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K-Drama Actors Cope With Real-Life Mental Health Issues And Still Deliver A Great Performance

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K-Drama Actors Cope With Real-Life Mental Health Issues And Still Deliver A Great Performance

Lately, a few k-dramas have focused on male leads with mental health issues. Schizophrenia was the condition affecting Jo in Sung"s character in "It"s Okay, That"s Love." Dissociative identity disorder, also known as multiple personality disorder, affected Ji Sung"s character in "Kill Me, Heal Me."

But some k-drama actors have to deal with real-life mental health issues. And they manage to deliver a great performance despite these issues.

Former MBLAQ member Lee Joon, who currently stars in "Heard It Through The Grapevine," suffers from insomnia, caused by stress and bipolar disorder. The actor and singer admitted that he sometimes sleeps only 40 minutes in a 24-hour period.

When criticized for falling asleep during a program and not being admitted to Seoul University because he could not study, he told the Korean media outlet Newsen about the disorder.

"I had no time to rest during that period. I knew that I had to study, but I couldn"t. I have severe bipolar disorder and people only saw what was broadcast on TV. They don"t see the effort behind the screen, such as late night rehearsals. No matter how hard I tried, my body just couldn"t keep up with me."

Yet he continues to work hard to reach his acting goals.

Park Hae Jin and Lee Byung Hun have both struggled with depression. In the case of Park Hae Jin, the news that he struggled with depression hurt his career. Park was treated for anxiety and depression, which wound up exempting him from his two-year mandatory military duty. This led to some netizens accusing him of draft dodging. According to Korean military law, any man who has been treated for six months or hospitalized for more than a month at the psychiatry department of a hospital may be excused from serving. Park was cleared and although this temporarily hurt his career, it has recovered.

When Lee Byung Hun appeared on a 2013 episode of "Healing Camp" he said that he suffered from depression and panic attacks after his father died and left him in debt.

"At the time, my drama "Beautiful Days" was really popular, and I was able to pay off the debt, I was supposed to be happy, but right then, I fell into depression," he said. "I felt like I was trapped in a small room. It was really difficult to even open my eyes. As soon as I opened my eyes, I wondered why I woke up. The happiest time was when I was asleep. I later found out it was depression."

Although the depression has lifted, he says he still occasionally suffers from panic attacks when he is in crowded places with unfamiliar people.

Cha Tae Hyun, who will soon appear in "Producers," also admitted to suffering from panic attacks.

"I began to suffer from the disorder when a top actor was cast for a role in a rival TV drama after the show I appeared in continued to do poorly in ratings," said Cha. The attacks can be severe. Cha once fainted during a flight and another time had to call an ambulance only a half hour before a concert.

Given the problems these actors cope with, it"s even more impressive that they manage to deliver a top-notch performance.

Actors are now a couple in real life

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Actors are now a couple in real life

Actor Ryoo Soo-yeong of "Endless Love" (2014) and Park Ha-seon of "Temptation" (2014) have started dating in real life after previously playing an engaged couple in a drama. According to multiple local news reports on Monday, they first met when they were both cast in the 2013 drama series "Two Weeks".In the drama series, they played the role of an engaged couple.In response to the rumors of romance, Ryoo"s agency Will Entertainment said Monday, "They have been seeing each other for five months". The agency added, "According to Ryoo, they have been keep in touch with each other since the drama series and began to develop their relationship further recently. But it is too early for them to discuss getting married". Ryoo is taking a break after filming for "Endless Love", while Park recently appeared in the spin-off version of the reality TV show "Real Men", in which celebrities experience the Army life.Ryoo made his acting debut in 2000 and Park made her debut in 2005. By Sung So-young

Kdrama Actors Who Are Real-Life Heirs

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Jung Il Woo, Choi Si Won, Philip Lee

Kdrama Actors Who Are Real-Life Heirs Jung Il WooKdrama Actors Who Are Real-Life Heirs Phillip LeeKdrama Actors Who Are Real-Life Heirs Choi Siwon Obviously many kdrama stars began life with the advantage of goodgenes for looks and talent but a few also had the good luck to be borninto wealthy families.

Here are a few that have money to fall back on if they decide they don't want to act any more.

Jung Il Woo, who won hearts in "The Moon Embracing The Sun," FlowerBoy Ramen Shop and "49 Days," is also well connected and not justbecause he's best friends with Lee Min Ho and Kim Bum.

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Watch: Choi Siwon Meets the Real-Life Ten

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Watch: Choi Siwon Meets the Real-Life Ten Super Junior member and actor Choi Siwon these days wrapped up his role as Kim Shin Hyuk in the MBC drama “She Was once Pretty.”

Hilariously, Siwon met Ten — also a personality from “She Become Pretty” — in real life, and posted a video of the come upon to his Instagram. However, it’s no longer the writer Ten he meets, yet Choi Siwon’s junior in the company, a member of the SMROOKIES team.

“Wow you — you’re actually handsome! What’s your name?” Siwon asks. The rookie replies, “It’s Ten.” Siwon greets Ten with a handshake, and walks off muttering “Ten?” to himself with a cock of his head, leaving the deficient kid status there taking a look embarrassed.

Check out the awkward come upon below!

A video posted by way of SIWON CHOI (@siwon1987) on Nov 15, 2015 at 10:19pm PST

Check out real-life couple Shin Min Ah and Kim Woo Bin in 'Giordano' bts video

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Check out real-life couple Shin Min Ah and Kim Woo Bin in 'Giordano' bts video

Real-life couple Shin Min Ah and Kim Woo Bin continue to be below scrutiny from lovers who can"t have ample in their adorable chemistry!

"Giordano" unveiled a behind-the-scenes video for their newest shoot, appearing their herbal charms and giving a trace as to how they are going to have fallen for each and every other. They give off an excessively comfortable, laid-back vibe like pals in addition a warm feeling like a long-time couple - the usage of all of that to their benefit to sing their own praises the brand"s warm-for-autumn outfits.

Video Trailer released for the Korean film 'Life is yet an Empty Dream'

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Video Trailer released for the Korean film 'Life is yet an Empty Dream'

Trailer released for the impending Korean film "Life is yet an Empty Dream"

"Life is But an Empty Dream" (2015)Directed via David ChoWith Kim Dong-wan, Mina Fujii, Choi Philip, Jin A-reum,...SynopsisThe motion picture depicts more than a few reviews of display running personnel contributors operating for rock festivals, who at all times dream of acting at the level themselves.Dong-wan has been working for the Pentaport Rock Festival for five years. He may be a member of a tune band dreaming about functioning at the festival. In reality, however, it doesn"t look like his dream will come true. Phillip has been trying to find a role ever since he graduated from college. He applies for a section time task at the festival and gets an interpreter position. He tries his highest to be a complete time employees for the festival.Release date in Korea : 2015/11/26

Korean film of the week 'My Shiny Life'

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Korean film of the week "My Vibrant Life" (2014)Directed through Lee Jae-yongWith Kang Dong-won, Song Hye-kyo, Jo Seong-mok, Baek Il-seob, Heo Joon-seok, Kim So-jin,...Formerly referred to as "My Palpitating Life"

SynopsisBased on an customary by Kim Ae-ran, a tale about a boy with progeria disease and his parents.

It is the tale of the youngest oldsters and oldest kid in the world... 16 year old boy, Ahreum has Progeria Syndrome, a unprecedented genetic defect that may purpose the little one to turn fast aging from an early age. Even supposing Ahreum has struggled with the disease, he was once raised as an excellent young baby more than any individual else. Young parents, Mi-ra (Song Hye-kyo) and Dae-soo (Kang Dong-won) are still in their early 30s who had Ahreum when they either were 17 years old, from time to time act immature yet they never expressed their sorrow. Ahreum most effective has a couple of month to live, and Mi-ra and Dae-soo would like to deny the reality. Regardless that knowing that he does now not have much time left, they seem on a fundraising television display in hopes of raising adequate cash for his scientific care. Ahreum"s appearance on TV brings everyone"s attention, and he becomes pen chums with a youngster woman who"s also plagued by a disease observing the show. Exchanging letters with her becomes the excitement of his days. But his frame becomes more weary from aging, and he even loses his vision...

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Quiz: did you know the primary Roles of those most sensible Korean Actors?

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Quiz: Do You Know the 1st Roles of These height Korean Actors? How smartly do you know these young and hot Korean actors? Select the massive screen or small screen assignment these actors’ first reliable role was once in. All conceivable possible choices are displays in the actors’ credits.

Korean Formative years Select Their favourite Actors and Actresses of 2015

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Korean Teenagers Pick Their Favorite Actors and Actresses of 2015 For the 15th annual Korea International Youth movie Festival, adolescents voted on their favorite actors and actresses of 2015. Among the ones selected were Park Bo Young, Yoo Ah In, and Byun Yo Han.

Voting happened from October 1 thru October 20, with the effects announced on October 22. the types integrated favorite actor, favorite actress, favorite new actor or actress, favorite veteran actor or actress, and favorite film director.

Chosen for the favourite actress category used to be Park Bo Young, who currently starred in either the film “The Silenced” in addition the hit drama “Oh My Ghostess.” Favorite actor went to Yoo Ah In, who recently made waves in the flicks “Veteran” and “The Throne.”

Kang Ha Neul changed into chosen as favorite new actor for his paintings in “Misaeng” and “Twenty Again.” Byun Yo Han also made an appearance in the awards for his role in the film “Social Phobia” and also for the ongoing drama “Six Flying Dragons.”

The festival itself will take position from November 18 by way of 22.