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Jung Yong Hwa Confirmed as Lead of Multi-Billion Won Drama ‘The Three Musketeers’

CN Blue’s Jung Yong Hwa has been confirmed for the highly anticipated drama The Three Musketeers.

FNC Entertainment announced on June 12, “Jung Yong Hwa will be starring as male lead ‘Park Dal Hyang’ in tvN’s The Three Musketeers.”

Based on the novel of the same title written by Alexandra Dumas, The Three Musketeers is a grand scale drama with over 10 billion won invested in production. Setting Joseon dynasty as the background, the drama will depict the story of Park Dal Hyang and the three musketeers.

‘Park Dal Hyang’ to be acted by Jung Yong Hwa, is equivalent to the character of D’Artagnan in the original novel. Skilled in martial arts, he is a soldier well known for his bravery, conviction and drive throughout Joseon and Qing dynasty.

Jung Yong Hwa will also be forming a triangle love line with prince So Hyun (Lee Jin Wook) as they compete for his first love, Yoon Seo (Seo Hyun Jin).

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The Three Musketeers is the third collaboration project of Kim Byung Soo PD and writer Song Jae Jung, who also produced Queen In Hyun’s Man and Nine.

The Three Musketeers is a seasonal drama separated into three seasons with each season containing 12 episodes. The first episode is set to air in August.

Source enewsworld
Photo credit: FNC Entertainment
Posted by Tara Lee @cnboice/bpb decoded
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CNBLUE Exclusive Interview on Ceci Magazine Thailand, June 2014

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Love is… CNBLUE

Exclusive interview only at Ceci Thailand.
The only one magazine that had the chance to look into Yong Hwa, Jong Hyun, Min Hyuk and Jong Shin’s eyes while had One-To-One interview when they came to Thailand for the concert 2014 cnblue live – can’t stop in bangkok.

Welcome all BOICE to enjoy with us now!

Ceci : Can’t Stop is your all composed album. What is your inspiration to make this?

YH : Yes, we written and composed all songs by ourselves on this mini album. We put all our effort into it. We were inspired by all our experience in our past. We collected experiences and present it in the way we like.

Ceci : Are you satisfied with the feedback?

YH : We are very satisfied with the feedback. Many one said that it’s the different style of CNBLUE music. This is the thing we would like to hear. We would like to see ourselves in many ways and would like to show our different styles of music to people. In the future, if there is the time we have to change our style, we do not mind to change it because it is the our development as the musicians.

Ceci : Adding Piano to your live performance, Do you have to prepare anything special on the stage?

YH : I’ve just had to give myself more times on Piano practice. Our fans maybe had a little surprise cause they usually see me playing guitar
but this time I play Piano.

Ceci : If you have a chance to featuring with other artists, who would you like to make music with?

JS : For my personal style, I like Hip Hop music. But it really hard to choose only 1 artist or only 1 band for featuring. Then.. Maybe it would be better to do Hip Hop featuring with Rock music. (Everyone nod and agreed with Jung Shin’s creative answer.)

MH : I would like to featuring with female singer who plays acoustic guitar.

YH : Norah Jones… and every artists who would like to featuring with us then the music will be very outstanding.

JH : Me too.

Ceci : How about your America and South America tour concerts on January?

JH : I was very impressed! Those countries are in another hemisphere but they know us and gave us very warm welcome. I would like to go there again if I have chances.

MH : Those countries were the countries we went there for the first time but everything we got was so warm feeling included the welcome from our fans.
I was so thankful for these.

Ceci : You’ve been together for more than 5 years. Please let us know what are the charming of each members?

YH : Min Hyuk is very expert in IT, Gadget,Electronics. He is the IT boy of the band! (all laughed)

JH : Jung Shin is a family man. He is full of responsibility and willing to help others.

MH : …those (Jung Shin Habits) are the proud of our band! Yong Hwa Hyung is so expert in Music, Have a good sense of humor and so attractive.

JS : Jong Hyun Hyung is the Happy-Go-Lucky and friendly guy. He is older but behave like the same age with me, like a friend when we are together.
When we are outside, he will praise the members to others! (Jong Hyun was ROFL)

Ceci : If you have a chance to interview with CNBLUE, what is your question?

CNBLUE : Oh!!! there’re lots of question!! (All panicked, spoke at the same time then brainstormed)

JS : I would ask Jung Shin Shi “Do you like your short hair?” then Jung Shin Shi would answer “Yes! I like it so much but I also miss my long hair”

Ceci : Are you going to have long hair again?

JS : I’m thinking about it.

YH : The IT Boy of the band! Min Hyuk Shi! Is there any Gadget on your interest now?

MH : Bluetooth Speakers.. but all of us like it! Not only me!

Ceci : What to ‘Can’t Stop’ do it if a girl want to reach the heart of you?

YH : For Min Hyuk, must give him the best of cool gadget! Give him lots of these! (Laughed)

JH : For Yong Hwa Hyung, Must be the expert massage therapist.Give him massage all day. Don’t Stop! ( Jong Hyun imitated as a massage therapist. All members were ROFL)

YH : Just kidding! The real answer is someone who really love us from the bottom of the heart, always love us no matter what happens. This is the only thing we need.

Ceci : What is the thing you thinking about when talking about Thailand?

JS : Bangkok!

JH : Warm weather.

YH : Freedom to relax.

MH : Cure and Mental rehabilitation.

Writer : Sriwika Ceci Thailand
Thai -Eng Trans : Kelly BlueStar Boice
Scanned file from Despoinapop

Reposted by Tara Lee @ /cnboicebpb decoded


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CNBLUE’s Jung Yong-hwa can’t stop dreaming about America

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Jung Yong-hwa dreams as big as he is dreamy.

Millions of K-pop and K-drama fans who have seen his brand of dreamy — a clean-cut vocalist from Busan who rocks a fedora as well as he rocks the stage as the leader of CNBLUE — know just how big that is.

On a breezy Tuesday evening inside Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles last week, Jung, 24, steps out onto the field, auburn hair glossy and blazer outstandingly white, in front of dozens of cameras and tens of thousands of baseball fans.

“We’re delighted to have Korean superstar and leader of the band CNBLUE, Yong-hwa Jung, kick off festivities by singing Korea’s national anthem,” the announcer booms.

While “superstar” may be an overwhelming a word to describe some, Jung has earned a good portion of it through the past five years.

His 2009 debut as the toothy, wholly perfect Shin-woo in the hit SBS drama “You’re Beautiful” helped catapult the guitar-riffing “I’m A Loner” from CNBLUE’s first album to the top of the charts in record time.

And while addicted K-pop fans hummed, “I’m a loner, I’m a loner, da ra di ri da ra doo” on repeat that year, Jung juggled dramas and variety shows alongside band activities. He did it all, from “We Got Married” to MCing gigs to writing music.

The band’s most recent hit, “Can’t Stop,” was written and composed by Jung. He could even be called prolific, having produced more than 50 songs since 2010.

“Day-to-day, I make a recording or a memo if there’s a moment in which I feel inspiration,” he says. “I think my songs feel more relatable to fans when I write them without forcing myself to do something different, but rather by writing in the moment.”

It was songwriting, too, that brought him to L.A.

A big sports lover — he says he likes it all, in particular baseball and basketball — and personal fan of Dodgers pitcher and Korean baseball hero Ryu Hyun-jin, Jung says he heard that the sports star liked the CNBLUE track “One Time,” and decided to re-arrange it into a theme song.

The result, “Ryu Can Do It,” has been playing at the stadium to introduce the pitcher since April.

He was so nervous about having been invited to sing the anthem that he showed up at the stadium the day before to check out the field and to cheer on Ryu, he says.

As CNBLUE’s arguably most high-profile member, he’s a constant presence on the many inconsequential polls Korean netizens create online. A recent poll by a popular Internet community ranked him No. 2 on a list of celebrities who resemble a dinosaur (for the curious, Super Junior member Dong-hae topped the list.)

He has a different kind of poll he wants to see his name top in the future.

“For ‘The Best Artist,’” he says, then adds, “Musically.”

After all, fans and the public may not always associate him with music thanks to his frequent television drama stints, including the leading role in “Heartstrings” and another in “Marry Him If You Dare.”

“I’m trying to continue acting consistently and will give my best when roles come in, but I want my fans to hear my music,” he says.

It looks like they will — in March, FNC Entertainment, his management company, announced that Jung would release his first solo album this year.

The solo album will be another step. He doesn’t know what it is yet, but he wants something bigger. Something more. And he wants it in America, a place he’s already visited thrice this year.

“I just want to make something happen in America. Just something,” Jung says. “I want to be active here in America. When I came to see Ryu Hyun-jin yesterday, a thought came to me. ‘I, too, want to make my dreams come true like he did.’ I learn a lot every time I come here.”

What kind of dream do you have in mind?

“I want everyone around the world to hear my music,” he smiles. “Jung Yong-hwa is a Korean. I want to show people the taste and beauty of Korea.”

Text by Tae Hong for Koreantimesus

Repost by Tara Lee @cnboice/bpb decoded