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Ji Min is very excited to show the drama to the audience! :wub:  below extract from soompi:

“Radiant” Cast Shares Drama’s Key Points + Previews Strong Chemistry

Feb 10, 2019
by L. Kim

The cast of “Radiant” is raising anticipation for the drama with their input on its key points.

“Radiant” is an upcoming fantasy drama about the love story between a woman who has the ability to travel through time but finds herself entangled in a twisted timeline (played jointly by actresses Han Ji Min and Kim Hye Ja) and a man who carelessly throws away the brightest days of his youth by leading a torpid life (played by Nam Joo Hyuk).

Veteran actress Kim Hye Ja described her new character of the same name as “a turbulent role.” She said, “I feel like I’ve been living my life again through ‘Hye Ja’. I hope a lot of people will remember ‘Radiant’. You will be able to feel like you’re seeing your own life while laughing out loud. I hope it will be a time when you can reflect on your life.”

Han Ji Min, who also plays Kim Hye Ja, couldn’t hide her excitement about the upcoming drama. She shared, “At 9:30 p.m. tomorrow night, the dazzling drama ‘Radiant’ that will warm your hearts will finally begin. I’m nervous because I can tell you the story of Hye Ja who is trapped in tangled time. I ask you to give a lot of attention to her special story.”

Han Ji Min said the key points of this drama are change, time, and empathy. She explained, “You will be able to see me as a different character than what I have shown you so far. This drama is about the preciousness of time that we take for granted. I want you to look forward to the moment of empathy that the special ability to turn time will give you.”

Nam Joo Hyuk plays Lee Joon Ha, an aspiring reporter. Though he is perfect in every way from his looks to his resume, he suddenly throws away the bright times given to him and lives a lethargic life. The actor said, “Lee Joon Ha is a likely figure in our own lives. I made an effort for him to gain sympathy from the viewers. I hope many of you will be comforted and healed through ‘Radiant’.”

Son Ho Jun takes on the role of Kim Hye Ja’s older brother Kim Young Soo, who isn’t bogged down by time and is full of mischief. He is expected to create sibling chemistry with both Kim Hye Ja and Han Ji Min.

Son Ho Jun commented, “I am happy and excited to be part of ‘Radiant’. It is a drama full of touching moments and laughter. I will be playing Kim Young Soo, a jobless oddball. I will be in charge of laughter, so I hope you laugh a lot and enjoy it.” Then he shared a key point of the drama, saying, “Amidst warm and ordinary daily life, an unpredictable story will unfold. I want you to keep an eye on some of the most extraordinary things that will add to the fun of the drama.”

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On top of the key points, “Radiant” unveiled new stills of Kim Hye Ja, Han Ji Min, and Son Ho Jun.

In the drama, the three of them play siblings with surprising chemistry. The new photos display Son Ho Jun with both the younger and older versions of the character Kim Hye Ja.

First of all, Han Ji Min can be seen holding a ballpoint pen to correct her pronunciation in order to fulfill her dream of becoming a brilliant reporter. While she is pursuing her dreams with zeal, her brother is busy taping his door to avoid their mother’s nagging and back slaps while he secretly enjoys eating pork belly by himself.

In another photo, Son Ho Jun is forcing Kim Hye Ja to do a physical test in order to find out her physical age. She looks exhausted in her gray sweats while he is full of energy and youth.

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The production crew said, “The passionate acting of the actors who put on realistic performances gives pleasant laughter. From the ordinary life of a brother and sister to a special routine with the aged Hye Ja, they will express warm and precious moments and deliver laughter and touching moments [to the viewers].”

“Radiant” premieres on February 11 at 9:30 p.m. KST and will be available with English subtitles on Viki.

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@tok-soompiso good to know that Miss Baek is still being shown and appreciated until now. I don't need to worry, ji min is looking gorgeous and cheerful as always. So cute:wub:

 

 

D-Day for the light in your eyes. Atleast 3 dramas will premiere today so there's a lot of competition. I am just hoping for a decent rating. Please drama gods:D

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Press conference for the light in your eyes. So excited for tonight. Fighting:wub:

 

Han Ji Min Shares Thoughts On Her 12-Year Age Gap With “Radiant” Co-Star Nam Joo Hyuk

Han Ji Min Shares Thoughts On Her 12-Year Age Gap With “Radiant” Co-Star Nam Joo Hyuk

Feb 11, 2019
by D. S.kim

On February 11, Han Ji Min attended the press conference for JTBC’s new Monday-Tuesday drama “Radiant” along with her co-stars Nam Joo Hyuk, Kim Hye Ja, Kim Ga Eun, Son Ho Jun, and director Kim Seok Yoon.

When asked about her chemistry with her co-star Nam Joo Hyuk who is 12 years her junior, Han Ji Min commented, “To be honest, I try not to acknowledge the age gaps between me and junior actors on set. It’s because when I work together with senior actors, they also let me film at ease.”

The actress continued, “We both put effort to avoid any uncomfortable or difficult situations that might happen because Nam Joo Hyuk is younger than me. Instead of treating him as a junior, I see him as a colleague and was able to have fun while filming.”

“Radiant” will tell the story of Kim Hye Ja, a woman with the ability to travel through time who turns into an old woman in her 70s after an unfortunate accident. Han Ji Min and Kim Hye Ja will both play the role of Kim Hye Ja, while Nam Joo Hyuk plays Lee Joon Ha, a man who carelessly throws away the brightest days of his youth by leading a torpid life.

“Radiant” will premiere on February 11 at 9:30 p.m. KST, and it will also be available on Viki!

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I was waiting for the subtitles but i have checked out some clips from naver. This drama will be fun. I can't understand most but i was laughing my heart out in some scenes lol. Han ji min as an aspiring announcer was hilarious. Her sunbae has given her a gig to dub dialogues for an erotic film and it was fun lol. I hope the subtitles will be out soon since the raw is already available:D

 

I hope the ratings is good. Please post @tok-soompionce it is available.

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“Radiant” Cast Talks About Time Travel, What They Learned From The Drama, And Why They Picked It

“Radiant” Cast Talks About Time Travel, What They Learned From The Drama, And Why They Picked It

Feb 11, 2019
by C. Hong

On February 11, Kim Hye Ja, Han Ji Min, Nam Joo Hyuk, Son Ho Jun, Kim Ga Eun, and director Kim Seok Yoon attended the press conference for JTBC’s new Monday-Tuesday drama “Radiant.”

“Radiant” tells the story of a woman who loses all the time she’s been given before she can use it all (Kim Hye Ja, Han Ji Min) and a young man who throws away the brightest days of his life by living a listless life (Nam Joo Hyuk).

This is Kim Hye Ja’s first drama in three years. She said, “The reason I didn’t do dramas for three years was because there weren’t any projects that interested me. This drama is something I’ve never tried before in my life. It is different from other dramas. That excited me.”

She continued, “I don’t think that there have been many stories where a 25-year-old suddenly turns into someone in her 70s. I had to think about how to express that kind of situation. If the director hadn’t helped me, I wouldn’t have been able to do it. He told me I could trust him.”

The veteran actress also shared that she learned many new things through the project. “I didn’t know there was such a thing as Internet broadcasts,” she said. “When we did that, there were a lot of outtakes and I would get flustered looking at the comments. I wondered how everyone could use shortened language and new vocabulary like this. It felt like speech was disappearing altogether. Now I look at new vocabulary and understand it, but I think this was the first time I’d had so many outtakes in a drama.”

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Han Ji Min shared that she picked the drama because of the prospect of working with Kim Hye Ja. “The character in the script was interesting, but it was an honor just to be able to play Kim Hye Ja’s younger self,” she said. “It was like a dream to be able to share the same name and character as her. I have been watching her onscreen since I was young. I observed her to see her habits and gestures and talked to the director about how I should copy her. I would even visit her when we didn’t have any filming to do in order to maintain our synchronicity.”

Nam Joo Hyuk, for whom this is his first drama in two years, said, “I didn’t know it would be two years. But I’m always excited and nervous when I’m on set. Whenever I’m acting, I’m happy. Han Ji Min treated me well so I was able to film in a comfortable atmosphere.”

Kim Ga Eun, who plays the character Kim Hye Ja’s friend, said, “I was so nervous just to hear that I would be acting with Kim Hye Ja. Because our characters are friends, I had to call her by name casually. I had to practice that of all my lines the most. But she was very kind, so it was comfortable.”

Kim Hye Ja then complimented her juniors, saying, “They’re all beautiful and handsome actors. Nam Joo Hyuk is only 26 years old, but he’s a very sincere actor and I’m curious what kind of actor he’ll become in the future. As for Son Ho Jun [who plays her character’s older brother], I don’t have an older brother so I’ve never said things like ‘oppa,’ but when I called him that I could understand why that word was so sweet. Son Ho Jun seems like he’s playing around but is actually a very sensitive person who is not careless about what people say to him. I was embarrassed to call myself Kim Ga Eun’s friend because she’s such a fresh and youthful person.”

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“Radiant” premieres on February 11 at 9:30 p.m. KST and will be available on Viki. Check out the trailer below!

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Twitter comments from Netizens Drama:

LOVED LOVED the first episode! It was so good and fun! I laughed so much #HanJiMin & #SonHoJoon as siblings is seriously the best combo #TheLightInYourEyes

 

so happy!  This is the combo i am so looking forward.

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I watched it full with subtitles and I am still laughing remembering some of the scenes lol. How do you pronounce debt wirh a silent b hahahaha. Han ji min as always nailed it. It is so much fun. The ratings is good and i think it will be better. A very relatable and heart warming drama:wub:

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Interview from The Lady Miz Diva:

 

Starting her show business career while still a teenager, Han Ji-min quickly became a familiar face in South Korean television dramas and films, beloved by audiences for her sweet, wholesome image.  Han turns that image on its head with her gritty portrayal of a child abuse survivor in MISS BAEK; a career-changing role that has won Han the Blue Dragon -- the Korean equivalent of the Best Actress Oscar.

At the first annual New York Asian Film Festival Winter Showcase, Han spoke with LMD about her passion to get MISS BAEK made, and her hopes for its positive influence on Korean society.

Dig it!

 

MISS BAEK

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The Lady Miz Diva:  Your performance as Baek Sang-ah is raw and completely heartfelt.  Had you done research with child abuse survivors?  Have any come up and shared their impressions of the film with you?

Han Ji-min:  It was difficult to actually meet child abuse survivors, especially in Korean society.  It’s very difficult for the victims to come out, or reveal what they’ve been through.  And also, as someone who’s doing research, I felt very reluctant and cautious about possibly poking into their wounds and past trauma.  So, there weren’t any face-to-face interviews with actual victims.

Even for my director, I don’t think she was in contact with any actual abuse survivors.  But she worked with secondhand anecdotes from people who worked in hospitals, who had worked with such abuse survivors.  So, that’s how my research, I guess I would call it, happened.  It was more so building her backstory to really figure out how this person had lived until this day, and what kind of experiences had shaped her as a human being.  I would say, because we were doing a lot of detailed backstory building, we really were working on how Baek Sang-ah would interact with the world and with people. 

For example, in our conversations, we were talking about how she would not be able to look a person quite in the eye, face-to-face.  So, for example, when she first meets the character of Kim Ji-eun, she never looks at her directly in the eye; it’s just sort of this downward glance that she gives, which I thought was appropriate for her character.  And then when she offers Kim Ji-eun water, it’s not just like a direct offering of water; it’s just sort of this elbowing of an offer -- it’s like a half sort of offer.  So, it was really the process of building the backstory scene by scene with the director that I was really able to flesh out this character of Baek Sang-ah.

 

MissBaek_3FS.jpgLMD:  I felt your performance spoke for so many people who have survived child abuse.  As you mentioned, it was difficult to approach real survivors because of the feelings of South Korean society.  In any society, when you show something that is unpleasant, you are risking a backlash.  Were you worried about bringing this very sensitive subject to the face of society, and how that might backlash on you?

HJm:  There were some people who would actually just straight out not want to watch it, just by hearing that it dealt with issues of child abuse.  And I think that’s one of the reasons why it was difficult getting distribution for the film, and also why it opened at the box office little later than we were thinking it would.  But I feel like when it comes to these social issues, if you don’t at least try -- if you don’t make an effort -- nothing will change.  And nothing will change for the future of many children out there who are still struggling under this kind of abuse.

I think I wanted people to watch the movie with a sense of compassion and empathy, where you could ask yourself, ‘If this were my child, what would I do, and how would I feel?’  That is the question that I wanted to ask the audience.  And I think as a result of this, hopefully, it will be the start of some sort of change as a result of this project.  As we’ve seen with the other Korean film called THE SILENCED in 2011 -- as a result of that new laws were implemented -- as a result of the influence that that film had.  So, in that sort of vein, my hope is that MISS BAEK also sheds light on this sort of overlooked issue in Korean society, and that hopefully small but steady change can lead to a much bigger change in the world. 

There was also a journalist who said that this was really, really hard to watch, but I feel that you can’t satisfy every single audience member.  But if there is one thing that I hope with this film, is that people are able to watch as if watching their own child, and if I achieve that, I think that’s what I set out to achieve, and have achieved.

 

MissBaek_1FS.jpgLMD:  MISS BAEK was directed by Lee Ji-won.  This was her first feature film.  What made you trust her with such a delicate subject matter?

HJm:  How I first approached this project was because the script got into my hands, and the director, Lee Ji-won, she had actually written the script, and I was surprised, because it was so well written.  It felt different from other scripts that I had read in the fact that the emotional through lines of the characters was so detailed, and so intricate, and I really just lost myself just reading the entire script.

So, for me, it wasn’t so much as important who the director was, who was going to be directing me; I just really wanted the film made, because I thought it was such a great project, and such a meaningful project.  So, when I did actually did meet with director Lee Ji-won, she also wasn’t as interested in this being a huge commercial success, but she really wanted to shed light on certain societal issues that she had witnessed, and also had experienced in her own life.  And so I think, in that sense, we were compatible, and it worked out really well.

 

MissBaek_14FS.jpgLMD:  We must talk about Miss Kim Si-ah, who plays Ji-eun…

HJm:  Yes!  She is amazing in the film.  It was her first time acting.

 

LMD:  How old was she when this was filmed?

HJm:  Nine in Korean age.  Nine or ten.

 

MissBaek_2FS.jpgLMD:  The themes and subjects that MISS BAEK explores must’ve been very confusing for a child her age.  How did you work with her to make Kim Si-ah feel comfortable and safe, and to enable her to portray some of Ji-eun’s difficult scenes?

HJm:  I think it’s great that you mentioned this, because the most important thing on set for us was to not get Si-ah hurt.  That was our imperative objective.  So, we actually worked with a counselor on set on the days that she was filming; and the counselor told us and the crew that it was really important to separate identities for her.  So, when she was on set as the character, Ji-eun, she would be referred to as “Ji-eun” during takes, but once they would yell “cut,” and once she was out of the character of Ji-eun, the counselor would tell us to always refer to her as her name of Si-ah, not Ji-eun, and to keep on telling her that, “You’re not ‘Ji-eun,’ you’re Si-ah,” just to make that separation apparent for her, so that she wouldn’t be confused between these two identities.

It was interesting for me, too, because while she is nine or ten years old, she actually has three younger siblings -- her mom is younger than me {Laughs}.  She is a precocious nine or ten-year-old.  To me, too, when I was working with her, there is such depth in the way she looks at you, and there’s such a depth in her gaze, which is really astonishing for a ten-year-old.  Later on, I didn’t know that at the time, but later on I also learned that while I was fretting about whether she was feeling safe, and if she was feeling all right on the set, she was actually journaling as the character Ji-eun about her day.  She would be, “Today, I met Miss Baek;” she would journal as her character.  To me, it kind of felt as if she had done more prep work on this character than I had. {Laughs} So, that was funny for me. 

But also, when she was on the set, I don’t think she had any bad takes, and another really astonishing thing was that she never complained, and I was really able to play off of what she was giving me, and not really even worry about how she was as a person, but to just really play off and respond to how she was reacting to me as her character, Ji-eun, which was really great.

I do remember another scene in particular, where I am running up the stairs to hug her, and I sort of embrace her with such force, that we fall backwards together onto the pavement, and even in that moment, I was very shocked that we had toppled over each other, but even at that moment, she’s so grown up to say, “Oh my gosh, are you okay?”  Even though she was just a little girl, she was trying to take care of me, when she herself is the child.  So, she was just very thoughtful in her way.  She was a joy to work with.

 

NYAFFWS_HJM_3FS.jpgLMD:  You are such an intelligent artist, with a very clear perspective and dedication about your craft.  Your determination to make MISS BAEK, which faced distribution challenges, put me in the mind of independent cinema.  Have you considered writing or directing your own films, or having a film production company to oversee bold projects like MISS BAEK?

HJm:  Never. {Laughs} Never.  Thank you for the compliment on my work and picking scripts, but to be fair, I would say from script to box office, in the process of filmmaking, there are just so many factors that are involved: There are so many things that can make something go right, and something go wrong, at the switch of whatever.  I would say it’s not just me who is responsible for the success or failure of a film.

With regard to producing; my work is as an actor.  Though, with MISS BAEK, I have received awards in Korea, but just because you have received awards, that doesn’t mean that your work as an actor ends: There is always a development; a desire to keep on learning and growing as an actor, and I feel that in that process, I’m still doing that, and I think just doing that, in itself, is still quite a process for me, and a journey for me. 

So, I would say I wouldn’t have time to participate as a producer, or say, as a writer, but if there is more low-budget, indie films that are still meaningful to me, I would of course love to participate in the capacity as an actor, but when it comes to producing, I think that really requires finesse when it comes to getting the right people, and really leading people, and I think that is something that I really don’t quite possess, so I will leave that to the producers.

 

~ The Lady Miz Diva

Feb. 1st, 2019

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The ratings is just steady. While i always tell myself to not mind about the ratings, i am still hoping it will improve. 3% is not high nor low just decent ratings. May it increase more:)

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O MY GOD!! the first two episodes was hilarious and heart wrenching :lol::cold_sweat:. this drama has exceeded my expectation :thumbsup: i knew it i'm not gonna disappointed with the siblings' chemistry and also the bonus was the MOM!! :joy: never knew she has such dork character every time she got mad there's always this red light signaling there's gonna be a horror scene for the brother. what i really wish now is though han ji min is supporting role, she got a lot of dorky scenes with her brother and her family :lol: and for the chemistry with nam joo hyuk, i think it's too scene too judge, though so far is good, it's funny when she got this hallucination/expectation of him :lol:. for the ratings, i really don't care. i believe it will be increasing, give them a chance since it's only first week. so far is the best drama and story for han ji min, but for the best partner i still think is ji sung. :grimace:

 

PS. Episode 2 was so heart wrenching to watch every time han ji min tried to save her dad.

 

the throw up scene was hilarious :lol: and han ji min nailed with just one take guys! one take! two thumbs up for her.:thumbsup::thumbsup:

poor nam joo hyuk he has to get pulled by her.

 

i really wish they release the making between the siblings got dorky together, son ho jun was really doing great to bring the character.

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