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Our sincere condolences to the Henney family on the loss of Mr. Henney's mother—Daniel's beloved grandmother—Grace Henney. She was 89 and died unexpectedly on Tuesday at her home.

The elder Mrs. Henney was enormously proud of her grandson and shared in the joy of his success. She will be greatly missed by her family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Henney family.

           Like a crocus in the snow,
           I stand knee-deep in Winter
           Holding Springtime in my heart.
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KBS GLOBAL
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April 12, 2006


Production of TV Drama "Spring Waltz" Hits Snag

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Actor Suh Do-young has been under treatment at a hospital after he took injuries to his facial bones during the filming of the KBS TV2's Monday-Tuesday miniseries "Spring Waltz."

On the early morning of Apr 11, Suh (playing Jae-ha in the drama) acted opposite actor Daniel Henney (playing Philip) in a love triangle situation involving actress Han Hyo-ju (playing Eun-young). In an action scene, Henney accidently hit Suh in the face with a clenched fist in a moment of "complete disharmony" between the two actors during the filming. As a result, Suh suffered a sunken cheekbone.

The accident occurred despite previous rehearsals. The production of "Spring Waltz" has therefore hit a snag in the aftermath of Suh's sudden hospitalization. A total of 12 episodes had been broadcast until April 11. [... Spoiler deleted]

In an emergency conference, the production team reportedly discussed how to proceed with its schedule. The team has decided that it would be difficult to go ahead with the filming without Suh because of his heavy role in the drama. An official from Suh's agency said, "No decision has been reached yet as to whether to continue the filming of the drama without Suh Do-young. As he received injuries to the face, it will be a long time before he completely recovers. But we will know for sure only after his doctor gives a diagnosis."

"Spring Waltz" had suffered from low viewer ratings, contrary to earlier expectations. The production team is reportedly quite anxious over the lead actor of the drama being in the hospital.”
 
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Actor Daniel Henney Works as "Messenger of Hallyu Culture"

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Actor Daniel Henney, who is of mixed heritage, has worked as a "messenger of hallyu culture."

Currently acting in KBS TV 2's drama entitled "Spring Waltz," Henney gave an interview to journalists from major American news organizations, such as a CNN anchor and reporters from The Washington Post and The Seattle Times, who visited a filming location of the drama on Apr. 1. For about two hours in fluent English, he introduced how he began working as an actor and the general trend of Korean soap operas, as well as "Spring Waltz."

Touching on why Korean TV dramas have contributed to advancing the hallyu boom overseas, Henney said, "Korean TV dramas are successful. For example, a 20-odd-episode drama features a story with a tight plot. They are mostly filmed outdoors, rather than at studios, with the focus on a universal theme of love."

He said, "I was lucky, because the Korean people held a prejudice against people of mixed blood when I arrived in Seoul to work. Previously, Korean TV used to place cultural restrictions on violent or kissing scenes. But I found Korean TV expanded its cultural boundaries after the issue of mixed heritage was handled in the latest drama entitled 'My Name is Kim Sam-soon,' in which I acted."

Meanwhile, Henney visited a public steam sauna to film a scene for "Spring Waltz" on Mar. 29. Despite his unfamiliarity with the steam sauna, he acted opposite actress Han Hyo-joo at the steam sauna in impressive fashion, peeling hard boiled eggs, drinking iced sweet rice punch, and receiving a massage using cucumbers. Asked by director Yun Suk-ho to go into a hot steam bath, Henney hesitated for a few seconds. But he had the courage to go into the bath shortly, finishing the scene without a hitch.

Emerging from the steam sauna, Henney said with satisfaction, "This was my third visit to a steam sauna. I like it very much. Foreigners like it, too."

He said it was the first time he has ever experienced a cucumber-based massage, recommending it to foreign tourists.
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Chosun Ilbo (English Edition)
April 10, 2006


Korea's Young Women Want a Man for His Body

Young Korean men who tend to flab or prefer reading books to grunting at the gym are in for an uphill struggle if they want to attract a girl. At least the young women who responded to a straw poll by the Chosun Ilbo say that a man's body is an important aspect when they pick a date.

The Chosun Ilbo asked 163 twenty-something women living in Seoul, and 123 of them responded that they consider a man's body when they start to date. In a part-for-part breakdown, 71 said the most attractive part of a man are shoulders, back and chest. Next came forearms (21) and bottom (15), with the face a poor fourth with 11. Most described their ideal types as graduates of the modeling world like Daniel Henney with 35 votes, Joo Ji-hoon with 27 and Cho In-sung with 15.

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Their obsession is clearly reflected in TV commercials. In one ad for a washing machine, Kim Joo-hyuk puts on a startlingly white dress shirt and starts a mambo dance while a woman steals glances from a distance. In an ad for a cell phone, Gang Dong-won's firm waist and buttocks are exposed through the lens of a camera. Lee Hong-rok, a campaign director of Oricom, says as women's desire for men’s bodies becomes more open, "the commercialization of men's sexuality will become a more common tool of encouraging consumption."

Where does this openness come from? Of the respondents, 78 blamed the mass media, including TV sitcoms like "Sex and the City", movies and cartoons. Min Ga-young, a women's studies expert, says there has been a change in gender roles. "To women in the past, who had to earn financial and social resources from men -- their husbands -- sex was an important resource. But for today's young women, who are able to access financial resources on their own, sex is an object of desire, consumption, and play." Sung Young-shin, a professor of psychology at Korea University, goes further, saying we are seeing part of a "collective retaliation" against patriarchal culture, which regarded women's bodies as the plaything of men.

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March 29, 2006



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Daniel Henney, currently appearing in director Yun Seok-ho's final installment of his four seasons of love "Spring Waltz," says of all the beautiful Korean actresses he has worked with, he would most like to work with Jeon Ji-hyun again. It can have been no easy decision given that others have included Lee Hyo-lee, Kim Tae-hee and Jung Ryeo-won. Henney's first opportunity to work with the superstar came in a commercial for Olympus. "The concept of the commercial wasn't that simple, but she was extremely focused on her work, and very professional," Henney told the Chosun Ilbo's sister publication Sports Chosun. "And I thought that if we could just act together one more time, that it would be really great." class p
It's not that he scoffs at the others. He also has praise for Kim Tae-hee, with whom he shot a commercial for LG Telecom. "Kim's English is very good," says the half-American actor. "She always smiles and is easy-going and funny.” class p
Henney has just completed yet another commercial, for the cosmetics company biotherm, which brought him together with K-pop star and all-round idol Lee Hyo-lee. "I liked her because she's a girl-next-door type who I feel comfortable to approach and talk to," he reveals. "She has these little creases around eyes when she smiles that are so pretty, and she seems to be able to charm people around her and make everyone feel good." Jung Ryeo-won, who was a partner in the hit drama "My name is Kim Sam-soon" that took him to stardom, has become a close friend. He says the two talk on the phone constantly and are just like old high school buddies.


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From left: Kim Tae-hee, Lee Hyo-lee, Jung Ryeo-won and Jeon Ji-hyun

And now "Spring Waltz" has paired him with Han Hyo-joo. "I'm truly lucky to be able to work with her," he says. "She doesn't keep anything hidden, and she's an open-minded person." The drama is the last of a series after "The Scent of Summer," "Autumn Fairy Tale" and of course "Winter Sonata."
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Henney usually plays roles where he is faithfully devoted to just one woman in TV soap operas, is that what he is really like? "Until I am able to meet someone who's my type, I guess I'll keep being kind of a playboy, but once I find my style I think I could be a devoted man.” he says.
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And what would the heartthrob's type be? He goes for women who are confident, talkative and smile a lot. "I'd like to try dating a Korean girl," he says, showing a dazzling smile of his own.
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Hi there I am new, wonder if Daniel read this forum? Oh well thank god this forum wasn't so crazy like the other one. Dan's parents look so kind and nice too. ^0^

I would like to ask which series did he perform in? would you be ery kind to post it ? thanks ....

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Hi pillowcsze, and welcome to CJKDramas.com!

I don't know if Daniel has ever come to this forum, but I know his mother does on occasion. She has kindly provided us with some of the "home" photos we have posted.

Daniel has appeared in two dramas so far, My Name is Kim Sam Soon, and Spring Waltz.
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It might be changing a bit,

But people of mixed race still have a very hard time in Korea especially if you're darked skinned. Danny can get by because he happen to be a celebrity who look very Korean, but, I'm glad he's trying to help out with those who are having problems over there.



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August 1, 2006



Everyone wants a piece of Daniel Henney

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Korean actor Bae Yong-joon is a dream come true for many Japanese women who have yearned for a tender, loving man. In Korea, though, Daniel Henney has been the Prince Charming ever since he appeared in the 2005 TV show "My Lovely Sam-soon."

With his impossibly good looks, gentlemanly manner and perfect English, Henney shot to stardom, quite a leap even from his quite successful modeling career, which put him on the runways of the likes of Gucci and Armani.

This year, he has finished shooting his second drama, "Spring Waltz," and is filming "Seducing Mr. Robin," his big-screen debut as well as his first attempt in being a leading actor.

Although he has done some theater work, such as off-Broadway in the United States, he admits that he is just getting his start as an actor.

"It's a very big change for me, and it's a lot different from doing dramas, which was extremely difficult, extremely tiring. I mean, it was a lot of fun and both were great dramas, but we were constantly shooting, sometimes for 15 hours straight without sleep," Henney told The Korea Herald. He said he has more time while shooting a movie than a drama.

"The shots are important, so it takes longer to take each shot. There is longer duration of lighting, and sometimes we'll be standing in front of the camera for hours getting different lights put on us, and waiting," he explained.

His role in the movie, an adaptation of a popular internet fiction, is Mr. Robin, an international businessman who speaks five languages. He seems to have it all, but does not believe in love.

Henney said the role was fun to play, for it was a step away from his previous roles - Mr. Nice Guy or Mr. Perfect.

"I am a nice guy but the characters I've played are overly nice," he said smiling. "It's a part of me, but it's not all me. There are a lot of different parts that have yet to come out and I'm interested to see how the audience will accept the other side of me."

Henney wants to be seen as a real actor, not just someone who has chiseled looks and good manners.

"When I was growing up in the states, I would read interviews of people that I admire, like actors Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt. And they would say it's difficult because they are perceived in a certain way because of their looks, and it's difficult for people to accept them in serious roles, in any roles different than their personality. And I didn't actually believe that until I started to act seriously," he said.

"People sometimes don't want to look past it. They have this image of me and they won't accept me playing a different character, which is part of my job, what I love to do," he said.

"Now it's okay, but it can be something that concerns you in the future. But I think in time, it will be okay. As I get older and my looks go away, they'll finally be able to accept me as a bad guy," joked Henney.

One thing for sure is that Henney is serious about acting.

"I'm constantly learning and I know I have a lot of room to improve. But even just from this year, I have made some achievements being more comfortable in front of the camera as well as with myself."

Even when he is touted as the icon of metrosexuality in Korea, he is well aware of the fact that it takes more than good looks to succeed as an actor.

"I love acting because it's scary. It's very frightening to put yourself out there and have people watch you and judge you. I think that's the reason I am sort of addicted to it, like working out, or coffee or alcohol. If I didn't have it, I think I would probably have withdrawal symptoms."

There have been some difficulties for Henney, son of an American father and a Korean mother. Although Koreans have been generous, they are known to have strong nationalistic sentiments.

"The hardest time for me was when I tried to actually speak Korean, although I was very lucky because when I did 'Kim Sam-soon,' even the director, not to mention actresses Jeong Ryeo-won and Kim Sun-ah, spoke English," he said.

"I know I have an accent, and I know my Korean is not perfect. But as long as people understand me, I'm happy. But there are times directors want you to speak really good, and it is a struggle for me, and it can be frustrating sometimes. And sometimes, I cannot hear the subtle difference in the language," admitted Henney.

"But it's getting better. And I can feel it getting better and the longer I'm here the more comfortable I am," he said.

While his parents still live in the U.S. state of Michigan, he is trying to settle down in Seoul.

"I just got a new house and I'm kind of obsessed with it, spending as much time as I can in my house, decorating, getting things the way I like it," he said.

The walls are red and Henney made sure to install a bar.

He loves to sip on wine and spend time by himself. He said he enjoys being alone.

"It's very important time for me, as almost everyday I'm working," he said.

Scripts are pouring in for Henney, but he said his sole focus is on finishing the film, which is expected to be released in October.

He is also "trying to figure out a certain way to become more attached to Korea, not necessarily through films and movies, but other ways."

One way could be to help animals.

"I might have the opportunity to help animals more with my position here, and I see a lot of stray animals," said Henney, who as a child wanted to be a veterinarian.

Despite his hectic schedule, he has made appearance for charity events and activities.

After completing the movie, Henney said he will take some time off.

"Just enjoy things, and my house, go shopping. It will be fun and I can't imagine not having anything to do for two weeks!"

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From The Parents Of "Daniel Henney"

To all of our Son's fans,
 We would love to thank you for the continued support given to Daniel. We know that it has been a while since we have commented in this forum, but still frequently stop by to see if there is any new updates. Which we will continue to visit. As this forum has indicated, Daniel has kept very busy in Korea. Not to mention going to other countries for diffent filming. It is a pleasure to come to this forum, as with others, to see new pictures/articles of our son. To be proud of him, that has not stopped since the day he was born. But to see him in a magazine, in a commerical, or acting in the dramas, it continues to amaze us. Just recently Daniel has been with Gwyenth Paltrow for "Bean Pole International". We we able to see their picture in "US Weekly".
Please continue to support, follow and enjoy the next few months ahead. Together we can be great "Fans" of our Son, "Daniel"
Thank you,
Phillip and Christine Henney

P.S. Thank you "nchristi" for the personal addition to this forum.
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