2:11 am - 12/06/2012

Hyun Bin is Back, and Stronger

A South Korean heartthrob who raises the pulse rate of so many women around Asia is back.

Actor Hyun Bin was discharged from the Marines on Thursday morning after fulfilling his 21-month of mandatory military service, an event considered so big that it was broadcast live on several national TV networks.

The headquarters of the Marines Corps in Hwasung was packed with more than 500 fans from around Asia to welcome him. They had been conveyed there on buses that were arranged by the star’s management company. Blisteringly cold temperature, – 7 Celsius or 19 Fahrenheit following Wednesdays’ big snowfall didn’t discourage the fans.

At 10 a.m., Hyun Bin went on a stage to greet the screaming fans. He took his hat off, dropped to his knees and bowed his head to the ground, just like he did when he enrolled in March last year.

“I really appreciate your unwavering love…..Twenty-one month ago, I promised to come back with stronger. I think I kept the promise. I have became stronger and more confident,” he said.

Then he got emotional and teary as he said “I really missed acting,” and tears dropped on this cheeks. He couldn’t get his words out for a while.

The 30-year-old became a huge sensation in late 2010 with SBS-TV’s “Secret Garden” drama, in which he portrayed a billionaire businessman who falls in love with a poor stuntwoman. Viewer ratings for the 20-episode drama topped 35%, considered huge given a sea of similar romantic dramas.

His movie “Late Autumn” with Chinese actress Tang Wei, out just one month before he enrolled in the military, became a huge hit in China, with more than 60 million moviegoers.

Businesses are busy with the return of the huge celebrity. Samsung Electronics Co. starting today will distribute a 3-D version of “Secret Garden” as a download for its Samsung Smart TVs in South Korea. It will draw out the experience by providing a new episode every two weeks.

The actor endorsed Samsung’s Smart TVs last year and commercials with him were on air in South Korea while he was in the Marines . According to local media, he is in talks with more than 10 businesses for commercial endorsements.

Source: Wall Street Journal - KoreaRealTime
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the_erotomanic 6th-Dec-2012 07:58 am (UTC)
is he staying with his agency (the one that sme acquired?).
lucyownsjoaquin 6th-Dec-2012 08:42 am (UTC)
no he is under o& entertainment with shin min ah.
itsprincess 6th-Dec-2012 08:15 am (UTC)
wow its been two years already? damn.
lee_chikin 6th-Dec-2012 09:24 am (UTC)
Me too, wow.
Still a year for Heechul tho. :(
muhnaplusmuhna 6th-Dec-2012 08:17 am (UTC)
FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!
muhnaplusmuhna 6th-Dec-2012 08:18 am (UTC)
But I still wouldn't freeze my ass for you
love_allure 6th-Dec-2012 09:47 am (UTC)
Samsung Electronics Co. starting today will distribute a 3-D version of “Secret Garden” as a download for its Samsung Smart TVs in South Korea. It will draw out the experience by providing a new episode every two weeks.

i need this. i neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed this. :'c i have a samsung tv why no work outside s. korea samsung? WHY!
anconeous 6th-Dec-2012 10:00 am (UTC)
Binnie oppa is back from military service. WTF. Time, why you go freakishly fast sometimes?!

With that said, damn I feel like it's all muscle under Hyun Bin's clothes. No fat on his face whatsoever. Shower scenes in your comeback drama, please!
monster_mutt 7th-Dec-2012 11:52 pm (UTC)
Shower scenes in your comeback drama, please! I second this.
aeries_amethyst 6th-Dec-2012 10:15 am (UTC)
How is it that I had no idea that he was in the army in the first place? O___O Maybe it's because I just finished watching Secret Garden this year...or I'm just being silly and confusing him with Won Bin o.O
xkeirafanx 6th-Dec-2012 10:30 am (UTC)
Finally he's back.
hellicoptajuuce 6th-Dec-2012 10:33 am (UTC)
holy crap it's 2 years already?...i'm still at the same place in my life T_T
ababobaby 6th-Dec-2012 12:03 pm (UTC)
baroness 6th-Dec-2012 10:56 am (UTC)
best day of my life, not even kidding.

welcome back oppa<3
itskimbitches hearthrob is used loosely here i see...6th-Dec-2012 11:42 am (UTC)

monster_mutt Re: hearthrob is used loosely here i see...7th-Dec-2012 11:53 pm (UTC)

Edited at 2012-12-07 11:54 pm (UTC)
ababobaby 6th-Dec-2012 12:02 pm (UTC)

Time flies so fast LOL
And I just realized I've been in omona for a long time already
chichi89 6th-Dec-2012 12:17 pm (UTC)
He is baaaack *cries happy tears*
sakura_holic 6th-Dec-2012 12:17 pm (UTC)
Omg! He's back! May he continue to steal my heart with some hot dramas :D
hipployta 6th-Dec-2012 12:17 pm (UTC)
I'm just on Tumblr enjoying this moment...carry on
my_faux_pas 6th-Dec-2012 01:00 pm (UTC)
He's seriously such a flawless man, I'm glad he's back. Can't wait for his next project!
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