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[COVERAGE] tvN’S MEGA DRAMA ​ENTOURAGE PRESS CONFERENCE WITH MAIN CASTS SEO KANG-JOON & LEE DONG-HWI



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On Tuesday, 22nd of November, two main cast of tvN’s mega drama, Entourage, Seo Kang Joon and Lee Dong Hwi had a press conference with media from Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan at RWS Singapore.

They shared their favourite memories about filming the drama, and travelling around Korea was Seo Kang Joon’s favourite moment. The drama was filmed not only in Seoul, thus it required the actors to travel around places for filming. The casts will also play games with punishments, and Lee Dong Hwi lost in a game when they were in Busan and he had to stand in the pouring rain for 5 minutes. In the end, the poor actor caught a cold. The MC commented that fans are going to be all ready and shelter him from the rain next time, come on fans ;).

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Entourage is a Korean re-make of the popular US drama series of the same title, starring Seo Kang-joon, Cho Jin-woong, Lee Gwang-soo, Park Jung-min and Lee Dong-hwi. The drama surrounds the “bromance” among young popular actor, Cha Young-bin (Seo Kang-Joon) and his childhood best buddies Lee Ho-jin (Park Jung-Min), Cha Joon (Lee Kwang-Soo) and “Turtle” Geobook (Lee Dong-hwi), as well as the interesting encounter with Kim Eun-gab (Cho Jin-woong), CEO of Cha Young-bin’s management agency. (Text from tvN Asia) 

However, both actors cleared that they are the total opposites of their characters in the drama and in real life. The role Seo Kang Joon takes on in the drama is a top star in Korea, which is what he wants to become, lives a extravagant life that he wonders if its the way how Korean top star live. He always stay at home to play with his cat, or invites his friends over for beer or walk along Han River alone. Unlike his character in the drama, where Cha Young Bin goes to a lot of hot places to hang out with his friends. The only similarity he has with Young Bin is that he will suit his friends’ desire and do what they want.

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As for Lee Dong Hwi, he is also the type of person which likes to stay at home to play his playstation. Unlike his character which likes to go out a lot and is very dependent on his friends for everything as he doesn’t earn money, he is a very independent person who will like to solve his own problems without relying on his friends. Both of them are actually total opposites of their character where in real life they love to stay at home.

Dong Hwi also commented that acting is not easy for him, as every single second in his acting career is a challenge for him. He is always worrying about what role he should take on next. He gave his best in his role of being a good friend of Young Bin and he hope that it is being delivered to the viewers through the show.

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Seo Kang Jun wanted to show a different image from his role Baek In Ho in his previous drama, Cheese in the Trap, he too, was also worrying about the type of roles he choose to take on for his future plans. Baek In Ho is a young man in his 20’s so he is a simple guy chasing after his dreams with a sad story, while in Entourage he is playing as a growing celebrity in the entertainment industry. Thus it is two very different characters for him.

In Reply 1998, Lee Dong Hwi was portraying as a lonely guy with no friends and he has to strive for everything alone. While in Entourage, he has a famous celebrity friend thus the lifestyle is very different. In Entourage, he plays a witty character but which is actually a total opposite of what he is in real life.

On why viewers should watch this drama, Seo Kang Joon commented that it conveys the happiness of the entertainment industry and it about love and friendship. Lee Dong Hwi also added on that if anyone is curious about the Korean entertainment industry, they should watch the drama. It also shows how the main cast mature through the industry.

Entourage

Premiere expressly on tvN on 7 November,

Every Monday and Tuesday, at 9:15 pm

Singtel TV 518 (HD) / 619 (HD); StarHub TV 824 (HD).

View photos from the Press Conference here:

ENTOURAGE PRESS CONFERENCE PHOTO SET

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Kpress would like to thank tvN for the invitation!

Coverage & Transcript by: Joey

Photos by: Clarabelle

[EVENT] SEO KANG-JOON & LEE DONG-HWI FROM tvN’S MEGA DRAMA ENTOURAGE MEET & GREET ON 22 NOV

tvN’s brand new mega TV drama – Entourage – will premiere on 4 November in Korea. Over in Asia-Pacific, Entourage will premiere expressly on tvN on 7 November, every Monday and Tuesday, at 9:15 pm (GMT+8; Singtel TV 518 (HD) / 619 (HD); StarHub TV 824 (HD)). To promote this highly anticipated express drama in Asia, tvN Asia will bring the main cast Seo Kang-joon and Lee Dong-Hwi to Singapore and meet up with fans in a public meet-and-greet event at Bugis Square in 22 November. Stay tuned with tvN Asia for further updates.

Entourage, is a Korean re-make of the popular US drama series of the same title, starring Seo Kang-joon, Cho Jin-woong, Lee Gwang-soo, Park Jung-min and Lee Dong-hwi. The drama surrounds the “bromance” among young popular actor, Cha Young-bin (Seo Kang-Joon) and his childhood best buddies Lee Ho-jin (Park Jung-Min), Cha Joon (Lee Kwang-Soo) and “Turtle” Geobook (Lee Dong-hwi), as well as the interesting encounter with Kim Eun-gab (Cho Jin-woong), CEO of Cha Young-bin’s management agency.

tvN’s mega TV drama – Entourage – will premiere expressly in Asia-Pacific on 7 November, every Monday and Tuesday, at 9:15 pm (GMT+8). tvN is available in 10 Asia-Pacific countries, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Australia. tvN, where fun takes off!

[COVERAGE] tvN’s Go Go with Mr Paik Featuring Onew & Chaeyeon Media Interview

 

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tvN’s brand new show, with Korean Celebrity Chef Paik Jong Won –  Go Go With Mr. Paik in Singapore (白老师放煮假新加坡篇) starring Chef Paik, SHINee’s Onew and DIA’s Jung Chae Yeon had their media interview on the 2nd of November, when they were in Singapore to film their show. The trio had went around Singapore to experience the local markets and also to whip up some Singaporean dishes. Chef Paik also whipped up some special dishes for the upcoming Chirstmas for Onew, Chae Yeon and some special guests.

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In terms of what type of Singapore cooking style of crabs, Onew prefers the pepper crab while Chaeyeon likes the chilli crab. Chef Paik feels that there are many people who can cook well, so he decided to give confidence to those beginners whom are still learning to cook, thus he position himself as someone who cooks simple dishes.

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Between Onew and Chaeyeon, Chef picked Onew as a potential good cook as he is talented in food tasting and is able to express the food taste very well. Despite the difference in the ingredients (spices), both Onew and Chef Paik feels that there is no big difference in Singaporean and Korean dishes. The staples are rice, noodles and fried food. Onew even pick up skills on how to cook his own dishes according to his taste from Chef Paik.

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On who to bring along in their groups for a food trip together, Onew picked Taemin as he eats really well & Chaeyeon picked Yebin as she is close to her.  Being the second time that they have filmed together, Chaeyeon didn’t feel any awkwardness with Onew as he is very nice and freindly despite being the sunbae. Chef Paik agrees on that Onew is very humorous and he knows how to entertain everyone. If we communicate with him in Korean, you will understand how funny he is.

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View photos of the media interview here: tvN Go Go With Mr. Paik Media Interview feat Onew & Chaeyeon Photo Set

GO GO WITH MR. PAIK in Singapore

Airing on tvN

Mondays, 19 Dec and 26 Dec @ 10.30pm

Singtel TV 518 (HD) / Channel 619 (HD) and StarHub TV Channel 824 (HD)

Kpress Singapore would like to thank tvN for the invite to this media interview.

Photos and text by: Joey

Transcript by: Brenda

[SHOW] tvN’s GO GO WITH MR. PAIK with Paik Jong Won, Onew & Jung Chae Yeon

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tvN’S NEW VARIETY SHOW PAIK JONG-WON’S GLOBAL COOK-TOPIA – GO GO WITH MR. PAIK

PAIK JONG-WON, ONEW & JUNG CHAE-YEON REUNITE IN THE LION CITY

CHEF PAIK UNVEILS SECRET CHRISTMAS PARTY MENU

Singapore (2 November 2016) – tvN’s brand new variety programme – Korean celebrity Chef Paik Jong-won’s global Cook-topia – Go Go With Mr. Paik in Singapore (白老师放煮假新加坡篇), starring Chef Paik, Onew from SHINee and Jung Chae-yeon from DIA, will premiere in Asia-Pacific on 19 December (Monday) at 10:30pm (GMT+8). This marks the first reunion of Chef Paik, Onew and Jung Chae-yeon after the three of them spent an amazing “family” time in Kudat back in August this year.

Go Go With Mr. Paik in Singapore is the finale of the three-part programme, Go Go With Mr. Paik, which is produced jointly by tvN Korea and tvN Asia. Singapore is chosen as one of the filming locations for the programme as the country is well known as a food haven offering diverse and distinct cuisine to suit every palate.

Through the programme, viewers will be able to discover the richness of Singapore’s gastronomic culture which is influenced by its strong multicultural heritage, as well as innovative concepts which reflect contemporary Singapore.

In Go Go With Mr. Paik in Singapore, viewers will also get an authentic visual experience of Singapore home cooking as Chef Paik, Onew and Jung Chae-yeon explore the local markets in Little India and Chinatown for ingredients to whip up some local delicacies, such as kaya toast,laksa, bak ku teh and chicken rice. In view of the approaching Christmas, Chef Paik will reveal his special party menus for his beloved “nephew” Onew, “niece” Jung Chae-yeon, and some “special guests”. The trio will also spend some “play time” at Singapore’s top attractions in Sentosa where their Manor is located – experiencing thriller rides in Universal Studio Singapore and immersing themselves in the magical waterworld at the impressive S.E.A. Aquarium. To preserve the tradition of the programme, the uncle-nephew-niece trio once again enjoy a “eat, sleep, eat” (먹고자고먹고) vacation.

In Go Go With Mr. Paik, Chef Paik travels to various cities in Southeast Asia with one male idol and one female idol, making use of local ingredients to create Southeast Asian cuisines. The first stop took place in Kudat, Malaysia, starring Chef Paik, Onew and Jung Chae-yeon (aired on 23 September). The second stop takes place in Krabi, Thailand, starring Chef Paik, Lee Seung-hoon from WINNER and Gong Seung-yeon, which will be aired on 28 November (Monday) at 10:30pm (GMT+8). The 2016 Finale of Chef Paik Jong-won’s overseas project – Go Go With Mr. Paik in Singapore is supported by the Singapore Tourism Board and will premiere in Asia-Pacific on 19 December (Monday) at 10:30pm (GMT+8).

tvN is available in 10 Asia-Pacific countries, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Australia, with subtitles in English, Chinese, Thai, Bahasa Malaysia and Bahasa Indonesia. tvN, where fun takes off!

Programme Sponsors:

Gmarket

Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation

Venue Sponsor:

Capella Hotel Singapore

Supporting Organisation:

Singapore Tourism Board

GO GO WITH MR. PAIK in Singapore

Airing on tvN

Mondays, 19 Dec and 26 Dec @ 10.30pm

Singtel TV 518 (HD) / Channel 619 (HD) and StarHub TV Channel 824 (HD)