For the K-drama fans in Singapore, it was the funniest Saturday night ever. Over 3,500 youngsters, mostly students, gathered at the Star Theatre to welcome the king and the prince of Hallyuwood.
Song Joong-ki and Park Bo-gum—the actors who captured the hearts of many is Descendants of the Sun and Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, respectively, doled out a night of fun, frolic and laughter.
Unlike other Park Bo-gum fan meetings, Singapore turned out to be the best. The ever-enthusiastic duo met their match in Singapore, where fans were equally excited and challenged the actors to put their best foot forward.
The ‘Rock-Paper-Scissors’ game played by Song joong-ki and Park Bo-gum drove the audience into a frenzy. The infectious non-stop laughter spread across the great hall, binding all fans together.
The actors sang, played games and pulled each other’s legs throughout the show.
The showstopper was when Song Joong-ki reenacted the classic pottery-making scene by wrapping his arms around Park Bo-gum from behind.
Another instance during which the audience blurted out laughing was when the duo held each other’s hips during an archery game of shooting stuffed toys.
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Park Bo-gum also read out a heartfelt letter he penned for his Singapore fans. “Thank you for coming today. I’ll come back again. I’ll improve myself and become better in the future,” he said.
At Singapore, Park Bo-gum also enjoyed the local cuisine and went on a ferry trip.
Addressing his Singapore fans,Song joong-ki said, “The last time I saw you guys was in 2012. Miss you guys and thank you for coming to support Park Bo-gum.”
According to a report by Seoul Story, the members of BTS, B1A4, Jinyoung and Kim Jong-kook congratulated Park Bo-gum on his Singapore tour.
Meanwhile, on Facebook and Instagram, a few self-motivated youngsters, for the benefit of international fans and for those unable to attend the fan meeting, posted videos of Song Joong-ki and Park Bo-gum in action.
The hashtag #ParkBoGumInSG has been trending on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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Joyce Tay, a fan of both Song Joong-ki and Park Bo-gum, said it’s a boon to meet both actors under one roof. “Song Joong-ki made waves in the first half of 2016, and then it was Park Bo Gum’s turn in the second half of the year. It is rare to have an opportunity like this to see two top actors at one meet,” she told Straits Times.
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According to Blossom Entertainment, the actor’s agency, Park’s popularity has translated into more business.
“He’s firmly established himself as a lead actor through this drama. We’re getting more than three times as many requests as before for his appearance in dramas,”said Seung Byeong-wook, a senior official at Park’s management agency Blossom Entertainment, according to a report by Yonhap.
Fans of Park Bo-gum can’t wait to see the next big project featuring their favorite actor at his best.
At a recent interview, when Soompi asked the actor about his soaring popularity, Park Bo-gum said, “I didn’t feel it while the drama was airing, but it hit me during fan meetings afterwards. I was surprised to see more people than I expected. I greeted them because I was so thankful, but it became even more crowded. What I realized then was that other people could be harmed due to my actions and words.”
Song Joong-ki, Park Bo-gum In New Movie?
A few months ago, actor Song Joong-ki said that he would love to act alongside Park Bo-gum in a new movie. “I am sincerely hoping for it. It’d be good to play brothers or to play rivals to romance a woman. Above all, I just want to film something with Park Bo Gum,” said Song Joong-ki, according to a report by Drama Fever.
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