NYDailyNews.com — ?Sin City: A Dame to Kill for? actress Jamie Chung isn?t worried that her ?Rudderless? co-star Selena Gomez appears to be on the mend with superbrat Justin Bieber. ?She has a good head on her shoulders. She comes from a really good family,? says the 31-year-old actress, who worked with Gomez when the former Disney star was 15. ?In terms of her personal decisions, you can?t tell someone what to do. They?re going to discover that on their own. I have faith that she?ll be just fine. I know who she is and she?s a really great girl.?
HollywoodReporter.com — The actress plays an assassin in ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,’ ? turns out she’s dressed to kill offscreen, too.
If you’re planning to catch Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, which opens in theaters on Friday, you’ll be able to witness Jamie Chung kick ass as female assassin Miho, alongside co-stars Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Not only does she put up a good fight on screen, the 31-year-old actress also throws it down with her everyday ensembles.
Even when she’s not being dressed by stylists Sammy and Judy ? aka The Kids ? on the red carpet, Chung still manages to appear polished and camera-ready with her daily outfits. Here, we chat with the street style star about her upcoming jewelry collaboration, recent engagement to actor Bryan Greenberg and her go-to shopping sites for finding stylish pieces.
We’re loving these rings you’re wearing right now ? tell us more. These rings: I made this ring (pointing to her pinky finger) ? it’s on a .06 band so it’s as dainty as they come without breaking ? with the sapphire rose gold. These are actually a part of a new jewelry line that I’m collaborating on. I helped curate the first collection but we’re starting to design our own pieces so they’ll be available soon ? it’s for Sachi Jewelry. It’s fine jewelry, but affordable. I feel like jewelry is marked up so high. Of course, they’re great designers, but our whole thing is, we think that all women should own beautiful jewelry, especially everyday pieces that you don’t really take off. These are going to be under $300. Our prices are on par with something that I would feel comfortable with paying. Sachi ? in Korean, it means luxury, and in Japanese, it means happiness.
How did you get involved with this collaboration? Michelle, this woman that I go to designs her own jewelry. I was like, “You need to sell this stuff online” because I wore this diamond pav? triangle necklace and everyone keeps asking me where I got it, and she doesn’t really have a store online. So we decided to start one together. We’re designing our own little pieces that should be out in eight weeks. We’re just going through the first process of production so they’ll be available for the holidays.
And of course, your engagement ring is gorgeous. What was your initial reaction when you saw it??I didn’t even look at the ring for the first five minutes. I was kind of shocked as to what was going on. He got down on the knee. I couldn’t even look at it because I was crying. And you know how your inner monologue occurs, like, “Oh my God, this is it. This is crazy. One man for the rest of your life. Don’t be ridiculous. Of course he’s the one.” You kind of go through these thoughts. I cried for two minutes, and then he asked, “Do you have an answer?” I was, like, “Yes!” with ugly crying. After he calmed me down, and then walked away to get the champagne, I finally looked at the ring. I was blown away.
You seem to love your accessories. What are you into at the moment? Right now, it’s super gold pieces ? whether it’s rings or necklaces, ear jackets, ear cuffs. Sunglasses on the regular ? I have quite the collection. I have well over 50. I’m an accessories kind of girl, so I’m all about purses, shoes, sunglasses and jewelry.
What are your most prized pieces at the moment??I have two things: one is my Balenciaga cut-out boots. I had to literally hunt that baby down. I went to Hong Kong, searching everywhere, and finally got my hands on one. And my other thing is a vintage Chanel bag. It’s from the ’80s and it’s got the chain, leather strap, cute little tassle, Chanel logo, quilted. It’s my favorite. I found it online.
USMagazine.com — Jamie Chung, 31, spills out her purse for Us Weekly. “I can’t live without my Tabasco,” says Chung, who plays a silent assassin in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (out August 22). “If I’m at a fancy steak restaurant, I’ll whip a bottle out of my bag when no one is looking.” Actor fiance Bryan Greenberg, 36, can take the heat too. “He’s like, ‘Jamie, give me some!'” she says, laughing. Find out what else is tucked in her Coach tote!
Power Trip:?“My friends are always asking to borrow my wireless charger. Who wants to be burdened with cords?”
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Sole Mates:?“I never know when I’ll need to change my shoes, so I carry either Tkees or these really cool Yosi Samra flip-flops. They barely take up any space.”
Puttin’ on the Spritz:?“I’ve got Caudalie Beauty Elixir face spray. It’s for when I’ve been walking all day and I need to bring my makeup back to life.”
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Case in Point:?“I just came back from Hong Kong, where all the girls have really interesting iPhone cases. I got one that has “POW!” printed on it. I feel more Asian now.”
Heavy Reading:?“I’m devouring The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson. I’m fascinated by North Korea. I was offered a part in The Interview with Seth Rogen [about an assassination attempt on Kim Jong-un], but couldn’t do it. It’s the one that got away!”
Refinery29.com – Refinery29 caught up with Jamie Chung in her most recent interview, which you can read below! A few beautiful high quality photos of her shoot photographed by Jens Ingvarsson?have been added to our photo gallery.?If you’re curious about what she’s wearing in these images, you can check it out by visiting Refernery29’s website,?here.
Tell us about the new series. What was your audition process like??“There was word on the street that Alfonso Cuar?n ? one of my favorite directors ? and J.J. Abrams were coming together to make this super team to make this awesome pilot called?Believe. Once I finally did get my hands on the script, because they?re quite secretive about those kinds of things, it was one of my favorites of pilot season and I just had to do it. I originally auditioned for Moore, and she?s the hit woman who?s assigned to capture Bo and kill all of the caretakers. I think Mark Friedman, the creator, thought I was too sweet for the role, so he was like, ‘Take these lines, go outside, take as much time as you need, and read for Channing.’ And, I was like, ‘Oh, I hate cold reads,’ because you?re on the spot memorizing a totally different character and different lines. So, I went out and 20 minutes later I came back in and booked it. Well, there were tests after that, but it?s cooler to say that I got it after a cold read.”
That?s a real curve ball. How do you change directions so quickly, going from auditioning for Moore and then switching things up and auditioning for Channing? What do you do to really get in the headspace of a character??“At the time ? I did read the script ? I kind of had an idea of who Channing was, but in terms of breaking things down. What do you think happened in the scene before? What do you think is going happen in the scene after the one you?re auditioning for? There are a lot of things you do for the process. In terms of the character, it was quite easy to transition because one was, you know, the [assassin], and then afterward, I auditioned for the [caretaker]. It?s kind of easier to relate to [a caretaker] than someone trying to assassinate, for sure.”
USMagazine.com — This March,?Jamie Chung?can be seen in NBC’s?Believe, the latest TV show executive produced by?J.J. Abrams. Here, the 30-year-old actress (who recently got engaged to?Bryan Greenberg) shares 25 little-known things about herself to?Us Weekly.
1.?I was featured in?Rihanna‘s music video for “Umbrella” (first girl on?Jay Z‘s right). I almost lost my sh*t when I met him. It was one of my first on camera gigs.
2.?I taught my nephew how to throw a football.
3.?I was a total tomboy growing up.
4.?I have a BA in Economics.
5.?I am addicted to Tabasco sauce. I even carry a mini bottle with me everywhere I go.
6.?I ran my first Nike Women’s half marathon at 1 hour and 53 minutes! I stopped to use the bathroom and tie my shoes twice! I worked my butt off training, so I’m allowed to brag about this one.
7.?I was so bad at playing piano, my teacher used to fall asleep during our lessons.
8.?I have embraced golf.
9.?I am a secret eater, especially around midnight. I am guilty of eating cookies over the sink.
10.?I once hand sewed my prom dress. It was horrific, but I still wore it.
11.?I am a sneaker head. In high school I took a part time job at the Athlete’s Foot just to buy Nike Air Max 95’s. At one point I had over 30 pairs.
12.?I’m that crazy lady that will stop a total stranger on the street to pet and play with their dogs.
13.?I take photos of my food.
14.?I have a blog:?www.whatthechung.com.
15.?I believe there is a Bigfoot.
16.?My first dog was named Coco.
17.?I didn’t think I wanted to have a family. But then I met the man of my dreams.
18.?I love camping. But will only go rough it out for a night.
19.?I’ve always wanted to be a guest on the?The Price is Right.
20.?I’ve always dreamed of diving in the Maldives.
21.?I’m a stickler for recycling. I pestered the producers on my NBC show?Believe?until they finally provided recycling bins on set.
22.?I love doing my own stunts and I’m not too shabby at doing them. But then I’ll sprain my ankle walking in a field. I’m coordinated but also a total klutz.
23.?I can’t seem to keep a plant alive.
24.?I was so nervous on the set of?The?Hangover?Part?2?and?3. I was a blabbering idiot around the guys. I still am.
25.?I still watch every episode of MTV’s?The Challenge. Don’t judge.