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

Gong Hyo-jin Turns Into Giddy Young Teacher

2005/04/11 | 265 views | Permalink | Source

"You can put away the image of the cold, steel-like actress Gong Hyo-jin. I will not be holding back anything with my comical side that I have kept inside me for so long".

TV Talent Gong Hyo-jin (26) is turning into a school teacher that takes charge in the town alleyways. She will be featured in SBS's new mini-series "The Hardtack Teacher and Sugar Candies" for Wednesdays and Thursdays as impulsive high school teacher "Na Bo-ri". It's her first TV series after 20 months since "Sang Doo! Let's go to school", a KBS mini-series that aired in 2003.

She played the role of a school teacher, "Chae Eun-hwan", in "Sang Doo", too. Counting "Memento Mori: the Second Ghostly High School Tale" and "No Manners", in which she was featured as a high school student, she seems to have a deep affinity with schools.

"If Chae Eun-hwan in Sangdoo was a teacher trapped in a certain set of rules, 'Na Bo-ri' is a hotheaded teacher, who will run around and take over the alleyways of her town. She would go out of control at times, but she keeps her hopes and dreams alive".

Na Bo-ri was a town legend in her high school days as the "Boss". But she's different from any other so-called "Bosses" of the neighborhood. She accidentally "pacifies" all the "fighters" of top-level school gangs when the alleyway wall collapses on them just before they beat her witless. So she becomes the "Boss" by luck, rather than for her "combat skills".

"The Hardtack Teacher and Sugar Candies" is a drama that will comically roll out a number of episodes at a high school to depict issues like teacher-student relationships and school violence. Na Bo-ri, who was kicked out of high school, decides to become a teacher because she could not forget the "pretty boy" art teacher she loved. However, the journey to becoming a teacher, fresh out of a college in a provincial town, is long and hard. But by a stroke of luck, she becomes a temporary language teacher under the condition of keeping an eye on Park Tae-in, a good-for-nothing son of a chairman at her home school, Jung-seok High School. The Gongs have come together for the show.

"I wouldn't be surprised if Mr. Gong Yu and I share the same DNA. Even the family origin (Gokbu Gong) is the same, and we seem to have a similar sense of humor. I'm afraid that this might stir up a scandal".

Gong Hyo-jin will be doing her own stunts, only befitting for her role of a teacher with a reputation of being the "legendary fighting champion". She does not spare an ounce of strength when filming scenes where she has to scramble in midair on a rope or fight with a pole.

"My body is well built for fighting. It toughened up hanging around boys in my high school days I spent in Australia. Don't you agree that my life-like fighting action is one of the finest around?"

Source :

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



 Previous news
  • Pianist of "Winter Sonata" Music to Hold Exhibition on Goguryo Art in Japan
    2005/04/11 (Source)

    Pianist "The Daydream" will hold an art exhibition in Japan with the main theme being murals of the Goguryo Kingdom. "The Daydream" gained great popularity when he recorded several pieces of music, including "Stepping on the Rainy Street", for the KBS TV drama "Winter Sonata". "Stepping on the Rai,...

  • Stamps Featuring Bae Yong-joon to Be Published in Korea and Japanuntries.
    2005/04/11 (Source)

    Stamps featuring actor Bae Yong-joon will be published concurrently in Korea and Japan, where no other celebrity or even popular cultural figure has been featured on stamps before. This unprecedented event is all the more meaningful as it comes at a time when Japanese politicians are causing contr,...

  • Oversea Film Festival hail Korean cinemas
    2005/04/11 (Source)

    Oversea Film Festivals are hailing one after another Korean cinemas.

    First off, the 5th Cordoba Animation Festival to be opened on April 27 in Cordoba, Argentina, invited two Korean animations in its Film section as well as video competition section and in its Internet animation competition sec,...

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.


Remove ads

Sign up




Visible, hide

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