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Who is Park Shin-hye’s best co-star?

By Kim Min-jin

  • Published : Dec 8, 2014 - 18:05
  • Updated : Dec 8, 2014 - 18:05

Hallyu star Park Shin-hye recently celebrated her 10th anniversary since debuting as an actress. In that time, she has starred in various TV drama series with many heartthrob male actors, together leading the dramas’ worldwide popularity.

Among her works, four of them gained substantial attention: “You’re Beautiful,” “Heartstrings,” “The Heirs” and her current drama “Pinocchio.” Park’s fans have different opinions on who boasted the best on-screen romantic chemistry with Park among the four leading male actors.

1. Jang Keun-suk

Jang Keun-suk (SBS)
Actor Jang Keun-suk and Park costarred in the SBS drama “You’re Beautiful” in 2009. Park played the role of Go Mi-nam, who pretends to be her twin brother and becomes a member of idol group A.N.JELL.

Park built a romantic relationship with Jang’s character Hwang Tae-kyung, the leader of the boy band. In the rom-com, Hwang was a cold-hearted person at first, but opens his heart to Go due to her loving personality.

2. Jung Yong-hwa

Jung Yong-hwa (MBC)
CNBlue leader and actor Jung Yong-hwa is often mentioned as one of Park’s best costars. The two had already met in two TV series -- “You’re Beautiful” and “Heartstrings.”

In “You’re Beautiful,” Jung played Kang Shin-woo, another band mate who shows pure love for Park’s character. Two years later in 2011, the two had teamed up once more for MBC drama “Heartstrings.” The friendly university campus setting and romance between college students captured the hearts of many Asian K-drama fans.

3. Lee Min-ho

Lee Min-ho (SBS)
Lee Min-ho and Park are one of the most widely loved couples in the history of Korean drama. SBS hit drama “The Heirs,” which aired last year, showed the extravagant lives of Korean elite families and love between two high school students from opposite social backgrounds.

Lee’s role Kim Tan is the heir of giant conglomerate Jeguk Group, while Park’s Cha Eun-sang suffers from endless part-time jobs and poverty. The two fall in love despite the differences, and ultimately get their happy ending. The drama hit a 25.6 percent total viewing rate, becoming Park’s most successful drama.

4. Lee Jong-suk

Lee Jong-suk (SBS)
Park and Lee Jong-suk’s “Pinocchio,” which started airing on November, is receiving more attention by the day. The unique theme of the lives of television news reporters and two hallyu stars’ romance allure both domestic and international viewers. In the drama, Park plays the role of Choi In-ha, a rookie news reporter who suffers from the fictional symptom Pinocchio Syndrome. Lee plays the role of Choi Dal-po, In-ha’s same-age uncle, having been adopted to her grandfather.

The two recently revealed feelings for each other in the latest episode broadcast on Thursday. Fans of the drama are expecting further development in their romance.

By Kim Min-jin (minjin103@heraldcorp.com)