Actor Ji Chang-wook was recently embroiled in a controversy over smoking indoors. He was caught smoking in a small space during a script rehearsal of JTBC’s drama “Welcome to Samdal-ri”.
This scene was cut from a making video and Ji Chang-wook was not the only person there. The small space was crowded with many staff and fellow actors, including Shin Hye-sun. While pouring criticism over Ji Chang-wook’s behavior, netizens also highlighted Shin Hye-sun’s efforts to match the lines for the script rehearsal without losing her smile despite sitting right next to Ji Chang-wook.
In response to Shin Hye-sun’s pleasant expression, Internet users commented, “She might have felt annoyed by the smoke but she did not frown”, “Fellow actors are very generous. They were aware of his indoor smoking but they understood him”, etc.
In the meantime, some people even brought up Shin Hye-sun’s easy-going personality on “You Quiz on the Block” to re-examine. When asked how she spends her time, the actress revealed her MBTI as INFP and said, “What I like about my personality is that I’m good at switching off myself. If I’m stressed out, I’ll switch myself off”, adding “Many people cannot escape from their characters when they haven’t finished the work, but I can solve it right after the last shoot. I think that’s my strength and it helps me do many projects”, showcasing her professionalism.
When Yoo Jae-suk mentioned her good alcohol tolerance, Shin Hye-sun confessed, “I don’t have a hobby and I don’t feel the need to have one. As people get older, they tend to think having a hobby will enrich their lives, but I don’t.” When Jo Se-ho asked if she often travels, Shin Hye-sun said, “We can find everything on YouTube these days. It’s too tiring to pack luggage and make decisions”. Many viewers actually responded that they sympathized with the actress.
Meanwhile, Ji Chang-wook’s agency apologized for the actor’s indoor smoking behavior on February 11th.