Twenty-one years after making her acting debut, Go Hyun-jung held her very first fanmeeting on June 13. The event was held at the CGV Art Hall in Times Square in Seoul’s Youngdeungpo neighborhood, with a group of 500 attendees.
Although her What’s Up Fox co-star Chun Jung-myung had initially been planned as a special guest, he was unable to come due to his work schedule, and instead two other former co-stars came to fill that role: Ha Jung-woo, who acted with Go in the police drama HIT, and Jung Woong-in, who is currently appearing in Coffee House and acted with Go in Queen Seon-deok.
Go also held a press conference beforehand, while Kim Jae-dong acted as the MC for the event proper. Per the usual fanmeeting format, she sang songs for the fans, answered questions, and prepared video clips.
Rather than waiting for requests, Go decided to hold the event herself, which she admitted made her feel a little embarrassed. She initiated the fanmeeting as a thank-you to all her fans who have come to the set on her birthdays and expressed their support for her over the years.
Although she no longer keeps up an address for sending physical fan letters as she used to as a younger actress, she explained, “But these days they’re more active with things like making [online] fan cafes and coming to the filming sets and preparing snacks.” Go said she wasn’t sure of how to go about doing it all, because “When I was younger, I didn’t have much experience with things like that. I received fan letters, but fan culture has changed now. I didn’t want to only keep receiving, and before I got any older I wanted to tell them my thanks and give back to them, even if I do feel a little embarrassed.”
Go Hyun-jung made her debut in 1989 when she won the Miss Korea competition, and became hugely popular with the hit drama Sandglass. She married (and had a bitter divorce from) a chaebol and was widely considered a real-life Cinderella, and retired from the spotlight to have children and focus on her family. She made her acting comeback in 2005′s Spring Days, which she followed with a string of roles such as What’s Up Fox, HIT, Woman on the Beach, and most recently Queen Seon-deok, for which she won the Daesang at both the MBC Awards last year and the Baeksang Arts Awards.
Go’s next project is the fall SBS drama Daemul, wherein she pairs with Kwon Sang-woo and plays a female president.
Via E Daily
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