The movie-like love story of “The Glory” actor Jung Sung Il that drew excitement from Yoo Jae Suk
The love story of actor Jung Sung Il, who plays Ha Do Young in Netflix series “The Glory”, drew admiration from netizens.
Actor Jung Sung Il appeared on tvN’s entertainment program “You Quiz on the Block”, which aired on February 1st. In the recently released drama “The Glory”, Jung Sung Il plays Ha Do Young, the husband of school violence perpetrator Park Yeon Jin (Lim Ji Yeon) and one of the targets intentionally approached by Moon Dong Eun (Song Hye Kyo) in her revenge plan.
On the broadcast, Yoo Jae Suk asked Jung Sung Il, who has been married for 7 years, about the first time he met his wife. According to the actor, he encountered his wife in his early 20s right after he was discharged from the military. After meeting each other several times as friends, his wife left for the U.S. to study. Later, Jung Sung Il went to a PC cafe and accidentally saw his wife’s email account so he sent her an email asking how he was doing. The two continued to exchange e-mails and calls then started a long-distance romantic relationship. They continued dating from separate places, Seoul and the U.S., for 3 years.
Yoo Jae Suk, who always shows explosive reactions to others’ love stories, couldn’t hide his excitement after listening to Jung Sung Il’s love story. He said, “It’s like the movie ‘The Contact’”, adding “You two were totally ‘cyber lovers’, right?”.
When asked if he felt awkward when meeting his wife again after three years, Jung Sung Il confessed, “Rather than feeling awkward, I was very excited to meet her after such a long time”, adding, “So…”. Before the actor could finish his words, As if he was too immersed in the story, Yoo Jae Suk responded, “You kissed her right away?”, drawing laughter.
However, Jung Sung Il and his wife then broke up after dating in Seoul. The two didn’t meet each other for 7-8 years but Jung Sung Il’s wife remained in contact with his mother. When Jung Sung Il’s mother came to Seoul because she was sick, she didn’t contact her son and daughter as she was afraid to worry them. Therefore, she eventually contacted Jung Sung Il’s wife. After that, his wife continued to secretly take his mother to the hospital in Seoul and the two eventually reunited at the hospital.
The two, who had a dramatic reunion, got married three months after they began dating again. Showing his admiration for the couple, Jo Se Ho summarized Jung Sung Il’s love story, saying “3 years of cyber dating, 3 years of real dating, 7 years of breakup, 3 months of reunion, and 7 years of marriage”.
On the broadcast, Jung Sung Il also shed tears when confessing his poor family background in the past. After knowing about Jung Sung Il’s past, many viewers pointed out his character in “The Glory”, saying “Ha Do Young’s arrogant appearance was all acting”.