A summer baby for Seo Min Jung
Seo Min Jung is pregnant! (She’s reportedly five months along and expecting in the summer.)
The actress was married last August to a Korean-American dentist and has since removed herself from the entertainment sphere, living with her husband in New York. Seo is most well-known for her role as the cute and klutzy teacher on 2007’s very popular family sitcom Unstoppable High Kick, who shared a (sorta) “loveline” with up-and-coming heartthrob Jung Il Woo — whose character was a high school student ten years her junior. (I admit, their “they can’t really go there… can they?” storyline was what kept my interest going in the sitcom.)
Speaking of whom, the other High Kick-ers are all busy with their own careers, particularly the young talents who shot to fame as a result of the series. Checking in with the rest of the cast:
Jung Il Woo recently started his university life and just shot a spread for Vogue Girl’s March issue, sporting his trademark sensitive-pretty-boy image. (I always thought it was interesting how his character was such a rebel, and how it worked despite his pretty looks. Damn he’s got some great skin.) His most recent project was the omnibus (multi-vignette) film My Love, which also starred Lee Yeon Hee and Uhm Tae Woong, among others.
Meanwhile, baby-faced actor Kim Hye Sung, who played Jung Il Woo’s brother in High Kick, now takes on a gay role opposite Lee Hyun Jin in the queer film Boy Meets Boy. Notably, both lead actors have no dialogue and act purely in gestures and looks. The concept worked extremely well in Kim Ki-duk’s 3 Iron; let’s see if it works here.
Park Min Young, who played empty-headed Yumi, recently shot a photo spread showing a newer, more mature (read: sexay) image, and is now being compared with pop group Sugar’s Hwang Jung Eum, who also revealed a new photo spread showing a new, glamorous image. Naturally, whenever two things share even the smallest similarity, netizens will flock to pit one against the other in some kind of pointless manufactured faceoff.
Kim Bum will be playing Song Seung Heon’s younger counterpart in the upcoming MBC drama East of Eden.
And Koyote singer Shinji has a duet on the new album for H-Eugene, an R&B-style ballad called “남이라고” (Calling me a stranger).
SONG OF THE DAY
Soul Tronik – “As U See” [ zShare download ]