A continuation from the recent media interviews in which Sang Hyun talks about the movie, his family and plans for the wedding and their future. I did not include the parts about the movie though. As I was doing the part about his family, what he shared brought tears to my eyes.
Sang Hyun is the second in a family with 2 daughters and 1 son. His sisters are also cheerful and have a bright personality. Unlike the family portrayed in the movie, their time together when they meet is spent chatting and would pass very quickly. Their family atmosphere is casual and his mum is like a friend.
His dad used to be a little harsh but due to a stroke, he’s now paralyzed on one side of his body. Though he is still unable to speak, he can recognize them and smiles a lot. Usually they have a lot to talk about and with both sisters having a bright personality, the chatter is endless. His face wears a happy smile when he talks about his family and his sincere love for them is evident. When asked what family is to him, he answered without hesitation that they are his ‘number 1 treasure’.
His father’s sickness is certainly a part of his growing up. If he did not have pain, he would not have worked so hard and in that sense, he is thankful. All family members including his dad, are still his number 1 treasure and they are a constant force and reassuring presence. Previously he had thought that making a lot of money and becoming famous would make him happy but his life has not turned out this way. When living alone, he certainly realized that family is the best. Now wherever there is family, there is reassurance and energy.
Sang Hyun can expect his precious treasure to increase in the near future with the addition of Maybee. Though they had not been dating for very long, she is a precious and loving pillar of support at times when it’s difficult and he’s tired.
In fact last year during the filming of Gapdong, he had experienced a bit of a breakdown. He had many feelings that were dragging him down and becoming an emotional burden. Personally he had a lot of regrets about his acting and it was difficult even after it had ended. The after-effects of a very long drama. It was then that he had met Maybee. She had been a great help when he was feeling the difficulties and loneliness.
They had started dating from July until recently and after their parents had met, they had proceeded quickly to their plans for marriage. He had heard a lot of talks about his quick decision for marriage but at his age, he is discerning enough to judge. Through his own observation and knowing Maybee, she is a good person. He cites five qualities about her ….. caring, understanding, simplicity, reaction and ‘lovely eyes’.
The kind of person who looks within rather than at what adorns the appearance. As he thinks of this person he can feel that she loves him. When he looks at her eyes, it just gives him a good feeling. It’s in his thoughts everyday as he awakens that he is thankful how this person appeared before him.
Plans are underway for a special wedding ceremony in the form of a concert for fans and friends where the bride and groom will sing along. Why should the wedding be so ‘loud’? It’s just that he wants to express what is in his heart. Though there will be flowers for the wedding, he will not use expensive flowers and only the stage needs to be decorated. Rather than incurring a lot of costs as like many other weddings, wouldn’t it be better to use the money needed for living?
On plans for the second generation according to Maybee’s opinion, he wants to be a fun dad more than a caring dad and commenting as an actor, the remaining challenge is to train up on his fitness. His seniors were unanimous in saying that ‘everyday is different’. Because he is over the age of 40, he is afraid that his fitness would decrease. If he is not fit, it would be a test to play the characters that he wants.
Regarding the proposal on the SBS variety show Healing Camp which was broadcast on 24th, he said that he had not planned the proposal. In fact in Healing Camp, all the talk about the movie had to be edited. He had wanted to surprise the writer who is his friend and only both of them knew about it. But Kim Kwang Gyu overheard and asked him. After he was informed, the producer of ‘Pinocchio’ contacted him the next day and asked him whether he’s seeing Maybee. During the filming of ‘Pinocchio’ and ‘I Live Alone’, they were all talking about it. So the reports got out before the broadcast.
What Sang Hyun wants is to maintain a good home, be a good actor, a good father and a good husband.
His wish is to always have the word ‘good’ affixed in front of his name.