Mind. Blown.

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything about the usual contents of this blog because, well, there’s really nothing new nor exciting to write about. (Not that it has stopped me before, but people get tired sometimes, you know?) Anyway, this topic totally blew my mind because I never expected it.

On the latest episode of the tVn variety show Grandpas Over Flowers, Choi Ji Woo and Lee Seo Jin were on a drive with the fellow cast members in Greece when the topic of friends in the industry came up. Choi Ji Woo mentioned that she is friends with Kim Tae Hee, and both of them together with Song Hye Kyo like to watch movies together. :whoa: As reference, here is the clip of that part as posted at On Demand Korea (embedding is not allowed so I’m just posting a link to the content). I had doubted the translations at first because, maybe, Ji Woo meant she goes to the movies with the princess at times and with Hye Kyo at other times, but I saw this recap from breathlesssurvival’s blog that basically confirms that Ji Woo said all three of them go to the movies together.

I know that Choi Ji Woo and Song Hye Kyo have been friends for a long time. They are part of a big circle of friends who all happen to be A-listers in Korean entertainment, including Jung Woo Sung, Lee Jung Jae and Kim Seung Woo. Choi Ji Woo and the princess, on the other hand, were in Stairway To Heaven together. They probably became friends through that drama. (Honestly, I had to Google how they became friends and was, like, :boinkself: when the results told me something that I should’ve already known as Stairway To Heaven was the first K-drama that I saw and got obsessed with. I guess I totally blurred out everything princess-related in my memory…)

However, Kim Tae Hee and Song Hye Kyo, hanging out together? Has anyone seen that coming? Did Choi Ji Woo acted as referee became the common friend that brought them together?

Anyway, I’m not qualified to judge. I don’t know them personally. I’m just too floored at the thought, that’s all. Maybe I’ll just believe it when I see the princess’ face posted at Hye Kyo’s Instagram.

PS: I found it even more amusing that Lee Seo Jin followed up Ji Woo’s remark about her being friends with KTH and SHK by saying that he hasn’t seen those two but he has occasionally seen Rain. :hihihi: For once, I am not annoyed at seeing his and the princess’ names in one article. What I do found annoying, however, is how this segment of the episode is being used to drum up a few media plays for the couple (and I don’t mean Choi Ji Woo and Lee Seo Jin), just because both their names were mentioned. :kilay:


Random observation:

What is up with the resurgence of BiKyo fans commenting on both their Instagram accounts that they miss the BiKyo couple? Even more so, what is up with some Rain-only fans – some of whom even berated me in the past for not supporting his choice in women :rolleyes: – who are now posting messages of support for Song Hye Kyo on social media, particularly at Hye Kyo’s IG? :think:



It seems that the current trend in Korean drama casting these days is to reunite actors who have previously worked in another project. I’m not sure when it all started, but the first one that came to my mind are Jeon Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun, both of whom have worked before as Yennicall and Zampano in the movie Thieves before pairing up in the now-classic K-Drama hit, You Came From the Stars. [Edit] Correction: the earliest I could think of now are Park Shin Hye and Jung Yong Hwa from You Are Beautiful to Heartstrings.

Other on-screen couples who have reunited for another project are:

Lee Dong Wook and Lee Da Hae – from My Girl, to Hotel King.
Jang Hyuk and Jang Na Ra – from Successful Story of a Bright Girl, to the upcoming Korean remake of the Taiwanese drama Fated To Love You.
Eric Mun and Jung Yoo Mi – from Que Sera Sera to the upcoming KBS2 drama Discovery of Romance
Kim Soo Hyun and Suzy – from Dream High, to Suzy’s cameo in You Came From The Stars (then again, they never really ‘separated’ as they have been the image models for Bean Pole apparel since Dream High days up to the present)

The latest news is that after eleven years, the Stairway to Heaven couple of Kwon Sang Woo and Choi Ji Woo might reunite on screen again for the drama “Temptation.

I can only wish that my Full House couple – no, I’m not talking about Kim Sung Soo and Han Eun Jung – would reunite for another project, too. Or is that next to impossible now? Should I bring out my “when pigs fly” card?

Edit: I’ve just realized that a Full House couple has already reunited on screen. Rain and Kim Sung Soo in R2B. :neutral:


Speaking of BiKyo…

Rain is already confirmed to attend the Shanghai Film Festival for his Chinese movie, Hong Yan Lu Shui. There are persistent rumors that Song Hye Kyo might attend, as well, for the press conference of her new Chinese movie, I Am Queen.

Dear universe:

Do your thing.

Agent P.