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Ha Ji-won looks gorgeous in backless dress
Actress Ha Ji-won attended the launching event for New Zealander festival, Hangi, which took place in Grand Hyatt Hotel on October 4th.
Ha Ji-won looked incredibly fabulous in her black dress. She stole the spotlight with the unexpected twist of the backless dress revealing her back, while the front of the dress covered up her body,...More
[HanCinema's Korea Joa] 20th Busan International Film Festival
On October 1st HanCinema attended the 20th Busan International Film Festival's (BIFF) red carpet, opening ceremony, and opening film. Stars and talents walked the red carpet, stayed to present, and then "Zubaan", an introspective Bollywood film directed by Mozez Singh, had its world premiere. Despite the intermittent rain and blustering wind typical of the Busan area, fans braved the weather in raincoats and Snoopy towels to catch glimpses of the stars.
Upon arrival, what strikes one most is the architecture of the Busan Cinema Center located in Centrum City,...More
Ha Ji-won at BIFF 2015: The irreplaceable actress is striking in lace strapless dress
Actress Ha Ji-won posed for reporters during photo time event at the Korean Movie Night of the 20th Busan International Film Festival, which took place in Park Hyatt Hotel in Woo-dong, Haewoondae-gu, Busan on October 2nd.
Ha Ji-won looked gorgeous in the slim fit strapless dress accessorized with black ribbon belt. Ha Ji-won revealed her collarbone and she stole the spotlight with her coexistent sexy and elegant look,...More
[BIFF] 'Best dressed' Son Ye-jin VS 'Worst dressed' Ha Ji-won
The rain and wind didn't stop the Red Carpet from happening.
The 20th Busan International Film Festival Red Carpet opening event was held on the 1st.
Long dresses were seen everywhere and nude tones in particular too. The wind helped in making the actresses look like goddesses,...More
Actresses and their 'V' lines
The opening ceremony of the 20th Busan International was held on the 1st of October. Actresss like Song You-hyun, Ha Ji-won, Moon So-ri, Ko Won-hee, Son Ye-jin, Ryoo Hyeon-kyeong and others appeared with deeply cut 'V' line dresses. At the 20th Busan International Film Festival, 304 movies have been invited from 75 countries this time. There are 94 World Premieres, 27 International Premieres and 121 new movies which will be screened in 35 screens all over Busan,...More
[Photos] Who Looks The Best? Actresses on the Red Carpet at the 20th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF)
Actresses on the Red Carpet at the 20th Busan International Film Festival on October 1st, which took place in Busan Cinema Center in Woo-dong, Haewoondae-gu in Busan,...More
Ha Ji-won stuns in dress with plunging neckline and thigh-high slit, her most revealing red carpet look
On October 1st, actress Ha Ji-won attended the red carpet at the 20th Busan International Film Festival , which took place in Busan Cinema Center in Woo-dong, Haewoondae-gu in Busan.
Ha Ji-won looks stunning in a plunging neckline dress with sexy slit to the thigh,...More
From Jeong Woo-seong to Jeon Do-yeon, the greatest stars featured at BIFF 2015
The 20th Busan International Film Festival is opening on October 1st. The highlight, of course, is the Red Carpet. Who are the stars to be seen here?
First come the actresses: Jeon Do-yeon from "The Shameless", Son Ye-jin from "Bad Guys Always Die", Park Bo-yeong from "COLLECTIVE INVENTION" and even Ha Ji-won,...More
Ha Ji-won stuns in sizzling red dress
Actress Ha Ji-won turned into a goddess in Hawaii.
On September 21st, fashion magazine 'Cosmopolitan' has unveiled a pictorial starring Ha Ji-won,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Haeundae" + DVD Giveaway
I first saw "Haeundae", not from start to finish, but beginning midway through on cable television. There were, as to be exected, a lot of special effects about a giant tidal wave destroying everything. Given that the press materials have always pretty explicitly tried to sell the product as a disaster film, this should come as little surprise. Then I tried watching the movie from the very beginning and made a shocking discovery. "Haeundae" is, in fact, a romantic comedy,...More
'Risking Life for Love' starring Ha Ji-won, Cheon Jeong-myeong and Chen Bolin have begun filming
Ha Ji-won, Cheon Jeong-myeong and Chen Bolin's "Risking Life for Love" has begun filming on September 6th.
Beginning with the firs take near Itaewon in Seoul on September 6th, they have started their three month journey,...More
Ha Jeong-woo and Ha Ji-won's selfie
Actor Ha Jeong-woo and actress Ha Ji-won took a selfie together.
Ha Ji-won had posted a picture on her Instagram saying, "Heo Sam-gwan and Heo Ok-ran's Christmas Date! Merry Christmas!",...More
Upcoming Korean-Chinese movie "Risking Life for Love"
Added the upcoming Korean-Chinese movie "Risking Life for Love"'s page to HanCinema database,...More
Ha Ji-won Shows Unfamiliar, Ordinary Side in Latest Drama
Actress Ha Ji-won is no doubt a talented actress having played roles such as a charismatic warrior, a powerful queen and a legendary gisaeng, or female entertainer. But her recent part in "The Time I Loved You" was far off the track of her career filmography,...More
[Photos] Ha Ji-won's beauty lights up the airport
Actress Ha Ji-won was seen departing to China for a youth event.
Meanwhile, Ha Ji-won recently starred in the SBS weekend drama "The Time I Loved You" as Oh Ha-na,...More
[Photos] Ha Ji-won's retro fashion gone too far?
On August 28th, Ha Ji-won departed to Hawaii through Incheon International Airport to have her pictorial photoshoot done.
Ha Ji-won, who showed up in the departure room on this day, wore a white blouse and a pair of denim jeans. She showed off her unique fashion sense with the retro fashion a bit incomprehensible,...More
[Interview] Ha Ji-won isn't bothered by the percentage or scandal
Ha Ji-won says her effect has worn off.
She's been mostly successful with "Secret Garden" and "The King 2 Hearts" but she didn't make it big with "The Time I Loved You",...More
Ha Ji-won meets triplets
Actress Ha Ji-won met the triplets, Daehan, Minguk, Manse.
On August 18th, Ha Ji-won posted four photos of herself and the triplets on her personal Instagram, along with a short caption, "The triplets with me, Yay",...More
[Video] Added Korean drama 'The Time I Loved You' final episodes 15 and 16
Added final episodes 15 and 16 for the Korean drama 'The Time I Loved You'
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"List of Names" Kim Tae-hee, the prettiest, Lee Young-ae 2nd and Jeon Ji-hyeon 3rd
Actress Kim Tae-hee became the prettiest face.
tvN TV show "List of Names" revealed the list for 'prettiest faces'. Kim Tae-hee came in 1st as she was picked by several male stars as their ideal type and is in fact one of the prettiest female stars ever,...More
Ha Ji-won, "I was happy and had a great time"
Actress Ha Ji-won posted pictures on her Instagram.
The pictures were from the set of the SBS weekend drama "The Time I Loved You". One of them is of her sitting on the seat of the camera and another one is of her about to be married to Lee Jin-wook in the drama,...More
'The Time I Loved You' Behind the scenes photos from Ha Ji-won and Lee Jin-wook's airport kiss
'The Time I Loved You' has released behind the scenes photos from Ha Ji-won and Lee Jin-wook's two step airport kiss.
On August 11th, SBS' weekend drama, 'The Time I Loved You' had unveiled behind the scenes photos from the two step airport kiss, which turned Ha Ji-won and Lee Jin-wook's friendship into romance,...More
Chen Bolin and Ha Ji-won, proof on SNS
Ha Ji-won's management announced that the scandal between Ha Ji-won and Chen Bolin isn't true.
A community posted two similar pictures they posted on their SNS,...More
Ha Ji-won and Chen Bolin, "Different culture and language but same feelings"
Taiwanese actor Chen Bolin mentioned the SBS drama "The Time I Loved You" in an interview a month ago.
Ha Ji-won stars in "The Time I Loved You" while Chen Bolin starred in the original Taiwanese version of it,...More
[Video] Added Korean drama 'The Time I Loved You' episodes 13 and 14
Added episodes 13 and 14 for the Korean drama 'The Time I Loved You'
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Ha Ji-won, "She's not in a relationship with Chen Bolin
Actress Ha Ji-won is denying the scandal with Chen Bolin.
Her management announced on the 10th that they are not going out with each other,...More
Ha Ji-won in uniform
Actress Ha Ji-won was seen in a uniform.
She posted a picture on Instagram on the 31st saying, "It's time to avoid the heat",...More
'The Time I Loved You' Yoon Gyoon-sang vs 'Remember You' Seo In-guk, same shirts and different looks
'The Time I Loved You' Yoon Gyoon-sang and "Remember You" Seo In-guk pulled off same shirts perfectly in each one's own unique way.
On the August 2nd episode of SBS' weekend drama, 'The Time I Loved You', the relationship between Yoon Gyoon-sang (Cha Seo-hoo) and Ha Ji-won (Oh Ha-na) became rocky as the two bickered at each other frequently,...More
[Video] Added Korean drama 'The Time I Loved You' episodes 11 and 12
Added episodes 11 and 12 for the Korean drama 'The Time I Loved You'
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"The Time I Loved You" still on the low despite Ha Ji-won
Will SBS drama "The Time I Loved You" ever show progress?
According to Nielsen Korea, the twelfth episode of the SBS weekend drama "The Time I Loved You" recorded 4.7%. This is 1.2% lower than the previous episode. Although it stars a high label star, the drama doesn't seem to be able to live up to its name,...More
[Video] Added Korean drama 'The Time I Loved You' episodes 9 and 10
Added episodes 9 and 10 for the Korean drama 'The Time I Loved You'
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Ha Ji-won reveals how to transforms into Ha-na... "What lipstick product is she using?"
Actress Ha Ji-won takes us behind the stage of SBS drama "The Time I Loved You".
She posted a photo on her Instagram account on the 23rd with the following tagline: "Cheer up, you have to wait just a day to be with me again",...More
Even Ha Ji-won can't save "The Time I Loved You" low ratings
Even Ha Ji-won who has been a ratings darling, can't save the SBS' weekend drama.
According to the ratings research company Nielsen Korea, the 10th episode of the MBC weekend drama "The Time I Loved You", which aired on the 26th, received a national rating of 5.5%. This is a 1.1% decline from the previous episode's 6.6%. It is also lower than the 8th episode's 6.2% which aired last Sunday. "The Time I Loved You" is the lowest rated show amongst the weekend dramas,...More
[Video] Added Korean drama 'The Time I Loved You' episodes 7 and 8
Added episodes 7 and 8 for the Korean drama 'The Time I Loved You'
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Will Lee Seung-gi solidify his 'romantic comedy' image with Sim Eun-kyeong?
Singer and actor Lee Seung-gi is working on his second movie, "Marital Harmony" with Sim Eun-kyeong. He's been starring in romantic comedy dramas lately; will he be able to bring out his colors with Sim Eun-kyeong?
"Marital Harmony" is one of the '3 dynamics' by Jupiter Films and is the second series in following "The Face Reader" which was released in 2013. "Marital Harmony" is a romantic comedy historical which looks into the relationship between a man and a woman through marital compatibility,...More
TV Soaps Skewed to Middle-Aged Women Viewers
Middle-aged actresses dominate TV soaps these days. The stars of hit TV dramas -- Kim Seon-ah, Kong Hyo-jin, Soo-ae, Jang Nara and Ha Ji-won -- are all in their 30s, and more are coming later this year and starring Kim Tae-hee and Song Hye-kyo. The reason is that the main target audience are also women in their 30s and 40s,...More
'The Time I Loved You' actor Lee Jin-wook's swoon-worthy moments at a glance
A collection of still images that captured Lee Jin-wook's swoon-worthy moments has been released.
Lee Jin-wook is currently starring in SBS' weekend drama, 'The Time I Loved You', as the pure-hearted guy, Choi Won, who has been hiding his loving heart towards his female friend Oh Ha-na (Ha Ji-won) for the last 17 years,...More
[Video] Added Korean drama 'The Time I Loved You' episode 5
Added episode 5 for the Korean drama 'The Time I Loved You'
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[Video] Added Korean drama 'The Time I Loved You' episodes 3 and 4
Added episodes 3 and 4 for the Korean drama 'The Time I Loved You'
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The 3 BEST scenes of Lee Jin-wook looking at Ha Ji-won in "The Time I Loved You"
The way Lee Jin-wook looks at Ha Ji-won has become the hottest topic.
He plays Choi Won in the recent SBS drama "The Time I Loved You". The way he looks at his friend Oh Ha-na (Ha Ji-won) of 17 years, is heart melting,...More
[Video] Added Korean drama 'The Time I Loved You' episodes 1 and 2
Added episodes 1 and 2 for the Korean drama 'The Time I Loved You'
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Korean drama starting today 2015/06/27 in Korea
Korean drama starting today 2015/06/27 in Korea "The Time I Loved You",...More
'The Time I Loved You' Ha Ji-won's magic is to begin
Actress Ha Ji-won shines through by harmonizing with her partner instead of trying to stand out. She creates the ultimate chemistry with any actors regardless their age, as you can recall her previous partners, Lee Seo-jin, Hyeon Bin, Lee Seung-gi, and Ji Chang-wook.
Ha Ji-won is coming back to the small screen with SBS' 'The Time I Loved You' on June 27th,...More
"The Time I Loved You" Ha Ji-won's family shot
The new SBS weekend drama "The Time I Loved You" revealed a family picture.
A still of daughter Oh Ha-na (Ha Ji-won), father Oh Jeong-guen (Sin Jeong-geun), mother Kim Soo-mi (Seo Joo-hee) and son Oh Dae-bok (Lee Joo-seung) was released,...More
Today's Photo: June 24, 2015 
Ha Ji-won (left) and Lee Jin-wook pose at a press junket for their new TV series "The Time I Loved You" in Seoul on Tuesday,...More
Ha Ji-won, "Everyone will fall for Lee Jin-wook"
Ha Ji-won appealed for Lee Jin-wook at the production premiere of the SBS drama "The Time I Loved You".
Ha Ji-won was told she shows great teamwork with her male partners and she said, "I look at my partners with loving eyes and I think the viewers do the same. So they look even better. I don't have anything else up my sleeve",...More
"The Time I Loved You" Ha Ji-won and Lee Jin-wook's 4:4 meeting
Stills of Oh Ha-na (Ha Ji-won) and Choi Won (Lee Jin-wook) from the new SBS drama "The Time I Loved You" have been released.
"The Time I Loved You" is a romantic comedy about Oh Ha-na and Choi Won who have been friends for a very long time, going through sensitive and intimate feelings for each other,...More
[Video] Trailer released for the upcoming Korean drama "The Time I Loved You"
Trailer released for the upcoming Korean drama "The Time I Loved You",...More
'The Time I Loved You' Ha Ji-won and Lee Jin-wook in school uniform
Ha Ji-won and Lee Jin-wook transformed into high school students in the still images from SBS' 'The Time I Loved You'.
'The Time I Loved You' revealed the still images of the leading actress and actor, Oh Ha-na (Ha Ji-won) and Choi Won (Lee Jin-wook), featuring their look of the characters 17 years ago. The two are wearing round eyeglasses and dressed up in school uniforms,...More
Ha Ji-won to release her new song, "You are joy", written by herself
Ha Ji-won will release her new song, "You Are Joy" featuring ZE:A member Jung Hee-chul.
A source from OnSyle's 'Go, go with unnie" told Newsen on June 16th, "Actress Ha Ji-won will release her new song "You Are Joy", written by herself at 12 PM on June 17th through various music sites",...More
"The Time I Loved You" Yoon Gyoon-sang, a pianist
Actor Yoon Gyoon-sang has become a free-spirited pianist.
He takes on the role of a star pianist named Cha Seo-hoo in "The Time I Loved You". He is about to become one of the most manly man and romantist anyone has ever seen,...More
[Videos] Teasers and poster for "The Time I Loved You", featuring Ha Ji-won and Lee Jin-wook revealed
A poster was released for the upcoming SBS weekend drama "The Time I Loved You".
Ha Ji-won and Lee Jin-wook co-star in the drama as 34-year-old friends who have known each other for more than half their lives,...More
Ha Ji-won reveals about her 'ideal type', "Good-looking, humorous man, who is also great at cooking"
Actress Ha Ji-won revealed her ideas about her perfect significant other during the interview with SBS' SBS 'Night of TV Entertainment' on June 10th.
On this show, Ha Ji-won first showed off about her perfect skin saying, "My skin feels like honey even after I stayed up all night filming dramas or movies",...More
Ha Ji-won reveals her bareface without face washing
On the June 9th episode of OnStyle's reality show, 'Go, go with unnie', actress Ha Ji-won stood in front of camera right after she woke up. She said, 'Aren't I completely ugly today?"
Ha Ji-won again said, "I haven't washed my face yet, so ugly". At this, camera nodded agreeing with her, Ha Ji-won screamed and ran away from the camera,...More
Ha Ji-won and Lee Jin-wook to star in "The Time I Loved You, 7000 Days"
The casting for the new SBS drama "The Time I Loved You, 7000 Days" is complete.
The cast includes Ha Ji-won, Lee Jin-wook, Yoon Gyoon-sang and Choo Soo-hyeon,...More
Ha Ji-won's face with no makeup at all
Ha Ji-won starred in the June 3rd episode of OnStyle's 'Get It Beauty' as a guest for 'Talking Mirror'.
Ha Ji-won appeared after she cleaned her face. To the question, "Are you bare-faced", Ha Ji-won answered, "Completely". When she was asked, "how about eyebrows", Ha Ji-won said, "They were toned down to brown". She again emphasized, "I did not apply anything at all",...More
[Photos] Ha Ji-won reveals beautiful straight collarbones
Actress Ha Ji-won is posing during the photo time at the ecofriendly cosmetics brand, J.ONE launching event at Banyan Tree Hotel, Jangchung-dong, Seoul on June 2nd.
Ha Ji-won looks stunning in the curve hugging tight white dress. Her sexy straight collarbone revealed commands attention,...More
Ha Ji-won shows a high level ballet move
Ha Ji-won showed off her exceptionally flexible body.
Actress Ha Ji-won posted a photo of herself on Instagram on May 25th,...More
Ha Ji-won shows off slim, long legs in jeans
Ha Ji-won's pictorial has been revealed.
On May 19th, Crocodile Lady presented their urban styles through 2015 summer season pictorial,...More
2015 51st PaekSang Arts Awards : Most Popular Actress in a Movie Nominees List
2015 51st PaekSang Arts Awards : most popular actress in a movie nominees list,...More
Choi Jung-won to star in "The Time I Loved You, 7000 Days"
Actor Choi Jung-won is starring in the new SBS weekend drama "The Time I Loved You, 7000 Days" starring Lee Jin-wook, Ha Ji-won, Yoon Gyoon-sang, Kang Rae-yeon and more.
Choi Jung-won takes on the role of Jang Ha-na's (Ha Ji-won) ex-boyfriend Kim Yeong-joon. He is her superior with good looks and gift of gab which allows him to understand what his clients need in a second and creates records,...More
Ha Ji-won and Lee Jin-wook's "The Time I Loved You, 7000 Days"
Pictures of the drama "The Time I Loved You, 7000 Days" script reading session were revealed.
The reading took place with Ha Ji-won, Lee Jin-wook, Yoon Gyoon-sang, Kang Rae-yeon, Jin Kyeong, Sin Jeong-geun, Seo Joo-hee, Woo Hyeon, Choi Dae-cheol and others at the Ilsan production center on the 10th for about two hours and a half,...More
Ha Ji-won shares heartwarming daily life
Ha Ji-won shared a part of her heartwarming daily life.
On May 12th, Ha Ji-won posted on her personal Instagram, "Come and play at my house" along with a photo of herself,...More
Actress Ha Ji-won's flawless bare face
Actress Ha Ji-won has revealed her flawless bare face.
On April 28th, the first episode of "Go, go with unnie" has been aired featuring the trip story of Ha Ji-won and her actual sister, Jeon Yoo-kyeong travelling in southern France,...More
[Photos] Ha Ji-won's smile
Crocodile Lady by fashion company Hyungji held a signing event to celebrate the opening of a new store in Hongje on April 23d.
Ha Ji-won attended the event and signed for her fans,...More
Today's Photo: April 23, 2015 
Actress Ha Ji-won poses at a press junket for her new reality show "Go Go with Sister" in Seoul on Wednesday,...More
Ha Ji-won competes beauty with sister
Actress Ha Ji-won attended the production presentation of "Go Go with Sister" with her sister Jeon Yoo-kyeong.
"Go Go with Sister" is a new reality program about Ha Ji-won residing in Southern France and living the same life as a local there,...More
Ha Ji-won does gardening in France
Ha Ji-won's photo was revealed to show her doing some gardening at a house in southern French area.
Actress Ha Ji-won shared a photo of herself on her Instagram on April 20th, along with a caption, "Come and play in our backyard. 'Go, go with Unnie' OnStyle",...More
Ha Ji-won returns calmly to Korea wearing yellow ribbon
In the afternoon on April 16th, actress,...More
Ha Ji-won and the world
Actress Ha Ji-won let her name known worldwide.
She attended the Laureus World Sports Awards held in Shanghai, China on the 15th. She's the first Korean to ever have attended it,...More
[Photos] Ha Ji-won at the airport
Ha Ji-won is leaving Incheon International Airport on the 14th of April for Shanghai.
Meanwhile, Ha Ji-won is experiencing life as a French local in the town of Grasse for the OnStyle TV show, "Sister Go Go",...More
Actress Ha Ji-won featured in French newspaper Nice-Matin
Actress Ha Ji-won was featured in one of the top French newspapers, Nice-Matin.
Nice Matin featured Ha Ji-won who was filming a movie in the area of Grasse and living the life of a local. Nice-Matin is an influential newspaper in France and introduced Ha Ji-won along with the mention of "Sister Go Go". It quoted her saying, "I have always wanted to visit Grasse and I think it's amazing",...More
Ha Ji-won to be award presenter at Laureus Sports Awards, the prestigious award ceremony for remarkable athletes
Hallyu star Ha Ji-won will attend the prestigious sports awards ceremony as an award presenter
Her agency, Haewadal entertainment said on April 10th, "Ha Ji-won will leave to Shanghai on April 14th to attend the Laureus Sports Awards, where she will go on the stage as an award presenter for "This year's sportsman – sportswoman",...More
"Who Are You - School 2015" Kim So-hyeon-I, Nam Joo-hyeok, Yook Seong-jae's first script reading
The new KBS 2TV drama "Who Are You - School 2015" signaled a start.
Producer Baek Sang-hoon, writers Kim Hyeon-jeong-II and Kim Min-jeong-II, actresses and actors Kim So-hyeon-I (Lee Eun-bi), Nam Joo-hyeok (Han I-an), Yook Seong-jae (Gong Tae-gwang), Kim Hee-jeong-I (Cha Song-joo), Lee Cho-hee (Lee Si-jin), Lee David (Park Min-joon) and more were there with 40 or so staff,...More
Kim So-hyeon-I, Nam Joo-hyeok and Yook Seong-jae to star in "Who Are You - School 2015"
Kim So-hyeon-I, Nam Joo-hyeok and Yook Seong-jae are starring in the sixth 'school' series drama on KBS 2TV. They have been selected as the leading cast of "Who Are You - School 2015".
Kim So-hyeon-I who plays Lee Eun-bi, a goddess in Sekang High School when she was a loner in her previous school, Nam Joo-hyeok a good looking rising star and Yook Seong-jae a handsome one, have come together to complete the story,...More
Ha Ji-won and Lee Jin-wook to star in "The Time I Loved You, 7000 Days"
Ha Ji-won and Lee Jin-wook are starring in the newest by producer Jo Soo-won, called "The Time I Loved You, 7000 Days".
Ha Ji-won is returning a year after "Empress Qi". Expectations are high as she is the so called 'guarantee ticket'. Lee Jin-wook comes back to ground-wave for the first time in 4 years since "Spy" in 2011. He takes on the role of a man who is popular amongst women but fails to succeed in anything with them because of Ha Ji-won,...More
Song Kang-ho Named Best Actor
From left, Song Kang-ho, Hwang Jeong-min and Ha Ji-won
Song Kang-ho has been named Korea's most skilled actor. In a straw poll of 925 moviegoers by CGV in January and February, 28 percent picked Song. Asked whether they would watch Song's next film, 57 percent said yes,...More
Nam Joo-hyeok to star in "Who Are You - School 2015"
Former model Nam Joo-hyeok might star in the new KBS 2TV drama "Who Are You - School 2015".
Nam Joo-hyeok had a meeting with the productions but nothing is sure yet,...More
Ha Ji-won listed as one of the most trusted actresses
Ha Ji-won is now in the list of being one of the most trusted actresses.
CJ CGV conducted a survey with 925 audiences who have visited CGV more than two times a year and 28.4% of them chose Song Kang-ho to be the most trustworthy,...More
Rain to become Ha Ji-won's man
It seems like singer and actor Rain is working with Ha Ji-won.
He's considering the offer for the SBS drama "The Time I Loved You, 7000 Days". It's likely he'll go for it,...More
Ha Ji-won in happy trouble with multiple offers
Actress Ha Ji-won is considering the offer for the Korean-Chinese joint film, 'The Bad Man Must Die' positively.
Her agency Haewadal Entertainment said through the phone conversation with The Fact on March 19th, "She has received the offer for 'The Bad Man Must Die' and reviewing the script positively",...More
The man in the picture with Ha Ji-won; you won't believe it!
A picture of Ha Ji-won has been brought back to the surface along with news of her starring in the new drama "The Time I Loved You, 7000 Days".
She posted a picture on Instagram last year saying, "Writer Hwang Cheon-in, it was a great time",...More
Ha Ji-won mentions Hyeon Bin's foam kiss from "Secret Garden" in front of Park Seo-joon
Actress Ha Ji-won mentioned Hyeon Bin from the drama "Secret Garden" during an interview.
SBS "TV News At Night" interviewed Ha Ji-won and Park Seo-joon in November last year,...More
Ha Ji-won's innocent bare face, "Time travelling"
Actress Ha Ji-won showed off her innocent and fresh appeal.
Ha Ji-won posted her photo on her Instagram on March 16th along with a short caption, "Time travelling",...More
KBS 'School' series to come back: Who will be next Lee Jong-suk or Kim Woo-bin
KBS' "School" series returns with its 2015 version.
On March 3rd, an official from KBS drama department told TV Daily that "Who Are You - School 2015" had been confirmed as a drama to follow after the completion of "Blood",...More
[Photos] Ha Ji-won, is she really 38?
Actress Ha Ji-won is the goddess of spring.
She modeled for the female brand Crocodile Lady 2015 spring collection,...More
Ha Ji-won shares her selfie on snowy day
Actress Ha Ji-won has showed off her youthful look, that seems to last forever.
Ha Ji-won posted a selfie on her Instagram with a short caption, "It's snow" on February 10th,...More
[Interview Issue] Ha Jeong-woo, "I was stimulated by how professional Ha Ji-won was"
Actor Ha Jeong-woo is directing his second movie, "Chronicle of a Blood Merchant" based on a best seller written by Wi Hwa. Those based on originals have much to worry about because there will be people who have read the original script and have high expectations. Ha Jeong-woo didn't hesitate to list "Chronicle of a Blood Merchant" on his filmography.
"Chronicle of a Blood Merchant" is about Heo Sam-gwan, a man who has no money, no plans and nothing to lose. While he has to take care of his beautiful wife Heo Ok-ran (Ha Ji-won) and his three sons, he faces the biggest risk of his life,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.01.23 - 2015.01.25
Yoo's "Blues" shakes things up… Yoo Ha's action noir "Gangnam Blues" (aka "Gangnam 1970") was the number one player at box office over the weekend, pocketing over $5.5M (27%) and coming out on top in what was the most closely-contested tussle at the top we've seen thus far. The 709K filmgoers Yoo persuade into his caves (830) was narrowly enough to spoil Disney's big animated entrance into the game. "Big Hero 6" was, like Yoo's "Blues", released in Korea last Wednesday, and competed over 822 screens to claimed 662K stubs ($5M - 25%). It was an awesome photo finish that ultimately favoured homemade Han over foreign fantasy, but only just,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Chronicle of a Blood Merchant"
Sam-gwan (played by Ha Jeong-woo) is an average guy hanging out in the streets at the end of the Korean War. He becomes thoroughly smitten by the winsome Ok-ran (played by Ha Ji-won), and after an apparently successful first date is unintimidated by the fact that she a boyfriend. Sam-gwan doesn't actually...win her over or anything. He ultimately gains Ok-ran's hand in marriage by approaching her father, who is evidently more impressed by Sam-gwan's plucky earnestness than Ok-ran was,...More
[Photos] Ha Ji-won in a Burberry coat
Actress Ha Ji-won is leaving for Japan through Gimpo International Airport on the 23rd.
She's headed for the departure hall,...More
Chronicle of a Blood Merchant (2014)
Running Time: 124 min.
Directed by: Ha Jeong-woo
Starring: Ha Jeong-woo, Ha Ji-won, Kim Seong-gyoon
Synopsis: Heo Sam-gwan works in a factory. In the village where he lives, the men can't get married until they are able to sell their own blood. By selling blood, it proves they are in healthy condition. Heo is eventually able to marry Heo Ok-ran, the most beautiful woman in the village,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound...
K-Films Coming Soon: ★★★★★ "Gangnam Blues": Two long-time friends get caught-up in gangland politics over development interests in Gangnam during the 1970s. (01/21) ★★★★ "Clearer Than You Think": A omnibus animation containing various stories from director Ha Ji-won. (01/22),...More
Korean movies opening today 2015/01/15 in Korea
Korean movies opening today 2015/01/15 in Korea: "Chronicle of a Blood Merchant", "The Cat Funeral" and "Mira Story",...More
Ha Ji-won vs. Moon Chae-won
Ha Ji-won and Moon Chae-won are in a heated competition. They are both coming out with movies "Chronicle of a Blood Merchant" and "Today's Love" as completely different heroines.
The two of them are coming back as very different women this time. They're not worried about making a fool out of themselves for the sake of character and that is one thing to go straight to the cinemas once they're out,...More
[Photos] Ha Ji-won's firm body at 38-years old
Ha Ji-won looks ravishing.
Ha Ji-won and others attended the VIP Premier of the movie "Chronicle of a Blood Merchant" on the 12th,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound...
K-Films Coming Soon: ★★★★ "Today's Love": An unlikely and delicate romance blooms when a tough weather caster and hopeless romantic cross paths. (01/15) ★★★★★ "Lost Flower: Eo Woo-dong": A love triangle unfolds within Joseon's upper class that exposes the hypocrisy of high society. (01/15) ★★★★ "The Cat Funeral": A broken-up couple reunite for the funeral of their cat and are then confronted with past passions. (01/15) ★★★★★ "Chronicle of a Blood Merchant": A factory worker wants to marry the most beautiful woman in the village but first has to sell his blood as a sign of good health. (01/15) ★★★★★ "Mira Story": A documentary that follows a young woman, Mira, as she heads to Gangjung village to help hand out books to the community. (01/15),...More
Today's Photo: January 10, 2015 
Actress Ha Ji-won attends a press preview of her new film "Chronicle of a Blood Merchant" in Seoul on Friday,...More
Actress Ha Ji-won says Ha Jeong-woo moved her
Ha Ji-won attended the press conference for the movie, Chronicle of a Blood Merchant, which took place in Wangsip-ri CGV, Seoul on January 9th.
Ha Ji-won said "Although I had fun reading the scenario, I doubted if I would be able to act a mother with children. I was half-decided to reject the offer and met Ha Jeong-woo on Christmas Eve to reject,...More
Ha Ji-won displays competitive spirit in TV game show, Invisible Man
Ha Ji-won showed her fierce competitive spirit by even putting out her phone number as a prize.
On January 7th, she appeared in the first episode of KBS 2TV entertainment show, Invisible Man and showed great performance drawing reactions from the employees of the company where the show took place,...More
Ha Jeong-woo says Ha Ji-won turned down casting for 'Chronicle of a Blood Merchant' first
Ha Jeong-woo appeared in the talk show, 'Healing Camp, Aren't You Happy' and shared his backstory about casting.
On the January 5th show of SBS 'Healing Camp, Aren't You Happy', it featured Ha Jeong-woo, who is regarded as one of the biggest names on Chungmu-ro these days,...More
[Video] Added 2nd character trailer for the Korean movie 'Chronicle of a Blood Merchant'
Added 2nd character trailer for the upcoming Korean movie "Chronicle of a Blood Merchant",...More
[Photos] Added new on-the-set images and character posters for the upcoming Korean movie "Chronicle of a Blood Merchant"
Added new on-the-set images and charac,...More
Today's Photo: December 29, 2014 
Ha Jeong-woo (left) and Ha Ji-won pose at a fan meet for their new film "Chronicle of a Blood Merchant" at a university in Seoul on Sunday,...More
[Video] Added new official trailer and stills for the Korean movie 'Chronicle of a Blood Merchant'
Added new official trailer and stills for the upcoming Korean movie "Chronicle of a Blood Merchant",...More
Today's Photo: December 18, 2014 
Actress Ha Ji-won smiles at a press junket for her new film "Chronicle of a Blood Merchant" in Seoul on Wednesday,...More
Kim Woo-bin as a calendar model? From Jang Hyeok to Kim Yoo-jeong
Jang Hyeok, Kim Woo-bin, Eom Gi-joon, Kim Yoo-jeong, Kim So-hyeon-I and Park Jae-beom-I got together to create the perfect photograph. Sidus HQ revealed its 2015 calendar photo to the media on the 18th,...More
"Chronicle of a Blood Merchant" Ha Jeong-woo calls Ha Ji-won a 'salmon'
Ha Jeong-woo compared his co-stars to food.
The premier of "Chronicle of a Blood Merchant" was held at CGV Apgujeong on the 17th. Ha Jeong-woo, Ha Ji-won, Jeong Man-sik, Kim Seong-gyoon, Jeon Hye-jin, Jang Gwang, Lee Kyeong-yeong and others were there,...More
Actress Ha Ji-won to be the first guest for the KBS new variety show, Invisible Man
It has been confirmed Ha Ji-won will be the first guest for the KBS 2TV's new entertainment show, Invisible Man.
A media source said Ha Ji-won will participate in the first shooting of the KBS 2TV Invisible Man on December 19th. This is Ha Ji-won's first solo appearance in an entertainment show since she starred in SBS, "Running Man" broadcasted in March, 2013. And she will meet Kang Ho-dong for the first time in 6 years since she appeared in MBC TV show, 'Golden Fishery, Knee-drop-guru,...More
[Photos] Added new posters for the Korean movie 'Chronicle of a Blood Merchant'
Added new posters for the upcoming Korean movie "Chronicle of a Blood Merchant",...More
Today's Photo: December 8, 2014 
Actress Ha Ji-won throws the ceremonial pitch at a charity baseball game in Mok-dong, Seoul on Friday,...More
[Video] Teaser trailer released for the Korean movie 'Chronicle of a Blood Merchant'
Teaser trailer released for the upcoming Korean movie "Chronicle of a Blood Merchant",...More
[Photos] Added new stills and release date for the Korean movie 'Chronicle of a Blood Merchant'
Added new stills and release date for the upcoming Korean movie "Chronicle of a Blood Merchant",...More
Ha Jeong-woo in "Chronicle of a Blood Merchant"
Ha Jeong-woo is coming out with "Chronicle of a Blood Merchant" on the 15th of January.
"Chronicle of a Blood Merchant" is about a merchant who has nothing to set forward but grudges, a beautiful wife and three sons, facing the worst danger of his life. The story is based on an original by Wi Hwa and stars Ha Jeong-woo who also produces the movie,...More
Ha Ji-won's charismatic airport-look
Actress Ha Ji-won looked stunning at the airport.
Ha Ji-won left for Vietnam on the 14th through Incheon International Airport to attend the 25th Operation Smile event,...More
Today's Photo: November 12, 2014 
Actress Ha Ji-won poses after being named promotional ambassador for Operation Smile, an international medical charity for children, in Seoul on Tuesday,...More
Ha Ji-won, the new NGO promotional ambassador
KOTRA named Ha Ji-won as the next promotional ambassador for the International Medical Treatment NGO "Operation Smile". The celebration event will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam this month.
"Operation Smile" is a global and medical NGO that treats children in over 63 countries who have facial deformation,...More
Miss A's Suzy in the photo zone
Suzy from Miss A attended the Panthère de Cartier launch event in Walker Hill Hotel in Seoul on the 16th.
Other attending celebrities were Kim Nam-joo, Ha Ji-won, Byeon Jeong-soo, Park Tae-hwan, Lee Dong-wook and more,...More
[Photos] Yoon Eun-hye's provocative dress and red lips
Actress Yoon Eun-hye showed the end of provocative attraction.
She modeled for the F/W lip make-up in the star magazine "High Cut",...More
Ha Ji-won's selfie, aging the other way around
Ha Ji-won posted a picture on Instagram.
Ha Ji-won is wearing regular clothes with her hair tied up. She's not wearing much make-up, but it still shows off her flawless skin,...More
Ha Ji-won, autumn woman
Actress Ha Ji-won put on a trench coat.
Crocodile Lady released the 2014 Fall collection with Ha Ji-won,...More
Taecyeon's ideal type
2PM Taecyeon mentioned his ideal type and his relationship style.
He had a photo shoot with the August issue of In Style,...More
Ha Ji-won, Gong Yoo Named Tax Service Ambassadors
Actors Ha Ji-won and Gong Yoo were named promotional ambassadors for the National Tax Service, the tax authority said on Monday. The NTS said that it chose the two as they are exemplary taxpayers and also active in charity work. They received presidential commendations for having paid their taxes faithfully in March,...More
Kim Yuna, Ha Ji-won, Han Hyo-joo get special treatment
Figure skater Kim Yuna and actresses Ha Ji-won, Han Hyo-joo and other big taxpayers can use their personalized screening system and cabin crew checkpoints.
The National Tax Service consulted with the Department of Justice and selected 702 taxpayers to utilize these benefits,...More
[Photos] Ha Ji-won's stunning legs
Ha Ji-won returned to Korea from her "Empress Qi" promotions in Japan.
She's leaving the arrivals hall,...More
[Photos] Ha Ji-won departs
Actress Ha Ji-won is leaving for Tokyo, Japan for the "Empress Qi" fan meeting and promotions,...More
[HanCinema's Hall of Fame Review] "The Huntresses": A Dynastic Disaster
In the spotlight this week: Park Je-hyeon's "The Huntresses"...
There was a great deal of hype and hope at the start of the year around the string of Joseon-inspired films that were on their way. The first of which was Park Je-hyeon's "The Huntresses", a Charlie's Angels-infused action adventure starring Ha Ji-won, Kang Ye-won, Son Ga-in, and Ko Chang-seok. "The Huntresses" appeared to have a delectable mixture of talent, genre and energy, but the film tragically tanked. It was strategically released over the Lunar New Year holiday but, instead of Park's bombastic offering, it was Hwang Dong-hyeok's "Miss Granny" that Korean cinephiles flocked to (a comedy drama that went onto attract over 8.6M filmgoers and is still the highest grossing Korean film of the year). And after two disappointing weeks the film crashed out of the top ten with just 473K admissions to its name,...More
Ha Ji-won's single "I Am Right Here"
Ha Ji-won is releasing a single titled "I Am Right Here".
According to Sun and Moon Entertainment, Ha Ji-won is releasing a digital single titled, "I Am Right Here" on various music sites on the 13th,...More
Ha Ji-won at the airport
Ha Ji-won is coming back from Taiwan after a promotional tour for "Empress Qi" on the 10th,...More
Ha Ji-won, "Is this a real crown?"
Ha Ji-won is surprised to see a golden crown at the "Empress Qi" press conference in Taipei on the 9th,...More
"Chronicle Of A Blood Merchant", featuring Ha Jeong-woo, Ha Ji-won, Yoon Eun-hye and more
The cast has been decided for the movie "Chronicle of a Blood Merchant".
The cast and crew members gathered together on the 22nd for their first script reading and all hoped for a successful film,...More
Ha Ji-won to go to Hollywood
Actress Ha Ji-won is discussing Hollywood with Jeffrey Godsick, the director of FOX, a major studio in America.
Ha Ji-won's sources say, "We met with FOX director Jeffrey Godsick and he has waited a long time for her",...More
Ji Chang-wook, "Ha Ji-won is quiet and afraid of strangers"
Actor Ji Chang-wook spoke about actress Ha Ji-won whom he co-starred in the MBC drama "Empress Qi" with.
He starred in the drama as Ta Hwan and had an interview with TV Daily,...More
Today's Photo: May 14, 2014 
Actress Ha Ji-won poses at an event to promote the use of cotton in Seoul on Tuesday,...More
2014 50th Baeksang Arts Awards : Most Popular Actress in a Drama Nominees List
2014 50th Baeksang Arts Awards : most popular actress in a drama nominees list,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 51 (Final)
After fifty-one episodes, "Empress Qi" has come to an end. It was a massive work that boasted of brilliant acting, stunning costumes and sets, and ended with tragedy, betrayal, and ultimately, loneliness. "Empress Qi" was defined by the struggles that innately lie between what is right and the temptation of power,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 50
The extension has made "Empress Qi" struggle for material. It has introduced a new character and is playing out a scheme that should've been given much more time. What this penultimate episode has done is fleshed out the emotional ranges of Wang Yoo and Seung-nyang, both of whom have been tightly bound for the majority of the show's run. There has been a new plot twist as of late. Golta, Ta-hwan's trusted eunuch, is the head of an illegal financial operation that works selfishly and often against the betterment of the Yuan people. Golta is interested in power and money, and intends to use Ta-hwan (via slow poisoning) as a mean to an end,...More
Ha Ji-won's 'Seung-nyang cake'
Actress Ha Ji-won blew out the candles to her "...ing" cake.
She posted a picture on her Instagram saying, "Thank you for being with me. I love you",...More
"Empress Qi", Ha Ji-won indeed
Ha Ji-won's "Empress Qi" ended in fifty-one episodes.
MBC special drama "Empress Qi" started in August last year and ended on the 29th of April, after 6 months. Everyone shared tears and laughter after having spent so many months together throughout the drama. The main star was Ha Ji-won who has a history of successful dramas but it wasn't easy for her to play a role in such a long-term drama,...More
"Empress Qi" Ha Ji-won cries over the end of the drama
Ha Ji-won posted on her Facebook, "I am grateful for those who watched "Empress Qi"". Ki Seung-nyang cried over the dead body of her lover Ta Hwan in the final episode.
Ha Ji-won said, "We finished filming this morning and I returned to the dressing room to put down my costume and crown. Facing the staff I've worked with for 9 months made me cry. We just cried without saying anything",...More
"Empress Qi" ends before reaching 30%
"Empress Qi" ended without going through 30% but in first place.
According to Nielsen Korea, the fifty-first episode of the MBC drama "Empress Qi", rated 28.7%. This is 2.5% higher than the previous episode,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 49
There was a very strange tone shift in "Empress Qi" 's penultimate episode. While the episode was heavy in subject matter, there was an incongruent levity in the comportments of the main characters. Seung-nyang seems to have rid herself of the hunger for power she'd acquired and makes amends with Ta-hwan, smiling and getting along as though she'd never kept secrets from him. The change in her demeanor was so sudden and strange that it may belie ulterior motives. Her intentions as a leader of the Yuan people was always to help the commoners, but her way of achieving it involved deception. It required her to make difficult decision, to take lives, to lie to Ta-hwan. Because of that, it is just plain bizarre to see her laughing and smiling with Ta-hwan as if nothing had happened. They never addressed her deceptions,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 48
Power games are in heated play as key players are removed from the board. "Empress Qi" is almost ready to crown Seung-nyang empress. It is busy setting up, but it still allowed time for one of the most poignant moments of the series - Tal Tal's decision to turn again Bayan. It's Tal Tal and Seung-nyang's friendship has always been a highlight of the drama,...More
"Empress Qi", Day 1 to today with Ha Ji-won
A roughneck, a mother, an empress. These are some of the faces shown by actress Ha Ji-won in the last 7 months. She has become the kind of actress who can change her face to however the situation needs. All issues about her acting have been wiped off in this drama. Acting is the only thing that makes sense to her.
MBC drama "Empress Qi" ends on the fifty-first episode. Ki Seung-nyang (Ha Ji-won) stands on the top of authority as she becomes the lawful empress of Emperor Ta Hwan (Ji Chang-wook). However, it's not over until it really is. Enemies are always after their necks,...More
Ha Ji-won on set
Ha Ji-won revealed pictures of the "Empress Qi" set.
She posted on her Twitter and Instagram on the 27th,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 47
Power corrupts. It quietly slips into the most steadfast of hearts and makes them yearn for more. Not one character in "Empress Qi" has been untouched by power's temptations and they, and the nations they affect, are suffering because of it. Ta-hwan believes that power will bring the acceptance and love he's always desired,...More
Ha Ji-won reveals "Empress Qi" filming set
Ha Ji-won showed around the set of "Empress Qi".
She posted several pictures of the set on Facebook,...More
Cha Seung-won donates 100 million won
Actor Cha Seung-won donated 100 million won with his condolences.
According to the Community Chest of Korea, Cha Seung-won gave 100 million in his name through the Fruit of Love,...More
Ha Ji-won Makes Big Pledge to Help Victims of Ferry Disaster
Actress Ha Ji-won has joined the list of celebrities who have donated W100 million (US$W1,039) each to help the victims of a ferry which capsized last week, according to the Community Chest of Korea on Monday. "Ha was especially saddened by the fact that most of the victims were teenagers", her management agency said, adding that the actress hopes her donation can help the bereaved families in some small way,...More
Kim Bo-seong donates 10 million won to Sewol
Actor Kim Bo-seong donated 10 million won to the Sewol ferry disaster.
Fruit of Love Community Chest claimed that Kim Bo-seong donated 10 million won to the crisis on the 21st,...More
Ha Ji-won donates 100 million won to Sewol ferry crisis
Actress Ha Ji-won donated 100 million won to the Sewol crisis.
According to Ha Ji-won, mourned for the victims of the Sewol ferry tragedy and donated 100 million won,...More
"Empress Qi" drops in percentage
"Empress Qi" remained in the lead despite a drop in percentage.
According Nielsen Korea, MBC drama "Empress Qi" rated 22.9% which is 3.2% lower than the previous episode,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 46
"Empress Qi" is throwing everything it has at us, but it fails to be truly compelling. There are tears, and death, and convoluted political plots, but none of those things carry any weight. The buildup towards the events in this episode was sorely lacking and made the biggest reveal seem anticlimactic. This drama has struggled with uneven development since the beginning. Seung-nyang and Wang Yoo's romance was choppily pieced together. The same can be said for Yon Feisu's strange relationship with Wang Yoo. While her romantic feelings were made obvious, his connection to her seemed to end with business. That is, until the show kills Yon Feisu off (in a scene that was absurdly forced and overly dramatic) and has Wang Yoo weep platonic tears for a woman he never seemed to care about before,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 45
"Empress Qi" is pulling out all the stops as it nears the end of its run. It flails it's arms as it grabs for some logical purchase, but finds none. Characters grapple with stability, who they want to be and what they've become. The biggest issue lies with Ta-hwan,...More
"Empress Qi" declines in rating
"Empress Qi" is still in first place after the drop last night.
According to Nielsen Korea, MBC drama "Empress Qi" rated 25.3%. This is 0.2% lower than the previous episode,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 44
Episode 44 of "Empress Qi" was very inconsistent. It focused on Ta-hwan and his fears of inadequacy. Those fears make him easily manipulated by everyone. While this is a solid focus, the execution was messy. Empress Hudu only appears once in the entire episode despite the fact that she's supposed to be a power hungry woman who will do anything to attain it,...More
"Empress Qi" remains in the lead
MBC drama "Empress Qi" remained in the lead.
According to Nielsen Korea, "Empress Qi" on the 8th made a daily record of 25.5%,...More
"Empress Qi" Lim Joo-eun with a 'V'
Lim Joo-eun seemed cuter than her character in the MBC drama "Empress Qi".
In the picture, she's wearing a pink and yellow Hanbok, looking elegant,...More
"Empress Qi" stands still in 1st place
MBC drama "Empress Qi" remained in the lead despite the drop in percentage.
According to Nielsen Korea, "Empress Qi" rated 24.3%. This is 0.7% lower than the previous episode but still in the lead,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 43
The difference in story quality between the Monday and Tuesday episodes is startling. Monday episodes tend to be awkward and hackneyed while Tuesday episodes infuse "Empress Qi" with energy. The development of young prince Maha brought this episode to life. The young actor is exceptionally strong as the revenge-filled youth who is confused by his strange connection with Seung-nyang and Wang Yoo, the two people he was raised to despise - his real parents,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 42
"Empress Qi" is fishing for material and for ratings. This episode included yet another person going insane and a completely jarring time jump. The show is now going for shock value rather than for quality. The few issues that were begun earlier in the drama played out smoothly, but anything introduced in recent episodes developed haphazardly,...More
What's the forty-fourth episode of "Empress Qi" going to be like?
"Empress Qi" Ji Chang-wook's expressions is tense.
The forty-fourth episode of the MBC drama "Empress Qi" will show conflict between Ta Hwan (Ji Chang-wook) and administrators,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 41
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 40
"Empress Qi" is adept at throwing in plot twists and maneuvering characters and their desires into places that will have the most dramatic impact. What it lacks is the ability to fully develop characters and make their sincerity clear. Seung-nyang is in a difficult place. Her loyalties are divided between her child, her caring for Ta-hwan, and her Goryeo heritage,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 39
"Empress Qi" is settling into it's newest groove. Seung-nyang is doing a lot of growing while other characters react to those changes. Bayan Hudu (Lim Joo-eun) was crowned empress, and she is not narcissistic like Tanisiri was. In fact, she's calmer than a lamb,...More
"Empress Qi" Kim Seo-hyeong in love with her script
MBC drama "Empress Qi" showed Kim Seo-hyeong's love for the drama.
Behind the scene shots were revealed on the 24th. While Kim Seo-hyeong wears Queen Hwang's costume, she can be seen holding her script during a break or whenever else she has the chance,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 38
On the heels of change is opportunity and when there is opportunity there is greed. In the wake of El Temur's death, only his memory, wealth and power are left for the living to fight over. This is when differences in goals come to light and allies divide to become foes. Seung-nyang has been clever, powerful, and at the head of the pack because she was the leader of a revolution everyone supported,...More
"Empress Qi" stays in the lead
MBC "Empress Qi" dropped in percentage but still came in the lead.
According to Nielsen Korea on the 19th, "Empress Qi" on the 18th rated 26.5%. This is 1.2% lower than the previous episode but still in first place,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 37
The end of a major enemy in "Empress Qi" has arrived. The journey and the battle to achieve this end were both epic and full of excitement. It made this episode a fun watch, but in retrospect, there was a lot of waiting around for pieces to line up. What I mean by that is that too many plot threads took such a long time to unravel and climax that it made this final battle with El Temur and his allies stale in hindsight,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 36
Political tensions have finally peaked and "Empress Qi" is on the brink of war. The good guys have mustered enough strength to combat the tenacious El Temur and his minions. There are still quite a few questions left to answer going into this war that will remain after the battle ensues. What of Seung-nyang's first born,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 35
The mythological elements continue as "Empress Qi" focuses on Shamanism to further the story, which is an awkward turn because those elements are unclear. What saves the episode from being awkward is the focus on relationships: father to child, mother to child, leader to men, man to woman. It looked at many relationships that had been left undefined and examined how they have changed over the past thirty-five episodes.
The biggest relationship looked at was that of father to son. Ta-hwan feels nothing for Maha, the son he supposedly had through Tanasiri and the son who is supposedly El Temur's bloodline,...More
Lim Joo-eun in "Empress Qi" as Kim Yeong-ho's niece
Actor Lim Joo-eun is joining the MBC drama "Empress Qi".
Lim Joo-eun stars as Bayan Khutugh, a real existing character in history,...More
"Empress Qi" close to 30%
MBC drama "Empress Qi" is close to 30%.
According to Nielsen Korea, the thirty-seventh episode of the drama rated 29.2%. This is 2.3% higher than the previous episode and the best record yet,...More
"Empress Qi" in the lead
"Empress Qi" came in first despite the drop in percentage.
According to Nielsen Korea on the 11th, MBC drama "Empress Qi" on the 10th rated 26.9% which is 1.4% less than the previous,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 34
"Empress Qi" has decided to take the mythical route and the move was jarring and strange. It feels like a ploy for ratings rather than genuine plot stuffs. This shift comes along with newly defined relationships between Seung-nyang and Ta-hwan, and Seung-nyang and Wang Yoo, both of which are developed very well. As for the mythology, it's used to show just how far Tanisiri is willing to go for revenge and power. It paints her desperation for Ta-hwan's love and her crown's power in a very stark, terrifying light,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 33
"Empress Qi" is at its strongest on Tuesdays. Episode 33 was exciting, grand, and chock full of great material. It came together as a piece of art, a well-wrought story, and was one of the most entertaining episodes to date. The characters see a lot of growth because they are vulnerable physically and emotionally. Wang Yoo finally makes a mistake, which forces him to make choice that is not readily understood - it made him incredibly intriguing in the way that he was only in the earliest episodes,...More
Lim Joo-eun in "Empress Qi"
Actress Lim Joo-eun is starring in the MBC drama "Empress Qi" to conflict with Ha Ji-won, in the shoes of Baek Jin-hee.
She starts appearing in the drama mid-March,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 32
"Empress Qi" is going strong and that strength is due to the show's ability to draw interest. It puts each character through innumerable highs and lows each week and keeps the action rolling. Whether or not this action follows a logical progression is dependent on the situation. Sometimes situations are contrived for the shock factor rather than to logically fit into the story, but they are all eventually integrated into the overall texture. This episode addressed a few issues that have been on the backburner, which amped up the excitement level,...More
"Empress Qi", will it reach 30%?
"Empress Qi" increased in percentage.
According to Nielsen Korea on the 5th, the MBC drama "Empress Qi" rated 28.3% on the 4th. This is 2.1% more than the episode on the 3rd,...More
Two Actors Commended for Serving as Exemplary Taxpayers
Actors Ha Ji-won and Gong Yoo received presidential commendations at a Taxpayers' Day event in Seoul on Monday for having paid their taxes faithfully. The two will serve as promotional ambassadors for the National Tax Service for a year,...More
The drama world of women vs. men
It's going to get interesting next week. The actresses will be in the Monday to Tuesday dramas and the actors on Wednesday and Thursdays.
Ha Ji-won vs. Han Ji-hye vs. Lee Bo-yeong,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 31
"Empress Qi" was much more exciting this episode because of an increased pace and because of constant power shifts. This power tug-of-war that breathes much needed life into the storyline. It has given the actors more material to work with because the drama gears towards being very plot heavy and skimps on the character development. The only good character development seen is with Tanisiri and Ta-hwan because they show the most weakness and are therefore easiest to change. Tanisiri has stronger constitution, but she has been prone to hysterics as of late,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 30
It's difficult to try and forcefully change a tide, but that's what Seung-nyang, Wang Yoo, Ta-hwan and their team of trusty sidekicks are attempting to do. El Temur, Tanisiri and their band of nasty friends are fighting back, making the power struggle huge, but a stagnating affair. While the politics are growing a bit stale, there are a few markedly wonderful performances by the actors,...More
"Empress Qi" supports the Winter Olympics
MBC drama "Empress Qi" and the crew sends a message of support to the national athletes in Sochi.
Actor Kim Moo-yeong posted on his Twitter, "There's not much of Sochi left and I'm cheering for our national athletes!" along with a picture,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 29
Political tides are changing in the Yuan palace and the star crossed couple is on the cusp of being reunited because of it. The fun of "Empress Qi" now rests solely with the action and the continued beauty of the show (the scenery, the costumes). Character growth has stagnated. Ta-hwan and Tanisiri are the most interesting characters because they are the most flawed and struggle against themselves and the odds to persevere. First we have Ta-hwan who's love for Seung-nyang drives him and keeping him fighting for his own strength. Everything he learns about her changes him and forces him to reckon with himself,...More
"Empress Qi" sets record even during the Olympics
MBC drama "Empress Qi" set a record.
According to Nielsen Korea on the 19th, "Empress Qi" on the 18th rated 26.6%. this is 0.1% more than the previous episode,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 28
Even episodes in "Empress Qi" tend to be much stronger than their odd counterparts, as though the odds are just set up while the evens get to have all of the glory. That glory is found mostly in action and suspense rather than organic storytelling. This episode found Seung-nyang making calculated moves against Tanisiri who has been impulsive because of her jealousy of Seung-nyang and the other consorts. Jealousy as a writing tool is wearisome in the odd episodes, like yesterday's, and much more engaging in today's even episode,...More
[Photos] Updated cast and images for the Korean movie "The Huntresses"
Updated cast and images for the Korean movie "The Huntresses",...More
"The Huntresses" on VOD, two weeks after release
The movie "The Huntresses" can now be seen on VOD.
Naver is offering the video-on-demand service of "The Huntresses" on the 11th. Although it's been 2 weeks since the movie was officially released in theaters, it's only 10,000 won to download,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 27
"Empress Qi" fluctuates in quality from week to week. Whenever it starts a new idea, it's strong, smartly-paced and is full of wonderful character development. As each new idea wears on, it becomes ragged, belabored and quickly dulled. This is purely a writing issue. There needs to be some follow-through on the writing. Focus can't be only drawn to novelty of change. It makes "Empress Qi" only enjoy true development in its characters and many interweaving plot threads,...More
"Empress Qi" stays strong during Sochi Olympics
"Empress Qi" came in first despite the drop in percentage.
According to Nielsen Korea, MBC drama "Empress Qi" rated 13.3% which is 2.6% lower than the previous episode,...More
Will Han Ji-hye and Lee Bo-yeong catch up with Ha Ji-won?
It's the battle of the aces.
While Ha Ji-won's "Empress Qi" is currently in the lead, Han Ji-hye and Lee Bo-yeong, also known as the 'hit makers' are coming back,...More
"Empress Qi" Jeon Se-hyeon is Jeon Se-hong
It turns out Jeon Se-hyeon in the role of Oh Jae-in in the drama "Empress Qi" is actually Jeon Se-hong.
Jeon Se-hyeon starred in her first drama starting with the twenty-forth episode of "Empress Qi". She was a competitor of Gi Seung-nyang (Ha Ji-won) in the concubine contest as Seol-hwa,...More
"Empress Qi" sets new record
MBC drama "Empress Qi" set another record.
According to Nielsen Korea on the 5th, "Empress Qi" on the 4th rated 25.3%. This is 1.4% more than the previous episode,...More
Actress Jeon Se-hong changes name to Jeon Se-hyeon and stars in "Empress Qi"
Actress Jeon Se-hong is starring in a drama for the first time since she changed her name to Jeon Se-hyeon.
She starred in the episode of the MBC drama "Empress Qi" on the 21st,...More
Updated cast for the Korean movie 'Chronicle of a Blood Merchant'
Updated cast for the upcoming Korean movie "Chronicle of a Blood Merchant",...More
Ha Jeong-woo and Ha Ji-won in "Chronicle of A Blood Merchant"
An actor and actress from the Year of the Horse in 1978 have met.
Ha Jeong-woo and Ha Ji-won are starring in the movie "Chronicle of a Blood Merchant" as a married couple. Ha Jeong-woo is Heo Sam-gwan who sells blood for his family and Ha Ji-won is the prettiest woman in the village named Heo Ok-ran, who marries Heo Sam-gwan and raises three boys,...More
"Empress Qi" takes the throne
MBC "Empress Qi" came in first despite the slight fall in percentage.
According to Nielsen Korea on the 4th, "Empress Qi" on the 3rd rated 23.9% which is 1.0% lower than the previous episode,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.01.31 - 2014.02.02
"Miss Granny" leads over record-breaking Lunar New Year weekend …
The Lunar New Year holiday saw around 5 million moviegoers flock to the cinema this past weekend, record-breaking foot traffic that surpassed even the last year's tussle between "Snowpiercer" and "The Terror Live". There were a number of Korean films hoping to cash in on the break (most notably Park Je-hyeon's "The Huntresses") but ultimately it was a two-horse race between "Frozen" and Hwang Dong-hyeok's "Miss Granny". Hwang's comedy drama narrowly managed to dislodge the Oscar nominee, and between them they captured over 70% of the market to lead the hectic holiday rush,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 26
Power games are the bulk of this episode of "Empress Qi". Seung-nyang has become a consort and has to establish her place in the palace. Her opponent is Tanisiri who has political power and the backing of her father, El Temur. Under her are greedy and ambitious maids. The war waged between the two women has no rules: it is dirty, bloody, and someone is bound to get hurt. With stakes like those "Empress Qi" is a show worth watching,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 25
"Empress Qi" has gone back to what it does best: focusing on smaller events and milking them for the most plot and character development that can possibly be had. At its halfway mark, that is exactly what this drama needed to do. This show does not do well with change or with overly dramatic elements. It's grandeur is best shown in the quieter moments. This episode saw Seung-nyang competing amongst eleven other women to become Ta-hwan's consort, which gets her where she needs to be to become the titular "Empress Qi",...More
[Photos] Seollal : Lunar New Year Greetings from Korean Actresses and Actors
Seollal is one of the most celebrated national holidays in Korea. This year, Seollal takes place on January 31. More actors' and actresses' greetings after the jump,...More
Korean movie opening today 2014/01/29 in Korea
Korean movie opening today 2014/01/29 in Korea "The Huntresses",...More
[Video] Added new images and videos for the Korean movie 'The Huntresses'
Added new images and videos for the upcoming Korean movie "The Huntresses",...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 24
Big decisions have been made and characters that were flat have filled out some. "Empress Qi" has finally shown us how it will put Seung-nyang on the path to becoming The Iron Empress. It is a bit incongruous with logic, but I'll go with it.
This was the episode that saw Seung-nyang facing her painful past, the loss of her loved ones, and making a decision about her future. She teams up with Bayan and Tal Tal. I haven't mentioned much of Tal Tal because he was merely Bayan's smart sidekick until now. Jin Yi-han plays the quiet, wary man who hasn't really had much of a role to play in the drama until now,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 23
"Empress Qi" is a beautiful show and that is its biggest draw. The people are beautiful. The sets are glorious. The costumes are grandiose. The music is grand. What it is starting to lose, however, is logic. Time frames don't make sense, such as the length of time Lady Park and Seung-nyang were pregnant. Park was long overdue and Seung-nyang was definitely not even close nine months when she delivered. But the pregnancies were paralleled to forward the plotline and to allow for further plot mechanizations,...More
"Empress Qi" starts taking revenge
MBC drama "Empress Qi" set another record.
According to Nielsen Korea, the twenty-fifth episode of the drama "Empress Qi" rated 22.8%. This is 0.2% higher than the previous record,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Huntresses"
This is a silly movie. The first we see of leading lady Jin-ok (played by Ha Ji-won), she is doing a very bad job crossdressing as a man, wearing the most preposterous fake moustache I've ever seen. This is deliberate. Believe me, this movie makes an excessive effort in the wardrobe department. The entire final act of the movie is a visual treat of extras wearing absurd historical costumes from countries that appear to have been selected at random. The white suits the leads wear for the final act look horribly impractical for the job they're supposed to be doing. But who am I to argue about fashion?
Now, as to the plot...well, let's see. The bad guy has found a doohickey that he wants to sell to the Chinese,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound...
K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★★ "The Huntresses": Three beautiful musketeers fight against a powerful group who tries to overturn the royal family and gain absolute power. (01/29)
★★★★ "My Place": A brother and sister move back to Korea from Canada and face the challenges of readjusting themselves into modern Korean culture. (01/30),...More
[Photos] "The Huntresses" Kang Ye-won's belly costume was too small
"The Huntresses" co-stars were exceptionally happy with the belly dancing scene.
Ha Ji-won, Kang Ye-won and Son Ga-in attended the press conference of the movie "The Huntresses" on the 23rd in Seoul,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 22
Death makes it mark in this episode of "Empress Qi". It reminds the main characters of their own mortality and how quickly the tides may change. It is countered by life and what it fosters in people: hope. The two opposite forces battle as fiercely as the players of the political game do to win the upper hand. The women deal with pregnancy and the hope it brings. It clearly defines social status within the palace and the moods of Tanisiri, the dowager empress and those surrounding them depend heavily upon it,...More
Ha Ji-won steams herself in sawdust
Ha Ji-won took a picture while steaming herself in sawdust.
She took an Instagram picture saying, "I am in sawdust, just like the way they did it in the Chosun times",...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 21
"Empress Qi" has always been about power plays and who the characters know and who they can influence. Ta-hwan is starting to really learn what it takes to play the game and while he has gone from being a primarily reactionary character to an instigator, the other main characters have fallen into trying to fight the tide. Shifting loyalties of those in power comprise the strongest part of the political tide. The dowager empress is a big component of that and she shows how women gather, keep and use power in the Goryeo period,...More
"Empress Qi" sets record of 22.6%
MBC drama "Empress Qi" set yet another record.
According to Nielsen Korea, "Empress Qi" on the 21st rated 22.6% which is 1.8% higher than the previous episode,...More
[Photos] Added new characters posters for the upcoming Korean movie "The Huntresses"
Added new characters posters for the upcoming Korean movie "The Huntresses",...More
The Year of the Horse, Ha Ji-won narrates MBC documentary
Actress Ha Ji-won is a narrator.
She's narrating the MBC documentary "Horse of the Wind". She was born in the Year of the Horse and lately has been in love with horses after training with them for her dramas. Apparently she watched the highlight video and said, "If there were no horses, there won't be an 'us'",...More
Joo Sang-wook topless in still cut
Joo Sang-wook is seen topless.
Joo Sang-wook is Ha Ji-won's secret man in the movie "The Huntresses",...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 20
As if the plot wasn't already thick enough, the plot of "Empress Qi" thickens even further as more schemers are added with hidden agendas fueled by greed. Old schemers become more ambitious and our main players struggle to stay on top. This episode dealt with the attempt to poison El Temur and the aftermath, which is a very complicated, tangled web of misinformation and shifting alliances. Most of the characters believe him to have passed and the resulting chaos is a well-written and filmed chorus of power-hungry people trying to achieve more power,...More
[Video] Character trailer released for the Korean movie 'The Huntresses'
Character trailer released for the upcoming Korean movie "The Huntresses",...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 19
The tides of fate are shifting again in "Empress Qi" and this time Ta-hwan actually has a hand in all of the change instead of merely being a frightened puppet. He's finally coming to stand against Wang Yoo and his political opponents using his own strength and it makes for a much more interesting game. Love is the motivation for Ta-hwan's newfound bravery. He had plenty of reasons to act in the past: the murder of his father, the state of the imperial family. But it is his love for Seung-nyang that is the catalyst for him to step up and take charge,...More
"The Huntresses" Son Ga-in and Song Sae-byeok's kiss
Stills of Son Ga-in and Song Sae-byeok's kiss scene from the movie "The Huntresses" has been revealed.
Chic girl Ga-bi (Son Ga-in) is the youngest of the three huntresses who speaks with her fist before words. Even she falls asleep with policeman Song (Song Sae-byeok),...More
"Empress Qi" recovers 20%
MBC drama "Empress Qi" recovered the 20% percentage rate.
According to Nielsen Korea, "Empress Qi" on the 14th rated 20.3%. This is 0.7% higher than the previous episode,...More
[HanCinema Feature] Historical Hysteria: Korean period films coming in 2014
Joseon pirates, legends, swordsmen, angels and more coming our way in 2014...
Cinematic journeys back to Joseon and beyond have rewarded the Korean film industry with a string of profitable historical yarns, a trend that has got producers drooling with the prospect of tapping deeper into this regenerative cash cow. Recently, it's been Han Jae-rim's "The Face Reader" (9.1M admissions) that has had locals flustered and, in 2005, it was Lee Joon-ik's "The King and the Clown" that became the first Joseon-era flick to pass the 10 million admissions mark. It's big business with a cultural twist that locals enjoy supporting, international audiences love lapping up, and a trend that 2014 is keen to take advance of as a host of new retrospectives are getting raring to go,...More
"The Huntresses" Ha Ji-won, Kang Ye-won and Son Ga-in
Ha Ji-won, Kang Ye-won and Son Ga-in's stills from the movie "The Huntresses" were revealed on the 8th.
This scene is where the three women sneak into their enemy's party and put on a belly dance show. Their sexy body moves and eyes mesmerized everyone who watched them,...More
"Empress Qi" Ha Ji-won and Joo Jin-mo's kiss scene jumps record
MBC drama "Empress Qi" jumped in percentage and stood firm in its throne.
According to Nielsen Korea, "Empress Qi" rated 19.1% which is 1.2% higher than the previous day's 17.9%,...More
[Video] Teaser released for the Korean movie 'The Huntresses'
Teaser released for the upcoming Korean movie "The Huntresses",...More
MBC "Empress Qi" takes the lead
MBC drama "Empress Qi" is currently in the sole lead.
According to Nielsen Korea, "Empress Qi" on the 6th rated 17.9% which is more than the previous record and still in the top list,...More
"Empress Qi" Ha Ji-won and Joo Jin-mo?
Ha Ji-won and Joo Jin-mo were seen in the streets on a date.
Still cuts of Ha Ji-won, Joo Jin-mo, Lee Moon-sik, Kwon Oh-joong, Yoon Yong-hyeon and Choi Moo-seong on the streets were revealed,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 18
What makes "Empress Qi" such a fantastic drama is the fact that despite its weaknesses, the overly quality of the show allows we viewers to bypass those weaknesses and simply enjoy the show. As a reviewer, I have a few things to nitpick, but that's all those things are: nitpicky details.
The first nitpicky detail that jumped out was the fact that El Temur, resident antagonist is losing his scary edge. He was a good villain because he was brilliant and he flaunted that brilliance and his immense power in the face of his enemies (our good guys!),...More
[Photos] Ha Ji-won more amazing than Miss Korea
Ha Ji-won appeared at the press conference of the new movie "The Huntresses" on the 2nd in Seoul.
In the roles of Jin-ok, a skilled leader who is not only beautiful but a dangerous fighter is played by Ha Ji-won,...More
[Photos] Added new images and release date for the Korean movie 'The Huntresses'
Added new images and release date for the upcoming Korean movie "The Huntresses",...More
Attendance equals award... the absolute formula?
The three broadcasting stations have completed their Drama Awards of the year 2013. However, there's disappointment in the way things have been run, lowering the authority of these awards. 'Sharing' and 'co-awarding' still exists and there's no denying the former-casting of winners.
Including Kim Hye-soo (KBS), Ha Ji-won (MBC) and Lee Bo-yeong (SBS), a total of 125 celebrities won awards and that's including overlapping awards,...More
"Empress Qi" Ha Ji-won gets the MBC Grand Prize
Ha Ji-won became the winner of the MBC Grand Prize.
Ha Ji-won received the highlight of the 2013 MBC Acting Awards that was held in Yeouido on the 30th,...More
MBC Drama Awards 2013 Winners
MBC Drama Awards 2013 winners list,...More
[Photos] 2013 MBC Drama Awards Red Carpet Actresses
Featuring the Actresses on the Red Carpet at the 2013 MBC Drama Awards, Ha Ji-won,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 17
My wishes were fulfilled in this episode. The love entanglements are further knotted, Ta-hwan grows up a scoach, and the political game now hinges on a very delicate balance of power.
Seventeen episodes in, Ta-hwan has finally decided to step up to the plate. He may be inexperienced and weak, but he has the motivation and wherewithal to fiercely battle El Temur for power. It took a lot of hardship and suffering to break through his insecurity, but Ta-hwan has decided to be no one's pawn; not El Temur's; not the dowager empress',...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 16
"Empress Qi" saw a huge jump in character development while the plot's progression slowed considerably. It isn't a bad thing through, to minimize one element to highlight another. Suspicions were cast on on major characters last episode and now those suspicions are being developed, allowing characters to learn and grow under duress.
The conflicts in the story have gone from political and physical, to purely political. Battles are fought in the palace rather than over the Silk Road using intelligence and intrigue rather than strategy and swords,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 15
"Empress Qi" is finally bringing the main love contenders together with the major political storylines under one very expensive palatial roof. There are childish antics of men in love and cutthroat political dealings all in one hour and both are melded in a way that is singularly appealing.
Because Ji Chang-wook plays Ta-hwan with such finesse, he can make Ta-hwan a very immature emperor who spends his time obsessing over Seung-nyang rather than fighting to put power behind his crown,...More
[Video] Added new trailer, character posters and images for the Korean movie 'The Huntresses'
Added new trailer, character posters and images for the upcoming Korean movie "The Huntresses",...More
MBC Drama Awards 2013 Nominees
MBC Drama Awards 2013 Nominees for 2013/12/30 ceremonies presented by Lee Seung-gi and Han Ji-hye,...More
[Photos] Added new poster for the Korean movie 'The Huntresses'
Added new poster for the upcoming Kore,...More
Kim Hye-soo, Hwang Jeong-eum, Ha Ji-won and Lee Bo-yeong, who's more likely to win?
Everyone is curious, who will win the award of the year? One thing is for sure and it's going to be a party for the actresses for sure.
The "2013 KBS Awards" is looking at Kim Hye-soo as a strong candidate. If she wins the Grand Award this year, it'll be her first in 10 years,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 14
"Empress Qi" has all of its major pieces on the playing board and it's moving through the plot, romantic development and character development at a nice clip. It is easy to engage in all of the story elements, even the politics, which normally tend to be too heavy-handed in dramas. The players of "Empress Qi" have been moved to Ta-hwan's palace and both romance and politics sizzle. El Temur, the show's major villain, has been foiled by the dowager empress and Seung-nyang and must seek out other methods to retain his political power,...More
Ha Ji-won takes selfie
Actress Ha Ji-won took a picture of herself while filming.
She posted this picture through Instagram,...More
"Empress Qi", unrivaled lead
There's no match for "Empress Qi".
According to Nielsen Korea, the sixteenth episode of the MBC drama "Empress Qi" rated 18.8%. This is the same percentage as the fifteenth episode,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 13
"Empress Qi" focuses on its romances in earnest, which shines light on one of its most glaring weaknesses: Seung-nyang and Wang Yoo's love. In fact, it is love and its guiding presence in the lives of the main characters that moves to the forefront this episode. Love means different things to each character in this show. For Seung-nyang and Wang Yoo, love is their tether to sanity as they try to survive in exile,...More
Ha Ji-won's family picture
Ha Ji-won's family picture has been revealed.
Ha Ji-won had an interview with the lifestyle magazine, "The Celebrity",...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 12
The battles inside and outside of Ta-hwan's palace rage on and both come to a head. This means "Empress Qi" is on the brink of another plot shift that will show us what these characters are made of and send them along the next stage of their fifty episode journey. Inside the palace, dealings are foul between Empress Tanisiri, the empress dowager and the poor concubine who had the misfortune of getting pregnant. Seung-nyang is at the center of Tanisiri's plans and struggles to stop them without losing her life or losing Tanisiri's trust,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 11
The parallels in "Empress Qi" are clever, fun to follow and enhance the rest of the drama. The big parallel this episode was the political battle between the royal Yuan women and the physical battle on the Silk Road between Wang Yoo, Bayan and the Turks. The battle over the Silk Road allows Wang Yoo and his men to shine and prove their mettle. It also allows for some great character development to happen,...More
Ha Ji-won takes photo with brother, Jeon Tae-soo
Actress Ha Ji-won took a picture with her brother Jeon Tae-soo.
Ha Ji-won posted a picture on her Chinese SNS titled, "Brother and Sister",...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 10
"Empress Qi" continues to amaze with its physical beauty and the seemingly effortless way that it pieces all the story elements together. There is never a dull moment in this show because the characters are constantly pushed into action and towards realization. What is wonderful about it is that none of the events or behavior in the show seem contrived or badly timed,...More
"Empress Qi" about to break through 20%
MBC drama "Empress Qi" set another record.
According to Nielsen Korea, the twelfth episode of MBC "Empress Qi" rated 19% and increased 1.2% higher than the day before. This is 0.9% higher than the previous record,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 9
"Empress Qi" has begun to explore the changes that will bring our characters to fulfill their destinies that were shown in the first scenes of the drama. What is beautiful about this episode is that this explorations happen alongside significant plot movement. Ha Ji-won as Seung-nyang was particularly poignant because she is so devastated by everything that has happened that she only sees one thing: revenge. It blinds her to everything else,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 8
Although this episode mainly focused on re-establishing the characters in their new environs, it did so without the clunky awkwardness of most dramas. All characters, major and minor, are in a state of flux due to shifting political situations and tensions. Even those in power must contend with the restrictions of the existing political structures. The beauty of "Empress Qi" is how clearly it depicts such complex ideas while still keeping an air of mystery about how things will happen,...More
There's no match for "Empress Qi"
"Empress Qi" made another record.
According to Nielsen Korea, the tenth episode of the MBC drama "Empress Qi" rated 18.1%. This is 0.9% more than the previous episode of 17.2%,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 7
It's official. I love this drama. It,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 6
Ta-hwan had a chance to act like a leader (rather than a coward) in this episode despite the fact that his decisions were less than favorable. The Catch-22 presented to him was one that affected not only his life, but the lives of everyone in Yuan and Goryeo. Seung-nyang, Wang Yoo and the other major players are left to deal with the brutal fallout,...More
"Empress Qi" sweeps the ratings
"Empress Qi" made a record.
According to Nielsen Korea, the episode of the MBC drama "Empress Qi" on the 19th rated 16.9% which is 1.4% more than the previous episode and a record breaker,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 5
"Empress Qi" episode 5 had very unusual pacing. It spent a lot of time on interpersonal relationships and yet still found time to make things happen with the government. The moments between Seung-nyang and Ta-hwan were pure gold,...More
"Empress Qi" drops but stays on top
MBC drama "Empress Qi" stayed firmly in first place despite the drop in percentage.
According to Nielsen Korea, "Empress Qi" on the 19th of November rated 15.5%. This is 0.8% less than the previous episode but still in first place,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Garden"
When Kim Joo-won wore his Italian hand-made sequined tracksuit, it became an instant hit and buyer favorite. When the cappuccino kiss took place, selcas with foam mustaches flooded the internet. "Secret Garden" is undoubtedly one of the most popular romantic Korean dramas of the last few years and the way in which it cemented itself into pop culture and skyrocketed the careers of many in its cast make it a milestone for the industry,...More
"Empress Qi" joined by Min Ji-ah
Actress Min Ji-ah will be joining the MBC drama "Empress Qi" as Lady Park, a Goryeo woman who was chosen by the Queen Mother (Kim Seo-hyeong) to come into the palace.
Park is an unfortunate soul who has a warm heart and accepts her destiny,...More
"Empress Qi" breaks record
"Empress Qi" sat on the throne of Monday and Tuesday while it also set a record.
According to Nielsen Korea, MBC drama "Empress Qi" rated 16.3% which is 1.8% higher than the previous score,...More
Korean actresses no longer pretend to be pretty, weak, ingenuous
Korean actresses have changed. They are giving up pretending to be pretty, weak and ingenuous.
Kim Seon-ah, model-turned actress who is 170 centimeters (near six feet) tall plays the role of a woman paralyzed from waist down in the movie "The Five" that will be released Thursday. Instead of showing off her slim legs, she rides an electric wheelchair with both legs tied up. A woman who lost her husband and daughter by a murderer, she is a vengeful person. To show such emotions, Kim has disheveled hair, and her face is bruised since she fights with the murderer.
Jeon Do-yeon in "Way Back Home" plays a woman who is falsely accused of carrying drugs and is locked up in a jail in a foreign country. She doesn`t give off charm of a femme fatal. Ha Ji-won performs a swordsmanship action at "Chosun`s Angels" that will be released in early next year,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 4
This episode was very wisely planned. The story of "Empress Qi" is long and complex. Developing the overarching plot, weaving smaller plot threads into it and developing the huge number of characters necessary is and will continue to be very difficult. But this episode was clever. It focused most of the major development around one situation: the safety of the Yuan prince Ta-hwan on a Goryeo Island. This is a very wise strategic move so early in the drama,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 3
This show is stunningly beautiful. The special effects and the fight scene choreography are finely done and match the lavish costumes, shoot locations and sets. Despite the show's grandeur, the stakes and the characters still feel very real. Another strong point of the show is that the introductions to the world and the characters don't feel like introductions. Rather, it seems like the viewer was made privy to a private world. This quality was especially important for this episode because there was a lot of character development and backstory,...More
Ha Ji-won on a sad but beautiful journey
Actress Ha Ji-won posted a picture of making a scene for the drama "Empress Qi". She posted saying, "It's been a while. I am time travelling right now. It's sad yet so beautiful. I'm glad that I have the people around me on this one".
The picture is of Ha Ji-won's co-actors in the middle of the shoot. The boom mic from the top hovered behind them as they were shooting a sad scene,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 2
All major players are on the board now with the formal introduction of the banished Yuan prince, Ta-hwan. An array of important Yuan figures appear such as the General El Temur and the General Bayan to eliminate Ta-hwan and seize complete control over Goryeo. Wang Yoo is crowned king over his uncle and it is his responsibility to deal with this strife,...More
Today's Photo: November 2, 2013  : Red Carpet for the 50th Annual Daejong Film Awards
Actress Clara walks up the red carpet to attend the 50th Annual Daejong Film Awards in Seoul on Friday,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Duelist"
'Damo' is a series a lot of people will know. Being quite a popular title and undoubtedly one that helped Ha Ji-won rise to fame, it is an important piece of Korean television for many reasons. 'Duelist' has some things in common with it. Both movies are based on the same manhwa and both star Ha Ji Won as the female lead. However, that might very well be where their similarities end. The format is different, one being a drama and the other a movie, but 'Duelist' being a work by Lee Myeong-se means it is also an unapologetic art film. This makes it more of a fusion sageuk, as many elements, from wardrobe to the music, take creative liberty and are simply not consistent with the era the movie is set in,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Empress Qi" Episode 1
MBC's fifty episode drama "Empress Qi" had an absolutely beautiful first episode penned by reunited writers Jang Yeong-cheol and Jeong Kyeong-soon-I. The pair wrote the well-received dramas "Incarnation of Money" and "Salaryman". In addition to stellar writing, the directing was tight, the camerawork was fluid, the costumes were magnificent and the intrigue was captivating. It bodes well for the rest of the drama if it follows suit,...More
"Empress Qi" comes in first despite issue of distortion
"Empress Qi" recorded two digits.
According to Nielsen Korea, the first episode of the MBC drama "Empress Qi" rated 11.1%. This is 1.5% more than the final episode of the drama "Goddess Of Fire Jeongi",...More
Korean drama starting today 2013/10/28 in Korea
"Empress Qi", forget the distortion of history
MBC drama "Empress Qi" is coming this 28th.
Written by Jang Yeong-cheol and Jeong Kyeong-soon-I "Empress Qi" is about a Koryeo woman who ruled the Yuan Dynasty and stars Ha Ji-won, Joo Jin-mo, Ji Chang-wook and Baek Jin-hee,...More
Updated cast for the upcoming Korean drama "Empress Qi"
Updated cast for the upcoming Korean drama "Empress Qi",...More
Today's Photo: October 25, 2013 
Actress Ha Ji-won poses at a press event for her new TV series "Empress Qi" in Seoul on Thursday,...More
Added posters and stills for the upcoming Korean drama "Empress Qi"
Added posters and stills for the upcomi,...More
Ha Ji-won and Joo Jin-mo's date under the lamp post
Ha Ji-won and Joo Jin-mo stood under the moon.
Still cuts from the MBC drama "Empress Qi" of the two, walking the streets and smiling happily were released on the 22nd of October,...More
[Video] Trailer released for the Korean drama 'Empress Qi'
Trailer released for the upcoming Korean drama "Empress Qi",...More
Added first Ha Ji-won images for the upcoming Korean drama "Empress Qi"
Added first Ha Ji-won images for the upcoming Korean drama "Empress Qi",...More
Ha Jeong-woo calls on Ha Ji-won, Kim Min-hee, Kong Hyo-jin and Jeon Ji-hyeon
Actor and director Ha Jeong-woo sent out for several actresses.
Ha Jeong-woo appeared on the tvN TV show "eNews" and mentioned several actresses he wanted to work with,...More
[Photos] 18th Busan International Film Festival Red Carpet Actresses
18th Busan International Film Festival Red Carpet,...More
Ha Ji-won back at BIFF in 4 years
Ha Ji-won who is in the middle of the new MBC drama "Empress Qi" will be on the Red Carpet of the 18th Busan International Film Festival.
Ha Ji-won shows special attachment to the event according to her agency,...More
[Photos + Video] Good Downloader 2013 Campaign InStyle Photoshoot
Lee Jeong-jae, Jeong Woo-seong, Ko Ah-seong, Kim Woo-bin, Ha Ji-won, Ahn Seong-gi, Han Hyo-joo and Ryoo Seung-ryong
Good Downloader 2013 Campaign InStyle Photoshoot,...More
Kim Min-jeong, last to go on board
Kim Min-jeong has been cast for the new MBC drama "Empress Qi".
She takes on the role of a character who doesn't get along with Ha Ji-won in the role of "Empress Qi",...More
Ji Chang-wook in MBC drama "Empress Qi"
Ji Chang-wook has been cast for the MBC drama "Empress Qi".
He takes on the role of Emperor Shun, the 16th emperor of the Yuan Dynasty. He will form a three-way romance with Ha Ji-won and Joo Jin-mo,...More
Kim Yeong-ho joins "Empress Qi"
Actor Kim Yeong-ho is starring in the new MBC drama "Empress Qi".
According to IMX, he'll be starring as Baek Ahn,...More
Kim Seo-hyeong's tension with Ha Ji-won
Actress Kim Seo-hyeong is attempting at her first historical drama.
Kim Seo-hyeong has taken on the role of Queen Hwang in the new MBC drama "Empress Qi",...More
Upcoming Korean drama "Empress Qi"
Added the upcoming Korean drama "Empress Qi"'s page to HanCinema database,...More
Korean Flicks Dominate Domestic Box Office This Summer
Korean films are having the upper hand at local theaters this summer and crowding out their Hollywood rivals. The Korean Film Council said on Wednesday that director Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer" and Kim Byeong-woo's "The Terror Live" have attracted 8.34 million and 5.14 million spectators, respectively,...More
Today's Photo: August 19, 2013 
Actress Ha Ji-won smiles with her autograph during a promotional event for a fashion brand in Seoul on Saturday,...More
Jin I-han joins MBC "Hwatu"
Actor Jin I-han has been cast for the MBC drama "Hwatu" and will co-starring with Ha Ji-won.
"Hwatu" is about the Empress Ki who is actually from the Koryeo times but becomes the empress of Yuan in China and inflicts massive influence there,...More
Joo Jin-mo in "Hwatu" with Ha Ji-won
Actor Joo Jin-mo has been cast for the MBC drama "Hwatu".
He takes on the role of the 28th king, Chung-hae. He is a king from the Koryo times and conflicts with the emperor of Yuan for Queen Ki (Ha Ji-won),...More
Ha Ji-won's vacation look
Ha Ji-won was seen in a vacation look.
Ha Ji-won modeled for the brand Crocodile Lady in a one-piece dress,...More
Who is Hyang Rim from drama "Hwangjin-i"?
It turns out Ryoo Si-won's wife who is in mid-divorce starred in the drama "Hwangjin-i" with Ha Ji-won as a gisaeng.
According to a media, Ryoo's agency confirmed this fact and that she quit work before she got married,...More
Ha Ji-won returns with MBC drama "Hwatu"
Actress Ha Ji-won is coming back as an empress in the MBC drama "Hwatu".
According to MBC, "Hwatu" is a historical drama about Empress Gi who exists in real history,...More
Kang Ye-won moves on the SM C&C
Actress Kang Ye-won moved to SM C&C and is now under the same roof as Jang Dong-gun and Kim Ha-neul.
Kang Ye-won signed a contract with Well Made Star M a year ago and moved to SM C&C recently,...More
Korean drama Drama of the week "Secret Garden"
Korean drama Drama of the week "Secret Garden" (2010) Directed by Kwon Hyeok-chan, Sin Woo-cheol Written by Kim Eun-sook Network : SBS With Ha Ji-won, Hyeon Bin, Yoon Sang-hyeon, Kim Sa-rang, Lee Philip, Lee Jong-suk,... 20 episodes - Sat, Sun 21:50 Synopsis This quirky, high concept drama follows a neurotic businessman and a passionate stunt woman who come to possess each other's hearts and bodies...literally! Kim Joo Won is the arrogant, eccentric heir to a large company,...More
Added new images for the upcoming Korean movie "The Huntresses"
Added new images for the upcoming Korean movie "The Huntresses",...More
"The Huntresses" teaser poster revealed
The teaser poster for "The Huntresses" have been revealed.
Extreme and expert in martial arts, fatally beautiful and smart, the three angels of the Chosun hunt bad guys and they are good at it. The visual on the poster tells it all,...More
[Video] Ha Ji-won midriffs and Son Ga-in's eyeliner
Ha Ji-won, Kang Ye-won and Son Ga-in are the Chosun Angels.
"Chosun Angels" revealed a trailer of three women who fight crime and present laughter to the audience,...More
[Video] Trailer released for the Korean movie 'The Huntresses'
Trailer released for the upcoming Korean movie "The Huntresses",...More
Added first images for the upcoming Korean movie "The Huntresses"
Added first images for the upcoming Korean movie "The Huntresses",...More
[Celebrity News Station] Ahn Jae-wook donates 4.8 tons of rice
Actor Ahn Jae-wook and actress Ha Ji-won stand together in donations.
Ha Ji-won revealed in October that all profits from her essay, "This Moment" will be donated. She also signed an agreement on the 27th of December that 50% of the royalties from her essay were going to be given to the Choi Kyeong-joo Foundation and the Yonsei Medical Facility,...More
Ha Ji-won finishes three months of "Three Joseon Angels"
"Three Joseon Angels" is done making at last.
Starring Ha Ji-won, Kang Ye-won and Son Ga-in, "Three Joseon Angels" was taken in Cheongju for three months,...More
Ha Ji-won on a snowy day
Actress Ha Ji-won took a picture of herself on a snowy day.
She posted her pictures on the Twitter of her agency, Well Made Star M,...More
Hyeon Bin discharged on the 6th, "Secret Garden in 3D"
Actor Hyeon Bin's drama "Secret Garden" is being aired in 3D in celebration of his return from the military.
Hyeon Bin is currently serving duty in the Marines in Hwa-seong. To celebrate his return from the Marines, Samsung Electronics is showing his popular drama "Secret Garden" in 3D,...More
[Celebrity News Station] Ha Ji-won becomes a writer
Actress Ha Ji-won published an essay called, "This Moment".
She published her book and held a press conference in a hotel in Seoul on the 6th. "This Moment" is divided into three "Her Story" parts and is written about her first love, friendship, auditions and stories before her debut. She also mentions about her work such as "Damo" and "Haeundae". She also delivers a message to Ahn Seong-gi, Lee Myeong-se and director Yoon Je-kyoon,...More
Yoo Joon-sang and Kim Tae-hoon chosen to host the AISFF
The two claim, "We are happy to be able to celebrate the 10th AISFF".
Yoo Joon-sang is currently active in various musicals and dramas as well as other movies,...More
[Exclusive] Hwa-yeong's twin Ryoo Hyo-yeong cast for "School 2013"
Girl group T-ara's ex-member Ryu Hwa-yeong's twin sister Ryoo Hyo-yeong has started acting.
A drama spokesperson on revealed on the 22nd, "Ryoo Hyo-yeong has been confirmed to star in the upcoming KBS 2TV drama "School 2013",...More
Today's Photo: October 19, 2012
Stars pose with their handprints at the opening ceremony of a film studio in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province on Thursday. From left, actresses Ha Ji-won and Kang Ye-won and singer Son Ga-in /Newsis,...More
Jang Nara cast in "School 2013"
Actress Jang Nara is starring in the upcoming KBS 2TV drama "School 2013".
"School 2013" productions told My Daily on the 12th, "Jang Nara has verbally been cast as a School teacher in the drama "School 2013",...More
Ha Ji-won's everlasting beauty from 10 years ago during "Damo"
Ha Ji-won proved that her beauty was never changing.
In a picture revealed on the 8th of October, Ha Ji-won is sitting in front of a picture of herself from "Damo" ten years ago in 2003. No matter how it is seen, there are no signs of age in her face,...More
Ha Ji-won gets vicarious satisfaction
Ha Ji-won revealed why she didn't go on dates.
She appeared on the SBS "TV News At Night" on the 3rd and told her story of being one of the best action stars for the past 13 years,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Political Scapegoating and Posturing in Moon Hyeon-seong's "As One"
Film: "As One" (aka "Korea")
Director: Moon Hyeon-seong
Stars: Ha Ji-won (Hyeon Jeong-hwa), Bae Doona (Lee Boon-hee), Choi Yoon-yeong-I (Choi Yeon-jeong), Han Ye-ri (Yoo Soon-bok), and Park Cheol-min (Coach Lee)
Review Score: 3 / 5
Also Try: "GLove" and "Perfect Game"
Have no doubt about it that Moon Hyeon-seong's "As One" is a feel-good romp around a political pigsty that will have you cheering, crying, cringing and counting the minutes until it's all over. The film is set around the 1991 Chiba International Table Tennis Championships, where the Koreas entered as a unified team to take on their dominant Chinese competitors. Politically and ideologically strung, to be sure, but the competitive nature of the story itself called for a clear antagonist, and unlike other cross-border films in the past, here that opposition is given a real presence in the form of the Chinese,...More
Drama of the week "The King 2 Hearts"
Drama of the week "More
KBS "'School' to be made into a drama"
KBS drama "School", also known as the gateway to becoming a star is coming out soon.
A KBS spokesperson explained, "We are currently talking about the drama with the thought of airing on television. Meetings have been going on but nothing official has been confirmed yet",...More
Upcoming Korean movie "Three Joseon Angels"
Added the upcoming Korean movie "Three Joseon Angels"'s page to HanCinema database,...More
Ha Ji-won, Kang Ye-won, Ga-in get together in movie
Actress Ha Ji-won, Kang Ye-won and Son Ga-in have been cast for the movie "Three Joseon Angels".
Based in the Chosun times, this action historical is about a group of three beautiful ladies starred by Ha Ji-won, Kang Ye-won and Son Ga-in,...More
Actress Ha Ji-won Serves as Mentor for Korea-China Youth Culture Event
Korean actress Ha Ji-won and director Kim Ji-hoon will participate as mentors in the Korea-China youth cultural exchange program "Beijing Toto Laboratory", which is to be held in Beijing's Kwanggeomun Middle School on Aug. 13 through Aug. 17, CJ CGV, the event organizer, revealed on Aug. 7,...More
Ha Ji-won to Coach Aspiring Chinese Moviemakers
Actress Ha Ji-won and director Kim Ji-hoon will serve as mentors for China's future filmmakers by participating in a cultural education program called Toto's Workroom organized by CJ CGV in Beijing from Aug. 13 to 17, the cinema company said on Tuesday. The event, which is in its second year, is a cultural exchange program that sees 40 students from Korea and China make eight films over a period of five days,...More
Ha Ji-won vacation fashion in chiffon dress
Actress Ha Ji-won is seducing women in their 20s and 30s of their appetite to spend with an emerald colored dress.
Ha Ji-won breezed through summer in her refreshing Crocodile Lady brand collection,...More
[Photos] Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival Red Carpet - Today's Photo: July 20, 2012
Actress Park Ha-seon arrives on the red carpet at the 16th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival on Thursday. She is a promotional ambassador for the festival,...More
Ha Ji-won drinks wine in red-carpet dress
Actress Ha Ji-won was seen eating dinner in a dress.
She posted a picture on her Twitter on the 19th saying, "I want to enjoy this longer, eating dinner with a glass of wine in a beautiful dress. This is the best moment of my life",...More
Ha Ji-won Photoshoot in Los Cabos
Ha Ji-won photoshoot in Los Cabos, Mexico,...More
How long did it take for young couples to have first kiss?
A kiss between Yoo In-na and Ji Hyeon-woo in a soup opera, titled "Queen In-hyun's Man", was selected as the "best kiss on a TV drama", a survey said Thursday. Thirty-nine percent of respondents chose the kiss between Yu and Ji as the best kiss in a soap opera, said the survey of 1,083 single men and women in their 20s and 30s. i-um, a marriage agency arranging blind dates, conducted the survey from June 7 through June 13 to mark "Kiss Day",...More
The perfect kiss chosen by single women and men
The recent 'tip-toe kiss' by Ji Hyeon-woo and Yoo In-na in the tvN drama "Queen In-hyun's Man" was chosen as the best kiss by single men and women in their 20~30s.
Dating service Ium carried out a survey of 1083 men and women in their 20~30s in celebration of "Kiss Day" on the 14th of June. The result of the 'best kiss' was Yoo In-na and Ji Hyeon-woo's 'tip-toe' kiss with a result of 39% (422),...More
[HanCinema Special Report] Ha Ji-Won Dazzles in Los Angeles
By Jennifer Wong
Ha Ji-won attended the premiere of her movie, "As One", at CGV Cinemas in Los Angeles on June 5, 2012 to the delight of many American fans. While addressing the audience in the theater, she reminisced on how touched she was when she first read the script and how she hopes it will bring out the "fighting spirit" in everyone after watching this inspiring film. During the press conference, she addressed some topics surrounding "As One". Ha Ji-won claimed ping pong to be a difficult sport to learn and had to undergo 6 months of training to appear as a pro-athlete. She often filmed at a gym and even though the temperature reached 50 degree Celcius, the staff and actors would stay behind and play, which made the filming fun. Regarding the most difficult part of the movie, she picked the story and the acting itself,...More
[Broadcasting Chart] competing Wednesday and Thursday dramas
It's intense. The three dramas that started off on the 30th of May at the same time are not sparing each other. The percentage difference is only about 1~25. This can be caught up with easily. The aspects also look similar. KBS 2TV "Bridal Mask", MBC "I Do, I Do" and SBS "Ghost - Drama" are all 24 parts, 16 parts and 20 parts. A comparison was made with the previous dramas to these three,...More
Ha Ji-won's love for "As One"
Actress Ha Ji-won showed love for "As One" even while she is abroad for a photo shoot.
Ha Ji-won is at the Sheraton Hotel in Los Cabos, Mexico for a fashion magazine photo shoot. She heard there was a location where wishes came true and she went there to wish for the success of "As One",...More
Meet Ha Ji-won for HanCinema in LA on Tuesday, June 5th
If you want to meet Ha Ji-won on behalf of HanCinema in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 5th and report about it, please contact us here and tell us why you want to meet Ha Ji-won.
HanCinema will select one application only.
Application deadline by Monday, June 4th by 12p.m. PST,...More
Special Screening with Ha Ji-Won, Star of "AS ONE"
CJ Entertainment is putting the final touches on planning for a Special Screening of "As One" with one of Korea's biggest female stars Ha Ji-won! (presented by BBCN Bank)
The event will take place at CGV Cinemas, Los Angeles' Asian Flagship Cinema on June 5th,...More
CJ ENTERTAINMENT Goes for the Gold with "AS ONE"
Sports film based on a true story hits North American theatres on June 1, 2012
CJ Entertainment brings "As One" (aka Korea, original title) to North American theatres this summer on June 1, 2012. The film, based on a true story about the first ever united North and South Korean sports team, will be releasing in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Vancouver, Toronto, and Los Angeles (L.A. release on June 8, 2012).
A touching true story about the historic first Team Korea
"As One" recounts the dramatic tale of the first unified Korean team that competed at the 1991 World Table Tennis Championships in Chiba, Japan. South Korea's ping-pong star Hyeon Jeong-hwa and North Korea's LI Bun-hee have each suffered humbling defeats at the hands of China's formidable "Ping-Pong Witch" every time they reach the tournament's final rounds. Forced by politicians to suddenly team up as the first united team Korea, HYEON and LI experience only conflict and mistrust, and face the loss of their championship dreams. But game-by-game, the two begin to build teamwork and find a budding friendship. When political winds change again and just as suddenly an announcement is made to disband team Korea, the two young women must prove to their people and the world that teamwork can outshine the dark shadows of a painful history,...More
Lee Seung-gi is an actor
Lee Seung-gi is currently being favored by many for his excellent performance in the MBC drama "The King 2 Hearts" as the King Lee Jae-ha.
Lee Seung-gi's character is one who had no interest whatsoever in his country until his brother Lee Jae-kang (Lee Sung-min) dies and Lee Jae-ha becomes king. He changes a 180 degrees,...More
Ha Jeong-woo, Ha Ji-won Voted Most Popular Movie Stars
Ha Jeong-woo and Ha Ji-won have been voted the most popular actor and actress in Korea in an email poll by the Chosun Ilbo and the nation's largest film ticketing site MaxMovie.
Some 25,784 people voted from April 18 to May 5. The two drew 10.1 and 13.7 percent of the votes respectively. But Song Kang-ho and Jeon Do-yeon were chosen as the best -- as opposed to most popular -- actor and actress, with 18 and 23.3 percent.
Since the poll targeted online users of MaxMovie who had been to the cinema at least once last year, it probably reflects moviegoers' preferences more accurately than other surveys,...More
Ha Ji-won and Suzy, same dress same feeling
Actress Ha Ji-won and girl group Miss A member Suzy wore the same outfit.
Ha Ji-won appeared on KBS 2TV program "Entertainment News" recently wearing an off-shoulder dress. She added elegance to the dress with a fancy necklace,...More
Stars from Korea National University of Arts
Actors and actresses from the Korea National University of Arts are everywhere. Lee Je-hoon, Lee Hee-joon, Kim Go-eun, Han Ye-ri and more rising stars have joined their seniors Lee Seon-gyoon, Oh Man-seok, Kim Dong-wuk, Yoo Seon, Moon Jeong-hee and more.
Lee Je-hoon became well known through a movie last year and this year Lee Hee-joon has been busy with dramas. Lee Je-hoon has done movies such as "Bleak Night", "The Front Line" and "Architecture 101" and he is currently starring in the SBS drama "Fashion King" as a bad tempered but soft-hearted plutocrat. Lee Hee-joon from the movies "Bleak Night" and "Helpless" is currently in the KBS 2TV drama "My Husband Got a Family",...More
"The King" Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi self 'royal style'
The self-made royal style of "The King 2 Hearts" has become an issue.
Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi carried out the fanciest engagement party of the century in the recent MBC drama "The King 2 Hearts".
Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi are working hard to be the royal family of Korea. They are pulling off the high class royal family look with one of a kind custom made uniforms and bags,...More
"The King" Jo Jeong-seok "I thought Lee Yoon-ji would be light..."
Actor Jo Jeong-seok revealed his personal favorite moments of MBC drama "The King 2 Hearts".
MBC entertainment program "Section TV" found the engagement site of Lee Seung-gi and Ha Ji-won in the drama,...More
Added new images for the Korean movie "As One"
Added new images for the Korean movie "As One",...More
"The King" Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi's engagement
Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi had the engagement of the century.
On the fifteenth episode of the MBC drama "The King 2 Hearts" on the 9th of May, the two got engaged as handsome groom and a graceful bride,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.05.04 ~ 2012.05.06
HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review
(2012.05.04 ~ 2012.05.06)
Marvel's "The Avengers" was just released in the U.S and broke the U.S opening weekend admissions record in the process. Here in Korea the film continued to dominate proceedings with 1,430,613 admissions, placing it now as the third highest grossing film on the 2012 Korean box office with 4,001,878 total admissions. Marvel's superhero flick snatched 53.50% of the ticket sales and left the fighting for the scraps,...More
Korean movies opening today 2012/05/03 in Korea
Korean movies opening today 2012/05/03 in Korea "As One" and "Just Friends - 2010",...More
Unexpected couples are 'it'
Park Hae-il and Kim Go-eun-I from "A Muse", Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi from "The King 2 Hearts" and Im Soo-jeong and Lee Seon-gyoon from "Everything about my Wife" have been selected as the most unexpected couples,...More
Added new stills and videos for the upcoming Korean movie "As One"
Added new stills and videos for the upcoming Korean movie "As One",...More
"The King 2 Hearts" Ha Ji-won's kick
Ha Ji-won will demonstrate force like the true action queen she is.
On the twelfth episode of the MBC drama "The King 2 Hearts" that is to be aired on the 26th, Ha Ji-won will demonstrate bold leg kicks and rappelling along with other forms of actions,...More
Added music video for the upcoming Korean movie "As One"
Added music video for the upcoming Korean movie "As One",...More
Lee Jong-suk "Ha Ji-won is quite unreachable"
Actor Lee Jong-suk expressed Ha Ji-won as the 'unreachable type'.
On the KBS 2TV program "Happy Together" on the 19th, Lee Jong-suk said, "We are in the same company, we did "Secret Garden" together as well but she is still unreachable to me",...More
Happy Together Ha Ji-won "Fridge kiss" is the most memorable
Actress Ha Ji-won said that the refrigerator kiss scene was the most memorable.
KBS 2TV "Happy Together" aired on the 19th was broadcasted as the movie "As One" special.,...More
Pretty stars don't have anything to hide
Ko So-young, Lee Min-jeong, Jeon Ji-hyeon, Kim Tae-hee Moon Chae-won, Han Hyo-joo, Han Ji-min and Song Hye-kyo
The graduation pictures of Korean beauty stars have become an issue once again.
Pictures were posted on an online community site on the 18th titled, "The Graduation pictures of Korea's best beauties".,...More
Added new images and 30s spot for the upcoming Korean movie "As One"
Added new images and 30s spot for the upcoming Korean movie "As One",...More
Today's Photo: April 17, 2012
Ha Ji-won and Bae Doona pose at a press event for their new film "As One" in Seoul on Monday,...More
Art and Culture
After a period of rainy and gloomy weather, the sun is shining once again and we have our Michelle Kim to help us make weekend plans to go out and enjoy the sun, learn about art and the Korean culture. Hello Michelle.
[Reporter : Michelle Kim] Hello Conn-young
What do you have for us today ?
[Reporter : ] For those of you who are interested in sculptures and are curious on the evolution and change of Korean sculptures, you're probably going to enjoy this exhibition. You can see the more traditional types of carvings as well as more modernized pieces. Take a look,...More
Added trailer and new still for the upcoming Korean movie "As One"
Added trailer and new still for the upcoming Korean movie "As One",...More
Sports flick 'As One' targets patriots
Actresses Bae Doona, left, and Ha Ji-won in a scene from the new movie "As One" (Courtesy of CJ Entertainment)
It was the beginning of 1991, when the South and North Korean governments made an unprecedented attempt to warm relations by fusing their national sports teams together. After a couple of months, the unified Korean table tennis team broke the Chinese stranglehold on the highest podium of the world championships,...More
Added characters trailer for the upcoming Korean movie "As One"
Added characters trailer for the upcoming Korean movie "As One",...More
Ha Ji-won: 'I Want to Share Feeling of Reunification'
The movie "As One" held a production presentation.
Actress Ha Ji-won revealed her feelings about playing the real life table tennis player Hyeon Jeong-wwa of the unified table tennis team in the movie "As One" at the production presentation held at Apgujeong CGV on April 4, saying, "I have not been interested in reunification or inter-Korea relations before, but I seem to have had a little change inside me while filming "As One".
I want to share those feelings with friends". She continued, "When I read the script, I cried after finishing reading it. The power of the script was huge enough to make me feel like playing the current table tennis coach Hyeon Jeong-wwa". She explained how she decided to appear in the movie,...More
Ha Ji-won "I almost broke my teeth kissing Jo In-seong
Ha Ji-won revealed an episode in a kissing scene.
She picked out one kiss scene out of the many kiss scenes she's done with actors,...More
Ha Ji-won reveals her first love episode
Ha Ji-won spoke about her first love experience.
At a recent recording session of KBS 2TV program "Seung Seung Jang Goo", Ha Ji-won said, "I had a relationship for the first time with a high school student I knew",...More
Ha Ji-won is 4-dimensional?
Ha Ji-won revealed her first deviation.
During a recording session for the KBS 2TV program "Seung Seung Jang Goo" which will be broadcasted on the 3rd, the MCs told Ha Ji-won she looked like she would enjoy a good party and she said, "I don't get that very often so when I hear something like that I feel very good",...More
Ha Ji-won "I got hurt during work and almost lost my eyes"
Actress Ha Ji-won spilled out that she almost lost her eyesight when she got hurt during a shoot.
She explained the situation at a recording session for the KBS 2TV program "Seung Seung Jang Goo" recently,...More
Ha Ji-won, what can't you do?
She was a stunt woman in the SBS drama "Secret Garden", she is a war fighting female sergeant in MBC drama "The King 2 Hearts" and in the movie "Korea" she is a member of the national table tennis team. What sport can't she do?
Known for her motor nerves, Ha Ji-won has pulled off all the characters she's done so far involving ones where she had to move a lot,...More
"The King 2 Hearts" drops in viewing rate despite love line
"The King 2 Hearts" slightly dropped in percentage.
According to AGB Nielson Media Research on the 29th, the third episode of MBC drama "The King 2 Hearts" rate 14.5%,...More
"The King" Ha Ji-won's healthy legs
Ha Ji-won boldly shows off her stunning legs.
On the fourth episode of the MBC drama "The King 2 Hearts" that is to be aired on the 29th, she puts up her two legs on a desk, looking sexy,...More
Added poster and new stills for the upcoming Korean movie "As One"
Added poster and new stills for the upcoming Korean movie "As One",...More
Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi's practice together
The secret to the perfect teamwork shown by Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi in the MBC drama "The King 2 Hearts" was none other than script reading.
Playing the roles of North Korean female sergeant Kim Hyang-ah who falls in love with a South Korean prince, Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi won favorable comments from those who watched the first and second episode of the drama,...More
Ha Ji-won, "I haven't seen the script for the Chosun Angels yet"
Ha Ji-won in the current MBC drama "The King 2 Hearts" firmly stated that she hasn't even seen the scenario for "The Three Chosun Angels" yet.
She meant that she couldn't answer 'yes' or 'no' to questions about the movie just yet although she is interested in it as it is being created by a subsidiary company of her agency, World Made Film,...More
Lee Seung-gi and Ha Ji-won's school pictures
Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi's graduation pictures were revealed on an online community site recently. In the picture are the very youthful pictures of these two. Ha Ji-won is smiling brightly and Lee Seung-go doesn't seem different at all from now,...More
Lee Seung-gi: 'My Debut Single Ranks Atop Oricon Chart Thanks to You'
Singer and actor Lee Seung-gi held a fan meeting entitled "Lee Seung-gi Japan Debut Premier" twice at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo on March 21 with the fans who had purchased his Japanese debut single "Alone In Love". Lee Seung-gi said to his fans who attended the event, "I came here right after I finished filming the drama until 5 am in the morning". He also revealed his feelings about his debut single "Alone In Love", which was released in March 6 and ranked atop the Oricon daily chart, saying, "It was all thanks to you. I had concerns about whether this album could achieve success or not in Japan, but you have encouraged me and supported me. It was you who made my album rank atop the chart. Thank you. I will continue to do my best",...More
Moon Geun-young deletes compliment about ha Ji-won
Actress Moon Geun-young posted something about Ha Ji-won on her mini homepage and then deleted it.
She posted, "I saw "The King 2 Hearts". Ha Ji-won is awesome, like crazy. It made me kind of sad too. But I've decided something hard",...More
Who is to stop "The King 2 hearts"?
MBC drama "The King 2 Hearts" came in first.
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, MBC drama "The King 2 Hearts" on the 22nd rated 16.5%,...More
Added new stills for the upcoming Korean movie "As One"
Added new stills for the upcoming Korean movie "As One",...More
First airing "The King 2 Hearts" in first place
The victory goes to MBC "The King 2 Hearts" out of all the three broadcasting companies that started airing a new drama on Wednesdays and Thursdays on the 21st.
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research on the 22nd, "The King 2 Hearts" rated 16.2%, SBS "The Rooftop Prince" rated 9.8% and KBS 2 "Equator Man" rated 7.7%,...More
Korean dramas starting today 2012/03/21 in Korea
Korean dramas starting today 2012/03/21 in Korea "The King 2 Hearts", "The Rooftop Prince" and "The Equator Man",...More
Will "The King 2 Hearts" Ha Ji-won and Lee seung-gi be undefeated?
Will Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi laugh together with the drama "The King 2 Hearts"?
The two have taken on the roles of North Korean female Special Force sergeant Kim Hang-ah and supercilious South Korean Prince Lee Jae-ha. Under the setting of a constitutional monarchy, the love between a North Korean sergeant and a South Korean Prince is another interest to the movie besides the fact that the two big hit makers have come together,...More
Teaser released for the upcoming Korean movie "As One"
Teaser released for the upcoming Korean movie "As One",...More
Ha Ji-won's shining clear ceramic-like skin in photo shoot
Actress Ha Ji-won's shining skin was caught on camera.
Ha Ji-won displayed innocent and splendid beauty in the beauty photo shoot conducted by cosmetic brands Olay and Elle Korea,...More
"The King 2 Hearts" Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi's eye contact
Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi's eye contact on snowy fields look like a photo shoot.
Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi both play the roles of North Korean female sergeant Kim Hang-ah and South Korean Prince Lee Jae-ha respectively in the MBC drama "The King 2 Hearts" which is to be broadcasted on the 21st of March,...More
Lee Seung-gi and Ha Ji-won with guns
Actress Ha Ji-won and actor Lee Seung-gi managed to pull off the gun training scene for the new MBC drama "The King 2 Hearts".
This scene will be spread over 3 episodes in the drama "The King 2 Hearts",...More
"The King 2 Hearts" Lee Seung-gi and Ha Ji-won in Jejudo on altitude 380m
Actor Lee Seung-gi and actress Ha Ji-won are in Jejudo.
They are currently filming at the Eco Land Resort for the royal family vacation home scene in the new MBC drama "The King 2 Hearts",...More
Added new images for the upcoming Korean movie "As One"
Added new images for the upcoming Korean movie "As One",...More
North and South inter-Korean table tennis film "As One" to be released in May
The movie "As One", based on the true story of a 1991 North and South inter-Korean table tennis team, will be released this coming May.
"As One" shows behind-the-scenes stories regarding the inter-Korean table tennis team that participated in the 1991 Chiba Worldwide Table Tennis Championships for 40 days. Ha Ji-won takes on the role of South Korean table tennis player Hyeon Jeong-hwa and Bae Doo-na takes on the role of her North Korean rival, Ri Boon-hee,...More
"The King 2 Hearts" Lee Seung-gi and Ha Ji-won's neck kiss
Lee Seung-gi and Ha Ji-won's neck kiss has been revealed.
On the episode of MBC TV program "Section TV" on the 11th ran an interview with the cast of the drama "The King 2 Hearts", Lee Seung-gi, Ha Ji-won, Jo Jeong-seok and more,...More
Today's Photo: March 9, 2012
Ha Ji-won (left) and Lee Seung-gi pose at a press event for their new drama "The King 2 Hearts" in Seoul on Thursday,...More
"The King 2 Hearts" reveals main poster
MBC drama "The King 2 Hearts" revealed its main poster and is preparing for the first broadcast.
"The King 2 Hearts" is about the love between a North Korean female sergeant Kim Hang-ah (Ha Ji-won) and South Korean Prince Lee Jae-ha (Lee Seung-ki) under the setting of a constitutional monarchy. In the poster, the two are mystically affectionare and loving towards each other. Ha Ji-won even lost weight for this drama.,...More
Added teaser, poster making of and new stills for the upcoming Korean drama "The King 2 Hearts"
Added teaser, poster making of and new stills for the upcoming Korean drama "The King 2 Hearts",...More
"The King 2 Hearts" Lee Seung-gi as if he's in real CBR training
Pre-duty Lee Seung-gi cried his eyes out in CBR training.
Lee Seung-gi who is coming back with the MBC drama "The King 2 Hearts" poured tears because of the strong gases he had to endure for the CBR training scene in the drama.,...More
"The King 2 Hearts" Ha Ji-won transforms into a college girl
Ha Ji-won is changing into a North Korean college girl.
Ha Ji-won is showing off a new generation North Korean college girl campus fashion on the second episode of the new MBC drama "The King 2 Hearts" with a red beret and matching red gloves,...More
Ha Ji-won loses 4kg and transforms into a female sergeant
Perfect female sergeant! Reporting for duty!
Actress Ha Ji-won looks splendid in uniform.
Ha Ji-won displayed a purple North Korean officer uniform for the poster shoot of new MBC drama "The King 2 Hearts" on February 29th. The distinctive feature of the uniform is the way it fits the body tightly. Ha Ji-won appears to have succeeded in losing 4kg with regular exercise,...More
Added new stills and updated cast for the upcoming Korean drama "The King 2 Hearts"
Added new stills and updated cast for the upcoming Korean drama "The King 2 Hearts",...More
On "The King 2 Hearts", Lee Seung-gi and Ha Ji-won both in uniform
The set of "The King 2 Hearts", with actress Ha Ji-won and actor Lee Seung-gi, was revealed.
Following the conclusion of MBC drama "The Sun and the Moon", "The King 2 Hearts" has Ha Ji-won starring as Kim Hang-ah, a North Korean sergeant who trains the Special Forces, and Lee Seung-gi as reckless South Korean prince Lee Jae-ha,...More
Lee Joon-ki to come back with "Arang and the Magistrate"
Freshly discharged actor Lee Joon-ki will come back with drama "Arang and the Magistrate".
According to his management, Interactive Media Mix, he said, "I am nervous and excited about this drama as I feel it was meant for me",...More
Three dramas starting, who will be the 'goddess of victory'?
Three network dramas to start on March 14th
Queen of action Ha Ji-won...
Bubbly Han Ji-min...
- Lovely Lee Bo-yeong...
This is second round of Wednesday/Thursdays dramas appearing this year. In the ring are Ha Ji-won, Han Ji-min and Lee Bo-yeong,...More
Added on the set videos for the upcoming Korean drama "The King 2 Hearts"
Added on the set videos for the upcoming Korean drama "The King 2 Hearts",...More
Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi's "The King 2 Hearts" has its first script reading
Ha Ji-won, Lee Seung-gi, Yoon Je-moon, Lee Yoon-ji, Jo Jeong-seok and other actors and actresses had their first script reading session for "The King 2 Hearts".
Ha Ji-won, Lee Seung-gi, Yoon Je-moon, Lee Yoon-ji, Jo Jeong-seok and others met at MBC's Ilsan Dream Center on the 26th last month for the script reading of "The King 2 Hearts". The reading went on for four hours but none of the actors or actresses seemed tired and they all participated with enthusiasm,...More
Ha Ji-won studies North Korean and grows her hair
Actress Ha Ji-won is currently engrossed in learning the North Korean dialect with her drama come back in a year coming up soon.
She is going to be in the new MBC mini series, "The King 2 Hearts" starting this March. Her role in the drama is Kim Hang-ah, a North Korean Special Forces sergeant,...More
"The King 2 Hearts" heroine Ha Ji-won is the goddess of spring
Actress Ha Ji-won is now a spring goddess.
She posed romantically for a women's wear brand photo shoot on the 16th.,...More
Korea's most anticipated films of 2012
With the start of the new year, the Korean film industry looks to its brightest prospects. Kang Byeong-jin profiles eight highly anticipated films of 2012.
"The Fortune Tellers"
In production. Directed by Sin Jeong-won. Starring Kim Soo-ro, Lee Je-hoon, Kang Ye-won. Produced by Dasepo Club, Saram Entertainment. Distributed by N.E.W.Release planned for the first half of 2012.
Korean fortune-tellers not only tell the future, but they also chase away ghosts. The background of "The Fortune Tellers" is Uljinri where a decades-old evil spirit rules. When mysterious accidents and events keep happening without avail, fortune-tellers from all over the country gather to hold a shaman ritual,...More
Theme song for "The King 2 Hearts" is full of sexiness
The theme song for "The King 2 Hearts" has been revealed.
It has been recently revealed that the theme song for Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi's "The King 2 Hearts" was actually Kylie Minogue's "2 Hearts". It seems that the director of the drama Lee Jae-gyoo put this up himself,...More
"The King" Ha Ji-won studies the North Korean language
Actress Ha Ji-won is currently deeply engrossed in studying the North Korean language. This is because she has currently landed herself the role of North Korean Special Forces Sergeant Kim Hang-ah in the upcoming MBC drama "The King". Ha Ji-won has started learning the North Korean language along with further comprehending her character. Given that it is her specialty to learn something new every time she starts a role, this time it is very important that she learns the North Korean dialect,...More
[Casting News] Lee Seung-gi and others
* Lee Seung-gi and Ha Ji-won's drama "The King". Directed by Le Jae-gyoo and written by Hong Jin-ah, "The King" is about the love between a South Korean prince and a North Korean Special Forces sergeant in a world where South Korea is now a constitutional monarchy. Lee Seung-gi is the prince, Lee Jae-ha, and Ha Ji-won is North Korea's most elite Special Forces sergeant, Kim Hang-ah,...More
Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi's first script reading
The MBC drama "The King" had started script reading.
The cast including Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi met at the Ilsam MBC Dream Center and completed their first script reading.,...More
Ha Ji-won is the Korean Kate Beckinsale
Ha Ji-won was selected as the Korean actress who looks most like Kate Beckinsale from the movie "Underworld 4: Awakening".
In a survey conducted since January 17th on Naver, 78% voted Ha Ji-won as the Korean actress who looks most like Kate Beckinsale from the "Underworld" franchise,...More
Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi to star in "The King"
Han Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi are the leading cast members for upcoming MBC drama "The King".
An MBC spokesperson said on January 19th, "Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi have joined the team and the casting is now complete",...More
Ha Ji-won heats up this spring with "As One"
"Action is hard but it's alluring, so I don't fear it" (Lee Na-young from movie "Howling"). "I want to become like Ha Ji-won" (Ko Ah-ra from movie "Pacemaker").
It's unusual for actresses to have a thing for action. Most women pick Ha Ji-won as their role-model. There are well-known stories of her practicing to walk on a tightrope in front of her house for a scene that lasted only 3 minutes in the drama "Hwangjin-i" and practicing how to ride a motorbike for ten days in preparation for a scene in the movie "Sector 7",...More
South Korean Box Office in 2011
Korean cinema expert Darcy Paquet looks back at the results of 2011's box office with some unexpected hits and misses, the rise of independent features, and how audiences confirmed they value story over spectacle.
Although the number crunchers in Hollywood estimate that US theatrical admissions sank to their lowest level since 1995, things were not so gloomy in Korea. With an estimated 160 million tickets sold (more precise figures will become available at a later date), it appears that Korea has approached or broken the modern-day record for admissions. In 2010, total admissions stopped at 146.8 million. In monetary terms, 2011 was certainly the best year ever, given the 3D surcharge and rising average ticket prices. Americans may be growing tired of the theatrical movie-going experience, but young Koreans still crowd the multiplexes,...More
Today's Photo: January 14, 2012
Actress Ha Ji-won (left) and Pyeongchang Olympics spokeswoman Rah Seung-yun pose at a promotional event for a computer brand in Seoul on Friday,...More
Ha Ji-won and Bae Doona in "As One", still cuts
Actress Ha Ji-won and Bae Doona's "As One" released still cuts from the movie.
In the pictures, Ha Ji-won is being trained one-on-one by former National table tennis athlete Hyeon Jeong-hwa. In another picture, Ha Ji-won and Bae Doona are standing along a table with passion their eyes,...More
Cha Seung-won to come back? And kiss Ha Ji-won?
"Looking at MBC's "The King"".
Ha Ji-won likely to be the female lead,...More
Big-budget films to open in 2012
A scene from "The Thieves", which is expected to wow movie fans this year with its A-list cast. / Courtesy of Showbox/Mediaplex
By Lee Hyo-won While 2011 saw the release of some novel, genre-defying works, not many local films aside from "Sunny - 2010" and "War of the Arrows" (a.k.a. "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon") managed to draw crowds at the box office. This year, a lineup of big-budget films featuring the return of big stars await moviegoers,...More
TOP Korean Dramas of 2011
Are you left all alone on New Year's Day and don't know what to do? Or, maybe some besties are hanging around at your place and looking for some activities to do in the first day of 2012? If yes, then follow this instruction : 1. Hurry and go buy popcorns of your favourite flavor ; 2. Change to your most comfortable clothes ; 3. Prepare tissue on your side so it will be readily available if needed!,...More
Ha Ji-won, Sin Se-kyeong and Lee Na-young on bikes
While actresses Ha Ji-won, Kang Ye-won and Sin Se-kyeong rode motorcycles in a variety of their productions this year, Lee Na-young is also joining the list.
Lee Na-young took on the role of a detective for the first time of her acting life in the movie "Howling", which is due to be released next year. She got on a bike in attempt to try something new,...More
"The King" Negotiations with Ha Ji-won and Lee Je-hoon fall through, main character 'emergency'
After discussions with powerful stars Ha Ji-won and Lee Je-hoon have fallen through, MBC drama "The King", schedule to air the first half of next year, is facing a casting emergency. Ha Ji-won had mentioned starring as the heroine in "The King" (working title, directed by Lee Jae-gyoo), which is scheduled to air in March, but talks with the star have withered,...More
Local films foray into Chinese market
Actress Ha Ji-won in a still from the movie "Sector 7"
By Lee Hyo-won The past year has seen Korean cinema on an upward climb from the recession that hit the industry hard in the mid-2000s, particularly as homespun works made successful debuts in the Chinese box office and more experimental mid-budget films drew crowds domestically. In the early 2000s, few Korean movies enjoyed wide releases in large neighboring Asian markets such as Japan. In September, however, "The Man From Nowhere", a 2010 crime drama, made successful box office debuts not only in Japan but also in China, one of the world's fastest growing markets,...More
Won Bin Becomes 'Actor of the Year' for Two Consecutive Years
Gallup Korea conducted a survey to select the "Actor of the Year", and Won Bin has been chosen as the best actor for two years in a row. Gallup Korea said on December 22 that they had conducted a survey with 1,728 respondents from both men and women aged 13 or older across the nation from November 18 until December 6 to ask the best movie star of the year, and Won Bin obtained 11.3 percent of the votes. Gallup Korea let the respondents select two actors and counted the total votes,...More
Sector 7 hits box office record in China
Leading South Korean investor/distributor CJ Entertainment has announced that sci-fi thriller "Sector 7" has become the highest grossing Korean film in China. Released Dec. 6 on approximately 4,000 screens, the sea creature feature took in CNY20 million (US$3.1 million) by Dec. 14.
The film opened at no. 2 in its first week. Amongst foreign film releases, it was no. 1 at the box office. Released in China with the title "Shen Hai Zhi Zhan", the film is the first large-scale 3D film from Korea to open in the country,...More
'Sector 7' is highest grossing Korean film in China
A scene from the movie "Sector 7", which became the highest grossing Korean film to have opened in China. / Courtesy of CJ E&M Pictures
By Lee Hyo-won
The Korean 3D monster movie "Sector 7" became the highest grossing local movie to open in China, its distributor CJ E&M Pictures said Tuesday,...More
"Sector 7" makes 4.3 billion won in China
Director Kim Ji-hoon's "Sector 7" gathered the best box office results for Korean movies that were shown in China.
According to CJ E&M on the 19th, "Sector 7" was released in 4000 or so cinemas in China and raked in 4.3 billion won (~US$4 Million) until the 14th. Previously, main character Ha Ji-won visited Beijing and Shanghai for promotional events,...More
The Dark Side of Korean Drama - Part 1
It's no big mystery, by now, that celebrities are having it rough in Korea. Singers and actors alike. These problems are also present in the kpop industry, but others are better equipped to talk about those than I. So I will be focusing on actors for this article, especially those who work in television. A tough place to be, for an artist. I will also talk about these issues in general, as well as in relation to the actors.
The problems with television are indeed many and they all have their reasons, their guilty parties and their own impact on the lives of the people they touch. They also have ways to be dealt with and people who can do that. People with power to effect change and improve both actors' lives and the industry as well. But I will talk a bit about the major problems in this post. The working conditions, the issue of quality, censorship and playing it safe and the spoiled and cruel audience,...More
From candy kiss to foam, gum and kimchi kiss
The kiss between Sin Ha-gyoon and Choi Jeong-won in the KBS 2TV drama "Brain" is lingering in people's minds.
Neurosurgery specialist Kang-hoon (Sin Ha-gyoon) asked his junior staff Ji-hye (Choi Jeong-won) "Do you like me?" to which she replied, "Can't I Like You?" and this led to him pulling her into a kiss. There was gum on her face and he took it off with a light kiss and then continued to a long and deep kiss,...More
Will Jo In-seong and Ha Ji-won be seen in MBC's "The King"?
MBC officially released news about the drama "The King", which is due to be released at the start of next year.
MBC reported that the cast for "The King" isn't certain and that it was in process. It said this announcement was being made to prevent further confusion,...More
[User Review Batch] Movies 2011 - Blind, Sector 7, Head
So, a while back I made some Korean Movies 2011 posts in my blog, talking about movies being released this year which drew my interest. There are a few more that popped up so I might need to make another post now, but at the same time, I'd like to start some mini-reviews of those I have seen.
For a couple of them, I might even do dedicated bigger reviews, but for now, this is good enough. I will probably do 3 movies each time, to keep things tidier and keep up with the releases, which vary a lot.
So, here is the first batch, featuring "Blind", "Sector 7" and "Head",...More
'Bali couple' Jo In-seong and Ha Ji-won meet again
Cast for MBC drama "The King"
Ha Ji-won and Jo In-Seong are getting together again for the first time in 7 years. The two have confirmed to lead star in the MBC drama "The King",...More
[Photos] Yoo Ji-tae and Kim Hyo-jin's wedding - Part 1
Yoo Ji-tae kisses Kim Hyo-jin at their wedding in Seoul on Friday,...More
Lee Jong-suk and Bae Doona take picture together
Jong-suk and Bae Doona have been seen looking very friendly.
Jong-suk posted pictures on his mini homepage on the 26th saying, "Now I found it! While filming the movie "As One" in the hot summer, with my beloved Doo-na. I am such a fan!",...More
Son Ye-jin, "I am glad to have Ha Ji-won by my side"
Actress Son Ye-jin (29) said, "I met Ha Ji-won recently and we became sisters". The two are part of a group called the 'Ha Son Kim' which stands for Ha Ji-won, Son Ye-jin and Kim Ha-neul, the top possible leading actresses that CJ, Lotte Entertainment and others love.
With the release of movie "Spellbound" coming up soon, Son Ye-jin said, "I have been in movies for the past 10 years but only met up Ha Ji-won for the first time recently and exchanged phone numbers".,...More
Ha Ji-won becomes a writer, will release a book next year
Actress Ha Ji-won (33) is a writer now.
She is currently working on a manuscript to release next year. It should be autobiographical, with her views on acting and a discussion of other peoples' view of her,...More
Kim Hyun-joong is chivalrous, yields umbrella to Ha Ji-won
Singer Kim Hyun-joong was seen being so thoughtful.
A video of the '2011 Hallyu Beach Concert' held in Busan on the 28th of October was posted online recently. In this video are Kim Hyun-joong and Ha Ji-won, who hosted the event,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Sector 7": A Host of Issues
Korea's first big budget 3D feature failed. The extreme hype and mass marketing served only to raise the film to a height from which it was destined to fall from. The success it received in its opening week was a good start to Kim Ji-hoon's monster flick but once word got out of the film's many failings, its numbers dropped sharply as a result of the scorn it received from critics and the public alike. "Sector 7" was a huge disappointment and the degree to which it fell short of glory is staggering.
Before I dive into the criticism, let's first look at an area where the film did well, or at least showed the most potential. "Sector 7" had a number of things going for it, the most exciting of which was its premise. Sector 7 is an actual Joint Development Zone (JDZ) involving both Korea and Japan respectfully. Japan has shown little interest in it but the area has represented the hopes of Korea to become energy independent. Oil is the desire in the film and it carries not only the characters' hopes but the nation's as well. The oilrig tasked in finding the black gold is manned with individuals who strive to make a success out the exploration project. But, when a mysterious creature starts terrorising the rig, the needs of the crew suddenly become much simpler,...More
The Host Vs. Sector 7 - Monsters, Assume Your Positions!
I love horror movies. I love disaster movies. I love movies with monsters, aliens and anything else horrible and supernatural or monstrous. I have been watching horror and thrillers, action and sci-fi since I was a wee little girl. When others were watching only cartoons, I was watching cartoons, Star Trek TNG and Stephen King, among other things nerdy. So, for that reason, I expect a lot from a monster movie.
Ever since I have been into Korean entertainment, "The Host" has hovered over my head like a majestic high bar that other things are apparently too short to reach. I had heard the best things about it and I knew it as some legendary movie, a masterpiece of Korean cinema.
I was quite confused about it, because I had watched a part of it way back when it had first reached private cable television here. I remembered that I disliked it. That I found the balance of jokes and seriousness so "off" that I could not figure out what the movie wanted me to feel,...More
Korean films set for Stockholm festival
The 22nd Stockholm International Film Festival has announced its line-up to include a slew of films from the Republic of Korea including Hong Sang-soo's "The Day He Arrives", which previously screened in Cannes.
In the Asian Images section along with "The Day He Arrives", the festival has selected up-and-coming director Jeon Kyu-hwan's "Dance Town", about North Korean escapees, Kim Ki-duk's self-portrait documentary "ARIRANG - Movie", and Na Hong-jin's brutal thriller "The Yellow Sea",...More
Chungmuro actresses: 30's peak, but a lack of those in their 20's
It looks like actresses in their 30s are about to take over the theaters.
One thing that's obvious in romantic comedies nowadays is that the actress is older than the actor. With it, we can see that their prevalence is becoming more noticeable,...More
[Updated] Hwang Jeong-min, Jeong Woo-seong 'screen stars'
Coming back with general service channel dramas.
All those actors and actresses who were in theaters are now returning to TV,...More
Ha Ji-won "I take an IV to look strong"
Ha Ji-won revealed that she recieves an IV without anyone knowing.
On the SBS show "TV News At Night", Ha Ji-won put everyone in the shade,...More
Lee Seung-gi, Ha Ji-won Among Top Savors This Year
The Financial Services Commission marked the 48th Savings Day on Tuesday by giving savings award to 73 people including one decoration, three medals, and five presidential commendations.
The highest decoration was awarded to Hwang Soon-ja, a 62-year-old woman who has been a street vendor at a market in Seoul for 35 years. With little earnings, Hwang managed to raise her son on her own for 20 years, working from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. every day, and making daily savings while sponsoring children in need in Africa,...More
Lee Seung-gi And Ha Ji-won Receive National Merit Awards
The multi-faceted entertainer Lee Seung-gi along with top actress Ha Ji-won both received national merit recognition at the 48th Savings Day event.
On October 25th at 10:30 AM, Lee and Ha both attended the Savings Day event held at the Korea Federation of Banks international conference room in Myeongdong, Seoul,...More
Little Wonders - The Child Actors of South Korea
Sim Eun-kyeong - "Hansel and Gretel"
The way people perceive of child actors can be guessed by the term itself. "Child actor" instead of "actor", as it is for everyone else. Whether the world likes it or not, Western cinema, and mainly Hollywood, is the one that is available everywhere and so in our faces that we are often having trouble finding anything else. So the usual idea people have about child actors as well, comes from Hollywood.
We see children as adorable amateurs who can't really act, but are still endearing and cute for trying. We usually tend to forgive or ignore their performances in works because they seem to have no guidance or much effort put in them,...More
Hyeon Bin, Ha Ji-won, "Secret Garden" take Korean Drama Awards Grand Prize
Hyeon Bin, Ha Ji-won, "Secret Garden" take Korean Drama Awards Grand Prize,...More
Jang Geun-seok, "Kiss scene with Ha Ji-won was clean cut"
Actor Jang Geun-seok spoke about his first kiss scene and how nervous he was.
MBC TV "Mureupak Dosa" on the 14th showed Jang Geun-seok as a guest.,...More
The time has come. Sector 7 is released in the USA and Canada!
Where have you been? What are you doing this weekend? Something awaits 8000 feet under the sea off the southern tip of Jeju Island. As bodies begin disappearing one by one, the few surviving need to think fast and fight for their lives in a non-stop battle against the mutant monster from the sea. Survival looks unlikely, but Hae-jun and the crew are determined to take any chance to get out of "Sector 7" alive,...More
Yahoo! surveys say Micky Yuchun is the most popular in Asia
Yahoo Korea's survey on the most popular actor in each country with the "Seoul Drama Awards 2011" coming up soon, resulted in Micky Yuchun.
As a result of the survey conducted online by Yahoo Korea from the 18th of July to August 16th, in Korean, English and Japanese, 48 thousand voted for Micky Yuchun as the most popular actor in the "2011 Seoul Drama Awards" out of 115 candidates. The total votingnumber was 130 thousand.,...More
Shin-ee offered TV spots like rain after makeover
After actress Shin-ee (33) went through surgery and made herself a Babyfaced Beauty, she has been getting endless offers from TV programs.
SBS "TV News At Night" showed Shin-ee who went through jaw joint treatment and correction surgery to change her image as an actress.This was her first appearance in a ground wave program after her medical makeover. She spoke about the reason she decided to go under surgery and her passion for acting.,...More
[Star Says] Ha Ji-won almost broke teeth kissing Jo In-seong
Ha Ji-won, "I almost broke my teeth kissing Jo In-Seong as our teeth hit each other".
In the interview for SBS Morning Wide on the 23rd Ha Ji-won reveals the behind story for drama "Something Happened in Bali".,...More
Cha Tae-hyeon "Why I'm so sorry to Ha Ji-won..."
Actor Cha Tae-hyeon expressed his apologies to actress Ha Ji-won.
MBC TV "Section TV" showed an interview with actor Cha Tae-hyeon on the 21st.,...More
Added on the set videos for the Korean movie "Sector 7"
Added on the set videos for the Korean movie "Sector 7",...More
Movie "Sector 7" Breaks 2 Million Viewers
Seems that the starring cast of Ha Ji-won, Ahn Seong-gi, and Oh Ji-ho can pat themselves on the back. In just 11 days after the 3D version of the domestic movie "Sector 7" was released, already 2 million people have flocked to the theatres to see it,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2011.08.12 ~ 2011.08.14
Korean Weekend Box Office (2011.08-12~2011.08.14)
South Korea is enjoying its Independence Day this Monday August 15th. Even so the numbers this past weekend don't suggest that an overwhelming number of people have chosen to spend it at the theatres. "Sector 7" as been displaced by the period action piece "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon" as critics and filmgoers discover a serious lack of substances to Korea first big budget 3D action flick.,...More
Uhm Jung-hwa "Ha Ji-won is a shining star"
Actress Uhm Jung-hwa highly praised Ha Ji-won from the movie "Sector 7".
She uploaded on her Twitter on the 14th, "Ha Ji-won from "Sector 7" is shining. I know she always does her best but I don't think I would have done the motorcycle team".,...More
1st Korean 3D Film Draws 1.5 Million Viewers
The first Korean 3D film "Sector 7" pulled more than 1.5 million viewers in only five days despite mixed reviews.
According to data compiled by the Korean Film Council, it lured 142,612 moviegoers nationwide on Monday, taking the no. 1 spot at the box office and bringing the total to over 1.5 million viewers,...More
HaHa, publicly love calls Ha Ji-won
HaHa (Ha Dong-hoon) openly love-called to Ha Ji-won.
On his Twitter HaHa (Ha Dong-hoon) posted, "I am taking pictures for my mini reggae album tomorrow. I am remaking Koonta and New Orleans' "Rosa" and I need a Rosa. Is there anyone who will be my Rosa? All you need to do is put in about an hour tomorrow beautiful Rosa. No jokes".,...More
Interview: Ha Ji-won and Korea's first 3D movie
Korea's biggest action star says she misses melodramas and romantic comedies
By Hyo-won Lee 8 August, 2011
Despite her new tomboyish image, Ha Ji-won is still a girly girl inside. Groundbreaking 3D IMAX visuals, successful international sales and highly criticized story aside, action flick "Sector 7" -- which opened on August 4 and broke this year's domestic box office records with 1.4 million viewers in four days-- has quickly become the film du jour for creating a new archetype for Korean female screen personas.
To date, Korean cinema has remained largely conservative in terms of female leads, largely in the manner of 1950s Hollywood. Women are usually portrayed as either an asexual Audrey Hepburn or a sultry Marilyn Monroe, with a small gray zone for a few quirky, intelligent Katharine Hepburn types,...More
Ha Ji-won "Thanks for supporting 'Sector 7'"
Actress Ha Ji-won sent her appreciation to fans.
Ha Ji-won personally wrote a message on the 9th saying, "We've run all this way listening to good and bad things for "Sector 7". There were worries but it feels good to see audiences enjoying the movie in theaters".,...More
Fan voting for Seoul Drama Awards opens
The Seoul Drama Awards (SDA) 2011 opened online voting Monday for the best "hallyu", or Korean wave, drama, actor, actress and theme song.
The sixth international drama awards gives hallyu fans opportunities to choose their favorite drama and actor through a vote. Thirteen dramas vie for the Best Korean Drama Series, including "ATHENA", "Bread, Love and Dreams", "Dream High", "Marry Me, Mary!", "Secret Garden" and "Sungkyunkwan Scandal",...More
"Sector 7" brings in 230,000 viewers on first day
Ha Ji-won, Ahn Seong-gi and Oh Ji-ho's blockbuster movie "Sector 7" drew in 230,000 audiences despite its late release in the evening.
According to The Film Data Statistics, "Sector 7" gathered 232,810 audiences until 6 PM in the evening of the 5th from the 4th.,...More
Korean movies opening today 2011/08/04 in Korea
Korean movies opening today 2011/08/04 in Korea "Sector 7" and "Ghastly",...More
Ha Ji-won: 'I Might Have Been Warrior in My Past Life'
Actress Ha Ji-won said, "I have always wanted to play a female warrior, and I studied how to play the character 'Gil La Im' while I was filming the movie 'Sector 7'".
She came to a hotel located in Kwanghamun on July 27 for an interview, and she expressed her love for action acting by saying, "I sometimes think that I might have been a warrior in my past life. When I perform an action using a sword just like I did in the drama 'Damo', I feel really great". For actress Ha Ji-won, action does not seem to be something that she understands with just her head, but it seems to be a natural movement coming from inside. Since her debut, Ha Ji-won has appeared in many works on TV and the silver screen, and she has become one of the best actresses in Korea. In particular, she has been described as an "actress who can perform action acting" because of her enthusiastic acting,...More
Added new stills for the upcoming Korean movie "Sector 7"
Added new stills for the upcoming Korean movie "Sector 7",...More
'Sector 7': groundbreaking tech, groundless drama
Actress Ha Ji-won, center, in a scene from "Sector 7". Korea's first 3D IMAX creature feature opens in theaters on Aug. 4. / Courtesy of CJ E&M Pictures
By Lee Hyo-won
The late legendary producer Samuel Goldwyn once said that Hollywood filmmakers "remain little more than glassblowers, huffing and puffing and blowing up slender ideas - their own or others - into some sort of shape for the screen. What has happened to fresh, honest, vital, original writing for the screen?",...More
Today's Photo: July 27, 2011
Ha Ji-won poses at a press event for her new film "Sector 7" in Seoul on Tuesday,...More
Gil La-im, Ha Ji-won looks like a goddess even with overalls
A steal cut of 3D action blockbuster "Sector 7" was revealed.
In the picture, we can see the teamwork the actors and actresses are putting in together.,...More
Nominees For The 2011 Seoul Drama Awards
The preliminaries for the 2011 Seoul Drama Awards (SDA)have been conducted and the results are out!
The organizing committee for the SDAs announced on July 20th at 11 AM, the results of the preliminaries through a press conference. Under the theme of "Drama Road", this year's SDA ceremony has been confirmed to cover 204 works from 37 different countries,...More
Ha Ji-won's bike action... possessed as Gil La-im?
Actress Ha Ji-won is attempting at bike action.
Playing the role of Hae-joon in the movie "Sector 7", Ha Ji-won is a female warrior like never seen before and she will display various actions.
Ha Ji-won will be doing bike action that is even difficult for men to do and convey thrilling enjoyment,...More
Added new stills and videos and videos for the upcoming Korean movie "Sector 7"
Added new stills and videos and videos for the upcoming Korean movie "Sector 7",...More
Bae Doona In Talks With Hollywood
Actress Bae Doona may just be making her debut in Tinseltown.
According to Starplux Entertainment on July 18th, Bae has been in talks for taking on a role in Hollywood film "Cloud Atlas" for about a month. The final decision will be made around September,...More
Ha Ji-won in diving suit
Actress Ha Ji-won is wearing a diving suit and is about to dive into the water while getting training.
a picture of herself on her Me2day on the 17th saying,...More
"Sector 7" Ha Ji-won, charisma
The heroine of 3D action blockbuster "Sector 7", Ha Ji-won's charismatic poster has been revealed.
Ha Ji-won in the poster has sturdy arms holding a gun and sharp eyes that might penetrate the opponent.,...More
New poster revealed for the upcoming Korean movie "Sector 7"
New poster revealed for the upcoming Korean movie "Sector 7",...More
Ha Ji-won Warming to Action Queen Role
Actress Ha Ji-won seemed overwhelmed with emotion during a production briefing of Korea's first 3D action blockbuster "Sector 7" on Thursday. She described acting in the movie as "a dream come true, as I had to wait for five years", and struggled to hold back tears of joy in between praising her colleagues,...More
Ha Ji-won tight muscles behind the shy smile
Actress Ha Ji-won's tight arm muscles behind the shy smile is an issue.
Ha Ji-won uploaded a picture of herself in her Me Today (me2day.net/wellmadestar) with the words, "Today is the day "Sector 7" is previewed! I am in an interview right now! Look forward to the movie!",...More
"Sector 7" Ha Ji-won tears of joy "I've waited 5 years for this"
Actress Ha Ji-won (33) cried with the release of the movie "Sector 7".
At the press release of the movie "Sector 7" in Wangsib-li CGV on the 7th, Ha Ji-won cried tears of joy as director Kim Ji-hoon credited her saying, "This movie would not have been completed if it wasn't for Ha Ji-won".,...More
3D film out to compete with Hollywood
From left, actors Ahn Sung-ki, Ha Ji-won, Oh Ji-ho, Song Sae-byeok and Park Cheol-min appear in a scene from the upcoming 3D monster movie "Sector 7". / Courtesy of CJ E&M
By Lee Hyo-won
Makers of the 3D action film "Sector 7", of which distribution rights have already been sold to 46 countries, call it a ruthless venture that is out to compete with Hollywood.
"It's not about trying to catch up with post-'Avatar' Hollywood but trying to compete with it, and someone has to keep on trying", director Kim Ji-hoon, who has helmed action-packed works such as "May 18", told the press in Seoul, Thursday,...More
Versatile Actresses Fill Big Screen
She is remembered most recently for her macabre role as a bloodsucking vampire. Now Kim Ok-bin is back this time as a cold hearted sniper in the movie "Gojijeon", or "The Front Line". The movie is set amid the fierce battle of the Korean War and Kim is cast as an officer for the North Korean military. Her notoriety is said to strike fear in the hearts of her adversaries,...More
Ha Ji-won reveals party picture, "Thanks for the birthday wishes"
Actress Ha Ji-won showed her appreciation to the fans who wished her happy birthday.
She uploaded some pictures on Me Today with the words, "I truly appreciate everyone who wished me a happy birthday. I got to know you being born in this world, and I won't forget the love I am receiving and always do my best. I love you".,...More
30s trailer released for the upcoming Korean movie "Sector 7"
30s trailer released for the upcoming Korean movie "Sector 7",...More
Added new stills for the upcoming Korean movie "Sector 7"
Added new stills for the upcoming Korean movie "Sector 7",...More
Ha Ji-won with short hair "Only overalls"
Actress Ha Ji-won has become the 'short-haired girl'.
With the release of the movie "Sector 7" coming up, Ha Ji-won has the role of Hae-jun who fights with an unknown sea creature.,...More
Film director Yoon goes from humor to high tech in approach
The Seoul district of Chungmuro, which is dubbed Korea`s Hollywood, has had a moviemaker showcase two blockbusters budgeted at 10 billion won (9.2 million U.S. dollars) each two weeks apart in an unprecedented move. To save time, director Yoon Je-kyoon a Dong-A Ilbo reporter to hold an interview in a car on his way from Seoul`s Yeouido district to his office in the city`s Gangnam area. With the 2009 blockbuster "Haeundae", Yoon joined the ranks of directors who have attracted more than 10 million viewers for one film. The reporter poked at him by saying the director had a trace of "ssammai", or Japanese movie jargon referring to a third-rate movie, in "My Boss, My Hero" (2001), and "Sex Is Zero" (2002), two films that were full of dirty jokes,...More
Lee Jong-suk works together with Sin Se-kyeong, Ha Ji-won and Bae Doona
Actor Lee Jong-suk has joined movie "As One".
This movie is a true story about the sweat and tears, dispute and friendship of the members of the South and North Korean team who won the 1991 Chiba Worldwide Table Tennis Championships.,...More
Ha Ji-won and Yoon Je-kyoon reruns 10-million myth?
Several block busters are looking forward to war. "7 Sector" is one of the hottest movies in the center of attention.
Actress Ha Ji-won and director Yoon Je-kyoon from "Haeundae" (2009) which recorded 10 million viewers have come together once again.,...More
[Photos] Added more pictures for the Korean actress Ha Ji-won
Added more pictures for the Korean actress Ha Ji-won,...More
Ha Ji-won hell training for 8 hours swimming+weights
Ha Ji-won in "Sector 7" has become a female warrior.
Ha Ji-won has gone through hell training to become the oil drilling ship equipment manager Hae-jun in "Sector 7" where the members of the ship have to fight an unknown creature.,...More
Added new stills for the upcoming Korean movie "Sector 7"
Added new stills for the upcoming Korean movie "Sector 7",...More
Ha Ji-won shows off lean body
Actress Ha Ji-won is a female warrior.
Ha Ji-win is the equipment manager Hae-joon in "Sector 7" where she fights against an unknown creature on a drill ship.,...More
New poster revealed for the upcoming Korean movie "Sector 7"
New poster revealed for the upcoming Korean movie "Sector 7",...More
Characters' posters revealed for the upcoming Korean movie "Sector 7"
Characters' posters revealed for the upcoming Korean movie "Sector 7",...More
Kim Ha-neul, Ha Ji-won and Kim Ok-bin extreme transformation
It looks like we'll be able to see actresses fling their bodies for extreme change this coming summer on screens.
Kim Ha-neul, who has been pulling off various characters all this while, will attempt at blind acting for the first time in "Blind" (releasing August 11th). It appears that she has experienced blindness through exhibits, visiting special schools, learning how to read Braille and even learning how to walk with a seeing dog.,...More
Han Hyo-joo and Lee Byung-hun the most beautiful smile 1st and 2nd
Actress Han Hyo-joo and Lee Byung-hun have been chosen as the actor and actress with the most beautiful smile.
According to Seven Dew, in celebration of 'Teeth Day' on the 9th of June, there was a survey of 518 people done from the 25th of May to the 8th of June. In the 'Who has the most beautiful smile?' survey, Han Hyo-joo was chosen as first (178 people, 34.3%) and Lee Byung-hun came second (174 people, 33.6%).,...More
July and August "Leafie, A Hen Into the Wild" vs "The Front Line" vs "Sector 7" vs "Quick"
The one and only animation, "Leafie, A Hen Into The Wild" that's coming out in the summer season this July and August has to put up a fight with major movies "Sector 7", "The Front Line" and "Quick".
"Leafie, A Hen Into The Wild" is coming this 28th of July and is an animation about hen Leafie and wild duck Greenie who come out into the wild and go on an adventure.,...More
Ha Ji-won and Bae Doona are better than pros in table tennis
Actress Ha Ji-won and Bae Doona are training for their roles as table tennis players.
Ha Ji-won and Bae Doona have the roles of table tennis players in diector Moon Hyeon-seong's movie "As One" and it's being said that they are almost as good as pros.,...More
[News] Ha Ji-won's 3D movie "Sector 7" pre-sold in 46 countries
Movie "Sector 7" has been pre-sold to 46 counties before its release.
Distributor of this movie CJ E&M movie business department say, "Sector 7" has been pre-sold to 46 countries all over Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia".,...More
"Secret Garden" Hyeon Bin receives 4 awards at Baeksang
"Secret Garden" proved never changing syndrome as it rose to 4 awards in a row.
At the 47th Baeksang Arts Awards on the 26th of May, Hyeon Bin won the Best Actor Awards and "Secret Garden" received prizes for Best Female Rookie Award, Best Script Award and Best Drama Award.,...More
[Baeksang Arts Awards] Han Hyo-joo, Moon Geun-young, Park Min-yeong and Suzy 'goddess' in white'
The goddess' in white have come.
The 47th Baeksang Arts Awards took place on the 26th of May in Seoul with Ryoo Si-won and Kim Ah-joong presiding the event. Top stars like Won Bin, Lee Byung-hun, kwon Sang-woo, Micky Yuchun, Big Bang's TOP (Choi Seung-hyeon), Ko Hyeon-jeong, Ha Ji-won, Jo Yeo-jeong, Han Hyo-joo, Lee Min-jeong, Tang Wei and other displayed the red carpet.,...More
"The Greatest Love" foreign actor with the moustache
The foreign actor also known as 'the 2nd Tibet maid' made a surprise appearance in "The Greatest Love".
MBC TV drama "The Greatest Love" showed top star Dok Go-jin's commercial shoot site. The foreign actor appeared then as the commercial director, asking him to shave his moustache in the shape of '소'.,...More
Upcoming Korean movie "As One"
Added the upcoming Korean movie "As One"'s page to HanCinema database,...More
Learn Which Residential Areas Are Hot Among The Stars
The lives of celebrities never fail to intrigue the regular Joes out there. Much attention is paid to what they do, who they date, and where they live. Being that celebrities tend to seek out homes that are appropriate for their higher salaries in quiet neighborhoods where they can live out their private lives in peace, many coincidentally flock to the same buildings or areas.
For example, two very famous Korean star couples live in the same luxury-style villa in Samsung-dong of Seoul: comedian Lee Hwi-jae and his wife, and Korea's Brangelina, Jang Dong-gun and Ko So-young. Jang and Ko moved into Lee's building last April to live right beneath him. There are rumors that the two couples get together often due to their shared love for baseball,...More
Teaser released for the upcoming Korean movie "Sector 7"
Teaser released for the upcoming Korean movie "Sector 7",...More
Teaser poster revealed for the upcoming Korean movie "Sector 7"
Teaser poster revealed for the upcoming Korean movie "Sector 7",...More
[Star ESI 2] Goo Ha-ra "Just got prettier through plastic surgery"
Some female artists leave shocking statements related to their appearance. They sometimes say "I'm pretty" in talk shows or awards. It looks like pretty people are proud of their prettiness. Here are some pictures of their younger days
- Goo Ha-ra "I just got prettier through plastic surgery" Big eyes, slender body, "Barbie Girl" of female groups Goo Ha-ra. She said, "I did touch up my face a little but my baby face is still there. Her pointy nose and deer-like eyes in the picture proves she's right. This is the picture that cut off at once the rumor that she had a major face lift.,...More
Bae Doona and Ha Ji-won 'actress in 30s' no make up love
Actresses Bae Doona and Ha Ji-won's naked faces enviable to women in their 20s have the netizens attention.
Bae Doona uploaded a picture of Ha Ji-won and herself on her mini homepage under the title "Ji-won♡Doo-na" on the 26th.,...More
Hyeon Bin and Kim Tae-hee beats Won Bin and Ha Ji-won
In a survey of the most popular celebrity, Hyeon Bin and Kim Tae-hee won first place each. In result of a survey that was conducted by a research lab on 1321 males and females, Hyeon Bin and Kim Tae-hee were ranked first for actors and actresses.
Hyeon Bin from "Secret Garden" received,...More
Ha Ji-won's pictures from the younger days
Pictures of Ha Ji-won in the past have een revealed.
On the SBS TV program "Good Morning" on the 18th, there was a moment of analyzing the actress Ha Ji-won.,...More
Actors get sick while working out, 'why?'
It's confusing if they are an athlete or an actor. Actors and actresses work hard to master a specific sport in a given amount of time for their roles in movies and dramas, beyond working out for their health,...More
Won Bin, Ha Ji-won Sweep Popularity Stakes in Movie Poll
Won Bin (left) and Ha Ji-won
Won Bin and Ha Ji-won were voted the most popular actor and actress in Korea in an email poll by the Chosun Ilbo and Korea's largest film ticketing site MaxMovie. Some 22,362 people voted from March 30 to April 5.
The two drew 16.2 and 10.9 percent of the votes, respectively. But Song Kang-ho and Jeon Do-yeon were chosen as the best as opposed to most popular actor and actress, with 17.7 and 21.8 percent of the votes.
Since the poll targeted online users of MaxMovie who had been to the cinema at least once last year, it probably reflects moviegoers' preferences more accurately than other surveys,...More
Seulong confesses "I met Lee Min-jeong and Son Ye-jin in a hotel room
What happened late night in a hotel room with group 2AM's member Seulong?
In the SBS TV program "Every Night" on the 11th, MC Kim Je-dong asked Seulong if he went to a hotel room with an actress and he answered 'yes'.,...More
Ha Ji-won "I want to act with 2PM Taecyeon"
Ha Ji-won expressed that she wanted to act with 2PM's Taecyeon.
On the MBC "Section TV" on the 10th, Ha Ji-won spoke about 2PM Taecyeon who chose her as his female type, "I want to act with him, killing and killing each other".,...More
Ha Ji-won transforms from short to long hair 'perfect goddess'
Actress Ha Ji-won came back from being Gil Ra-im to Ha Ji-won.
On MBC's "Section TV" on the 10th of April, Ha Ji-won was shooting for a spring photo collection.,...More
[T Photo] Ha Ji-won "My Ra-im hair grew a lot"
At the VIP preview of the movie "I Am a Dad" (directed by Jeon Man-bae and Lee Se-yeong-II) on the 6th, Ha Ji-won is having photo time,...More
Weekly Star Scene
: Next we have our corner of , where we will take a look at the news that have heated up the entertainment industry during the week!
: Here in the studio, we have our one and only Lee Dami in the studio. Hi dami!
[Reporter : ] : Hi 건영 and Sean! Today we have lots of news about stars this week, including the beautiful Ha-Jiwon at a commercial shoot and the Hallyu singin sensation Younha telling us about her first role in a movie. We're also going to meet up with the four fabulous members of 2AM. Hope you guys are excited! Now without further a do, let's take a look,...More
Kim Ha-neul VS Ha Ji-won VS Son Ye-jin, who's the best?
Three top actresses who are difficult to distinguish in public popularity and acting are attacking the screens this year. Kim Ha-neul in the movies "Blind" and "You Pet", Ha Ji-won in movies "Sector 7" and "As One", Son Ye-jin in "Spellbound" and "Tower".
Kim Ha-neul is the lead role in the thriller movie, "Blind". It is about a one and only witness who is blind, but sees a terrifying crime scene.
Kim Ha-neul is an attractive police academy student who is outstanding in every sense but sight and holds the key to the case. Her partner is Yoo Seung-ho and he will act as her eyes,...More
"Secret Garden" heard on the radio starting April
Drama "Secret Garden" will be remade into a radio version.
SBS Love FM (103.5MHz) is going to show "Secret Garden" in a 16 episode radio version.,...More
"Battle of Stars" the more the better will it work?
"Sector 7", "Tower", "The Thieves", 3 top systems and supporting roles like lead roles. Approved acting+fancy attraction, relay of box office hits, high expectations.
They say the more the better. Will more lead actors in one movie be better too? Movies with many top actors in one place are preparing to meet fans continuously.,...More
Song Seung-heon ideal type world cup, Kim Tae-hee defeats Yoona
Actor Song Seung-heon chose Kim Tae-hee as his one and only ideal type out of 8 female stars.
In the SBS TV program "TV News at Night", Yoon Sang-hyeon, Song Seung-heon and Song Joon-ki were at an advertisement set. When they were asked about their ideal types, Song Seung-heon said, "Appearance doesn't matter, I like kind women".,...More
[Exclusive] Bae Doona, lead female in "As One"... counter wit Ha Ji-won
Actress Bae Doona is positively looking over the female lead part for the movie "As One" and is about to compete against Ha Ji-won in table tennis.
This movie is based on a true story of the North and South Korean team that won the Chiba World Table Tennis Championships in 1991.,...More
Ha Ji-won plays table tennis with Hyeon Jeong-hwa... why?
Actress Ha Ji-won is deep into playing table tennis for her new role.
Her new movie "As One" (directed by Moon Hyeon-seong) is a sports movie about the Korean female table tennis players who won over the Chinese in the World Wide Table Tennis Championships in Chiba, Japan in 1991.,...More
Shim Eun-ha couple and Ha Ji-won watch Big Bang's "2011 Big Show"!
Shim Eun-ha and her husband and Ha Ji-won attended Big Bang's comeback concert to support them.
Shim Eun-ha attended the concert which was held on the 27th in Seoul Olympic Stadium, with her husband and former spokesperson for the Liberty Forward Party. Later they visited the group's waiting room and took a picture with them.,...More
Ha Ji-won takes off Gil Ra-im image and shows off voluptuous sexiness
'Gil Ra-im' Ha Ji-won released provocative charm with long wavy hair.
Being the new model for GUESS EYEWEAR, she shot pictures last 23rd in Seoul Gangnam.,...More
Ha Ji-won hurt serious in action scene "I broke my neck"
Ha Ji-won surprised viewers by confessing she had broken her neck once because of an action scene.
Ha Ji-won said on SBS TV "TV Entertainment News at Night" on the 24th, "I had many injuries because of my many action scenes".,...More
So Ji-sub cast for "A Company Man"? "Only the scenario"
Actor So Ji-sub's management drew a line saying "There hasn't been anything decided yet" about the discussion of him being cast in the movie "A Company Man".
So Ji-sub's management 51K chairman Kim Jeong-hee said on the phone with News N, "There have been no decisions made about the movie. He just has the scenario and is considering it. It's not the time to be talking about his next project when "Always" hasn't even started shooting",...More
Weekly star scene
Next we'll be moving on to our next segment of "Weekly Star Scene".
We have our entertainment reporter Lee Dami in the studio with us, today. Hello Dami!
[Reporter : ] Hello, sean and 건영!
Well, what do you have for us today[Reporter : ] Today for , as always, I'll deliver the news and issues that heated up the entertainment industry! First up is the news of JYJ's Kim Jun-su, who is enjoying stardom as a musical actor as well as a recording artist. Let's kick off this week's by taking a look at this new dark horse of the musical industry,...More
Actors Hyeon, Kim top list of ideal Valentine's dates
Single Korean women and men chose actors Hyeon Bin, left, and Kim Tae-hee, respectively, as ideal dates for Valentine's Day. / Korea Times file
By Lee Hyo-won
Single Korean women and men chose actors Hyeon Bin and Kim Tae-hee, respectively, as ideal dates for Valentine's Day,...More
Song Hye-kyo - Ha Ji-won, first runner ups in various competitions 'Mass release of past pictures'
Stars who were first place runner ups in different competitions are an issue.
The SBS TV program " TV Entertainment At Night" looked at stars who were in first places in different competitions under the theme "What have you been first place in?",...More
Yoon Sang-hyeon "Hardcore Ha Ji-won fan" confesses 'Ra-im ache'
Actor Yoon Sang-hyeon confessed to be 'Ra-im aching'.
On the SBS TV show "TV Entertainment At Night" on the 10th, Yoon Sang-hyeon honestly said, "I have mentioned before that I'm a fan of Ha Ji-won, I've liked her from a while ago" when he was asked, "Who is closer to your style between Ha Ji-won and Kim Sa-rang from "Secret Garden?",...More
We Are Action Stars!
In 1970s, China ushered in the grand renaissance of action films led by the legendary Bruce Lee.
Soon after, the Korean cinema joined the movement and the rising action films turned the spotlight on stunt actions.
Let us now introduce to you the daring actions stars behind the scenes-the stuntmen and women of Korea!
Here's a stunt action school located in Paju of Gyeonggi Province,...More
Ha Ji-won, "Secret Garden" was a gift from Song Yoon-ah
"Introduced by scriptwriter Kim Eun-sook"...OK without reading the synopsis.
"Secret Garden" is Song Yoon-ah's gift!,...More
Lee Jong-suk "Ha Ji-won is a real actress"
Lee Jong-suk showed respect for Ha Ji-won.
In the SBS TV program "Kang Sim Jang" on the 8th of February, he laid out compliments about Ha Ji-won whom he filmed "Secret Garden" with.,...More
"Secret Garden" the real Gil La-im "Lost 8kg in 2 weeks" behind the scene story
The behind story of the real Gil La-im was revealed for the first time.
The "Secret Garden" stuntwoman Yoo Mi-jin made a surprise appearance in the KBS 2TV "Hello" on the 7th of February.,...More
'Oska' socks that made Hyeon Bin jealous selling for 4000won
Gil La-im's (Ha Ji-won) Oska socks that made Kim Joo-won (Hyeon Bin) jealous have been released,...More
Ha Ji-won's brother 'Assault charge' Jeon Tae-soo "No excuses. Bitterly self-reflect" official apology
[Entertainment team] Jeon Tae-soo (27) who was charged for assault after drinking, said an official apology.
Through a media, Jeon Tae-soo showed deep regret in his actions and said he didn't wish to try and explain himself as it was an act out of drunkenness and that he was bitterly regretting what he did.,...More
[Exclusive] Jang Dong-gun, Ha Ji-won, Kim Jae-joong get together in "10 Billion drama"
"Starwars" expected, unification background..."Hanbando - Drama".
Jang Dong-gun, Ha Ji-won and Kim Jae-joong are to work together.,...More
[KoreaToday] 'Secret Garden' leaves fairytale love story
Poster of SBS drama "Secret Garden" symbolizes the magical, soul-switching love story of Kim Ju-won (Hyeon Bin), left, and Gil Ra-im (Ha Ji-won). / Courtesy of SBS
By Kwon Mee-yoo
Viewers were invited to a secret garden where a magical, soul-switching love story of a rich but arrogant president of a department store Kim Ju-won (Hyeon Bin) and a brave stunt woman Gil Ra-im (Ha Ji-won) was told through SBS drama "Secret Garden",...More
'Gil La-im' daddy Jeong In-gi, active role in 'The Duo' as destiny changer
Gil La-im daddy Jeong In-gi was cast in the drama "The Duo".
Jeong In-gi acts as someone who changes the destiny of Cheon Jeong-myeong and Lee Sang-yoon in the new MBC drama "The Duo" which is due to be on screens this coming 7th.,...More
Hyeon Bin bed scene with Ha Ji-won... turns out...
Hyeon Bin during the bed scene, turns out...
Ha Ji-won spilled the beans in the behind story episodes of "Secret Garden" on the 22nd. "Everyone lacked sleep in the serious shooting",...More
"Secret Garden" Hyeon Bin "Don't forget like foams"
Drama "Secret Garden" actors and actresses left words of request to viewers.
Hyeon Bin said, "Carry on the afters of Secret Garden" in the behind story episode on the 22nd.,...More
Hyeon Bin - Ha Ji Won - Jo In-seong in one drama? "Something Happened in The Secret Garden"
Hyeon Bin, Ha Ji-won and Jo In-Seong met in "The Secret Garden".
A excellent edited version of the dramas "Secret Garden" and 2004 drama "Something Happened in Bali" is causing an issue.,...More
[PHOTOS] 20th Seoul Gayo Awards
Success of 'Secret Garden' Continues to Grow
The massive popularity of the SBS hit drama "Secret Garden" is still reverberating even after the weekend series came to an end. Deals have been worked out to export the drama to several countries, and it is expanding its reach to other fields including music, film and theater,...More
"Secret Garden" best 3 scenes? Sit ups number 1
What is the best scene for popular SBS drama "Secret Garden".
SBS "TV News At Night" on the 20th revealed the best 3 scenes from the drama.,...More
Lee Philip real La-im ache "I was jealous of Hyeon Bin and Ha Ji-won kiss scene"
Actor Lee Philip showed his limitless affection for Ha Ji-won.
Lee Philip revealed that he really went through La-im ache in the SBS "Secret Garden Special – Hidden stories" coming this 22nd.,...More
[Photo] Ha Ji-won VS Hong Soo-ah, same dress different feeling
Actress Hong Soo-ah (right) is at the 20th Seoul Kyeong Hee University "Seoul Gayo Awards". Actress (left) Ha Ji-won at the 2010 "Baek Sang Artistic Awards" red carpet,...More
[Ha Ji-won 'Secret Talk'] Two women's opinions of Ha Ji-won
100% synchronized Gil La-im, happy virus tough girl.
Reporter Lee Hae-ri's opinion of Ha Ji-won
She was bright and lively and healthy above all,...More
'Gil La-im' Ha Ji-won "Seoul Gayo Awards" appearance "explosive cheer"
Ha Ji-won's appearance in the 20th High One Seoul Gayo Awards was held in Seoul Kyeong Hee University on the 20th and caused feverish cheers from the audience.
This day, Ha Ji-won was on stage to present the grand award. The audience continuously yelled for Ha Ji-won who played Gil La-im in the popular SBS TV drama "Secret Garden".,...More
'TAXI' Hyeon Bin, "If I wasn't acting, I would've been in unit 707"
Hyeon Bin confessed he's had a thing for manly things.
Hyeon Bin appeared in tvN's on the 20th.,...More
"Secret Garden" Yoo In-na, hairstyle changes 'half bald->chic'
The many changes in actress Yoo In-na's hairstyle are attracting eyes.
Yoo In-na earned focus for her sophisticated hairstyle and fashion coordination in the drama "Secret Garden", where she is Gil La-im's (Ha Ji-won) friend.,...More
First stills released for the upcoming Korean movie "Sector 7"
First stills released for the upcoming Korean movie "Sector 7",...More
Actor Yoon to make debut in Japan with book, album
By Ines Min
Yoon Sang-hyeon of the popular hit drama "Secret Garden" (SBS,...More
"Secret Garden" SBS Special Award... First drama this year
Drama of big issue SBS "Secret Garden" is going to get the SBS Special Award.
SBS Drama Center Kim Yeong-sup Commanding Producer announced that weekend drama "Secret Garden" was going to get a special award for the first time in 2011.,...More
'Assistant Kim' Kim Seong-oh "TOP look-alike? Closest to a salamander
Kim Seong-oh from the drama "Secret Garden" said it himself that he looks like a salamander.
On the 13th, in SBS "TV Entertainment News at Night", when asked the question, "You look like a lot of celebrities, who are they?" he replied, Big Bang TOP (Choi Seung-hyeon), Shinee Jong-hyeon and Lee Min-ki.,...More
Japanese Fans Get Walk-on Parts in Popular Korean Drama
Yoon Sang-hyeon in scene from "Secret Garden"
"Secret Garden", a hit TV drama by SBS starring Hyeon Bin and Ha Ji-won, is generating W600 million in tourism revenues (US$1=W1,126). On Saturday, around 400 Japanese tourists will take part in a tour program dedicated to the show,...More
Hyeon Bin, first place in 8 music sites for the fifth day...long run?
Actor Hyeon Bin is leading first place in 8 music charts with the OST "The Man" for "Secret Garden".
The song, which was released on the 7th came first right away and five days later today is still the leading number one song. Melon, Dosirak, Bugs, MNet, Naver, Daum, Cyworld and Soribada all have "The Man" as their top ranking song. Only Monkey 3, which wasn't supplied with the song has "Shy Boy" as their top song.,...More
Ha Ji-won stand-in Yoo Mi-jin "I want to be an established actor in Hollywood".
Stuntwoman Yoo Mi-jin's story is the talk of the town.
The SBS 8 o'clock news on the 9th, showed acting stuntwoman and Ha Ji-won's actual stand-in actress Yoo Mi-jin.,...More
Find The Hidden Jokes and Puns In Korean Dramas
These days, there's more to drama watching then drooling over the good looking characters and getting immersed into the intricate plots. There's now the fun of looking for the hidden messages or puns that the writers and directors are throwing into the mix. Drama viewers have been enjoying the art of deciphering these hidden codes. All in all, it's been creating a closer relationship between the viewers and the creative minds behind each project: directors, writers, producers, and of course the actors,...More
'Secret Garden' soundtrack live in concert
Scenes from SBS drama "Secret Garden" / Courtesy of Shownote
By Kwon Mee-yoo
Music from "Secret Garden", an SBS drama sweeping the nation featuring the love story of Kim Ju-won (Hyeon Bin) and Gil Ra-im (Ha Ji-won), will be performed live in a concert featuring songs from the soundtrack.
The audience can listen to the live version of the music that enriched the soap opera as well as seeing the actors and singers in person at the Dome Art Hall at Children's Grand Park, Saturday at 8 p.m,...More
Hyeon Bin beats Bae Yong-joon, 2011 number 1 'Warm city guy' 'Women's heart shake'
Actor Hyeon Bin is '2011 No.1 Warm city guy'.
In the survey "Who is the warm city guy in dramas with a soft smile?" in Floren Dental Clinic from 2011 January 1st to the 7th with 429 people, Hyeon Bin got (51%, 219 people).,...More
IU "Good Day" stays atop Gaon chart for 4th week
Singer IU [Loen Entertainment]
For teenage singer IU, every day during the month of December turned out to be a good day as she took her fourth win in a row on Gaon weekly singles chart with her song "Good Day" for the week of December 26 to January 1.
A song with vibrant melody and high pitch ending that expresses a girl's anticipation and excitement of confessing her feelings to a boy, "Good Day" from IU's second EP album "Real" has been sweeping both online and offline charts of various music sites since its release in early December,...More
Veteran Stuntwoman Has Grown Up with the Job
Cho Joo-hyun is a veteran stunt woman with a career spanning over 17 years. The 40-year old, who stands 165 cm tall and weighs 51 kg, has appeared in hundreds of films, TV series and commercials. There are only 10 women among some 200 stunt doubles in Korea, and Cho is the only woman who has been working in the field for more than a decade. "I've come this far because I tried hard not to be picked on for being a woman", she says. Her job is a calling. A gymnast in middle and high school, she gave up although she enjoyed it because she felt she was not good enough. She then became an aerobics instructor, but it was a coincidental recommendation by her brother-in-law, who was working in film industry, that introduced her to the world of stunt acting, and it became her career,...More
IU's "Good Day" takes charge of Mnet chart for 4th week
Singer IU in music video "Good Day" [Loen Entertainment]
The New Year opened with IU's song "Good Day" on top of Mnet music chart as of December 27 to January 2.
This is the fourth week in a row that "Good Day", the title track to female singer IU's EP album "Real", has topped cable music channel Mnet's weekly singles chart,...More
KBS "Smile, Dong-hae" reaches top on weekly TV chart
KBS' series "Smile, Dong-hae" [KBS]
KBS' weekday drama "Smile, Dong-hae" came in first on the weekly TV chart during the final week of the year 2010.
According to Total Multimedia National Research (TNmS) from December 27 to January 2, KBS' series "Smile, Dong-hae" took first place on the survey after scoring an average viewership rating of,...More
Ko Hyeon-jeong wins grand prize at SBS Drama Awards
Actress Ko Hyeon-jeong [SBS]
Korean actress Ko Hyeon-jeong received the grand prize at major broadcaster SBS' year-end drama awards ceremony held on the last day of 2010.
At the SBS Drama Awards held at the SBS Open Hall on Friday, Ko was awarded the top acting honor for her role in "Daemul - Big Thing" in which she played Seo Hae-rim, about one woman's rise to become the first female president in the country,...More
[2010 10Asia's Awards] "Thank You" List
There are things that cannot be expressed through annual awards ceremonies. The big trophies are not enough to describe the gratitude we feel for the dramas that contributed to brightening our days during the past year. This is why 10Asia is presenting the "Thank You" list in which we selected 10 memorable dramas. This is a shout-out to all those dramas that at time melted our hearts with highly appealing looks, made our hands and feet cringe yet leave our eyes and mouths smiling with famous lines, delighted us at the mere sight of some characters and left the single viewers green with jealously with the romance scenes. Let us thank all these dramas that took our emotions on a most exciting roller coaster ride. So thank you! Eye-Cleanser of the Year
KBS2 TV "Sungkyunkwan Scandal": Jalgeum Quartet
There is a fairy tale in Korea in which a filial daughter volunteers to sacrifice herself to a sea god in order to cure her father of his blindness,...More
Lee Philip is son of STG president... $200 million turnover!
"Marry Me, Please" finishes run on top of weekly TV charts
KBS drama "Marry Me, Please" ("All About Marriage") [KBS]
KBS weekend series "Marry Me, Please" ("All About Marriage") finished its run on top of the weekly TV charts during the third week of December, according to major research firms on Monday.
Data by Total National Media Research (TNmS) on Monday revealed that "Marry Me, Please" ("All About Marriage") scored an average viewership rating of 29.2 percent while recording a slightly higher rating of,...More
Which Celebrity Do You Want To Drink Wine With On Christmas?
A Chilean wine company, Viu Manent, conducted a survey where 3,604 people participated from December 13 to the 19th. The question: Which celebrity would you most want to drink wine with on Christmas?,...More
SBS "Secret Garden" sees 1st weekly TV chart win
Poster of SBS series "Secret Garden" [SBS]
SBS drama "Secret Garden" reached No.1 for the first time on last week's TV ratings chart, according to data by Total National Multimedia Service (TNmS) on Monday.
"Secret Garden", a romantic comedy starring Ha Ji-won and Hyeon Bin, posted an average rating of,...More
"Sector 7" presold to four countries before release
Movie poster for sci-fi picture "Sector 7" [JK Film]
Korean science fiction film "Sector 7" was pre-sold to four countries at the film market in Los Angeles at the American Film Market last month.
According to a press release from the film's production company JK Film on Monday,...More
Teaser poster released for the upcoming Korean movie "Sector 7"
Teaser poster released for the upcoming Korean movie "Sector 7",...More
Actor Yoon Sang-hyeon to release album in Japan
Actor Yoon Sang-hyeon [MGB Entertainment]
Actor Yoon Sang-hyeon plans to release an album in Japan next year, according to his agency MGB Entertainment on Tuesday.
MGB announced through a press release today that Yoon's first full-length Japanese album, including a photo book of the actor, will go on sale in the country on February 16,...More
IU's new album splashes onto weekly Mnet chart
Album jacket of IU's EP album "Real" [Loen Entertainment]
Solo songstress IU reigned on cable music channel Mnet's charts last week with her new release.
"Good Day", the title track to her second EP album "Real" released December 9, debuted atop Mnet's weekly singles chart for the week of December 6 to 12,...More
SBS "Giant" ends run triumphing on TV chart
SBS series "Giant" [SBS]
SBS drama "Giant", which had stayed the nation's most-watched show for the past 10 weeks, finished its run last Tuesday atop weekly TV charts, according to data by Total National Multimedia Research (TNmS) released Monday.
TNmS indicated that the Monday and Tuesday's prime time show scored an average viewership rating of,...More
[PHOTOS] On the set of "Secret Garden"
Hyeon Bin [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
Actor Hyeon Bin on the set of SBS TV series "Secret Garden" held at the Maiim Vision Village in the Gyeonggi Province of South Korea on December 8, 2010,...More
"Secret Garden" Hyeon Bin, Ha Ji-won speak on switching bodies - Part 1
From left, actor Yoon Sang-hyeon, Ha Ji-won and Hyeon Bin take part in a press conference for SBS TV series "Secret Garden" held at the Maiim Vision Village in the Gyeonggi Province of South Korea on December 8, 2010. [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
What does Kim Ju-won (Hyeon Bin) think of his kissing scene with Oscar (Yoon Sang-hyeon)? Of the phrases said by Kim Ju-won who has been swaying the hearts of female viewers on weekend evenings, which made Gil La-im's (Ha Ji-won) heart flutter the most? How will Oscar deal with the romantic relationship he develops with Sun (Lee Jong-suk)? Like Kim's tracksuit did, SBS TV series "Secret Garden" is a show that arouses all sorts of curiosities and interest in its viewers. Of course, it is not easy to get a busy CEO, an A-class stunt woman and a Hallyu star together. So that may be why the press conference for the show with the three main actors, held at the Maiim Vision Village in the Gyeonggi Province, the so-called "Secret Garden", was relatively short,...More
"Secret Garden" Hyeon Bin, Ha Ji-won speak on switching bodies - Part 2
Actress Ha Ji-won speaks at a press conference for SBS TV series "Secret Garden" held at the Maiim Vision Village in the Gyeonggi Province of South Korea on December 8, 2010. [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
Q: Yoon Sang-hyeon, if you could, who would you want to switch bodies with? Yoon Sang-hyeon: I've said this before but I'd like to switch with Hyun Bin. Hyeon Bin: We talked about what would have happened if Oscar took the magical liquor bottle from Kim Ju-won and he had drank it as well ? what would have happened if the three of them all switched together. (laugh) Q: You have always talked about wanting to play the role of a singer. What do you think about your current role? Yoon Sang-hyeon: Singers are usually portrayed as cool and charismatic characters in dramas so I had wondered why that was the case when I was given the script for “Secret Garden” where I'd get to play a completely new type of singer,...More
[PHOTOS] "Secret Garden" press conference
Ha Ji-won and Hyeon Bin [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
From left, actress Ha Ji-won and actor Hyeon Bin take part in a press conference for SBS TV series "Secret Garden" held at the Maiim Vision Village in the Gyeonggi Province of South Korea on December 8, 2010,...More
Yoon Doo-joon says will "somehow manage with nude scenes" - Part 2
Yoon Doo-joon [MBC]
Q: There was a scene where you're laying down just in your underwear at home after being discharged from the military and you're mistaken as a pervert. Were you wearing your own underwear? Yoon Doo-joon: A brand provided it for me. (laugh) When I saw the script I thought I would at least wear shorts but I really wore just boxers although I wore two. 10: We heard there's also a scene where you take up a part-time job as a nude model. Yoon Doo-joon: I model for a college art class. We'll be shooting that scene tomorrow. I don't know what I'm going to do -- I didn't know I'd be taking off all of my clothes. I don't have time to sleep days to start with but I haven't been able to sleep at all because I'm so worried about the scene. Oh well, I guess it'll pass somehow,...More
Updated cast for the Korean drama "Secret Garden"
Updated cast for the Korean drama "Secret Garden",...More
Ballads take over Gaon weekly chart
Album jacket of Taeyeon & The One' "Like A Star"
Girls' Generation member Taeyeon and solo male singer The One's duet song "Like A Star" and other two ballads dominated Gaon's weekly singles chart during the final week of November.
"Like A Star", the title track to The One's single album, climbed up five steps to reach the top of Gaon's singles chart from November 21 to 27,...More
T-ara dance tune claims No.1 on Mnet singles chart
Girl group T-ara [Core Contents Media]
A new dance number by a girl group T-ara has come out the winner on last week's Mnet singles chart.
The seven-member girl band's song "Why Are You Like That" featuring electrical guitar and bass sounds, was ranked on top of music cable channel Mnet's weekly singles chart from November 22 to 28,...More
'Secret Garden' is spreading foreshadowing of Ha Ji-won's death... 'Sad Ending?'
The main story of "Secret Garden" begun as Ha Ji-won and Hyeon Bin's souls change.
But right before the soul change, many foreshadowing, which may imply Lime's death later on in the story, were presented.,...More
[INTERVIEW] Actor Jang Seo-won
My name is Jang Seo-won. My real name is Kim Seul-gi. I started acting in the theater after I graduated college but my parents gave me this new name after realizing that my name doesn't suit my image as an actor. They saved my name in their cellphones under the name “Seo-won” but they just say "Hey" when they're calling me at home. I guess they're not used to it yet. I was born on November 1, 1982 as an only child. My blood type is B but a part of me is as timid as type A. Thankfully I've learned to become more laid-back after serving in the army,...More
Ha Ji-won said, "Please make a nickname for Lime"
Actress Ha Ji-won, who currently acting as stunt woman Lime in "Secret Garden", revealed a clip of the sign event via me2DAY on the 19th.
In the clip, which seems to be taken during a shooting break, Ha Ji-won showed off her beauty even with a baggy T-shirt.,...More
Yoon Sang-hyeon's 'Looking at U' might be another hit song after 'Never Ending Story'
Actor Yoon Sang-hyeon's song, SBS "Secret Garden"s OST, is expecting a lot of fame.
The CD of "Secret Garden" OST is already famous after its release on the 11th. The main song is Yoon Sang-hyeon's 'Looking at U'.,...More
[REVIEW] SBS TV series "Secret Garden" - Episode 1 and 2
Official poster for SBS TV series "Secret Garden" [SBS]
SBS TV series "Secret Garden" - Episode 1 & 2
After the arrogant and thoughtless department store CEO Kim Ju-won (Hyeon Bin) falls for the ordinary stunt woman Gil La-im (Ha Ji-won), he even ends up confessing, "To me, this woman is Kim Tae-hee and Jeon Do-youn [top Korean actresses]". That too in just two episodes of going on air.
In "Secret Garden", the main male character's emotion develops to its peak at a pace that is extremely fast compared to the usual romantic dramas, showing that it will not be the typical love story between a rich man and poor woman,...More
Ha Ji-won and Hyeon Bin's 'Secret Garden' is full of complements... But the viewers rating dropped
Ha Ji-won and Hyeon Bin's SBS "Secret Garden", experienced a noticeable viewers rating drop just after one day.
According to AGB Nilson Media Research, the second episode of "Secret Garden" recorded 14.8% national viewers rating. This is 2.4% less than the first episode.,...More
Ha Ji-won and Hyeon Bin's power? The first episode of drama 'Secret Garden'... 'Worked!'
Actress Ha Ji-won and actor Hyeon Bin's comeback drama, SBS "Secret Garden", started nicely by recording a,...More
Ha Ji-won from 'Secret Garden' is becoming like a man!
Actress Ha Ji-won talked about herself, who is changing like a man as she acts in "Secret Garden".
In the production conference meeting of "Secret Garden", Ha Ji-won and Hyeon Bin said, “The setting of being different gender is hard but we are filming with joy.”,...More
Korean dramas starting today in Korea
Korean dramas starting today in Korea "Secret Garden" and "Drama Special - Just Say It!",...More
Updated cast and pictures for the upcoming Korean drama "Secret Garden"
Updated cast and pictures for the upcoming Korean drama "Secret Garden",...More
[PREVIEW] SBS TV series "Secret Garden"
From left, producer Sin Woo-cheol, scenarist Kim Eun-sook, actor Hyeon Bin, actress Ha Ji-won, actress Kim Sa-rang, actor Yoon Sang-hyeon and actor Lee Philip pose during a photocall of a press conference for SBS TV series "Secret Garden" held at the broadcaster's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea on November 10, 2010. [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
Scenarist Kim Eun-sook is back, the writer of romantic series about couples in love ("Lovers in Paris", "Lovers in Prague" and "Lovers") and dramas about professionals ("On Air", "THE CITY HALL"). Here, the word 'back' contains two meanings. That she is back with an SBS drama titled "Secret Garden" and that she has gone back to telling a story about lovers. This may have some asking whether she is going back to her old ways but that is not true,...More
[PHOTOS] "Secret Garden" press conference
Hyeon Bin and Ha Ji-won [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
From left, actor Hyeon Bin and actress Ha Ji-won pose during a photocall of a press conference for SBS TV series "Secret Garden" held at the broadcaster's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea on November 10, 2010,...More
Updated cast for the upcoming Korean drama "Secret Garden"
Updated cast for the upcoming Korean drama "Secret Garden",...More
"Closer to Heaven" to be shown in Japan
In Korea, "Closer to Heaven" topped of the charts among romantic movies released in 2009. It earned Kim Myeong-min Best Lead Actor awards at Korea's major film awards last year, the 30th Blue Dragon Film Awards and the 46th Daejong Film Awards, and Ha Ji-won won the Best Lead Actress Award at the 30th Blue Dragon Film Awards as well,...More
Posters released for the upcoming Korean drama "Secret Garden"
Posters released have been released for the upcoming Korean drama "Secret Garden",...More
Ha Ji-won's self celebration for her drama comeback
Ha Ji-won revelaed her self-portrait pictures, celebrating her comeback 4 years after her last drama.
Ha Ji-won is back with SBS new drama, "Secret Garden"; this is her first drama after KBS 2TV 'Hwangjin-i'.,...More
Kim Myeong-min and Ha Ji-won to attend 31st Blue Dragon Handprint Ceremony
Closer to Heaven stars Kim Myeong-min and Ha Ji-won will once again meet as a couple! This time, to memorialize their achievement as Best Lead Actor and Best Lead Actress, respectively, at last year's 30th Blue Dragon Film Awards,...More
Will Yoon Sang-hyeon from 'Secret Garden' turn into a real singer?... He is holding a huge concert in Korea
Actor Yoon Sang-hyeon will be holding a concert for the first time in Korea.
Yoon Sang-hyeon, who recently revealed his appearance change and muscular body, will also show off his vocal talent through this concert.
The concert is actually a part of his new drama, "Secret Garden". He will be playing as Hallyu star singer Oscar in the drama.,...More
New stills for the Korean drama "Secret Garden"
Added new stills for the upcoming Korean drama "Secret Garden",...More
Hyeon Bin to enter military by March 2011
Hyeon Bin in a scene from upcoming SBS weekend TV series "Secret Garden" [hwa&dam pictures]
Korean actor Hyeon Bin will enter the military by March of next year as part of serving his duties for the country which is compulsory of all Korean men.
The news came through a press release on Monday by hwa&dam pictures, the producer of upcoming Hyeon Bin starrer weekend series "Secret Garden", quoting a remark made by an official from the actor's agency AM Entertainment,...More
Hyeon Bin from 'Secret Garden' will act as an arrogant successor of a conglomerate
Next generation Hanru star Hyeon Bin will be transformed into the successor of a chaebol (conglomerate).
In the upcoming SBS weekend drama "Secret Garden", Hyeon Bin will act as Joo-won, an owner of a department store with perfect body and statue-like appearance.,...More
Plenty of new stills released for the drama "Secret Garden"
Plenty of new stills have been released for the upcoming Korean drama "Secret Garden" and official Korean website,...More
Hyeon Bin's film "Late Autumn - 2010" to open next month
Official movie poster for "Late Autumn - 2010" [Lotte Entertainment]
Korean film "Late Autumn - 2010", starring Hyeon Bin and Chinese actress Tang Wei, will open in local theaters on November 25.
A press release from Lotte Entertainment revealed the date of director Kim Tae-yong's movie about a coincidental meeting between a male gigolo named Hoon (Hyeon Bin) and Anna (Tang Wei), who is in jail for murdering her abusive husband,...More
New stills for the drama "Secret Garden"
Added new stills for the upcoming Korean drama "Secret Garden",...More
Ha Ji-won told his brother, "You are not yet good enough to be the best actor"
Actress Ha Ji-won gave an affectionate advice to her brother Jeon Tae-soo.
During the interview with 'Section TV', which was on air on October 8th, Ha Ji-won evaluated Jeon Tae-soo's acting by saying, “There are still lots of work to do.”,...More
Jang Hyeok said, "I still have those superior abs"
New generation character actor, Jang Hyeok confessed that he is still maintaining his masterpiece abdominal muscles after the departure of 'The Slave Hunters'.
During the episode of 'Section TV' which was on air on October 8th, Jang Hyeok answered humorously, “I still have some” to the question, “Do you still have your masterpiece abdominal muscles?”,...More
Secret of Kim Hye-soo's younger looking face is 'makeup skill'
The 'unofficial' entertainer representative, 'Kim Hye-soo' said her younger looking face is because of her makeup skill.
From MBC 'Section TV Entertainment News', three actors from drama "Home Sweet Home" were interviewed; they are Kim Hye-soo, Hwang Sin-hye, and Sin Seong-woo.,...More
Ha Ji-won is Korean Jolie? She turned into an "Action Queen' in 'Secret Garden'
Actress Ha Ji-won went back to 'Action Queen'
The still cuts of SBS "Secret Garden" are revealed.,...More
We are here... TV Drama, 'Scary Sisters' are back
'Scary' sisters are rushing in.
Starting frm Ko Hyeon-jeong and Kim Nam-joo, until early 2011, all the female stars will appear in many dramas.
Firstly, Kim Hye-soo and Hwang Sin-hye, who are coming back from a year of rest,...More
Yoo In-na joins 'Secret Garden', this will be her first acting with Ha Ji-won
Actress Yoo In-na joined SBS’s new weekend drama ‘Secret Garden’.
Yoo In-na was casted for the role of Min Ah-young who is a roommate of Lime, played by Ha Ji-won,...More
'Realism essential for local teen dramas'
Upcoming television series to revamp overlooked genre
By Han Sang-hee
KBS is seeking to bring about a change in the sluggish teenage program scene with its new series,...More
[INTERVIEW] Korean actor Jeon Tae-soo
Interview with Korean actor Jeon Tae-soo
Korean actor Jeon Tae-soo [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
My name is Jeon Tae-soo. I had thoughts of using a stage name like my sister but I decided to use my real name because people say Jeon Tae-soo has a good vibe to it. I was born on March 2, 1984. I have three older sisters. My second oldest sister is Korean actress Ha Ji-won and my other two sisters are both married. My oldest sister's son is in second grade and is quite fond of me. I think it's because I have a lot of video and computer games in my room. I used to play soccer on the Suwon Samsung Youth team. I was right wing and I sometimes moved to the top. I was the kind of player that would dribble the ball and score a goal rather than being a striker. And then I had to quit when I was a freshmen in high school because my father was strongly against it,...More
Hyeon Bin replaces Jang Hyeok for "Secret Garden"
Hyeon Bin [Asia Economic Daily]
Actor Hyeon Bin has been cast as the new male lead of upcoming SBS TV series "Secret Garden", replacing Jang Hyeok who has pulled out from the show for reasons relating to his agency.
An official with the drama told Asia Economic on Tuesday that Hyeon Bin will take on the role of a finicky heir to a conglomerate in the fantasy melodrama also set to star actress Ha Ji-won as a stunt woman,...More
Secret Garden: Jang Hyeok out, Hyeon Bin in?
Interesting (and confusing) news: Jang Hyeok may be dropping out of the fantasy-melodrama series "Secret Garden", and co-star Kim Sa-rang may follow him out. Being touted as a potential replacement is Hyeon Bin. And the reason for all this sudden cast rearrangement: idol star Jay Park?
"Secret Garden" is being planned as an SBS weekend drama to premiere in November,...More
Jang Dong-gun Hollywood debut pic to open in U.S. in Dec
Movie poster of "The Warrior's Way" [Wellmade Star M]
Top Korean actor Jang Dong-gun's first Hollywood debut film "The Warrior's Way" will open in theaters in North America on December 3, according to the film's investor Wellmade Star M on Friday,...More
Who Will Be Action Queen?
Actresses will have a showdown while performing wild action sequences in TV dramas to be aired in the second half of Fthis year.
In the SBS TV drama "ATHENA", actress Soo-ae (30) and Lee Ji-ah (29) will play heroines; in the SBS TV drama "Secret Garden", actress Ha Ji-won (32) will be a female warrior; and in the KBS 2TV drama "The Fugitive Plan B", actress Lee Na-young will play an amazon,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Ha Ji-won's sexy charm
Actress Ha Ji-won transformed into a chic, romantic autumn girl.,...More
Ha Ji-won cast as female lead in new SBS drama
Korean actress Ha Ji-won [Wellmade StarM]
Korean actress Ha Ji-won, who is returning to small screen after four years, will play the female lead in a new SBS weekend drama tentatively titled "Secret Garden", according to an official related to the show on Wednesday.
"Ha has been set to play female character Gil La-im. She has finished negotiating on the details of the contract", the official explained,...More
Stars light up opening day of Puchon film fest
Actor Kong Hyeong-jin and actress Choi Jeong-won host the opening ceremony of the 14th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival held in the city of Bucheon in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea on July 15, 2010. [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
"Only humans can enjoy festivals and films are at the center of those festivals". The opening ceremony for the 14th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) took place at Bucheon Citizen's Hall on Thursday evening. But the atmosphere, which had been dampened by the approach of the rainy season, lightened up as an array of stars, from near and far, took to the red carpet of the 11-day event,...More
CJ and JK Film team up on 3D monster movie
CJ Entertainment and JK Film have opened shooting on their latest team-effort "Sector 7", a $8.2 million 3D monster-movie starring,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Her wine colored hair is so fashionable
Actress Son Ye-jin has been at the Cartier boutique opening with the event called 'Cartier LOVE Collection Nonprofit Gallery".
She is there where the gallery shows many stars wearing the Love Summer Bracelet on their natural daily lives.
Stars such as Rain, Ji Jin-hee, Kim Hyun-joong, Kim Hee-seon, Son Ye-jin, Yoona, Yoon Eun-hye,,...More
Oh Ji-ho may star in new sci-fi flick with Ha Ji-won
Korean actor Oh Ji-ho [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean star Oh Ji-ho may be starring alongside actress Ha Ji-won in an upcoming science fiction flick, according to an industry source on Tuesday.
The source explained that Oh is expected to take on the role of the boyfriend of Ha's character in the action picture titled "Sector 7", which will be produced by Yoon Jae-kyoon ("Haeundae") and helmed by Kim Ji-hoon ("May 18"),...More
[PREVIEW] SBS TV series "Bad Man"
From left, SBS TV series cast Kim Jae-wook, Han Ga-in, Kim Nam-gil, Oh Yeon-soo and Jeong So-min pose during a photo session of a press conference for TV series "Bad Man" held at the broadcaster's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea on May 19, 2010. [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
SBS Wednesday/Thursday evening drama "Bad Man"
Scenarist Kim Jae-eun, Lee Do-yeong, Kim Seong-hee-I Producer Lee Hyeong-min Cast Kim Nam-gil (as Shim Gun-wook), Han Ga-in (as Moon Jae-in), Oh Yeon-soo (as Hong Tae-ra), Kim Jae-wook (as Hong Tae-sung), Jeong So-min (as Hong Monet), Sim Eun-kyeong (as Moon Won-in) In one word A man and woman who each dream of climbing the social ladder, try to woo children of a conglomerate family but end up falling in love with each other although there is more to it than just that. Premiere Date May 27, 2010, 9:55 PM,...More
[ChanMi's star news] HIGHCUT photoshoot with her brother
Ha Ji-won is in a photoshoot with her brother Jeon Tae-soo, and we can see that they look so alike!
This is yet another star sibling photo revealing such good looks in the family.
Let's check out their photo shoot in the HIGHCUT magazine's May issue!,...More
[MORE PHOTOS] Jang Dong-gun and Ko So-young's wedding
Jang Dong-gun, Ko So-young [Park Sung-ki/Asia Economic Daily]
From left, actor Jang Dong-gun and actress Ko So-young arrive at The Shilla hotel ahead of their wedding on May 2, 2010,...More
[PHOTOS] Ko So-young and Jang Dong-gun's wedding
Ko So-young and Jang Dong-gun
Ko So-young and Jang Dong-gun,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Ha Ji-won's glare behind the veil
Ha Ji-won's refreshing Summer commercial shoot has taken place.
She is in a chic costume for this 2010 Summer shoot.
Ha Ji-won has received the Actress Award last year and is back as a romantist in this style.
She is in a short cut hair and even lon,...More
[10LINE] Actor Jang Geun-seok
Clockwise from top center: actress Lee Yoon-ji, actress Ha Ji-won, actor Kang Ji-hwan, actress Park Shin-hye and actor Yoo Seung-ho [10Asia]
Jang Geun-seok From an early age, the world of entertainment was his workplace. He was surrounded only by adults. Even at a young age he made a lot of money and his wish was to have a "normal part-time job". He spent his teenage years as an 'idol' who acts.
Jang Han-na Child actress who played the role of Jeong Nan-jeong for SBS drama "Yeoincheonha". Jang Geun-seok played the role of Jeong's half-brother. Jang began his career in entertainment when he beat the odds of 1:25,000 to win first place in a beautiful child contest. However, his parents were not able to pay much attention to his career because they were busy with their fish farm business in Danyang in the North Chungcheong Province,...More
[10LINE] Actor Kang Dong-won
Clockwise from top center: actor Jo Han-seon, actor Won Bin, director Lee Myeong-se, director Choi Dong-hoon and actor Song Kang-ho [10Asia]
Kang Dong-won "Just talking about you is cool and you're handsome and all I can say is that I love you a lot. That's the truth". -from the movie "M". Being handsome is important but you need something more than just the looks. Just like actor Kang Dong-won. Ha Jung-hwa He was Kang Dong-won's physical education teacher from middle school. Kang wrote a letter thanking Ha in the magazine "Good Friend". When he was younger he was smart and athletic and he reached the height of 180cm after growing 25 cm during his middle school years,...More
Ko Hyeon-jeong, "Haeundae" win grand prize at PaekSang Arts Awards
Korean actress Ko Hyeon-jeong at the 46th PaekSang Arts Awards held at the National Theater of Korea on March 26, 2010. [Asia Economic Daily]
Top Korean actress Ko Hyeon-jeong and "Haeundae" producer Yoon Je-kyoon won the grand prize at the 46th PaekSang Arts Awards, held at the National Theater of Korea on Friday.
Ko claimed the top crown in the TV category for her portrayal of royal concubine Mi-shil in historical drama "Queen Seon-deok" while producer Yoon was awarded the same honor in the film category,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Stars all dressed for the red carpet!
Baek Sang Arts Awards best dresser is Kim Nam-joo!
This last week of March brought many stars on the red carpet for this Awards festival.
Many stars did not disappoint the fans for their beautiful looks.
Kim Nam-joo received 5 stars for her green dress. Her colorful look with trendy accessories made her look classy and glamorous.
Sin Se-kyeong has 4 stars for her one shoulder dress with a flower on her shoulder for a great colorful green point.
Son Ye-jin gor 4 stars for her feminine look with the orange one shoulder dress. She looks sophisticated and bright!
Ko Hyeon-jeong wore a simple black tube dress with the sexy see through look. Seon Woo-seon wore a bold necklace with her blac,...More
[ChanMi's drama news] Sequel to "Iris" cast?
Greatest drama for this year, "IRIS" will be having its sequel "ATHENA" coming soon. There was a rumor that Ha Ji-won was picked for the new main character!
However, the company and the drama staff say nothing is determined.
All that is known is that she got the synopsis for the drama and was reading it over. She had finished the film, "Closer to Heaven" and had free time that many thought she would,...More
Korean films, stars nominated for U.S. Green Globe Awards
Korean movie "Thirst" and "Mother - 2009" [CJ Entertainment]
Some of the biggest names in the South Korean film industry, as well as its most noted productions, have been nominated in multiple categories at this year's Hollywood-based Green Globe Film Awards.
According to the event's official webpage, a number of Korea's top movie stars and films will compete in this year's "International Film Awards Theme: Asia" segment of the event which recognizes movies, actors and directors in the Eastern region of the globe.
Noteworthy nominees include Song Kang-ho for film "Thirst", Ha Jeong-woo for "Take Off" and Kim Myeong-min for "Closer to Heaven" in the category for best international actor,...More
SBS Reveals New 'Family' Line-up
By Han Sang-hee
The final line-up for the second season of the popular show "Family Outing" (SBS) has been revealed.
The first season garnered fans with stars including top comedian and host Yoo Jae-seok and singers,...More
'Mother - 2009' Sweeps Blue Dragon Awards
Best film in the 30th Blue Dragon Film Awards on Wednesday went to "Mother - 2009" directed by,...More
'Closer to Heaven' Couple Win Best Acting Nods
By Lee Hyo-won
Kim Myeong-min and Ha Ji-won, who starred as a marri,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Blue Dragon Film Awards brings celebs to the red carpet
Every end of year season, the film festivals become a hot event for all the celebrities!
Here, actresses like Kim Hye-soo, Choi Kang-hee, Son Ye-jin, Oh Yeon-seo, Ha Ji-won, Park Sol-mi, Yoo Seon, Choo Ja-hyeon, Kang Ye-won, Lee Si-yeong, Seon Woo-seon, Kim Ha-neul, Han Ye-seul,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Kim Myeong-min and Ha Ji-won awarded
Actor Kim Myeong-min, and Ha Ji-won were awarded the Blue Dragon Film Awards Male-Female Main Character Award!
The event has been MCed by Kim Hye-soo and Lee Beom-soo.
The film that they were awarded for was "Closer to Heaven" where Kim was a Lou Gehrigs disease patient. And Ha was the,...More
Ha Ji-won Wins 1st Best Actress Award
By Cathy Rose A. Garcia
Popular actress Ha Ji-won collected her first Best Actress award at the 5th University Film Festival of,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Congratulations to Ha Ji-won!
Ha Ji-won, 11 years after her debut has been nominated for her first Best Actress Award!
She has been at the 5th Korean University Films Festival where she has been awarded the Best Actress Award in the specific ceremony titled, "This Year's Movie Star".
Her debut film has been "Truth of Dare" in 1998.
Ha has been highly praise,...More
Grand Bell Film Fest Puzzles Movie Fans
By Han Sang-hee
Movie fans may have highly anticipated the 46th Grand Bell (Daejong) Film Festival, which took place Friday in southern Seoul, but the outcome of the event was unexpected.
The festival's award ceremony had many shaking their heads, as some of the most successfu,...More
Koo Hye-seon, Won Bin and Lee Min-ho join forces for 'Good Downloader Campaign'
Top starts such as Koo Hye-seon, Lee Min-ho, Im Soo-jeong and Won Bin team up t,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Kang Hye-jeong and Tablo married!
Epic High's Tablo and actress Kang Hye-jeong have said their vows.
The two had their wedding for which many stars came to congratulate them!
The stars were director Park Chan-wook, Kim Seon-ah, Eom Ji-won, Ha Ji-won, Ahn Seong-gi, Ryoo Deok-hwan, Kong Hyo-jin, Im Ha-ryong, and more!,...More
Nominees for Grand Bell Awards Stir Controversy
The Grand Bell (Daejong) Awards, a prestigious film award in Korea, have stirred controversy yet again. The list of Best Leading Actress nominees that was announced October 21 includes Kim Gyoo-ri-I (",...More
High expectation on 'Good Downloader' campaign
Actor Ahn Seong-gi and Park Joong-hoon became co-chairman of 'Good Downloader' campaign committee. They teamed up with Korea's popular actors and actresses who promote the campaign ag,...More
15 English-Subtitled Korean Films 'for Sale'
By Lee Hyo-won
The Seoul government is offering foreign moviegoers a chance to enjoy the latest Korean films with foreign subtitles at a discounted price. Cinema Week continues through Saturday at major theater chains in the city as part of Seoul Grand Sale 2009.
Busan Film Fest Highlights Anti-Piracy
By Lee Hyo-won
BUSAN ― South Korea may be one of the largest film markets in the world, ranking within the top 10 list in terms of ticket sales revenue and audience size, and,...More
One of Asia's Largest Int'l Film Festival Kicks Off in Busan
One of Asia's largest film events… the Pusan International Film Festival kicked off at the Suyoungman Yacht Marina in Korea's southeastern port city of Busan on Thursday.
With more than a hundred star-studded celebrities and filmmakers in attendance… the night was filled with glitz and glam, excite,...More
Stars Fall Upon Haeundae for Busan Film Festival
By Lee Hyo-won
The red carpet is ready to be unrolled for the opening tonight of the 14th Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival (PIFF).
Haeundae Beach in the southern port city will sizzle with the longest ever lineup of 355 films from 70 countries and a VIP guest list fea,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Ha Ji-won in shiny pants!
Ha Ji-won has been in the HIGHCUT magazine's photoshoot. She is getting of the van and is meeting the paparazzi with a bright smile.
She has been in the movie "Haeundae" recently and is back again through "Closer to Heaven".
The title of this shoot is "Paparazzi Time - HA JI,...More
'Closer' Doesn't Get Close Enough
By Lee Hyo-won
Director Park Jin-pyo had moviegoers reaching for the Kleenex in the romantic tearjerker ",...More
[ChanMi's star news] Stars at "Closer to Heaven" premier!
"Closer to Heaven" premier has been on the 15th.
Many stars have come to watch the film and to support it!
The main stars are Kim Myeong-min as the Lou Gehrig's disease patient and Ha Ji-won, the patient's wife. This movie will be released on September 24th in all theaters around Korea.,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Stars transform into patients!
Brown Eyed Girls singer, Son Ga-in is also transforming into a patient in "Closer to Heaven" movie for which Kim Myeong-min has lost 20 kg to look like a Lou Gehrig patient.
Son is an idol singer but has gained 8 kg and is weawring no makeup for her debut film! What courage for such a transformation!
Her character wanted to be a figure skater, however because of an accident during her practice, she has become,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Good Downloader Campaign
All the top stars have come together for this commercial!
They are promoting paid downloads, in other words no illegal downloading!
The stars are Kim Tae-hee, Kim Joo-hyeok, Kim Ha-neul, Park Joong-hoon, Song Kang-ho, Sin Min-ah, An Seong-ki, Uhm Jung-hwa, Jang Dong-gun,...More
[ChanMi's movie news] Kim Myeong-min's passion for acting?
"Closer to Heaven" starring Kim Myeong-min has released a teaser trailer for ths film. The fans are shocked to see Kim's body so skinny and frail!
The actor has lost so much weight to fit the role and look like a patient. To see Kim like this shows how much Kim has a passion for this film acting as a patient with Lou Gehrig Disease. He has lost 20kg!
He is 180cm and was 72kg just until,...More
Hard Work Is Everything for Ha Ji-won
The success of the film "Haeundae", which became only the fifth movie in Korean film history to attract over 10 million viewers just 33 days,...More
Kim Myeong-min Struggles after Losing 20 kg
"I needed to focus more on portraying feelings in the latter part of the movie, but I was unable to concentrate on acting because I was exhausted".
[ChanMi's take] Pointy shoulders look best on...?
Ha Ji-won and Koo Hye-seon are wearing an all black fashion.
But that's not all, they are wearing blazers with pointy shoulders!
Ha is wearing the pointy shouldered blazer at the "Closer to Heaven" press meeting.
Koo is wearing this at the Jecheon International Music and Film Festival as one of the MCs!
Who looks better in this?
Ha Ji-won or Koo Hye-seon?,...More
Kim Myeong-min Sheds 20 Kilos for Role
By Lee Hyo-won
Constantly transforming, from a callous doctor to a feisty conductor, Kim Myeong-min is an actor with many,...More
[ChanMi's movie news] Ha Ji-won releasing a new film
Ha Ji-won is at a press conference promoting her new film, "Closer to Heaven". She is one of the main characters in this human drama film that will bring tears and wave of emotions. It is about a man who has the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, which is a very vicious disease.,...More
'Haeundae' Attracts 10 Mil. Audience
By Han Sang-hee
More than 10 million viewers have now watched the big-budget disaster film "Haeundae" since its release o,...More
'Haeundae' Hits 7-Million-Viewer Mark
By Chung Ah-young
Local summer blockbuster "Haeundae", directed by,...More
'Haeundae' Set to Top 7 Million Viewers
Ticket sales for "Haeundae", a mega-hit disaster movie, are expected to surpass 7 million Sunday.
The big-budget action film, portraying a,...More
Long Awaited Tsunami Movie "Haeundae" about to Hit Korea
For what maybe the longest possible wait for an internationally released movie to hit its own shores, "Haeundae" is about to be released in K,...More
'Haeundae' Manages to Be Entertaining
By Lee Hyo-won
The anticipated summer blockbuster "Haeundae" is like a blushing bride, wearing something new, something o,...More
[ChanMi's movie news] Ha Ji-won vs Sin Min-ah
Actress Ha Ji-won and Sin Min-ah will bring new wave of summer fun!
Ha Ji-won's new film "Haeundae" will be released this 23rd where she comes out as the hard working Busan Sister-in-law. We have seen her in Hwangjin-i with sophisticated and highnosed woman of art but now, she is a woman in Busan running a sushi restaurant illegally after losing her father to an accident.
Every film Ha tries, she is a very different character. This time she has challenged herself to a Busan dialect and Busan woman's personality traits.
She costarrs with Seol Kyeong-koo but is praised for her good work from staff.
Meanwhile, Sin Min-ah's new film,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Ha Ji-won enjoys her 31st birthday
Actress Ha Ji-won has enjoyed her 31st with her fans.
Ha Ji-won held a small sports day with her fans at a park on her birthday. The fans came in their sportswear to enjoy a day playing games and sports with their favorite star.
They sweat together and ate ice cream together having fun.
The fans surprised Ha with a surprise talent show for her which made Ha cry.,...More
Summer Action Flicks Are Coming
By Lee Hyo-won
Every summer, big budget Hollywood movies flow in, and many worry about the potential threat to homegrown films. Recent trends, however, suggest that competition is healthy.
"The fact that such a comparison (between national and international franchises) is even,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Stars come to congratulate Seol and Song!
Many stars have come to celebrate and congratulate the newly weds, Seol Kyeong-gu and Song Yoon-ah!
Don't the stars look so happy and festive, also?
Here is Uhm Jung-hwa, Kim Hee-seon, Ryoo Seung-beom, Kong Hyo-jin, Lee Deok-hwa, Kang Hye-jeong, Ha Ji-won, Son Ye-jin, Han Hye-jin, Park Yong-ha, Kim Yoon-jin, and more of the top stars!,...More
CJ Ent. Makes Waves at HK FILMART
The film sales arm of Korean major CJ Entertainment did brisk business at the Hong Kong FIILMART, closing deals on a slew of titles including pre-sales for its big-budget disaster film "Haeundae" going to Indonesia's VSG for rights over Mala,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Ha Ji-won in love with Kim Myeong-min in a new film!
Actress Ha Ji-won is in the new film, "Closer to Heaven" with actor Kim Myeong-min who recently was in "Beethoven Virus".
The two stars will be acting to be in love in this traditional melodramatic romance film.
Ha was interviewed in the Marie Claire magazine's March edition.
Ha confessed that to act perfectly, she has to literally fall in love with the opposing character. She becomes the character. What a professional!,...More
"Hwangjin-i" a Huge Hit in Japan
KBS historical drama "Hwangjin-i", starring talented Ha Ji-won, is winning over Japan,...More
PARK Jin-pyo casts KIM Myeong-min
Kim Myeong-min will star in Park Jin-pyo's "Closer to Heaven" (Nae Sarang Nae Gyeote, English translation: "my love b,...More
[ChanMi's movie news] Kim Myeong-min in "Closer to Heaven".
He has recently been in "Beethoven Virus" where he was a maestro.
Kim Myeong-min has been casted for the new film "Closer to Heaven" ("My Love Beside Me") which kwon Sang-woo has been casted before and stepped down from the position.
This film is about a man who has the Lugh Gehrig disease and his sacrificial lover. This is by the same director who made the movie "You are my Sunshine" four years ago.
Kim will be Jong-woo who has a lot of humor as well as great pride. He is a charismatic man who is active in expressing his love for his girlfriend. Kim will be the patient who will be fighting ths disease, it will be a heart moving film.,...More
Kim Myeong-min Replaces Kwon Sang-woo in Film
By Cathy Rose A. Garcia
Actor Kim Myeong-min, star of the hit drama ",...More
[ChanMi's movie news] Kwon Sang-woo's first sad movie
After "Fate", this movie, "More Than Blue" will be his most recent challenge.
This story is written by a poet, Won Tae-yeon and produced by Kim Jho Kwang-soo who also produced, "More Than Blue" and "Unstoppable Marriage".
After the chaos about quitting on another movie "My Love Beside Me" ("Closer to Heaven")costarring with Ha Ji-won, he has taken a break and is challenged to a new film.
This film will be released next year March and also released in Japan.,...More
KBS Drama 'Hwang-jin-i' to Premiere in New York
The New York premiere of the KBS drama series "Hwang-jin-i", starring actress Ha Ji-won, will be held at the Korea Society in Manhattan, New York,...More
CHA Tae-hyeon returns with comedy
Cha Tae-hyeon's next film Gwasok Scandal (English translation: ",...More
YOO Ji-tae and LEE Yeon-hee in romantic film
Director Ryoo Jang-ha is adapting the popular internet manwha (Korean equivalent of Japanese manga) Soonjeong Manwha by,...More
Power and Beauty - KBS's 'Hwangjin-i' - Monthly Screening Series
The blockbuster TV Drama from Korea
Monthly Screening Series
November 2008 – February 2009 at The Korea Society
In an age when women were treated as if they were invisible, ",...More
[ChanMi's star news] Kwon Sang-woo's trouble between two companies
kwon Sang-woo has revealed his reasons for cancelling the contract for the new movie "My Love Beside Me" ("Closer to Heaven").
He said that he regrets to say that he will not be in the new movie. He has been excited to work with his friend, Ha Ji-won as the costar and now, he is just sorry for the way things turned out to be. He said that he has even started to lose weight for the new movie by riding the cycling around the Han River at night.,...More
[ChanMi's movie news] Kwon Sang-woo breaks agreement to star in new movie, "My Love Beside Me"("Closer to Heaven")
What has made the top star kwon Sang-woo to cancel the contract for the new movie?
The new film has greatly excited fans all over Asia because it will be his first film after his wedding and costarring with Ha Ji-won.
The film was to be filmed next month and has been agreed upon with other stars. But, the situation has changed completely stopping all the preparations. It was only a few days ago that Kwon had told the director that he will do his best filming this movie, and now he is telling a different story! The costars are very surprised at this deicision.,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Rain's new music video stars Rain and Ha Ji-won!
Click to see the pictures!
The new teaser video for the new album andmusic video was released!
Aren't you excited? Rain's is coming back as an singer!
The music video is also going to be a hit because Ha Ji-won is the female character!,...More
Rain's 5th Album Teaser to Be Released
A teaser music video of the hottest K-pop star Rain's fifth album will be released on Thursday, October 2nd.,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Son Tae-yeong returns to work right after wedding!
Son Tae-yeong had her beautiful, special, and memorable day of her life... marriage to kwon Sang-woo!
But on the 30th, she will leave for Thailand alone! Since the couple has already shared their honeymoon in England before wedding, Son is leaving for a commercial film.
There were rumors that she might be drawing back,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Kwon Sang-woo and Son Tae-yeong shed tears of joy throughout their wedding
Receiving much blessings from friends and families, kwon Sang-woo and Son Tae-yeong couple promise to be beside each other forever. This afternoon, kwon Sang-woo was greeting his parents and his in-laws when he started to shed tears. He is grateful for his mother who raised him alone after his father died.
Son also shed tears greeting and hugging her parents and in-laws as their new daughter. This day, singer Hwang-bo received the bride's bouquet and popular ballad artist Jo Seung-mo sang "You Raise Me Up" for the new couple.,...More
[Festival] The 2008 Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) from October 9-19 in Honolulu
The event will open with the U.S. premiere of "The Divine Weapon" from director,...More
[ChanMi's movie news] Kwon Sang-woo and Ha Ji-won in a melodramatic movie
The two stars, kwon Sang-woo and Ha Ji-won will be starring in a melodramatic movie together!
This new movie is titled, "My Love Beside Me" ("Closer to Heaven").
Kwon is acting as a man who is suffering insomnia in his limited life span while his love acted by Ha Ji-won will be by his side loving and caring for him until the end.,...More
Chungmuro Film Festival Invites Top Stars
Korea's top film stars will grace the 2nd Chungmuro International Film Festival in Seoul, which is slated to open on September 3rd. The opening ceremony will be held at the Korea National Theater Wedn,...More
"Rough Cut" Ready for September Release
Director JANG Hun, a new protégé of maverick auteur Kim Ki-duk, will see his feature debut,...More
[ChanMi's movie news] Uhm Jung-hwa in the new movie "Haeundae"
Costarring with Ha Ji-won and Seol Kyeong-gu in the movie "Haeundae", Uhm Jung-hwa returns to the movie screens after a year.,...More
Ha Ji-won's 'Hwangjin-i ' to Air on NHK's Landwave Channel in Oct
"Hwangjin-i ", a history drama series on KBS 2TV starring Ha Ji-won, will be broadcas,...More
[ChanMi's drama news] "Hwangjin-i" to be aired on a Japanese channel
Drama "Hwangjin-i" starring Ha Ji-won will be aired in Japan starting this October 11th.
"Hwangjin-i" has gained much popularity in 2006.,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Ha Ji-won's transformation into a career woman Barbie doll
She came to the 7th Mishangjen Short-Films Festival. Ha Ji-won showed up with Kim Joo-hyeok, Kim Hye-na, and Cha Soo-yeon as the guest judges.,...More
Daejong Film Fest Showcases Trends
By Lee Hyo-won
South Korea's esteemed 45th Daejong (Grand Bell) Film Festival held in southern Seoul, showcased the latest local box office trends, with its stronghold of original thrillers, stylistic period pieces and experimental projects. While superstars grabbed the limelight,...More
'Kang Cheol-jung' Seol Kyeong-gu, next work is 10 billion won project "Haeundae"
Seol Kyeong-gu has returned in seven years as detective Kang Chul-joong in,...More
Eugene Selected as PiFan Spokesmodel
Actress and former K-Pop artist, Eugene (Yoo Jin), has been selected to be the "PiFan Lady" by the organizational committee of the 12th Puchon Inter,...More
Stars' How To – Pretty women like exercising
It is the last week of May, and from next week, it will be officially summer.
If you are one who is overwhelmed with revealing clothing, increase the volume and focus on the screen.
Advice we get from stars! This week's Star How To is stars' weight control techniques.
The basics of exercise,...More
Ha Ji-won, Prime Minister Award for Ministry for Health, Welfare, and Family Affairs
Ha Ji-won attended the '2008 Family Month Event', and was the only entertainer who received the award. Her management company, Well-made Star M sa,...More
Ha Ji-won comes back with 8 billion won (US$ 8 million) project
In the midst of sighs that there are no more females in leading roles, Ha Ji-won will challenge this.
Child actors' salaries... 'Boss ! I'm not jealous'
Ten minutes, 10000 ~ 41940 won ($US 10~42); stars get 1 million won per episode ($US 1000)
"Don't look down on us because we're young".
The smallest peppers are the spiciest. You can't look down on kids. Child actors are treated almost as well as top stars. Some are,...More
[THE HIGH TIDE OF THE KOREAN WAVE(33)] Whetting U.S. appetite for Korean TV dramas
In the last few years, Korean films, TV dramas and pop music have become immensely popular abroad, a phenomenon known as the Korean Wave. This is the 33rd in a series of essays by a select group of sc,...More
Jang Dong-gun – Kim Tae-hee, Top guy, girl to meet on Black Day
In a poll of top male and female entertainers to spend Black Day with, Jang Dong-gun and Kim Tae-hee placed first.
Hite Beer Premium Stout held a poll on their homepage and 1701 male,...More
Local Epic Dramas to Air in Japanese Homes
By Han Sang-hee
Japanese fans have been loyal to Korean dramas ever since the successful "Winter Sonata" (2002), starring Bae Yong-joon, visiting the filming,...More
Star siblings, different as sun and shade
If there is shade, there is also a sunny spot. The entertainment industry also has its share of light and shade. It is especially prominent where siblings are both in the industry.
Most of the time,...More
Ha Ji-won - Hyeon Bin, Honorary Civil Volunteer Service for a Day at a Tax Office
Twenty-eight entertainers serve in tax business in celebration of "Taxpayer Day"
Ha Ji-won and Hyeon Bin will be serving as the chief at a tax office on the 4th.
On the 2nd, the National,...More
New Movies: Vantage Point, Fool's Gold, Rambo & More
We begin with "Vantage Point".
Eight strangers put their heads together to dig up the truth behind an assassination attempt on the US president.
Dennis Quaid and Matthew Fox star as Secret Service agents.
Together with the agents an American tourist who filmed the event a TV news producer and oth,...More
[Special Report] Is there a limit to the stars' guarantees?
Recently, the Minister of Culture and Arts, Yoo In-Chun's private property was revealed to be over 14 billion-won. Some said that he had gained too much wealth, but he thinks otherwise. He said, "These are all from my 30 years of acting career. Some may think I have too much private wealth, but look,...More
HA Ji-won and CHA Tae-hyeon chase the winter blues away
"BA:BO" (Babo) tells a warm tale set in a village during a winter. The feel-good film's line-up includes the popular actors,...More
"Once upon a Time" ideal to start the Lunar New Year
Director Jeong Yong-ki's "Once upon a Time" topped the Lunar New Year holiday box office, closely followed by "Forever the Moment" and ",...More
Local Epic TV Dramas Going Global
By Kwon Mee-yoo
As more Korean soap operas are sold abroad, hallyu, or the Korean wave, is now spreading beyond Asia to European countries as well. In particular, Korean epic dramas are gaining popularity around the world.
MBC's "Jewel in the Palace" (",...More
CHA Tae-hyeon is a fool for HA Ji-won
Director Kim Jeong-kwon will next bring a drama with comical touches starring Ha Ji-won and Cha Tae-hyeon. The film is titled "More
KBS TV Drama "Hwangjin-i" to Air in Japan
The KBS TV drama "Hwangjin-i" starring actress Ha Ji-won will air in Japan in April.
Cha, Ha To Bring Tears, Laughter
By Lee Hyo-won
As Spring draws near, star actors Cha Tae-hyeon and Ha Ji-won will warm up the season with director's,...More
Trend in 2007 box-office success in Korean film industry, "The naming value of a star and the number of audience are in inverse proportion"
"What is the interrelationship between the naming value of a star and the number of audience?"
In conclusion, the interrelationship is inverse proportion according to the trend in 2007 box-office success in Korean film industry. Among the 100 movies released this year, only 4 movies had more than,...More
U.S. Remakes "Sex is Zero"
Korean student sex comedy "Sex is Zero" will be remade by the studio Poststar2Finish in the U.S.; Popstar2Finish is known for its television series CSI. The two parties are still negotiating about the,...More
Disaster Movie in the Works
In a joint-venture with U.S.-based Polygon Entertainment, Korean production company Doosabu Film is in the development stage for what will be South Korea's first disaster film. Titled,...More
Actress Ha Ji-won Helps Low-Income Youths
Actress Ha Ji-won has been helping the needy, including low-income youths, for the past year.
The Gangnam branch of Healthy Family Support Cent,...More
Actress Helps Poor, Handicapped Kids
By Han Sang-hee
Korean actress Ha Ji-won, renowned for her role in the,...More
Ha Honored as Best Actress at Golden Chest
Actress Ha Ji-won who played the lead in the KBS drama 'Hwangjin-i' received the Best,...More
'Hwangjin-i' Ha Ji-won wins Golden Chest Prizes Best Actress Award
KBS announced on the 5th that Ha Ji-won who played the role of "Hwangjin-i" in the KB,...More
YOO Ha's Project at Tokyo Project Gathering
Yoo Ha's new project "A Frozen Flower" and Min Gyoo-dong's,...More
Park Hyo-joo, first lead role in 6 years after debut through "Byul Soon Geom"
She is said to have debuted 6 years ago, but went rather unnoticed until the MBC drama series 'Air City' which ended in July.
Hallyu Expo, Dong Bang Shin Ki
The 'FACE in Japan Premium Event' was held at the Tokyo Dome in Japan on the 14th as part of the Hallyu Expo. The event featured Lee Dong-geon, Eom Tae-woong,,...More
'Forever, Asian Star Culture Expo In Japan' Opens in Tokyo
The opening ceremony for the second FACE In Japan:Forever, Asian Star Culture Expo In Japan, was held in grandeur on the 1st at the Tokyo Dome City Freedom Hall. This expo is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy, and the Korean National Tour,...More
Korean Stars To Visit Japan in August
Well-known Korean stars with large fan bases in Japan will travel to Tokyo in August. The Japanese sports daily Nikkan Sports reported that a number of famous Korean stars are scheduled to appear at the two-day "FACE in Japan Premium Event" at the Tokyo Dome on August 14th and 15th. The event is par,...More
"Sex is Zero" Sequel Announced
A sequel of the 2002 comedy "Sex Is Zero" is planned to be released at the end of the year. Im Chang-jeong will return as the male protagonist, but,...More
Korean Films in NY Asian Film Fest
This year's New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) features a spate of prominent Korean films and runs from June 22nd to July 8th. Now in its 6th year, the festival selects 30 top Asian films to screen along with three programs of award winning shorts taken from Korea's very own Mise-en-Scene's Genre,...More
Korean Film Deals at the Cannes Market
Cineclick Asia pre-sold Kim Jee-woon's "The Good, the Bad, the Weird" to France (ARP) and the UK (Tartan). Tartan also secured the UK and US rights for,...More
Song Hye-kyo, "Hwangjini only held one man in her heart".
Song Hye-kyo's Hwangjini was majestic. During a time where social rank determined all, she ridiculed society amidst falling from the top to low,...More
Rain Becomes First K-Pop Star to Perform at Tokyo Dome
By Cathy Rose A. Garcia
Korean pop star Rain wowed nearly 40,000 fans at a concert at the Tokyo Dome on Friday evening, becoming the,...More
Shocking Selection Of Uprising Actress Lee Ji-ah To Star As Bae Yong-joon's Woman
The upcoming drama "The Legend" which is scheduled to air starting June 25th has finally revealed the female actress for the role that will be opposite to,...More
"Hwangjin-i" Advances to Monte Carlo TV Festival
The KBS TV2 miniseries "Hwangjin-i" starring actress Ha Ji-won has advanced to the ma,...More
Top Movie Star Jo In-seong Dropped From University
By Chung Ah-young
Top actor Jo In-Seong has been expelled from Dongguk University as he failed to meet the school's attendanc,...More
Actor Donates 10 Mil. Won
Actor So Ji-sub, who will be discharged Friday, donates money for underprivileged kids in Mapo-gu in northern Seoul.
By Cathy Rose A. Garcia
Ha Ji-won to Hold Fan Meeting in Japan
Actress Ha Ji-won, well known for her roles in the movies "Love So Divine" and "<,...More
Song Hye-kyo Sheds Cute Image for Gisaeng Role
The producers of "Hwangjin-y - Movie - 2007" on Monday released several still photos from director,...More
Stars Are Late Bloomers
By Kim Tae-jong
It's graduation season. Students receive a bunch of flowers, take pictures with friends or throw their mortarboards into the air.
Many celebrities can also be seen at graduation ceremonies. But one of the major differences between their time in school and that o,...More
Actresses Dominate on Big Screen
By Kim Tae-jong
The stars of actresses are shining brighter than those of their male counterparts in local films.
It's not only their physical beauty, but also the range of different characters they play that have been attracting moviegoers and better box office results.
Old Partners Team Up in New Film
By Kim Tae-jong
Actress Ha Ji-won, who played Hwang Jin-i, a kisaeng, in a recent hit television drama, is about to show her tough side. In ",...More
Korean Stars in Hollywood
As Hollywood remakes of Korean films gained attention in 2006, the year 2007 is gearing up to showcase the growing visibility of Korean acting talent in American productions. Most notably, actor Park Joong-hoon (",...More
Can the Korean Wave Crash Hollywood?
The Korean pop-culture wave has swept Asia. Now what? The challenges to Korean stars continue, and their next target is the heart of the international movie market, Hollywood. Park Joong-hoon,,...More
Broadcasters Award Top-Rated Dramas
By Chung Ah-young
Major broadcasters wrapped up the year with awards ceremonies.
Veteran actress Han Hye-sook, who starred in the SBS drama "Love in Heaven",...More
Arirang Surveys Popularity of Korean Celebrities
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We at Arirang just recently conducted a global survey on the popularity of Korean celebrities.
The survey in mid-December asked 775 people from 46 countries with whom they'd like to watch the first sunrise of the new year.
Topping the female chart were actresses,...More
[YEAR-END REVIEW]Looking back on Korean culture scene
Popsters go solo to ride Korean Wave
One of the most conspicuous phenomena of 2006 was the "going-solo" trend among former boy band and girl band members. In fact, this year's K-pop scene has been crowded with what seems like an endless procession of "first solo albums".
Duelist in Egyptian Cinemas
Director Lee Myeong-se's "Duelist" (2005) is the first Korean film to enjoy a releas,...More
[HERALD INTERVIEW]Actor Lee Seo-jin seeks versatility
Korean Wave star Lee Seo-jin reminisces about his college days when acting in front of friends who were making amateur short films.
Hwangjin drama exported to four countries, including China
Hwangjin-i (written by Yoon Seon-Joo and directed by Kim Cheol-gyoo), KBS 2TV's drama that has captured 20% of the viewing audience and is still growing in popularity, has recently be,...More
Drama Hwangjin-i Exported to Asia
The KBS 2TV drama Hwangjin-i (Drama), which has recently begun airing successfully, has been exported to four Asian nations. KBS Media said Friday that it concluded deals to sell the historical drama to China, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.,...More
'Hwang Jin-i boom' sheds light on role, life of 'gisaeng'
Given the already established role of "gisaengs", or female entertainers, in the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), one can easily draw the idea that they existed to entertain "yangbans", or aristocrats, of the Confucian system.
This prevailing description of gisaengs, however, has recently been replace,...More
Kisaeng Revisited in Modern Dramas, Musicals and Films
By Chung Ah-young
"Kisaeng", Korean female entertainers, often called "haeohwa", a flower that listens and talks, are a growing motif in Korean entertainment.
Kisaeng, renowned for sensual feminimity and intelligence, were versatile entertainers similar to the Japanese "geisha",...More
Ha Ji-won Speaks Up for Chosun-Era Gisaeng
It isn't until the setting sun makes the shadows grow long on the set of "Hwang Jin-I", the KBS 2 historical drama that took a staggering 20 percent of the viewing rate at its debut, that,...More
Drama 'Hwangjin-i' makes strong start
The first episode of "Hwangjin-i", a historical drama by broadcaster KBS, garnered a viewing rate of 20.1 percent in its debut Wednesday, according to a survey by TNS Media Korea.
The primetime drama features actress,...More
Ha Ji-won's Beauty to Brighten Walls in Cannes
The giant, strikingly beautiful face of Ha Ji-won will adorn walls all over Cannes during the international audiovisual content market show MIPCOM,...More
New drama Hwangjin-i demonstrates impact of 'Cultural Archetype Syndrome'
Making full use of the 'Kisaeng culture in the Joseon period', 'traditional accessories', and the 'drinking culture'
KBS's new Wednesday and Thursday drama, "Hwangjin-i" (written by Yoon Seon-joo and directed by,...More
Ha Ji-won's Agonizing Road to Period Drama
Ha Ji-won to Play Famous Chosun-Era Entertainer
The actress Ha Ji-won came close to despair while practicing the wide range of skills needed for her role as "Hwang Jin-I", a famous Chosun-,...More
Ha Ji-won to Play Famous Chosun-Era Entertainer
Ha Ji-won will be taking on the title role in the upcoming KBS miniseries "Hwang Jin-I", about a famous Chosun-era gisaeng or female entertainer. The first episode will be shown on Oct. 11.
"After looking at a lot of top stars for the role, we,...More
LEE Myeong-se to Direct Horror Melodrama
Director LEE Myeong-se's next project is a horror melodrama titled M. The production was part of the Film Market at the Cannes Film Festival. The story is about a man struggling to remember something important, a woman who is unrecognized by,...More
“Duelist” Ranked Disappointing 19th at French Box Office
The Korean movie "Duelist" directed by Lee Myeong-se ranked no higher than 19th during the first week of its wide release in France, unprecedented for a Korean movie.
The U.S. box o,...More
Second wave of Korean top stars crossing over to Japan
Even before the heat of Yomiuri Giants slugger Lee Seung-yeop's bat cooled off, Tokyo Dome hummed with over 40,000 fans waiting for Korean actor Lee Byung-hun, fondly known as "Byonsama" in Japan.
Sporting a gent look in white suit, punctu,...More
Kang Dong-won, Ha Ji-won Promote Film "Duelist" in Japan
Two next-generation hallyu stars, actor Kang Dong-won and actress Ha Ji-won, gave a press interview at the Teikoku Hotel in Hibiya, Tokyo on Apr. 17 to promote the film ",...More
Film "Duelist" to Be Screened in France, Japan
The film "Duelist" (2005) starring Kang Dong-won, Ha Ji-won and,...More
Actress Ha Ji-won Praised in France as "Pearl of Asia"
Actress Ha Ji-won has been praised by Europeans as a "pearl of Asia".
The film "Duelist" (2005) directed by Lee Myeong-se recei,...More
Domestic Movies With English Subtitles
At 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday
Samsung Raeminan Cultural Center
This charity movie session will screen the touching human drama, "Running Boy". ("Marathon") Directed by Jeong Yoon-chzol, the film revolves around Cho-wo,...More
Film "Love So Divine" Tops Oricon Chart of Japan
The popularity of actor kwon Sang-woo, a hallyu star, is rising by the day.
According to data released by the Oricon Chart of Japan on Feb. 1, the collector's DVD edition of the film ",...More
"Sympathy for Lady Vengeance" wins Best Picture Award
The movie "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance" by director Park Chan-wook (produced by Moho Film) won the Best Picture and Best Actress Award (,...More
Actor Jang Earns Almost $7 Mln This Year
Actor Jang Dong-gun has earned almost seven million dollars this year.
His agent StarM Ent on Friday said in a regulatory filing that it paid Jang 6.79 billion won in income through the end of October.
Best known for his roles in the bl,...More
Live to Busan: Pusan International Film Festival
One of Asia's largest film events, the Pusan International Film Festival, which is simply known as PIFF, kicked off this evening in the southeastern city of Busan.
We are going to go live to Busan where our Sohn Hee-kyung is standing by.
AHN CHAK-HEE, ANCHOR: Hello Hee-kyung.
Tough Guys Are Gals, Bad Guys Are Angels in 'Duelist'
By Philip Dorsey Iglauer
Good girls seem to always fall for bad boys. But in the case of "Duelist", which is expected to make a stylish splash in theaters everywhere, Choson Kingdom policewomen seem to fall for the bedroom charms of hired assassins dressed in black.
Ha Ji-won named spokesperson for 1st New Zealand Film Festival
Actress Ha Ji-won has accepted an offer from the New Zealand Embassy to the Republic of Korea to act as a spokesperson for the 1st New Zealand Film Festival. Ha decided to take on the new responsibility despite her busy schedule in order to contr,...More
'Duelist' awash in dazzling visual effects
If you are an ardent fan of director Lee Myeong-se, "Duelist" is more than a must-see film at this point. After a six-year break since his 1999 hit ",...More
'Duelist' Tells of Love and Mystery in Choson Kingdom
By Kim Tae-jong
Lee Myeong-se, director of the 1999 hit action movie "Nowhere To Hide", is back with a period piece after a six-year hiatus. And it seems tha,...More
Korean detective movie, 'Duelist' gives green lights on entering the US film market
The movie, 'Duelist' gives green lights on entering the US market.
A spokesman of the 'Duelist' promotion agency, 'Yonghwain' said that US national TV, PBS broadcasted the ',...More
Korean period actioner 'Duelist' aims overseas
Korean director Lee Myeong-se's upcoming movie, the historical martial arts epic 'Duelist' is being planned to be introduced in the US. According to the promotion agency, the interview,...More
60 Korean dramas now go on air in Japan
A recent survey shows that over 60 Korean dramas are on TV in Japan. Prime time broadcasting is also known to be increasing.
According to the KOFACE (Korea Foundation for Asian Culture Exchange), total of 23 channels including terrestrial, local cable and satellite television present over 60 Kor,...More
"I Have Chi Coming Out of My Fingertips Now"
"I first met Dong-won and saw his sad eyes. And that was that", said director Lee Myung-se.
It didn't take long for actor Kang Dong-won (24) to be cast as the lead in,...More
'Duelist' Puts Rhythm Into Action in Period Film
By Kim Tae-jong
NAMYANGJU, Kyonggi Province - After a six year hiatus, the director of the 1999 detective action film "Nowhere To Hide" will tell another detective story set during the Choson Kingdom in his upcoming,...More
"Hallyu' Stars to Attend Kim Seung-woo and Kim Nam-joo's Wedding
The wedding of the two stars Kim Seung-woo and Kim Nam-joo will be held on May 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Vista Hall of the Sheraton Grand Walker Hill Hotel in Gwangjang-dong, Seoul, and is,...More
Ha Ji-won Receives Head Injury during Filming
Top-star Ha Ji-won severely injured her head on March 30 while filming an action scene of her new movie "Detective" in Yangsuri, Gyeonggi Province. She collided with a fellow actor during the scene and was rushed to the emergency room.
Korean movie 'Duelist' is sold with minimum guarantee $5 million
Korean movie 'Duelist' starring Ha Ji-won and Kang Dong-won, was sold with minimum guarantee $5 million (approximately 5.1 billion,...More
'Duelist' Sells Japanese Rights for $5 Million
Domestic film "Duelist", currently being filmed by director Lee Myeong-se, sold its Japanese distribution rights to the film importer Comstock at $5 million (5.1 billion won), the high,...More
Movie, "Daddy-long-legs" published as comic series
Daiwon CI recently published a comic book based on the movie Daddy-Long-Legs that began screening on January 13.
Both the movie and comic book are based on the heart-warming and special love story from a novel of the same title by,...More
by Eun-Ryung Chong
Cha Young-mi (played by Ha Ji-won) is a high school girl who was orphaned when young, yet courageously leads her life by working her way through school. One day, she gets a parcel from an unknown address. What she finds in t,...More
Diversity leads to string of roles
At first sight, actress Ha Ji-won seems to have a lot in common with the stubborn and proud woman she played in the SBS TV drama "What Happened in Bali".
"I will never tell you that I love you, because that's my last pride", her character decla,...More
`Divine' Tops Local Box Office
"Sinbu Suop (Love So Divine)", the local Romantic Comedy that tells of a relationship between a student of priesthood and a young woman, took the top spot at the weekend,...More
Film About Comfort Women to Be Made
Popular local actress Ha Ji-won will appear in a movie based on the experiences of comfort women, or Korean sex slaves for Japanese troops during World War II.
The movie, which is set to film from early next year, will have a production budget o,...More
'Love So Divine' embraces light romance
Forbidden Love can be the most passionate - and the most destructive. An affair between a priest and a young, beautiful girl is very likely to spark controversy in the Catholic Church. But "Love, So Divine", released nationwide yesterd,...More
Temptation Stays Sweet in `Love So Divine'
By Joon Soh
Given Korean melodramas' penchant for forbidden loves, the romantic comedy "Sinbu Suop (Love So Divine)" may have struck upon the perfect setup. For what could be more deliciously forbidden than a love st,...More
Korean Horror Movie "Phone" a Hit in Italy y.
Director Ahn Byung-ki's second horror movie was released in 235 Italian cinemas on May 14 and has advanced to second place on the Italian box office list in the first week.
This is the first time that a Korean movie has become a hit in Italy where Hollywood movies are strongly popular. "Phone" has,...More
Kwon Sang-woo Looks for Divine Love in Upcoming Movie
By Kim Tae-jong
TAEGU - A love story between a young man studying the priesthood and a tomboy who refuses to be baptized is the subject of a new local film.
"Sinbu Suob", tentatively titled "Love, So Divine" in English, stars two popular movie stars _,...More
Skyrocketing Screen Guarantees
by Gab-Sik Kim
The money is flowing in, but there is no one to act.
This is the current atmosphere at Choong Moo Ro (film district). According to the Bank of Korea, the movie industry's 2003 sales were some 3.7780 trillion won. This is a rapid growth with sales more than triple 1997's 1.257,...More