The leading actor next to Song Hye Kyo used to drink dirty water in a roadside puddle.
The success of the TV series The Glory has helped the cast in the film become famous. In addition to the female lead Song Hye Kyo, the remaining actors of The Glory also contributed to creating a dramatic and attractive revenge Kdrama.
Actor Jung Sung Il is also an interesting element of The Glory. In the drama, Jung Sung Il plays Ha Do Young, the husband of the perpetrator of school violence Park Yeon Jin (played by Lim Ji Yeon) and one of the targets approached by Moon Dong Eun (played by Song Hye Kyo). in conspiracy. Her revenge plan.
The popularity of The Glory helps the audience’s interest in Jung Sung Il gradually increase. Recently, the 43-year-old actor was invited as a guest on the show You Quiz on the Block (Korea). For the first time, he shared his life and career stories.
Jung Sung Il revealed about his difficult childhood and the time without his parents by his side. This difficult period has been deeply engraved in the Korean actor’s mind, reminding him to never forget his sister’s gratitude.
Jung Sung Il recounted that his mother was unwell and had to be constantly taken for treatment when he was in elementary school. His father pursues a free life, so he hardly shows up at home. During those years, he and his sister lived with her. Because of her mother’s health problems, the two sisters had to rely on each other to take care of her. During this difficult period, the older sister took care of Jung Sung Il instead of her parents.
“My mother has been sick since I was little. Mom has to be treated in a nursing home away from home, and dad loves to travel so he never comes home. My sister is the only one who cares about me. We lived with my grandmother, but she was so weak that she couldn’t go to the toilet on her own. So my sisters have been taking care of her since elementary school. She passed away when I was in sixth grade,” he said.
The actor choked and added, “My older sister is the only one who raised me even though she is only 2 years older than me. Once when he went to school, I was so thirsty that I didn’t have any water to drink. When I saw that there was still a puddle of rain water on the road, I waited for the mud to settle to the bottom and then drank. When my sister found out about it, she scolded me and said “wait for her to come back”.
The actor said that his sister is the one who takes care of many things in the family. Talking about the biggest benefactor in his life, Jung Sung Il said, “My sister is a good cook. She always makes food for me even though she’s just an elementary school student. At that time, my sister and I were just kids. But my sister never cried in front of me.”
Also on the show You Quiz on the Block, Jung Sung Il confided that he used to live without dreams and ambitions because of his poor family situation. It wasn’t until the year Jung Sung Il entered high school that his mother recovered from her illness and returned home. His mother wanted him to go to college, but his sister advised him to pursue a career in art.
Jung Sung Il is currently a South Korean television actor. The 43-year-old actor started his acting career in 2002. However, he is not widely known to the audience.
He appeared in a number of movies such as “A Frozen Flower”, “Different Dreams”, etc. After many efforts, Jung Sung Il is now known to many people thanks to The Glory. The 43-year-old actor admits his poor past has shaped his later hard work, patience and efforts.
Not only has a stable career, but he also has a desirable happy home. On the show You Quiz on the Block, the actor also talked about his 7-year marriage. The handsome star said he met his wife when he was in his 20s, right after being discharged from the army
After meeting several times as friends, Jung Sung Il’s wife went to the US to study. From there, they lost contact with each other for about 7 years. A few years later, Jung Sung Il accidentally found his wife’s email account, so he sent her a letter asking for her. His wife responded and from there, they resumed their relationship.
Despite being far apart, Jung Sung Il and his wife still keep in touch. They loved each other for nearly 3 years before officially dating outside. When asked about the feeling of seeing his girlfriend again after 3 years of long distance relationship, Jung Sung Il said, “Instead of feeling awkward, I’m happy to see her again after such a long time.”
The actor added that even though he lost contact with him for nearly 7 years, his wife still kept her relationship a secret from his biological mother. She also took the initiative to take her to the doctor when she returned to Korea. This action of his wife touched Jung Sung Il and realized that this was the daughter he could not lose.
Only 3 months after meeting again in Seoul (Korea), the couple decided to get married. The 43-year-old actor’s romantic love story as a psychological drama made the MC of the show and the audience present at the studio both captivated. Up to now, Jung Sung Il and his wife have been living happily for 7 years.