The lie most frequently told by entertainers…
Woo Hee Jin isn’t one of the highest-profile actors around, despite having worked steadily over the span of her career, which is pretty long given that she’s been around more than fifteen years and she’s only thirty-two.
She appeared on the variety-talk program Yashimmanman on the 29th and talked a bit about her career and her relationship with fellow actor Lee Sung Yong, whom she met while working on a morning drama together.
She’s been pretty forthcoming about their relationship, which is generally not the case for most celebrity couples, although she admits they weren’t quite so open in their early days of dating. She revealed that she’d found herself telling “the lie that celebrities say the most.”
That, then, would be the answer given to the perpetual question, “Are you dating?” The “most-told lie” uttered in response was, naturally: “Oh, we’re just friends.” (More specifically, “We’re just close in an oppa-dongsaeng way.”)
Heh. We always figured that was the case, but nobody ever honestly admitted it. Donghae* lovers, fantasize away. (Although I think Bikyo** fans are really reaching.)
* That would be shippers of Lee Dong Wook and Lee Da Hae, leads of the drama My Girl,
** and shippers of Bi (Rain) and Song Hye Gyo, from their romantic pairing in Full House.
All I know is, Woo Hee Jin sure has aged well. Granted, at thirty-two she’s still in her prime, but it seems like forever ago that she was young Yuri in one of my favorite early kdramas, Feeling — one of the original trendy dramas that aired in 1994 and starred a very young and hot new actor, Lee Jung Jae. (FYI, With S2 subbed this drama as a special side project, which I’ve written about here.)
SONG(s) OF THE DAY
Shinhwa – “Soulmate” & “Missing You.” I figured I’d post a Shinhwa song for all y’all who didn’t know much about them in the Minwoo post below. Like I said, I go back and forth on whether I like Shinhwa’s music or not. Some of their songs are okay (I tend to like their ballads), while most of the other stuff I find overprocessed. (Particularly the old stuff, which was a lot lighter and jokier — “eusha eusha” anyone?) I definitely agree that their appeal comes only partly from their music, and partly from the personalities and interactions of the members, which is something they’ve made remarkably good use of — marketing themselves as personalities above and beyond the “Shinhwa” brand. I don’t know that any other band has been able to do so with anywhere near that level of success. Certainly not the current boy- and girl-banders, which have a few popular leads and some others forgotten on the sidelines. Anyway, I have two favorite Shinhwa songs, and rather than decide which to post, I’m throwing ’em both up here. Both are from their sixth album (of eight, not including all those solo/side projects), which is also the one I like best.
“Soulmate” [ zShare download ]
“Missing You” [ zShare download ]