[News] Idols on the Big Screen

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After news of Big Bang’s Seungri being casted in the upcoming movie ‘71′ was released, public interest on the subject of idol group members taking on the big screen has once again been piqued. The first case of idol involvement in a movie was in 1998, when 6-member group Sechskies appeared in the movie ‘Seventeen’. Because it was based on the youngsters at that time and also because it was the first time idols have starred in a movie, it became quite a controversial project.

Subsequently in 2004, Sechskies member Eun Jiwon appeared in the movie ‘High School Girl Gets Married’, together with Im Eun Kyung.

In 2000, H.O.T also took on the big screen with a 28-minute-long 3D movie ‘Age Of Peace’. The short film was set in the year 2200, and featured H.O.T members competing for the Galaxy Cup. The movie also starred Dana of CSJH The Grace.

That was followed by ‘Emergency Measures No.19′, produced by gagman Seo Sewon. The movie became a hot topic of discussion as it featured many top idol acts of that time, including Shinhwa, Fin.K.L and NRG among others.

In the summer of 2006, it was DBSK’s turn to step into the limelight when they filmed ‘Vacation’, a story based on the adventures of the 5 members while on vacation.

The whole group of Super Junior also took part in the movie ‘Attack On The Pin-up Boys’ in 2007, which attracted more than 100,000 people to the cinemas. Super Junior member also featured in the 2008 movie ‘Romantic Comic’.

‘Meanwhile, So-hee of the Wonder Girls shared screen time with actresses Lee Mi Sook and Kim Min Hee in the 2008 movie ‘I Like It Hot’, and received some positive reviews for her performance.

In addition, Shinhwa members have also had starring roles in movies too – Lee Minwoo in ‘Wontak’s Angel’, Kim Dongwan in ‘Spin Kick’ and Eric in ‘Diary of June’. Former G.O.D member Yoon Kye Sang featured in the movies ‘Flying Boys’, ‘Six Years In Love’ and ‘Beastie Boys’, and former S.E.S member Eugene has also starred in ‘Unstoppable Marriage’, ‘That Man’s Book Page 198′ and ‘Romantic Island’.

Source: Star News
Translations: midnightgirl13@absolutshinhwa
Credits: KPOP JJANG

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