Director Recounts Meeting Kim Soo Hyun on “My Love From the Stars” Set after Ignoring Him as a Rookie


Director Jang Hang Joon recently spoke about his first meeting with Kim Soo Hyun after having ignored the actor as a rookie.

On a recent episode of “Brave Writers,” the director said that when Kim Soo Hyun was a rookie, his manager asked the director to keep Kim Soo Hyun in mind for any movie or drama characters. “I didn’t know him at the time, so I didn’t think much of him. A couple of years later, while appearing in ‘My Love From the Stars’ as a film director, I met Kim Soo Hyun again, who had become huge star.”

The director said he shook the actor’s hand, saying that it had been a long time, and was surprised when the actor seemed to remember him, saying, “It’s been five years, director.”

Host Jeon Hyun Moo commented that Kim Soo Hyun must be someone who regards relationships with high esteem, at which a variety writer said, “That Kim Soo Hyun said ‘It’s been five years, director’ essentially means ‘I remember what happened back then.’ People never forget the time when they were first starting out.” The writer joked, “Kim Soo Hyun will probably never star in any of your future works.”