This morning, broadcaster Park Jiyoon hosted her 2nd bazaar entitled “The 2nd Beautiful Desire Sharing Bazaar” (literal translation) at the Tourist Information Center in Apgujeong, Gangnam, Seoul. Seen in attendance were several Mystic Entertainment artists including Cheondung and Superstar K Season 2 placer Jang Jae-in (in the photo below), Yoon Jongshin, singer Park Jiyoon, Gain, among others.
Source: jjjjennywon on Instagram
The proceeds from the 1st bazaar held in November last year were donated to charity.
Today at 2PM KST, MBC held a press conference for its new weekend drama “Make a Woman Cry” at their new building in Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul.
It began with a photo segment, introducing some of the actors in attendance who will be playing main characters in the drama.
This was followed by a preview of the drama. Then lastly was the interview segment which included Cheondung sitting for the panel.
Thanks to thunder mblaq on YouTube for the video upload
*There were audio problems during the live streaming
Interview translations (from news reports):
Cheondung when asked on his thoughts about becoming an actor:
I’ve had experience on a cable drama before, but I’ve never been on one that was aired on national television (for all the public to see), so I’m very nervous. I’m trying to study a lot. Although I lack a lot, I will work hard in order to come out well (on TV).”
When he was asked how he will hold up the image of a singer and a character in drama:
The concept we had when I was a singer in MBLAQ was sexy. In contrast, I will be taking on a pure and sickly role in the drama which is difficult. As of now, I don’t know if I will look healthy. In fact, because I have asthma, I think I’ll be able to do well. (drawing laughter from everyone)
It’s been a few months since I started to stand alone from MBLAQ, with a good director and good seniors, this new challenge becomes more of an excitement rather than a burden. And so I am spending everyday happily also preparing for a solo album. (adding good news for the fans who have been waiting)
What Director Kim Geunhong had to say about Cheondung being cast into the drama:
I didn’t know Park Sanghyun was MBLAQ Cheondung. When we first met at the first audition, there were 6 people who came and we gave them 5 minutes each. I even asked “Are you famous?” I was that ignorant. After a month, he was cast. He really suits the role of Kang Hyunseo. On set, the name ‘Cheondung’ doesn’t exist anymore. He memorizes a lot of dialogue at once and expresses it well.
For April Fools’ Day, which if you haven’t known already is celebrated every 1st of April (you can look up on Google about the origins of this holiday haha), Mystic Entertainment created this fake news site called “Mispatch” 😂
Mispatch News Facts April 1, 2015 First issue
Cheondung, image transformation renamed to ‘Lightning’
Singing activities as ‘Cheondung’, acting activities as ‘Lightning’…
New home in Mystic Entertainment “Cheondung”…renamed as “Lightning”
Having recently moved to his new home Mystic Entertainment, Cheondung has filed for a rename symbolizing a new start. With previous activities focused on music, Cheondung hopes to establish an image transformation with his renaming to “Lightning” as he plans to further extend his activities into acting.
Mystic Entertainment’s CEO Yoon Jongshin positively accepted Cheondung’s request and gave him encouragement.
Cheondung said that, with “Thunder” for music activities and “Lightning” for acting activities, he hopes the strong image of an all-around entertainer known as both “Thunder and Lightning” will be imprinted on the minds of the public.
In other news, Cheondung has been confirmed to star in MBC’s ‘Make a Woman Cry’ and thus begins his acting activities. ‘Make a Woman Cry’ is scheduled to air this April.
In the last article on the Mispatch webpage, it says Yoon Jongshin and “Mispatch” signed an agreement to monitor Mystic Entertainment’s artists, with Yoon Jongshin saying that now he can watch out for any secret love affairs and the artists protesting because it’s an invasion of their privacy 😂
Competing against 500 who auditioned, budding actor Shin Jiwoon joins the cast of “Make a Woman Cry.”
Through an audition conducted by MBC for the new weekend drama, Shin Jiwoon was chosen among fierce competition to play the role of Minseo. Minseo is the son of the second son of a wealthy family, Jinmyung (to be played by Oh Daegyu), and Hongran (Lee Taeran). Eunsoo and her son, Hyunseo, is expected to cause conflict to the family. Although he seems lively and displays the qualities of a proper upbringing, Minseo takes pain from the fact that his father seems to care more for his cousin Hyunseo than him.
The conflict between MBLAQ Cheondung/Park Sanghyun who will be playing Hyunseo and fresh new face Shin Jiwoon is expected to bring more interest from TV viewers. The drama’s first broadcast will be on April 18.