How did you two meet?! [Happy Together/2018.09.20]On December 23, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
He must’ve been surprised. I have so many questions for her as well. She became famous through “High Kick!”. I didn’t know. Suddenly, she’s back as Eric’s wife. – It’s actress Na Hyemi. / – Na Hyemi! (Na Hyemi, Eric’s wife) I didn’t know she was the girl in “High Kick!”. – She’s UIE’s senior. / – That’s right. Did you really make your debut 18 years ago? – Really? / – Yes. You were a high school student back then, right? I was in 11th grade when I made my debut. I want to ask you something since this is your first time on a variety show. You and Eric have never revealed how you two started dating and got married. How did you two meet each other? – I’m curious too. / – I’m so curious. Please tell us at least that. How did you two meet? Let me break it down. How did you meet him? Did you meet him on a private occasion? – Did you work together? / – Or was it for work? – How… / – He contacted me first. Were you two acquainted with each other? – Not at all. / – Really? Eric asked around to get your number. What did he say? He simply said hello and introduced himself. – I thought it was a prank. Yes. / – At first? I thought someone was impersonating him. – That’s understandable. / – I didn’t believe him. – So he called me. / – You talked to him. – Yes. / – Did he ask you out? Maybe for dinner? We saw each other as friends and got closer to each other. Didn’t you ask him – why he got your number / – Exactly. and why he contacted you? He said he saw me for the first time in a magazine he read at a beauty parlor. Is that the first time he saw you? Yes. He told me later that it was memorable. Were you interested in him too? Were you a fan of Shinhwa? Many of my friends are Shinhwa fans. – Were they Shinhwa’s fan club members? / – Yes. When I was young, I was a trainee at an agency called Sidus for a while. So I liked g.o.d back then. – I wish I hadn’t said it. / – That’s okay. She was a g.o.d fan. She wasn’t a Shinhwa fan. – That’s right. / – It’s not like that. I had more chances to see g.o.d members. – Right. / – I’m also a g.o.d fan. I see. – You’re around her age. / – Yes. I heard that Eric’s proposal was so romantic. I wouldn’t exactly say that it was romantic. – Really? / – Yes. While we were so busy preparing the wedding, he said we should go on a trip to clear our heads. And we argued over such a petty matter again. – You two had a fight. / – Yes. It sounds like you two fight a lot. We just had a little disagreement. So we were both upset. Then he left without saying anything. – All of a sudden? / – Yes. – He never acts like that. / – I see. I was taken aback and worried at the same time. – It also made me even angrier. / – Of course. When a man leaves like that… “How could he go out without saying anything?” I thought to myself angrily. – Then I went to sleep. Yes. / – You got tired. While I was sleeping, he came back, put something in my hand and left again. – What was it? / – I looked at it. He put a card in my hand. – A credit card? / – No. “I’ll leave first.” – “I’ll leave first”? / – I read the card. – Right. / – He told me to come out. That moment, I had a feeling. – I had a feeling he’d throw me / – I see. a marriage proposal event. I got up and took a white dress out of my suitcase. – Sorry? / – My goodness. (She got herself ready.) You knew he’d do it. The wedding was only a month away. – She opened her eyes / – “Let’s wear the dress.” – and found her dress. / – “I need to look pretty.” – I couldn’t be in a sweatshirt. / – I understand. I changed into the dress. Since I just woke up, my face looked… – It must’ve been swollen. / – I looked awful. – I went to the washroom. / – Did you put on makeup? I thought, “Why do we have to do this now” “when we’re both upset?” while putting on makeup. – She’s funny. / – “Why now?” – She’s funny. / – What if he hadn’t thrown an event when you even put on makeup? – What if he’d told her, / – His eyes are teary. “Let’s continue the talk”? – “That was too much.” / – “You crossed the line.” I was still a little upset, but I put on makeup and went outside. I saw him from afar standing on the beach holding a flower bouquet. Up until that moment, I was upset and complaining because we hadn’t made up. But when I saw him standing alone – I see. / – far away from me, I felt bad and apologetic towards him. I walked up to him, and he gave me the ring. Did you walk up to him when you found him? – Yes. / – Did he kneel down? It’s like a movie. – That’s romantic. / – They argued before that. Then why did he get out? – To prepare for the event? / – To buy the flowers? He went out to receive the flowers. Oh, he ordered the flowers. My goodness. – He couldn’t tell me. / – I thought he picked up a fight intentionally to make her feel even happier. But they just happened to argue at that moment. – That’s right. / – You actually argued. – I wish we hadn’t. / – Marriage proposals took shape in many ways and yours sounds memorable – Exactly. / – as they had a fight. – Jinyi, aren’t you jealous? / – I’m so jealous. So is UIE. – That’s beautiful. / – Is there a proposal you dream about? – Will you try it? / – Your dream proposal. – Will you try it? / – I think I can do it for someone else – in the future. / – Are you saying you’ll do my dream proposal for someone else? – He’ll steal her idea. / – That’s not what I mean. How about using an electronic billboard? – No, no. / – I heard that story. – In Myeong-dong. / – Near Sinsa Station. (No!) – How about Myeong-dong, then? / – Gosh, no. How about a song? ♪ You raise me up ♪ That’s not what I want. (It’s better not to do it at all.) That’s so old-fashioned. I have my own dream proposal. I want him to be good at singing. – He should be a singer. / – He should sing well. He doesn’t have to be a singer. He can rent a small cafe. – Should he? / – Just like her story, he texts me to come to him. I’m mentally ready for it. – Then you play a room escape game. / – Gosh, no. I’ll get the feeling he’d propose to me, and just like her, I’ll wear a pretty dress, – spruce myself up… / – When you arrive, he says, “Sorry. I didn’t bring my wallet.” – “Do you have 30 dollars?” / – “Lend me 30 dollars.” I don’t want to tell you any more. Please go on. – You go to the cafe. / – He asked you to come. He doesn’t have to play the piano. – Actually, I like / – Just like Yiruma. – “Propose” by Noel. / – Oh, “Propose”. It’s a good song. – I love that song. / – ♪ I asked you to wait ♪ Please don’t sing it. (Please don’t ruin my fantasy.) Is it wrong to sing that song? He doesn’t have to sing it perfectly. Once I hear the melody, I think I’ll become emotional. – Singing with sincerity. / – UIE, you seem to talk about marriage and such naturally now. Choi Soojong, who plays my father in the drama, is famous for his happy marriage. When he came here, he gave a lecture. He gave me advice too. – “If you get married…” / – Every man is jealous. Since I heard so many good things about marriage… UIE, I heard you said in an interview that you want to get married at the age of 33. My mom went to see a fortune teller. I’m going to get married at the age of 33. I don’t have much time left. You have two years left. You should start dating after the drama ends. When the drama ends, I’m already 32. In order to get married at 33, I need to date a man for at least one year. Jangwoo also said he wants to get married soon. Do you know the song “Propose”? I want to get married soon too. Do you know the song? – Yes, I do. / – Sing it. ♪ Lift your head up ♪ (They sound like sheep crying.) – If you get married, / – Cue. – we will sing for you. / – Yes. – All right? / – Four of us will do it. She debuted with “A Gentleman’s Dignity”, and became the nation’s little sister. Please welcome Yoon Jinyi. Im Meari. She’s amazing. You were very popular on “A Gentleman’s Dignity”, but you were nowhere to be seen after that. – Right. / – Yes. I really wanted to be on a variety show. – Right. / – But I can’t speak well. I am not good at formulating nice sentences. It’s a huge honor for me to be on a KBS variety show. Isn’t that an ending remark? – It sounds like it. / – We just began. She must’ve misunderstood my question. That’s the nicest greeting. – Thank you. / – When you concentrate on your work, time passes very fast. For a moment there, I wondered if it’s time to end the show. UIE is sobbing. – Who is? / – UIE is. When you were on “A Gentleman’s Dignity”, you were the love interest of Kim Minjong. I heard you actually – fell for Minjong like your character. / – Really? He wore a suit for a script-reading session. And he looked amazing. He looks good. My heart pounded so much. We still keep in touch. – Do you? / – Yes. He takes great care of himself. He gives you the impression that he never ages. – Really? / – He’s like a vampire. – Right. / – He’s great. I heard you were so absorbed with Minjong that it actually affected you in real life. I fell deeply for his character, Yoon. – Really? / – Yes. I was so into him towards the end. There was a scene where he tells me to go back to the US. When he said it, I actually got emotional. – You felt sad. / – I felt so sad. It wasn’t a real situation, but I couldn’t stop crying. Really? I couldn’t remember the lines, and I couldn’t stop crying. When I got home after the shoot, my eyes were all swollen. I woke up with a headache the next day. That was really tough. – It must’ve been tough. / – I was too absorbed. It’s fascinating that such a thing can happen. I heard you once had a kissing scene with Jo Insung. – Really? / – You acted as his girl. Yes. I made a very short appearance. – I was just a cameo. / – But there was an impact. Insung came and thanked me for making a special appearance. I said it was fine. He was so handsome. – He really was. / – Did you fall for him? I could understand why people worship and love him. I was so nervous as it was my first shoot. Then you heard there was a kissing scene. She was a cameo, but she had a kissing scene. I kept making mistakes. – You did it intentionally, didn’t you? / – No. – Were you too nervous? / – I kept laughing. Why did you? – She was too happy. / – I don’t know. “She was too happy?” – What are you saying? / – It’s so lovely. “She was too happy.” I guess she could be happy. (She remembers the happy memory.) – She was too happy. / – I understand her. How many times are you going to say that? I was so embarrassed at the time. – Why were you? / – You just kept laughing. He looked amazing just standing up. So did you fall in love with him? Yes. Pick between Minjong or Insung. (Jo Insung versus Kim Minjong) – My Minjong of course. / – Right. – They spent some time together. / – “My Minjong”. But I think she has Insung in her mind. – We saw it in her eyes. / – That’s why she… She thought, “I am sorry, Insung.” Then she said, “My Minjong of course.” – It has to be him. / – Of course.