Jung Chul Min PD of SBS's 'Running Man' was asked about the developing(?) love line between Kim Jong Kook and Song Ji Hyo.
On a recent episode of 'Running Man', the cast members reacted to a series of dating rumors between Kim Jong Kook and Song Ji Hyo. According to Ji Suk Jin, the likelihood of Kim Jong Kook and Song Ji Hyo dating is so farfetched, he'd bet his entire life's earnings.
However, Kim Jong Kook and Song Ji Hyo were spotted having some more "loveline moments" on the January 14 broadcast of 'Running Man', causing the cast members to demand, "Are you two dating?" and "You two seemed pretty close at the Entertainment Awards."
Jung PD remarked about the topic, "It's true that the two go around side by side a lot off-camera. But the staff never directed them to create any love line. It seems when there is a certain feeling in the air, we end up nurturing that mood... I think that for Song Ji Hyo, she may feel a bit burdened about this topic, because of her former 'Monday couple' days. It's just that because they are so close, such perspectives come to question. Some viewers may say that love lines are overdone and boring, but we can't try to hide real situations. We are absolutely not 'putting on a show'."
Do the staff have suspicions about Kim Jong Kook and Song Ji Hyo? Jung PD said, "We only see what we can see. We also feel that even though Ji Suk Jin would bet his life's earnings, sometimes there are moments when they make you go, 'Huh? What's this?'."