charlene gonzales in a korean drama

as i was answering one of the emails i’ve received from a reader (kinda late though since i’ve been busy) who’s a fan of korean dramas, i remember that the first korean drama i saw featured charlene gonzales in the cast… yes! you’ve read it correctly… the charlene gonzales who was miss philippines 1994 and married to forever bagets aga muhlach…

i’m not sure when it was shown but i think it was somewhere between 1997 and 1999… i accidentally tuned in to arirang TV at around 10 in the evening and saw a familiar face in what was supposed to be a foreign drama… i thought the lady looked a lot like charlene gonzales… so i asked my sister and she said it was indeed charlene gonzales… not only that, bernard bonnin (charlene’s younger brother) was also in the drama…

the thing is i didn’t follow that drama and i never knew it’s title… i was just proud and shocked to see somebody familiar in a foreign television channel… with so many korean dramas shown on philippine tv, it would be nice to see a filipino drama someday on korean tv… just like the japanese doramas i see on MBC Movies channel 30 (right now, they’re showing one of Matsumoto Jun’s dorama)… how about “kay tagal kang hinintay”… ?


  1. What? Charlene Gonzalez in a Korean drama? Interesting. Or was it a Filipino drama shown in Korea? Wow! I really want to know the title.

  2. hi ione! nice handle… reminded me of ione skye… anwyay, i’m also curious about the title… it’s really a korean drama, not filipino drama… it was actually a period drama, during the early 40’s in korea…

  3. thanks, betchay. i actually got my handle from the actress herself “ioneskye.” =) so did charlene act in the, talking in korean? wow! that got me curious. i’ve been doing searches online of any info pertaining to this drama but to no avail. BTW, i also saw aya medel’s interview on heart to heart… she said she’s going to start an acting career in korea. so another filipina added to the list.

  4. i have watched some parts of this drama, but im not sure if it is Korean or Chinese drama…coz Im in china and we have watched it (2004), the timelot of the series runs from 9pm to 10 pm…yes, it was Charlene Gopnzales playing the role of a girl in a war who has a soldier boyfriend.

    she was really good at this tv series… hope we could watched her again…idol ko si Charlene Gonzales.

  5. wow!my hubby used to watch Arirang too.but me I haven’t take a look of it.but somehow!I am so proud also our filipino acctress and miss Philippines 1994 pa its big wow!I like though feel more so proud if we can see filipino in differents channel station since we are here out from PI.and there the one playing.great.

  6. wag kang maniwala sa mga sabi nila., yan ay mga walang magawa sa makanimang buhay……… I want to meet you i personal someday

  7. I see na in person here in SM daVAO 2005 IT WAS last august 28…. I still REMEMBER na nung time na kinunan kita na picture,,,your so mabait talaga

  8. im HOPING na mag ONLINE ka rin,, IF YOUR NOT TOO MUCH BUSY IN YOUR CARRIER..i hope too na you reply all my messages to you………..God Bless you na lang TO YOUR FAMILY as well,,,,,,,,HOPE that you will GAVE ME YOUR EMAIL ADD……….thanks IN ADVANCE

  9. hi… well m crazy abt hyun bin…. wat can i do to get his email id??? m a tibetan girl n i don;t know korean language… plz tell him to give me his id…

  10. yes, your right. charlene gonzalez did appear in a korean telenovela. it was called “war and love” . the telenovela was shot in the philippines and in korea. It was made for the 50th anniversity special for one of the popular networks in korea (like abs-cbn).. she had a korean leading man and her brother richard bonnin played a part in the series.

  11. idol ko talaga si CHARLENE GONZALES – MUCHLACH ,sana magkaroon siya ulit ng TV SHOW miss ko nah talaga siya.Nakaka-proud talaga nah malaman nah she stars in a KOREAN DRAMA,Sana makita ko yung DRAMA.GOD BLESS U MORE,LOVE YOU ALWAYS

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