In April, we named Lee Byung Hun one of Audrey’s Daily S.H.A.G.s (Smoking Hot Asian Guy). Clearly, Lee Min Jung agreed with us. Earlier today, it was announced that the two South Korean actors are tying the knot this August in Seoul. After an on and off relationship, the two were dubbed the “power couple” of the Korean entertainment industry after finally going public about their relationship last year. The couple has received quite a bit of support from fans and they hope the support will continue as they take their next step into marriage.
Lee Byung Hun began his acting career in Korea and became more known in the U.S. for roles such as Storm Shadow G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and more recently G.I. Joe: Retaliation. He will also appear in Red 2 which is out in theaters later this summer.
Lee Min Jung debuted in the Korean Entertainment industry at the age of 25. She had her big break though with her role in the popular drama Boys Over Flowers. She is continuing to gain popularity through her television and film work in South Korea.
We wish the best to these two and hope that their marriage is successful!
Kim Jo Kwang Su, one of Korea’s few openly gay film directors, will be holding Korea’s first gay marriage with his husband-to-be Kim Seung Hwan on September 7th. The director claims that he chose to announce his marriage to the public in hopes that homosexuals will soon be granted legal marriage rights. The two will be wedded with a ceremony, but the marriage will not be recognized legally in Korea.
The director’s fiance, Kim Seung Hwan commented, “I was able to stand here after receiving permission and support from my family, relatives and friends. My family was against my appearing before the public in person, and that′s why our wedding announcement was so delayed. They were worried about the slander that could come from some conservative groups; they weren′t against the marriage itself.” He then added that he wasn’t at all embarrassed of the relationship and the marriage to come.
Kim Jo Kwang Su claims that he is going to be inviting Moon Jae in (presidential candidate), Ban Ki Moon (UN Secretary General), and President Park Geun Hye. Kim states that by inviting people who hold leading positions in Korea, he hopes that they all can help in the advancement for the rights of the homosexual minority.
Kim Jo Kwang Su and Kim Seung Hwan are both very proud of their bold step towards equality. The director commented “Homosexuals should be given the same rights as heterosexuals. We’re going to work hard to legalize gay marriage in Korea.”
Regardless of your sexual orientation or even if you don’t believe in marriage – a beautiful wedding is still a beautiful wedding.
How Jim Lee’s kind gesture turned my husband’s Christmas gift into a memory of a lifetime.
I didn’t grow up reading comics, but I know a legend when I see one. I’ve seen the look in the eyes of friends and acquaintances when they talk about Jim Lee — whether he was their childhood hero, whether it meant so much to them to see an Asian name during a time when there weren’t very many Asian American role models, or whether they just remember being a kid so awed by his illustrations that they flipped back to the front of the comic to find out who the artist was. I respect anyone who’s inspired a generation of dazed looks and child-like admiration.
New York Times‘ Modern Love column is always a refreshing insight into the nuances and complexities of modern love.
In the latest column, Bringing Home the Wrong Race, actress (and all-around babe) Diane Farr (Californication, Numb3rs) writes about dating a Korean American man–and finding out his parents don’t approve of her because she’s white. She shares about the couple’s trials and tribulations to getting to where they are today–married with three kids.