22 Dec

Today marks the end of an era for me. I no longer have the time to translate interviews for this site any longer. Instead of trying to revive the site every few months with a translation here and there, I think it is better to stop translating altogether. I will leave the site open, as I view it as an archive of interesting interviews that otherwise would have never been translated.

The closing of the site comes at a bad time as a fan because Han Ye Seul finally made her comeback, Han Ji Min has had numerous interviews this year, and Toda Erika is due to have a lot next year with the release of three movies. Translating these interviews for all of these years helped me become fans of actresses I had never really paid attention to. I always looked at each translation as a test to improve my language and translation abilities while at the same time learning a little bit of the thought process behind these actresses.

There is a lot of bullcrap articles on Asian entertainment sites and my goal was to make this one of the places one could go to without having to read about “selca” articles or netizen comments. Sure, one could argue that these celebrities can’t be 100 percent truthful in their interviews, but I cared more about what these celebrities had to say themselves instead of what others thought.

Though my personal life is getting busier, I will still continue to support the Kdrama, Jdrama and TWdrama communities.

Han Ye Seul “The Role of a Reckless Heiress Makes Me Excited”

31 Oct

This woman is honest. The woman who lives and eats off of the interest she receives from the general public doesn’t watch TV and doesn’t use the Internet very much. That is because she doesn’t cling to the image she has shown us.

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Han Ye Seul “Advancing to Hollywood? I’ll Take That Chance Without Wavering”

31 Oct

Actress Han Ye Seul will venture into voice-over dubbing in “Monsters vs Aliens,” which opens this year on April 23.

Han Ye Seul plays the role of Ginormica, who one day suddenly obtains great power, and Han Ye Seul will put her own bubbliness into the role.

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Sawajiri Erika First Class Interview

13 Oct

Please show your enthusiasm for playing the lead role, Yoshinari Chinami, in “First Class.”

The role of Yoshinara Chinami is one who starts working for a fashion magazine in the editorial department by accident and then tramples over the colleagues who bullied her. When I heard that the theme was about “mounting,” I intuitively thought “I must play this role.” I was attracted to the strength in the heart of the protagonist, who keeps fighting on without being crushed in the midst of the battle in the world of women. I thought it would be good to display this new role, as it is one I have not acted until now, and it was very fun. I’ll work hard to meet expectations.

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Toda Erika Hot Pepper Spring 2014 Interview

12 Oct

Toda Erika was very stoic until finishing “SPEC,” doing weight training, bathing half of her body, and receiving massages. She separate herself from her role of Touma Saya in which she went with a no-makeup look with her unkempt hair and wore a cast on her left arm. After the role, there was a difference in the muscles in her calves. She cut off everything for her role, saying that it was splendid that she didn’t exercise for her role, becoming something of comfort for her. After moving on from the role of Touma Saya, Toda Erika is at the point where she wonders if she has to start doing something.

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Takei Emi July 2014 Oricon Interview

5 Oct

── In the sequel you act as Kaoru again, and what do you think Kaoru’s charms are after acting as her again?
Takei】At any rate, it’s Kaoru being direct and frank. She’s a woman that doesn’t lie, and seeing that makes me happy, but she also tries to be tough, so having that quality makes her precious. She has definitely grown compared to last time, but she has not changed at the core. I find that fascinating.

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Sunmi, Talking About Her Solemn Beauty

4 Oct

A celebrity that announces a break has a lot of hard parts to overcome in the process of returning to the stage. Is it worth the effort, such as when trying to correct a train that has gone off the tracks? In this process, Sunmi has shot a flare as a solo singer, becoming known as Sunmi instead of “Wonder Girls’ Sunmi.”

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Why Did Shin Min Ah The Goddess Become An Ahjumma?

4 Oct

Shin Min Ah is a goddess that makes your mouth open just by looking at her, but she came back as an ahjumma with a voice that will make you plug your ears. She is an ahjumma that chases her husband from the front door to the bathroom to the living room to the main room while yelling at him, showing the ‘correct’ version of an ahjumma. She’s not the coffee shop owner who exudes a mysterious aura from her recent movie “Gyeongju,” and she’s not the cute ghost that one couldn’t help but love from “Arang And The Magistrate” either. In the movie “”My Love, My Bride,” Shin Min Ah disheveled appearance is vastly different.

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Kim So Eun “Pure? You Haven’t Looked At Me Correctly”

2 Oct

Pure. Bubbly. Elegant. Womanly. Those are the fragmentary images of Kim So Eun that we have when we think of her. However, Kim So Eun says that we don’t know her well. “I’m easy-going!” she says. We meet Kim So Eun of the horror movie “Mourning Grave.”

This is your first movie in eight years after “Someone Behind You.” Why did it take so long?

Kim So Eun: That’s right. I wanted to do movies, but I didn’t have any opportunities. I couldn’t fit a movie in because of my drama schedules. That is why after “Horse Doctor” finished, I filmed “Entangled” and “Mourning Grave” back-to-back. After wanting to film movies, I filmed two of them back-to-back, so I feel like I accomplished something. I feel like I now have something I wanted.

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Jin Se Yeon’s Affirmation

23 Sep

The drama Doctor Stranger is atop of the Monday-Tuesday dramas airing and on the real-time searches, leaving the competition in the dust. The drama and Jin Se Yeon’s name rank high in the search rankings. Jin Se Yeon is the trend of the trendy drama. Jin Se Yeon’s appearance is bright despite having stayed up all night for filming and waking up early to come to the studio. The drama contains a story of a man who feels that both North and South Korea are foreign and his search for the woman he loves. In the drama, Jin Se Yeon plays the roles of Song Jae Hee, the girl Park Hoon (played by Lee Jong Suk) fell in love with in North Korea, and Han Seung Hee, an exceptionally talented anesthetist in South Korea. “In the first two episodes of Doctor Stranger, the drama contains the story of Hoon and Jae Hee escaping North Korea together. We spent a week filming in Budapest, Hungary, and it was the first time I filmed oversees, so it’s amazing. When we arrived, the director said ‘That is the bridge we will use to film,’ and just that made me happy. Europe’s landscape and atmosphere. I thought that I was filming in a really cool place.”

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