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Go beyond the jump to see some of the most recently released photos from upcoming dramas Dream, Style, and My Fair Lady.
- The leads of Style began filming on June 22 in Jeju-do. The weekend drama is expected to begin airing on August 1, following the end of Brilliant Legacy.
- Lee Jung Jae expressed some regret over having had to turn down some leading roles in dramas that went on to great success. For example, he was a final contender for hits Lovers in Paris, Full House, and Sorry, I Love You. However, these parts eventually went to Park Shin Yang, Jung Ji Hoon (a.k.a. Rain/Bi), and So Ji Sub, respectively. Regarding his choice to decline the parts, Lee said, “I wanted to do all three of those productions. At the time, I was tied to the film Typhoon for at least a year so I had no choice but to give up. Honestly, it’s regrettable. I thought they were characters that I could express well.”
- Seo In Young revealed on Yashimmanman 2 just how difficult 2008 was for her. Her overload of singing and broadcasting activities led to high stress and depression to the extent that she was unable to fall asleep without prescription pills. Seo said, “Seeing how people who used to criticize me get wildly excited over me in one moment made me think, ‘Even if I do one little thing wrong, they’ll quickly turn their backs on me’. I even got auditory hallucinations.” Her depression was the reason for her abrupt departure for the United States. In addition, Seo broke up with her boyfriend last year after finding out that he wasn’t being [emotionally] faithful to her. She called his phone after receiving a text message saying “Sleep well” from him. He mistakenly pressed the talk button with his butt because it was [assumably] in his back pocket, and Seo could hear him seranading another girl. In other Seo In Young news, she is writing a book series about her experiences with travel and shopping abroad. The first book of the planned series highlights Tokyo and is being released on June 25.
- Lee Seung Gi was asked in an interview how his Two Days and One Night (1N2D) castmates reacted to his current drama, Brilliant Legacy. Suddenly putting his hands on his head, Lee said, “They keep pressuring me [by asking], ‘Your co-star Han Hyo Joo is so pretty…Can’t we meet her once?’ [Kang] Ho Dong hyung sent me a text message like this: ‘Sunwoo Hwan is cool. Eun Sung (Han Hyo Joo) is your girl. Seung Mi (Moon Chae Won) is a liar so you have to come to your senses’. Isn’t he toooooo absorbed [in the drama]?”
- Hyun Woo (Tae Hee / Hye Kyo / Ji Hyun) joins Kim Beom, Marcos Benjamin Lee (a.k.a. Marco), Julien Kang, and Chung Lim as mixed martial artists in SBS Dream. The drama also stars Joo Jin Mo, Son Dam Bi, and Choi Yeo Jin. Hyun Woo is currently attending action school for nine hours a day in order to train for the role.
Upcoming SBS weekend drama Style (script written by Ku Ji Won and Moon Ji Young, directed by Oh Jong Rok) is set to be broadcast beginning July 25. Based on the novel of the same name by Baek Young Ok, Style has been hailed as the Korean version of The Devil Wears Prada.
Ryu Si Won, E Ji Ah, Kim Hye Soo, and Lee Yong Woo have been confirmed as the drama’s four leads. Ryu’s last Korean drama project was Wedding with Jang Na Ra. E Ji Ah recently filmed a segment of the telecinema project with Kang Ji Hwan. Kim Hye Soo has been working steadily with over a dozen projects in the past ten years – the most recent being 2008′s Modern Boy. Lee Yong Woo is a dancer-model who is making his acting debut through this production. He attracted attention as “Yoon Eun Hye’s man” in W‘s May photo spread.
- E Ji Ah in Arena (5/09)
- Seo Ji Hye (Chun Ja’s Special Day) in Sure (5/09)
Update (6/9): Seven of the eight segments have completed production. The segments will be released in theatres at the end of July and then simultaneously broadcast on Korea and Japanese television in October. Also, a couple of stills from Triangle have been released.
A massive Korea-Japan telecinema production consisting of seven two-hour segments is being created by various well-reputed Japanese screenwriters and Korean directors. Each mini-project will be broadcast as a two-part story on TV (Korea – SBS; Japan – Asahi TV), as well as be released as a film in theatres. They are rumoured to begin showing in September of 2009.
Out of the seven segments that were to be produced, six are already filmed or in the process of filming. The production company is currently in discussions with screenwriter Nojima Shinji about the possibility of making an eighth segment.
Go beyond the jump to read about the all-star cast (Cha In Pyo! Kang Hye Jung! Kang Ji Hwan!) and other released details of each segment.
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The environmental edition in honour of Earth Day (4/22/09)
- nine celebrities participated in this spring’s Save the Penguin campaign
- Boundaries of Forest [entertainment agency] artists are featured in Cosmomen’s May issue for Kick the Habit for Earth! campaign. The BOF artists donated their full photo shoot fees to United Nations Environment Programme.
- 20 celebrities – not all are included below – posed for a joint environmental campaign between Jack & Jill and Vogue Girl (5/09), called ‘CLEAN_air, water and the city’