Kim Hee Sun once wanted to quit the entertainment industry after giving birth – Here’s why
Kim Hee Sun is often praised for her gorgeous appearance, but it was different for her daughter.
Among Korean actresses who are dubbed the “walls” when it comes to visuals such as Lee Young Ae, Song Hye Kyo, Kim Tae Hee, Jeon Ji Hyun, Kim Hee Sun is without doubt an outstanding name. In an interview, Kim Hee Sun jokingly said that she found herself even prettier than her juniors namely Song Hye Kyo, Kim Tae Hee or Jeon Ji Hyun.
Although Kim Hee Sun only meant it as a joke, she is undeniably stunning. At the age of 45, Kim Hee Sun still boasts an unchanging beauty and has aged like fine wine.
Born in 1977, Kim Hee Sun shot to stardom and became a top actress from the 2000s thanks to her roles in “Sad Love Story”, “The Myth”, “Angry Mom”, “The Lady In Dignity”, etc. In addition to being a charming and talented actress, Kim Hee Sun is famous for her attractive appearance and charismatic aura.
Her beauty is not only recognized by the public, but Kim Hee Sun herself is also proud of it. During her guest appearance in an entertainment show, Kim Hee Sun joked that she looked more beautiful than Kim Tae Hee and Song Hye Kyo.
When she was in high school, Kim Hee Sun was already popular thanks to her outstanding visuals. Kim Hee Sun made her debut in the entertainment industry in 1992 as a photoshoot model. She won 1st place in a contest to find the face of commercials at the time in Korea.
From 1990 to 2000, Kim Hee Sun was always included in the rankings of Korea’s most beautiful actresses. Now that she is in her 40s, Kim Hee Sun’s beauty remains iconic, drawing admiration from the public.
Wanted to stay away from the public eye after giving birth
Despite being called a goddess in the industry, Kim Hee Sun still came under suspicion over plastic surgery. When her childhood photos were released, many netizens left malicious comments claiming she was not a natural beauty. However, there are still many people who believe Kim Hee Sun became prettier after puberty.
After Kim Hee Sun got married and became a mother, the actress’ looks once again became a topic of discussion. The reason came from close-up photos of Kim Hee Sun’s baby daughter.
Looking at the photos of Kim Hee Sun’s daughter, netizens said that she didn’t look similar to her parents. Some even went on to make malicious remarks by saying that Kim Hee Sun’s daughter failed to inherit her beautiful and elegant facial features. Such hurtful comments aimed at her daughter’s appearance made Kim Hee Sun feel heartbroken. At one point, she even intended to quit the entertainment industry to focus on taking care of her family.
Kim Hee Sun once opened up about her family in a chat show. She revealed that she was happy to have a caring husband and a lovely daughter. However, Kim Hee Sun expressed her disappointment and regret over the fact that because she was a celebrity, her daughter had to grow up under the public’s scrutiny.
Kim Hee Sun said, “I can’t understand how people could say such things to a little girl. My heart hurts so much. I blame myself when my daughter receives malicious comments because of me. I even thought about leaving the entertainment industry or moving overseas.”
Talking about her sharing family photos publicly as a way to communicate with fans, Kim Hee Sun said, “I find my husband handsome, and my daughter beautiful like her father. The joy made me want to share those photos. But after I did, I really regretted it.”
As a celebrity, of course Kim Hee Sun is used to being scrutinized by the public or receiving hateful comments. However, she did not think that her daughter could also become a victim. Through her own experience, Kim Hee Sun understands that this is the main reason why Korean celebrities limit sharing about personal lives and family photos with the public. This is also why Kim Hee Sun has not posted any pictures related to her family or daughter since then.