[article] Jang Geun Suk ‘Essence of Love Drama’ Acting Critically Acclaimed!

The meticulous emotional acting by Jang Geun Suk who is starring in KBS drama “Love Rain” is critically acclaimed by the audience.

Jang Geun Suk naturally interprets the character of rough and gentle evil man “Seo Joon,” he uses one line to express the hurt suffered since young to now from the family, and in the happy period and parting scenes with Ha Na (YoonA), he expresses the change of emotion in great detail, allowing viewers to go deeper into the plot.

In particular, whenever he interprets the complex feelings of “Seo Joon,” his meticulous breathing, gestures, eyes are perfectly manifested.

The production team of “Love Rain” said, “Jang Geun Suk perfectly demonstrates the emotional play with a variety of pain, which is both happy and sad when falling into love. Nobody can replace Jang Geun Suk to play the role of ‘Seo Joon,’ in the remaining plot, the emotional acting of Jang Geun Suk will shine even more, please looking forward to it.”

Source: Asian Drama, Daily KPOP NEWS

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[News] Jang Keun Suk and Park Min Young in Beijing end May for Tong Yi endorsement


Recently, Tong Yi has invited Asia Prince Jang Keun Suk to be the ambassador for its orange juice and Korean sweet princess Park Min Young for its mango juice.

This is the first time that JKS and Park Min Young are working together as ambassadors for a Chinese fruit juice brand. Both ambassadors will be in Beijing at the end of May 2012 for the launch of Tong Yi’s new packaging press conference, and fans will also be invited to participate in close interaction.

For this collaboration, Tong Yi representative expressed that as the leading new-generation idol stars, JKS and Park Min Young have high popularity in Asia. They are trendy, cheerful, beautiful and yet refreshing; their self-confidence matches the products.

The CF filming for both ambassadors is nearing an end and in the midst of post-filming editing and production. The CF is expected to air in early June. At the same time, in order for more consumers to feel the new trendiness of Tong Yi fruit juices and to interact more closely with JKS and Park Min Young, Tong Yi website has also launched an online activity.

JKS will be holding his third Asia Tour from July onwards, and in China in August, which will bring about another surge of the Hallyu craze.

Source: Mina.com

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[aritcle] 04-28-2012 PD Yoon: Love Rain DVD – Director Cut (70’s part)

Credit: Sukbar

Source: Innolife.net

English Translation: Sarah Ye
Interview with PD Yoon Suk Ho, Love Rain DVD –director cut (the 70s part)
PD Yoon, the director of Love Rain revealed that there will be a director cut DVD coming out.

April 27th, at Sangsu-dong, Mapo-gu Seoul, KBS2 drama Love Rain did on site open filming. PD Yoon Suk Ho expressed that he had special feeling (nostalgia) towards 70’s part of the drama. He also said even the shooting of that part was slow, but he had put lots of emotions in it. So he would like to edit this part again and make DVD out of it.

“Love Rain” is a drama that combines 70’s analog era pure love and 2012 digital era modern fashion love (passion and romantic). The story goes over generations and crossed the time lines to narrative the nature of love.

PD Yoon said the 70’s love is more concentrate on “slow aesthetics”. He also said that he planned to make 10 episodes of 70’s part and would run through the young generation love story and middle age love story together. At the beginning, he planned to make 70’s part for 10 episodes, but at the end, they only edited 4 episodes of it. They shot lots of very beautiful scenes (means the parts that didn’t show in the 70’s part as drama aired), so he will make a DVD out of it.

Since September to December last year, he used 4 months to shoot 70’s love part in Keimyung University, Daegu. He said he has put lots of energy to shoot 70’s love story part that really showed 70’s romance – “the fond of memories is hard to let it go”. He also said: “The pace was slow, but that was how it was and I didn’t want to change it but keep it as it was. Compare to just follow the modern steps I would rather to put all my efforts to make something that I want.” He said: “In Japan, for some important friends I gave out “Winter Sonata” DVD as gift. That means to treasure all the feelings, music and scenes in the work. This time I will do the same thing to Love Rain. This drama will not be just an electrical wave pass through, but more like a prepared gift for someone you like. Then he/she will remember this works for a very long time.”

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[article] Love Rain, With Production Team On Site

Credit: KSC
Source: SK Communications
English Translation: Sarah Ye


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[News] summary of JKS’ car accident happened on April 29

Despite having a partially destroyed car accident, JKS is still shooting “Love Rain”
English translation: tenshi_akuma
Actor Jang Keun Suk is the victim of a half destroyed car accident, but he was soon back to the set of KBS2 “Love Rain”.

According to his agency, Tree J Company, JKS had a car accident near Yeoju on the way to Seoul after filming “Love Rain” at Mangsang Beach in Kangwon-do. The accident took place at around 5am. The car was partially destroyed hitting a guardrail settled on the road where below is cliffs, but, fortunately, it really was a close call with serious physical injury.

In the half collapsed car, there were four people. JKS was sitting in the front seat. His manager (MJ) drives the car. The executive of Tree-J company and the other manager were in the backseat. JKS tipped his chair back and was sleeping with fastening his seat-belt at that time. JKS didn’t get traumatic injury, but he suffered from pain of a bruise.

The agency stated, ”God helping them! I can’t thank God enough to avert a catastrophic accident. And it was fortunate that the car wasn’t a van. It was JKS’ own car. If it had been a van, it would have fallen down the cliff over the guardrail. ”, sighing with the relief of their return.

Despite such a big accident, he headed for the shooting set of “Love Rain” after a short 2-hour sleeping in Seoul. The agency official said, “He didn’t go to hospital not to cause trouble to the crew. We asked him to go even if he felt he was OK. We know the injury isn’t get not only physically but also mentally. But he chose shooting.”

This accident was expected human disaster. JKS has had murderous schedule nearly for a week. For example, he finishes shooting at 5am and soon starts again at 7am. Even for this two-hour rest, he had to spend this for a beauty salon, so that he didn’t take a real rest at all. Such a tight schedule fatigued his managers, too.

The agency said, “Now he’s on the set. After finishing the shooting, he can go to hospital. But he won’t go during the opening hours.” and sighed sadly.

Another case happened last July was that Yoo Seung Ho who appeared on SBS TV “Warrior Baekdongsu” also had a car accident on the way to shooting. After the accident, he decided to go to the set, but he was sent to an emergency room for treatment by the crew.

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[article] Jang Keun Suk, A Patriotic Hallyu Star

Credits: Yakumocri (translate to Chinese)/SukNational HongKong weibo

Source: sisakorea.kr /NightFlight@twitter

English translation: Sarah Ye

Jang Keun Suk, A Patriotic Hallyu Star

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[27.04.2012] JKS: I want to advance into China’s market

Source: TV Daily
Kor-Chinese translation: Sukbar


Jang Keun Suk says that Chinese and Japan markets are a little different. His final goal may be Hollywood, but he wants to advance into the Chinese market too.

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[News] “Love Rain” OST Amasses Over 20,000 Pre-order Sales

Credits: CJ E&M enewsWorld
On April 24, the OST for Love Rain is scheduled to be released. The album will contain twelve tracks including Jang Keun Suk’s Love Rain, Tiffany’s Because It’s You and more. Already proving to be a major successful soundtrack, it was revealed pre-order sales for the album had already surpassed 20,000 copies.

A production member of the OST said, “One will be able to experience the deep emotions of Love Rain like the fresh and lush feelings of spring in the high quality sound track.”


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Jang Keun Suk Transforms Into a Photographer for ‘Love Rain’

Credits: CJ E&M enewsWorld
Photo credit: Y Tree Media


On the upcoming April 9 episode of KBS’ Love Rain, a new love story will be revealed between Girls’ Generation’s Yoona and Jang, the photographer, now set in 2012. Just like the switch from the analogue to digital age in the drama, the two actors will display a 180 degree transformation for Love Rain,as the characters take on a new role within the drama. Jang, who portrayed the passive Seo In Ha in the past, will now take on the role of Seo Joon, the confidant man who can win over any girl in three seconds. It marks a complete turn-around from the soft-spoken and warm Seo In Ha character Jang portrayed in the 1970s setting and 2012’s Seo Joon, who pays no heed to the attention of others. Seo Joon is described as a temperamental but merit-filled individual.

For his role as Seo Joon, Jang studied and followed the actions and movement of other photographers, showing Jang’s seriousness in his acting.

A member of Love Rain’s production said, “Even the production staff was surprised by Jang’s transformation. We feel the professional Jang Keun Suk, who is similar to the Seo Joon character, will be able to fully display his character’s merits. It will be good to anticipate the new character.”


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[News] 31-03-2012, New Model RangeRover Evoque was used in Love Rain

Credits: yakumocri weibo
English translation: Sarah Ye

According to Korean website, The car Jang Keun Suk likes, RangeRover has a new model, RangeRover Evoque, and this was used in his new drama Love Rain as the car for his role Seo Joon. This new model of RangRover has white color matches Seo Joon’s style very well. See the picture below. The bottom picture was a scene from the drama, Ha Na (Yoona) was driving it. 🙂

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[Press] Love Rain Press Conference Interview -2

Credits: JKSLAND / Innolife.com
Love Rain: Sensible, Gentle, Affluent, is Classic or Reminiscence?
PD Yoon: How I decide to make Love Rain.

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From “A show-off” to “Geun-chan”, JKS hasn’t exploded yet

Credits: Daum Communications
English translations: tenshi_akuma

“I’m actually Prince of Asia, but…”, even though he said like this, we don’t feel unpleasant. In this way, he has no qualms about describing himself as such. He is the very person, Actor Jang Keun Suk. He celebrates 20 years as an actor this year, but it’s been only a couple of years since his merits started to be appreciated. JKS, who played the role of one of the children in the drama “Fairy Keommi”, has eventually become a top runner of the Hallyu boom. How did he succeed to grab the public’s attention? We have high expectations for the future of this smart young actor.


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[News] KBS “Love Rain” advertisement sells out in first week

Credits: SK communications, HanCinema

Geun-seok indeed! KBS “Love Rain” advertisement sells out in first week

The power of Geun-seok led to sales.

The advertisements for the first and second episodes of Jang Geun-seok’s KBS 2TV drama “Love Rain” have been sold out. Interest in the drama can be proven by pre-sale to Japan, follow up on 350 domestic and foreign press as well as advertisement sales.

The first and second episodes of “Love Rain” for a total of 72 minute each can sell 28 advertisements in an episode. The advertisement cost for a KBS 2TV mini series after 10PM is 13.2 million hundred Won. “Love Rain” has made a total of 739.2 million Won (13,200,000 x 28 x 2 episodes ~ US$700,000).

Other than Jang Geun-seok is Yoona from Hallyu leader Girls’ Generation. This is also the come back project of Yoon Seok-ho from “Winter Sonata” and “Autumn in my Heart”.

The Korea Broadcasting System said, “Advertisement sales has happened the fastest out of all KBS 2TV mini series in the last 6 months. Jang Geun-seok played a big role in this as advertisement agencies pick him as the most favorable model. Girls’ Generation was also a big attraction to the agencies as they are one of the most popular girl groups”.

“Love Rain” is about the destined love of Seo Joon (Jang Geun-seok) and Kim Yoon-hee (Yoona) that was never completed in the 1970s that leads them to the year 2012 as Seo In-ha and Kim Ha-na.


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[Press] Love Rain Press Conference Interview -1

Credits: Xportsnews.com/JKSLAND.com
English Translation: Sarah Ye

Xportsnews Seoul Lotte Hotel, reporter, Bae Jung Mo

Actor Jang Keun Suk who is leading in the drama Love Rain which is directed by Yoon Seok Ho (Winter Sonata) told us he listened Bae Yong Joon’s advice.


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[News] 13,876kg of Rice Wreaths for “Love Rain” support

Fans Show Their Support for ‘Love Rain’ with 13,876kg of Rice Wreaths

Credits: enewsWorld

Jang Keun Suk and Girls’ Generation’s Yoona are, of course, working hard to uphold their title as hallyu stars, but their fans are also following suit.

13,875kg of rice were donated through rice wreaths under their names by their fans to celebrate the press conference for their drama, KBS2’s Love Rain.


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