I don’t want to judge. They’re probably busy with their respective schedules. But it deeply saddens me that Song Hye Kyo is known to have many friends in the industry, but only one of them managed to show up at the most important premiere screening of her entire career. (Note: I don’t really count Won Bin because he is Kang Dong Won’s best friend. It is more probable that he attended the premiere for KDW and not Hye Kyo.)
It breaks my heart seeing Hye Kyo looking sad at the premiere. I think she looked sadder here than at the media screening last week when she made her public apology. Maybe she never fully felt the effects of the scandal until last night, when nearly none of her showbiz friends – pun definitely intended – had the guts to throw some public support for her.
I would have given it a little bit more benefit of the doubt if I didn’t read the interview that Hye Kyo gave Joongang Daily earlier in the day. When asked about the reaction of her friends to the tax issue, she said:
Many scolded me. No one had any warm words for me. Many people around me told me to take full responsibility right away about what happened, even though there were ways I could have avoided the issue or tried to hide from it. I also think the issue isn’t something that could have been resolved if I were to avoid it. It’s a mistake I made, so I need to take all the blame.
At first I thought, maybe her friends are just like me who says things that should be said, but that doesn’t mean that I am giving up on her. But seeing that only one showed up last night (although I read somewhere that Jung Woo Sung always shows up at VIP premieres in the first place), maybe there’s more to it than just simply them being brutally frank?
I really should stop over-analyzing this. For all I know, it’s Hye Kyo herself who told her friends not to show up.
But with that face? I seriously doubt it.