11 Aug – At 18 years old, Kim Hyang-gi is the youngest member of the main cast of "Along with the Gods 2: The Last 49 Days".
Technically, she only turned 18 on 9 August but during her recent visit to Taipei, the petite actress was surprised with an early birthday celebration.
At the press conference for the movie, held last Monday at Mandarin Oriental, Taipei, the crowd, consisting of media from Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia and other Asia Pacific regions, suddenly started singing the birthday song.
Since only the actress' birthday falls in August, it immediately dawned on the cast members and the director that it was a surprise celebration for the teen star. The rest of the cast then sang along too while Kim Hyang-gi smiled brightly at everyone.
When asked to make a birthday wish, the actress asked for 'big success' for her new movie, "Along with the Gods 2".
Kim Hyang-gi will be seen reprising her role as the cheerful Deok-choon in "Along with the Gods 2", which will also see Ha Jung-woo returning as Kang-lim, Ju-jihoon as Hewonmak, and Kim Dong-wook as Su-hong.
Don Lee, also known as Ma Dong-seok ("Champion", "Train to Busan"), who briefly appeared at the end of the first "Along with the Gods" movie, joins them as Household God, Sung-ju.
Director Kim Yong-hwa helmed both the "Along with the Gods" movies, which were shot simultaneously, with the first part released earlier this year in Malaysia and the second releasing this month.
Fans who wish to re-watch the first part, "Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds", can do so at selected TGV Cinemas this weekend and from 16 to 22 August.
The refresher will do fans good since the second part will pick up where the first part left off.
With refreshed memory, fans can enjoy the second part, "Along with the Gods 2: The Last 49 Days", when it opens in cinemas this 30 August (with sneak previews available on 29 August).