Song Hye Kyo Shares Thoughts On Her Age Difference With Park Bo Gum

Song Hye Kyo and the producing director of “Encounter” have shared their thoughts on an array of issues.

On November 21, a press conference was held for the upcoming tvN drama “Encounter,” with PD (producing director) Park Shin Woo and actors Song Hye Kyo and Park Bo Gum in attendance.

During the event, PD Park Shin Woo stated his reason for casting Song Hye Kyo and Park Bo Gum, saying, “When I read the script, those two people appear in my mind. It was hard for me to imagine anyone else, so I’ve never thought hard about it. Thankfully, they accepted, so I had the honor of working together with them.”

He also added, “When you’re dating, you need courage whether you’re doing something small or big. Our drama is a lovely story about the small and great shows of courage that are displayed from the beginning stages of having a crush until something significant occurs. Please enjoy it.”

The director then talked about the controversies that came with Song Hye Kyo and Park Bo Gum’s casting news. He stated, “I think those [comments] will die down once the drama airs.” He also added, “This isn’t a story centered around their age difference. I actually think one of the points of this drama is the feeling that these two people’s various differences are disappearing after they meet.”

Song Hye Kyo also added to the conversation as she stated, “Compared to ‘Descendants of the Sun,’ our drama is cute and happy. When [we] were first cast, there was a lot of talk over the age difference. I was a little worried that it would be that uncomfortable for [others] to see. It would’ve been a problem if we were the same age in the drama, but we’re an older-younger couple, and I [play] a company CEO, so I wasn’t too burdened due to all these character developments.”

She concluded, “I’m very excited for this work, but also worried. I’m feeling a lot of different emotions.” She then jokingly commented, “I went on a diet because I had to act with Park Bo Gum. So that I can look pretty.”

“Encounter” will premiere on November 28 at 9:30 p.m. KST. Check out the latest teaser for the drama here!

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