[HanCinema's News] Kim Woo-bin Makes First Public Appearance Since Illness
By William Schwartz | Published on
On November 21st Kim Woo-bin appeared in public at the Blue Dragon Film Awards. This is his first public appearance in two and a half years. Kim Woo-bin has been sick during this time from nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Many are seeing his return, in however brief a fashion, as being a sign that the young actor may be getting ready to return to work.
Kim Woo-bin first broke into wide popularity thanks to "The Heirs" in 2013, where he played the second lead. Since then he made a name for himself with lead roles in various films, including "Friends 2", "The Con Artists", "Twenty" and "Master". His only performance in a leading drama role to date was in "Uncontrollably Fond".
Kim Woo-bin is also currently in a relationship with actress Shin Min-a. She's five years older than him and currently appearing in "Chief of Staff - Season 2", reprising her role from "Chief of Staff". While Shin Min-a has confirmed that she has stayed together with Kim Woo-bin throughout his illness, she has not spoken publicly about his plans or progress, presumably out of respect for his privacy.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.