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Chae Rim and Choi Siwon in Oh My Lady

Posted by diopatra on January 27, 2010

This kind of seems like an odd pairing, but perhaps the story will carry it: Chae Rim (Dal Ja’s Spring) and Super Junior’s Choi Siwon have been cast as the leads in SBS’s new drama Oh My Lady.

Chae Rim plays an ordinary housewife who becomes the manager of a top star in this romantic comedy series. Her character is a spunky 35-year-old ajumma who takes the job to earn money so she can take back her young child, who is in the care of her husband. Choi’s character is a prickly actor who finds himself in an absurd living situation with Chae Rim, but then falls for her. Directing is Family Honor’s Park Young-soo, and the drama begins filming in early February.

Although I raised my eyebrows at first glance, the more I mull it over, the more I can see this happening. Chae Rim is a bright actress who can do both comedy and drama, and although I have been largely unimpressed by idol-stars-turned-actors, I thought Choi Siwon was thoroughly adorable (and showed decent comic timing) in the sageuk comedy Story of Hyang Dan. I can already picture him pulling off the spoiled actor role in an updated sort of Full House meets Last Scandal.

Their real-life age difference is 8 years; by the time the drama airs, Chae Rim will have newly turned 31 and Choi Siwon will have turned 23. That’s not too different from the age difference in Dal Ja’s Spring, and with all the ‘81 and now ‘82 actors heading off to military service, I think we’ll be seeing more of these older-women/younger-men romances. It may become an overused plot point, but what else can you do when all your top actors are suddenly in the early-twenties generation? You can either pretend they’re older, or roll with it.

Oh My Lady will take over the timeslot from current series Wish Upon a Star starting in March, which indicates two things: (1) SBS is sticking with its 9pm Monday-Tuesday experiment, and (2) this will probably have a similarly light, funny tone.

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Kim Bum on “The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry”

Posted by diopatra on January 27, 2010

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Son Ye-jin to star in new drama with Lee Min-ho

Posted by diopatra on January 27, 2010

Korean actress Son Ye-jin is set to play the female lead role opposite actor Lee Min-ho in a new MBC drama this coming April, Son’s agency said on Monday.

Barunson Entertainment announced through a press release that the actress has been cast for the role of Park Gae-in, a furniture designer in her late 20s, in the drama tentatively titled “Personal Taste.”

The TV series, to be based on a novel of the same name by Korean writer Lee Se-in, will focus on the story between a woman and man living together, with the woman thinking the man is homosexual.

Son stated, “The reason I chose this role is because this year, I wanted to be a part of a bright and happy drama. I fell in love with the character because she seems confident while lacking in some ways but at the same time charming. Overall, the drama seems light and I feel it will be fun to shoot.”

The 28-year-old actress gained popularity in Asia after appearing in TV series “Summer Scent” and was commended for her role in films “The Classic” and “My Wife Got Married”, both of which she won awards for Best Actress.

Reporter : Lucia Hong luciahong@asiae.co.kr
Editor : Jessica Kim jesskim@asiae.co.kr

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Kim Beom, “Don’t feel betrayed F4 fans!”,

Posted by diopatra on July 23, 2009

F4 Kim Beom will be acting in a totally different character for his next piece. Kim Beom will be in a new SBS drama, “Dream – Drama” as the character Lee Jang-seok.

Being an actor involves in changing images and transformations into a new person for every piece of work. So, this time Kim will be taking on a new role and hopes that the fans from “Boys over Flowers” will not feel betrayed or disappointed in a different image of Kim through this new drama.

Kim will take a more masculine and tough character because his character is a skilled pickpocket as a teen and a kickboxing athelete as a young man.

This Korean-Japanese drama shows the world of sports business through different characters’ ambitions, despairs, love, and maturity.

The drama will be aired this 27th.

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Liu Xiaoqing, Nearly 60, to Portray 19-year-old in TV Series

Posted by diopatra on July 22, 2009

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Veteran actress Liu Xiaoqing will reprise a teenage role in her new television project.

“Xu Beihong,” a biopic drama about the late Chinese artist, started filming in Hebei Province on Monday, the Beijing Times reported.

Liu will portray Jiang Biwei, Xu’s first wife from the age of 19 into her 50s.

Although she declined to reveal her real age, it has been speculated that the actress was born in the early 1950s, probably in 1951, according to many websites.

As a popular film star during the 1980s, Liu had a “second spring” on the screen in 1995 when she played Empress Wu Zetian (625-705) in the same-titled TV series. In her 40s, she successfully portrayed China’s only female emperor from ages 14 to 80.

“It is very easy to play a teenage girl,” said Liu at a press conference on Monday. “I have gone through that age and know how to embody naivety. For me, the difficult part is playing the old, as you have to imagine [what it is like].”

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