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. ...
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....
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 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 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....
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. ...
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....
Here is the preview of Korean CSTV Drama Greatest Marriage Episode 8 (최고의 결혼 8화 예고). This Episode will air on CSTV on November 1st at 23:00 PM. Let’s check!
Title: 최고의 결혼 / Greatest Marriage
Chinese Title: 最佳婚姻
Also known as: The Best Wedding / The Greatest Wedding
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 16 (To Be Confirmed)
Broadcast network: CSTV
Broadcast Period: 2014-Sep-27 to 2014-Dec-27
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 20:30 (Saturday 23:00 Starting Episode 5)...
Here is the preview of Korean OCN Drama Bad Guys Episode 5 (나쁜 녀석들 5화 예고). This Episode will air on OCN on November 1st at 22:00 PM. Let’s check!
Title: 나쁜 녀석들 / Bad Guys
Chinese Title: 坏小子们
Genre: Crime, Action, Thriller
Broadcast network: OCN
Broadcast Period: 2014-Oct-04 to 2014-Dec-13
Airtime: Saturday 22:00...
Here is the preview of Korean TVN Drama Misaeng Episode 5 (미생 5화 예고). This Episode will air on TVN on October 30th at 20:40 PM. Let’s check!