Park Bo Gum and Song Joong Ki seal bromance with a surprise appearance at Singapore fan meeting
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Text: Priscilla Wu
Photos: UnUsUaL Entertainment, Priscilla Wu

At 23, Park Bo Gum has emerged as one of the hottest actors in South Korea.

He rose to fame after starring in the hit tvN television series Reply 1988 and sealed his status as the “Nation's Crown Prince” with his role as Lee Young in the KBS series Moonlight Drawn by Clouds.

“I really like [being called “Nation's Crown Prince”]. I am grateful for the title, and I hope that everyone will continue to dedicate such titles to me in the future,” Park said at a press conference held at the Intercontinental Singapore.

The ever-smiling star was in town for his first fan meeting on February 18 at The Star Theatre. Singapore was the last stop of his Asia tour.

When Park was asked about his Moonlight Drawn by Clouds’ costars, he revealed that they remained friends even after the show was completed.

“At first, we were awkward with one another. But after we met more regularly, we built a strong bond. We grew so close; the director would scold us for making too much noise on set,” he quipped.

And while he said fame is “the biggest blessing that has happened in my life”, he confessed that it came at a tiny price.

“The biggest change is that there are more people who recognise me now. This is the biggest blessing that has happened in my life, and I am appreciative of the support I received. However, I can no longer go to crowded places. I am afraid that [my appearance] will create a crowd and affect people who are in the area.”

Park’s popularity was evident at the fan meeting where 3,500 fans showed up to spend three fun-filled hours with him… and a surprise guest.

Descendants of the Sun star Song Joong Ki joined Park on the stage for three rounds of games which included a telepathy game and a shooting game. The label-mates, who are known as the “Blossom Brothers”, took turns to support each other’s legs as they tried to shoot a row of stuffed toys with a toy gun and a bow and arrow.

Five lucky fans were also chosen to re-enact iconic scenes with Park from Reply 1988 and Moonlight Drawn by Clouds.

Quizzed on whether he would star in a production with Song, who also made appearances at his fan meetings in Taipei and Bangkok, Park said he hopes to play Song’s long-lost brother.

“If I had the chance to, I would like to participate in a project that talks about family and the relationship between siblings. Perhaps we could play long-lost brothers.”