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[V Report] Ryu Jun-yeol faces limit while starring in ‘Believer’

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Updated : May 09 2018

Broadcast date: May 8
Starring: Cast of ‘Believer,’ Pristin, Cross Gene

Cast of ‘Believer’

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(Naver V app)
Lead actors Ryu Jun-yeol, Cho Jin-woong and Park Hae-jun as well as director Lee Hae-young of the upcoming crime action flick “Believer” communicated with their fans in a live broadcast held via Naver’s V app Tuesday.

During the live broadcast, Ryu said he faced limitations while playing his role. In the film, Ryu plays “Rock,” a taciturn man and former gang member.

“As there were not many lines, there was no pressure to memorize lines. But I felt limitations (in the forms) of expression,” Ryu said.

Ryu also talked about using sign language. In the film, there are scenes where Rock talks with deaf children in sign language.

“What I came to know while learning sign language was that you have to show your emotion in your hand movements to avoid misunderstandings,” he said. “But Rock is not a character who expresses his emotions well, so my sign language teacher agonized a lot over it.”

The film is a remake of the Hong Kong crime thriller “Drug War” by Joonie To. It tells the story of detective Won-ho, played by Cho, who tries to take down an international drug cartel.

The film will also be one of the last pieces of work starring the late actor Kim Joo-hyuk, who died in a car crash in October last year.

“Believer” opens in local theaters on May 24.

Pristin
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(Naver V app)
Yehana and Yuha of girl group Pristin communicated with their fans in a live broadcast held via Naver’s V app Tuesday.

“It’s Parents’ Day today,” Yuha said opening up the broadcast. “I woke up this morning when my mom called me.”

While asking fans whether they had called their parents, Yehana said, “If you live in a different part of the country or in a dormitory, it is difficult to call them often. So it would be great if you call on this kind of day and show them some aegyo (acting cute).”

During the broadcast, the two made paper carnations in celebration of Parents’ Day.

Yuha, however, complained after struggling for a while. “My mom doesn’t like this kind of thing,” she said.

“I used to write letters (on Parents’ Day). But as we are living far away, it seems it’s been a while since I wrote them letters,” she said.

Before wrapping up the broadcast, Yehana again reminded viewers, “Call your parents after the V app broadcast.”

Cross Gene
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(Naver V app)
Boy band Cross Gene explained the meaning of the title of its new album during a showcase event for its fifth EP “Zero” live broadcast via Naver’s V app Tuesday.

“It’s been about six years since Cross Gene debuted. We’ve shared a lot -- a lot of songs and performances -- with fans during this time,” Shin said.

“‘Zero’ means going back to the basics and making a fresh start,” he said. “We hope this album will serve as momentum to close the distance between (us) and fans. Also, we wanted to motivate ourselves again.”

Cross Gene debuted in 2012 as a multinational sextet under music label Amuse Korea. The group’s concept is that members from Korea, Japan and China all represent different colors of “genes.”

In September last year, one of its members Casper left the band, and Cross Gene now consists only of Korean and Japanese members -- Seyoung, Shin, Takuya, Sangmin and Yongseok.

Naver’s real-time broadcasting app V allows fans to interact with their favorite K-pop stars through live broadcasts. The app is available for Android and iOS. For more information, visit http://www.vlive.tv.

By The Korea Herald (khnews@heraldcorp.com)

Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.naver.vapp
Apple App Store https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1019447011?mt=8

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