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Go Hyun-jung holds first-ever fanmeeting

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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I LOVE her!! She made me root for the evil team. What a great role model for actors everywhere.

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I've only seen her in "What's Up Fox?", but I loved her there, seriously, I really felt her character, and she was so cute, next to actually BEING her character, and not just acting it! I wish her all the best, and hope that she might return to comedy in the future : )

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lol, I think you mean that Kim Jae-dong was the MC for the event?

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She's amazing! I loved her as Mishil. Such a good job.

Can't wait to see her new drama. Female President? Bring it on! =]

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I didn't know she had kids.
--And is something going on between her and Chun Jung Myung (Cind. Sister)? I keep reading things about them.

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"her very first fanmeeting on July 13."

This Go Hyun-Jung is so amazing, she held it in the future! ;)

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@2
I loved her in What's up, Fox? too. Both the leads were so great.
I love what she's wearing at the fan meet. Great witty interesting sense of style.

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I love her in 'A Spring Day'. Her comeback drama. Since Jo In Sung in army, no wonder she asked CJM. I wonder if both actors available at this time. Sure it made headline. :)

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this woman never ages...i love her! her acting is fierce ^_^

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aww i really like her, funny that i've just finished watching “What’s Up Fox?” now *i'm 4 years late hehe* so it's a coincidence that when i opened this site i saw her picture ^^
too bad Chun Jung-myung couldn't go

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Although I wanted to punch her in the face for being so disrespectful to "Princess Ji- Woo" in 'Actresses', I enjoy seeing this lady at work and welcome her appearence at any time...

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loved her in what's up fox! <3!!!! looking forward to her next project! but non appearance by puppy awwwwww :(

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For many reasons What's up Fox was my all time favorite Kdrama. I would have loved to have been there.

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@javabeans: I just watched Min Hyo Rin's "Romantic Movement" mini-drama. It's on YouTube, subbed, in great quality! I liked it a lot. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhueZKF4uC0

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btw she made the evil team look right if you look in history of some countries heroes like Mishil are made Saints and National heroes just because they did some great things and their bloodiest sins are overlooked

and also made MiShil look as a woman before her times and acting accordingly with the rules/fashion of the time descripted in QSD

hmm the puppy(from What's up Fox) was bad how come he wasn't at noona's fanmeeting...bad puppy... (I loved that drama too)

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I've seen her in What's Up Fox, H.I.T and QSD, she's really good. Can't wait to see her next drama.
And btw, Kim Nam Gil made a short appearance in this fan meeting too :)

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I think CJM does has feeling for her, he kept saying that in the public, no secret about that, now how about GHJ, that's the problem.

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i didn't know she (was) married and had kids!! she looks stunning gorgeous flawless. well, for the most part i'm not sure how i feel about the outfit o_O

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Love her! Loves how she addresses the changes in fan-culture and how she wants to give back... that's sweet...

Jo In Sung, CJM... all those rumours... argh... regardless, it can't be denied they are good friends and have good chemistry... I hope media is not hard on her.

And she have prooved that she is a damn fine actress...

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She reached iconic status as Yoon HyeRin in SANDGLASS (just before her retirement at the mere age of 24), but in the 4-5 years from her debut till her marriage, she already had a string of popular roles, from her supporting but memorable turn in the epic drama EYE OF DAWN through two popular romance storylines in weekend dramas opposite heavyweights Choi Jae-Sung and Choi Min-Soo, until SANDGLASS came along and sealed her place in k-drama history. It's frightening how good she was even in early 20s.

Eg. in MY MOTHER'S SEA (1993) with Choi MS and veteran actress Kim HyeJa (who played her mother):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTfqUX05H_w

and of course, SANDGLASS (1995) which reunited her with Choi MS and Park Sang-Won (her co-star in EYE OF DAWN):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFGEKNr2GKs

re: her marriage & divorce-- she married into the Samsung family (her MIL is the youngest daughter of Samsung's founder, the younger sister to the current chairman & CEO, and the head of the Shinsegae group, famous for its luxury department stores in Korea); had a son & daughter; and upon her divorce, had to renounce custody of her children (5 yo & 3 yo at the time). She hasn't seen her children since, as severing all contact was part of the deal.

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@20 Kristi- Aww man, I felt really sad reading about her divorce & how she had to renounce custody of her children :( Such a strong woman & amazing acting skills.

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not sure if it's just me, but she looks like uee! (not a bad thing at all) =D

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all i know she's amazing actress cool.. charming.. and down to earth..
I'm proud of YOU Ms.go hyun jung... cheer's up you're the best....

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your so cute idol ... i really love you ... so much ... i hope to see you someday!!!!

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@ #17 No he never said he has feelings for her. He's only been mentioning her as a close noona. That's it. Please don't make things up like that.

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"but she looks like uee!"

I feel she looks more like an auntie Moon Geun Young.

"I think CJM does has feeling for her, he kept saying that in the public,"

She provided emotional support to CJM during his stay in the military, but from interviews, you do get the sense that she's just a noona to him (as well as Jo In Sung.)

Go Hyun Jung's public iconography is fascinating, because it is full of marvelous contradictions. She's not glamorous or regal like peers as Lee Young Ae, Oh Yoon Soo, or Chae Si Ra. She keeps her hair rather plain, isn't particularly body conscious, and really until last year, seemed inclined to choose dresses and what-not from the closet. Yet, from the beginning of her comeback, she's been cast against much younger men, as if the 10 years between didn't exist. She gets elite A-list salary (and thus is branded an elite A-list actor), even though she isn't the commercial draw of her peers. Even though she became tabloid fodder during her marraige's breakdown, she was still offered progressive roles depicting remarkable women. There was a lingering suspicion by her critics that she, a truly unique enigma in the industry, was both commercially and artistically overrated by virtue of the Sandglass legacy and by producers wanting to capitalize on that.

Queen Seon Duk changed all that. Even though she wasn't the main star, she became the Main Star and the main reason to watch the most watched show of the year. At the age of 38, she expanded the industry's perception of a top star's commercial prime.

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sometimes i feel sad when i see her because i keep thinking about the fact that she can't see her children and i get angry at that samsung family, such evil people, how can you not let the children see their mother?

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It would have been great if Chun came...i love them both in Fox...

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she always wear "polite" outfit has someone ever realize.
she has a great body but she never show it off.
i respect her

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'you're so great indeed., hope too more from you Miss Ko Hyun Jung such an inspiration to us all, Thank you so much.., Ok-ay! you pronounced it just that., and i love it., the way i love seeing you on screen.,

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i love her! she's amazingly simple yet she stands out!

Go Hyun Jung fighting!!!

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"how can you not let the children see their mother?"

Unlike the States, usually the dads win custody rights. And of course, because they are chaebol heirs, the expectations on them are extremely high.

One rumor goes that Go Hyun Jung had a nervous breakdown and was seeing a therapist to cope living within the family. (The implication being that she stayed within the household all those years because she didn't want to lose her children.) As a cry for help, she crashed her car, a gift from the family, into a tree.

However, on public record, GHJ has never been anything but contrite, humble, and kind spoken to her former family.

Mishil was a meta experience, as a review and affirmation of Go Hyun Jung's singular icon status. You couldn't help but watch the Mishil-Bidam scenes from the context of GHJ's own separation from her children. Or when Mishil gives the speech about her legacy and her generation, consider it a kind of GHJ representing an era of actors/actresses, who have stepped from the main spotlight.

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I believe all that CJM-GHJ rumours are just like what they are, rumours. Both look up to each other as worthy peers in this competitive industry and as friends and confidants.

She's truly a remarkable woman - her divorce and all really impresses me - how she manages still to be the regal woman that she is. She's truly astounding.

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He choses UEE as ideal girlfriend, so i think it signs something, I mean UEE is younger version of GHJ, let face it, they have same bone structure. In KBS world Entertainent Weekly he said that his ideal girlfriend type used to be the motherly one (GHJ) bt now UEE catch his attention with her honey tigh.

But I prefer Moon Geun Young, because CJM is rather bit childish and MGY is more mature than those of her age. And they have same bone structure, in my culture it's a sign of soulmate. But I'am sooorrryyyy @ 25, I didn't mean to started bad rumors, it's just I don't understand with male celebrities, there are feasts right in front of them but they keep virgin until 40?

I love GHJ in every of her drama and movie, there is something more than just a pretty face, she is born actress, watching her is always a treat for me. I love her and her beautiful and strong persona.

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I think they don't let her to see her childs because her ex-husband come from creme de la creme society. I can't imagine what kind of life she had when she was still a wife of wealthy guy, remind me of princess Diana. No wonder she said she doesn't to get marry again. Be strong!

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how i wish she had an own official web site for her fans all-over the world because not everyone can go to korea, can go to her shotting or be on her birthdays.. ;(( how i wish we could connect ourself to her.

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i hate her ! stupid notbeautiful. i don't like her

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i loved her when i saw her in the drama H.I.T loved her in the drama Queen Seon-deok, i cant wait for her new drama, female president. And yes i couldnt keep my eyes off her in Queen Seon-deok, she just has that it, only those special actors have! Like writers who write those books you just can't stop reading! She has "it"!!! I'm a big fan of her work!!

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WOW!! I really love MISS GO HYUN JUNG! I love the way she act!

She's one of a kind!

Miss Go Hyun Jung! If you have time, please visit our country Philippines and know that you have a millions of fans here. :)

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shes a great actress and very dignified at that.....

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