Who is Gong Hyo Jin's most compatible leading man?
Actress Gong Hyo Jin has had a prolific career, and yet she still looks fresh with every new drama. She's well known for creating intense chemistry with each of her leading men in memorable and sizzling romances on screen. So who do you think is her most compatible leading man so far? We'll also share what Gong Hyo Jin herself recently said in an exclusive interview in Hong Kong.
Here is a select list of male stars for you to consider as her most compatible on-screen leading man. (Apologies in advance if I missed your favorite actor. Please comment below.)
#1 Ryu Seung Bum - Wonderful Life (2001)
Ryu Seung Bum and Gong Hyo Jin dated for 10 years after they starred in Wonderful Life together, so I felt compelled to include him. But, frankly, there are even more awesome leading men coming up.
#2 Yang Dong Geun - Ruler Of Your Own World (2002)
Gong Hyo Jin wasn't technically the female lead, but her performance was wonderful and was praised in this unconventional drama. I'm sure if she's paired with Yang Dong Geun again, it will be a great drama.
Rain debuted in this award-winning drama series. The melodrama was full of tears, so I think these two need to get together again in a romance comedy.
#4 Gong Yoo - Hello My Teacher (2005)
Gong Yoo plays a trouble-making high school student who meets a tough teacher.
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This was Jang Hyuk's comeback drama, and the heartwarming story where he co-starred with Gong Hyo Jin as a single mother was very well received.
Lee Sun Gyun and Gong Hyo Jin's on-screen chemistry turned noodles to love and propelled this restaurant romance comedy to the top of the ratings.
Cha Seung Won's unique Dokko Jin followed his heart to fall for his perfect match, played by Gong Hyo Jin. The hilarious romance comedy also tugged at our heartstrings.
The big sun and her master's romantic compatibility was so high that fans were sure they would become an off-screen couple. (Yes, I counted how many times they kissed in that last scene. Real Master's fans will know what I'm talking about.)
The chemistry between Jo In Sung and Gong Hyo Jing was so strong on the screen that, at times, it almost felt like we the viewers were glimpsing into their private moments. Gong Hyo Jin said that when her arm was injured in the car accident, Jo In Sung was really considerate and helpful. You can't help but see how gentle he was with her.
In her exclusive interview with Hong Kong's Nextmedia, Gong Hyo Jin was asked to recall her most memorable leading men. She said that Cha Seung Won was probably the funniest because he always cracked jokes, and they had a lot of fun during filming. With Lee Sun Gyun in Pasta, she was often nervous because she had to control her facial expressions while busy with cooking. She was embarrassed in the kiss scenes because she thought of the married Lee as a very respectable senior.
When she filmed with Rain about 11 years ago, she was just a newbie, so Gong felt it was the most genuine performance and touching experience that she could still recall vividly now.
Gong then said that her character in It's Okay, That's Love was the closest to her real personality. Since the drama was the most recently filmed, and her character was intensely in love with Jo In Sung and had lots of "skinship," she candidly admitted that Jo In Sung is her most compatible leading man (so far).
Her answer is particularly intriguing since Jo In Sung specifically thanked her when he won the top Daesang award at the APAN Star Awards for his performance in the very popular It's Okay, That's Love drama series.
How about you? Who do you think is Gong Hyo Jin's most compatible leading man?
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