Sad news for Shin fans. Speculation had been rife that the Korean actor best known for his roles in Thirst, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance or Joint Security Area, will announce his retirement from acting, at age 44, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 22/07/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being an actor isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an actor just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Saturday evening, #ThankYouHa-kyun was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouHa-kyun.”
— @DesireePlum, 21 Jul 2018
“Shin wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 21 Jul 2018
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