[Trans] 130109 Jung Yunho Says, “I’m Not Worried About Being Compared To Choi Siwon From ‘King Of Dramas’

[Trans] 130109 Jung Yunho Says, “I’m Not Worried About Being Compared To Choi Siwon From ‘King Of Dramas’

Jung Yunho talked about Choi Siwon, who appeared in ‘King of Dramas’, the drama that aired before ‘Queen of Ambition’.

During the press conference of SBS’ Monday-Tuesday drama ‘Queen of Ambition’ on the 9th, Jung Yunho was asked whether he was worried about being compared to Choi Siwon, a label mate of Jung Yunho who received high praise for his comedic acting in ‘King of Dramas’.

Jung Yunho stated, “I watched ‘King of Dramas’. I felt like he got the essence of his character really well so we met up and talked about it,” and “This will be the first time in a while that I appear on TV as an actor. The seniors I’m working with make the whole process enjoyable instead of stressful and I believe it’s right for me to just focus on showing an improvement every time I act.”

Meanwhile, ‘Queen of Ambition’ is a drama that depicts the love, betrayal and greed of a man who sacrifices everything for the woman he loves, who is trying to escape poverty and become the First Lady. The drama stars Kwon Sang Woo, Soo Ae, Jung Yunho (U-Know Yunho), Kim Sung Ryeong and Go Joon Hee. It will begin airing on the 14th of January.

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[News] 121011 JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong Has Over One Million Followers On Twitter

[News] 121011 JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong Has Over One Million Followers on Twitter

JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong has over one million followers on Twitter.

On October 11, Kim’s agency, C-JeS Entertainment, said, “Kim has had over one million followers on Twitter since October 10.”

The news received considerable attention on Twitter and Twitterians from all over the world sent him celebrating messages. The ‘#Jaejoong 1Million’ also appeared on the world issue words list.

Kim is an active Hallyu star who uses Twitter to stay in touch with his fans. He talks about his group members and releases pictures of himself. Since he has many fans all over the world, his followers have increased.

Besides Kim, there are many idol stars who have over one million followers on Twitter. Super Junior’s Choi Siwon was the first star, who had over one million followers in December of last year. He currently has over 2.7 million followers on Twitter, which is the highest record in Korea.

Super Junior’s Donghae, Leeteuk, Heechul, Yesung, Eunhyuk, Shindong, and Kyuhyun also have over one million followers on Twitter.

miss A’s Suzy is the first female star to get over one million followers on Twitter in Korea.

The movie Jackal Is Coming, starring Kim and Song Ji Hyo, will be released soon

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120109 [News} The Cute Quotient

[News] The Cute Quotient

By Primastuti Handayani
The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network
Saturday, Jan 07, 2012

South Korea’s best-known export today is not pickled cabbage.

Instead, it comes in a sleek, pretty package and suits the tastes of people across Asia – especially young women – and increasingly the world.

Move over, kimchi. Come on down, K-pop male idols.

In the past few years, Indonesian teenage girls, like their peers across Asia and increasingly in Europe, have become devoted fans of Hallyu (Korean wave) entertainers such as Choi Si-won of Super Junior, Kim Jaejoong of JYJ (formerly a member of DBSK/TVXQ), SS501′s Kim Hyun-joong and many more.

Back in 2009, the era of Bae Yong-joon with his famous Winter Sonata TV series gave way to protégé Hyun-joong in the role of Yoon Ji-hoo in Boys Before Flowers.

Jaejoong’s Protect the Boss and Si-won’s Poseidon, produced in 2011, have captured the hearts of fans who watch the series however they can – cable TV, video streaming, pirated DVDs or on YouTube.

Asian countries, especially Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan, have turned out plenty of attractive young entertainers in the past, but these Korean men – stylish, well groomed and well built – fulfill a fantasy for young women of the very handsome boy next door.

According to psychologist Dewi Dewo, moviegoers want to see men who are good-looking but not intimidating.

“Why do sweet-looking boys sell? Because the trend today is for them. Even young stars from the West are cute guys,” she says.

Tati Winarsih, the author of Seoulvivor, a book on K-pop hot spots in Seoul released late November, believes that it’s only natural for everybody to want to see “beautiful creatures”.

“These girls really love those pretty boys because despite their beautiful look, they are still able to show their macho side, their manly character. They aren’t effeminate despite their beauty,” she says, adding that reality shows have helped the stars to reveal their true selves to their fans.

The dramas also sell Korea.


The comprehensive training system, according to SM Entertainment CEO Kim Young-min, is the secret behind the success of K-pop.

SM is currently the biggest entertainment agency in South Korea, with its stable of stars including DBSK, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee and f(x).

“If a group concept is chosen, then the members start training their foreign languages, dancing and singing,” he was quoted as saying by Soompi.com. “I think the most important aspect of training is training a celebrity’s personality.”

“Creating” a superstar is not a cheap enterprise.

SM founder, Lee So-man, revealed how his agency spent 4 billion won (S$5.1 million) grooming the original five members of DBSK, according to Chosun.

The amount doubled as the group – named the best second-generation K-pop band from their 2004 debut until they splintered into DBSK and JYJ in 2009 following a legal dispute – started producing their album and doing promotions.

The enormous investment pays off: The artists, once successful and popular, are veritable money machines.

According to one estimate, the Hallyu may have generated as much as US$4 billion in sales in 2011, a 14 per cent increase from the previous year. The number is likely to grow given the high demand for more concerts and fan meetings overseas.


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NEWS 111018 The Power of Choi Siwon & Yunho “Poseidon” To Be Broadcast in Japan In December

[News] The Power of Choi Siwon & Yunho, “Poseidon” To Be Broadcast in Japan in December

KBS2 TV’s Monday-Tuesday drama “Poseidon” will begin airing in Japan from December.

“Poseidon”, led by Choi Siwon, Lee Sung Jae and Lee Si Young, will be first broadcast in Japan on Mnet from December 14. Currently in Korea, “Poseidon” has aired 9 episodes.

In “Poseidon”, Super Junior member Choi Siwon, who enjoys much popularity in Japan, is the male lead. Up till the 4th episode, TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho also made a special appearance as a Maritime Police Special Forces Tactics Team leader.

The Japanese side introduced “Poseidon” by commenting, “This drama showcased powerful scenes between international crime syndicates and their battle against the Maritime Police. Choi Siwon has undertaken the role of Kim Seon Woo, who has made a name for himself in the local regions through the use of unconventional investigation techniques. TVXQ’s Yunho has made a friendly appearance by playing a character who mysteriously left for Japan for further studies. This is a drama which can allow viewers to discover the different charms of uniformed policemen.

Meanwhile, in the 9th episode of “Poseidon” broadcast on October 17, Special Forces team leader Kang Joo Min (Kang Dong Jik),who has been in cahoots with the criminal organizations and was secretly carrying on his activities as a double agent, was exposed.

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NEWS Choi Siwon Praised, “U-Know Yunho Is A Handsome Hyung and Senior

News] Choi Siwon Praised, “U-Know Yunho Is A Handsome Hyung and Senior”


Choi Siwon expressed his thoughts for filming with TVXQ for major scenes in both ‘Athena’ and ‘Poseidon’ during the production ‘Poseidon’ press conference held on the 15th at Seoul Gangnam’s Convention Diamant.

Choi Siwon expressed, “The most important scene in Athena was filmed with Changmin and this time in Poseidon for an important scene to account for the storyline, it was filmed with Yunho hyung. In fact, today was Yunho hyung’s last filming and after filming through the night, he immediatly went to Japan for his Japanese schedules. It was touching to me, thus I left a message on my Twitter.”

Choi Siwon wrote on his Twitter on that morning, “Yunho hyung who acted as Kang Eun Chul. One day he’s in Japan, another day he’s in America. No matter how difficult the schedules were, he would say to the director to do it one more time after each scene! The passionate senior and hyung. Please applause for such a Yunho hyung! You have worked hard!”

He said, “As there are a lot of scenes and a tight schedule, filming was done without any time for a rest. But Yunho hyung has never complain and everytime his own scenes were done, he would sit by the monitor and said, ‘Please let me film it again.’ It was endearing to see such a hyung and therefore when he has completed his last scene, I applauded him loudly.”

“After this collaboration, I had this new feeling; From a dongsaeng’s point of view, Yunho hyung is a handsome hyung and senior. When we stood together on a family stage, it is as though he emits light charismatically. Now I am thinking if there would be a day we could film a work together.”

U-know Yunho acted as the Maritime Police Tactics team leader Kang Eun Chul in his special appearance in ‘Poseidon’. He is an outstanding highly principled person who have gained recognition and is a rival to rule-breaker Kang Seon Woo (Choi Siwon) who is from the same Special Force team.

Choi Siwon and Yunho’s deep friendship in real life was the complete opposite in the drama. Seon Woo was the ace member of Maritime Special Force but lost his team mates in a mission and was thus demoted. He was then transferred to coast guard team 9 after three years.

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110802 Poseidon Casts Choi Siwon and Lee Shi Young

Poseidon Casts Choi Siwon and Lee Shi Young
by: javabeans on Aug 2, 2011

Never mind, I’m back on the “Poseidon” train. Er, boat?

I pretty much thought this show was a sinking ship (and, okay, it still could be), but now it’s gone and cast Choi Siwon (“Athena”) and Lee Shi Young (“Playful Kiss”), and now I can’t help but be suckered back in.

The show has been floundering for a while now, struggling to cast even after getting a second shot at airing and hopping from SBS to KBS. With just a month left till it airs, it’s finally secured its leads and will get right to work – not a moment to spare! – with script readings scheduled for the 2nd.

Choi Siwon and Lee Shi Young will both play members of the maritime police force, which I like; I was afraid she’d be mere arm candy as the love interest, but she’ll be the force’s sole female officer. I do wonder if this means the drama will take a different direction than its initial rival-frenemies storyline, which would have been played out by Eric and Kim Kang Woo in the first version of this show. Also, I don’t see mention of the counterterrorism unit in these new reports – in Round 1, the two leads were to be recruited out of the police force into a special unit. This doesn’t mean it won’t happen, but I wonder…

Lee Sung Jae (“Lawyers of Korea,” “Stranger than Heaven”), meanwhile, plays the police chief.

I’m glad that the show finally seems to be finding its footing, and am both happy about the casting and a little worried in case the drama should tank, since I like both Lee Shi Young and Choi Siwon and don’t want them to suffer. I think Lee is the better actor – she’s so spunky and awesome – but Siwon’s got tons of charisma, and I think this kind of role is the perfect type of vehicle to take him to the next level as a leading man. He did headline “Oh My Lady,” but I don’t really think that’s a big leg up in terms of his long-term career. (It’s cute and amusing, but forgettable even for fluff.) After playing with the big boys in “Athena,” though, he seems ready to move onwards and upwards, and we’re happy to let him.

Oh, I hope this show works out. I mean, it’s used up its quota of setbacks and obstacles, right? Things can only look up, right? (What do you mean, it doesn’t work like that?)

“Poseidon” is set to air in September, following “Myung-wol the Spy” on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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