Kim Ki Bum Explains Reason For Long Hiatus + Talks About Career After Leaving SM Entertainment

Kim Ki Bum talked about his career and hiatus on SBS Plus’s “Bipedal Life.”

“Bipedal Life” is a variety program about getting into the fun of walking. It features stars going on walks with their loved ones. On the January 17 episode, Kim Ki Bum and his friends headed to Gyeongju for a field trip.

Speaking about becoming the No. 1 trending search online following the show’s press conference, Kim Ki Bum commented, “I don’t know. I just feel grateful that people are interested in me and remember me. I tell myself to not blame myself for time passing, and I think that I might’ve been a little more hurt if people hadn’t been interested.”

About his hiatus, Kim Ki Bum explained, “After leaving SM Entertainment, I worked alone for a year. I drove myself. I thought that I would be too tired while driving, so I rode the staff’s bus to get around. I learned that this wasn’t something I can do alone and tried to do things I couldn’t do before. While doing these things, I learned about gratefulness.”

Actor and Kim Ki Bum’s friend Lee Joo Seung asked, “From what I remember, didn’t you try to promote in Korea but many projects fell apart?” Kim Ki Bum answered, “I tried a lot in my own way. I filmed dramas, but they didn’t air. I filmed about three dramas that didn’t air. I filmed at least one drama a year, but they weren’t shown to the public.”

“Bipedal Life” airs on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. KST. Check out Kim Ki Bum in his last Korean drama “I Love Lee Tae Ri” below!

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