Perhaps this is the first time Gong Hyo Jin has fallen into this awkward situation, fortunately, she still handled it delicately.
Recently, actor Gong Hyo Jin appeared on the entertainment show “Harmless From Today” as a guest and visited a village in the Jukdo region.
There, the actress met the chairwoman of the village’s Women’s Association and was asked: “Where are you from?”. The production team introduced Gong Hyo Jin as the main actor playing the role of Dong Baek in the KBS2 drama “When the Camellia Blooms”.
However, the chairwoman was skeptical and said, “It doesn’t seem like it. I don’t see any similarities. Did you rip out your entire face and fix it up? You don’t look like the character in the drama.”
Gong Hyo Jin was perplexed when she heard such a remark. She subsequently revealed to the show’s production crew, “She told me that she loves watching “When the Camellia Blooms.” But because I get older, she doesn’t think I’m Dong Baek. She’s probably still not believing it now.”
But then when Gong Hyo Jin returned, the chairwoman comforted her, saying, “Now I see you a bit like Dong Baek.” Gong Hyo Jin also smiled and replied, “I’m really Dong Baek. Since the drama was 2 years ago, I’m a bit different now.” Despite facing an awkward situation twice, Gong Hyo Jin still handled it very delicately and cutely, leaving a very good impression in the hearts of the audience.
Anyway, Gong Hyo Jin still looks very young at 41. Maybe the chairwoman didn’t recognize her because on the show she headed down to the village in casual clothing and little to no makeup. With her hair neatly tied back in a cap, it wasn’t surprising that she appeared different from her appearance in dramas.