NewsLetter DailyWeekly
My HanCinema | Sign up, Why ? Your E-mail   Password    Auto| Help
HanCinema :: The Korean Movie and Drama Database, discover the South Korean cinema and drama diversity Contact HanCinema HanCinema on TwitterFaceBook HanCinema PageHanCinema on Twitter

[HanCinema's News] Differing Surnames Beg Questions of Ha Jung-woo and Cha Hyun-woo

2019/10/03 | Permalink

With the fraternal relationship between Ha Jung-woo and Cha Hyun-woo back in the news, the question is naturally begged - why do the two brothers have different surnames? Both are the children of veteran actor Kim Yong-gun. Old footage from a talk show in 2009 sheds some light on the situation.

In the talk show Ha Jung-woo talks about how his father divorced his mother in 1997. At the time she ran a food related business that was hit hard by the IMF Crisis. Ha Jung-woo said that after work one day he spent an hour just looking at his father out on the veranda.

Ha Jung-woo declined to comment on the matter further, expressing a desire to maintain his father's privacy. It's unclear whether the divorce played into a conscious decision on the part of the brothers to disassociate from their father, or if they merely wanted to avoid the appearance of nepotism by giving themselves distinct names. Their real names are Sung-hoon for Ha Jung-woo and Young-hoon for Cha Hyun-woo.

Written by William Schwartz

Copy & paste guideline for this article
Always put a link back to the source and HanCinema permalink

Creative Commons License"[HanCinema's News] Differing Surnames Beg Questions of Ha Jung-woo and Cha Hyun-woo"
by HanCinema is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.

Attention You're reading the news with potential spoilers, make them spoiler free, dismiss



More videos

 Previous news

Subscribe to HanCinema Pure to remove ads from the website (not for episode and movie videos) for US$0.99 monthly or US$7.99 yearly (you can cancel anytime). The first step is to be a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show up.


Remove ads

Sign up




Visible, hide

Learn to read Korean in 90 minutes or less using visual associations

About | Privacy policy | Contact | Partners

Mobile version