Monthly Archives: August 2013
It’s her account, right? Well, rumor has it that our amazing yeoja, Ha Ji Won, wants to get closer to us, her loyal fans, by creating instagram that we can follow. We haven’t heard a confirmation yet but we’re already too happy to share these photo collections from this instagram account to the world 😀
Cheil Industries’ brand ROGATIS announced that they just signed a contract with Hyun Bin for new brand model.
Fans of Hyun Bin will ecstatic to know that the actor will be holding a birthday party in Seoul on September 14. It will be his first official event in the country since his discharge from military service in December last year.
Hyun Bin has been celebrating his birthday with fans every year since 2003, the last fan meeting took place three years ago, so it has been a long wait for his supporters! Now the wait is finally over!
A representative of Hyun Bin’s management company O & Entertainment said, “If the last Asia tour was to celebrate the success of ‘Secret Garden and ‘Late Autumn’, this time, Hyun Bin will be celebrating his birthday with those wonderful fans who have waited for him for a long time.”
2013 Hyun Bin Birthday Party in Seoul
Date: September 14, 2013
Location: Sejong University, Daeyang Hall
Ticket Price: KRW 120,000
Hyun Bin seen at Shanghai airport after finishing a CF (commercial film) and photo-shoot, with lots of bodyguards escorting him who thankfully are all fan-friendly 😀
The upcoming historical film, “The King’s Wrath” not only offers Han Ji Min a chance to play Hyun Bin’s grandmother. It offers her a chance to play his deadliest political enemy.
Han Ji Min has signed on to be the queen dowager, Queen Jeongun, a role that will place her in direct opposition to Hyun Bin’s character King Jeongjo.
Han Ji Min knows her way around that particular Joseon dynasty palace as she previously played Lady Seong, King Jeongjo’s concubine, in the drama “Yi San: Wind of the Palace.” This time around she will play King Jeongjo’s step-grandmother, a woman who is only seven years older than the young king. The real-life Queen Jeongun was a powerful opponent of the king’s political views.
It will be Han Ji Min’s first role in two years since she appeared in the film “Detective K: Secret of the Virtuous Widow.” Besides her work in period dramas, she is also known for her roles in “Cain and Abel, “Padam Padam” and the comedy “Rooftop Prince.”
King Jeongjo is Hyun Bin’s first role since returning from military duty and he is currently studying martial arts and horseback riding for the part. Hyun Bin is well known for his work in the dramas “My Lovely Kim Sam Soon,” “Secret Garden” and “Worlds Within.”
“The King’s Wrath” focuses on the story of the Joseon dynasty ruler and the two men who plot to kill but also protect him. King Jeongjo’s rule was threatened by endless political intrigues. His reign began with a dare. His grandfather sentenced his father, the Crown Prince, to death and King Jeongjo’s rule began by his reminding everyone that he was that Crown Prince’s son. King Jeongjo worked to restore the honor of his father’s name. When he named his mother Queen Dowager, because she was widow of the crown prince, this threatened the position held by Queen Jeongun.
Actors Jung Jae Young and Jo Jung Suk will also appear in the film. They play assassins who plan to kill the king and pretend to be bodyguards to get closer to him. But one of them has a change of heart.
Actress Jung Eun Cha also appears in the movie as the first love of one of the assassins. She is known for her roles in the film “Nobody’s Daughter Hae Won” and the drama “My Bittersweet Life.”
Lee Jae Kyu, who directed the dramas “The King 2 Hearts,” “Damo” and “Beethoven Virus” will direct. It will be his first film. Filming begins in September.
Welcome to Hollywood, Our Amazing Yeoja!!!
We just heard the great news that she has signed a contract, a collaboration between Ha Ji Won’s Haewadal Entertainment (The Sun and The Moon) and Johnny Depp’s UTA (United Talent Agency). (source: @hajiwonworld Twitter)
Via @Jiwonderland, TK2H
in case you are curious about UTA, here is what Wikipedia says about it 😀
United Talent Agency
|Founded||Beverly Hills, California, United States (1991)|
|Headquarters||Beverly Hills, California (USA)|
|Key people||Jeremy Zimmer, CEO, Co-Founder, Managing Director
Jim Berkus, Chairman, Co-Founder, Director
Peter Benedek, Co-Founder, Director
Tracey Jacobs, Director, Head of Talent
David Kramer, Managing Director, Head of Motion Picture Literary
Jay Sures, Managing Director, Head of Television
United Talent Agency (UTA) is a talent and literary agency with offices in Beverly Hills, California and New York City. UTA is one of the largest talent agencies in the world, with more than 135 agents representing actors, writers, directors, producers, recording artists,below the line talent, IP rights holders, emerging technology companies and corporate brands in a variety of practice areas including film, television, music, digital media, intellectual property, computer and video games, commercials, voiceovers, endorsements, branding & licensing, corporate consulting and entertainment marketing.
Some of UTA’s key clients include actors Johnny Depp, Harrison Ford, Owen Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Giamatti, Anthony Hopkins, Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen, James McAvoy, Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Rudd, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Banks, Kirsten Dunst, Uma Thurman, Martin Lawrence, Simon Pegg, Bryan Cranston, Kate Beckinsale, T.I., Patrick Dempsey, Mark Ruffalo, Diane Kruger, Ice Cube, January Jones, Anna Kournikova, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jennette McCurdy, Daniel Radcliffe andDane Cook; filmmakers and screenwriters Joel and Ethan Coen, Judd Apatow, Andrew Adamson, Wes Anderson, John August, Noah Baumbach, Brad Bird, Julian Fellowes, Ruben Fleischer, Curtis Hanson, Asghar Farhadi, Mike White, F. Gary Gray, Lasse Hallström,Greg Mottola, Jimmy Hayward, Adam Shankman, Phillip Noyce, Nicholas Stoller, and Sylvain White; television writers, creators and producers including Darren Star, David Chase, René Balcer, Alan Ball, Tom Fontana, Steven Levitan, Carter Bays & Craig Thomas,Tom Forman, SallyAnn Salsano and Shane Dawson”
Hyun Bin Samsung UHD TV and endangered animals all together UHD ZOO exhibition opening ceremony on 8 August 2013.
Ha Ji Won has found her leading man in Joo Jin Mo for the upcoming drama MBC “Hwatu.” This will be Joo Jin Mo’s return to television after focusing only on movies for the past four years.
Joo Jin Mo will play the role of the Goryeo’s 28th king, Chunghye. Chunghye is described as an intelligent and courageous ruler who is not afraid to confront the empire of Yuan that borders the Goryeo kingdom. He becomes embroiled in a love triangle with Empress Ki of Yuan, played by Ha Ji Won, and her husband, Emperor Soon Jae.
Empress Ki was born in Goryeo but lived in the Yuan empire and rose to the position of empress. “Hwatu” will portray Empress Ki as a smart and influential figure that struggled to uphold Goryeo pride in a foreign land and to balance love and politics.
This 50-episode drama will be led by director Han Hee, who also helmed “Doctor Jin.” The drama will be written by the writer duo Jang Young Chul and Jang Kyung Soon,who also wrote “Giant” and “History of the Salaryman.”
“Hwatu” is expected to premier in October, taking over the timeslot of “Goddess of Fire, Jung-yi.