City Conquest

Kim Hyun Joong, “I’m just like Baek Mir when it comes to…”

source : sohu
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Baek Mir = Kim Hyun Joong?

When asked about first impression on male and female leads, director of City of Conquest expressed his thoughts on KHJ “a very good looking man (flower boy), but after interaction, it’s quite surprising. He is actually very man, and becomes very cute after a few drinks.”

MC asked a question which was not scripted, however, it did not seem to be a problem to KHJ.
Q : What’s the similarity between you and the role you play?”
KHJ : en….en, this question was not in script, let me think for a second”
(no wonder it’s the 4D leader)
KHJ : Even as i say it, you may not believe. I am the same with Mir, if i meet the girl i really like, i will risk my life to protect her!
It was a very honest reply~.

Kim Hyun Joong transforms into a Japanese bride for City of Conquest

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In City of Conquest, there’s a scene where hyun joong transformed into a female – japanese bride. The scene was on a honeymoon boat (in japan), Hyun Joong wore japanese traditional female outfit and had female make-over. While, Jung YooMi acted as male – the groom. Hyun Joong was too ‘pretty’ to the extent that YooMi exclaimed “it really poses a threat to girls seeing him like this”.
MC couldn’t help but to praise Hyun Joong’s good skin complex “as smooth as an egg!” , Hyun Joong suddenly repeated this sentence (out of nowhere), making everyone bursts into laughter.
Kim Hyun Joong revealed that the last time he acted as a female was “at 2005′s concert”, when asked if he will worry that his uzoosin’s manly image would be ruined as a cause, he said “as an actor, it’s a must to be able to adapt to various image/concepts, as long as the audience is happy.”.

[Translation] 10/4 City Conquest Promotion Event in Budokan Talk Time
Source: hyunjoongnara
Korean to English Translation: City Conquest Blog (

Note: If you feel that the translations aren't accurate, please feel free to correct me. Thanks! 

Before the talk time, everyone introduced themselves including director-nim.

Yoo Mi: I'm glad to meet you. I'm Jung Yoo Mi playing Dan Bi's character. I'm very pleased to meet you.

Director-nim: Annyeonghaseyo everyone. I'm the drama 'City Conquest' director Yang Yoon Ho. Thank you for coming today.

MC asked what are their roles in the drama.

Hyun Joong: I'm acting as Baek Mir. I had lived a very rough life but I love this one woman Lee Dan Bi who I met that will gradually heal the pain and my heart. 

Yoo Mi: Before you watched the video from behind the scenes, I want you please don't worry. Because of the last scene, I know you've react violently. If you got angry, I'm sorry from my heart.

Hyun Joong: That's alright. That is only acting.

Yoo Mi: I'm acting as Dan Bi who is very bright and filled with positive energy. Baek Mir who I sincerely love. I will brighten to illuminate his dark world. (I think she meant here that she will enlighten Baek Mir's world despite the hardworks that surrounds him). Did you had a hard time doing the action scenes?.

HJ: Even though this is my first time doing action drama and I'm not yet familiar doing my parts, but I'm working hard on it. The stuntman is working hard also behind the scenes. He is giving enough effort because of several risk factors and also to ensure safety. (Hyun Joong said something about his motorcycle scene where he could've done better and longer but I think time didn't allow him to).

MC: What do you think about dressing as a woman?

(fans said 'Cute!!')

HJ: I'm glad that the fans thought it was cute. It's my first time dressing as a girl in this year, I didn't do this for many years. I remember doing it back in our concert last 2005. And so I will work hard for you to enjoy the scene. 

MC: What do you think of Hyun Joong dressed up like a woman?

Yoo Mi: ( She said something woman will get insecured because of his beauty). When I saw him I thought he is really beautiful. During the shooting, there are lots of fans who stayed and watched, but he didn't get shy at all. He is working really hard. When I saw his appearance, I thought that he is a gifted and professional actor.

MC: Any special instruction you gave to them? (Talking to the director)

Director-nim: first of all, I thought Hyun Joong-ssi would get shy if he dresses as a woman but I just told him to work hard (smiles).

MC asked Hyun Joong about his previous roles and asked what can he say about them.

HJ: Baek Mir doesn't seem to be a complete adult. I haven't thought to compare Baek Mir to Baek Seung Jo and Ji Hoo (because no one had asked me yet). But I feel more comfortable to act as Baek Mir (maybe because he has a lot of similarities to Baek Mir).

MC: What are your first impression to these two?(referring to KHJ and JYM)

Director-nim : Kim Hyun Joong-ssi has a very pretty face as a man.  I was surprised when I got to know him that he is tough and very manly. And when we drank together with Yoo Mi I was also surprised of his humor. Jung Yoo Mi-ssi has a very refreshing personality as a woman.

MC: How did you emphathize to act the cool and wild Baek Mir?

HJ: As an actor and a singer, I think Hyun Joong doesn't have that wild look. Though Hyun Joong also has his wild side but he's just not showing it to you. This time as Baek Mir, I will little by little take out the cool or wild side of the original Kim Hyun Joong.

MC: Do you somehow relate to Baek Mir's character?

Hyun Joong: (Thinks first).. I don't know if you will believe but, I like being Baek Mir who will fight to death for the person he love and I thought we are quite similar as a person. 

MC: Anything you would like to tell to the audience about the drama's theme?

Director-nim: There are times we live with difficult trials, there are problems that can not be solved by the law and in this drama Baek Mir has its own way of resolving it. He is going to have his own definition for Justice and because Love depicts in the process, sometimes he'll be out of focus. 

MC: What is the highlight of this drama?

Yoo Mi: Overall, this drama has a very large scale and is full of actions and colorful attractions. The video (shown) is only a portion and I think this will be a really awesome drama. I'm also looking forward for the completion of this drama, so please wait for it.

MC said that there seems to have a lot of difficult scenes, what are the places or scenes that are really hard to shoot with. (Not sure with this one)

Hyun Joong: The scene that spent the longest time was the rooftop scene. It was really hard shooting it. The kiss scene is also hard to shoot. (Fans in a big fuss) I think HJ asked the fans if they don't like him taking kissing scenes and said 'But that's not appropriate' or I think he didn't agree with the fans. But if you do so, I think I'll just take it roughly...... just kidding (laughs). But because I'm surrounded by great performers, staffs and directors, almost all of the scenes can be a highlight. When you hear the title 'City Conquest' you might think that it always has a dark and action content. Yes it has action in this drama, mellow drama and love scene but there are also something to smile/laugh at, so I think you have to focus on the emotions and triumph of this drama. I think you will enjoy this drama.

MC: What are your impressions in Japan?

Yoo Mi: Everytime I go here in Japan be it work or just travel, the streets are all clean and the people are really friendly. This time everybody gave us a warm welcome and even prepared lunch and snacks for us. She also said something about staffs and actors will get energy from these japanese or else they will get stressed but I'm not sure though. And I'm really thankful to them.

MC asked how is the remaining episodes shot with this hot weather (not sure of this one).

Director-nim: This summer is really hot right? We mainly shot in Nikko but, fortunately because of the sunlight there is better than anywhere else and it was cooler and I think it was better than Korea. Of course there are days that are really hot but, to avoid the hot summer we take a bath in the morning and in the evening. (I'm not sure with the bath part.)

Yoo Mi: But it's still hot (laughs)

Kim Hyun Joong Conquers Nippon Budokan For Japan Fanclub Anniversary

Korean Singer and Actor Kim Hyun Joong celebrated his official FC HENECIA JAPAN 1st anniversary and drama preview event at the prestigious Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on October 4.

Korean Singer and Actor Kim Hyun Joong celebrated his official FC HENECIA JAPAN 1st anniversary and drama [City Conquest] Memorial Event at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on October 4.

In the audience were lucky HENECIA Japan (Kim Hyun Joong's Japanese fanclub) members who won the highly competitive bid for admission tickets to the prestigious event. About 100 media were also invited to the event to witness the first promotion event of the upcoming Korean drama "City Conquest" starring Kim Hyun Joong and Jeong Yoo Mi.

After Kim Hyun Joong introduced himself and thanked his fans for the success of HENECIA Japan and the fanclub's first anniversary, the main part of the event began which was the preview of the Korean drama "City Conquest".

The preview event was comprised of 3 parts, viewing of the teaser trailer of the drama's episode 1 and 2, talk session with Kim Hyun Joong (as Baek Mir), Jeong Yoo Mi (as Lee Dan Bi) and the producer Yang Yoon Ho, and showing behind-the-scenes footage (Martial Arts, Transformation, Acting, Scale and Adiau / 5 parts) of the drama filmed in Japan, back in July.

The audience watched the teaser trailers and behind-the-scenes video, as well as listened into the talk session with much interest and anticipation.

Kim Hyun Joong then capped the event with a live performance. The crowd at the Budokan were very alive -- standing up, cheering and singing together during the performance.

After singing Creep in English, Kim Hyun Joong made an announcement as the MC mentioned there would be some special present from him. "In December.... Christmas will come...In December....In Japan....Christmas will come...." The audiences were longing to know what will happen in December. "In December, in Japan, My First Album will be released. I'm preparing for you all to like it, so please look forward to it"

With this announcement, everyone was elated and gasped, "Wow!!" and clapped their hands.

For the live performance, Kim Hyun Joong performed the following set list:

1: Do You Like That

2: Lucky Guy

3: If You're Like Me

4: I'm Your Man

5: Please

6: Marry Me

7: Creep (English)

8: HEAT (Japanese)

Encore: Lucky Guy

The whole event lasted about 2 hours and successfully ended with a lot of excitement and expectations for the drama and the 1st album.

Below are excerpts from the talk session:

MC: This is HENECIA JAPAN 1st Anniversary and drama [City Conquest] event today. Please greet your fans.

KHJ: HENECIA JAPAN 1st anniversary, congratulations everyone. As we celebrate this anniversary, let us continue to our 100th anniversary together, I will let you hear my good songs and see good acting, so please eat good food and take good medicine so that you can keep well till out 100th.

After showing the trailer of the drama (the first few episodes includes romance between Mir and Dan Bi as kissing on boat scene was shown in the trailer.)

MC: Please tell us about your roles in this drama...

Yoo Mi: Well, before I talk about my role in this drama...I watched the trailer backstage before you watched it, I got worried, because I heard a lot of reaction....I thought the fans got angry and felt sorry.

MC: Is everyone angry? ... Daijobu? (Was it ok?)

KHJ: Daijobu desu. Engi dakara. (It's ok as it was just acting)

Yoo Mi: The role I act as Dan Bi is a person with very lively, straight forward with a lot of energy and heart. She really loves Mir the role Kim Hyun Joong-ssi acts, and trying to brighten up the darkness in his heart.

MC: ...there are many hard action scenes in this drama, we saw you were on a motor bike, wasn't it dangerous?

KHJ: This is the first action drama and I'm not used to it yet. I'm still learning but stunt men are trying hard, so it's not that dangerous.....

During the talk session, they talked about the trailer shown (action, romance, transformation, roles, etc), about each other (KHJ, JYM and the producer) and it was apparent that they have very good and close relationship and enjoy filming this drama, even if it was challenging..

As the two dramas, "Fighter In the Wind" and "IRIS", started filming initially in Japan and were successful, then this drama City Conquest having also started initial filming in Japan, so he thinks it will also go well.

The producer said that the filming will continue till early in 2013.

The role Kim Hyun Joong acts as Mir is a lot different from his past two dramas, "Boys Over Flowers" and "Playful Kiss."

Hyun Joong shared that till now, he hasn't shown who the real Kim Hyun Joong is, but acting as Mir in City Conquest made him think that they are quite close. In his daily life, he always thinks what Mir would do and hopes that the more the filming progresses,he would be able to master and reflect Mir's character.

Through the upcoming drama "City Conquest", viewers can look forward to see a different side of Kim Hyun Joong, one that is closer to his real self. The drama offers not only hard action but also some romance, laughter, and many other elements. Like fans in Japan, the rest of the world can anticipate watching "City Conquest" as well as Kim Hyun Joong's first solo album in Japan.

Reporter: Melissa Kusanagi | Photos: Digital Adventure (Japan)

Kim Hyun Joong Wraps Jung Yu Mi in Emotional Embrace
2012-08-23 10:15  l   CJ E&M enewsWorld Stewart Ho

Kim Hyun Joong fans will probably have mixed emotions after seeing the latest preview image for City Conquest.

Released by the production team on August 23, the still is from a July shoot in Japan. 

Kim Hyun Joong is seen tightly embracing Jung Yu Mi, but his facial expression is emoting a mixture of concern, sadness and aching, amping up anticipation for the drama′s release.

Kim Hyung Joong and Jung Yu Mi continue to receive praise from the production team, who say their harmony is near perfect. 

Based on a popular animated book series, City Conquest stars Kim Hyun Joong, Jung Yu Mi, Kim Seung Woo, Nam Goong Min and more.

Photo Credit: Media Bag

Kim Hyun Joong and Jung Yumi have a drink together in Japan on City Conquest
August 21, 2012 12:00 pm eternalc2h

A few snapshots of Kim Hyun Joong, Jung Yumi, and Park Hyo Jun walking on the streets of Japan are currently attracting a lot of attention.

In the snapshots, Baek Mir (played by Kim Hyun Joong), Baek Mir’s lover Lee Dan Bi (played by Jung Yumi), and Baek Mir’s best friend Park Kwang Ya (played by Park Hyo Jun) are cheerfully walking on the streets of Japan, putting arms around each other’s shoulders and shouting.

This scene was filmed near Japanese traditional bars in the streets of Japan. The great teamwork between the three actors gave a lot of laughs and confidence to the production team, according to reports. Park especially got lots of laughs with his hilarious acting and ad-libbing.

Because of the three actors’ natural acting, the set is always full of laughs, and the whole team is shooting the series in a friendly mood.

People responded: “I can see how much they love each other from the picture.” “They look really close.” “These pictures make me feel good.” “I can’t wait to watch City Conquest.” “Are they singing drunk? Haha.”

City Conquest is also attracting a lot of attention by casting such charismatic actors as Kim Seung Woo, Kim Young Ho, Kim Hee Won, and Choi Cheol Ho.

Kim Hyun Joong shows off his handsome look on City Conquest
August 07, 2012 12:15 pm eternalc2h

Kim Hyun Joong, who has returned to the TV screen after two years, is currently devoting himself to his new drama series.

On August 7, some snapshots of Kim monitoring his acting in the middle of the shooting of the drama series City Conquest were released. The snapshots show Kim monitoring his acting and movement and sharing his ideas with the crew in a serious manner.

Because it’s the first time for him to appear in an action drama series, Kim frequently checks his acting in order to portray his character, Baek Mir, as perfectly as possible.

For difficult action scenes, he checks all of his movements beforehand and rehearse with other actors. Because of his enthusiastic attitude toward the series, the crew and cast members are highly praising him.

People responded: “Kim Hyun Joong looks so handsome.” “I’m so excited about Kim Hyun Joong’s action scenes.” “I’m also touched by his enthusiasm for acting. I can’t wait to watch the series.” “Even if he’s not neatly dressed, he looks so handsome.” “Kim Hyun Joong is the best!”

Kim, who has become a wild man getting away from his cute boy image, will show off his various charms through many thrilling action scenes and a sad love story of the series.

Kim Hyun Joong and Jung Yumi look like a real couple on City Conquest
August 03, 2012 11:30 am eternalc2h
Kim Hyun Joong and Jung Yumi, the main actor and actress of the new drama series City Conquest, created a romantic scene.

In a picture released on August 3, Kim is hugging Jung from behind and Jung is having a shy look on her face.

People responded: “They look like a real couple. They look good together.” “I envy Jung Yumi so much.” “Kim Hyun Joong is so romantic.” “I cannot sleep because of this picture.”

City Conquest, starring Kim Hyun Joong, Jung Yumi, Nam Goong Min, and Kim Seung Woo, had been successfully shot in Japan for fifteen days from July 10. More episodes of the series will be shot in and out of Korea.

Kim Hyun Joong gets down and dirty for his role in ‘City Conquest’

by VITALSIGN - Jul 30, 2012 at 5:16 am
A new still cut straight from the set of Kim Hyun Joong‘s upcoming drama, ‘City Conquest‘, has left netizens impressed with his charismatic transformation!

Covered in just enough dirt to leave his handsome features in full view, Kim Hyun Joong is seen pinning an enemy to the ground using his entire body. The picture not only demonstrates the level of action required of him in the drama, but also his determination to perfect his role, which staff noticed and sent applause his way for being willing to get down and dirty to complete the scene.

Kim Hyun Joong has been attending action school to better prepare himself for his role as ‘Baek Mir’. This combined with intense training and dieting has reportedly lowered his body fat percentage to 7%.

Netizens commented, “How can he be this handsome and amazing during an action scene!”, and “I want to see all of these scenes in the drama!”

Kim Hyun Joong’s upcoming drama ‘City Conquest‘ has finally begun filming in Japan.

Directed by PD Yang Yun Ho of the hit drama ‘Iris‘, the drama is staffed by the same special effects team and is quickly being nicknamed by fans of the original drama as ‘Iris 2′.

Their latest scenes recorded involved a motorcycle chase scene along with a car explosion that took days to actually complete due to the security measures involved and the amount of timing it takes to make sure everything happens on cue.

Kim Hyun Joong showed ease with his motorcycle and impressed producers with his natural skill on the bike, creating a heavy, tension-filled atmosphere on the set as soon as the PD’s “Action!” rang out into the air.

The staff actually exploded two cars on the set for the scene, making for one dangerous work environment due to the debris and the fire, but everyone is trucking on for the sake of the drama.

A representative revealed, “We’ve completely redone the original story of ‘City Conquest’ so we’re trying to keep the plot under wraps as much as possible. The motorcycle chase and the car explosion scenes are just the beginning of more to come.”  2012年08月23日09:56  韩星网


新浪娱乐讯 今日(8月23日),韩剧《都市征伐》剧组公开了主角金贤重(微博)和郑柔美甜蜜拥抱的剧照。公开的剧照中,金贤重和郑柔美投入地表演热情相拥的场面。



  另外,电视剧《都市征伐》中参演金贤重、郑柔美以及南宫民、金承佑、金英浩、朴孝俊、金熙媛、崔哲浩等演员,兢兢业业展开热演,倍受人们的期待。李多慧/文 版权所有 韩星网 禁止转载

《都市征伐》爆新剧照 金贤重郑柔美对酒狂欢
2012-08-21 08:00:33 来源: 网易娱乐专稿 



网易娱乐8月21日报道 (编译/三三)正在拍摄的金贤重新动作戏《都市征伐》今天公开了新剧照,剧中三位主要人物金贤重、郑柔美、朴孝俊一起在日本某小酒馆内开怀畅饮,其后又在路上狂欢,引发了观众的好奇心。



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金贤重拒当“花瓶” 《都市征伐》拍摄现场曝光
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金贤重拒当“花瓶” 《都市征伐》拍摄现场曝光

 国际在线娱乐报道 由金贤重、郑柔美主演的韩剧《都市征伐》拍摄现场日前曝光,“花美男”出身的金贤重拒当“花瓶”,聚精会神地观看已拍摄的部分,表现得十分敬业。


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《都市征伐》曝花絮 金賢重上演凌厲武打動作

2012年7月30日   星期一13:12   韓星網   



不少網民看到金賢重的精彩花絮後表示:“展開緊張的打鬥戲時,也這般英俊瀟灑”、“希望早點在電視劇中看到金賢重的打鬥戲”,對新劇充滿了期望。金填景/文 版權所有 韓星網 禁止轉載

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2012年7月24日   星期二08:36   韓星網 





不少粉絲和網友看了該照片後留言表示:“金賢重、鄭柔美這對俊男靚女組合很養眼”、“期待電視劇”、“鄭柔美很漂亮,希望有好的演技”、“白米日金賢重,他將以怎樣的形象回歸,太令人心動了”、“帥哥金賢重加油”。朴貞英/文 版權所有 韓星網 禁止轉載

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2012年7月18日   星期三10:52   韓星網





看過假想海報的網友們紛紛表示, “期待劇中的人物”、“現在就想看真的海報,真的什麼時候公開呢”等等。另外,至今該劇的2號女主角泰秀敏的演員還未確定。李彩英/文 版權所有 韓星網 禁止轉載

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《都市征伐》日本開拍 金賢重成功瘦身出鏡

2012年7月16日   星期一10:36   韓星網  





據悉,電視劇《都市征伐》預計將以中國、美國、日本、新加坡、瑞士等國家為拍攝外景,展現華麗的景觀和精彩的動作戲以及浪漫愛情故事。尹孝貞/文 版權所有 韓星網 禁止轉載

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2012年6月4日   星期一14:43   韓星網


實際上,在2010年金賢重主演的韓國MBC TV電視劇《惡作劇之吻》就出口泰國、菲律賓、日本等國,創造了韓劇歷史上的最高銷售記錄,而這次歷時兩年回歸屏幕拍攝的《都市征伐》再次得到火熱期盼。




另外,透過“金賢重粉絲見面會2012”而與亞洲各國粉絲見面的金賢重,目前正在中國四個城市舉行見面會,與粉絲共享快樂時光。申英恩/文 版權所有 韓星網 禁止轉載

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'City Conquest' Still Showing Kim Hyun Joong and Jung Yoo Mi Revealed

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