[News Trans] Bae Yong Joon, Lee Young Ae, Who are they?
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[mydaily = Reporter Bae Kook Nam] * Top star actor and actress, Bae Yong Joon and Lee Young Ae, who haven’t appeared in any drama or movie for 3-5 years, have problems!
Top star actor and actress, Bae Yong Joon and Lee Young Ae continuously appear in the media, and we can see and hear of them through commercials. But it’s hard to see them as an actor/actress, which is their regular occupation, in a drama or movie.
“Are Bae Yong Joon and Lee Young Ae an actor/actress?” The viewers, audiences, and public are criticizing them because they haven’t appeared in any drama or movie which makes actors/actresses keep their high popularities for a while.
Lee Yong Ae hasn’t appeared in any drama or movie for five years and Bae Yong Joon hasn’t appeared as an actor for three years.
Lee Young Ae meets the public through commercials, not movies or dramas, since the movie “Sympathy For Lady Vengeance” in 2005.” August 24th of last year, she married in the States with a US Korean resident and it was expected that it might be harder for her to work as an actress.
She returned to school when she married, and she is concentrating on the studying (the doctor’s course at the Han Yang Graduate School). She clearly expressed her opinion that the marriage and study would not interfere with her acting by saying “I’ll act if there is a good piece.”
But it’s known that there isn’t any drama or movie that she plans or considers to appear in at this time.
Lee Young Ae hasn’t appeared as an actor for five years, and many people are disappointed. There have also been comments stating that since she is a top star she should appear as an actress more often to show for her top star status.
The expectations and disappointment from the public regarding Bae Yong Joon aren’t so different. He rarely appears as an actor, not like the other Hallyu stars, such as Lee Byung Hun, Song Seong Hun, and Kwon Sang Woo, who actively work in dramas or movies. After “TWSSG” in 2007, he has not made an appearance as an actor to the public. There are rumors about a possible appearance in a drama such as ‘Dream High’, but his appearance has not been confirmed.
It’s a problematical attitude for a top star actor/actress who has a tremendous popularity if he/she does not communicate with the public through dramas or movies for 3 or 5 years.
Lee Soon Jae, 77 years old, has been acting for 54 years, and Yoon Yeo Jeong, 63 years old, has been acting for 44 years. They have made the viewers and audiences cry and laugh through countless dramas and movies for such a long time, and we were touched by their realistic and truthful talent.
Responding to the question, how long they are going to continue acting, Lee Soon Jae said, “I’m going to retire if I keep making mistakes and disturbing the others due to my memory lapses.”, and Yoon Yeo Jeong said, “I want to continue acting until I am not able to memorize the lines.” They also added that there was no reason for being described as an actor/actress if they don’t act.
Once, the singer Cho Yong Pil, the King of the singers who holds a tour concert nationwide every year and sings enthusiastically on stage, said this, “A singer who no longer sings on stage is not a singer.”
Bae Yong Joon and Lee Young Ae, both are the most loved actors/actresses by the public. When can we see them again as an actor/actress in a drama or movie?