Singer and actor Kim Hyeon-jung (23) is complaining of waist pain following a recent car accident.
While heading to the film set of the hit KBS 2TV drama “Boys over Flowers” last month, Kim suffered a car accident near the downtown Cheonggye Stream area. Kim cited waist pain at the time and the hospital advised him to check in but, due to tight shooting schedule, he delayed treatment until after the drama is over at the end of March.
His management agency said, “Kim’s waist pain is continuing, so when the drama is over, Kim will clear his schedule and rest in a hospital for a month. His band, SS501, was scheduled to release a regular album in April in Japan, but it has been put off until May. After the drama, he also needs to shoot several TV commercials, so we adjusted his schedule to provide for sufficient rest.”
The agency added that Kim’s recent collapse during the Macao shoot was due to long hours of shooting without having proper regular meals, resulting in a gastric ulcer.
It is announced that Jang Hyuk has been cast the leading man in Sung Yuri’s upcoming debut movie “Rabbit and Lizard” (temporary named) and both of them will play as lovers in this film.
In the movie, Jang Hyuk will play as a cabbie Eun Seol, who is down with a rare heart disease, that is, his heartbeat may stop at any moment. Eun Seol is an inflexible and introvert character but he is also gentle and broad-minded at the same time. In his journey to assist May (Sung Yuri) in discovering her true identity, he also gradually realizes his self-value in this world.
From my understanding of Jang Hyuk’s role, I foresee this to be a melodramatic movie with possibly a sad ending. I mean once you cast a lead with such a role (may pass away anytime), it is likely you will get a sad ending. Despite this possibility, I’m sure their journey towards the end will be beautiful and touching. The film is directed by renowned director Joo Ji Hong and will begin the shoot this month.
When asked about her kiss with So Ji Sub, Chae Jung Ahn smiled shyly and said: “The kiss was heart-warming.”
Chae Jung Ahn is one of the female leads in the new SBS wed/thurs drama “Cain And Abel” (the other being Han Ji Min) that will debut tomorrow (18th). During an interview with IS PLUS on the 14th, she revealed her thoughts on her first collaboration with So Ji Sub. Her romantic kiss scene with So Ji Sub which appeared in the 8 minutes long trailer released last week also aroused viewers’ curiosity.
Chae Jung Ahn said: “So Ji Sub and I are of the same age, both born in 1977. We already addressed each other as “friend/buddy” the first time we went for a drink. As a Korean star, So Ji Sub is very popular in Japan. Henceforth, he spoke to me in Japanese in a jokingly manner and even said that he wanted to teach me the language. Then I addressed him by his role name Cho In. All in all, the day’s atmosphere was pretty harmonious.”
When touched on the kiss scene between both of them, Chae Jung Ahn became more talkative. She said: “The scene was set to be very romantic. Therefore, we tried to create this romantic feeling during our kiss scene. I was trembling a little at that moment. My kiss with So Ji Sub was short, hence, the thought of purposely creating NGs had crossed my mind as well.”
This kiss scene will appear in the debuting episode (first episode) where song composer Seo Yeon (Chae Jung Ahn) released the song written by Cho In (So Ji Sub) for the first time and accepted his love confession.
Chae Jung Ahn said: “Both Cho In and his brother Sun Woo (Shin Hyun Joon) love Seo Yeon. Now thanks to the role, I’m finally able to get a taste of being chased by many and a chance to act alongside handsome actors in this drama.
The hit Korean film “A Frozen Flower” (Ssanghwajeom) has been sold to seven countries, including Spain and Thailand, at the European Film Market held during the Berlin International Film Festival, which is currently under way.
The film’s production agency Opus Pictures says the copyright was sold to Spain, the Czech Republic/Slovakia (Hollywood Classic) and Thailand, and that deals are in the final stages with Russia, Turkey, Singapore and Brazil.
The film was sold to Japan, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg even before the film was fully shot.
Opus Pictures said, “‘Frozen Flower’ is the first box office hit for a Korean movie this year, so foreign buyers are showing keen interest. Those who have seen the film’s promo video highly praise the movie’s Oriental beauty and grand scale.”
The film opened in Korea Dec. 30. Some 3.8 million watched it as of Wednesday to surpass the profit/loss break-even point of 3.5 million people.