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Stalker Taxis Pop Up at News of Kim Soo Hyun’s Appearance on ‘Taxi’

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2012.04.03 14:27 Mwave Lee, InKyung Translation Credit : Erika Kim

As soon as it became known that Kim Soo Hyun will soon be boarding tvN’s Taxi on April 3, some fans desperate to see him have started to set up plans to stalk him around in stalker taxis.

Stalker Taxis Pop Up at News of Kim Soo Hyun’s Appearance on ‘Taxi’

Taxi is a show in which the MCs Gong Hyung Jin and Lee Young Ja drive a taxi with the guest on board through downtown Seoul, and so Kim Soo Hyun fans are showing great interest in which route Kim Soo Hyun’s taxi will be taking.

As Taxi usually goes on a course through Sinchon, Hongdae and Ewha Womans University, the fans are putting together plans to hire stalker taxis so that they’ll be able to catch the actor up close.

Kim Soo Hyun’s fanclub and online community sites are trying to gather information on where the taxi will pass by, with posts such as ‘Does anyone know where Kim Soo Hyun will board the taxi?’ and ‘Let’s go together’.

Idols are often harassed by stalker taxis and stalker fans, but it’s unprecedented for an actor to have such hard core fans.

A rep from Kim Soo Hyun’s agency said, “Kim Soo Hyun’s popularity rivals that of idols. Even if he falls down in the street,there will be articles written about it.”

The producers of Taxi have been sending Kim Soo Hyun requests to appear on the show since the end of last year, and after much effort finally succeeded in confirming his appearance.

His appearance isn’t entirely out of place, however, as Taxi previously made issues for bringing in the top stars Hyun Bin and Kim Hee Sun.

The producers said, “We’re happy that Kim Soo Hyun kept his promise. Gong Hyung Jin played a big role in getting Kim Soo Hyun on the show, as he is Kim Soo Hyun’s senior in the theater and film studies department of Chung-Ang University. With his many connections he helped satisfy the viewers by bringing in top stars such as Jang Dong Gun and Hyun Bin on Taxi.”

The producers previously conducted a survey around Yonsei University, Ewha Womans University and Kyung Hee University to ask students which star they want to see on Taxi. The star university students wanted to see the most turned out to be Kim Soo Hyun.

The producers said, “In the broadcast, which will air on April 5, Kim Soo Hyun plans to talk about what happened behind the scenes in The Sun and the Moon.”

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