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There’s now a way you can send a text message to actor Lee Byeong-heon.
His management agency BH Entertainment said, “The feature is included on Lee’s official homepage, newly revamped as of last Friday. People can type in their messages which will be delivered to Lee.”
On the day of the renewed launch, the Web site went down due to excessive access by too many users.
BH said, “The server was rebooted but the site was up again less than another hour. Fan interest is high. The firm administering the server is still on vacation so the homepage operation will resume early next month.”
Lee begins his overseas activity in full swing this year. The Korean blockbuster “The Good, The Bad, The Weird” (in which Lee played “The Bad”) opens in Europe, the Americas and the UK on Feb. 6. He also appears with Josh Hartnett and Takuya Kimura the joint U.S.-French film “I Come With The Rain,” which will also hit theaters soon.
His management firm said, “Timed with his overseas debut, his homepage has been made multilingual, and in that setting, Lee is inviting worldwide fans to his homepage.”
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The “Discovery Channel,” a documentary TV channel, is to broadcast a program about Seoul and its residents.
The Seoul metropolitan government said the production crew from the Discovery Channel had visited Korea recently to film a documentary about top Korean stars Lee Byung-heon and Rain against the backdrop of the Han River, Mount Namsan and the Myeong-dong and Hongik University areas. The program tells how the two have risen to stardom and gained recognition worldwide.
Entitled “Hip Korea,” the program consists of two 45-minute parts. The one entitled “Seoul Vibes” introduces Rain, while the other one, entitled “Seoul Savvy,” is about Lee Byung-heon.
The part about Rain shows the Hongik University, Cheongdam-dong and Chyeonggye Stream areas to introduce the dynamic side of Seoul, while the part about Lee shows Apgujeong-dong, Insa-dong and Samcheong-dong to introduce the serene and romantic side of Korea’s capital city.
The show will air in Australia and New Zealand in January, in Southeast Asia in February and in Europe in May. A government official said the program is expected to improve Seoul’s image by showing off the city’s unique charms on the Discovery Channel.
Source: KBS Global
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It’s not hard to see why Korean actor Lee Byung-hun is known as the “James Dean of Asia,” according to CNN.
The network recently met up with the 38-year-old actor in England, where he was present for the London screening of his hit film “The Good, The Bad and The Weird.”
“From his black leather-clad hands to his wild, psychotic eyes, an air of cool, remorseless detachment envelops him,” described CNN of Lee’s role in the so-called Kimchi western directed by Kim Jee-woon.
Lee responded to the reviews and compliments by telling CNN that he was happy about people telling him that his eyes changed and he looked bad in the movie.
“Actors always want to play the villain role at least once in their life. I had a good time because I could finally realize a full range of expressions and emotions,” he was quoted as saying during the interview with CNN.
Tags: Kim Tae Hee, Lee Byung Hun
Actress Kim Tae-hee will make her first TV appearance in four years. According to Kim’s management agency, the actress was recently cast as the heroine of a new drama series entitled “IRIS.” She will star in the 20-part action drama alongside Lee Byeong-heon. Renowned film director Kang Je-kyu will direct the drama series while screen writer Choi Wan-kyu will be in charge of the screenplay.
IRIS will be Lee’s first drama appearance in five years since “All In.” The two actors will take on the role of special government agents that handle terrorist attacks.
The drama series is slated for broadcast next summer. The shooting will begin once casting has been completed.
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Japan’s largest commercial satellite channel Sky Perfect TV will hold a two-month-long special event during which it will feature films and dramas starring Korean actor Lee Byeong-heon. The event will begin this month.
Prior to the event launch, Sky Perfect TV produced and aired four different versions of a TV ad promoting the event. During the “Lee Byeong-heon Festival” period, the channel will air some of the actor’s major works including “Addiction,” “Once in a Summer,” “Lament,” “A Bittersweet Life,” “Bungee Jumping of their Own,” “Happy Together” and the drama series “All In.”