For awhile it seemed like the dating revelations in the Korean acting community seemed to have finally simmered down after a front-loaded first half of 2013 explosion. I don’t follow K-pop so have no clue if the singing and dancing idols over there are dating up a storm. I do enjoy a juicy and innocuous dating gossip as long as everyone is of consenting age, but it’s even more entertaining when it shakes up a drama shipper fandom. Back in March, the nation’s little sister Suzy co-starred with the nation’s prospective son-in-law Lee Seung Gi in the sageuk Gu Family Book. My impression was that they had de minimus chemistry onscreen (a shade beyond serviceable), and a friendly oppa-dongsaeng vibe behind the scenes. Fans of that drama can ship them together all they want, but I didn’t see it or feel it. Turns out Suzy was getting close to another male star on the set, but it happened to be second male lead Sung Joon who played her bodyguard in the drama. Suzy and Sung Joon were snapped out at dinner (with a third female friend in attendance) and acting very cozy and friendly what with the arm wrapping and the finger stroking. JYP Entertainment released a flying dive of a press release that Suzy and Sung Joon are just friends after doing GFB together. They in fact hang out often in a group including their GFB co-stars Lee Seung Gi and Lee Yoo Bi, and it so happened that Seung Gi and Yoo Bi were not there for that particular dinner. Ahahaha, I love these totally lame attempts at clarification – just say they are friends, period, and leave it at that. I actually thought Suzy had better chemistry with Sung Joon in the drama (and the reason why may be self-evident now), while Seung Gi had better chemistry with Yoo Bi. Whether Suzy is dating Sung Joon, I’ll leave it for each person to draw their own conclusion, but they definitely looked like they enjoy hanging out with each other. They are both so young (he’s 23, she’s 19) and I like them both so if they are dating then good for them!
Sung Joon and Suzy at dinner: