[Interview] Kim Tae-hee, "Laying down? I almost got bedsores" - Part 1 2015/11/02, Source, Kim Tae-hee looked like she had a lot to say. Her comeback drama the SBS "Yong Pal" is over so she looked relaxed on the outside but her mouth didn't stop moving.
The drama gained popularity in the beginning with a viewing percentage of more than 20%, but towards the end, the story became confusing with Han Yeo-jin (Kim Tae-hee) getting liver cancer and such. She laid down for at least 6 episodes before she had her whole face bandaged then she was back in the patients' uniform because of liver cancer. She played the role of a very stranger character and the actress herself knows this. The ending became unknown but she doesn't resent anyone or anything. "I knew that I would be laying down when I chose the drama. I am not upset. Oh, and it's not easy to be laying down. It was hot when we shot those scenes and I almost got bedsores",...More
[HanCinema's Column] Kdrama Kiss Types - Part 2 2013/10/19,
Last week, we took a look at some of the types of kisses in Korean drama in '[HanCinema's Column] Kdrama Kiss Types - Part 1'. From dead fish faces to the satisfying passionate smooching, actors have different approaches to kissing and different levels of involvement. Some try, some don't, but we can't forget about the fact that how a kiss looks or is even acted does not solely rest at the hands (or rather lips) of the cast themselves.
There are actors who seem fine with kissing in one series and then won't try at all in another. Clearly, the type of kiss depends a lot on the actual creators behind the camera and writing too. Writing aside, there are some quite common ways in which some kisses are not really aided in the romance department by the directors and editors. So let us take a look at those, along with the refreshing ultimate kissing type,...More
Song Seung-heon returns to small screen 2012/05/15, Source, Song Seung-heon walks down a street during a visit to Vietnam to shoot a television program this January.(Courtesy of Korea Foundation)
Heartthrob Song Seung-heon is coming back to his fans through the small screen.
Despite 16 years passing since his debut, Song, 35, remains as handsome and single as ever, coupled now with better acting ability. As one of the pioneers of "hallyu", or the Korean wave, his popularity continues to the rise, both in Korea and overseas,...More
[HanCinema Korea's Diary] Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger (2) 2012/04/07,
This week I tip my hat to a Korean celebrity as well a Korea rock band that are using their celerity superpowers for good in Africa, and wagging my finger at one seasonal meteorological phenomenon that just makes life in Korea a little more hazardous than it should ever be. This is Tip of Hat, Wag of the Finger,...More
[User Review Batch] Movies 2011 - Blind, Sector 7, Head 2011/12/10,
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
Nominees For The 2011 Seoul Drama Awards 2011/07/20, Source,
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
Korean TV idols set tone among Chinese fashion consumers 2011/05/25, Source,
Korea Museum in Shanghai is one of the biggest Korean fashion malls in China.
By Andrea Fenn
SHANGHAI - "There are tens of million people watching them, they have become more popular than the evening news".
Lin Yu walks down the aisles of Korea Museum with the two hands encumbered with shopping bags. The logos on the bags read "Korean dream", "Korean movie star" and have writings in both Chinese and Korean characters.
Like many young Chinese consumers, she is enthusiastic about Korean fashion. And like most of them, the source of this enthusiasm is chiefly one: Korean television series,...More
Kim Tae-hee's new side 2011/03/29, Source, [Focus Newspapers] One-day MBC special "The Rediscovering of Kim Tae-hee" – "Acting was a burden, now I'm thankful"
Kim Tae-hee's life behind the veil will be revealed. First being broadcast next month on the 1st, Kim Tae-hee pours her heart out on the heart aches she's been through and her different style of acting on "MBC Special".,...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
[Spoiler] Kim Tae-hee "I want to study English with John Park"... reveals wish list 2011/02/17, Source,
Playful princess Kim Tae-hee revealed her wish list to study with handsome teachers, planning 'the best princess project'.
On the fourteenth episode of the MBC drama "My Princess" on the 17th, she gets new princess lessons. After looking at the full schedule her new teacher, deputy director Kim gives her, Lee Seol tells her she will plan her own schedule. She then passes her a list of names of celebrities from all over the world and other popular stars as her personal teachers.,...More
Kim Tae-hee Wins Over Viewers with 'My Princess' 2011/02/03,
Her stunning beauty is beyond dispute, but actress Kim Tae-hee has always been criticized for her wooden acting. She struggled even more in films than on TV, and none of her movies, including "The Restless", "Venus and Mars" and "Grand Prix", were a success at the box office.
But the soap "My Princess", currently on MBC, seems to have changed all that, and viewers have taken to Kim's adorable but comic character in a big way. They seem to enjoy seeing the inelegant side of someone who seems to have it all. And criticism of her acting skills seems on the wane,...More
"Sign" VS "My Princess" tight match... winner? "Sign" twice in a row 2011/01/27, Source,
A tight match is being held for the lead in Wednesdays and Thursday night dramas with just 1%.
According to AGB Nielson Media Research on the 28th, SBS drama 'Sign" took the lead yet once again with the rating percentage of 17.7% on the 27th. Just the day before it had lead the competition once in three weeks with 17.6%.,...More
Find The Hidden Jokes and Puns In Korean Dramas 2011/01/10, Source, 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
[REVIEW] MBC TV series "My Princess" - 1st Episode 2011/01/06, Source,
A scene from MBC TV series "My Princess" [MBC]
KBS TV series "My Princess" - Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:55 p.m.Kim Tae-hee is a princess -- something that we can easily agree with. But she has become an expert at loving guys one-sidedly, is quite the idiot, is nosy and also so stingy that she will go a long way even to save just a single penny. This is where things become odd. "My Princess" start by dressing main female character Kim with clothes that suit her the best but not with a role we are sure will befit her,...More
[PREVIEW] MBC TV series "My Princess" 2011/01/04, Source,
Actors Song Seung-heon, Park Ye-jin, Kim Tae-hee and Ryu Su-young poses during a photocall of a press conference for upcoming MBC TV series "My Princess" held at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul, South Korea on January 3, 2011. [MBC]
The 'cheerful and nothing-can-bring-me-down' female character meets the grandson of a conglomerate. He tries to turn her into a princess and the two fall in love. That is how you could summarize MBC's "My Princess". To add on just a little more detail, Lee Seul (played by Kim Tae-hee) is a stingy female college student who is of royal descent and diplomat Park Hye-young (played by Song Seung-heon) becomes her tutor to make her a princess per the request of his grandfather (played by Lee Soon-jae) in order to restore their imperial family,...More
BEAST holds first concert - Part 2 2010/12/14, Source,
Boy band BEAST performs at their concert "WELCOME TO THE BEAST AIRLINE" held at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea on December 12, 2010. [Cube Entertainment]
Q: Is there anyone you talked to or received help from when you were having a hard time while preparing for the concert since you were all very busy? Yo-seop: We always talk to each other a lot rather than talk to anyone else in particular. Yo-seop: The members of our group talk to each other a lot and we were eased of a lot of our worries after talking with our dancing teachers about the concert so I think we tend to talk and resolve things amongst ourselves,...More
Kim Tae-hee: 'I Wanted Changes in My Acting' 2010/09/14, Source,
Actress Kim Tae-hee, who played the female jockey Seo Joo Hee in the movie "Grand Prix", has been very busy lately.
Right after filming the drama "IRIS", she had begun filming "Grand Prix" and she will also begin filming the drama "My Princess", in which she will appear with actor Song Seung-heon. In this way, she has actively performed without taking a rest so far.
In the past, she seldom appeared in many works at once. She explained, "I usually decided on works to appear in after careful consideration before". Even though ten years have passed since her debut, she has appeared in less than ten different works,...More
[INTERVIEW] Kim Tae-hee - Part 2 2010/09/13, Source, Kim Tae-hee [Beck Una/10Asia]
Beck Una: In "Grand Prix", the woman who always seeks victory first goes through the hardship of losing the horse she loves in order to discover the joy of spending time with her horse. Ultimately, nothing that is precious comes free. What have you probably lost from the point you started acting to now where you have just started to feel the joy in acting?Kim Tae-hee: What you've lost is probably ultimately what you've gained. I wouldn't know as much as I do now or be as strong if I had been hurt less and led an easy life. What I have lost is... privacy? (laugh) Beck: Well it's true that as much as your life has become abundant, it has become tiresome as well.Kim Tae-hee: I'm not the type that regrets easily. I think I'd take this road again, even if I could go back into my past. Should I call it fate? Always. I like how I've gotten where I am right now. I really don't have moments where I regret wishing I had done something in the past or reminisce that a certain point in my past was great. I'm the type that forgets everything and my memory isn't that great either,...More
Song Seung-heon to promote show "Fanta-stick" 2010/08/24, Source,
Actor Song Seung-heon [Asia Economic Daily]
Heartthrob Song Seung-heon has been appointed a promotional ambassador of Korean non-verbal theater performance "Fanta-stick".
After attending a commissioning ceremony on Thursday, Song will start promoting the Korean traditional musical composed of cultural content representing Korea to audiences throughout Asia,...More
Song Seung-heon denies dating Son Dam-bi 2010/08/17, Source, Song Seung-heon (left) and Son Dam-bi [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean heartthrob Song Seung-heon has said he does not mind being involved in a scandal with popular songstress Son Dam-bi but that a report alleging that the two are an item are "unfortunately not true".
The 33-year-old actor made the remark Tuesday during a press conference for his upcoming movie "A Better Tomorrow", responding to the news published in local daily Seoul Shinmun yesterday,...More
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