I’m a self-proclaimed talk show junkie. As such, I’ve watched a LOT of interviews in my lifetime so far. And one thing about me is that I honestly believe I’m a very good judge of character and I pride myself in being able to perceive how much of their true self is really reflected in these interviews. Some – very much, whereas others, barely none. Well, I’ve always enjoyed interviews with Cha Tae Hyun because even when he is laughing or joking, he always comes off as sincere and true to himself. And my perception of Cha Tae Hyun is that of a boy next door who just happens to be an actor. Even as I read Softy’s encounter with him, I smiled to myself because that’s exactly who I see Cha Tae Hyun to be – someone who would much rather enjoy a night out with samgyupsal and soju, rather than going for a cheese and wine outing. His most recent guest appearance on Healing Camp was no different.
EPISODE 6: Broadcast on August 22, 2011.
The episode is titled “Cha Tae Hyun’s geukbok, geukbok, geukbok.” And for those who have watched Best Love, you may be familiar with the term already. But for those who can’t recall, “geukbok” is the noun form of the word “overcome.”
As the hosts introduce today’s guest, Lee Kyung Kyu in particular shows strong enthusiasm. He describes today’s guest as his savior, and that without him, he wouldn’t be standing here today.* In fact, he’s even willing to call today’s guest his “hyung.”
(*Note: In 2007, Cha Tae Hyun starred in the movie, Highway Star (복면달호), that Lee Kyung Kyu co-produced. A comedian by trade, Lee Kyung Kyu directed and starred in his own film, A Bloody Battle for Revenge (복수혈전), in 1992. His effort became infamous for how poorly the movie was received. But never quite giving up on his moviemaking dream, he made another attempt 15 years later with Highway Star - this time as its producer. Everyone tried to discourage him from making another movie, but he stuck with it and Cha Tae Hyun agreed to star in it. At the time, Lee Kyung Kyu announced that he would retire from showbiz if his sophomore effort was to flop again, but fortunately, Highway Star met with moderate success.)
With Lee Kyung Kyu’s introduction of his “hyung,” Cha Tae Hyun walks out barefoot, his shoes in both hands.
Everyone knows of Cha Tae Hyun’s connection to Lee Kyung Kyu. So Kim Je Dong asks Cha Tae Hyun if it is his first time meeting Han Hye Jin. Cha Tae Hyun answers that it is. But she immediately responds, “What are you talking about?” Cha Tae Hyun looks up quizzically, “It’s not?”
In fact, they filmed a chicken commercial together years ago when Han Hye Jin was just a newcomer. But there’s more!
Even before that, he once gave her a ride in his car when she was in high school. Cha Tae Hyun is completely clueless as to why he once gave a high school girl a ride in his car. Han Hye Jin explains that it was before she made her debut and she was preparing to become an actress. Her stylist unni was also Cha Tae Hyun’s stylist. As she happened to be with her stylist at that time, Cha Tae Hyun gave them both a ride to the hair salon.
Han Hye Jin recounts how Cha Tae Hyun had his foot up on his car and removed dirt from his own toes. Hilariously, she even reenacts the scene, explaining that he left such a deep impression on her. Cha Tae Hyun laughs and jokes that if he had remembered that there was such an encounter between them, he would have been too embarrassed to come on this show.
As for his connection to Kim Je Dong, Cha Tae Hyun came on as a guest in Kim Je Dong’s talk concert. Kim Je Dong remembers how Cha Tae Hyun sang a song then, but suddenly turned back to return backstage after finishing the first verse. However, he immediately came back out wearing a mask and finished singing the song. Lee Kyung Kyu laughs, “So that’s where all the masks have gone!”
You see, the film Highway Star was about a trot singer who sings on stage wearing a mask. After the filming, the masks used in the movie disappeared. It turned out Cha Tae Hyun took them all himself. Cha Tae Hyun explains that he always carry around masks in his car because others like it when he wears a mask for performances and at filming wrap-up parties.
In the first segment of the show, the guest is given the opportunity to praise himself.
Cha Tae Hyun’s first self-praise: “I have fulfilled all my dreams.”
Cha Tae Hyun had a very simple dream. His dream was to act. He never had aspirations to become a star overseas. In fact, he didn’t know such a thing was even possible. So when he occasionally hears the childhood dreams of other celebrities, like Rain for example, who aspired to make it onto the Billboard Chart even as a child, he is just simply in awe that there are actually people who dream such dreams.
But unexpectedly, the Korean wave began and people started recognizing him overseas due to the popularity of his movie, My Sassy Girl. He finds it fascinating. And although he has never given much thought to it, when he sees other celebrities becoming famous overseas, he feels like perhaps he’s falling behind his colleagues.
Cha Tae Hyun has fulfilled his two dreams of becoming an actor and a singer (he has released several albums). Ever since becoming an actor, his goal was to get married before he turned 30. He was afraid that if he delayed marriage any further, he would become too fixated on popularity. And in fact, he did get married when he was 31, just a year later than his initial goal.
He married his high school sweetheart, who was his first and his only girlfriend ever. Everyone is touched to hear that he married his first love, but Cha Tae Hyun retorts back, “Does that sound good to you?”
Han Hye Jin asks if he ever broke up with his girlfriend while they were dating, and Cha Tae Hyun admits that they broke up and got back together 5-6 times during their 13 years of dating. Han Hye Jin testifies that at the time that she got a ride from him, he was broken up with his girlfriend and was going through a difficult time. Everyone is amused at how much Cha Tae Hyun had revealed about himself to Han Hye Jin during that short car ride.
Cha Tae Hyun’s second self-praise: “I’ve had many successes from working with rookie directors.”
His mother even asked him once why he can’t ever seem to work with star directors like Park Chan Wook (Old Boy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance), Bong Joon Hoo (The Host), or Lee Jun Ik (The King and the Clown).
When he’s not working with a rookie director on that director’s film debut, he works with a director making a comeback after a long break, as was the case with Director Park Heon Soo of Two Guys. Director Park Heon Soo once told Cha Tae Hyun that although he may not know it himself, Cha Tae Hyun is the hope of every director making a directorial comeback.
Director Kang Hyung Chul of Speedy Scandal was also a newcomer. When Speedy Scandal did so well, Cha Tae Hyun thought that he finally had a director he can always fall back on. For instance, Director Lee Jun Ik is known to work well with actor Jung Jin Young.
But director Kang Hyung Chul’s follow-up work turned out to be Sunny, a film with an all-female cast. He did ask Cha Tae Hyun to make a cameo appearance in it, which he did.
Cha Tae Hyun does believe that when a film with a rookie director or a comeback director does well, the joy for the actor in that film is twice or perhaps three times greater than had a film by a star director become successful.
Even when he agreed to do Lee Kyung Kyu’s Highway Star, so many of Cha Tae Hyun’s fans protested and tried to discourage him from doing it. Han Hye Jin agrees. When she read the news, her immediate reaction was “Aigoo!”
There were many actors who declined to be in the film when they learned that Lee Kyung Kyu was producing it. But Cha Tae Hyun didn’t think that was reason enough to not do it.
When he encountered the film script about a masked trot singer, Cha Tae Hyun just thought it was such a fun and refreshing idea. But even Cha Tae Hyun admits that if the director had also been Lee Kyung Kyu, he would not have bothered crack opening the script.
Lee Kyung Kyu shares his story about how Highway Star came to be made. In fact, he went around trying to get actors to take the role for three years. When Cha Tae Hyun was finally made the offer, Lee Kyung Kyu learned that Cha Tae Hyun’s current manager was Lee Kyung Kyu’s former manager. Lee Kyung Kyu called that manager everyday to find out how Cha Tae Hyun was responding to the script in fear that Cha Tae Hyun would decline. Did he have a positive reaction? Is he showing any hesitation?
Cha Tae Hyun confesses that he knew Lee Kyung Kyu was calling his manager everyday. At this, even Lee Kyung Kyu looks genuinely shocked. But seeing how persistently Lee Kyung Kyu tried to get his film made, Cha Tae Hyun was moved.
Lee Kyung Kyu admits that because his first film flopped so badly, he was afraid that if his second film also does poorly, he would drag down Cha Tae Hyun with him in being the butt of the joke.
Cha Tae Hyun has never gone on as many promotion events for a film as he did for Highway Star. Typically, when an actor goes on 20 promotion events for a film, it is considered a lot. For Highway Star, Cha Tae Hyun went on 80 rounds and Lee Kyung Kyu as many as 120! Later, he even went to Geojedo (an island on the southern coast of Korea) to promote the film. Thanks to their efforts, the film was the highest grossing film among the films that premiered in the winter of 2007.
Kim Je Dong asks for Lee Kyung Kyu’s opinion on Cha Tae Hyun from the perspective of a producer. Lee Kyung Kyu describes Cha Tae Hyun as a very natural actor.
Cha Tae Hyun explains that he doesn’t really analyze scripts nor does he write and take notes on them. His wife once asked him when he will start studying the script like other actors.
In his latest film Champ, Cha Tae Hyun plays a jockey. After riding a horse for about 10 times, he considered giving up on the film because his riding skills would simply not improve and he felt miserable doing it. But after watching a lecture by Lee Kyung Kyu on his variety show, Qualifications of Men, Cha Tae Hyun became inspired and decided to stick with his film as well.
The healing food for today is grilled eel. Lee Kyung Kyu misspeaks as he explains that in one eel, you can find the calories found in 70 eggs. Han Hye Jin asks back, “Calories?” And Cha Tae Hyun adds, “Isn’t that… bad?!” Kim Je Dong laughs, “That’s a lot of calories.”
I don’t know what Lee Kyung Kyu really meant to say, but the point he wanted to make is that eels are healthy for you and good for your stamina. (And of course, Koreans equate stamina to men’s sex drive!)
Cha Tae Hyun wonders if they could just start eating the food or whether there are any games to play in order to eat. Lee Kyung Kyu reassures him that they’re not one of those programs where they have some people eat and others not. Hehe, referencing 1 Night, 2 Days, huh?
Lee Kyung Kyu even makes a wrap for his beloved actor, Cha Tae Hyun, and feeds him. Unfortunately, as soon as he takes a bite, Cha Tae Hyun immediately grimaces and asks, “Did you put ginger in that wrap by any chance?” Oops, Cha Tae Hyun doesn’t eat ginger.
Once again, trying to help out his beloved actor by help promoting his upcoming film, Lee Kyung Kyu asks for permission to explain why horseback riding is so beneficial for your health. According to Lee Kyung Kyu, horseback riding is so healthy for you because when you ride a horse, your entire body shakes up and down. Thus, it works out your entire internal organs. Kim Je Dong retorts back, “Wouldn’t that be the same case when you ride a car, bus, train, or go running or walking?” Lee Kyung Kyu responds, “That’s why I first asked for your permission because the reasoning is flawed!”
The second segment of the show is about getting to know yourself by how you are portrayed to others. But before they read the responses by the viewers, they had Cha Tae Hyun text his friends for their thoughts on him.
Cha Tae Hyun takes out his cellphone to check what his friends texted back. Noticing the old model cellphone Cha Tae Hyun is using, Lee Kyung Kyu advises him to make an upgrade if his upcoming movie turns out successful.
The first message is from his friend, Kim Jong Kook. He shares that he likes Cha Tae Hyun’s honesty. In contrast, he hates that Cha Tae Hyun is TOO honest and says whatever is on his mind. Kim Jong Kook wanted to hit Cha Tae Hyun a couple of times, but had to hold back.
Cha Tae Hyun admits that he tells his friends his honest opinion, whether or not that opinion is correct. For example, in Kim Jong Kook’s case, he’s currently in the variety show Running Man. Cha Tae Hyun once asked Kim Jong Kook why he’s always running when he is a singer by trade, whereas his fellow singers are in music shows like I Am a Singer.
The second text is from actor Jang Hyuk. He shares that he likes how Cha Tae Hyun makes those around him feel comfortable. But he hates it when Cha Tae Hyun nags.
Seeing these messages, Cha Tae Hyun learns about himself and guesses that he really must nag a lot. He just never thought of them as nagging.
But now that he’s read the responses from those close to him, it’s now time to read the responses by the viewers on what they think of Cha Tae Hyun. He feels scared to hear what people may have said on what they don’t like about him.
But he can’t avoid them. Lee Kyung Kyu starts by reading the response of why one person on what he doesn’t like about Cha Tae Hyun. “I don’t like how Cha Tae Hyun acts up (jokes around).”
Cha Tae Hyun laughs. He explains that in real life, he doesn’t act up/joke around that much. Even as a kid, he was the quiet kid. But on TV, he always comes off as the jokester. He often plays such roles in his work as well.
Han Hye Jin reads a viewer’s comment on why she likes Cha Tae Hyun. “I like Cha Tae Hyun’s sexy, full lips.” Cha Tae Hyun explains that his full lips was his complex when he was younger. In fact, he was told that when he was born, his mother gasped from shock when she saw her newborn son’s lips.
Cha Tae Hyun recounts his past on-screen kissing scene with Kim Hyun Joo, another actress known for her full lips. For the kiss scene, they had their eyes closed as they slowly approached each other. However, due to their full lips, they found that their lips were already touching each other much sooner than they anticipated them to meet.
Next is another reason why a viewer likes Cha Tae Hyun. “Even though Cha Tae Hyun is married, he is still my ideal man.” Cha Tae Hyun admits that he loves hearing comments like these, but his wife hates them. When he and his wife watch TV together and someone makes such a comment, she jealously turns to him and asks, “You like that?”
But what follows is a comment that his wife may prefer. A viewer shares that Cha Tae Hyun doesn’t make her heart flutter and so she doesn’t like him as the leading man in a romantic movie. He laughs, but he quickly takes another bite of the eel showing that he’s not happy by the comment.
Cha Tae Hyun initially debuted doing mostly romance genre, but after getting married, he consciously decided to refrain from doing them at least immediately after marriage. He thought that with everyone knowing he got married, the viewers wouldn’t connect to the story as much if he were to have a romance with actresses on-screen. Actually, his wife doesn’t like it either when he does romantic scenes on-screen. And she absolutely said no to him doing any on-screen bed/sex scenes.
But even if his wife doesn’t object, he doesn’t think he would feel comfortable enough to do them anyways. Just imagining himself on-screen, he thinks it’d be too weird.
Lee Kyung Kyu reads the reason why one person said he doesn’t like Cha Tae Hyun. “Cha Tae Hyun has done many films and TV dramas, but when I think of him, I can only recall My Sassy Girl and Speedy Scandal.” Lee Kyung Kyu also adds Highway Star, but everyone wonders what Highway Star is doing there and correctly guesses that Lee Kyung Kyu added it in.
As an actor, Cha Tae Hyun considers it an honor to have a representative work. But he’s fortunate enough to have two. Kim Je Dong quickly corrects him that it’s three, including Highway Star.
In a related comment, another viewer shares that she doesn’t like how Cha Tae Hyun always takes on similar roles in whatever project he does. Cha Tae Hyun agrees, and admits that he hears this comment often. In fact, one of the reasons why he doesn’t need to analyze his scripts is because the characters he plays are always so similar to each other.
In My Sassy Girl, he played a character named Gyun-woo.
But in Highway Star, his character can simply be described as a Gyun-woo who became a trot singer.
And in Speedy Scandal, it’s just Gyun-woo who now has a daughter and a grandson.
Lee Kyung Kyu and Kim Je Dong try to comfort him, comparing him to Rowan Atkinson’s Mr. Bean. They tell him that it is an admirable thing to be able to establish such a strong character as an actor. But Cha Tae Hyun admits, “If it’s possible, it’s better to be an actor who changes with every role!”
After watching the film The Good, the Bad, and the Weird, he thought that he’d love to try playing a villain like Lee Byung Hun’s character in that movie, if his acting can ever mature to that level someday.
He does think that once he gets older and his acting matures, he may be able to play Song Kang Ho’s “The Weird” character in that movie, though.
Kim Je Dong thinks he can imagine Cha Tae Hyun playing the role of a killer. But Cha Tae Hyun replies that if he were to play the role of a killer, it’d simply be just “Gyun-woo who now kills people.”
But just then, he receives a text from his wife on what she likes or does not like about her husband. She texts: “I hate how frail is his mind and body.” Cha Tae Hyun chuckles.
Even though Cha Tae Hyun always appears cheerful and bright, Kim Je Dong guesses that there must be a dark side to him as well. Cha Tae Hyun sheepishly replies that there’s none; he has overcome them very well.
In fact, Cha Tae Hyun suffered from a rather severe case of the panic disorder in the past. He has always thought about how once he has reached the peak of his career, he must learn to come down gracefully. And as that turned into a reality, he kept telling himself that he’s okay. Despite so, he must have still felt the tremendous stress of it. Further, he had aspired to have one more hit project before getting married, and he felt anxious when it didn’t go as he planned.
One day, during a flight to China, he suffered his first panic attack. After a meal, he suddenly felt intense anxiety and started sweating. He needed to lie down, and he asked the flight attendant to please give him an oxygen mask as he could not breathe. He even asked that they let him off the plane. And since then, he still cannot go on flights that are longer than 10 hours.
And ever since that incident, he continued to suffer from repeated attacks and had to go to the ER on multiple occasions. He would sometimes faint, even in the middle of filming dramas. He underwent multiple tests, including MRI and EKG. He finally saw a psychiatrist, and the doctor prescribed him medication. There were times when he could not leave home without his medication, afraid that he would suffer another attack.
Cha Tae Hyun went to many different doctors to try to treat his condition. He went to an Oriental doctor, who suggested that when he suffers from one of his attacks, that he try taking a deep breath and look far ahead at nature.
The attacks came when he was under stress. For instance, no matter how much he tried to disregard TV drama ratings, he couldn’t avoid seeing them. He particularly fainted many times while filming Prince’s First Love (MBC 2004). The drama started with ratings above 20% and looked to be a runaway success.
But one day, Rain asked Cha Tae Hyun for his advice on whether he should accept a drama offer. That drama was Full House. Cha Tae Hyun realized that the two dramas may coincide, but he did not realize then that Full House was such a popular manga. He advised Rain to accept the offer, even though he worried for Rain for having to go up against his Prince’s First Love.
So with Prince’s First Love in ratings above 20%, no matter how big of a rival Full House may be, Cha Tae Hyun expected the drop to be no lower than 17-18%. But as soon as Full House premiered, Cha Tae Hyun’s drama dropped to 11%. He was so shocked. And ever since, his panic attacks returned once again.
Actually, his worst episode happened in the U.S. He went to the States to be the MC for a concert in commemoration of the 100th year anniversary of Korean immigration to the U.S. Thirty minutes before the concert, he fainted again. At that time, he thought he was going to go crazy because he was surrounded by so many people – his colleagues – who did not know of his condition.
Shinhwa’s Kim Dong Wan ran up to Cha Tae Hyun to prick his fingers, believing him to have a severe case of indigestion. (Oh, Kim Dong Wan!) And when Cha Tae Hyun didn’t get better, Kim Dong Wan had Cha Tae Hyun remove his shoes so that he could prick his toes. Of course, this wasn’t effective at all. They finally called 911 and Cha Tae Hyun was taken to the hospital. As a result, he missed MCing the entire Part 1 of the concert.
When his condition finally improved, he insisted on returning to the concert and was able to host Part 2. Nevertheless, ever since that incident, he could no longer go up on stage and was not able to host shows again.
He started recovering from his disorder when he learned to share about his condition. One day he was at a gathering and he opened up to a friend about his disorder. Surprisingly, his friend confessed that he too suffers from panic disorder. Cha Tae Hyun shared that he couldn’t leave the home without taking his medication. His friend said he was too. They took each other’s medication out and showed it to each other, and in fact, they were taking the same medication, just in different dosage. It brought Cha Tae Hyun great consolation to know that he was not suffering alone.
He fully overcame his panic disorder after getting married. He no longer had the stress about getting married, and his wife was also very supportive.
For instance, Cha Tae Hyun absolutely despises going abroad because he has had many panic attacks while abroad. But his wife simply tells him, “It’s okay. You can go with me.” On their flight for their honeymoon, his wife sat at the window seat. And as the plane took off, his wife started running in her seat to show her husband that the plane is now taking off. Cha Tae Hyun found it hilarious, but of course, his wife was purposely trying to help her husband forget about his fear.
Cha Tae Hyun can’t eat when on a plane. But strangely enough, when he was with his wife on his honeymoon, she had him order the food and the two ended up finishing their entire meal. With his wife next to him, he forgot about his panic disorder.
Kim Je Dong comments that when you have someone to support you, you can overcome anything. Cha Tae Hyun jokes, “Not everything…”
Cha Tae Hyun shares his story about how he first met his wife. He typically doesn’t have a great memory, but he still clearly remembers when he first met her. His first year of high school (which would be equivalent to 10th grade in the U.S.), Cha Tae Hyun went to try out for the broadcasting club and there met his future wife. And like a scene from a manga, as soon as he saw her, everything else seemed to disappear. He jokes, “Since I graduated from an all-male junior high, I probably didn’t have such a high standard!”
The two ended up joining the broadcasting club and became friends. Although he liked her from the start, they didn’t start dating until a year later. The first year of high school, she was dating the school “jjang” (i.e. the best fighter at their school) and Cha Tae Hyun didn’t dare approach her. Only after she broke up with her boyfriend did Cha Tae Hyun ask her out.
And since then, they dated for 13 years before getting married. Lee Kyung Kyu asks whether they fought much during those 13 years. They didn’t fight much, but he wonders about girls as he explains that in high school, he and his then-girlfriend would go on dates and seemingly have fun. But the very next day, she would hand him a letter breaking up with him. He turns to Han Hye Jin and asks, “Why do girls do that?!”
They broke up and got back together about 5-6 times, and each time, it was his then-girlfriend who broke up with him. And each time, it was Cha Tae Hyun who begged to get back together again.
Even after he became an actor, when they broke up, he would take his car and wait for her outside her house. He once fell asleep in the car and didn’t wake up until the next morning. Thinking back, Cha Tae Hyun admits he must have looked pretty pathetic sleeping in his car as passersby would have easily recognized him.
They also broke up during the filming of Prince’s First Love. His then-girlfriend flew off to Jejudo to avoid him, and he followed her there in the middle of filming and only returned once they have made up.
Cha Tae Hyun thinks that it must have been difficult for his wife to date him back then. Dating an actor means that they can’t always go out in the public together. And from his wife’s point of view, Cha Tae Hyun was still the geeky nobody in high school and her pride must have been hurt as she wondered why she had to put up with this because of him.
But having someone like his then-girlfriend who doesn’t see him as a celebrity was such a great blessing. Especially when even his parents admitted that they were finding it more difficult to approach their son as they once used to.
Cha Tae Hyun thinks that’s one of the downsides of being a celebrity. But thinking back, perhaps it was wrong for him to have thought that he hasn’t changed at all either.
When a rookie actor suddenly makes it big and people say he has changed, Cha Tae Hyun doesn’t think it’s necessarily a bad thing. After all, wouldn’t it be strange if he changed when he didn’t even make it big?! That is the only time that he can change.
He thinks it’s equally bad if the star remains excessively humble after gaining popularity. It’s inevitable that if you go up, you must come down. And at that time, he reasons that you’ll get a taste of humility anyway.
It’s finally the last segment of the program where the guest receives a gift – a letter – from someone close to him. Cha Tae Hyun smiles knowingly. It is a letter from his wife. He confesses that that very morning, he saw his wife writing the last-minute letter.
In fact, as he was leaving home, she handed it directly to him to give to the crew of Healing Camp. Cha Tae Hyun promises that he has not yet read the letter though.
As Han Hye Jin prepares to read the letter aloud, she remarks that his wife has a very cute penmanship. And she begins:
To my love and my partner,
Hi! It’s been a while since I last wrote a letter. Well, we always talk anyway. Both my physical condition and my mood have been fluctuating lately. (Note: His wife is pregnant.) And with our energizer, Chan (their son’s same is Soo Chan), my hubby must be having a hard time. Thank you. I’m always thankful to you. Even though we’ve known each other for so long, I think it’s become even better once we got married and started living together. As it is my daily prayer, I just hope that we can continue to be as happy as we are now. Are we being too greedy? There’s probably no other men in this world who drinks as much as you do, and yet is as much of a family man as you are. (Here, Cha Tae Hyun laughs.) It really is an unusual case. Since you’re getting older, I hope you’d reduce your alcohol intake. That’s my one wish in the world. We met when we were 17 years old and now we are 36. To live and love each other as a parent of soon-to-be two kids, it’s something to be so grateful for and happy about. I’m not the only one who’s happy, right? (Everyone laughs.) I’m sorry I haven’t been paying as much attention to you lately. I have the intention, but my body won’t do as my mind wills. After giving birth, I’ll exercise hard and become a wife who is healthy in both mind and body. Just wait a little longer. Honey, I love you once again today.
Even when he thinks about it, he feels amazed at how his life turned out with his wife. Seeing their son sleep, they still can’t believe that after meeting his wife in high school, they’ve come this far to get married and become parents.
Final question for the guest: “What kind of actor do you wish the public to remember you as?”
Cha Tae Hyun: “As Gyun-woo who ages well…”