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Firstly, thank you to @bluepebbles, a long-time Hyun Bin fan, for transferring this precious thread to me. It is an honour. This is an exciting project. But one which I anticipate will take some time to complete. Thank you for your patience.

 

- WORK IN PROGRESS -

 

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◼  About Hyun Bin

◼  Military Service

◼  Dramas

◼  Movies

◼  Commercial Films (CF)

◼  Other Works

◼  Interviews & Articles

◼  Awards & Honours

◼  Photos and More

 

About Hyun Bin - work in progress

 

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PROFILE

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Name

Hyun Bin 현빈

Birth Name

Kim Tae-Pyung

Birth Date

September 25, 1982

Birth Place

Seoul, South Korea

Height

185 cm

Blood Type

B

Education

Chung-Ang University B.A. in Theater and Film

The Graduate School of Art

Debut

2003

Military Service

Served in the Korean Marines from Mar 7, 2011 to Dec 6, 2012 (21 months)

Agency

Vast Entertainment

Social Media

Fan Club

Instagram | Weibo | V-Live | DC

The Space

 

 

CHILDHOOD

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DEBUT

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VAST

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Coming soon

 

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HE IS, HE LIKES

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HE SAYS

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My Life Motto

 

My life motto?

Is there anything to life?” That’s my life motto.

If you do something and it doesn’t work out, don’t mind it.

If it works out, then it’s good.

That’s why “is there anything to life”.

Just do it.

 

I like the word “dream” and also “goal”.

Is there anything to life? Is my life motto.

If I have to put it in one word – “challenge”.

I like these three.

If you always have a dream and hope, you get a driving force to chase them.

And to make that driving force stronger, it’s the “challenge”. Challenging yourself, even if you fail.

This is what’s needed.

But if you don’t have a dream or hope, if you don’t have a goal, I think living would be boring.

 

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[Translation for "all about bin"]

 

현빈 자필 프로파일

 

all about bin

(Handwritten profile by Hyun Bin)

 

The most favorite book

Cartoon book (Slam Dunk)

 

The most favorite movie

Memories of Murder

 

The most favorite music

It’s My Fault sung by Herb

 

What color would be if you express yourself? Why?

White color. Because it can be painted any colors on the white background.

 

What time do you want to go if you ride a time machine?

I’d like to travel at my 35 ages because I am curious about how I look like.

 

When did you kiss for the first time? Where?

In high school in front of house.

 

What do you see first when look at a woman?

I look at a woman as a whole.

 

What do you want to keep in the time capsule?

Pictures when I have worked.

 

Where is your most comfortable place?

Home.

 

If you were born in animal?

Puppy.

 

Who do you want to resemble?

Park Joong hoon, Jung Woo Sung, Robert De Niro.

 

What is a thing that you are afraid of most?

None.

 

What’s thing that you can’t stand?

When people curse at my parents.

 

What is your Achilles tendon (weakness)?

Chariness.

 

Who would you be when you are 30 years old?

Actor.

 

Your motto?

What’s there to life?

 

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Source: @bluepebbles

 

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Perfect Marriage, Ideal Partner

 

In 2005, Hyun Bin was 23 years old. Yet he was so clear on the kind of marriage he wanted. We have read that he has a happy family life so this could be the influence of his parents (who have done the child rearing thing brilliantly - where can we find another man who is successful yet so humble, without arrogance, polite and nice to all around him regardless of stature, sincere, deep-thinking, articulate and hardworking?) He also has progressive views of women who continue to work and seems like he would respect his wife and her decisions.

 

It is no wonder that Kim Sung Ryung, who plays HB's biological mother in 'The Fatal Encounter' says:

"I would date Lee Min Ho and marry Hyun Bin," she said. "I want to give love to Lee Min Ho but I want to be loved by Hyun Bin."

Source: Kdrama Stars

 

 

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OTHERS SAY

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"I would date Lee Min Ho and marry Hyun Bin," she said. "I want to give love to Lee Min Ho but I want to be loved by Hyun Bin."

Kim Sung-ryung, SBS show "TV News At Night" on Mar 19, 2014

 

She plays Lady Hyegyeong, the biological mother of King Jeongjo, played by Hyun Bin, in the film "The Fatal Encounter."

Source: Kdrama Stars

 

 

 

 

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Military Service - work in progess

 

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Hyun Bin: Marine Diary [eBook] courtesy of 'withHyunBin'

[Thanks bluepebbles@janghaven for the link.]

 

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A bit of fun for now - soldiers singing "That Man" 😂

 

 

 

Hyun Bin: Documentary about his life as a Marine [Credit: itsmeeh Lala]

 

https://youtu.be/v1qm9FSAR58

 

Hyun Bin (Kim Tae-pyeong) Marine Corps Discharge Video Full Version

https://youtu.be/yIURcjRMkuE

 

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Dramas - work in progress

 

List

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2019-2020

Crash Landing on You (tvN)

Ri Jeong-hyeok

2018-2019

Memories of the Alhambra (tvN)

Yoo Jin-woo

2015

Hyde Jekyll, Me (SBS)

Gu Seo-jin / Robin

2010-2011

Secret Garden (SBS)

Kim Joo-woon

2009

Friend, Our Legend (MBC)

Han Dong-soo

2008

Worlds Within (KBS2)

Jung Ji-oh

2006-2007

The Snow Queen (KBS2)

Han Tae-woong / Han Deuk-gu

2005

My Name is Kim Sam Soon (MBC)

Hyun Jin-heon

2004

Ireland (MBC)

Kang Gook

2003

Nonstop 4 (MBC)

Himself

2003

Bodyguard (KBS2)

Stalker

 

 

 

2019-2020  Crash Landing on You

 

 

2018-2019  Memories of the Alhambra

 

 

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Movies - work in progress

 

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TBA

Confidential Assignment 2

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Bargaining / The Point Men

Dae-sik

2018

Rampant

Lee Chung

2018

The Negotiation

Min Tae-gu

2017

The Swindlers

Hwang Ji-sung

2017

Confidential Assignment

Im Cheol-ryung

2014

The Fatal Encounter

King Jeongjo

2011

Tears of Africa (documentary)

Narrator

2011

Come Rain Come Shine

Hwang Ji-seok

2011

Late Autumn

Hoon

2009

I Am Happy

Jo Man-soo

2006

A Millionaire’s First Love

Kang Jae-kyung

2005

Daddy Long Legs

Hyung-joon

2004

Spin Kick

Lee Min-gyu

2002

Shower (not released)

Hong-kyu

 

 

Confidential Assignment 2: International

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The Point Men / Bargaining

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2018  Rampant

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Trailer & BTS

 

 

 

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Press Conference & Interviews

 

 

 

 

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VIP Premiere on 18 Oct 2018

Click here for more photos & videos

 

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2018  The Negotiation

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2017  The Swindlers

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2017  Confidential Assignment

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2014  The Fatal Encounter

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Behind the scenes by Arirang k-pop (link cannot embed)

 

 

 

 

2011  Late Autumn ("Manchu")

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2004 Spin Kick

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Synopsis

 

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The trophies lined up in the training hall bear witness to the past victories of the Manse Taekwondo Team, but these days the team is but a shadow of itself. Only one member, the quiet reclusive captain, Min Kyu [Hyun Bin], is even remotely capable. The coach Koh demands that the team reaches the semi-finals of the big upcoming tournament, but Min Kyu is the only one who hasn't already given up.

 

When the team runs into a local group of street thugs, they are all beaten to a pulp, and the thugs are thrown in jail. In sheer frustration Koh quits, saying there's nothing more he can do for the team. When he leaves he advises Min Kyu to come with him, but the young student will not abandon his team. The school administration is in a rut. Still, they feel they can't give up on the team because that would mean sacrificing 50 years of legacy. The Taekwondo team was once the pride of the school, and if they give that up they have nothing.

 

As a last desperate resort, the headmaster of Manse turns to the thugs who beat up his team. He offers them a simple choice: Either be expelled from school, or join the Taekwondo team. Standing behind bars in prison, the offer suddenly seems very appealing.

 

The thugs turn up at the training hall, but they are met with no love from Min Kyu, the only remaining member of the old team. He feels that the thugs degrade the team with their attitude, but unless he quits he'll have to accept their presence.

 

But one thing is still missing: A new coach. The team's hardworking assistant Su Bin seeks high and low for anybody even remotely interested in the job. The desperate search yields only one candidate: The burnout junior coach Song Chung Gun, who volunteers simply because he has no other options. The team only gets through the preliminary rounds because they intimidate the other teams, but suddenly the thugs realize they can't win the tournament this way, and they actually start to take the whole thing seriously.

 

Three of the thugs soon emerge as serious contenders. First, there's the uncrowned king of the school, Yong Geek. Then there's his lieutenants, the solid Hyuk Soo, and the whimsical Jung Dae. Along with Min Kyu, and the understudy Sung Wan, the 5-men-fighting team of the Manse School is ready to fight. Or are they?

 

Will the thugs be able to put their street fighting ways behind them and restore some dignity to the team? Can Min Kyu step up and work together with his new team-mates? And do any of them stand a chance against the powerful opponents that await them towards the end of the tournament?

Source: mydramalist.com

  

Official Trailer

But can barely see Hyun Bin 😂

 

 

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Photos

 

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Commercial Films (CF) - work in progress

 

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Loro Piana

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Loro Piana is an Italian fabrics and clothing company specialising in high-end, luxury cashmere and wool products. [wikipedia]

 

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Actor Hyun Bin has been selected as the official ambassador of the luxury brand Loro Piana.

Italian high-end lifestyle brand Loro Piana announced on the 1st that it has selected actor Hyun Bin as its official ambassador for the first time in Korea. "We selected Hyun Bin as the official ambassador who shared a common value consistent with the philosophy of the brand pursuing sustainability based on his interest in humanity, animals and the environment," Loro Piana said. [Source]

 

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Sep 9, 2021

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Lazada

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Aug 16, 2021

Southeast Asia's leading eCommerce platform Lazada today announced internationally celebrated South Korean actor and Hallyu (Korean Wave) super star Hyun Bin as LazMall's first regional brand ambassador.

 

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  Articles  

 

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Aug 30, 2020 - Q&A with Hyun Bin

 

Aug 21, 2021 - BTS

 

Aug 16, 2021 - CF

 

 

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SimInvest

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July 29, 2021

 

Hyun Bin is SimInvest's Brand Ambassador. SimInvest is a platform developed by Sinarmas Sekuritas, an Indonesian securities company.

 

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Sep 7, 2021

 

 

Jul 29, 2021

SimInvest

Everyone has their own way of investing, whether investment for health or comfort in the future. Hyun Bin's investment choice is to exercise regularly and invest in SimInvest. How about you? Let's start your investment journey with SimInvest!

 

 

 

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Men's Crocodile

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Jul 28, 2021

 

Men's Crocodile... announced that it had signed a contract with actor Hyun Bin for the 2021 F/W season as an exclusive model... the reason for choosing him was that his image, which has a masculine image as well as the gentle image of Hyun Bin, who is envied by men as well as women of all ages...

 

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Jul 27, 2021

Crocodile 21F/W pictorial making video

 

Crocodile 21F/W pictorial with Hyun Bin, the new face of Crocodile. This pictorial with nature created a comfortable time to get away from everyday life and comfort the mind. Take a look at Hyun Bin's wonderful appearance with Crocodile.

 

 

 

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>>> Peak at the catalogue on page 21

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>>> For full blog with description of the photo shoot, click here.

 

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Tom Ford Beauty

1st Asia-Pacific Brand Ambassador [Fragrance Attaché]

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Jul 2, 2021

 

Hyun Bin has been selected as Asia Pacific's Attache (ambassador) for the high-end beauty brand 'Tom Ford Beauty' perfume. Hyun Bin will present a brand campaign in 15 Asian and Pacific countries." said. He said, "As a longtime fan of the designer, it is an honor to be with Tom Ford Beauty. I am looking forward to the journey we will take together."

 

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Sep 3, 2021

[현빈] TOM FORD OUD WOOD MAKING FILM

 

Aug 31, 2021

TOM FORD Fragrance Attaché Hyun Bin revels in Oud Wood, a rich and distinctive woody amber fragrance. [Source: Tom Ford Beauty Facebook]

 

 

Jul 29, 2021

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Actor Hyun Bin, who was selected as Asia Pacific Perfume Atache (PR Ambassador) for the first time in commercial Tom Ford Beauty, will unveil a hot summer and exotic perfume campaign following his first pictorial. Tom Ford's new perfume with Hyun Bin in the background of a vast desert reminds me of a private summer vacation spot.

In this collection, the Soleil Broulant (rich floral fragrance soft floral amber, for men and women), which was introduced for the first time in July, will be released in August in a portable size of 10ml. Layered with the bestseller Soleil Blanc (Sola Floral Amber with a sensual scent of vanilla coconut), you'll experience even more sensuous Amber.

 

 

Jul 20, 2021

[First public] Behind-the-scenes video of Soleil perfume with Hyun Bin

 

 

 

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Vast VLive on Aug 12, 2021 - More on Page 20

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Chow Tai Fook

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Apr 19, 2021

 

Hyun Bin has collaborated with Hong Kong jeweller, Chow Tai Fook, on a jewellery collaboration that boasts his personal touch.

 

Fans will get to enjoy Hyun Bin's creative visions of art, fashion and life reflected in the pieces that he helped design for the “Hyun Bin 925” collection. He showcases his creative vision through the cool 9°C and charming 25°C themed lines that represent his motto: "That's life" and birthday "9.25", that reveals his multifaceted charm. Each piece, which features pure gold, 18K white gold, yellow gold and rose gold, manifests the star's personality.

 

The collection displays Hyun Bin's two different sides through the two-themed lines, the 9°C  range captures his cool and calm attitude that contrasts with his warm personality, sophisticated elegance and captivating gaze. Meanwhile, the 25°C series is a reminder of his gentleness and confident smile.

 

The collection, which features necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets and pendants sets, will reflect Hyun Bin's confidence by reinterpreting his initials “HB” as well as featuring pieces inscribed with his signature and motto.

 

With this collection, Hyun Bin believes that a simple piece of jewellery has the power to change a person's mood completely and aims to get wearers to enjoy life to the fullest while showcasing their own elegance and charm. [Source: HKTatler]

 

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First box arrived this morning ‼

Soooooo nice product with box&card from Binnie 🥰🥰🥰🥰

The bracelet is on the way,can’t wait to see it tonight ‼‼‼

 

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#HyunBin’s sweet message with his exquisite penmanship...

 

“That’s Life!

Don’t let go of your present happiness.

I hope it will be a special gift for you* (*more specifically “dear” meaning “precious one”).

Thank you (In Korean and English)”

 

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玄彬以人生座右銘【That’s Life】及生日密碼【9.25】為首飾加冕 推出9°C高冷系及25°C溫暖系閃耀新品

Based on his life motto "That's Life" and his birthdate "9.25", Hyun Bin launched 9°C high-cold and 25°C warm sparkling new jewellery products.

 

 

Jun 9, 2021

[VASTree View] No cut Hyunbin showing Hyunbin's appearance with no cuts💕 For those of you who are curious about the scene where the pieces are moving, PLAY▶

 

 

Jun 2, 2021

[VASTree View] The Soonies gather here❣ After a long time, a moving beanie came to me〰 No-cut Hyunbin who edits a little and shows a lot 😋 If you want to see this⁉ PLAY▶

 

 

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Apr 20, 2021

Chow Tai Fook

After Shining went live, after everyone exclaimed, are there a series of question marks? [Xuan Bin 925 Series] What are the design concepts and deep meanings? What do you think about Hyun Bin Oppa’s first participation in jewelry design? Quickly click the video below, and @Adrian郑志刚and @玄彬 will answer in person! [google translate]

 

 

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Why did Chow Tai Fook invite Mr Hyun Bin to collaborate?

 

[Adrian Cheng] All along, I have admired Mr Hyun Bin’s acting work very much. I find that he has great personality, very professional and full of positive energy. Thus, he is the best partner/choice for this collaboration. I very much look forward to see how Mr Hyun Bin will present Chow Tai Fook’s jewellery.

 

What does Chow Tai Fook look forward to/expect from this collaboration?

 

[Adrian Cheng] We know this is Mr Hyun Bin’s first time participating in jewellery design. From this partnership, we hope to make use of Chow Tai Fook’s craft to realistically present Mr Hyun Bin’s philosophy of life and experience/knowledge of jewellery to everyone.

 

Does jewellery have any special meaning to you?

 

[Adrian Cheng] I think that every piece of jewellery is a work of art, representing different characters, feelings and stories. Under different occasions and situations, wearing jewellery can express and increase the wearer’s personality and beauty/charm.

 

Mr Hyun Bin, is this your first time designing jewellery? What are your thoughts about your first collaboration with Chow Tai Fook?

 

[Hyun Bin] It is my first time personally participating in designing and creating, to be able to convey my opinion/thoughts to perfectly produce (jewellery). It is beyond my expectations. So it is a very happy/joyful collaboration experience.

 

Does jewellery have any special meaning to you?

 

[Hyun Bin] Jewellery is like a present with special meaning. When I think of choosing jewellery as a gift to myself, my lover or family, I think that moment should be filled with happiness and excitement.

 

 

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Ecovacs Robotics

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Apr 13, 2021

 

ECOVACS ROBOTICS@ecovacsrobotics

Today we announced that HYUN BIN was appointed as #ECOVACS Brand Ambassador for 5 APAC countries that include South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam, bring together the best #HYUNBIN and the best product to reach even higher.

 

Welcome Our New Brand Ambassador. The Best Just Got Better.

 

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Under Armour

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Feb 19, 2021

 

In Jul and Sep 2020, Hyun Bin wore Under Armour to travel to and from Jordan to film "The Point Men". There was no mention if it was a sponsorship or his personal preference.

 

Then on Feb 8, 2021, a Hyun Bin X GQ X Under Armour video teaser dropped. Fans went crazy. It was a training video and showed Hyun Bin in exercise mode (more importantly, we could see his biceps and they looked very good indeed lol). This was followed by several videos with interview and his thoughts on exercise and a pictorial in GQ Korea's March issue with Hyun Bin wearing Under Armour 2021 Training collection.

 

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Under Armour SS21 Collection Video Pictorial with Hyunbin

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Feb 22, 2021

What is Hyunbin's exercise routine? Under Armor SS21 collection photo shoot interview

 

GQ Korea

A GQ photo shoot was released to show the strong side of actor Hyun Bin. What kind of routine does Hyun Bin have to build his current body and show the best performance? What is his favorite way to exercise? I asked Hyun Bin directly who I met at the photo shoot.

 

 

May 24, 2021

Making Amour: Hyun Bin - Teaser

 

 

May 26, 2021

Making Amour: Hyun Bin

Hyun Bin behind the cameras and the time he has spent to get ready

 

 

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Am I doing a good job?

Is this the best that I can do?

 

The uncertainty that comes from not knowing if I'm doing well

or if I'm doing the right thing.

That's how I feel.

 

What's scarier than other people's judgement

or comparisons is this...

Not being able to trust myself.

 

Part 1 Action Training

'How to Fight Against Habits' shared by Hyun Bin

 

There are times

when I subconsciously do a performance that's familiar to my body.

 

The habit of

repetition from being complacent with what's familiar to me...

 

Whenever I find myself with a habit like that

I choose to face it head on.

 

Because I know there is no short cut.

 

In order to stand in front of the cameras without regret

I push myself to the limit.

 

It's because if I'm not fully prepared

the anxiety takes over all my senses.

 

Part 2 Physical Training

'The Reason Why I Workout' shared by Hyun Bin

 

'If you want to achieve something, build up your physical strength first.'

I like that saying.

 

To me, working out isn't

just about making a body that looks good.

It's more about

recharging the energy.

 

I focus

all my nerves on the movement and senses of my body

and get myself immersed in it.

 

Once I pour out everything I got

I do feel ecstasy and a sense of accomplishment,

but at the same time,

I feel that sense of lacking

that can't be filled perfectly by anything.

 

Part 3 Mind Training

'How to Strengthen Mentality' shared by Hyun Bin

 

In the end, it's all about the mentality.

 

Fear and anxiety

never leave me.

I train my mind

to overcome those thoughts.

 

There is no special way to do it.

I just

take the time to focus on myself.

I close my eyes, control my breathiing

and imagine the most positive scenario

that I could think of.

 

By taking the time to relax,

I look into myself

and make my mind harder.

 

The strong ming plays its role the best

in the moment of crisis,

when I need it most.

 

To me

there is an opponent that I can never beat.

It's

myself.

 

My rival has always been

not anyone else,

but my inadequacy.

The competition against myself

is the toughest battle in the world.

 

I need a strong mind

in order to stay spirited in this endless battle.

 

A strong mind

isn't made overnight.

Something special happens

inside me

while I'm training.

 

How many times

do things go the way I want it to

in life?

 

First of all, once I begin,

I must never doubt the potential inside me.

When I cannot predict the outcome

I must believe that

everything will go well.

 

If I trust my potential

and train my body and mind,

I'm sure

I'm already ready.

 

 

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[Behind The Scenes] Hyun Bin For BENCH

 

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2011

That Man

Secret Garden OST

2009

Can’t Have You

Friend, Our Legend OST

 

 

 

MUSIC VIDEOS

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2018

Reply

Kim Dong Ryu

2006

Hey U

Lemon Tree

2005

Memory

Kim Bum Soo

2003

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Jun 1, 2020

Hyun Bin's Philippine Interview with Metro.Style

 

This is a short interview where he talks about Crash Landing on You and his co-star Son Ye Jin. This interview was done in conjunction with the Smart Commercial.

 

 

Aug 21, 2019

Hyun Bin "It is happier to think about the future than the past"

By Esquire Korea with OMEGA

 

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Jan 19,  2011

tvN "Taxi" Talk Show ❤❤❤❤❤

 

Hyun Bin appeared in "Taxi" hosted by Lee Young-ja (who is hilarious) and Gong Hyung-jin (they are baseball mates and Hyun Bin agreed to the interview out of friendship). The program usually takes half day to record. However, due to Hyun Bin's schedule, the recording ended in only 2.5 hours and there was sufficient material to broadcast as 2 episodes instead of the usual single.

 

Hyun Bin was exhausted due to the tight schedule immediately following the success of "Secret Garden". In fact, he had been on an IV drip earlier in the day. However, he smiled brightly and answered the questions candidly and naturally. This was an in-depth interview and he touched on many subjects including his childhood, his work, friends, popularity and the reason he chose to join the Marine Corps.

 

Lee Young-ja is an award-winning and seasoned host. She has interviewed a lot of celebrities. Yet she considered Hyun Bin one of her top 2 interviews (the other is her good friend). In one of the many hilarious moments of the show, she said "I can't ask questions now." Why? Because she was distracted by Hyun Bin's visage and could not look at him. She was also worried about having bad breath! It seems the production crew was also in awe - at one point, Gong Hyung-jin questioned why all 8 cameras were pointed at Hyun Bin and none at him!

 

"Taxi" with Hyun Bin is a must-watch. It is so entertaining and watch Hyun Bin's ad-libs and witty responses! One of his best interviews ever. It's a pity that the videos with English translation are not as sharp as the originals in Korean, but this does not diminish the quality of the interview.

 

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Year

Organisation

Category

Work

Result

2005

41st Baeksang

Best New Actor (TV)

Ireland

Nominated

2006

42nd Baeksang

Most Popular Actor (Film)

A Millionaire’s First Love

Won

2007

43rd Baeksang

Best Actor (TV)

The Snow Queen

Nominated

2011

47th Baeksang

Grand Prize (Daesang) for Television

Secret Garden

Won

Best Actor (TV)

Nominated

2019

55th Baeksang

Best Actor (TV)

Memories of the Alhambra

Nominated

2020

56th Baeksang

Best Actor (TV)

Crash Landing on You

Nominated

Popularity Award

Won

 

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Year

Organisation

Category

Work

Result

2004

MBC Drama Awards

Best New Actor

Ireland

Won

MBC Entertainment Awards

Special Award, TV Actor category

Nonstop 4

Won

2005

MBC Drama Awards

Top Excellence Award, Actor

My Name Is Kim Sam-soon

Won

Popularity Award

Won

Best Couple Award with Kim Sun-a

Won

2006

KBS Drama Awards

Excellence Award, Actor

The Snow Queen

Nominated

Popularity Award

Won

Netizen Award

Won

Best Couple Award with Sung Yu-ri

Won

2008

KBS Drama Awards

Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries

Worlds Within

Nominated

2009

MBC Drama Awards

Excellence Award, Actor

Friend, Our Legend

Nominated

2010

SBS Drama Awards

Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special

Secret Garden

Won

Top 10 Stars

Won

Netizen Popularity Award

Won

Best Couple Award with Ha Ji-won

Won

2014

18th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival

Producer's Choice Award

NA

Won

2015

SBS Drama Awards

Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special

Hyde Jekyll, Me

Nominated

2017

6th Korea Film Actors Association Awards

Top Star Award

Confidential Assignment, The Swindlers

Won

 

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Extremely Exquisite and Incredibly Vigorous, The Actor is Present.

Korean Actors 200 by KoBiz.

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The KOREAN ACTORS 200 website aims to introduce the 200 actors that best represent the present and future of Korean cinema to the people in the film industry all over the world.


The selection process considered performers who starred in some of the biggest successes of the last decade, actors who earned accolades from film festivals in Korea or abroad, as well as the biggest contributors to indie film or those who participated in international projects.

 

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From a romanticist in TV series to an action hero is the film industry. Hyun Bin's reputation, which always makes the public excited, shows no sign of slowing down

 

A star is a coordinate of the desire and daydream of the time, reflecting the trend and era with constantly changing power. The cycle is getting faster. In other words, it is not easy to stay as a steady seller for a long time under the current star system, where a star is quickly replaced. Hyun Bin is a rare actor in this regard. The actor has already experienced three heydays in his career, unlike many other actors who would be lucky to have it just once. What’s more, he did that even in the changing times.

 

The actor’s first heyday came early. After debuting with the weekend series Bodyguard (2003), Hyun was recognized for his potential as an actor in Island (2004) and rose to stardom with My Lovely Sam-Soon (2005) when he was only 24. Five years later, he drew huge attention again by playing Kim Joowon in Secret Garden (2010), who hides his traumas and warmth in his bluffness. Also, in Crash Landing on You (2020), Hyun showed a model of a reliable man and hit his third home run. After the series was released on Netflix, Hyun has risen again as the main character of the K-wave. But the reason the actor is highly valued as a star is not simply because he became a sensation three times. It is because he is steadily showing his unique identity as an actor while showcasing his star quality.

 

The low-budget film I Am Happy (2009) that the actor played a megalomaniac, and the art film Come Rain, Come Shine (2011) that he played free of charge reflected Hyun Bin’s faith, that he doesn’t want to be consumed as a good-looking nine-day wonder. Late Autumn (2011), where the actor performed with Tang Wei, is a good example that shows Hyun’s passion for acting. What about Hyun Bin in the series Worlds Within (2008), which is still being talked about? He stirred up great empathy from us with the vivid image of a very ordinary young man.

 

There are many stars in the film world, and many of them can be called professional actors. However, not many of them have both. In that sense, Hyun Bin is a rare and unusual actor. It has not been changed, and that’s why Hyun Bin is unique. Countless actors are pouring into the film world every year, but no one seems to replace the vibe Hyun Bin has. Who can be the second Hyun Bin anyway? After filming The Point MEN with Hwang Jungmin recently, Hyun Bin is filming Confidential Assignment 2 now. Recording 7.8 million viewers, Confidential Assignment 1 (2016) gave him great success. Hyun Bin is a living drama himself who has made independent choices and constantly expanded his spectrum. Jung Siwoo

 

Filmography

<Rampant> (2018)

<THE NEGOTIATION> (2018)

<The Swindlers> (2017)

<Confidential Assignment> (2017)

<The Fatal Encounter> (2014)

<Tears of Africa> (2011) narration

<Come Rain, Come Shine> (2011)

<Late Autumn> (2011)

<I Am Happy> (2009)

<A Millionaire’s First Love> (2006)

<Daddy-Long-Legs> (2005)

<Spin Kick> (2004)

 

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South Korean Memorial Day held, on June 6th since 1956, commemorates those who died during the Korean War and other conflicts. Hyun Bin was chosen to recite the poem for the 60th Memorial Day Memorial Ceremony in 2015.

 

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Actor Hyun-bin, who attended the Memorial Day Memorial Ceremony, recited a dedication poem at the Memorial Day Memorial.

 

On the morning of the 6th, Hyun-bin attended the 60th Memorial Day Memorial Ceremony held at the National Seoul National Cemetery, in commemoration of the spirit of the success of the country and the spirit of protection.

 

Hyun-bin, who was selected as the reciter of heron poem, drew attention on the stage with a black suit, tie, and neat hairstyle. He recited the winning poem 'Okto' at the 2013 Veterans Literature Contest to match the performance of the Korean traditional musician Yong-gu Lee.

 

An official from the agency said, "Actor Hyun-bin's credibility and calm and sincere image are well harmonized with the spirit of the memorial ceremony, and we are hoping that it will be a meaningful day for the people to honor and commemorate the will of the spirits of their own country."

With the slogan 'I will never forget a sacrifice for the country and the people', a memorial ceremony for Memorial Day attended by national merit, students, and people from all walks of life was held at the Seoul National Cemetery on the morning of that day.

Source: The FactㅣReporter Sung Jiyeon amysung@tf.co.kr 

 

Hyun Bin recites the poem

 

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Hyun Bin was an honorary ambassador of the 17th Asian Games Opening Ceremony held at Incheon, South Korea. He was one of eight flag bearers who carried the South Korean national flag on stage amidst a raucous audience (1:30).

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 Hyun Bin heads to Jordan to film 'Negotiations' amid pandemic

 

Departing from Incheon to Jordan via Doha wearing mostly Under Amour. He is expected to return to South Korea in late September. [Edit: HB may return end Aug]

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By Dong Sun-hwa on Jul 13, 2020

Actor Hyun Bin headed to Jordan Monday morning to film the thriller "Negotiations" amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "Negotiations" is the first Korean flick to start overseas shooting following the virus outbreak that has deterred international travel.

Hyun Bin and other actors, including Hwang Jung-min, took a charter flight from Incheon International Airport. After they arrive in Jordan, they will go through COVID-19 checks and then self-isolate for eight days before to start filming.

The exact date of their return is unknown, but the Jordanian government reportedly allowed two months for the shooting.

Crew members initially planned to visit the Middle East country for filming in March, but had to put off the plan when Jordan banned entry to people coming from Korea, due to a spike in confirmed virus cases here.

The film revolves around a National Intelligence Service agent (Hyun Bin) and a diplomat (Hwang) trying to arrange the release of Koreans kidnapped in the Middle East. Yim Soon-rye ― who was behind the success of popular movies including "Little Forest" (2018) ― directs the star-studded production.

With "Negotiations" leading the way, more Korean films are expected to start or resume overseas shooting.

Hyun Bin, whose real name is Kim Tae-pyung, debuted in 2003 in the drama "Bodyguard" and was catapulted to fame after starring in the TV series "My Name is Kim Sam-soon" in 2005. He recently appeared in another hit drama "Crash Landing on You" with actress Son Ye-jin.

 

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South Korean actor Hyun Bin has landed in Jordan to shoot movie ‘The Negotiations’.

 

Following the film production team’s arrival at Queen Alia International Airport on Saturday to prepare for the shoot, the ‘Crash Landing On You’ actor alongside co-stars including Hwang Jung-min reportedly took a charter flight from Incheon International Airport in Seoul on Monday morning.

 

“Board member of the Royal Film Commission, Raja Gargour and the Managing Director, Mohannad Al Bakri welcomed the actor #hyunbin and the film director Yim Soon-rye in Amman,” Royal Film Commission (RFC) stated in an Instagram on Tuesday, confirming their arrival in the country.

 

“The famous actor and the rest of the film crew are currently in quarantine before starting the shoot of the film “The Negotiations” (Bargaining).”

 

The RFC posted a video online showing the crew and actors arriving and undergoing precautionary measures at the airport.

 

Filming was initially scheduled to take place sometime in March but was suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak, RFC revealed in a press release.

This time, the star-studded production is slated to start by mid-August, with scenes scheduled to be shot in different locations in Jordan, where popular 2014 Korean TV series, ‘Misaeng’, was also filmed.

 

RFC revealed that the film crew will abide by the filming guidelines issued last month.

 

Directed by Yim Soon-rye, the film is based on true events in 2007 hostage crisis, when 23 South Koreans were kidnapped in Afghanistan. Hyun, whose real name is Kim Tae-pyung, will reportedly play a National Intelligence Service (NIS) agent who will take part in a rescue attempt.

 

‘The Negotiations’ is the actor’s latest project since playing a North Korean officer opposite actress Son Ye-jin in highly-popular TV drama ‘Crash Landing On You’, which became the highest rated cable channel tvN drama to date, according to Nielsen Korea. The Korean drama ranked among the top ten most viewed Netflix programs in the UAE.

 

It is seemingly the first Korean production to resume shooting overseas following the COVID-19 outbreak that has wreaked havoc on the entertainment and film industry.

 

Credit: https://gulfnews.com/entertainment/hollywood/south-korean-star-hyun-bin-lands-in-jordan-to-shoot-1.72603252

 

 

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Hyun Bin’s Agency To Take Legal Action Against Publishing Photo Book Without Permission

 

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By C. Hong on Aug 18, 2020

 

Hyun Bin's agency stated that they will be taking legal action against a photo book of the actor that is set to be published in Japan without permission.

 

On August 18, a Japanese media outlet reported that a book of Hyun Bin’s photos that were taken during his time in the Marine Corps would be republished on September 7. The republication is inspired by the popularity of Hyun Bin’s drama “Crash Landing on You,” in which he played a North Korean soldier.

 

The book in question had previously been published in South Korea as an electronic book in 2012. It was made available in an offline version in Japan in 2014 after a contract with a Japanese publisher. Hyun Bin’s agency was excluded from this contract. The photos in the book had been taken by the Marines for public use but ended up being for sale. As public servants, military personnel do not own portrait rights to their pictures.

 

Later on August 18, Hyun Bin’s agency, VAST Entertainment, said that they would be taking legal action against a Korean publishing company. A source from the agency stated, “Just like in 2014, we didn’t hear anything about republication in Japan. We saw that it was available for pre-order on Amazon Japan and contacted the current publisher. The publisher was flustered and said that they thought that the Korean agency had already given permission.”

 

The source continued, “In 2014, we decided that it was the Marine Corps’ affair and didn’t take legal action. This time it’s different. For the past 10 years, the photos that were taken for public use have continued to be used without prior consent. It is an issue that private companies have taken an interest in this. We recently had discussions with a law firm and will be taking legal action.”

 

A source from Planet Media, the domestic publisher that made the deal for reissue with the Japanese publisher, stated, “We are simply reissuing the content that was published five years ago without any new material. It’s about the Marine Hyun Bin, not the actor Hyun Bin, and was published under the agreement between the publisher and the Marines, so Hyun Bin’s previous and current agencies have nothing to do with it.”

 

A source from the Marine Corps stated, “We first learned about the republication in Japan through news articles. The publisher did not make an agreement with the Marine Corps on this.” When asked if the Marines had plans to make an agreement in future, the source stated, “We need to investigate this more closely.”

 

Hyun Bin is currently filming the movie “Bargaining” (working title), based on the 2007 South Korean hostage crisis in Afghanistan.

 

Credit: https://www.soompi.com/article/1419824wpp/hyun-bins-agency-to-take-legal-action-against-publishing-photo-book-without-permission

 

 

Hyun Bin's Marine Corps photo book, which will be reprinted in September, is currently on sale by pre-order (as of 6pm on the 18th) and is currently ranked No. 1 in Amazon Japan's new book rankings.

 

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Publication of Hyun Bin's Photo Book in Japan has been cancelled

 

As for “Hyunbin, Marine Corps Days”, which was planned to be released from our company on September 7, 2020, because the publisher of the original book in South Korea requested to cancel the translation and publishing contract, we have decided to cancel the release of the Japanese version. We apologize for any inconvenience caused to everyone who was looking forward to the publication. We apologize.

Source: https://publications.asahi.com/news/1423.shtml

 

On 8/18/2020 at 10:59 PM, bluepebbles said:

Speaking of that ebook, Withhyunbin had uploaded those photos in 2012 

 

Thanks for the link to the photos! I will include the link into the above section for Military Service.

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Publication of Hyun Bin's Photo Book in Japan has been cancelled

 

As for “Hyunbin, Marine Corps Days”, which was planned to be released from our company on September 7, 2020, because the publisher of the original book in South Korea requested to cancel the translation and publishing contract, we have decided to cancel the release of the Japanese version. We apologize for any inconvenience caused to everyone who was looking forward to the publication. We apologize.

Source: https://publications.asahi.com/news/1423.shtml

 

 

Thanks for the link to the photos! I will include the link into the above section for Military Service.

 

Yes that facebook page has a lot of photos since 2010 ! Enjoy !

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Hyun Bin And Yoo Hae Jin In Talks To Return For Sequel To 2017 Hit Film “Confidential Assignment”

 

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J.Lim on Aug 24, 2020
 

Hyun Bin and Yoo Hae Jin may be teaming up again for a sequel to the hit film “Confidential Assignment”!

 

On August 24, it was reported that both Yoo Hae Jin and Hyun Bin had been given offers to appear in the upcoming sequel. Sources from both of their agencies, Huayi Brothers Korea and VAST Entertainment respectively, confirmed the news and stated that the actors are currently looking over the offers.

 

The original 2017 film was directed by Kim Sung Hoon and told the story of North Korean detective Rim Chul Ryung (Hyun Bin) working with South Korean detective Kang Jin Tae (played by Yoo Hae Jin).Kim Joo Hyuk, Girls’ Generation’s YoonA, and others stood out with memorable performances as well. The film attracted over 7.81 million moviegoers in total, and was a box office success.

 

A source from the “Confidential Assignment” sequel stated that they are currently in the process of editing the final script, and said, “We hope to bring back the aspects that people loved in the first ‘Confidential Assignment’ film to the sequel as well.”

Hyun Bin is currently in Jordan filming “Bargaining,” while Yoo Hae Jin is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film "Space Sweepers".

 

Source: https://www.soompi.com/article/1421193wpp/hyun-bin-and-yoo-hae-jin-in-talks-to-return-for-sequel-to-2017-hit-film-confidential-assignment

 

Note: There are also other reports that mention that Yoo Hae Jin may not be able to accept due to conflict in his schedule. Let's hope they work it out.

 

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Hyun Bin - A man with infinite charm and smooth career

 

It's safe to say that this special man has been in his heyday since he was born. The person is no other than actor Hyun Bin.

 

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Hyun Bin (37) was born in Jamsil Ward, Songpa District, Seoul on September 25, 1982. He belongs to the Kim family in Gwangsan. His current body profile is 184 cm, 74 kg. Hyun Bin is the youngest son of an affectionate family with father, mother, and an older brother.

 

Hyun Bin has been greatly loved by the public for his impeccable acting skills and handsome look that has stayed unchanged for the past 18 years since he made his debut in 2000. He has reached the pinnacle of his career as an actor three times, something that not many can do even once. And of course, Hyun Bin's distinctive aura is always as splendid as the first time without any slump.

 

Below are Hyun Bin's memorable pre-debut, post-debut, and military-life marks, which are expected to make viewers fall for this special guy even more.

 

▶ Handsome Kim Tae Pyung

 

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As Hyun Bin learned swimming for 10 years since he was six years old, he already has broad shoulders when he was young. When he was in middle school, Hyun Bin dreamed of attending the Police University. It was when he entered high school that he decided to pursue the acting career. At that time, because he was opposed by his father, he secretly went to practice for play performances. In order to be allowed to pursue the acting career, Hyun Bin had to meet the condition that his father demanded, which is entering the Department of Theatre and Film of Chung Ang University. He then proudly obtained a certificate of acceptance and got his father's permission.

 

When he was a student, Hyun Bin was already famous for his handsome appearance. In a popularity survey conducted at the female school near his', the name Hyun Bin appeared next to the top stars at that time. His friends even wrote in his yearbook such compliments as "You're very handsome", "You must become an actor".

 

▶ The role of Kang Gook - the final boss of youthful appearance

 

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Hyun Bin's debut work was "Shower", a low-budget movie made in 2002. However, this film failed to premiere. The actor officially debuted in the drama "Bodyguard" (KBS 2TV) in 2003. After that, he continued to appear in the sitcom "Nonstop 4" (MBC). It was not until Hyun Bin played the role of Kang Gook in the drama "Ireland" (MBC) that he began to receive special public attention. The actor's visual which is innocent and youthful until now still makes many people's hearts flutter.

 

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▶ Conquering Korea with a fever called Sam Sik

 

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Just a few years after debuting, Hyun Bin entered the golden age of his life thanks to MBC's "My Lovely Sam Soon" (2005) - the famous work that left an indelible mark in the history of Korean dramas when it set an amazing record for the highest rating of 50.2%. In the drama, Hyun Bin took on the role of Hyun Jin Heon, but audiences often called him with the intimate name Sam Sik. Before transforming into Sam Sik, he was simply an emerging star with a handsome appearance. However, since "My Lovely Sam Soon" was aired, Hyun Bin has really built for himself the position of an irreplaceable A-class star in the hearts of the public. He also jumped into the ranks of Hallyu stars thanks to this explosive popularity.

 

▶ "Is this the best possible plan?" sensation

 

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After the success of "My Lovely Sam Soon", Hyun Bin was loved by "drama-worms" through his roles in works like "The Snow Queen", "Worlds Within" (KBS 2TV). From here, Hyun Bin gradually built up a solid filmography and finally in 2010, he met the work of a lifetime "Secret Garden" (SBS), the work of golden scriptwriter Kim Eun Sook. The actor created a sensation in the land of kimchi playing Kim Joo Won, an unpleasant urban man. Many popular dialogues were born from "Secret Garden", with the most prominent being "Is this the best possible plan? Are you sure?" of Kim Joo Won. And indeed, only Hyun Bin could make the sparkling training clothes of "Rascal Kim" so popular. In that period, Hyun Bin honorably received Daesang at the 47th "Baeksang Arts Awards", but because he was serving in the military after finishing the filming, he created a rare scene: giving his acceptance speech through a pre-recorded video while still in Korea's army uniform.

 

▶ Romantic guy on TV, action guy on the big screen

 

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Although he had been creating "unbeatable legends" with romantic-comedy dramas, Hyun Bin had yet had an outstanding work on the big screen. The movie "Confidential Assignment" (2017) was released at that exact time when he needed a big mark. Hyun Bin, in the role of a North Korean criminal policeman, performed high-intensity action scenes that no one dared to try, from shooting, car chasing, to hanging on steel wires. The colorful charisma of tough man Hyun Bin returned as this movie was a huge box-office hit with 7.81 million moviegoers.

 

▶ Comrade Ri Jeong Hyeok landed in a place of love

 

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Hyun Bin's success aroused curiosity about whether he could go any further, and the actor proved that he was fully capable of doing that difficult thing. He, once again, became the focus of attention of the Hallyu wave with the drama "Crash Landing on You" (tvN) aired in 2019. In particular, although the drama was set in the context of Korea-Japan strained relations, Japanese viewers still could not resist the "Hyun Bin syndrome". Hyun Bin looked so handsome in the North Korean military uniform that he received criticism that sounded like praise, which is "romanticization of the North Korean army". With "Crash Landing on You", Hyun Bin's acting career was at its peak for the third time, which his colleagues, for the most part, can hardly experience.

 

▶ Entering the top 5% of Marines Corps' excellent candidates

 

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Finally, we cannot forget to mention Hyun Bin's time in the army when talking about his 30s. Because in this period, there are many things that the more the audiences learn about, the more they will love him. Hyun Bin registered for the Marine Corps in late 2010 after "Secret Garden" ended its broadcast. In the physical test, the actor obtained the perfect score of 15 in the pushup test with 50 reps in a minute and 14 points in the crunch test with 57 reps in a minute, earning a total of 29 points. After overcoming the fierce competition to join the Marine Corps, Hyun Bin proudly put on him the uniform of the unit with exceptional performance putting him at the top 5% of applicants. It seemed that it would be difficult to see the image of Hyun Bin wearing the military uniform, but then the actor regularly participated in various promotional events with the desire to actively promote for the Marine Corps using his. Thus, Hyun Bin's masculine look in the military uniform spread everywhere and is still conquered many female hearts up to now.

 

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[Exclusive] Hwang Jung-min, returning home from Jordan for 'Bargaining'. Hyun-bin is still (in Jordan)

 

2020.09.04. 11:47 am

[Star News Reporter Hyunghwa]

 

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Actor Hwang Jung-min returned home from Jordan after filming the movie 'Bargaining'.

According to the film industry on the 4th, Hwang Jung-min returned home from Jordan through Incheon International Airport on the 2nd and was tested for Corona 19 according to the quarantine guidelines and entered self-isolation. It is said that Hwang Jung-min was negative in the Corona 19 test.
 

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Hwang Jung-min and Hyun Bin left for Jordan on a chartered charter on July 13, spent a period of self-isolation in the region, and began filming 'bargaining'. 'Bargaining' is a work about the rescue of the abducted people based on the abduction case of Koreans in the Middle East. Director Lim Soon-rye, who directed 'The Best Moment of Our Life' and 'Little Forest', grabs a megaphone, and Hwang Jung-min and Hyun Bin are in sync.

 

'Bargaining' was the first of the Korean films whose overseas locations were all stopped due to the spread of Corona 19 and received attention.

Initially, 'Bargaining' was planned to start filming in Jordan at the end of March, but due to the Corona 19 pandemic, the Jordanian government banned the entry of Koreans and local filming was missed. Accordingly, the 'Bargaining' team started filming in Korea first, and after continuing discussions with the Jordanian government, they eventually received permission to film for 2-3 months from July. This is a back statement that thanks to the Jordanian government's trust in K quarantine, they received active cooperation and support.

 


Hwang Jung-min is scheduled to shoot the JTBC drama 'Hush', which is the lead role, so it is said that he finished filming before other actors and returned to Korea. Hyun Bin and other actors and staff are planning to return to Korea in mid-September as more local shooting schedules remain.

The 'Bargaining' side plans to start post-production after completing all filming in Jordan and returning home after going through a self-isolation period, checking health status, etc.

On the other hand, Hwang Jung-min goes through a period of self-isolation, and then begins filming 'Hush', and when Hyun Bin returns to Korea, he spends a period of self-isolation and reviews the sequel. Hyun Bin plans to make a final decision on whether or not to appear when he receives the scenario of 'Confidential Assignment 2' in progress. If he decides to appear in 'Confidential Assignment 2', he plans to take a break and prepare for the shoot until shooting in the first half of next year.

Reporter Hyung-hwa Jeon aoi@mtstarnews.

Source: Naver

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[Exclusive] YoonA, returning to Chungmu with 'Cooperation 2' "Positive review underway" … From supporting role to leading role

2020.08.28

 

It was observed that Yoona's appearance will be greatly expanded in the sequel and will establish himself as a female protagonist.

 

On the other hand, Daniel Henney joins the FBI as investigators in addition to Hyun Bin and Hae Jin Ha, who were the protagonists of the first episode.

Reporter Ahn Jin-yong realyong@munhwa.com

Source: Naver

 

YoonA In Talks Along With Hyun Bin And Yoo Hae Jin For “Confidential Assignment” Sequel

Aug 28, 2020 by S. Nam

 

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Girls’ Generation’s YoonA may be working with Hyun Bin and Yoo Hae Jin again for the sequel to the 2017 hit film “Confidential Assignment”!

 

On August 28, Munhwa Ilbo reported that YoonA received an offer to star as the female lead of “Confidential Assignment 2.

 

In response to the reports, a source from SM Entertainment confirmed, “YoonA has received the offer to star in ‘Confidential Assignment 2,’ and she is reviewing the offer.”

 

If she accepts the role, YoonA may be starring in the sequel with Hyun Bin and Yoo Hae Jin, who she co-starred with in “Confidential Assignment” in 2017. The two actors are also in talks to return for the sequel. Reportedly, Daniel Henney is also in talks to join the film as an American detective who used to be in the FBI.

 

The original 2017 film, which attracted over 7.81 million moviegoers, was directed by Kim Sung Hoon and told the story of North Korean detective Rim Chul Ryung (Hyun Bin) working with South Korean detective Kang Jin Tae (Yoo Hae Jin). YoonA originally played Kang Jin Tae’s sister-in-law. According to the reports, YoonA’s role will also be expanded upon in the sequel, making her the female lead. Although she played a supporting role in the 2017 film, YoonA caught the eyes of many viewers with her prominent acting.

 

After being acknowledged for her potential and acting skills through projects such as “Confidential Assignment,” YoonA starred in the hit film “E.X.I.T” last year, which surpassed 9 million moviegoers at the Korean box office. Earlier this year, YoonA also confirmed her participation in the upcoming JTBC drama “Hush” (working title).

 

A source from CJ ENM explained that YoonA’s character will showcase even more chemistry with North Korean detective Rim Chul Ryung (Hyun Bin) as he returns to South Korea once again for another joint confidential case in the sequel.

 

Currently, YoonA is filming for her upcoming movie “Miracle” with Park Jung Min, Lee Soo Kyung, and Lee Sung Min.

 

Source: Soompi

 

@bluepebbles Looks like our wish for YoonA to have a love line with Daniel Henney instead has gone with the wind 😆

 

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Is Daniel Henney Joining Hyun Bin In "Confidential Assignment 2?"

Should this push through, it'd be a fun reunion for the "My Lovely Sam Soon" co-stars

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August 30, 2020, 08:00 AM

 

Hyun Bin and Daniel Henney may delight viewers together on-screen again in the sequel of the 2017 hit film Confidential Assignment. The movie is also confirmed to star Yoo Hae-jin, and YoonA is in talks to take on the female lead role.

 

Hyun Bin and Daniel worked together in the 2005 K-Drama My Lovely Sam Soon and have seemingly remained friends ever since. After that iconic series, the former went on to become a Korean superstar with the most recent successful K-Drama Crash Landing on You, while the latter pursued a career in Hollywood with the movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine in 2009.

 

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Source: Metrostyle

 

Ref the article "Hyunbin, Yoo Haejin, Daniel Henney, Yoona, what is the direction of the production of 'Confidential Assignment 2'" modified on 28.08.2020

 

  • It looks like Daniel Henney may be cast as an American criminal. Confidential Assignment 2 is about detectives from SK and NK and US joining forces to catch criminals.
  • Aim to shoot next Mar-April. If production goes as planned, the movie is expected to be released by next summer.

 

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Bringing back Hyun Bin's last in-depth interview a year ago.

 

Hyun Bin "It is happier to think about the future than the past"

For the future, Hyun Bin is living in the present.

 

By Esquire Korea 2019.08.21

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[Translation by Elsie Lee]

 

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Thanks to KimSooHanMoo for providing the translation ❤

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Q: You must be preparing for your new drama, Crash Landing of Love.
A: I think we're going to start our first shooting soon.


Q: Did you get this tan for it?
Yes. Because I am going to be an officer, I got the tan a little deliberately.


Q: I thought you went on vacation.
A: After the drama "Memories of the Alhambra" earlier this year, I hardly rested because I used the time to look at scripts and to make my choices.


Q: So you chose this drama, “Crash Landing of Love?”
A: Yes, that’s right.


Q: It's your second time meeting Son Ye-jin in a work since the movie Negotiation. I heard that actress Son Ye-jin inspired you me a lot. I assume that’s why you are working with her again this time.
A: At that time, I thought how good it would be if I could work with her again. I didn't expect the opportunity to come so soon.

 

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Q: Why did you want to work with her again?
A: While working with her on the project and doing movie promotion with her, I think we share a lot of similarities. As a result, we have many things we can talk about and we share similar views about a lot of things. When I was shooting <Negotiation>, we filmed in a completely different space using a binary filming technique, so we didn't have much time acting face to face with each other. But when I saw her acting on the small monitor, she showed me unexpected acting that got me curious. Why did she express it that way?


Q: Why did she express it in that way (meaning in the unexpected way)?
A: When an actor acts, of course, he will use what he has prepared to immerse into the role, and the acting will be uniquely realistic and you get a sense of thrill watching it. But sometimes, if you encounter an unexpected acting from the other party, you will also feel a sense of thrill. When you are not able to predict how the other person will act or express herself, and you find yourself responding in an unexpected manner to complement or to react to the other person, it is very charming and thrilling. I think I saw that from Ye-jin. So I had wished to work with her again. I thought when that time comes, I want to be able to do so by being in the same space, looking at the eyes and breathing in the same air. This time, I am able to do it.


Q: The acting that we see on the screen as an audience and the acting that you experience in the field acting opposite her must be rather different.
A: I think the scene that got me very amazed for the first time is that scene when I shot and killed Ye-jin's boss. Of course, Ye-jin's line was a curse, so I expected her to spit out or explode with the curse but she did the opposite. Instead, she restrained her strong emotions in saying her line. It felt like she was going to explode but she did not and she showed a different kind of emotions. It was very different from what I expected.


Q: I remember that scene where she was swallowing her sadness to the point where her eyes were bloodshot.
A: I think that if she hadn't read the script multiple times, and if she hadn't thought carefully about how to express her emotions, then it is not possible that she can show such an expression.I am sure she had thought of other ways of expressing herself. But in the end, she chose to express herself in that way. I also wondered how it would have been and how I would have reacted if she had chosen to express herself in another way.


Q: Conversely, did Son Ye-jin give her opinion about Hyun Bin’s acting?

A: This, I think you will have to ask Ye-jin about that. (laughs)


Q: A perfectionist. When other actors talk about Hyun Bin, they use this expression a lot. Do you agree?
A: I'll agree 50%. (laughs).

 

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Q: In the past interviews, I can see that for an action project, you would do training for the action, if it's a project involving a foreign language, you would spend time learning the foreign language. All along, you would spend 3 months in advance to prepare for your role. I don't know if all the other actors do that.
A: I think they all do more than I do.


Q: Is that right?
A: Why, you know, even in school there are some people who keep saying they didn't study for the exam but yet get a perfect score in the end. There are actors like that, they say they didn’t prepare and yet, turn up with perfect acting.


Q: That must be a true master (laughs)

A: Isn't that right. As for me.... (laughs) When people talk about perfectionists, they are probably talking about this type of actors. I belong to the type that is a little persistent when I work, but, in reality, it is not possible to get to a 100 percent stage. If I have doubts or there's something I can't grasp, then it would become an obstacle to my acting. That's why I always search for answers. In the end, in people's eyes, I become a so-called perfectionist.  


Q: Longing for new things, choosing new things. Hyun Bin often uses these expressions when you talk about yourself.
A: Well, when I talk about new things, I'm not really looking for new materials. Even if it's the same material, even if it’s the same type of role, I still want to find something different about it. In other words, the novelty that I'm talking about is - the expressions that I didn’t know I have, speaking in a different way, treating the lines in a way that I hadn’t thought of before, reacting in an unexpected way across the other person's unexpected acting, or it could be using the expression that I have prepared for - when each of these little things is put together, and it gives people a different reaction or feeling, that’s what I am talking about when I say I want to look for such new things. From a certain angle, it’s a combination of this desire for novelty and the perfectionism in me. No matter what, if I continue to give the audience the same thing, the audience will get bored and frustrated. That’s why, rather than say I want to experience new things or show a new me, it’s more accurate to say I want to give the audience a slightly different experience. That’s the reason why I look for new things. It's not only because that is my job; it is also because I myself crave to give something new to the audience.


Q: In other words, it can be described as instability. Although you can continue to do what you are good at, what you are used to or familiar with, yet you want to try taking the route not yet travelled. That is deliberately taking the less stable route.
A: Yes, it would be unstable. Even now, I feel anxious.  I feel many kinds of anxieties. Um... Am I able to do it well? That’s why I keep asking these questions and reflecting. That's why I need time to prepare. Even if it is not perfect, but I need to get rid of my anxiety before I can stand in front of the camera. You can't stand in front of the camera with anxiety. Everything will be seen. Yes, it would be obvious.

 

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Q: Even when you look at yourself?
A: I think so. If you're not ready, it will show. Hwang Jung-min sunbaenim once said, "If we don't have sincerity and integrity, we can't pull it off in a drama or movie." I think in the same way. When you don't prepare well, everything about you including your bad acting will be projected onto the screen and be exhibited.


Q: There's no end to this pursuit for satisfaction.
A: Of course not. Even though it is necessary to have self confidence and to think, "I am the best and I can act awesomely well”. But I am not like that. I am of the view that having only confidence is not sufficient. I just want to do my utmost for the moment.


Q: Looking at your past experience, you seem to have done a lot works which are the director’s debut work. Was it a deliberate choice or a pure coincidence?

A: This is only a subjective judgment. I wouldn't know who are the people in the composition. First of all, I will only pay attention to the script. Is there anything I want to express here? Is there anything in here that I am curious about? Is this the kind of story that people want to hear? Is there anything that is worth listening to? Can I perform the role? These are the questions I ask. It is only after I have found my answer that I find out about the surrounding circumstances. So after I decide on the project, then I know who the director is.

 

Q: Because it is the debut work, on the one hand, it must be more meaningful, but on the other hand, it will be more uneasy. This is again on the line between a new thing and instability. Hyun Bin is yet again standing on the wave of seeking new ideas. 

A: That’s right. And in my own way.

 

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Q: Have you seen the movie “First Man”?

A: No, I haven’t. It's about humans going to the moon, right? I have seen <Gravity>. I'm glad I've watched <Gravity>. (laughs)


Q: That's right. This year is the 50th anniversary of man’s first landing on the moon. This is about people who went to the moon before we were even born, in particular, it is the story of Neil Armstrong. And as I watched the movie, I thought, how lonely it must be, yet, at the same time, how honourable it must be for human beings to leave the Earth's gravity to go to the weightless moon. Although I don't know Hyun Bin very well, but when I watch the onward steps you have taken, I felt like I was watching First Man. Like them, you don't want to dwell on popularity, rather you prefer to keep a distance, and you don't want to make familiar choices. It’s like getting rid of the shackles of gravity and heading for the road of unlimited development.
A: Not being obsessed... it seems this is being a bit subtle...  popularity is indeed not the point. But as an actor, it doesn't mean you can give it up altogether. I won't go for it and it is not something I can catch when I want to. Popularity is beyond my control. I want to be obsessed with what I can do. I think it's right to focus on what I can do. It'll make things very simple.  I want to focus on preparing well for my acting and show the audience my serious and realistic acting, in that way, the audience and popularity will come. Without work, the audience and popularity will disappear. This has been repeated. There is so much I want to do, so in other things, I do not have time or energy in invest in them. Popularity does not fall into the category of things I can do. I think I'm trying to focus on what I can do.


Q: Sticking to the past is painful and worrying about the future brings anxiety. After all, the important thing is to focus on the present, which may not even be as easy as it sounds.
A: Yes, it's hard. I have felt conflicted as well. Although I am committed to what I am doing or going to do right now, there are also concerns about how I will perform in the future. Also, the people standing with me in front of the camera, for us, this is now, but for the audience, we are making the future for them (because they will only see our performance in the future). Therefore, I have to be obsessed with the present and I have to do my best to make every moment in the present, then only in this way will I appear in the future (when the audience see it). So I am preparing my future by doing my best in the present so that I will have no regrets.


Q: Just doing your best for the present, this way, things seem a lot simpler. 
A: Yes, yes, yes. That's right. That's what it is.

 

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Q: I heard that you don’t like to talk about your personal matters. Can I ask one question that concerns a personal matter?

A: (laughs)

 

Q: You like to collect watches...

A: (laughs) No, I like watches. I don't like collecting them. Where did you hear this from? Well, accessories like watches, shoes, wallets, belts, etc, these are things that can tell you about the exterior of a man. I heard this story before. If a man, no matter how neatly he dresses, if his shoes are dirty, then the man will not look neat. So watches is an accessory I am interested in. If I see a pretty watch, I can't resist.


Q: What style of watch do you like?
A: A watch with a history like an Omega. I like brands with their own story and history.


Q: Although I used the topic of watches, on the one hand I have heard you say before that you always try to make a complete distinction between your private and public life, on the other hand, I am really curious. Is it really possible to separate your private life? You aren’t just a normal public figure as well (referring to him being an exceptionally well known figure).
A: We're not public figures, so I don't know why people call us public figures. We're just people who are famous to the public. Should we broaden the definition of a public figure? It's a bit vague. It's unclear whether there's a standard for defining who are public figures. Are we public figures because the public can see, imitate, and learn from us, but why are we public figures because we're not elected? But I think it is because of the specialty of my job that makes me a famous figure. I am just a person who became famous because of the job that I do. It's indeed very vague, but it is not easy to separate things into the private from the public.


Q: I can perfectly understand why it is like that.
A: That’s why I'm trying to do more (referring to the separation). I am thinking and I ask myself, if I reach a situation where there are a lot of people who know me well personally, would they want to see me when I am on the screen? If they have a lot more data about me than I've got out there, do you think they would be curious? If it’s me, I don't think I would be curious about such a person. Of course, there are people whom I know who appear on the screen and it can be more fun watching them, but I still think it would be a lot better to not know.


Q: I think it's going to be harder to have a private space, be it mentally or physically.
A: Yes. But, well, it is not just me, but everyone in this job wants to do that (referring to them wanting to separate their personal lives from the public).

 

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Q: Ten years ago, in an interview in 2009, you said, "I think my mid-30s I will be in my prime, and I will have my own family, and I'm going to be a little more occupied than I am now." (When he heard “I will have my own family”, he burst into laughter.) How much of your prediction do you think you've achieved after 10 years?
A: I think I've done half of it, though. Since I do not have my own family, the most important half of it has flown out of here. (laughs) But I think I've found more stability in this job than I did in the past. I feel a greater sense of security.


Q: Sense of security?

A: To me, personally, that sense of security has become a bit more solid. I think I've gained some composure, and I think I have gained more curiosity and enjoyment about my work and what I'm trying to express. I think I'm also working on more projects than before.

 

Q: Yes, since being discharged from the army, you have been working continuously.
A: That's right. I think I have been doing two projects a year continuously.


Q: In the first place, how did you choose to join the army at that time? You were at the peak of your popularity with Secret Garden.
A: I think when I first got into this industry, there were some things that I didn’t think about. Now thinking about it, "When I was a rookie, I wanted to be known faster, so I worked hard, and then I was offered a piece of work, and people started to know a little bit about me. So I got ambitious and wanted to do more things. I got more projects...Just like that, time flew by. Just when I was thinking about joining the army, the timing perfectly matched my condition (or state of mind) at that time. I wanted to organise my 20s’ life. Ah, what word would be more appropriate than the word “organise” to express what I want to say? As I reached the end of my 20s, it was a good time for me to reflect on my past journey and to think about and plan what I'm going to do in my 30s. That's why I went to get a physical examination, interview, and it all became so natural.

 

Q: To an outsider, it looked like a difficult choice but for you, it was a natural choice.

A: Yes, it was a natural choice. In any case, at that age, I couldn’t have postponed my enlistment as well. (laughs)

 

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Q: Were you afraid (or worried) when you left for the army? Of course, time will fly by, but for your career, it is a pause for two years.
A: No, I was not afraid at all. In fact, my company was more afraid than I. I wasn't afraid at all.


Q: No? Because you were confident?
A: No. Um... how should I put it? I am just like that. Anyway, if I have to say it, indeed, I wasn't afraid. That's right. If something wasn't there, I shouldn’t make it up, should I? So, I’ll say it as it is.

 

Q: So you weren’t afraid.
A: I wasn't afraid or worried. Anyway, when I was a rookie, did anyone know me? When I was shooting <Shower>, did anyone know who I was? Of course, if after a time, when everything is gone, I might hit the ground and regret it. (laughs) That's how I have kept this mindset all this while. In a way, popularity is the same. Anyhow, as for me, it wasn’t something I had from the beginning. So I just think of it as a gift, I prefer to enjoy what I have at present, have a thankful heart, this is the kind of mindset I should have.


Q: I think that's Hyun Bin’s biggest asset.
A: When I work, if I can have this kind of mindset, not only does it have no harm, it will also naturally bring about peace of mind and ease. It is greed to want to own everything. Although I'm not a nihilist, I think that wanting to have everything is greed.


Q: Do you ever want to go back to the past?
A: No, I don't.


Q: You are so decisive about that.
A: I think I am the type that prefer the future to the past. Rather than going back to the past, I prefer to go to the future.


Q: Which part of the future do you want to go?
A: I just want to be able to go to the end of this drama right now.


Q: At the end of Crash Landing of Love?
A: Yeah. If only I could just see the time when the drama is just over .... (laugh)


Q: Why? Because you want to know what the reaction is?
A: I'm curious. I'm curious about everyone’s reaction. I'm also curious about how my acting would be. Even if you can go back to the past and change something you don't like, there's no guarantee that it's going to work.


Q: When I asked if you wanted to go back to the past, I thought perhaps, there could be regrets which make you think you want to do differently. Or alternatively, it could be that at that time, there was happiness that caused you to want to go back. But for Hyun Bin, even though you could think of regrets in the past, you still don't think you want to go back.
A: I see. Yes, I think so. I did my best at that moment. Of course, there were times when I was happy. It’s the same now, there are times when I am happy. But I think the future will be happier.


Q: The future is happier?
A: I hope so.

 

Source: KimSooHanMoo@Soompi

 

 

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