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[Video] 150731 FOROtv – Coreana ícono de la k-drama – Ku Hye Sun interview

Source: noticieros.televisa.com

Brief translation by LauraA @ soompi

Q: We were just talking about South Korea last week and especially kpop and the arts, today presented to a woman who is an actress, singer, songwriter, artist, model, film and television director, writer, guitarist and pianist Ku Hye Sun, Who visited our country.
basically after the reporter spoke that her fame can see through blogs and videos that raise their fans, and as the press pays attention to everything she does and it shows in the press conference of her latest drama Blood, the reporter tells the story of the drama, and also says that despite criticism she received for her performance the drama was a success, says that easily fame and beauty can pigeonhole but she does not bother her much less worries and she is really talented, and the reporter cite all her skills, actress, director, etc. then KHS says, “everyone has their own life and manner, then I prefer to do what I want and enjoy it. I do not think an actor only need to play a role, and that a painter should only draw”, then the reporter tells a little her life, when she was born, when she debuted as one began and the drama that followed, also mentions her latest film and “tango”, then I think they asked who was her inspiration or mentor, to which she replies “I can not choose one person because I have played a lot of content and movies, the truth that influenced me most my art teacher in the village where I lived as a child, that actors of the West”, then the reporter mentioned about her paintings and her exhibition 2013, and that the critical  mentioned that her works may notice the hand of an artist working from the heart so it can reproduce the beauty of art with easily, KHS mentions ” I have been changing my style of painting of my twenties, I liked to make Abstract paintings depicting thought, but now I prefer to draw something more specific like animals, I want to live imagining more freely and try draw that way, and as I said I can not mention a only mentor, because I have greatly influenced contemporary painters, finally the reporter mentioned the latest album of KHS and tracks it contains.
well and does not mention anything else, if was for some project or vacation, or if was alone or accompanied.

[FA] 150731 Ku Hye Sun @ Shinhan Card GREAT Talk interrobang

I went. I saw her fully right in front of my nose. No pictures allowed so no photos.

She wore an ivory blouse and light pink skirt to match. Her hair was bright ?yellow/regal color and looked as if she gained a bit of weight in a pretty way. She looked comfortable. With her special big smile she walked up to stage that had nothing on it.

She said that she felt a bit of panic standing on an empty stage –she felt as if she is facing the audience fully exposed. She said she came prepared with some notes but, now that she is here, she feels like other stories are coming up.

She spoke carefully. Since she is invited as a director, she spoke from that perspective. She said that she felt the strong urge to direct as if she was in love wholeheartedly and she just had to do it. –you know..if you fall in love, you cannot see anything else. She says she wanted to be free from 5 areas.

1. freedom from funding–like most directors, she also had much anxiety about funding when she went into directing and, but she wanted to be free from it.

2. freedom from family–it is linked to the first one. She is not talking about wanting to be independent from her family. What she means is that she felt guilty that she was not sufficiently supporting her family and she wanted to be free from that feeling. 

3. freedom from critics—she does not mean that she will ignore others’ criticisms. She knew that there will be enormous negativity and condemnations. She just wanted to be able to endure no matter how harsh the criticisms and condemnations may be. 

4. (poster did not expect this) freedom from jealousy –she said that she realized that she felt jealous of others who are doing better than she is and also realized that the emotions that she exerted on such issue only made her feel more pitiful. And, she wanted to be free from that.

5. freedom from needing to be great—at times, she felt the need to give herself a praise, but she even wanted freedom from such a need.  Read More…

[Photo] Lee Min Ho and YG Rookie Kim Ji Soo Pose Together in Sweet Pictorial for ‘Samsonite Red’

Actor Lee Min Ho and YG Entertainment’s upcoming rookie girl group member Kim Ji Soo recently took part in a photo shoot as endorsement models for ‘Samsonite Red.’

On July 29, a lovely pictorial for casual bag brand ‘Samsonite Red’ featuring the two stars was revealed.

In the pictorial cuts, Lee Min Ho and Kim Ji Soo act out different scenarios as a sweet couple, posing together and modeling the fashion brand’s bags.

Individual photos of each of them were also released, in which Lee Min Ho can be seen showing off his soft yet charismatic charms, while Kim Ji Soo is seen putting her bright smile and fresh looks on display.

It is said that the two people comfortably carried out the photo shoot for the Fall/Winter line of ‘Samsonite Red,’ and continuously held up an energetic atmosphere on set.

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[News] Actor Lee Min-ho promotes Korean tourism

Lee Min-ho in scenes from the government produced video ad which aims to boost tourism in Korea. / Courtesy of Starhaus Entertainment

Actor Lee Min-ho features in a new government produced video promoting tourism in Korea that will be broadcast around the world.

The hallyu star managed by Starhaus Entertainment appears in the ad produced by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The commercial’s catchphrase is, “Korea, let your story begin.”

Lee, 28, finished shooting the ad in mid-July. The ad will be aired on major TV networks in other countries, including the American TV news channel CNN and Chinese state-run CCTV, starting in August.

The ad features Lee introducing some of the nation’s most popular tourist destinations, including the Cheonggyecheon stream, and a traditional hanok (Korean house) town in central Seoul.

The ad aims to increase the number of foreign tourists whose numbers dropped after the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) epidemic in May and June. The government declared an end to the outbreak Tuesday morning.

“It was meaningful to participate in the ad and promote the nation to the world,” the company said. “We hope the nation’s tourism industry revives with this ad.”

Source: koreatimes.co.kr

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