He who was borne as the much well-loved leader of dance and vocal group SS501 in 2005 – Kim Hyunjoong.
Over here in Japan too, he has had surfaced with a major debut in 2007 and sung to aplenty songs and captivated the hearts of many. And now, he is challenging as an actor where he similarly receives much love from his fans.
Last year, he challenged acting for the first time in drama “Boys over Flowers” as the very affectionate Jihoo sunbae where this role had everyone calling him the National Sunbae, proving the high popularity he’s had garnered. (more…)
Ladies take note!
Just what kind of girl is Kim Hyun Joong’s ideal type? Well it turns out (more…)
Even the ratings of Playful Kiss may be horrible that CERTAINLY doesn’t stop anyone from hiring Hyun Joong to do CFs and even to be the cover of magazine such as Hanryu Pia.
Hanryu Pia is a Japanese magazine that closely follows Korean idols and conducts interviews as well as full spread pictorials for K-pop fans in Japan.
And obviously since Kim Hyun Joong’s expert degree in smiling he’s perfect for the magazine! The star from the kissing drama, became even more popular in Japan when it was announced that he would be tackling the main role of Ji Hoo in Boys Over Flowers, and now as Seung Jo, known from the popular Japanese mangaItazura na kiss.
Check out the lovely photos after cut (more…)
Although most will disagree, it seems Kim Hyun Joong’s new permed look for his Playful Kiss drama has become a hit among people and it clearly must be such a huge hit that “Kim HyunJoong hair” has become most searched terms on sites.
Good to know the drama is causing buzz one way or another! (more…)
Even though Playful Kiss ratings may have the worst ratings any “popular” drama has had all year, it seems that certainly doesn’t stop companies to come running to get angel face Kim Hyun Joong to star in their CF.
In his new CF for Face Shop, Joong with his permed hair simply smiles and just like that you got a CF because who needs him to open his mouth, when his smile is good enough to make you want what he’s promoting
Check out the stunning CF after the cut (more…)
MBC Twitter, Kim Hyun Joong openly acknowledge received of “Cookie Basket” from fans
Recently there has a been a rumor going around saying that TVXQ / JYJ’s Jaejoong will be joined by SS501’s Kim Hyun Joong and CNBLUE’s Jung Yong Hwa for a new drama titled Cinderella.
Famous actress Song Hye Kyo is also rumored to have a starring role in the drama. Filming is set to begin in Korea in December and run until February of 2011. The filming location will then change to Japan in March 2011. There’s no word on which station this potential drama will air on but the rumor states that the broadcast will begin airing in May 2011.
The drama’s premise is about a 30 year old money hungry woman that finds interest in a man visiting SK, whom is the heir to a rich fortune.
Yeah whether the drama sucks or is lame all i know all three of them in one drama is too HOT for words. Plus Hyun Joong and Yong Hwa together would give Boys Over Flowers & Your Beautiful vibes.
Source: kawa-lily2 @ Oricon Blog
n the previous episode of “Playful Kiss,” Seung Jo (played by SS501 Kim Hyun Joong) and Hani (Jung So Min) drank alcohol, causing Hani to become drunk. This part of the drama is buying criticism from some viewers due to the inappropriateness of showing underage drinking in a good light.
While many viewers found the drunk Hani cute, some expressed their concern, saying, “Did the producers really think that a female high school student’s drunk behavior would not be a problem?” and “I understand what the producers were trying to portray, but I’m worried that my daughter might act like this also.”
Another issue was brought up over the scene in which Seung Jo carries the drunk Hani back to her house and points out her small breasts. He says to her, “How are you going to raise kids when your breasts are like this?” Some viewers saw this as a form of sexual harassment and were further bewildered by the fact that Hani was not even angered by this – instead, she tried to make her breasts look bigger by stuffing her bra with socks.
A viewer responded, “I can only laugh. The predictable plot and corny lines, and now sexual harassment to top it off. I have nothing to say.” One viewer even went as far as to say, “This may become the worst drama ever.”
Korean idol Kim Hyun-joong’s official website opened yesterday, according to his agency KEYEAST on Thursday.
KEYEAST announced in a press release that they have created the official webpage (http://www.hyun-joong.com) through which Kim will be able to communicate with his fans.
The main page of the website features a video and pictures from a photo shoot while the site provides an introduction of his albums and activities with his boy band SS501, updates on his official schedule and other never-before-seen pictures and videos.
He even uploaded a welcome video message titled “FROM. HJ” to his fans saying, “I will work hard to deliver good news to you as much as possible.”
Kim made his debut as the leader of the popular Korean group SS501. He became a huge star throughout Asia starring in last year’s smash hit TV series “Boys Over Flowers” alongside Lee Min-ho and Ku Hye-sun.
He is currently playing the role of Baek Sung-jo in MBC’s Wednesday and Thursday drama “Naughty Kiss,” the Korean small screen adaptation of Japanese comic series “Itazura na Kiss.”
With the Playful Kiss drama debuting last week, many were curious as to what leading actor Kim Hyun Joong would sing for the drama and today his song for the OST was released called One More Time, this being the first time Joong has done a solo and his first material released since SS501′s hiatus, check it out below
WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING? XD
The first episode of MBC drama Playful Kiss aired yesterday was set to become a massive hit with Kim Hyun Joong playing the male lead. Unfortunately, it didn’t even come close, it did so badly even Sungkyunkwan Scandal did better first episode!
The drama received a viewer rating of 3.5% which is even lower ratings than Road No.1, a war drama that was the previous drama in the same time slot.
And guess who took the top spot for the night? The dough boy drama Baker King!
This whole year, MBC’s Wednesday-Thursday dramas have received low ratings. Baker King received a rating of 44% and My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox received 11.9% on the same day.
Man first Sungkyunkwan Scandal and now this??? 44% compared to 3.5% that’s BEYOND HORRIBLE!!!!
Hopefully the ratings turns around for the drama very soon otherwise you can kiss those starting roles goodbye Joong!
In the meantime netizens have left their nice and not so nice comment about the drama
In the -very few- nice comments netizens wrote
- “In terms of his manner of talking and expressions, it was totally Baek Seung Jo”, showing her anticipation.
- “Baek Seung Jo is totally~ ill bred/rude. I don’t see Jihoo sunbae in anywhere at all. Very~~~handsome~~~” etc.
In the NOT so nice comments netizens spewed their hate saying
- “I’m totally disappointed in Kim Hyun Joong’s acting. He seemed to have been reading his lines just like reading a language book. Because my anticipation was very high, it turned out to be a hugely disappointed Episode 1 for me. I hope for an actor who will develop better in future”.
- “It’s supposed to be a refreshing and bright drama, but why is it so boring all the while? Why didn’t the male lead have any lines?”, revealing her own thoughts.
- “Totally turned into a freezing cold and aloof Baek Seung Jo ne”, “Improved alot on acting ne, can see he’s really worked hard for it”, “He’s had discarded his previous soft image and portrayed the tough guy Baek Seung Jo aptly”,
- With regards to Kim Hyun Joong’s acting shown on this day’s episode, comments left, There’s quite much difference in his expressions and seems quite stable”, “Did reach my expectations”, showing alot of positive comments. However, “Acting movements and lines were rather awkward”, displaying significant criticisms as well.
The SS501 boy band leader skyrocketed to fame after making his acting debut as the achingly handsome Yoon Ji-hoo in KBS’ hit series “Boys Over Flowers.” In hopes, perhaps, of repeating his initial success, Kim’s second work promises to reprise certain aspects of his first.
“I think you can see my character, Baek Seung-jo, as sort of a combination of Yoon Ji-hoo and Goo Joon-pyo (the hero of ‘Boys Over Flowers’),” the 24-year-old said at the series’ press conference on Thursday.
“I think I took on this role to earn more respect for my second attempt at playing a high school student in a drama based on a comic book series,” he said as he explained why he latched onto a character that bore similarities to his previous one.
This time around, Kim nabbed the title role, a step up from his previous stint. And while the plot is different, the production company, Group Eight, remains the same. Furthermore, “Boys Over Flowers” co-star Lee Si-young will also be starring in the new drama as the heroine’s rival.
Like “Boys Over Flowers,” Kim’s new television drama, “Naughty Kiss,” is a spin off of a popular Japanese comic book series. The original, the late Kaoru Tada’s “Itazura na Kiss,” sold a whopping 30 million copies and was remade into both a Taiwanese and Japanese TV drama and an animated series.
Now, the tried-and-tested tale of young love is looking to score ratings in Korea, and heartthrob Kim will prove crucial in determining its success.
Having faced criticism for his acting in “Boys Over Flowers,” the actor and singer was eager to avoid a repeat situation.
“I am trying hard to rid myself of the stigma that a singer-turned-thespian makes for a bad actor,” said Kim.
“I wouldn’t go so far to say that my acting has improved to the point where it would elicit a â€˜wow’ but I think it has to the point where people can see that I have been trying really hard,” he said.
“Naughty Kiss” and “Boys Over Flowers” co-star Lee Si-young agreed that Kim’s acting skills have improved: “Seeing (the highlight reel) onscreen today, I really feel that this character suits him tremendously well.”
“I guess he lacks what you might call skills. But he is utterly charming when captured on screen,” said “Naughty Kiss” director Hwang In-roe. “I think he is a great fit for the character he plays.”
Kim, on the other hand, might hesitate to compare himself to his “Naughty Kiss” alter ego: a prickly, arrogant, straight-A student who excels in both sports and academics.
“In scenes where I teach Ha-ni (the heroine), I have to come across as a total genius, give off the impression that it is all so easy, and that is very challenging,” he admitted.
Yet, judging from how calmly he fielded questions about his departure from his former agency and about rumors of a SS501 break-up, Kim may, indeed, be an ideal fit for the title role. He navigated a situation that might have made less-experienced celebrities fumble, with the ease of a professional.
“I would like (the press) to refrain from saying that Kim Hyun-joong is leaving the group,” the singer cleared the air, asserting that SS501 has not disbanded.
Kim did, however, sign onto Keyeast, an agency known for housing first generation hallyu star Bae Yong-joon , a.k.a. Yonsama. In fact, Bae is not only a part of the agency, he is also a major shareholder.
“No I don’t think I have ever called him boss yet,” Kim said, revealing that he calls Bae “big brother.”
Kim recalled meeting Bae for the first time: “He was getting out of a car.”
“Zeus?” Kim proffered a description for the larger-than-life celebrity. “Then after exchanging a few words, I realized he was human after all.”
Shortly after joining Keyeast, Kim landed his role on “Naughty Kiss.” Kim is also slated to take part in a charity event with Bae at the Tokyo Dome in December and revealed plans to return to singing next year as part of a two-pronged approach to a future career in music and acting.
Better keep chugging these roles Kim Hyun Joong before that pretty boy face of yours starts to age!!
Today photos were revealed of Kim Hyun Joong posing together with Yoo Eun Hye for Basic House fall fashion and not only were the two looking beautiful but of course their attire was even more chic
THOUGH i must say they did a HORRIBLE photoshop job on Yoo Eun Hye’s hair for the first few shots!!!
The first stills of Playful Kiss gave us the bickering side to the main couple’s relationship, so now it’s time for some skinship! Well, almost skinship as the leads, Kim Hyun-joong and Jung So-min, tease us with this almost-kiss.
I’ve said it before, but they do really look cute together. (I’m approaching the drama with optimism, honest! Wary optimism, but still hopeful.)
Jung So-min said that she still gets stuck calling him “Hyun-joong sunbae-nim,” which is the polite way to address her elder. She added that she’s working to meld her character, who is not too bright and chases after her crush (who is her complete opposite), with the character of the original. (Although, judging from people’s comments, hopefully she’s finds a way to avoid the annoying aspects of the role and brings out the appealing side.)
Playful Kiss airs on September 1.
Source : db.com