Kim Sa-Rang to Act in Upcoming Drama with Park Bo-Young

Actress Kim Sa-rang is returning to the small screen in 4 years.

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The most anticipated TV drama for May, “Abyss” has confirmed another cast member.

“Abyss” is fantasy drama following two people who born again through “soul revival marbles.” Given new lives and new looks, they search for the murderer who killed them.

In the drama, Kim Sa-rang will be featured as a beautiful and smart prosecutor. One day, her life gets a sudden turn as she is involved in a murder case. Through “abyss,” she revives with a different look, from which will be taken over by Park Bo-young.

It’s a meaningful drama to Kim Sa-rang as well, because it marks her small screen return in 4 years. Being cast with Park Bo-young in two-person one-role drama, Kim Sa-rang is ready to mesmerize the viewers.

Abyss, which is the upcoming drama of tvN, will premiere in May.

 

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Park Min-Young to Turn into Devoted Fangirl in New Drama

The first teaser video for upcoming drama “Her Private Life” featured Park Min-young’s transformation into an enthusiastic fangirl.

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“Her Private Life,” which is the new drama to premiere on tvN, has released the first teaser video. In the drama, actress Park Min-young turns into professional curator who is also a devoted fangirl of an idol star. The comically depicts the relationship between her and her boss at the art gallery.

The 15-second teaser captures the contrast between the two main characters. While Par Min-young portrays a perfect transformation with a gigantic camera, Kim Jae-wook, who acts the role of her Boss, Ryan, curiously asks what “fangirling” means.

“Her Private Life,” will premiere on April 10, following “Touch Your Heart.”

 

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Actress Na Hye-mi To Share Details of Shinhwa Eric’s Jealousy

Actress Na Hye-mi will be revealing how her husband Shinhwa’s Eric responds to seeing her kiss scenes in KBS drama My Only One. 

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The upcoming episode of KBS’s talk show Happy Together Season 4 is promised to be very funny as the stars from KBS’s hit drama My Only One appear on this week’s episode to talk about various topics. One topic in particular, as reported by OSEN, was of how Shinhwa Eric jealously reacts to seeing his wife actress Na Hye-mi with her onscreen lover Park Sung-hoon.

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KBS’s My Only One is a weekend drama starring UEE as the female lead and Choi Soo-jong as her father. The drama has been well received with the latest episodes setting a record of 44% viewership with the highest ratings during its time slot.

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KBS’s ‘Happy Together 4’ airs on Thursday evenings at 11:10 pm (KST). Check out the highlights from last week’s episode starring Running Man’s Jeon So Min, Sky Castle‘s Park Yoo Na, trot fairy Hong Jin Young, Norzao’s Jo Bin and musical actor Kim Ho Young.

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Shinhwa Kim Dong Wan Garners Attention for March 1st Holiday

Kim Dong Wan, member of the longest active idol group Shinhwa, has been garnering much attention for celebrating South Korea’s holiday-March 1st.

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March 1st is a special holiday in South Korea known as the March 1st independence movement to remember the past during Japanese colonization in the early 1900s.

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Among the many celebrities celebrating this year’s 100th anniversary like actress Song Hye Kyo’s donation or posting about the anniversary, actor and idol Kim Dong Wan has been garnering attention for his “deep” post about Korea’s independence.

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Shinhwa Kim Dong Wan starred in the drama specially prepared for this anniversary. To express his thoughts, he posted about a picture from his drama script that says the following:

“Truthfully, I can’t imagine Korea without Japan. Korea was already under Japan’s rule before I was born. I can’t imagine a different Korea. What we’re doing may be comparable to changing the sun with the moon.”

With this, the photo was captioned with “Korea’s independence was once considered a fantasy. Many fellow Koreans [figuratively] threw rocks at those who dreamed of this fantasy. If it wasn’t for those few dreamer’s sacrifice, we wouldn’t have the things we take for granted today. Thank you, sorry.”

Food for thought, can you imagine 2019 without your favorite idol? Without Kpop as it is today?

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Moon Geun-Young Offered a Role in Korean Drama

Actress Moon Geun-young has been offered a role in upcoming tvN drama.

On February 27, the actress’ agency Manu Actors confirmed, “It is true that Moon Geun-young has been offered a role in tvN drama ‘Catch the Ghost’ (working title), but nothing is confirmed yet.”

If she takes the role, it’s the first drama appearance for the actress since “The Village, Achiara’s Secret” in 2015. The role she has been offered is a newbie detective ghost.

Recently, the actress made an appearance in variety show “Those Who Cross the Line,” bringing the viewership up to 6.2%.

 

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Actress Kim Bora Updates Social Media After Confirming Relationship

Anyone still feeling withdrawals after the end of JTBC’s Sky Castle? Luckily the drama’s real life couple, Kim Bora & Jo Byung-gyu are publicly dating.

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On February 26, actress Kim Bora updated her Instagram for the first time since confirming her relationship with Jo Byung-gyu. Seen to be wearing comfortable clothes with a bare face in the photos, fans have been commenting the actress looks so pretty.

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[BREAKING] Lee Jong-suk to Join Military Next Month

Actor Lee Jong-suk will start his military (alternative) service on March 8th.

On February 25th, a source told Ilgan Sports, “Lee Jong-suk will start his military duty on March 8th, and unfortunately his fans will miss him for 2 years”.

When Lee Jong-suk was 16 years old, he had a big traffic accident, which led to an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury. The injury was so big that he had to give up his dream to become a taekwondo player. Therefore, Lee Jong-suk received a level 4 from the physical examination. According to the Military Manpower Administration’s rules, a person with a level 4 physical grade must receive an “alternative” military service, which means Lee Jong-suk will serve his 2 year-long military duty as a public service worker at an appointed location.

Lee Jong-suk will leave after he finishes filming the drama ‘Romance Is a Bonus Book’. Lee will wrap up filming his parts on the 27th this month. Other cast members will also finish filming in the beginning of March.

However, he won’t take a rest for the 10 days that he has left after filming the tvN drama. He will continue finishing his schedules including shooting for commercials. Because there is an increasing number of public social workers recently, Lee Jong-suk will first begin working at a designated location, and then he will receive the basic training. The specific dates have not been decided.

If Lee Jong-suk joins the army on March 8th as planned, his discharge date will be January 2nd, 2021.

 

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Kim Yoo-Jung to Reunite with Jinyoung as Co-Hosts of National Event

Actress Kim Yoo-jung is to co-host “100 Years of Spring” with singer-turned-actor Jinyoung.

“100 Years of Spring” is a commemoration event that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the national holiday on March 1. The event, which will be held on February 28, will be co-hosted by Kim Yoo-jung, Jinyoung, and announcer Jo Chung-hyun.

At the event, Kim Yoo-jung is reuniting with Jinyoung. Both stars acted in the Korean drama “Moon Drawn by Clouds” a few years ago.

“I’m excited to participate in such a meaningful event,” said Kim Yoo-jung. “It is a cultural festival, so I want many people to share the joy.”

March 1st Movement’s eve festival, “100 Years of Spring” will be held on February 28 at 6:30 PM.

 

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‘SKY Castle’ Kim Bora and Jo Byung-gyu Admit They Are Dating

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‘Sky Castle’ cast Kim Bora and Jo Byung-gyu are officially dating!

Kim Bora’s agency Moment Entertainment and Jo Byung-gyu’s agency HB Entertainment both told OSEN on the 21st, “It is true that Kim Bora and Jo Byung-gyu are dating. The two actors started dating in early February”.

Earlier, a news website exclusively reported that Kim and Jo are dating. According to the report, Kim Bo-ra and Jo Byung-gyu enjoyed a date on February 15th, which was a day after they got back from the reward vacation of JTBC ‘SKY Castle’. In the released video, Kim and Jo are walking on the streets arm in arm.

Kim Bo-ra and Jo Byung-gyu actually had been involved in dating rumors while they were filming for ‘SKY Castle’. Some fans thought, in one of the drama’s making film videos on YouTube, Jo Byung-gyu tried to hold Kim Bo-ra’s hands. However, they have been denying their dating rumors through their social media accounts, variety shows, and interviews.

Meanwhile, Jo Byung-gyu played the character Cha Ki-joon and Kim Bo-ra played Kim Hye-na in the recent drama ‘SKY Castle’.

 

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Sky Castle’s Kim Joo Young Actually Exists in Real Life?

Anyone still having withdrawals after Korean drama Sky Castle ended? Have you ever wondered if admissions coordinators like Sky Castle’s Kim Joo Young really exist to help students get accepted into Seoul National University’s medical school?

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On February 17, JTBC’s Cool Kids aired an episode inviting current Seoul National University(SNU) medical students to ask whether things depicted in JTBC’s Korean drama Sky Castle are true.

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Shockingly the answer is yes! Apparently admissions coordinators who help high school students get into Seoul National University really do exist in real life in affluent neighborhoods. While the students who appeared on the show denied they were personally aided by an admissions coordinator, the students mentioned they had heard such professionals had helped their peers get accepted into SNU. Could this mean ‘Sky Castle’ characters like Ye-seo and Hye-na exist in real life too?

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