On the 24th, KBS’s ‘Entertainment Weekly’ released a list of celebrities who became a hot topic with their heartwarming stories.
Eighth place went to Psy, best known for his song “Gangnam Style.” The choreographer who made the horse dance expressed his gratitude, saying, “Psy is a loyal man. He’s well known for taking good care of the dancers and the people around him. He paid me a lot for the choreography, the amount to purchase a mid-size car in cash.”
Hwang Jung Min ranked seventh. The actor spent 12 million KRW (about $10,105) to treat his The Himalayas team with dinners. Actress Yoo Sun once shared, “After giving birth, I suffered from postpartum depression. So it wasn’t easy for me to make my comeback. I called him when I was at the lowest point of my life, and he comforted me, saying, ‘You will be acting for the rest of your life. So don’t think too hastily.’ Soon after, I was asked to appear in The Himalayas as a cameo.”
The star who ranked sixth was Lee Ha Nee, famous for taking good care of her fellow actors. Go Jun said, “After finishing a movie, I got so ill that I almost died. I went to the hospital, but I wasn’t getting any better. That’s when Lee Ha Nee introduced me to a hospital she knew, and I got my treatment there. I tried to pay the medical bill, but it was too expensive. But all the bills were already paid. I think she meant to do that from the start.”
Fifth place went to Cha Tae Hyun. Shin Seung Hwan once said, “I worked as Tae Hyun’s manager for about two years. At the time, I didn’t know what I was going to do for the rest of my life, so I wasn’t sure if I should get married or not. But I was able to tie the knot thanks to Tae Hyun. He called me one day and said, ‘Aren’t you going to wish me a happy new year?’ He gave me something, and it was 10 million KRW (about $8,422). I was able to hold my wedding thanks to that.”
Han Chae Young came in fourth. The actress has always considered her manager as her own brother. So she supported him with his deposit and household items. Han Chae Young’s manager shared, “She got me my house. I struggled a lot, so I tried to move back to my hometown. But she heard about it and told me, ‘You could be something.’ She even helped me get back to work. She’s like my mother.”
Third place went to Yoon Jong Shin. Yoon Jong Shin has been friends with director Jang Hang Joon for 27 years. Director Jang said, “He supported me a lot when living together. And even when I was a newlywed, he always bought me rice and other household items. Even when I was a nobody, he always helped me.”
Kim Hye Soo ranked second. Jo Kwon once shared, “There is a mentor in my life. My mom was diagnosed with skin cancer. She even had to amputate her body.” He added, “I wanted to give up on everything, but Kim Hye Soo stepped up to help me.”
First place went to the late Choi Jin Sil. Yoo Jae Suk commented, “One of the people I always think of as my lifesaver is Choi Jin Sil. When I was in obscurity, she recommended me to a producer. Like that, I became a main emcee for the first time. That worked out well, and I became who I am now because of that.” Namkoong Min also thanked the late actress. “I kept failing auditions, so I worked as a background actor. I met Choi Jin Sil then, and she introduced me to a manager.”
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