Choi Jin Hyuk on Strong Heart telling us his tragic first love story
She was 5 yrs older than him. She always said
"You are only 20 but I am already 25 now
all of my friends are getting married now. I need to start thinking about my future
Even though we are good now, but how long will we last
lets break up now before we sink deeper”
He would always tell her
"I’ll treat you really good I’ll earn lots of money. I’ll treat you really well when I become more successful"
But eventually he started to think: If I really do love her, then I should not stand in the way of her happiness.
So after long thought.. he finally told her ” Lets break up, even though I love you very much, but as of now I cannot become the best man for you yet.
To his surprise she begged him not to leave her. Despite of her high pride, She begged him….
But eventually they broke up
He didn’t eat or drink and restrained himself from calling her
She was the kind of person that would NEVER EVER take the iniatiative to call first even if she was at fault
…but she called him 3 days after their break up
He didn’t pick up her call
and on the 5th day she called again…
He was going crazy but still didn’t pick up the call
and then exactly one week after their break up her call came in again for the third time, even though he had strong feeling that he should pick up the phone.. he still didn’t pick up
and then an unknown number called. He picked up and was notified that she had passed away
Her very last call was to him
He could not stop crying in the police station, He didn’t call anyone or do anything. He just cried and cried…
This all happened before filming the drama “Pasta”
He was living in pain everyday
He even thought of killing himself
He blamed himself and lived aimlessly for the next 3 years
After Pasta he thought of giving up on acting….
"I am Sorry"….
…..”I am a lot better now”
I am glad you didn’t give up acting because you are a great actor!