What do Park Min Young and Kim Jong Kook have in common? Apart from being huge Hallyu stars, this pair have hardly crossed paths - that is, until Singapore. They graced the Samsung X Viu Press Conference to commemorate the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, which was held at the Gardens by the Bay.
Park Min Young took the stage first, talking about her role in hit drama What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim. The 32-year-old, who previously worked on projects such as Queen for Seven Days and Sungkyunkwan Scandal, took on her very first romcom with this drama, and was also embroiled in dating rumours with her co-star, Park Seo Joon. Yikes.
A previously submitted question about her thoughts on workplace romances (after all, her character Kim Mi So fell in love with Park Seo Joon’s character, Lee Young Joon, who is also her boss) was initially approved but was eventually crossed out.
It was only after a brief moment that we realised the implications her answer (regardless of what she said) might have, given the magnifying glass that is constantly hovering over celebrities.
We digress. Park Min Young talked more about her most memorable scene in the drama (it was a kissing scene that didn’t quite happen), along with details about the group chat the cast members are still in.
After the actress chatted with the media for over half an hour, it was Kim Jong Kook’s turn to take the stage, and he talked about the real reason for his frequent visits to Los Angeles (no, he doesn’t have a secret child there) and how singing remains his first love and something that he wants to work on this year.