May 25, 2011 – it was officially announced that Kim Sun-Ah is now a contract artist of King Kong Entertainment.
Since her debut, she has been with Sidus HQ. After the Thursday’s-Child-lawsuit-brouhaha and all the other little controversies here and there, she transfered to Yedang Entertainment (2008?) where one of her showbiz bestfriends, Kim Jung-Eun, is also a contract artist. Kim Jung-Eun eventually left Yedang after her contract. And so did Kim Sun-Ah. And now she’s part of King Kong.
I’m happy with the move. She has been with Sidus HQ for a long time and they have given her big breaks and projects – including her biggest break My Name Is Kim Sam Soon of course. But, in my personal opinion, they weren’t to handle her well post-SamSoon. She became really popular but aside from tremendous CFs, there weren’t any follow-up projects. And when there was one, Kim Sun-Ah ended up being sued for breach of contract. I’m thankful to them for taking care of Suna Unnie for many years, but I feel bad because it seems they weren’t able to take care of her well during her last few years with them.
I’m grateful to Yedang for picking Kim Sun-Ah up from her hiatus. They came when she doesn’t have projects and rarely visible. And they have given her projects – City Hall included. Plus her overseas fan meetings! For that I’ll always be grateful. But somehow, again in my own opinion, they are slow and not very interactive.
King Kong Entertainment has started it with a kick, especially among Kim Sun-Ah’s fans – including overseas fans. They are the ones behind Kim Sun-Ah’s Facebook Page that is a really really REALLY awesome treat among Kim Sun-Ah’s fans – local and overseas. Even Kim Sun-Ah herself said they are very diligent. So I’m pinning my hopes in King Kong Entertainment. I truly hope that they will take care of Kim Sun-Ah really well. And I hope that Suna Unnie gets to stay with them for a long time.
Coincidentally the name ‘King Kong’ has a special place among Kim Sun-Ah’s fans. Anyone who have seen City Hall would understand. Jo Guk (Cha Seung-Won) nicknamed Mi Rae (Kim Sun-Ah) as King Kong and have called her that way a number of times in the drama. So, borrowing Jo Guk’s line in the drama, I’d say, “King Kong, Fighting!”
For Kim Sun-Ah fans out there, here’s Kim Sun-Ah’s new mailing address (for fan letters and gifts):
Ms. Kim Sun Ah
c/o King Kong Entertainment
689-16 Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu,
Seoul, South Korea 135-080
135-080 서울특별시 강남구 역삼동
배우 김선아 님
Send her your love and support everyone!
I’ve sent packages to Sidus and Yedang before. Now I’m sending one soon to King Kong. 🙂