'Jewel In The Palace' became popular in Cuba

'Jewel In The Palace' became popular in Cuba

Jewel In The Palace

Because Cubans have found out K-dramas, they can't enjoy all of the K-drama. At the beginning of last year, they first watched K-drama goodness with the comedy "Queen of Housewives" which was published in 2009 on the Canal Habana, winning ratings of 70 percent. After that, Cubans continued to see "My Fair Lady" which featured Yoon Eun Hye as the spoiled rich girl and Yoon Sang Hyun as her chauffer. The romantic comedy made Yoon Sang Hyun a sought-after star in Cuba. Next aired was "Secret Garden," the body swap comedy that stars Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won. Now the historical drama "Jewel in The Palace," also known as "Dae Jang Geum" is airing.

Censors are currently reviewing "Boys Over Flowers," which stars Lee Min Ho. But many Cubans are not waiting for the official review. Street vendors are selling about 60 different pirated as yet unrated k-drama DVDs. Dramas with Lee Min Ho are high in demand.

The dramas were provided for free by the Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) and they have done their part in promoting the image of Korea on the island nation. Oh Young Ho, KOTRA"s CEO received an award in Cuba on Nov. 4 for his role in promoting economic and cultural exchanges between Korea and Cuba.

Orlando Guillén of the Cuban Chamber of Commerce told Hancinema that before the dramas aired, Cubans knew very little about Korea.

"But just one week after the soaps went on air everybody knew about Korea," he said.

One famous Cuban k-drama fan is Fidel Castro"s 51-year-old son Alex. He has acknowledged that he is a fan of "Queen of Housewives." Castro attended Korean pavilion at the Havana International Fair which was attended by Sun Woo Sun, the star of "Queen of Housewives."

While his Cuban popularity was something of a surprise for actor Yoon Sang Hyun, he does understand why Cubans find k-dramas so entertaining.

"Koreans and Cubans have a lot in common," Yoon Sang-hyun said when he visited Cuba. "A bit of comedy, a bit of drama, some romance, but never anything very serious. Just real-life relationships."

Lee Young Ae, the star of the 2003 drama "Jewel in The Palace" may also find that Cubans recognize her should she go there for a visit. The actress played Jang Geum in the drama about Korea"s first female physician and her drama is currently airing on Canal Habana.

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Lee Young Ae considers to make a ‘Jewel in the Palace’ sequel

Lee Young Ae considers to make a ‘Jewel in the Palace’ sequel

Lee Young Ae considers to make a Jewel in the Palace sequel

Actress Lee Young Ae is considering to make a sequel to the worldwide hit drama, “Jewel in the Palace” (Dae Jang Geum).

Newsen reported, “Talks about making a sequel to ‘Jewel in the Palace’ has been going on since the original drama ended. There have been continuous proposes to make it. ‘Jewel in the Palace’ is the only drama to have been exported to over 80 countries so it is no wonder that people would want a sequel.”

They added, “Occasionally there have been requests for her to make the sequel for the sake of patriotism but doing it for the money was not in her mind. She doesn’t want to disappoint her fans by making a sequel just for the money.”

Meanwhile, Lee Young Ae carefully stated, “I have not said that I will or will not make it so I’m not sure where these rumors about a sequel are coming up from.”

The actress revealed, “Truthfully, sometimes it feels like the sequel is proposed just to make more work. These days they make dramas by with seasons. If ‘Jewel in the Palace’ had been like that it would be different but it wasn’t, so to produce a sequel just to make more work or to go off the original’s popularity is against my beliefs. A sequel should be made with deliberation.”

Stay tuned for more updates soon!

Lee Young Ae considers to make a Jewel in the Palace sequel

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Will there ever be a “Part 2″ for “Jewel in the Palace”

Will there ever be a “Part 2″ for “Jewel in the Palace”

Will there ever be a Part 2 for Jewel in the Palace

In the 20th anniversary edition of “Elle”, actress Lee Young Ae unveiled that she was thinking about making a part-2 sequel for the well-known Korean drama, “Jewel in the Palace” (in which she starred Dae Jang Geum) .

Newsen stated, “Talks about making a sequel to ‘Jewel in the Palace’ has been going on since the original drama ended. There have been continuous proposes to make it. ‘Jewel in the Palace’ is the only drama to have been exported to over 80 countries so it is no wonder that people would want a sequel.”

They added, “Occasionally there have been requests for her to make the sequel for the sake of patriotism but doing it for the money was not in her mind. She doesn’t want to disappoint her fans by making a sequel just for the money.”

Lee Young Ae however expressed a neutral opinion regarding this matter, “I have not said that I will or will not make it so I’m not sure where these rumors about a sequel are coming up from.”

She continued, “Truthfully, sometimes it feels like the sequel is proposed just to make more work. These days they make dramas by with seasons. If ‘Jewel in the Palace’ had been like that it would be different but it wasn’t, so to produce a sequel just to make more work or to go off the original’s popularity is against my beliefs. A sequel should be made with deliberation.”

Dont forget to read the full interview and remember to check out the photos below!

Will there ever be a Part 2 for Jewel in the Palace

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MBC to jointly produce Dae Jang Geum 2 (Jewel in the Palace) with Chinese groups

MBC to jointly produce Dae Jang Geum 2 (Jewel in the Palace) with Chinese groups

MBC to produce ‘Jewel in the Palace’ sequel next year

After months of speculations and rumors, MBC has finally confirmed the rumors that a sequel to the smash-hit drama, ‘Jewel in the Palace (Dae Jang Geum)‘ has been green lit.

MBC released a special press release on September 17th revealing MBC’s head, Kim Jae Chul, recently spent 5 days visiting Chinene Hunan Satellite Broadcast center to produce an agreement to jointly produce a sequel to the hallyu drama.

Visiting Hunan TV, Shanghai Media Group and three broadcasting stations in total, the MBC head and his counterparts discussed jointly producing the drama and launching a new business together.  Hunan TV, as the first Chinese broadcasting station to air ‘Dae Jang Geum‘ in 2005, has agreed to invest in and later air the sequel.

The sequel has not yet set an official production date but MBC cautiously shared it is looking to begin production next year with a possible summer premiere. The casting of the actors and director and staff also remains up in the air with many wondering if the original drama’s popular leads including Lee Young Ae and Ji Jin Hee will return.

There is not yet any details about potential cast members, directors, or writers.

Source: Newsen via Nate

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Lee Youngae to star in "Jewel In The Palace 2"

Lee Youngae to star in "Jewel In The Palace 2"

Lee Youngae to star in Jewel In The Palace 2?The popular 2003 Korean drama "Jewel In The Palace," which achieved a record 57.1% in viewer ratings and was aired in Europe, Asia, North America, and Africa, may soon have a sequel!

According to the drama's director Lee Byungjoon, plans for filming a "DJewel In The Palace 2" are currently underway, and actress Lee Youngae is in the middle of talks to once more play the role of the female protagonist Jang Geum. If Lee Youngae decides to take the role, "Jewel In The Palace 2" will mark her return to the small screen after a near ten-year hiatus.

However, MBC, the television station that will produce the sequel, has stated that nothing has been finalized.

Furthermore, Lee Youngae has also revealed in a previous interview that while a good script or screenplay may inspire her to act once more, she would prioritize her children over her career as watching her kids grow up would bring many priceless memories.

Therefore, it is difficult to predict whether Lee Youngae will once more join the same team that produced the drama which launched her to fame.

Do you guys think Lee Youngae will play the role of Jang Geum once more?

Source: Korea Star Daily and XSports News

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Upcoming Korean animated film

Upcoming Korean animated film "Moonlight Palace"

Added the approaching Korean animated film "Moonlight Palace"'s page to HanCinema database"Moonlight Palace" (2016)Directed by way of Kim Hyun-ju-IWith Kim Soo-an, Lee Honey, Kim Seul-gi-I, Kwon Yul,...SynopsisA fable animated motion picture which depicts the adventures by humans and gods in Changdeok Palace where they have got been asleep for the ultimate six hundred years.Release date in Korea : 2016/09

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HanCinema's Korea Joa Lisa's Diary - Suwon and Hwaseong Palace

HanCinema's Korea Joa Lisa's Diary - Suwon and Hwaseong Palace

Before the legitimate Korea Joa 2015 agenda I had a possibility to explore out of doors of Seoul in the beautiful town of Suwon, which is ready a 40 minute bus ride from the capital. The urban is totally walled and is the house of Hwaseong Fortress, Hwaseong Palace, 11 universities, and corporate headquarters similar to Samsung Electronics. Public transportation is great and I discovered the folk to be type and useful to the ceaselessly lost and confused foreigner.

Perhaps the 2 greatest tourist attractions are the fortress and the palace. either were created as King Jeongjo"s homage to his father, the traditionally dubious Crown Prince Sado. Sado, through his wife"s written accounts, was once a mentally volatile assassin and rapist. he's highest known for his death in a rice chest below the blistering Korean summer sun in 1762. His father, King Yeongjo, ordered this merciless execution. It took Sado 8 days to die.

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Because of the dramatic nature of Sado"s existence and death, it's been dramatized time and again and played by best names in Korean entertainment maximum lately we've seen Lee Chang-hoon in "Yi San", Oh Man-seok in Warrior Baek Dong-soo, Lee Je-hoon in "Secret Door", and Yoo Ah-in in "The Throne". we can be in a position to never make certain what sort of man Sado truly changed into and we see that during the other depictions at the small and massive screens.

But history is of the similar opinion on one thing: King Jeongjo enjoyed his father. The construction of the fortress and palace were indeed political moves, but they were also to honor his cherished father who never accomplished greatness in life. The palace was built as a phase of the fortress whose walls enclose the city of Suwon lately and make it the sole utterly enclosed city in Korea. It has also been designated an international Heritage web site by UNESCO. King Jeongjo built the fortress and the city after moving his father"s tomb and resided in the palace whilst the tomb was being built. Afterwards the palace was most commonly used by governors for administrative purposes.

Today this is a tourist site noted inside and outdoors of Korea. When I visited, there were families exploring the city outside the palace, kids flying kites, and fathers coaching their kids to ride bikes. Performances played in front of the gates and other people explored the expansive interior of the palace. i admire visiting old puts because they really do take on a life in their own. in spite of the myriads of individuals mingling in trendy clothing taking selfies and chattering on their phones, Hwaseong Palace has an agelessness to it that stems from its history. The bright colours on the beams of the ceilings and the flowing architecture that led individuals smoothly from enviornment to domain bespoke of the care that went into the making plans of Hwaseong Palace.

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Performances out front integrated both basic and contemporary musical performances in addition the beloved tightrope walkers that carry out in historic sites far and wide Korea. The functionality I saw had a big target audience that was mostly constructed from families. Personally, I loved the conventional music. there has been a quartet comprised of a daegeum (two-stringed bowed instrument) , haegeum (transverse flute), danso (vertical flute), and a janggo (drum) that accompanied the tightrope walkers, all of whom were in ordinary hanbok. It was an revel in now not to be missed, and the palace has been well-cared for over the long years.

When you're in Korea, please take a while to explore Suwon. The palace will also be found by taking Suwon Station, Seoul Subway Line 1 and disembarking at go out 6. Then you go the road, turn correct and take bus 7, 7-2, or 32-1 from the Yeokjeon marketplace bus stop. Alight at Hwaseong Haenggung and you're going to be in for a satisfying remain at Hwaseong Palace.

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Written by: Raine from "Raine"s Dichotomy"

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Deoksu Palace stone-wall road to be re-connected in 131 years

Deoksu Palace stone-wall road to be re-connected in 131 years

Around 170 meter-long stone-wall road around the Deoksu Palace, which has been blocked by the British Embassy in Korea, is expected to be re-connected. If the road is restored, Koreans can enjoy walking on the entire 1.1 km-long stone-wall walkway around the palace in 131 years since the British Embassy was built in 1884.

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon and British Ambassador to Korea Charles Hay signed an MOU for a project to restore the stone-wall road behind the Deoksu Palace at the British Embassy in Seoul on May 14. Currently, 170 meters of the stone-wall road is isolated, including 70 meters occupied by the embassy site and 100 meters of a connecting road to the embassy, of which passengers access is controlled. Steel gate prohibits unauthorized access of the general public at the back door to the British embassy. Also CCTVs are installed to monitor the road.

According to the MOU, both parties will discuss necessary measures to open the blocked stone-wall road after on-site inspection by security engineers from the U.K. in the next month. If re-connection is determined through detailed discussions with the embassy within this year, Seoul City plans to create 3~6 meter wide and 170-meter road for pedestrians. Seoul is also planning to show changing of the guard between Korean traditional gatekeepers and British royal guards.

However, British Embassy showed cautious attitude, saying, This MOU represents commitment for continuous cooperation with Seoul City for opening of Deoksu Palace stone-wall road. While mentioning the recent attack against the U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert, British Ambassador Hay said that security and safety issues of the embassy staff must be addressed first. Final decision on whether or not to restore the stone-wall road will be made later according to future rounds of discussions.

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[Spoiler] "Splendid Politics" Princess Jeongmyeong escapes from palace to survive

On the 5th episode of MBC"s MondayTuesday drama, "Splendid Politics", it showed Princess Jeongmyeong (Jeong Chan-bi) escaping from the palace to survive.

On this day, as Queen Inmok (Sin Eun-jeong) recollected Gyeok-am"s prophecy, "She will be entitled to a higher place as far as she is alive", she decided to hide Princess Jeongmyeong. While Gyeok-am"s prophecy book was found and the Northern faction was eying on Grand Prince Yeongchang (Jeon Jin-seo), Queen Inmok used the timing to hide Princess Jeongmyeong.

Queen Inmok said "You"re a very precious child. Long time ago, I heard from someone that you would become a very big and important person later on. So please do not forget this. And remeber your young brother, Yeongchang. Please survive and get your young brother back and resolve the deep sorrow on behalf of your mother".

Princess Jeongmyeong dressed up in boy"s clothes and slipped out of the palace accompanying a few court ladies. However she was being chased down by Lee I-cheom and ended up escaping alone in a boat.

Lady Kim Gae-sh (Kim Yeo-jin) later figured it out the owner of the prophecy was Princess Jeongmyeong and then she started chasing after her in order to kill her in the end.

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Palace museum

Palace museum"s Joseon-era kings get upgrade

The red-lacquered royal throne decorated with dragons painted in gold. Behind it is the famous depiction of the sun, moon and five peaks, which symbolizes eternity. Provided by the museum

Besides replacing old lights and glass cases, officials said, they also expanded on the stories told by the gallery.The first part of the renovated gallery is dedicated to the dignity and life of the kings.This is where visitors can see one of the most important objects at the museum: the king"s red-lacquered throne decorated with golden dragons. Behind the throne is the famous Joseon-era painting of the sun, moon and five peaks, which symbolizes eternity.

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