I’ll keep the asides silent for this story, nothing much can come of bystanders making commentary. K-actress Han Groo is in the news this week for two connected events. She’s getting a divorce from her husband of 7 years (soon to be ex-husband) and is also planning an acting career returning later this year. She’s signed with the agency SBD Entertainment that represents Son Seok Kyu and Han Ji Hyun. She will get full custody of the pair of boy-girl fraternal twins age 6 years old after the divorce. K-netizens are cold towards her return because right before she retired from acting when she got married news broke that she and her agency had brushed her background up to sound like she was raised by loving parents and had three elder siblings who all attended prestigious universities with good careers.
Her stepsister posted online that it was not true – the father left his first wife and the three older kids and remarried Han Groo’s mom who brought her in elementary school into that second marriage, and the older kids lived with them for a short period of time before leaving that house and cutting contact, so the stepsister hurts to see Han Groo use them to burnish her own background image when it’s not true. Han Groo’s agency at that time apologized, claimed it was all just a misunderstanding and Han Groo mentioned her stepsiblings with respect because it would disrespect them to say she did not have any siblings. I don’t think this is a career ending/starter so all Han Groo needs to deliver good performances/projects to slowly restart her career.
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If Korean entertainment didn’t have the wedding bonanza that took place over in T-ent, it’s making up for it in a fall of baby news. The big congrats goes to married acting couple of Bae Yong Joon and Park Soo Jin, … Continue reading →
Nothing much needs to be said other than a big fat congratulations to K-actress Han Groo on tying the knot! After announcing her engagement two months ago, this past weekend Han Groo got married in Seoul to her very handsome … Continue reading →
This is such good entertainment news to start off a new week, and couldn’t have happened to a cooler young K-actress with a solid head on her shoulders. Han Groo has just announced that she’s tying the knot with her … Continue reading →
Han Groo has had her name associated with a number of K-drama castings already this year, from Scholar Who Walks the Night to High Society to Answer Me 1988, but she still doesn’t have a drama comeback lined up as those … Continue reading →
Double yes! I already got good casting news this week with the addition of Im Joo Hwan and Kwak Si Yang to upcoming tvN drama Oh My Ghost. Now comes an extra helping of much anticipated drama land return with … Continue reading →
Now this is a potential casting that looks good, smells good, and will likely taste good when the actual drama airs. SBS has lined up the next Mon-Tues drama to follow the currently airing dark comedy Heard it Through the … Continue reading →
With the amount of positive and negative buzz around the potential casting of rising young actress Han Groo as the female lead for upcoming vampire sageuk Scholar Who Walks the Night, there’s going to be split reaction now that it’s … Continue reading →
It dovetails nicely to do a post on Han Groo‘s recent pictorial for Nylon magazine at the same time news comes out of her potential next acting project. I like her a lot but don’t quite love her (yet), she’s … Continue reading →
With the 2014 SBS Drama Awards, another prolific if underwhelming in quality year wraps up in K-dramaland. There wasn’t an underlying reason I saved this network for last in coverage, MBC went first and I only had time to write … Continue reading →
I was aware that the popular Hallyu K-pop awards show MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Awards) took place in cosmopolitan glittering Hong Kong last week. It came to my attention when the ratings took a big noticeable dip for Pinocchio, meaning … Continue reading →
The 2014 Style Icon Awards took place in Seoul yesterday and I’ll admit this whole excuse for celebs to get dressed up would have bypassed my interest but for Kim Soo Hyun winning yet another award there. I can’t believe … Continue reading →
The 50th annual Baeksang Art Awards concluded last night and actually managed to not render me wholly disappointed even with next to zero expectations. I can’t say the entire endeavor rewarded and feted the most deserving movies, dramas, actors, and … Continue reading →