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During the December 30 airing of the '2016 MBC Drama Awards,' Lee Seo Jin was asked, "At the beginning of your drama ('Marriage Contract'), viewers noticed that you looked at UEE with a real interest. Did you have a genuine interest?" Lee Seo Jin answered, "Of course, I did. Because I didn't know she had a boyfriend then."
This has been an ongoing joke since the two starred in 'Marriage Contract' together, during which the news of UEE dating fellow actor Lee Sang Yoon made headlines.
UEE responded to Lee Seo Jin's joke by saying, "Please stop that," laughing while jokingly hitting the interviewer. When the interviewer asked UEE about her thoughts on her daesang nomination, she answered, "I hope Lee Seo Jin oppa gets the award."