Director Hong Sang-soo and actress Kim Min-hee have admitted that they are dating.
At the press conference of On the Beach at Night Alone (2017) on the 13th, Hong and Kim defined their position for the first time since there were reports about their love relationship. And the two finally confirmed that they “love each other”.
Since ‘adultery’ is a topic that most people feel uncomfortable and sensitive about, Hong and Kim’s admitting of their relationship has shocked many people.
Although Hong Sang-soo has not divorced with his wife, he admitted that he is in love with another woman. According to the public sentiments in South Korea, adultery of married people can never be accepted.
Last June, reports about Hong and Kim’s relationship were released. However, the two have been remaining quiet, which only raised more suspicion.
At the 67th Berlin Film Festival last month, the two appeared and showed intimate images. For example, Hong whispered to Kim’s ears, put his hands around Kim’s waist, or even held her hands in front of the cameras. Hong also described their relationship to the press as “a very close relationship”. Also, when Kim Min-hee received the best actress award, she said, “I love you, director Hong Sang-soo”.
At the press conference on the 13th, the two finally admitted their relationship. Hong said, “We love each other. We are in honest love. And it is part of our very personal areas and something that we are both responsible for”. Kim Min-hee said, “We are seeing each other and truly in love. I am humbly accepting things that will come to us, as a result of our relationship”.
Original article available at http://www.koreadaily.com/news/read.asp?art_id=5082951
Translated by Audrey Joung