On August 11, actress Jun Ji Hyun, the female lead of the mega-hit drama “My Love from the Star”, has been appointed as an honorary ambassador of Korea Tourism Organization (KTO).
Jun Ji Hyun is a famous Korean actress through many hit movies such as “My sassy girl”, “The thieves”, “The Berlin file”,… She is growing as a Hallyu star again as the latest 21-episode drama “My love from the Star” gained a huge popularity in China. It attracted more than 2.5 billion hits on IQIYI, a Chinese video site, according to KeyEast.
Thanks to the drama, Chinese people are inspired to eat chicken and drink beer together, and follow Jun Ji Hyun”s fashion style. They also show their wishes to visit Korea and tour some of the drama’s locations.
Jun Ji Hyun shared her thought, “I’ll do my best to advertise how beautiful Korea is and how kind people are through dramas and movies to promote Korea’s charm to the world”.
Top model Dae Na is set to star in the first Korean American drama series, "The Romance Artist" with New York theatre actress Esther Nam
Plot: Lorraine is a con artist, who conned the wrong group of people this time. On the run from the Italian mafia, she finds sanctuary in a nunnery. There, she meets Devin, and for the first time, gets a taste of true love and happiness. The quiet life not being for her though, she winds up having to steal from Devin (her easiest yet hardest target yet). Having to have one more look at him before she leaves the country, she goes to watch him from a distance one last time. But he catches her and demands his money back....
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.
The world of East Asian cinema has been rocked by the news that Chinese actress Tang Wei is set to marry Korean director Kim Tae Yong later this year. The couple is expected to settle in Korea, after details emerged that they have purchased land in the city of Bundang, near Seoul.
The two met on the set of the movie “Late Autumn,” directed by Kim Tae Yong and starring Tang Wei. The actress won fame for her role in the 2009 film, “Lust, Caution.” Rumors had circulated ever since regarding the pair’s possible romantic involvement, although both parties had denied the claim. ...
Korean film director, Kim Taeyong and Chinese actress Tang Wei will be getting married this fall.
Director Kim Taeyong and Tang Wei met through the film, “Late Autumn” in 2010, in which throughout the filming of the movie, the two grew to become close friends and remained good friends even after it was released.
In November of 2012, several people became suspicious and asked if the two were currently dating, to which both parties denied, however in October of 2013, Tang Wei visited South Korea to film for an advertisement, in which it was revealed that during this visit, the two met again and their friendship blossomed in to a relationship. ...
Actress Claudia Kim is reportedly in the mix for the role of “new girlfriend” in “Iron Man 4.”
Claudia Kim is said to be preparing for a role in the next “Iron Man” movie, with actress Gwyneth Paltrow on the way out. Due to differences with main character, Tony Stark, Gwyneth Paltrow’s role had diminished greatly in the first Avengers movie and is not expected to appear at all in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
Claudia Kim will appear in the second Avengers movie playing the role of a doctor/scientist who is an assistant of Tony Stark. With this role to come for Claudia Kim, it seems it will be a natural shift for Tony Stark to begin dating Claudia Kim’s character. ...
The world”s largest film festival Cannes 2014 premiered yesterday. Four different Korean films were invited for showings, and actress Jeon Do Yeon was invited as the first Korean actress to serve as a jury member at Cannes this year. In this year”s Cannes international film festival, director Jung Joo Ri”s “Do Hee Ya” was selected for showing, in addition to the three other Korean films. Actress Jeon Do Yeon won the best actress award in Cannes 2007 for the movie “Secret Sunshine” directed by Lee Chang Dong. Her other film “The Housemaid” also competed in the Cannes in 2010. ...
Added the upcoming Korean drama “Family Outing”“s page to HanCinema database
“Family Outing” (2014)
Directed by Joo Dong-min
Written by Kim Sin-hye
Network : SBS
With Sojin, N, Choi Jong-hoon, Han Min-chae,…
A humanly drama based on the 2012 published novel “Grandpa”s Back”.
Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2014/12 ...
Added the upcoming Korean drama “Kill Me, Heal Me“”s page to HanCinema database
“Kill Me, Heal Me” (2015)
Directed by Kim Jin-man
Written by Jin Soo-wan
An invigorating romance drama about a conglomerate with seven personalities and his secretive female resident doctor.
Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2015/01
Added the upcoming Korean movie “Agassi“”s page to HanCinema database
Directed by Park Chan-wook
The theatrical version of Sarah Waters” “Finger Smith”.
Release date in Korea : 2014