Because of actress Shim HyeJin’s heavy schedule of working on three dramas at the same time, the photo shoot interview could not be scheduled until the morning of ChuSeok. Without a moment of hesitation, Ku HyeSun agreed by saying: “Please arrange it to fit sunbae-nim’s schedule no matter what.” That is how these two ladies got together under the filming light. Whenever the camera shutter stopped, the two ladies laughed and talked. Director and actress, sunbae and hoobae, and mother and daughter—these are three ways to describe Ku HyeSun and Shim HyeJin under the one common factor, the new movie, <Daughter>. <Daughter> is Ku HyeSun’s third feature film, a psychological story that deals with the forcefully punitive mother and the daughter caught in the conflict. The title of the movie is as it sounds when read aloud and that in itself seems to have some relationship to mother’s misguided love for the daughter. Read More…
Ku Hye Sun entered the studio wearing denim shirt and skirt with no-heel brown loafers. She really is the exact image of the lovely and innocent female star in a manga.
She said that she already put on her make-up before coming. “You don’t care for no make-up face?” —but Ku Hye Sun‘s unexpected response was: “Whenever time and opportunity allow, I would rather do things related to me on my own instead of borrowing someone else’s hand.”
Maybe that is why she was initially surprised by more than 10 staff members who were to wait on her that day. Ku Hye Sun: “So many people came to film just one me? Ahyigoo.”
Perhaps you caught on already, but her way of life is very different from other average female stars. From her house in Gyung-Gi area to the center of Seoul, she travels by the red-colored ?long-distance bus whenever possible. If she sits deeply into her seat, most people do not recognize her and she also enjoys the passing views outside the bus window.
When I asked her why she gives up on conveniences/blessings that most actresses naturally get, she answered: “I don’t understand how that can be natural.” She also stated that, moreover, she does not want to share her personal life with her manager. “If you have a manager who drives you home every day and you also have other hair-makeup staff around you, you have to share so much of your life with them. I would sometimes want to see my boyfriend; must I expose that too? It is better to enjoy one’s private life privately.”
Cre DC Minho
[Interview] A shining Dream – Meet the Dream Walker Ku Hye Sun (interview posted in LS-Nikko in 2013)
Summarized translation by cheerkoo @ soompi
TN: I will only translate parts that I think is nice to repeat. Most of it we know already. This interview took place after Ku Hye Sun released “It is You/That is you” song in 2013. Two male reporters who are self-professed and long-time fans of Ku Hye Sun interviewed her. They are Kim In Hyuk and Lee Wook Young. I am not quite sure if “Dream Walker” is an organization or a magazine, etc….But they consider Ku Hye Sun a “dream walker”. Ku Hye Sun is again very inspirational and I could see that she really demands a lot from herself….to be happy and really free…that is what she does…
This interview was posted in LS-Nikko, 2013.
Ku Hye Sun appreciates being called “pal-bng-mi-in”=talented in many direction, but she also feels very responsible having such a title.
Ku Hye Sun says that she wrote the song, “It is You” 2 years ago while thinking about a person whom she fell for at very first sight. (so, it is not someone she fell for 2 years ago…she just wrote it 2 years ago.) She says she gets inspired by just everyday things and happenings. She is interested in everything and all things. But nothing in particular. She says she tends not to set limit on specializing one thing. But she does think a lot about how to reach out/better communicate with others/public on the things that she has concerns for. She tries to receive inspiration and empathy/understanding through people she meet, her family and her pets.
She loves all types of medium of expression, but music is one area where she feels comfortable expressing what she and others normally may not totally feel comfortable expressing in everyday conversations. (words and expression that may make your hands and feet squirm and twist in embarrassment) Her friend said, “eeeyooo” to the part of the lyrics to “It is You”-“so attractive/pretty the way you pushed up your hair”. GHS admits she used a lot of “squirmy” expressions for “Marry Me” song—such as “live with me”. These are expressions hard to utilize in normal conversations, but because they are lyrics, it is easier to use for the purpose of emoting.
another similar one from Tudou
Have you been missing Lee Min Ho? Right now he is concentrating on his character in the Korean movie Gangnam Blues. Before the release of the movie, how can we see more of him? Thankfully, he keeps on showing up in interviews, photo shoots and fan meetings. Here is the translation of his full interview with the Korean magazine Star1 in its April edition. Let’s appreciate his gorgeous pictures together.
This age is for Lee Min Ho. Lee Min Ho, who took China all the way from Korea, became a celebrity that represents not only Korea but also Asia. Starting with Boys Over Flowers, through Personal Taste, City Hunter and Faith to Heirs. He is one of the best actors in their 20’s who has played various characters from a historical drama to romantic comedy dramas. Particularly Heirs, his recent drama, captured Korea, China and other Asian countries. Which charm of his made it happen? What is his secret to catch women’s hearts all at once? Let’s meet Lee Min Ho who arouses our curiosity.
[Interview] Ku Hye-sun, Lee Sang-yoon, Kim Ji-seok, Jeong Jin-yeong, Kong Hyung-jin, Seungri for the Drama ‘Angel Eyes’
You have to image of a pleasant guy like ‘eomchina’. Are you similar to Dong-ju in any ways?
Lee Sang-yoon – I think the nickname ‘eomchina’ is too good for me. Dong-ju is a better guy than me. But I can relate to the feelings of Dong-ju in the drama.
(To Ku Hye-sun) It’s been a while since your last drama. Are you ready for the new drama?
Ku Hye-sun – Well, I’m a little nervous. I’m not sure if I could fit into the drama well. I took a break for a long time but it’s good that I like the script. I’d have a lot of fun shooting this melodrama.
How similar are you to your character?
Kim Ji-seok – I’m glad that I’m in love in the drama as I don’t have any girlfriend at the moment. I’m satisfied with that. As I play a firefighter I shot a ‘The Avengers’ class accident scene yesterday to exaggerate a little. The filming site was so huge and real. The drama offers lots of interesting things.