In the past two K-Pop Idol featurettes, I have introduced you guys to singers. So for this week, I decided to bring the focus back to drama and movie idols. So my dear readers, let me introduce you to Son Ye-Jin.
Name: Son Ye-Jin
Birthdate: January 11, 1982
Profession: Actress and Model
Education: Seoul Institute of the Arts (Film Arts Degree)
Hobbies: Listening to music and reading books
Most Recent Drama: Personal Taste (2010) with Lee Min-Ho
Son Ye-Jin is a versatile actress who has taken on a variety of roles. Her career started off in film when she was cast in a supporting role Secret Tears in 2000. Her first lead role in a drama was in "Delicious Proposal" (2001). She stamped her celebrity status in the Korean Cinema industry when she won the in the in ""(2002) for which she portrayed the character, Soo-In, who contracted leukemia since young.
Son Ye-Jin being the versatile actress that she was, she did not limit herself to portraying the typical innocent, nice girl characters. She starred in more mature and daring roles in her later films. She took on the role of a con artist in The Art of Seduction (2005), a femme fatale in Open City (2008), and a divorcee in the drama Alone in Love (2006). Her portrayal of a polyandrous woman (a woman having 2 or more husbands at the same time *a pretty busy woman, huh? lol*) in the movie My Wife Got Married (2008) in which she nabbed the Best Actress Award from the prestigious Blue Dragon Film Awards.
Her most recent work is the drama, Personal Taste (2010), based on the novel by Lee Sae-in of the same title, is a heartwarming love story between a charmingly clumsy woman, Park Gae-in (Son Ye-Jin) and her gorgeous roommate, Jeon Jin-hoo (Lee Min-Ho) a man who is only pretending to be gay in order to obtain information he’s certain is hidden in the Sanggojae (a traditional Korean house with modern touches).
|Son Ye Jin's "scandalous" photo that circulated around the internet, |
picture was deliberately cropped to avoid showing her delicate parts
In 2009, Son Ye-Jin was a victim of a malicious smear campaign. Photos of her sweet, smiling face wearing a sheer pink top with a nipple showing off started circulating around the internet. But of course, this was not really Son Ye-Jin’s posing in the photo but someone superimposed her face onto another person’s body. The editing was so flawless it, at first glance it looked genuine. Her agency, Barunson Entertainment, was quick to jump into her defense but the damage has been done, thanks to South Korea's high-speed broadband internet.