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Hyun Bin To Form New Agency With Acting Teacher

BY Julie Jones | Jan 15, 2016 12:33 PM EST

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An article in the Korean media outlet The Star reported that actor Hyun Bin is planning to open a new entertainment agency with the help of his acting teacher.

His contract with his last agency O& Entertainment expired at the end of December 2015. Hyun was previously represented by AM Entertainment but when the company merged with SM Entertainment in 2012, Hyun Bin and Shin Min Ah set up their own agency O& Entertainment.

Several agencies have contacted Hyun in the hopes of signing him, now that his contract has expired, but he is reportedly planning to team up with his former acting teacher and close friend Kang Kun Taek.

After Hyun Bin's discharge from military service in December 2012, he appeared in a variety of commercials and starred in both a film and a drama. He played the endangered King Jeongjo in the film "Fatal Encounter" and starred as a man with dissociative Identity disorder in the drama "Jekyll, Hyde and Me."

In an interview with enewsworld, in connection with his "Fatal Encounter" role, Hyun spoke about the experience of returning to acting after a two-year absence.

"I thought a lot about my career and myself during my time in the Marines," said Hyun. "I started acting because I liked it but it had just become work to me. I was thinking more and more that acting was merely my job. Then I realized how precious acting is to me, when I couldn't act anymore."

His next role is playing a North Korean investigator in the film "Cooperation." The film focuses on a cooperative investigative effort between North and South Korea, with Yoona playing the South Korean investigator.

Hyun is best known for his roles in the dramas "My Lovely kim Sam Soon" with Kim Sun Ah and "Secret Garden" with Ha Ji Won.

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