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  1. Even now, their actions still tug my heartstrings... his first post after 5 days in a photo that is similar to hers...
  2. The cherry blossoms theme is particularly poignant and reminiscent of a date in Yeouido 4 years ago...
  3. Bae Doona talks about Kingdom as part of her interview in Allure 2019, translated by lodevotion. Am I even surprised by now that "a lot of people will die", knowing KEH's propensity to kill off characters, backed by RSR and JJH's other interviews? cr. lodevotion twitter More of the full interview in this thread here:
  4. With her new agency, dare I hope that we will see even better career prospects for her going forward, including a collaboration between the actresses who portrayed two of the coolest KEH heroines - Yoon Bo Won (3Days) and Cha Soo Hyun (Signal)? KEH writer-nim, could we perhaps have a Signal-3Days crossover, at least in terms of having officer Yoon Bowon of Seoul Chongno PD working on a case together with Cha Soo Hyun? Gah... Park Ha Sun Signs Exclusive Contract With KeyEast CELEB Mar 22, 2019 by E. Cha Actress Park Ha Sun has officially joined KeyEast! On March 22, Hong Minki, the vice president of KeyEast’s management division, announced that Park Ha Sun had signed an exclusive contract with the agency. He remarked, “After debuting in the 2005 drama ‘Love Needs a Miracle,’ actress Park Ha Sun has built her acting career across a wide spectrum of genres, including drama, comedy, action, and period pieces, moving freely between film and television dramas. We will give her our full support in the future, so that she can continue to showcase her acting in a wide variety of genres.” Park Ha Sun first rose to fame through the 2010 MBC drama “Dong Yi,” and she most recently starred in the tvN drama “Drinking Solo” and the 2017 heist comedy film “Roman Holiday.” The actress, who took a brief hiatus from acting after giving birth to her first child in 2017, is currently preparing to star in Channel A’s upcoming drama “Love Affairs in the Afternoon” (working title). A remake of the 2014 Japanese drama “Hirugao: Love Affairs in the Afternoon,” the drama is scheduled to premiere sometime in the second half of 2019. KeyEast is a management agency that was founded by actor Bae Yong Joon and is home to an impressive roster of famous actors, including Kim Soo Hyun, Joo Ji Hoon, Jung Ryeo Won, Kim Dong Wook, Son Hyun Joo, So Yi Hyun, Woo Do Hwan, and more. cr. Soompi
  5. Park Ha Sun, Lee Sang Yeob, Ye Ji Won, And Jo Dong Hyuk Confirmed For Upcoming Remake Of Japanese Drama TV/FILM Mar 20, 2019 by K. Lew Park Ha Sun, Lee Sang Yeob, Ye Ji Won, and Jo Dong Hyuk have been confirmed to star in upcoming Channel A drama “Love Affairs in the Afternoon” (literal title). The drama is about adults who struggle through the difficulties of forbidden love. It is a remake of Japanese channel Fuji TV’s drama “Hirugao: Love Affairs in the Afternoon.” Park Ha Sun will play the sincere, average woman Son Ji Eun, and Lee Sang Yeob will play the boyish, innocent man Yoon Jung Woo. After coincidentally meeting each other one day, they go through excruciatingly repetitive daily routines and completely twisted experiences. Their innocent yet fatal love story unfolds throughout the drama. Ye Ji Won will be taking on the role of the charming Choi Soo Ah, who holds onto a fatal secret, while Jo Dong Hyuk will be taking on the role of Do Ha Yoon, a sensitive man and a talented artist. They will show what happens as they fall into a forbidden relationship that they cannot resist. “Love Affairs in the Afternoon” is slated to air in the first half of 2019. cr. Soompi
  6. It feels almost like déjà vu, finding myself rewatching both Korean and Japanese versions of Signal at a similar pace, reminiscent of myself 11 months ago - episode by episode, case by case. Without fail, all the feels come flooding back, affirming yet again that the quality of the production stands the test of time, and the many rewatches that I have put it through. Am now at Ep8 with the Shin Da Hye case, and putting the J-version on hold for now since this and the Hongwon-dong serial murder case were not adapted in the J-remake. As I follow the Shin Da Hye case, I ache once more for LJH, whose tenacity would not let him stop investigating Han Se Kyu alone even when PHY himself had decided to put a stop to the transmissions, effectively terminating their partnership. The silver lining in this bleak timeframe is seeing CSH being brought into the fold, being tasked as it were, to find out who the woman at the pawnshop was. While just at the halfway mark, I am already unwilling to have to leave this universe once more. While on the topic of remakes, latest news of the C-remake indicate that the 3 leads have already been cast, and are now in the midst of filming. Fingers crossed this production will do the original justice even as it puts its own spin on the narrative...
  7. @shiliufan It is always good to know sooner than later. In any case, it was always just a hope on our parts anyway, and we won't know whether it was all in our imaginations, or they really tried but didn't work out after 4 years. I still believe it was real, but perhaps their goals and hopes at this juncture are no longer the same. Whatever it may be, they have done nothing so far to deserve any censure or blame... and as a fan of them individually and as a couple, I will always wish them nothing but the best. @jennifer0402 Whether they have decided to keep their relationship under wraps for now, or they have truly parted ways, remains to be seen. Whatever the case may be, until such a day comes where I am no longer able to support them with a clear conscience due to their character or decisions, I will continue to cheer them on, individually if not as a couple.
  8. @shiliufan It's a bittersweet journey for me personally and while I wish the outcome to be otherwise, I will always remember with great fondness the beautiful memories they have given us over the past 4 years. May they be blessed and happy always.
  9. @shiliufan That is disappointing indeed. May I know what his 2nd account is? Is it private or public? I don't know when it happened, but she no longer follows him on Weibo as well, though for now he still follows her. Still, Keenie and Mr. Chae remain her faithful followers for now, Keenie especially who continue to cheer her every post. Either way, I will always wish them both happiness in every aspect of their lives, if not together, then with whomever they are meant to be. They deserve this and more.
  10. My deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the youngest staff member of Kingdom who passed away in a car accident on Mar 13, 2019 while driving one of the props cars to the filming site in Pyeongchang. Really pray that the safety and well-being of the cast and crew will always be paramount in this and every production...
  11. New stills from Season 2! The 2nd picture looks like it's from Frozen Valley... perhaps taking place immediately after where we left Seo Bi and Cho Beom-pal during the S1 finale: cr. Korea Herald
  12. That is the kind of everlasting love we all dream of having in our lives, Mr Choi... Do you see yourself at the airport with a bouquet of flowers, waiting to welcome our girl home too? Dare we hope?
  13. Breathtaking! As for the ring on her ring finger... is there happy news on the horizon, or just another accessory for her photoshoot? Waiting for her next IG post... Meanwhile, Mr Choi puts his Photoshop skills to good use - using his hilarious alter ego TEN from "She Is Pretty", coincidentally on the same day as her Grazia China 10th Anniversary post, the magazine of which now costs $10
  14. Joo Ji Hoon... if you've watched Kim Eun Hee's dramas, you should have already known by now that no one, not even the lead characters, are safe. That being said... Yi Chang, please stay safe and survive to see Season 3! Joo Ji Hoon On His Reaction “Kingdom” Season 2 Script, Says No One Is Safe CELEB Feb 15, 2019 by R. Jun Joo Ji Hoon, currently starring in MBC’s newly premiered drama “The Item,” teased fans about what’s to come in the second season of “Kingdom,” which premiered its first season on Netflix late January to rave reviews. Asked to give his own rating to the Korean historical zombie series, Joo Ji Hoon said, “I want to give it 10 out of 5 stars. I’m satisfied.” “It’s hard to tell how what the response is really like, but, even if it’s just words, it feels good hearing international reviews compare it to other successful works and say that it surpassed existing ‘K-zombie’ flicks,” said Joo Ji Hoon. “It doesn’t matter if it really surpassed [other works] or not. As someone who was a part of the project, it’s incredible that people feel that way to begin with.” “Kingdom” is different from other zombie shows in that there are no incredibly gory or horrifying scenes. “The horror comes from emotions. When [a zombie] is about to overrun a child, the scene cuts. It’s a mental horror,” said Joo Ji Hoon, explaining that director Kim Sung Hoon didn’t want to show overly horrifying scenes. “If you watch, [the zombies] are pitiful. A mom tries to save her child, but becomes a pitiful creature that ends up [taking the life] of her [other] child. They’re hungry when they’re alive, and they’re hungry when they’re dead. It’s a zombie drama that tells the story of people’s hunger.” Talking about the director’s approach to “Kingdom,” the actor said, “A camera is just a machine, but it’s amazing how the direction reflects how the director sees the situation. I think you can tell that the director doesn’t see the monsters as monsters. It was like that on set, and it was like that on screen.” As soon as he wraps filming for MBC’s “The Item,” Joo Ji Hoon will resume filming for “Kingdom” season two. The actor recalled seeing the season two script for the first time. “I was in a plane to Singapore reading the script with Ryu Seung Ryong, and I was so surprised I shouted, ‘What? Really?'” He added, “There are no guarantees that my character is going to live to the end. In season one of ‘Game of Thrones,’ the main character dies.” cr. Soompi
  15. Season 2 filming as begun and the new director Park In Jae identified. Cast of Netflix's 'Kingdom' begins filming for season 2! The cast and crew of Netflix original K-drama 'Kingdom' have started filming for season 2! The 'Kingdom 2' cast attended their first script reading back on February 8, also holding a rites ceremony to wish for success throughout the duration of filming. Officially, filming began on February 12 with the main cast including Joo Ji Hoon, Bae Doo Na, Ryu Seung Ryong, and more, as well as new characters played by Park Byung Eun, Kim Tae Hoon, and more. Beginning with episode 2 of season 2, 'Kingdom' will be directed by director Park In Jae, while original director Kim Sung Hoon will lend a helping hand for episode 1. cr. allkpop Joo Ji Hoon gushes about S2 in a recent interview, even saying that he had asked the PD about the possibility of S3 so that he can realign his schedule for the filming The photoshoot of the adorable three
  16. Interviews with the cast of Kingdom! Really awesome to see the chemistry between them S2 please come quickly! This one is from Netflix Indonesia, so is subbed in Indonesian, I love the witty, funny answers the cast gave, so hopefully an English-subbed version will be available soon:
  17. @sushilicious I can't imagine filming without Joo Ji Hoon, since he is the lead in the drama. Perhaps there is an agreement with both production companies to allow him to juggle his time between the two dramas. Hope he does not wear himself out... both dramas appear to be very physically challenging... Was reading the interview of the 3 leads, and it occurred to me that Bae Doona and Ryu Seung Ryeong did not have any scenes together in S1. No wonder he asked if she was speaking "English" during her first sageuk speech attempt I'm guessing they should cross paths in S2, now that Cho Hak Ju is also in Sangju.
  18. @sushilicious Ahhh! If Ep1 is directed by PD Kim Sunghoon, could it be from the original 8 episodes that were filmed but had to be cut down to 6 for Season 1? Or is this a new script that has not yet been filmed? Is there any indication who will be taking over the helm for S2? Fingers crossed it will be just as awesome as S1!
  19. @sushilicious Ahhhh! What I won't give to have a sneak peek inside ! Interesting though that Episode 1 has its own copy, while Eps 2-6 are grouped together. Perhaps the scenarios in the last 5 episodes are already established from S1 and Ep1 of S2.
  20. Another interview with Kim Eun Hee... I had a good laugh at Joo Jihoon's question since I had the exact same thought when I saw scene after scene of him perpetually running away from the zombies [Interview] "Kingdom" Writer Kim Eun-hee-I Shares Behind-the-scenes Insights Save 2019/02/08 | 187 views | Permalink | Source Writer Kim Eun-hee-I of the Netflix original "Kingdom" told a behind-the-scene story in a recent interview. "Kingdom", which was released in 190 countries to 1.25 billion users, is a mystery thriller about a prince named Lee Chang (Joo Ji-hoon) who is framed as a traitor, but he discovers the truth about the people who have been starved to the extent of becoming monsters. Writer Kim Eun-hee-I says she never directed her actors as a writer and says she thinks it's the director's job to direct them. She may however, explain a certain part of the script if they don't understand, but doing anymore than that would only confuse the actors. Apparently, she doesn't run into Joo Ji-hoon and Bae Doona that much while they're filming, but when they did, Bae Doona said she was physically too cold and Joo Ji-hoon asked why he was always running. Kim Eun-hee-I said, "When I wrote the script, I did realize that real nobles don't walk, run, or swim. Ryu Seung-ryong didn't suffer as much as the others because he's mostly indoors so he didn't have any complaint for me". About Bae Doona, she said she was 'cute' and she showed her a recording of her acting. "She added something that was not in the script, but she did it well". cr. Hancinema.net
  21. Looks like the pace really ramps up in Season 2! Pray that it is executed perfectly without feeling rushed or jarring. Wishing a very blessed Lunar New Year to everyone who celebrates! May this upcoming year be the best year yet, filled with blessings, good health and joy! Ryu Seung Ryong On Season 2 Of Netflix’s “Kingdom,” Reveals Reaction To Reading Season 2 Scripts CELEB Feb 5, 2019 by R. Jun Ryu Seung Ryong, who plays the role of the sinister Cho Hak Ju in Netflix’s “Kingdom,” spoke about the highly anticipated second season of the drama, which, reports say, will go into production this month. On his reaction to the conclusion of Season 1 of the series, the actor said, “I wondered, ‘Why is it ending here?’ But Season 1 was a process of introducing the world and the story.” Ryu Seung Ryong gave a hint of his thoughts upon seeing the script for Season 2, saying, “In Season 2, I think a lot of things are going to be withdrawn. I saw the script, and I was worried about how they were going to handle everything in the end.” He added, “The story also develops very quickly, and I read all the way through the script for Episode 4 in a flash. Characters other than the main cast seen in Season 1 will likely play a bigger role in Season 2.” In the series, Ryu Seung Ryong’s Cho Hak Ju is an endlessly power hungry and ruthless character. “I tried to give my character a heavy aura of horror with minimal [physical] movements,” said Ryu Seung Ryong. “And the characters around Cho Hak Ju did a good job in portraying just how scary Cho Hak Ju really is. It was a big help.” “Cho Hak Ju smashing a chief scholar’s head into a table, when they are symbols of nobility in a Confucian society, was a crucial moment that showed the level of power that Cho Hak Ju holds.” Ryu Seung Ryong continued, “He’s the non-zombie, human presence in the show that instills horror in viewers. He is a person that is keeping the king chained like a dog and giving him food, as if he is rearing him. Even so, he is not one bit shaken. Those kinds of actions are what’s horrifying. His obsession with power to the point of being almost reckless was fresh to me.” The actor also hinted at big things happening for actress Kim Hye Jun, who plays the role of his daughter and the queen of Joseon, in Season 2 of “Kingdom.” Specifically, he addressed criticisms aimed toward the actress and her acting ability, saying, “When filming, as a fellow actor, all you can do is try to create a comfortable atmosphere so someone can do their best to portray a character in the way that they want. If you try to do more, it can become a distraction. Please see Season 1 as the growing pains of an as-yet foolish young queen. There is a part in Season 2 where her hidden potential really takes flight. All one can do is work hard while hoping controversy dies down as the story unfolds.” cr. Soompi
  22. @lynne22 Thank you so much for sharing the featurette! I had been wondering if they would release any BTSes for the drama and am thrilled to see it. Please let there be more to come. Wonder why Kim Seong Hun PD is not on board for Season 2... is there any indication who will be helming the next season? Whoever it is, I truly hope there is continuity in aesthetics and direction, delivering yet another stellar production.
  23. Bae Doo Na, Joo Ji Hoon Allure Korea February 2019 Interview The only thing you will need to watch the most anticipated show of 2019 is a NETFLIX ID. The premiere…nope, release of drama Kingdom 킹덤, starring Joo Ji-hoon and Bae Doo-na is not that far away. Joo Ji-hoon and Bae Doo-na’s Brave New World The NETFLIX we all know in our memories was just a streaming platform, but in the blink of an eye, NETFLIX suddenly became a huge producer of original movies and dramas. With a daring investment, the platform announced that it would be producing an original drama series together with Writer Kim Eun-hee and Director Kim Sung-hoon, and casting both Joo Ji-hoon and Bae Doo-na, two huge names in Korean entertainment industry, only attracted huge interest in and anticipation for the series. The Joseon Dynasty where the dead king comes alive and the country is infested with mysterious epidemic, causing its citizens to be awakened as monsters. We are curious on what the two actors have to say about the drama. The 6-episode drama Kingdom has been released worldwide on January 25th. Joo Ji-hoon, the Crown Prince who is digging for the truth What was the best part of receiving the offer for Kingdom? I was a fan of Writer Kim Eun-hee and Director Kim Sung-hoon’s projects. As he worked together with the director and Bae Doo-na in the movie Tunnel, actor Ha Jung-woo even visited our filming set. The feeling I had at that moment was very nice, and it was fun to work together. I am also a NETFLIX subscriber. Actor Ryu Seung-ryong portrayed an influential politician who holds bigger authority than the king himself, while you were playing Yi Chang, a Crown Prince aiming to unfold the mystery behind the plague. What did you pay attention to most when you were acting? Be it hostile relations between the two characters or the heartfelt scenes, they were all written very well in the scripts. Since there is a vast difference between seeing things as an outsider of this era and actually becoming a person of the past, I worked hard to understand that part. The production team and the casting made a huge uproar in the news. Did you feel any stress with regard to that? The whole team worked together, bringing out all their skills and crafts to produce something new; from the stunt director and the camera team to the actors, so there were moments which could cause stress. Mother Nature and the weather are some of them, but I am happy because we were able to overcome it together. Every project has its own message. What do you think of the message that this series carries? I think this story carries the issue of management problems present in every society. It is a story of problems stemming from the different ideas of the government authorities and its rival. This subject matter will make us think over the problem again, and for that reason, I think it is a huge success as a part of Kingdom’s team. What was the most exciting scene to you? There was a battle scene overflowing with tension. It was a battle in which everyone was fighting with all their might to survive, and with that strong will to escape the zombies, Bae Doo-na charged at one of them and killed it with a hoe. It was extremely gruesome but at the same time, I felt really bad. It was always fun to shoot the scenes and be able to properly show the hell on Earth through the drama. Were the action scenes important for the drama? We did shoot several large-scale chase scenes for a while. The Crown Prince’s view on the world got changed a bit, and there were also scenes in which Yi Chang and his retinues put their utmost effort in rescuing everyone from the attack. They were both physically and mentally draining. The animals also went out and we were shooting in the mountains. The feelings were unimaginable as we were filming for a long time, giving our best. It was hard enough to ride a horse, but we even had to run along with the horses. All the staff were extremely nervous, since we won’t even know where the horses would run to if they were stressed. How did you approach the view of world in Kingdom? It is an important aspect for a mystery thriller genre like this. There is this one thing from an actor’s point of view. There is no doubt that an actor has to act well and do his best at that, but apart from just having ‘a character in a good project’, there is also ‘a character you have fun portraying’. But then, Kingdom’s story alone is really interesting, and it is not easy to meet a project like that. That itself is a real charming point of the drama. It was not a single movie but a 6-part drama. Was there any difference when you read the script? By the look of it, instead of a 2-hour movie, it would be like watching how the story unfolds in 6 parts under 6 hours. There were lines in the script that would inform the audience about what would be happening. From an actor’s point of view, it was not easy, because there is no way you can choose a single way between explaining the scenes and portraying them through certain feelings. There were difficult moments as well when I filmed other projects before this, but I truly understood the difficulty through Kingdom. I am glad I got to grow closer to acting through Kingdom. How does it feel to work together with Director Kim Sung-hoon? What do you feel would be the director’s strength? Director Kim is someone you can converse with comfortably, even if the conversation involves difficult and tricky things. The things you thought would make others feel bad or uncomfortable, but he would always say, “Should we put our effort together and give it a try?” He is like a scholar who possesses this unexplained energy, a real gentleman. He can achieve the quality he aims for because he is a kind and composed guy. It is a project famous for the featured zombies. The zombies were demons to us, but they were once someone’s friend’s mother, friend, wife, and child. Although they were totally unrelated, they became infected as an effect of the power struggle. It was truly a sad and unfortunate thing happening to them. If this happen to take place in reality, it would be a natural instinct to stay alive and survive the whole thing, but it would not be easy at all to hurt them for the sake of my own survival. How did you find acting with the zombies? We called them ‘zombie family’ on the set. I always thought, “It must be really difficult for the zombie family.” They had to withstand the intense cold and heat, put on nasty make up for the roles, and stood in gruesome places for the scenes. It could be taxing on them, both physically and mentally. In the running scenes, we all had to run but they had to run like how zombies would. Our zombie family worked so hard, so it would be nice if that point could be shown vividly in the drama. Bae Doo-na, the female nurse who hold the truth to the epidemic What was the best part of receiving the offer for Kingdom? There was no reason why I should not do it. It was a great experience working together with Director Kim Sung-hoon in the movie Tunnel. I would make an appearance even it was just an offer for a small role, so I joined the cast with a happy heart. What is your thought on working with the director for your second time? Is there any difference? I have absolute trust and faith in the director. He is someone who will not give up even the smallest thing. He is someone who will do his best; instead of doing things half-heartedly, he would see it to the end in order to produce the great scene he has in his vision. I starred in NETFLIX’s original series Sense8 previously, and just like Sense8, Kingdom is also a 6-part series that resembles a 2-part movie. There is a line differentiating a drama and a movie, and it could be a tricky thing for a director to approach. However, I trust Director Kim’s craft to produce a great project. This would be your first attempt at a historical project. It is a difficult decision for me as well. I have neither acted in a historical project nor put my hair up into the traditional bun, but I wondered if people were anticipating to see me in one. So I made up my mind and put full trust in the director, thinking, “I’ll risk it all this time.” There was one difficult thing about filming this, though; it was the cold weather. My character is a female nurse named Seo-bi. Since she was not a noble woman, I had to wear linen clothes and it got hard because of the harsh cold. Just like English, the historical tone was something new to me, and I learned a lot. Was there anything you prepared beforehand for the character of Seo-bi? I had to prepare a lot for my previous projects up until now. I trained for the role of a fighter in Sense8 and received stunt lessons for a few years, plus playing various athlete in archery, table tennis, and volleyball, had me preparing in advance for the roles. It has been a while for me to be able to start filming as it is like this time. How did you find working with other actors through this project? All the cast have nice personality. They are all fun people, but the mood maker on the set was no other than Joo Ji-hoon. The whole team had lots of difficulties filming various scenes like the battle scene, but he put out efforts to make it more comfortable for everyone. He would joke around a lot, and 90% of his words were jokes. Thanks to him, the mood was really great. Writer Kim Eun-hee mentioned that Seo-bi and Yeong-shin (portrayed by actor Kim Seong-gyu) would be the characters showing the lives of commoners in Kingdom. Although they were from the same class and background, these two characters’ ideals clashed with each other: Yeong-shin was an aggressive man who did so for his survival, while Seo-bi was a calm person who preferred to solve problems rationally using logical means. They were not compatible with each other, yet when the zombies ran rampant, they were forced to work together as a team in the midst of the crisis, causing them to identify with each other. There was also this bond of being in the same class of commoners. There were the Crown Prince and the noblemen, but only Seo-bi and Yeong-shin wore straw slippers and filthy clothes, so they kind of looked like siblings too. What was your character’s biggest charm? Seo-bi was the commoner who lived on the land where the people set their foot on for the first time. She protected her own life and lived without relying on the people with status over her. Because of that reason, she was one strong character. Plus, I liked how she had her own stories with the other commoners in the drama. cr. Korean Screen
  24. I honestly can't speak to the authenticity or possible awkwardness of Bae Doona's diction in Kingdom, but I personally do not find any issues with her performance, and am definitely looking forward to be reunited with her and the rest of the cast again in Season 2. Please let it be soon! Bae Doona Humbly Responds To Criticism For Her Acting In “Kingdom” Jan 31, 2019 by sala12 Bae Doona talked about the criticism she received for her acting in “Kingdom.” In an interview on January 31, the actress talked about the Netflix original series. Korea’s first zombie sageuk (historical) drama “Kingdom” is a six-part series with the first season having premiered on January 25. Actress Bae Doona attempted a sageuk drama for the first time with “Kingdom.” She has taken on the role of a nurse who is looking for the source of the plague. Her character Seo Bi is the disciple of physician Lee Hee Seung, who was in charge of curing the king’s disease. She is also one of the only survivors and one of the first to witness the situation in which the starving people transform into monsters due to the plague. When asked about how she felt about seeing herself in a sageuk for the first time in 20 years, Bae Doona said, “Even when I saw myself [acting], it was funny and embarrassing. I didn’t feel anything while filming, but it was funny when I saw it. From the beginning, I thought, ‘How strange will it feel for viewers when they see me [like this]?’ Even before I signed the contract to star in the drama, I felt that they will undeniably feel, if not shocked, awkward and unfamiliar with the situation. I was at a crossroads of whether I will take on this burden and not play it safe. I thought though that I should become stronger if I wanted to act for even longer and decided ‘I should just go for it.'” Bae Doona also talked about how she focused on making and developing her character for the drama, saying she practiced the sageuk tone that has been receiving criticism. She even mentioned how she asked her mother who is a theater actress to help her with her acting. When she thought about her character who was an orphan that the physician raised as a nurse, she had to add in some distinguishing character features, which made her decide to give up the usual sageuk tone, replacing it with the tone of how the gentry spoke. She added that the director liked the idea although she expected criticism from the public. When asked whether she is upset about receiving criticism for her acting for the first time since debut, she replied, “I’m not upset in the slightest.” She added honestly, “My acting has always been either loved or hated. Directors who like me like [my acting] a lot, and directors who don’t like me hate my acting. I think that it’s personal preference whether a person likes someone’s acting.” The actress also explained, “Even when I received good reviews, I never thought that I did that well. Having experienced an acting controversy for the first time, I tried to balance out my feelings by thinking, ‘It wasn’t [bad] to that extent.'” She added, “On one hand, I thought, ‘You should experience [criticism] too.’ On the other hand, I’m proud that I tried this even though I knew there would be criticism. I thought that it’s cool to boldly try something I’m bad at. Actually, these days, I feel uncomfortable when I receive praise.” On the second season, Bae Doona said that she will take into consideration the feedback she has received from the audience. While she believes she shouldn’t waiver based on feedback, she thinks that she still needs to fix the parts that made the audience uncomfortable, and the final confirmation will still be up to the director. The second season for “Kingdom” is scheduled to start filming on February 11. cr. Soompi
  25. This article officially made my day! Yes! Yes! Yes! Please let 2019 be the year we are reunited with our intrepid trio! “Signal” Writer Shares Hopes To Air Second Season This Year TV/FILM Jan 31, 2019 by D. S.kim On January 30, scriptwriter Kim Eun Hee participated in an interview where she discussed her hopes to air a second season of the 2016 drama “Signal” sometime this year. She said, “If I make a comeback to domestic dramas, I would want it to be with ‘Signal 2.'” She continued, “I am being careful with my words right now, but I’m hoping that it would air sometime this year.” Kim Eun Hee continued, “Everyone’s needs will have to align, and actors will have to clear their schedule. It might be hard, but it is true that I’m hoping for ‘Signal 2’ to happen. Director Kim Won Seok also said that the drama will be more meaningful if it airs in 2019.” “Signal” told the story of a group of police detectives who use a mysterious radio that can broadcast from the past to solve cold cases. It was praised as a well-made drama that maintained its high quality until the last episode. Talks of a new season came up as the final episode ended on a mysterious note that left the possibility of a future story open. cr. Soompi
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