In the recent romantic comedy drama “King the land,” fans speculated about a real-life romance between Girls’ Generation’s Im Yoona and 2PM’s Lee Junho, both prominent idols from the same generation. Although the agencies of both artists firmly denied the dating rumors, the drama’s storyline and their on-screen chemistry fueled further speculation.
Let’s look into the fictional world of “King the land” and examine the truth behind the alleged romance between Im Yoona and Lee Junho.
The Plot of “King the land”
“King the land” centers around the fascinating tale of “King Hotel,” exploring inheritance issues and an unexpected romance between the characters “Gu Won” and “Cheon Sa-rang.” As the drama unfolds, it presents a heartwarming journey to discover true happiness and laughter in the characters’ lives.
The On-Screen Chemistry
The success of “King the land” can be attributed, in part, to the captivating chemistry between the lead characters portrayed by Im Yoona and Lee Junho. Their charming performances as the romantic duo further ignited curiosity about their real-life relationship.
The Dating Speculations
The drama’s romantic portrayal and media appearances together led fans to speculate whether Im Yoona and Lee Junho were more than just friends. Reports surfaced, suggesting that they might have been dating even before the drama’s filming began, intensifying the dating rumors.
Both SM Entertainment and JYP Entertainment promptly addressed the dating rumors, asserting that Im Yoona and Lee Junho are close friends, but there is no romantic involvement between them. They emphasized that the dating speculations were baseless and mere gossip.
“Proof” Media Outlet’s Claims
The news media outlet “Proof” claimed to have insider information confirming Im Yoona and Lee Junho’s actual romantic relationship. According to their source, the couple allegedly started dating in September 2022 or earlier, making their connection more than just an on-screen affair.
The Success of “King the land”
“King the land” garnered substantial viewership during its run, reaching a peak rating of 12%. The drama’s popularity, coupled with the chemistry between Im Yoona and Lee Junho, undoubtedly contributed to its success.
“King the land” as a Webtoon
Expanding the world of “King the land,” a webtoon adaptation was serialized on Kakao Page before the drama’s first broadcast. The webtoon delves into the characters’ backstories and future events, offering fans a deeper understanding of the show’s fictional universe.
While “King the land” captured the hearts of viewers with its delightful romance and comedic elements, the dating rumors surrounding Im Yoona and Lee Junho remain unconfirmed by their respective agencies.
As fans continue to enjoy their captivating on-screen chemistry, it’s essential to differentiate between the drama’s fictional world and the real-life relationships of these talented artists. The mystery surrounding their alleged romance continues to intrigue fans and remains a topic of interest in the entertainment industry.