Son Ye Jin is still surprised to know that she is popular in the Philippines.
During the Smart Hallyu Hangouts online fan meet on Friday, the “Crash Landing On You” star said she wasn’t aware that she was popular in the Philippines, but she was happy and thankful for the support.
Known in South Korea as “the nation’s first love,” Son Ye Jin, 39, has become one of the country’s leading actors. With a career spanning two decades, she has worked on some of the biggest dramas and films that ushered the Hallyu wave all over the world, including “Summer Scent,” “The Classic,” and “Personal Taste.”
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝘃𝗶𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗳𝗮𝗻 𝗺𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝗣𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗽𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝘁𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗦𝗺𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀, 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝘀𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗱.
𝗦𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘀𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗽𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗳𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗮 𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗮𝗴𝗼, 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗵𝗮𝗱 𝗮 𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗽 𝘁𝗼 𝗖𝗲𝗯𝘂. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘀𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻, 𝘀𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗮𝗶𝗱, 𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗹𝘆 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗺𝗲𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝘆.
𝗛𝘆𝘂𝗻 𝗕𝗶𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝗼𝗻 𝗬𝗲 𝗝𝗶𝗻 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿 𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗶𝗻 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝘁𝗲𝗹𝗰𝗼 𝗧𝗩𝗖 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗮𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 ‘𝗖𝗿𝗮𝘀𝗵 𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻 𝗬𝗼𝘂’
𝗦𝗼𝗻 𝗬𝗲 𝗝𝗶𝗻 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗶𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿 𝗶𝗻 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗕𝗲𝗻&𝗕𝗲𝗻, 𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿 𝗢𝗵𝗺𝘆𝗩𝟯𝟯𝗻𝘂𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝗴𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵
𝗢𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗶𝘁’𝘀 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗼 𝘀𝗼, 𝘀𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝗽𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗶𝘁 𝗕𝗼𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗮𝘆.
𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗯𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸, 𝗦𝗼𝗻 𝗬𝗲 𝗝𝗶𝗻 𝘀𝗮𝗶𝗱 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆, 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝗶𝘁’𝘀 𝗮 𝗺𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗽𝘁.
𝗦𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗮𝗶𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘀𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗽𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 “𝗖𝗿𝗮𝘀𝗵 𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗢𝗻 𝗬𝗼𝘂,” 𝘀𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗶𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗳𝘂𝗻𝗻𝘆, 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝘀𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗼 𝗳𝗲𝗹𝘁 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗳 𝘀𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆 𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹.
𝗢𝗳 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲 𝘄𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝘂𝘁, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗟𝗢𝗬 𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗞𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝗱𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗮 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲.
In the drama, she showed her versatility in both drama and comedy. According to her, she can cry and change to a lighter mood easily because she can empathize with her character.
When doing drinking scenes, for instance, she drinks real alcohol because she thinks it helps her acting. And being a light drinker, it immediately shows on her face.
If her character was required to speak another language, she took it seriously by studying the foreign words, like when she spoke English for her Smart commercial.
Son Ye Jin recalled her experience filming the commercial, which showed her riding a motorcycle. She said a stunt person did those scenes, but of course she was the one who got off the motorcycle and took off the helmet.
After shooting CLOY, she said that was when the pandemic started, so she had been mostly staying home and limiting her trips.
She also kept herself healthy by exercising regularly and making sure she was in a good mental state.
This is something you feel as you get older, she said, as translated by event host Sam Oh.
Asked which aspect of herself did she like the most, she said she liked herself best when she could make other people laugh.
Toward the end of the virtual fan meet, Son Ye Jin said she would be appearing in an upcoming drama titled “Thirty-Nine.”
According to earlier reports, “Thirty-Nine” revolves around the romance and everyday lives of three friends about to turn 40.
She would be playing a dermatologist in Gangnam who grew up in a wealthy environment. – GMA News
Source: GMA News