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Kim So-yeon confirms Athena

Kim So-yeon has confirmed her guest stint on highly-anticipated IRIS spin-off Athena: Goddess of War. Round of applause! She’ll be reprising her IRIS role as kickass Northern intelligence agent Kim Sun-hwa, and will be joined by her commanding officer Park Chul-young, played by the awesome Kim Seung-woo.

These two were the runaway stars of IRIS for me, as I hardly cared about the other characters, and couldn’t get enough of these two. Looks like they’ll be stealing the limelight again, for however long they get to be around, anyway. The producers of Athena have been trying to score Kim So-yeon since the beginning, but she was unable to confirm because of her current drama, Dr. Champ. (Which she is great in. I can’t wait till they kick her romantic storyline with Jung Kyeo-woon up a notch.)

Writers are drumming up a super-secret storyline for her big entrance onto the show, although I don’t know what’s so super-secret about it. It’s a spy drama, and she’s a Northern intelligence officer. Cue international crisis. I suppose the devil is in the details, and I’m anticipating some good action for these two. I kind of hope she’s willing to go back to her short hair, because it gives her that extra badass edge, not that she needs a haircut to carry the performance. I just miss that sleek IRIS look she had goin’ on.

Kim So-yeon will be joining the shoot in New Zealand after Dr. Champ wraps. Athena premieres in December, following Giant.

Via DongA

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Ma HyeRi~~~~

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LOL!!!
KSY is HOTTTTTTTTT <3

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yeeeeey~
now id like top to rise from the dead(24-esque style) and id really be hooked.

xD

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I'm guessing at some point Lee Ji Ah assassinates Kim So Yeon.

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ho, ho, ho I like that storyline, seem promising. I'll watch Athena for somehow it may come true.

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NO! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

it should be the other way around! >_<

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agree totally!!!

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or she could be the one who would blow Su Ae's double agent. or maybe it's Lee Jiah who is the real double agent and then KSY can just blow her off. Gosh, i'm violent. Whatever it is, i don't why KSY to die =) then she could be in the third spin-off --- would it be HADES or maybe HERMES? =)

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I agree....!!!

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I can't agree any more !

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that will be good enough reason for me to hate Lee Ji Ah or her character for a long time....i'm with kaedejun.... make it the other way round plz..if her character gets killed here she wont be reprising her role for IRIS2 either..w/o LBH and her that would two of the best things of that drama that will be missing in the sequel

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Yeap the other way around will be better. Should bring Kim Se-yeon sooner.

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I do not have the words to explain the " Great Love" I have for Kim So-yeon other than to say IMHO she is becoming little by little one of Korea's top actresses!!!!!!

Kim So-yeon FTW!!!!!! :O}

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OMG!!! This is great news! I might actually watch now. KSY was the best part of IRIS for me. That is what made me a fan of hers. I actually thought that the North Korean group was just far superior than the South Korean group in IRIS.

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I totally agree. She had 500x more chemistry with Lee Byung-heon, too. It's the first time I've seriously had 2nd lead syndrome, and it was for a girl. I was sad that he still ended up with Kim Tae-hee's character. The writer's should have gone all crazy on us, shaken up the conventions, and had him fall in love with her, instead. THAT would have been AWESOME.

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Sun Hwa was waaaay better for him than Kim Tae Hee's character. Second lead syndrome for sure. I wish writers would let the second lead win sometimes. They just sizzled together.

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I so totally agree with you. Romance etc between LBH and her would have been mindblowing. They had so much sexual chemistry between them that was never allowed to surface.

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OMG YES! YES! YES! I didn't know her before Iris -my bad!- and she completely stole every single scene. I'm SO excited now. And it goes without saying that I'm just as excited to see KSW cos he's awesome! YaY! As if I wasn't anticipating Athena enough...

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YES!!! SHE IS WAY BETTER THAN KIM TAE-HEE!!!

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Fab acting by one and not so much from the other.

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again, I agree!

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yes!!!!!!!
i love kim so yeon..
its been great for her and i definitely looking forward for athena after this..

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wow...
i wanted to see her with cha seung woo please!!!!!!

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me too...

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Yeah.. me too. And if there were lovelines between them, i'll be the 1st to watch!!!

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OMO that would be great. MMMMMM

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These two were riveting in IRIS.

Glad to see them do a cameo.

Maybe they should do another spin off with just these two actors. Then again, too much of a good thing?

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Honestly, I thought the spin-off would've been awesome if it were about them rather than a whole new crew. I feel like those 2 has so much story in them and their conflict of conscious for their country...what a waste. I'm still looking forward to Athena though. However, I think NOW with -these 2 back, they can call it a spin-off. Spin-off has to have some connection to the first.

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EXITED!!!!! OMG!!

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ok - for the third time, i will spazz

AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

and also - i am hoping she ends up being one of the athena baddies who passionately kisses cha seung won and makes su ae all riled up inside. (or is it lee ji ah? i forget which girl is the double agent bad ass that has a romantic love line with cha seung won, if there is one... whatever - i'm making it up right now probably...)

and then kim seung woo looks on disapprovingly and says "where'd my sweet sunhwa go?"

and then jung woo sung is all O_O with jaw dropped because he can't believe how friggin' sexy KSY looks.

and then KSY gives them a piercing glare with her smoky eyes, and Choi Si Won falls into shock from a heart attack.

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perfect! She'd kick all their asses with her skills and her looks.

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LOVE LOVE LOVE the scenario!!! approved!!! here's another one...the major twist: she's ATHENA!!!

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OOooOoo!!

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byaaaahahahah!!....we shoud make this into a fanfic thread...u guys would make awsomefanfic writers

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Agreed!!

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i love this! kaedejun FTW!

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How is it that your short synopsis sounds way better than anything the IRIS/Athena writing team can come up with? I think this project needs you kaedejun. Left to their own devices they will follow the same formula as the last.

As an aside, I think the visual kinetic energy of CSW and KSY together would cause my IRISes to implode. Those two make one hot sizzling couple.

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2nd!
I'm almost salivating at that.
We was robbed off General Choi + Seol-hwa, only a Jo Gookie + Seol-hwa can remedy that.

PS. YESSSSS!!!

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LOL Kaedejun,
next move...
....and then for her undercover job, KSY will work in a law firm, spy on a certain lawyer.

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yes, awesome people from IRIS!
Now, I have valid reason to watch Athena. Before this I will only consider to watch Athena if I had nothing to watch ;p

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I wonder if Sunhwa in Athena will be the person before-she-met-Hyunjun or after-Hyunjun-died. The short, edgy yet chic hairstyle would be 'the before' phase but if it's after.. she can come up with any style fitting the emotional change, perhaps.

Thanks girlfriday for writing this. In my alternate world, Lee Byung Hun and Kim So Yeon made IRIS a lot better ^^.. with Kim Seung Woo.. the three of them in the Shanghai scene was superbly intense. Wished that .. ahh.. never mind.. wishful thinking.

Wasn't going to follow Athena.. but.. with KSY onboard.. will have to catch her scenes (that might be the hint if IRIS 2 gets the green light).. hope Sunhwa moments are not just fleeting ones.

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jeez, the list of epic actors for Athena is insane.
Hopefully the writing/directing keeps up and doesn't crash this much Awesome.

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hopes there is someone who likes KSY in this series xD

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dont worry..
i like it..

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I want SunHwa to shoot Kim Tae Hee's character! ;-) How about that! hahahah

Anyway, I really hope they don't kill off SunHwa. If they do, I'm going to be VERY angry! I'm hoping we'll get scenes of her and Cha Seung Won! Those two would be hot together and I agree with you dramabeans, I, too, really hope she sports the short hair cut again.

She definitely pulls it off and looks [email protected]$$! She never did like the short hair but I thought it gave her character edge, too. We'll see!

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Have never seen ANYONE look better in short hair!

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She rocks the bob hairstyle. Mucho sexyfoxy.

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Athena really is going to be a travelogue-spy-action drama! So many international filming!! I don't think any other drama has been to as much international cities as Athena..

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this going to be exciting! Kim So Yeon is HOT and oozing with charisma!

my eyes were like this o.o when i read the previous Athena news...but when i see her name(together with Kim Seung woo), my eyes goes like this O.O

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This news made me ten times more excited to watch Athena. Kim So-Yeon and Kim Seung-Woo were some of the only characters that made IRIS bearable for me.

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I subscribe ...

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Love her!!!

I, for one, just want her to grow her bangs XD I think that her face looks even better without them ^^ Never did watch IRIS, though ^^' I bet an extremely tight ponytail would fit her character too, although she might cut her hair again. It does seem kind of unlikely to me, but who knows!!! : )

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Gotta say that this news(thanks for announcing it, GF!) has increased my interest in Athena by about a hundredfold...as in, from virtually no interest to high interest. I love Kim So-yeon, and Kim Seung-woo just has gobs of charisma and a great screen presence. These two actors were easily the best things going for IRIS. They each stole every scene they were in...and, if they were both in a scene at the same time...wow.

And, as much as I think Kim So-yeon looks fabulous with long hair(but not so much with those short bangs she sported in PP), she looks both gorgeous and badass with the short hair she has in the two photos at the top of this article.

Loving her in Dr. Champ. Now, if only ViiKii would get that licensing agreement with SBS, so that those of us in the North America region could regain access to their subbed videos. *sigh*

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OMG.
finally..i really like Kim so yeon since iris.
so, it will be great to see her again in Athena.
i impatiently wait next december...

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interesting..
cant wait to see her again!!

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so much interesting..
cant wait to see her again!!

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yay!!! im so happy

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YAY ! *Hands in the air*

I like badass Kim So-yeon better.

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"These two were the runaway stars of IRIS for me, as I hardly cared about the other characters, and couldn’t get enough of these two."

YES YES YES I COULDN'T AGREE MORE WITH YOU GIRLFRIDAY!

i fell in love with kim so-yeon and kim seung-woo in iris more than the "supposedly' main cast lee byung-heon and kim tae- hee. they both sold me with their characters as north korean agents.

athena was on my bleah list. i knew that they have a lot of huge names in this drama but the release of new stills and photos didnt really create much hype for me. methinks it's still too early for promotion. but i did consider watching it with not really high expections when it premieres.

BUT! now that these two are gonna have cameos, i think i might just watch it! just for them both! i love how she looks badass in her short her kicking and fighting butts but have a complete 180 degree change as a doctor with long hair in dr champ. and she still manages to kick some butt in both (:

p.s correct me if i'm not wrong, was there supposed to be a manhwa and film version of iris?

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love love love love this woman. my fav korean actress right now

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Same here! I swear she resembles so much of Song He kyo and Kwon Sang Woo's wifey!

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Just one more reason to watch this. Can't wait!

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I love her!! She look smokin hot in the first picture!! She really rock that short haircut and smokey eye!!

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1. it will be soo good if she will kill that plain first lead girl from Iris!
2. and recognize the feelings commanding officer Park has for her :P

@kaedejun LOL to you imagination!

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This is the cherry on the sundae! I loved both these actors in IRIS. I also agree they made IRIS for me along with TOP.

Personally I thought Kim So-Yeon should have been a lead and not just a cameo..alas I have a 'thing' for actors named Seung..

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This is great....she's the reason why i watched iris and now im gonna watch athena too...

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This is great....i totally love her,she's the reason why i watched iris and now im gonna watch athena too...

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She was so bad ass in Iris!!! Can't wait to see her again =)

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awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

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Honestly, I Miss her acting as a villain character.... I still can't get enough of her acting in All About Eve.....

am I weird?

OK can't wait to watch her performances in Athena >.<

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Suddenly, I have reason to watch Athena... Har har har...

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yup. so do i.

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Hopefully she's not just cameo, i hope her character will develop into... at least second lead.

At the first time i've heard about Athena's casts, i felt do not interesting at all. I've never even planned to watch it. But ever since i've heard KSY would do cameo, then i'll just watch the episode she would presence. (",)

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me too.
i only watch the episode she appear only..

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I prefer Kim So Yeon in IRIS over Maggi Q in Nikita anytime.

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Holy Crackpot! Sooooooooooo B.A.!

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3 series in one year, :)

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Thanks girlfriday,

Guest stint, well, either live or die or just appear for the drama publicity. As for Ejiah, hope she will stimulate the hero lovelife which had gone stale.

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i wish her and cha seung won character will be lover. hehe
i love her very much in prosecutor princess.

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It's really a great news for KSY's fan. Off course I'm one of them!I hope she does not only a cameo.My dear scriptwriter,please give me more Sun Hwa!

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OMG SHE IS SO HOT I LOVE HER

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totally agree...
she so hot and more if she and cha seung won character will be lover. har har

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her back is so sexy

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agree!!!

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+1 on that agree!

That photo just plain sizzles.

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She was so good in IRIS so i am glad she is coming back.

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YAY, sexy back KSH comes back, I love her in Iris, really really love her, if don't have her and KSW, I would drop Iris, the leading girl 's acting was so bad, KSY, LBH, & KSW saves Iris, especially Sun Hwa, yeah, waiting for her short hair and smoky eyes come back too, love everything about Kim Sun Hwa

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