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When Boy Meets Boy

I admit the first thing that struck me about Kim Hye Sung was his adorable baby face. But although he’s part of the newest generation of good-looking, trendy young stars, he seems to be slowly differentiating himself from his peers and taking some personal care (and risks) into his acting choices. He’s one I’ve got my eye on for the future.
 

“Kim Hye Sung’s transformation from pretty boy to hot-tempered youth to gay lover”

By the time 2003’s hot uljjang trend had blown over, some new stars had appeared on the scene: uljjangs. [What’s an uljjang?] The first-generation ulljangs included Park Han Byul, Gu Hye Sun, Nam Sang Mi. Second-generation ulljangs: Kim Ok Bin, Bae Seul Gi, Lee Yeon Hee. And also Kim Hye Sung and Kang Eun Bi.

They rose to fame not via television or movies, but through the internet, causing a shake-up of the currently existing star-making system. Uljjang stars weren’t discovered through television station tests, new-actor auditions, talent agencies, or streetside castings; they were made into stars by audiences and consumers themselves.

Five years later. …

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Boys and girls in their teens are now youths in their twenties. During these years, those who’d ventured into television and films have all encountered some criticism of their acting abilities, almost like a rite of passage. Although many following these stars have attempted to knock on the doors of the entertainment world, the newcomers haven’t been able to gain interest from the public.

Even before Kim Hye Sung had made his screen debut, he already had a fan cafe as an uljjang star with a membership exceeding 100,000. He debuted in the film Jenny, Juno after moving to Seoul from Busan in 2004. It was considered an obvious choice to have an uljjang star appear in a movie that wrapped everything in pretty packaging. But his next film was the hard-boiled action film Gangster High.

There, he’d held in his hand an axe dripping with blood. And now, after becoming known to viewers through MBC’s sitcom Unstoppable High Kick, he’s in the midst of filming Boy Meets Boy, a short film about homosexual love directed by Kim Jo Kwang Su [also starring Yeh Jiwon, last seen in Mixed-up Investigative Agency].

From hard-boiled action to homosexual relationships, he’s not just a cute-faced uljjang star, but widening his acting scope little by little in an effort to become a “real actor.” I met with Kim Hye Sung on March 29 at a cafe in Seoul’s Cheongdamdong neighborhood.

 

 

How do you feel about the label of ‘uljjang star’?

“Because the uljjang title has given me the opportunity to act, I don’t think of it in a negative light. It’s just a little disappointing to be looked at as Pretty-Faced Kim Hye Sung rather than Actor Kim Hye Sung. But that’s something I’ll have to conquer on my own.”

It was a surprise that you took a role in the hard-boiled action movie Gangster High.

“I wanted to cast off the child-actor image of Jenny, Juno. It was at that point that I read the screenplay for Gangster High, and without hesitation, I sought out director Park Ki Hyung for an audition. I was once satisfied with the title of being an uljjang, but after Gangster High, the thought came to me many times that I wanted to become a good actor.”

 

 

Your face became known through Unstoppable High Kick, a role that’s the direct opposite of that in Gangster High.

“Actually, my personality is closer to that of Jung Il Woo’s Yunho character than my Minho character, but that’s not important. What’s important is that whatever the role, I do my best. Filming every day for close to a year, I could feel my acting improve gradually.”

Boy Meets Boy is a short film about the topic of gay love. Did you find it burdensome?

“It’s difficult acting without a single line of dialogue, acting solely through looks and facial expressions. However, I think it’s an opportunity for me to grow as an actor, and so I took the role without hesitation. Actually, director Kim Jo Kwang Su said he thought I wouldn’t take the part. Because there was no pay. [Laughs]”

What kind of actor do you want to be?

“Right now, I’m only concerned with being a good actor. To an actor, the acting is the most important thing. That’s how I can become known to more people, and give them more laughs, more tears. These days, I’m happy acting.”

Via DongA.com

 
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God, I love him!!!

^_^ He seems to be a person that really knows what he's doing. Being good-looking helps A LOT, but he's taking chances, giving him a much wider audience than just fangirls. If he pulls off the gay lover film well, with great emotions and sensitivity, the film industry will definitely be looking seriously in his way.

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Bae Seul Gi and Lee Yeon Hee were uljjangs?

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wait, you actually met him in person? that's sooo awesome!

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^^^

No, that was a translated article. lol....or else I'm sure javabeans would be spazzing out right now :)

I like this kid! He has some guts...not contented with just being a pretty face and striving to be the best actor he can....won my support already!

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Thanks for sharing! Keep up the good work!

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i keep spazzing because in the first pic whenever i look at it, it always looks like some huge hickie on his neck!! haha...

he is adorable though. him and kimbum!

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I've watched Jenny and Juno but sadly didn't pay this guy much attention. After reading this article I too will keep an eye out for him. Seems very determined as an actor. I've never watched Unstoppable High Kick but they must have a thing for young pretty boys. I know Jung Il Woo (My Love) and Kim Bum (Some Like It Hot) were on it. I like the fact that he's not afraid to venture into new territories rather than playing it safe like some of his fellow counterparts.

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he's soo effing hot!! :>

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it's great that he's breaking away from the jenny, juno image. and since its the same director from no regret, i'm sure this movie will be a success for him. actually i'm really surprised koreans aren't exactly as conservative as i though. at least the film industry.

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does it mean he's not gettign paid for boy meets boy?
or he's just kidding?
no regret is fine beautiful movie,
so i hope this will be as good or even better

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I fall for him since watching him MC-ing with SOSHI's Tiffany. Cute and charismatic.
And think its weird these days to find an actor that is blessed with a distinctive passion in acting.
I would root for him, and hope that one day he will be the next Ji Sung in my heart haha

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HWAITING.....
imma watch the movie...^^

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oo i didnt know nam sang mi got famous through the internet.

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love you hye sung... kip it up....^_^

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You Very Handsome.............................^_^

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hi cute

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is he gay?
or does he ust acts like dat in the mvie?
cuz he is really cute =)

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Seul Gi was Uljjang, but she is successful nowadays because she trying hard to improve herself and she is getting better and better in her singing, acting and etc. not only on the fact that she was uljjang.

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its HE not SHE he's a man not a gurl ok????

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i disagree of the fuss that he's a gaY!!!
or is hE?
juju..i realLy like him..
if he's a gaY..i"m sure there are tHousaNds
of giRls who'lL cRy..
iT's juSt a moVie..bUt it maY haVe aN
efFect oN him,,(pOor hYe seOng)
nO waY..no wAy!!

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haha! funny melody... its just a film, he's not a gay, alright? please read the article carefully,.=)

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annyeong!!
i would like to commend hye-seong for being such a versatile acto!!
for me he has really proved that he is a, if not the finest, one of the finest and interesting actors Korea has had!! He is so amazing, not just the looks but his promising style of acting!! i wish him luck, prosperity and happyness!!!

by the way, to the writer of this blog, may i know if you are a Korean..
please reply as soon as possible!! im a filipino!! and im a great fan of korean movie industry!! tnx!!

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ei!!!

did you really meet him in person??

ohh!! that's brilliant!

ive always wanted to meet him!!

i wish i would!!

anyway, have you guys watched the BOY MEETS BOY!!

the concept of having no dialogues at all was so hypnotic!!

ohh!! i envy you for meeting and talking to him in person!!

and one thing more, whats the title of the song played at the last part of BOY MEETS BOY??

may i just know!

im having a hard time forgeting about it!!

you know, last sound syndrome!!

very romantic and sincere!!

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The ulzzang generation right now is so much better looking than the generations back then. Some are only pretty while the rest are like"blahhhhhh"!

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i found boy meets boy fanmade mv using one of the song from boys before flowers ost2.. it was very sweet .. have a look and you cannot agree more ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE7PBUTMHzU&feature=channel_page

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GOSH!

whatever role he does he really is soo cute!

and he really have the determination of a very good actor. :))

saranghe kim hye sung!!

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do you know the ending song for boy meets boy?
i love that song very much...
if u can tell me, i'd be really happy..thanks in advance <3

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i love Boy meets boy.. and i wish kim hye sung would be paired ip with kim sung soo they'd do a live action of an anime called OKANR GA NAI

kim hye sung as ayase and kim sung soon as kanou

[IMG]http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x209/tishriweirdo/clow%20cards/photo30173-1.jpg[/IMG]

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were do i find this film i want to watch it pls help Y_Y

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were do i find this film i want to watch it pls help Y_Y
any one know? pls

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the boy meets boy film is a very short one isn't it?
i watched it, and it was only like, half an hour..
and the sweet ambiance of the whole movie
is ruined by some annoying 'fairy' who pop out
of nowhere and started singing and dancing!
the acting was good though, and the
short film (without some strange apparition hopping round)
is really the sweetest, i'll give it that..

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u look like a womanizer....

u look like a mamy girl
u look a daddy girl
u look SO "BAD"^_^

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kim hye sung is such a cute lil bottom and hyun jim siuts him well but id rather see kim hye sung with kim sung su


[IMG]http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x209/tishriweirdo/kimhyesung2.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x209/tishriweirdo/boymeetsboy.jpg[/IMG]

kim hye seong as a cute bottom and kim sung soo as hes huge brutal top

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i am so in love with kim hye seong ><

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Hi!!! @ all as a pilipino teenager !!!
I Love Kim Hye-sung when he act
He is so cool!!! And im here no#1 I Mean only One fans in the world!!!!
I hope one day I Meet him some day!!

Hhehehehhehehe

!!!

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Your very cute guy!!!!!!..........

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