Pinterest
NewsLetter DailyWeekly
 
My HanCinema | Sign up, Why ? Your E-mail   Password    Auto| Help
HanCinema :: The Korean Movie and Drama Database, discover the South Korean cinema and drama diversity Contact HanCinema HanCinema on TwitterFaceBook HanCinema PageHanCinema on Twitter

Divorce No Longer a Death Knell for Celebrity Careers

2009/10/08 | 1468 views | Permalink | Source

The news of actress Jang Shin-young's divorce after three years of marriage shocked and dismayed many fans, especially since it came not long after she modeled for a children's clothing company with her son. Words of encouragement flowed in from fans as it was reported later that Jang is doing her best to get back on her track despite the personal turmoil.

Fortunately for Jang, divorce no longer means the end of an actress' career. Lee Hye-young, whose marriage to singer Lee Sang-min-IV ended in 2005, is as successful as ever. She is now working not only as an actress but also as a beauty book writer and businesswoman, recently expanding her clothing company with the successful launch of an underwear brand. Singer-turned-actress Chae Jung-an also made a successful comeback after divorcing in 2007 with the TV drama "Coffee Prince". Actress Shin Eun-kyung split from her husband the same year without any interruption in her career. Top actress Go Hyun-jung, whose eight-year marriage to the son of a prominent chaebol family ended in 2003, is currently appearing in the hit TV soap "Queen Seon-deok" and is a highly-coveted spokesmodel.

Seeing divorced stars actively pursuing their careers was unimaginable even in the 1990s. Celebrities who split from their spouses had to keep it as quiet as possible, because divorce, especially for female celebrities, was often a career-ending stain on their image and reputations.

But the winds of change began to blow earlier this decade. Amidst a more open and liberal social atmosphere, fans began to pay closer attention to how stars dealt with their personal issues like marriage and divorce rather than the issues themselves. This allowed advertisers to be more lenient with celebrities who divorced. An advertising industry executive said, "Even though a divorce can badly affect a star in the short-term, its long-term implications are usually minimal".

Source : www.chosun.com...

Attention You're reading the news with potential spoilers, make them spoiler free, dismiss


 

 

 Previous news

Subscribe to HanCinema Pure to remove ads from the website (not for episode and movie videos) for US$0.99 monthly or US$7.99 yearly (you can cancel anytime). The first step is to be a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show up.

Settings

Remove ads

Sign up

Sharing

Activate

Spoilers

Visible, hide

Learn to read Korean in 90 minutes or less using visual associations