Actress Jung Eun Chae denied reports that she's been dating Japanese actor Ryo Kase.
A rep from her agency Blue Dragon Entertainment told enews on August 2, "It is true the two became friends after they appeared together in director Hong Sang Soo's film, but they are not dating."
The two got to know each other thanks to their appearances in director Hong Sang Soo's film. The film features Ryo Kase, Jung Eun Chae and Moon Sori, and they all planned to enjoy their time off in Japan together, but due to a change in schedule only Jung Eun Chae and Ryo Kase was left behind.
The rep added, "She stayed in Japan for her vacation and Ryo Kase just offered to act as a guide, so they had dinner together. We don't know where these reports came from when they're just close friends. We're sad she may get involved in baseless rumors at such an important point in her career."
The Japanese weekly magazine Friday had reported on August 2 that "Ryo Kase was found dating a Korean actress in Tokyo and Kanagawa."
According to the report, the two traveled together in late July and stayed at a hotel in Tokyo. They also appeared at a supermarket together.
Jung Eun Chae was recently cast in the film The King's Wrath.
Jung Eun-Chae, spotted having date with Japanese top star Kase Ryo
The rumor of the romance between the actress Jung Eun-Chae and Japanese top star Kase Ryo has been reported.
On the Japanese weekly entertainment paper Friday, which was published on August 2nd, it was reported “the scene of Kase Ryo taking a journey and dating with Korean actress in Tokyo and Kanagawa has been spotted.” According to the report, two people enjoyed the accompanied trip in Kanagawa at the end of July, and stayed at Tokyo’s hotel together, and bought things in the market, having a date just like any other couples. Along with the report, Friday updated the pictures of two people having a drive together and buying things in the market.
Jung Eun-Chae and Kase Ryo established intimacy by making appearance on the movie directed by Hong Sang-Su, and it has been known that since those two could fluently speak English, they have conversation in English when they are together. The staff from the new movie of director Hong Sang-Su said “At first, it was planned that Hong Sang-Su director and the leading actress Moon So-ri, Jung Eun-Chae travel to Japan, but the schedule underwent changes, so it seems that Jung Eun-Chae travelled alone and met Kase Ryo”.
Jung Eun-Chae’s management company also denied the rumor of romance, stated “we know nothing about this report, and he is just a colleague whom she filmed movie with. It is not a romance.”
Meanwhile, Friday reported that Kase Ryo, the central person of this rumor, is now living together with Japanese actress, Makako Ichikawa.
They got Ichikawa's name wrong but I actually forget which Ichikawa he's supposed to be living with. I think it might be Miwako? But that ones been a rumor for a very long time.