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Son Seung Yeon and 'Voice Korea' singers to crew as feminine g.o.d on 'Immortal Song'

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Son Seung Yeon and 'Voice Korea' singers to crew as feminine g.o.d on 'Immortal Song'

Son Seung Yeon and her fellow singers from "Voice Korea" may be grouping in combination as the feminine g.o.d on an upcoming episode of "Immortal Song".

The monster rookie will be joined through Yoo Sung EunWoo Hye Mi, Ji Sae Hee, and season 2 winner Lee Ye Joon to channel the five individuals of the mythical idol organization g.o.d. They"re lately stated to be getting ready a great stage, and with Son Seung Yeon"s recognition at the show, audience will have to look forward to it!

This episode, that will also feature Hwang Chi Yeol, Shin Yong Jae, TEEN TOP, G-Friend, and Kim Feel, will air on December 12.

Director Kang Hyo Jin Dishes On The On-Screen Chemistry Of Uhm Jung Hwa And Song Seung Heon In 'Wonderful Nightmare' [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

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(Photo : Megabox Plus M ) "Wonderful Nightmare" captures the struggles of professional women, as they attempt to balance their careers with homemaking. Uhm Jung Hwa is Yeon Woo, a successful attorney, who mistakenly dies due to a clerical error in heaven. In an effort to fix the mistake, she is given an opportunity to live as a housewife, for one month. Song Seung Heon portrays her newfound husband, whom she struggles to connect with, as a lifelong bachelorette. KDramaStars sat down with director Kang Hyo Jin to discuss the on-screen chemistry of the popular Hallyu stars and his affinity for creating movies with strong female protagonists, during the New York Korean Film Festival.

Director Kang Hyo Jin discusses his film, (Photo : ) KDramaStars: The film incorporates a strong cast of comedic stars with brilliant child actors. What was the casting process for Wonderful Nightmare?

Kang Hyo Jin: With the casting process, Uhm Jung Hwa was the first actor to come on board, for a role. When we first made the offer she declined it. I went for a rewrite after she saw the rewritten screenplay, she accepted the role. As for the child actors, we went through an audition process to find the right cast members. Even then, we continued to struggle with finding the right actor to portray the factor. I approached Song Seung Heon and he accepted the role, which surprised me, at first.

KDramaStars: How did Uhm Jung Hwa and Song Seung Heon create their on-screen rapport? What was it like to work with two stars who are extremely well known within their own right- Uhm as a pop vocalist and actress, Song as Hallyu star for his K-Drama roles?

Kang Hyo Jin: Not just the rapport between them, but because we had child actors with them, I think that also helped build a natural rapport. Midway through filming the romantic scenes, because there was physical contact, that also helped them embody their characters, in a more natural way.

Theres an anecdote about the on-set filming. There was a kissing scene that was going to be a no-cut scene in the film. In the beginning of filming, Uhm Jung Hwa and Song Seung Heon were both concerned that they would not be able to film the scene because they were so awkward. In the end, they were very natural about [romantic scenes] and it wasnt awkward, at all.

Song Seung Heon and Uhm Jung Hwa had no mutual friends. It was their first time meeting and their first project, together. Its kind of weird, because both of their careers span a period of 20 years, but in that time, they had never met each other, through work. They were both really surprised about that.

KDramaStars: Your previous works like Punch Lady and Twilight Gangsters feature strong female protagonists, which is rare within Korean cinema. Do you feel that you are drawn to stories about powerful women? If so, why?

Kang Hyo Jin: I would say that youre right, in that Im interested in strong female characters, especially those who grow stronger through experience, whether it is through struggles or hardships. I know that there is the notion that women need to be protected, but I really like stories that talk about how women develop and grow, through these experiences. But the main reason why Im interested in these types of characters is due to my mother. She was a very strong woman, but at the same time, she was a very warm-hearted person. She passed away, but at the same time, she has been the main influence, in myself, to be drawn to these characters.

I also feel the reason I became a filmmaker is because of my mother. She was an absolute movie buff or cinephile. She was a huge fan of classic Hollywood films with stars like Caroll Baker. Even growing up, I would have these films around me, all the time. I owe my desire to become a filmmaker, to my mother.

KDramaStars: The Korea Times compared Wonderful Nightmare to Miracle in Cell No. 7, in that the film begins as a comedy, but ends on a sad, emotional note. What are your thoughts on the progression of the film and why is there a juxtaposition between the emotionality?

Kang Hyo Jin: I didnt write the original screenplay. I received it and then rewrote parts of it. The main reason I was drawn to the original screenplay was because there was a limited amount of time Jung Uhm Hwas character would spend with this family. I felt like that point would be a good factor in drawing a type of natural, heartfelt warmth, to add a touching element to the story. I guess it is a little similar to Miracle in Cell No. 7, in the structure.

KDramaStars: The film also offers a critique on gender dynamics and the accomplishments of empowered women through Yeon Woo, a character who is forced to endure the trials and tribulations of homemaking, when she was previously accustomed to her independent lifestyle as a lawyer. What was the feedback from the cast members and domestic audiences?

Kang Hyo Jin: Im not sure if youre aware of this, but I was one of the original creators of the film, My Wife is a Gangster. I feel that people unintentionally view me as a director of films that are female driven or female oriented. But it is very hard to gain investors with women in the leading role. When I was working on this project with Jung Uhm Hwa, we talked a lot about making the film into a good project, because the fate of Korean cinema and whether women would have lead roles, depends on how movies like this perform. If it flops or did not do well, to gain more support for women in film. We focused on making this into a good film.

In terms of audience feedback, we invited female journalists and female audiences to view the first screening of the film. At the time, there was some criticism from women that the message of the film was that they needed to get married in order to be happy. As we did a wider release throughout Korea, I think the views of audiences changed. They accepted the film as having a message of unconditional love through family bonds, rather than a commentary that women were meant to fill a specific role.

KDramaStars: What are your thoughts about the inclusion of Wonderful Nightmare in the New York Korean Film Festival? Can you share details about your next project?

Kang Hyo Jin:Its an honor to be invited to the New York Korean Film Festival. Its actually the first international film festival to invite my film, Wonderful Nightmare. Its also my first time in New York, so Im so excited to see my film screen in such a wonderful theater and museum. My next project is likely to be a thriller/action film with another leading female character. Its a pretty edgy and dangerous film. Im in the process of writing and also talking to the investors about the project.

“Saimdang, the Herstory” Starring Lee Young Ae and Song Seung Hun to Air Next Fall

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“Saimdang, the Herstory” Starring Lee Young Ae and Song Seung Hun to Air Next Fall Viewers will need to wait until next fall to watch Lee Young Ae and Song Seung Hun‘s expected new drama “Saimdang, the Herstory.”

On November 17, a representative of SBS’ drama branch printed that the drama is estimated to air in September 2016 at the earliest, mainly to be certain that high quality of production and explain problems similar to international distribution.

The producers have aimed at taking the drama in a foreign country ever because the initial making plans stages, and they have put wonderful effort into enabling simultaneous broadcasting in either Korea and China. because of the quite strict TV censorship in China, negotiations with broadcasters have a tendency to take longer than in Korea.

According to reports, Hong Kong-based Emperor Group has invested 10 billion won (approximately $8.6 million USD) into the drama, which extra proves the world attraction of the grand-scale production.

Meanwhile, the filming began ultimate August and the drama can be entirely pre-produced. This is almost unheard of in the Korean drama industry, where episodes are usually filmed just days earlier than they are expected to air, permitting manufacturers to adjust the storyline according to viewers’ feedback.

With Lee Young Ae and Song Seung Hun as the leads, “Saimdang, the Herstory” will also star Oh Yoon Ah and previous After faculty member Lee Joo Yeon.

Song Seung Heon Wants To Be A Father, Soon

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Song Seung Heon wants to be a father, soon. (Photo : ) Song Seung Heon would like to become a father, as soon as possible. The 39-year-old Hallyu star expressed he desire to tackle parenthood during an October 31 fan meeting that was held in the Taiwanese city of Taipei.

According to an article published by My Daily, he clearly stated his intent to get married and become a father, during the event. My Daily referenced a report that initially ran on the Chinese-language outlet, Sina Entertainment, for the story.

"I want to be a very good father, soon," said Song.

While he did not make a wedding announcement or official state any future plans, his statement resounded with the Taiwanese audience.

Song is currently dating 28-year-old mainland Chinese actress Liu Yifei. The popular stars met on the set of the film, "The Third Way of Love." Their romance bloomed from their on-screen interactions, leading them to become one of the most talked about couples of 2015, in Korean entertainment.

He went on to express his gratitude for his fans in Taiwan."It"s been a long time meeting friends in Taiwan," said Song.

Song debuted as a denim model in 1995, before experiencing meteoric fame with the 2000 melodrama, "Autumn of My Heart." The series, which is often credited for sparking the Korean Wave, also starred Song Hye Kyo, Moon Geun Young, and Won Bin.

His other notable credits include the 2008 MBC series, "East of Eden," "My Princess" and "When a Man Falls in Love."

Whether wedding bells are in the future for the Korean actor and his Chinese girlfriend has yet to be announced, but his determination to embrace fatherhood could be another a catalyst for their nuptials.

Adrienne Stanley is a contributing editor at KDramaStars. She is also a contributing music writer at KpopStarz, MTV Iggy and other publications. When she is not listening to "Rhythm Ta," she can be found on Twitter. (@retrogirladdy).

'Thumping Spike' stars Hwang Seung-eon and Song Jae-rim take selfie together

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'Thumping Spike' stars Hwang Seung-eon and Song Jae-rim take selfie together

On October 30th, Hwang Seung-eon posted a photo of herself with a quick caption saying, "Glad to peer you back outside, the leading actor in "Thumping Spike"".

In the printed photo, Hwang Seung-eon and Song Jae-rim glance stunning in combination at the hole rite of Chinese movie Festival 2015, which came about in Yeouido CGV, Seoul.

The two sitting next to each and every other friendly will co-star in the hot web-drama, "Thumping Spike".

Ryu Seung Ryong Praises pass over A Suzy′s making a song and Acting

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Ryu Seung Ryong Praises pass over A Suzy′s making a song and Acting

--> Ryu Seung Ryong showered Suzy with praise.

A production briefing for movie Dorihwaga used to be held at the Apgujeong CGV in Seoul on October 29, where Ryu Seung Ryong acknowledged of Suzy, "She′s smart."

He said, "I couldn′t assist yet be shocked when I saw that she said she′d do the film without hesitation even if the situation is a hard and significant journey."

The actor added, "Her acting become superb. I thought, ′Bae Suzy is an actor.′"

He also said, "When she carried out pansori on set, she was great. Then, I thought, ′Bae Suzy is a singer,′" drawing laughs sooner than adding "She′s upright in her freedom."

Dorihwaga is decided in 1867, when ladies weren′t allowed to accomplish pansori, and targeted on Jin Chae Sun (Suzy), who dreams of converting into a pansori singer all the manner through the Joseon era, and her mentor Shin Jae Hyo (Ryu Seung Ryong). The film hits theaters on November 15.

Photo credit: Kim Byung Kwan

Shin Seung Hoon drops complete MV for 'Me, Myself' starring Gong Seung Yeon and Song Jae Rim

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Shin Seung Hoon drops complete MV for 'Me, Myself' starring Gong Seung Yeon and Song Jae Rim

Song Jae Rim breaks up with Gong Seung Yeon in this new MV for Shin Seung Hoon"s "Me, Myself."

The ballad is nice with swelling violins and his soothing vocals as the 2 former "We were given Married" participants have interaction in heartbreak with Gong Seung Yeon dining all through her lonesome and Song Jae Rim going, "Shoot, I screwed up."  This begs the question... if he"s going to be all unhappy and wish to supply an explanation for himself in the end, why did he even get a divorce with her?

Watch for yourself above and let us know what you observed below!

Song Jae Rim and Gong Seung Yeon are left heartbroken in Shin Seung Hoon's MV teaser

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Song Jae Rim and Gong Seung Yeon are left heartbroken in Shin Seung Hoon's MV teaser

The MV teaser for veteran singer Shin Seung Hoon"s comeback song "This Is Me" capabilities two former "We were given Married" participants, Gong Seung Yeon and Song Jae Rim (Jonghyun and Kim So Eun, where you at?!).

It starts with Song Jae Rim asking for a get a divorce and the 2 walking away, turning their backs on each and every other.  Still, there are for sure lingering feelings, as the two lock eyes after Gong Seung Yeon spots him with every other woman.  What might be going on here?

Either way, he's having a look adorable and she is looking out gorgeous!  Await the total release.

Son Seung Yeon Supplies Emotional functionality for Shin Hae Chul Tribute on “Immortal Song”

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Son Seung Yeon Provides Emotional Performance for Shin Hae Chul Tribute on “Immortal Song” The October 24 episode of “Immortal Song” used to be a distinct episode for Shin Hae Chul, who kicked the bucket a year ago. His wife, Yoon Won Hee, turned into gazing from the audience.

Possibly the maximum moving performance of the evening was made by way of singer Son Seung Yeon (Sonnet Son). Son Seung Yeon chose the song, “When Our Lives Draw to an finish sooner than Us,” and presented an emotionally charged stage. It was then that Yoon Won Hee teared up, and her daughter consoled her.

Son Seung Yeon also began crying close to the climax of the song, yet she controlled to end the song with no genuine hiccups. She stated after the performance was over, “I was holding back tears because the beginning. I tried, but I may just no longer prevent the tears from flowing.” Afterward, she joked, “I should have looked lovely awful on camera.”

Watch the performance below.

Son Seung Yeon dedicates a song to her peers on 'Immortal Song'

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Son Seung Yeon dedicates a song to her peers on 'Immortal Song'

Son Seung Yeon inspired once back at the October 24 installment of "Immortal Song".

Though handiest 23, the "monster rookie" gave intensity to her duvet of "When We Leave Existence in the End" on the special for the past due Shin Hae Chul. Son Seung Yeon ahead of her stage, "Shin Hae Chul composed this song when he used to be my age. i think wonder at the reality that he wrote this sort of song at 23 years of age. I think it"s anything he sought after to mention to young people. I wish to sing it with confidence."

Though Son Seung Yeon"s functionality changed into amazing as always, it was Hong Kyung Min (Highlight for Spoilers) who took the overall win. What do you recall to mind her cover?