This is one of the on-screen couples that fans regretted the most
It’s been 20 years since its release but “Winter Sonata” is still one of the legendary K-dramas. Netizens recently brought back a video of Choi Ji-woo and Bae Yong-joon attending an awards ceremony. While recalling the past memories, fans also regretted not being able to see Choi Ji-woo and Bae Yong-joon appearing together again.
Choi Ji-woo and Bae Yong-joon are veteran actors in the Korean film industry. They were the top stars in the 2000s who contributed to promoting the Korean Wave throughout Asia. At the time “Winter Sonata” was broadcast, many viewers wanted to see the lovely in-drama couple Choi Ji-woo and Bae Yong-joon become lovers in real life.
Becoming a famous couple after the success of “Winter Sonata”, the two didn’t have any joint project. In particular, Bae Yong-joon received only a few works and then completely retired from the entertainment industry, drawing deep regrets. He established and run an entertainment agency but later sold it to SM Entertainment and became a large stockholder at this big company. At the moment, Bae Yong-joon is living a quiet life with his wife and son and doesn’t even use SNS.
As for Choi Ji-woo, she almost doesn’t take on new projects and focuses on taking care of her family after getting married and giving birth. She rarely appeared on TV and only did some cameo roles. As a result, it’s nearly impossible to hope for a reunion of Choi Ji-woo and Bae Yong-joon. Even when the news of “Winter Sonata Season 2” was announced, the two still stayed silent.