Lee Chun Hee, accidental scandalmonger
Actor Lee Chun Hee (The Great King Sejong, Conspiracy in the Court, Only You) is taking responsibility (owning up, or bogarting credit?) for being the reason behind the rumor that fellow actors Gong Yoo and Im Soo Jung are dating.
The gossip stemmed from an incident last year when the two were seen together at the airport after a trip to Jeju Island; the rumors of romance were soon denied by both sides.
Now, Lee Chun Hee explains that a group of friends who’d all been close since the days of their debuts had all gone on a trip together to Jeju Island prior to Gong Yoo’s military enlistment (which began in January 2008):
“But at the airport, we were discovered by students on a school excursion, and they swarmed around us. The other friends were able to withdraw safely, but only I was left behind in the crowd. Since I had to rejoin my party, they opened the door [to the closed-off room] to let me in, and the students in front of the door got pictures of Gong Yoo and Im Soo Jung. And the next day, the scandal broke.”
He adds jokingly, “I went grocery shopping with Im Soo Jung just with the two of us, but nobody was interested in that at all. Frankly I was envious of Gong Yoo.”
On one hand, it’s obvious that rumors get blown out of proportion all the time and “scandals” get made out of nothing. On the other hand, we’re hearing this just as Lee Chun Hee has a new movie to promote, which always seems like a time celebrities love dragging out dishy old stories to generate some press. (His romantic drama Humming, also starring Han Ji Hye, opened this week.)
(Still, he’s a cutie.)
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