Park Shin Hye reveals the reason why she’s so close with Kim Woobin

Friends and former Heirs co-stars Park Shin Hye and Kim Woobin recently revealed how they became fast friends.

When they first met, their relationship was a bit complicated. In Korea, there is an emphasis on senior/junior relationships at the workplace, as well an age relationship between friends. Kim Woo Bin pointed out that there could be a complicated relationship between friends who are similar in age but aren’t born in the same year.

Although Kim Woo Bin is a year older than Park Shin Hye, she responded by pointing out that she’s been in the industry longer than he has. Park Shin Hye also added that since she was born really early in 1990, she actually went to school early as well.

With the situation being a bit complicated, Park Shin Hye gave Kim Woo Bin an ultimatum, saying “So do you want to call me sunbaenim (senior) or should we just be friends?” Here’s how the dialogue played out.

Park Shin Hye: "We became friends with much difficulty"
Park Shin Hye: “We became friends with much difficulty”

Kim Woo Bin: "I don't tend to make friends with people born in 1990." Park Shin Hye was born very early in 1990, Kim Woo Bin was born in 1989
Kim Woo Bin: “I don’t tend to make friends with people born in 1990.”
Park Shin Hye was born very early in 1990, Kim Woo Bin was born in 1989

Kim Woo Bin: "I once became friends with someone born in 1990 and things got complicated."
Kim Woo Bin: “I once became friends with someone born in 1990 and things got complicated.”

Park Shin Hye: "When I heard he said that"
Park Shin Hye: “When I heard he said that”

Park Shin Hye said "Do you want to be friends or do you want to call me sunbae-nim?"
Park Shin Hye: “Do you want to be friends or do you want to call me sunbae-nim?”

Kim Woo Bin: "Let's be friends"
Kim Woo Bin: “Let’s be friends”

Check out this cute video of Kim Woobin and Park Shin Hye sharing a friendly embrace at the Heirs after-party:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7Ajm7_3vdU