Award-winning actress Son Ye-jin
is simple lady in real life. PHOTOS
COURTESY OF SMART
As one of the most sought-after celebrity power couples of South Korea, it comes as no surprise that Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin have amassed legions of followers – individually and combined – around the globe. Regardless of their high-profile projects, however, the reel-to-real couple definitely knows how to “reach out” to their fans, however far they may be.
This was no more obvious than when they kicked off Smart Hallyu Hangouts, a series of online shows, which Smart Communications, Inc., subscribers can watch via live feed from anywhere in the world.
Son Ye-jin held hers early in August, while Hyun Bin graced the event just before September rolled in.
Though they headlined the event separately, the two highly-regarded K-drama stars – whose 2020 series “Crash Landing on You” (CLOY) helped countless people survive the shock and early stage of lockdowns – brought the same level of engagement and energy that delighted their Filipino fans.
Philippines-based host Sam Oh and Korea-based co-host Park Kyung-lim assisted select lucky fans who could ask the pair their questions via online call in both live feeds.
Sought-after actor Hyun Bin is
grateful for all the love and support
he receives from his Filipino fans.
CLOY’s legendary stars entertained every single one of them, and perhaps, knowing full-well it meant a lot to their supporters, Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin opened up all the more.
For Hyun Bin, that meant sharing interesting bits of trivia. These include wanting to be a detective when he was young, considering a possible career as a golfer or even a businessman now, whether or not he searches his name on the internet, his real-life piano-playing skills, his previous dramas and movies, and more.
Meanwhile, Son Ye-jin surprised fans when she revealed she doesn’t regard herself as naturally beautiful or fashionable, which are standard labels to describe her.
When asked for her beauty secrets, the actress replied, “I’m not innately born with good skin, so I actually put in a lot of effort [to have] that I have good skin.”
Another highlight of their separate events was the one-on-one a pair of lucky fans had with Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin. It proved worth it for both, for they realized how loyal their Filipino fans are with their heartfelt messages for them.
“I’m always grateful to my fans,” Hyun Bin said at the end of the event. “All I can do for them to repay their love is to continue acting, hoping it would make their life a little better.”
As for Son Ye-jin, clearly touched, she said, “Our language and culture are different, but despite these, I can feel all the love. It’s almost like I don’t know if I deserve this overwhelming love. I am thankful, moved, and motivated because when I hear how I’ve helped get you through difficult times, it makes me want to work on the next project.”