[SBS Star] Shin Ye Eun Shows Her Cold-Hearted Side During an Interview Just like 'The Glory' 'Park Yeon-jin'?
Actress Shin Ye Eun showed the cold-hearted side of herself during her interview, just like her character 'Park Yeon-jin' in the recently-ended Netflix's series 'The Glory'. On March 21, a fashion magazine dropped their interview with Shin Ye Eun online. During this interview, Shin Ye Eun was asked a various random questions about herself. When asked whether she would prefer to date a guy who is from a 10-billion-won family but is her family's enemy, or her type of man with 10-billion-won debt, Shin Ye Eun chose the latter one right away. She commented, &'I definitely would rather date a guy who has huge debt as much as 10 billion won. It's not like I have to pay his debt off myself, so...&', then laughingly added, &'I'll probably still choose to date the guy with debt even if I had to pay it off for him.&' Afterward, the actress was asked to choose between two different breakups―her boyfriend immediately moving on to someone else with the possibility of him cheating on her in the last couple of months/weeks before the end of their relationship or suddenly ghosting her for good. This time, she went for the former one, explaining, &'As for the former one, I can think like, 'Oh, okay. He was just that sort of person.' That would be it, you know. But if he ghosts me, I will keep thinking and thinking about it, but unable to come to a conclusion.&' The last question was, &'Which do you dislike more: having an argument with your friends or boyfriend?&' To this, Shin Ye Eun gave an icy response, as if she had transformed into her character in 'The Glory' where she acted a younger version of 'Park Yeon-jin', the leader of the vicious bullies in school, who only cares about herself and has no empathy. Shin Ye Eun answered, &'I'll have to choose the former one again. Let me tell you why. It's because my relationship with him will eventually end if we don't get married anyway.&' As she was laughing, she realized that her response may have sounded too cold, so she tried to make things up by saying, &'I feel like I've said that too coldly. Oops! Sorry about that!&' (Credit 'THE STAR MAGAZINE' YouTube, Netflix Korea) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2023.03.23 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Ryu Jin Shows Off His Two Good-Looking Sons Who Resemble BTS V & JIN
Actor Ryu Jin's two sons―Chan-hyung and Chan-ho―are gaining tremendous attention from the public for their strong resemblance to V and JIN of K-pop boy group BTS. On March 22 episode of KBS' television show 'Problem Child in House', Ryu Jin made a guest appearance. During the conversation, Ryu Jin expressed disbelief at his sons' growth, &'My first son is already in high school. He's a freshman. The second one is in the first year of middle school.&' He resumed, &'Chan-hyung is over 180cm. I was 178cm when I was in high school, so I feel like he'll be taller than me soon.&', then shyly added, &'Chan-hyung reminds me of JIN of BTS a little, and Chan-ho looks like V. In fact, many people have told us so.&' But when the hosts asked whether he believed he was more handsome or his sons, Ryu Jin immediately commented, &'Oh, they're not even close to where I stand. I don't think they'll ever be more popular than I was.&', causing a laugh from everyone. Ryu Jin also stated that Chan-hyung loves Korean history and English that he recently became a certified culture and tour guide, who guides foreign tourists at Korean cultural heritage sites. After this episode of 'Problem Child in House' was broadcast, people began to wonder about the boys, who they only saw when they featured in MBC's television show 'Dad! Where Are You Going?' at a very young age. So, they started searching for Chan-hyung and Chan-ho's recent photos and videos online, and they could not stop going &'wow&' upon discovering them. The reason for this was that Chan-hyung and Chan-ho did look much like JIN and V, like Ryu Jin said. They were particularly taken aback by Chan-ho, because he genuinely reminded them of V as a child. Many have shown their wish for them to make debut, and said that they will be patiently waiting for it. (Credit KBS Problem Child in House, 'kissnsay1116' 'hsyj1005' Instagram) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2023.03.23 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] VIDEO: EXO KAI Melts Fans' Hearts with His Sweet Moves During a Special Fan Event at a Cafe
KAI of K-pop boy group EXO and his fans made unforgettable memories together during a special fan event at a cafe. On March 21, KAI's management agency SM Entertainment held a special fan event at one cafe in Jeju Island in celebration of the release of his latest solo album 'Rover'. This event which SM Entertainment covers all costs including the winners' flight tickets, accommodation, transportation, meals and more, consists of activities such as taking a one-on-one photo next to KAI, sitting down for a Q&&A session with KAI and so on. 230321 원데이 카페이벤트 인 제주 카이 종인이가 팬들 유리창에 붙어있으니까 나와 빨리이~~~~~ ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜ pic.twitter.com/TwXSQ3TULb ― 블??.?? (@vely_zkdl) March 21, 2023 KAI came to the event wearing a sleek black suit that highlighted his amazing body ratio, fluttering fans' hearts from the start. Even though the event went on for hours, KAI kept a big smile on his face the entire time. The cafe offered an unobstructed view to the sea and KAI excitedly told fans to check it out, and asked the staff if he could take a group photo with the sea behind. As fans were leaving the cafe at the end of the event, he waved to them until he no longer could see them. 230321 ONEDAY CAFE EVENT in JEJU 마지막의 마지막까지 다정한 종인이 ?? pic.twitter.com/5FLArRfbKQ ― 벨 (@zkdl0nly) March 21, 2023 Then, he hurried to the huge glass window on the second floor and continued watching them from there. When he spotted fans filming him on the second floor, he playfully filmed back with his phone as well. On this day, KAI really treated fans with lots of love, warmth and friendliness as if he was their good friend. Fans could not help but shed tears of joy as they were getting on the bus. ????????????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????? ????????????????????????? ?????????????? pic.twitter.com/zlDI67XTeM ― ??????? 무뎅xRover ?????? 넝카이˚ ?♡ ·˚ (@NiniwithNene) March 21, 2023 (Credit 'kissong0408' 'vely_zkdl' 'zkdl0nly' 'NiniwithNene' Twitter) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2023.03.22 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] SEUNGRI & Social Media Star Yu Hye-won Continued Dating Even When He Was in Prison?
It is suspected that SEUNGRI, formerly of K-pop boy group BIGBANG, and social media star Yu Hye-won are still dating one another. On March 22, news outlet 'Dispatch' released a report on SEUNGRI, who was released from prison last month after completing his 18-month sentence. The report stated that SEUNGRI was at a luxury hotel in Bangkok, Thailand with Yu Hye-won in the beginning of this month. According to a reader that gave 'Dispatch' information, SEUNGRI and Yu Hye-won were holding hands around the hotel. The reader noted that they showed their affection to each other just like any other couples, but they did keep a lookout for Koreans. To verify the authenticity of the reader's information, 'Dispatch' called the hotel to check if it is true that SEUNGRI had stayed there on March 5―the date that the reader said he/she saw SEUNGRI and Yu Hye-won. The hotel confirmed that ' Lee Seung-hyun' (SEUNGRI's real name) had stayed at their hotel on March 5. When 'Dispatch' messaged Yu Hye-won on Instagram to see what she had to say about her trip to Bangkok with SEUNGRI, she apparently told them, &'I went to Thailand to attend a wedding. So, some of my friends accompanied me to Thailand.&' Previously in 2018, and also in 2020, SEUNGRI and Yu Hye-won were swept up in dating rumors. SEUNGRI's then-agency YG Entertainment remained silent on the matter at both times; that is a typical move that YG Entertainment tends to make when the rumors are in fact true. But it seemed like nothing could come between them, even SEUNGRI's sentence in prison. Last May, SEUNGRI was jailed for 18 months for nine different charges including facilitating prostitution, overseas gambling, embezzlement and more. (Credit 'yu__hyewon' Instagram, SBS Entertainment News/Baik Seung-chul, YG Entertainment) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2023.03.22 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] 'The Glory' Oh Ji-yool Tells How Much Song Hye Kyo Impressed Her with Great Acting Skills
Child actress Oh Ji-yool talked about being impressed by actress Song Hye Kyo's incredible acting skills in 'The Glory'. Recently, Oh Ji-yool participated in a photo shoot for a fashion magazine. Following her surprisingly-professional photo shoot, Oh Ji-yool spoke about being part of Netflix's series 'The Glory', which is currently soaring in popularity across the globe. In 'The Glory', Oh Ji-yool played the role of 'Ha Ye-sol', a daughter of one of 'Moon Dong-eun' (Song Hye Kyo)'s high school bullies 'Park Yeon-jin' (actress Im Ji Yeon) and her construction company CEO husband 'Ha Do-yeong' (actor Jung Sung-il); she is also a biological daughter of another bully 'Jeon Jae-joon' (actor Park Sung Hoon), whom 'Park Yeon-jin' had an affair with during her marriage. The story of 'The Glory' revolves around the main character 'Moon Dong-eun' taking revenge on the bullies―a complex and risky mission. Although Oh Ji-yool could not watch 'The Glory' due to the age restriction, she still had lots to say about the series. About her character 'Ha Ye-sol', she said, &'The things that 'Ye-sol' say and do may look simple, but they seemed to have a deep meaning that I don't understand just yet. There is something that 'Ye-sol' and I have in common, and I believe that is we both never get caught up in fights between adults. I really don't want to be involved in them either.&' Sympathizing with the message of 'The Glory' that those who bully friends will be punished, she boldly expressed her thoughts on school bullying, &'School violence is something that can change the life of anyone, including someone like 'Moon Dong-eun'. It's definitely something bad.&' Afterward, Oh Ji-yool shared how Song Hye Kyo amazed her on site, &'I don't know how to put it into words, but it almost felt as if a soul of 'Moon Dong-eun' had come out of a pink bottle, then wrapped around Song Hye Kyo like magic.&' At the end of the interview, Oh Ji-yool described the kind of actress she wants to be, &'Sometimes, people around me tell me that I'm pretty, and other times, they say I'm good at acting. But I want to be a pretty actress, who can act well.&' (Credit 'ellekorea' 'boxabum' Instagram, Netflix Korea) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2023.03.21 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Hyun Bin ♥ Son Ye-jin to Take Strong Legal Action Against Those Spreading Divorce Rumors
Actor Hyun Bin and actress Son Ye-jin's agencies have announced to take strong legal action against fake news. Last week, one YouTuber uploaded a video titled, 'Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin Divorce Only After 6 Months'. The YouTuber stated that Hyun Bin had gambled illegally in Manila, the Philippines, and Son Ye-jin asked for a divorce because Hyun Bin's gambling caused financial losses. Until today, the video was viewed by over 300,000 people around the world. After the release of this video, several other videos were created claiming the original video as &'authentic&', and added additional information about their &'divorce&'. Agencies of both stars said that the videos were groundless fake news, and shared they will begin action. Hyun Bin's agency VAST Entertainment commented, &'We are monitoring the rumors in real time, and we plan to take this to the court.&' Son Ye-jin's agency Esteem Entertainment reiterated that the rumors are clearly false as well, and they are constantly monitoring the situation internally. They also stated that they have requested YouTube to take the videos down, and will file a suit against them. The celebrity couple got married in the end of last March last year, and welcomed a son on November 27 last year. (Credit tvN Crash Landing on You, VAST Entertainment) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2023.03.21 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] 'The Glory' Lee Do Hyun Put More Effort Into Romantic Scenes with Song Hye Kyo than Others?
Actor Lee Do Hyun revealed that he put more effort into portraying romantic scenes with actress Song Hye Kyo well than any other scenes in 'The Glory'. On March 19, a fashion magazine released Lee Do Hyun's recent interview online. In the interview, Lee Do Hyun spoke about starring in Netflix's wildly-popular series 'The Glory' as a character 'Dr. Joo Yeo-jeong'. 'The Glory' follows 'Moon Dong-eun' (Song Hye Kyo) taking revenge on her high school bullies, an intricate and dangerous mission that is aided by 'Dr. Joo Yeo-Jeong'―the biggest supporter of her mission, her executioner and eventual lover. Regarding his acting in 'The Glory', Lee Do Hyun stated that he has never been satisfied by it, &'When I monitor myself acting, I'm always like, 'Ah, I should've done it that way instead of this way.' I regret it all the time. That's why I give my all every time I act.&' Afterward, Lee Do Hyun shared how his family members responded to 'The Glory', &'My mom's response was hilarious. She was like, 'Son, I love 'The Glory'! Writer Kim Eun-sook has done an incredible job. Song Hye Kyo's amazing in it as well.' It was when I asked her, 'What about me, mom?', she told me, 'Oh, you were great in it too.'&' He laughed and carried on, &'My dad has never talked to me about my projects until recently. 'The Glory' marked the first time he's ever spoken to me about my project. He asked me whether 'Son Myeong-oh' was alive. I found that really cute.&' As the next question, Lee Do Hyun was asked, &'Is there anything that you especially prepared for your character 'Dr. Joo Yeo-jeong'? The actor answered, &'Since I had to act in romantic scenes with Song Hye Kyo, I tried to put my best effort into acting those scenes. That's certainly something that I really tried to prepare well for.&' He continued, &'Also, I'm in my 20s in real life, but 30s in the series, so I made every effort not to look like someone in the 20s. With my purest mind, I worked the hardest to discover ways to look like a person in the 30s. I honestly thought hard on that.&' But that still did not stop him from worrying on site, Lee Do Hyun said, &'I kept asking our director things like, 'Don't you think I've gone too much there?', 'I acted too child-like in that scene, didn't I?' and more. I constantly worried.&' Currently, 'The Glory' is one of the most globally popular series on Netflix. (Credit 'ESQUIRE Korea' YouTube, 'netflixkr' Instagram) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2023.03.20 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] VIDEO: Lee Dong Wook Cutely Complains About Him & Hyun Bin Not Being Recognized in Latvia
Actor Lee Dong Wook expressed his disappointment about him and another actor Hyun Bin not being recognized at all in Latvia. On March 18, Lee Dong Wook, comedians Cho Sae-ho and Nam Chan Hee featured in a popular YouTube show 'Pinggyego' hosted by entertainer Yu Jae Seok. During their conversation, Yu Jae Seok told them that as someone with fame, he occasionally feels uncomfortable to receive a lot of attention, and asked Lee Dong Wook if being a celebrity suits the lifestyle of his. Lee Dong Wook answered, &'It hasn't really been that long since I became well-known, so I'm always thinking like, 'I should treat my fans well.' And yeah, it's true that too much attention makes me feel uncomfortable sometimes, but overall, they're moderately compatible to one another. I thought I was leading my celebrity life quite well up to now, but...&', then paused. The actor laughingly explained his pause, &'Not very long ago, I spent some time in Latvia. I was there with Hyun Bin, Jeon Yeo Been and Park Jeong Min for the shooting of our upcoming movie. You know what though? Nobody recognized us there!&' He continued, &'It was awesome at first. I thought to myself, 'Wow, it's nice that no one recognizes me. I feel free.' I enjoyed every moment of my time on the first day in Latvia.&' But Lee Dong Wook shared that he started to think differently from the second day, &'As no one continued not recognizing us when we were walking around the streets together on our second day, I was like, 'Hold on... This isn't right. Why isn't anybody recognizing me?'&' He laughed and went on, &'I was a little disappointed, you know. I mean, we're all big in Korea, and I thought 'Hallyu' ('Korean Wave'―the global boom in Korean popular culture) was a thing. It made me wonder whether it had not reached Latvia yet.&' Then, Lee Dong Wook told Yu Jae Seok, Cho Sae-ho and Nam Chang-hee what he came to conclude after his 'free' experience in Latvia, &'I realized that it's truly a must to appreciate every little thing as a celebrity while there are still people out there giving me love.&' In Latvia, Lee Dong Wook filmed 'Harbin' (working title), which is a film scheduled to be premiered within this year. (Credit '뜬뜬 DdeunDdeun' YouTube, VAST Entertainment) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2023.03.20 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] RAIN Fails to Get Recognized at a Market; KCM Makes Fun of Him by Saying "This Is Your Reality"
K-pop artist RAIN bitterly smiled as no one recognized him at a market. On March 16, RAIN updated his YouTube channel with a video of him visiting Moran Traditional Market in Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do with his good friend singer KCM. Instantly as they entered the market, RAIN drooled at a wide selection of mouth-watering foods and said, &'KCM is paying for all the food today.&' To this, KCM responded, &'Yeah, I am, indeed. I've been such a freeloader. I should certainly pay for you this time. Go ahead and choose whatever you wish to eat, Ji-hoon (RAIN's real name).&' Each grabbed corn on the cob from a street vendor at the entrance to the market, then searched for &'healthy foods&' that RAIN wanted to purchase while they ate. But as the corn was getting in the way of their shopping, RAIN suggested they quietly finish their corn off in the corner of the market. KCM replied, &'We're already having our corn in a quiet manner. If it was a few years ago, there would be hundreds of people surrounding us just to see you. But nobody recognizes you here. How nice is that, huh? It's super peaceful.&' RAIN almost spat out from laughing, but KCM just continued, &'Ah, it's really not like before. A huge crowd was formed in your old days. Look at how things are now though. Look! No one! We're too comfortable to be here, don't you think?&' KCM continued to jokingly tease RAIN, &'This is your reality. It's how it is for you now, you understand?&', leaving RAIN unable to respond to his words beside an awkward laugh. When they were standing still and having their corn on the cob, one girl shrieked upon seeing KCM, and said hi to him; she seemed to know only KCM, not RAIN. With sudden elevated confidence, KCM straightened his shoulders and stated, &'You saw that, guys? This is what it is like today. These days, I'm much more popular and recognized than RAIN.&' Then, KCM laughed in pure joy, while RAIN bitterly smiled. (Credit 'Season B Season' YouTube) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2023.03.17 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] VIDEO: Cha Joo Young Clarifies 'The Glory' Bullies Are Not Bullies in Real Life
Actress Cha Joo Young made clear that 'The Glory' bullies are not bullies in real life. On March 16, Cha Joo Young sat down for an interview with a fashion magazine to talk about her recently-premiered revenge series 'The Glory'―it is considered one of the most successful Netflix's Korean series. Years after surviving horrific abuse in high school, 'Moon Dong-eun' (actress Song Hye Kyo) puts an elaborate revenge scheme in motion to make the perpetrators pay for their crimes. Cha Joo Young played the role of 'Choi Hye-jeong', who survived the abuse by fitting in with the perpetrators. As the main question of the interview, Cha Joo Young was asked what sort of student she was in the real world. &'I was just a very ordinary student, the one that's quiet and hard-working.&', Cha Joo Young replied. Since Cha Joo Young's character contrasted with her real self, Cha Joo Young noted that it was interesting to act 'Choi Hye-jeong'. The actress stated, &'At the same time as being interesting, it was hard, like really really difficult to be 'Choi Hye-jeong'. In some scenes, I had to take everything I got out of me. To do that throughout the shooting was challenging. It was definitely something that wasn't so easy to do.&' After that, the interviewer mentioned seeing Cha Joo Young's Instagram photos with 'The Glory' bullies of them hanging out together outside shooting, then asked what they do when they get together. In response to the question, Cha Joo Young commented, &'We don't do anything that special. We usually gather at each other's place, and spend time there. Sometimes, we order food, and other times, we cook.&', pointing out they are all unlike their evil characters in 'The Glory'. Once again emphasizing that they are not mean and crazy in reality, she continued explaining, &'We talk a lot; we speak about the same kind of stuff all the time. We just talk about ourselves, the projects that we are doing and living this life. Not too special at all.&' (Credit 'ESQUIRE Korea' YouTube, Netflix Korea) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2023.03.17 | 방송/연예