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Han Ye-seul a possibility for Twilight sequel?

It is being reported (strategically leaked?) that Han Ye-seul, who is currently acting in the new SBS melodrama series Will It Snow For Christmas?, recently took a secret meeting with Mark Morgan, CEO of Imprint Entertainment, the production company behind Twilight and New Moon. Naturally, this has given rise to speculation that Han Ye-seul’s Hollywood debut may come in the third film of the Twilight saga, Eclipse.

News of the meeting was confirmed by a source related to the “Phone Hollywood remake project,” which is also under Imprint’s purview. Han quietly met with Morgan and film producer Michael Becker on December 5 at an undisclosed location in Seoul. (They were in the country to announce the Phone remake at a press conference on the 3rd.)

I’d take the possibility of a Twilight appearance with a huge grain of salt — I think it’s more likely she’d be cast for Phone — but apparently it’s not out of the question. The source avoided the direct question of Han’s casting potential for Eclipse, but when Chosun Ilbo’s reporter asked whether one could “take an optimistic outlook” about it, the answer was “Yes.” Meanwhile, Phone‘s director had said at the recent press conference that he’d like to cast a Korean actress. The horror remake will use a Korean crew and director, but plans to cast American actors.

In general, this isn’t surprising news, since Han has been keeping an eye out for Hollywood opportunities since last year. I think her acting ranges from merely passable (Tazza) to bright and cute (Fantasy Couple, Miss Gold Digger), and on the whole it’s much improved from her early days. Furthermore, she’s one of few Korean actresses whose English is fluent without an accent and she grew up in California, so unlike some other stars attempting the crossover, language isn’t an issue. Language fluency also opens the door for her to take on roles outside the role of the stereotypical Asian Other — e.g., the ubiquitous assassin or martial artist a la Jeon Ji-hyun, Lee Byung-heon, or Rain.

Via Newsen, Chosun

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Hollywood..more money...

Living here so long already. I can say that it's hard for asians to gain success in Hollywood. With the exception of Lucy Liu and Zhang. The general audience is intriged when "crouching tiger" came out. So Zhang became a breakout star. But after that there hasn't been any films that caught their interest again. They got bore after being amuse with all the flying swordmans.

But i love to see that day ...whenever it will come.

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errmmm... Han YeSeul in another Twilight movie??? not interested... :P
as a non-twilight fans, i watched New Moon twice just to see Jacob Black, it was quite something on the first time i watched (chanting "he's not legal, he's not legal", Quoted from langdon813 on open thread), but when i saw the second time, i don't know, i just don't find him quite as interesting as the first time (gets bricked!!), hey, even the chanting has gone...

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I guess it could be good for her *is doubtful* but god I hope not. Twilight. Ick.

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Let's say she gets casted for Twilight sequel, which character would she play? Can't think of any characters that would fit her. And I think it would be odd to see her in that movie. I don't know, I just don't see her in it. So I guess this is just another publicity stunt or whatever. Wish her luck for Phone and other hollywood projects.

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But her English is accented. It's just not as bad as other Koreans.

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If they're doing a remake for Phone why cast a Korean as the lead again?
It'll be cool to see her in the sequels. As an advocate Twilight fan (the books & not so much of the movies - so don't diss without have had experienced it<3) I have no idea which character she'll play.. Would be great to see another Korean in the series though :)

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^ I always thought her English was perfectly fine. It's just that when she speaks English in a Korean drama, the enunciation gets drawn out a little funny -- like how my English gets wonky when I've been speaking Korean for too long. Even the Caucasian actors with no accents tend to overemphasize their lines in kdramas, perhaps for the benefit of a Korean audience.

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If she is going to be in a Hollywood film, I would definitely watch it. Because I know she can speak English well from watching Fantasy Couple.

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It can't be for Eclipse since the filming for that was already finished/post production stage already since it's comin out this summer. So maybe for Breaking Dawn, maybe as one of the nomad friends who comes to fight against the Volturi? But more than likely she might be in Phone.

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Oi the troubles of bilingualism....once I start using one too long, the other starts to disappear.

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she definately pretty enough to be a vampire lol

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@ 5

Same here. I thought she has an accent, too. I watched an interview of her for Reebok, she was speaking English fluently but her accent was pretty evident. Regardless, she is gorgeous and speaks English well so good luck to her and hoping for her success.

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oooh, that's interesting.....! but i too think that it can not be Eclipse... It's practically half way through filming.... i think...
Possibly BK....

And she's got perfectly understandable English...it doesn't really matter if she's got a bit of accent... i'm happy for her.....

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Good for her! I think it's really hard for asians to break into the Hollywood scene. As an anti-twilighter, I'm thinking "Bleh.....Eeeew" but since it has such a HUGE fan base (and might I add annoying, lol) she'll probably get better exposure.

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i think for her sake and career she should not do eclipse because it is a terrible terrible series.

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@ 8- I was thinking the same thing, that it's probably Breaking Dawn. It would seem to make sense b/c they have vampires from all over the world in that one.

I have a love/hate (mostly hate at this point) relationship with the Twilight series so i'm not sure why i'm posting....I think it's to distract me from the paper i'm writing that's due in 7 hours.

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JB, I found her English in Tazza was more than just drawn-out enunciation. It was heavily accented, although better than most. But I don't think her accent is the most concerning aspect of a Hollywood crossover. The most important thing determining her success or failure in Hollywood should be her acting. ;)

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I think that if she makes it in a twilight sequel it will be in breaking dawn,not eclipse. Reason being that they already filmed eclipse and if this news is like yesterday or this week recent, iits too late. And also breaking dawn has tons of new important vampires, so she could be one of them. Hopefully she's on the good side *^_^*

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HYS actually sounds like a girl who grew up in so Cal but hung around Koreans. Didn't she live in Cerritos which has a huge Korean population? All I know is that she has that certain LA Korean accent that I notice among these Korean Americans... not that there is anything wrong with it.

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They've already finished Eclipse, so the most she can hope for is to be either an anonymous vampire extra, or lunch meat for the vamps (WHO SPARKLE IN THE SUN WTFROFLMAOOMGWTH!!!)

"Didn’t she live in Cerritos which has a huge Korean population?"

Yup. She has a stereotypical SoCal K-Am accent (though yes staying in Korea has drawn it out a bit more, and she doesn't talk as fast as one normally would.)

You take a Chinese accent, throw a Mexican accent on top of it, and every other line throw in some valley speak. There ya go. ;)

*disappears behind tree*

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WOW!!! it looks more interesting for me to watch the twilight saga: eclipse, hope she will do well.

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Han Ye Seul is gorgeous on that picture :)

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Embarrassingly enough, I've read all of the Twilight books (meak voice: please do not judge me...) I mean...which vampire could she possibly play? *POSSIBLE BREAKING DAWN SPOILER ALERT!!!* I guess there are a bunch of extra, American vampires in the book, but honestly, that's nothing to be excited about unless they really change up some of the scenes. But if I remember correctly, the American accents should be distinct in the movie, considering Stephanie Meyer highlighted the regions and time periods of the vampires. *END SPOILER*

Basically: As a Twilight reader (yes yes...harharhar insert ridicule here), I have no recollection of a distinct character that she could play, ALTHOUGH it is very possible. Furthermore, the role would be quite small based on my knowledge of the book so I'm gu [Read more]

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I only read Twilight (and detested it) so Twilight fans: What character could Han Ye-Seul play? Plus isn't she a little old? Or am I wrong in thinking that most of the characters in the books are teens?

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I wish her luck , sadly It's Twilight...

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Actually I dont mind Twilight the movie, when I dont have to read pages of SPARKLES my eyes can get some rest gazing at those gorgeous trees. and the simple fact that it's much easier to tolerate sth gritting on your nerves for 2 hours than spending exponentially more time treading thro trillions of Steph Meyer's choice of words. Mrmook wanna check out the werewolves in New Moon in theatre, told him watching Twilight first is a must and after getting a taste of ' your blood is my personal brand of heroin' he is still in disbelief those were per batim. He concludes sad vampire fr Conan's silly gigs is hotter than Edward. Yet when I reminded him he's Cedric, whom he's agreed to be good looking, he gave me a WTH?!

But can I just state my honest no biased opinion her acting regressed in [Read more]

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I don't think they will cast her for Eclipse because the film is already finished (in post-production) and I don't think they will cast for Breaking Dawn now because it's still not decided IF and WHEN Breaking Dawn will start filming. So... I think this is just a rumour... and I don't think she would fit into a movie series like Twilight.

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I like here, just finished watching Fantasy Couple and I think her English is Good.... "PRINCESS WERE ARE YOU???" LOLS~~^^

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The Twilight saga so far really blows...so if someone, anyone, can be recruited to make it better...please!!

All the actors have such low energy on screen, it makes my teeth grind. ESPECIALLY Stewart. Holy crap. She gets the facial expressions right, but it's like she's set on emo-low. Charlie always brings energy when he's in a scene. Charlie, who's barely important.

But...I LOVE the nature scenes. I meeesss the NW. I haven't seen anyone wearing socks with their sandals in Korea, or the t-shirt and vest combo. I actually miss that! ^^

Anyway, I vote Kim Kang-woo as a vampire. Now THAT would be cool.

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even if her english is fine, i wonder if it's the same acting in a different languages. I feel like a lot of people's acting is a little stunted if they've never acting in that language before. regardless of their fluency.

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"i wonder if it’s the same acting in a different languages."

Let's put it this way. When she did Nonstop 4, she actually said "whateverS" in English. She not only Asian. She AzN. :D I think she'll act better in English than Korean.

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I don't think she will be casted for Twilight. Eclipse is finish filming and Breaking Dawn has no asian characters. Also I would love to see her in Twilight but i don't think it's really possible. I think the "Phone" is more accurate.

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I dont think that there's a big chance this would be for ECLIPSE because filming wrapped for the movie back in early November before New Moon came out.

I can't think of an Asian character for Breaking Dawn, but if she's amongst the throng of Volutri vampires that is a possibility.

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Good luck to her, hope her luck is better than Gianna Jun (also vampire), why always vampire2 nowdays and everywhere,..other ghosts are losing their popularity already.

Btw, I always wonder how just average (in acting) actresses (not only her) manage to get big offer-their company must be very smart lobbying I think.

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As many others have already mentioned, Eclipse already finished filming and its in post-production.
I don't see how she could be in Breaking Dawn since there are no obvious choice of who she could even play since the female vampire extras in it are not Asian at all.

Also the production company behind the Twilight movies is Summit Entertainment. I have never heard of Imprint Entertainment being a part of the Twilight movies. So bs indicator there.

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Oh, carp. I hope she will not do any Twilight movies because she will be wasting her acting on those horrible books and movies. I think she should just stick with Phone remake rather than Twilight movies. Just thinking about that makes me ill.

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Yeah, I doubt she's going to be apart of the Twilight series, so I really wonder why they seem to be pushing this rumour. (Or purposely avoiding the questions about it.)
It just seems very unlikely, especially since they mentioned Eclipse, which has finished filming already. And even if it was Breaking Dawn, again, unlikely.

Her english is very good, but she definitely does have a slight korean accent/tone to it. So when JB says that she has no accent when speaking in english, I go..
o_o...
I don't know, maybe where some people live in the states, that accent is the norm there for the korean-americans (somebody mentioned that's how the LA korean-american accent is?) because when I hear Brian Joo or Tiffany (SNSD) speak, it doesn't have that same korean tone to it that Han Yeseul has. [Read more]

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if she does it i might watch the movie (i don't like twilight)

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Well, even if the Twilight franchise is horrible it still has a very, very large fan base. Never mind if that's the reputation, any actor/actress who appears in those movies will get such vast exposure to the US audience, much more than Phone can ever hope for. So I do wish for HYS to get a part in Twilight because it will be good for her career.

I agree with the others, HYS does have an accent. I'm not from California so I don't know what it is, just that it's a bit distinct and not a valley girl accent (I think).

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Wow - I think it's interesting that there is discussion about someone who was born & raised in the US - whether her english is good. What are they teaching in Cali? =) hehe... anyhow - good luck to her. I think it's a tough changeover.

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agree with the mediocre actor on han's part
but she definitely has an accent, its just there; don't think its because shes been speaking korean for too long

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5UJjPAIsuU

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"(somebody mentioned that’s how the LA korean-american accent is?)"

That's more the exaggerated version of the accent (and yes a lot of K-Ams, just like other Asian Americans also have a regular American regional accent too.) First time I heard Han Ye Seul talk, I was like "homegirl from Cerritos!!" And there ya go. ;) Guys gotta understand -- we have such strong Asian American enclaves in SoCal that a lot of 2nd generation kids still speak the mother tongue in their household and amongst some friends.

Actually Kara from Nicole has the perfect Cali K-Am accent.

As for The Brian . . . dude from Jersey. You can leave Jersey, but Jersey never leaves you. ;)

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I'm not too familiar with different Asian American accents but if I spoke to HYS on the phone and didn't know who she was, I would definitely be able to tell that I'm talking to an Asian, whereas if I spoke to someone like Tiffany (SNSD), I would never have guessed that she's Asian.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv94zqsUDfM

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@ 42 belleza

As for The Brian . . . dude from Jersey. You can leave Jersey, but Jersey never leaves you.

Being from Jersey, I'd love to hear his accent.

I love discussions on Asian actors speaking English. I'm so intrigued by it. I think the best English speaker is still Jung Rye Won (spelling??). Even though she has an Australian accent, her English was basically PERFECT in MNIKSS.

Eugene's English was pretty good in Wonderful Life but I notice that in Creating Destiny, she's got a bit on an accent and the enunciation seems to be on the wrong syllables sometimes. It sounds a little awkward.

I'm going to youtube these vids of so called good English speakers!

And I only heard Han Ye Seul speak english in Fantasy Couple. From what I remember, [Read more]

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I mentioned this before, but Han Ye Seul is SUCH a "Leslie." You know, the ones that didn't do so great at school but was really popular and "most pretty" and hung around all the preppy AzN student body people and giggled her way through school. You know, the type that ends up at UC Irvine. ;)

"Being from Jersey, I’d love to hear his accent. "

The Brian:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffJtRLWsv2U

(Brian talks hood, yet he's looking for a CHURCH-GOING wife. Praise Geezus. Praise Pac. Yup, that's the K-Am experience right there yo lol)

"whereas if I spoke to someone like Tiffany (SNSD), I would never have guessed that she’s Asian."

Oh Tiff's from Diamond Bar. That area's more of the Chinese wing. ;) Noti [Read more]

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@ belleza

Are you kidding? Diamond Bar was all Korean when I was growing up, Irvine was the Chinese hood. Or am I mistaken? Ah, who cares, love your analogy regardless. Always makes me want to snarf up my pocky (in a good way).

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"Are you kidding? Diamond Bar was all Korean when I was growing up, Irvine was the Chinese hood."

Hmm . . . come to think of it, you may be right -- I only hung around the Chinese parts of Diamond Bar because we liked the bakeries there.

Irvine's just . . . Irvine, you know? It's like this black hole that every OC Asian person tries to claw out off because they're utterly sick of repeating their high school experience in college. University of Chinese Immigrants is the "not again!!" of universities for SoCal Asian folks.

(Which gets the next questions: well, what about UCLA? UCLA is UC of LAZN. Balla yo!!)

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Werd. Irvine just *is*

Hubby would have rather poked out his left eyeball and ates it rather than move to Irvine. Doesn't mean he don't wants to go there to eats them thar food. But living there is *soul-crushing* and obliterates any reason to be schooled in the US in the first place.

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Uhhh BTW to anybody offended . . . uhm, UCI is a perfectly fine school and I love the trees and anti-jaywalking laws and uhhh the doughnut-style layout of your school and if I need to carjack a Camry or Civic, there's no better place. Irvine is great. Great!! :D

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haha...I just watched the Seoulbeats interview w/Brian and...
"You can leave Jersey, but Jersey never leaves you. " And that be the truth...

Man, I don't think my Jersey accent was ever that strong before I moved down South...

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