For the last six years or so, Park Shin Hye has been busy primarily acting in Korean films. The amount of work she did within that short time span was impressive. Shin Hye starred in five popular K-dramas (You’re Beautiful, Heartstrings, Flower Boys Next Door, Heirs, Pinocchio) and numerous featured K-movies (The Royal Tailor, The Beauty Inside). Let’s not forget Shin Hye also makes numerous variety show appearances, and at times sings tracks as part of the OSTs for her various acting projects.
Six years of straight work, in which the majority of it happened in the last two years, is a lot for any actor or actress in Korea’s, or any country’s, entertainment to take. So, it makes sense why Park Shin Hye took a month-long vacation to Europe recently. Now she is back, but instead of going back to films, she is returning to college to finish her degree, the one she started back in 2008.
According to Korean news outlet Sports Donga, translated through KdramaStars, a spokesperson for S.A.L.T. Entertainment, the agency Park Shin Hye is signed to, made a statement about Shin Hye’s current endeavors after her European vacation.
“Park Shin Hye has returned to school. For now, she will be focusing on her studies.”
Park Shin Hye initially enrolled to Chung-Ang University back in 2008. She was pursuing a degree pertaining to her study of Theater and Film. But in 2009 (which is exactly six years back), Shin Hye’s acting career took off. Shin Hye halted her college career to portray the character Go Mi Nam in You’re Beautiful.
As of now, Park Shin Hye is scheduled to graduate in February, 2016. Such a schedule needs to stay precisely on time, because it is also recently announced Shin Hye was cast in the high-profile film Hyung. Nevertheless, once Shin Hye graduates, she’ll join the ranks of other famous Korean stars who’ve graduated before her from Chung-Ang University, including Hyun Bin (Secret Garden), Jang Na Ra (Fated To Love You), Yoon Eun Hye (Coffee Prince), and possibly Korea’s most popular actor today, Kim Soo Hyun (Producer).
[Image via Park Shin Hye International Community]