Kim Yeong-kwang, 'Kim Woo-bin, Lee Soo-hyeok, Seong Joon Hong Jong-hyeon are the Avengers among models'
Kim Yeong-kwang starred in the September 14th episode of JTBC"s food show, "Please deal with My Refrigerator" and published the list of the five popular models.
On this day, the display host Kim Seong-ju unfolded saying, "I heard there are the Avengers among models".
Kim Yeong-kwang responded, "I heard that a fan edited a virtual symbol the use of the faces of Kim Woo-bin, Lee Soo-hyeok, Seong Joon, Hong Jong-hyeon, and me"
Jeong Hyeong-don added, "We also have the chef Avengers here", which evoked laughs.
It"s official. "Assassination" has turn out to be the maximum watched movie in all of Korea this year, topping even western blockbuster hit "Avengers: Age of Ultron" in the case of admissions.
As of today, the movie is a trifling inches clear of attaining the 11 million mark with a whopping 10.79 million audience having long gone to the theater up to now to observe the blockbuster. "Avengers: Age of Ultron" garnered 10.49 viewers, yet financially, it raked in around $75 million in while "Assassination" grossed $71 million. "Assassination"s immense box place of business good fortune is still value noting as it attracted just about a 5th of the Korean population!
The star-studded movie featuring actress Jun Ji Hyun, Ha Jung Woo, Lee Jung Jae, and others made this step forward appropriate round the time of Korea"s 70th Independence Day.
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Soo Hyun of "Avengers 2" fame is looking gorgeous as the model for "Hamilton" watches. "W Korea" magazine shared photos of the actress for her advertisement shoot and she is really establishing her model status.
Her elegant and mature feminine charms accentuate the sophistication of the watches, which serve as the point accessories to complete her stylish outfits.
A rep from the shoot revealed, "Soo Hyun led the filming atmosphere with her uniquely bright image the whole time. In addition, she showed a professional side with a variety of poses and expressions, earning praise from the staff."
Meanwhile, she is busy filming for the second season of the Netflix series "Marco Polo"!
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It appears as though Korea might be the backdrop for many foreign films going forward.
As highlighted in a recent SBS News report, the Korean government is heavily supporting the production of foreign films on its soil, providing both logistic and monetary support to foreign film companies. For the filming of “Avengers 2,” which spanned two weeks in the Spring of last year, the government closed a major bridge in Seoul for an entire day. In addition, production companies of films shot in the country are eligible to receive back 30 percent of the money they spend domestically. In the case of “Avengers 2,” this compensation totals around 2.8 million dollars.
A bridge is closed in Seoul for the filming of Avengers 2
The Korean government hopes that such a support system for foreign production studios will lead to an increase in filming within the country and, ultimately, promote tourism. Estimations are that the country could see over 75 million tourist dollars a year as a result of the plan.
The compensation plan, however, is costing the government quite a bit of money. The government gave a rebate of 750 thousand dollars to the production company of American drama “Sense 8” last year, and it is expected to return 1.4 million dollars for the production of a Chinese film currently filming on Jeju Island. Moreover, it is not yet clear whether the plan will yield the anticipated monetary benefits, leading some to wonder if Korea appearing in international films is worth the inconveniences of city streets being closed down and government compensation to foreign production companies.
Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo Show Respect to Korea’s “Original Iron Man” Related
From left, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Chris Evans as Captain America, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Claudia Kim as Dr. Cho, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner and Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, in a scene from the new film, "Avengers: Age Of Ultron". The movie debuted with a Hulk-sized 27.6 million dollars in Thursday night showings in the United States well above the pace of the first "Avengers" film. [AP/NEWSIS]
In its second week, "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" is still mighty in Korea, sucking in 2.3 million viewers, or more than 70 percent of moviegoers in total, during the weekend.It became the fastest foreign film on Saturday to reach the six-million mark 10 days since its release. The title was previously held by "Iron Man 3", which achieved the feat within 17 days. As of Sunday, the "Avengers" sequel sold seven million tickets, making 59 billion won ($54.7 million) in Korean theaters.It is likely that the film will continue its successful streak awhile longer as Children"s Day, a national holiday, falls today and no viable competitors are scheduled to be released this weekend.In the United States, where the movie was released on Friday, about a week later than in Korea, the Marvel and Disney sequel earned a staggering $187.7 million in its debut weekend, making it the second biggest U.S. opening of all time according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.But the sequel failed to top the all-time record of the first film"s $207.4 million debut in 2012.Although it was the only new film on wide release this weekend, it had some significant small-screen competition: The Kentucky Derby, the NBA playoffs, and the Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao fight.Numbers could shift by the time Monday actuals roll in, but it seems the robust counter-programming may have blockaded another record for Marvel and Disney.Still, for Disney"s head of distribution Dave Hollis, the weekend was a "spectacular result"" for the film, which cost a reported $250 million to produce.Playing on 4,276 screens, the audiences for the "Avengers" sequel"s debut were 59 percent male and 41 percent under the age of 25."We"re in rare air here"," said Hollis. "Having the second biggest opening weekend in the history of the movie business is always going to be something you walk away overwhelmingly happy with. The momentum of the brand for Marvel at this point is really something to take a step back and admire.""Marvel and Disney now boast the top three opening weekends of all time with "Avengers"" and its sequel taking the top two slots and "Iron Man 3"" in third place.Hollis said this is "confirmation"" that these films are "bringing a completely different kind of filmmaking to cinema. They"re creating events and characters and building worlds in a way that is drawing the attention of huge crowds.""Rentrak"s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian agreed that the failure to top the first film is "in no way"" a disappointment."You have to put this into perspective. Considering the level of competition this weekend in the sporting world, it shows that movie going holds its own against all other options"," he said.Also, while the first film"s $207.4 million haul might just seem like a new benchmark to hit, Dergarabedian was quick to point out that opening above $200 million was "literally like breaking the box office sound barrier.""Instead of a new industry standard, a $200 million opening might continue to be an industry rarity.The sequel"s future success is not in doubt either."These other options were single events. "Avengers" has a very long playing time. This is a journey to $1 billion and beyond"," he said.With $168 million in international sales this weekend, the "Avengers"" sequel has grossed $627 million globally in just 12 days. The film has yet to open in China and Japan.The rest of the top five was populated with holdovers, "The Age of Adaline"," "Furious 7"," "Paul Blart: Mall Cop"," and the animated "Home.""In Korea, the second slot on the box office was taken by a local noir film "Coin Locker Girl" with 438,691 admissions. Directed by newbie Han Jun-hee, the movie with two powerful female figures in the titular roles has grabbed attention for putting an unlikely twist on the noir genre. Top actress Kim Hye-soo plays mob boss Eomma and up-and-coming star Kim Go-eun is Il-young, an orphan raised by the gangster who later challenges the hierarchical structure of the group. Another Korean movie, "Enemies In-Law", a sequel to 2011 rom-com "Clash of the Families", debuted in third place with 160,391 tickets sold. BY JIN EUN-SOO, AP [[email protected]]
This actress might be the Cinderella of 2015.
Soo Hyeon made a strong debut with the movie "The Avengers: Age of Ultron". She was born in Korea, raised in Korea and is a Korean actress. She was asked to join the Marvel Universe and starred in the hottest series "The Avengers".
The role of Dr. Helen Cho is quite a big role in the movie and she got along well with the other characters. She was in the center of attention around Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo during the Korean promotional event and even in the movie she received a lot of their help.
Not only that, Soo Hyeon is also starring in two other Hollywood movies; "Equals" and "Marco Polo". She has to leave for Europe after "The Avengers 2" but she"s all smiles.
"It feels like a dream. I never thought I"d be going abroad this fast. I went through so many auditions, but I didn"t think for a while that I"d be starring in "The Avengers 2" and "Marco Polo" at the same time. I wondered how lucky I am to be able to act in English and I never even dreamed I would be in America doing that. I feel like Cinderella".
We wondered why Soo Hyeon was chosen for "The Avengers", a top ranking and one of the hottest blockbuster series in the world.
"I guess that"s because I have the oriental look about me? Marvel saw me as Dr. Cho and I guess they expected synergy since it was being filmed in Korea, too. Many ask if I"ll be in the next series but Marvel makes a lot of "equipment" when a character appears in a movie. I might be in the next series or in the next "Iron Man". Who knows? I want to know what my future has in store for me too".
Doctor Cho"s appearance in the movie was unexpectedly long and she played quite a heavy role. She wasn"t just some character who passed by, but an actual character with the key to the story.
"I never thought about the amount of time I"d be shown in the movie when I read the script. I did know I was going to stand out compared to other Asian actors and actresses in hero movies. I wanted to blend in more with the others but some scenes were omitted. I am happy with the scene where I mention Thor and argue with Tony Stark. It"s all thanks to Joss Whedon".
"The Avengers 2" is currently reaching for 10 million people. Soo Hyeon must feel a lot of responsibilities.
"I had a strong city-girl image in Korea. What I need to do now is to get rid of that image and find an image of my own. The good thing about auditions abroad is that my general image doesn"t affect the role I"m trying out for. So, I can concentrate just on what"s given to me. Hollywood has those advantages so I"ll have to dream bigger and challenge myself".
Marvel"s latest superhero flick, "The Avengers: Age of Ultron", is taking local cinemas by storm, breaking several records in its opening week. The film had a reservation rate of 95 percent at one point before its release Thursday and opened with an eye-popping 2.8 million tickets sold for the weekend, generating 24 billion won ($22.2 million). That was 90.5 percent of the total weekend box office.The movie is now the biggest-opening foreign film, supplanting "Transformers: Dark of the Moon", which opened with 2.3 million in 2011.Also, the "Avengers" sequel is the fastest foreign film to reach the 3 million mark in ticket sales, within four days. Anticipation for "Age of Ultron" was immense in Korea, because it not only marks the return of Marvel"s popular superheroes, including Iron Man Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans) and the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), but also because part of the film was shot in Seoul last year.The casting of Korean actress Soo Hyeon, who goes by Claudia Kim in the United States, added to the expectations.After the film was unveiled to a Korean audience, including members of the media, there was debate about whether Seoul"s role was significant, but there was no doubt about the scale of its action-packed splashy scenes. The film also introduced a new evil force called the Ultron, a program that uses its artificial intelligence to wipe out humankind. In Korea, where there will be no viable alternatives to compete with mega-budget blockbusters anytime soon, the film is expected to continue its successful streak. Meanwhile, second place was taken by the dethroned "Furious 7" with 106,981 admissions, which brought its four-week box office total to 3.1 million. The local drama "Salut D"Amour", which depicts the tearful love story of an elderly couple, landed in third place at three-week total box office sales of 86,160.BY JIN EUN-SOO [[email protected]]
Actress Soo Hyun (Claudia Kim) talked about acting in movie "Avengers 2" during an interview with Sports Today on April 27, revealing she had to ad-lib a lot of her parts!
She said, "In the script, it only said, "Dr. Cho speaks in Korean." No one wrote the Korean lines and there was no one to help me on set." Hmm, at what parts did they decide it was needed for her to speak some Korean to advance the conversation without having an actual, specific line in mind?
Anyway, she continued, "Depending on the atmosphere, I would personally insert lines in the Korean language. I was more nervous about those parts than my English lines. I worried that I might say something wrong."
You can see for yourself how well she does as the movie is set to hit American theaters on May 1!