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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR GONGVELY!!!  I'm really excited for mi first time celebrating her bday. Glad to see all of your post and good wishes to unni I made this quick video in honor of this

Happy Birthday Gong Hyo Jin! Postcard

Gong Hyo Jin - GRAZIA Making Film (English Subbed)   Questions: 1) Will the styles in TV dramas always become the focus? 2) How did you choose the style for "Ji Hae Soo"? 3) How did you choose the out

November 23, 2016

Gong Hyo-jin 'goes nuts' with some of her ‘Jealousy Incarnate’ lines

(Megabox PlusM)

Gong Hyo-jin said in an interview Wednesday that some lines delivered by the female lead in “Jealousy Incarnate” made her sigh.

“I remember many scenes where I say and ask things about nonsense,” she said. “I told actor Jo Jung-suk things like, ‘Did you see my line? I’m going nuts.‘”

She added she was content with the rom-com series, as it seemed “better than the nonsensical scripts” when aired.

The interview was designed to promote an upcoming thriller movie “Missing: Lost Child,” where she plays a mysterious babysitter. The movie is set for nationwide release on Nov. 30.

By Son Ji-hyoung (json@heraldcorp.com)

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I took the courage to translate unni's post (Pyo Nari ID).



Trans(not too literally translated; correct me if I'm wrong):



The announcer permanent employee card that i requested to be made and keep as a treasure has arrived. I like it and I thank the props team. I guess somehow, at the end of the day, you can't be seen walking around with the blue lace as a permanent employee, Nari.. I will keep this for a long time. It should be changed to 'permanent employee'(정규직) not 'contract employee'(계약직; as written on ID) !

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Gong Hyo Jin thinks Choo Sarang and Ma Dong Seok are her rivals?


The actress is called 'Gongvely' due to her extremely lovely image. However, actor Ma Dong Seok, who gained many fans and love for his softness that contrast from his big, buff guy looks has been stealing her title and even started to become a new icon of lovely as 'Mavely.' He also recently became the new face of makeup brand 'Etude House' and filmed a CF with f(x)'s Krystal.

Gong Hyo Jin talked about Ma Dong Seok's lovely image and said, "After seeing Dong Seok oppa, I felt competitive for the first time since 'Choovely' (Choo Sarang)." She continued, "I accept it. The top three lovelys are 'Gongvely,' 'Mavely,' and 'Choovely."


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Gong Hyo Jin Shares Initial Misgivings About “Don’t Dare To Dream” Script


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On November 23, Gong Hyo Jin sat down for an interview about her upcoming movie “Missing.” She also talked about her recent drama, “Don’t Dare to Dream,” and confessed that she had some initial misgivings regarding the script.

The actress said that she was excited but also worried at the start, because of the main characters’ flawed logic and ridiculous questions.

“I asked Jo Jung Suk, ‘Have you seen the script? I think I’m going to go crazy.’ I grumbled a lot like that. Writer Seo Sook Hyang and director Park Shin Woo were all worried too, but as expected, it came out interestingly. It was funny even when it was just the two of us talking, and it was funny too when we were discussing the script. It took a while to film, but I’m glad it came out well.”

Did you enjoy “Don’t Dare to Dream” as much as Gong Hyo Jin did? If you want to see more of the talented actress, “Missing” will be released in Korean theaters on November 30. Her role is a 180-degree turn from her previous rom-com characters, as she plays a mysterious babysitter who one day disappears with her charge.


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I guess Gongbli = Gongvely? :huh:

November 23, 2016

[Interview] "Missing Woman" Kong Hyo-jin, 'I feel provocative after being 'Gongbli' for so long'

Source: STARNEWS via Hancinema.net


Just a couple of weeks ago, Kong Hyo-jin was 'Gongbli' in the SBS drama "Incarnation of Jealousy". She was adored by two men at the same time and she was a weather forecaster with a strong will of living. She was feisty and sophisticated.

However, in the upcoming movie called "Missing Woman", Kong Hyo-jin is unfamiliar and even creepy. She plays Han-mae, a Chinese babysitter who works for a single working mom and disappears one day with the baby. Everything about her turns out to be a lie and her true story unravels.

After reading the scenario, Kong Hyo-jin couldn't forget about Han-mae and decided she would do it. It is almost a supporting role but she didn't need to think more about it. "I wish the movie comes out the way it should regardless of my character and quality". She dotted her face with about 30 or so dots, redid her eyelashes and even wore a wig for the character.

The story is about a mother who finds truth after truth while looking for her baby and a mysterious woman. The Kong Hyo-jin we know isn't here. We discover a new side of the actress we know as 'Gongbli'.


Q: The movie is finally out. How is it?

Kong Hyo-jin: I think the order of the movie and the scenario changed a little bit. We tried many different things during the editing and this is the result.

At first when I read the scenario, the character didn't speak Korean. She was Chinese and she had a lot of lines. We even thought about making her a Chinese-Korean but the script said she needed to be Chinese. I read the script thinking she would be better off Chinese. I forgot what I was feeling because that was a year ago, but I felt really sorry for Han-mae. I thought about her for 2~3 months. She was already settled with me. I felt the same way when I watched "Interstellar". I just felt weird and I didn't know if I was sadness or what. I just decided to do it and even speak Chinese. I memorized everything except the ones I didn't think were necessary. It was almost a disguise.

Q: Do you feel you made the right choice?

Kong Hyo-jin: I wished the movie turned out to be everything like the scenario says it is regardless of my performance or quality. The producer asked me if I wanted to expand some scenes but I told him it was just appropriate. I had broken my leg during "It's Okay, That's Love" so it was impossible for me to run about in just a year. The Chinese lines were difficult too. I didn't seem desperate enough no matter what I said. Maybe I could have done more but right now I'm satisfied with my choice.


Q: Han-mae is attractive but we are used to 'Gongbli'. Were you worried?

Kong Hyo-jin: Not really. I am always looking for new characters in dramas or movies. My last movie was "Aging Family" and I didn't play an ordinary role and we didn't get that many viewers. I'm disappointed when my drama doesn't come out successful, but it's not like that for movies. I just tell myself I tried and I tried for something new. Eom Ji-won once said it's all about 'wo-mance' and not 'bro-mance' and it's the same thing for 'Gongbli'. It's too boring.

Q: Ma Dong-seok is the new 'Ma-bli', do you feel threatened?

Kong Hyo-jin: I felt competition for the first time since 'Choo-bli' (Choo Sa-rang). I think his movie "Derailed" is coming out on the same day. It's two men against two women. I am a fan of Minho and I asked him to come to my premiere but he said he had a premiere of his own (laughs). I worked with 'Ma-bli' in "Heaven's Soldiers" and I remember worrying about freezing to death in the icy river. This generation is all about us 3 'Bli's'. I watched "Train to Busan" the other day and cried a lot, but I only saw 'Ma-bli'.


Q: You have a different standard when it comes to choosing movie and drama.

Kong Hyo-jin: Not really, but I think that's just a method of how I deal with it. In romantic comedies there are lovable female characters. I want my heart to thump even while I'm watching it. I wish the bubbly female character shines a ray of light in the exhausting reality. However, being the same character for 5 months makes me want to cut my hair or do something provocative. So I let it out in movies. There are diverse characters in movies and I didn't intentionally do it like that, but I figured, enough of 'Gongbli'.

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November 25, 2016

Shining a light on the struggles of social outcasts : ‘Missing’ juxtaposes desperation of those fighting to survive

[‘Missing’] is a work that shows how society cruelly poses violence upon ordinary women.’

Source: INSIDE Korea JoongAng Daily


In a local mystery “Missing,” Um Jee-won, left, plays a divorced working mother who traces down her long entrusted Chinese nanny (Kong Hyo-jin) to find her missing baby. [MEGABOX PLUSM]

Director E.Oni has successfully transformed fashionista Kong Hyo-jin (“Love Fiction”) into a dowdy country woman from China in the upcoming “Missing.”

In the Megabox Plusm-distributed mystery, which is one of the rare films to feature only actresses as the main protagonists, Kong and Um Jee-won (“The Silenced”) smoothly handled roles that they were not used to. 

Starring Um as a divorced working mother Ji-seon, who entirely relies on a Chinese nanny Han-mae (Kong) to take care of her baby, the story unfolds as the highly-trusted and devoted nanny one day suddenly goes missing along with the baby. Since she is locked in a bitter battle for custody with her doctor ex-husband, Ji-seon isn’t able to report the case to the police in fear of losing the legal battle. The mystery develops as Ji-seon tries to track down her nanny, who turns out to have faked everything about her identity, including her name, age and hometown. In short, the film unfolds by revealing the hidden secrets of the nanny such as what kind of a person she is and what kind of life she led, which were not of interest to Ji-seon until her baby disappeared. 

Although audiences have already seen desperate mothers trying to find their missing child in multiple local films such as “The Truth Beneath” (2016) and “Seven Days” (2007), the two actresses’ smooth acting makes the film worth a watch even though it may be an echo of the 2012 mystery “Helpless,” which centers on a male protagonist and his fiance who suddenly disappears from her husband-to-be a month before their scheduled wedding. 

Despite not having a child in real life, Um delicately portrays how frantic a mother can become when her baby goes missing. Um’s shaking gestures and unfocused look are powerful enough for the audience to imagine the desperation a mother might feel when it comes to a missing child. Kong also pulls off playing a Chinese woman who can barely speak Korean, which the actress explained “was more difficult than speaking fluent Chinese in the film” during a press preview held in Dongdaemun Megabox in central Seoul on Monday. Although Han-mae may not be the prettiest character that the actress has played, Kong has proved that her acting spectrum is more varied than merely being the lovely protagonist in romantic comedies that she has become known for in her roles on hit drama series such as “Jealousy Incarnate,” (2016) “It’s Okay, That’s Love” (2014) and “Master’s Sun” (2013).

“Missing” is a film that will be able to garner sympathy for those who society sometimes forgets such as working, divorced mothers and poor foreigners who lack social mobility, as it introduces a fatal incident revolving around struggling members of society who tenaciously fight to survive by using all means necessary. 

Ji-seon is blamed both at work for not being preoccupied enough (for being a single, working mother) and also by her ex-husband and ex-mother-in-law for not fully concentrating on taking care of her child. To make things worse, police and lawyers who should be protecting the victim that lost her baby surprisingly take the side of Ji-seon’s socially-respected doctor ex-husband and presume Ji-seon intentionally hid the baby in order not to have her baby taken away by her ex-husband, which eventually lead her to track down the missing baby and the nanny in person. The movie also shows through Han-mae how extreme a person can become when cornered into an abject situation without any glimmer of hope.

“[‘Missing’] features how so many women in our everyday lives are being lynched,” Um told Ilgan Sports, an affiliate of the Korea JoongAng Daily, during a recent interview. “Ji-seon’s husband rarely takes care of the baby [because of his] decent job while Ji-seon is forced to work so hard in order to raise the baby.”

Um continued, “I believe Ji-seon represents how [so many women] are being discriminated against with social bias,” and further added, “[‘Missing’] is a work that shows how society cruelly poses violence upon ordinary women, but the bigger problem is that women have become so used to such bias that they have grown numb to it.”

The 100-minute mystery, which is rated 15 and over, is slated to hit theaters on Nov. 30. 

BY JIN MIN-JI [jin.minji@joongang.co.kr]

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thanks @rubie for the news, and yes Gongbly=Gongvely:)

GHJ and UJW on SBS Power Cultwo Show again? 11/28/2016

▲공효진‧엄지원 ‘컬투쇼’ 출연(출처=컬투쇼 SNS)

엄지원 공효진 '컬투쇼' 습격 사건 “갑자기 왔는데 잘해주셔서 감사” | 인스티즈


They are soooo busy for Missing promotion, but not much news is being translated to English, huh i wish i could understand Korea and i wish im in Korea rn, so i can watch it tomorrow :tears:

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  • Jillia changed the title to Gong Hyo Jin 공효진

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