Son Ye Jin and Lee Seon Kyun to Make Hollywood Debut in US Thriller Movie Cross with Sam Worthington

I’ll consider this a great step for both and a long overdue expansion for K-actors and actresses. There have been Korean stars who have transitioned to Hollywood in some capacity like Bae Doo Na and Lee Byung Hun but by and large it’s few and far between. Time to restart that train and none better for the current buzz meter than Son Ye Jin and Lee Seon Kyun, her with the success of K-drama Crash Landing on You that got worldwide exposure through Netflix airing during the pandemic and him with the Oscar and box office winning 2019 movie Parasite. They have signed on for the thriller US movie Cross with male lead Sam Worthington and it’s a movie about the haves/have nots as the world has descended into a division of rich and poor countries. Son Ye Jin will reportedly not be playing a South Korean and will be playing the female lead role who speaks her dialogue entirely in English. Nice challenge!

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Kim Hye Ja and Jung Woo Sung Take Home the Drama and Movie Daesangs at the 2019 Baeksang Arts Award

The 2019 Baeksang Arts Award was actually good for once, the winners moreso than the fashion which remains an uninspiring and safe sea of black and white gowns. Veteran queen Kim Hye Ja deservingly took home the Daesang (Grand Prize) … Continue reading

2018 Seoul Awards Star-studded with Big Winners to My Ahjusshi, Mr. Sunshine, and Along with the Gods

It’s only the 2nd year for the Seoul Awards, sponsored by Sports Seoul, but there must either be great marketing or someone knows all the A-listers because this year’s ceremony was nearly as star-studded as the prestigious Baeksang Awards. The … Continue reading

The 2018 Usual Drama Suspects Lead the Nominations for the 2018 Seoul Awards

I feel like I can start copying and pasting from my last two drama award nomination posts since it’s the same few drama names, actors, and actresses making the list. The 2nd annual Seoul Awards assembled by Sports Seoul released … Continue reading

Popular Dramas and High Profile Stars Like Lee Byung Hun and Son Ye Jin Lead 2018 APAN Star Award Nominations

Following behind the nominations for the Korean Drama Awards come the nominations for the 2018 APAN Star Awards which is on its 6th year now. It’s skewed towards the popular more than elite selection metrics but as always an interesting … Continue reading

My Ahjusshi with Lee Seon Kyun and IU Premieres on tvN Wed-Thurs Following Mother

This drama just caught up to me and without realizing it tvN drama My Ahjusshi premiered this Wednesday on March 21st taking over the time slot from Mother. The drama comes with a critically acclaimed production team of the writer … Continue reading