Sunday, August 19, 2007

Seo Tae Hwa "I know the taste of acting via movies"

2007.08.17 (Friday) 21:45

** excerpt frm the full article:

Seo Tae Hwa carries the unexpected role of a professor of the Stockbreeding Department Office in the romantic comedy movie 'Ssawoom' which Seol Gyeong Gu and Kim Tae Hee appear in and filming is in progress at present. He didn't make clear who his partner in the cast is even until the end. He had a warm smile while speaking "Because there is a twist, it is not possible for me to clarify it. Please expect the movie much because it is a work which movingly draws a couple in love that mutually part, go out and realise again the meaning of love."

extracted frm source (in korean): SPORTSWORLDi

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Quick fix movie update

** filming for Ssawoom has progressed around 80% at present

** Ssawoom will open in the latter half of the year, tentative date set for 20Dec07

** filming should wrap by the end of Aug07

** Seol Gyeong Gu's role as Kim Sang Min will have a friend acted by Seo Tae Hwa

** Kim Tae Hee's role as Jina will have a close elder sister acted by Jeon Su Gyeong

** Noh Young Shim, the real-life wife of the director Han Ji Seung, is the music director of the movie

source: FILM 2.0

Updates to the blog

** unsure of the official english title of the movie, i just added in all 3 of the english names used in various sources

the initial news release frm Broasia used QUARREL
the Production Company Sang Sang Film @ the Yellow Entertainment website used THE FIGHT
while Tour2Korea below used WAR

** added in the surname of Seol Gyeong Gu in the movie
= KIM Sang Min
can't remember Kim Tae Hee's surname in the movie

** changed the genre of the movie to Hard-boiled romantic ACTION

** added in Seol Gyeong Gu's daum fancafe & official website links

+설경구:Out of Normal in Special Actor+

this article i had earlier translated but here is a newly released official translation provided by Tour2Korea

Kim Tae-Hee, Same Feelings as Kang Dong-Won

Kim Tae-Hee, currently filming the drama, “War” with Seol Kyeong-Gu, has been given much praise for her work by the staff, and is receiving plenty of love at the filming location for her great manners and humble attitude. Kim Tae-Hee receives top-star treatment in the CF industry, but there has been a lot of word when it comes to her acting ability, giving her no time to relax and always feeling rather tense. However, Kim Tae-Hee was able to overcome her anxieties in order to continue her acting, making the staff very happy.

On the 26th, a representative from the drama “War” stated, “I am very excited to see the final shooting of the film. Although there has been a lot of talk of Kim Tae-Hee’s acting ability, there is no need to worry. If I was to make a comparison, I would say that her acting resembles that of Kang Dong-Won in ‘Our Happy Hour’. As the drama progresses, you can say that her acting explodes. It is safe to say that it is a movie to be anticipated.”

Kim Tae-Hee carried a premium when she debuted in the entertainment industry as she was a Seoul National University graduate. For this reason, there were many comments stating that her acting abilities were poor compared to her beauty. What’s worse, a portal site displayed pictures of Kim Tae-Hee from her dramas, “Biography of a Nine-Tailed Fox”, “Love Story in Harvard”, and “Mid-Heaven”, all showing the same facial expression with big round eyes, stating that she only has one expression.

However, these views are slowly changing. The representative continued, “As Kim Tae-Hee changes in every episode, her encouragements do not cease. Her co-star Seol Gyeong-Gu is also commending her on her sincere hard work. The two stars get along very well on and off the screen, even to the point where Seol Gyeong-Gu would even joke saying, ‘Come sit over here, honey’.”

Director Han Ji-Seung’s first accomplishment was the pairing of the two stars Gam Woo-Seong and Son Ye-Jin in the SBS drama “Time of Love”. “War” is scheduled to finish filming next month and is to air in September.

The above photo courtesy of The Chosun Ilbo& Digital Chosun Ilbo

source: Tour2Korea

Monday, August 13, 2007

Seo Tae Hwa, "I obtained a lot of example life images in 'Friend (2001)'"


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Such he has already tried an image change gradually. It is the movie 'Ssawoom' to open in the latter half of the year, the role of the professor of the Stock Raising Section who has fallen into his own world is played and this unexpected character is scheduled to be seen. So much recently he was in MBC's daily situation comedy 'Kimchi cheese smile' acting as the broker meeting Hye Yeong with a view to marriage, a palpable acting that confessed importantly the love towards the go-between Seon Woo Eun Suk which he kept for 25 years was done and it notified of a real image change beforehand as it presented laughter.

Before this Seo Tae Hwa requested the journalist to express with the talk of 'Change' more than the image 'transformation'. He said "It seems not to be a robot transformation, this word does not suit actors etc. The story of a change seems to be suitable further. The scenario of the character is good and there is acting change in the selected work, the abrupt character in 'Ssawoom' seems to suit me well." Filming progress of the movie 'Ssawoom' with Seol Gyeong Gu and Kim Tae Hee was postponed a little because of the rainy season in summer but it has progressed more than 80% at present and is aimed on releasing in the latter half of the year.

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source (in korean): here.
roughly translated by Home of the Angel

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Ssawoom expected to open in Korea on 2007-12-20

.... that is according to the official website of production company

*take note that this article below still states September as the release date.

Kim Tae Hee, The same feeling as Kang Dong Won in 'Our Happy Time'

'There are no more acting ability comments.'

Praises from the staff continue towards Kim Tae Hee (27) as she films the movie 'Ssawoom' with Seol Gyeong Gu. Her polite, modest attitude receives love from the filming set. Kim Tae Hee receives the top star treatment in the CF field but it is also true she is not able to loosen the tension every time during filming because there are a lot of comments about her acting ability. But Kim Tae Hee shows a different form while losing such anxiety as filming goes on, making the surrounding staff happy.

One official related to the movie Ssawoom on the 26th said "There are a lot of concerns for the movie at the filming end. There are a lot of questions on the acting ability of Kim Tae Hee especially. You don't need to worry. If I try to do a metaphor, it is the same feeling as the acting ability that Kang Dong Won emanates in the movie 'Our Happy Time'. Going to the latter half part, her acting ability says 'intense' (actually not sure of this exact translation, the korean word is 터지고 있다). You may expect it," the confidence feeling was shown.

At that time of her debut in the entertainment world, Kim Tae Hee shouldered the premium of coming from Seoul National University and there were abundant comments which said 'Her acting ability falls compared with her perfect features'. It's to the extent where the pictures of Kim Tae Hee in which she opens her eyes widely in 'Forbidden Love', 'Love Story In Harvard' and 'The Restless' etc were collected on some portal sites and the pictures gave rise to increasing number of comments 'There is no change in expressions'.

By the way, such an evaluation has changed. This party concerned continued and explained the reason "Giving Kim Tae Hee encouragement in her acting which changed each time is not regretted. Seol Gyeong Gu who films together with Kim Tae Hee also praised her sincere attitude. In the place they have meals together, Seol Gyeong Gu purposely calls out to her 'Yeobo (Honey), please come and sit here', the two actors often also keep time outside the filming set by throwing jokes."

After drawing out the perfect knack out of the Gam Woo Seong-Son Ye Jin couple through the SBS drama 'Alone In Love', Director Han Ji Seung's new work 'Ssawoom' is expected to release in September after filming finishes next month.

Journalist Nam Hye Yeon whice1@

source (in korean): Sports Seoul

translation credit Home of the

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Ssawoom filming to end in early August 2007

however, please take note there is still no official mention of when the movie will open, whether Fall or Winter of 2007

info about the filming below:

For Kim Tae Hee, the filming of her movie was scheduled to end around the end of this month at first, but the schedule is delayed and it is now expected to wrap in the first ten days of August. To concentrate on the motion picture filming, Kim Tae Hee, who challenges acting as a married woman for the first time through her second movie, put off the majority of her CF filming schedule.

For the release of the movie 'Ssawoom' to be scheduled for September, she will have to keep spending a busy schedule every day even after filming ends for the editing work and the promotion of the movie to the public.

extracted from: Star News
translation credit Home of the

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Seol Gyeong Gu set to film another movie right after Ssawoom this fall 2007

....and it's another movie by the same Production Company (Cinema Service) as Ssawoom and a couple of other movies he has done like Public Enemy, Silmido, Another Public Enemy, I Wish I Have A Wife, Jailbreaker, etcetc. does the man ever rest? it's going to be a new instalment of the Public Enemy series started by Cinema Service and of course they'd want the same man to reprise his role in their original hit Public Enemy! i just hope Cinema Service doesn't use this as a means to rush the production of Ssawoom. below is the article:

Kang gets ever more "Public"
Written by Darcy Paquet
Monday, 16 July 2007

Cinema Service founder Kang Woo-suk has announced a new installment to his highly successful "Public Enemy" series of films.

"Kang Cheol-jung" (original language title) is slated to start shooting this fall, and is hoped to extend helmer's stellar run at the Korean box office which includes the original "Public Enemy" (2002, $14.8 million), "Silmido" (2003, $57.7 million), "Another Public Enemy" (2005, $23.4 million) and the big-budget Hanbando" (2006, $26 million).

New pic is set four years after the original film in the series, with actor Sol Kyung-gu reprising his role as a corrupt and ruthless police detective. Sol played a different character in the second film in the series, "Another Public Enemy".

Helmer and playright Jang Jin, who launched production shingle K&J Entertainment with Kang in 2005, will also contribute to the film's screenplay.

Other thesps to appear include Jung Jae-young ("Welcome to Dongmakgol"), Kang Shin-il ("Black House"), and Im Won-hee ("Three... Extremes").

source: here.