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At a press conference for the new film Blades of Blood
, Han Ji Hye (East of Eden) admitted
that her acting skills weren't quite up to par. She says she was so bad, in fact, that her first scenes had to be deleted from the final film! It's a strange confession to make before the film even opens, late this month.
Questions left dangling from the first series of IRIS
are promised to be resolved in IRIS 2
, which has already begun pre-production for a 2011 release. To find out which stars are definitely returning, check out the mildly spoilery update here
Philip Lee will rejoin Legend
director Kim Jong Hak
in the upcoming fantasy medical sageuk Faith
. The drama has cast Lee Jun Ki
and Kim Hee Sun
, but Lee
's participation is still up in the air due to his planned entry into mandatory military service.
Oh Ji Ho
is sporting an incredibly bad set of Photoshop abs (and nipples?) in his new photo shoot
for W magazine.
The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry
's Wang Bit Na
will take on another authoritative role
in her new variety series Date Shopper
, who is married, will serve as a kind of romantic guru who helps women select from three potential love connections.
Finally, the epidemic of middle-aged Japanese women obsessed with Kdramas is explored
in a new study which finds that many housewives neglect their families to go see their favorite Korean stars. Why are older women so drawn to Korean hunks? Kdrama stars, reportedly guided by Confucianism, are perceived to respect their elders and don't look down on their older fans.