Actor Park Bo-gum will debut as a singer in Japan.
On January 31st, Japan’s Nikkan Sports reported, “Korean top actor Park Bo-gum will debut as a singer in Japan. He will release his single album ‘Bloomin’ on March 20th”.
According to the report, the song ‘Bloomin’ is a rhythmical and energetic pop song. In addition to the song, ‘My Dearest’ will also be included, which is the OST of ‘Love in the Moonlight’. Park Bo-gum has recorded every song in Japanese.
Park Bo-gum also said himself, “I am very happy to connect with my Japanese fans through the songs. I am hoping to give them warm messages and love through music. I am always trying my best to show a newer side of me to my fans”.
Meanwhile, Park Bo-gum has previously said that his dream was to become a singer before debut.
Recently, the actor appeared on the tvN drama ‘Boyfriend’ with Song Hye-kyo.
Actress Jin Ji Hee has brought attention on her Instagram of a fake account using her identity.
On January 8th, actress Jin Ji Hee posted on her Instagram with a screen shot of a fake account. She captioned the post asking the impostor to stop using her identity while asking fans to note which was her real Instagram account due to the strong similarity between the two accounts.
Lately due to the increasing popularity of social media, there has been more cases of fake social media accounts impersonating celebrities. As these fake accounts are successful in tricking fans, it has been the headache of many.
Cha Eun-Woo and Kim Hyang-Gi share what they are each looking for in their next drama!
The latest episode of SBS’s “Night of Real Entertainment” on December 11 featured Cha Eun-Woo and Kim Hyang-Gi in an interview, during which they shared their future plans and what kind of roles each hopes to take on for the next drama.
Cha Eun-Woo said, “I want to try as many different roles as possible. But I think I find historical dramas and films the most interesting of them all. If you so graciously let me film one of those, I would forever be grateful.”
Kim Hyang-Gi said, “I’m finally entering my 20’s. I debuted with a commercial when I was 3 years old. At the time, I was so scared that I didn’t leave my mom’s side. However, when uncle Jung Woo-Sung reached out to me, I was so drawn by him for some reason.”
Se continued, “I think what helped me the most about acting was having patience. It’s important to wait for your turn, whether you are on set filming or reviewing for the next drama. In the future, I want to play in the role of a character with multiple personalities.”
Cha Eun-Woo concluded, “I will continue to work hard to show you a matured and improved self in 2019. Thank you for your love and support.”
Dasom has confirmed to star in upcoming tvN drama with GOT7’s Jinyoung and Shin Ye-Eun.
On December 10, King Kong by Starship Entertainment reported that Kim Dasom has confirmed to appear in tvN’s upcoming romantic comedy “Psychometric Guy” (literal translation). The actress will take over one of the supporting roles, and work closely together with GOT7’s Jinyoung and Shin Ye-Eun.
Previously on December 5, reports stated that GOT7 member Jinyoung confirmed to take over the male lead role in the upcoming drama. The drama will tell a story of a boy with supernatural powers, who risks his life to save a girl from danger. Soon afterwards, a rookie actress Shin Ye-Eun confirmed to take over the role of female lead.
On the other hand, Kim Dasom will play in the role of Eun Ji-Soo, a female police officer. The character is a naive young woman, who can’t say a lie to others to save her life. After finding out about Lee An (Jinyoung)’s psychometric abilities, she asks him to work with her on various investigations.
Meanwhile, “Psychometric Guy” is set to premiere in early 2019. The drama is written by writer Yang Jin-Ah of “Chosun Police” and “Vampire Prosecutor” and directed by producer Kim Byung-Soo of “Bubblegum.”
Jin Goo and Seo Eun-Soo have confirmed star in JTBC’s upcoming drama “Legal High,” a remake of Japanese drama series of the same name.
“Legal High” first aired in 2012 on a Japanese channel Fuji TV. It is a comedy drama with background set in a courtroom, featuring a passionate lawyer named Komikado Kensuke, who is willing to do everything he can to win cases. It also features another character named Mayuzumi Machiko, a hard-working rookie lawyer with a strong sense of justice.
First, Jin Goo will play in the role of Go Tae-Rim, an equivalent to Komikado Kensuke from the original drama. While he is unafraid to make ruthless comments to others and rather full of himself, this vicious characteristic of his lets him win at every case he takes over. No matter what the cause is, a case doesn’t mean anything to him unless he can win.
On the other hand, Seo Eun-soo will play in the role of rookie lawyer, Seo Jae-In. While she began her career with a motive to help those in need, she soon faces the reality, where a lawyer who can’t win is useless. At the end, she teams up with Go Tae-Rim.
A source from JTBC said, “Jin Goo and Seo Eun-Soo plan to provide joy and laughters to you as they portray these realistic situations. Please look forward as the actors plan to go through a transformation for their new roles.”
Meanwhile, “Legal High” will premieres sometime in February, 2019.
JTBC has announced to remake a popular American drama series “Younger”
“Younger” is a drama that tells a story of a single mother in her forties, who faces an unexpected divorce. As a result, she pretends to be a younger woman to secure a job to provide for her and her children.
The original drama series premiere in 2015 and is still continuing to this day with season 5. In the original series, Hilary Duff plays the role of Kelsey. She is the lead female character, and also a book editor in the drama. Dareen Star, who is known for creating the hit series “Sex and the City” produced the show.
A representative of JTBC said, “we decided to remake this show because we were attracted to the strong female figure in the show, as well as its storyline. We will try our best to remake the show that it reflects present society in Korea, in order to captivate the hearts of many audience.”
Meanwhile, JTBC aims to premiere its remake of “Younger” in 2020.
GOT7’s Jinyoung has confirmed to star in upcoming tvN’s romantic comedy!
On December 6, it was reported that Jinyoung of GOT7 has confirmed to star in the upcoming tvN’s romantic comedy, “Psychometric Guy” (literal translation). The drama tells a story about a boy with supernatural powers, who risks his life to protect the girl he has fallen in love with.
In the drama, Jinyoung will play in the role of Lee An, who has the ability to look into other people’s memories. When he gets in a physical contact with someone, he gains the access to the strongest memory one possesses. While he is even gifted with visuals that make girls to instantly fall in love with him, but the only flaw is that he is incredibly clumsy.
Moreover, he hopes to defeat all the bad in the world with his psychometric skills, but he is not fully in control of his powers. As a result, he ends up creating troubles here and there.
However, he soon falls in love with a girl named Yoon Jae-In, which is where the “romantic” of the romantic comedy comes into place. Despite her full effort to pretend to be a perfect woman, Yoon hides a dark secret inside of her. Lee An, who can look into people’s memories, figures out Yoon’s secret and risks his life to protect her at all cost.
A representative of “Psychometric Guy” said, “Jinyoung’s naive and youthful vibe fit the description of the character perfectly. Also, we believe that he will able to bring out the complicated emotions of Lee An, where not everything is so simple as he hopes it to be.”
“We plan to provide a drama that the audience can enjoy with warmth and laughters. Please look forward to it,” they concluded.
Industry insiders have produced a list of names of the highest paid male actors on television this years. However, although there are several names on the list, there are no surprises with the biggest names getting the biggest paychecks.
According to entertainment industry insiders, seven actors received more than 100 million won (roughly 89,300 USD) per drama. Unsurprisingly, this list comprised of Lee Byung-hun, Jang Dong-gun, So Ji-sub, Hyun Bin, Song Joong-ki, Lee Seung-gi, and Lee Jong-suk. Further, out of the seven, Song Joong-ki and Lee Jong-suk are said to have the highest salary.
Both actors are paid over 100 million per episode. After starring in the enormous success of “Descendants of the Sun,” Song is in high demand and is currently filming “Asadal Chronicles” alongside Jang Dong-gun. Similarly, Lee Jong-suk is starring in next year’s romantic drama “How to Publish Love.”
On the other hand, Lee Byung-hun, So Ji-sub, and Hyun Bin were paid a substantial amount for their roles in “Mr. Sunshine,” “My Secret Terrius,” and “Memories of the Alhambra,” respectively. However, after the first few episodes, the actors proved by they have such a high asking price.
Each of the dramas they starred in drew in a higher viewership rate incomparision to other other airing dramas at the same time. Notable, Lee’s “Mr. Sunshine” yielded an 18.1% viewership rate while So’s show always ranked in the top 10 most watched dramas. Likewise, Hyun’s program, which is currently airing, broke the 7% viewer rating in just two episodes.
All of the actors have such high salaries based on their reliable acting skills, the weight their names carry in the industry, market value, and established reputations and fans. An example of how this is how “Mr. Sunshine” simultaneous premiered on Netflix, opening it up to a global audience. Moreover, broadcasters in the U.S., Japan, and Taiwan bought the rights to air “My Secret Terrius” at high prices.
Cha Tae-Hyun expresses his greed to take on villainous role for a change!
On November 30, Cha Tae-Hyun participated in an interview to commemorate the end of KBS drama “Matrimonial Chaos.” The actor had work together with actress Bae Doo-Na and successfully portrayed the real problems that many married couples go through.
In the drama, Cha played in the role of Jo Suk-Moo. The character is stubborn, sarcastic, and has to have everything in the way he likes. Instead of being with a crowd, he likes to keep his privacy.
At the beginning, he is not content in his life with his wife Kang Hui-Roo, played by actress Bae Doo-Na. The couple eventually gets divorced, but not everything falls in place for Jo like he had suspected it would. At the end, the couple confirms their love for one another and while they did not get back together officially, they still found their happy ending.
In response to the question addressing his character, Cha said, “I was supposed to act even more temperamental than I appeared in the drama. When the production team pitched in the idea of the character, they revealed that they chose me for a reason. They worried the character would receive a lot of hate from the public, but apparently, if I’m the one to act in such a character, the criticism lessens for a reason.”
He continued, “I accepted because people tend to say that a lot. However, 4 episodes into the drama, I started getting worried. This character was insane. But I had also found some similarities between him and me.”
At the end, Cha Tae-Hyun talked about wanting to take on a villainous role for a change.
The actor said, “I was never offered a villainous role that I liked. If I were to find one, I want to challenge myself. This could be my homework for the rest of my life as an actor. I would like to do it before I die.”
He concluded, “I don’t worry about my image or anything. Sure, the directors will be aware of my images, but I couldn’t care less. If I like the scenario, I want to do it.”