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Kim Young Hyun and Park Sang Yeon
, the writing team who most recently brought Queen Seon Duk
to TV screens, will reunite
to adapt the 2006 best-selling novel A Tree With Deep Roots
is set during the prosperous reign of King Sejong, who famously invented the modern Korean alphabet, and involves the murders of a group of scholars protected by the King. We'll have to wait until next year to see what is expected to be a lavish production, although casting begins next month.
Lee Da Hae reflects
on the ups and downs of shooting her hit Chuno
in a new interview. Remember the fuss over her cleavage, and then the bigger fuss when editors blurred it out? She still thinks it was all much ado about nothing. In hindsight, she's also able to brush off criticism of her physical appearance and perhaps historically incongruous wardrobe choices. What's next? Lee
's looking forward to taking a break, and then she seems set on acting in Hollywood.
Jewel in the Palace
's Lee Young Ae
was spotted at a basketball game with what fans are assuming is her husband
. Oddly, the first photos cover her man's face in mosaic, but the last pic gives a good shot of the man in her life.
teamed up again with Mother
director Bong Joo Ho
for a commercial for Max beer. Check out the behind the scenes pics, and then see the finished spot right here
Bae Doo Na opens up
on her approach to the surreal drama Air Doll
in a new interview. She says that the role of an inflatable doll come to life was unusually challenging--not only because of the nudity involved and the bizarre nature of the plot, but also because she had to "empty" herself every day in preparation for the role as a completely innocent being. The film opened last week in Korea after a strong run in Japan. In describing his latest drama, director Hirokazu Kore-eda
said, "Inflatable dolls exist only when inflated by others. And our relationships are pretty much the same. We only exist when we relate to others."
The Korean press met last week with the cast and crew of a new theatrical adaptation of the drama Attic Cat
. The 2003 series, a romantic comedy about young people sharing tight living quarters, has been refreshed so that even fans of the show can experience something new, say producers. The "romantic and lyrical" production alters the structure and plot of the original, and is set to run through the end of May.
Finally, a rather weird photo
of Yoon Eun Hye
for April's Jlook magazine has fans asking, did photoshoppers go too far? Is that really her?