[SBS Star] Song Hye Kyo Tears Up Imagining 'The Glory' Moon Dong-eun's Life After Her Journey of Revenge
Actress Song Hye Kyo imagined what the character she played in 'The Glory' would be doing after the series' conclusion. On September 27, a news outlet Sports Chosun published an interview with Song Hye Kyo about winning 'Daesang' (the grand prize) at an annual awards ceremony called the 'Blue Dragon Series Awards', for her performance in Netflix's mega-hit series 'The Glory'. Song Hye Kyo played 'Moon Dong-eun', who was brutally tormented by a group of bullies when she was in high school. She dedicates her life to revenge on her perpetrators and eventually succeeds in destroying their lives, especially that of 'Park Yeon-jin' (actress Im Ji Yeon), the bullies' leader. 'The Glory' had been out for a while, but its story and characters were still fresh in the minds of the series' fans and the actors who played in it. When Song Hye Kyo was asked how she thought 'Moon Dong-eun' would have been after everything she had been through, the actress' eyes became teary. &'I think I'm going to cry.&', the actress said, and she could not get herself to speak for a while. &''Moon Dong-eun' would be doing just fine, but she wouldn't forgive herself for the lives she ruined in her quest to get revenge against 'Park Yeon-jin'. The daughter and the husband of 'Park Yeon-jin' are two of them. 'Moon Dong-eun' would never be completely at ease, knowing that she had caused pain to people who had done nothing to deserve it. I imagine her living her life, apologizing in her own way, and bracing herself to take whatever punishment might come her way.&' During the interview, Song Hye Kyo mentioned that leading a revenge thriller like 'The Glory' was a new challenge for her. Thanks to the success of it, she was encouraged to keep trying new things, she said. &'Working in 'The Glory', a genre I've never tried before, brought back my joy for acting. As a result, I've become more interested in working on projects that are different from what I usually do. I think 'The Glory' may have changed the minds of those who were previously unwilling to accept me in unconventional genres. After the series, I've been offered a wider variety of projects.&', said Song Hye Kyo. (Credit 'Netflix Korea 넷플릭스 코리아' YouTube, 'netflixkr' Instagram) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | 2023.09.27 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Jung So Min Tells What It Was Like to Portray a Married Couple with Kang Ha Neul in '30 Days'
Actress Jung So Min talked about her time working with actor Kang Ha Neul in '30 Days'. In an interview published on September 26, Jung So Min discussed her upcoming film '30 Days'. The movie is about a married couple who both develop amnesia after an unexpected accident 30 days before the end of their marriage. Kang Ha Neul and Jung So Min each played 'No Jeong-yeol' and 'Hong Na-ra', the married couple. During the interview, Jung So Min said that she and Kang Ha Neul grew closer while filming '30 Days' than they had been while shooting 'Twenty' eight years earlier. &'We got along fine back then, but it was better this time.&', she said. &'When working with other actors for the first time, it takes some time to get to know them and learn how to talk to them. However, since Kang Ha Neul and I worked together before, we could skip all that this time around. It has been a big help.&' &'When we were shooting 'Twenty', I would say that we were friendly but a bit polite to each other. But now we have become close friends who can talk to each other easily. We became close enough that I don't feel any hesitation in playing a joke on him.&', the actress added. Then Jung So Min went on to describe what kind of person her friend Kang Ha Neul is. &'Kang Ha Neul is the kind of guy who makes it easy to be around him.&', she said. &'I know many have said this about him before, but he cares about others and does it without thinking. I think his ability to make people feel comfortable is one of his greatest strengths and most charming traits.&' In the movie, Jung So Min and Kang Ha Neul portray some romantic scenes as a married couple. The actress revealed how it felt to work on those scenes with Kang Ha Neul. &'It was awkward. We both felt that way, but we somehow filmed it pretending we weren't.&', she frankly said. '30 Days', a romantic comedy, will be released on October 3. (Credit Mind Mark) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | 2023.09.26 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] VIDEO: IU Explains Why She Kissed Thai Star Davika Hoorne at the Fashion Show's After-Party
Singer/actress IU explained how she happened to kiss Thai actress Davika Hoorne at a fashion show's after-party. On September 24, a video titled 'IU Clarifies Her Shocking(?) Kiss!!' was published on a fashion magazine's YouTube channel. In the video, IU was asked to tell about the time she kissed Davika Hoorne on the cheek. &'Okay, let me tell you the whole story of how it happened.&', she said, and began explaining from the time they first met. &'Davika Hoorne is very outgoing and attractive. She once came up to me first and told me that we are the same age and even have the same birthdays. That's how we get to know each other.&' IU then talked about the day she met Davika Hoorne at the Gucci Cruise 2024 show in Seoul, which was the day she kissed her. &'That day happened to be both of our birthdays. She wished me a happy birthday, then bent her face towards mine, asking for a kiss, I guess…?&', IU giggled and said, &'I don't know. It was so dark and noisy in there.&' The singer continued, &'I had no idea what to do. Then I recalled what people in dramas from other countries did in similar situations. I wondered if I should kiss her, and then, on the spur of the moment, decided to do just that.&' &'You can see how my eyes trembled in a split second if you look closely enough at the video. 'Wait, am I supposed to kiss her now?', I wondered. I didn't want to kiss her if she didn't want to because it would have been rude. But when I kissed her on the cheek, she accepted it in a sweet way.&', she recalled, adding that it was her first time kissing another celebrity at an event like that. &'Davika Hoorne and I share a special and amazing connection, which is why I kissed her. So, don't be jealous!&', she joked to her fans with a giggle. On May 16, IU attended the Gucci Cruise 2024 show at Seoul's Gyeongbokgung Palace as the Italian fashion house's global ambassador. Davika Hoorne, who also attended the show, shared a video of herself and IU on Instagram later that day. The video shows her and IU at the show's after-party, where IU gave Davika Hoorne a peck on the cheek after Davika Hoorne pursed her lips and leaned her face towards IU's. Instagram에서 이 게시물 보기 davikah(@davikah)님의 공유 게시물 (Credit '엘르 코리아_ELLE KOREA' YouTube, 'davikah' Instagram) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | 2023.09.25 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Bang Si-hyuk Stopped Writing Songs for Baek Z Young to Focus on BTS?
Singer Baek Z Young revealed why Bang Si-hyuk, a producer/the head of K-pop boy group BTS' agency HYBE, stopped writing her songs. On the September 20 broadcast of MBC's television show 'Radio Star', Baek Z Young appeared as a guest. When the hosts claimed that Baek Z Young was Bang Si-hyuk's muse, her response was, &'Was I?&' &'I wouldn't say that I was his muse, but we did work together for a long time.&', she resumed, &'He contributed to many of my albums as a songwriter. I once personally visited Bang Si-hyuk and asked him to write a ballad for me, since I knew how talented he was after working together on previous projects. That's how the track 'Like Being Shot by a Bullet' was created. 'My Ear's Candy' is also his work. He wrote so many of my songs, title tracks or not.&', she said. According to Baek Z Young, however, Bang Si-hyuk stopped writing songs for her at a certain point. &'I called him up one day and asked him to write some songs for my next album, but he turned me down this time.&', she recalled, adding that he gave such a reasonable and straightforward explanation for his refusal. &'He told me, 'There's this project that I have to pour everything I've got. And for that reason, I don't think I would be able to write your song. I can have my staff make a song for you if you want, but I wouldn't be the one making it.'.&', she said, adding that they have never worked together ever since. Then, Baek Z Young stated that she came to figure out what the project he mentioned was. &'Not so long after, BTS made their debut.&', as she said, everyone in the studio gasped in astonishment. After her story was over, one of the hosts, comedian You Se Yoon had a thought. &'Wait. 'Like Being Shot by a Bullet' and Bulletproof Boys (BTS)? Is it possible that your song inspired the name of the group?&', the comedian asked. Baek Z Young nodded and responded, &'I know, right? I wondered why the group's name had to be Bulletproof Boys.&' When asked if she ever regretted not trying harder to get Bang Si-hyuk to work with her again, after the producer and BTS achieved phenomenal success, the singer firmly said, &'I don't have that kind of regret at all.&' (Credit MBC Radio Star, Weverse) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | 2023.09.21 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Bae Yoon-jung Recalls an Incident with a "Thoughtless" K-Pop Girl Group Member
Renowned choreographer Bae Yoon-jung recounted how the 'lazy' dancing of a member of a K-pop girl group once angered her. Bae Yoon-jung guested on the September 5 episode of MBC's television show 'Men on Fire' in which guests talk about things that upset them. &'My personal credo is, 'I can be mad at things, but shouldn't be temperamental.'&', said Bae Yoon-jung to the 'Men on Fire' hosts. During the show, the choreographer revealed an incident with one member of a K-pop girl group that made her furious. &'It was when I was preparing for this music award. I was super busy making choreographies for five or six different girl groups. It was so hectic, and I've been pulling all-nighters.&', she said. &'During the rehearsal, I noticed one member of a group not putting any effort into her dance.&', Bae Yoon-jung said. She elaborated, &'I went there early in the morning to check how their performance came out, and she was slacking off. I got angry and told her to come see me after the rehearsal.&' Bae Yoon-jung was expecting an apology, but instead, the member said something that made Bae Yoon-jung feel worse about her. &'When I told the member not to slack off like that, she said, 'But other girls did the same.', instead of apologizing.&', she recalled. The group had to go for the award, so Bae Yoon-jung let them go, while also letting the CEO of the group's agency know what was on her mind. &'I made a phone call to the CEO and said to him/her that I just could not continue working with such a thoughtless person like that member. I told him/her not to ask me to choreograph for the group again.&' One of the hosts, comedian Park Myung-soo asked Bae Yoon-jung if the member had ever apologized; her answer was no. &'She did not apologize. Their CEO kept calling and taking her side, though.&', she revealed, before adding that, since the rest of the group had not done anything wrong, she had advised the CEO to send the group without the member if they wanted Bae Yoon-jung to continue creating choreography for the group. (Credit MBC Men on Fire, 'hotchicksbyj' Instagram) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | 2023.09.06 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] TWICE CHAEYOUNG Feels Awkward When Alone with JIHYO?
CHAEYOUNG of K-pop girl group TWICE said she still speaks politely to JIHYO, the leader of the group. CHAEYOUNG guested on the August 30 episode of 'Yes or Hot', a YouTube show hosted by K-pop artist SOMI. In 'Yes or Hot', SOMI and the day's visitor play a game of saying &'yes&' to whatever each other's questions are or eating the prepared spicy food. SOMI and CHAEYOUNG each sprinkled the other's plate of tacos with a generous amount of hot sauce before the game began. SOMI began by asking CHAEYOUNG if there was a fellow TWICE member she felt awkward being alone with, and CHAEYOUNG said &'yes&' right away. CHAEYOUNG first refused to tell who it was but eventually gave in as SOMI persistently asked. &'Hmm…&', CHAEYOUNG said, &'I don't know if I could call that 'awkward'.&', then revealed that it was the group's leader, JIHYO. CHAEYOUNG said she chose JIHYO because she still speaks politely to her. &'She's the only TWICE member that I still speak politely to. I think that's just out of habit, though.&', she explained. To that, SOMI nodded and said, &'I know. JIHYO is so cool. I think I feel the same way around her. Something about her makes me just want to be a baby in front of her, and only show my good side.&' Then, SOMI continued to toss another jab at CHAEYOUNG. &'Speaking of JIHYO,&', she said, and asked CHAEYOUNG if she thought JIHYO's recent solo album would be more successful than another member, NAYEON's one. &'Hey, that's too much!&', CHAEYOUNG complained as she knew she would have to eat the spicy food. &'I love JIHYO's new song, by the way.&', CHAEYOUNG said, and soon after, her face writhed in pain with the first bite of the extra spicy taco. (Credit 'TEO 테오' YouTube, '_zyozyo' Instagram) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | 2023.09.01 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] VIDEO: AKMU Lee Su-hyun Shares the Cutest Reason for Her Weight Loss Struggles
Lee Su-hyun of K-pop duo AKMU recently shared some people are making it difficult for her to lose weight. On August 30, a post titled 'The Reason Why AKMU Lee Su-hyun Can't Lose Weight' was shared on a popular online community. In the post was a clip from a livestream the singer did on her social media account. Lee Su-hyun in the footage told the fans across the screen that they were the reason why she could not lose weight. Pointing a finger to the screen, she said, &'How can I lose weight when you guys keep telling me I'm cute and lovely over and over again?&', in the cutest way possible. &'You 'cute-lighted' me!&', Lee Su-hyun exclaimed, meaning they 'gaslighted' her into thinking she was cute until she did not feel the need to reduce weight. 230822 #AKMU 귀엽고 사랑스러운 수현양이 살을 못 빼는 이유?? pic.twitter.com/68ZSvYORaq ― 후리덤?? (@hureedom_) August 22, 2023 After watching the clip, online people poured out in the comment section about how adorable she is: &'LOL, she got 'cute-lighted'. I'll do some more. Su-hyun-ah, you are so adorable.&', &'What do you expect when you ARE cute!&', &'Cute and lovely.&', &'That's because you are freaking cute.&' On July 6, Lee Su-hyun attended the production presentation for Netflix's original show '19/20'. After seeing her images from the day, some people worried about the singer's health as she seemed to have gained some weight. It was because Lee Su-hyun revealed last year on her YouTube channel that she struggled with bulimia. &'Even if I wasn't hungry, I felt the need to eat something anytime I was stressed out. It wasn't something I had control over. After a few times finding myself eating to the point where my stomach was about to explode, I realized that it was bulimia.&', she said to the camera. Then she reassured her fans by adding that she was nearly over her bulimia. AKMU recently made their comeback with the title track 'Love Lee' after two years. (Credit '이수현 Official' YouTube, 'akmu_suhyun' Instagram, Online Community) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | 2023.08.31 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Hyoyeon Picks Best Dancers from K-pop Girl Groups to Join Her on 'Street Woman Fighter'
Hyoyeon of K-pop girl group Girls' Generation hand-selected some of the best dancers from K-pop girl groups. On August 28, Hyoyeon appeared on MBC FM4U's radio show hosted by comedian Kim Shin-young. Hyoyeon mentioned during the show that she has been enjoying Mnet's television show, 'Street Woman Fighter 2'. It is the second season of the dance competition show, in which dancing crews compete to survive all the rounds and become the winner. Each round ends with a dance battle between the two teams with the lowest judge scores to determine who advances to the next round. In the fierce competition, the contestants often face brutally honest feedback on their performances. &'I never miss it on television. Normally, shows with that much tension aren't my cup of tea, but I've been watching this one. I think about what to say if someone talks to me like how they do in the show.&', Hyoyeon said. Kim Shing-young said that she would choose Hyoyeon if she could add one more judge for the show, but Hyoyeon was not sure about it. Hyoyeon explained, &'I do have high standards when it comes to dancing since I do all genres of dancing. However, after seeing the previous season, I thought that I wouldn't be able to give cold-head feedback to the candidates if I were one of the judges. There were just too many familiar faces.&' Then, the host questioned, &'If you were to form a crew with great dancers among K-pop groups and take part in 'Street Woman Fighter 2', who would you pick?&' Immediately getting excited, Hyoyeon remarked, &'Well, LISA of BLACKPINK is the first one that comes to mind.&' &'Also, COCONA and JURIN of XG, CHUNG HA, and MOMO of TWICE,&', she said, adding, &'There are so many more. I think those five would do really well when having a dance battle with other teams.&' Later in the show, the Girls' Generation member surprised the host by saying that she thinks her current dancing ability is lesser than in the past. &'As you know, all trend comes and goes. I'd been taking classes and studying dances on YouTube since the genre's aesthetic had changed from what I was used to. If I stop and stay with the familiar stuff, my dancing style could feel old-fashioned,&' she explained. (Credit 'Mhz 므흐즈' YouTube, 'lalalalisa_m' 'momo' 'chungha_official' Instagram) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | 2023.08.28 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] "You've Cut off All Your Friends?" Ko Woorim Talks about His Married Life with Kim Yuna
Ko Woorim of crossover male vocal quartet Forestella opened up about his married life with figure skating Olympic gold medalist Kim Yuna. On the August 27 episode of SBS' television show 'My Little Old Boy', Ko Woorim appeared as a guest host. The singer claimed that he appeared on the show to return the show's host, comedian Shin Dong-yeop's favor. &'Shin Dong-yeop officiated my wedding ceremony. Knowing that he's the host, I came running in a heartbeat when offered to appear on the show.&', said Ko Woorim. Shin Dong-yeop described how beautiful their wedding ceremony was by saying, &'It was magnificent. That was the wedding of the century.&' The first time they met was on Kim Yuna's ice skating show, 'All that Skate 2018' held in May 2018, as Forestella was invited to perform at the event. They have dated for three years and tied the knot in October of last year. The Forestella members, including the groom, performed the very song they did at 'All that Skate 2018' for the wedding. On the show, Ko Woorim recounted the time he first asked Kim Yuna out, which was on the day they first met. &'I'm younger than Kim Yuna. I was nervous about asking her out, thinking she might not take me seriously because of my age.&', said Ko Woorim. &'However, I recalled the saying, 'Only the brave get the beauty.', and decided to tell her how I felt. That's how I asked her out.&', he explained. After Ko Woorim talked, Shin Dong-yeop jumped in to share what he had heard about their romance. &'When I had dinner with the couple before their wedding, I heard some fascinating details about how they first met. Watching Kim Yuna perform at the ice show, Ko Woorim instantly fell in love with her. Kim Yuna came to thank Forestella members for performing on the show, and Ko Woorim got this gut feeling that he would forever be regretful if he didn't take the courage and ask her out.&' Some might change after marriage, but Ko Woorim says he has not. The singer mentioned his consistency in front of his wife as one of his greatest qualities as a husband. &'I have been the same from the beginning of our relationship.&', he said, and added, &'I don't smoke or drink alcoholic drinks and don't hang out with friends too often. I've been spending a lot of time at home, and I think she'd have liked it.&' Another host, Seo Jang Hoon jokingly asked him, &'So, are you saying that you've cut off all your friends to win Kim Yuna's heart?&' &'Well… Yeah, I guess you could say that.&', Ko Woorim replied with a smile and resumed, &'No one has really been making me contacts other than my real close friends.&' Then, the happy husband went on to describe their wonderful married life, including that while he tries to cook for his wife, Kim Yuna makes an effort to do more of it for him and how great her cooking skill is. (Credit SBS My Little Old Boy, 'yunakim' Instagram) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | 2023.08.28 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] JUNGKOOK & Cha Eun-woo & MINGYU Went on a Busan Trip Together?
Members of three K-pop boy groups, JUNGKOOK of BTS, Cha Eun-woo of ASTRO, and MINGYU of SEVENTEEN were all spotted together during their trip to Busan, a city in the southeastern region of Korea. On August 23, a lounge bar located in Busan posted to its Instagram account to let everyone know that JUNGKOOK and Cha Eun-woo had visited the place. They posted a picture of one of their employees and wrote, &'He checked JUNGKOOK and Cha Eun-woo's ID cards and drank a shot of tequila with them. What a shame we didn't ask to take a photo with them or at least get their autographs…&', adding that the employee flushed at the faces of the two handsome stars. As the words spread, JUNGKOOK and Cha Eun-woo's friendship delighted the online users, and some of them chose to go visit the area. On August 24, the bar's staff member once again posted on its Instagram account that some BTS fans had been and were planning to visit the place after reading yesterday's post. &'Someone told me that ARMYs (BTS fans' name) from outside the country had written online that they are planning to visit our bar… And today, five Korean ARMYs have already visited our place.&', they wrote. On the same day, however, several internet users said that JUNGKOOK and Cha Eun-woo went to Busan with one more person. One online community user wrote that they went to the same bar JUNGKOOK and Cha Eun-woo had visited. They slid past a group of three guys, and one of them might have been JUNGKOOK or Cha Eun-woo, the person claimed. &'Three guys passed by as I was on my way to take a picture with my friend. One of them had a bucket hat on, and I had a peek at his face. He was so handsome that I told my friend he might be a celebrity. I didn't know for sure at the time, but I do now. I'll be going to the place so much from now on.&' So, the person claimed there were three guys, JUNGKOOK, Cha Eun-woo, and another one. According to some online users, it was MINGYU who went to Busan with JUNGKOOK and Cha Eun-woo. Some claimed to have sighted them in Busan, sharing photos of three guys eating in a restaurant. Two of them were facing away from the camera, but MINGYU's face was visible. K-pop fans have raved about their friendship which seems to be going strong. (Credit 'fisherman_busan' 'eunwo.o_c' 'min9yu_k' Instagram, Online Community, BIGHIT MUSIC) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | 2023.08.24 | 방송/연예