Promising and talented actor Kim Jung Hyun is finally moving on from his past relationship issue. During the press conference of Kokdu: Season of Deity new drama, actor Kim Jung Hyun gained the most spotlight and became the talk of the media during his appearance with co-star Im Soo Hyang. So, what happened, and what was so important about the actor’s appearance? Check out the following reports on Kim Jung Hyun’s bright smile and possibly bumpy road to a comeback.
KOKDU: SEASON OF DEITY Press Conference Brought More Excitement for the New Drama
A few days ago, actor Kim Jung Hyun new drama, Kokdu: Season of Deity, held a press conference prior to its release. Xports News and Insight Korea reported that the press conference of Kokdu: Season of Deity brought a new level of excitement for the new drama. How? By showcasing the massive change of mood and appearance of its main cast, Actor Kim Jung Hyun and actress Im Soo Hyang.
On January 27, Kokdu: Season of Deity Korean drama conducted its press conference at MBC Golden Mouse Hall, Seoul. This press conference involved the drama’s director Baek Soo Chan along with actors Kim Jung Hyun, Im Soo Hyang, Kim Da Som, Ahn Woo Yeon, Kim In Kwon, and Cha Chung Hwa.
While all the cast and crew members of Kokdu: Season of Deity new drama were stunning and immaculate, the media spotlight was specifically centered on its main actor Kim Jung Hyun.
Actor Kim Jung Hyun: the Center of Spotlight During the Press Conference of KOKDU: SEASON OF DEITY New Drama Due to Past Relationship Issue
Kokdu: Season of Deity (previously known as “Season of Kkok Du”) is a fantasy romance drama about a god of death who meets a doctor with mysterious power during his journey in the human realm. The drama gained special anticipation starting from its first announcement after revealing that it would be the comeback appearance of actor Kim Jung Hyun following his past relationship issue.
The spotlight continues in the new drama press conference, entirely centered on actor Kim Jung Hyun and Im Soo Hyang. Why? Because during the press conference of Kokdu: Season of Deity new drama, Kim Jung Hyun showcased a brand-new image with a bright smile, completely different from his past appearance in 2018.
According to Insight Korea, in 2018, actor Kim Jung Hyun maintained unfriendly expressions throughout the press conference for Time Kdrama. Even during the photo sessions with his Time co-star Seohyun, Kim Jung Hyun remained stern and unfriendly.
Dispatch then revealed in 2021 that actor Kim Jung Hyun was in an unhealthy relationship with actress Seo Ye Ji at the time. Due to the relationship issue, Kim Jung Hyun was unable to show any kind of affections to all his female co-stars.
But everything has now changed! Actor Kim Jung Hyun returned from his past relationship scandal like a phoenix rising from the ashes. During the Kokdu: Season of Deity press conference, Kim Jung Hyun showed far more amicable gestures and expressions, sporting a bright smile and affectionate gaze at his co-star Im Soo Hyang.
With various loving poses and bright smiles, Kim Jung Hyun showed stunning chemistry with Im Soo Hyang. It was as if Kokdu and Han Gye Jeol came out of the screen and greeted us all directly.
A Bumpy Road of Comeback from Past Relationship Issues
Meanwhile, just like it normally happens for a star returning from past mistakes, Kim Jung Hyun also faces a slightly bumpy road in his comeback.
With a direct spotlight centered around Kim Jung Hyun, there were mixed reactions to his return. And that was especially when Kim Jung Hyun past relationship scandal involved SNSD Seohyun as one of the victims.
A post in a Korean media community highlighted Kim Jung Hyun’s statement about how he tried to move on from the incident 5 years ago.
“I don’t really have memories from five years ago. Everything feels new. I’m just grateful to be back at MBC, five years later, attending this production’s press conference.”– Kim Jung Hyun.
The statement particularly triggered some fans—especially of Seohyun’s—because they believed Kim Jung Hyun relationship issue caused Seohyun’s emotional pain that would never be easily forgotten. After all, Seohyun was the innocent victim who suffered the most from the relationship scandal between Kim Jung Hyun and Seo Ye Ji.
A New Smile and A New Era of Actor Kim Jung Hyun
Still, Kim Jung Hyun’s next statements implicitly expressed there was no way he would completely forget about his past mistake. Later, Kim Jung Hyun calmly addressed his past relationship scandal, saying he was worried that he would cause trouble to his teammates.
However, actor Kim Jung Hyun believed that actions speak louder than words. Therefore, he promised to earn the viewers’ trust by showing his best performance. And that is especially through Kokdu: Season of Deity Korean drama.
“I had a lot of personal things happen. But, looking back, it was truly a time for me to improve myself and work hard to become stronger. So, I tried to build a better version of myself to present to the viewers.
From the moment I started this project, I was worried that I would cause a nuisance for my teammates. I was scared I might hurt my teammates, depriving them of their passion and efforts because I joined this drama. But even with all those fears in mind, I’m trying my best to show my hardest work.
And while I wish viewers would be open to watching me act again, I do believe that I have to continue working hard to earn their trust back. So, I will show more actions and efforts, especially if the viewers consider anything lacking in what I do.
Please help us support the production with kindness.”Kim Jung Hyun.
Will You Support His Journey?
Finally, Kokdu: Season of Deity new drama marks a new era for actor Kim Jung Hyun, who’s rising from his past relationship mistake. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Kim Jung Hyun will undoubtedly take the opportunity to show a better version of himself to both his loyal fans and general viewers.
In fact, during its first episode, actor Kim Jung Hyun new drama rose with a steady 4.8% rating, marking a good start for his comeback.
Still, does it mean that he’s forgotten his past mistake? Certainly not. Instead, he’s trying to embrace his past mistake as a motivation to grow as a person and an actor.
Now, the question is will you be willing to support Kim Jung Hyun as he paves his way back to the Korean entertainment industry?
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Meanwhile, here’s the press conference footage of Kokdu: Season of Deity Korean drama.
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