Park Yoochun’s stripe T-shirt, Gummy’s album-related interview on June 9th
Behind the story of working together with Park Yoochun
So then a welcomed guest will be making an appearance in the recording studio! It’s her colleague right from her agency, JYJ’s Park Yoochun-ssi. Tracing way back to the story of him being lured into the recording studio, it looks like we should get the words from the story of the song ‘Let’s Play’ included in the album.
“This song is a song I was going to give to another close male singer. Anyway it didn’t fit him and I didn’t think it was written for him. Consequently because there’s a promise ‘I’ll call you’, a girl will have the impression that it is more fun when singing these lyrics the other way around.”
In the middle of the song, there was a part where the male singer says, ‘All right, let’s leave’ and with the matter of whether who can be entrust to do his narration, the company had a big meeting take place too. Receiving the offer, Park Yoochun readily accepted even in the middle of being busy with his filming for drama [Three Days] at that moment and had come to the recording studio.
“Noona, I really like it. The song!” Arriving in the recording studio first before Gummy came, Park Yoochun admired Gummy’s title song flowing out. Then he recieved the lyrics to ‘Let’s Play’ and other than the lyrics being too sweet, he constantly had concerns about how to do the narration with some nuances together. He said, “I think it would be nice to naturally say it to my girlfriend.” When the narration was “Shall we go far away”; Gummy said, “I really like it. That’s exactly it. I love it.” while praising with a thumbs up. In addition, she ordered a more playful version, serious version, and laughing version. Piling up these gem-like narrations, it was very hard to decide which version to pick later.
“Yoochun-ssi, will you like to sing the refrain, do you want to hum it together? You are really good for the narration.” and I suggested the featuring on the spot. Gradually riding to the grooves, Park Yoochun also danced and sang the chorus of ‘Let’s Play’ together with me, and the atmosphere of the recording studio got really comfortable. While monitoring even when he finished the recording, he said, “Oh I really want to play.” and gave a little sigh, changing out of his bodyguard suit with “Let’s play on the filming set” is Park Yoochun.
Blockbuster movies are coming into theaters this summer.
With Director Bong Joon-ho undertaking his first production, movie ‘Sea Fog’ has its release up ahead for this summer, we are foretelling what’s interesting for audiences already to choose from to watch.
# ‘Sea Fog’, Director Bong Joon-ho’s first production
Due to be released this summer, ‘Sea Fog’ is in an unknown sea fog where one cannot see what’s in front of oneself, it is the piece of work about the story of six mercenary crew members on an old ship who are swept into an uncontrollable accident when they shift over to ferrying stowaways. From veteran actors to rising stars onscreen, it boasts the strongest casting combination of Kim Yoon-seok, Park Yoochun, Han Ye-ri, Lee Hee-joon, Moon Sung-geun, Kim Sang-ho, and Yoo Seung-mok; it is calling out to audiences’ expectations.
Above all, receiving critics’ and audiences’ enthusiastic support from his latest work ‘Snowpiercer’ –including ‘Memories of Murder’, ‘The Host’–, Director Bong Joon-ho –considered as Korea’s representative director– is attaining his first time producing the movie by Director Shim Sung-bo –who wrote the script to ‘Memories of Murder’– and is making headlines.
Revealing the 10-minute-long promotional video at the film market of the Cannes Film Festival, ‘Sea Fog’ is raising expectations, having sold for a higher amount that exceeds the average sales prices of South Korean films, by targeting buyers to make all of its seats sold out for the preview that was presented only twice.
Note: parts unrelated to Sea Fog were omitted.
Park Yoochun received a threat from a female college student that she will reveal damaging pictures about Park if she did not receive money and goods.
On the 10th of June, the Seoul Central District Court judge announced a sentence of imprisonment against the perpetrator, Kim (female, aged 30), with the evidence of the text message of her asking for 100,000,000 Won (roughly $100,000 American Dollars).
The judge stated, “The damages towards the victim were about 100,000,000 won and there was no agreement met between the two parties. Considering the amount of damages that the celebrity and company received and the nature of the crime, its decision was heavy. Also, the perpetrator threatened the victim by acting like she knew someone in the press and media.”
In February, Kim went to a shopping area in the early mornings pretending that she was Park Yoochun’s past girlfriend and picked up a cellphone.
While Kim was looking through the phone, which did not have a security passcode, she saw pictures of Park Yoochun and saw the correspondence between the cellphone’s owner and Park.
After deciding that the information she discovered was personal information that could cause harm, Kim called Park Yoochun’s company and asked for 100,000,000 Won.
Park Yoochun’s manager met up with Kim and said that he will give her the 100,000,000 Won. However, the manager went to the police and reported the crime. The next day, the manager met up with Kim, and police who were watching the scene caught Kim at the scene and arrested her.
On the 9th of June, Gummy held a showcase for the upcoming release of her new mini-album, “I Loved..Have No Regrets”, in which she greatly praised JYJ’s Park Yoochun for his great work on featuring in her comeback album.
On her upcoming mini-album, Park Yoochun will be featuring on one of her self-composed songs, “Let’s Play”, in which she explained, “Honestly, I wrote this song to give to another artist… These days, a lot of girls are becoming more brave, and so I wrote this seasonal song about a girl asking a boy out to a trip together. I needed someone who could both sing and act well because there was going to be some narration towards the end, and I think Park Yoochun did a such a great job and made it a great song.”
Not only did Park Yoochun feature in one of the songs on her mini-album, but Loco will also be featuring in one of her songs.
Furthermore, songs composed by Wheesung and Hwayobi will also be included in the tracklist for the new mini-album, which will be released on the 10th of June.
[NEWS] Gummy Returns: “All Thanks to Park Yoochun’s Featuring” via KpopStarz
Director Bong Joon-ho spoke about his thoughts on embarking as a movie producer through ‘Sea Fog’.
Meeting with Newsen before the screening of documentary movie ‘Graphic novel Le Transperceneige, from the white page to the black screen’ presented at Platoon Kunsthalle in Gangnam, Seoul on June 6, Director Bong Joon-ho talked about his next piece of work as his first produced film ‘Sea Fog’ (directed by Shim Sung-bo, production by Haemoo Co., Ltd.).
Director Bong Joon-ho said, “I plan to begin on promoting ahead for movie ‘Sea Fog’ opening in August after doing North American promotions” for ‘Snowpiercer’.
The movie that Director Bong Joon-ho is embarking on his first production, ‘Sea Fog’ is in an unknown sea fog where one cannot see what’s in front of oneself, it is the piece of work about the story of six mercenary crew members on an old ship who are swept into an uncontrollable accident when they shift over to ferrying stowaways. It boasts the strongest casting combination –from veteran actors to rising stars onscreen–; Kim Yoon-seok, Park Yoochun, Han Ye-ri, Lee Hee-joon, Moon Sung-geun, Kim Sang-ho, and Yoo Seung-mok.
In particular it completed pre-sales to 5 countries: Japan, France, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore; for a higher amount that exceeds the average sales prices of South Korean films, as well as, sold out all its seats amid overseas buyers’ great interests with only its 10-minute-long promo video at the film market of this year’s Cannes Film Festival.