Kim Eung-Soo’s Wife and Daughters
The wife of Kim Eung-Soo is Kim Han-young. Kim Han-young was originally an scripter assistant or broadcast writer. Kim Eung-Soo met his wife for the first time when he was 28 years old. To be exact, they met in 1989. At that time, her wife Kim Han-young used to work as a broadcast writer. Because Kim Eung-Soo was so engaged in theater and had such a sense of duty, he had never been in love until then. Kim Han-young said that when they were dating, Kim Eung-Soo did not have a date nor give any gifts at all. But at the end, the two got closer naturally, and they married two years later. To be exact, they got married in 1991.
Kim Han-young’s family was so wealthy. Her father was a pharmacist. However, Kim Han-young did not hesitate to choose Kim Eung-Soo. Kim Eung-Soo overcame the objections and problems, and had a wedding ceremony with Kim Han-young. At that time, Kim Eung-Soo had a different dream. He went to study in Japan to stop working as an actor and pursue becoming a filmmaker with the money he received as Kim Han-young donated. They also have never enjoyed a honeymoon in Korea.
Then he entered Japanese Film School (日本映画学校) before it was changed to Japanese Institute of the Moving Image (日本映画大学), in which Japanese filmmaker Shohei Imamura worked as a chairman of the board. Because of the marriage declaration matter, Kim Eung-Soo had to call his wife while he was a foreign student. Her wife Kim Han-young had to come to Japan as a foreign student because they did not have a married declaration in Japan. Kim Eung-Soo was willing to protect it, and correctly reported their marriage. They lived together and worked part-time as foreign students in Japan. In the meantime, Kim Eung-Soo had to work part-time while paying his tuition fees and his wife had to earn his living expenses for him.
There was probably a lot of fighting. Kim Eung-Soo could not get help from his father who was opposed him to study acting or directing. And soon, their first daughter, Kim Eun Ah was born. And their life were getting worse. Kim Eung-Soo had been living in Japan for 7 years. So he had a thought that would be possible for him to be a filmmaker in Korea, but unfortunately the IMF foreign exchange crisis was happening, which was caused by the severe foreign exchange shortage on the brink of default of South Korea in December 1997. It happened in Korea, so Kim Eung-Soo had to live with his family in Korea. And then he got a home loan from the bank, and his second daughter was born. In the end, Kim Eung-Soo failed to become a filmmaker. It was because of the poor condition of the film industry at that time, and because of Kim Eung-Soo’s poor living condition.
But Kim Eung-soo did not completely abandon his dream to be a filmmaker. He said, “I’ve always dreamed of film directing, and I have a project that I’m thinking about right now.”
The divorce crisis actually came into their family. Kim Jung-Soo’s checking of household accounts may have hurt his wife’s self-esteem. But Kim Jung-Soo did not bend his stubbornness and Kim Han-young exploded. Kim Jung-Soo said, “I saw the cost of living, I spent a lot of money and I have a fought with my wife. I went to divorce.” His wife Kim Han-young put the divorce form in the drawer, but their daughter tore it. Thanks to their daughter. Their daughter did a good job. Kim Eung-soo and her wife Kim Han-young did not want to divorce, so they just passed on to their daughter’s actions.
Even though there have been so many complaints from his wife and daughters and also so many problems in their family, they are still a good family.
In the end, Kim Jung-Soo has become an actor again after many trials and errors; the experiences, knowledge, and wisdom seem to have dissolved in acting. Let us pray for all the best for Kim Jung-Soo and his family. We hope he can reach his dream of becoming a filmmaker!