Awwwww, these two are so super duper cute together! It really is a shame one guy had to lose out on winning the heart of the girl in Flower Boy Next Door, because in terms of chemistry Park Shin Hye had it with both Yoon Si Yoon and Kim Ji Hoon. Oddly enough, I thought Park Shin Hye’s onscreen chemistry was just a smidge better with Yoon Si Yoon, but conversely her offscreen chemistry was similarly just a smidge better with Kim Ji Hoon. Who knows why, maybe personality-wise she just had more in common and therefore goofed off more with Kim Ji Hoon on the set. I did notice that there were a lot of BTS pictures of her and Kim Ji Hoon acting silly around each other. No, I don’t think they’re dating, but I do love that they are now friends and even do stuff like attend a movie premiere together. Last week was the Korean premiere of the action flick G.I. Joe 2, which is getting tons of Korean press because Lee Byung Hun is back for the sequel reprising his role as villain Storm Shadow. This movie premiere in Seoul was jam packed with Korean stars there to support Lee Byung Hun’s continued breakthrough in the elusive Hollywood market. I could write a post about a veritable who’s who of attendees but seeing Kim Ji Hoon there with Park Shin Hye just stopped my eyes permanently on them since I love them so much individually and their first project together was an unqualified success in my eyes. Yeah, he didn’t get her in the end, but they formed a lovely friendship and for two introverted emotionally-scarred characters, that was perhaps an even more satisfying and realistic ending. Romance tends to get all the attention when people watch dramas, myself included, but when I see a very wonderfully developed friendship narrative that usually stays with me longer because it adds richness to the world of that particular drama. We all know the OTP is going to get together, and if we’re lucky that will be a satisfying journey, but if the main characters get a quality friendship out of that particular story as well, then its icing on the cake for me. And I really really love my cake icing. Yum! Check out more red carpet cuteness below, and both of them tweeted a picture from inside the movie premiere as they rocked the 3D glasses.
And just for the heck of it, have some more solo Kim Ji Hoon with new pictures from an Osen interview last week. I love the colors in these pictures.
Kim Ji Hoon and Park Shin Hye at the GI Joe Premiere: