from :)’s link?

      emmy

      • Morela says:

        I am sure this fan pic of Jim with his fans was taken at the same time this Korean restaurant took a photo of Doona and Jim, but two separate photos, which are hanging on the wall in their restaurant. They provided a facebook link last year in November, but took it down immediately. Very fishy, but probably, Jimdoo wanted privacy so early on in their relationship, and didn’t want to be outed like that. Now that it’s almost confirmed that Jimdoo is a couple, there’s no reason to not share this photo taken with his fans. I think the restaurant are still cautios about writing out Doona’s name. They just say Jim Sturgess and his girlfriend =). That’s enough for me. Remember that Jim said at the press conference in korea, that he had eaten a lot of Korean bbq latelyw hich he couldn’t get enough of! ๐Ÿ™‚

        I’d still like to see those separate photos of Doona and Jim though taken by the restaurant!

    • emmy says:

      Do you think this was from December last year? It seems like it to me.

      emmy

      • Morela says:

        The Korean resturaunt in LA tweeted about Doona visiting there with a facebook link. Someone closer to Jim told me she went there and they had a nice pic of Doona. Right below that was a pic of Jim there, on the same day and everything! Just separate pictures. The posts were deleted the same day ! That quick which was very fishy! They must have been dating and were being really protective. She still didn’t believe it until she saw how smitten Jim was in Korea. And then she didn’t know for sure if she was dating him. It was just clear to her that he wanted to be with her. Until she saw the pics of them arm in arm, she wasn’t sure.

        • emmy says:

          @Morela,

          By “she” you mean the person who went to the Korean restaurant in LA and saw the pics there, right? I take it that this is Jim’s faithful fans who is accepting of Doona as Jim’s gf? Is this person the same person in charge of Jim’s birthday project?

          emmy

    • qaz says:

      and i wonder how late is ‘late update’? November-late? February-late? March-late?
      urgghh

      • emmy says:

        @qaz,

        Morela thinks it might be from early December (or late November). I believe it was right before Doona went back to Korea and Jim went over for Korean promo.

        Yes I share your frustration. No fresh sighting or pap photos…good for their relationship but bad for us Jimdoo fangirls.

        • qaz says:

          @emmy

          argh if the pic was from last Dec/Nov, it was so last decade keke… we need new pic like post-April2013 ๐Ÿ˜‰

          at this rate, the odds of us getting new pics of them together is like winning $1million lottery 10 times in a row ๐Ÿ™‚

          • emmy says:

            @qaz,

            The way I see it, the best chance of us seeing a pic or two from these reclusive two is maybe when Jim’s doing premiere for hie Electric Slide, which was supposed to debut in Cannes film festival in May. But I haven’t heard a peep about the film recently.

            Am very pessimistic…we may have to wait until Jupiter Ascending is released next June.

            *Runs away gently weeping*

            emmy

            • jorgina says:

              @ emmy

              same here, I’ve been looking forward to see them together on that event. I’ve been browsing anything about Electric Slide lately for any behind-the-scenes pictures or anything but I guess the production is very discreet about it yet. Fingers cross on seeing them together on the Cannes Fest..I know this is what we all girls here wants..Thank also for that behind-the-scene vid of Doona on Hi-cut..She’s really, really lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚

              • emmy says:

                @jorgina,

                I’ve checked on Electric Slide IMDB and the only release info there was about the release in Russia in Jan. 20114#$%@#**!!!

                Not acceptable! Did we dream that news about it debuting in Cannes this year?

                Doona looks really charming and lovely, I agree.

                emmy

                • emmy says:

                  @Jo,

                  Could you please keep your eyes on Cannes Film Festival for Jim’s Electric Slide? The following is the only recent and available piece of news on it (as of April 4th). Really hope it debuts in Cannes and Jim gets to be in Cannes for that.

                  VARIETY – CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2013 โ€˜ELECTRIC SLIDEโ€™
                  Movie Debuts
                  April 4th, 2013
                  โ€œElectric Slide,โ€ starring Jim Sturgess as a bank robber who hit over 70 banks in four months; two-film project

                  Audrey Delaney Joins Myriad Pictures
                  Veteran Exec Takes Senior VP Title
                  In a pre-Cannes hiring, Audrey Delaney has joined Myriad Pictures as senior VP of marketing and acquisitions.
                  She will oversee developing and managing the worldwide marketing campaigns for Myriadโ€™s slate and acquisitions. The hire was announced by Myriad topper Kirk Dโ€™Amico….
                  Myriadโ€™s Cannes slate includes โ€œThe World Made Straight,โ€ starring Jeremy Irvine, Minka Kelly, and Noah Wyle; โ€œWeightless,โ€ with Jessica Alba to star and Myriad and Pinewood Studios producing; โ€œElectric Slide,โ€ starring Jim Sturgess as a bank robber who hit over 70 banks in four months; two-film project โ€œThe Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby,โ€ starring Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy; romantic comedy โ€œWonder Tonight,โ€ starring Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Seyfried; and thriller โ€œThe Curse of Downers Grove,โ€ starring Bella Heathcote, Lucas Till and Kevin Zegers.

                  • jorgina says:

                    @ emmy

                    Yeah, I will. I’ve read an article on Screen Daily dated April 29, 2013, and with an article titled “Myriad takes FIshes to Cannes”..the last paragraph states:

                    ” Myriadโ€™s Cannes slate includes: The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her starring Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy; Electric Slide with Jim Sturgess; The Curse Of Downers Grove starring Bella Heathcote; The World Made Straight starring Jeremy Irvine and Minka Kelly; and the Myriad and Pinewood Studios production Weightless with Jessica Alba.”

                    So I still have high hopes on Electric Slide to debut on Cannes. I’ve also been looking after it on Cannes website but haven’t seen it there yet but we’ll wait until 1 week before the festival.I really hope for it to be there, and hopefully to see them together on that event..

                  • Jo says:

                    Hello Girls, Yes i was going to keep an eye on the Cannes Festival and let you know about it, but you are such amazing diggers, that i am sure that even the Festival takes place in France, you will find infos faster than me! I keep my eye open though! Bises ๐Ÿ™‚

                    • emmy says:

                      @Jo and @Jorgina,

                      We will all keep our eyes open for Jim and Doona! Just desperate for any kind of news on either of them. I take this lack of news a very positive thing for their private relationship but as a fan it is a little bit frustrating.

                      Anyhow, patience will be rewarded, right? God, it’s already May and the only recent photo of the two (kind of..not even a proper pic.) is from March.

                      emmy

  • emmy says:

    TOday’s good day for Doona (&Jim)’s fans. All 4 video clips from Doona’s Korean Daum mobile Art and Shake project are up and running right now. http://mobile.daum.net/web/promotion.daum?serviceId=brand&isMobile=y

    These include the video clip titled “Cycling with the wind”. This was the filming that was photographed by this Korean blogger in the beginning of April.

    Doona looks lovely and fresh in all of these video clips. Click the link and enjoy our Doona!

    emmy

    • qaz says:

      i love all of the video clips, but my fav is the one when she woke up in the morning…Doona, you wake up at 10 minutes to 10?? lazybum LOL..

      • emmy says:

        @qaz,

        I seem to remember Jim saying in one of the interviews (it was a written one…yes the one with Korean Naver) that the thing he does not like to do most was to get up early in the morning, just saying. ๐Ÿ™‚

        BTW, I did not notice the time on the clock. You’re good.

        emmy

        • qaz says:

          yeah, i remember reading that and my first thought was this guy must be one of those who “do not pull the covers off me! I will smack you!” keke. i think he’s not a morning people… well he could be a morning person if morning happened around noon LOL

          looking at Doona’s video clip & talking abt Jim not a morning person just made my imagination run wild.. so i’m gonna stop here before my comment is tagged with NSFW ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • qaz says:

    my ‘lousy GPS’ finally directed me to this new abode . Silly me, i should have checked my email!
    whilst you guys have already moved on here, i kept staring longingly at the cache version of the previous thread in order to satiate my JimDoo craving. I even screencapped the page because i’m afraid i might lose the thread again once Google remove the cache version. Story of My Life

    wow this thread has ballooned to more than 500 comments! who would have thought, huh?

    guys, have you seen Jupiter Ascending pics? the costumes kinda look like Lady Gaga Ascending keke. I don’t know whether i want to laugh or to laugh hilariously. the funny thing is i actually look forward to watching the movie because of those elaborate bizarre costumes, and of course because our charming Doona is in the movie.

    Still no news about Doona’s role in the movie, huh?
    I know some articles are speculating about the evil Queen could be played by Doona, but my initial instinct tells me that the role is for Tuppence Middleton because she was one of the first actresses who joined the casts of Jupiter Ascending back in February. and i think the evil Queen is quite an important part of the movie.

    But then Doona (or was it Doona’s mom?) already hinted she was negotiating on a movie deal when the news about the dating rumour broke out in Feb. So i guess the Wachowskis already cast her for the movie back in Feb, and perhaps the evil Queen is just a small part of the movie?
    Or is she being humble when she said she’ll be playing a small role?

    BTW does Jim have an Instagram? because I accidentally came across this Instagram with the same twitterhandle as him… but I’m not sure whether that is his real Insta or someone pretending to be him?

    • emmy says:

      qaz! qaz! qaz! Ban Ka Wa Yo! (Glad to see you!)

      You and your voice were much missed here. I have thought you weren’t coming back! ๐Ÿ™

      Anyhoo, am following the filming of Jupiter Ascending with great interest. Have seen the costumes, have seen some of the cast in costumes…(have you seen the pic of Douglas Booth in red costume? Have you seen the pic of Sean Bean in puff balls?) Futuristic and very French (18th century Louis 16th?).

      Yes I have been wondering whether or not Doona’s role could be the evil queen. Her name was listed before Tuppence Middleton on JA imdb under James D’Arcy, so I think she has a good chance of doing that role. The security of JA is killing me as no hint of how it’s going to be is being leaked out.

      Although most of the cast seem to have started filming either in Ely, Cambridge or in Leavesden, there is nothing on Doona (or on James D’Arcy. I’ve been talking to one of his big fans on Twitter, and we think Doona and James might be working closely together again. We were saying what they mean by ‘minor’ roles since their roles were not that big in Cloud Atlas neither)

      And in regards to Jim, yes I do believe he has an Instagram. Have you seen anything interesting there?

      emmy

      • :) says:

        mrjimsturgess ???

        i think …not him….someone pretending to be him

      • qaz says:

        @emmy
        Ban Ka Wa Yo too ๐Ÿ˜€
        i missed all the girls here, and it took me nearly 30minutes to backtrack this thread yesterday… you guys are awesome!

        i saw Douglas Booth’s costume, and someone on twitter said she’ll play Douglas’s handmaiden. So he must be royal then.
        LOL now that you mentioned, yeah i think the costumes do look like those french aristocrat, with white wigs and all. Perhaps those who donned ‘french 18th century’ costumes are commoners, non-royals.

  • emmy says:

    Dear all,

    Doona’s behind-the-scenes video of High Cut (#1100) photo spread is available here http://www.highcut.co.kr/bbs/board.php?bo_table=behind_cut&wr_id=2914.

    Doona’s clip is under the main one with Shinee. I don’t know why but the video keeps stalling. (maybe because of the high traffic?)

    BTW, I heard that Jupiter Ascending is scheduled to film until October. When they are done filming in England (maybe around June) they are moving to Chicago. That will make this an 8 months shooting, which, I’m told is exceptionally long. Usual shooting take about 3-4 months.

    Meanwhile, nary a sight of neither Doona nor Jim.

    emmy

  • Morela says:

    I think we will be hearing about Doona’s filming for Jupiter ascending soon, because the main actors have been filming for a while now, and the smaller parts should probably start soon.

    I think that Jimdoo is still in the UK as Doona will be filming, or is filming JA, and they were spotted recently in London as well. I don’t think that Jim often goes on a trip for his birthday, because he has always been filming the past years around his birthday. But I think he would go out and celebrate in some kind of way . I’m sure he and Doona will be together this year and have a nice day together, maybe a weekend if Doona gets time off from filming . Last year 2012 Jim was filming “The best offer” in Italy, and he was with his ex gf in Venice. The year before that 2011 he was in London and had a big birthday party as he turned 30. The year before that 2010 he was filming Upside Down in Montreal and went out with the crew in the city and was hungover the day after when shooting. This year he won’t be filming but Doona will, but it’s the first birthday they are together as a couple! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Morela says:

    Like I have said before, it did not matter when Jim was a virtual unknown actor and just starting out, but he ha sbene in the business for a while, and he is also with Doona now who is a huge, well known star in her native country. She needs to think about her integrity, private life and be cautious with what she says and shares.

    This over-sharing of private life with Jim’s fans could have lasted this long only because his former gf used the over-sharing as a kind of control over her relationship with Jim. You know, like “I know you girls want him and all that, and I’m cool with that because he’s with me in his private life. Here are the photographic evidences”.

    Now Jim’s long-time fans won’t get anything like that anymore and it pisses them off. Doona is a big well know star in Korea. She won’t ever flaunt her every step. If seems like some long-time fangirls of Jim are expecting him to share, and also have a gf who shares hos every step, but that wo’t happen. It’s clearly what they expect and they don’t get what they want anymore, which pisses sthem off. They use this to justify their anti-Doona and pro Jim’s ex gf! Some women said that Jim and his ex gf used to be so normal, friendly, open, non-show biz ppl. He is still! Doona is too. But that doesn’t mean the have to shar their private holiday pics and their every step.

    I repost these comments again by a long-time fan of Jim:

    โ€œI use to converse with both Jim and Micky on their โ€œrealโ€ my space pages which was nice back then. this was b4 they became too famous & bz! At least they use to seem normal & nice
    Hopefully they are just ridiculously bz and are still good โ€œeggsโ€?
    Best wishes to both Jim and and Micky! โ€

    She is obviously aware of that Jim is no longer with his ex, but is still writing like this. That they seemed normal & nice. And Jim doesnโ€™t seem normal and nice anylonger?! Just because he and his gf arenโ€™t sharing every piece of his private life with the public?

  • emmy says:

    Hey, everyone!

    Today is my turn to share what has happened this morning to me in regards to the tweeting I do to promote Doona under the name of Huge Doona Bae Fan.

    First off, I just do this to share the story and to forget about it afterwards. If I don’t share with you all, who can I share it with, right?

    Anyways, I found that this person ErikaPopeePLK has tweeted me with a link to a Youtube video of a sound track called “Robot Skank Dubstep”. Having nothing to be suspicious about, I assumed “Skank” was a kind of musical slang associated with Dubstep genre. So I tweeted back thanking the person, and said it might be a good sound track for Doona’s Sonmi 451.

    Then I suddenlly realized that “skank” could mean something insulting and pejorative. So I tweeted this person back saying “Although I am not sure about ‘skank’ in the name of the song. It’s not meant to be pejorative?”

    What do you think has happened next? Yes, the original tweet from this person was gone. I tried to track back to her account, and the account has been suspended.

    If you have been in this thread long enough, I am of the belief that you can have any opinion as long as you are respectful of others. I mean I don’t really care about anything other than positive support for Doona and then Jim.

    The fact that the person quickly deleted the tweet itself is suspicious. And if she meant to insult Doona and Doona fans with that, well it means nothing in the face of what is true in real life. But I don’t like this kind immature attack starting. I can’t accuse anybody or I don’t want to. But it’s also true I want to understand why this has happened and why.

    At least, I shall be more cautious and defensive from now on, which I really detest that I am forced to be.

    emmy

    • qaz says:

      i don’t think he/she tweeted you the youtube link because of Doona. The account was suspended because he/she is a spammer. He/She tweet-spam random people with youtube link. I guess people reported her account for spamming.

      and to be fair to the spammer, i dont think robotic skank dubstep is a derogatory term. It is just a dance ๐Ÿ˜‰
      don’t worry emmy, that person is not insulting Doona or Doona’s fans

      • emmy says:

        @qaz,

        If that’s the case, it’s a relief, and it’s naughty for me getting so quickly suspicious.

        I was even listening to the music! It’s just that I noticed the title was not Robotic Skank (which would mean it’s a kind of dance step) but the Robot Skank.

        But thanks for settling this for me so quickly. It was the timing of this happening, I guess.

        emmy

        • emmy says:

          But one more thing, @qaz,

          when I look it up in terms of the dance style, it’s more related to Reggae style and not dubstep….but no matter. ๐Ÿ™‚

          emmy

          • qaz says:

            if you search “robot skank” or “robot skank dubstep” on youtube, there are many videos on that dance and music genre ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • emmy says:

              Alright, You have sorted me out,@qaz. Most likely that I was being paranoid of a usual spamming tweeting. The title of the song and the timing coincidentally allowing me to jump the gun.

              I find that I’ve become quite a conspiracy theorist.! ๐Ÿ™‚

              Thank you for your support though.

              emmy

  • emmy says:

    Ok found this tweet by a Korean tweeeter.

    @snoopy0512 ๋ฐฉ๊ธˆ ์ด์ดŒํ•œ๊ฐ•๊ณต์›์—์„œ ์ดํšจ๋ฆฌ๋ž‘ ๋ฐฐ๋‘๋‚˜๊ฐ€ ์ž์ „๊ฑฐ ํƒ€๋Š” ๋ชจ์Šต์„ ํฌ์ฐฉํ–ˆ๋‹ค. ์šฐํํ ๋‹ˆ ์ƒ๊ฐ๋‚จ.— SeungHyun Yu (@29mutant) May 5, 2013

    Apparently she spotted Doona Bae along with Lee Hyo Ri (yes, that Lee Hyo Ri! For those not familiar with Korean pop culture, she’s one of the Korean pop divas) riding a bike along the Han river. The tweet was about 3 hrs from the time I am writing this up. (BTW 5/5/13 7am Atlantic time)

    Trying to verify but no reply yet. If it is true that it was indeed Doona who this tweeter sighted, then no wonder we could not see her around the Jupiter Ascending filming.

    emmy

    • jorgina says:

      @ emmy

      If it’s true, then she’s back in Korea?..I’m starting to get frustrated right now…no news about Jim’s Electric Slide, neither Doona’s Jupiter Ascending, even new pictures of them..no nothing !T_T..

      • emmy says:

        @jorgina,

        Not to be frustrated. We sort of expected this would happen. Doona’s base and home are in Seoul, Korea, and Jim’s London.

        My speculation is that Doona was indeed in London, but not for the shooting but to discuss business i.e. getting her shooting schedule etc. and to meet with the Wachowskis. I have a feeling that the Wachowskis (God bless them) have kind of adopted Doona and are big cheerleaders of Jim and Doona’s ‘special friendship’ and trying to give Doona any kind of help they can. From what I hear from other fans (esp. Eddie Redmayne’s and James D’Arcy’s fans), this kind of comings and goings for minor roles are usual. They are also of the same opinion that Doona will come back to film her part sooner or later. I suspect she might be working closely with Eddie and James because they all are said to have minor roles and they have not been seen at the set currently.

        As for any kind of news on private life, it has never been easy to get that with Doona through most of her career. When she broke up with her bf who was also a well-known Korean actor years ago, she’s announced that she’d never have that kind of “public” relationship again. She repeated that determination recently in a Korean TV interview show. Remember her “friendship” with Jim was outed because of Jim’s celebrity (kind of…I mean is he a celebrity in a true sense?) So in a way it’s remarkable that she has not denied the relationship outright an completely in her High Cut interview.

        AS for JIM, Morela, who’s been following him for a longer time than I, told me that once he goes back home to London, very little news would come out about him. That it was his former gf that who’d tweeted mostly and post a lot of private pics on instagram and such. Even with that, when he was in London not much would come out.

        So again, lets not lose heart!

      • emmy says:

        Also I want to believe that it’s more encouraging we are not hearing anything on Jim and Doona’s personal life.

        No news can be often GOOD news.

        I don’t know what others think though. Is this lack of news or pic of the two lovely people a “warning” sign?
        Should we brace ourselves for a major disappointment?

        emmy

        • Lily says:

          Tweets are not a reliable source of information, unless they have pictures to prove what they are claiming.
          Just last week there were tweets of Doona sightings in London and now in Korea…who knows?, which one is true? We really need a picture, just one. We must have patience and sooner or later something will come out.

          • emmy says:

            @Lily, @jorgina

            I see what you mean and I feel your pain, believe you me! Although Doona sighting in London two weeks ago was written in a blog of a Korean student who’s living in London, and today’s was a tweet. I agree that these are all words only, we don’t know these people are telling a story or truth. But having sort of investigated their blogs or past tweets, both seem to be reasonable women who aren’t likely to blurt out that they saw Doona. But then that’s beside the point.

            To me at least it does make sense that Doona was in London a couple of weeks ago (my guess is that she had gone to London prior to the sighting and maybe had been in London quite a while. She did not have to be physically present in Seoul when High Cut interview or Daum project came out.) and having finished her business (I don’t think the shooting for her part has even started), went back to Seoul. It’s very likely that she will go back to London soon for her part.

            Now as for getting that pic of them two, I now have become a realist and have a rather discouraging outlook on the matter. Not because I want to see it desperately, but having thought about the situation those two are in right now, I have come to a conclusion that we might have to wait a long time to see another pic of the two. You see, I believe the paz in UK can’t recognize Doona and Jim is not that well-known to them neither. It might be a little bit different in LA, but they are not going to be in LA any time soon, are they?

            Please don’t shoot the messenger! It might take until next year even.

            I know, I know…I think the time has come for us Jimdoo fangirls to be really patient and strong to keep faith in our couple. Maybe they’ll surprise us with a decision to come out as a couple in a month or so. You never know.

          • Morela says:

            Lily, there is nothing stranged about that Doona was spotted in London a couple of weeks ago, and now spotted in Korea. A flight takes a day and she is a celeb, so things can happen really fast! I think it’s very much believable that she was spotted in both places!

            I would raise my eyebrows if she was spotted like in Hawaii and then in the middle east, but Doona has many reasons to be in London, as Jim lives there and her film Jupiter Ascending if being filmed in England as well! And she is a Korean, so she will go back to Korea!

        • jorgina says:

          I don’t know, maybe because I desire long enough to see pictures of them together but haven’t seen one yet (you know that feeling?). and both are being very discreet of what they really have.. but my admiration for them is so intense that I am willing to wait for that news or pictures of them together…as in to wait patiently…

        • goodange goodange says:

          No news is usually good news ๐Ÿ™‚ So, stick to your positive outlook ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Morela says:

        Jim’s Electric Slide will be screened in Cannes which takes place this month. No reason to be frustrated! Doona is starring in Jupiter Ascending as well.

    • Morela says:

      I didn’t know that Doona is friend with Hyo-Ri Lee, but they are the same age and both very famous, but very different. I guess Doona is back visitng friends and family, which is nothing to be disappointed about! She will be back for Jupiter Ascending and to be with Jim =)

  • Morela says:

    I have been a fan of Doona Bae since I saw “Sympathy for me vengeance”, but at the time I was younger and went to high school so I was busy and internet wasn’t as developed as today. So I think I was just pleased with whatever little info there was about her you know. But around 2006 I think I got more into Doona again because of a new K-drama magazine I bought over the internet. My fangirling has had periods with stonger fangirling of Doona, but I have always been a big fan. I have seen all of her films and I likes her because she seemed different and sincere.

    What I like to say is that Doona is not your typical Hallyu wave actress. She is a class actress and has made some interesting daring choices in her career, but she has a lot of integrity and we won’t see her flaunt her every step. Especially not now when she is with Jim and trying to make this relationship work. I don’t want you guys to be diapoointed because there isn’t any news of her every month! She will be visible when there is something to promote or sme event she is attending for sure. But have patience!

    In the past Doona shared some pics on her cyworld, something all K celebs and Korean people had, but she isn’t very much anylonger. I think it’s natural. But she choose what she wanted to share. Doona isn’t a b-list Hollywood actress who call the papz and trying to be visibe in every cheap way. Those kind of celebs are the ones that are visible all the time actually.

  • Morela says:

    I don’t know if Jim’s ex gf is still following JSO now, but she did some months ago. In August 2012, when she deactivated her twitter and came back and made her twitter account protected, she unfollowed Jim’s twitter, but she still continued to follow JSO! She obviously wanted to keep up with the news of Jim without him knowing about it.

    The fact that Jim isn’t tweeting his lyrics or poems anymore, is a big change and a proof that he is determined to go through with his change of life and stick with it. Even though he isn’t with his ex gf anylonger, he could if he would like to keep posting his poems, but it seems like he doesn’t want to, because that’s a past thing. He is only tweeting about his professional life, like a premiere, event or a release of a new film etc.

    Much time has passed and his life with Doona seems very serious and I believe he has waited for this moment! I mean, they finished shooting Cloud Atlas Dec 22, 2011, and he didn’t get to be with Doona until October 2012, so he really had to wait a long time, and had much time to think back and forth about life and his relationship. Doona has also said that efter Cloud Atlas she just thought about relatioships with people and as we know it includes Jim.

    It makes me happy that the Korean press isn’t treating Doona as “badly” anymore. I think that her statement in the High Cut interview was a acknowledgement of her relationship with Jim and it was a polite gesture. I think the Korean press was satisfied with that.

    Yes I also believe the Wachowskis really love Jimdoo together. Even though they didn’t have to, I think that they wanted to cast Doona in JA, in a way to help her out internationally, because they know that she will have a hard time to break through in the West as a Korean actress, and they absolutely adore her and think she is such a brilliant actress which she is. Doona deserves a role in JA and whatever role big or minor, she can pull it off!

    It was a couple of weeks ago that Jim and Doona was spotted in London. I as well like to think that Jim has introduced Doona to his family and friends . It’s about time. They have all seen Doona in Cloud Atlas and know that she is a talented amazing actress. I think Jim’s family and friends must have been really shocked when he decided to end it with his ex gf and were suprised that he wants to be with Doona, but I’m sure after they saw Cloud Atlas and met Doona, they all approve of their relationship I believe. Cloud Atlas premiered on Feb 22, in the UK, so Jimdoo had been together for a while before Jim’s family and friends were able to see the film. I hope and believe that Jim has a good family and friends who all see Doona’s unique, special artistic talent. I don’t think any of them favouring his ex gf before Doona.

    I think that when Doona was spotted in London, she was there for pre-work on JA but also was there for Jim, and people aren’t suprised to see her in London now as everyone know that she is starring in JA! This gives her the opportunity to spend very much time with Jim and go on and “plan” for her f