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Some of the choreographed stunt work is a bit less impactful in her scenes versus that of the men's but I think that might be on purpose? I think it really plays into showcasing that So Yin's talent/adversity comes from finding and using other items to use to her advantage. She's obviously a capable fighter but hand-to-hand combat isn't her strongest suit so we really see her shine in fight scenes that allow her to utilize her quick thinking similar to her first fight scene in that first episode when she uses the tie to help take her enemy down. We also saw something similar to this fight style in her Cold Eyes role, where she used her iPhone as a weapon in hand-to-hand combat.


The show is ok as of now and I think episode 1 is still its strongest episode. They went overboard on the soundbites for all the fight scenes lol.

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Han Hyo Joo boasts flawless beauty despite long absence
by Kim Bo Ra | OSEN via Vlive



Actress Han Hyo Joo is arousing fans' interest as she has returned after a long absence.



On the afternoon of December 21, Han Hyo Joo attended the JTS street fundraising event held at the special stage Windy Hill near the Gangnam station area, Seoul. Aside from Han Hyo Joo, actors Han Ji Min, Yoon So Yi, Im Se Mi, etc. also attended the event to support the fundraising activity.



The reason why the public pays so much attention to Han Hyo Joo is that the actress hasn't appeared at an official event for 1 year and 5 months since the movie "Illang: The Wolf Brigade" (director: Kim Ji Woon) premiered in the summer of 2018.



Many audiences can misunderstand that Han Hyo Joo is temporarily suspending her activities, but she was cast for the American TV series "Treadstone" and has been present at the filming set since 2018 until now.






Han Hyo Joo once partook in the casting for the American TV series "Treadstone" in the second half of 2018. Afterward, the actress had learned English speaking skills throughout 2019 to prepare for this work.



According to her agency's explanation, Han Hyo Joo joined an action-scene training course after being cast in the aforementioned drama and tried her best during the process. They added that thanks to building up her physical strength through various exercises, Han Hyo Joo could pull off action scenes with great intensity.



After finishing the recording in the US, Han Hyo Joo is enjoying her break in Korea. At the same time, she is also learning about her next production and focusing on her studies.


Having still maintained her youthful appearance over time, Han Hyo Joo earned fans' high praise like "She's still so beautiful," "I hope she'll quickly star in a Korean film."








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Wow. So, Hyo Joo has certainly been busy. In the first half of 2019 (yes, remember Treadstone?) it turns out she was also filming a Japanese spy movie, The Sun Doesn't Move. (Sorry, I don't know what official title it may have in English, that's the translation from the Naver articles in Korean.) She is already done filming and the movie will be released in 2020 in Japan. It's another action film and involves the use of foreign languages. Byun Yo Han (shown here) is also in it, so I guess she's not the only Korean in the film. 


Yonhap News article here: https://www.yna.co.kr/view/AKR20200110045600005?input=1195m

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January 11, 2020


Korean actors cast in Japanese film


By Lee Jae-lim INSIDE Korea JoongAng Daily

Actors Han Hyo-joo and Byun Yo-han will both appear in the upcoming Japanese action film “The Sun Does Not Move” (translation), their agencies BH Entertainment and Saram Entertainment revealed on Friday.


Adapted from the novel of the same name, the two actors will portray secret agents playing mind games to acquire information about “the new energy source of the era.”


Han portrays a dangerous spy and will be showing off her high-quality action skills, while Byun will show off his fluency in multiple languages such as English, Japanese and Chinese.


The film will be released in Japan sometime this year.

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Han Hyo Joo And Byun Yo Han Confirmed To Star In Japanese Action Film

By S.Nam | Soompi





Han Hyo Joo and Byun Yo Han will be starring in the Japanese film “The Sun Does Not Move” (literal title)!



On January 10, both Han Hyo Joo’s agency BH Entertainment and Byun Yo Han’s agency Saram Entertainment confirmed that the two actors will be starring in the film.


“The Sun Does Not Move” is a story about a dangerous battle of wits between agents from different countries over confidential information about the “energy of the new era.” The film, which will be directed by Eiichirō Hasumi, is based on a novel by Shuichi Yoshida, the author of “Rage,” which has already been adapted into a film and received much recognition in Korea.


Han Hyo Joo and Byun Yo Han will be playing industrial spies of unknown nationality who travel across the world to handle requests. Through the film, the actors will be showcasing their skills in action scenes as well as foreign languages. Han Hyo Joo recently starred in “Treadstone,” the U.S. spin-off drama of the “Bourne” film series, while flawlessly carrying out her action scenes and acting in English. Byun Yo Han starred in the popular tvN dramas “Incomplete Life” (Misaeng) and “Mr. Sunshine.”


“The Sun Does Not Move” will premiere in Japan sometime this year.


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here's her still from the movie




cr: Weibo


If we look at the main poster, her name is listed as the 3rd name, hopefully this means its not just a cameo.. But still I'm looking forward to it.. :D



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Han Hyo Joo Considering Offer For “The Pirates” Sequel That Kang Ha Neul Is Also In Talks For

Mar 24, 2020
by J. Lim

Han Hyo Joo may be returning soon with an exciting new film.

On March 24, it was reported that Han Hyo Joo would be appearing in the upcoming “The Pirates” sequel. In response, a source from her agency BH Entertainment stated, “Han Hyo Joo is currently positively considering a role in the sequel to ‘The Pirates.'”

If Han Hyo Joo agrees to the role, it will be her first movie in two years since the 2018 film “Illang: The Wolf Brigade.”

The upcoming film will be the sequel to hit 2014 film “The Pirates,” which attracted more than 8.6 million moviegoers. Kang Ha Neul is currently in talks to appear in the film as well.


(Photo above from the Star News article, that also mentions Lee Kwang Soo and Kwon Sang Woo in the cast, and article from Soompi. See https://star.mt.co.kr/stview.php?no=2020032414482307328&VNS&pDepth=news&pDepth1=issue&pDepth2=exclusive and https://www.soompi.com/article/1390133wpp/han-hyo-joo-considering-offer-for-the-pirates-sequel-that-kang-ha-neul-is-also-in-talks-for)

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Han Hyo Joo Cheers On Best Friend Jin Seo Yeon’s New Film

By S.Park | Soompi

Jin Seo Yeon thanked Han Hyo Joo for her sweet show of support!

On April 21, Jin Seo Yeon posted a photo of a coffee truck on the set of upcoming film “Yacha.” She added, “Thank you Hyo.”


The banner on the top of the truck said, “I’m cheering on actors Sol Kyung Gu and Jin Seo Yeon.” Another banner added, “To the actors and staff of film ‘Yacha,’ please enjoy a refreshing coffee and gain energy today as well! From actress Han Hyo Joo.”


Based on the yaksha of Hindu mythology, “Yacha” is an action thriller about spies who come together as a special police force in the Chinese city of Shenyang.



The two actresses became close after starring in the 2012 film “Love 911” together. Han Hyo Joo is currently in talks to appear in the sequel film to “The Pirates.”

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Han Ji Min, Han Hyo Joo, Park Bo Young together join "Healing Sound" campaign

By Jo Yeon Kyung | Vlive



Actors under BH Entertainment have together partaken in a meaningful campaign.






On June 8, ten "Healing Sound" recordings featuring the voices of BH Entertainment actors including Park Bo Young, Park Sung Hoon, Jin Goo, Han Ji Min, and Han Hyo Joo were published on the homepages of Kakao Together, Kakao Mini and Hey Kakao app.






During this difficult period, the campaign "Healing Sound" becomes even more meaningful when it is planned based on the volunteer of the actors under BH Entertainment. The campaign is widely supported when publishing the audio of famous actors reading beautiful quotes and poetry verses from books.



Right from the beginning of the campaign, the related boxes of donations have been opened. At the same time, the organizers also apply the form that every time listeners enjoy an audio recording, 1,000 won will be donated to the campaign. The amount of donation during the campaign is planned to use for a psychology aid project related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Just after one day, not only did the campaign surpass its initial goal for the donation money, but it also gained 200,000 "plays" and it is still intriguing many and receiving praise from the listeners.






The actors affiliated with BH Entertainment carried out this campaign with the hopeful heart to become small comfort for everyone in their difficult life. The public can listen to the "Healing Sound" audio on the homepage of Kakao Together.

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2 giờ trước, frozentundra nói:

Đó là một dự án thực sự đáng yêu. Tôi đã luôn nghĩ sẽ tuyệt vời thế nào nếu Hyo Joo ghi lại một số bài đọc; cô ấy có một giọng hát tuyệt vời. Sự lựa chọn hoàn hảo cho dự án này! Những người khác cũng tốt.:)


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Our girl has confirmed.... cant wait to see her as a pirate :w00t:


Kang Ha Neul, Han Hyo Joo, Lee Kwang Soo, And More Confirmed To Join “The Pirates” Sequel Along With EXO’s Sehun
Kang Ha Neul, Han Hyo Joo, Lee Kwang Soo, And More Confirmed To Join “The Pirates” Sequel Along With EXO’s Sehun


by U.Kim | Soompi


The cast lineup for the sequel of the hit 2014 film “The Pirates” has been finalized!

EXO’s Sehun was previously confirmed to star in the film, while Chae Soo Bin, Lee Kwang Soo, Kang Ha Neul, Han Hyo Joo, and Kwon Sang Woo were in talks. The final confirmed lineup has now been officially shared.


The film’s distributor Lotte Entertainment stated, “‘The Pirates: Goblin Flag’ (literal title) has finalized its casting of Kang Ha Neul, Han Hyo Joo, Lee Kwang Soo, Kwon Sang Woo, Chae Soo Bin, Sehun, Kim Sung Oh, Park Ji Hwan, and more. The film will begin filming in July.”


“The Pirates: Goblin Flag” will tell the story of a group of people who gather on a ship to find the final treasure of the Goryeo royal family that disappeared without a trace after the kingdom was replaced by Joseon.


Kang Ha Neul will take on the role of the righteous army’s leader Woo Moo Chi, who is self-proclaimed to be Goryeo’s best swordsman. Playing the pirate captain Hae Rang is Han Hyo Joo, who will carry out the action scenes without a body double.


Lee Kwang Soo will play Mak Yi, a pirate who prefers to work on his own, and Kwon Sang Woo will be Boo Heung Soo, who fights against the pirates for the hidden treasure.


Chae Soo Bin will play So Nyeo, a bold young woman who joins the pirate ship, and EXO’s Sehun will transform into Han Goong, a pirate who specializes in archery. Kang Seob, who is Woo Moo Chi’s right-hand man and the righteous army’s underboss, will be played by Kim Sung Oh. Park Ji Hwan has been cast as Ah Gwi, the pirate sub-captain who follows Hae Rang.

Screenwriter Chun Sung Il of the first “The Pirates” film will return once more for the sequel, which will be directed by Kim Jung Hoon.


The first “The Pirates” film starred Son Ye Jin and Kim Nam Gil and gathered over 8.6 million moviegoers.

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Didn’t watch Money Heist tho, but will watch it for Hyo if let’s say she’s in it.. (am too biased ;))


2020-06-18 15:22

'The Pirates' sequel set to film with star-studded cast
By Lee Gyu-lee | The Korea Times


Clockwise, from top left: Actors Kang Ha-nuel, Han Hyo-joo, Kwon Sang-woo, Chae Soo-bin, Lee Kwang-soo and Sehun will star in the comedy-action film "The Pirates: Goblin Flag." Courtesy of Lotte Entertainment


The sequel to the hit 2014 action film "The Pirates" will begin production in July with a strong cast including Kang Ha-nuel, Han Hyo-joo, Kwon Sang-woo and EXO's Sehun.

The comedy-action film "The Pirates: Goblin Flag" will revolve around a group of pirates and bandits who go on a journey to discover the lost royal treasure. 

Kang will play the head of the bandits who happens to join the band of seafarers, led by the pirate chief Han. Lee Kwang-soo, Chae Soo-bin and Sehun are the pirate crew. 

Kwon is the antagonist, competing against the pirates on the treasure hunt. 

The previous movie, starring Son Ye-jin and Kim Nam-gil, garnered about 8.7 million ticket sales in 2014. It won several awards, including Best Actress in the Grand Bell Award. 

Cheon Seong-il, who wrote the previous movie, has written the sequel. But it will be led by another filmmaker Kim Jung-hoon, known for directing comedies including "The Accidental Detective" (2015).

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I was glad to see a definite confirmation (I figured it was a go, as the last two movies went on without any such announcement, but it's always nice to see the complete cast finalized). Great cast list, I'm really excited. SYJ had her share of action stunts in the first one; I assume that precedent, plus HJ's action history, means she will have a fun time filming and we will have a fun time watching. :) Go Hyo! 

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12 hours ago, ohnoitscindy said:

excited to see her as a pirate! and performing her own action sequences !! 

Also saw BH Ent is looking into producing a korean remake of Netflix’s Money Heist. Would love to see Hyo Joo take part in it~~


Yesss hoping BH entertainment will pull a Soop and include mostly their own actors. Though I did find it a bit ironic the reactions on twitter, saw a couple people not so excited about the remake but they also watched TWOTM like what...? Please, make it make sense. 

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