January 19, 2011 2:21 pm embassador
Seoul, Korea – Actor Lee Min Ho talked on a dream he had had in childhood.
Lee Min Ho recently talked about how he had been doing lately at an MBC morning talk show, ‘A pleasant day.’ Lee Min Ho, who got recognized for his acting ability by winning an acting award with a MBC drama ‘A personal taste,’ is currently preparing for the next one in which to star.
During the show said he, “When I was a child, I wanted to be a soccer player. Specifically, I wished to be an excellent player just like the player Bakjiseong.” Telling this, he also unveiled his growth process from the past.
As actresses he worked in perfect harmony with, he pointed out actresses Lee Min Jung and Son Ye Jin. As the one with whom he wants to work later on, he mentioned actress Jeon Do Yeon.
Not only that, but Lee Min Ho’s best friend Jeong Il U, and actress Son Ye Jin who worked with him for the drama ‘A personal taste,’ talked about what they had in mind on Lee Min Ho.
The true stories of Lee Min Ho including his growth process and latest news will be revealed to the public through the MBC talk show ‘A pleasant day’ at 9:45 am on the upcoming 19th.
By Cheon Gyeong Jin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Source: reviewstar (Original article in Korean)
Photo from reviewstar
Translated by Bit Na Choi / Korea.com via BBF International Facebook Page
Actor Lee Min-ho chose Jeon Do-yeon as the actress he most wants to act with.
Lee Min-ho spoke about this, being on MBC “Good Day”.
Lee Min-ho proved his acting skills in the MBC Acting Awards last year, receiving the Best Actor Award and after MBC “Personal Taste”, he is preparing for his next project.
He confessed, “It’s true we have a big age gap but I would like to act with Jeon Do-yeon with her as my older girlfriend”. He also picked Son Ye-jin and Lee Min-jeong as the actresses he worked best with.
This day, Lee Min-ho spoke about Park Myeong-soo as the best person to parody Koo Joon-pyo, and he also spoke about his best friends Jeong Il-woo. Son Ye-jin and Kim Soo-ro also talked about Lee Min-ho.
Source : news.nate.com/view/20… ( Korean )
Translation : Hancinema via BBF International Facebook Page
Ladies, if you’re bold without being abrasive, then step right up because actor Lee Min Ho revealed that he’s thinking about dating.
During his “Entertainment Weekly“ interview on January 15th, the reporter asked, “Don’t you want to have a girlfriend?”
Min Ho replied, “I want to date, but I don’t go out to a lot of places. I always meet the same people, so I don’t have a chance to meet someone new.”
Seizing the opportunity, the reporter said: “Then try a reporter from ‘Entertainment Weekly’.” Responding with an awkward laugh, Lee Min Ho managed to side-step around the situation.
It was also revealed that Lee Min Ho has a bit of a confidence issue with his kissing ability. “I’m not very good at kissing,” he confessed, but then he later mentioned, “I think female actresses were quite satisfied with my kiss scenes.”
Source + Photo: Newsen via Daum, W Korea
credit to allkpop
SS501’s leader Kim Hyun Joong has been chosen as the 2011 model for casual clothing brand, “Hang Ten Korea.”
Director Jung Yong Ha of “Hang Ten Korea” revealed on January 12th, “Kim Hyun Joong was chosen for the brand because they felt that his image and public popularity would fit well in expressing the casual quality of the clothing. His warm and trendy charms allow him to depict a variety of different styles and fashions. His worth as a global Hallyu star will greatly help the brand increase its popularity.”
Kim Hyun Joong’s year-long contract will begin with their Spring photoshoot. He’s also going to participate in the brand’s annual environmental campaign, “Save the Earth“.
Aside from his advertisement filming, Kim Hyun Joong is currently enjoying his break from “Playful Kiss“, while preparing for his solo album.
Source + Photos: Star News via allkpop
Actor Jang Geun Suk, who is currently busy with yet another CF, recently left some comments on his own news articles regarding the chaos he encountered at the two airports he visited.
The actor left for China on January 2nd, and he was greeted at the arrival section by hundreds of fans who were waiting with gifts. After wrapping up filming in China, Jang Geun Suk made his way over to Thailand on the 5th, where he was greeted by hundreds of fans once more.
Jang Geun Suk directly commented on the articles, “From the 2nd to the 5th, from China to Thailand, busy with filming for local ads and I felt paralyzed at the airports.”
He later added, “I really wanted to try some of the kimchi stew, but it was just too crazy.”
Netizens questioned the validity of the comments, and if they really came from Jang Geun Suk himself. Agency officials replied back, confirming that it was indeed himself writing the comments.
Source: TVReport via Daum credit to allkpop
Actor Jang Geun Suk began his promotions in Asia this year, starting with China on January 2nd.
The actor made a visit to the country for a CF shoot and other scheduled activities, and was greeted by hundreds of fans holding placards and gifts at the airport.
After completing his schedules, he left for Thailand on the 5th, and was greeted by hundreds of fans once more. Police were forced to make an appearance on the scene in order to handle the crowd.
He’ll be holding a press conference with various Thai press on the 8th.
Source + Photos: Newsen via allkpop
During a recent recording of tvN ‘E NEWS Behind Star’, actress Lee Min Jung, who is currently receiving explosive interest in Korea for her acting and CF deals, talked about hardships during her debut days.
“When I first debuted, the public response was little and showed no interest, and I thought of quitting my acting career. But ever since my role in ‘Boys Over Flowers‘, I obtained a lot of strength from the good public response,” expressed Lee Min Jung.
The actress also addressed her later-than-average debut in the acting world. “I first challenged myself with acting at 23 through a theater play, and at 25, I contracted with an entertainment company and began my broadcasting activites. After walking a different path to start my acting career, I had a comparatively late debut when compared to others.”
During the interview, Lee Min Jung shared a story about getting shouted at by a director during her debut days. “I couldn’t act to my director’s satisfaction, and he ended up shouting at me very loudly during the middle of filming. When I went home that day, I cried a lot.”
She has certainly come a long way to get to where she is now, but given her recent rise to prominence and fresh look, I don’t think many realize that she will be 28 in a couple months.
Source: Korean Economy
As the face of skincare brand The Face Shop, Kim Hyun Joong has just finished touring Singapore and Malaysia.
He arrived in Singapore on the 1st of December and undertook fanmeetings and interviews with Singaporean media for the next two days. On the 3rd, he went to the IMM Sky Garden to greet over 2000 female fans, signing autographs and taking pictures. He is said to have donated a large chunk of the proceeds, $18,000, from the event to the World Vision charity.
From Singapore, the star went to Malaysia on the 4th and started his activities straight away, as he attended a fanmeeting with over 3000 Malaysian fans. A staff member from the event stated, “There are famous models and actors in Southeast Asia, along with Hollywood stars, but he’s created a record for the most fans showing up.”
Kim Hyun Joong stated, “Though it was a short time, I was really happy to meet fans face to face.”
Currently, he is doing overseas promotions for the drama Playful Kiss, as well as getting ready for activities for the new year.
Source: Newsen via Nate
Lee Seung Gi joined photographer Jo Se Hyun’s “The 8th Letter of Angels – Happiness” photo exhibition event that is co-run with the Social Welfare Society.
With an angelic baby in his arms, Lee Seung Gi impressed the staff on set by personally stopping and calming the baby every time he cried. Despite his busy schedule with his many variety programs and advertisement filmings, he was said to have made extra sure that he had time to lend a hand for this meaningful event.
One representative on the set commented, “This is the third time Lee Seung Gi has joined this event after his participation in 2007 and 2008. He was touched with the event’s effort to raise societal awareness for adoptions, and aggressively worked to help out. He even asked questions about the babies he took photos with in the past and truly gave his all.”
The exhibition also includes photos of other celebrities, like Kim Min Joon, Lee Mi Yeon, Park Kyung Lim, Lee Min Jung, Yoo Ji Tae, Lee Byung Hun, Lee Seung Gi, Kim Ah Joong, Kim Ok Bin, Yoon Si Yoon, Jang Geun Suk, and many more.
The event will run from December 15th to the 20th at the Insa Art Center.
Source: JoongAng Daily via Nate
Photos: Photographer Jo Se Hyun’s Twitter
As I’d mentioned before, I’m finding the new SBS drama It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl watchable and interesting despite a number of flaws that do, admittedly, hold it back from being as good as it could be. But I like the setup and responded strongly to the family relationships — and it doesn’t hurt that the drama’s lead actress, Moon Chae-won, is finally getting a chance to show what she can do.
She hasn’t totally proven herself yet, but she’s off to a decent start, especially in comparison to her previous roles. She’s had some memorable parts in the past but only as side characters, some of whom were relegated to one-dimensional plot movers. But Moon has been steadily accruing more screentime and experience, through dramas like Painter of the Wind (she played a beautiful gisaeng who falls for Moon Geun-young, who passes herself of as a man), Brilliant Legacy (where she was an antagonist to the Cinderella-like lead, Han Hyo-joo), and My Fair Lady (where she was bright and energetic, but wasted in lame plots).
In It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl, Moon Chae-won plays someone very different from those previous characters; Moon can seem mature for her age (she’s 25), but her character Chae-ryung is completely immature. (At least, at the start of the drama.) Chae-ryung is the type of girl who has her daddy wrapped around her little finger, and who’s not above whining and pouting because she wants a designer handbag, like a young child.
So what drew Moon to the role? Aside from getting her first opportunity to be the leading actress, she found herself drawn to the drama that is rooted in father-daughter love: “I was very moved by it. Four months ago, I first received the synopsis for this drama, and reading it conveyed a very touching sense of family love. You might just say that I’m suitable for a trendy drama by looking at my acting experience, but I wanted to do a drama that had a deeper value. And in the end, I came to meet Eun Chae-ryung.”
She added, “I had a lot of worries about getting fully in character as Chae-ryung. I would have to completely depart from my previous roles, where I played relatively mature characters, and play the kind of innocent young girl who could burst into tears at the smallest thing. I’m currently trying to live as Chae-ryung in my everyday life as well. You know, trying to laugh nonsensically, then suddenly turning sullen. [Laughs]”
One thing that could have been a cause for concern is that the drama has collected a number of young, fresh faces in its cast, many of whom were from the pop music world. In fact, in its early days some referred to Daddy’s Girl as a “pop singer drama”: You have Lee Hee-jin from late’-90s girl group Baby VOX as the eldest sister; Kang Sung cast as a spendthrift rich boy; Super Junior’s Donghae as the lead’s younger brother, who works multiple jobs to keep his family afloat; and CN Blue’s Kang Min-hyuk, who plays a delivery boy and drummer in a band.
This could have provided fodder for criticism if the idols hadn’t performed well, but thankfully nobody’s bombed. Lee Hee-jin in particular is attracting praise, and she deserves it: As Chae-ryung’s older sister Ae-ryung, she exudes warmth and heartfelt emotion. Moon said of Lee Hee-jin, “I’d remembered her as one of the original idol stars, but as I came to work with her, I was really shocked. On the set, she’s always exchanging lines and practicing dialogue, always deliberating over her acting. She’s a promising actor.”
Lee is definitely the strongest performer of the idol set, but Kang Sung is also acquitting himself pretty well as the frivolous Jin-gu. He hasn’t had as much emoting to do, but he carries off the character’s silliness and arrogance. And while Donghae is obviously very green and his line deliveries aren’t quite natural, he’s been holding up. He’ll probably get to stretch himself more than, say, Min-hyuk — who has barely had anything to do so far — because it looks like his earnest character will provide opportunity for a lot of dramatic acting.
In response to the idol issue, Moon Chae-won said, “Because we’re all learning about acting, I think it gives the drama a strong energy. It’s my first leading role and they [the idols] are starting on a new path, so we have reasons for needing to succeed through this drama. The shooting atmosphere is passionate.”
Since they’re mostly peers, there’s also a strong sense of friendship among the actors. Birthday parties are common when actors are shooting dramas on their birthdays, but Moon explained that she was so touched by the cast and crew throwing her a birthday party on November 13 that she cried. Her co-star Choi Jin-hyuk wasn’t shooting that day, but he came bearing flowers.
Moon debuted in 2007′s drama Run, Mackerel; prior to that, she was a student at Chugye University for the Arts, majoring in fine arts. “I studied art since I was a child. About the time I entered university, I realized that the profession I really wanted to pursue was acting, but it wasn’t easy to shed my original dream so I entered school in the fine arts program. But with my personality, I couldn’t focus on two things at once, so in the end I decided to choose the path of actor and left school.”
She also writes, whenever she has time. In the past year during breaks from work, she’s written numerous essays, and dreams of publishing a book sometime off in the future.
“When I’m in the process of acting is when I feel the greatest happiness. I want to be an actress who is respected by all, like my great sunbae Sohn Ye-jin. In choosing this career path, I’ve gotten to meet many outstanding directors, writers, and other valuable people. I’m really happy, aren’t it? [Laughs]”
Via TV Report