Shortly after news of Lee Byung Hun and Lee Min Jung‘s wedding was announced, the couple reached out to the public by further sharing their thoughts on their marriage plans.
After Lee Min Jung returned from a vacation to Japan after ending her drama, “All About My Romance,” she spoke with Sports Seoul on the phone for an interview. She said, “Many people showed a lot of concern and interest and we went on to make a good decision. We will responsibly, prettily and peacefully live together.”
The following is the rest of the interview with Lee Min Jung.
Q: What did you and Lee Byung Hun talk about after the news hit the public?
A: Oppa [Lee Byung Hun] is in Japan for “G.I. Joe 2” promotions right now. Besides those promotions, he’s really busy with a lot of other personal things. It would’ve been nice if the news hit the public when both of us were in Korea but… (laughs), since it’s already out there, we said that it’s a good thing that the news was released.
Q: You returned from Japan yesterday (June 4) and some people are saying that it was your “pre-honeymoon.”
A: We were both in Japan but we could not meet. I went to Japan because I have a lot of friends there and oppa had to go for promotions. We only spoke on the phone. Before I returned to Korea, he jokingly said, ‘Don’t you think articles of you being in Japan will be released?’ but it came true. Oppa stayed in the southern part of Japan and I stayed in the eastern part so we could not meet. Speaking of which, there were rumors that we traveled to the US together in the past but even then, we didn’t even meet. I went to New York for a photo shoot and Oppa had to go to Canada to film “Red 2” but couldn’t find a direct flight so he had to come to New York. The only place we meet in is at the airport (laughs).
Q: Did Lee Byung Hun propose to you?
A: Not yet. I was busy filming for “All About My Romance” and oppa was so busy with filming overseas starting from last year. It was the longest we’ve been apart since we started dating. Honestly, we haven’t seen each other for a few months. Things kept coming up so we had no time for wedding preparations either.
Q: But there are rumors that your new home together is all decorated and that you’ve been planning your wedding for a while.
A: No, nothing is done yet. We haven’t started anything with our home yet and actually, there’s nothing really much to do with it. Hasn’t it only been 5 days since my drama ended? Usually, brides-to-be picks out the beauty shop, wedding dress and wedding photos. But since we already have a few partners in those industries, it’ll take less time to plan. I am planning on asking a lot of people around me. When I talked with oppa, we decided to make the wedding as simple and small as possible.
Q: You said you received the bouquet at your friend’s wedding in the past. Was that after you set the date?
A: No. It was my best friend’s wedding and I originally said I couldn’t make it because of filming but fortunately, I ended in the morning so I went. My friend threw the bouquet and it landed on the floor. I guess since I had a boyfriend, people were like, “Min Jung, you hold it up and take a picture with it,” so I took it. I felt nervous after that was released on the media as well.
Q: What are your future plans?
A: I’m still thinking. I’m really thankful toward oppa because he cared a lot about my projects and activities in the first half of the year. I will probably get into a new project in the latter half as well. We are getting married but we will continue to pursue our careers as actor Lee Byung Hun and actress Lee Min Jung.
Q: What do you want to say to your future husband?
A: I hope we can help each other a lot and live well together. Let’s be like friends and strong companions as we show good sides of ourselves.
Groom-to-be Lee Byung Hun also shared his feelings through a handwritten letter.
On June 5, Lee Byung Hun posted his letter on his official homepage and said, “I am in Japan right now. It’s only natural that we should deliver any status updates or good news to you all first but the media reported this news without us knowing so we rushed with our official statement and now I am late with telling this news to you.”
He continued, “Our fates keep coming across each other and I have promised to spend eternity together with my best friend and colleague Lee Min Jung by marrying her on August 10,” and “After the official announcement, many people around us have expressed surprise and furthermore, gave us many blessings. I think you all have been pretty surprised as well.”
“Regardless of me getting married, I won’t rest as actor Lee Byung Hun and I will continue to work on good projects. I don’t know where the peak is on this mountain that I’m climbing but I will continue to climb it with you all.”
Lee Byung Hun and Lee Min Jung will tie the knot on August 10 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul.