‘interviews’


Drama Casting & News
Hwang Jung-eum on building her character for She Was Pretty
by | August 28, 2015 | 37 Comments
Three weeks out from She Was Pretty’s premiere, the MBC romantic comedy is ramping up its promotion. We recently got a cute teaser out of leads Hwang Jung-eum and Park Seo-joon, and now we have a new promo shot of Hwang (…just the one, stingy bastards), as well as a brief interview with her about... More »


Drama Casting & News
Dramabeans exclusive: Interview with City Hunter, Doctor Stranger PD Jin Hyuk
by | August 25, 2015 | 152 Comments
We’ve got a special treat for you guys today, and are excited to present to you our very own exclusive interview with one of dramaland’s hitmaker directors, PD Jin Hyuk, whom you may know from his string of popular dramas like Brilliant Legacy, Prosecutor Princess, City Hunter, Master’s Sun, and Doctor Stranger. I know, so... More »


Celebrity News
Yoo Ah-in relishes his evil turn in Veteran
by | August 2, 2015 | 34 Comments
Yoo Ah-in (29, real name Uhm Hong-shik) is back, and this time he’s completely shed his youthful image. He plays an audaciously evil chaebol heir in his upcoming film, Veteran, and he’ll present to the public a new and previously unseen range to his acting. Until now, Yoo has often played the role of rebellious... More »


Celebrity News
Im Shi-wan: “I had to take Misaeng”
by | January 4, 2015 | 103 Comments
Four years after debuting in idol group ZE:A, Im Shi-wan is having his moment: He took the Everyman character of office worker Jang Geu-rae in Misaeng (or Incomplete Life) and turned it into something extraordinary, with a standout performance as the guy almost every viewer could relate to. It wasn’t his first role (he had... More »


Drama Casting & News
Joo-won gets drunk on music for Cantabile Tomorrow
by | October 9, 2014 | 46 Comments
You may have noticed (just a tad, here and there) that there’s been a lot of Cantabile Tomorrow hype making the rounds these days, particularly with the drama all set to premiere next week. A lot of the stuff being said is the same ol’ promo talk repeated over and over, so I’m mostly just... More »


Celebrity News
Lee Je-hoon on Secret Door and his past and future work
by | September 28, 2014 | 37 Comments
While many actors express devotion to their art, Lee Je-hoon (30) seems to tackle his chosen profession with particular sincerity and passion. From his debut in 2006 until his enlistment in mandatory military service, he worked steadily in diverse roles and projects. Lee first caught the attention of audiences with his portrayal of a gay... More »


Celebrity News
Yoo Yeon-seok on The Informant and life after Chilbongie
by | September 21, 2014 | 46 Comments
Ahhh, I luffff him. If you’ve seen the 30-year-old Yoo Yeon-seok in Youths Over Flowers, you know that he’s a meticulous planner — the type who stays up late planning everyone’s activities for the next day. On the variety show, he never wants to waste a moment on the trip, and in a new interview... More »


Celebrity News
Yoochun: The work itself is the prize
by | August 17, 2014 | 35 Comments
The cast of Sea Fog has been out promoting the Bong Joon-ho-produced late-summer blockbuster, which opened in theaters this week. Although it’s been 11 years since his debut, Yoochun is the movie rookie of the bunch, and he sat down for an interview on what it was like to participate on a film for the... More »


Celebrity News
Ji Chang-wook’s slow-and-steady philosophy
by | August 4, 2014 | 40 Comments
I’m not exactly sure why an interview was done with Ji Chang-wook (there wasn’t any talk of his upcoming project Healer), but if every actor comes across as likable and grounded as this one, I won’t ask questions, just happily translate. He wrapped shooting on Empress Ki at the end of April, and made an... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kang Dong-won slays in Kundo
by | July 23, 2014 | 42 Comments
Kang Dong-won is making the press rounds for Kundo: Age of the Rampant (also known as Band of Thieves), which hits theaters on July 23. After finishing work on the movie Psychic in 2010, Kang headed to mandatory military service for two years, then spent another couple of years catching his breath and carefully reviewing... More »


Celebrity News
Kang Haneul: Reinventing himself into leading man
by | July 13, 2014 | 56 Comments
He’s definitely on fire: Kang Haneul, who began the year with a short but lauded appearance on Angel Eyes, has been cast as the lead in no less than four — yes, four — movies in 2014. Originally a musical theater actor, his breakthrough small screen performance was in last year’s Monstar, after which he... More »