Kim Ji Won is Coolly Elegant in November 2021 Arena Homme Korea Pictorial Amid Conflicting Reports of Whether She Will Leave Salt Entertainment

This looks like the swan song pictorial in terms of what Kim Ji Won‘s existing agency lined up for her. She’s in the pages of Arena Homme Korea for November 2021 and I quite like the slightly aloof vibe she gives off complete with the extra straight hair. With this pictorial which came out last week, today came the news that she will for sure not be renewing her contract with Salt Entertainment and will be entering free agency. Then came the reply from Salt that it’s not true and her contract renewal/end discussions hasn’t even come up yet. Hhhmmm. If she does leave, some stars leave their long time agency to start their own one-person agency but I don’t think she’s there yet, plus it’s just so stressful to run a business and be an star in South Korea. TBH Kim Ji Won being with Salt (she signed with them last year in February 2020) never made sense to me because the agency also reps Park Shin Hye and they would absolutely be up for the same projects time and again based on their track record and image they have cultivated in the industry. During her year and a half with Salt, she did Lovestruck in the City which was not the success hoped for but she also has My Liberation Diary airing on jTBC in 2022 on her upcoming projects which is highly anticipated being from the screenwriter of My Ahjusshi and Another Oh Hae Young. But then again, during the same period Salt also got Park Shin Hye in Sisyphus: The Myth which was an even bigger blunder. So Salt, do better and be more sweet to your stars.

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jTBC Finalizes Casting for My Ahjusshi Screenwriter’s Next Drama My Liberation Diary with Lee Min Ki, Kim Ji Won, Lee El, and Son Seok Gu

I love seeing an award winning screenwriter take the time before churning out another work. Deep and meaningful writing is hard to produce commercially and I like that My Ahjusshi and Another Oh Hae Young screenwriter Park Hae Young has … Continue reading

Pick Your Favorite K-drama Male and Female Lead Height Differential When it Comes to Swoony Romance Visuals

Thanks to the expertise of K-netizens we have another fun “pick your fave” topic – height differential. K-drama casting probably doesn’t take it into account but as viewers it’s definitely something that adds or detracts from the watch experience. I … Continue reading

Son Seok Gu to Make Drama Return After 2 Years with jTBC Series My Release Diary with Lee Min Ki and Kim Ji Won by the Screenwriter of My Ahjusshi

A prestige drama is in the works over at jTBC and the stars are close to lining up. Acclaimed actor Son Seok Gu is confirmed to headline the upcoming My Release Diary which also makes the comeback project for screenwriter … Continue reading

K-netizens Share More Great Future Pairings of Actor and Actress They Want to See Together in a Drama Including Park Bo Gum-Kim Ji Won, Park Seo Joon-Jung Yumi, and Kim Sun Ho-Seo Hyun Jin

The K-netizens GIF abilities and great pairing intuition once again delivers a treat for the eyes and food for thought. A new post circulating shares more potential K-drama pairings, mostly modern drama styles, that the netizens think need to work … Continue reading

Ji Chang Wook and Kim Ji Won Find Modern Romance in Short Form Kakao M Drama City Couple Way of Love by PD of It’s Okay to Not be Okay

K-actor Ji Chang Wook is ditching the goofy of Backstreet Rookie for a more mature modern vibe in his next drama. K-ent is reporting that he’s going to star in the short form Kakao M drama City Couple Way of … Continue reading