Did You Know? Kim Soo Hyun Was the Reason Park Seo Joon Found His First Agency

These two popular leading men actually go way back!
by Marj Ramos for Preview.ph   |  Sep 4, 2020
Image: (LEFT TO RIGHT) INSTAGRAM/bn_sj2013, INSTAGRAM/soohyun_k216
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Kim Soo Hyun and Park Seo Joon are no doubt two of the most sought-after leading men in the Hallyu industry today, and the two actors have recently been headlining news for being supportive of each other’s projects.

A quick refresher: Back in June, Kim Soo Hyun initially sent a food truck for the cast of Park Seo Joon’s upcoming movie Dream, which is also top-billed by IU and Lee Hyun Woo. The film’s cast then returned the kind gesture toward the end of the month, as they also sent food and coffee trucks to the set of It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, which is Kim Soo Hyun’s comeback K-drama since his military discharge.

Kim Soo Hyun posted on Instagram to thank Park Seo Joon, IU, and Lee Hyun Woo for sending food and coffee trucks to the set of IOTNBO.
PHOTO BY instagram/soohyun_k216
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That said, a lot of fans are already aware of Kim Soo Hyun’s friendship with IU (the two both starred in Dream High in 2011 and in The Producers in 2015). Lee Hyun Woo also worked with his hyung for the 2013 movie Secretly, Greatly. However, what most people didn’t know about is the connection between Kim Soo Hyun and Park Seo Joon. Fun fact: The two Korean heartthrobs actually go way back!

In a report by Soompi.com that was published back in 2015, Park Seo Joon revealed that Kim Soo Hyun was the reason why he was able to sign with his first agency, KeyEast Entertainment, in 2014.

“It wasn’t such a special relationship so much as, he was a friend of a friend. Soo Hyun gave me the phone number of a company associate, so that’s how I got casted,” the Itaewon Class actor once revealed in an interview. He also added, “To be honest, I’m not too close with Soo Hyun. We’re at that point where we just say hello. Since we each have our schedules, it’s pretty hard to meet up.”


Mind you, the aforementioned statement was made five years ago—and it seems like their friendship has improved significantly since then. In fact, Park Seo Joon even made a cameo in Kim Soo Hyun’s 2017 neo-noir action movie Real.

Park Seo Joon made a cameo in Kim Soo Hyun's movie "Real" in 2017.
PHOTO BY Real 2017/Global Road Entertainment

Park Seo Joon was signed with KeyEast from 2014 to 2018, and has since transferred Awesome ENT. Meanwhile, Kim Soo Hyun was with KeyEast from 2010 to 2019 before he signed with a new agency called Gold Medalist.

This story originally appeared on Preview.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.

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