It was revealed that the kiss scene in SBS‘ “Angel Eyes” was actress Nam Ji Hyun‘s first kiss… ever! As the drama focuses on the innocent first love of a blind girl named Soo Wan and a smart student named Dong Joo, the first two episodes of the drama displayed the cautious, but sweet relationship of the two child actors. As Nam Ji Hyun played the younger version of Soo Wan while Kang Ha Neul acted as the younger version of Dong Joo, drama viewers were thrown back 12 years in to the past to see the first steps of the developing relationship.
In episodes one and two, viewers saw how Nam Ji Hyun and Kang Ha Neul exchanged their first kiss on the stairs, and then another kiss in front of a telephone pole. However, it was noticed on set that the actress was extremely nervous to film the kiss scene, and it was soon revealed that it would be the actress’ first kiss in her entire life! Unlike Nam Ji Hyun, Kang Ha Neul had a kiss scene with other actresses in his past dramas such as “To the Beautiful You,” “Monstar,” and “The Heirs
Actress Kim Sung Ryung, who played the mother of Lee Min Ho’s “The Heirs” character, Kim Tan, recently praised the male actor for his handsome looks.
On April 3, actresses Kim Sung Ryung and Bang Eun Hee made guest appearances on talk show, “Taxi” for the 330th episode.
When MC Kim Gu Ra asked Kim Sung Ryung, “What was it like filming a movie with actor Hyunbin?” she replied, “In the movie, Hyunbin’s body was no joke during his exposure scene.”
MC Hong Eun Hee chimed in asking, “They say Lee Min Ho looks even more handsome in person, what do you think?” to which Kim Sung Ryung replied, “Among all the male actors I’ve worked with, Lee Min Ho’s visuals are top notch
Lee Min Ho’s popularity in China is beyond what one would expect.
The March 26 broadcast of SBS’ One Night of TV Entertainment featured the popularity of Korean dramas and stars that have struck China.
Lee Min Ho started gaining popularity in the country starting with City Hunter in 2011 and caused a syndrome with The Heirs last year.
Advertisements featuring the actor can easily be spotted around Shanghai, including a street decorated with about 100 meters of Lee Min Ho′s face on both sides.
An expert in hallyu content revealed, “He was offered 500 million KRW (~460,000 USD) to act in each episode of a drama. Even if he can’t appear as the lead actor, they want him to appear as a cameo. Some places have even offered Lee Min Ho 500 million KRW to make a cameo appearance for just one day
ZE:A"s Hyungsik revealed that he has no problem going "all natural" on film. He recently spent time in nature climbing mountains in his pictorial for outdoor brand "Marmot
" and also shared BTS stories from "Heirs
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On the March 24th broadcast of "Shindong"s Shimshimtapa", Hyungsik commented on being compared to fellow idol-turned-actor member Siwan, "It doesn"t make sense that people are even comparing me with Siwan hyung. Siwan hyung acts way better than I do."
He also revealed Lee Min Ho and Kim Woo Bin as the most fun to be around on set, "The actors are all the same age, so the atmosphere was always bright and good. The mood makers were Lee Min Ho and Kim Woo Bin
Known for his slender limbs, Kim Woo Bin‘s Taiwanese fans have given him the nickname “Long-legged male god.”
On the March 23 episode of MBC’s “Section TV Entertainment Relay,” the actor travelled to Taiwan to have a fan meeting event with his local fans. Held on March 15 at a venue fitting up to 1,500 people, the tickets were sold out in five minutes. Due to the high demand, an additional meeting was organized, and it was sold out immediately as well.
A representative of his agency commented, “A staff member in Taiwan said that he [Kim Woo Bin] is called ‘Long-legged male god’ in Taiwan. The amount of fans surprised him, but he made eye contact with the fans and acted in a caring way.”
“He prepared a song for his fans. It is something he feels very unconfident about, so he put a lot of effort into it
CN Blue’s Jung Yong Hwa confessed that he was once hit on by a member of a girl group.
During recording of MBC’s Radio Star, Super Junior’s Kyuhyun asked, “Have you ever been hit on by a member of a popular girl group?” to which Jung Yong Hwa answered, “She did ask for my phone number.”
Then Kim Gura made everyone laugh by saying, “They [CN Blue members] used to only care about music before, and now they’ve changed.”
Jung Yong Hwa also explained his dating rumors with Girls’ Generation (SNSD)’s Seohyun, who appeared on We Got Married with him, as well as his scandal with drama co-star Park Shin Hye.
The CN Blue member also talked about the stories involving his casting in drama The Heirs, gathering everyone’s attention
Actress Park Shin Hye will is the next “morning angel” for “1 Night 2 Days!”
On February 28, Park Shin Hye’s agency S.A.L.T. Entertainment announced, “Park Shin Hye just finished filming a fun episode of KBS 2TV’s ‘1 Night, 2 Days’ in Jangheung, Jeollanam-do.”
The morning after the cast had spent the night, Park Shin Hye utilized a unique wake-up strategy and then spent the rest of the day participating in fun activities with the cast members. It has been reported that the members enthusiastically cheered when they discovered that their morning angel was none other than sweet and lovable actress, Park Shin Hye.
The episode featuring Park Shin Hye on ‘1 Night, 2 Days’ will air on March 2.
Actress Park Shin Hye has garnered love from the public for her roles in various dramas and movies such as “The Heirs,” “Flower Boys Next Door,” “You’ve Fallen for Me,” and “Miracle in Cell No
Valentine’s Day may be over, but we definitely still have love on the mind.
Coincidentally, SM artists have been coupling up for one reason or another, but we want to know which matchup is your favorite.
Remember this is all for fun, so read on, and don’t forget to vote!
Kyuhyun and Seohyun
After dominating the K-Pop scene with their respective idol groups, Super Junior’s maknae and SNSD’s maknae met on the musical stage for The Moon That Embraces the Sun.
The curtain may have fallen on this stage couple, but Kyuhyun and Seohyun’s awkward kiss scene will forever be etched in our minds.
Jonghyun and Taeyeon
SM Entertainment mobilized its top vocalists for SM The Ballad’s second album, which features a duet by Jonghyun and Taeyeon, Breath, just in time for the winter season
Today is Valentine"s Day
You know what that means. Chocolates, flowers, teddy bears... Well.... if we had a significant other, maybe. Thankfully for the rest of us who happen to be single, we can overdose on ice cream and chocolate by our lonely selves and live vicariously through drama couples. For this Valentine"s Day, we decided to look at some of the drama couples with relationships that we dreamed of having (SPOILERS BELOW)!
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The Couple with the Worst Timing
Sung Shi Won (A Pink"s Eunji) and Yoon Yoon Jae (Seo In Guk) of "Reply 1997" by contagion
HE WAS TOO EARLY
On the February 13 episode of MBC Everyone‘s “EXO’s Showtime,” Luhan and Tao reenacted a scene from the SBS drama, “The Heirs.”
Luhan played Kim Tan while Suho played the part of Cha Eun Sang. However, glancing at Suho, Luhan said, “The female actress is too ugly. I can’t do this.” The other members of EXO switched Suho with Tao.
Tao stepped up to the front saying, “I’ll play Choi Young Do. But Luhan hugged him saying the infamous line from the drama, “Do I like you?”
The members of EXO cheered and laughed in excitement. Tao gave a dumbfounded expression from the shock of Luhan’s hug
EXO’s Lu Han and Tao will be transforming into The Heirs’ Kim Tan and Cha Eun Sang, respectively.
February 13’s episode of MBC Every1’s EXO’s Showtime will show the EXO members looking back at the regrettable moments of the show in the past three months.
Lu Han said, “I regret that I haven’t been able to show my manly side on EXO’s Showtime,” determined to show his ‘tough’ side through the parody of The Heirs.
Having revealed himself a hardcore fan of The Heirs in a previous interview, Lu Han volunteered himself to take the role of Kim Tan, while Tao was chosen to parody Cha Eun Sang, to receive a sweet confession from ‘Kim Tan’ Lu Han.
It has been reported that ‘Lu Tan’ and ‘Ta Eun Sang’ faced each in the parody, with Lu Han parodying Kim Tan’s famous line, ‘Do I like you?’ along with a charismatic hug
Jun Su Jin will be acting as Song Ji Hyo’s younger sister starting from the 5th episode of tvN’s Emergency Couple.
The starlet has previously acted in SBS’s The Heirs, KBS2’s School 2013 and movie Hot Young Bloods, becoming one of the rising young stars.
In Emergency Couple, Jun Su Jin will take the role of Oh Jin Ae, a single mom and a musician, who runs away from the house with the hatred towards her mom who favors her older sister, Oh Jin Hee (Song Ji Hyo).
Jun Su Jin’s agency rep stated, “Jun Su Jin will act as a young girl in her twenties, who goes through ups and downs as she chases after her dream and love.”
About taking hew new drama role, Jun Su Jin said, “I’m nervous to be taking on my first ‘mom role’ but I’ve been having fun with filming
Another Monday has snuck up on us, which means it’s time to select the next Mwave Star of the Week!
It’s all about the actors this week, so check out the nominees below and vote!
Brown Eyed Girls’ Gain
Brown Eyed Girls’ Gain is one busy star these days as she promotes a new movie and kicks into high gear for her solo comeback.
Gain will take to the big screen alongside Ha Ji Won and Kang Yea Won in action flick The Huntresses, which is set to premiere on January 29.
She is also looking to kick some butt on the K-Pop stage, releasing a string of bold teasers for her upcoming mini album Truth or Dare, set to be released next month.
Lee Min Ho
The Heirs may be over, but actor Lee Min Ho is busier than ever
I did not watch every single drama that aired in Korea in 2013, but out of the ones I had watched, there was one that I was obsessed with that I already wrote about last week and one that I still don"t know how I managed to finish. For this week, I will finally unveil (I know the week-long wait must have been torture) which drama I was most disappointed with in 2013. Keep in mind once again that I did not watch every drama so this is what I consider the worst drama of 2013 out of the ones I"ve watched (SPOILERS BELOW).
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MOST DISAPPOINTING K-DRAMA
There was a lot of hype for this drama and honestly... I think the only reason I managed to finish SBS"s "Heirs" was because of the eye candy
“Man from the Stars” continues to soar with high ratings, intriguing plot lines, and lovably flawed characters. Romantic feelings begin to develop between our lead characters, especially within the stoic Do Min Joon. Chun Song Yi faces increasing backlash for her rival’s death, but at least Min Joon never seems too far away to help. Flashbacks are beautifully interwoven with the present day events, providing a satisfying context for Min Joon and Song Yi’s fated relationship. Not only do the main characters shine, but the supporting cast and subplots combine to make a captivating story that leaves viewers on the edge of their seats.
10 Signs Min Joon Has Fallen for Song Yi
There’s no way around it- Min Joon is falling hard for our heroine. Having Song Yi stranded in his apartment overnight certainly didn’t hurt their budding relationship and with each interaction and flashback, we see Min Joon’s feelings develop more and more
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11 preview nextview Is love in the air?
Perhaps it is, because episode five of SBS’ You Who Came From the Stars
left our hearts beating for Do Min Jun and Chun Song Yi.
Here are our top 10 moments for episode 5! Chun Song Yi:
You must be crazy.Do Min Joon
: Chun Song Yi -Chun Song Yi:
Shhhh. You shouldn’t talk when in other people’s dreams.
Yeah… I was way too lonely, so my body was having a rough time too,
which is why I’m dreaming sexy dreams.
It must be time for me to get married. The body is honest.
Punk. Come more often and give me your arm pillow from time to time.
Do Min Joon, the doors to our dreams are wide open too
RECAP: FIFTH RECORD
Min-joon saves Song-yi from falling overboard, and as he puts her to bed, she pulls him down to her to give him a kiss. She murmurs, “You’ve gone crazy,” but it’s more to herself than to him, believing herself to be dreaming him up. She hushes him from speaking and sighs, “Yeah, I was too lonely all this time and it’s been hard on my body. I’m even dreaming up sexy dreams now. It’s time I married. Hormones are honest.”Drifting off to sleep, Song-yi curls into Min-joon’s coat for warmth—the one he’s wearing, which pulls him even closer to her. Looking completely out of his element (well, even more than he is, for being an alien and all), Min-joon carefully extricates himself. As soon as he exits, he overhears scary hyung Jae-kyung confirming with his secretary that “it” has been completed, without witnesses, and that if not for somebody being greedy, he wouldn’t have had to do this
Lee Min Ho talked about acting alongside Kim Woo Bin in The Heirs.
After starring as an 18-year-old high schooler who throws out everything for love, Lee Min Ho talked about Kim Woo Bin, who acted as his rival and a friend throughout the drama.
In a recent interview with Newsen, Lee Min Ho said “I was in America to film the first four episodes and came back to Korea to film the fifth episode, and that’s when I met Kim Woo Bin for the first time.”
“The first time I acted with Kim Woo Bin, I could feel the energy out of him,” continued the actor. “I felt sure that the drama would involve an intense love triangle, if it was going to involve an actor like him. And I guessed right.”
As the popularity of the drama increased, many fans started dividing into fans of Lee Min Ho versus fans of Kim Woo Bin, with the press also focusing its attention on the two male actors in the drama
The live blog team is currently running on dangerous amounts of caffeine, and I’m pretty sure I just saw a purple elephant fly by the window but the show must go on. So far we’ve covered the all three Entertainment Awards from KBS, SBS, and MBC, the SBS Gayo Daejun, and the MBC Drama Awards. Now, we will be ending the year with a bang by proving live blog coverage of the 2013 SBS Drama Awards AND the 2013 KBS Drama Awards, which are airing later today at the same time.
First, I’m going to shake my fists at these broadcasters for not separating their awards out. After that’s done, we’re happy to announce that we will be covering both awards at the same time here at Soompi. This is going to be an interesting way of finishing the year, that’s for sure
Sunday night was a miraculous night with 125 singers gathering on one stage together at the 2013 SBS Gayo Awards.
The music ceremony brought all the popular singers who have promoted in 2013 from Big Bang’s G-Dragon to Lee Seung Chul.
Not only did these artists put on spectacular collaborations and performances, they also gathered for 2013 Gayo Awards Friendship Project, revealing the results through a music video and a stage performance, which concluded the four-hour program.
The music ceremony included a hilarious three episode drama, spoofing The Heirs and Master’s Sun with cheesy yet funny acting from the idols.
Meanwhile, the 2013 MBC Entertainment Awards took place at the same time