Bubblegum's Jung Ryeo Won poses with real-life BFF Han Ye Seul for Cosmopolitan
Real-life best friends and top Korean actresses Jung Ryeo Won and Han Ye Seul posed together as the cover models for Cosmopolitan Korea's special 15th anniversary issue. In their interview, the two actresses discussed their ten-year friendship and why they get along so well.
Jung Ryeo Won and Han Ye Seul first met and became friends at a party in 2005. Jung explained that they felt comfortable around each other because they were able to speak in a combination of Korean and English, both having grown up abroad (Jung in Australia and Han in the United States). Since that time, the two have been inseparable, going on trips and posting photos together on social media.
When asked about working on the Cosmoploitan cover with her friend, Jung Ryeo Won responded, "It’s more special since I’m with Ye Seul. I think it will be a great memory.” Han Ye Seul added, “We talked about making it fun. The concept also suits us perfectly.”
Speaking of the bohemian concept for the photo spread, Jung Ryeo Won mused that it reminded her of a romantic road trip, jokingly adding, "But I think we’d get in trouble if we really went looking like this.” At the mention of a road trip, Han Ye Seul spoke of the trips the two have taken together in the past: “I was reminded of the time when we went to Japan together. Next time, I’d like to go somewhere in Northern Europe and maybe Paris, London, or Italy." Jung was enthusiastic about the idea, replying, “I think it’d be really fun to go to Europe together. Hmm… Spain sounds good, too. Ye Seul and I have different tastes, but I think Spain would suit both of us well.” Did Han Ye Seul forget that they already took a friend vacation to Paris earlier this year? If they go again, I want to join the trip! Doesn't it sound so fun?
When asked how the two have managed to have such a strong friendship in spite of their differences in personality, Han Ye Seul responded, "I’m more extroverted while Ryeo Won is more introverted. If I get stressed, I get it rid of it quickly. On the other hand, Ryeo Won thinks about it deeply and carefully accepts it. However, we are similar in the inside. Should I describe it as our souls being similar colors? I think our insides can be considered as being the same category." What a beautiful response that captures true friendship so well!
All of the photographs and the full interview will be available in the September issue of Cosmopolitan. If you're a fan of Jung Ryeo Won, you can also see her in the upcoming tvN series Bubblegum opposite Lee Dong Wook, where she will play an impatient and clumsy radio PD. The series premieres in October.
While we wait to see Jung Ryeo Won in Bubblegum, you can check out Han Ye Seul in Birth of a Beauty below: