Lee Seung Hwan Says It Was a Good Thing Park Shin Hye Left His Company
The reason why Park Shin Hye was able to succeed was because Lee Seung Hwan told her to leave his company.
In a roundtable interview ahead of his 11th album release, Lee Seung Hwan talked about Park Shin Hye, who signed onto his company, Dream Factory, to start her career.
“I believe it was simply meant to be that I let her go without any strings attached,” said Lee Seung Hwan. “I told her that if she continues to stay with Dream Factory, she wouldn’t be able to succeed, and we canceled the contract.”
“In my cellphone are three numbers of producers, but they’re all clubbing buddies. Being under a CEO like this, it was pretty obvious that a solution wouldn’t come out,” said Lee Seung Hwan. “The first time I felt responsible was when her parents moved to Seoul from Gwangju. If I couldn’t help them financially, I thought I should take some kind of responsibility for their daughter.”
“When we canceled the contract, I felt very apologetic to her, but I’m thankful now because she’s become so successful.”
Park Shin Hye debuted in 2003 in Lee Seung Hwan’s music video for Flower.
Photo Credit: SALT Entertainment, Dream Factory