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So Ji Sub, a Long Awaited Return After Four Years | 2008.08.31



Ever since he acted in the television drama “Sorry I Love You”, So Ji Sub, who will be making a long awaited return after 4 years, has been craving so much to “stand in front of the camera” once again.

Although So Ji Sub had previously appeared in the movie “Can’t Live Without Robbery”, but in actual fact, his latest collaboration with Kang Ji Hwan, “A Movie is a Movie”, can be considered as his first movie. In the movie, he plays as a member of the triads, aka a gangster.

“During the VIP screening of the movie yesterday, Im Soo Jin came and told me ‘Brother, very interesting, you have succeeded’. His words left me the deepest impression.” So Ji Sub said.

So Ji Sub seemed very interested when talking about the mud scene, which is one of the highlights of the movie. He had measles after filming the mud scene at the beach, but luckily his “flesh didn’t drop and neither did he break his bones”.

Interview with So Ji Sub

Question 1: What did Bae Yong Jun say after watching the movie yesterday?

Brother always had very few words, so…… (laughs). We are both from the same company, so naturally he will be praising me irregardless. Even if I say “Hey brother, stop it, tell me how you really feel”, he will still say I’m the best.

Question 2: You debut later than Song Seung Hun, who is also from the Storm modeling agency. Don’t you think that he is your competitor?

Ha, if that is the case, then I won’t be meeting up with him regularly. Both of us have no girlfriends, so basically we are meeting every day. Please do support his “East of Eden”.

Question 3: Did you do pushups to build up your body before filming the scenes which require you to bare your upper half?

I filmed them as it is. I was afraid of making myself worse by adding one piece here while taking away another elsewhere. I try to make it more natural as well. I am not even a hunk…… (laughs).

Question 4: What if in real life, you meet your character in the movie?

Pretty embarrassing. Both of us are introvert, therefore just eye-contacts will suffice.

Question 5: Did you meet some gangsters before in real life, like in the movie?

I had very bad temper when I was in the 20s, therefore there were a few times when I nearly fought. But now life is more important. (Laughs) It’s better not to say anything; running away will be a better option.

Question 6: If you are a reporter, what would you like to ask So Ji Sub?

I’m more used to you asking me questions; now you threw me a difficult one. (Thinks for a long time) I will probably ask, how do you drop the burden caused by “Sorry I Love You”.

Question 7: If you were to answer that question yourself?

Ha. Yesterday, the screenwriter of “Sorry I Love You”, Lee Kyung Hee, came to watch the screening. After watching, she said: “From now onwards, I can’t call you Moo Hyuk anymore”. But before watching the movie, she was still calling me Moo Hyuk. I feel that one is a better actor/actress if he/she can drop the old image in his/her previous work. When I just entered this industry, it seems pretty hard to get fully engrossed in the filming…… But now, it seems like an addition of a new topic.

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So Ji Sub’s ‘Doctor Stop’ Will Debut in November | 2008.09.16



SBS has announced that its upcoming “Doctor Stop”, originally named “Cain and Abel”, will premiere in November. This drama casting So Ji Sub will not only have to pit itself against a star dazzling “East of Eden” but also against Song Hye Kyo and Hyun Bin’s “The World They Live In”.

“Doctor Stop” is a hospital-themed drama talking how doctors conspire against each other in order to climb up the position ladder. In response to the name change from “Cain and Abel” to “Doctor Stop”, a representative from the production company explained, “Our original plan was to find another top male actor to play as the rival of So Ji Sub. Hence, we named it as ‘Cain and Abel’ in the beginning. However, we discovered later that it was pretty difficult to do so and we dropped from two male lead to only one. Correspondingly, the title was also changed to ‘Doctor Stop’”.

An on-screen battle between two good friend, So Ji Sub and Song Seung Hun, is about to begin in 2 months time. The cast for “Doctor Stop” has already been selected and the drama will begin shooting in October.

It seems like there will be a fierce battle for viewers in November. “East of Eden”, “The World They Live In” and “Doctor Stop”. Which one should I watch first? I’m leaning more towards “The World They Live In” at this moment because of Song Hye Kyo! Though this may change over time.

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So Ji Sub and Shin Hyun Joon to Play in ‘Cain and Abel’ | 2008.10.10

So Ji Sub and Shin Hyun Joon have been confirmed to play as brothers in SBS 2009 drama “Cain and Abel”. “Cain and Abel” was previously changed to “Doctor Stop” due to the lack of a second male lead but it has now been reversed back to its original name.

“Cain and Abel” will be So Ji Sub and Shin Hyun Joon’s return work to the small screen after 4 and 5 years respectively. So Ji Sub in KBS2TV’s “Sorry I Love You” and Shin Hyun Joon in SBS’s “Stairway to Heaven”. So Ji Sub plays as the younger brother Cheo In. Although he is genius doctor but he is being isolated due to power struggle among the authorities. As for Shin Hyun Joon, he plays as the older brother Sun Woo who thinks that his brother had snatched everything away from him, including his father’s love, his talent as a doctor and even the woman he loves.

The representative from the production company, Kim Dong Hyun said, “After over 2 years of planning, ‘Cain and Abel’ will stick to its original plan and get So Ji Sub to play in this drama. Shin Hyun Joon will be playing as his brother. The female lead role has been finalized as well. She is Chae Jung Ahn, who had sprung to popularity due to her role in ‘The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince’ last year”.

“Cain and Abel“, which has been delayed repeatedly is scheduled to begin shooting in November and will air in February next year. Given the notorious delay of this drama, I’m pretty sure things will change again, but I hope not though.

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So Ji Sub, Han Ji Min Attend ‘Cain and Abel’ Press Conference | 2009.02.13



Regarded as the most anticipated TV drama in the first half of 2009 by many, SBS “Cain and Abel” finally held its production press conference today (13th) around 2pm at Chung Cheong Buk Do, Cheong Ju Airport, one week before its broadcast. The main cast, which includes So Ji Sub, Han Ji Min, Shin Hyun Joon, Chae Jung Ahn and Yoo Joo Hee attended the press meeting, which was also telecast live through the internet.

For So Ji Sub, this is his much-awaited returning drama project ever since “Sorry I Love You” in 2004 and for Han Ji Min, MBC “Yi San” was her last drama before this. Han Ji Min looks pretty and especially cute with her little, rather revealing dress but from some pictures, she does seem pretty uncomfortable, consciously or sub-consciously trying to cover up a little. Chae Jung Ahn seems a little “chubbier” from last time.

Apart from the media and Korean fans, there were also around 20 over fans from Japan who attended the conference and they are likely promote the drama’s filming locations to other Japanese tourists, bringing more vibrancy to the tourism industry of Chung Cheong Buk Do.

SBS “Cain and Abel” is a 7.5 billion won project that includes cast such as So Ji Sub, Han Ji Min, Shin Hyun Joon, Chae Jung Ahn, Kim Hae Sook, Yoo Joo Hee etc. Director Kim Hyung Shik from “Surgeon Bong Dal Hee” is the director for this drama. This 20-episode drama will begin broadcast on the 18th February, making itself a competitor to MBC “The Return of Iljimae” and KBS “Hateful But Once Again”.

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Chae Jung Ahn Talks About Her Kiss With So Ji Sub | 2009.02.17



When asked about her kiss with So Ji Sub, Chae Jung Ahn smiled shyly and said: “The kiss was heart-warming.”

Chae Jung Ahn is one of the female leads in the new SBS wed/thurs drama “Cain And Abel” (the other being Han Ji Min) that will debut tomorrow (18th). During an interview with IS PLUS on the 14th, she revealed her thoughts on her first collaboration with So Ji Sub. Her romantic kiss scene with So Ji Sub which appeared in the 8 minutes long trailer released last week also aroused viewers’ curiosity.

Chae Jung Ahn said: “So Ji Sub and I are of the same age, both born in 1977. We already addressed each other as “friend/buddy” the first time we went for a drink. As a Korean star, So Ji Sub is very popular in Japan. Henceforth, he spoke to me in Japanese in a jokingly manner and even said that he wanted to teach me the language. Then I addressed him by his role name Cho In. All in all, the day’s atmosphere was pretty harmonious.”

When touched on the kiss scene between both of them, Chae Jung Ahn became more talkative. She said: “The scene was set to be very romantic. Therefore, we tried to create this romantic feeling during our kiss scene. I was trembling a little at that moment. My kiss with So Ji Sub was short, hence, the thought of purposely creating NGs had crossed my mind as well.”

This kiss scene will appear in the debuting episode (first episode) where song composer Seo Yeon (Chae Jung Ahn) released the song written by Cho In (So Ji Sub) for the first time and accepted his love confession.

Chae Jung Ahn said: “Both Cho In and his brother Sun Woo (Shin Hyun Joon) love Seo Yeon. Now thanks to the role, I’m finally able to get a taste of being chased by many and a chance to act alongside handsome actors in this drama. However, what I really want is a complement like ‘Actress Chae Jung Ahn warms my heart with her acting’.”

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So Ji-sub and Han Ji-hye do Bang Bang | 2009.03.12



Han Ji-hye and So Ji-sub add some pizazz to the domestic apparel brand, “Bang Bang.” But the hoodie that So Ji-sub is wearing makes him look like an ajusshi trying to stay young-not flattering.

On the other hand, Han Ji-hye looks more comfortable in her clothes.

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So Ji-Sub is G | 2009.04.08



After a long, five year hiatus from the small screen after the hit drama ‘I’m sorry, I love you’ So Ji-Sub has made a come back through the drama ‘Cain and Abel’.

For the drama ‘Cain and Abel’ OST, the 32 year old is also featured in V.O.S Choi Hyun-Joon’s song, ‘Lingering Love’ (미련한 사랑).
All I can say is that this guy is incredibly HOT and he has a very sexy voice to boot. It’s been a known fact that actor So Ji-Sub has always been a huge fan of hiphop and this eventually led to his debut as a rap artist in 2008 under the name G-Sonic. ’Lonely life’ was first released as a digital single under a “faceless” artist named G and it was later revealed that the artist was in fact So Ji-sub. What’s the meaning behind G-Sonic? the ‘G’ comes from his nick name ‘So Ganji’ (소간지) which basically means “very stylish” in Korean slang and ‘Sonic’ is his internet ID.

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Korean Stars Honoured at NYAFF | 2009.07.02



The New York Asian Film Festival which has already screened a host of Korean films has honoured two of Korea's up and coming actors Kong Hyo-jin and So Ji-sub. Both actors received the Rising Star Asia Award. Both actors appeared accompanying their films showing at the 8th annual festival.

KONG who won the award because of Lee Kyoung-mi's "Crush and Blush" (2008) earlier won The 11th Director's Cut Awards for Best actress in Korea. SO who has been acting for a number of years now appeared in TV drama "Sorry, I Love You" back in 2006 and numerous other TV series since then. He received his award at the NYAFF for "Rough Cut", the film written and produced in part by Kim Ki-duk. KONG on the other hand appeared in the thriller "M" (2007) and as far back as 1999 in the school girl, supernatural thriller "Memento Mori".

The NYAFF opened June 19 and will wrap up this Sunday July the 15th.

David Oxenbridge (KOFIC)

Source: www.koreanfilm.or.kr
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