A week after we said goodbye and sent off actor/rapper Eric to army duty, this photo has been released of the idol star in military camo.
He’ll spend four weeks at training camp in South Chungcheong province, city of Nonsan.
Koo Hye-seon, who was in “the King and I”, will be acting once more in a historical drama.
She was cast as So-yoon in “Strongest Chil-woo”, set to come out in June, and will be lovers with Eric Moon.
Kang Chil-woo is one who punishes lawbreakers for the king by day, but at night, he changes into a killer who punishes the acts of evil. Jeon No-min will also star as one of the killers.
Koo Hye-seon used to be a daughter of a noble but is sent somewhere as a workwoman. When she comes back, she becomes a servant. She is Chil-woo’s (Eric Moon) first love and only lover.
A representative of Koo Hye-seon said, “It’s another historical drama after “The King and I” but it’s a different feeling from that”.
The production company Olive 9 said, “Koo Hye-seon acted very well in “the King and I”, and she is once again the female lead. She also pushed back her plans for studying language and is showing passion by being a part of this”.
Original Korean Article: JKNEWS 2008-04-10 20:28
English Translation Credit: HanCinema
SHINHWA KimDongWan & Eric enlistment date is at the corner. KimDongWan management company H2 Enter related staff said “For SHINHWA 9th album activities, the enlistment date will delay til September~October.”
KimDongWan had received a notice regarding to enlist on April, but because of SHINHWA’s 9th album activities & Solo activities, he had delayed his enlistment date to 5 months later. At the same time, member Eric will be enlisting at the same month too. Due to Eric had a KBS 2TV Drama in hand so he had delayed his enlistment date to September.
KimDongWan express “April 3rd SHINHWA will release the 9th album & on the 10th will release a solo album, i think these will be my last activities before my enlistment.” About his acting field, he said “Because i need to enlist, so it’s impossible for me to act in a drama.”
>>> I was sooo happy after reading this news… ^^
SHINHWA debuted in year 1998 March 24th, until now, they are the longevity group in Korea.
Towards this, SHINHWA said “Being able to survive til now, besides because SHINHWA is like a family, also because of our belove shinhwachangjo, all the fans and company staff” “We want to become the Asian longevity group besides than as the local longevity group.”
In this concert because some of the members will be enlisting, this will be their last concert, towards this Minwoo said “This concert is about SHINHWA 10th annivesary concert, so it feels so fresh and at the same time very touching.”
The other members expresses their feelings towards their 10th year of debut. Andy said “This contains a very deep meaningful between the members, a very grateful matter indeed. In the future we will carry on together as the 20th, 30th SHINHWA.” Eric said “It’s not easy to unite for 10 years, we will be together no matter how in the future.” KimDongWan said “Because of our sincerity towards each other in the group, and being able to accept all the criticism from each other, it’s a happiness.”
JunJin said “10 years really fly pass. We will work harder in the coming 30 years.” ShinHyeSung said “Walking together with the name SHINHWA along, i felt proud and satisfied. To let SHINHWA carry on, i will protect the name “SHINHWA” with me.”
Eng Trans: amane86@myshinhwa, shinhwa.biz
>>> Himnaesayo SHINHWA, hwaiting!!! ^^ I’ll be looking forward to Junjin’s solo album as well as Dongwan’s 2nd album and Sungie’s 3rd album, hehe!
6 member male group SHINHWA debuted for 10 years and during the press conference before the concert they had expresses their thoughts towards 10. Eric, KimDongWan, LeeMinWoo, ShinHyeSung, JunJin, Andy formed as a group “SHINHWA” where they are the only group in the local which has not even changed a single member at all. Recently they are undergoing their anniversary activities and on 29th 6pm evening within 2 hours they hold their first day concert for “SHINHWA Must Go On 10th Anniversary live” in Seoul Olympic Stadium.
On the 30th 3:40pm before the concert which will start at 5pm, they hold a simple press conference. Below is the Q&A conversation.
Your thoughts towards 10th Anniversary Concert?
LeeMinWoo： First of all thank you for your care and attention. The number ’10’ had given us a large scale of strength, and it feels good.
Andy：It has been 10 years so long, feeling very happy. I would like to thanks to the members and fans, in the coming 20 years, 30 years SHINHWA will still be together.
ERIC： The related staff were going up and down, roundabout for so many times. Thanks to you all, if there is no any main problems occur we will be still together.
KimDongWan： If there’s not sincerity and open criticism within the members i think we wont make it together for 10 years so long. In the future we must still carry on, becoming the Asian most longevity group, to own a higher popularity.
JUNJIN： 10 years really fly real fast. Members and everybody’s help have come to a stop. In the future we will work harder in coming activities.
ShinHyeSung： “Being able to be together as SHINHWA in these 10 years, i feel happy and at the same time being proud.”
The motivation to be together for 10 years?
ERIC： Before we debut we already had live a 6 years life in the hostel together. At that moment we were together in every 24 hours, it’s even longer than the time we spend with our own family. The members one by one slowly understands each other. And now the member’s spirit and friendship are seriously like a family-like, because of this we had been together for 10 years.
ShinHyeSung： SHINHWA came back to hold a concert in Korea after 3 years, the title is about our 10th anniversary, we will present the 10 years memorial of SHINHWA to the fans. SHINHWA members of course would want to make the whole 10th annivesary concert like a Party together with the fans.
KimDongWan： SHINHWA member had been working on activities for 10 years and now we really want to carry on working as a singer. Because of this feeling the heart of caution and prudence, personally feel that this should be the highest peak of stage.
Please introduce your title track of your official 9th album which will be release on April 10th.
LeeMinWoo： Because it’s a 10th years annivesary, so it will be 10 songs. All the songs are sending out message of SHINHWA.
JUNJIN: The 9th album 50000copy of Special Edition which will be release on April 3rd had already sold out, it feels great.
Andy： The 9th album title song “RUN” is being compose and written my MinWoo Hyung and Eric Hyung. Please do listen to it often, thank you.
Summed up the characteristics of SHINHWA’s music
ShinHyeSung： At the current i think that the fans are more passionate towards the stage Pop Dance than our music and songs. But our musics are still always specially pick and prepared, we work hard to gather the music which songs the energetic life of SHINHWA. In this period we will show more on our manly beauty and charm in music, in the future too we will work hard on choosing the best music for everybody.
Solo activities planning after SHINHWA 10th anniversary concert?
ShinHyeSung： I think i will be start preparing on my Solo 3rd album recording.
JUNJIN： New album preparation had come to an end. On April 26th in Japan i will hold my very first solo concert. I’ve dumped lots of my time on doing the planning on this concert preparation. And i have not been active as an actor for quite some time, if this year there’s a good script then i will be acting.
KimDongWan： I will be presenting my solo image on stage.
ERIC： I will be appearing in KBS 2TV historical martial art drama which will be broadcast in Mid June 2008.
Andy： On April there will be a concert tour in China, Japan and other countries, meeting up with the fans and also will be presenting my best skill in my acting field.
LeeMinWoo： M LeeMinWoo’s come back planning, i will be holding a solo concert in China on Mid May 2008. Recently i’m deeply in craze with my music.
Source：STARNEWS & Oceans
Eng Trans: amane86@myshinhwa, shinhwa.biz
After a long period of time, MBC seems to be dominating the ancient genre with several huge dramas, such as Joo Mong, Legend, and Lee San. Summer 2008, viewers will be watching the competition between drama Iljimae (SBS) and Choi Kang Chil Woo (KBS2).
Let’s take a look at Iljimae of SBS first. This drama will be aired in May, after the completion of On Air. Because it’s the second ancient drama that Lee Jun Ki will perform, he doesn’t have much pressure on him.
Lee Jun Ki said that first thing that attracted him from this drama was the special image of main character who hides all his face but only his eyes. Moreover, Jun Ki felt that the drama is very meaningful because throughout the protest against feudal regime and class discrimination, the drama satirizes modern society’s bad side. Thus, he respects the drama and will try his best.
Lee Jun Ki’s determination and hard-work ethics are admired by many people at the filming site. Many dangerous scenes such as dropped into the water by the enemy or flying back and forth, he did them all by himself without the help of a stunt man.
Next, drama Choi Kang Chil Woo will be aired starting from June 9. This is the first ancient drama of Eric. It is said that appearing as an ancient character puts a great deal of pressure on Eric. However, Eric is fascinated by the character he plays as a normal citizen during daytime but a skilful assassin when the night comes. After thinking thoroughly, Eric decided to take place in this drama before carrying out his military duty.
The first half of 2008, Korean small screen is dominated by ancient drama Lee San of MBC. Therefore, the appearance of Iljimae and Choi Kang Chil Woo bring more opportunities for SBS and KBS to prosper in ancient genre this summer.
Currently, drama On Air has quite high ratings. As a drama aired right after that, Iljimae will benefit a lot. Although Iljimae will be showing against Spotlight (MBC) with two stars Ji Jin Hee and Son Ye Jin, it’s believed that Iljimae has more advantage because of Lee Jun Ki’s appearance and its interesting plot.
About Choi Kang Chil Woo, it is the hope of KBS in mini-series drama to raise the ratings of shows aired on Monday and Tuesday nights. Thus, KBS will invest greatly in Choi Kang Chil Woo in order to create a good drama and take back its lost position in mini-series drama on Mon-Tue.
The news of two handsome and popular actors in two different ancient dramas rise curiosity in viewers and make them want to see how the two actors will perform.
>>>Looks like there will be a tight battle of ratings for Junki & Eric’s historical drama… I’m anticipating both… can’t believe i’m so much into historical dramas lately because of the actors in it… hahaha it all started with Kang Ji Hwan’s Hong Gil Dong then Bae Yong Jun’s Legend, both are great and amazing historical dramas but i don’t like their ending.
>>> It also seems that i won’t be able to start downloading old dramas i’m planning to because of the upcoming dramas (Saraghae, Iljimae, Choi Kang Chil Woo, Spotlight, 1 Mom 3 Dads). ^^
My thoughts: can’t wait for his last drama before he leaves for military…
Singer and actor Eric has decided his final work before joining in the army
He will appear in an ancient drama of KBS2 channel named Choi Kang Chil Woo (temporary). Eric will play main male character Kang Chil Woo.
Choi Kang Chil Woo is the second mini-series ancient drama of KBS in 2008 after Hong Gil Dong. Character Kang Chil Woo played by Eric is a lowest rank mandarin who works in the Criminal Court (is the place where interrogate criminals). In daytime, he’s a normal person who has nothing special, not smart, and also can’t do anything.
But in nighttime, Kang Chil Woo becomes to the strongest assassin who is specialize in annihilate the rascals, to liberate the justice spirit. Eric will be experienced with a character has two different faces.
The drama uses background of Criminal Court (equivalent as present police office) with the imposing action scenes.
This will be the final work of Eric before he enlists. His management company Topclass said “Eric feels that he himself is not suitable with ancient dramas, but the script is really interesting. Therefore, he decided to act this drama. He has relaxed for a year, now his health has already recovered. When the drama is finished in mid-August, Eric will go to do military service in September.
Choi Kang Chil Woo will be aired from June 9 on every Monday and Tuesday evening after Powerful Enemy (played by Chae Rim)