Our RiRi couple just served as another moment to fangirl over. In the recently concluded 2020 APAN Star Awards last January 23. Korean star Hyun Bin bagged the grand prize or “daesang” award for his role as Ri Jung Hyuk in the hit drama, “Crash Landing on You.”
In his acceptance speech, he said the award will inspire him more to do better in his craft.
“Thank you. I’m happy to be starting off 2021 with such a big award. I feel like I should work even harder this year to repay this honor,” he said in his acceptance speech.
“Thank you to the fans of ‘Crash Landing on You,’ not only in Korea but all over the world. Many people worked hard in order to create [it.] I am grateful to the writer, the directors, and all the production staff. It was an honor to work with such amazing peers, seniors, and juniors, who all showed great acting,” he continued.
Of course, Hyun Bin thanked his co-star and now girlfriend, Son Ye Jin in his speech.
“I am also grateful to Son Ye Jin, whose Yoon Se Ri was the perfect partner for Ri Jung Hyuk. It was thanks to her brilliant acting as Yoon Se Ri that Ri Jung Hyuk was able to shine. Thank you. I will continue to work hard so that I can show a better and more improved side of myself.”
In the latter part of his speech, the actor also mentioned that he will be starring in a movie set to be released this year.
On the other hand, Son Ye Jin won the KT Seezn Star Award but was not able to attend the event.
On its very first day of 2021, Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin confirmed their relationship through statements release by their respective managements. Hyun Bin’s management, Vast Entertainment, particularly said that after “Crash Landing On You,” the actors’ feelings toward each other developed into a romantic relationship.
The 2020 APAN Star Awards is the actor’s first public appearance since.
Congratulations, Hyun Bin and Ye Jin!