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Date of Birth: November 2, 1980

Place of Birth: Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Height: 165cm

Weight: 51 kg

Blood type: 0

Family: Parents, two older sisters, husband (Lee Sang Woo)

Status: married (June 9, 2017)

Hobbies: Listening to the radio, computer games and cartoons / Taekwondo Musical

Talent: plays the chang-gu (a drum shaped like an hourglass)

Celebrity close friends: Actress Hong Eun Hee,  Singer Bada, late actress Lee Eun Ju

Fave Actors: Lee Byung Hun, Jeon Do Yeon, Kim Seung Woo, Song Kang Ho

Past-time: reading comic, spending time in coffee shops

Favorite drink: caffee latte

Her song for boyfriend: Eurachacha from 'Rumble Fish'

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sysysy1102/

Debut: 1994

Education: Elementary School - Cheongdam Elementary

School Middle School - Cheongdam Middle School

High school (- Ilsandong High School

University - Dongguk University Movie Theater

Management Agency: Namoo Actors (April 6, 2006- march 2018) / J-Wide Company (April 3, 2018- present)





Change (1997)- Go Eun Bi

Seven Swords (2005)- Lu Zhu "Green Pearl"

The Pictures (2007)(short film)- photographer

Iris: The Movie (2010)- Kim Sun Hwa

Gabi (2012)- Danya

Love Forecast (2015)- Joon-Soo's ex-g/f 1 (cameo)

It`s Alright (2022) short film-



Hamlet (2008)- Ophelia





Dinosaur Teacher (SBS, 1994)- nurse

Daughters of a Rich Family (KBS 2, 1994)- Hye Ri [Il Ryung's daughter]

LA Arirang (SBS, 1995)/ sitcom-

KBS Drama special (one-act drama series) (KBS2, 1995)- Min Woo vs Min Woo (ep. 575) Kim Min Woo link

KBS Drama special (one-act drama series) (KBS2, 1995)-A certain summer between two women/A certain summer of the duo (ep.577) link

Mom Can't Stop (SBS, 1996)- first daughter

KBS Drama special (one-act drama series) (KBS2, 1996)- Come Back Home- Park Mi-kyung (link)

Yes, Sir (KBS2, 1996)-Woo Ji Soo

City Men and Women (SBS, 1996)- Yoo Wonhee

Open Your Heart (MBC, 1996)- Jung Yoo Kyung

Diary of a rural Village (MBC, 1996)- Kim Ji-sun

Seven Spoons (MBC, 1996)-Hye-joo [Jung-in's lover]

Three Men Three Women/ sitcom (MBC, 1997)- Kim SoYeon [ep. 127]

Yesterday (MBC, 1997)- Lee Seung Hye

Because I Really (KBS2, 1997)- Ha Jung

Soonpoong Clinic (SBS, 1998)/sitcom- Oh So-yeon

I Love you I Love You (SBS, 1998) - Lee Soon Young

Winners (SBS, 1998)- Kim Seo Joo

KBS Drama City (one-act drama series) (KBS2, 1998)- Pickpocketing only the pattern-Kim Ji-hyun

We Saw a Little Stray Bird/The Song of Hope (KBS2, 1999)- Seo Ga-hee

Kwangki/Ad Madness (KBS2, 1999)- Lee Ye Rin

All About Eve (MBC, 2000)- Heo Yeong Mi

Mothers and Sisters (MBC, 2000-2001)- Noh Seung Ri [Kyong Bin's twin sister]

Sunlight Upon Me (MBC, 2002)- Kim Yeon-woo

Trio (MBC, 2002/2003)- Choi Seo Young

New Human Market (SBS, 2004)-Hong Si-yeon

Just Like a Beautiful Flying Butterfly (CCTV-3, 2004)-Jin Zhi Xiu

Autumn Shower (MBC, 2005)- Lee Kyu Eun

Anhui Merchants (Taiwan, 2007)- Hu Yu Ling

Gourmet (SBS, 2008)- Yoon Joo Hee

Iris (KBS2, 2009)- Kim Sun Hwa

Prosecutor Princess (SBS, 2010)- Ma Hye Ri

Dr. Champ (SBS, 2010)- Kim Yeon Woo

Athena: Godess of War (SBS, 2010)- Kim Sun Hwa (ep. 17, 19)

The Great Seer (SBS, 2012)- Yoon Hae In

Iris 2 (KBS2, 2013)- Kim Sun Hwa (ep. 20)

Two Weeks (MBC, 2013)- Park Jae Kyung

I Need Romance 3 (tvN, 2014)-Shin Joo-yeon

Falling for Innocence/ Beating Again (JTBC, 2015)- Kim Soon-Jung

High-end Crush (web drama, 2015-2016)- TV Reporter (Ep. 7, 13 and 20)

One More Happy Ending (MBC, 2016)- Kim Song Hyun (Ep.1)

Happy Home (MBC, 2016)- Bong Hae Ryung

Borg Mom MBC, 2017)- Na Heung Shin (cameo)

20th Century Boy and Girl (MBC, 2017)- Director Kim So Yeon (cameo)

Secret Mother (SBS, 2018)-Kim Eun young / Lisa Kim

Mother of Mine (KBS2, 2019)- Kang Mi Ri (Kang Seung-yeon)

The Penthouse: War in Life (SBS, 2020)- Cheon Seo Jin

The Penthouse 2: War in Life (SBS, 2021)- Cheon Seo Jin

The Penthouse 3: War in Life (SBS, 2021)- Cheon Seo Jin

Taxi Driver season 2 (SBS, 2023)-Deluxe Taxi Driver No 1 (cameo) (Ep.16)

Tale of the Nine Tailed 1938- (tvN, 2023)- Ryu Hong Joo






Top 50 Popular Songs (MBC)- March 8, 1997 - October 18, 1997- MC with Kim Jin Soo and Lee Yoon Seok

SBS Inkigayo- December 6, 1998 - April 16, 2000- MC with Kim Jin

Happy Together S1(KBS2)-March 18, 2004 - guest (with Kim Jong-min, So Yi-hyun) link

Happy Together S3(KBS2)- Ep. 75 ( December 4, 2008)  - guest

Happy Together S3(KBS2)-Ep. 123 (November 12, 2009)- guest link 1 link 2

It`s a Beautiful Day (Olive TV) -27th March and 3rd April,2009- special guest link 1

KBS Drama Awards (2009)- MC link

Win Win (KBS2)- ep. 5 (March 2, 2010)- guest link 1

Strong Heart (SBS)- Ep. 45-46 (September 28, 2010 - October 5, 2010)- guest (link 1 link 2)

Gag Concert (KBS2) 2012-Ep. 635- guest (link)

Strong Heart (SBS)-Ep. 151-152 (October 23, 2012 - October 30, 2012)- guest (link)

Real Man Female Army Special season 1 (MBC)- August 24, 2014 - September 21, 2014- regular appearence (link 1, link 2)

Abnormal Summit: Season 1- Ep. 39 (March 30, 2015)- guest (link 1 link 2)

We Got Married S4 (MBC)- Episodes 287 ~ 316 (September 5, 2015 - April 9, 2016)-regular appearance with Kwak Si Yang (link 1  link 2 link 3)

King of Masked Singer - September 18, 2016-Participant (Nice to meet you, Squirrel) link1 link 2

SNL Korea S9-Ep.6  April 29, 2017- host (link 1, link 2)

My Ugly Baby/My Little Old Boy - ep 70 (January 14, 2018)- special MC (link 1 link 2)

Taste of Dating (TV Chosun, January 24, 2019) - guest with Happy Home actors (link)

Let's Eat Dinner Together (JTBC)- Ep 128 (May 29, 2019) - Guest with Hong Jong Hyun (link)

Happy Together S4 (KBS2)-Ep. 585/S4 ep 28 (April 18, 2019)- guest (link 1 link 2)

Running Man (SBS) -Ep. 530-531(November 22, 2020)- guest with Eugene, Lee Ji Ah, Ha Do Kwon (link 1 link 2)

Hangout with Yoo (MBC)-Ep. 75 (January 9, 2021) - guest (link)

Master in the House/Old Buttlers (SBS)-Ep. 159-160 (February 14, 2021)-guest with Eugene, Lee Ji Ah (link1 link 2)

Live Happy Dream Lotto 6/45 (MBC)-July 24, 2021- guest

We Don't Bite: Villains in the Countryside/ Mean No Harm (tvN) 2021- Ep. 4-5- Guest with Choi Ye bin, Park Ki Woong (link)

MMTG/Civilization Express- Ep. 172 (Feb 18, 2021)- guest with Eugene, Uhm Ki Joon, Yoon Jong Hoon (link)

Kim So Yeon's World (You Tube vlog)-2021 (4 episodes) (link1)

Penthouse Hidden Room – The Hidden Story (Jan 12,2021)- Special episode (link)

The Penthouse 2 Hidden Room - Unfinished Story- (Apr 3, 2021)-Special episode (link)

Penthouse: The Story of 540 Days- (Sep 18, 2021)-Special episode (link)

Yoo Quiz on the Block Season 4 (May 3, 2023)- Guest, episode 192 (link 1)

Amazing Saturday -(May 6, 2023)- Guest, episode 262 (link 1)





Binggrae Frozen- 1996 link

Dongyang Confectionery Choco Geo, Frozen- 1996

Pacific Lesse- 1996

Marzo- 1996

Afroman computer- 1997

Soren - Winter- 1997

Double Rich Color Up Shampoo- 1997 (link)

Soren - Lipstick- 1997

Double Rich Color Up Shampoo (Concert version)- 1997 (link)

Lotteria Milan Sands - Grand Prize Festival- 1997 link

Lotte Pizza- 1997

Nasan compagna- 1999

Marie Claire - I'm Transparent- 1999

Marie Claire - Kim So-yeon- 2000

E-Queens National Card - Queen- 2000 (link)


Marie Claire Phyto Energy (2000) link

Electronic Land (2001) link

Marie Claire - Another me A-2001

Marie Claire - at the airport- 2001

KTF K-bank- 2004

Coreana Cosmetics Ovleau- 2010 (link)

Woongjin Cosmetics-2012 (link) link2

Hansung FI All For You (2012~) link 1 link 2 link 3 link4 link5

Premium Whiskey Johnnie Walker Platinum Label- 2012 (link)

The Love of Lijiang (2014) link link2

Galleria Duty Free- 2016 (link)

Guerlain Kiss Kiss Matter Lipstick (2017) (link1 link 2)

I`m Chic Super Glam Lip (2018) (link)

IOPE Super Vital Cream (2019) (link1 ) link 2

LANCOME Absolue (2020) (link)

Hanlim Pharmaceutical Dazes (2021~)(link)

Slim 9 (2021~)link 1 link 2 link 3

Oligio (2021~) link 1 link 2 link 3 link3

Cellcure (Celltrion Skincure) (2021) link 1 link 2

Chicken Humanity (2021/2022) link

Longines (2021) link

Bonitaga (2021) link

Lottery Ambassador (2021,2022) link 1 link 2 link 3 link 4 link 5

JMW Lumiair(2021~) link 1 link 2 link 3

Maeil Celex Milk Ceramide (2021~) link 1 link 2 link 3

Trencadism (2021~) link 1  link 2

VOTOKOREA (2021/2022) link

Dongil High Vill (2021 ~) link1 link 2 link3

LAVIEN (2023~) link 1




Love Tree Project (2009) link

"The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane"- audio book for blind( 2014) link

W Korea Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign (2012, 2015, 2017, 2018) link1 link 2 link3

Babfor Food Distributing Volunteer Activities (2019) link

14th Happy Empathy Volunteer Corps (Cleaning Service for Children’s Agencies) (2021) link link2

Green Umbrella Children's Foundation donation (2021)  link

14th Happy Empathy Volunteer Group (briquette delivery event) (2021) link

15th Happy Empathy Volunteer Group (1st activity) (2022) link

15th Happy Empathy Volunteer Group (2nd activity) (2022) link

15th Happy Empathy Volunteer Group 'Kimjang Making & Lottery (3rd service) (2022) link

15th Happy Empathy Volunteer Group (briquette delivery event) (4th activity) (2022) link1 link2

15th Happiness Empathy Volunteer Group's free meal service (5th activity) (February 23, 2023) link 1

16th Happiness Empathy Volunteer Corps of the Lottery Committee and Companion Happiness Ticket (April 27, 2023) link1




100th anniversary of Dongguk University's founding, artist alumni Honorary Ambassador (2005)

Beautiful event daily ambassador (2008)

National Intelligence Service Honorary Agent (2009) (link)

 Korea Coffee Association honorary barista (2012) (link)

Gangnam Tax Office One-Day Honorary Civil Service Director (2015) (link)

Lottery Promotion Ambassador (2021/2022/2023) link link2





Miss Binggrae (1994)- June Miss Binggrae 2nd Place

SBS Drama Awards (1994)- Best Young Actress (Dinosaur Teacher)- nominated

Blue Dragon Film Awards- Best New Actress (Change)- nominated

KBS Drama Awards (1995)- Child ActorAward ( Rich Daughter 's House , Drama Game - Minwoo vs. Minwoo, A certain Summer Between two women)- won

SBS Drama Award (1998)- Popularity Award (Soonpoong Clinic, Winers,  I love you I love You)- won

MBC Drama Awards (2000)- Character Popularity Award ( All About Eve)- won

SBS Drama Awards (2008)- Best Supporting Actress in a Special Planning Division (Gourmet)- won

KBS Drama Awards (2009)-Popularity Award (Iris)- won (link)

KBS Drama Awards (2009)-Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama (Iris)- nominated

46th Baeksang Arts Awards (2010)- Best Actress Award in TV Category ( Iris)-  nominated

SBS Drama Awards (2010) -10th Star Award (Prosecutor princess, Dr Champ)- won

SBS Drama Awards (2010)-Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special -(Prosecutor princess)- nominated

SBS Drama Awards (2010)-Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Planning Drama (Dr Champ)- nominated

The 6th Asian Model Awards Ceremony (2011)- Asia Special Award- won (link)

The 9th Korea Jewelry Fair (2011) - Best Jewelry Lady- won

The 20th Korea Culture and Entertainment Awards (2012)- Excellence Award for Female in Film (Gabi)- won

SBS Drama Awards (2012)- Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special (The Great Seer)- nominated

The 18th Busan International Film Festival APAN Star Road (2013)- Asian Fashionista Award Female Category- won

The 2nd Daejeon Drama Festival/ APAN Star Awards (2013)- Female Excellence Award (Two weeks)- won (link)

Herald Donga TV Lifestyle Award (2013)-Best Style Award - won

MBC Drama Awards (2013) - Excellence Award, Female Actress in a Miniseries (Two Weeks) - nominated

MBC Entertainment Awards (2015)-Variety Category Female Excellence Award (We Got Married)- won

5th Asia Pacific Star Awards (2016) -Best Actress Award in a Feature Drama (Happy Home)- won (link)

9th Korea Drama Awards (2016)- Star of the Year Award (Happy Home)- won (link)

9th Korea Drama Awards (2016)-Daesang (Happy Home)- won link1

MBC Drama Awards (2016)-Best Actress Award in Serial Drama (Happy Home)- won (link)

MBC Drama Awards (2016)- Daesang (Happy Home)- nominated

MBC Drama Awards (2016)-Best Couple Award (with Lee Sang Woo and Lee Pil Mo)- nominated

SBS Drama Awards (2018)- Excellence Award, Actress in a Weekend/Daily Drama (Secret Mother)- won (link)

KBS Drama Awards (2019)-Excellence Award, Actress in a Feature Drama (Mother of Mine)- won (link)

KBS Drama Awards (2019)-Netizen Award (Mother of Mine)- nominated

SBS Drama Awards (2020)- Best Actress in a Mid-length/Featured Drama (Penthouse) - won (link)

SBS Drama Awards (2020)- Daesang (Penthouse)- nominated

57th Baeksang Arts Awards (2021)- Best Actress Award in TV Category-(Penthouse)- won (link)

Seoul Drama Awards (2021)- Female Actor Award (Penthouse)- nominated

Grimae Awards (2021)- Best actress (Penthouse) - won

Korean Broadcasting Awards (2021)- Popularity Award (Penthouse 1, 2)- nominated

SBS Drama Awards (2021)-Best Couple Award (with Uhm Ki Joon) (Penthouse 2, 3)- nominated

SBS Drama Awards (2021)- Daesang (Penthouse 2, 3)- won (link)

Broadcast Advertising Festival (2022)- CF Star Award- won  (link1 link2)

APAN Star Awards (2022)- Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama (Penthouse 2,3)- nominated

Brand of the Year Korea 2023 (Sept. 7, 2023) - Drama Actress- won



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Magazine Photoshoot

SINGLES Magazine October 2009 l X l nakorean.com

ESQUIRE 2008 l X l X

SURE Magazine October 2009 l INSTYLE Magazine October 2009 l X

ESQUIRE Magazine July 2009 l X

ELLE Magazine December 2009 (Share Happiness set of photos)

BAZAAR Magazine December 2009 l ikissyou.com l X l X

Magazine Scans Beautiful Warrior X l X l X l X l KSY Baidubar l So Hye Yeon

V Magazine 2008 l X

ELLE Magazine February 2010 X l X l 'Her Sixth Sense' 1 l 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l X

ELLE Photoshoot BTS l 'Please l Naive l Panic l Furious l Calm l ELLE l KSY @ popcorn

VOGUE February 2010 - Love Tree Project X

2010 February ELLE and VOGUE magazine scans X l KSY Baidubar

Smoking Hot Kim So Yeon l X

ELLE April 2010 l X l baidu l lilcrash l hancinema l news.nate.com l soonie

2010.03.29 ELLE Korea - A Princess Dairy X l elle.com l lilcrash

Japan magazine 《ODINA》 - April 2010 IRIS X

News & Articles

Feb 17, 2009: Kim So Yeon Joins ‘IRIS’ l hanfever l IRIS-soompi l X

Feb 19: Actress Kim So-yeon to Join 'IRIS' as Sexy Agent l KBS Global l X

March 11: [Photos] Kim So Yeon in Wedding Gown l hanfever l X

March 16: Thrilled with the enthusiastic reception l X

March 19: ‘IRIS’ Teaser Poster Out l hanfever l X

March 27: Kim So Yeon Spreads Her Love In Mexico l hanfever l X

Apr 15: Kim So Yeon, Short Hair & Sexy Agent X

July 6: [iRIS Journal] Kim So Yeon in Hungary

Aug 14: Kim So Yeon injured for the 2nd time jazzholic l X l scar

Oct 3: Kim So Yeon, “I’m a 2PM fan. I wish Park Jaebum would return” l X l X

Nov 3: [iNTERVIEW] Kim So-yeon in IRIS - Part 1 & 2

The female warrior Sun-hwa from KBS drama IRIS l X l X l X

Nov 4: Lee Byung Hun holds a 'surprise birthday party' for Kim So Yeon onsite l X l X l translated by antisocialnot

Nov 4: Were the sudden 'lovelines' in IRIS a mistake by the production team? l X l X l translated by antisocialnot

Nov 6: Lee Byung Hun wipes away Kim So Yeon's tears in IRIS Ep 8 l X l X l translated by antisocialnot

Nov 6: Two Star Actresses Have Showdown on 'IRIS' l KBS Global l X

Nov 9: Kim So Yeon’s Middle School Photos Revealed! l allkpop l X

Nov 16: Two Enemies Have First Encounter in ‘IRIS’ l KBS Global l X

Nov 18: Lee Byung Hun - Kim So Yeon, IRIS charismatic couple crowned l X

Nov 20: IRIS starring Kim So Yeon, one of: the first for this show's emotional l X

Nov 23: LOVE OF IRIS l X l X

Nov 28: Kim So-yeon Spreads Her Acting Wings in TV Drama 'IRIS' l X l X

Nov 29: Drama Shooting Clogs Central Seoul l X l X

Dec 2: 'IRIS' Chase Scene Shot in Downtown Seoul l X l X

Dec 11: Kim So Yeon-Seon Woo Seon’s Elle Share Happiness X

Dec 9: How Will Love Triangle End in ‘IRIS?'

Dec 17: Mr X's IRIS review

Dec 18: Scorecard: How did IRIS’s stars measure up? X l X

Dec 19: GDragon, “Kim TaeHee or Kim SoYeon? It’s Kim SoYeon for me” l X l X

Dec 18: Assassin Killed at Last in ‘IRIS’ l X l X

Dec 21: Stars Win and Lose Through 'IRIS' l X l X

Dec 27: IRIS warrior SoYeon, debuting as a singer? 'Love Tree' Project Charity Album l X l lilcrash

Dec 28: What Are Keys to Success of Year’s Hit Dramas? l KBS Global l X

Dec 28: Kim So-yeon sings for charity l dramabeans l X

Dec 29: KSW-KSY IRIS Goodwill l X

Dec 31: 8 Fashion Statements of 2009 - Goddess and Warrior, one star in the sector?

Dec 31: KBS Drama Awards l dramabeans l X

January 1, 2010: 'IRIS' a boon for tourism l X l X

Jan 2: The Rapper Yeon X

Jan 3: 2009 Drama Awards Wrap Up With No Surprises l X l X

Jan 4: '놈놈놈 The Good, The Bad, The Weird' of 2009 Famous TV Characters l X

Jan 7: Actors at "Love Tree Project" charity event l X l Lots of KSY Photos X

Jan 11: Moon Geun-young: 'Our Warm Heart Included in the Album' l KBS Global l X

Jan 16: Kim SoYeon on ELLE Magazine l allkpop l X

Jan 18: Moon Geun-young and others shoot charity spread for Vogue 10Asia l X

Jan 23: LBH's iPod Gift to KSY X l PlanetBH0712 l KSY Baidu l psycho

Jan 26: Kim So Yeon's sixth sense uncovers in ELLE eiffelinseoul l X

Jan 28: Action and Romance in the ratings blockbuster IRIS X

Feb 1: "IRIS" set to air during prime time in Japan l 10Asia l X

Feb 9: Ji Sung signs with Moon Geun-young's management agency l 10Asia

Feb 10: The Tears at Kim Soyeon's Fanmeeting l X

Feb 11: The road to home - IRIS actress Kim So Yeon's New Year's Greetings l X

Feb 11: Kim So-yeon cast in Prosecutor Mata Hari l X

Feb 11: Kim So Yeon cast in upcoming drama Prosecutor Mata Hari l X

Feb 12: Kim So Yeon will Become the Prosecutor Mata Hari l X

Feb 13: [captures] Soyeon featured in Lee Byunghun's 60-min KBS Special Documentary l X

Feb 16: [photos] KSY at Seoul Plaza for Taekwondo demonstration in KBS Win Win variety show l X

Feb 22: Lee Eun-ju 故 5th Anniversary Memorial Service l X

Feb 23: Mata Hari rechristened Prosecutor Princess l X

Feb 26: South Korean drama gets prime time treatment (+ magazine cover) l X l X

Mac 1: 2AM’s Changmin and CNBLUE’s Yonghwa show up for Kim So Yeon l allkpop l X

Mac 2: IRIS is Viewers' Choice #1 KBS Drama l koalabear l X

Mac 3: Kim So Yeon Win Wins l seoulbeats l X

Mac 5: Actress Shows off Taekwondo in Gwanghwamun l KBS Global l X

Mac 4: Bada - Kim So Yeon's Win Win Ep.05 (2010.03.02) l X

Mac 9: ZE:A will make a cameo appearance on Prosecutor Princess l allkpop l X

Mac 11: Starring SY, 'Prosecutor Princess' as a reason to have success l X

Mac 12: 'Prosecutor Princess' Kim So Yeon, "I feel really tested" l X

Mac 12: Kim So-Yeon Stills From Prosecutor Princess l X l X

Mac 12: The Princess is appointed Prosecutor l X

Dramatic Live Stage IRIS l X (May 26, June 1)

Mac 15: Prosecutor Princess’s White Day date and club cameo l dramabeans l X

Mac 17: IRIS the Movie to be revealed soon l allkpop l X

Mac 18: MGY vs SYJ vs KSY l X

Mac 17: Prosecutor Princess holds open set day dramabeans l X

Mac 19: KSY-IRIS review cranberrysheep

Marc 19: The “real” IRIS 2 confirmed! l allkpop l X

Mac 21: [iRIS] Exhibitors hoping for lots of activity at Filmart 2010 l THR l X

Mac 21: Oriental Whirl: Spy turned prosecutor nst.com l X

Mac 24: Kim So-yeon attends "Princess Prosecutor" press conference [ 10Asia l X

Mac 24: [PREVIEW] SBS TV series "Princess Prosecutor" l 10Asia l X

Mac 24: Posters for Prosecutor Princess l dramabeans l X

Mac 25: Lee Byung Hun’s sniper on IRIS to be unveiled in the movie l allkpop

Mac 26: Prosecutor Princess Pop Art icons & wallies by SY fans

Mac 26: PP trailer: expectations in full bloom

Mac 26: Jang Hyuk to star in Chinese remake of "All About Eve" l 10.asiae

Mac 27: PP Anime trailer on the spot! X

Mac 26: Kim So Yeon's hot song-dance is not inferior to current popular singers l dkpopnews

Mac 28: Kim So Yeon attends Prosecutor Princess press conference

Mac 29: Soyeon, handwritten letters delivered before the first broadcast "Opened the heart of comic acting"

Mac 30: Romantic comedies top TV line-up l koreaherald

Mac 30: Younger Men, Power, Money Fill Dramas l X l koreatimes

Mac 31: "Princess Prosecutor" receiving attention from Japanese media l 10.asiae

Mac 31: Cinderella, Prosecutor, Taste: First episode impressions l dramabeans

Apr 1: Kim So Yeon: Korea's Reese Witherspoon successful transformation l X

Apr 2: This Prosecutor Princess is No Warrior X

Apr 8: Kim So-yeon says "Ma Hye-ri and I are very similar" X l 10.asiae

Apr 9: Online Prosecutor Princess Quiz

Apr 9: Prosecutor Princess Episode 1 l dramabeans

Apr 10: Kim So Yeon: Best Acting Transformation in Drama

Apr 10: Kim Soyeon, Milk is my strength

Apr 10:Kim So Yeon wears Jimmy Choo on Prosecutor Princess l eiffelinseoul

Apr 12: PP fashion floats! Ma Hyeri's outfits and accessories become hot topic X

Apr 12: Kim So-yeon’s big transformation in Prosecutor Princess l dramabeans l X

Apr 13: Spy drama pulls S. Koreans to Akita l japantimes l X

Apr 13: Kim So Yeon's diverse acting - Prosecutor Princess moving up on ratings number

Apr 13: Kim So Yeon, 10-kg make-up for 12 hours

Apr 13: Kim So Yeon transforms into a jumbo l allkpop

Apr 14: Prosecutor Princess Top 5 Scenes? l X

Apr 14: Beautiful Kim So Yeon goes fat and jumbo! l koreanupdates l X

Apr 14: Lee Jia added to Athena dramabeans

Apr 16: No competition for "Sister of Cinderella" in TV ratings 10.asiae

April 18: Kim So Yeon, 90Kg fat production process made public l X

April 18: Big Bang’s Tell Me Goodbye MV for IRIS released l allkpop l X

Apr 19: Prosecutor Princess PSH-KSY upcoming rough kiss anticipated by audience

Apr 19: Wed-Thurs drama rivalry "Sister of Cinderella" vs "Princess Prosecutor" vs "Personal Taste" Part 1 l Part 2

Apr 20: MHR's jewelry and PP trenchcoat X

Apr 20: IRIS 2 is set for October 2011 broadcast allkpop l X

April 20: "IRIS" season 2 starts pre-production 10.asiae

Apr 21: IRIS 2 to follow Athena in 2011 dramabeans

Apr 21: Kim So Yeon puckers up for Prosecutor Princess allkpop l X

Apr 22: Lee Byung-hun promotes "IRIS" in Japan 10.asiae

Apr 23: IRIS First Broadcast Success in Japan

Apr 23: Kim So Yeon thanks Japanese fans for IRIS’ popularity allkpop.com l X

Apr 26: TV dramas V-sign Fighting Spirit l X

Apr 26: Kim So Yeon - Han Jung Soo, meat party treat for PP staff members

Apr 26: Actress Kim So Yeon's All In Fighting Spirit - 10 different acting situation in Prosecutor Princess

Apr 26: Parents & daughter taking meals to PP staff

Apr 27: Prosecutor Princess Kim So Yeon presents staff with skin cosmetics gift

Apr 27: Chinese fans' interest of South Korea's No. 1 drama, "Korean Wave" spark

Apr 27: Kim SoYeon at DC Gall "Thanks to you The Best of The Best" DC Inside Certification l X

Apr 27: Lee Minho-Son Yejin 'most hot - sweet drama couple'

KSY - IRIS Concert update by Sung-ja/EverythingLBH l X

KSY's signature (post #4) l baidu

KSY's greeting to the China fans (2010.04.24) l baidu

Apr 28: Prosecutor Princess - The Cherry Blossom Date l X

Apr 28: Soyeon-ssi Coming (message from KSY at dc gall)

IRIS DVD Japan Version l X

Apr 26: KSY posted on DC Gallery IMAGE

Apr 30: IRIS starts melting Japanese viewers' hearts

Kim Sunhwa vs Ma Hyeri: Soyeon-ssi superwoman?

Apr 30: Who wore Diego Dolcini's heels? l eiffelinseoul

May 1: Kim So Yeon wears Isabel Marant in Prosecutor Princess l eiffelinseoul

May 3: Horan: "'IRIS' Kim So Yeon the role model"

May 5: PP fashion for Prefossional Women l X

May 6: Kim So Yeon, emotional explosion 'storm tears' l X

Ep 11 PP: Macos Adamas IRIS vs Prosecutor Princess l X

May 8: Macos Adamas 'Endless Bracelet' * Everything is possible for him who believes * X

Prosecutor Princess DC Gall - Kim So Yeon Message Signature l gall.dcinside

May 8: Kim So Yeon as 'Ma Hyeri - Exposed (warmly translated by antisocialnot) l X

May 9: Kim So Yeon wears Diane von Furstenberg and Suecomma Bonnie l eiffelinseoul

May 11: SBS drama "Bad Boy" rescheduled to air on May 26 l 10.asiae.co.kr

May 11: The 3 'expressions' of Kim So Yeon, Park Shi Hoo and Han Jung Soo - transalated by antisocialnot X

May 12: Kim So Yeon - Park Shi Hoo MySpace's my baby .. 'topic bloom'

May 12: 'PPrincess' Park Shi Hoo - Kim So Yeon, tears, share a kiss .. 'hope blooms'

May 13: Myspace Mahyeri "Seobyeon that I do not hate" l X

May 13: IRIS the Movie, explosion of interest at Cannes film market l X

May 14: Movie 'IRIS', high overseas attention for posters

May 17: Prosecutor Princess SHhhh Ending X

May 18: 'Prosecutor Princess' character type assessment.. 'Park Shihoo perfect'

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Kim So Yeon in Wedding Gown :wub:


Kim So Yeon transformed into gorgeous bride when she did a photo shoot with a Korean wedding magazine recently. These photos were taken at Guam, a beautiful island in the western Pacific Ocean. Kim So Yeon in wedding gown together with the beautiful scenery of the island in the background has left a deep impression for many.


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The photographer responsible for the photo shoot expressed, “Kim So Yeon’s perfect body shape truly enhances the wedding gowns. Especially for the pink wedding gown, apart from Kim So Yeon, it is hard to find another suitable model.”

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Kim So Yeon expressed: “I have had the experience of putting on the wedding gowns in the past. However compared to previous times, I feel that I’m more suitable to put on a wedding gown now. Although I still do not have the plan to get married yet, but I get very excited after putting them on, as though I’m really a bride about to get married.”


She looks gorgeous, doesn’t she? I can’t believe she is only 167cm because she looks extremely tall in these photos.

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June 9, 2010

[iNTERVIEW] Actress Kim So-yeon: Part 1-3

Reporter : Choi Ji-Eun Photographer : Lee Jin-hyuk Editor : Lee Ji-Hye Editor : Lynn Kim


Korean actress Kim So-yeon [photographed by Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]

Actress Kim So-yeon says "feels like I am back at the starting line"

Out of three Wednesday/Thursday evening dramas, which all premiered on the same day last March, SBS TV series "Princess Prosecutor" never scored the No. 1 viewership rating during its run. However, the show remained a well-made drama till the end with its tight storyline, unique characters played by all the right actors. It would not be an exaggeration to say that actress Kim So-yeon, who played the title character, displayed such impressive acting skills that might perhaps be the biggest achievement anyone has made in the first half of the year. Even though it wasn't the so-called "possessed acting," Kim So-yeon created an interesting chemistry seen in the perfect match-up of an actress and her character. After a long hiatus and challenging times, the actress, who used to be the representative star of trendy dramas in the 90s, the actress is back at a brand new starting line. And she is more hungry for acting now more than ever, she says. 10Asia interviewed Kim So-yeon, whose sincerity shone through during the interview and touched hearts at unsuspecting moments.

10: It has been quite a while since "Princess Prosecutor" ended but its popularity still seems to be lingering.

Kim: Yes, the show ended with the sixteenth episode but fans posted a trailer video for episode 17! I heard that they are still writing fictional scripts, haha. When I first started working on the show, there was so much responsibility and stress that I was very worried. But I am really grateful that so many people are still in love with "Princess Prosecutor."

10: The expectation for "Princess Prosecutor" was very high because it was going to a collaboration between director Jin Hyuk and writer So Hyun-kyung, who worked together on SBS TV series "Shining Inheritance." How did you feel when you were first offered the role?

Kim: When KBS drama "IRIS" ended, I really wanted to a completely different character, a very cheerful one. But I thought I wouldn't get offers to do a cheerful character because I played Sun-hwa in "IRIS." In fact, there was a role that I turned down because she was so similar to Sun-hwa. I was worried about my next acting project because didn't want to take a break from work, and that is when I got the synopsis [for "Princess Prosecutor." Director Jin Hyuk was actually an assistant director on SBS' "2004 Human Market," in which I played a cold, femme fatale character. I loved the script and I was so happy that someone who knew my real personality sent it to me, so I said I would do it right away. I had to wait about a month afterwards and I knew why. Not everyone thinks of me as the main lead so there must have a lot of worries about hiring me as the title character. So even when I heard rumors that someone else was cast for the role, I thought, "Ah, I didn't get it." but I wasn't disappointed. Then when I heard that I got the part, I felt like I had received a huge present.


Actress Kim So-yeon [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]

10: It is surprising that you thought so yourself, "Not everyone thinks of me as the main lead."

Kim: When you look at comments on the Internet, you could see that many people were worried whether Kim So-yeon could really play a cheerful, adorable female character who is the essence of a romantic comedy. When I was in middle schol and high school, I too grew up watching Meg Ryan or Julia Roberts movies and I loved them. Romantic comedy was a genre that I really wanted to take on but I can't judge myself as an actress so I had doubts and worries about whether I could do a good job. And in a way, I'm not what people call a lovely-faced actress because I have strong facial features. And from a certain point on, I began to think that romantic comedy was not something that I could dare dream of doing.

10: The success of romantic comedy definitely depends on how convincingly the loveliness of its main character is conveyed to viewers.

Kim: I really loved the character Ma Hye-ri and that is why I was even more worried. That I wouldn't be able to convince people of playing this character because Kim So-yeon has a certain fixed image. I played a North Korean spy [in "IRIS"] and the character Heo Young-mi in MBC's "All about Eve" followed me around for ten years.

10: So then how did you try to approach the character Ma Hye-ri?

Kim: My biggest concern was to break free from conventional stereotypes. Every character is different but there is a certain fixed rule about the characters in scripts. In the past, I tended to stay faithful to these rules and played my characters according to how they were written in scripts. But this time I think I ignored all those rules because I wanted to try stuff that was only possible when playing Ma Hye-ri. I would try to soften some aspects, go up a notch sometimes, and even applied my usual way of speech and my own laughs too. I was scared if it was okay to do that but the writer used my speech style in the script and the director was very open to my attempts as well. I think that is why I was able to feel comfortable in front of the camera for the first time. In that sense, "Princess Prosecutor" is a coming of age story about Ma Hye-ri but it also made me very happy because I had a hard time over what people thought about me as an actress.

10: You are well-known for playing cold, arrogant characters like you did in "All About Eve" and "IRIS." But you also showed an off-the-wall, cheerful side of yourself on variety shows "Happy Together" and "Win Win," similar to your character in "Princess Prosecutor."

Kim: To be honest, I was scared of going on such variety shows. I thought an actress should show herself through her acting and often times I didn't like my hectic personality. My first "Happy Together" appearance was in 2008, but it took me a year before I actually went on the show. My manager told me, "You always say that you want loosen up and do a romantic comedy, but you are always hiding yourself from people. Who is going to use you when they don't see that side of yourself?" That is how he convinced me and I got up the courage to do it. Before the show I kept telling myself, "Just be myself. Even if people hate it, I would feel less bad if I was just myself. If I think something is funny, I'll laugh. If not, I won't. And if I don't get it, I'll just say I don't get it." I had a really tough time shooting the episode but I was surprised that people thought it was entertaining. And that is when I started to reveal other parts of myself, little by little, and that is how I came about doing "Princess Prosecutor."

10: You had some romantic storylines in your previous dramas, but in "Princess Prosecutor" the storyline between Ma Hye-ri and lawyer Seo (played by Park Shi-hoo) was particularly intense. Is there any difference in how you expressed your emotions?

Kim: I was totally absorbed in my character so it wasn't too difficult. And sometimes I think, I don't like being this old. (laugh) The ability to express emotions would have been different one year before or any time before that. You can't ignore your previous experiences or your first-sided loves. I remembered some things while I was shooting, and I think those helped me a lot. If I do something next year, it will probably be different too. Haha.


Korean actress Kim So-yeon [photographed by Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]

10: You have been a star since your teenage years. In certain times when you didn't have any work, it must have been easy for you, both emotionally and financially, to choose to do projects that didn't suit you but you never did. How were you able to turn them down?

Kim: Many times I came close to doing them, haha. I don't think there was anything that was completely out of the question for me to do. But there were times when I would have done a not-so-great drama but it got flopped. There was one drama that I wasn't so crazy about but thought, 'I'll just do it anyway." But they ended up casting someone else and I was humiliated. When you are forced to go on a hiatus like that, you begin to feel very determined afterwards. A part of me thought that I should just wait for something else to come along. You tell yourself, 'This is not the end of me" and endure it. When I look back at such times, I think those experiences helped me in the end but back then it was really difficult! (laugh)

10: I heard that when you debuted at the age of fifteen, you didn't think seriously about being an actor but that you just liked the idea of being one. But you got great reviews for "All About Eve," which you did when you were in your early twenties. People thought you looked like a real anchorwoman and that your pronunciation and vocalization were solid. Your unique and clear speech in "Princess Prosecutor" was also impressive.

Kim: When I was doing "All About Eve," I really practiced a lot, saying my lines with a pencil in my mouth. Even now when there is something I can't pronounce clearly, I put a pencil between my teeth and practice. There aren't many opportunities nowadays to practice with older veteran actors because we have a different system for making dramas. But back when I was young, there were many veteran actors on the set and I was able to acquire certain things naturally. You know, like on the dramas I did when I was in high school. For MBC TV series "Mother and Sister," I had act face-to-face every day with veteran actresses Na Moon-hee and Go Doo-shim. I didn't have a particular obsession about pronunciation or vocalization, but it's just that viewers can hear me better if I say my words clearly.

10: I thought you would make a great narrator for documentaries.

Kim: I would love to do that! I really wish they would hire me. (laugh) I am very interested in things I can do with my voice. I want to do voice-overs for animations and it is my dream to host KBS music show "Open Concert." I want to be a deejay for late-night radio shows but I don't know if they will hire me for late-night programs. Because I am so scatty. I might wake people up! Haha.


Actress Kim So-yeon [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]

10: You seem to watch all kinds of TV programs. From what you've said on talk shows, you seem to know a lot of idol group singers too.

Kim: Ahaha, I know all about them! I watch SBS' "Inkigayo" every day at home. I watch a lot of old dramas and shows on cable and my favorite show is SBS' "Wowhow." Observing how people live their lives is very entertaining, but there are many inspiring and heartbreaking stories on the show as well. I think it's the best show, really.

10: There seems to be a little gap between how you look and how you sound. You look like an urban, intelligent woman but you sound like a very lively person.

Kim: I tried to lower the tone of my voice in the past. When I would laugh out loud and say hello to the president of my agency, he used to tell me "Change your voice. Act like how you look!" But one day he gave up and now he imitates my laugh. The funny thing is, the things that I had been trying to hide, fix or get rid of for a long time has now become acceptable after playing Ma Hye-ri.

10: Because now you have been accepted for being you?

Kim: Yes. I got a negative criticism right after I did "All About Eve." People said that I was pretentious and trying to act cute, and it hurt me so badly that I avoided doing video interviews for a long time. I do interviews with many different media outlets and whomever I met, I would think it was fate in some way and try to be nice to them. But people misunderstood me in various ways and that was very upsetting. I still remember my make-up artist telling me, "Someday people will know the real you." And exactly ten years later, I was able to go from being Heo Young-mi to being Ma Hye-ri. I love that I can be so comfortable doing this interview right now. That is why I am so grateful to Hye-ri. I was able to start over by playing her and now I don't get just one type of character. And even if I go back to playing such characters, I am thankful that people will know that it is "acting" and not the real me. I really feel like I am back at the starting line and like I finally have done and away with something I was supposed to do.

10: You received the People's Choice award for "IRIS" at the KBS Acting Awards last year. It was funny to see you so much more ecstatic than I thought you would be. Do you wish you had more star power as an actress?

Kim: I would be lying if I said I didn't because I do feel happier when I have more star power. But I don't want to chase after empty goals like being the most-searched celebrity on the web or being in the spotlight. I used to desire such things in the past but now I know how easily they vanish and you can't see anything else if you are too caught in that. These days I am trying to be indifferent to things like that.

10: It took exactly ten years to go from being Heo Young-mi to being Ma Hye-ri. Now that you have entered your thirties, is there anything you want to achieve?

Kim: This might make you cringe but really, my head is full of thoughts about acting right now. So much that I feel like the actress Kim So-yeon has eaten up the human being Kim So-yeon. So I want to keep working non-stop and do everything that I can possibly do. I don't have plans of becoming a certain actress by doing this and that. I want to be a truly great actress who works hard, plays all kinds of characters and can always do the work that she wants to do. Because I know that waiting around is really hard. (laugh)


Korean actress Kim So-yeon [photographed by Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]

10: Your actual personality of being unpredictable and vivacious, that you showed on the talk show, often also shows in your portrayal of your character Ma Hae-ri. Have you considered yourself to be similar to her?

Kim So-yeon (Kim): Of course. From the start the director and writer told me to be myself and it was to the point where in the beginning, I became worried thinking 'Is this okay? I don?t feel like I?m acting.' The scenarist wrote the script incorporating my original form of speech and laughter and I think I couldn?t tell the difference between me and my character Hae-ri toward the end. I have two older sisters and I am the youngest of the three but I was the only who had a very cheerful personality ever since I was young. My dad even really really liked it when I would act in the most coquettish way and both my mom and dad see me as a little girl. Have you ever held hands with a boy? When did you ever kiss someone? They ask me these questions thinking I don't know how to. (laugh)

10: However, it may seem like Hae-ri is thoughtless girl trying to act cute so what are some of the things you paid particular attention to in order to portray her as a loveable person for the female viewers?

Kim: I think from the first episode up till the fifth episode [about the child molester case of Ji-min] was about showing the extent of Hae-ri?s thoughtlessness. Honestly, she's the kind of person who lives strictly in her own world, loves herself a lot and has no intentions of hurting anyone on purpose so I thought really hard about how I would be able to express this character who you should not hate. More so because I knew she?s not but it could easily seem like there?s nothing more to her than the fact that she?s thoughtless. But I think it came to me in a flash while I was playing with my eight-year-old niece. When you ask the question "Do you like this person or that person?" adults would hesitate to answer but children answer right away saying "This person!" and when I ask "Do you think I'm pretty or not?" they would answer honestly, "No, you're not pretty!" But whether she answers in this way or that, I just couldn?t stop thinking how loveable she is. So I thought that the audience was unable to hate Hae-ri because of how honest and naive she is, like a child.


Korean actress Kim So-yeon [photographed by Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]

10: Which scene was the hardest to take on?

Kim: When I was reading the synopsis I really liked the part where Hae-ri is shown as being very fat while in high school and I wanted to highlight those scenes so suggested ideas like ?How about I stand in front of the mirror and dance or dance while cleaning the house?" to the director. I felt that her not having had much social interaction and being doped over and over again in the past was a crucial factor to what her current personality turned out to be like. It took about seven to eight hours to put on the special disguise for the scenes where Hae-ri reminisces about the past and we had to do it several times because it kept melting down. My hands and face were really heavy and I don't usually sweat but after putting on the disguise, it was so hot to the point where drops of sweat would fall. At the time, we were several weeks into shooting the drama without sleep, so the director said he thought I could even collapse because he knew how hard those shoots [in special effect make-up] were. For me it wasn't really that hard so thanks to that I was told I have ?heaven-sent physical strength.? I was fine, other than the fact that my whole body felt like it had gotten beaten up and I had trouble walking the next day. (laugh)

10: After Hae-ri goes on a diet, her trademark becomes wearing extravagant clothes and killers heels. But what is your everyday style like?

Kim: A long time ago I really liked dressing up and it was almost like a hobby because I would try on clothes when I get bored at home. In a way, I was thought I was creating my style and wrote down 'this outfit matches with these shoes and that outfit goes with those shoes' and I would refer to it whenever I go out. There was a time when I couldn't just walk past bags, shoes and accessories [without buying something] but now I think I'm less greedy and don't think about it as much. I will sometimes give my bags to my sister or mom because it's such a waste to have it laying around and most of the time I dress in comfortable clothes. Since I am girl I will probably want to dress up again but sometimes I feel it's a waste of energy

10: How did Ma Hae-ri's unique hairstyle come about? It was quite popular.

Kim: I had short hair, a different style for the first shoot but when I took a photo [with my mobile phone] and sent it to the scenarist, she suggested that Hae-ri would look better in a prettier and cheerful type of hairstyle. So after we wrapped up shoot that day, we created my hairstyle with its bangs and drizzling curly hair through a ten-hour process. Hye-ri hinks she is pretty and because she loves dressing up, she would spend the morning curling her hair but I thought that the character itself shouldn?t actually be pretty ? it could rather make Hae-ri less attractive to the viewers. So, I just pushed forward with that and I felt that I became Ma Hae-ri whenever I wore that hairstyle.


Korean actress Kim So-yeon [photographed by Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]

10: After KBS' "IRIS" finished its run, you appeared on talk show "Win Win" and said that your family finally boasts about your success. What did your family have to say about "Princess Prosecutor?"

Kim: Of course my mom really liked [my character] Sun-hwa in "IRIS" but this time she loved "Princess Prosecutor" so much that she would stay home all day to watch it. To the extent where she would call SBS Plus to find out the times of the reruns. (laugh) She especially likes the scenes where Hae-ri imitates the tone of Seo In-woo (played by Park Si-hoo).

10: There are many people who envy you for your great body. What are your secrets to staying in shape?

Kim: Haha. Great body! I don't have a great body! But I used to be very skinny before. I weighed five kilograms less than I am now so they had to pin my clothes because even the smallest sizes were too big for me -- 'skeleton-like' would be the very expression for it. But what was strange was that I didn't even know I was skinny. But I became much healthier while preparing for "IRIS" because I worked out, was on a different diet and so I wear different size clothes now. But I like the way I look now and I used to think that skinny girls looked pretty before but I think girls who look fit look prettier now. Of course, I won't try to fool myself -- it's tough working out and the diet doesn't taste good but I think I've become much healthier mentally. What is important is that you shouldn't become stressed while working out. I'm lucky in that sense because my trainer taught me to exercise while having fun.

10: Is there an actor who serves as your role model?

Kim: Everyone that I meet in everyday life is my role model, rather than it being someone in particular. Like my manager, stylist... I even practice my acting while playing with my nephew. Everyone is different when they're watching TV too so I think that's its' important to be open-minded when it comes to judging people.

10: Many people are looking forward to the second season of "Princess Prosecutor." What are your thoughts on this?

Kim: I'd definitely be happy to do it! I'm not looking forward to it because the director told me it would be unlikely to happen but I think there is no reason at all that I wouldn't be able to work with such enjoyable people again. There are a lot more detailed stories to tell about prosecutors so I really wish it would happen! Haha.

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IMO, Kim So Yeon is the most effective drama villainess. i have never hated a villain as much as i hated her in All About Eve :lol:

i'm glad to see she's back in the limelight now with a movie and new drama :)

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i was sad becuz i was waiting for 'Autumn Shower' to come out and when it did...she only has a small role well for right now cuz shes been in a coma for is it 3 episodes or more?

nonetheless she is outstanding actress

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Posted on 03.27.09 to Star News by hanfever

Kim So Yeon Spreads Her Love In Mexico


[O'live TV 2009] A Beautiful Day

For a teenage girl living in a slum in Mexico, actress Kim So Yeon had spent several sleepless nights practicing guitar. On the cable Olive TV, Kim So Yeon has displayed a heart-warming act where she had volunteered to help a 13-year-old teenage girl "Hudiseu" in the two weeks that she was in Mexico early this year.

Hudiseu lost her father at the age of 5. Hence her family's situation became increasingly difficult and she couldn't afford to play the violin that she had interest in as and when she likes. So for her, Kim So Yeon made her first guitar performance with Mexico Mariachi (a small local band group, and includes Hudiseu) at a popular event in Mexico.


Kim So Yeon said: "I wish to attempt difficult challenges, so as to stimulate a greater courage in me," expressing her motive for helping the teenage girl.

However, the local organizing committee was initially displeased with Kim So Yeon's poor guitar performance and even wanted to deny her from performing. They said: "Such a novice guitar performance would be hard to be moved to the stage especially when the event would be attended by many prominent locals." After knowing about the situation, Kim So Yeon began to spend the next several nights practicing her guitar, till the point where her hand bleeds.


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Apart from this, she also gave Mariachi some T-shirts that she had brought from Korea. She told them: "Let's wear the shirts together for our performances." She also went to the church early in the morning to pray Mariachi, wishing that the band can achieve their dreams ultimately.

Finally, Kim So Yeon with an enhanced guitar skills over the course of few days, played her own version of "Besame Mucho" beautifully and won the praises and cheers of the locals. After the performance, she gave Hudiseu who used to rent violin for practice, a brand new violin.


The locals had compliments for Kim So Yeon. One of them said: "Kim So Yeon?s sincerity touched all of us." Hudiseu also expressed her gratitude towards Kim So Yeon and said: "Sister is my most precious friend. Her actions have made me learned a lot things. In order to fulfill my dreams, I will be sure to work even harder in the future."

Lastly, Kim So Yeon expressed her thoughts about this meaningful trip. She said: "I feel very happy in helping Hudiseu to realize her dreams. Even though my help might be significant, but the thought of being able to be a role model for her makes me even happier."

This Mexico trip recorded in the program "Olive Special - Beautiful Day In Slow Life" will be broadcast on the 27th March and 3rd April, 2009.


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Guest swtlove87

yup yup shes so pretti n talented

hope to see her upcoming series n movies

anyone hav ani info on her new serie Autumn Shower? thanz

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I have nothing personal against KSY, but there's something about her eyebrows that make her look evil... she doesn't fit innocent roles very well because of it.

and... her acting is just that... acting. Sometimes she seems like she's acting and not really the character. Forced. Like she's just playing a role. Especially in Gaeul Sonagi. anyway... I don't hate her just because she usually plays the antagonist in dramas, but i just noticed some things about her...

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i love this actress, especially in All About Eve. she was fantastic in it. lol. i hope to see more future projects with her in it :D

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yes..she is pretty..and talented./.and nice body tooo

i havent see her since all about eve..

we do need to rebuild this thread guys

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^her latest series is "autumn showers" w/oh ji-ho and jung ryu-won

source: mydaily.co.kr.

2006-02-17 11:49:47


Kim So-yeon, 26, graduated from Dongguk University with her bachelor's degree after 7 long years! Her hectic schedule never prevented her from pursuing a college degree, a dream she longed to cherish.

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initial thanks to vignette / photos compilation shared by So Hye Yeon (March 14, 2010)

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4/6/06 – Agency “Namoo Actors (나무엑터스)” announces that they just signed exclusive management contracts with Kim So Yun and Kim Hyo Jin (김소연, 김효진). After KSY completed her Chinese movie “Seven Swords (칠검)”, she has been the spokesperson for “Ferragomo (페라가모)” and she also visited Singapore. Kim Hyo Jin is filming the movie “Young Teacher (생날선생)” costarring with Park Gun Hyung. Her new movie “Barefoot Kibong (맨발의 기봉)” costarring with Shin Hyun Joon and Kim Soo Mi will be debuted soon. Both actresses decide to join “Namoo Actors” due to its leading position in the industry. This agency also manages Kim Tae Hee, Moon Geun Young, and Kim Joo Hyuk (김태희, 문근영, 김주혁).


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