[Article Excerpts] ‘Inspiring era, received strong interest from Singapore Content Market – 2013.12.11
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Here is what he said during the speech.
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Kim Hyun Joong is looking tough and macho as street fighter Shin Jung Tae in the newest stills for his upcoming drama “Age of Feeling.”
In real life he’s the same guy he always was. He still has a great sense of humor, likes to read mangas and plays soccer, but his image as an idol and actor has undergone some serious readjustment.
The 28-year-old actor is no longer sending out the flower boy vibes that he exuded in his first acting role, as the sensitive Yoon Ji Hoo in “Boys Over Flowers.” That character had long locks of hair and frequently disappeared to play romantic music on the violin. He was the heart and soul of the unlikable but attractive F4.
Then he tried a less appealing role. He went from being the world’s best boyfriend in “Boys Over Flower” to being the worst in “Playful Kiss.” He played Baek Seung Jo, the boy pursued and caught by the determined Oh Ha Ni. He was rarely nice to her and yet she followed him everywhere. His character was less likeable but he still capitalized on his flower boy good looks in the high school drama, which was not a ratings success.
His transformation for the music video for his 2013 song “Unbreakable” showed a completely different image. No longer trading on his pretty boy appeal, he surprised fans with a new look, short hair, tattoos and a more muscular image. It was different from what fans had seen either in his drama appearances and his performances with the band SS501.
When asked about the change, he said. “I am 28 years old now so I probably shouldn’t be called an idol anymore. I want show my maturity, whether I do so through my personality or music.”
Both the record and his new image were well received by fans.
Since then his on-stage and on-camera style has included black leather jackets and dark gangster-chic suits and shirts. He still wears foundation, even when he’s not performing as he claims he has terrible skin but gone are the days of the pretty boy haircuts.
That make-up foundation will be covered with fake wounds in “Age of Feeling.” He plays a street fighter who gets involved with freedom fighters in 1930s Shanghai.
“I am looking forward to showing a more manly side of myself,” he said, promising fans plenty of action scenes in the drama.
His character Shin Jung Tae, will not only be scarred on the outside by wounds endured during street fights, but he suffers from emotional scars.
“Shin Jung Tae has endured plenty of personal pain,” said Kim Hyun Joong.
And it has only made him tougher.
KBS recently released teaser photos for the upcoming 1930s period drama Inspiring Generation (Age of Feeling) which stars Kim Hyun Joong. Inspiring Generation is based on the Bang Hak Ki comic which appeared daily in the newspaper Sports Seoul. The drama is set in Shanghai, China and will have a unique feel due to overseas filming locations.
Kim Hyun Joong portrays Shin Jung Tae who assists Korean nationals in their independence fight against Japanese invaders. The tumultuous nature of the drama is illustrated by the hardened and scarred faces of Kim Hyun Joong and his co-stars. In the photo teaser, Kim Hyun Joong appears with a darkened face and serious gaze. Female stars Lim Soo Hyang and Jin Se Yeon appear stunning in as a geisha and young starlet, retrospectively. Kim Hyun Joong has previously starred in the Hallyu sensation Boys Over Flowers opposite Lee Min Ho and in Playful Kiss. Inspiring Generation will replace Pretty Man which will conclude airing in January.
With The Heirs coming to a close, IU and Jang Geun Suk‘s Pretty Man will have the opportunity to expand in ratings. Although high anticipated, Pretty Man has struggled to excel with The Heirs triumphing after the popular melodrama Secret came to a conclusion. The drama has started to develop an emerging love triangle between IU’s Bo Tong, Jang Geun Suk’s Ma Tae, and Lee Jang Woo’s David Choi which should also aid in the improvement of ratings.
The Heirs has led to increased popularity with f(x)‘s Krystal and CNBLUE’s Kang Min Hyuk. The end of The Heirs will only prove to be a beginning for the idols with Krystal set for an upcoming solo fan meeting and the announcement of CNBLUE’s upcoming concerts in South America. Krystal will appear at Lotte Department Store on December 15th as part of an endorsement event for jewelry label Stonehenge. Krystal, who was already a model for the brand, has dazzled audiences with her endearing personality during The Heirs.
Girls Generation’s Yoona also appeared on television screens with her drama Prime Minister and I. Audience reaction to Prime Minister and I has been positive after the airing of two episodes. With television screens filled with K-Pop stars, audiences have an opportunity to see many of their favorite celebrities take on different personalities or highlight other aspects of their nature. As 2013 reaches a conclusion, Korean drama fans can look forward towards the return of Kim Hyun Joong to in January.
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- ‘Inspiring Generation’ sold to US & Thailand, received love calls from all around the world Source: http://www.tvreport.co.kr
Updates by: 감격시대: 투신의 탄생
@Inspiring_Age Protected Tweets
- `Inspiring Generation` Received hot attention in `Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF)` held in Singapore
- It has been reported that `Inspiring Generation` is already sold to United States and Thailand. Also, been receiving love calls all over the world and is now under negotiation in buying the drama.
- The next shooting scenes is in Hongdae, Icheon, Maseok, Jecheon and Ganghwa Island starting tomorrow til the 16th.
Credit: Lala, Henecia
KHJ Man Up for Inspiring Generation(Gamgyukshidae*)
Arts Credit: solnechnaya_ns
Society sets the standards to be a real man. Not the physical assets alone that biology conferred, or muscles honed by the disciplined mind and body. Not even how one fights using all brawn and gets his medal of valor through wounds and scars though they are often mistaken as the obvious(and mostly the)yardsticks.
So how does a boy becomes a man?
Kim Hyun Joong as Shin Jung Tae and his younger self played by Kwak Dong Yeon in Inspiring Generation drama will show us how as his character develops compressed in 24 episodes. It doesn’t hurt that KHJ’s physical assets (from head to foot) are all worth dying for.
Shin Jung Tae will find out how his early family years and whatever he lacked will toughen him out, to take care of himself,with resilience to withstand adversities. He can then stand up against obstacles to protect his loved ones.
He will step into the fighting arena against an assortment of gangsters and not your ordinary villains prolific in the historic yet tumultuous 30′s in his country and Shanghai. He will also have his allies though as a hero is expected to pursue the less beaten path. He is the daring one as he walk us through his times and places he lived in. He will make us believe his ways are the ones that fulfilled his responsibilities as a man against the odds.
How many times must a man be a graduate of the school of hard knocks to realize his power comes from within? Whatever external forces there were were stimulants and challenges, if he view it that way and not be cowed by them.
Must being a man means being torn between love and a painful unavoidable past?A dilemma worth all its twists and turns?
When Inspiring Generation unravel its full story we will get our answers. Let us all be there to witness Jung Tae’s experiences in love and in war. And all the choices he made right or wrong.
Is Jung Tae’s story in a smaller scale sound familiar and remind us of somebody? Perhaps, not as dramatic and as complicated as this character in Korea dramaland. Nevertheless, the similarities are stunning it can be asked, is it a case of art imitating life?
*Romanized from Asian Wiki
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- [ ♔ Pic ♔ ] KIM HYUN JOONG en el diario peruano Asia al Día, primeras fotos de la grabación de Inspiring Age ! ^
Peruvian media writes about AOF .New article of first recordings at KHJ’S new drama in Asia al día newspaper!
- [ ♔ Pic ♔ ] KIM HYUN JOONG en el diario peruano Asia al Día, el triangulo amoroso de Hyun Joong , Inspiring Age…
Peruvian media writes about AOF .New article of KHJ’S love triangle at his new drama in Asia al día newspaper!
- seems like there’s some issue about fan pics and fancam taken at shooting sites… everyone, please note and cooperate so that you don’t burden HJ unnecessarily and not cause trouble for drama team.
1) drama team is upset coz there’re too many leaks from fans. if this goes on, they might even stop fans from visiting the filming sites altogether/
2) all fan pics and fancams of HJ taken after makeup, costume change and during filming, basically anything related to drama can only be uploaded after drama has finished airing.
3) two managers kept asking fans if they took any fan pics or fancams of HJ changing or after costume change yesterday.
4) drama team ordered food in yesterday; no one’s allowed to even go anywhere nearby.
chinese trans by molly_b on weibo:
현 중만바라봐님說的重點: 1) 劇組很生氣 因為流出的飯拍太多了 如果繼續這樣 可能連探班也不能去的了 2) 化妝, 換戲服, 拍攝中等等.. 所有飯拍可能都要電視劇結束了才能上傳了 ㅠㅠ 3) 昨天兩位經紀人一直問飯們有沒有拍換衣服的照片/影片 4) 昨晚劇組都叫飯出去 連附近也不准許接近
Tweeted by: Lala, Henecia
- 김현중 감격시대 【Asking your cooperation regarding Inspiring Generation spoilers】According to @hyun8606 Inspiring Generation’s staffs were angry because too many photos being spread out.
If fans keep share and spread spoilers, fans can’t be allowed to visit the shooting location any longer. Actually the previous day when HJ was arrived at the shooting location, a staff kept back fans from HJ and near the set.
Also fans shouldn’t share photo/video including Hyun Joong’s changing clothes. On the day when she was waiting for HJ to come out from the bus, his two managers kept checking fans if they were taking when HJ changing clothes.
Let’s take care not to bother and ruin the drama.
Tweet Update: TheAlienPrince
- IG China shooting (from ISH’s schedule):
Dec 19 – depart to China (via Gimpo)
Jan 2 – move to Shenyang
Jan 5 – back to Korea (via Incheon)
Tweet Credit: 501왕자
- Im Su Hyang official homepage schedule for Inspiring Generation filming http://ww3.sinaimg.cn
- Inspiring Generation will be working with this production coy in China for the filming of the drama http://www.weibo.com/taobaoyingshi
- TBYS weibo post: 韩国kbs2电视台制作的韩剧《感激时代》我公司正与韩方紧锣密鼓地筹划中。[Trans] We are working in full swing with KBS’s Inspiring Generation team.
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- [감격시대] 쇼케이스 그 뜨거웠던 열기의 현장 http://office.kbs.co.kr
Tweet Credit: 지우
- 어린 정태. 가야. 옥련 셋이 하는 촬영~^^
MORE PHOTOS from SHOWCASE
Kinda late … but THANKS to all concerned for the updates and Captions and Screen caps. Can’t wait for the drama ………..
Tweet Credit: KHJbelinda김현중
@khjbelinda #김현중 [Video]131207 KBS Entertainment Weekly #Inspiring_Generation cdt: http://cozy-blog.tistory.com/2387
Tweet Credit: SP
- Download link KBS ent weekly 131207 연중 김현중 감격시대 쇼케이스 ->다운 | Daum블로그 http://durl.me/6hpj7n
Tweet Credit: TheAlienPrince
- HJ: “I feel more at ease/comfortable to be the one being hit than to be the one who hit.” http://www.newsen.com
- HJ is really a good-hearted man.. a person who’d prefer to be hurt himself rather than hurting someone. Such a guy really deserves success!
- MC:”What made u sign (IG casting) contract?”
HJ:”I still haven’t signed it..” (*Laughter*)
HJ:”My company signed it.
Credit: Lala, Henecia
- [GIF] 김현중 ” 목젖 파악!” ㅋㅋ
- 김현중 감격시대 Our sweet Hyun Joong said he felt uncomfortable to hit a coactor so Kim Gap Soo gave a cool advice for him
- Accdg to Lim Soo Hyang, her kimono is worth 1 million won.
- Lim Soo Hyang got injured during the action scene~ she bruised her arm
- KHJ: ” Action scenes seems to be really hard. I prefer to be the one being hit than the one hitting.”
- KHJ: “There’s this one scene that I can’t redo it, it’s when I have to hit a sunbae’s neck and he told to me to just do it”
Screen Caps by: http://blog.daum.net/a-hlia
(HD1080) ★Kim Hyun Joong★ (Eng Sub) ღ★ I’M YOURS ღ♥ (Tonight concert 10-20-13) VIDEO BY ♪ 현중만 바라봐 ♪ Don’t re upload
Tweet Credit: ♥mikitty♥
- 【楽天市場】【1次予約】THE STAR 2014.1月号表紙：キム・ヒョンジュン(Kim Hyun Joong) ● 韓国発売日: 2013年12月20日予定 ● 弊社発送日: 2013年12月24日から順次発送予定 http://item.rakuten.co.jp/dongramyproject
[Fancams by KHJPERFECT/ HD Photos by Violet0606] Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) “INSPIRING GENERATION” Showcase at the Raum – 2013.12.02
Fancams Credit: KIMHYUNJOONG PERFECT
- 131202 김현중 Kim Hyun Joong @ 감격시대 쇼케이스
This is brilliant. Thanks Lala ……
Source/Cresdit: Lala, Henecia
- 【En Trans】김현중 감격시대 Inspiring Generation :: The introduction of the characters http://blog.naver.com/iam_lala
[Photos by KHJPERFECT + Fancams by 유미희] Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) INSPIRING GENERATION FIlming Updates – 2013.12.03
- Inspiring Generation, Jin Se Yeon has finished her first filming RT
@Jinseyeon 첫 촬영이 끝났어요 옥련이 가수데뷔하나~? XD
- 김현중 after rehearsal, going for lunch 20131203 KBS 감격시대 영월 리허설을 마치고 식사하러 나오는 KIM HYUN JOONG:
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- 김현중, preparying for shooting 20131203 KBS 감격시대 영월 촬영준비하는 KIM HYUN JOONG: via
@youtube by 유미희
[HD Photos by ahlia0606] Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) “Inspiring Generation” Showcase at the Raum – 2013.12.02
DOWNLOAD LINK: https://www.mediafire.com/?ouut3x8o5q65q4o
- Topless scene?? Hope he doesn’t catch a cold >.< RT
@khjthailand: OMG!! Shin Jung Tae 20131203 Inspiring Age Shooting
-  ‘Inspiring Age’ shooting at Gangwondo (cr:kimhyunjoong.tv)-pouring water on his body in such cold weather..
- Father & son, Shin YeongChul (Choi JaeSung) and Shin JungTae (KHJ) RT
@jamkkuleogihj 아버지와 아들… 신영출(최재성), 신정태(김현중)…
Tweeted by: 몰리
- Official English Title is ‘Inspiring Generation’
Credit: 감격시대 투신의 탄생
- Actor Son Byung Ho said that “I really like KHJ`s willingness to work hard“.
- From ‘Inspiring Generation’ Showcase. LSH: Deguchi Gaya can’t help but to be cruel to take revenge for her parents.
- From ‘Inspiring Generation’ Showcase. LSH: Gaya’s relationship with Jung Tae is kind of complex/complicated as he is her first love.
- From ‘Inspiring Generation’ Showcase. LSH: Even though Jung Tae is Gaya’s first love she has to be cruel for revenge.
Photos Credit: https://twitter.com/topstarnews/media
Photo Credit: https://twitter.com/unionpress/media
- 작년 야후어워드에서 팬여러분들이 보내주신화환을 웨이보에 올렸는데 올해는 드라마촬영이있어 참석하지 못했네요… 대신 작년 야후어워드 시상식때 매니저님이 찍어주셨던 사진 올려봅니다 늘 곁에있어주는 팬들 항상 고맙습니다^^
Translation Credit: SP
Brief translation of weibo post (from Chinese)
“Last year during the Yahoo awards I uploaded a photo of flower wreaths sent by fans.This year because of drama shooting I was unable to attend… These are photos from my manager’s phone during last year’s Yahoo awards. Thanks to the fans for always being with me”
Related News ………
Tweeted by: Lala, Henecia
- 감격시대 김현중 및 출연진 모음 RT
@simplyCodePink Inspiring Generation Cast [photo from weibo]
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- Q: Who’s your ideal type between Im SooHyang & Jin SeYeon? HJ answered ‘both’, causing laughter at scene RT
- SonByungHo:”An actor’s will & attitude is more important than his acting. HJ is very hardworking & his willingness to learn is very strong.”
- HJ’s cute expressions when he can’t hear the announcer asking for more poses http://www.unionpress.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=232531 …
- HJ: “Shin Jung Tae is a person with a lot of pain & loneliness but he’s a warm-hearted man. I’ll show you a really masculine image in AOF.”
- [HD pic] “Hanryu King’s statue-like jawline,” charming KHJ with striped suit & short hair http://www.dispatch.co.kr/news/redirect.asp?idx=22175
- [HD pic] “The eye smile that captivates women’s hearts.” http://www.dispatch.co.kr/news/redirect.asp?idx=22171 …
- [VIDEO][TD영상] ‘감격시대’ 김현중, 꽃미남에서 상남자로 변신 “기대해달라” | 미디어다음 http://durl.me/6hf2hh
Showcase Live Stream:
Tweet Credit: Chris Lyn
- [감격시대 쇼케이스] 한국 중국 일본 대만 홍콩 싱가폴 연합서포중 우주신감격떡
@loving_khj[AOF Showcase] KR CN JP TW HK SG Joint Support Rice Cakes
Tweet Updates: DeannaHyun
- the MAJESTIC BALLROOM “Inspiring Era” showcase venue.Cr: THE RAUM
- Apparently showcase venue at The Raum Credit: 悠然KHJ from weibo
- Main leads Kim Hyun Joong, Im Soo Hyang, Kim Kap Soo, Jin Se Yeon and others will be at the showcase later RT @MyloveKBS: 이곳은【 #감격시대 】쇼케이스가 진행될 현장이에요. 잠시 뒤 김현중 / 임수향 / 김갑수 / 진세연 등 주인공들의 모습 전해드릴게요!http://t.co/Srogc0tcKy
@PumpuiJoong: 20131201 Kim Hyun Joong Gift Hot Coffee for Fans 30 pieces cr:nanjoong kim
@nanet302 just started. HJ has not show face yet though arrived at venue.
Tweet Updates Credit as Tagged
@chikiyumi: 「感激時代」ショーケース…ステージが始まった♫(^ー^* )
- “When you fall in love ” .. RT
@howlovelylala: Now Yun Hyun Min (A-oki) singing
King Hyun Joong Perú
@KingHJPeru : ballad song at INSPIRING AGE show case ♥
- “Over the Rainbow” RT
@howlovelylala: Jin Se Yeon (Ok Ryeon)’s singing.. 진세영 이쁘다 ㅎㅎ 배우들 한명씩 나와서 노래 하는건가?
- Jin SeYeon is very pretty. Sang another song .. but can’t make out what it was.
- Fly me to the moon song at the showcase of INSPIRING AGE :3
- Now showing production clip ..
@howlovelylala: 어린 정태와 가야
After the Preview is the introductrion of the cast.
It’s young Shin Jung Tae’s turn …..
KBS2 ‘감격시대’ 쇼케이스 옴. 블록버스터가 될 것 같은 느낌. 주연 조연 다 쟁쟁하다. 쇼케이스도 공을 들인 티가 많이 남.
“Age of Feeling” showcase [131202
감격시대 주인공 김현중 임수향
감격시대 주인공들 김현중 멋~있다!!
- [★포토]김현중, ‘짧은 머리로 더 멋있어졌네’ http://star.moneytoday.co.kr/view/stview.php?no=2013120214554157341&outlink=2&SVEC …
- [MD포토] 김현중, ‘제가 감격시대 주인공이에요’ http://www.mydaily.co.kr/new_yk/html/read.php?newsid=201312021502401111&ext=da …
김현중-임수향-진세연, ‘완벽히 재연한 1930년대 패션’ http://www.mydaily.co.kr/new_yk/html/read.php?newsid=201312021500371110&ext=da …
@Violet606: 김현중 감격시대 쇼케이스 포스터 사진
Credit: KBS 한국방송
TweetBits AOF Casting:
KimJaeWook Cast as KimHyunJoong’s Rival in
#TheAgeofFeeling http://mwave.interest.me/enewsworld/en/article/52301/kimjaewook-joins-cast-of-the-age-of-feeling … two beautiful men, one drama #kimjaewook #kimhyunjoong