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Why Popular Korean Actors and Actresses Release Music Albums

Why Popular Korean Actors and Actresses Release Music Albums

 

With idol stars taking supporting roles in various dramas, actors and actresses are also releasing music albums, In addition to actor Lee Min Ho, who is going to release his second music album, “Song for you.” many actors and actresses are releasing music albums without the intent to debut as singers. For actor Lee Min Ho, it was a response to relentless requests from Korean and international fans. Actress Ha Ji Won after she finished filming the MBC drama “Empress Ki” released a digital single called “Me At This Place Now,” attracting the attention of the “Empress Ki” fans. Actress Pakr Shin Hye as well released a song called “My Dear” last June, made with her older brother Park Shin Won. Since the lines between actor, singer and entertainer are being destroyed, actors are seeking ways to express their talents and communicate with the fans. ...

Korean-American John Cho talks about working as an Asian actor in Hollywood

Korean-American John Cho talks about working as an Asian actor in Hollywood

John Cho, of Harold and Kumar and the Star Trek franchise fame, talks about racism, North Korea, his new series Selfie, and some fun facts about himself in his Reddit AMA.

On Racism and Asian American roles:

I experienced racism, and in my professional life, I try to take roles (and have always tried to take roles) that don’t fall within the parameters of any Asian stereotype.

Cho declined doing an accent in “Big Fat Liar” because “I quietly thought to myself, ‘I don’t want to do this role in a kid’s comedy, with an accent, because I don’t want young people laughing at an accent inadvertently,’” Cho said. Director Shawn Levy was understanding of his position and redeveloped his character without an accent. ...

How hard Korean actor tried when playing classical musician

How hard Korean actor tried when playing classical musician

For a normal actor, the mission of playing a classical musician is really a hard challenge. Even if the actor can play a classical instrument, it’s unlikely that she/he can play the musical instrument professionally at the performance level their characters are said to have achieved.

Recently, audience has gotten familiar with new image of Joo Won in the drama “Cantabile Tomorrow”. In this movie, he plays the role of Cha Yoo Jin, who is the perfectionist music student embracing the dream of becoming a famous conductor. According to the requirement of the plot, Joo Won has to play the violin and piano....

How Popular Are Korean Stars in China Really?

How Popular Are Korean Stars in China Really?

Korean stars are said to have taken China by storm, but how much of that claim is hype and how much accords with the facts has not always been clear.

Kim Soo-hyeon-I, who became a top star in China thanks to the Korean soap “My Love from the Star“, is reportedly earning 10 million yuan or W1.65 billion (~US$1.65 million) for each commercial he does there.

His colleague Lee Min-ho gets paid 8 million yuan per commercial.

But while their agents make it sound as if the two are among the most highly paid stars in China, they actually earn rather less than their Chinese counterparts....

Korean actress Chae Rim and Chinese actor Gao Zi Qi to marry in October

Korean actress Chae Rim and Chinese actor Gao Zi Qi to marry in October

On July 23, due to various telephone inquiries, Chae Rim“s agency Sidus HQ released an official announcement that Chae Rim and Chinese actor Gao Zi Qi decided to get married on upcoming October 14th. 
As revealed, Chae Rim and Gao Zi Qi will hold two wedding ceremonies, the first is in China on October 14th with a small number of family members and acquaintances attending. On the 23rd, the couple will hold a traditional Korean wedding at Samcheonggak, a Korean restaurant on Mount Bugak. Seoul as a private ceremony. 
Chae Rim and Gao Zi Qi appeared as a married couple in the 30-episode CCTV drama “Li Family” last year and admitted their romance in March 2014. Korean and Chinese fans’ are happy to congratulate them on becoming a beautiful international couple.
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Actor Lee Jung Jae Discusses His Korean Film Career At The NYAFF Press Conference

Actor Lee Jung Jae Discusses His Korean Film Career At The NYAFF Press Conference

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Actor Lee Jung Jae provided an interesting perspective on Korean film during his press conference.

Korean Actor in Focus Lee Jung Jae was present for a New York Asian Film Festival press conference on July 7.

He thanked the New York Asian Film Festival organizers for choosing him as Korean Actor In Focus for NYAFF 2014. Lee Jung Jae also expressed his gratitude to those who are currently working to introduce Korean films to audiences within the United States....

2PM's Nichkhun Wants To Mature As An Actor In China As He Prepares For Upcoming Korean And Chinese Drama

2PM's Nichkhun Wants To Mature As An Actor In China As He Prepares For Upcoming Korean And Chinese Drama

2PM”s Nichkhun attended the press conference for his upcoming Korean and Chinese drama titled, “One and a Half Summer” on June 16th in Shanghai, China.

According to several Chinese news media on June 17th, the director stated that Nichkhun”s upcoming drama is going to be much better than “You Who Came From The Stars.”

Recently, Korean dramas have been gaining tremendous popularity in China and Korean stars are starting to look to the Chinese market to expand their horizons....

Lee Min Ho is #1 Korean Actor Chinese TV Shows Want

Lee Min Ho is #1 Korean Actor Chinese TV Shows Want

 

Actor Lee Min Ho was listed as the number one actor Chinese entertainment programs want to host according to a Chinese survey. According to the survey conducted from May 18 to May 31, 2014, Lee Min Ho gained 27% of the votes and ranked number one, Ten Cent said. In January of this year, Lee Min Ho starred in a popular Chinese TV talk show, and appeared for the full 90 minutes, the first among Korean actors. Last month, Lee Min Ho starred in the mobile messenger Line”s promotional short drama “One Line Love,” which recorded over 20,000,000 views. ...

Lee Jung Jae Named The Korean Actor In Focus For 2014 NY Asian Film Festival

Lee Jung Jae Named The Korean Actor In Focus For 2014 NY Asian Film Festival

Actor Lee Jung Jae will be the Korean Actor In Focus for the 2014 NYAFF.

On May 9, The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Subway Cinema delivered an initial announcement regarding the upcoming New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF).Lee Jung Jae will be the Korean Actor In Focus for 2014 NYAFF, with his films “The Face Reader” and the “New World” included as selections for the festival.In addition to the Korean Actor In Focus, the crime thriller “Cold Eyes” will also screen at NYAFF....

[Video] Added many new posters and briefing video for the Korean movie "Dad for Rent"

[Video] Added many new posters and briefing video for the Korean movie "Dad for Rent"

Added many new posters and briefing video for the upcoming Korean movie “Dad for Rent

Dad for Rent” (2013)Directed by Kim Deok-sooWith Kim Sang-kyeong, Moon Jeong-hee, Chae Jeong-an, Jo Jae-yoon, Minah, Choi Da-in,…SynopsisThe story starts with Chae Ah-yeong, who came up with an idea of a rental business of her own father. On the day of her school garage sale, Ah-yeong presents her father Taeman Chae, claiming that he is her useful item which is not in use, and JT, who craves for a father figure in his life, takes the offer and rents Taeman. Since then, Ah-yeong”s puts an advertisement on a website and Taeman”s father rental business expands making it official. However, out of shame, Taeman carries on his business without letting his wife, Jisu know about it. Taeman plays an excellent father figure for others who pay for the service, while neglecting his real family due to his busy schedule.Meanwhile, Jisu suspects Taeman”s double life and figures he is having an affair with JT”s mother, thus making their marriage fall apart. Realizing the crisis upon her family, Ah-yeong pays all her savings to rent her own father, Taeman. Taeman and Jisu realizes they have not paid enough attention to their daughter and reclaims their family value once and for all.Release date in Korea : 2014/11/20 ...