Because no one can get enough of 49 Days or Jung Il Woo‘s career-making turn as the lovable Scheduler.
He talks extensively about his character and how much he enjoyed acting alongside Lee Yo Won. (No kidding – like their chemistry wasn’t palpable.) But he also gives some of us hope; he’s planning on taking on a new project in the next couple of months, so… we might see him in the small screen again?! Just as long he doesn’t pick another Take Care of the Young Lady, I think he’s good.
Nope – they’re not in a drama or movie together! But they are going to appear in new dramas and movies.
Song Joong Ki is going to star in the dramaTree Without Deep Roots alongside Jang Hyuk and Shin Se Kyung. And guess what? He’s gonna be KING! Yep- Song will be playing the young King Sejong, who rebels against his father’s tyrannical ways and practices restraint. But he won’t be in the drama long – Han Suk Kyu will take over as the older King Sejong.
See – THIS is what I was afraid of. Because Park Shi Hoo is now in a historical, he’s going to grow out his hair, or at least don a wig. Joseon Dynasty or not, I’m sure there’s a moment we’ll see him without a topknot and hat. ECK!
Daesung from Big Bang was involved in a car accident! He was apparently speeding down a highway (though definitely not intoxicated) and hit a taxi that had stopped in the middle of the road. The taxi had been trying to avoid a fallen motorcyclist, and the driver had stopped to check the motorcyclist’s condition. That’s when Daesung’s car hit him. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead on the scene, but it hasn’t been confirmed whether it was due to a previous accident, an accident with the taxi driver, or an accident caused by Daesung. That conclusion will have to wait for the autopsy.
Either way, the lovable member of Big Bang is in trouble for speeding.
Another suicide. Chae Dong Ha (from the group SG Wannabe) was found dead in his home after hanging himself.
Once again, depression has been cited as the cause, and the star was even taking prescription drugs to battle it. His body has already been taken to the hospital for his funeral. An autopsy will be performed to fully investigate how and why he passed away.
*sigh. I hate to sound cynical but it feels like, “Here we go again…” with all the deaths. Why oh why don’t these actors get help?! If Korea has this taboo-like attitude towards mental diseases, then it’s about time they change it. It’s about time some brave actor stands up and says “I have depression and I’m treating it.” That way there might be less suicides.
The photos even show off the wounds Lee Min Ho supposedly sustained during his training. I don’t think they’re real, although if they are, I’m impressed. It shows dedication, and a complete disregard of having the “perfect body” as an actor. I like my actors flawed in some way – makes them more human, yunno? But then again – movie make-up is a standard, and in Korea it’s probably easy to get plastic surgery fix up those scars…
I’m also sure that these photos were released to help amp up interest in the drama. It’s going to be battling a lot of other heavy hitters: Best Love, which will most likely shoot up to #1 in ratings with the exit of 49 Days, and Romance Town, which has single digit ratings but has generated a lot of interest thanks to Sung Yuri‘s acting. So the question is, who do people want to see more? Sung Yuri, or Park Min Young? For me, it’s Sung Yuri. Not only am I already invested in the drama, but because I don’t like Park Min Young too much. She’s OK (from Sungkyunkwan Scandal), so I’m kind of “meh” towards her. As for Sung Yuri, I had not seen her in a drama before, so for me she’s like “fresh blood” to my eyes. I’m more willing to give her a chance.
I guess it’s not really “spoilers” if the episode has already aired in Korea, but for someone like me who has yet to watch it, it sure as hell made me freak out.
I shall repeat my reaction to the photos here: AHH! MY EYES! AHH! *sob* *FREAK OUT* *ACK!* *heart attack* *faint* *silly grin* whew…
You know how when you become invested in a drama, no matter what others think of it, your reaction to it is always exaggerated? That’s how I feel with Romance Town. It’s probably super cliched, and we’ve seen these photos before in various forms – but when the photos have the characters you’re interested in, it becomes something totally new.