Actors, including Gong Hyo Jin, Han Hyo Joo, and Yoon Eun Hye, are receiving lots of supports.
It started with Gong Hyo Jin. Gong Hyo Jin drew attention by making back-to-back appearances on Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village 5 and House on Wheels. The responses were even more enthusiastic since it was her appearance after the end of the much-loved drama When the Camellia Blooms. Then on August 9 and 10, Han Hyo Joo and Yoon Eun Hye each appeared on Hometown Flex and The House Detox.
Han Hyo Joo appeared in the “Cheonju episode” of Hometown Flex. Han Hyo Joo, whose hometown is Cheongju, said, “I kind of thought that I didn’t know much about Cheongju.” She then added, “To me, Cheongju equals Yulryang-dong. I’ve never been away from there.” After visiting her alma mater Cheongju Girls’ High School, Han Hyo Joo recalled the times before her debut, saying, “I saw a child actor’s performance in the drama by chance, and became interested in the field. And just in time, there was a model contest.” After the broadcast, she donated the entire appearance fee to the Cheongju support center, drawing attention.
Yoon Eun Hye, who appeared on Radio Star as a guest in March, drew attention by personally contacting The House Detox’s production team. She said, “It’s been eight years since I moved here, and I have so much stuff that I don’t know what to do with it. I want to clean up now.” Yoon Eun Hye, who finally got to have her own room, even shed tears when she saw the house that had changed beyond recognition. She also added that she almost cried after seeing the easel on one side of the room and that she forced herself to look at the other side of the room.
Now, actors who rarely exposed their private lives are taking a step closer to the public by appearing on reality-like entertainment shows. Han Hyo Joo had her “entertainment show outing” four years after her appearance on 1 Night 2 Days in 2016, and it was Yoon Eun Hye’s first appearance in three years since Dear My Human. The fact that these two shows recorded high viewership proves how much the public’s high interest.
Another eye-catching fact is that their appearances weren’t a part of the promotional activities. Many actors have often appeared in entertainment shows to promote their dramas and movies, but recently, they have decided to appear for various reasons, including their friendship with the cast. Since it’s difficult to enjoy “theater outing” with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s nice to see these actors in our own “movie room.”