[Rerun] Takeshi Kaneshiro’s Not Down With Hollywood’s Typecasting of Asian Actors

This makes me respect the 37-year-old (very) popular Japanese actor even more. I always knew he was smart, but this interview confirms his savvy when considering entering the Hollywood American market. He has no interest in it because he has no interest in being typecast into the same parts or “characters” as he states in the interview below. If you’ve seen any of his movies, you know that all of his characters are strong and masculine. Why should he come to Hollywood and be cast in a desexualized, nerdy or token role?

This echoes one of the previous posts about Rick Yune and why there should be no reason why he can’t be successful in Hollywood.

K-Drama: City Hunter

See I told all you City Hunter fans out there that I’d give this drama another go! I’m so glad I did because it was soooo good. For those of you who were like me falling off the first episode after 20 minutes; seriously keep watching! It really becomes addicting. Each episode has crazy cliff hangers that will keep you up till like 5am totally ignoring the fact you have to get up in a few hours and get ready for work/school (trust me I did it).

So alright here’s the run down. Back in the 80s, 20 S. Korean soldiers were murdered after they completed a secret mission. However 1 of the men survived and vowed to take revenge on the men who ordered the kill. That man who survived, Lee Jin Pyo kidnaps the new-born child of his friend who was one of the 20 killed and runs off to Thailand. Lee Min Ho plays that child who grows up training and preparing to help Lee Jin Pyo with his revenge plan. Let me just say if you loved Goo Joon Pyo you’re going to love Lee Min Ho’s character Lee Yoon Sung. He’s basically the same except he doesn’t have major anger management issues and has a better hair style. Also just like in BOF he has a crazy parent. His father Lee Jin Pyo is totally insane, out of his mind, off the wall CRAZY. I believe if Goo Joons Pyos mom got together with Lee Jin Pyo and had a baby they would create the Devil.

I loved how this drama had a little bit of everything in it. Lots of action scenes and blood so its great if you have a guy you wanna share a drama with. Great eye candy moments such as a repeat BOF shower scene with Lee Min Ho staring at himself in a mirror while water just streamed down his body! The prosecutor played by Lee Joon Hyuk sitting in just a towel in the sauna while his hot body glistened of sweat! Then of course there’s a bit of comedy, a complicated love story between Lee Min Ho and Park Min Young who just happens to be his real life girlfriend ^_^

However I gave this drama only 3 out of 5 Soju Bottles based on the fact something happened in the drama that I just did not care for what so ever. Totally uncalled for and really didn’t add to or take away from the storyline. Also I usually don’t mind drama endings but this one was just weird. I’d like to think I’m a fairly intelligent person and this ending just left me confused and asking myself “okayyy what was that all about?” Maybe a part 2 is in the works? Either way City Hunter is a must see!

Cast List

Lee Min Ho: Lee Yoon Sung

Park Min Young: Kim Na Na

Lee Joon Hyuk: Kim Young Joo

Kim Sang Joong: Lee Jin Pyo

Goo Hara: Choi Da Hye

Chun Ho Jin: Choi Eung Chan

K-Kisses! KrisE (Personal KPOP Radio:Wonder Girls ‘Nobody’)

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[M/V] Kim Hyun Joong – Marry Me

O.M.G! Obviously KPOP is on a mission to give me heart failure this season with all the overly cute heart warming singles being released. I seriously have fallen in love with Kim Hyun Joongs new single ‘Marry Me/You’ and I’ve only heard it once! His voice is sooo sweet and he’s not even in the MV! Just sand drawings and fan pics. I guess that gives me a great excuse to toss in a photo gallery..ok sure! Enjoy the song ^_^

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Kim Bum: Not the Best Look

First of all shout out to Couture Kitty a Twitter follower and BWLB reader who brought this craziness to my attention.

Now I’m a little annoyed with this because did I not post “Kim Bum: The Dandy Boy” and rave about his clean-cut sexy image?! What is this new weird look all about?!! I get he wanted to totally immerse himself in his role in the upcoming drama ‘Padam Padam’ which is airing December 5th for all you K-Drama fiends out there; but losing 25lbs and rocking a throwback 80s suit and semi jeri curl is a bit much don’t you think?

Now he’s still a hottie and the weight loss did give him a more defined jaw and what not but I’m just not feeling this new look. This is soooo poll worthy so lets take one!

K-Kisses! KrisE (Personal KPOP Radio: BOF OST ‘Lucky’)

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TVXQ: Gentlemen Calling

How good did these pictures of Changmin and Yunho come out?! The photos were taken for a booklet that’s accompanying their holiday single ‘Winter Rose’ in Japan and I think they came out amazing. Both Changmin and Yunho look uber chic and sexy; It’s a real good look right!? Plus peep the extra spot between them in the backseat…I just wanna to slide right in there and rest my head on Yunho’s shoulder ^_^

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BKM Hotties of the Week 11-19-11

From left to right: ZE:A’s Kim Dong Jun, Big Bang’s G-Dragon, So Ji Sub, Won Bin, DBSK’s Yunho, 2PM’s Taecyeon

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Kim Jeong Hoon: This Oppa is a Prince!

Ok not a real Prince but he looks like one, I’d call him one and he played one! You all know him as Prince Yul from ‘Goong Princess Hours’. Now I didn’t say it in the initial Goong K-Drama post because I was slackin; but Goong was actually made back in 2006 so its been a few years. Wellll maybe you didnt see Goong and you’re still like ” uh ok KrisE great but who is hee and why should I giving a flying (fill in the blank)??”

Well for one thing he’s hot. The more I look at him the more he makes me grin because he’s just so handsome and hot and super cute ya know what I mean??? Granted I chose Prince Shin over Prince Yul but that doesn’t mean I still wouldn’t mess around with Yul..2 is always better than 1; if there’s nothing you learn from me and my posts at least keep that in mind. Alright Kim Jeong Hoon is an Idol; from 2000-2005 he was apart of a really popular duo called “UN”. After they disbanded that’s when he turned to acting, hence his role in Goong and many others after that. He just finished his military service in January and his latest drama is called ‘I Need Romance’. His latest single is entitled ‘Present’.

A couple of yummy stats: He’s 5″10 and a half , 31 years old and can still pass for like 22. Also he’s matured lookwise, his facial features and jaw are more defined which is an A+ in my Guy Guide! To top it all off, hes one smart oppa with an I.Q of 146 supposedly 4 points below Einstein’s rank!

K-Kisses! KrisE

(Personal KPOP Radio:Jaejoong ‘I’ll Protect You’ Protect the Boss ost)

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Ok Taecyeon: The Ultimate Embodiment of Sexy/Goofy

22-year-old 2PM rapper Ok Taecyeon is super-model gorgeous, and he was originally picked up by JYP for that very purpose until the popular entertainment company realized he was much more than just a pretty face. Before we discuss his talent, let’s not get off the subject of his physical assets. Standing at 6’1″ tall, chiseled facial features and the body of a greek god, it would be hard to ignore someone like him in public (trust me, I know!) He’s stunning. Nuff said about that. Now that we’ve gotten his hotness out of the way…he’s one of two rappers in 2PM, and known for having a deep, husky voice and being the most “beastly” member of the 6-member boyband.

Born in South Korea, but having lived in Boston, MA from a young age, “Taec”, as he is affectionately called by his friends and fans, is quite simply, a goofball. Who woulda thunk it? If any of you have ever had the pleasure of watching any of the Idol Army shows featuring 2PM, you’ll notice that Taec is often the instigator and perpetrator of pranks and goofs and he is also known for having a “unique” fashion sense. Ok, let’s be honest. His fashion sense sucks. Unless you think monotone outfits (from head to toe) are fashionable. I happen to not think that. It is also known that Taec has horrible eyesight and may not be able to serve 2-year mandatory military service if it is not corrected. But hey, nobody’s perfect, right?

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Date Week with MBLAQ “Oh Yeah!”

Last week I came up with the idea of a week-long date schedule involving the members of SHINee (Taeminnie muahz!!!). One member for each day of the week, who would you spend your time with and what you would do were the basics. It was a lot of fun indulging in fantasy Idol dating right? So much fun that most of you asked to date MBLAQ this week and of course I’m all for it! BUT this time let’s really personalize it! Add your favorite pictures or videos of the members into your schedules. As you can see I went with Candid pics. You don’t have to but come onnnnn won’t it make the comment area really vibrant and colorful? I think soooooo! Remember pick the group you want featured next week!

Monday: G.O – Ok honestly I don’t really know much about him other than he looks MUCH better minus the facial hair. But in situations like this where you don’t really know what to say or do with a person a movie is always the best option. You can both be entertained without relying on your own personality and when the movie ends it becomes the perfect topic of conversation. BTW look at his hair!! It looked cute!

 

Tuesday: Cheondoong a.k.a Thunder- Ehh hes not my type but he’s adorable and I really like those animal hat things he always wears. I want us to both wear our animal hats (yes I own a few they look super cute on me too!) stuff our faces with kimchi pancakes (my favorite!) and go for a bike ride along the Han River all the while taking tons of pictures.

Wednesday: Seung Ho- Am I the only one who notices how good he looks in clothes? I dunno what it is but he just wears clothes really well and I love his build. I want to go shopping with him and not for myself but for him. I wanna pick out a million outfits and sit there while he tries them all on. ( *grinz* )

Thursday: Lee Joon- Yum! Do I realllly have to say more? Hes my trophy Idol ^_^ Lets just walk around holding hands and talking while everyone drools and gives me dirty looks out of pure jealously MUAHAHA! I also love that hes very possessive and will blow up my cell. Call me a weirdo but that’s attractive to me.

Friday: Mir- I seriously love Mir! I want Mir the ENTIRE weekend while Joon is freakin out and blowin up both our cells!!! Mir is totally cute and crazy and when he smiles I melt because that’s when he looks EXACTLY like Lee Hong Ki of FT Island (<3). I seriously love when he wears part of his hair in a ponytail it’s so adorable. I just want to fool around and play tag and hide and seek. I wanna nap with him and draw on his face while he sleeps. I wanna argue with him and then make up. Mir Mir Mir!!! ( Favoritism YES )

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Lee Min Ho: “Because I’m Stupid” for You

I’m not even sure where to start here. You know when you’re watching a drama or mv and all of a sudden a guy shocks the hell out of your vision and causes you to gasp because he’s so hot!? That’s what happened to me when I first saw Lee Min Ho. He’s like this delicious classic looking Asian. You know what I mean right? Like not overly made up or plastic or western looking as many other Asian Idols and actors are?? Sorta what you envision when you think of an Asian guy. Anywayz! The first time I saw him he was portraying the spoiled, privileged, rude, arrogant, in need of some serious anger management classes, F4 leader ‘ Goo Joon Pyo” in ‘Boys Before/Over Flowers’.

Now I know alot of you are 100% haters of the pimp curl he rocked in Boys and that’s ok.I happened to like it; that hair had volume and went well with those collars with the fluffy fur trim and all his other dramatic fashion forward clothing.Now to be honest when I first watched boys I was involved in my own Kdrama love triangle. Its true, at first I was torn between Lee Min Ho and Kim Hyun Joong. I seriously couldnt take all the on screen hotness. I kept thinking “do I choose the classic Asian? or the beautiful, delicate one?” Of course we all know who I latched onto for life but this isnt a post about him soo moving along!

 Currently you can catch Lee Min Ho in ‘City Hunter’ which he filmed this past summer (I have yet to make it past the first 20 minutes of the first episode…I was sooo bored O.M.G!) and ‘Personal Taste’ which was hilarious.

Oh funny story! Last year for Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in NYC, Lee Min Ho was invited to the Lacoste fashion show. Well they couldnt wrap their minds around his hotness either and actually thought he was one of the male models. Backstage at the show he was led to a makeup chair where they dolled him all up and ordered him to “line up and hurry”.   YOU BETTER WORK IT OPPA!!!

K-Kisses! KrisE

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