Actress Gu Hye Sun made her first television appearance after her divorce on the show The Manager. She made revelations about the early days of shooting and opened up about what she lost and experienced during shooting one of the superhit Korean dramas, Boys Over Flowers.
Gu Hye Sun looked lively and spoke her mind out during the variety show she appeared on after nearly three years. The MBC show aired on November 7 and this was the first time she appeared before the public [on a TV show] after her turbulent divorce from actor Ahn Jae Hyun.
In the show Gu Hye Sun introduced Kim Sung Hoon, the head of Mimi Entertainment, the new agency she joined recently. Though the agency is new, Kim has seen Gu since the time she was trying to establish herself.
In fact, he had played a major role in getting her the role of Geum Jan Di, the lead female cast of Boys Over Flowers that had starred Lee Min Ho in the lead role. Actually the drama had four boys in lead role including Kim Bum, Kim Hyun Joong and Kim Joon.
Kim Sung Hoon explained how he struggled to finalize Gu Hye Sun's role in Boys Over Flowers. "Every agency that had any actresses in that age range was begging to have their actresses cast. I also spent so much time waiting at the production company, going back and forth, and meeting with the director multiple times until Gu Hye Sun was finally cast in that role," she said.
The Break Up
Speaking about an interesting fact, Gu Hye Sun said that she was filming the most famous island scene when she faced an untoward incident in her personal life. The shooting was being held in New Caledonia and she did not have cell phone reception there.
At that time, Gu Hye Sun is said to have had a boyfriend who was in Korea. "I had a boyfriend back then, and he couldn't get in touch with me. But he didn't believe me when I said that I didn't have reception there. He thought it was an excuse. So we broke up," Gu Hye Sun said.
She also spoke about what she felt was unfair in Boys Over Flowers. She said that the drama was male-oriented and while the four boys got to appear in pretty clothes, she was always covered with flour or had eggs being thrown at her.
"What I found most unfair [about 'Boys Over Flowers'] was that the guys would arrive at the end of a scene dressed in pretty clothing, and then they would steal the show. But from the beginning, I'd be getting hit by eggs and flour up until they showed up, and then the scene would end. It was ultimately the male lead who benefited," she said as she laughed out loud.
But Kim Sung Hoon was quick to respond that the audience related with Geum Jan Di and her misfortunes and that is why they loved the drama. Host Jun Hyun Moo also said that "People were rooting for Geum Jan Di."
Concussion, New Work
Gu Hye Sun also revealed that she had suffered a concussion while shooting the last episode of the drama. The scene had to go on air shortly and there was no chance actors could have delayed it. "[Despite having concussion] If I didn't immediately continue filming, the drama wouldn't be able to air on schedule. So I pushed myself to keep filming. Then, about a week later, I started feeling nauseated and dizzy. I eventually ended up fainting during filming and going to the hospital," the actress said.
The actress is yet to announce her new work. But fans were happy to see her on screen after a long time. For three years after her marriage, she did not take up any project as she wanted to support her ex-husband Ahn Jae Hyun in his career and decided to manage the household.
She is currently concentrating on music and art. She recently sold 25 of her artworks for nearly $45,000 [50 million won]. Fans are expecting the actress to see her in a new drama soon.