Korean stars Hong Jong-hyun, Lee Soo-hyuk, Sung Joon, Kim Woo-bin and Kim Young-kwang are part of the “Model Avengers”. Photos: Getty Images, @hjonghyun/Instagram

‘Model Avengers’: meet 5 K-drama best friends who got their start in fashion

These five South Korean models-turned-actors all met during auditions or through work, soon becoming fast friends … but just how did they make their career switches?

18 Nov 2022 - 8:00AM

Kim You-jung, of Netflix’s 20th Century Girl, on music, acting and the ’90s

Kim You-jung, star of Netflix’s Korean film 20th Century Girl, talks about ’80s and ’90s music, feeling ‘confused and emotionally unstable’ when she turned 20, and her stance on love.

Kim You-jung, star of Netflix’s Korean film 20th Century Girl, talks about ’80s and ’90s music, feeling ‘confused and emotionally unstable’ when she turned 20, and her stance on love.

29 Oct 2022 - 4:15PM

Review | The Boys: Sol Kyung-gu plays lone good cop in overwrought drama

Sol Kyung-gu stars in The Boys, a drama directed by Chung Ji-young, which follows a true case of miscarriage of justice in South Korea from 1999. The cast are excellent but the story is overwrought.

Sol Kyung-gu stars in The Boys, a drama directed by Chung Ji-young, which follows a true case of miscarriage of justice in South Korea from 1999. The cast are excellent but the story is overwrought.

10 Oct 2022 - 6:50PM

Review | 20th Century Girl: Kim Yoo-jung shines in Netflix romantic comedy

Kim Yoo-jung plays the well-meaning but wilful Bo-ra, who is tasked with researching a potential love interest for her best friend, only for things to backfire. Byeon Woo-seok, Park Jung-woo and Roh Yoon-seo also star.

Kim Yoo-jung plays the well-meaning but wilful Bo-ra, who is tasked with researching a potential love interest for her best friend, only for things to backfire. Byeon Woo-seok, Park Jung-woo and Roh Yoon-seo also star.

8 Oct 2022 - 4:51AM

5 facts about Nana, the controversial star of new Netflix K-drama Glitch

Meet the K-pop idol-turned-actress born Im Jin-ah – from romance rumours to her tedious skincare routine and the ‘Barbie doll’ visuals that once sparked criticism

Meet the K-pop idol-turned-actress born Im Jin-ah – from romance rumours to her tedious skincare routine and the ‘Barbie doll’ visuals that once sparked criticism

11 Oct 2022 - 12:49PM

Opinion

Opinion | Biggest girl band in the world? Why K-pop’s Blackpink is the new Spice Girls

4 Nov 2020 - 11:35AM

Editorial | The soft power of BTS carries financial clout

The IPO of the management company behind the South Korean boy band has it valued at almost US$8.5bn.

17 Oct 2020 - 11:33PM

BTS’ first English single Dynamite – what we know so far

5 Aug 2020 - 8:00AM

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On the red carpet at the Busan International Film Festival. Photo: Busan International Film Festival

Explainer | Busan International Film Festival: the history, scandals and stars

Korea’s Busan International Film Festival returns to full strength in 2022. We recall the biggest films, the indie gems and the scandals at the “Cannes of Asia”, and its contribution to Asian and global cinema.

28 Sep 2022 - 5:27PM

Who is Lee Jung-jae’s girlfriend, Daesang Group heiress Lim Se-ryung?

She may be gaining spotlight for walking hand in hand with her famous hubby on the red carpet, but Lim Se-ryung has been making waves herself, away from showbiz …

She may be gaining spotlight for walking hand in hand with her famous hubby on the red carpet, but Lim Se-ryung has been making waves herself, away from showbiz …

25 Sep 2022 - 12:00PM

Review | Confidential Assignment 2: International – Hyun Bin in fun sequel

North and South Korean law enforcement agents team up again, and this time there’s an FBI agent in the mix. Im Yoon-ah, as the South Korean agent’s sister, has an expanded role.

North and South Korean law enforcement agents team up again, and this time there’s an FBI agent in the mix. Im Yoon-ah, as the South Korean agent’s sister, has an expanded role.

8 Sep 2022 - 1:45PM

Sorry for ‘leaving first’: Korean actress Yoo Ju-eun in apparent suicide

The sudden death of the Big Forest and Joseon Survival actress was announced on social media by her brother, who shared a note left by the 27-year-old thanking friends and family for unforgettable memories.

The sudden death of the Big Forest and Joseon Survival actress was announced on social media by her brother, who shared a note left by the 27-year-old thanking friends and family for unforgettable memories.

29 Aug 2022 - 6:32PM

Review | Seoul Vibe: Yoo Ah-in leads Korean take on Fast and Furious

Yoo Ah-in leads a gang of smugglers in Moon Hyun-sung’s Seoul Vibe, a 1980s-set action comedy thriller that tries to emulate the style of the Fast and Furious films.

Yoo Ah-in leads a gang of smugglers in Moon Hyun-sung’s Seoul Vibe, a 1980s-set action comedy thriller that tries to emulate the style of the Fast and Furious films.

24 Aug 2022 - 12:06AM

Review | Alienoid: Kim Woo-bin, Kim Tae-ri lead Korean sci-fi blockbuster

Korean movie stars Kim Woo-bin as a prison guard hunting for a magic crystal on a 14th-century Earth being used as by aliens as a prisoner-of-war camp.

Korean movie stars Kim Woo-bin as a prison guard hunting for a magic crystal on a 14th-century Earth being used as by aliens as a prisoner-of-war camp.

17 Aug 2022 - 5:15PM

Alienoid: Korean director Choi Dong-hoon on his return to sci-fi films

Korean movie director Choi Dong-hoon tells the Post about his love of science fiction, how he always wanted to make a sci-fi film, and how Netflix opened up the genre for Korean directors.

Korean movie director Choi Dong-hoon tells the Post about his love of science fiction, how he always wanted to make a sci-fi film, and how Netflix opened up the genre for Korean directors.

15 Aug 2022 - 7:15PM

Meet Ha Yoon-kyoung, the ‘spring sunshine’ of Extraordinary Attorney Woo

She plays the empathetic Choi Soo-yeon in Netflix’s Extraordinary Attorney Woo, but what else do you know about rising K-drama star Ha Yoon-kyoung?

She plays the empathetic Choi Soo-yeon in Netflix’s Extraordinary Attorney Woo, but what else do you know about rising K-drama star Ha Yoon-kyoung?

9 Aug 2022 - 12:35PM

Review | Carter: Joo Won is a fighting machine in ridiculous Netflix movie

Netflix movie Carter, directed by The Villainess’ Jung Byung-gil, has Joo Won’s insomniac agent trying to save the world from a zombie virus.

Netflix movie Carter, directed by The Villainess’ Jung Byung-gil, has Joo Won’s insomniac agent trying to save the world from a zombie virus.

4 Aug 2022 - 11:16PM

Review | Tomb of the River: bravado and bloodshed in generic Korean thriller

Korean crime thrillers are known for over-the-top violence, and Yoo Oh-seong and Jang Hyuk’s gangster and loan shark characters spill plenty of blood in this second-rate thriller.

Korean crime thrillers are known for over-the-top violence, and Yoo Oh-seong and Jang Hyuk’s gangster and loan shark characters spill plenty of blood in this second-rate thriller.

28 Jul 2022 - 9:45AM

7 Korean actors heading to Hollywood in 2022, from Jennie to Cha Eun-woo

From South Korea to Hollywood – which 7 Hallyu stars are set to appear in films this year in Tinseltown, and which US and global celebrities will they be acting with?

From South Korea to Hollywood – which 7 Hallyu stars are set to appear in films this year in Tinseltown, and which US and global celebrities will they be acting with?

25 Jul 2022 - 12:58PM

Who’s the richest Wooga Squad member? Net worths, ranked

They’re set to reunite for Disney+’s new In the Soop show, but from BTS’ V to Marvel’s Park Seo-joon, who is the richest of the gang?

They’re set to reunite for Disney+’s new In the Soop show, but from BTS’ V to Marvel’s Park Seo-joon, who is the richest of the gang?

27 Jul 2022 - 12:16PM

4 times Hwang Min-hyun proved he’s the ‘Prince Charming of K-pop’

He’s kind and ‘considerate’ but also dresses the part of prince … here are 4 reasons why Hwang Min-hyun is bona-fide K-pop royalty

He’s kind and ‘considerate’ but also dresses the part of prince … here are 4 reasons why Hwang Min-hyun is bona-fide K-pop royalty

20 Jul 2022 - 10:50AM

Park Chan-wook, Cannes best director winner, on his film Decision to Leave

Park, who won best director at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, talks about Decision to Leave being ‘a complete amalgamation’ of the romance and police drama genres.

Park, who won best director at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, talks about Decision to Leave being ‘a complete amalgamation’ of the romance and police drama genres.

19 Jul 2022 - 7:15PM

Meet Cha Eun-woo, the Astro and True Beauty star about to conquer Hollywood

Being a talented multi-hyphenate is all in a day’s work for Cha Eun-woo, who’s already won hearts in Korea with his handsome face and humble persona … so is he about to take a crack at Hollywood?

Being a talented multi-hyphenate is all in a day’s work for Cha Eun-woo, who’s already won hearts in Korea with his handsome face and humble persona … so is he about to take a crack at Hollywood?

13 Jul 2022 - 12:56PM