Here’s what really happened between Running Man, and Kim Jong Kook/Song Ji Hyo
It seems that South Korean singer Kim Jong Kook's mother is also an avid supporter of the 'Spartace' couple (the unofficial nickname given to. SBS made the initial decision after Kim Jong Kook and Song Ji Hyo were The relationship with SBS is awkward right now but that's a problem. UPDATE #2 ***** Following all the controversy surrounding the upcoming departures of long-time cast members Kim Jongkook and Song Jihyo.
Before that, she played mostly supporting or antagonist roles, the most famous of which is Jumong. However, Song Ji Hyo also stated that she has not declined any role given to her. With that in mind, we could also assume she's simply not being offered very many roles. The show got mediocre ratings, between eight and nine percent for the most part. The Jackal Is Coming had a mediocre box office reception despite the presence of one of the biggest idols in Korea, Kim Jaejoong.
Many credit the popularity of Running Man for that and I agree that the show has greatly contributed to her getting noticed by producers, writers, and directors. Running Man is on its fourth year and she is undeniably one of the cornerstones of the show. Her primary selling point is her partnership with Kang Gary, a rapper and half of the extremely successful duo, LeeSsang.
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Some are so devoted, they create videos like the one above. As silly as it may sound because both parties made it clear that the romance is only for the showmany fans felt that Song Ji Hyo had led on Kang Gary. The Monday Couple broke up on the show but has since reconciled.
Netizens are always abuzz whenever Song Ji Hyo and Kang Gary display some form of sweetness on the show. Some even speculate that they might have real feelings for each other or are even dating. In fact, her role in Emergency Man, Woman was the very role of a cute and lovesick woman she swore never to play. The show had some success but she has yet to get a follow-up project. Could it be that fans are rejecting her partnership with actors because they can only see her with Kang Gary?
Could it be that her character in Running Man as the ace and the Monday Girlfriend is so strong that fans are having a hard time seeing her any other way?
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He started at the bottom, with no label or management company willing to take him in. To get started, Kang Gary and Gil invested their own money to record their first album and did live concerts to promote themselves because no TV show would pay attention to them.
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In other words, Kang Gary was already successful in his field before Running Man, and the show only helped him become more mainstream. By that time, however, his credibility, skill, and reputation as a rapper and musician had already been solidified.
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Unconsciously or consciously, Kang Gary was also able to differentiate his career as a musician from his persona as a variety star. It was only recently that he accommodated Song Ji Hyo-related questions in his LeeSsang interviews and even then it was quite brief. Because he was already established, he will have no problem continuing with his career as a musician either with or without being identified with Song Ji Hyo.
They see her only as a great variety star and find it hard to detach themselves from that image.
In the past, there have been other actresses who suffered the same fate. Baek Chang Joo Song Ji Hyo showed her affection towards her real life boyfriend, drawing the attention of the netizens.
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However, on Julyit was announced that they broke up and she was no longer be working for CjeS Entertainment, the company that her ex-boyfriend owns. Although, after breaking up, the ex-couple did not completely erase each other from their lives. They still kept in touch but, of course, their relationship changed. The media said they communicated professionally, nothing else more.
They kept their manager-actor relationship, which is actually a great mature way to handle a breakup with a person in the same business. One representative stated that they will continue supporting Song Ji Hyo on her future endeavour, regardless of what happened between their CEO and their adored employee. Their shippers went totally crazy over this picture of them snugging up to each other, making more and more fans believe in their rumoured love. This scandalous photo was taken at the after party of the staff members of SBS Entertainment.
Some people say that they are just close friends that are comfortable enough to be that close to each other.