So Ji Sub and Gong Hyo Jin cuteness in SBS Late Night Interview [Eng Translated]


I lovelovelovelove it when actors and co-stars are perfectly in sync. The story may not live up, direction may suck, but more often than not, it’s the chemistry and rapport between the drama characters and actors themselves which make me feel and connect a lil bit more with with the drama as a whole. This year hasn’t been the best of drama OTPs or bromances (last year and year 2007 were DA BOMBS for me), but you immediately know it when such fluttery aawwwww moments hit you, you know you’re hooked.

I’ve got my share of lovelies this year, the Ugly Alert OTPs (JSXDH and HSXJY) and the Who Are You alterna OTP HJXSO just to name a few. But none comes this close to the adorable pair of TMS. The electrifying combo of So Ji Sub and Gong Hyo Jin. I’d be lying to my face if my shippy heart didn’t flutter, if my brain didn’t over-think and over-analyse their constant teasing, flirtation and certain gestures of them off the camera telling us that something’s going on between them. But lucky I’m not as mad a RL shipper as I used to be when I was a teen, so either way, it’s all good when co-stars actually have so much fun together. Lovelovelove it!

So, just to mark my adoration for the year’s most adorable pair of co-stars, I’m going to do TMS fans a lil favour by translating their most recent BTS interview – which will make you go bonkers with their overflowing cuteness. It’s gonna be a word by word interview just cos summary in gist isn’t my thing, I’ll butcher everything up. But be still hearties, be prepared for the heart flutters to ensue! 🙂

Here’s the video to the interview:

(About half a minute was cut off from the video but I’ll translate those parts anyway. You’ll know when you get to the beginning part of the video.)

[Narration: N ||Host: H  ||  SJS ||  GHJ ]

[Deleted Part]

N: We are at the set of TMS right now and we met up with the 2 leads of the drama.

N: The skinship never stops even after filming stops. We envy GHJ. [Scene shows GHJ teasing and touching SJS non-stop]

Director: They’re really like a couple, and are really very close. Their rapport is wonderful.

GHJ: Oppa is too handsome, and he often says interesting stuff.

GHJ: Actually I get along well with the actors (my co-stars) in most filming sets.

N: They met for the first time in TMS, and immediately hit off as if they’d known each other forever. It shows how good their relationship is.

GHJ: I didn’t laugh, Oppa you were the one! [The laughter between those 2 on set never stops, they create the mood and atmosphere on set.]

GHJ: It’s so fun, I always laugh and NG…. not Oppa,  but me (in a teasingly manner)! [SJS smiles]

GHJ: [Assumes role as interviewer and directs question at SJS] Don’t you think it’s fun doing a rom-com?

SJS: Oh, are we doing an interview right now?

GHJ: After all your melos and angsty stuff you must enjoy all the comical fun now right?

SJS: I like it.

GHJ: There goes his smile.

SJS: You’re doing well (as an interviewer).

GHJ: What do you do during leisure time?

SJS: I just lie down. [They both laugh]


[SJS and GHJ chats away while waiting for preparing and waiting for the Host to join them… ]

[The Host rushes into the room… wearing a shoe box – reference to TMS scene. SJS and GHJ laugh at her appearance and SJS immediately offers Host to touch him LOL to scare away the ghost. Then SJS jokes and asks Host for 100,000 won LOL ]

[Interview – Deleted]

H: Both of you , the drama is the talk of the town at the moment. What do you think about your rapport?

SJS: We hit off right from the beginning.

GHJ: Ahh so that’s what he thinks.

SJS: [Rejected, he laughs and looks at GHJ adorably] No? We didn’t?

H: It seems like GHJ doesn’t see it that way [GHJ laughs like a loon].

SJS: Right I think I was the only one who thought so [both continue to laugh].

GHJ: It’s really easy to joke and make a fool out of Oppa. He even has the nickname – The Easygoing Man.

SJS: I’m really easy, 100,000 won will do! LOL

SJS; I have a lot of nicknames – the Shield, the Easygoing Man, the prawn [      ]…etc

GHJ: We’re so overboard chummy right now it’s making filming difficult.

GHJ: It’s about time for us to kiss. [SJS laughs]

H: Really? Can’t wait for that!

GHJ: I pleaded with Oppa to take off his coat, so that I could touch this part of his hand. LOL

N: What level of skinship do you wish to do in the drama?

GHJ: I’d love to do a back hug [GHJ smiles somewhat shyly and pervy-ly LOL].

SJS: I really enjoy the skinship I’m getting. [Skinship is like second nature to them right now]

N: Your most memorable line?

SJS: Your shelter is here, come and hide.

SJS/GHJ: It’s all very sweet.

N: Apart from the line which melted hearts of all the girls out there, there is also one memorable gesture..

SJS: It was incredibly awkward in the beginning… but lately I’ve been able to do it quite effortlessly.

H: Was it ever in the script?

SJS: No.

GHJ: He thought about it for quite some time, on how to make it more effective. I told him by doing that [the gesture], it’d make others feel even more uncomfortable.

SJS: I thought it’d be a bit boring if I just said GET OUT, so I decided to add some hand gestures.

N: GHJ’s 4-stage transformation (scene when HJ first possessed TY’s body) also generated much attention.

GHJ: I was shocked when I first got the script, I didn’t know what to do. The ballet dancer, when I first did it, I NG-ed stop because I twirled too many times it gave me a headache.

SJS: Oh, the dog! That was the climax.

SJS: [Points to GHJ] She’s really charming and cute. [GHJ immediately smiles and nudges SJS *girl is obviously having so much fun!*]

GHJ: I really envy Oppa because he’s so handsome.

SJS: Why are you doing this? You’re already beautiful to begin with.

GHJ: Oppa’s arms are pretty too.

SJS: Her legs are very attractive.

[They both laugh]

[Even the Host cannot stand their chumminesss <3333 LMAO]

N: Someone please keep them in check!

H: The reason why TMS is so loved?

SJS: Our chemistry?

N: The secret to your soaring ratings?

GHJ: Because we have new stories adding up each episode. The crew has to prepare a lot of things to make these stories happen. We don’t have enough time and it’s quite tiresome, but it’s interesting.

H: Your pick for the Best Ghost?

GHJ: The shoe ghost was the scariest. The part of her crawling towards me, that was scary.

GHJ: But in actual fact it kinda resembles how our moms wipe our home floors. When I think of that I feel better, it’s less scary. But I’m used to the ghosts now. I’m even quite close with the them that I even take pictures with them.

H: We heard you had a meal gathering together?

GHJ: Oppa treated us to Korean beef, and it cost him about the price of a car. [SJS laughs LOL]

SJS: I was in a good mood, we had a great time.

GHJ: The restaurant owner even extended her business time for us.

H: The ratings are soaring, what would you do for us if TMS broke the 20% barrier?

GHJ: I’ll be a one-day MC for Late Night Interview [they all break into immense laughter].

SJS: I can’t do this.

GHJ: Oppa it’s easy, just say Hello I’m So Ji Sub and I’ll take care of the rest.

SJS: It’ll be a broadcast disaster for sure.

H: Please do this for us. If you cross the 20% rating barrier, you’ll do a 1 on 1 interview.

SJS: We can’t let them have it too easy.

GHJ. Alright Oppa [nods in agreement].

SJS: Of course, I’m the Master.

SJS: If it reaches 20, Hyo Jin will do it first. I’ll do it when it crosses the 25% mark.

GHJ: Okay, deal!

H: When will SJS and GHJ (referring to JG and TY in the drama)….[get together]?

GHJ: Hmmm… tomorrow, right away!

SJS: Can we say that?!

GHJ: Tae Yang has to get together with Joo Gun quick. We’re already causing a stir.

SJS: Who knows we’ll have a kiss right away.

SJS: Who knows he’ll grab her right away.

SJS: The 7th episode, we’ll have chumminess sweetness sadness all packaged into one.

GHJ: You’ll have to record it down.

SJS: We are working hard on TMS, an episode will air later on.

SJS/GHJ: Please watch it.

SJS: For TMS, please GET OUT! *SJS having so much fun*

credits: SBS entertainment / TotallySoJiSub / krdrama / sina translations / dc / as tagged


50 thoughts on “So Ji Sub and Gong Hyo Jin cuteness in SBS Late Night Interview [Eng Translated]”

  1. AIIEEEEEEEE!! Oh I need to calm down. Be still my shipping heart. *fans self*

    It’s even better than what I imagined they were saying. HOLY SHIT is GHJ totally flirting up a storm! She’s got SJS totally wrapped round her little finger. Ohmygaah she practically has a sign on her head saying, ask me out already! So much cuteness, I can’t stand it. Forget Master’s Sun, they should be on We Got Married!!

    Ripgal, I worship you. I am throwing rose petals at your feet. Thank you for this!

  2. Reblogged this on obsessive compulsive (k)drama-watching disorder and commented:
    *thunk* I’ve just collapsed into stinking heap of RL shipping madness.

    Gong Hyo Jin and So Ji Sub, I’m begging you. Please do yourselves a favour and go out on a date or make some babies already. I can hardly bear to look at you both without feeling like a pervy voyeur. If it’s not true and you are doing this for cheap publicity, I will lose all faith in humanity.

    1. Because I’m feeding your flailing shipping heart? hehehe… no probs on the trans. The Chinese fans are the ones who are doing great service, they literally and actually translated all of the BTS o____0 I got most of the trans from their vids, so I’m not 100% sure of the accuracy, the gist is there tho.

      Hyo Jin is such a natural charmer, I don’t think anyone can NOT like her. heeee~~

  3. *Melting into a puddle while giggling and squealing at the same time*

    These two are playing with my heart. I’m so happy looking at them that my heart is bursting with rainbows and unicorns! I think I’ve passed through the era of RL shipping too but with GHJ and SJS, it’s THIS close to shipping them as themselves, not just as Joo-gun and Tae-yang. Wait, I think I already ship them in RL since I can’t stop watching their interviews and BTS scenes. I don’t want this mad shipping to end!!

    BTW, thanks for sharing the translation! You’re my saviour of the day! ❤

    *Goes back and replay the video again and again and again*

    1. Not gonna lie, they do get me all giddy and squeal-y too <333 but I've seen GHJ play around and have plenty of fun with her other co-stars too, so I'm still keeping things in check. I think she can be at ease and comfort with anyone, she's known to be really cool with people. It's that So Ji Sub's unusually at ease and off-guard here hehehehe..

      1. Ohnoes did I just mess up your hearts? XDD Gotta admit I do leave my brain at the door when it comes to drama OTPs. Can’t control the heart eh?

      1. That would be so wonderful! I came back to watch this interview so many times even though I didn’t understand a word they say. But if you don’t have time to sub this vid I still appreciate what you did for the latest interview.

  4. I’m getting weird vibes from them. Could it be…?
    Would they be that obvious, though?
    Then again, they are both well past 30 so I guess being open about it is not that much of a problem anymore. It’s not like they’re teen idols…

    1. Haha, I don’t want to insinuate too much but fangirls can always hope? ^^ It doesn’t really matter because ultimately we love them and their chemistry from the drama itself, anything that happens off the camera, we have no say. I don’t think they’re putting on a show or anything too. They feel real enough to me. Friendship or anything more.

  5. thank you so so much for translations … I really wanted to know what did they say! 😀
    very rare to see a girl such comfortable around Jisub oppa and makes him comfortable too! :DDD

    1. IKR? I’ve just never seen SJS so comfy and easy-going… he’s usually quiet and reserved. But it could be due to the stereotyped image he’s used to playing in the past. He’s probably this cute in RL.

    1. Sorry I dun have the original link, it was embedded in a Chinese forum and I have no idea how to extract the vid out. If I manage to come across a separate video I’ll let you know. 😉

  6. Isn’t she already dating an actor though and has been for years? I forget his name but unless they broke up recently I think she’s taken. Anyways, my brain totally exploded reading this and now I can’t breathe. Too much cuteness. These two have been faves of mine for years and to see them together is AMAZING on and off-screen. Just let the Hong sisters use them in EVERY show from now on, please drama gods.

    This show wasn’t doing it for me in the beginning but now it’s become my candy every week. 😉

    1. She dated Ryu Seung Bum for 12 years but broke up about more than half a year ago. Hence the massive pleas and wishes by TMS fans for them to date off the camera. I enjoy the fangirl flailing and shipping but am not too serious to the point I’d cry or be disappointed if they aren’t an item hehe. I have no energy to do that anymore lol

      I think I just love cuteness between co-stars, if you give me bromance, I’d take it the same way! hehe..

      1. They did?! Wow, imagine ending a 12 year relationship! That sucks. Shows how much I keep up with celebs I guess. Hmm…I’m not into “shipping” in real life either but damn, must not think of SJS and GHJ together. MUST NOT! What an awesome couple that would be though.

        How did you like the nod to EOG in the latest episode btw? I guess the Hong sisters have been watching. The music was a nice touch.

      2. I think they’ve been on and off in between, but from what I know, they’re still on friendly terms. There were even reported to have traveled together to Paris/France few months back as friends but not sure how true.

        There was an EOG reference in 10? I’ll watch it and get back to you! What I hope for is actually a cameo by Gong Yoo (BIG) as her ex-BF! hahaha..

  7. Thank you for the translation… I envy Gong hyo Jin she can touch So Ji Sub because…… its her job.
    I so love their chemistry!!! 🙂

  8. I’m shipping them off camera too, however… in a interview last year ? october if I’m not wrong, he was asked about ideal type and from the options he had to pick it ended like ”Good and rich, long haired girl, age does not matter, and have to be over 168 cm.”

    His interview (eng subbed!)

    However it seemed like he was talking about SMA, and I ship them together too LOL their lastest cf was hot:

    Thanks so much for translating their BTS!!!

    1. His ideal could be anyone, and the answers celebs give are almost always pretty generic. But I saw the CF too and it’d be great if he could work with her some day. SMA and GHJ are best of buddies so I figure she’s also a bubbly easygoing type, perfect fit of personality to make SJS open up 😉

    2. gosh, in contrast to the other people here who are so excite about a real life ghj-sjs, i am dreading that because i want sjs and sma to end up together. it would just never work out if sjs ends up dating ghj who is sma’s good friend. haha. taeyang and jongwon ok, but not ghj-sjs. 🙂

      i am hopeful for an sma cameo though, why has she not showed up as a ghost yet huh?

      1. Whoever makes them happy in RL 😉

        But yeah, it’d be great if SMA could cameo! She’s best buddies with GHJ, and a former Hong Sis female lead too. Add Gong Yoo into the mix, I’m done for! DONE!

    3. The giordano ad is smoldering hot! Finally i get to see another korean star who is indeed manly (and so sexy, with that sad puppy bedroom eyes and a body to die for!) unlike the usual pretty flower boys type. I Adore you Mr.Soo ❤

  9. After all, doing rom com is not a bad thing for so ji sub… He shows so much comfort and goofy on his performances it’s sooo unusual … So glad he pick Hong Sister’s project this year. And it probably will break his image as a melo king … At least it’s a start Hahaha

    1. I think he’s really opening himself up a bit more. You could totally feel the ease from his performance and BTS cuts. I now remember an interview of Lee Mi Yeon, co-star of SJS in Company Man. She commented on how SJS was pretty boring and awkward the entire time they were filming. So it really shows, if the setting and mood is right, the right ppl are around, even the most shy and boring ppl will open up. I think he will remember TMS for a very very long time.

  10. I too shall shower u with Rose petals for this translation, they’re so cute together! GHJ please touch him for all of us *darn it gal got paid to touch SJS, i’d do it for free..heck im willingly to pay – 100.000 won right? Lol >.< *

  11. Hehe thanks for translating! Could you please translate this too please good gracious this is too adorable all that sexual tension rawr. I DEMAND. BED SCENE. NOW.

  12. thank you for translating!

    haha.. GHJ is such a flirt and so touchy like crazy but who wouldnt? i would flirt SJS if i had a chance. LOL.OMG.

    my gosh. they should just date,yes? I ship this. the vibe between them reminds me of matsujun and inou mao. yay!

  13. The Master’s Sun is such a total package. I was frighten, I was touch and I so much felt their Love 🙂 Overwhelming cuteness of Gong Hyo Jin hotness of So Ji Sub. They had portrayed their roles well. Love them forever :)))

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