BTS’s V, The Social Butterfly!
Being known as one of the most active and chatty member from the top Korean boy group in the world, BTS’s V is much more than just his charismatic looks and deep, husky vocal. Aside from his talent and variety skills, BTS’s V is also widely known as a social butterfly idol amongst celebrities. This can be seen by how many close celebrity friends he has!
Ranging from top Korean actors to idol group members to rookie singer, V’s contacts are varied! And he isn’t afraid to show his closeness with his friends, either — what a precious buddy to have! So, who are the lucky people that V counts as his close friends? Read the article below to find out about!
The first friend to mention is the top Korean actor Choi Woo-shik! Did you know that the Parasite lead is actually one V’s closest friends? Talk about V’s networking skills!
V and Choi Woo-shik were introduced by the Korean actor Park Seo-joon, who had a cameo role in the movie Parasite. Park Seo-joon is also the one who formed the ‘Wooga Squad,’ a group of friends that began during filming for the drama Hwarang, where Park Seo-joon, Park Hyung Shik, and V all had roles. After the series was over, the three still maintained their friendship and even added a few new members to their social group, such as rapper Peakboy and, of course, Choi Woo-shik.
Their bromance is undeniable, as they take turns in supporting each of the squad members’ careers. Earlier, Park Seo-joon played a role in the movie titled The Divine Fury, which also featured Choi Woo-shik in a cameo (yes, they switched turns!) appearance, and being the good friend that he is, V showed up at their location to give his support!
When BTS was holding a fan meeting in Korea, the Wooga Squad sent V a coffee truck as a sign that they supported BTS. V welcomed their support by sharing a photo of the truck through BTS’s official Twitter account.
It seems like sending coffee trucks is a common gesture among celebrity friends in Korea as a way to support one another. How sweet!
Earlier this year, Choi Woo-shik’s movie, Parasite, won the most prestigious award at the 2020 Academy Awards, Best Picture. Of course, this win shocked the world, and many were celebrating, including V.
V congratulated the victory of the Parasite team at the Oscars in a unique way. He used BTS’s Twitter account to congratulate the director, Bong Joon-ho, on the win, but he added a sarcastic comment about his friend Choi Woo-shik, who was seen shedding tears when getting the Oscar.
He wrote on the caption, “Director Bong Joon-ho, really, really, really, really, really congratulations #I saw you stealing tears.“
믿어지지가 않네요 이분이 그 시상식에서 그분이라는게 pic.twitter.com/FQmgpjQ1gT
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) January 20, 2020
And of course, how can we forget a sweet bromance moment when V and Choi Woo Shik were relaxing in a Park in Los Angeles and eating some burgers during their break in-between their busy schedules in LA?
At the time, V was busy with BTS’s preparations for the group’s appearance t the Grammy awards and with promos for their latest single. Woo Shik had come to LA to attend the SAG Awards. Despite everything that was going on, they both found the time to hang out together for a while. Now, that’s what we call a true bromance!
As we’ve already stated above, Park Seo-joon is one of V’s closest friends, and he was the original member and founder of the Wooga Squad. V and Park Seo-joon first met when they both had roles in the Korean drama Hwarang back in 2016.
Although they have quite an age gap, they still clicked with one another. Park Seo-joon even admitted that they have a really close friendship.
During an exclusive interview with a magazine, Park Seo-joon was asked many questions regarding his friendship with V. The Itaewonn Class actor admitted that V is his close friend, and he never treated the idol like his younger brother, even though he is older. According to Park Seo-joon, to have a close relationship, he must treat his best friend like a friend his age.
“I don’t really think to take care of (other people). When I feel comfortable with someone, even if he is a younger (younger than me), I will treat him like a friend,” said Park Seo-joon.
They don’t just spend time together, Seo Joon and V also often talk about each other’s problems.
“We share our worries and talk a lot. It’s hard to make people understand this industry. Even we have different backgrounds, we have something in common,” said Seo Joon.
The closeness between Park Seo-joon and BTS V was also revealed with gestures of support for each other. Seo Joon had given encouragement to BTS’s latest album, Map of the Soul: Persona some time ago. On his Instagram account, @bn_sj2013, Park Seo Joon uploaded a screenshot that indicated that he had downloaded the album.
He teased V in the caption, saying, ” As expected of BTS. Really as expected. ‘Boy with Luv’. But Taehyung, do you still need my promotion? I am ashamed of this.”
V’s closeness with Park Seo-joon and other members of the squad can also seen by their frequent trips together. Although the Wooga Squad is filled with Korean artists who are super-busy with their respective schedules, they always find a way to spend time together. V captured some of their vacation moments and shared them on the Bangtan TV YouTube channel.
A cute group selfie of the Wooga Squad minus Park Hyung-sik, who had to do his military service.
And they also spent Christmas together! How cute!