Actor Lee Tae-Ri has confirmed to join the cast of upcoming JTBC drama “The Beauty Inside”
On July 26, Starhaus Entertainment announced, “Lee Tae-Ri will appear in the drama remake of “The Beauty Inside” and take on the role of Jung Joo-Hwan.”
“The Beauty Inside” is a drama adaptation of a Korean film with the same title. While the original film tells a story of a man whose figure changes every time he goes to sleep, the drama tells otherwise. In the drama, the female character, confirmed to be played by actress Seo Hyun-Jin, goes through a character change once a month.
Previously, Seo Hyun-Jin and Lee Min-Ki confirmed to take on the lead roles, alongside actress Lee Da-Hee. Lee Tae-Ri will take on the role of Jung Joo-Hwan, the right-hand-man to Seo Do-Jae (Lee Min-Ki). The character is a realist, who loves his luxurious life and prefers a high salary than being a great businessman. Always standing by Seo Do-Jae, who suffers from prosopagnosia (the inability to recognize other people’s faces), Jung Joo-Hwan acts as his boss’s eyes. However, this gives the character much power, just for the fact that he is the only who know’s Seo Do-Jae’s secret.
Meanwhile, Lee Tae-Ri recently changed his stage name from Lee Min-Ho and opened a new chapter in his life. The actor had said he needed a fresh start and had thought his name needed a change.
Actor Lee Tae-Ri will make his Hollywood debut with a special appearance in the upcoming film “Anastasia”
Actor Lee Tae-Ri, who has recently changed his stage name from Lee Min-Ho, is making his Hollywood debut. On July 17, Starhaus Entertainment announced, “Lee Tae-Ri will make a special appearance in upcoming film “Anastasia” as an Asian Prince named Prince Lee. He has already finished filming his part.”
The upcoming film “Anastasia” is a Hollywood production of the 1997 original animation film. The movie will tell a story about the Romanov family, who gets threatened by Lenin in 1917. Then, in 1988, they escape through a magical portal, meets and befriends an American girl. Director Blake Harris will direct the movie.
Emily Carey, who appeared in movies “Tomb Raider” and “Wonder Woman” will play in the role of Anastasia, the main protagonist. In addition, Amiah Miller from “War for the Planet of the Apes” will take on the role of the American girl who befriends Anastasia, and Brandon Routh from “Superman Returns” will play as Anastasia’s father.
Despite being a special appearance, Lee Tae-Ri had to take on lots of lines in English. The actor shared his excitement, “even though I’m merely a special appearance, it was very meaningful and special experience that I got to be a part of Hollywood film. This experience definitely allowed me to challenge myself. Even though I had some worries here and there, many actors have shown me kindness and generosity, so I was able to finish filming safely.”
Meanwhile, Lee Tae-Ri continues to promote abroad, as he also has a Chinese film “Mystery Fighter” premiere ahead of him. Furthermore, his other movie “The Bitter Sweet” will be released in Singapore, Taiwan, China, and more. Lastly, he is currently filming for his new drama, “Coffee, Do Me a Favor.”
K-pop boy group BTS’ member V was named as the ultimate Asian Heartthrob of the year, according to an online poll with 14 million voters.
According to Starmometer’s “100 Asian Heartthrobs of 2018,” list, Kim Taehyung, who is also known as V of BTS, gained a total of 3,041,030 votes, winning the top position on the list.
Following V on the list was the Thai star Suradet Piniwat, who won 2,775,929 votes. Timmy Xu, Daniel Padila, and GOT7 member Mark Tuan followed.
Besides V, other BTS members were also found on the list. Jungkook, Jimin, and Jin were placed on the 31st, 33rd, and 46th places respectively.
Other Korean stars to make in the top 50 positions included Yoo Seung-ho, Nam Joo-hyuk, BamBam, Song Joong-ki, Seventeen’s Mingyu, Lee Jong-suk, Park Bo-gum, Jung Hae-in, Lee Min-ho, Kim Soo-hyun, EXO’s D.O, GOT7’s Jackson, SHINee’s Minho, Gong Yoo, and Ji Chang-wook.
Actor Lee Min-Ho opens a new chapter in his life by changing his stage name to Lee Tae-Ri!
On June 14, Star Haus Entertainment announced that actor Lee Min-Ho changed his stage name to Lee Tae-Ri and signed an exclusive contract with the agency.
The company reported “we are glad to have gained the opportunity to work with Lee Tae-Ri. He is an actor whose talent comes from a solid groundwork and experience. In addition, he continues to thrive for more and carries an infinite amount of potential.” They concluded, “we will not hold back our support in helping Lee Tae-Ri to succeed in his career.”
Furthermore, Lee Tae-Ri shared the news with his fans through his personal SNS as well. He said, “Hello, this is Taeri Lee. I’m sure this comes as a surprise to everyone as I’m still getting used to the name myself. It’s been already 20 years since I chose the path to become an actor, but after much thought and consideration, I’ve decided on a fresh start.”
He continued, “aside from the name, I’ll continuously make every effort to greet all of you on-screen with new roles that will not disappoint. Cheer me on! Thanks, everyone!”
Lee Tae-Ri first debuted through SBS sitcom “Soonpoong Clinic” in 1998. He was only a child, but he received much love nation-wide for his acting skills. Afterwards, he appeared in many other dramas, including 2012 hit drama “Moon Embracing the Sun.”
In the midst of the changes, he also has a Chinese film ‘Mystery Fighter’ premiere ahead of him. From Lee Min-Ho to Lee Tae-Ri, the actor plans to continue his growth as an actor not only domestically, but internationally.
Actor Kim Joon, known for being one of the F4 from KBS drama ‘Boys Over Flowers’ is a husband and a father!
On June 8, Kim Joon revealed that he got married three years ago, and has a two-year old daughter. He said, “I thought it would be kind of awkward to announce my marriage at the time. Thus, we had a small, private wedding only with our family members.”
Kim Joon is best known for his appearance in 2009 KBS drama ‘Boys Over Flowers,’ where he played one of the F4 members, Song Woo-Bin. At the time, he starred with Lee Min-Ho, Kim Hyun-Joong, and Kim Bum and received attention nationwide.
Afterwards, he appeared in other dramas, including KBS2 ‘Detectives in Trouble’ and SBS ‘Endless Love’ in 2014. In addition, he recently played on stage for a historical play ‘Yeodo.’
Three years ago, Kim Joon married his wife, whom he met in middle school and dated for 9 years before marriage. Afterwards, the couple soon welcomed their first daughter to the world.
Kim Joon also commented on raising his daughter. He said, “I’ve heard a lot of things about raising a child. And of course, it’s as hard as people say it was. However, as difficult as it is, it’s also very rewarding.”
He continued, “there is going to be a lot of you who hear this news for the first time. I hope my fans aren’t too surprised or taken aback by this because I’m living a happy life.” In conclusion, he said “I will see you in my next work.”
Actor Lee Min-Ho finished a 4-week long basic military training and returned as a public service worker at Suseo Social Welfare Center in Seoul on April 13.
On March 15, Lee Min-Ho entered the Nonsan Training Center to begin the training regular military service. After completing the training, he has returned to his post to continue his work as a public service worker.
Before receiving the basic training, Lee Min-Ho had already begun his duty as a public service worker. Due to a car accident in 2006, from which he had to receive a major surgery. As a result, it exempted Lee Min-Ho from serving as an active soldier, and placed him at Suseo Social Welfare Center in Gangnam-gu, Seoul.
Lee Min-Ho will continue to fulfill his duty as a public service worker until the discharge in May, 2019.
Actors Lee Min-ho and Seo Jun-young are in the same military training camp.
Lee Min-ho and Seo Jun-young are seen sitting together in a photo released by the military. The picture was initially published on March 20. However, it was only recently discovered that the man sitting next to Lee is, in fact, actor Seo Jun-young.
Seo has been undergoing basic military training since March 15, at Korea ArmyTraining Center in Nonsan, Chungcheongnam province. Reportedly, like Lee, Seo started his military conscription as a social worker but transferred over to active duty after a certain period of time.
Meanwhile, Seo has appeared in numerous films and shows. More, some of his most recent works include last year’s Missing 2, How to Break up with My Cat, KBS2’s “Beautiful Mind,” and tVN’s “Another Miss Oh.”
Actor Lee Min-Ho will enter the Nonsan Training center on March 15.
On March 11, Lee Min-ho‘s agency MYM Entertainment confirmed that the actor would be changing his military station. ” It is correct that Lee Min-ho is planning to enter the Nonsan Army Training Center in Chungcheongnam on the 15th,” they said. There, Lee will receive basic military training for four weeks.
Lee began his service as a social worker at Seoul’s Gangnam District Office last May. More, once he completes boot camp, he will be able to transition to regular active duty service.
Meanwhile, Lee’s schedule’s discharge in May 2019.
Lee Min-ho has released a statement regarding rumors of a reunion with singer and actress Suzy.
On February 8, an official from Lee Min-ho’s agency MYM Entertainment said, “The news that they are getting back together is not true. Not only that, but the rumor of the two being spotted on a date is groundless.”
Earlier that same day media reports surfaced claiming that the two were dating again. Reportedly, the information came from an alleged official who claimed to be knowledgeable about their relationship. Further, they claimed to have seen the two out on a secret date recently.
Suzy and Lee Min-ho confirmed their relationship after paparazzi photos of an overseas date surfaced in 2015. They dated for three years before announcing their separation last November.