In preparation for her first big-screen project where she will be playing a leading role, Sung Yuri is currently doing her best to learn English. Sung Yuri has officially signed the contract with the production team of “Rabbit and Lizard” and the movie is scheduled to begin shooting in mid February.
The role which Sung Yuri will portray is a character called May, who returns to her birth country after 23 years in a bid to discover her own identity. May gives out a mysterious feeling and is very open-minded in her thoughts. Although she looks strong on the surface, in reality she hides a deep wound in her heart.
As Sung Yuri is to play the role of an adopted child of an overseas family, she has began to revise on her English 3 months before filming starts, correcting on her English pronunciation and tone. The film’s production company has expressed that the set will be entirely in South Korea since the plot is about an adopted child returning to the country. Most of the language will be in Korean but there will also be some English lines. Hence, Sung Yuri is now actively learning English.
Director Joo Ji Hong who graduated from La Femis, a french state film school, will undertake this project. He was awarded a film screenwriter award by CNC Centre National de la Cinematographie and was also one of the top 10 new director of the year selected by France Emergen. He is a widely recognized director in Europe and also in South Korea.
Sung Yuri who is about to take on her first movie said: “As this is my first time meeting the audience through the big screen, I feel the pressure and my heart is beating wildly. I will face the oncoming challenge with this feeling.”
The male lead of the movie was chosen only recently and will be revealed during the “opening ceremony” in mid February.
Actress Son Tae Young has given birth to a healthy baby (son) at a maternity hospital in Kang Nam, Seoul (Jan 6th). It was reported that Son Tae Young felt a series of sharp pain yesterday and eventually gave birth to her newborn son through natural childbirth means at the hospital, 3 weeks in advance of her estimated delivery date on the 27th.
According to the report, both Son Tae Young and her newborn son are in healthy conditions and they have moved back to their home for recuperation instead of staying at the hospital.
Someone related to Son Tae Young revealed during a phone interview with Newsen on the 7th: “Son Tae Young left the hospital shortly after she gave birth and is currently resting at home. The usual procedure for a woman after giving birth is for her to stay in the hospital for a few days, however, Son Tae Young said that there is nothing wrong with her health and expressed her wish to rest at home.”
This insider also said: “Son Tae Young and her son made a short stay at her parent’s place before returning to their home in Cheong Dam Dong. Of course, her husband Kwon Sang Woo is by her side, aiding in her recovery.”
The newly turned father, Kwon Sang Woo has received the blessings from families and friends. It was said that he even dropped his tears due to extreme joy. Someone close to Kwon Sang Woo said: “He said that he felt a heavy sense of responsibility after becoming a father. He will do his best to be a good father.”
Congratulations to both of them and their newborn son. That was early by the way.
Actress Moon Chae Won of “The Painter of the Wind” and the leading actor of KBS “Boys Before Flowers”, Lee Min Ho, will be the endorsers for Levis.
According to the news, Moon Chae Won has signed an endorser agreement with Levis, and will be filming a CF with Lee Min Ho, who is already the male endorser for Levi’s Jeans. A staff from the commercial company also revealed that Moon Chae Won and Lee Min Ho will be playing as a couple in a pure and lively commercial film.
During a recent interview with Moon Chae Won, she said: “Thanks everyone for the support this past one year. I will be playing a role in a TV drama this coming May. I hope everyone can continue to support me.”
Moon Chae Won has left a deep impression among viewers with her role in SBS “The Painter of the Wind” as a famous courtesan Jeong Hyang, which eventually won her a “Best Couple” award with Moon Geun Young in 2008 SBS Drama Awards. And Lee Min Ho is one of the most popular actor currently with the viewership of “Boys Before Flowers” shooting through the roof. They had both acted in SBS “Mackerel Run” back in 2007.
As reported by the media, the female lead of the upcoming MBC weekend drama “Good Job”, Myung Se Bin, has quit her role due to deteriorating health. As such, the production team has been actively trying to find a replacement and in the end decided for Chae Rim to play the female lead character Lee Kang Joo.
This will be the third time that Chae Rim is making a collaboration with writer Park Ji Hyun. Previous cooperation includes “Loving You” and “All About Eve” back in 1999 and 2000 respectively.
The drama producer said: “The optimistic and healthy image portrayed by Chae Rim makes her very suitable for playing the leading role Lee Kang Joo, an unwed mother who is able to face her true feelings in front of love. I’m anticipating her performance here.”
In regards to this, Chae Rim said: “As an actress, this is a very difficult decision to make. To tell the truth, I’m a little afraid, but because I have worked with the writer(teacher) in the past and they yielded positive results, as long as the writer needs me, I will participate even if I can only contribute a little. I think this is the basic ethic of an actor. In addition, the enthusiasm of the production team and charm of the character were also the factors that influenced my final decision.”
As a Korean actress that enjoys a high popularity in China, Chae Rim had previously intended to take on a Chinese drama, but because of this project, her schedule would have to be adjusted accordingly. MBC “Good Job” will replace “My Life’s Golden Age” and is scheduled to air beginning mid March.