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Five Fun Facts About Jung Il Woo

This week, actor Jung Il Woo made news by switching agencies, signing with Haru Entertainment. His new agency promises to actively promote the Hallyu actor, who already won hearts in “The Return of Iljimae,” “Flower Boy Ramen Shop” and “The Moon Embracing The Sun.”

But before he becomes even more famous, here are a few facts you may not know about him.

1. Jung did not plan to study acting. He wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a television news anchorman, so he studied broadcasting at the Seoul Institute of the Arts, before transferring to the Theater and Film Department of Hanyang University.

 

2. He’s secretly a member of F4. Well, not really but he pals around with two actors who played F4 members in “Boys Over Flowers.” He went to high school with Lee Min Ho, who played Goo Jun Pyo, and is good friends with actor Kim Beom, who played So Yi Jung. In high school, Jung Il Woo and Lee Min Ho were part of a group of good-looking guys not unlike F4.

In 2006, the two friends were in a car accident that resulted in serious injuries.

“We’ve known each other since we were kids,” said Jung of Lee Min Ho. “But then we were in a life-and-death situation together, so now we’re friends who’ve hovered close to the afterlife together.”

Jung refers to Kim Beom, his “Unstoppable High Kick” co-star as being like a younger brother.

“When I was having rough times, he was there for me, and when he had troubles, I was there for him,” said Jung. “We’ve known each other for five years now. We sometimes go to each other’s houses and hang out, and we go to saunas together too. He’s a really dear friend to me.”

3. Jung Il Woo is really frank, whether he is talking about ratings, something most actors claim they don’t care about, or his dating style. He admits that he likes to say what he feels but that doesn’t mean some of his statements don’t embarrass him.

“When I am in a relationship I tend to get passionate fast, then cool down fast,” he said when asked about his dating style. “But my relationships and dating style do change every year. I wish I could take back what I said before.”

4. Although he kayaked and hiked on the show “One More Time: Ready Action,” his own hobbies are not so action oriented. He likes to watch films and write online reviews, go shopping and hang out with friends.

5. His favorite foods are cake and satay, although his favorite breakfast food is traditional doenjang soup with tofu and vegetables.

“My mother cooks it deliciously,” said Jung. “If my future wife doesn’t know how to cook, it I can teach her.”

While his female fans may be pleased to learn that no kitchen skills are required for the real-life role of Jung Il Woo’s wife, he says he has no plans to marry until he is 30.

Source: kpopstarz

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2NE1’s Sandara Park Tempts Jung Il Woo to Come Out and Play

Reminding everyone that these two are actually friends, 2NE1’s Sandara Park and Jung Il Woo kept a fun conversation going on Twitter.

On May 20, Sandara Park tweeted, “Il Woo~ Hi?!? We’re going to Hanyang University’s festival tomorrow – you’re coming right? Play with your colleagues! ^_^”

Unfortunately for Sandara Park, Jung Il Woo, currently a Hanyang University student, replied back, “I have to study…so I don’t think I can go. Sing a lot of fun songs!”

But Sandara Park was not willing to give up easily as she soon added, “Kekeke What~You should play when you can!! Singing along is a given!! I’ll be waiting~^^”

 

Giving in too easily, Jung Il Woo finally answered, “Than shall I play tomorrow~~” which Sandara Park quickly added, “Play play!! Because it’s a festival!!! ^^ Eh Eh Eh Eh Eh Eh Eh ~~”

On May 21, 2NE1 performed at Hanyang University, participating in the annual college festival.
The two became friends after appearing in MBC’s The Return of Iljimae in 2009.

Photo Credit: Jung Il Woo and Sandara Park’s Twitters

Source: enewsworld
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Sandara Park and Jung Il-Woo Shows Off their Close Friendship, “Are You Coming to See 2NE1?”

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Actor Jung Il-Woo and 2NE1′s Sandara Park shows off their friendship through SNS!

On the 20th, Sandara Park posted a question to Jung Il-Woo through Twitter“Il-Woo~ Hello?!? We’re going to Hanyang University Festival tomorrow, are you coming? Have fun with your seniors and juniors and with Dongki-nim too! ^_^” to which Il-Woo then replied, “I need to study.. So it seems I might not be able to go…. Sorry~ Sing a lot of fun songs!” expressing his regret.

However, Sandara Park was undeterred, “What~ Fine! Play when we play!!! You have to!!! Will expect you to come~^^” urging him to come to the group’s performances. In the end, Jung Il-Woo gave in to Sandara Park, saying, “So then tomorrow, we will play~~” he said. Finally, Sandara Park said, “Play, play!!! It’s a festival anyways!!! ^^ Eh eh eh eh eh eh eh~~” ending their conversation on an excited and happy tone.

Netizens who read their posts commented, “What? So you guys are close friends? I didn’t know that,” “It’s so cute how these two are talking about festivals and invitations. A surprising connection that warms the heart,” “It looks like these two kept their friendship warm ever since the Iljimae days. It’ll be good to see him in the college festival after working hard,” “Sandara Park- and Jung Il- Woo’s unexpected friendship,” “Sandara Park and Jung Il- Woo’s faces are both tiny,” “Don’t Sandara Park and Jung Il-Woo give off a close friends force? No, Sandara Park-noona….” “I hope that Sandara Park and Jung Il-Woo’s friendship never changes,” “These two are really friendly towards each other,” “I hope that Jung Il-Woo really does go to the Hanyang University Festival,” “Jung Il-Woo, I look forward to seeing you at the festival as well,” “Sandara Park and Jung Il- Woo are two good people,” “Sandara Park and Jung Il-Woo, please meet me at the festival,” “Sandara Park is too cute,” “Thanks to Twitter, we find out that these two are good friends,” “How did this happen?” “How did I not know about Sandara Park and Jung Il- Woo’s friendship before this?” “These two are really close friends?” “An unexpected but warm friendship”  showing their reactions.

Credits: WeLoveDara

Source: Nate 1, 234

Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

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Jung Il Woo Signs With His Own Agency Haru Entertainment

Jung Il Woo turned down all the other hundred-million-won contracts to sign with his own agency Haru Entertainment.

On May 2, Haru Entertainment announced through an official press release that it had “signed an exclusive contract with the hallyu star Jung Il Woo.”

The actor had been receiving love calls from many agencies after leaving Soop Entertainment, but he had decided to found his own agency in order to concentrate on his own promotions as an actor.

On May 1, he had tweeted a photo hinting toward his new contract, showing himself holding a piece of paper that read, “Your frog (Jung Il Woo′s nickname) is doing well~~^^. The spring sun is so warm~ Haru (a day) is coming.”

The release added, “Jung Il Woo is an actor that is well known in Asian countries such as Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Thailand, and he wields great influence. We will make sure to have fans meet with Jung Il Woo more often, and we will support him like a family using all our systems to help him mature as a good actor.”

Jung Il Woo is currently considering his next piece.

Photo credit: Jung Il Woo′s Twitter

Source : enewsworld
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[130424] News from “smilwoo” Japan Official Fanclub

“smilwoo”スタッフです。

チョン・イルさんの近況を少しお知らせします。イルさんは今週、大学の中間テストのため、勉強に集中しながら、忙しい毎日を送られています。
テスト明けの来週には、”smilwoo”の皆さまにメッセージをお送りします、とのこと。

イルさんの中間試験の成功を祈りつつ、是非楽しみにお待ちください!

[Trans]

SMILWOO’s staff,
Let you know about Jung Il Woo recently, he has midterm test on this week. He is busy with studying. So he will send us msg next week after he has done with test. Please looking forward and bless him with exam as well!

translated by @BesideWoo

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Jung Il Woo Plans to Set Up His Own Agency

It has become known that after leaving Management Soop, Jung Il Woo is leaning towards setting up his own agency.

The actor has been receiving many love calls from various agencies as a free agent after his departure from his former agency. Many of them offered hundreds of millions of won, but instead of signing with them, he recently decided to set up his own agency.

A source close to Jung Il Woo said, “Japan and China have been showing great interest in Jung Il Woo. He will be setting up his own agency with help from an acquaintance who can systemize his management. His decision was also influenced by how he hasn′t served his military duties yet. It seems he thinks he should promote alone for a year or two before his enlistment, instead of signing a long contract with another agency.”

The source added, “There is a high possibility his mother will be listed as the corporate representative, and many officials in entertainment and advertisement, who have been close with the actor since his debut, will join him at his agency.”

Jung Il Woo′s mother is an authority in cloth and fabrics. She teaches at the Korea National University of Cultural Heritage and was manager of the Antique Cloth Laboratory.

Jung Il Woo first rose to stardom through MBC′s High Kick and has been leading an impressive career through his appearances in The Return of IljimaeFlower Boy Ramen Shop and The Sun and the Moon.

Source: enewsworld
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