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What language will Park Shin-hye speak in 'her latest drama project, a Taiwanese drama adaptation of Japanese manga series Hayate the Combat Butler?'
Further to www.parkshinhye.com/2010/11/park-shin-hye-to-star-in-hayate-combat.html, here's girlfriday @ dramabeans.com writeup:
'Park Shin-hye to star in Taiwanese drama
by girlfriday | November 3, 2010 |
Park Shin-hye (You’re Beautiful, Cyrano Dating Agency) has been busy crossing borders for her latest drama project, a Taiwanese drama adaptation of Japanese manga series Hayate the Combat Butler. Just what exactly is a combat butler? I don’t know, but I can imagine that it’d be handy to have one around. And really, what kind of butler would you be if you weren’t combat-ready?
Taiwanese idol star George Hu [...] will be playing said combat butler, a young man saddled with so much family debt that he has to start taking odd jobs just to make ends meet. Park will play a chaebol, one who is particularly in danger all the time from thugs who want to kidnap and ransom her for her family’s fortune. She hires him as a butler, but I guess circumstances make it so that he really ends up being more like a bodyguard than a butler.
Sigh. Now I just want to rewatch Sandglass and swoon over Lee Jung-jae.
I’m interested to know if Park will be speaking Taiwanese, (which doesn’t seem likely) or just speaking Korean (which means half of the drama will be subtitled for its own domestic audience). I’m supposing the latter, unless everybody’s speaking English, in which case I boycott. Either way, the premise sounds cute as far as the characters go, but I see a lot of damsel-in-distress-saving about to happen, which I’m not so much a fan of. Could potentially be an international hit, if it can manage to grab both country’s audiences.
Filming began last month, and Park will remain in Taiwan until the end of the year wrapping up the series. The drama plans to premiere in Taiwan early next year.'
Posted by YKT at 5:08 PM
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Park Shin Hye to star in Taiwan’s “Hayate the Combat Butler” drama
Park Shin Hye will also be starring in a Taiwanese drama just like fellow Korean actress, Goo Hye Sun, after she was cast in the female lead role of a Taiwanese remake of a Japanese manga by Kenjiro Hata, “Hayate the Combat Butler.”
Park had seen a huge rise in her popularity after her drama “You’re Beautiful” was aired in Taiwan. Her popularity levels surged even further when she came to Taiwan for fan meetings, and this was a huge factor in her clinching the lead role for “Hayate the Combat Butler.”
Park’s agency expressed that Park had become very popular thanks to “You’re Beautiful”, and in order to increase her popularity further and become a true Hallyu star, she decided to take on this drama.
The story revolves around a boy named Hayate who serves as the butler, bodyguard, and friend to a girl named Nagi just so he could pay back his debt. Park Shin Hye will play Nagi, while Hayate will be played by George Hu.
Filming already began last month, and Park will stay in Taiwan until the end of the year. The drama is expected to greet viewers early next year through GTV.
Text and photo credit: Casper @ allkpop.com/2010/11/park-shin-hye-to-star-in-taiwans-hayate-the-combat-butler-drama
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Posted by YKT at 8:50 PM