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[News] Lee Min Ho confirmed to attend New Year’s Eve program “Kua Nian” in China

Actor Lee Min Ho has been confirmed to appear on China’s biggest New Year’s Eve television program PPTV’s Kua Nian.

On December 19th, Lee Min Ho’s agency, Star House, released an official statement confirming that the actor will guest appear on China’s New Year’s Eve show program Kua Nian, stating, “Lee Min Ho will be attending China’s PPTV end-of-the-year program held in Shanghai.

Kua Nian, also known as Countdown Concert, is China’s largest and most popular annual program that airs live during the last few hours of New Year’s Eve and ends just past midnight of the first of January, celebrating the new year with the biggest celebrities in China.

As it has often been reported by Chinese media that “Lee Min Ho’s popularity has been growing as big as the Great Wall of China,” the Korean actor has been busy receiving numerous love calls to a variety of Chinese television programs, which Star House finally confirmed his appearance on Kua Nian.

Lee Min Ho, known as the Korean “long legged oppa” in China, will be appearing on the program alongside top Chinese celebrities like Angela BabyWallace Chung, and Huang Xiao Ming.

Meanwhile, Lee Min Ho has been promoting for his upcoming Korean film, Gangnam Blues, set to hit theaters on January 21st, 2015.

Source: TenAsia

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[News] Lee Min Ho’s ‘Gangnam 1970’ releases character posters

Film distributor Showbox on Monday revealed official character posters for the upcoming “Gangnam 1970” starring actors Kim Rae-won and Lee Min-ho.

The posters feature the film’s lead actors Kim and Lee, actress Kim Ji-soo, AOA’s Sulhyun, actress Lee Yeon-du and others. Read More…

[News] Special Documentary Film “Heo NanSeolHeon” in which Ku Hye Sun Played Leading Role, Received “Grand Prize for Gender Equality”!

MBC’s feature documentary film “Heo NanSeolHeon” (produced by Park Tae Sam and Son Byeong Kook) whose two episodes were aired on February 24 and March 3 this year, has received the 16th “Gender Equality Grand Prize”.
The awarding ceremony was held at Ferrum Tower located in Jung-gu, Seoul, on the 16 this month. The awards are hosted by the Ministry of Family and Gender Equality and organized by Korea Gender Equality Education Institute. Gangreung MBC’s feature documentary “Heo NanSeolHeon” that depicted a creative woman who went beyond the patriarchal society of the Joseon Dynasty and built her world of poetry, was selected to receive the grand prize and received the Family and Gender Equality Prize.
The Ministry of Family and Gender Equality grants the Gender Equality Award every year, after picking broadcasting programs and news articles that contributed to increased social interest and role for gender equality, in cooperation with the Korea Gender Equality Education Institute. “Heo NanSeolHeon” was selected to receive the grand prize, as it instilled self-esteem and confidence to Korean women who are living the modern age.
“Heo NanSeolHeon” shed spotlight on the life and world or her poetry. The second episode of the documentary titled “Reblossoming Cotton Rose” that consists of a making film and documentary, introduces the artistic world of female writers of Korea, based on the theme focused on “Heo NanSeolHeon”.
After the broadcasting of the documentary in March this year, Internet users gave favorable responses to the documentary, saying, “I once again felt that the world of Ku’s art is so wide and I think she is like the Heo NanSeolHeon of our times”, “Ku transformed into Heo NanSeolHeon give a mystical appeal”, “I like her voice so much”, etc.
Meanwhile, Ku Hye Sun has recently been selected as the heroine of KBS 2TV’s Monday-Tuesday Drama series “Blood”, to come back six months after her latest drama series “Angel Eyes” that ended in June this year.
Source: ygfamily

[News] Press Release for Film ‘Gangnam 1970 “This Film Is Unfancy. That Is Why This Film Is Cool.”

Press release for film <Gangnam 1970> was held at CGV Theater in Apgujeongdong, Gangnam District, Seoul on December 12. Lee Min-ho, Kim Rae-won, Jung Jin-young and director Yu Ha participated.

Film <Gangnam 1970>, directed by Yu Ha, is a story of desire, loyalty, and betrayal unfold in the background of Gangnam in early 70s. It also portrays friendship of Lee Min-ho(Kim Jong-dae) and Kim Rae-won(Lee Yong-gi).

Director Yu Ha said, “In 1970s, Gangnam was full of political corruption, real estate speculation and so on. I want to ruminate on pariah capitalism through this film.”

Regarding casting, he said, “I have been brainwashed that I should work with actor Lee Min-ho by my wife for 2 years. My wife is big fan of him. It was my fate to work with him.”

Regarding actor Kim Rae-won, “I was so lucky to work with him. He is a good actor and looks kind of naïve. But, he is still little tricky. This matches with his character of film. (laugh).” Read More…

[News] Press Release for Film ‘Gangnam 1970′ – “I Tried to Show Authentic Acting even I Got Injured.”

Lee Min-ho showed his mettle for his film.

Press release for film <Gangnam 1970> was held at CGV Theater in Apgujeongdong, Gangnam District, Seoul on December 12. Lee Min-ho, Kim Rae-won, Jung Jin-young and director Yu Ha participated.

Film <Gangnam 1970>, directed by Yu Ha, is a story of desire, loyalty, and betrayal unfold in the background of Gangnam in early 70s. It also portrays friendship of Lee Min-ho(Kim Jong-dae) and Kim Rae-won(Lee Yong-gi).

Lee Min-ho had to bring a person from action school with him every day because of his busy schedule. He said, “I wanted to go to action school but, I couldn’t because of my schedule. So, I always brought a man from action school with me. Director also always checked if I was with him.”

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[News] Press Release for Film ‘Gangnam 1970′ – Lee Min-ho Played Badminton Every Morning?

Press release for film <Gangnam 1970> was held at CGV Theater in Apgujeongdong, Gangnam District, Seoul on December 12. Lee Min-ho, Kim Rae-won, Jung Jin-young and director Yu Ha participated.

Film <Gangnam 1970>, directed by Yu Ha, is a story of desire, loyalty, and betrayal unfold in the background of Gangnam in early 70s. It also portrays friendship of Lee Min-ho(Kim Jong-dae) and Kim Rae-won(Lee Yong-gi). Lee Min-ho appears as Kim Jong-dae who does everything for better future.

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[News] Lee Min Ho Says He Aged While Filming ′Gangnam 1970′

Lee Min Ho shared that his face changed bit by bit while filming.

On December 12, Lee Min Ho attended the production briefing session for the movie Gangnam 1970 at the CGV Theaters in Apgujeong, where he said, “They′re airing reruns of The Heirs on TV but that′s already been a year. Even when I see it, I look younger.”

“But while I was filming Gangnam 1970, I met with friends after six months, and they all asked why I aged so much,” said Lee Min Ho, laughing. “I′m currently in the recovery period. I′m working hard to get younger again.”

In the movie, Lee Min Ho played the role of Kim Jong Dae, an orphan whose only skill was fighting. Dreaming for a better life, he jumps into the fight for the rights to Gangnam, as it developed. This will be Lee Min Ho′s first lead role in a movie since his debut.

Gangnam 1970 is about two men, Jong Dae (Lee Min Ho) and Yong Gi (Kim Rae Won) as they fight through desire, loyalty and betrayal as Gangnam begins to develop.

It premieres on January 21.

Photo Credit: Jang Kyung Ho

Source: enewsworld

[News] Lee Min Ho Smiled the Brightest When Filming with AOA′s Seolhyun

Lee Min Ho shared his experiences on working with AOA′s Seolhyun, .

On December 12, Lee Min Ho attended the production briefing session for his new movie Gangnam 1970 at the CGV Theaters in Apgujeong, where he shared, “It was a lot of fun filming with Seolhyun.”

In the movie, Lee Min Ho played the role of Kim Jong Dae, an orphan whose only skill was fighting. Dreaming for a better life, he jumps into the fight for the rights to Gangnam, as it developed. This will be Lee Min Ho′s first lead role in a movie since his debut.

In the movie, AOA′s Seolhyun acts as Lee Min Ho′s younger sister. In the movie trailer, the two appear smiling and dancing with each other.

“It was the moment that I smiled the brightest in six months. I think the influence of the character was great. He′s actually a very dark character, but on that day, I was allowed to smile,” said Lee Min Ho. “Seolhyun′s eyes looked quite sad, so I asked her personally if there was some trouble at home but she said her parents get along well and her family is very bright. She′s a very pretty kid.”

Gangnam 1970 is about two men, Jong Dae (Lee Min Ho) and Yong Gi (Kim Rae Won) as they fight through desire, loyalty and betrayal as Gangnam begins to develop.

This will be Lee Min Ho′s first lead role in a film.

It premieres on January 21.

Photo Credit: Jang Kyung Ho

Source: enewsworld

[News] Director Cast Lee Min Ho in ′Gangnam 1970′ After Being Brainwashed By His Wife

Director Yoo Ha revealed a funny story about why he cast Lee Min Ho.

On December 12, director Yoo Ha attended the production briefing session for the movie Gangnam 1970 at the CGV Theaters in Apgujeong, where he shared, “I had a very hard time at home being brainwashed and pressured to use Lee Min Ho as the main lead. My wife is a huge fan of Lee Min Ho. After two years, I just accepted that working with Lee Min Ho is fate.”

Laughing, Lee Min Ho added, “The director said he didn′t like me before.”

Director Yoo Ha stated, “Honestly, I thought Lee Min Ho was a bit cheesy after watching Boys Over Flowers. He′s so handsome that he needed to have a empty space, but he was like a manhwa (comic) character. Our movie starts out with a junk dealer. I wondered if a manhwa character could pull of being a junk dealer. But when flower boy actors change their image completely, there′s quite a huge effect. I thought it would be good to Lee Min Ho′s conglomerate′s son image to the ground. So that′s how I thought of using Lee Min Ho.”

Gangnam 1970 is about two men, Jong Dae (Lee Min Ho) and Yong Gi (Kim Rae Won) as they fight through desire, loyalty, and betrayal as Gangnam begins to develop.

This will be Lee Min Ho′s first big screen lead role.

It premieres on January 21.

Photo Credit: Jang Kyung Ho

Source: enewsworld

[News] Film director says first impression of Lee Min-ho was ‘cheesy’

Film director Yoo Ha revealed Friday that he had some initial concerns when he cast hallyu star Lee Min-ho for his latest movie “Gangnam 1970.”

Speaking in a news conference for the promotion of the action noir movie, Yoo said his first impression of Lee was “cheesy” at best.

“I saw him star in the drama ‘The Heirs,’ and I found him cheesy,” the director said, driving the crowd into laughter.

In “Gangnam 1970,” Lee plays Kim Jong-dae, who spends his childhood in an orphanage and join the gangsters. But Yoo said he did not find the “prince charming” actor suitable for playing a street rat.

“He was too good looking. Actors need some sort of empty room (to suit many roles), but he looked too much like a manga character,” Yoo said.

The movie director then pointed out that Lee could give a huge impact by showing himself making a dramatic change in image.

Starring Lee and actor Kim Rae-won, “Gangnam 1970” portrays the two young men’s desire for money and friendship in Seoul’s Gangnam district in the 1970s, when the region began changing due to a boom in real estate investment.

The action movie will launch on Jan. 21.

(khnews@heraldcorp.com)

Source: kpopherald

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