Actors with 'honey vocal cord' in their 20s/30s 2015/09/14, Source,
'Honey vocal cord' as in sweet voice is an important charming appeal for actors to have.
Attractive voice highlights emotions in acting by delivering them more vividly and makes audience focus more on his acting. The young actors in his 20s and 30s with the sweet voice as well as the charming look are 'perfect guys',...More
Actors' salary this year 2015/09/03, Source,
Curiosity rose for actors' pay after actresses' pay was released last month. We've updated the ranks from highest paid actors to the lowest.
According to studies, the gap between actors and actresses isn't that large. In case of the actors, they are more highly paid as they have a strong fan base all over the world. The prices of actors continuously rise but the actresses fill in the gaps with fashion and beauty advertisements. After actors make it big with dramas, they make more money off extracurricular events such as foreign fan meetings and such so they make extra profits,...More
So Ji-sub's relay meeting with 8,000 Japanese fans 2015/09/02, Source,
Actor So Ji-sub successfully finished his "2nd Asian Tour" with 8,000 or so Japanese fans.
So Ji-sub's 2nd Asian Tour, "Let's Go Together" started in Taiwan on the 25th of July through China, and Kobe and Tokyo in Japan. On the 28th of August, about 4,000 or so fans gathered at the Kobe International Hall and another 4,000 gathered at the Tokyo Naka Noseon Plaza on the 30th,...More
So Ji-sub looks uber-sexy in pictorial shoot 2015/04/16, Source,
Archimedes by Korea's largest multi-brand watch shop, Woorim FMG revealed 2015 Spring & Summer collection pictorial starring actor So Ji-sub.
The name of the watch, Deka Protector on So Ji-sub's wrist in the pictorial is from number ten in Greek representing infinite energy. The concept of the design is characterized by the integration of the strong manly image and the refined urban chic style,...More
So Ji-sub returns as a rapper 2014/06/23, Source,
Actor So Ji-sub's new single album "18 Years" is unveiling at last.
So Ji-sub's album "18 Years" with songs "Boy Go" and "Fantastic You" along with music video teasers were released on the 24th on online music sites. This is So Ji-sub's first come back after a year and a half hiatus from the music scene,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Master's Sun" Episode 17 (finale) 2013/10/07,
"Master's Sun" has completed it's run with no major snafus despite the extension. This finale was a solid bookend to the seventeen-episode run, but as a standalone episode, it was rather blasé. It tied up all loose ends and had neat, happy endings for all. The largest standing problem left to resolve in "Master's Sun" was Gong-shil's ability to see ghosts and how it would resolve. Would her ability disappear after her trip with Lee Chun-hee, or would she learn to live with it? It was an intriguing dilemma because it can be paralleled with real life. And true to real life, Gong-shil's ability did not disappear and she learned to live her life while seeing and helping ghosts. She even used the ability abroad to make money,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Master's Sun" Episode 16 2013/10/03,
"Master's Sun" has managed to power through the extension without losing too much steam. The story is rolling along, emotions are strongly felt and no character is left undeveloped. Around this time in a drama, the last few episodes, stories seem to stagnate and spin on their wheels as they wait for their finales. While "Master's Sun" was slower-paced throughout episode 16, it was full of juicy emotional development. Gong-shil is annoying in her insistence that she leave Joong-won to seek out the reason behind her ability to see ghost. However, her reasoning for wanting to leave is solid: she is terrified to hurt him again. These unilateral decisions are frustrating. There are two people in a relationship and decisions should be made after discussion,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Master's Sun" Episode 15 2013/09/28,
Tensions come to a head as Joong-won's past is finally sorted out and Gong-shil remains determined to live life independently of Joong-won. While Gong-shil wants to help him resolve the Hee-joo situation, she also is terrified to be involved with him. She doesn't want him to get hurt again. It's a decent reason to sacrifice a relationship and pretend that she doesn't care, but at the same time, noble idiocy is exasperating. The storyline involving Hee-joo's living sister is a bit pedantic. What is more interesting is the effect that the plot thread has on Joong-won, Gong-shil and Joong-won's secretary, Gwi-do. The living sister is actually the real Hee-joo and she framed her twin, Han-na, for the kidnapping,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Master's Sun" Episode 14 2013/09/26,
"Master's Sun" episode 14 is a veritable game of cat and mouse. Joong-won desperately attempts to catch avoidant Gong-shil and figure out the truth of their past relationship and the missing time in his memory. In her nobly idiotic attempt to keep him safe from her and her terrifying world, she repeatedly asks him to leave her be, but he doesn't. In fact, he is so persistent that he finally figures out how to regain his memory through a solution that seems a bit too convenient: he has to remember what he lost while he was a spirit. It would have been nice had the solution been more complicated. In any case, once Joong-won remembers, he refuses to let Gong-shil push him away anymore,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Master's Sun" Episode 13 2013/09/21,
Because of Cheosok, the autumn festival in Korea, "Master's Sun" only had one episode this week and will be extended to seventeen episodes. Extensions tend to hurt K-dramas in general. This worries me as well as the fact that there are an overabundance of K-drama tropes that came into play during this episode, which now have to be seen to their logical ends,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Master's Sun" Episode 12 2013/09/13,
The ending of this episode overshadows the rest of it: Joong-won is stabbed and killed while saving Gong-shil. Then his ghost comes to say he loves her before he disappears; Gong-shil is left sobbing on the ground. It is such a powerful and shocking ending that it's hard to recall the beauty of the Hong sisters' writing from before the death. It's even more surprising because this is the darkest path that they have ever taken in a drama. They killed the hero four episodes before the ending.,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Master's Sun" Episode 11 2013/09/12,
"Master's Sun" is one of the most refreshingly honest dramas out there. Despite the awkwardness that the characters feel, the way that the writing deals with love, relationships and emotions is forward and incredibly fun. There are weaknesses in the writing and that mostly has to do with the ghost plot threads. But the wonderful depth of the characters in the show more than makes up for it. In this episode, the ghost was the CEO of the competing mall. He his a secret for his entire life: he was a crossdresser. It's a touchy subject and like with the child abuse, the Hong sisters dealt with it quietly and tastefully. The dead CEO's son acknowledges his father's secret and accepts it, which allows his father's spirit to rest. Then he quietly hides the truth from an unaccepting society. It was a great way to bring up the subject, respect it and deal with it according to societal norms,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Master's Sun" Episode 10 2013/09/08,
Silence is the name of the game in episode 10 and it leads to a lot of misunderstandings. Rather than talk things out, the characters bottle things up and make assumptions, which leads to crossed wires, dialogue full of double entendres and moments full of intense chemistry. Joong-won has returned from China with a faux fiancée in tow. Poor Gong-shil, however, thinks the engagement is real and struggles to cope. She considers herself a burden on him and on his future, while he has no intentions of alleviating her anxiety. He instead tries to test her affections for her and seems sure that she does care for him,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Master's Sun" Episode 9 2013/09/05,
When the truth comes out it can be scary. Kang Woo learns Gong-shil's secret and it terrifies him. Joong-won figures out how he truly feels about Gong-shil and that petrifies him. While Kang Woo seems to accept the truth, Joong-won turns away from it - he gets engaged to another woman. It's a nice juxtaposition to explore between the male leads and one that can sustain through the remaining episodes. They need to choose to be courageous and accept fear and change. They have the choice to be courageous unlike Gong-shil, who is forced to face her fears everyday. Even so, the "safety zone" that Joong-won's touch provides allows Gong-shil to consider change. The truths that ghosts ask her to impart to the living no longer take priority in her life. She now chooses to help the ghosts and to start living her own life outside of fear,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Master's Sun" Episode 8 2013/08/31,
"Master's Sun" experienced a large shift in tone, which makes sense at this point in drama time. Usually episode 8 in a sixteen-episode drama brings about a big plot turn. It is also almost always one of the most unpredictable and uneven episodes in dramas because of the need to introduce the new idea that will sustain through the rest of the show. This episode was no exception. It teetered between the lame ghost-story-of-the-day, the developing romance between Joong-won and Gong-shil and focusing on unearthing the truth behind Joong-won's kidnapping,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Master's Sun" Episode 7 2013/08/30,
The Hong Sisters have a magical Touch when it comes to combining levity and gravity. This was the strongest episode by far because so much happened, and it was all clear, poignant and moved the story right along. The ghost of the day was in fact a trio of ghosts - abused and neglected children who died with a doll as their only companion. At first the ghostly trio seem to have nefarious intentions, but actuality, they are trying to band together with living children who suffer abuse so that they won't be alone. It is a beautiful thought. The doll is intensely creepy, but it has suffered along with the children and is just as battered as they are,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Master's Sun" Episode 6 2013/08/23,
The love quadrangle is in full swing and is hilariously funny in true Hong sisters fashion. They develop their characters along with the romance and the world that Gong-shil lives in through their signature witty repartee. Along with that we get a dose of horror, a lot of cute, and some wicked chemistry. The weakness of the show is still in the horror aspect, but even then they manage to make the ghost's situation highlight the beauty of the relationship the ghost left behind. This episode's ghost is a cameo from man's best friend who stayed loyal even in death to help his distraught master,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Master's Sun" Episode 5 2013/08/22,
"Master's Sun" continues to improve. The ghosts are becoming more interesting even though the way they involve themselves with Gong-shil is contrived. But the heart of the story lies with Gong-shil, Joong-won, Kang Woo and even airheaded Yi-ryeong who are developing into wonderful, zany, heartwarming characters.
Gong-shil is a constant source of amusement because she is always flirting with Joong-won and Kang Woo, but her intentions with each man are completely different. She physically needs Joong-won to live. Being with him allows her the most basic of human necessities: sleep,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Master's Sun" Episode 4 2013/08/16,
And here we have it, folks. A Hong sisters episode at its best. The story finally hit it's stride and I'm fully invested in it and the characters. Everything that I asked for in the last review was satisfied by this episode - except for the terrible ghost makeup.
Horrible makeup aside, I have to say I loved everything about this episode, including the second female lead, Tae Yi-ryung. Unlike in other shows, the second lead doesn't have an inordinate amount of power to make the female lead feel miserable. Yes, Yi-ryung makes Gong-shil feel embarrassed, but the embarrassment does not give Yi-ryung any real leverage over Gong-shil. It's a welcome change in first and second female lead dynamics,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Master's Sun" Episode 3 2013/08/15,
"Master's Sun" is a fun show despite its creepy premise. The Hong sisters are great at delivering solid, fun, and quirky characters while also making these characters loveable. Relationships having always been the Hong Sisters' strong suit. Take the infamous relationship between Ae-jung and Pil-joo from Best Love. It was based in friendship and beautifully, naturally formed. Or the fun-loving friendship between Jeremy and Mi-nam in You're Beautiful - they didn't have a ton of screen time together, but they were still memorable,...More
[Spoiler] "Master's Sun" So Ji-sub embraces Kong Hyo-jin 2013/08/15, Source,
"Master's Sun" Joo Joong-won (So Ji-sub) hugged Tae Kong-sil (Kong Hyo-jin) to shelter her.
Joo Joong-won was going to use Tae Kong-sil's ability to see ghosts and meet with his dead ex-girlfriend Cha Hee-joo (Han Bo-reum) and find out the identity of this kidnapper who stole 10 billion won from him. Tae Kong-sil thought he wasn't over his ex-girlfriend yet and lied to him, "I remember seeing her before I passed out. She said she doesn't blame you. She said not to agonize over it. Don't suffer too much",...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Master's Sun" Episode 2 2013/08/09,
"Master's Sun" is getting stronger and earned it's 1% increase in ratings. It's starting to find it's stride although it's not quite there yet. The Hong Sisters seem to be struggling for a tone that balances the horror with romcom and the mystery. Along with that, they are trying to juggle the pacing and exposure of guest characters and stories. There ended up being too much air time spent on the ghost-of-the-day and not enough on developing the relationships between the main characters. The ghost-of-the-day story could definitely have been cut down and still have been just as interesting and served it's purpose. Despite all that, this episode still held strong and was a fun, enjoyable watch. The ghosts showed marked improvement as well and Jin Hyeok's directorial hand was tighter and more efficient. Only one ghost had horrible makeup that made him look like Heath Ledger's Joker,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Master's Sun" Episode 1 2013/08/08,
It's that time of year again. The Hong sisters, Hong Mi-ran and Hong Jeong-eun, are back with a new drama. They are known for their witty dialogue and heartfelt characters like in popular dramas "You're Beautiful" and "The Greatest Love". This summer, along with "City Hunter"'s director Jin Hyeok, they bring us Master's Sun, a horror romcom starring Best Love's Kong Hyo-jin as Tae Gong-shil, a woman who can see terrifying ghosts and loses sleep because of them. Opposite her is the money-loving, dyslexic Joo Joong-won played by the charismatic So Ji-sub. The opening of the show immediately throws you into Gong-shil's world: dark and eerie. She walks through life feeling afraid, which is a very captivating premise. The orchestral accompaniment and creaking sound effects initially add to the mood, but then become overpowering. And then the first ghost appears and it's a CG nightmare,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] There is "Always" hope... 2013/07/20, Song Il-gon's "Always" has completely won me over. There are a lot of Korean romantic dramas out there, but only a few of them manage to stay favourites. Great Korean love stories such as "Chunhyang", "The Servant", "Bad Guy", and "My Sassy Girl" come to my mind and, after watching So Ji-sub and Han Hyo-joo on screen together, I think I can safely state that I have another love-struck nugget of a film to add to that list.
Cheol-min (So Ji-sub) is a hard working 30-year old labourer and part-time security guard. He is also an ex-boxer with a dark and haunting history, a past that he is desperately seeking redemption for. During his first night as a security guard Cheol-min gets serendipitously introduced to Jeong-hwa (Han Hyo-joo), a visually impaired (clinically blind) woman with an adorable persona,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2013/07/20, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★ "The Ring of Life": A boxing genius overcomes his past career failures and returns as a coach hoping to train the first female Olympic gold medallist. (07/25)
★★ "Base 820":A group of photography students get lost around the North/South border, a shot is fired and lieutenant Kwon Jin-kyeong and her trainee group go to investigate. (07/25)...,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "A Company Man" on the Edge of Freedom... 2013/02/16, Film:"A Company Man"Director/Writer:Lim Sang-yoonStars: So Ji-sub, Lee Mi-yeon, Kwak Do-won, Lee Kyeong-yeong & Dong JunReview Score: 3.5 / 5
"Don't take it personally" are the words Lim Sang-yoon's hero proclaims as he gives his young and enthusiastic partner the bad news of his expulsion from 'the company'. In "A Company Man" debutant writer/director Lim Sang-yoon probes Korea's obsessive desire with white-collar jobs that are perceived to be the measure of success and status. This ideologically charged film demonstrates the creative and cinematic talents of Lim as he questions Korea's current social discourse on modern measures of success, wealth, and personal responsibility.
Writer/director Lim Sang-yoon's first feature may not have set the box office on fire when it was release in the latter half of 2012, but what stands out most here is his creative competency and mastery over the more technical aspect of cinema and narrative. The popular So Ji-sub plays Hyeong-Do, a highly trained and slick assassin who comes to question his role and future within the underground company he has so faithfully served,...More
'Real' man Hyeon Bin is the new face of Cantata 2013/01/10, Source,
Actor Hyeon Bin who just returned from the Marines has become the new model for Cantata according to Lotte Chilsung which has so far had only the top stars like So Ji-sub and Lee Min-ho to represent them.
Hyeon Bin was at highest demand when he volunteered into the Marines. His ideal military life was a good example to many and this sincere image applied to advertisements, making him one of the most wanted stars on the front page,...More
'All I wanted was to quit my job' 2012/10/18, Source, So Ji-sub stars as a "salaried" contract killer in "A Company Man", which is currently playing in theaters nationwide.
By Baek Byung-yeul Playing protagonist Ji Hyeong-do, So Ji-sub doesn't actually utter these words, but all his actions and body language amounts to that one sentence that puts in a nutshell the toils and agonies of any salaried worker in Korea Inc. But heartthrob So plays no ordinary salaried worker. As Ji in "A Company Man", he is a hired killer under the cover of a legitimate business. Ji works for New Continental Metal Incorporated as a section chief of the 2nd sales section, but the main business of this company is contract killing. An otherwise unsuspicious beautiful office housed in a gigantic skyscraper is stashed with an assorted array of lethal weapons, with a separate clandestine conference room,...More
Art and Culture 2012/10/15, Source,
It's the start of a new week and our Michelle Kim has brought us a new round of arts and culture events. Today I hear she has a few movies she'd like to introduce to us. Hello Michelle [Reporter : ] Hello Han-ul So what movies do you have for us today[Reporter : ] This fall, three Korean men -- So Ji-sub, Ryu Seung-beom and Song Joong-ki -- will be heating up the big screen in three new films that take them in new directions or build on their existing images. I have previews of all three movies for you today. Take a look. Actor So Ji-sub, best known for the dectective drama "Ghost - Drama" is back on the big screen with the action thriller "A Company Man", which is in theaters now,...More
Guide To Must-See Movies In Theaters 2012/10/13, Source,
Action, love, and murder - it's all in a day's work for a unique salary man in director Lim Sang-yoon's newest movie, "A Company Man". Working under the cover of a typical employee at an industrial company, leading hero Hyung-do played by actor So Ji-sub is one of the best contract killers in the business. After falling in love with a married woman played by popular veteran actress Lee Mi-yeon, Hyung-do decides to leave the organization of assassins but soon realizes that the company won't take no for an answer,...More
K-Entertainment 2012/10/03, Source,
Hello, everyone. Im Lena with the latest K-pop news updates. Well start off with news about global sensation Psy. Last night, Psy whos at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the U.K. music chart treated some 8,000 Korean fans to a free performance at Jamsil Olympic Stadium in Seoul,...More
So Ji-sub's trip to Japan with "Ghost - Drama" 2012/09/24, Source,
A special previewing event was held at the Nerima Culture Center Hall on the 24th by KNTV in celebration of airing the Korean "Ghost - Drama". Director Kim Hyeong-sik and So Ji-sub appeared on stage.
Kim said, "I wanted to convey the fact that how we use the internet affects the society in various ways and the power of cyber is threatening but it only exists because humans created it",...More
Art and Culture 2012/09/20, Source,
And now it's time for our daily arts and culture segment with Michelle Kim. In the Thursday edition, she brings us the latest on new and upcoming movies from Korea and abroad. Hello Michelle [Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young So what movies do you have for us today[Reporter : ] Well, today I'll tell you about three new movies starring three of Korea's most respected vetran actresses -- Jo Min-soo, Yeom Jeong-ah and Lee Mi-yeon. Take a look. Older actresses don't always get the most exciting roles, but this fall, three veteran actresses are front and center as the stars of some of the season's most highly anticipated films,...More
[Spoiler] "Ghost - Drama" reveals why Choi Daniel became a hacker 2012/06/14, Source,
The reason why Choi Daniel dropped out of Police University and became a hacker has been revealed on the sixth episode of the SBS drama "Ghost - Drama".
Park Ki-yeong was the best friend of Kim Woo hyeon (So Ji-sub) at Police University. One day he was happy after completing a virus that sent other people's email to his. Being full of mischief, Park Ki-yeong received and read the emails of Kim Seok-joon, Kim Woo hyeon's father and the chief of the special criminal investigations section,...More
"Ghost - Drama" So Ji-sub "It's not hard" 2012/05/24, Source,
Actor So Ji-sub is coming back with a drama for the first time in a long time. He is Kim Woo-hyeon, an elite police cyber investigator who deals with cyber crime.
At the press premier of SBS "Ghost - Drama" in Seoul on the 22nd at 2 PM, So Ji-sub said, "I tried looking for something easy at first but this drama isn't. I am still anxious because it's an elite role. It's original and I thought it was a good subject for the generation we are in today so I decided I'll do it".
"Ghost - Drama" is about the digital generation and cyber crimes that happen through the computer and cell phones which we all know but aren't familiar with. Some said it was going to be tough. So Ji-sub said, "We are working hard to make sure viewers understand what they ware watching",...More
Finecut dials up Love 911 2012/03/14, Source,
Seoul-based sales company Finecut has announced it will be selling the upcoming film "Love 911" starting at the Hong Kong Filmart next week. Starring Ko Soo and Han Hyo-joo, the film is about an unlikely romance between a dedicated firefighter with a painful past and a cold-hearted emergency room (ER) doctor who is solely focused on her career.
Notable investment and distribution company N.E.W. is financing and distributing "Love 911" in Korea,...More
So Ji-sub, "Who's the girl?" 2012/03/07, Source, So Ji-sub's magazine cover has come out.
The front cover of the first ever issue of magazine "SONICe" was revealed on March 8th. So Ji-sub is affectionately embracing a woman wrapped in a veil. The never-seen-before voluptuous beauty with So Ji-sub is drawing attention,...More
So Ji-sub Releasing Magazine for Fans 2012/03/07, Source, So Ji-sub /Courtesy of 51K
The first issue of actor So Ji-sub's new magazine SONICe is due out on March 14. The publication will appear in the form of a photo book and will feature So's suggested dating ideas and locations, favorite food and books, and much more,...More
Arts and Culture 2012/03/07, Source, Wow, with the K-Arts Academy up and running, the Korean wave will be even more significant and influential in no time.
[Reporter : ] Yes, hopefully Korea will be able to discover truly talented artists for the entertainment industry worldwide.
I'm sure we will. What else do you have for us today,...More
[Photo N] So Ji-sub and Sin Min-ah's photo shoot 2012/02/16, Source, So Ji-sub and Sin Min-ah recently had a photo shoot.
A picture that looked like the two were going on their honeymoon was revealed. They seem like they are aware of their surroundings and are standing apart from each other, like they are coming into the airport in secret and casually waiting in the ticket line,...More
From Korea with love 2012/02/10, Source, Bangkok-based writer and critic Kong RITHDEE looks at the influence of Korean moving images in Thailand and gauges the depth of the Korean Wave.
In late January, So Ji-sub and Han Hyo-joo walked down the red carpet at HuaHin International Film Festival, the inaugural edition of the cinefest held in Thailand's popular resort town. Reporters gathered with high expectations, and the photos of the two Koreans were splashed across most newspapers the next day. "'Dong Yi' Star In Thailand!" screamed some of the headlines, referring to Han's famous TV series. So's and Han's new film"Always" opened in Bangkok the following weekend.
Ten years ago, it was unthinkable to see pictures of Korean movie stars on the pages of Thai national dailies. Of course things have changed, and Korea has implanted itself in the pop-consciousness of Thai audiences in a way that's culturally spectacular and plainly phenomenal,...More
KoreanFilm.org's Top Korean films of 2011 by Darcy Paquet 2012/01/14, Source,
Each year I assemble my top 10 list out of the Korean films that have been released in theaters over the previous 12 months. The small independent films that I catch at the Busan or Jeonju film festivals may not be released by December, but they generally do get a small commercial release within a year or two, so I can include them in a later list.This year, however, I came across a great film that may end up not getting a commercial release, so I squeezed it in where #10 would normally go. I was racking my brain over that #10 slot anyway,...More
Stars Show Business Savvy with Successful Food, Coffee Franchises 2012/01/03, Source,
(Above picture: Song Seung-heon (left) keeps busy at his Blacksmith restaurant, while So Ji-sub is pictured at a branch of the coffee chain A Twosome Place. So runs the branch.)
They say emulation is the sincerest form of flattery, and in Korea, idolatry of celebrities is scaling such peaks that even grown men are basing what and where they eat and drink on the habits of their favorite screen and singing stars -- with the stars cashing in on the new trend.
Having lunch at Song Seung-heon's restaurant, a café latte at So Ji-sub's coffee shop or some nibbles at Tony An's snack bar are all becoming new social habits in Seoul as men and women in their 20s and 30s copy what they see their heroes doing on TV dramas and elsewhere,...More
So Ji-sub Publishes Second Photo Essay 2011/10/21, Source,
Hallyu star So Ji-sub (34) published his second photo essay entitled "So Ji-sub's Always" on October 20. According to his agency, 51K, the photo essay contains the photos of the filming set of the movie "Always", in which So Ji-sub played the protagonist named Chul Min, and So took photos while filming the movie from the beginning to the end as a part of a daily log of the movie production,...More
VCR2 Weekly star scene 2011/10/20, Source, It's the battle of the stars! Arirang Today set off to get a closer look at the 48th Daejong Film Festival. Our first stop: the red carpet.
Hours before the event, the sidelines of the red carpet were already filling up with fans determined to get a glimpse of their favorite star.
[Interview : ] "Why did you bring the flowers
[Interview : ] "I'm a fan of the actor Lee Je-hoon. I want to give these to him".
[Interview : ] "What do you like about Lee Je-hoon
[Interview : ] "He's very talented at portraying whatever character he is given. He's a fantastic actor",...More
Busan film festival opens to star-studded fanfare, Always 2011/10/07, Source, By KOFIC Staff
Despite some concern over construction delays at the Busan Cinema Center, the 16th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) has opened at the new dedicated venue on schedule and with a galaxy of local and international stars on the red carpet. The festival opened Oct. 6 with the world premiere of Song Il-gon's ill-fated love story Always, starring So Ji-sub and Han Hyo-joo.
The film had sold out in seven seconds and the director and his stars were greeted with huge cheers as they stepped onto the Busan Cinema Center's red carpet with festival director LEE Yong Kwan. Song declared, "This is a great honor in my life",...More
Actress duo hosts open new chapter for BIFF 2011/10/07, Source,
BUSAN ― The 16th Busan International Film Festival made sure Thursday's opening gala showed that Asia's largest cinema event was beginning a new chapter.
Not only does the festival assume a new name, with the outdated Romanization "Pusan" changed to "Busan" ― but this year's event will be the first to be headed by Lee Yong-kwan after founding director Kim Dong-ho stepped down. Both men took part in the event, alongside Busan Mayor and festival chairman Hur Nam-sik,...More
[Photo N] Actress' love for black, BIFF 2011/10/06, Source,
The 16th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) opening ceremony took place at a movie hall in Haeundae, Busan on the 6th of October.
Busan prepared its own 'movie hall' and changed its English name for the area from 'Pusan' to 'Busan' making it the Busan International Festival and the project market PPP to Asian Project Market.,...More
Song Il-gon: 'So Ji-sub and Han Hyo-joo Are Excellent Actors' 2011/09/21, Source,
At the production presentation of the movie "Always", the director Song Il-gon said, "I could not have begun and finished this movie without So Ji-sub and Han Hyo-joo. Their acting was perfect while filming this movie".
"Always" has attracted many people's attention with its cast members -- star actors So Ji-sub and Han Hyo-joo -- and its production presentation was held at Apgujeong CGV on September 20. Song Il-gon, who wrote the script and directed the movie, highly praised the two male and female protagonists the whole time during the production presentation. He said about actor So Ji-sub, "He is a perfectionist. He devoted too much to this movie. Even though he injured his wrist, he never showed that he was suffering from pain and he personally appeared in many action scenes without utilizing an understudy,...More
Busan Int'l Film Fest to Shed Light on SE Asian Cinema 2011/09/20, Source,
Asia's largest film festival, the Busan International Film Festival, will be held from Oct. 6 to14 at five theaters in the city of Busan. Some 307 films from 70 countries will be screened, with 135 premiering at the festival.
The festival was formerly known as the Pusan International Film Festival but amended the spelling of its name this year to conform to the official Romanization of the city in which it is held,...More
Busan promises more cinematic fun 2011/09/15, Source,
The Busan Film Center, the newly constructed main venue of the 16th Busan (formerly Pusan) International Film Festival (BIFF), opens Sept. 28. Asia's largest cinema showcase opens from Oct. 6 to 14 in the southern port city. (Yonhap)
Festival finds new niche at Busan Film Center
Standing tall and wide, and at an odd angle like an upside pyramid, the Busan Film Center in Haeundae Centum City is hard to miss,...More
Lingerie Brand Gambles on Heartthrob So Ji-sub 2011/08/05, Source,
Actor So Ji-sub has been chosen as the new face of women's lingerie brand Vivien, making him the first man to ever model for a women's lingerie brand in Korea.
Even in the lingerie industry, it is a brave move as brands usually covet only the very top actresses to feature in their advertisements in order to draw attention from female consumers. Vivien is hoping its radical departure from convention will succeed by appealing to women from an emotional rather than sensual standpoint,...More
Actors get sick while working out, 'why?' 2011/04/17, Source,
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
The best combination of a couple? 2011/04/17, Source,
This year started off with human drama ("Late Blossom") or comedy dramas ("Suicidal Forecast"). It's not easy to see a heart trembling mellow flick. Which couple from the mellow flicks that are due this later half of this year, are audiences looking forward to see the most?
■ "Always" Se Ji-sub and Han Hyo-joo,...More
Song Seung-heon: 'I Feel More Responsibility About Acting' 2011/03/02, Source,
"I have to continue to strive to improve my acting ability". - Song Seung-heon
Actor Song Seung-heon is one of the so-called "Hot People" because he is a representative "pretty man" and Hallyu star, who is very popular in the Asian region. And he became a romantic actor with his appearance in the MBC TV drama "My Princess", which had finished airing on February 24, by playing an elite diplomat and heir of a chaebol named Park Hae Young. Song came to a restaurant located in Nonhyundong for an interview the very next day after the drama aired its last episode, and talked about many things regarding himself, now 16 years after his debut.
Q: Did you have a good sleep? I heard that you had a killer filming schedule for "My Princess".
A: On February 24 when the last episode aired, I filmed the drama until six in the evening and then we had a culminating party right away. Even though I did not drink a lot of alcohol, I was completely out of it, maybe because I was too tired. I heard that my manager had tried to wake me up in front of my house for almost one hour. But today I woke up early at seven in the morning. I could not get enough sleep for the last two months, so I could not sleep more in the morning. Since I could not watch the last episode yesterday due to the party, I just watched the last episode,...More
So Ji-sub Draws Huge Crowds of Fans in Japan 2011/03/01, Source,
Courtesy of 51K
Actor So Ji-sub launched a fan club in Japan last weekend -- some 17 years after his debut in show business.
The popular TV star held two fan meetings in a 10,000-capacity hall at the Tokyo International Forum in Roppongi on Sunday,...More
Weekly star scene 2011/02/16, Source, Show transcript
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
Han Ji-min: 'I Played Sexy and Mysterious Character' 2011/01/21, Source,
Actress Han Ji-min stars in the movie "Detective K". She explained why she had decided to appear in "Detective K" at a recent interview with Yonhap News, saying, "I had done many historical works so far, so I actually wanted to appear in a modern drama, but I found the script very exciting and began to have curiosity about the character whom I will play. She will not appear in many scenes, but I wanted to challenge myself by trying to play this attractive character",...More
'So Ji-sub Train' to Operate Between Seoul and Chuncheon 2010/12/14, Source,
A sightseeing train decorated with photographs of Hallyu star So Ji-sub (33) will begin operating from this year's Christmas on December 25.
So Ji-sub's agency 51K said on December 13 that Kangwondo had decided to operate the tourist train entitled "Hallyu Romance Train" (working title), in which So Ji-sub's large photos are printed, from December 25, and the train will run between Seoul and South Chuncheon Station twice a day every weekend,...More
Jeong looks to China beyond Hollywood 2010/10/11, Source,
Korean heartthrob Jeong Woo-seong, right, and Michelle Yeoh in a scene from John Woo's "Reign of the Assassins". Su Chao-bin co-directed the film, which is showing at the ongoing Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival, before opening in theaters nationwide on Oct. 14. /Courtesy of SBS Contents Hub
By Lee Hyo-won
As Asia's leading cinema event, the Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival (PIFF), whose 15th edition opened Thursday, most appropriately showcases the latest trends, including most notably the ever-expanding influence of Sino-cinema,...More
[PHOTOS] Daejong awards 2010/09/27, Source, So Ji-sub [Park Sung-ki/Asia Economic Daily]
Actor So Ji-sub gives an acceptance speech after receiving an award for his contribution to raising awareness of Korean culture throughout Asia at the opening ceremony of the 47th Daejong Film Awards held at Seoul Plaza in downtown Seoul, South Korea on September 25, 2010,...More
So Ji-sub to receive honor at Daejong Film Awards 2010/09/17, Source,
Korean actor So Ji-sub [51K]
Korean actor So Ji-sub will be honored with an award at the upcoming Daejong Film Awards, according to the Motion Pictures Association of Korea on Friday.
The 33-year-old actor will be recognized for the awareness he has created of Korean culture throughout Asia at the opening ceremony of the acclaimed film fest on September 25, to be held at the Seoul City Hall Plaza,...More
So Ji-sub to release a photo essay 2010/08/24, Source,
Korean actor So Ji-sub from his book "The Journey of So Ji-sub" [51K]
Korean actor So Ji-sub will be releasing a photo essay about his travels during the summer of 2010, according to his agency 51K Entertainment on Tuesday.
51K announced that the book titled "The Journey of So Ji-sub" will feature photographs and stories from his summer trip to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) and various regions in the Gangwon Province, the eastern region of Korea,...More
[INTERVIEW] Actress Kim Ha-neul - Part 1 2010/08/06, Source, Kim Ha-neul [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
10: At the last press conference for "Road No. 1", you had said you don't know whether you'd be able to pull off the role of your character Soo-yeon but once the drama started, it felt as if I was watching an angel.Kim Ha-neul: She's full of love. And she knows how to love. 10: It's to the extent that it seems transcendental. You embrace characters like Soo-hyuk (played by Kim Jin-woo) who is a nuisance and look after Myung-ho with whom you are not related in any way.Kim Ha-neul: I don't know. I myself fully understand and sympathize with her. The situation has been expressed in a slightly dramatic way but wouldn't anyone in her situation do what she is doing? And don't you feel sorry for Soo-hyuk? In how he is trapped inside an ideology,...More
Singer and actor Park Yong-ha laid to rest 2010/07/02, Source,
Actor So Ji-sub carries late actor Park Yong-ha's portrait and mortuary tablet to Park's burial site at Bundang Memorial Park in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea on July 2, 2010. [Han Youn-jong/Asia Economic Daily]
Singer and actor Park Yong-ha has been laid to rest at a private funeral attended by close family and friends.
The remains of the late star, who was cremated around noon on Friday, arrived at Bundang Memorial Park in Gyeonggi Province located south of Korea's capital of Seoul.
Actor So Ji-sub, carrying Park's portrait in his hands, led a procession of family and friends toward the burial site where song "STARS", from Park's last album, was being played in the background for the Buddhist ceremony,...More
Park Yong-ha's coffin borne out of St. Mary's Hospital 2010/07/02, Source,
Korean actor So Ji-sub carries a photograph of the late actor Park Yong-ha during the coffin-bearing ceremony held at St. Mary's Hospital in Seoul, Korea on July 2, 2010. [Asia Economic Daily]
The coffin for the late Korean actor Park Yong-ha, who committed suicide two days ago, was borne out of St. Mary's Hospital in Seoul earlier this morning amidst a sea of celebrities and fans attending the ceremony.
Actor So Ji-sub, a close friend of Park, led the coffin-bearing procession while carrying a photograph of the deceased, followed by Park's parents, family members and fellow actor friends. Several celebrities broke out into tears and started sobbing loudly,...More
Kim Ha-neul heats up Japan fan meeting 2010/06/30, Source,
Korean actress Kim Ha-neul performing at her fan meeting held in Tokyo, Japan on June 26, 2010. [J. One Plus Entertainment]
Hallyu star Kim Ha-neul has successfully wrapped up her first-ever solo fan meeting in Japan over the weekend, according to her agency J. One Plus Entertainment on Wednesday.
J. One Plus explained in a press release that the actress held a fan event titled "Kim Ha-neul's Love Letter", which was hosted by Yamaha A&R and held at Tokyo's Ginza Yamaha Hall on June 26. Tickets for the event are said to have sold out in 15 minutes after going on sale on the Internet last month,...More
[REVIEW] TV series "Road No.1" - Premiere episode 2010/06/25, Source,
A scene from TV series "Road No.1" [MBC]
"Road No.1" - Premiere episode (MBC TV, 9:55 PM)
The blood of a fellow soldier runs beside a man who has survived death by a thread. The shaking hand which will never be able to paint again. The look in the eye of a betrayed man who leaves the woman he loves in the fire. The wheeled cannon tank approaching the two men, who face a war before battling each other over one woman. These are several scenes that sum up the premiere episode of TV series "Road No.1",...More
Kim Ha-neul says "Road No. 1" once-in-a-decade drama 2010/06/21, Source, Kim Ha-neul poses during a photo session of a press conference for MBC TV series "Road No. 1" held at Sangmyung University in Seoul, South Korea on June 18, 2010. [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
The prospect of having to wear shabby clothes and a grubby face in upcoming war drama "Road No. 1" did little to daunt actress Kim Ha-neul who thinks its script is one that comes along "once-in-a-decade".
The 32-year-old actress made the remark during a press conference held at Sangmyung University in Seoul on Friday as she responded to reporters' questions about how she decided to take on a role in the 20-part TV series set in times of the Korean War,...More
Kim Ha-neul to hold 1st fan meeting in Japan in June 2010/05/24, Source,
Korean actress Kim Ha-neul for her first Japanese fan meeting "Love Letter" [J.One Entertainment]
Korean actress Kim Ha-neul will hold her first-ever solo fan meeting in Japan on June 26, according to her agency J.One Entertainment on Monday.
J.One announced in a press release that the actress will be flying to Japan in June for the event titled "Love Letter" to hosted by Japanese company Yamaha A&R at the Ginza Yama Hall in Tokyo,...More
Kim Ha-neul says "first time receiving such a moving script" 2010/05/13, Source,
Cast members of MBC's "Road No. 1" left to right: Yoon Kye-sang, Kim Ha-neul and So Ji-sub [MBC]
'The promise of friendship and love that is fulfilled 60 years later' is the main copy for upcoming MBC series "Road No. 1" which is set to air on June 23. The drama shows the the turbulent times of the Korean War, but its story revolves around the three main characters Jang-woo (played by So Ji-sub), Soo-yeon (played by Kim Ha-neul) and Tae-ho (played by Yoon Kye-sang) who experience love and friendship during the chaos of the war. The audience is probably expecting more from the three actors since the star-studded cast is already bringing enough attention to the drama. Will the stars be able to pull off the roles of ordinary characters Jang-woo, So-yeon and Tae-ho who are faced with the war? Below are the excerpts from the press conference attended by actors So Ji-sub, Kim Ha-neul and Yoon Kye-sang. 10: The faces of the male actors have gotten very tanned -- it shows that you were faced with many hardships. Both of you look rugged as well. So Ji-sub (So): I have gotten very tanned and also have heavy makeup on. I lost three kilograms and some of my muscles too because unlike in other productions, I can't have the image of being in shape. Yoon Kye-sang (Yoon): I play the role of an elite military officer, who among his troops, gets hit by the most grenades because he has to fail in order for Jang-woo to rise in the ranks. There are many scenes where I fall and I think a lot of them will turn out well from seeing how rough my hands have gotten,...More
So Ji-sub transforms in "Road No. 1" , says producer (1) 2010/05/13, Source,
From left, producer Kim Jin-min-I, actors Yoon Kye-sang, Kim Ha-neul and So Ji-sub, and producer Lee Jang-soo pose during a photo session of a press conference for upcoming MBC TV series "Road No. 1" held at the drama's set in the Chungcheong Province of South Korea on May 12, 2010. [MBC]
MBC TV series "Road No. 1" which is set to premiere June 23, has set out on a road which no other show has taken before. It is a full-fledged 20-episode war drama being produced in time with the 60th anniversary of the Korean War and went into shoot with the goal of completing production of the entire show before going on air, a decision made while in its planning stages from three years ago. The two actually do not go separately. It is a blockbuster aiming for good quality, and hence, decided to complete production in advance to avoid facing time constraints. But every new road taken is unfamiliar and difficult to take. That is why more than ever, we become more curious about the intentions and direction the producers want to take with the show. Below are excerpts from a press conference held at the drama's set in the Chungcheong Province where the show's producers Lee Jang-soo and Kim Jin-min-I sat down to talk about the process of making the show and walking a path never taken before,...More
The Korean War (1950-53) has unfortunately been dubbed "The Forgotten War" overseas, but for Koreans the deep scar it left behind is still sorely fel,...More
Jang Dong-gun, Ko So-young wed on May 2 2010/05/02, Source,
Actors Jang Dong-gun and Ko So-young at their wedding ceremony held at Seoul's Shilla Hotel on May 2, 2010 [AM Entertainment]
Top Korean actors Jang Dong-gun and Ko So-young got married in a star-studded wedding ceremony held at Seoul's Shilla Hotel on May 2, ending months of media frenzy over their 18-year friendship and romance.
The star couple, dubbed Korea's equivalent of Brangelina, held a photo and Q&A session several hours prior to the ceremony, answering questions by reporters about the wedding and their baby -- Ko is four months pregnant,...More
A mega-wattage celebrity couple has been born, after national heartthrob Jang Dong-gun and actress,...More
Poster for new TV series "Road No. 1" revealed 2010/04/22, Source,
Korean actor So Ji-sub in an official poster for new TV series "Road No. 1" [MBC]
The official posters for upcoming television series "Road No. 1", starring Hallyu stars So Ji-sub and Kim Ha-neul, were unveiled today.
The show's poster is in three different versions featuring each of its main characters; Jang-woo (played by So), Soo-yeon (played by Kim) and Tae-ho (played by Yoon Kye-sang).
The war drama has been garnering much hype prior to its airing due to its blockbuster scale and star-studded cast, led by So who is making his comeback to the small screen since last year's "Cain and Abel" (SBS),...More
"Road No. 1" sold to Japan before release in Korea 2010/04/16, Source,
MBC's war drama "Road No. 1" has been purchased by a Japanese media group ahead of its premiere in Korea, according to Logos Films on Friday.
"Road No. 1", set during the Korean War, was attained by Hakuhodo Media Partners, one of the largest media and content business companies in Japan, although only 60 percent of the drama has been shot.
An associate from Hakuhodo is said to have explained that it purchased "Road No. 1" because the series was based on a gripping storyline, a strong script and enthusiastic performances by its actors including Hallyu star So Ji-sub,...More
[ChanMi's take] Unique styles for this Baeksang Awards 2010/03/28, Source,
The 46th Annual Baeksang Arts Awards where the fans saw many stars dressed up!
Many stars were sexy and handsome while many came in unique outfits. It seemed like they were from drama sets. The costumes made them look like they were in Hollywood!
So Ji-sub wore a suit that looked like a classic army costume. He,...More
Director Jang Hoon's Movie Picks 2010/03/16, Source,
Director Jang Hoon [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
There are two men. Whether they have their backs turned or are facing each other, they are enemies. They stand together only because they need to, and the distance between them fails to narrow. Gang-pae (played by So Ji-sub) and Soo-ta (Kang Ji-hwan) met in "Rough Cut" to shoot a film and Han-gyu (Song Kang-ho) and Ji-won (Kang Dong-won) meet in "Secret Reunion" to find what they have lost. Yet while Gang-pae and Soo-ta end up scarring each other deeply, Han-gyu and Ji-won find peace.
The man who made these men meet, made them fight and then reconcile, is director Jang Hoon. He has returned with his second directorial feature "Secret Reunion", again telling the story of two male characters as he did with "Rough Cut" but things are different this time,...More
Kim Ha-neul featured in fashion spread for ELLE 2010/01/19, Source,
Hallyu star Kim Ha-neul poses in ELLE fashion spread [ELLE Korea]
Hallyu star Kim Ha-neul has been featured in an editorial for fashion magazine ELLE Korea, according to a press release by the monthly publication on Tuesday.
The actress, who was photographed wearing various "romantic gypsy style" clothes, even offered some fashion styling and traveling tips for the readers.
"Blue jeans is a must-have item for traveling because it goes with anything and keeps you from worrying", the actress explained. "But sometimes, preparing a special wardrobe can increase the fun you have at the location you travel to".,...More
Kang Dong-won says envies Song Kang-ho's animal instincts 2010/01/06, Source,
From left, actor Song Kang-ho, director Jang Hoon and actor Kang Dong-won pose during a photo session of a press conference for film "Secret Reunion" held at the Plaza Hotel in Seoul, South Korea on January 5, 2009. [Lee Ji-hyuk/10Asia] A former South Korean intelligence agency official and a North Korean spy sent to South Korea. In most films, such a setting would end as a tragedy or result in a clash of ideologies as was the case in films "Shiri" or "JSA - Joint Security Area". These characters, who have been trained for the good of their country, will confront each other brutally or will have to face numerous conspiracies as was the case with the NSS agents in KBS TV series "IRIS". But "Secret Reunion" is a film which seems to be set on providing a new form of enjoyment through its characters. Unlike its poster showing a resolutely determined Song Kang-ho and Kang Dong-won, a preview video revealed at a press conference for the film on Tuesday at the Plaza Hotel drew frequent bursts of laughter from the audience. Lee Han-gyu (played by Song) who looks better as the owner of a detective agency than the national intelligence service from which he has been expelled, and North Korean spy Song Ji-won (played by Kang) who still flaunts his outstanding looks on screen despite the director's efforts to do his best to "make him not look like a model", start living together for different purposes. Lee employes Song to win a prize money given for catching spies and Song starts working at Lee's agency to make money to return to the North. Each character, both of whom have been ousted by their organizations, will try to use the other as a tool to reclaim their original positions but the wall between them starts collapsing. "Secret Reunion", which focused on the individual changes the two characters go through regardless of their different ideologies, is set for release on February 4. Below are excerpts from the press conference attended by Song, Kang and director Jang.
Actor Song Kang-ho [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
Q: What sort of film is "Secret Reunion"? Jang Hun (Jang): A South Korean man in the National Intelligence Service meets with a North Korean man sent to the South as a spy. The film is about the two men who start out as enemies but change after seeing the humane sides to each other while living together.,...More
Jang Seo-hee wins grand prize at SBS Drama Awards 2010/01/04, Source,
Korean actress Jang Seo-hee at SBS Drama Awards [SBS]
Korean actress Jang Seo-hee won the grand prize at the SBS Drama Awards, held at SBS' Open Hall on December 31.
Jang was awarded the top honor for her role in "Temptation of Wife", which was one of the most-watched and most controversial dramas of the year for its sensational storyline.
"I didn't want to cry. I wanted to be cool about receiving [the award]".. said Jang in her acceptance speech. "I thought I wouldn't be able to win this because of the genre. I would like to thank writer Kim Soon-ok... I was in a slump for three years but she helped me make a comeback".,...More
Lee Joon-ki voted top Hallyu Star of 2009 2009/12/31, Source,
Hallyu star Lee Joon-ki [Mentor Entertainment]
Korean actor Lee Joon-ki has been voted top Hallyu Star of the year in a survey conducted by a Korean business news publication, according to a press release by his agency Mentor Entertainment on Thursday.
In a recent poll titled "2009 My Vote for Top 6 Stars of the Year", Finance and Economy News asked viewers who they thought were this year's top six entertainers in the following categories; Male idol group, Female group, Solo singer, Male actor, Female actress, Hallyu Star, Drama and Film. Each respondent was allowed to vote for one star in each category.
Results for the survey -- conducted from December 21 thru 29 -- were based on the votes cast by netizens as well as the site's Internet statistics, such as the number of times each star's news articles were read.,...More
This year's lineup of dramas proved to be interesting. There were young, handsome characters attracting female fans ("Boys over Flowers", KBS), smart housewives took over households and offices (",...More
One of Asia's Largest Int'l Film Festival Kicks Off in Busan 2009/10/08, Source, 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
Ruby Lin Named Seoul Goodwill Ambassador 2009/05/05, Source, Taiwanese actress Ruby Lin has been named goodwill ambassador for Seoul in the Chinese-speaking world. Lin rose to stardom with the part of Zi Wei in a popular Chinese TV soap opera "The Return Prince,...More
[ChanMi's drama news] So Ji-sub's hot shower scene! 2009/02/17, Source, So Ji-sub has the body!
He filmed a shower scene for the new drama "Cain and Abel". So has been a swimmer before he became a star.
Now, he is an actor taking the character of Cho-in who is taking a shower to wake up from the alcohol intoxication.
The nude is unnecessary for the scene, however, he is definitely drawing a lot of attention through this scene. It is known that he dropped 4 kg for this character.
The drama is about the power struggle for the hospital. A genius doctor faces dilemma in his life that determines his destiny.
So Ji-sub costars with Shin Hyeon-joon, Chae Jeong-an, Han Ji-min, and Kim Hye-sook!,...More
The economy looks gloomy, and a dark cloud is casting a shadow over the local drama industry. But producers and networks alike are striving to keep up with demands from viewers, with support in and out of the country.
Local television network SBS will offer a n,...More
The global economic crisis and corresponding local business sentiments are spreading over to the entertainment sector. Planned dramas are being dropped from production while top celebrities are willingly reducing their paychecks.
Blue Dragon Award Goes to Sports Drama 2008/11/21, Source, The 2008 Blue Dragon Awards chose a sports drama about the silver medal-winning Korean women handball Olympic team as the best movie of the year. In the award ceremony at the KBS Hall in Yeouido, Seou,...More
Action movies show the human body twisting in unimaginable ways and engage the audience in the art of primal combat. Here come two films, one about the making of an unconventional action movie, and the other which documents the stuntmen who help make such films pos,...More
An official from the music group's agency, GM Planning, said on Mar. 22, "SG Wannabe will give its first solo concert in Japan. The concert will be held at the Stellar Hall of Shinagawa Prince Hotel in Tokyo, Japan on Ma,...More
So Ji-sub to Hold Fan Meeting in Japan 2005/06/27, Source, Actor So Ji-sub, who is currently working as a public service agent, will meet with 2,000 Japanese fans at Showa Women's University in Japan on July 10 at 2 p.m., according to the satellite channel KNTV on June 25.
So Ji-sub Meets with Fans 2005/05/02, Source, Actor So Ji-sub met with his fans one month after graduating from army boot camp. So made a surprise appearance at a fan meeting on May 1 at 1 p.m. at the Mapo District Culture and Sports Center in Seoul, which was organized by his fan club "Love,...More
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