Typically on shows like 'Running Man', celebrities use a "broadcast tone" when addressing one another so that their voices can be heard clearly through their microphones. Furthermore, in Song Ji Hyo's case, she is usually making fun of Kim Jong Kook with the other 'Running Man' members. They don't usually have more real-life, casual conversations on-screen during 'Running Man' filmings.
But in a recent episode of the Disney+ Korea variety series 'Outrun By Running Man', cast member HaHa decided to capture Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook in a different setting.
For this episode, HaHa cast Song Ji Hyo, Kim Jong Kook, and Ji Suk Jin to play various roles in a music video, scripted by HaHa. In the MV, Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook go from lovers to a married couple, until various tragedies strike.
The episode closely followed director HaHa and the cast members as they went from scene to scene, and also caught moments between Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook while they waited for the cameras to start rolling or for certain cues.
During these waiting scenes, viewers noted some cute, "normal" moments between Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook that made hearts flutter!
While waiting for the cameras, Song Ji Hyo told Kim Jong Kook, "Even though we are filming, I am suddenly hungry, oppa."
Kim Jong Kook responded with laughter, while Song Ji Hyo went on, "Looking at the side dishes over there makes me want to eat rice!" Kim Jong Kook then remarked, "What are we gonna do about you (laughter)."
Song Ji Hyo continued, "But do you wanna hear something really important? I actually already ate two meals!"
Kim Jong Kook also continued to respond with, "Wow, daebak."
Song Ji Hyo went on, "I woke up early and ate rice, and then I ate kimbap too." To this, Kim Jong Kook said, "Why did you do that~" Song Ji Hyo then stated, "I think my appetite is really acting up these days." Kim Jong Kook then replied, "That's not good."
Seeing their interactions, many netizens were particularly surprised by Song Ji Hyo's aegyo-filled tone. They said,
"Her tone is so cute and sweet."
"So you're telling me they're not dating? Like, you're kidding, right?"
"That's how I talk to my husband kekekekeke."
"What? Okay well they need to get married now."
"Everyone, watch this full episode. I was smiling like an idiot the whole time."
"Please get married this year you too! But Suk Jin's face is so funny."
"I used to not really ship them on 'Running Man' tho. So when did I suddenly become Yoo Jae Suk kekekekeke."
"Now I see why Yoo Jae Suk has been pushing these two so much kekekekeke."
"Get married! Right now!"
"Song Ji Hyo has so much aegyo TT. And Kim Jong Kook is all sweet too TT."
"They actually look really good together here. They should date!"
Have you been tuning into Disney+ Korea's 'Outrun By Running Man'?