Kim Soo Hyun has long proven to be a beloved household name in the Hallyu industry. He first got his breakout role in a teen drama dream high rose to fame with moon embracing. The sun and achieved international acclaim with my love from the star after a year since his romantic comedy, it’s okay to not be okay, he’s back on the small screen in his new drama one ordinary day.
Kim Soo Hyun has shown once again why he’s a top value star if you’ve watched the first two episodes of this BBC’s criminal justice remake you’ll understand why the many emotions he showed had us speechless and clapping at the same time also known as one of the most expensive actors in South Korea check out these
10 True Facts About Kim Soo Hyun
10 He Got Into Acting To Overcome His Shyness
Kim Soo Hyun was born on February 16, 1988, growing up, he was an introvert and found it hard to meet the eyes of others as he was very shy before high school. His mother gave him two options speeches, acting classes, acting in a play made him feel like. He became a different person and when he felt ecstatic upon hearing the audience’s applause, he knew, he wanted to become an actor then.
9 He Was Supposed To Be In Boys Over Flowers
At the time it was being produced, he was supposed to star in boys over flowers and played two different minor characters. The actor was already cast and attended the script reading session prior to filming however it seemed that the director did not like his interpretation of the character and he was eventually replaced by actor Jong-Yoo Chul.
8 Ordinary Day’s Director Imagined Him As Hyun-Soo From The Start
A remake of BBC’s criminal justice one ordinary day started Kim Soo Hyun as Kim Hyun-soo an ordinary college student whose life is turned upside down when he suddenly becomes the prime suspect in a murder case in the drama online press conference director Kim Hyun-soo said about his casting process
“When we first start planning a project and get the script, there are always actors that come first to mind. Hyun Soo is an ordinary college student but goes through huge changes through this incident.”
“Kim Soo Hyun is an actor who creates a great sense of immersion. He also has a really similar name to the character, so he was the person I imagined as Hyun Soo from the start, but when he readily agreed to the casting offer, it felt like a dream.”
7 He Has Won Four Trophies From Baeksang Arts Awards
The quality of his work has provided him with several honors over the years such as a place Baeksang arts awards for his performances, in case you don’t know the Baeksang arts awards is the Oscars of South Korea, so once you receive a trophy from this award.
It’s definitely a big deal in 2012 Kim Soo Hyun won the best actor award for his role in moon embracing the sun where he was up against veteran actors like Roku and shin hak Yoon in 2014, he won three awards for his stints in secretly greatly and my love from the star namely the best new actor in film and most popular actor in film and tv.
6 He Broke The Record For Having The Most Endorsements
In 2012, Kim Soo Hyun was the face of 17 products at the same time he endorsed everything from restaurants to peer electronic devices and apparel after starring in the moon embracing the sun after the success of my love from the star, he went on to break records with 35 endorsement deals from 2013 to early 2014.
5 “Real” Had Been The Scariest Script He’d Ever Received
The actor played two characters in real and he revealed that it was this setup that drew him to the script. Kim Soo Hyun also had said that the script for real had been the scariest script he’d ever received because it was a production that required a lot of homework he added
“I was also intimidated by some of the intense scenes. There were parts that were hard to approach, as the material in the characters, so that why I said that.”
4 He Trained Himself To Be Ambidextrous For His Dramas
Though dominantly left-handed, he has had to use his right hand more than once for his acting roles, he exhibited this in a scene from the 2009 drama father’s house as well as in my love from the star in father’s house.
Kim Soo Hyun chose to use his non-dominant hand because the child actor playing his role had used his right hand to eat when he appeared on the show at that time the Hallyu star struggled with picking up food with his right hand but was able to pull it off perfectly in my love from the star.
3 He Tried Out To Be A Professional Bowler
Besides his interest in the arts the actor is also into sports did you know that Kim Soo Hyun harbors a special love for bowling in fact he was so serious about bowling for a while that he participated in a professional bowling tournament in 2016.
Though he ended up being eliminated in the second round, he still ranked 31st out of 114 contestants and is said to have turned down the Korea professional bowling associations offer of granting him special pro qualifications the actor expressed his love for bowling as he said
“I began to like bowling because it’s a sport that requires focus and independence. When I start a game, it’s all about how much I trust in myself and my abilities.”
That is why I always recommend bowling to people around me.
2 He Has A Heart Condition
The actor has suffered from heart problems including Arrhythmia and Supraventricular tachycardia since middle school. He went through heart surgery in 2013 just three years after making his debut as an actor. The heart condition affected his service in the Korean military when he was assigned to public service duty instead of combat sectors.
However, he voluntarily went for re-examinations and was eventually cleared for combat, Kim Soo Hyun served in the first reconnaissance battalion and was even promoted to sergeant, and has mentioned that he had a very complete military experience.
1 His Values Had Changed After His Military Service
Reaching the age to be recruited, Kim Soo Hyun decided to serve his country after filming in the movie reel the actor then started his military service on October 23, 2017. After his discharge on July 22, 2019, Kim Soo Hyun shared that his values had changed. He said in an interview with vogue
“I stopped feeling greed. Before then, I felt like I was responsible for doing a certain amount, and I had this greed to make myself stand out with my acting in each scene.”
“But after I was discharged, I learned how to fit in with the overall scheme.”
“The environment of broadcasting is such that one person can’t fill the whole space. It’s only when you acknowledge others and blend in that you and your partner can shine.”
Kim Soo Hyun also added that he got rid of a lot of negative thoughts, he’s the type to overthink but now Kim Soo Hyun accepts things as they are.
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