Cha Tae Hyun Tells BFF Kim Jong Kook to Cheer Up as Ratings Remain Low for ′Running Man′
In regards to Running Man′s low ratings, Cha Tae Hyun told his best friend, Kim Jong Kook to cheer up.
On August 29, Cha Tae Hyun attended the production presentation for his new movie Slow Video at the CGV Theaters in Apgujeong.
With his movie about paying attention to people through CCTV, Cha Tae Hyun was asked to say something to someone who hasn′t had his attention for a while.
"I haven′t paid attention to Kim Jong Kook in a while. I′ve been taking care of Hong Kyung Min so much, but Kim Jong Kook′s situation isn′t all that great either."
"Just like how it was for me a year ago [on KBS′ 1 Night, 2 Days], in the three broadcast stations, [SBS′ Running Man] is falling slightly behind," said Cha Tae Hyun.
"But I can′t really give him words of comfort...this kind of relationship has been continuing for three years now. It′s so uncomfortable," added Cha Tae Hyun, as Running Man and 1 Night 2 Days are competitors in the same time slot.
When a reporter asked if this is his way of telling Kim Jong Kook to cheer up, Cha Tae Hyun replied, "Yes. Cheer up! We also endured it and it′s a bit better now. Who knows how long this will last."
The actor also stated, "When he was doing well, I′m sure he felt the same. When we meet, we say good things to each together, but really it doesn′t matter, because every Monday, we′re both checking the ratings."
Slow Video is about a man who can see things in slow motion. He later gets hired at the Korean CCTV Control Center, receiving strange missions to fulfill. It premieres on October 2.
Photo Credit: Kim Byung Kwan