The two top actresses born in the 80s are more related to each other than you think.
Song Hye Kyo and Han Ji Min are around the same age. They are both top-tier stars among Korean actresses born in the 80s. Both are known not only for their emotional acting performances, particularly in melodramas, but also their gorgeous, timeless beauty. The two don’t seem to be close friends in real life, but they actually have a special, destiny-like connection that you may not know about.
Han Ji Min once played the younger version of Song Hye Kyo
Despite being born only a year apart, Han Ji Min was once cast to play the younger version of Song Hye Kyo in “All In”. Song Hye Kyo’s mature appearance and Han Ji Min’s innocent, youthful looks at the time made viewers misunderstand that Han Ji Min was much younger, but in fact, the actress is only a year older than her co-star.
What’s more special about this role of Han Ji Min is that she almost turned it down. But since the production crew of “All In” found her so suitable for the part, they kept offering and eventually Han Ji Min accepted it and that’s how she landed her first drama role. Before that, she only gained experience through acting in CFs and MVs.
Both had Hyun Bin as their on-screen romantic partner
Song Hye Kyo became Hyun Bin’s love interest in “Worlds Within”. After working together, the two developed real feelings for one another and started dating. They were once an ideal actor couple of the industry but unfortunately, they called it quits not long after.
Han Ji Min has also worked with Hyun Bin. They have joined the same project twice, including the 2014 movie “The Fatal Encounter” and the 2015 drama “Hyde Jekyll, Me”. Although they are only good friends and colleagues, before Hyun Bin got together with Son Ye Jin, he used to be shipped by lots of fans with Han Ji Min.
Hyun Bin once said Han Ji Min was his most beautiful co-star, netizens brought up Song Hye Kyo
In an interview for “Entertainment Weekly” in 2014, when asked, “Among the actresses who have worked with you, who do you think is the most beautiful?”, Hyun Bin’s answer was Han Ji Min without hesitation.
In another interview in early 2015, Hyun Bin confirmed this again. When asked about his comment of calling Han Ji Min the most beautiful female co-star, Hyun Bin said, “I said that. And it’s true.”
This made many netizens admire Han Ji Min’s beauty even more because over the years, Hyun Bin has acted alongside so many stunning actresses including his ex-girlfriend Song Hye Kyo, but his No.1 pick was Han Ji Min.