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Rain plans drama role next

Earlier this summer, superstar singer-actor Rain alluded to the possibility of taking another movie or television project, and now he has announced his decision to make his acting return with a drama.

He’s currently engaged in singer-ly activities, kicking off his 2009 Asia Tour (“Legend of Rainism”) on August 29 at Japan’s Saitama Super Arena. It was at a press conference at that event that he spoke of his drama comeback plans. Rain didn’t get into the details, saying merely, “It will have an entirely different feel from the movie Ninja Assassin.”

Speaking of which, Ninja Assassin will be released in theaters in late November. As for the concert tour, Rain follows the Japan opener with performances in China, Seoul, and Southeast Asia. Ever the overachiever, he added, “If possible, I’ll try for Europe and America as well.”

I know he’s been busy working on his two Hollywood films (Ninja Assassin and Speed Racer), but it still feels to me like he’s been out of the acting spotlight for a really long time. I like him best in kdramas, and I’ll be looking forward to seeing him on television again. I get the sense that many people write him off from his uncomplicated spoiled-superstar character in Full House, but while it is his most well-known (and probably most-watched) role, it was also one of his earlier projects and he’s grown in the five years since that drama. (Take, for instance, his role with Im Soo-jung in Park Chan-wook’s eccentric psych-ward love story, I’m a Cyborg But It’s Okay.)

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What a great way to start the day. A definite new drama and possible US tour? I will be there for both! I have good friends in both LA and NYC; hopefully my bases are covered!

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Yeah I really like him as an actor. I think he's got great comic timing which made what little I saw of Let's Go To School, Sangdoo much more enjoyable.

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i would realy want to see rain again in kdrama i realy like him in full house
and a love to kill i am hopeing to see him in full house
FIGHTING

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i started out with a strong dislike for rain after i saw full house. i thought it was terrible, repetitive and irritating (and it was only my 3rd kdrama). and for some reason i remember being really bothered by the fact that his head seemed too small for his over muscled body (i guess he's grown into the body because i didn't notice it so much in his next drama).
after full house i was a confirmed rain hater.
but then i saw love to kill with a friend of mine who loved him (a mess but he was pretty good in it) and sang doo, and later i'm a cyborg and had to change my opinion. somewhere along the line i realized he's not so bad. a rare change for me, usually people don't grow on me like he did.
the guy works hard, and i'm looking forward to seeing how much he's grown as an actor.
i just hope he picks an interesting one.

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I also really want to dislike Rain. I don't know what it is, but there's something about his overachievement that's ugh. So obnoxious. But then I did see him in Cyborg and his dancing, and I have to admit--he's not so bad.

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of all his dramas i disliked him in full house, doesnt suit in comedy acting but like him in love to kill and sangdoo. full house is nothing but damn boring too much fighting so stupid story. cant wait for his next drama hope for romance n serious one not fooling around with fake marriage again.

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I always thought Rain was a better actor than singer/dancer. He was good in Love to kill( I wish the leading lady had been somebody else- shin mina is pretty but she's so bland and boring) and Park Chan Wook's cyborg film ( the leading lady was awesome) . I never finished Full House because it was just too annoying. I liked him Speed Racer. He didn't have much of a role but he held his own. The movie wasn't as bad as everyone's making it out to be. It wasn't the usual dumb popcorn spectacle like Transformer. The W Bros tried to do something different and experimental instead of the usual sex and violence and hot babes and boys.
Everyone raves about Rain's dancing. I think he's a good student when it comes to dancing but not an artist.
BTW, there's a rumor going around that Warner Bros were so impressed with Rain's Ninja Assassin that they offered him Bruce Lee's role in the remake of the classic Enter The Dragon but Rain hasn't said yes yet.

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Living in L.A., I have had a few opportunities to see him in person - at his shows in Las Vegas, the Speedracer premier in L.A. and at Comicon in San Diego. Whatever he may lack as a strong actor, singer, entertainer, he definitely makes up for in charisma....he has the most amazing star quality. I only hope that his new drama isn't an over the top melodrama as was the case in the fighting one (name escapes me at the moment).

Can't wait to see what he has planned.

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AWESOME! I can't wait to see Rain acting in a drama role. That what I believe he does best (besides performing). It was cool that he debuted in America but I prefer to watch him speaking his native language and acting in his native country specifically korean dramas.

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BUT WHEN?! BUT WHEN?!

I love this man as an actor!

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i have a soft spot in my heart for him, especially after reading his background history and of course Full House (not my favorite) as my first K-drama. I hope his supposed to be drama with Jeon Ji Hyun (Gianna Jun) will be reinstated. I think they look good together! ^^ Can't wait!

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I can understand why needs to broaden his horizon through the movies Speed Racer and Ninja Assassin but I think it is time that he gets back to filming dramas.

Rain is such a fine young actor. I loved him in Full House and Let's Go to School, Sangdoo, and I'm a Cyborg. I even enjoyed watching him in A Love to Kill although not too many were happy about the drama.

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i prefer him best when he's in dramas too. a part of me really wishes he'd work with shg again but with shg going out with hyun bin it's not happening anytime soon. btw does anyone know if there's any truth to that? because no matter how many people I see say that they are, I haven't seen an official report or even pictures

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oh this is interesting....Full House was the 2nd kdrama I ever watched and loved....still up there on my top 10 "most fun yet mindless" dramas to watch *grins*. I'm excited to see what he'll bring next, too bad it probably won't be a drama with Song Hye Kyo...unless......Full House 2? kyaaa~~ squeal.

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hah, I just received an e-mail from a long lost friend oversea and this is what she wrote " tell me what u've been up to. still into Rain?" yes, I was so into Rain once upon a time and not to mention about bikyo crazed ;p Anyway, glad to hear that he will do a drama. Hope he will impress fans again with talented acting 'cos many actors/actress did a comeback after a few years but their acting weren't as good..., hehe...guess they need time to warm-up ;p

Haven't seen any of his movies but watched all his dramas and I like Sangdo the best :P FH has definitely raised him into stardom, infact it's bikyo combo in FH that has raised the couple into stardom, they complimented each other so well, without each, the show might not be as popular.

His humble experience in early life is indeed very touching... what a determined guy. The last time I showed my friend the picture of Rain in Ninja Turtle, we realized that our Rain is not a young boy anymore. Rain, Fighting!

Oh just remember... October is just a stone throw away..., can't wait to watch LBH's comback drama :P

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I always thought more for Rain as an actor than a singer..I feel he is a frustrated dancer that just happens to sing..then I have not heard many of his songs, but he didn't make much of an impression to me in those, his voice seemed very weak and lacking without the help of the magic mixing machine, I certainly couldn't see him try to go unplugged, but as an entertainer he certainly gives his fan what they want. I think Korea seems to have very few true singers and way to many 'Entertainers' but that just my view.
I have always been a sucker for a sad sorry, and learning how his mother died was very moving, plus his bad boy past, make me give him some slack, whatever I think of him as a singer he certainly worked extremely hard for what he has.
If that is a current photo I think you can forget any Full House repeat like drama, he seems to have very much lost the pretty boy look, guess all that pumping iron, but he certainly looks his age and then some, but I am sure the girlfans still go weak at the knees seeing him..:-)
Hope the best for him..now he back in Korea maybe he get back with jang nara as they where close friends back in the early 2000's before both left Korea for bigger ponds to play in { she made him buy her food and call her nuna }

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I had never heard of Rain before Full House (which didn't impress me a bit). Later I started watching his music videos and soon became a fan. He's not a great singer but I Like his smoky voice and enjoy listening to his cds.

Having seen also Sang Doo, A Love to Kill (I liked this the most) and I'm a Cyborg, I can say that he is a pretty decent actor. I hope for him to do more k-dramas and American movies (because American movies have the most distribution worldwide). He, Lee Byun Hun and other talented Korean actors should be recognized and known outside of Asia.

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Oh yeaa.. I'm SO looking forward to another drama with Rain in it. Maybe FULL HOUSE 2?? woo hooo!!! ^_^

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i loved him (still do) since FH & i can't wait to see him in another drama! all the best in all your endeavours Rain Bi!

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guess i'm in the minority. can't stand this guy. he continually disses and rips off his fans and puts on that "i-didn't-know" act that keeps them supporting him. glad to see that the jurors in Hawaii saw through the act and found him liable for abruptly cancelling his concert there a few years ago. l.a. is next.

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I wouldn't be surprised if we see another reunion between Rain and writer Lee Kyung Hee. If the "Four Seasons" (with Jeon Ji Hyun) ever did happen . . .

"I even enjoyed watching him in A Love to Kill although not too many were happy about the drama."

I don't think the director and writer were on the same page. But, for its flaws, there's a insular power that, taken on its admittedly contrived terms, throbs with a gorgeous, immersive fatalism that draws oblique poetry from tethered bondage. If MiSa is a 16-episode miasma about being in love and wanting love, A Love to Kill is a 16-episode grope about happiness and freedom, forgiveness and release.

A Love To Kill is directed like a noir romance. In fact, the first few episodes reminded me a little of Won Kar Wai's "Fallen Angels" in that the direction evoked a urban existence where everybody and everything was squeezed into a tiny space, and where in this cramped loneliness, oversized celebrity images and mad lovers running into traffic seemed perfectly of the elements. Many of the seduction and romantic scenes were done in tunnels, stairways, darkly lit streets, in the shadows of private conversation and obscure looks, conveying all things purgatorial in a lonesome crowded city. Then occasionally, you had brief lapses of nature, of happiness, to make the lucre more filthy. All devices of noir.

BUT A Love To Kill is written like a gothic melodrama. The show is obsessed with death from the start, with the claustrophobia of eternal burden. The story is laid out like a revenge drama, but from the beginning, the real subjects are emotional exhaustion and spiritual oblivion. But the script is trying to express a madness through its cycles of deep, suffocated longing, and merely the revenge is there to structure that process into narrative.

I thought Rain was wonderful in the scenes with his character's brother. As an actor, he is at his best when he brings out his inner child. Here it comes out in all forms of private anguish, and in turn it creates a portrayal of a man (and then a man and a woman) who is in way, way over his head. Who, in choosing revenge, unwittingly chooses a private hell that thoroughly brings him to his knees, such that he almost beseeches the void (or his brother) to save him from the psychic toll of his own perfect revenge. Love incarnates as hectoring guilt and it forces him to develop a guilty conscience that he cannot live with. Rain hits all those things with a unnerving intensity. While watching it, I felt that his character was too young to handle this much pain. I rarely emphasize that way in a Korean melodrama.

I also think asking Rain to be tough/macho in a show is like asking Yoon Eun Hye to be an alpha bitch. Both can do it well enough, because there's plenty of examples and both are gifted with physical charisma. But it's all external stuff: mannerisms, posturing, tics, struts, etc. There's no real origin of threat coming from their performances. When the writing centers on his melancholy, moodiness, and "look at me!" sweetness, then his emotions seem internal and his connection with the audience is gold.

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a drama?he is able to do these.

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@belleza Wow! A college thesis paper on A Love to Kill! LOL! Actually, I feel the same way about it. Rain's performance was complex and emotionally raw. It is this drama that initially caught my attention and made me interested in finding out more about Rain (Full House didn't do it for me until I re-watched and gained appreciation for his comedic timing). After watching all of his dramas and films, A Love To Kill is still my favorite of his roles. Warning: It is depressing and sad, but the caliber of acting in it makes it worth watching. The writer of Sangdoo and ALTK created multi-facted characters. I feel like the writers of Speed Racer and Ninja Assassin didn't give Rain anything much to work with. I am hoping for better things with Fugitive/Runaway.

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