In the photo above you have Gregory Goyle (Josh Herdman), Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton), and Blaise Zabini (Louis Cordice).
SPOILER ALERT: This is a shot of the fight in the Room of Requirement. Zabini replaces Vincent Crabbe (Jamie Waylett) as the actor was sentenced to 120 hours of community service for drug possession. Waylett and Herdman have had their run ins with the law – let’s hope this whole “life imitating art” thing doesn’t last for very long. END SPOILER
I’m OK with the change in characters for particular scenes – especially because in this case, it’s a bit out of the producers’ and director’s control. Also – have I ever said how much I loved Draco in his all black suits? I mean, he looks FINE! But the whole holding hands thing? I actually kinda find it so weirdly funny.
I am procrastinating studying by a leetle bit with this post.
Jang Geun Suk and Lee Min Jungfilmed a short film/CF for Cartier titled ‘Bague’, which means ‘ring’ in French. And of course – it’s about a Cartier ring. Anyways – the short film runs at 6 minutes long. One thing I’m amazed about is how there would be CF’s and mini movies for products and brands, and they would be longer than the usual 30 seconds or 1 minute. I rarely see long commercials like that for American products.
The film is very poetic in style. While Jang is cute, I can’t help but notice his acting, whereas Lee always has this blissful vacant look on her face. It doesn’t mean she can’t act, it’s just she’s so freaky – but that’s how her character is supposed to be. Anyways – they share an underwater kiss, and to me, it’s not all that. BUT! It’s pretty.
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.
In just 7 days, (October 8) javabeans and girlfriday of dramabeans.com will be going to New York Comic Con as panelists/guest speakers for DramaFever’s panel “Asian Entertainment Trends in American Pop Culture”. Wooooh! I am going to comic con!!!
Ok – but on to other things… Seo Woo, Kang Byul, Uhm Tae Woong, and Joo Won all took part of a sleep campaign that promotes better and healthier sleeping habits. All I care about are the photos!!!
“Cyrano Agency” held its premiere today in Seoul, and the stars showed up on the red carpet. And guess who was there too!? Yep! Jang Geun Suk!
The four leads also released two singles from the OST. Park Shin Hye and Lee Min Jung sang a light ballad titled “It Was You,” while Daniel Choi and Uhm Tae Woong sang a more upbeat song titled “I Went to Cheonggyesan Mountain.” You can check out their singles here, and the MV’s below after the jump. The men’s song is waaaay better too.
“Cyrano Agency” is coming out in September, so it’s only fitting they start rolling out all the promotional stuff. Above is the official poster for the Cyrano Agency workers. (Doesn’t Park Shin Hye look cool next to the other two “dimwits”? And no, I don’t mean Uhm Tae Woong.)
There is also an interview – in English! – with Arirang on the set of the movie. It looks like Park’s role is very different from her roles in the past, where she usually played her age and acted very cutesy. This time, she’s portraying a character much older and much more no-nonsense. Think, the efficient secretary constantly exasperated by the clients’ bumbling awkwardness.
This past weekend, Kim Ha Neulwrapped up her first solo fan meeting in Japan. She sang two songs, answered questions and told stories about her early days and experiences on the sets of some of her films and dramas, and handed out gifts to the fans. The event was well attended by many fans in their twenties and both male and female. (However, after news of Park Yong Ha‘s passing, she cancelled the rest of her plans in Japan for the week.)
Well then – I think Kim Tae Hee is making her rounds working with every Hallyu actor of her generation. First Kwon Sang Woo in Stairway to Heaven, then Lee Byung Hoon in IRIS, and now Song Seung Hoon in My Princess. Who’s next, Bae Yong Joon?
The drama that serves as Song’s second-comeback vehicle will have Kim playing the lead girl who once wished she were a princess when she was younger, grew up and developed a sense of reality, only to become a princess in the end. It’s written by Kim Eun Sook, who did City Hall and On Air. City Hall had such wonderful writing - and now you’re going to give such a script to THESE two actors? Heh heh! Heh heh! I’d like to see what this will turn out. Will it be the second making of these actors?!
I gave Kim Tae Hee plenty of credit in IRIS, but really – her cast mates outshone her by a million light years.