Thursday, October 21, 2010

Park Min-young Agency Denies Actress Dating Park Yuchun

Actress Park Min-young's agency King Kong Entertainment has denied that Park and her co-star Park Yuchun of KBS TV series "SungKyunKwan Scandal" are dating.

"We talked to (Park) Min-young after the rumor broke out today but she said it wasn't true," King Kong told Asia Economic Daily over the phone on Thursday after reports emerged quoting industry officials as speculating the two were a couple.

The official at King Kong then added, "The rumor has existed since the show started and of course, there would be nothing wrong with them seeing each other on good terms but reporting on something that isn't true as if it's true is going a bit too far."

The two, both 24, are said to be close on set but producers of the show explained that the entire cast, also including Song Joong-ki and Yoo A-in are all good friends. 

In "SungKyunKwan Scandal," Park Yuchun, former member of boy band TVXQ and now a singer of trio JYJ, plays a Confucian scholar named Lee Seon-joon who falls in love with a woman in disguise as a man, played by Park Min-young.

The series premiered with viewership ratings in the single-digit range but has seen its popularity pick up steadily to near the mid-ten percent range.

Reporter : Kang Seung-hun
Editor : Jessica Kim
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Extra News:

SEOUL, Oct 21, 2010 (The Korea Herald - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- The two main cast members of "Sungkyunkwan Scandal," a KBS drama based on a tale of elite students set in the late Joseon period, are reported to be in a romantic relationship, the Sports Chosun reported on Thursday.

Park Min-young plays an intelligent and beautiful woman who disguises herself as a man to enter the inner circle of Joseon's top academic institution, and her opposite is a handsome yet reticent man played by Micky Yoochun, who quit the popular idol group TVXQ and recently formed another group named JYJ with two other TVXQ members.

According to the report, the two stars started to have feelings for each other last month. Park's cheerful personality might have appealed to Micky Yoochun, as the top-rated singer has recently had a difficult time because of legal wrangling with his former agency SM Entertainment and the suspended activities of JYJ in Japan.

The TV series, based on a best-selling novel, depicts a full-fledged romantic relationship between the two characters despite the strict social norms of Joseon that prohibited women from entering the highest academic institution.

The real-life drama coincides with the deepening fictional relationship on-screen, whose viewership is roaring near 10 percent, beating other rivals in the same Monday-Tuesday time slots.

Thanks to the intriguing plot and the media spotlight on Micky Yoochun, the drama series is now the talk of the town, attracting a growing number of enthusiastic fans, many of whom are female viewers identifying themselves with Park's character.

Shortly after the news of the stars' relationship broke on Thursday, the agencies representing Park and Micky Yoochun denied that they are in a serious relationship, saying that they are just good friends.

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*Aigo... so what if they're in relationship... let them be.
 both look good together so why not?

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