K-Drama Throwback: Look at Lee Min-ho and Park Shin-hye’s Romantic Moments in ‘The Heirs’

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Check Out Chemistry Between Lee Min-ho and Park Shin-hye in The Heirs

Lee Min-ho and Park Shin-hye are famous actors in the Korean entertainment industry and most of their works instantly become big hits and have so many viewers. In 2013, the two of them starred together in the SBS network drama The Heirs. Since the drama was loved by viewers both domestically and internationally, Lee Min-ho’s and Park Shin-hye’s popularity skyrocketed.

The love story between the rich boy and the poor girl, set against a high school background, reminded viewers of the popular American series and even further drew their attention and interest. Not to mention the popular and intense scenes, especially their love scenes. They both are playing perfectly and their love scenes are very cute. Do you wanna know more about their romantic moments in the drama The Heirs? Here’s the article for you!

 

Lee Min-ho and Park Shin-hye’s Romantic Moments in The Heirs

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The Heirs or The Inheritors was airing in 2013 with the actual title He Who Wishes to Wear the Crown, Endures its Weight – The Inheritors (왕관을 쓰려는 자, 그 무게를 견뎌라 – 상속자들). The drama itself was airing on SBS Network and was able to get very high ratings despite airing in the 10 p.m. slot. Using high school as the background, the drama tells the story of a bunch of students who are the inheritors of their family’s business and how they deal with their problems. Kim Tan (played by Lee Min-ho), is the heir of the Jeguk (Empire) Group.

But, the problem is that he is the son of an illegitimate mother which makes his brother send him abroad. Meanwhile, Cha Eun-sang (played by Park Shin-hye) is the daughter of the Jeguk Group’s housemaid. She goes abroad to look for her sister. Their unexpected encounter starts their love story.

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Then, they both come back to Korea and go to the same high school. At the school, Kim Tan gets bullied by Choi Young-do (played by Kim Woo-bin) who is the heir of the Zeus Group. Kim Tan also has a fiance who is attending the same school as him, named Rachel Yoo (played by Kim Ji-won). The three of them get entangled in a love-and-hate relationship. But, Kim Tan finds his heart longing for Cha Eun-sang even though she is also getting bullied at school because of her poor status.

Now, Kim Tan is facing a dilemma, whether to continue to fight for his right in his family’s business matter or continue his relationship with Cha Eun-sang. In that time, Kim Tan and Cha Eun-sang build a friendship that then leads to love between them. In one scene, Kim Tan and his friends are attending a party for Rachel Yoo’s birthday. During the celebration, they realize that Cha Eun-sang is doing a part-time job and things start getting awkward when Kim Tan is asked if he knows about this or not. But, as a gentleman, Kim Tan takes a stand for her and asks her to join the party. Here’s the video of the scene.

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In another scene, Cha Eun-sang is being forced by Kim Tan to not pick up Choi Young-do’s phone call. When Cha Eun-sang picks up the call, Kim Tan purposefully kisses her lips to stop her. This kiss becomes the hurdle to their love scene and their first kiss scene in the drama. The scene is also famously called “Rooftop Kiss” because the scene takes place at the school’s rooftop. You can see their kiss scene in this video below.

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Because they’re in the different hierarchy at the house, Kim Tan and Cha Eun-sang always try hard to not get caught while talking or meeting each other. There are some scenes where Kim Tan and Cha Eun-sang have to hide at the storage place in order for them not to get caught. Here are some videos of their secret meeting.

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Other than those scenes, there are many other scenes that are also very cute. Here are some of their heart-fluttering moments from the drama.

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All of their intimate scenes are so cute and heart-fluttering. No wonder, Kim Tan’s character is being loved by many viewers. Which one is your favorite among their love scenes?

 

Off-screen Moments

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Lee Min-ho and Park Shin-hye’s chemistry is not only on-screen, but also off-screen. To tease fans, Park Shin-hye posted a photo with Lee Min-ho from inside the Maserati car. In the photo, they both show a cute pose and they look very cute.

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Despite filming in the hot weather, they both manage to show their best performance in their part. And also, because of that, they get close to each other and to the other actors. When they were shooting in Los Angeles, they were filming together day and night. In their behind-the-scenes video, Lee Min-ho can be seen making a mistake and saying, “I’ll go again,” while laughing. Seems like the atmosphere between them is very nice!

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At the drama’s press conference, Park Shin-hye told a journalist that the two of them had worked together previously on a cosmetic CF. She also said that Lee Min-ho is very nice and she can even throw a joke at him. Because of that, she was able to be comfortable while filming with him. Lee Min-ho also said that he feels very comfortable when acting with her because of her easy going personality.

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After the drama ended, they still continued their friendship. Both of them have participated in a charity event held by Cheil in 2013. In the event, Park Shin-hye donated the padding jacket that she was wearing in the drama The Heirs to be auctioned. Not only the two actors, but Lee Min-ho’s fans, MINOZ, also donated 5 tons of rice and left impressions to others.

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Are They Dating?

Lee Min-ho and Park Shin-hye’s chemistry in the drama is undoubtedly so cute and seems very real. Because of their chemistry in the drama, Park Shin-hye and Lee Min-ho were awarded the Best Couple Award at the 21st SBS Drama Awards in 2013. In his speech, Lee Min-ho gave a clarification about the rumor that said they are dating. He said that they’re not in a relationship but he is grateful to Park Shin-hye for receiving him well so they could win the Best Couple Award. Park Shin-hye also showed her gratitude to Lee Min-ho for giving her an easy time because of her timid personality.

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In 2015, Lee Min-ho was reported of dating Miss A’s Suzy and this was his second dating news after dating Park Min-young in the past. However, after dating for quite some time, he ended his relationship because of their busy schedules. As far as Park Shin-hye is concerned, she is rumored of dating actor Lee Jong-suk after fans caught them on a date in public. But, both sides deny these allegations and say that they’re only close friends. Well, is there any chance for Park Shin-hye and Lee Min-ho to be reunited again in another drama? Let’s hope for good news!