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Is Yoon Sang Hyun concerned about the 22-year age difference with love interest Nam Ji Hyun?

By alim17   Monday, September 19, 2016   24,881   1,495   25



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The press conference for upcoming MBC drama 'Shopping King Louie' took place on September 19, where actor Yoon Sang Hyun talked about having a love line with the much younger Nam Ji Hyun.

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At the event, one audience member stated, "In real life, there's a 22-year age difference between you and Nam Ji Hyun.  The resolution to engage seems like it'd be different than normal."  Yoon Sang Hyun replied, "I don't think much about age differences when I act.  I don't think about that when acting, but if that were to happen in real life, I'd have a problem with it.  Liking a girl who came from the Gangwon-do rural area who makes [my character's] heart pitter-patter is such a fun development, which is why I had decided to take on the role."  He added that he played lacking or poor characters in past dramas, so he took this role to try a sort of Robert Downey Jr. vibe this time around!

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LordLiar18 Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Yeah... It would be a bit weird if they have romantic scenes together... We can clearly see the age gap here.

michinpabo Monday, September 19, 2016

This is no big deal since he's just a speed bump for the main couple. I am more worried about suspension of disbelief since it's not even plausible for me to think that he'd end up with the girl.

LauraDragon Monday, September 19, 2016

I am not liking this pedophile concept which is trending in Korean industry right now, its seriously getting on my nerves and I didn't watch 'doctors' because of it too.

k_kid LauraDragon Monday, September 19, 2016

Do you even know what a pedophile is? A pedophile is someone who has sexual attraction to a UNDERAGE child. Nam Ji Hyun is 21 years old. She's legal to drink, drive, and smoke anywhere in the world. There's nothing pedophile about this. Maybe the age gap might be a little weird, but it's not a "pedophile concept."

LauraDragon k_kid Monday, September 19, 2016

Fine not Pedophile, but this trend surely is disgusting.

k_kid LauraDragon Monday, September 19, 2016

Why is it disgusting? Are people with age gaps not allowed to date and get married in real life or something? You can do whatever you want as an adult. Ashton Kutcher was 25 when he first met Demi Moore when she was 41. Hugh Jackman and his wife are 13 years apart and there's many more. If you think this is disgusting, I wonder what you're feelings are towards gays and lesbians.

IARMY93 k_kid Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Actually if you think about it or from what i see in Kdramas most of them are noona/dongsaeng relationship. Yoo Ah In played a love interest of a much much older actress and no one complained so i dont see the problem here.

k_kid IARMY93 Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Exactly. And plus, it's just a drama. Like who cares, you know? There's also plenty of people all over the world who date and get married with big age gaps in real life and no one seems to be complaining about that as well.

LauraDragon k_kid Tuesday, September 20, 2016

I am not saying that age gaps are not allowed, my point is 'the trending' is not good for the young girls (and also for boys) minds. The relations like your father's friend or your Mother's friend or a distant relative who is older or a family friend or an older neighbor and SPECIALLY your teachers. These all relations are based on respect and clean minds.If they will encourage young minds like that who can't differentiate between attraction/infatuation or love, it really can ruin the society.I am not against age gap relationships but you have to admit that they are a little sensitive than normal relationships which I will again repeat difficult to understand for the hormonal teenagers. Believe me I am that kind of person who believes in fate and true love can come from anywhere but when age gap love happens in real life it brings its own destiny, if they are made for each other fate will definitely do it's part and you and me or any other person but God can stop it. but taking our young ones through the right path is also our responsibility. 1 or 2 dramas of age gap is ok in 10 dramas infact its healthy, so children learn to be broad minded about difference. I am sorry if my words were harsh but I don't agree with Kdrama industry for taking this topic easy. they are responsible for what they feed to the society.

IARMY93 k_kid Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Yea and not to mention many of them are happily dating/married so age isnt what people should worry about. Personally i wouldn't go for a much much older man or younger but thats just me i shouldn't be concerned about people's desire, and you know how some people are so ridiculous

LauraDragon IARMY93 Wednesday, September 21, 2016

You're right :)

kpop_foreverrr Monday, September 19, 2016

that is something to be worried about :o 22 years...... my gosh.. like i was uncomfortable w/ kim sohyun and taecyeon....

kkapyul kpop_foreverrr Monday, September 19, 2016

i agree on this one and i was worried for Kim So Hyun and Taecyeon too but their chemistry turned out so great that i didn't even notice the age difference and i forgot about it...Plus KSH looks more mature and Taecyeon looks young too so it turned out great in my opinion,didn't feel awkward at all..not sure about this one though

k_kid kpop_foreverrr Tuesday, September 20, 2016

There are people that get married with big age gap in real life as well, you know. Ashton Kutcher was 25 when he met Demi Moore who was 41. Hugh Jackman is 13 years younger than his current wife. No one seems to be uncomfortable or complaining with Hugh Jackman's marriage.

kpop_foreverrr k_kid Tuesday, September 20, 2016

13 compared to 22 is a big difference for me bro. but ofc there's that guy around a lotta girls who has a 60 years age gap w/ him n his wife. it's just ALL uncomfortable for me. by the time she born, he can drink n all dat stuff

k_kid kpop_foreverrr Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Personally speaking, a big age gap of over 10 years is little weird for me as well, but they're all adults and they chose their partners by their own self. But in terms of this drama, I'm really "disgusted" as others are. It might be a little weird, but nothing that's causing me to be outraged or be uncomfortable watching the drama since they're all adults. The dramas I was uncomfortable with were the ones with actual kiss scenes with underage actresses like Kim Yoo Jung, when she did a kiss scene with Park Bo Gum when she was 13. And another one with Lee Min Ho (not Suzy's boyfriend). Now that was too pedo for me.

k_kid Tuesday, September 20, 2016

*not as "disgusted"...

kpop_foreverrr k_kid Wednesday, September 21, 2016

yup that's what i mean, like kiss scenes r a little :/ with underaged actors. i think i'm okay in the 10-19, but it's just personally uncomfortable to see a couple with a 22 year age gap in a drama

destintyfave Monday, September 19, 2016

I thought she will end up with Seo In-guk??

kkapyul destintyfave Monday, September 19, 2016

well they are the main couple and the leads but common it's Kdrama,you always have to expect love triangles

destintyfave kkapyul Monday, September 19, 2016

Yeah, I know, but it doesn't really matter if his character likes hers, if they won't end up together.. do you know what I mean?.. there will be no "real loveline" between their roles 'cuz in the end her character surely will end up with Seo In-guk's role.. that's why I don't understand their question... -- also in the end this is only a K-Drama ++ she is 21 years old so yeah... old enough

kkapyul destintyfave Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Yeah I get what you mean but reporters always ask these kind of questions anyway

smokeee Monday, September 19, 2016

why does korea keep making these pedo drama's?  it started with IU looking like the youngest daughter of her love interest drama, and i swear ever since then its become this trend of older korean male love stories with girls that look half their age.

autotick smokeee Monday, September 19, 2016

It's the harsh reality of the acting world. Younger actresses tends to be more favorable because they are young and fresh looking. While male actors age like fine wine, they can continue to pursue a lot of different type of roles or opportunities. Yet, older actresses only land on certain "type" of roles that seems unfitting for younger actresses.

k_kid smokeee Monday, September 19, 2016

Do you know what a pedophile is? Nam Ji Hyun is 21 years old. A pedophile is someone who has sexual attraction towards a UNDERAGE child. Nam Ji Hyun is able to drive, drink, and smoke if she wants to. You might as well call Hugh Jackman's wife a pedo as well since they have a 13 year gap or Demi Moore, since she was 41 when she met Ashton Kutcher when he was 25. They're all adults. Sure the age gap might be a little awkward, but it's not anywhere near being a pedophile.

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