Celebrity News
Drinking interview with Cinderella Park So-dam
by | October 2, 2016 | 55 Comments
Park So-dam (Cinderella and the Four Knights) has made her stamp as a rising Chungmuro star at the young age of 25. Nicknamed “The Jewel of Indie Films,” she has been praised by critics for showing a talent beyond her years. Recently, she gave a drinking interview where she talked about carving a path for... More »

Drama Casting & News
Moonlight Drawn By Clouds from the original author’s point of view
by | September 25, 2016 | 93 Comments
Yoon Yi-soo is the writer of the web novel which became the original source material for currently airing hit youth sageuk Moonlight Drawn By Clouds. Last Thursday, she gave an interview with Joy News where she revealed her inner thoughts about her work, the drama adaptation, and its actors. Moonlight Drawn By Clouds is a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Looking for answers from W writer Song Jae-jung
by | September 24, 2016 | 188 Comments
At a press conference nearly a week after the finale of W–Two Worlds aired on September 14, writer Song Jae-jung (who also wrote Nine and Queen In-hyun’s Man) attempted to answer some of the many questions raised by viewers. Song spoke freely about the story’s logical development, her thoughts on the two lead actors, how... More »

Celebrity News
Kim So-hyun dishes on Bring It On, Ghost
by | September 18, 2016 | 77 Comments
In the days following the finale of Bring It On, Ghost, Kim So-hyun (17) sat down with journalists to bid the show and her character a fond farewell. She complimented the cast and her director, and was effusive in her praise of the experience: “The environment on set was the best, so great that I... More »

Pop Culture & Society
K-drama YA novel alert: I Believe in a Thing Called Love
by | September 15, 2016 | 46 Comments
It isn’t often that we write about books on Dramabeans, but when I heard there was a Young Adult novel coming out that explicitly deals with K-dramas—and a Korean-American heroine who uses K-dramas as a love guide—it sounded like exactly the kind of thing Beanies might want to know about. We initially heard from YA... More »

Celebrity News
Yoo Seung-ho and his image ruination for Kim Seon-dal
by | June 28, 2016 | 30 Comments
His latest role, a brash swindler in historical film Kim Seon-dal, marks a departure for Yoo Seung-ho (22) from his usual melodramatic projects, and his playful, puppy-like side came out during the round interviews held last week to promote the movie. Yoo debuted in 2002 at eight years old... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Je-hoon hopes for a melo or rom-com next
by | May 1, 2016 | 59 Comments
It’s time to check back in with Lee Je-hoon (31), who’s fresh off the success of tvN drama Signal and in the midst of searching for his next project. He’s currently promoting the upcoming movie Detective Hong Gil-dong: Missing Village, and he dished with the media about what led him to the film, Signal and... More »

Celebrity News
Im Soo-jung on playing two characters in Time Renegade
by | April 23, 2016 | 23 Comments
Im Soo-jung (36) promoted Time Renegade with a round of interviews of her own, discussing her reasons for selecting the film, what it was like to work with director Kwak Jae-yong and co-stars Jo Jung-seok and Lee Jin-wook, her current views on the Korean film industry, and her hopes for the future. It’s hard to... More »

Celebrity News
Jo Jung-seok jokes his way through interviews for Time Renegade
by | April 21, 2016 | 30 Comments
He may have laughed and joked his way through several interviews for his upcoming film, Time Renegade, but it’s clear that Jo Jung-seok (35) takes his craft very seriously. He’s always had the performing bug, and he was a theater major at Seoul University before he was forced to quit to support his family. He... More »

Drama Casting & News
The rise and fall of Cheese in the Trap
by | February 25, 2016 | 1,392 Comments
By now, you’ve probably already heard plenty about the brouhaha surrounding Cheese in the Trap, which we haven’t commented on too much here—mostly because the controversy started off at a relatively low rumble with claims that were, for the large part, difficult to substantiate or confirm. But I’ve been keeping an eye on the developing... More »