Friday, January 31, 2014

[Translation] Interview with Production company's CEO Yoon Se-hyun regarding Inspiring Generation

Q: Inspiring Generation have gathered many star-studded actors including Kim Hyun Joong and Im Soo Hyang. What are your thoughts about this?
  • A: There was a big question before the broadcast, ‘Why it’s Kim Hyun Joong?’ ‘Why it’s Im Soo Hyang?’. We were also thinking given the large sum of production fees they have received, why did they invite singer-turned-actors instead of using top stars actors. Taking 'Bridal Mask' for example, there isn’t a lot of actors who are willingly to try out this kind of dramas, very minimal. It’s probably they are afraid to be rejected to enter Japan and also exclusion from the Japanese market (due to the drama's genre). It’s a tough decision walking down the ‘Hallyu Star’ path if they were to give up on the Japanese market. It’s never easy to make such decision.
There was a also a hot discussion regarding the ‘acting skills’ because as a singer who’s trying out the acting career, they have to show a lot of up-to-par acting elements (as compared to original actors themselves). But Hyun Joong have put a lot of effort to overcome this.

Before the broadcast, there were many anti topics about this, almost 99% of it. Right after the first episode was aired, many articles surfaced and praised ‘Hyun Joong have finally found the right drama for him’. And the same goes to Im Soo Hyang. It was a very good start to turn antis into fans.

Translated by @5StarsAs1

[Article] ‘Generation Of Youth’ Kim Hyun Joong Obliterates His Flower Boy Image

'Generation Of Youth' Kim Hyun Joong perfectly transformed to his role in the drama, Shin Jung Tae. When we watch Kim Hyung Joon play character, Shin Jung Tae, there is no resemblance of his previous characters as a flower boy. On the sixth episode of the KBS 2 TV Wednesday Thursday TV drama "Generation Of Youth" which aired on January 30, 2014, actor Kim Hyung Joon played Shin Jung Tae, a naïve, idealistic, yet sometimes aggressive man.

Previously, Shin Jung Tae met his first love in three years. On today's episode, Shin Jung Tae had a heated discussion with Mo Il Hwa, played by Song Jae Rim, which resulted in a fight between the two. Although he could be aggressive when needed to be, Shin Jung Tae was also a warm man to people around him. When it was Kim Oh Ryun's birthday, he said "Happy birthday" in the sweetest smiles and voice, attracting a lot of the female audiences.



Thursday, January 30, 2014

[English Subbed] Kim Hyun Joong Drama Inspiring Generation Episode 5


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[Photo] Kim Kyu Jong with Park Kang Min


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[Article] Kim Hyun Joong Seriously Reviews Scripts During his Break

Photo of Kim Hyun Joong that shows huge concentration while reviewing his scripts has been the trend in public.

On January 28, Kim Hyun Joong spotted to be seriously reviewing his script on the set for the drama “Inspiring Generation” while wearing his costume underneath a very thick winter coat along with his bruises imposing his character as Jeong Tae.

The drama shoot started at 4:00 in the morning and finished at 12 noon. While everybody was still on break, the camera had turned its focus to the hot actor while keenly reading the script.

Staff of the drama shared how dedicated Kim Hyun Joong is with his character. He is said to be fully immersed with the scenarios in order for him to impose the right character. Rather than just focusing with the script, Kim Hyun Joon takes counsel from the director on how he should act every scenario.

The staff praised him for his passion in acting. He always takes time to review each scene and the lines every day before they shoot.



[Article] ‘When Actors Get Immersed Into The Script’ – Kim Hyun Joong, Yoon Kye Sang, Han Ji Hye

Kim Hyun Joong, focused in the script, not noticing the fact his picture was being taken

The picture of Kim Hyun Joong with the script was released. Playing ‘Jeong-Tae’ in KBS 2TV’s ‘Generation of Youth,’ he is wearing a goose down, preparing for his next scene. The shooting on that day reportedly started at 4 am. He finished his scene from another location, and was focusing in on his character through reading the script. In order to concentrate better, he uses an audio device.

The staff members praise Kim’s devotion despite overnight shootings and demanding action scenes. On 29th, Kim Hyun Joong is set to make his appearance in the drama, raising anticipation of the viewers that are looking forward to his transformation.

The photographs with the script for the ‘The Full Sun,’ which will follow ‘The Prime Minister and I’ was also released.

‘The Full Sun’ tells the story of the relationship between Jeong Se-Ro (Yoon Kye-Sang), who has lost his whole life including his father due to the shootings surrounding a diamond in Thailand, and Han Yeong-Won (Han Ji-Hye), who has lost her loving fiancée. In the picture, they smile with the night scene of temple next to Chao Phraya River in Thailand in the background.

A staff member said, “Ever since the script readings, Yoon Kye-Sang and Han Ji-Hye showed great harmony, making the scene delightful. Their romance will be dramatically expressed through such harmony.”

Set to air its first episode on February 17, ‘The Full Sun’ has finished its shooting in Thailand, and starting its domestic shoot.



[Article] SS501 Park Jung Min and Kim Hyung Jun Reunite for "Empress Ki" OST

On January 28, Kim Hyung Jun's official site, Jjunaway updated some new photos of him and Park Jung Minpracticing for MBC drama, "Empress Ki" OST.

Park Jung Min and Kim Hyung Jun are members of SS501, a famous idol group formed in 2005. Since 2010, they ended their contracts with DSP media and went to other agencies with no disbandment announcement. They rarely be together since then, that's why their collaboration this time made fans happy and excited.

In the photo, Kim Hyung Jun and Park Jung Min look close and happy together. They're practicing for the duet release of "Empress Ki" OST. The song will be revealed soon.

Are you expected to hear it?



Saturday, January 18, 2014

[Photo] Heo Young Saeng on his Police Duty Update


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[Translation] Kim Hyung Jun Press Conference in Bolivia

Excited Bolivian fans of Korean K Pop music waited patiently to buy tickets Friday (January 17) for a chance to see one of their favorites Kim Hyung Jun in concert.

Hailing from Seoul, South Korea, the K Pop sensation has taken hold in Bolivia and thousands of teenage girls are firmly on board wanting more and more.

"That he (Kim Hyung Jun) has come here means a lot. It opens the door so that more K Pop groups come to our country," said Soledad Cornejo as she waited outside the theater where Jun will perform. "Many of us have to go to other countries for their concerts. We went to Peru to so the Big Bang. It is a dream made reality."

"To see him is really great for all of us. The fans of 'Baby' (Kim Hyung Jun) have formed a group called the Junus," said another fan Fabiola Callisaya.

At a news conference held before his performance Jun said he and other K Pop groups are very aware of the burgeoning interest in their music throughout Latin America.

"We know that a lot of people here like our music, the Korean music. I have spoken to members of other groups like SS501. I know they want to come," he said in Korean.

"My objective now is to write a song in spanish for my fans in Latin America."

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[Vid] Kim Hyun Joong Before Filming Drama


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[Photo] Kim Hyung Jun Fan Meet in Chile


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[Vids] Kim Hyung Jun Arrival + Autograph Signing in Chile International Airport


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[Photo] Kim Hyung Jun Press Conference in Bolivia



Friday, January 17, 2014

[Article] “Inspiring Generation” Is Off To An Inspiring Start

"Inspiring Generation," starring Kim Hyun Joong, jumped straight into second place with its first episode, earning impressive ratings of 7.8 percent.

The opening episode was successful for several reasons. Kim Hyun Joong's fans have not seen him in a drama for a few years and many were curious about his macho new look. The actor has worked hard to shed his flower boy image and come across as his tough streetfighter character. But the presence of a star can't always hold a drama audience. The ratings for "Pretty Man" proved that.

Fortunately, "Inspiring Generation" already looks like it will have even more to offer than star power. The KBS drama is visually appealing, showing the benefit of two years of planning, location scouting and millions of dollars spent on sets and clothes for the production.

The story began with a backward glance at the childhood relationships between the main characters. Kim Hyun Joongplays streetfighter Jung Tae as an adult and Kwak Dong Yeon plays him as a boy. Jung Tae grows up with Ok Ryeon, played by Jin Se Yeon and Ji Woo. She likes him but he treats her like a kid sister. Gaya, played by Lim Sooo Hyang, also cares for him. It's evident that Jung Tae will have a future as a fighter.

The ratings for "Inspiring Generation" exceeded those of "Miss Korea" which reached 6.8 percent of the viewers. The ratings for "Miss Korea" were down 1.7 percent from its previous episode.

But as impressive as the ratings for "Inspiring Generation" were, they could not compete with the popular SBS drama "You Who Came From The Stars," which is already well underway. That drama rated 23.1 percent of the viewers, down slightly from previous ratings of 24.4 percent. The drama already has a dedicated fan base eager to see both actress Chun Song Yi, played by Jun Ji Hyun, and alien Do Min Joon, played by Kim Soo Hyun, become more human. In Do Min Joon's case this might be a good or a bad thing.

While his relationship with Chun Song Yi helps him experience life's joys, mixing saliva with her has already caused him to become more vulnerable. Exposing his super powers in attempts to save her mean he may not be able to hide his identity much longer.

And when his spaceship arrives to take him home, he may face a conflict.



[News] Kim Hyun Joong Not Nervous of Kwak Dong Yeon's Good Acting Skills

 'Inspiring Generation' Kim Hyun Joong, 'Are You Nervous Because of Kwak Dong-yeon's good acting skills? NO'

KHJ: I've heard many people saying that I resemble Kwak Dong Yeon. I don't know whether is it because we have the same haircut but thanks to the resemblance, I think it can give more essence to the drama.

When asked whether is he influenced by the child actor's remarkable acting skills...

KHJ: Absolutely not. Kwak Dong Yeon has his own thoughts and acting skills as an actor, and so do I. But as good as he's doing in his role, I'm not feeling nervous or stressed because of this.


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[News]Kim Hyun Joong Underwent Three Months of Hard Training to Get Rid of Flower Boy Image

Coming back on TV after a lapse of four years, Kim Hyun Joong ( 28 years old ) tried to get rid of flower boy image, and even changed his voice.

In the premiere of the new KBS2 TV Wednesday and Thursday drama ‘Inspiring Generation’ starting on 15th January 22:00, Kim Hyun Joong played Shin Jung Tae, the best fighter in North Korea in the 1930s, he will appear at the end of child actors scenes, from the fifth episodes onward, and lead the plot development. Kim Hyun Joong, who played flower boys in his 2 previous works ‘Boys Over Flowers’ ( 2009 ) and ‘Player Kiss’ ( 2010 ) intended to transform his image with this latest work. Souces from ‘Inspiring Generation’ revealed that in order to perfectly interpret the role of Shin Jung Tae, who is ultra competitive and intensely loyal, Kim Hyun Joong specially attended martial arts school for 3 months, and even changed his voice.

Sources from his agency indicated, ‘Even before the first shooting in November 2013, Kim Hyun Joong had practised with the director Kim Jung-Kyu to achieve a lower tone of voice, so that it’ll pack a punch even when he’s delivering very short lines’, ‘Also attended martial arts school for a few months, to familiarise himself with the basic action routine, for this comeback after a lapse of four years, he’s devoted fully to it with great enthusiasm’, ‘Please look forward to this transformation of his.’


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Translated by: June from LovingKimHyunJoong

[English Subbed] Kim Hyun Joong Drama Inspiring Generation Episode 2 Full Version


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