BY Joan MacDonald | Sep 18, 2013 09:41 AM EDT
Now that Park Shin Hye is busy filming "The Heirs" with co-star Lee Min Ho, netizens are already wondering if their onscreen chemistry will spark a real-life romance once the drama is done.
Park has had some attractive co-stars and her onscreen romances often prompt real-life dating rumors.
It happened during the filming of "You're Beautiful." When she was asked which character she found most attractive, she said it was Jang Geun Suk's character.
"Hwang Tae Kyung is the one to fall for the more you see him," she said.
That response started dating rumors that she denied.
"We are like brothers and sisters on set and even hit each other," she said. "His mother likes me but Jang Geun Suk is indifferent. He never saw me as a girl. They all treat me as a younger brother."
Jang's mom was so taken with Park that she checked their marital compatibility.
"However, we are just friends and enjoy spending time together," she said.
The sweet "You're Beautiful" relationship between her and second lead CNBlue's Jung Yong Hwa led to another series, "Heartstrings." In that series their characters fell in love. It wasn't long before the rumors about a real relationship began to surface. When confronted, the actress was firm in her denial. She and Jung were not dating.
"I recently contacted Jung Yong Hwa," she told MBC "Section TV Entertainment Report" earlier this year. "We're just close friends."
Although she had not seen him since a 2012 fan meeting, the rumors would not die. Park joked that the rumors might keep circulating because people thought they looked good together.
"I think so too," she said.
When Jung Yong Hwa was asked about their relationship, he also said they were only friends. In fact he called her his "only celebrity friend" or at least the only one he is actually close with.
Rumors about her dating "Flower Boy Next Door" co-star Yoon Si Yoon began when she confessed that the actor was her ideal type.
"I used to think that I wanted a funny guy, but these days I want someone who is serious," said Park. "Yoon Si Yoon is like an onion. The more layers you peel away, the more new and unexpected sides of him appear."
And yet despite his being her ideal type, the two friends did not date once their drama was over.
Lee Min Ho did have the experience of dating a co-star. He dated his "City Hunter" co-star Park Min Young for a few months after that drama ended.
Will Park Shin Hye and Lee Min Ho wind up dating? Only time will tell if this drama generates more than rumors. But at the very least, they will wind up being good friends, since that's what happened with all her other co-stars.
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