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Reporter : Lee Gyu-lee
Fri, July 1, 2022 | 02:04
[INTERVIEW] Kim Hee-sun wants to give encouraging messages through 'Tomorrow'
Actress Kim Hee-sun, who played a stylish grim reaper in the recently wrapped up series, “Tomorrow,” shared that she wanted to offer a sense of positive encouragement to the viewers through the series. “I wanted to deliver the value of life, warm messages, and courage to those people who are struggling. I feel like I also came to learn to care for people around me, to empathi...
Ong Seong-wu to star in 'Strong Girl Bong-soon' spinoff series
Singer and actor Ong Seong-wu, who is known as a former member of the disbanded K-pop boy band Wanna One, will be starring in the upcoming romantic comedy series “Strong Girl Nam-soon,” a spinoff series of the 2017 fantasy rom-com “Strong Girl Bong-soon.”
Song Kang-ho makes history as 1st Korean male Best Actor winner at Cannes
Actor Song Kang-ho, who won global recognition with director Bong Joon-ho's Oscar-winning film “Parasite” in 2019, has become the first male actor from Korea to win the Best Actor award at the 75th Cannes Film Festival. The 55-year-old actor notched the accolade at the closing ceremony of this year's festival held on Saturday (local time) for his role in “Broker” directed by ...
Disney+ original 'Kiss Sixth Sense' to offer high-spirited, fantasy rom-com
Disney+'s new Korean-language original series, "Kiss Sixth Sense," will offer a lighthearted romantic comedy to viewers, the series' lead actor Yoon Kye-sang said. “Nowadays, a lot of series seem to carry serious, dark plots. But this series is high-spirited and funny and has such good energy. Viewers will be able to enjoy the series lightheartedly,” Yoon said during an onlin...
[INTERVIEW] German professor hopes to boost appreciation for Korean traditional music
Korean history has its fair share of music. However, despite all its deep-rooted traditions, the country's various traditional music genres, known collectively as “gugak,” have been lesser-known compared to more contemporary music trends like K-pop, not only to people abroad, but also many Koreans. But for Anna Yates-Lu, a German-born assistant professor of ethnomusicology in...
Korean remakes, romance series to hit small screen in June
The Korean adaptation of Netflix's smash-hit Spanish series, “Money Heist,” is finally set to debut in the upcoming month along with a string of other series, ranging from romantic comedies to fantasy romances.
Jung Hye-sung to lead new series 'New Normal Zine'
Actress Jung Hye-sung has taken the lead role in the upcoming series, “New Normal Zine,” co-produced by entertainment giant CJ ENM and production studio Playlist. Directed and written by Choi Sun-mi, who helmed the 2018 web series, “Chubby Romance,” and the 2020 teen web series “The World of My 17,” the new drama revolves around an editor who newly joined a digital magazine c...
'Heart Signal' production team presents new audition show 'Stars Awakening'
The production team of Channel A's hit reality dating show, “Heart Signal,” teamed up again to launch a new audition show, “Stars Awakening,” which premiered Thursday. “'Stars Awakening' is the show that will foster an icon of this era. It's the story of those who dedicate their young adulthood to their dream of becoming a star,” the show's chief producer, Park Chul-hwan, sai...
Reality shows raise concerns by zooming in on private lives of people
Since MBC's popular reality show, “I Live Alone,” was introduced in 2013 offering viewers an up-close look at the private lives of single celebrities, other programs that look into the lives of stars have become a staple of Korean television programming. Almost a decade later, such programs, which have been named “observational reality shows,” continue to be hugely popular wi...
Kim Sae-ron apologizes for her alleged DUI incident
Kim Sae-ron's agency, Goldmedalist, has issued an apology on behalf of the actress following news reports of her crashing her car under the influence, saying that she regrets her bad behavior. “We are truly sorry for causing concern with the incident that Kim Sae-ron caused while drunk driving,” it said in a release, Thursday. “Kim is deeply reflecting on her misconduct. (She...
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