Kangin to make a big screen comeback

Kangin to make a big screen comeback

onto Kangin to make a big screen comeback

Article: SuJu Kangin to make a big screen comeback after 5 years with 'The Cat's Funeral'Source: OSEN via Nate1. [+594, -34] Never forget Kangin Gusok. This isn't 'Attack of the Pin-Up Boys' but 'Attack of SM'2. [+508, -32] He's turning 30 soon, why is SM still keeping him on board when he's going to be old and useless as an idol then? Just let him go instead of making him get more hate3. [+440, -27] A bit of a dangerous risk he's taking with this, Kangin Gusok4. [+28, -6] His role: criminal5. [+27, -3] Really? Lead role? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ-Source: Naver1. [+485, -139] Let's all shout it loud n clear for the first time in a while: "Kangin Gusok!!"2. [+375, -86] He would've gotten a lot more back in the day but now no one cares ㅋㅋ I bet he misses those hateful replies now3. [+241, -50] ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ4. [+235, -63] Came to read the replies...5. [+81, -29] Our country must be severely lacking in actors..-

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Article: Sulli chosen as the female lead for the movie 'Fashion King'... Joo Won in positive discussion as wellSource: TV Daily via Nate1. [+1,395, -69] Cast Yunho as the male lead while you're at it2. [+1,258, -43] ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Failed ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ I guess that's the difference with a large scale company ㅋㅋㅋ Joo Won-ah, don't pick this up3. [+1,003, -44] Are you joking? ㅋㅋㅋㅋ There are so many other actresses that fit the Fashion King image4. [+78, -3] Ah, Joo Wonㅜㅜㅜ Don't do this movie, it's guaranteed failure ㅜㅜ5. [+69, -9] Not watching this because of Sulli6. [+61, -3] Joo Won, how about negative discussions? 7. [+52, -1] She's lazy on stage, why would anyone expect her to put in effort for a movie? Her image is ruined now, she should know that it's better to stay quiet. 8. [+42, -4] SM's curse threw even 'No Breathing' in the waters... I guess Fashion King is going to fail as well. 9. [+35, -2] Fuc*king useless SM, look at them putting out package deals. All the b*tches do is ruin every drama they're in. Lee Soo Man, you think we don't know what you're up to? We all know that you're hoping to get one daebak catch by throwing them in every drama you can. Fu*king SM, I'll never watch another SM drama for the rest of my life. 10. [+27, -1] The only way to save this movie is to cast Choiza as well-

Article: Lee Yeon Hee shows her determination, "I'll grit my teeth for 'Miss Korea'"Source: Newsen via Nate1. [+678, -45] Ugh... we have to see her crazy acting again? ㅋㅋㅋㅋ I saw a video of her acting on Facebook a while ago and laughed so hard ㅋㅋㅋ2. [+463, -32] I feel bad for Lee Sun Gyun...ㅠ3. [+328, -25] So she'll be paying the role of Oh Ji Young, an 'innocent glamor' who set the hearts of men ablaze in high school... First of all, she's no where near innocent glamor... Poor Lee Sun Gyun..ㅜㅜ4. [+44, -4] She's so lucky to be getting work despite having no talent...5. [+39, -3] I was so excited to see Lee Sun Gyun in another romantic comedy... and now Lee Yeon Hee ruined it. She has no shame, really. -

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Article: 4minute Kwon Sohyun cast as lead role in 'Yellow Dog'... 'screen debut'Source: Asia Economy via Naver1. [+324, -18] What in tarnation is this?...2. [+271, -19] Everyone and their mothers...3. [+201, -13] ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 4. [+189, -15] Are they sure about this ㅋㅋㅋ5. [+64, -4] Not even a mini-series drama but a movie......... and a lead cast to boot.............6. [+69, -17] Her only job is to be another head count in 4minute... how is she a lead?7. [+47, -4] As if idols acting wasn't bad enough, she's a lead???????? in a movie???????? ㅋㅋㅋ Okay idols, let's see how far you all can go with this ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Directors should just create a full idol movie 8. [+52, -10] An idol as the female lead... a nugu to boot.. this movie can say good night. The only idols whose movies succeeded are Suzy and TOP. -

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Article: 'The Heirs' Kim Eun Sook scriptwriter asks, "What's wrong with idols acting?"Source: OSEN via Nate1. [+1,545, -49] Can she redo this interview after she's watched Dongho's "Save me, please~"2. [+1,430, -69] Then what's her opinion on idols who act like they're reading out of a textbook being paid more than mid to veteran actors...? Scriptwriters have no right to complain about the poor working conditions of drama production sets... She probably won't say something as stupid like this again if webtoon writers were being paid as much as scriptwriters because it's essentially the same thing. 3. [+1,365, -48] Wouldn't even care if they were at least decent... but none of them can act and yet they're taking lead roles and messing up all of the dramas. 4. [+80, -8] No one forbid them from acting... we just forbid poor acting ㅋㅋㅋ5. [+68, -6] Over 50 rookies audition a day... and you really couldn't find one of them to be a better actor than the idols you chose? So then I guess all of our rookie actors are worse than idols... She should've just lied and said the idols fit her character's image better. 6. [+65, -5] Scriptwriter, you seem to be mistaken. It's up to the viewers to make the ifnal judgment since your drama relies on viewer ratings to live. Please don't look down on us like that with such statements. 7. [+29, -7] It's not that idols shouldn't act... The problem is that they're being overpaid for poor acting and ruining dramas. 8. [+28, -3] People like you get hate because you're blinded by the money that can be made from the stupid fangirls and fanboys of idols instead of employing a real actor-

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Article: [Exclusive] "Because of group promotions"... Musical canceled because of SHINee's Key 'chopping block'Source: MBN TV via NateSHINee's Key is on the chopping block because of a scheduled musical cancellation due to his team's promotions. Currently starring in the musical 'Bonnie & Clyde', the performance scheduled for the 10th had to be canceled because it overlapped with SHINee's comeback schedule. A representative of the musical said to MBN Star, "Because of SHINee's comeback pre-recording, we had no choice but to cancel the musical performance. We refunded the audience members who requested it and rescheduled it for the 25th. Although we have Um Ki Joon, Han Ji Sang, and Park Hyung Shik in the same role, it is impossible to switch out the cast due to schedules already being confirmed. Especially in the case of Key, him being an idol means that the majority of the ticket sales are his fans so it's difficult to switch him out for someone else." It will be difficult for Key to avoid controversy since an entire day's performance was canceled due to his personal schedule. Idol singers have been on the chopping block nonstop not only due to their lack of acting talents but for showing up late to practice, causing criticism to pour about musicals using idols purely for marketing purposes. Another musical rep said, "As a musical includes a cast of 20 or so actors, there are some schedule changes between one or two members of the cast but it's extremely rare for an entire day's performance to be canceled. There seems to have been an issue of balance between the company and the producers." As for Key's case, musical reps have expressed that the situation is ridiculous considering that he had ample time to work the matter out before it had to be canceled. SM Entertainment uploaded a notice on the homepage apologizing for the cancellation and for asking for their fans' understanding. -1. [+1,026, -33] Nam Kyung Joo/Park Hae Mi said on Radio Star that idols are just being stuck into musicals even while knowing that they won't have enough rehearsal time to dedicate to it. This is why people are so against idols in musicals.2. [+875, -35] SM still hasn't learned........ ㅋㅋ3. [+809, -145] Yeah, I kinda thought he had attitude issues on Radio Star ㅋㅋㅋㅋ4. [+138, -9] Honestly, when Park Hyung Shik asked Key on Radio Star why he didn't use the musical style of vocalization, I was really disappointed with Key's reply... He said that fans already knew his vocalization style and he thought it'd be funny if he tried to force it... I just remember thinking that he was treating his musical performance like some kind of fan service. There's nothing genuine about it... It's not only his fans that are there to watch him, there are people in the audience who want to see a real musical performance. I don't think he cares at all about the musical genre. 5. [+130, -5] Jessica pissed off Yoo Joon Sang with how late she was to the rehearsals ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Fu*king SM, stop sticking your kids everywhere6. [+91, -9] SM's really going to get it at this rate...7. [+86, -4] What is SM doing ㅡㅡ Shows how much disrespect SM has for the musical industry8. [+74, -5] SM's menace: Krystal (The Heirs), Yunho (Man From the Stars), Go Ara (Reply 1994), Sulli (Pirate).. A pity for the other cast members ㅡㅡ9. [+65, -6] I personally love Key but... I'm against idols entering the movie,d rama, musical industry unless they have outstanding talent in those genres... It'd be best for Key to just quit and have someone more talented and deserving take his place. Key, just stick to SHINee...10. [+56, -3] Even from the perspective of a fan, this is wrong;; Whether it's Kibum's fault for SM's fault, it's just wrong. 11. [+53, -6] I was so disappointed with Key on Radio Star. A musical stage is not an Inkigayo stage. A musical stage calls for different vocalization techniques... when he said that he sings as he normally does because he thinks his fans will laugh at him, I really questioned why an idol was being used in a musical in the first place. 12. [+46, -4] Can SM please just stick to singing... Ruins musicals, ruins dramas, ruins variety shows... Every single time their artists have done anything but singing promotions, they've been on the chopping block without fail. -

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Article: Yunho to join 'Man From the Stars?' Love triangle with Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun?Source: Sunday News via Nate1. [+681, -10] Hey... don't.. please2. [+533, -9] Please don't do it3. [+420, -9] Yunho-ya... I'm really, really sorry but.. don't you think it's time to give up on acting?ㅠㅠ4. [+35, -1] Please don't do it... Don't tell us that you've improved, just don't do it, don't do it at all.. please... You're not even being selfish anymore, you're being cruel. Don't do it... you shine the brightest when you're dancing so please don't do it. 5. [+27, -3] Please don't do it, please don't do it, please don't do it, please, please. Just let me watch Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun in peace. -

Source: Naver1. [+1,211, -68] Placing a Yunho spoon on an already set table2. [+943, -50] Ah... seriously, don't do it...... ㅠㅠㅠㅠ I may be your fan but........ don't do it...3. [+269, -30] This really worries me... SM should just stick all their actors into one drama, why are they doing this to other actors? 4. [+234, -23] No, no, no, no5. [+233, -28] Don't do it.. please.. ㅜㅜ-

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Article: [Exclusive] Big Bang's TOP cast as the lead role in Kang Hyung Chul's 'Tazza 2'Source: Star News via Nate1. [+526, -36] Jo Seung Woo did so well, though... Will 'Tazza 2' work?2. [+366, -139] He was good in 'Into the Fire'3. [+277, -153] TOP's okay..4. [+28, -2] The first 'Tazza' had top of the top actors that would never pale in comparison to anyone. I can still remember every line from every scene. It had such a huge impact... I doubt that the second will be able to go on par with it no matter who they cast. 5. [+24, -11] Maybe his lines will be freestyle rapping... A musical movie ^^.. Kidding. Anyway, TOP had horrible acting in the beginning of Iris but he's certainly improved since then. I have a feeling he'll continue to grow. 6. [+12, -4] TOP's acting has improved but it'll be difficult to expect the kind of impact that Jo Seung Woo can give. 7. [+11, -4] Too vast of a difference with a top actor like Jo Seung Woo. Casting Jo Seung Woo alone gives so much name value to the movie, why would they use an idol singer... I'm really disappointed with this decision. -Article: YG reps "Big Bang TOP's 'Tazza 2' still in discussion... no decision made yet"Source: OSEN via Naver1. [+327, -14] Nevermind the movie, can he come back as GD&TOP2. [+229, -11] Tazza 1 has Jo Seung Woo's image on the line, using an idol is a bit... I like TOP but just leave it to a real movie actor3. [+210, -15] This is good news... Please pass on Tazza 24. [+203, -11] I sincerely hope he doesn't sign the contract... just release an album!!! When will he get his own solo album?5. [+158, -7] He should use that voice for rapping more-

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Reader request.-Article: Wonder Girls' Sohee receives praise for her acting in Rose DaySource: Newsen via Nate 1. [+612, -113] My heart broke during that scene... I was actually surprised because she did better than I expected2. [+523, -105] She is pretty. I hope she contines to improve like Jung Woong In said!!! I'll support you~ ㅎㅎㅎ3. [+478, -97] She didn't go all out with the crying but... the scene still managed to break my heart..4. [+75, -24] Exceeded expectations5. [+70, -22] She's a good actor ㅋㅋ A great variety in expressions. I'm looking forward to her improve. -

Article: 'Happy Rose Day' Sohee's drunk acting, posing and getting angrySource: TV Report via Naver1. [+1,425, -74] Sohee's normal talk is more awkward than her acting ㅋㅋ2. [+1,174, -196] Her drunk acting was great... and she was especially cute when she pulled her hair back and turned around!!3. [+1,097, -175] I was actually surprised by how much she exceeded my expectations. I didn't think she'd match the character of Ahreum because she's the complete opposite of her real personality but she pulled it off. She's obviously still a rookie so there are some rough spots here and there but I see potential in her!-

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Article: [Exlcusive] Sulli confirms casting in grand project 'Pirate'Source: Newsen via Nate1. [+1,302, -100] Has SM ever succeeded with acting even once? From my memory, never. I'm really sick of idols acting.2. [+1,021, -129] Isn't she a professional at swearing~! It'll be a swear party with her around...3. [+812, -92] ㅋShe's over..bye-Article: f(x) Sulli cast in the movie 'Pirate'Source: OSEN via Naver1. [+1,449, -119] She'll match the image of a pirate well especially with the swearing ㅎㅎㅎ2. [+1,201, -55] There's been a lot of talk about Sulli going around lately... She should listen to her seniors when they say that it only takes one moment to end a celebrity's entire career...3. [+1,175, -111] The fact that she can promote as if nothing's wrong after making a broadcast accident and not apologizing just makes me hate SM's power all that much more ㅋㅋㅋ4. [+896, -77] A Chinese pirate? ㅋㅋㅋcao ni ma5. [+746, -74] I really think she'll match the role of someone who swears a lot!!!-

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Article: Soshi Seohyun to go into acting with new drama 'Dating' as the tragic first loveSource: Star News via Nate1. [+193, -155] What's funny is that when actors or models release albums and male singers go into acting, people are so supportive of it all but the minute a female idol wants to act, so many are suddenly worried about the financial troubles of rookie actors ㅋㅋㅋ 2. [+401, -363] She's only a supporting role for the first four weeks of the drama so it's good to see her working her way up from small roles3. [+300, -266] I think it's a good role for her to start off with... and she's only in it for four weeks anyway ㅋㅋㅋ She'll do well...!-Article: SNSD Seohyun "I'm an acting idol too"... in discussion for SBS 'Dating'Source: Sports Korea via Naver1. [+4,215, -206] Her acting is going to be so poor ㅋㅋㅋㅋ She's already so awkward in real life, imagine when she acts ㅋㅋㅋ2. [+3,367, -200] Everyone and their mothers are acting, have people gone mad ㅡㅡ3. [+2,687, -93] She's awkward even when talking normally, imagine her acting... Don't do it4. [+2,586, -148] Don't do it, jeez ㅡㅡ5. [+2,382, -205] She may be a good singer but... she definitely doesn't have the face for acting-

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Instiz: Idol acting as judged by professionals1. Yoochun: 85 pointsPros: The acting shown in 'I Miss You' is worthy of praise. He has talent that allows him to stand out from the other idol actors.Cons: He's been sticking to roles that match his image well. As an actor, taking on a role with a new image will either make or break him. -2. TOP: 83 pointsPros: Has had his acting talents acknowledged since 'Into the Fire'. His charismatic visual and voice have not only managed to captivate female fans but males as well. Cons: Since he's receiving the anticipation of so many, it's up to his next project to prove whether the hype is warranted or not. -3. Taecyeon: 81 pointsPros: He received a passing grade for his acting in 'Dream High', and his performance in his tvN drama 'Who Are You' is worth looking forward to. Cons: Despite his decent acting skills, his image as a beastly member of 2PM often leads to the public underestimating his actual skills. -4. Suzy: 78 pointsPros: Has a clear understanding of the roles she takes on and is growing at a fast pace. She received decent reviews for her MBC drama 'Gu Family Book'. Cons: She does not seem eager to grow/expand. -5. Eunji: 73 pointsPros: She's starting to create a character for herself through her unique acting in 'Reply 1997' and 'That Winter'. Cons: Having a strong character is important but she needs to challenge herself more if she hopes to grow as an actress. -6. Junho: 70 pointsPros: Exceeded expectations with his performance in 'Cold Eyes'. Hard to differentiate whether his character in the movie was created out of pure acting skills or if that's how he normally is. Cons: Still needs more experience. Doubtful whether he will be able to pull off another role of a different type of character. -7. IU: 64 pointsPros: Although she received poor reviews in the beginning of her drama, 'The Best Lee Soon Shin', she's been proving that she's a fast learner and is growing at a fast pace. Cons: Her acting is unstable. Still needs more experience.-

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Article: [Exclusive] BoA selected as lead role for KBS drama 'Hope for Dating'Source: Star News via Nate1. [+1,146, -69] Even after suffering through all that, SM still insists on doing dramas..2. [+1,164, -169] BoA-ssi, I believe you will be hated on until you peel. Don't act, singers... Not unless you're on the level of Lee Seung Gi, Uhm Jung Hwa, or Im Chang Jung... Every time singers land drama roles without any practice, I want to pop the parachute they flew in on!3. [+901, -61] What's wrong with them, do they not know how the public feels towards singer actors these days? Not that I have anything against BoA but it's not like the industry is dry of any other actors... Obviously SM is investing a lot into this drama ㅡㅡ4. [+52, -31] This is just a two episode drama special... nothing to get so worked up over ㅎㅎ It's good to see her working from the bottom up... Looking forward to good results.5. [+50, -15] I think it's hilarious that SM's artists have done so poorly in the acting department that it takes their one singer 14 years to get into acting with a two episode drama and she STILL gets hate ㅋㅋㅋ SM kids really must've screwed a lot of dramas over ㅋㅋㅋ I'm still looking forward to BoA, though. It's only two episodes so not a lot of pressure and she did well judging as a producer on K-Pop Star. Either way, BoA is guaranteed to be getting some hate since SM itself is so famous for its bad acting. -Article: 'BoA' Drama casting? SM "Nothing's been confirmed... Still having positive discussions"Source: Sports Seoul via Naver1. [+447, -27] Really pisses me off how companies always say there's nothing confirmed and then confirm casting the very next day!!!2. [+447, -52] Just stick to singing, why do you keep trying to get into acting?3. [+413, -33] As a longtime BoA fan, I say this from the bottom of my heart... Let's reconsider this after that dance Hollywood movie has been released ㅠㅠ4. [+342, -28] Just focus on singing♥♥♥5. [+345, -33] Don't act, I don't think you'll be all that great6. [+309, -30] No, never, please. I had a feeling you'd be a crappy actor ever since seeing that Missha Mambo dance CF.7. [+248, -28] BoA is one of the few singers that I desperately hope will just stick to singing ㅜㅜ8. [+252, -43] Even BoA is getting into acting now? SM seems to be throwing anyone with declining popularity into the acting ring-

Article: [Exclusive] Jung Yonghwa in positive discussiosn for acting return in 2 years with KBS 'The Choice of the Future' Source: Sports Korea via Naver1. [+376, -91] Pleeeeeeease stop sticking in these nobody singers into acting. All they do is ruin the drama with their crappy acting that nobody wants to watch. 2. [+267, -33] He's suffering a lot because of his damned agency... Who knows when his agency will screw this up for him again too. 3. [+277, -75] Speaking honestly, you don't have enough skills to be taking on leading roles... It wouldn't hurt to stick to side roles and work your way up if you want to get into acting that bad... Start with the side roles like your dongsengs~ They're all better actors than you are, actually..4. [+193, -37] I'm actually curious how he'll pull this off. He seems stable with emotional acting but he gets awkward the longer his lines are. Fortunately, his roles so far have had short lines. I don't think he'd be able to handle long lines like Lee Bo Young's role in 'I Hear Your Voice'. Practice your script reading more. 5. [+195, -68] "Positive discussions" my butt.. I bet his company is begging to stick him in. 6. [+162, -51] Hul, I really love Jung Yonghwa but I don't want him to get into acting... I couldn't finish 'Heartstrings' because his acting just made me fall out of love with him.. Can't you stay with your good music? Or is it his company that's working him like this... Give him time to compose music. I remember reading an article where he didn't even take his vacation days and just spent them writing music. -

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Article: [Half year wrap up] Idols are all you see on TV lately, so how did they fare?Source: TV Report via Naver25 drama PDs were asked to rate these idols. ★★★★★ Lee Seung Gi, Suzy★★★★☆ Yoochun, Eunji★★★☆☆ IU, UEE, Seo In Guk, Choi Siwon★☆☆☆☆ Yunho, Seulong, Hyungshik, Doojoon, Lizzy-1. [+1,672, -80] Okay yeah, I can accept the fact that idols are allowed to act. But why is it that they all get leading roles?2. [+1,302, -114] Reply was legendary.3. [+1,409, -228] Anyone who has seen Reply will know that it's suspicious how Seo In Guk isn't in the 5 star tier. He definitely did better than Suzy and Yoochun. 3. [+1,211, -117] Any drama with an idol in it just seems low quality4. [+926, -102] Isn't this article just basically a 'Gu Family Book' media play? ㅋㅋ UEE and Eunji did better in acting and Seo In Guk made an impression with his acting. Why are they rating these idols based on the drama's viewer ratings and not their performance? ㅋㅋㅋ5. [+962, -187] I forgot Lee Seung Gi was a singer too;;; He matches both acting and singing6. [+905, -136] Don't let Suzy act, seriously ㅡㅡ7. [+759, -83] But Suzy can't act...8. [+630, -24] Idols are always leads because the drama needs the fans to watch... I personally like idols but even I think that their acting is embarrassing. 9. [+568, -72] Seo In Guk and Eunji I will acknowledge as actors. As for the other kids... it really depends on them somehow landing the perfect role for their abilities. They really can't play other characters, only ones within their limits. And the rest... well, they're a mess, to the point where I never want to see their faces on my screen again. 10. [+528, -98] IU is a way better actress than Suzy, but Suzy's #1...? Seo In Guk is really great at acting too. What the fu*k kind of standards did they use?-

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Article: Soshi Yuri to star in 'No Breathing'... triangle relationship with Lee Jong Suk and Seo In GukSource: Star News via Nate1. [+136, -77] I can kind of understand the decision after hearing that it's a movie about swimming because the Soshi members always praised Yuri for looking the most beautiful when swimming ㅋㅋ I guess we'll be able to see her swimming skills2. [+129, -72] She has great actors like Lee Jong Suk and Seo In Guk to lead her and bring out some chemistry so I feel it'll be okay. First of all, the visuals are fantastic! Hopefully there will be swimsuit scenes?3. [+118, -66] I remember reading somewhere that her character was a swimmer... maybe she's a musician who becomes a swimmer? Either way, looking forward to it4. [+52, -18] At least visuals alone makes it worth watching ㅋㅋㅋ As for acting... I have to trust that they all got better.. not only Yuri but Lee Jong Suk isn't that great either ㅎㅎ5. [+28, -15] I actually think the male leads aren't well known enough to be able to pull an entire movie on their own... Although the scriptwriter is famous, can the movie make a hit on just the scriptwriter's name alone?-

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Article: [Exclusive] Goo Hara considered for a role in the movie 'Young Blood'... to work with Park Bo YoungSource: TV Daily via Nate1. [+311, -82] She's the bottom barrel among idols who suck at acting;;;2. [+273, -85] Hara, if you have any shame at all, please just give the role to another actress. There are excellent actors who can't get any spotlight because of idols like you and who are instead trying to make ends meet on the floor of theaters3. [+236, -58] She absolutely sucked in City Hunter, who the hell is giving her this 'passing grade'4. [+32, -13] People stereotype idols the minute they say they're acting all because of a few agencies who screwed up the perception by sticking in idols without any talent into leading drama roles. -

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Article: 'That Winter' Jung Eunji "I was worried about speaking in the standard dialect... Thank you for viewing it positively"Source: Mydaily via Nate1. [+153, -14] She did better than Seoul kids tying to act out Kyungsang-do and Jeolla-do saturi2. [+126, -15] I'll be honest, Jung Eunji's was acting was natural. For an idol to go into acting and not get any hate, I think you have at least do as decently as she did. The sad truth is that idols who are worse than her are the ones getting lead roles.3. [+115, -13] I always thought she had a cute face but the way she kept getting compared to Song Hye Gyo on screen made me feel bad. Obviously there's a difference in their appearance but it seemed like the director didn't even give her the proper lighting because she had clear dark circles that made her look worse in comparison 4. [+84, -18] I've been reading a lot of articles from professionals saying her acting was good so I'm looking forward to her next work5. [+81, -22] Eunji is really the best actress out of the idols right now. At least she wasn't a nuisance or a distraction for the viewers in That Winter. 6. [+61, -8] Way better than the other crappy idol actors7. [+56, -6] Unlike other idols, I like that she's working her way up from cable. Definitely different from the idols who take lead roles on public broadcast without the skills to back it up.8. [+55, -12] Her acting was great this time. She wasn't awkward between the top class actors and she fit in well with them. She definitely was awkward in the beginning but she improved after a while. She's an idol I'm looking forward to.9. [+51, -9] Top class among the idols in acting right now10. [+45, -9] She left such an impression with Reply that I'm glad she lived up to her potential in That Winter. -

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Article: "There are an abundance of actors so why would they use idols?" A concern of an actor aspirantSource: Star Today via Nate24 year old actress aspirant A is on her way to film a short film in Hongdae. With her is one big bag and various shopping bags filled with clothing. Because she doesn't have her own manager or coordi, she has to prepare clothing and props on her own. Although she isn't a theater or acting major, it's been a longtime dream of hers to become an actress, and she figures it's now or never. She's been at it for three years so far, starting with small theater stages and working her way up to a few roles in some short films. Still, the road to calling herself a full fledged actress seems long and difficult.Minor role actor B, 33 years old, works part time at a restaurant on days when he doesn't have filmings. "I honestly make more money here than what I get paid for filming." He doesn't want to give up his dream, though, because he feels happiness on the set of the film crew. There are about 520 registered actors with the Korean Movie Actors' Association. In total, there are probably over 5,000 if you count the actors registered with other associations, aspirants, and trainees. Their jobs are limited to dramas, movies, theaters, and musicals. Currently, 5-6 dramas are being aired on KBS, SBS, and MBC, and about 30 in total if you count the cable channels. Last year, a total of 150 Korean movies were released. A couple dozen musicals and theater shows are put on in a year. Although the numbers may seem like a lot, there aren't a lot of opportunities for actors to demonstrate what they're capable of. Landing a role to appear on TV is about as difficult as snatching a star out of the sky. There is an exception, though. Actors with unique images or appearances and popular idols and singers have a better chance landing such roles. Singers especially don't have to prove their acting talents at all, as they're handed roles in dramas, movies, and musicals thanks to their name value alone. Producers can't ignore the ticketing power that these stars hold. Unfortunately, it comes with a price, as the producers and the cast end up earning criticism in the end, with one such example being TVXQ's Yunho, who played the role of 'Baek Do Hoon' in SBS's 'Yawang'. Fans welcomed his appearance on TV and loved his acting, but there were just as much criticism on his acting actually bringing down the quality of the drama. There are a lot of singers who have earned favorable reviews acting on TV as well, however. From JYJ's Yoochun to After School's UEE, as well as IU, who's been receiving love for 'The Best Lee Soon Shin'. Yunho also has shown improvement. Unfortunately, what they should be aiming for is not improvement but acting that would make anyone give them a thumbs up because there are a lot more aspirants who dream of being in the position they are. B said, "They keep saying that there aren't a lot of 20 something year old actors to choose from, but I know so many actors that are great at acting. I really don't understand why they keep using singers. Producers are just using them for their ticketing power, which I can understand but don't exactly agree with."A said, "I do admit to feeling jealous of idol singers being able to land roles so easily. Because they got hooked up with a strong company, they're able to sing and act. I auditioned for a management agency in the past and they asked me, 'How about you sing first and then go into acting once you earn popularity. It's an easier option.' I used to wonder why people would use idol singers when there are so many other talented actors, but I realized that it all depends on your popularity. I wanted to take the offer, but I wanted to act more than to sing so I rejected it."A popular drama producer stated, "I do admit that we expect to garner interest from the fans of the singers. That's not all, though. We cast singers as an actor and because we feel that they're the best fit for the role."-1. [+194, -12] Sure, I can understand using idols. The problem is that the producers are using idols without any acting skills whatsoever as if they're some type of insurance. They're using idols as capital in important movies and dramas. Nobody would care if they could at least act, but they're lowering the quality and the flow of the work with their crappy acting.2. [+167, -71] It's easy to export it overseas if they use idols... There were even rumors of Dr. Jin selling out overseas because of Jaejoong being in it.3. [+139, -16] It's truly a problem ㅜㅜ Seems like idol singers all turn to acting once they reach a certain age ㅜㅜ Of course, there are exceptions but they should stop!4. [+48, -16] Honestly, there are just as many actors that suck at acting... It's just that idols get hated on because of their image and the ease at which they land roles. 5. [+43, -8] There were actual fans that liked Yunho's acting...? Was I the only one that hated it...6. [+40, -20] IU's a good actress..???????????????7. [+23, -18] You have to admit that Yoochun, UEE, Suzy, or Lee Seung Gi are all worse than professional actors. They're just pushing forward with their fandom. 8. [+19, -12] Well we live in a reality where Park Yoochun can win three trophies at year-end ceremonies ㅡㅡ9. [+19, -0] It's worth getting the hate and using idols because they earn a fanbase, export rights, investments, etc... And there are plenty of actors who don't have any skills, but still, leave the acting up to the actors...10. [+18, -2] I think it's okay to use idols, as long as they're talented and they go through the same audition process as anyone else. There are actors who suck at acting as well, you know...-Source: Everyday Economy via Naver1. [+40, -2] Even if they're an idol, if their acting's okay, I don't see why it'd be a problem. There are, however, those that suck really badly like that elephant Suzy... She just crosses the line. I've never seen more crappier acting than her's. Absolutely jaw dropping with how bad she is in 'Big'.2. [+33, -4] If they are going to use idols, I'd rather they mix them up with other good actors so that even if they suck, the other can carry them. Soon that drama with Suzy and Lee Seung Gi will begin and I can tell already with it being a historical drama that it's going to suck3. [+30, -4] Suzy's going to be in another historical drama... and I truly wonder whether producers see anything in Suzy's acting. I can never understand them. Her pronunciation, her voice, and her looks are just enough to be a singer. She looks so plain and like a little high school student in her dramas.. I don't see anything about her that says actress.4. [+14, -4] Producers are obviously using idols to export the drama, not for their acting skills. 5. [+19, -10] For some reason, any drama with an idol in it just doesn't feel serious.-

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Article: Director Kang Woo Suk "I was adamant about refusing idol castings" Source: Newsen via Nate
Director of 'The Legendary Fist' stated, "Before we began filming the movie, the biggest temptation I faced was idol stars. A lot of people, their companies especially, started suggesting the casting of idols, which is why I made it a point to specifically exclude them."I know that not using idols won't help much in terms of promotion but I know that it'll be that much worse once the movie is actually release. I'm quite satisfied with the young actors that I chose instead."

1. [+334, -26] You're amazing, director ㅜㅜ There needs to be more producers like you...2. [+292, -26] There are so many great actors, why use an idol... You're amazing, director.3. [+262, -22] You made a great choice, director. 4. [+35, -17] If idols don't have what it takes to be as great as singer-turned-actors Im Chang Jung and Um Jung Hwa, just stick to your singing careers.5. [+32, -4] The 'Gu Family Book' director should learn from him tsk tsk6. [+32, -8] Go practice your singing, don't you idols dare put your spoon down on a table set by others7. [+24, -4] 'Gu Family Book' tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk8. [+23, -0] I'm absolutely sure that directors will lose all desire to cast an idol once they hear Dongho's "Save me" line from 'Don't Cry Mommy'9. [+20, -1] Just really grateful that he isn't using idols10. [+16, -2] Using idols will obviously have great promotional effects for the movie... but it also lowers the quality of the movie itself.-

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Article: CNBLUE Kang Minhyuk "We also have to audition in order to act"Source: Newsen via Nate"We have to audition just like everyone else before we get cast into a drama. All of our members passed our auditions in order to land the roles that we did."1. [+201, -23] He seems to not have seen 'Yawang' yet2. [+147, -6] He seems to not have seen 'Don't Cry Mommy' yet3. [+100, -25] It's great that he's acting and all but as a fan, I'd like for them to just focus on their music4. [+37, -4] Obviously the auditions aren't under the same conditions as everyone else;5. [+28, -4] But behind those auditions are lobbying... and stupid fangirls doing all they can to make it a success6. [+21, -6] The auditions aren't judged the same as the others... Kid, just don't sell drugs~~7. [+18, -3] I don't doubt that they have to go through auditions. It's just that they're probably different from the auditions others have to do. 8. [+15, -1] I'll acknowledge them once they audition against other actors under the same conditions, although I don't think that'll ever happen9. [+14, -2] You're saying Lee Jonghyun got into Gentleman's Class through... an.. audition???10. [+12, -3] The difference is that you idols do private auditions for leading roles while rookie actors start from level one auditions for extra and supporting roles and work their way up. -

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Article: Changmin wins Japan's Academy rookie award 'an award for his first movie'Source: Newsen via Nate1. [+203, -58] ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ If we send Yunho and Dongho to Japan, will they win rookie awards too? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ2. [+157, -47] ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ3. [+95, -26] ................ Why?4. [+66, -69] Why are you all hating on him without even having watched the show? He had to act in Japanese and the director was really harsh with him to the point where he cried, why is he deserving of hate? Maybe he did well, ever think of that possibility?5. [+38, -14] ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ fu*k, I laughed so hard my belly button hurts6. [+31, -12] Well, I guess we know the standards of Japanese award ceremonies now7. [+30, -13] ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ8. [+29, -18] Why if it isn't the person who ate up Kang Ho Dong's program for dinner9. [+27, -34] People are so mean. No matter how you look at it, he worked hard and won an award overseas, which is good publicity for our country. Why so desperate to burn him alive? Changmin-ssi, good job!10. [+27, -13] It'd be better for our idols to just stay in Japan. They're more popular in Japan anyway and they can do all that crap they love so much like acting and dancing. Just stay out of Korea and never act in our country.-

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