Kim Soo Hyun quickly became a household name through his latest hit drama MBC’s “The Moon that Embraces the Sun,” co-starring Han Ga In and Jung Il Woo. Recently, netizens uploaded past photos of Kim Soo Hyun onto various internet communities, piquing fans’ interests. Titled “Kim Soo Hyun Putting His Arms Around Shin Se Kyung at Joongang University’s Festival,” the photos show Kim Soo Hyun hanging out with his friends at school event, looking casual and comfortable.
The photo of Kim Soo Hyun and Shin Se Kyung together caught netizens’ eye. The two are classmates, both in the same year and majoring in Theater and Film Studies at Joongang University. In the photo, Kim Soo Hyun has his arms around a classmate and Shin Se Kyung, who covered half of her face, looking slightly embarrassed.
Unlike the regal, clean-cut image he has developed with his role as King Lee Hwon, Kim Soo Hyun showed off a completely different look with a bushy hairstyle. Netizens commented, “I didn’t know the two were classmates,” “Kim Soo Hyun’s bold hairstyle really caught my eye,” “Both Kim Soo Hyun and Shin Se Kyung haven’t changed a bit,” and more.
Recently, photos from the set surfaced various blogs, giving fans a sneak peek into the next episode, while “The Moon that Embraces the Sun’s” Director of Photography, Song In Hyunk, tweeted a message that had all “Moon/Sun” fans sitting on the edge of their seats. Additionally, representatives from the drama revealed that Kim Soo Hyun’s Ikseongwan [hat] had to be custom-made for him because of his small face. Child actress Kim Yoo Jung also revealed that Kim Soo Hyun was her ideal type.
Meanwhile, “The Moon that Embraces the Sun” rewrote its personal high in viewership ratings last Thursday night. It recorded 37.1% (AGB Nielsen) for its tenth episode, while its competitors SBS’s “Please Take Care of Us, Captain” and KBS’s “Wild Romance” lagged behind with 7.5% and 4.5% respectively.
MBC will air the eleventh episode of “The Moon that Embraces the Sun” tomorrow night, February 8, at 9:55PM KST.