Monday, April 28, 2014

[Article] Kim Hyun Joong Just Wants To Be Taken Seriously

With the release of his latest album "Round3" and his role as the street fighter Shin Jung Tae in "Inspiring Generation," Kim Hyun Joong has successfully completed the transformation he was after. He no longer looks or acts like the flower boy his fans remember.

After a few flower boy roles threatened to define him as an actor, he was eager to change his image. No matter how many fans he acquired as the sensitive Ji Hoo in "Boys Over Flowers" or the boy Jung So Min crushed on in "Playful Kiss," he did not want to be stereotyped as an actor. And he felt the flower boy image was no longer appropriate for someone of his age.

"I am 28 years old now so I probably shouldn't be called an idol anymore," he said. "I want show my maturity, whether I do so through my personality or music. I'm looking forward to presenting a more manly image."

He was so eager to present a new image that he thought about quitting acting if he could not succeed at portraying a different kind of character.

"I think acting well means playing the right role for your age," he recently told the Chosun Ilbo.

After presenting a more macho image for his album, complete with shorter hair, black leather jackets and tattoos, he landed the role of the 1930s street fighter in the drama "Inspiring Generation." He considered the role a test case. If he could ace this kind of role, he could succeed as an actor. He immersed himself in the role and was so determined to succeed in portraying the tragic character that he dream about him.

He did such a convincing job of playing a man who was both physically and emotionally scarred that he may have succeeded in erasing his flower boy image. Almost every episode involved Shin Jung Tae in a brawl or a fight, leaving him covered with makeup to simulate blood and bruises. Since the drama has ended and he has not yet quit acting, viewers can assume that the actor was as satisfied with his transformation as they were.

What kind of role is in his future?

"I'm looking at several scripts right now, but I don't want to make a decision yet," he said. "As I have given all I had into my latest project, I want to take a while to rest and start again when I'm fully recharged and full of passion."



[Scan] Kim Hyun Joong on STARAZ Magazine by MurdererQ


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[Info] Kim Hyun Joong Will Appear in JiangSu TV’s ‘Take You to Stars’

JiangSu TV’s new variety show ‘Take You to Stars’ featured Bae Yong Joon and Kim Soo Hyun in their first episode. Kim Hyun Joong who is under the same agency, will be featured on the upcoming episode of ‘Take You to Stars’.

According to JiangSu TV, this time round, Kim Hyun Joong will not talk about singing and only talk about acting. He brought MCs to Inspiring Generation’s filming site and revealed what’s going on before and behind scenes of the drama. This will be first time for Chinese media to visit the filming of Korean drama.


Source : StarHallyu

[info] Kim Hyun Joong to Release New Japanese Single in June, World Tour in July

A year since the previous album release, Kim Hyun Joong’s 4th Japanese single ‘Hot Sun’ will be released on 18th June and is expected to visit Japan in May. Kim Hyun Joong expressed “This time I want to show everyone singer Kim Hyun Joong”.

The new song is produced by Steven Lee, Kim Hyun Joong revealed that “This song is of the best quality so far”. Another title song ‘Timing’ is a collaboration between Kim Hyun Joong and Japanese group AAA.

Song List as follows :
1. Hot Sun
2. Timing
3. Good-Bye
4. B.I.N.G.O

The 4th single album will be available in limited edition (5versions) and normal edition (6 versions). Besides releasing new album, Kim Hyun Joong will also hold a concert in Seoul on 28th June and is expected to start his world tour from July onwards.


Source : StarHallyu

Saturday, April 26, 2014

[Article] SS501′s Kim Hyung Jun Attends Memorial Services of Ferry Sewol Victims

On 26th April, SS501′s Kim Hyung Jun together with manager and soccer teammates from FC Avengers, attended memorial services of ferry Sewol victims at Ansan Olympic Museum after ending his filming schedule.

According to an official from SH Entertainment, “I didn’t know about it and found out later. He probably went quietly after finishing his drama filming”.

Kim Hyung Jun paid respects to the victims and sent his condolences in teary eyes, “It will be nice if everyone can be happy“.

Source : StarHallyu
Video : OBS TV

[Vid + Translation] Bae Yong Joon Talks About Kim Hyun Joong on Take You To The Star

Bae Yong Joon mentioned when he saw Hyun Joong for the first time, Hyun Joong asked if he was happy. At the time he didn't really answer the question, but he thought it was a profound question. Though he thought Hyun Joong was downcast at the time, he saw his passion and decided to work with him. That they might both be happy, he decided to work with him.


source: littlebean
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[Interview] Kim Hyun Joong Sheds Nice Guy Image in Latest Gangster Drama

Singer Kim Hyun Joong made his acting debut in 2009 in "Boys Over Flowers" but has since appeared in just two more dramas, including KBS's "Inspiring Generation," which ended its 24 episode run on April 3.

As a result, not many people consider him a serious actor and he is only remembered for the nice-guy role he played in "Boys Over Flowers."

Desperate to proving his potential as an actor, Kim revealed a more masculine side in his latest role. As he wanted to play a manly character, he accepted the role to show what he was capable of. Then he became "immersed in the role," he said.

He played the role of a young gangster in the 1930s in glamorous Shanghai. The character was essentially a tragic one -- a man who grew up without his parents and who lost his only sister because he had no money to treat her after she got sick.

After learning about the truth behind his father's death, however, the character finds a new reason to live. He is determined to take revenge on those behind his father's death, but in the process ends up losing the woman he loves. Despite this tragedy in his private life, he inspires trust and friendship from those who follow him.

Kim said he put everything into the role as he had virtually decided to quit acting if he failed to deliver a good performance. This ultimately became an obsession, and one that frequently invaded his dreams. Fortunately, he learned a lot from playing the role and found how well he could do in the action genre, he said.

"I think acting well means playing the right role according to your age," said Kim. "I'm looking at several scripts right now, but I don't want to make a decision yet. As I have given all I had into my latest project, I want to take a while to rest and start again when I'm fully recharged and full of passion."



[Vid] Park Jung Min Save Us Tonight Mini Album Press Conference


source: Ran Ran Entertainment

[Media Photo] Park Jung Min 'Save Us Tonight' Mini Album Press Conference + Hand Shake Session


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[Vid] Kim Hyung Jun Attends Memorial Services of Sewol Ferry Victims in Ansan Olympic Museum

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Friday, April 25, 2014