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    Default The Magic Touch of Fate 《魔术奇缘》

    Chinese Series Name: Mo Shu Qi Yuan

    English Name: The Magic Touch of Fate

    Starring: Ruby Lin, Alec Su, Kang Ta (Korea)

    Production Company: NMG (China Mainland)

    Filming Duration: June 24, 2004 - estimated end of September


    Brief Intro:

    An original Korean screenplay <The Magic Touch of Fate>, directed by the famous MBC Korean Director, Jang Su Bang, is now filming in Beijing, China. Its cast includes an indomitable trio starring Asian superstars: Alec Su, Ruby Lin, and Kang Ta.

    <The Magic Touch of Fate> interweaves a refreshing storyline involving the world of magic and show; adding spices to a whole new dynamic love drama of the 21st century. Waiting to be disclosed.......


    Specific Filming Details:

    The cast is staying at Xiao Tang Shan (A vacation villa in the outskirts of Beijing)right now. It seems that the villa will be the main residential area for the entire cast.

    The reason why they are not living in the municipal part of Bejing is because the series is not focusing on the Beijing City scenery, instead a place about 1-2 hours from the city center called Hou Hai (Back Sea/Shore). Ive been there personally, that is the only water sight around Beijing Area. So Xiao Tang Shan is the closest destination to that spot where else still a decent place to stay for stars. There is a beautiful park and is very quiet in nature with miles of extended woods and lush green plains. Indeed a magnificent spot for vacationhope the media will give enough space for them to concentrate on filming.










    The cast will later move to Qing Dao City (on Qing Island/Peninsula in NorthEastern China about several hours from Beijing). The climate similar to New York. On the coastline of East China Sea. It is known for beer production and beautifual coastline scenes. Heard the city is pretty green.



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    cool thanks fpdiamond for this topic

    i really can't wait to see Ruby&Alec&Kang Ta !!!
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    credits: Thanks Jackie for translation / ruby-station

    New Series The Magicians Begins Shooting

    http://www.ruby-station.com/phpbb2/v...20abd7e7072423

    Article 1: New Series The Magicians Begins Shooting in Beijing Lin Hsinju & Kangta Thrown Together
    Central News Agency (CNA), 7/11/04; Reporter Wu Sujou

    A new China, Taiwan and Korea series cooperation "The Magicians" begins shooting in Beijing, female star Lin Hsinju, after her cooperation w/ Korean actor Han Jae Suk, this time around will be pair up w/ Kangta, Alec Su plays the 3rd wheel in their relationship. In "The Magicians," Lin Hsinju plays a girl who's gentle on the outside but strong on the inside [sound familiar? Hehe], inherits a magic theater from her father, she & Kangta are childhood lovers. But too bad later on Kangta dumps her for fame and fortune. Another magician from the theater Alec Su seizes the chance to capture her heart, three of them gets involve in a love triangle.

    The first time coming into contacts w/ Kangta, Lin Hsinju feels somewhat unfamiliar w/ him. She said she only knows that he is a singer. The two of first met in the Beijing hotel elevator. At that time both did not wear make-up, Kangta also had on these huge glasses. If it wasn't for the fact that he was speaking in Korean, she would not have recognize him.

    Lin Hsinju also jokingly said "When I saw him I got startled. His skin is so white! Under comparison, is it b/c of my skin making it look too healthy."

    Although their first meeting was somewhat unfamiliar w/ each other, the next when the director was doing introductions, Lin Hsinju was impressed w/ Kangta's courteous nature b/c he used Chinese to say "Ni hao" [or How do you do?], making Lin Hsinju feel pleasantly surprised.

    In order to make it look real, the production team especially hired a professional magician to teach the three of them magic. Although the tricks are numerous and diverse, Lin Hsinju actually is very happy. She expressed "When I found out I had to learn magic tricks, a picture appeared in my mind. That is in the Japanese drama "Love Generation," Matsu Takako learned magic to impress Takuya Kimura, really cute."

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    Article 2: "The Magicians" Begins Shoot in Beijing Lin Hsinju Practice Magic for the Series
    The Great Daily News, 7/11/04; Reporter Wang Pinkuei

    Lin Hsinju in order to make it look real in the new China-Korean production "The Magicians," the production team epecially hired a professional magician to teach her magic. Because she doesn't play cards often, she often turned the magic cards into "a goddess sprinkling flowers everywhere." Although not yet skilled at the moment, but she is actually enjoying it. In her repeated practices, she also happily said: "Next time when I return to Taiwan, I'm going to use this magic to deceive people, be careful or I'll deceive you all into a daze!" [She is sooo mischievous!!! ]

    Skip the rest b/c same as article 1 above.

    credits: ruby-station

    Ruby showing off her Cardtricks!, Report on - The Magician

    Ruby&Kang Ta

    http://www.ruby-station.com/phpbb2/files/20040712.jpg



    credits: Thanks Jackie for translation / ruby-station

    Article 3: Lin Hsinju Gets Dumped by Kangta Cooperating Again w/ Alec Su
    China Daily News, 7/11/04; Reporter Dai Shufang



    Lin Hsinju accepts new China-Korean series "The Magicians," besides cooperating w/ Alec Su again, also will have a love triangle w/ Korean actor Kangta. (Provide by Zhong Jie)


    With her good friend Alec Su serving as an intermediary, it has been determined that Lin Hsinju has accepted the new China-Korean modern series "The Magicians." This time besides cooperating w/ Alec Su again, also will have a love triangle w/ Korean actor Kangta.

    In the new series "The Magician," Lin Hsinju plays a girl who's gentle on the outside but strong on the inside, inherits a magic theater from her father, she & Kangta are childhood lovers. But too bad later on Kangta dumps her for fame and fortune. Another magician from the theater Alec Su seizes the chance, their relationship takes on a a subtle change.... In order to make it look real, the production team especially hired a professional magician to teach the three of them magic.

    Although the tricks are numerous and diverse, this actually lets the Aquarius Lin Hsinju to see the mystery of magic for the first time, she is enjoying it. In her repeated practices, she also happily said: "Next time when I return to Taiwan, I'm going to use this magic to deceive people, be careful or I'll deceive you all into a daze!"

    Although she has experience in working w/ Han Jae Suk in "Zi Tengl Lian," but cooperating w/ an entire Korean procution team, this is the first for "The Magicians," also lets Lin Hsinju greatly admires the professionalism of the Korea crew. It's just that, Lin Hsinju has up to 50 pieces of outfits to change into in this series, just the pictures of her in the outfits took all day to shoot.

    Skip the rest, same stuff.

    thanks Jackie for translation
    Last edited by jade; 07-12-04 at 12:56 PM.
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    credits: ruby-station / http://www.ruby-station.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=4192

    Ruby's New style pic in The magicians

    http://www.ruby-station.com/phpbb2/files/20040725_1.jpg


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    credits: kangtaforever.com(korea site)

    this pic from kangtaforever.com(korea site)
    original pic from his Chinese homepage

    Related the Magician - Magic teacher(?)

    teacher learning Kang Ta card tricks

    http://lopgreen27.cafe24.com/bbs/dat...83328/sol3.JPG
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    credits: Tina / RLIF - http://gurl.staghosting.com/forum/in...showtopic=1188

    Takako will edit these! thx

    KBS(korea TV chennel..National chennel) broadcast the documetary about the "Magician"s producer..
    here are some info about that.

    Producer name : Nam Na Kyung
    (she is EnStar Entertainment company's leader)

    she acted as a actress in Korea during middle of 1990..
    (1995 ~ 1997 year)

    when she was actress, she work with "Magician"s director "Jang Su Bong" at that time..
    after a few year, she quit the her work as a actress.
    she moved to China for study...this year, she graduated the "Beijing Movie school" ..recieved a master's degree

    she made the entertainment company also.(EnStar Entertainment)

    this series Magician made by with 4 companies
    1. Enstar Entertainment ( 北京星天娛文化發展有限公司 )
    2. Nova Multimedia entertainment(alec's company)
    3. 소상전영제편창(i can't trans this into Chinese/English)
    4. SM Entertainment (most big entertainmant company in Korea.
    BoA, Kangta, Fly to the Sky, 東方神起...Most popular singer/group are all in this company)

    among them, SM Entertainment make soundtrack of this series

    most of crew are Korean..(director, stylist, writer, producer..etc)
    but of course they use some Chinese crew also..(camera man..etc)

    this series are full of Korean style...(maybe)
    and filming will be end in 6th September..
    but filming can deley cause of schedule/and strict director

    Cast(i type the name in Korea pronounce..)

    Lin So Mi(ruby) 23~24 years old
    Magic cafe "CLOVER"s owner..she is adopted daughter
    she is fiance of KiM su(Kangta)..but he leaved her cause of money/honor. she will start to love Jun Ann(alec)

    Kim su(Kangta) 25 years
    Top Magician. he management the "CLOVER Cafe" with ruby.
    very bright person. so he has big ambition,
    (he will be evil role)

    Jun Ann(alec) 28 years
    he is from the small country city. after coming big city, he started to study for test(his dream is judicial officer)
    By accident, he start to learn Magic.

    Wu Gi Ann(Won Mun Kang...don't know this actor)
    alec's brother. bodyguard company's leader.
    he help Yoo la(Miu mengmeng)'s company
    rebellious person.

    Park Yoo la(Miu mengmeng) around 25 years old
    Fashion company's successor. she hired Kim Su(KT) as a her company's spokeperson...then fall in love with him
    she behave boldly.

    here is enstar company site..http://www.enstar.cn
    they include the info about cast, staff, schedules...etc
    I translate these

    [filming schedule]

    (1)Casting
    3月 : Main actor'actress
    4月~5月 : supporting actor/actress
    6月 : Main actor/actress start to learn Magic

    (2)Produce
    4月~5月 : find the filming place, translate the script, prepare a whole things
    6月 : start to filming
    9月 : last work

    (3)Macketing(it will can be change..not 100% confirm)
    7月 : official Conference
    8月 : open the filming place to the media
    10月 : Premire

    START TO AIRING : 2005.Feb..(not 100% confirm)
    (whole Asia)

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    So, Alec is the third person between Ruby and Kangta? um.... I wonder who would Ruby choose? hehe.

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    Originally posted by Raindrops
    So, Alec is the third person between Ruby and Kangta? um.... I wonder who would Ruby choose? hehe.
    i think Ruby will choose Alec cuz Kang Ta plays the bad guy
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    Originally posted by jade
    i think Ruby will choose Alec cuz Kang Ta plays the bad guy
    *fingers cross*

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    credits: thanks Jackie for translation / http://gasstation.proboards29.com/in...num=1092060518

    Alec Su, Kangta, Ruby Lin "The Magicians"

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    http://www.ruby-station.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=4248

    Article #2: Alec Su, Kangta, Ruby Lin "The Magicians" An Unprecedented Combination
    CDNNews, 08/08/04; Reporter Dai Shufang

    Alec Su, Lin Hsinju cooperating again after four years, with Korean star Kangta in "The Magicians", this is an unprecedented combination unfolding.

    The best on-screen couple Alec Su & Ruby Lin will unite again in "The Magicians," getting people's attention. (Provided by NMG)


    The Magicians finally begins shooting in Beijing, w/ mystical magic as the theme in this series. Producer/investor Li Mi pointed out, Alec Su already has been recognized as a box office hit w/ audiences; Lin Hsinju, besides being the highest paid Taiwanese actress in China, simultaneously is also in the audience's mind, one of Alec's Su's best partners; w/ the addition of Korea's Kangta's first time participating in a TV series, causing a sensation before it even started shooting.

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    Lin Hsinju, since HZGG 1+2, QSSYMM, Big Winners, as long as it's cooperating w/ Alec Su all attracted a large audience. It has been four years since they cooperated, this on-screen couple once again reuniting, making "The Magicians" the anticapation of fans!

    In "The Magicians," Alec Su plays a pauper from the countryside looking for work in the city. In order to make a living he enters the magic troupe, only wanted to learn magic to earn money, to improve his family's financial situation to put his younger brother through college; Lin Hsinju is the daughter of the magic troupe leader, a childhood sweetheart of the troupe leader's favorite magician. They were already talking about marriage, who knew that Alec Su's inadvertent intrusion, will make Lin Hsinju, who originally was heads over heals in love w/ Kangta, to have a change of heart...

    http://www.cdnnews.com.tw/20040809/n...0820303600.htm

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    NMG's news releases makes me want to puke w/ their over-exaggeration of this whole thing.


    Article #3: Lin Hsinju Pursues Alec Su See the Light of Day
    UDN news, 8/09/04; Reporter Chu ? Jun
    http://udn.com/NEWS/MEDIA/2174727-871736.jpg
    Alec Su (left), Lin Hsinju 5th time cooperating, finally change into the girl pursuing the guy. (Provided by NMG)


    Alec Su, Lin Hsinju the 5th time cooperating, this time finally change to the girl painstakingly in love w/ the guy. Alec Su, not only does he not have to crazily chase after Lin Hsinju, moreover Korea's handsome young idol Kangta can't match his charm!

    The TV series "The Magicians" officially began shooting the other day in Beijing. For this series, Lin Hsinju already started training w/ a magician for nearly a month, she now can play w/ a deck of cards, making people can't take their eyes of it, also can make a flower, a bird to appear. Lin Hsinju feels that she has gained a lot, also jokingly said to her management company: "I can do magic shows. You guys quickly arrange them."

    Lin Hsinju and Alec Su have been an on-screen couple for years, from "HZGG 1+2," "QSSYMM," "The Big Winners." Both madly in love on-screen, kissing & hugging countless of times. This time cooperating again, how will sparks be created? Alec Su said, because before it was him painstakingly in love w/ Lin Hsinju, this time finally Hsinju's turn to have a change in attitude towards him, leaving her childhood sweetheart Kangta & into his arms. Just on that point alone, it should have quite a different feel when playing it.

    http://udn.com/NEWS/ENTERTAINMENT/ENT7/2174727.shtml

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    Article #4: Kangta Big Entourage Youpeng, Hsinju Can't Compare
    Udn, 8/09/04; Reporter Chang Changyu

    http://udn.com/NEWS/MEDIA/2174817-871791.JPG

    Alec Su (right), Kangta (left), Lin Hsinju in a joint performance of "The Magicians," secretly filming in a Beijing suburb.

    Korean idol singer Kangta first time shooting a China series, outside of the series he has a big entourage, in the series he is arrogant. In "The Magicians," he bullies Alec Su, Lin Hsinju, the two Taiwanese stars can only "put on an august appearance in exchange for one's sincerity & strength in the future," not threading on other's grounds.

    Korean actors entering China one wave after another, it doesn't matter that they are affecting Taiwanese stars chances of accepting series, Korean stars' entourage & requests all exceeded the standards, Jang Dong Gun, Jeon Ji Hyun & others even heading towards Hollywood standards, they appear w/ 10-20 people. Take Kangta for example, while shooting "The Magicians," he has six people, including a hair stylist, make-up artist, translator, etc., are all Korea professionals. Therefore, when Alec Su, Lin Hsinju must arrive two hours earlier to the set to put on their make-up, Kangta can close his eyes & rest in his room, being taken care of by professionals.

    In a small, Beijing suburban villa, "The Magicians" production staff rented an entire building for Kangta, Alec Su, Lin Hsinju to stay in, 24 hour security, entrance heavily guarded. But Kangta himself takes up four rooms, b/c he is accompanied by a huge entourage. And Alec Su, Lin Hsinju respectively had two rooms each, each gets an assistant & a translator.

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    CREDITS: www.beadream.com / ruby-station / http://www.ruby-station.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=4250

    NEW PICS THE MAGICIANS PRESS CONFERENCE

    Kang Ta , Ruby&Alec







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    since this is a collaborative production, just wondering, who is from China? i.e. which actor/actress/production team member etc?

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    Originally posted by 999roses
    since this is a collaborative production, just wondering, who is from China? i.e. which actor/actress/production team member etc?
    none of the main leads are from China cuz Ruby&Alec are from Taiwan and Kang Ta from South Korea ...

    maybe the rest of the cast from China but i'm not sure ..
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    credits: thanks Jackie for translation / http://gasstation.proboards29.com/in...num=1092142627

    http://www.ruby-station.com/phpbb2/v...4828d9e774a044

    Article 3: Alec Su Lin Hsinju Kangta "Change Professions" Becoming Magicians
    Star Daily, 8/10/04; Reporter Hao Hsiaonan


    Yesterday afternoon, Alec Su, Kangta, & Lin Hsinju's new series "The Magicians" held a press conference in Beijing. Alec Su, Kangta, Lin Hsinju all learned some magic for this series. They performed a magic rope trick, magic card trick, & magic ring trick.

    After the press conference began, Alec Su took out a long, red rope, cut it w/ a pair of scissors, then shake the rope several times in his hand, the rope turn back into its original uncut state. Dressed like a lady, Lin Hsinju had several big metal rings, she place all the rings into a large ring, then she turn the rings into a long metal link. Kangta invited an audience member to come onstage, to let the audience to be a testimonial to his card trick.

    Alec Su told reporters, "In order to do a good job w/ our roles, me, Hsinju & Kangta, joined the production team two weeks earlier. Not to do other things, just to learn magic from a true magician. The simple live magic tricks we could all already do."

    When Kangta was accepting reporters' interviews he made it clear, "I really want to open up a mainland market through this series. This series w/ magic as the theme is very interesting." Of course, Kangta also evaluated his two co-stars, "I feel that Alec Su's eyes could really set off electricity, Lin Hsinju is the type of actor one could really easily develope chemistry with." Lastly, Kangta expressed that he & Alec Su will sing the main theme song "Yi Tian" [One Day], this song will be included in his new CD to be released year end.

    Skip some sentences. "The Magicians" is done filming in Beijing. The whole cast will now head to Qingdao to shooting.

    http://www.stardaily.com.cn/view.asp?id=110624

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    Article 4: Alec Su & Lin Hsinju Not Afraid of the "Third Wheel"
    Beijing Times, 8/10/04; Reporter Wang Zheng
    tranlated by Jackie

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    Yesterday afternoon, 20 episode large-scale TV series "The Magicians" held a grand opening ceremony, lead actors Alec Su, Kangta, & Lin Hsinju came out one by one. On the scene, w/ no understanding of Chinese, S. Korean idol Kangta stood lonely, & on his side is Lin Hsinju and Alec Su were often "talking into each other's ears." Some reporters asked Alec was it "picking on the new guy." He rebuked: "No. It has been four years since Hsinju & I cooperated. This time is the fifth time, of course we have endless things to talk about." Alec Su & Lin Hsinju both regard "The Magicians" as a piece of work to change their images. Lin Hsinju even used country girl and labourer to describe their looks. A reporter asked Kangta to describe the process of filming, whether Lin Hsinju can understand the look of his eyes. Kangta expressed there definitely is no problem, he and Hsinju's chemistry is even better than Alec Su's. The nearby Alec Su is unconvinced & countered w/ : "My eyes are the most mesmerizing. The best chemistry is from me doing scenes w/ Hsinju." Lin Hsinju quickly catered w/ : "We both end up together in the series. We are not afraid of these 'third wheels'."

    http://www.bjt.net.cn/news.asp?newsid=72973

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    Article 5: "The Magicians" Put on Live Magic Show
    The Beijing News, 8/10/04; Reporter Zhang Wen Bo
    translated by Jackie



    --OR--
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    Produce by NMG & Enstar, the first mainland TV series w/ magic as its theme, "The Magicians" held an opening ceremony inside a theater in the Zhong Fu building. This series' stars Alec Su, Lin Hsinju and South Korean singer Kangta appeared dressed as magicians. They each performed small magic tricks to over 100 dumbfounded reporters. Afterwards all three accepted interviews from this newspaper.

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    While saying these Lin Hsinju made her appearance on stage. Only saw her carrying three metal rings on her arm, walked up to the front of the stage w/ a smile, just like that got two rings together. The crowded photojournalists in front of the stage all zoomed in w/ their lenses, wanted to find the flaw. Lin Hsinju was unfazed, again made the rings into a link. Reporters all sighed. Someone in the front even shouted loudly, "Lin Hsinju don't go. Tell us how you did it."

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    http://www.thebeijingnews.com/news/2...4810111344.htm

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    Article 6: Lin Hsinju and Chinese & Korean Hunks' "The Magician"
    Xin Bao, 8/10/04; Reporter Huang Hsiaoyu & photographer Wang Hsuhua
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    Kangta (left), Lin Hsinju (center) & Alec Su (right) had fun w/ magic in "The Magicians"

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    Xiaotangshan's farmer & flower
    In the series Lin Hsinju has a "love triangle" w/ two hunks. Kangta is her older classmate & Alec Su is her younger classmate. "I play a female magician who has inherited her father's theater. Originally was childhood sweethearts w/ Kangta, but he abandons me for the fame and fortune. Alec plays another magician & falls in love with me, should say this is love triangle story." Lin Hsinju told reporter, a week before the series started filming she joined the crew & trained really hard on magic. "The level of difficulty of the tricks that I do isn't very difficult, but learning them takes a lot of energy. Therfore the production team hired a teacher to teach me. Every day I had to practice w/ the cards, metal rings, hats, flowers, handkerchiefs, etc. I had to learn how to make a flower appear, or make a card disappear, etc. It was really hard. Luckily learning how to do magic is something new, therefore I don't feel that it's boring." Lin Hsinju told the reporter, her & Alec Su's costumes a a bit rustic/lame. In addition Alec Su's character comes from a farming village, therefore she gave him a nickname - - - Xiaotangshan farmer. Alec Su wasn't mad, provoking laughter from the entire audience w/ this saying: "This is a series in which Hsinju & I have a change in our image. We are taking the farmer route, Hsinju's clothes aren't much better, all of them are dresses w/ small flower prints, so lame looking. She also gave herself a nickname - - - Xiaotangshan flower."

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    http://www.xwwb.com/gb/content/2004-...ent_218732.htm
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    Article #3: A Beauty [& Two] Hunks Doing Magic in Beijing
    Shi Dai Shang Bao, 8/10/04; Reporter Gao Hongdian

    Magic is a mystical noun, because nothing is impossible to realize in that world. Yesterday at the scene of TV series "The Magicians" opening ceremony, this reporter was fortunately to experience how Lin Xinru, Kangta turn the impossible into a possibility. Lin Xinru separated linked rings, Kangta turned the card into money. Skip rest of sentence...

    Lin Xinru: Longs for "disability"

    Wish #1: To challenge "disabled person"
    Each time seeing Lin Xinru, she would shine those big eyes of her & tell you about a bit of her personal views because in real life she has that kind of a girl next door feel. But this kind of personality and clever appearance in the entertainment business suffers from limitations. Yesterday reporter asked her this time what kind of a well-behaved girl are you playing this time? She said: "I really can't do anything about this. The of the characters have similar personalities. I really long to play a pretty looking bad woman. Oh yes, must also be rich, otherwise if don't have money it will be like in this series, with a very lame/crass looking image. [Hahah...Ruby is so funny.] Always wearing those kinds of dresses w/ small flower prints, I feel so sad." Lin Xinru explains: "But I think that whether it's a poor person or a rich person I had played them all. I hope to play someone who is imperfect. For instance, a mute, a cripple."

    Wish #2: Don't want any rumors
    This time in "The Magicians," Xinru meets up w/ her old partner Alec Su. Yesterday both attended the press conference. Reporter accidentally caught them giving each other loving looks, are they reuniting? Regarding this both did not feel a bit awkward or evade from this. Alec Su was the first to take a stand: "Are our rumors still feel new? Can they still make the newspaper headlines? This is our 5th time cooperating, we're too close." Xinru also smiled & responded: "Yes, it's b/c we're too close. Therefore, it feels very uncomfortable shooting intimate scenes. You see let's say that if two people aren't that close the other person can still be cautious. But we're too close, Alec Su on the contrary don't show me respect." Both of them are just like are a pair "teasing" friends.

    Wish #3: To do several more types of magic
    Even though she plays a magician in the series, but for title Lin Xinru went through a lof of hardships: "Practicing magic is really difficult. I join the production team a week ahead of schedule to get training. The first time watching a real magician performing in front of me, I was dumbfounded. I didn't even get a chance to how it works, the things in the magician's hands already disappeared. When it was my turn to practice it, I lost the thing I was suppose to hide. It was so embarrassing. But it is better now." Then Xinru how many magic tricks did you learn? "I can do a little more than what I've shown today. But I hope to learn more magic. That way I can show off in front of my friends." Xinru laughed.

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    Article #4: Top Three Chinese and S. Korean Idols in "The Magicians"
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    Shenyang Today, 8/10/04; Reporter Tang Hsiaoshih


    A dim stage, big red curtain, Lin Hsinju was the first to take the stage, 3 separate rings & a shake later all linked together, applause were everywhere under the stage; following closely, Korean actor Kangta mysteriously makes an appearance, several cards appear in his fingers, flying through the air; the last to take the stage is Alec Su, he easily made a hundred dollar bill appear, also restored a cut rope back to its original condition. Yesterday afternoon, TV series "The Magicians" press conference scene became a stage for a magic show. China and S. Korea three famous stars no longer are just good-looking idols, they've become tomorrow magicians.

    Lin Hsinju reveals she's a "Xiaotangshan flower" [Xiaotangshang yi zhi hua]
    This already is Alec Su & Lin Hsinju's fifth time cooperating. Friends in real life already, they are certainly a funny pair on the set. They are again a couple in the series, laughter naturally is unavoidable. But Lin Hsinju feels otherwise, "It is strange, we have been cooperating together for a very long time. But each time we still have something new to laugh at. For instance, this time he has sentimental scenes with three girls, therefore when he's not doing anything on the set he would practice discharging electricrity [flirt]. But too bad there were too many people on the set, when he's flirting w/ one pretty girl he also had to give attention to another. Therefore, I had to remind him each time: Make sure it doesn't lead out!"

    In an ordinary day Hsinju likes to look pretty. But in this modern series she has to break from her beautiful image & looking like a village girl. Because the production is shooting near Xiaotangshan, she was teased by Alec Su as a "Xiaotangshan flower." Lin Hsinju disclosed that, comparing w/ her former idol series, this time wearing small flower print dresses is a bit out-dated. But she hopes that the audience can take this opportunity to focus on her acting skill, to make up for insufficiency in her new look.

    In the series, Lin Hsinju plays the daughter of the magic troupe leader. She loves magic since she was young. In the series must also do several high standard magic performances. In order to grasp some basic magic techniques, Lin Hsinju especially join the production team ahead of time, studying w/ a professional magician. "I first magic trick I learned was playing cards. To achieve this likeliness of this trick took about a week. Magic is a kind of thing one must practice hard. Moreover, ones hands must be quick. The guys look somewhat better when they do it, given that they have larger hands, they look better when they show off the technique!"

    Alec Su change to the "farmer route"
    "Hsinju is the kind that 'likes new & hates old'. She shouted straight out that this time doing scenes w/ Kangta she has more feel w/ him than w/ me. If later on she can cooperate w/ Kangta again, then she definitely will not have that kind of strong electricity!" Speaking of his good friend, Alec Su immediately shows off his "jealousy." Lin Hsinju did not evade & pretended to be mad & making gestures of hitting Alec Su on the head. Skip the rest.

    Kangta's main attack is China's market
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    Doing scenes w/ Lin Hsinju, Kangta's feeling was extremely good. He praised Lin Hsinju's personality is very out-going, intelligent. Sometimes when he's communicating w/ Hsinju, all he had to do was gesture his hands & she would understand what he's saying. "What I most admired about her is her skill of being completely into character w/i 10 seconds." The director just started shouting start, her tears were already coming down, amazing!" Skip the rest.

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    Lin Hsinju Performing Magic Did Not Mess Up
    Udn news, 8/12/04; Reporter Chu ? Jun

    After one month of hard work, the other day Lin Hsinju at "The Magicians" press conference, succeeded w/ everyone's eyes staring at her. She wore a silver-white colored formal clothes, exhibiting a look of a professional magician & did a magic "ring" show. Several movements later the media was bedazzled, performance was a success. But Hsinju said frankly, in her heart she was actually extremely nervous, was afraid she might mess up & drop the rings. She said: "One minute on stage, takes 10 years of work. To do a performance live on stage is really very difficult."

    "The Magicians" is a joint venture by China and S. Korea companies, starring Lin Hsinju, Alec Su, Kangta. In order to draw attention to the subject, the press conference was held at the Beijing Da Tie Ta theater. All three actors performed magic. Lin Hsinju chose rings. She smiled & said: "Actually I have learned quite a few magic tricks. I chose the ring trick mainly b/c its movement are quite big, so the audience under the stage can see more clearly. It is very suitable for a stage performance. And of course a more important factor, it's easier, & not easily exposed."

    After the performance, the magic teacher immediately gave a critique on the scene on Hsinju's performance. The teacher indicated that Lin Hsinju, this star-pupil is "very intelligent." But after Hsinju heard these she somewhat guilty. She said: "Actually I'm a very concentrating student. Everytime the teacher was teaching me, my attention was always diverted. I always forgot that the most important thing for me right now is to learn magic. On the contrary teacher's magic made me dizzy, always wanted to the secrets to exposing the magic tricks. And then would pulling on the teacher to ask him about this, about that. Pardon me [or it was quite embarrassing]."

    But Lin Hsinju is a natural born entertainer after all, did not hava a bit of stage fright while performing on stage. It's said practice makes perfect. Right now she is best at her most liked trick, which also is the most difficult, playing cards.

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    Lin Hsinju trained hard for a month on the rings, the performance was quite successful. (Provided by Zhong Jie.)

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    Article 2: "The Magicians" news in Qingtao
    Qingdao News, 8/13/04

    Shooting on location in Qingdao is TV series "The Magicians." It's receiving notice b/c of its Chinese & Korean cast. Besides S. Korean hunk Kangta, the other three Chinese actors Lin Hsinju, Alec Su, & Yan Kun, w/ no language barrier b/w them, on the set performing a "three person" talk show.

    Drooling over Qingdao's seafood
    Wearing a pink-colored top, white pants, hair in braids, in full costume, Lin Hsinju look as innocent as the girl next door. Sitting beside her is Alec Su, in causual clothing, out-going & talkative. Both were often laughing & talking w/ each other. On the topic of their characters, being partners, & also what they both wanted to eat, seafood. These two "gluttonous" fellows being in Qingdao for the first time, both were very much interested in Qingdao's seafood, wanted the other hunk Yan Kun to recommend good seafood restaurants to them, so they can try them out when they have the opportunity. With no choice in the matter, Yan Kun could only take up the post of being a host. One must know, he is Qingdao's very own young hunk.

    Hsinju Youpeng mutually call each other elder sister/younger brother
    Starting from "HZGG," this is already the fifth time cooperating w/ each other for Lin Hsinju and Alec Su. Both of them are old partners & also are very good friends. Although Alec Su joked: "Cooperating so many times now, there are no feelings anymore." But from the way they laugh & talk to each other, this cooperation is still a very happy one. Regarding how Alec Su & Lin Hsinju's relationship in the series ends up, it was as if they read each other's mind & both remained secretive, gave the same story & said "The Magicians" is an encouraging-type of a series.

    During leisure time, Alec Su calls Lin Hsinju "Hsinju jie jie," & also suggested that Hsinju calls him "Peng ge," but too bad Lin Hsinju didn't take him seriously. As to the role they most wanted to play, "fast talker" Alec Su revealed that Hsinju wanted to play the wife of a mob/crime boss, he himself wanted to play a mob/crime boss. It seems like that their relationship is quite complex.

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    Kangta is shy & mysterious
    This is both Alec Su and Lin Hsinju's first time working w/ Kangta. Their views on Kangta varied.

    Lin Hsinju: Kangta is very shy, perhaps it's b/c of the language barrier. At first when we met we only said hello. When the translator is available only then do we talk a bit more. But I believe that the longer we spend time w/ each other, we will steadily & slowly get to know each other more. Previously when I cooperateed w/ Korean actor Han Jae Suk, it was after four months of working together did we then slowly became friends. I believe that Kangta, like HJS, is equally very matured, & takes very good care of people.

    Alec Su: Kangta & I don't have that many scenes w/ each other in the series, therefore I don't have a lot of opportunities to be w/ him. I feel that he is very mysterious. But we will both sing the theme song for this series together. Like Hsinju, I also worked w/ Korean actor Chae Rim twice. Chae Rim & I are already very close, things went smoothly. Working w/ Korean actors, other than the language barrier, there aren't any other major difficulties.

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