Lee Young-ae signs on with new management
Lee Young-ae has signed with Song Seung-heon‘s independent management company, Storm S Company, which is the firm Song established after his contract with his former management ended last year. While I don’t normally pay attention to news about actors’ management shifts, there has been a lot of speculation over whether Lee Young-ae would retire following her marriage with a Korean-American in 2009. Now that she has taken on new management, she is effectively putting those rumors to rest and sending out the message that she is open to new work.
At the time of her marriage, she had said merely, “If a good project came along, I’d act in it,” but had focused on her studies (she’s working toward a doctorate degree at Hanyang University). On the 19th, Storm S Company confirmed the news and explained that now that they have two A-listers onboard, they will be expanding their roster to bring in new talent. Song Seung-heon is one of a wave of big-name actors going solo and/or establishing their own companies, such as Choi Ji-woo, Bae Yong-joon, So Ji-sub, and Kim Myung-min.
Via My Daily