South Korean actors Lim Ji-yeon and Lee Do-hyun – who starred as the female villain and male hero respectively in the hit Netflix revenge K-drama The Glory – are dating, their agencies confirmed on Saturday.
“The two have become intimate as co-stars and developed (their) intimacy into a romantic one as a couple. We understand that their relationship has just started and the two are in the beginning stages of getting to know each other. The two have been taking things slowly, so please congratulate them,” Lim’s agency Artist Company told The Korea Herald.
South Korean tabloid Dispatch reported that the on-screen enemies began dating after meeting on the set of The Glory, and first became interested in each other after a cast trip last summer.
Lim, 32, played Park Yeon-jin, the vicious school bully of protagonist Moon Dong-eun (Song Hye-kyo), while Lee, 27, portrayed nice-guy doctor Joo Yeo-jeong, the right-hand man and love interest of Moon, who seeks revenge against Park.
Lim, whose first acting role was in the romantic drama Obsessed (2014), previously told The Korean Herald that she wanted her character to be “hated” by viewers.
“I hoped for her not to be tolerated nor understood, not even for a moment. Even I, who played Yeon-jin in the series, could not forgive her... If I got all the drama’s fans to despise Yeon-jin, then it seems like my mission has been accomplished successfully,” she said.– The Korea Herald/Asia News Network