Actress Gong Hyo Jin has had a prolific career, and yet she still looks fresh with every new drama. She’s well known for creating intense chemistry with each of her leading men in memorable and sizzling romances on screen. So who do you think is her most compatible leading man so far? We’ll also share what Gong Hyo Jin herself recently said in an exclusive interview in Hong Kong.

Here is a select list of male stars for you to consider as her most compatible on-screen leading man. (Apologies in advance if I missed your favorite actor. Please comment below.)

#1 Ryu Seung Bum – Wonderful Life (2001)

Ryu Seung Bum and Gong Hyo Jin dated for 10 years after they starred in Wonderful Life together, so I felt compelled to include him. But, frankly, there are even more awesome leading men coming up.

#2 Yang Dong Geun – Ruler Of Your Own World (2002)

Gong Hyo Jin wasn’t technically the female lead, but her performance was wonderful and was praised in this unconventional drama. I’m sure if she’s paired with Yang Dong Geun again, it will be a great drama.

#3 Rain (Jung Ji Hoon) – Sang Do, Let’s Go To School (2003)

Rain debuted in this award-winning drama series. The melodrama was full of tears, so I think these two need to get together again in a romance comedy.

#4 Gong Yoo – Hello My Teacher (2005)

Gong Yoo plays a trouble-making high school student who meets a tough teacher.

#5 Jang Hyuk- Thank You (2007)

This was Jang Hyuk’s comeback drama, and the heartwarming story where he co-starred with Gong Hyo Jin as a single mother was very well received.

#6 Lee Sun Gyun – Pasta (2010)

Lee Sun Gyun and Gong Hyo Jin’s on-screen chemistry turned noodles to love and propelled this restaurant romance comedy to the top of the ratings.

#7 Cha Seung Won – Greatest Love (2011)

Cha Seung Won’s unique Dokko Jin followed his heart to fall for his perfect match, played by Gong Hyo Jin. The hilarious romance comedy also tugged at our heartstrings.

#8 So Ji Sub – The Master’s Sun (2013)

The big sun and her master’s romantic compatibility was so high that fans were sure they would become an off-screen couple. (Yes, I counted how many times they kissed in that last scene. Real Master’s fans will know what I’m talking about.)

#9 Jo In Sung – It’s Okay That’s Love (2014)

The chemistry between Jo In Sung and Gong Hyo Jing was so strong on the screen that, at times, it almost felt like we the viewers were glimpsing into their private moments. Gong Hyo Jin said that when her arm was injured in the car accident, Jo In Sung was really considerate and helpful. You can’t help but see how gentle he was with her.

In her exclusive interview with Hong Kong’s Nextmedia, Gong Hyo Jin was asked to recall her most memorable leading men. She said that Cha Seung Won was probably the funniest because he always cracked jokes, and they had a lot of fun during filming. With Lee Sun Gyun in Pasta, she was often nervous because she had to control her facial expressions while busy with cooking. She was embarrassed in the kiss scenes because she thought of the married Lee as a very respectable senior.

When she filmed with Rain about 11 years ago, she was just a newbie, so Gong felt it was the most genuine performance and touching experience that she could still recall vividly now.

Gong then said that her character in It’s Okay, That’s Love was the closest to her real personality. Since the drama was the most recently filmed, and her character was intensely in love with Jo In Sung and had lots of “skinship,” she candidly admitted that Jo In Sung is her most compatible leading man (so far).

Her answer is particularly intriguing since Jo In Sung specifically thanked her when he won the top Daesang award at the APAN Star Awards for his performance in the very popular It’s Okay, That’s Love drama series.

I’m a little disappointed that she did not mention So Ji Sub from the simply magical The Master’s Sun.

How about you? Who do you think is Gong Hyo Jin’s most compatible leading man?

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안녕!~

I can’t help but comment about it.~

#1 Ryu Seung Bum – Wonderful Life (2001)

I actually don’t want to talk about him because Hyojin언니 doesn’t want to either. But, I feel like I have to thank him for those years she made 언니 happy. *end of the story~*

#2 Yang Dong Geun – Ruler Of Your Own World (2002)

I totally don’t know him. 미안.~

#3 Rain (Jung Ji Hoon) – Sang Do, Let’s Go To School (2003)

Thanks for him being so playful that this melodrama also had light scenes. But, I must say that I got numerous heartbreaks while watching it. In other words, they’re not compatible with each other. 미안.~

#4 Gong Yoo – Hello My Teacher (2005)

I super like 박태인 Park Tae In because he had a great love for 나보리 Na Bo Ri 선생님. I can say that they’re compatible with each other. This couple is so cute! But being in the same agency, SOOP Entertainment, I wonder why we don’t get any photo or video of them together. *looking forward for another collaboration~*

#5 Jang Hyuk- Thank You (2007)

Oh!~ This is another melodrama but I must bow to all the cast and crew who made this possible. I look up to them. And I must say that acting on it had made another milestone in Hyojin언니’s career. I often say that I love this drama because it reminds me how much my parents love me. I can watch it over and over again even if it’s a melodrama. I hope that people can also relate to this drama because it’s really a masterpiece. 대박!~ I can’t say much about their compatibility because this drama focused on mother’s love for her child. But I must say that he’s so handsome. I like him. ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ~

#6 Lee Sun Gyun – Pasta (2010)

I had always loved him since 커피프린스 1호점 The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince. But I must say that I didn’t like 최현욱 Choi Hyun Wook 셰프’s scolding and shouting at 서유경 Seo Yoo Kyung. It also gave me numerous heartbreaks. But, his confession of love was 대박. So, I got to like him. ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ~ He’s a tough guy outside but a sweet lover on his inside. ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ~ Also, this drama made another milestone to Hyojin언니’s career, garnering her the title of 공블리 Gongvely. It’s a combination of her family name, 공 Gong, and the word, lovely. Their kissing scene on the bus stop seemed fake to me. But, it shocked me a lot when the drama ended with a (Can I say it’s torrid?~) loving kiss between them on the pedestrian lane where they first met. Truly, 셰프 had a great heart and sweetness only for Yookyung언니. Can I say they’re compatible? I’m afraid so. I don’t really ship someone with someone else who is married. Do you get me? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ~ So even if they made a great couple onscreen, I can’t say they’re compatible with each other. 미안.~

#7 Cha Seung Won – Greatest Love (2011)

He’s not actually very attractive to me but I like his playfulness. On his age, I thought that being a comedian would not fit him but he’s so cute! ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ~ Also, he was the first one who felt in love between the two of them. I enjoyed the time when 독고진 Dokko Jin kept on chasing after 구애정 Gu Ae Jung as if he was crazy in love. How can I ever forget the kissing scenes they shared on this drama? Even their smacks were magical. They’re very passionate with each other. He’s a husband-material guy. If only he’s not married, I can actually say that they’re compatible with each other.

#8 So Ji Sub – The Master’s Sun (2013)

This guy had a strong chemistry with Hyojin언니 whether it’s on or off cam. Watch their interviews together to be able to understand what I’m saying. From the press conference to the last filming day, they actually made a great couple, the SoGong Couple. Also, I must say that this drama is one of my favorites. It has a horror – romantic – comedy feel. Even if they didn’t get much kissing scenes, the production didn’t disappoint the SoGongers. Making Films were released and those were enough to flutter everybody’s hearts. So, what can I say? Aren’t they compatible with each other? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ~

#9 Jo In Sung – It’s Okay That’s Love (2014)

Of course!~ They’re compatible with each other. ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ~ I’m talking about the SungJin Couple. Do I really have to explain it? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ~

  • FACT#1: Whoever pairs with Hyojin언니 will definitely rise to the top. Why? Simply because she’s 공블리 Gongvely.
  • FACT#2: You are blind and not so cool if you can’t see 조인성 Jo In Sung‘s gorgeousness. He is every girl’s dream guy.
  • FACT#3: Both of them are (now) single (and of the right age for marriage. ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ~).
  • FACT#4: Both of them admitted that they had been wanting to work with each other.
  • FACT#5: He was one of the people who rushed into the hospital when she got into  that unfortunate incident. And, she said that he had been her human clutch since then, taking care of her.
  • FACT#6: You can actually see in the press conference how he took care of her.
  • FACT#7: Even if she already stated that he had been taking care of her, he apologized to her on his speech during the APAN Star Awards saying that he wasn’t able to take care of her when they were filming.
  • FACT#8: He thanked her during his Daesang moment saying that he could not possibly act like that without 언니.
  • FACT#9: They made a great couple, the SungJin Couple.
  • FACT#10: I’m not a shipper but I can say that their chemistry is beyond imagination. They look good together. They act well together. They are simply compatible with each other.
  • FACT#11: They shared numerous kisses. And, you cannot tell that they were forced to do those scenes. I think they liked it. ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ~
  • FACT#12: They even slept together (in the drama) and eventually, it became a TGIF habit for them. ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ~
  • FACT#13: For the record, 장재열 Jang Jae Yeol was 지해수 Ji Hae Soo‘s first. ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ~
  • FACT#14: They had a great marriage (in the drama and can possibly be in real life, too.~).
  • FACT#15: They successfully made a baby (in the drama) and still wanting to have more. They must really love each other (in the drama and maybe in real life, too?).
  • FACT#16: There are more facts to discuss here but, 미안, I’m getting drowned by the overwhelming love I feel between them. So, I think I have to stop now before I die of happiness. ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ~

P.S. I think I said that I’m not a shipper, but actually, I’m suspecting myself now. ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ~ Happy reading!~ 안녕!~

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