Thursday, November 29, 2007

Jun Ji Hyun, "If all actors were like Hwang Jung Min"

"Thinking it would be nice if all actors were like Hwang Jung Min, I am currently greatly enjoying filming this movie," says Jun Ji Hyun of 'The man who used to be Superman.'

At the press conference held on the 28th, Jun Ji Hyun also commented, "I feel a lot of burden as I haven't acted in a
Korean film for a while, but I feel very good about the movie itself. Hwang Jung Min is a nice person beyond being an actor and I am also learning a lot (about acting)."

Jun Ji Hyun
recently finished filming 'Blood: The Last Vampire' in Hollywood making this is her first Korean piece since 'Daisy' which opened early last year.

She changed her style for the movie, changing her trademark long straight hair into a perm and lower bangs. She says, "I am very good at surviving. I don't put on makeup and my wardrobe is careless, but I am not concerning myself with it."

Hwang Jung Min added, "I think her look right now is sexier and nice. At times she can be silly, but she is a very good person overall. Our teamwork is wonderful on set."

In response to a question asking what type of super power she would like, Jun answered, "I want a super power that lets me act well. Working with Director Jung and Hwang Jung Min, I am making that power a reality."

Director Jung commented, "The
Korean film industry is suffering right now, but I want to become a Super Director that can save it. This movie is about letting people know that anyone can become a super hero if they want to, and giving them power and hope."

Jun Ji Hyun commented on an episode during filming, "I had to smoke a cigarette for the first time but it was tough as I usually consider health to be the most important," to which Hwang Jung Min quickly replied, "It was a prop cigarette made of sagebrush."

This movie is about human documentary producer Song Soo Jung (played by Jun Ji Hyun), who is sick of filming hypocritical programs that touch on people's sympathy, who starts to change by meeting a man (Hwang Jung Min) believing himself to be a superman who has lost powers but still tries to help everyone around. The movie is scheduled for release early next year.

source: broasia

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Sunday, November 25, 2007

"Show Must Go on" Wins Blue Dragon Award

Director Han Jae-rim’s "The Show Must Go On" has won the domestic award for best picture.

At the 28th Blue Dragon Film Awards Friday, the movie's lead actor Song Kang-ho also won best actor. Jeon Do-yeon won best actress for her performance in "Secret Sunshine.” Earlier in May, the actress won the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in the film.

The best director award went to Huh Jin-ho for “Happiness.”

Kim Sang-ho was named best supporting actor for his role in “The Happy Life” and Na Moon-hee best supporting actress for her role in "Cruel Winter Blues."

The awards are the nation's version of Hollywood's Oscars.

Reported by KBS WORLD Radio

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Glamor Girl Kim Hye-soo Shows Off Period Style

The first still photos of the star actress Kim Hye-soo from a new movie called "Modern Boy" helmed by director Jeong Ji-woo have been released. Kim plays Cho Nan-sil in the movie, a 1930s modern girl who wins the heart of Lee Hae-myung, the titular modern boy played by Park Hae-il.

Last year, Kim dazzled audiences with her provocatively glamorous fashions as the femme fatale in "The War of Flower," a gambling drama. This year she returns to the screen as a period trendsetter.

The stills show Kim wearing the revolutionary fashions of the late 1920s and early 1930s, when the young urban working and middle class -- the mobo/moga or modern boys/girls -- abandoned traditional dress in favor of sharp, spivvy fashions in imitation on the styles of Korean dancer Choi Seung-hee and Hollywood stars Louise Brooks and Colleen Moore.

Kim also recorded four songs in three languages for the new movie, after three months of vocal training before the shoot began. "Modern Boy" will be released at the beginning of next year.

source: Chosun Ilbo

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Shin Min-a & Kong Hyo-Jin to Play Sisters in New Movie

Kong Hyo-jin and Shin Min-a have been cast together in the film "I Like It This Way."

The two actresses will take on the roles of half-sisters with completely different personalities.

Kong Hyo-jin
will play the older sister, a kind-hearted fish shop owner, and Shin Min-a will play the younger sister, a highly ambitious career woman.
"I Like It This Way" is a road trip movie in which half-sisters with different fathers travel together in search of the younger sister's biological father.

Kong Hyo-jin, who recently appeared in the film "Happiness," as a stylish woman, is expected to show yet another side of herself in the new film along with Shin Min-a, who has also recently finished filming the movie "Mighty Princess."

Kong and Shin made their debuts as fashion magazine models and are known as close friends.
We hope their strong friendship will translate into a moving portrayal of the journey of two sisters.
The film is scheduled to open in theaters early next year.

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Friday, November 02, 2007

Kim Tae-hee Displays Action Skills

Actress Kim Tae-hee
has recently shown off impressive action skills that has inspired many to compare her with top Hollywood star Angelina Jolie.

Kim displayed her superb action skills in the movie "Fight," directed by Han Ji-seung.

It's a story of a couple who once loved each other greatly but ended up in a fierce fight. "Fight" is reminiscent of the Hollywood movie "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" starring Jolie.

A person from the movie's production firm said "Fight" has many action scenes and is modeled after "Mr. and Mrs. Smith." Playing opposite Seol Kyung- koo, Kim portrays a woman who takes revenge on a man she once loved but whom she now hates.

source: kbs global

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