Let’s Fall in Love with Ji Sung & Hwang Jung-eum’s Crazy Chemistry
After the success portrayals as the main couple in the 2013 drama Secret Love, Ji Sung, and Hwang Jung-eum’s crazy chemistry brought them along to reunite in the 2015 drama, Kill Me Heal Me. Indeed, the actor and actress are good at portraying the on-screen couple, so much that it got them the Best Couple Award for both dramas. They were awarded the “Best Couple Award” at the 2013 KBS Drama Awards (for Secret Love, won) and at the 2015 MBC Drama Awards (for Kill Me, Heal Me, won).
Are you curious to look at Ji Sung and Hwang Jung-eum’s chemistry on and off-screen? Scroll down the article below to find out!
Ji Sung And Hwang Jung-eum’s Chemistry in Secret Love
The first drama that brought Ji Sung and Hwang Jung-eum together is the 2013 drama, Secret Love (Korean: 비밀; RR: Bimil; lit. Secret). The show aired from September 25 to November 14, 2013, on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 KST on KBS2. The drama ran in a total of 16 episodes. Aside from the two main characters, the scene also filled with various star names such as Bae Soo-bin, Lee Da-hee, Lee Deok-hwa , Jo Mi-ryung, Song Min-kyung, Yang Jin-sung, Lee Seung-joon, Choi Woong, Kang Nam-gil, Ahn Ji-hyun, and many other names.
The plot of the drama centers around a rich rebel Jo Min-hyuk (Ji Sung), who harbors a romantic feeling toward a naive but tenacious woman Kang Yoo-jung (Hwang Jung-eum) who is the main suspect ‘hit and run’ murder that is her boyfriend’s doing. The drama is filled with dense and confusing secrets.
Hwang Jung-eum plays the role of Kang Yoo-jung, who chooses to sacrifice her future by blaming her then-boyfriend Do-hoon’s crime after a ‘hit and run’ murder. After she emerges from prison, she becomes a stronger woman looking for a fresh start and refusing to give in to despair.
Meanwhile, Ji Sung plays the role of Jo Min-hyuk, a rich and second-generation chaebol who lacks a pleasant personality and manner. After his girlfriend died in the hit and run accident, he burns with revenge on the culprit. Later, the story gets complicated as he realizes that things are not as seen and develops a romantic feeling to the kind supposed-culprit, Kang Yoo-jung, as she teaches him how to be kind.
Ji Sung & Hwang Jung-eum’s Romantic Moments in ‘Secret Love’
There are many things in the drama that deserve praises such as the densely packed mystery plot, the incredible acting, and the characterization. But, one of the things that stood out the most is the strong on-screen chemistry between the ‘Jo Min-hyuk and Kang Yoo-jung couple.’ Both Ji Sung and Hwang Jung-eum prove themselves the top South Korean actor and actress as they act flawlessly. They make us laugh, cry, and scream together through the Jo Min-hyuk and Kang Yoo-jung’s relationship dynamic.
Their on-screen moments make our heart thumps and bring back the nostalgia in our minds.
Look at that insane chemistry between the two on their moments’ compilation! How can two people portray such as strong emotions so much that the viewers can also feel it? From the moments of their desperation to the intense and passionate kisses, nobody can’t top up their chemistry!
One of the users in the YouTube page even commented that the drama would feel different if Ji Sung & Hwang Jung-eum are not the main characters.
Ji Sung & Hwang Jung-eum’s Off-Screen Moments
Outside their on-screen role, Ji Sung and Hwang Jung Eum are also known to have a good friendship off the screen.
Just take a look at their behind the scene footage of the drama, it seems like the two are very comfortable with each other and eases into natural chemistry. They both laughing and make a joke around each other and are not awkward when asked to do a bold intimate scene for the drama.
Although at that time, Ji Sung is already married to actress Lee Bo-young, Hwang Jung-eum still acts professionally but respectfully around Ji Sung.
When both received the “Best Couple Award” at the 2013 KBS Drama Awards, both of them accept the awards without the air of awkwardness despite Ji Sung’s marital status and the MC’s teasing. Ji Sung even hands the mic most of the time to give Hwang Jung-eum’s chance to speak. His brotherly instinct to Hwang Jung-eum is really deserving praises.