Sunday, December 20, 2009

Famous sights of IRIS in Seoul

Source: Seoul Metropolitan City
The nation's first spy action drama IRIS is gaining popularity because of awesome action scenes, thrills and romance. However, that's not all. Another interesting thing to do while watching the drama is to discover some of the famous sights of Seoul featured in the drama. Let's find Seoul's renowned sights in the drama.


Korea’s ‘Little Brother’ Set to Turn into Rebellious Teenager

The young rising actor Yoo Seung-ho will transform into a rebellious teenager in the new KBS2 drama “Master of Study” scheduled to air from January 4, 2010. He is expected to project tough, manly images he has never shown before. He has been dubbed the “nation’s little brother” with romantic and sweet images that have made the hearts of many women throb.

Most of all, his appearance has changed. Yoo showed up at the first shoot wearing earrings and sporting a striking hairstyle. He has abandoned his typically neatly-trimmed short hair to have one side of it cropped completely, leaving only the other side remaining. He reportedly chose the new hairstyle after trying several styles to find the perfect one for his character.

Yoo’s agency said, “Yoo’s given serious thought to changing his looks to shake off his ‘cute younger brother’ image. He will feature a new fashion style with clothes specially made for his role.”

Based on the Japanese mangaDragon Sakura” by Mita Norifusa, “Master of Study” deals with five problematic students from a remedial high school who have no interest in learning but get to join a special class that aims to send them to a top-notch university. Yoo will play Hwang Baek-hyeon, the leader of the five boys who was raised by his grandmother after his parents died in an accident when he was young.

source: KBS Global

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Park Eun-hye to make comeback on TV

Korean actress Park Eun-hye
is set to make a comeback to the small screen in a new morning drama, according to her agency on Thursday.

Returning to television after a two-year hiatus, the actress will be play the lead role in MBC's morning soap "Pink Lipstick", Forestar Entertainment said in a press release.

She will play the character of Yoo Ga-eun, who plots revenge after getting betrayed by her husband and friend.

"She thought a lot about choosing the next character as she had been away from the screen for some time," an official at Forestar was quoted as saying. "She chose to play the femme fatal role in "Pink Lipstick" because she had never played such part before and wanted to show viewers a different side to her."

Park, who attended the first reading sessions yesterday with her co-stars, said about the role, "My character, who was a good-hearted person in the beginning, gradually turns into an evil person and the story will unfold convincingly."

The actress rose to fame throughout Asia in 2003 with a supporting role in hit MBC TV series "Jewel in the Palace", which starred Hallyu star Lee Young-ae.

"Lipstick" is scheduled to start airing on January 4.

Reporter : Lynn Kim
Editor : Jessica Kim
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