On September 13, news outlet World Today reported, “According to a source in the business industry, actress Kim Min Hee decided to break up with Hong Sang Soo due to her film comeback.”
The report said that a film industry source close to the couple revealed that Director Hong Sang Soo is currently preparing to film a movie in the United States. Even up to two months ago he called Kim Min Hee occasionally. However, Kim Min Hee decided to break up with him thinking of it as the best choice for her future.
Furthermore, the source said, “Their relationship is not like what people think it is. They shared a friendship as film people and did not have a secret wedding and are not adulterers. They became close after Director Hong left his home and Kim Min Hee took care of him; they’re not lovers.”
Kim Min Hee has recently been revealed to have gotten a casting offer for a French film.
Previously, the actress and director were reported as being lovers in an affair last June.
A new exclusive report from SBS funE claims that actress Kim Min Hee and Hong Sang Soo did not actually break up like recent reports have stated.
According to the news outlet, a source close to the couple spoke with them on September 14 and stated, “They are continuing to meet in secret places.”
The source revealed that the pair plan on spending the Chuseok holiday together and said, “After the news about them dating came out they cut off contact with their families. It doesn’t look like they will be returning to their individual lives.”
The actress and director first met through filming a movie together. Last June, they were reported to be having an affair.
"They're not lovers"? Didn't her own mother admit the affair in text messages? Anyways, The Handmaiden hits the US next month. Anyone seen it yet? Is it good?
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Update: Soompi via Naver & News1