‘interviews’


Celebrity News
There’s more to come from Ji Chang-wook
by | November 19, 2016 | 68 Comments
Many have called The K2 a career-defining project for its star, Ji Chang-wook, but the 29-year-old would beg to differ. Indeed, he ran his body ragged for the role of a war mercenary turned into a bodyguard-for-hire, learning Korean, Russian, Japanese and Brazilian martial arts techniques and performing his own stunts, but Ji refuses to... More »


Celebrity News
Park Bo-gum, grateful as ever
by | October 29, 2016 | 150 Comments
Viewers who’ve seen Youths Over Flowers in Africa already know this, but Park Bo-gum (23) is of unique ilk, a rare breed. Although his mild-mannered, respectful, real-life persona didn’t bleed through his commanding presence onscreen as Crown Prince Yi Yeong in Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, his humility and thoughtfulness were on full display during press... More »


Celebrity News
Drinking interview with Cinderella Park So-dam
by | October 2, 2016 | 56 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 | 31 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 »