Song Kang Ho and Shin Ha Kyun Have a Serious Bromance Going On
Song Kang Ho and Shin Ha Kyun evidently have a serious bromance that pretty much any actor would be jealous of.
A rep from the two actors’ agency Hodoo Entertainment told enews on January 10, “These days, Song Kang Ho often makes jokes that he might have to take advantage of his hoobae’s (junior) growing popularity. He said he would have to invite Shin to VIP preview of his new movie, Howling, which is set for release on February 9 as well as ask him for an interview to promote the film."
Song and Shin are well-known for their strong friendship.
Shin changed his agency to Hodoo Entertainment in September, following Song, who in turn, promoted Shin′s drama at the Blue Dragon Film Awards. At the ceremony, Song, who was standing next to Soo Ae, who was starring in SBS’ A Thousand Days’ Promise, said he enjoyed watching KBS2’s Brain, which, awkwardly enough, was Brain′s rival show, as it was airing in the same time slot.
Guess promotion is promotion, even if it means irking the A-list actress next to you.
In any case, netizens didn′t seem to get annoyed as they are wont to do, as afterwards, many fans left messages on Brain’s comment board that they hoped Song Kang Ho would make a cameo appearance on the drama.
In turn, Shin expressed his gratitude for Song in his acceptance speech after winning the grand prize at the KBS Drama Awards on December 31, 2011, by saying, “I’m thankful to Song Kang Ho, who is a devoted fan [of Brain].”
"Our agency has many actors who have built long careers in the Chungmuro film industry, so they share close bonds, monitoring each other’s acting and giving advice. Lee Sung Min who is playing director Go Jae Hak in Brain is close to Shin Ha Kyun and Song Kang Ho as well," said the rep of Hodoo Entertainment. "These days, Lee Sung Min and Shin Ha Kyun’s love-hate relationship in the drama has become an issue, but originally, Song Kang Ho and Lee Sung Min had that kind of relationship. It would be fun if the three shot a melodrama about a love triangle.”
Shin is currently focusing on completing his drama, and having earned explosive popularity through Brain, he has been receiving a flood of casting offers and endorsement offers.
The rep said, “In this drama, the love line with Choi Jung Won appealed so much to women viewers, so he is thinking about choosing an earnest melodrama as the next piece of work. He‘s been looking for a good piece of work regardless of the genre.”
Photo credit: Kim Byung Kwan, CJ E&M