The Borneo Post (Sabah)
Director Hong Sangsoo, actress Kim Minhee still together
SEOUL: Earlier, an online media outlet reported that filmmaker Hong Sang-soo has recently broken up with actress Kim Minhee.
However, it seems the extramarital relationship between the director and the actress is still holding steady a year after they went public with their relationship.
Local news outlet Sports World reported on Friday morning that “the two broke up a month ago”, citing an anonymous source from the movie industry. According to the insider, “Hong was worried very much about Kim's future,” and decided to end the relationship.
However, numerous online accounts claimed that they had seen Hong and Kim together, including a very detailed account of the two in a restaurant in Korea last month.
While the first report of the breakup came from the fact that Hong had not accompanied Kim to the 68th Berlin Film Festival in February, another news article reported that Kim was at the festival, just not on the red carpet with the director.
Neither were available for comment as of Friday evening.
The two started their relationship while shooting ‘Right Now, Wrong Then' in 2015, and openly came out in March last year during a press conference for Hong's awardwinning ‘On the Beach at Night Aline'.
The director's divorce case against his wife is still pending.