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Kim So-yeon: 'I Seem to have Begun Acting 18 Years Since Debut' 2012/03/09, Source
Actress Kim So-yeon (32), who has made a comeback after a fifteen-year break with the movie "Gabi", said, "I want to play different characters such as a femme fatale, comic character and character who will experience sad love. I have had too long of a break up to now (laugh)". Asked about the characters that she wants to play, she answered with lightning speed as if she had been waiting for movies for a long time. She will appear in "Gabi" after her long break,...More
Jang Dong-gun Returns to Primetime Drama 2012/02/03, Source
Actor Jang Dong-gun is returning to primetime TV drama after a 12-year absence. He decided to appear in a 20-episode weekend drama called "A Gentleman's Dignity", which is scheduled to air from May on SBS, said his management agency AM Entertainment.
This comes over a decade after the 40-year-old actor starred in MBC's "All About Eve" in 2000. According to the agency's press release, his upcoming drama is about the careers and love lives of urban professionals,...More
Actress Go Ara Hopes to Inspire Viewers to Chase Dreams 2012/01/28, Source
After playing the role of a pole vaulter in "Pacemaker", which opened in theaters recently, Go Ara appears as the teen breadwinner of a dysfunctional American family in the upcoming movie "Papa - Movie", set to open on Feb. 2.
In the film, the 22-year-old plays a girl who overcomes conflicts with her stepfather in order to protect the family of orphaned children from different ethnic backgrounds, before eventually breaking into show business,...More
Chae Rim in talks to star in Chinese TV series 2010/07/22, Source
Korean actress Chae Rim [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean actress Chae Rim is highly likely to play the female lead in an upcoming Chinese TV series tentatively titled "Jie Zi Tui".
According to Chae's agency Sidus HQ on Thursday, the actress is currently in the final stage of negotiations to star in the drama, set to air on CCTV (China Central Television) at the end of this year,...More
[INTERVIEW] Actress Kim So-yeon - Part 1 2010/06/09, Source
Korean actress Kim So-yeon [photographed by Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia] Actress Kim So-yeon says "feels like I am back at the starting line" Out of three Wednesday/Thursday evening dramas, which all premiered on the same day last March, SBS TV series "Prosecutor Princess" never scored the No. 1 viewership rating during its run. However, the show remained a well-made drama till the end with its tight storyline and unique characters played by all the right actors. It would not be an exaggeration to say that actress Kim So-yeon, who played the title character, displayed such impressive acting skills that it might perhaps be the biggest achievement anyone has made in the first half of the year. Even though it wasn't the so-called 'possessed acting', Kim So-yeon created an interesting chemistry seen in the perfect match-up of an actress and her character. After a long hiatus and challenging times, the actress, who used to be the representative star of trendy dramas in the 90s, is back at a brand new starting line. And she is more hungry for acting now more than ever, she says. 10Asia interviewed Kim So-yeon, whose sincerity shone through during the interview and was moving at unsuspecting moments,...More
[INTERVIEW] Actress Kim So-yeon - Part 2 2010/06/09, Source
Korean actress Kim So-yeon [photographed by Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia] 10: You have been a star since your teenage years. At certain times when you didn't have any work, it would have been easy for you, both emotionally and financially, to choose to do projects that didn't suit you but you never did. How were you able to turn them down? Kim: I came close to doing them many times, haha. I don't think there was anything that was completely out of the question for me to do. But there were times when I would have done a not-so-great drama but it flopped. There was one drama that I wasn't so crazy about but thought, 'I'll just do it anyway". But they ended up casting someone else and I was humiliated. When you are forced to go on a hiatus like that, you begin to feel very determined afterwards. A part of me thought that I should just wait for something else to come along. You tell yourself, 'This is not the end of me' and endure it. When I look back at such times, I think those experiences helped me in the end but back then it was really difficult! (laugh),...More
WFP unveils photos of Jang Dong-gun in Laos 2010/06/09, Source
Korean actor Jang Dong-gun and local children of Laos [WFP/photographed by Toru Tokota]
Photographs of Korean actor Jang Dong-gun visiting Laos in March were unveiled today.
The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) on its official website revealed pictures of Jang, the goodwill ambassador for the WFP, of when he was in Laos three months ago to shoot a promotional antipoverty documentary.
The documentary features Jang visiting local schools in the country to provide free meals for its students -- their province was hit by a Typhoon last September causing a flood to ruin the country's crops,...More
Jang Hyuk to promote "The Slave Hunters" in Japan 2010/06/03, Source
Korean actor Jang Hyuk [Sidus HQ]
Korean actor Jang Hyuk will be leaving for Japan today to promote his hit TV series "The Slave Hunters", which is currently airing in the country.
Sidus HQ announced in a press release Thursday that the actor will be carrying out various promotional activities during his five-day visit including a press conference, interviews with local media and two fan meetings,...More
Chae Rim to appear in Chinese remake of "All About Eve" 2010/05/27, Source
Korean actress Chae Rim [Sidus HQ]
Korean actress Chae Rim will be making a special appearance in a Chinese remake of her hit TV series "All About Eve", according to her agency Sidus HQ on Thursday.
Sidus HQ announced in a press release that the actress will be playing a beautiful and accomplished anchorwoman in the Chinese adaptation of "All About Eve", a former girlfriend of a male character set to be played by Korean actor Jang Hywok. The role had not existed in the original Korean drama,...More
Kim So-yeon says "Ma Hye-ri and I are very similar" - Part 1 2010/04/08, Source
The cast of TV series "Prosecutor Princess": (from left) actors Park Si-hoo, Choi Song-hyeon, Kim So-yeon and Han Jeong-soo [SBS]
Press conference for SBS TV series "Prosecutor Princess" On the first week of the battle amongst Wednesday andThursday evening dramas by three broadcasting networks, SBS TV series "Prosecutor Princess" came in third in viewership ratings. But the figures are not the absolute criterion of how entertaining or well-made the show is and the transformation Kim So-yeon has made -- who played a female warrior in KBS' "IRIS" and came back as an innocent prosecutor Ma Hye-ri who has no clue about working in an organization -- is a success. The comedic acting by colorful supporting characters also catches the viewers' eyes,...More
Star couple ― Park Cheol and Ok So-ri ― are seeing their divorce fight take a nasty turn. Park said on Monday that he had filed a criminal suit against Ok for adultery. In Korea, adultery is against the law.
American Entrepreneur Leads Korean Wave in U.S. 2007/03/08, Source "Korean TV dramas stand a good chance of succeeding in America", said Tom Larsen, the CEO of YA Entertainment, which distributes Korean TV shows in the United States, at a lecture on Korean dramas held recently at the Los Angeles Korea Center. Larsen based his prediction on the high popularity of Ko,...More
Campus hunk, basketball player, fashion model, cab driver, medical doctor and soldier are just some of the roles actor,...More
Mexican fans ask President Roh to send hallyu stars 2005/09/12, Source The popularity of Korean pop culture is soaring in Mexico, where President Roh Moo-hyun made a recent visit. The first time Mexican viewers saw a Korean television drama was in October 2002, when the local broadcaster Mexiquense showed the MBC series ",...More
Fashion show serves to mend Korea-Japan ties 2005/05/09, Source KORIYAMA, Japan - A fashion show by a renowned Korean designer rattled this usually-quiet city as thousands of Japanese flocked here to catch a glimpse of Korean TV stars on the catwalk as well as a lavish and extravagant show by Andre Kim.
The gala, held Saturday at the Big Palette Convention Ce,...More
Well... i really like the character of Nicole being a kind, loving young lady. I just love watching all about eve in primetime... its so sad because it will only last for just about two weeks here in the philippines...nicole and Kenneth has a chemistry as a couple...i really love if their relationship in all about eve is true to life...but now i know that niole hadbeen married with a singer last 2003... even though kenneth nad nico0le did'nt make it in real life.. im still happy for them..i wish them luck to whatever they do right now
Hi! I'am Jamelle from the Philippines!!!Do you know that All About Eve here in the Philippines was really fantastic. I idolize Chae Lim's acting and how she vision love that you must know if your partner loves you and never ask for return rather look forward to keep in love and stay happy. (acting as Nicole in the said koreanovela). Jang Dong-gun and Chae Lim are perfect match hope that even in real life they will be together. Kim So Yun is a good actress to portraing as a villain. Best of luck to MBC. Keep on producing this one of a kind koreanovela. How I wish to see Chae Lim and other of the cast in person!!!
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