Monthly Archives: August 2014

5 reasons Ha Ji Won is a top K-drama actress to look up to


There is always more to the actors behind our movies and dramas than we see, which is why it can be so fun to learn more about them. With The Huntresses, starring Ha Ji Won, Kang Ye Won, and Son Ga In coming to DramaFever this weekend, here are 5 admirable facts you should know about the amazing leading lady, Ha Ji Won!

1. She fully believes in character immersion.

Ji Won takes the roles of her characters so seriously that she has said she “becomes uncomfortable with how much she can disappear into her role.” As part of that, she feels what her character does, including love, sadness, and anger. After filming the movie Sector 7, she stated that she had to see a therapist because she “couldn’t recover from the fate of her character in the movie.” Talk about intense!

2. She loves to spend her birthday with fans.

Fan meetings are nothing new, but Ji Won has a special way of showing love to her fans by spending time with them on her birthday. There are numerous videos of her hugging fans and being extremely gracious when receiving gifts because she knows that they have worked hard to get them to her. The video below features her speaking to the audience during one of her birthday celebrations.

3. She loves to explore different genres.

Many actors fall into stereotypical roles, however, Ji Won has never liked being labelled. After being dubbed “Asia’s Horror Princess” because of her first few roles, she decided that she was going to break free of the title by declining roles in the horror genre. Since then, she has taken on many different roles in action, such as Sector 7, historical/period, like Damo and Hwang Jin Yi, romantic comedies, such as Secret Garden and King 2 Hearts, and more.

4. She likes to exercise.

During a candid interview for her movie Korea in 2012, Ji Won said, “In order to maintain youth, the right amount of muscle is always needed. Women actually need to do more strength training for their muscles. I have a lot of muscles because of my new film, but the right amount of training will help maintain youth.” She then shyly stated, “It will also push up everything for a woman’s body,” which caused the MBC TV’s Good Day reporter to blush as well!

5. She is also a singer.

Although she focuses on acting, Ji Won has been known to sing from time-to-time. In fact earlier this year, in June, she released a digital single called “Now In This Place.” While an actual music video for the song does not exist, the video below features the audio along with the romanized and English translation of the lyrics. She sounds amazing!

6. Bonus: She is incredibly giving.

Ha Ji Won has been involved in various charitable projects since the beginning of her career, including the Smile Again Project, which helped benefit low-income families and those with disabilities.

Luckily for us, we get to see more of Ha Ji Won in this week’s DramaFever Movie Night, The Huntresses.

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Jiwon Goes to Hollywood?


Ha Jiwon

Actress Ha Jiwon will launch her tour in Asia this fall.

The Secret Garden star is officially set to start off her tour in Taiwan in October, according to the Korean publication Naver.

The tour, titled “Bridge of Friendship,” is expected to connect Ha with her many fans all across Asia. The actress already has a solid fan base in different countries within Asia for her work in Hwangjini and Empress Ki.

Ha Jiwon has been incredibly open in the past about her desire to promote the Korean wave called Hallyu and strengthening ties between Korea and other countries while interacting with her fans.

“I want to contribute to promoting cultural exchanges between Korea and China through the event being held to mark the 20th anniversary of Korea-China diplomatic ties,” Ha stated in an interview with Yonhap News back in 2012 when she visited fans in China to give a lecture.

Ha Jiwon’s last fan meeting, which was held last June, was quite successful, as the event filled out a 2,000-seat theater in Japan. The stunning actress also visited Taiwan in the same month and got positive responses from local fans.

Since the success of these meetings, over the course of the year, Ha has planned to further interact with her fans in Japan, Taiwan and China.

Ha Jiwon reportedly plans to reveal the “real Ha Jiwon,” discussing her daily schedule and showcasing her recent single “I Am Here Right Now.”

The 36-year-old actress is currently filming her new movie Heosamgwan Maehyeolgi while juggling preparations for her upcoming tour.

Ha is also preparing for her debut in Hollywood, according to the publication MSN Entertainment XIN.

“There is nothing decided yet, but I’m taking auditions. The genre [of the film] is also not yet released,” stated Ha during an interview on the MBC variety show Section TV Entertainment.

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‘Hallyu Queen’ Ha Ji Won to Launch Asia Tour in October

Ha Ji Won will be launching an Asia tour in October.

Sun and Moon Entertainment, Ha Ji Won’s agency, announced on August 25, “Ha Ji Won will begin an Asia tour starting with Taiwan in October.”
‘Hallyu Queen’ Ha Ji Won to Launch Asia Tour in October

Having earned popularity in the Asia market through her projects, such as Empress Ki, Secret Garden and Hwang Jini, Ha Ji Won will be launching her promotions as a ‘hallyu queen.’

The upcoming fan meeting tour titled ‘Bridge of Friendship’ will feature not only the daily activities of the actress but her performance of the new single Now in this Place.

Photo credit: Sun and Moon Entertainment

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is nothing to tough man Hyun Bin

Top Korean actor Hyun Bin bravely served in South Korea’s Marines for 21 months, so a bucket of ice water probably just feels like a gentle rain to him. Nevertheless, manly man Hyun Bin took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to participate for a good cause. Let’s watch and see if you can detect any flinching at all from the tough guy with an adorable smile.

Hyun Bin was nominated by BoA, and he nominated actress Tang Wei, director Kim Tae Yong, and actor Jang Dong Gun to the next challenge. The beautiful Chinese actress Tang Wei co-starred with Hyun Bin in the movie Late Autum, and she has just married the movie’s director Kim Tae Yong.

As of Friday, August 22, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has helped donations to the ALS Association to reach over $53 million. The viral challenge started in the United States and has now reached many other countries and generated support for their local ALS organizations.

Thirty-one year-old Hyun Bin recently completed the movie, Fatal Encounter, which will be coming to DramaFever soon! In the meantime, check out Secret Garden, where he was willing to sacrifice his life for his true love.

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Hyun Bin for Rogatis Fall-Winter 2014 Collections

Is that Kim Joo Won?
Yeah, we may think so as Hyun Bin looks like a million dollar top exec with his newest Rogatis Fall-Winter collections. Never forget that Hyun Bin, our Amazing Namja, is indeed a CEO himself. In real life he has his own agency, with his long-time fellow actor, Shin Min-ah. So, no wonder this tailored suit fits him well. And those pics with his fur friend, hmmm, what an adorable duo, don’t you agree?


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Ha Ji Won had a hug campaign

Anybody wants a hug? From our amazing yeoja, Ha Ji Won? I know I do!!!

Here is the news, a litlle bit late actually, sorry for that, but we just found out that our Ji-Wonnie, the brand ambassador for @CrocodileLady fashion line has just released a video for a hug campaign. Thanks to our almost zero fluency inj Korean laguage, we just know that our Ji-Wonnie said “Love you”. We love you too, Uri Ji Woonie 😀

And here is her latest collections for that fashion line. Enjoy!

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Daniel Choi Confirmed Us that Hyun Bin is an Amazing Namja

Daniel Choi has truly gone a long way in his acting career and one of the people he was grateful to is famous actor Hyun Bin

The two handsome actors met on the set of the 2008 drama and Daniel has expressed how thankful he is that they did saying: “Back then, I didn’t have a lot of acting experience and so I made a lot of mistakes and even treated my seniors without proper manners. I didn’t know that I was doing anything wrong so I kept doing it and so it led to Hyun Bin calling me to one side and asked to have a drink with me.”

Daniel further explained: “We talked about a lot of things, he even gave me great assistance and a lot of helpful advice in the acting life too. I was very grateful to him at that time and until now I won’t ever forget it. For me, Hyun Bin is a really nice person.”

Well, we know that, Daniel 😀

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Hyun Bin is once again named top five CF Kings

Along with other famous faces; fellow actors, idol, ice skater, singer, and comedian, our amazing namjah Hyun Bin is named as those CF Kings. CF here means commercial film, a term used widely in Korean showbiz for ads.

The “Queen of Figure Skating” Kim Yuna becomes a “CF Queen” once again as she climbed up to the number one spot of the most favored celebrity endorsers for the month of July.

According to the Advertising Information Center of the Korea Advertisers Association, the celebrity athlete has reclaimed the top spot she held in January when she gained a favorable rating of 14.93%, putting her in the first place ahead of top Hallyu star Jun Ji Hyun who has held the top spot for the last five months.

The “Man from the Stars” actress, Jun Ji Hyun, switched positions with Kim Yuna and slid to second place with 11.04% while the “nation’s first love” miss A’s Suzy maintains the number three spot she has held last month with a 6.91% rating.

“Kim Yuna’s favorability has moved up again after she appeared in many advertisements after the Winter Olympics,” advertising representative explained how the figure skating queen was able to snatch back the number one spot from Jun Ji Hyun who has held the top spot for over a quarter of the year.

While the ladies took the top three spots, the gents followed in the fourth, fifth, and sixth place. Lee Seung Gi maintained his fourth place rank with 3.99%, Hyun Bin was at fifth place with 3.35%, and Jun Ji Hyun’s “Man from the Star” co-actor, Kim Soo Hyun, was at sixth place with 3.32%.

Kim Tae Hee was at seventh place with 3.09% while Yoo Jae Suk was at eighth place with 2.87%. Kim Bo Sung followed at the ninth spot with 2.61% while Won Bin was at the tenth spot with 2.37%.

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Stunning Ha Ji Won for W Magazine September 2014 Edition


In the September edition of W Korea, Ha Ji Won looks like a goth queen from a lost, underground and magical world. She is elegant and regal yet edgy at the same time.

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Ha Ji Won Reveals Alluring Behind-the-Scenes Selca

Ha Ji Won Reveals Creepy Yet Alluring Behind-the-Scenes Selca

On the afternoon of August 2, actress Ha Ji Won uploaded a photo of herself on her Instagram with a short caption, “Shooting for W photoshoot…with the stars.”

In this photo, Ha Ji Won can be seen wearing dark, heavy eye makeup and mysteriously making eye contact with the camera. Especially with her hair up and an eccentric top, she engages viewers with her expression that portrays a dramatic image, as if to show the world that she is indeed an actress.

ha ji won selca

Netizens had various responses, saying, “It doesn’t look like you, unni,” “I really want to see the finished product,” and “I’m really looking forward to ‘The Chronicle of a Blood Merchant,’” among others.

Meanwhile, Ha Ji Won’s next project is an upcoming film called, “The Chronicle of a Blood Merchant,” which is based upon a Chinese novel of the same title by author Yu Hua. This film has been gathering much attention because Ha Jung Woo is also expected to star in as well as direct the movie. It has been revealed that filming is ongoing and they are aiming to release it by Chuseok.


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