Are you guys ready? Here’s the poster and trailer for Song Hye Kyo’s other Chinese movie, The Queens (aka. I Am Queen).
credits: Rachelrll1105 at YouTube
I wasn’t expecting anything as far as this movie is concerned, so I was pleasantly surprised that it looks glossy and sophisticated. It’s the directorial debut of Annie Yi, and it looks pretty good for a first-timer. I’m excited to see this!
Now I understand why Hye Kyo would opt to accept more movie projects in China. So far, all her projects in China accord her the utmost respect as an actress. At least, no one can say that she’s in China just for the money. No cheap projects for this lady!
It kinda bugs me, though, that this movie will go head-to-head against Rain’s For Love Or Money. I hope both movies do well at the box-office.
As for the numerous “SHK will have a bed scene/hot kissing scenes?? OMG! NOOOooo!” reactions… what, they’ve never seen Hwang Jin Yi? Or All In? OK, maybe they haven’t seen those as those projects are either old, or have leading men whom they do not ship with her, but what about Worlds Within or Love For Sale? Even My Girl and I had a hot kissing scene.
This is sorta but I just couldn’t help but drop one last reaction to the topic of SHK’s tax scandal.
I could understand the petition for Lee Byung Hun’s ouster. He’s had so many unforgivable scandals – yet the industry chose to forgive, forget and move on – that this last one is like the straw that broke the camel’s back. But I could never understand why people would go at great lengths to strip Han Hyo Joo and Song Hye Kyo of their livelihood when what they did – or did not do – is not nearly as despicable as what some others did. It was Han Hyo Joo’s brother who was at fault. Why should she suffer for it just because she’s related to him?
As for Song Hye Kyo, I’ve said this a gazillion times before and I’ll say it again: she has already settled her case. In taxation, the taxpayer is allowed to settle the case off-court because truthfully, no one wants to get embroiled in a messy and costly lawsuit. In her case, she not only paid her dues, she chose to pay EVERYTHING including interest and penalties, without any disputes. The tax agency has already closed the case. I think the fact that a lot of people, Korean and non-Korean, still thinks that she should be put in jail despite the settlement that the government has allowed and accepted two years ago only shows that a lot of people really do not understand how taxation works. But they have to say something, and the only thing that they can say that *somewhat* sounds like they know what they’re talking about is, “tax evasion is a crime; she should be put behind bars.”
Also, no petition for Kim Hyun Joong? Really???