47710jang Geun Suks Gift Worth 36 Million Won To Love Rain Staff
Jang Geun Suk showed his appreciation to all the “Love Rain” production staff with gift certificates worth over 36 million won (approx. $30,000 USD), local media OSEN reported on June 11.
An official from the “Love Rain” producers told OSEN, “Jang Geun Suk gave a 300,000 won ($300 USD) gift certificate to each of the 120 staff members to celebrate the end of ‘Love Rain.’”
“Jang Geun Suk wanted to give a special gift to all the staff who worked so hard for the entire drama series. The drama itself may not have been the biggest hit, but the overall chemistry and team work was by far the best. It was his way of showing appreciation to the production team for the long recording schedule,” the official added.
Another official was quoted as saying, “You don’t see an actor present such a special gift too often. It’s worth a lot of money too, but we thought it was very Jang Geun Suk-style to find a gift that’s not too fancy or too boring.”
Meanwhile, Jang Geun Suk is planning to continue his “The CRI Show 2” in July, starting from Seoul and four cities in Japan, including Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, and Fukuoka. His first Japanese regular album, “Just Crazy,” hit #1 on both the Oricon’s daily chart and weekly chart.
Actor Jang Geun Suk thanked the 120 Love Rain staff members by giving them gift certificates worth a total of $31,000 USD.
A representative from Love Rain informed OSEN on June 11th, Commemorating the end of Love Rain, Jang Geun Suk presented the 120 staff members with gift certificates worth $256 each.
He wanted to give something special to the staff members who worked really hard, the representative continued. Though the drama wasnt a huge success, he felt the teamwork [amongst the staff] was stronger than any other project he participated in. It was his way of expressing his gratitude towards the staff members who helped create a lively atmosphere on set during the time they spent filming.
The representative added, This is not common, for an actor to present such a generous gift. The amount itself is pretty impressive, but he decided on mall gift certificates after spending time contemplating what would serve as a meaningful gift. Thats so like him.
In related news, Jang Geun Suk will be embarking on his 2012 Asia Tour THE CRI SHOW 2 starting with a performance in Seoul this July and traveling to Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Shanghai, Taiwan, Thailand, and more. His first formal Japanese album JUST CRAZY also charted #1 on Oricons DailyWeekly Charts.
SourceImage: OSEN via Nate
On March 29th, actor Ji Sung visited the set of KBSs Love Rain to show his support for close friend and dongseng Jang Geun Suk!
Back when Ji Sung was filming Protect the Boss, Jang Geun Suk visited the actor with enough chicken meal sets for all his co-stars and staff. To return the support, Ji Sung decided to make a surprise visit at the Love Rain set with lunch trucks to feed all 100 staff members.
Ji Sung made sure not to let Jang Geun Suk know about the gift in order to make it a special surprise. Jang Geun Suk is said to have been overjoyed to see his hyung. The two took time out of their busy schedules to sit down for a meal together, and enjoy some time to catch up.
A representative of Love Rain said, We were all so surprised with Ji Sungs visit. He came all the way to Kyungkido with lunch trucks so all of the stars and staff were extremely grateful for the warm gesture.
Source + Photos: Korean Journal via Naver
It appears to be the prime season for Hallyu stars purchasing expensive buildings! Jaejoong recently impressed with the purchase of a building worth approximately $7 million USD. Now, actor Jang Geun Suk was reported to have done the same, except his building was bought for a whopping 21.3 billion KRW (~ 20 million USD)!
This information is based on the building enterprise on January 19, which revealed that Jang Geun Suk purchased this building located in Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul with 823 sq. meter (~ 9,000 sq. ft.), gross floor area 4,221 sq. meter (~ 45,000 sq. ft.), three underground floors, and six above ground floors. Built back in 1992, the state of the building was reported to be very good.
The contract gives 95% of equity to Mr. Jang while the remaining 5% goes toward another family. It was reported that come March, the value of the building was expected to increase with the opening of an extended subway line nearby.
People showed concern about whether it was possible the agency, after getting entangled in the actor"s tax controversy, was stretching the meaning of this building purchase. His agency rep said, "He received a loan, so he purchased it. There is no connection to this tax case."
Singer and actor Rain, who is finally making his return to the small screen in four years with the new SBS drama “My Lovely Girl,” is reported to have delivered surprise gifts for 100 staff members on set.
Rain was seen personally giving out the presents he prepared, one by one, to each individual staff member. It appears that the singer-actor wanted to provide the hard-working staff and cast members with a meaningful Chuseok gift. As fall is approaching and the nights become chilly, Rain gave out 100 jackets to all those who are working hard for the drama outdoors.
In his first drama production in four years, Rain will be taking on the role of Han Wook, a good-looking man who raises a pet dog and has a lot of secrets.
Meanwhile, “My Lovely Girl” will be airing its first episode every Wednesday and Thursday beginning on September 17, following the completion of “It’s Okay, It’s Love.”
KBSs highly-anticipated drama, Love Rain, may hit the small screens in March!
A representative from the production staff spoke with TV Daily on January 16th and revealed, Although details havent been confirmed yet, KBS has expressed their wish to air Love Rain in March. Scenes from the 70s story arc have already been completed, and we are scheduled to continue filming in the beginning of March.
Directed by PD Yoon Suk Ho (of Autumn Fairytale and Winter Sonata fame), Love Rain exhibits the pure emotions of love during the 70s, as well as the trendy love of todays society. Both actor Jang Geun Suk and Girls Generations YoonA play dual roles.
Should everything go as planned, Love Rain could broadcast on March 26th, after the conclusion of Dream High 2.
Source: TV Daily via Nate
FeelDogs fans gifted the cast of A Bit of Love with 150 servings of food!
Lately, its been a trend for fans to cheer on their idols by preparing meals for the staff of their drama, and BIG STAR fans were no different! The KBS 2TV sitcom released photos of the cast and crew enjoying the meals generously gifted by BIG STAR fans.
The staff couldnt keep from smiling as they lined up to get their serving. The 150 servings not only fed FeelDog, the staff, the lead actors, but the supporting actors and extras as well.
FeelDog said, I was so touched by the sincerity of the fans who gifted me with the food. In exchange, Ill work hard on my acting and on BIG STARs new album to show my thanks.
BIG STAR is aiming for a comeback before July, so fans may be able to see them very soon!
On May 1, Jang Geun Suk was the first guest on Verbal Jints newly started radio show, Verbal Jints Pops Pops on KBS Cool FM.
Jang Geun Suk and Verbal Jint are known to be close so the actor decided to support Verbal Jints DJ debut.
Jang Geun Suk talked about his next project during the show. He started off by saying, For a whole year, I didnt get any offers from anyone, and I think I got hurt a lot from my last project. It burned me.
Jang Geun Suks last project was the KBS drama, Love Rain, which aired last year. He acted alongside Girls Generations YoonA and Seo In Gook. Although Jang Geun Suk and YoonAs match-up became a hot topic, the drama unfortunately did not see good viewership ratings throughout its course.
When Verbal Jint comforted him by saying, I watched that drama real-time, Jang Geun Suk playfully answered, Why did you do that? My heart aches.
Finally, Jang Geun Suk revealed, After thinking hard about a few projects, I finally made a decision. But importantly, I did not sign the contract just yet. So I still cant tell you what project it is.
Stay tuned on Soompi to find out Jang Geun Suks next project!
Girls’ Generation’s YoonA confesses she wasn’t nervous for her ‘Love Rain’ kiss scene with Jang Geun Suk
Girls Generations YoonA confessed she wasnt nervous for a kiss scene with Jang Geun Suk.
The pair played lovers in the KBS2 drama Love Rain. She recalled the kiss scene she had in front of the fountain with the actor, stating, I was really embarrassed. But even though I was embarrassed, I wasnt that nervous. Jang Geun Suk and I are pretty comfortable together.
On the same episode of Strong Heart, the girls also looked at Jessica and Yuris kiss scenes in Wild Romance and Fashion King, respectively.
Check out the three kiss scenes again below! Which one do you think is the best?
Actor Jang Geun-seok and Girl's Generation Yoona reunited in Japan.
Jang and Yoona appeared together at a press conference in Japan included in their Japan drama promotion and received hot camera flashes. Jang Geun-seok starred as Seo In-ha and Seo Joon and Yoona starred as Kim Yoon-hee and Jeong Ha-na in the mellow drama "Love Rain".
Jang and Yoona greeted each other enthusiastically in Japan after a long time. The two showed off team work and answered questions with wit.
The media who attended the press conference were excited to report the promotion of "Love Rain" thanks to the two's endless laughter and atmosphere making.
Jang Geun-seok and Yoona's "Love Rain" was broadcasted for the first time on Japanese channel KNTV and has been evaluated as a unique and sweet love story and is expected to create a new trend of Hallyu.
This drama will be aired on Fuji TV from the 25th and on BS Fuji it will be aired an episode per week from the 6th of August.