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Lee Joon Introduced Go Ah Sung To Her Next Co-Star

BY Julie Jones | May 29, 2015 08:31 AM EDT


He may play her devoted husband in "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" but Lee Joon thought it was right to introduce his co-star Go Ah Sung to one of his best friends.

In an interview with the Korean media outlet OSEN, the actor spoke about his recent drama and the fact that he introduced Go Ah Sung to actor Im Si Wan.

"I bought drinks for Ah Sung and Si Wan and introduced them to each other," he said. "Ah Sung is currently playing my partner and will co-star with Si Wan in her next project. It's a small world."

The actors all attended the 51st Baeksang Awards, where Lee Joon was nominated for a Best New Actor for his role in "Heard It Through The Grapevine." Go Ah Sung won the Best New Actress award for her role as the poor but plucky Seo Bom.

Lee Joon did not take home the Best New Actor Award. That award went to his friend, ZE:A's Im Si Wan. Im Si Wan won for his role as the tireless temporary office worker Jang Geu Rae in the cable drama "Misaeng." Im Si Wan is on a winning streak lately, having won awards for his previous performances in the drama "Triangle" and the film "The Attorney."

Former MBLAQ member and actor Lee Joon expected as much. He knew Im Si Wan and Go Ah Sung would take home the Baeksang awards. He has nothing but admiration for his friend and his co-star.

"Si Wan has often been listed as a candidate previously so I expected that he would receive it this time," he said. "The same was true for Go Ah Sung. So, I went to the ceremony to congratulate them."

It was also a good year for Go Ah Sung. Besides winning the award, the actress attended the Cannes film festival this year where her latest film "Office" received a special screening.

Despite not taking home the prize, Lee Joon has received much praise for his performance as the idealistic chaebol with intimidating parents in "Heard It Through The Grapevine" His character is a naïve rich kid at the start of the drama but his love for Seo Bom helps him stand up to his parents and fight for what's right. The 30-episode drama concludes on June 2.

Lee Joon and Im Si Wan are friends and stay in touch when they can. Lee is also friendly with ZE:A's Hwang Kwang Hee and CNBLUE's Jun Yong Hwa.

"We truly support each other. We don't get to talk to each other much. However, whenever good things happen, then we congratulate and share the joy."

And they are happy to make introductions.

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