Upcoming drama “Heartstrings” held its press conference today, June 23rd, at the Novotel Ambassador Hotel in Seoul. At the event, reporters questioned CNBlue’s Jung Yong Hwa and co-star Park Shin Hye’s relationship. The two lead actors are known to be close friends since working on “You’re Beautiful” in 2009 with Hallyu stars Jang Geun Suk and FT Island’s Lee Hong Ki.
On various internet communities, many fans questioned whether Jung Yong Hwa and Park Shin Hye were in a relationship. Jung Yong Hwa answered, “I think that topic came up because we’re really close friends. I feel comfortable with her, just like I would be with any of my guy friends. I don’t have a lot of celebrity friends, and Park Shin Hye is one of them.”
Park Shin Hye replied, “I like Jung Yong Hwa as a friend, but no so much as a boyfriend. It’s because he’s type A [blood type],” garnering smiles and laughs from reporters. She added, “People also thought I was dating Jang Geun Suk, but that rumor started because we were also close friends.”
Yesterday was also Jung Yong Hwa’s birthday, but he spent the entire day filming. He confessed he was slightly upset that no one remembered his birthday. However, Park Shin Hye, fellow bandmate Kang Min Hyuk, and others surprised him with a cake and a song. He said, “I had no idea they planned this because Park Shin Hye pretended to be mad and wouldn’t talk to be the entire day.”
Singer-actor Jung Yong Hwa plays Lee Shin, the cold-hearted, snobby guitar prodigy. Park Shin Hye stars as the Lee Kyu Won, an energetic and full of life music student studying the gayageum, a traditional twelve-stringed Korean instrument. The two will share a bickering, yet cute romance as a college campus couple who share a passion for music and love. “Heartstrings” also stars Song Chang Ui, So Yi Hyun, Woori, and Kang Min Hyuk of CNBlue. This highly anticipated youth melodrama will air its first episode next Wednesday, June 29th, on MBC at 9:55PM KST.