During a media event for her upcoming movie, Shin Hye Sun responded to queries about the gossip surrounding her and fellow actor Cho Jin Woong, suggesting that bar employees evaded them due to their drinking habits.
The actress explained, "I only drink during work-related outings, and it's on these occasions that I may consume larger amounts of alcohol. However, I don't consider myself a heavy drinker, as I rarely drink outside of these work-related events."
Shin Hye Sun clarified that she frequents a specific bar, where she's been a regular for the past five years, and primarily indulges in Highballs in private rooms that others cannot see into. She emphasised that she has never even consumed a full bottle of beer on her own.
Here is what Shin Hye Sun said:
I only go to this one bar. I’m a regular there, and I’ve only drank there for the past five years. The bar has rooms that others can’t see inside. I drink Highballs there. So, to address the rumours, I have never even drunk a bottle of beer alone.
The reason why I want to say that the rumours claiming I am a good drinker are misunderstandings is because I only drink during work-related outings. Because it’s then that I drink, when I do drink, I drink a lot. Because it isn’t often that I can (freely) drink with other people, on these outings, I drink a lot. Because there are times when I do drink a lot, I’m not sure if I am a heavy drinker or not. But I don’t like the smell of alcohol.
The actress further addressed a past comment about drinking 40 bottles of soju, explaining that it was not soju but Chungha, a sweeter and milder type of alcohol. Shin Hye Sun hopes to clear the air and dispel any misconceptions regarding her drinking habits.