At the 2nd Blue Dragon Series Awards, actress Lim Ji Yeon apologized to those who have the name “Park Yeon Jin” in real life.
The 2nd Blue Dragon Series Awards, which was held on July 19 at Incheon Paradise City, showcased the many talented actors who were nominated for their acting skills. The nominees for the Best Supporting Actress Award in the K-Drama category were Lim Ji Yeon for The Glory, Lee Elijah from Decoy, Kyung Soo Jin from Shadow Detective, Jung Eun Chae from Anna, and Kim Joo Ryoung from Big Bet.
Lim Ji Yeon was honored with the award, and during her speech, she expressed her gratitude to the people who loved The Glory and the staff, sharing the award with them. She also thanked her fellow actors and especially praised Kim Eun Sook, the writer of the show, for including the line “Yeon Jin-ah” in the script—which ended up indirectly extending her screen time. She then apologized to those who have the name “Park Yeon Jin” in real life.
I would like to apologize to the people whose real names are ‘Park Yeon Jin.’
— Lim Ji Yeon
Park Yeon Jin was Lim Ji Yeon’s character in The Glory, and with the show’s popularity, the line “Yeon Jin-ah” became a commonly used phrase in pop culture. It was used in commercials, by businesses, and in social media comments and captions. It became a name so commonly used that the actress felt bad for people who actually have the name “Park Yeon Jin.”
However, the name “Park Yeon Jin” has a deeper meaning for the actress—it was not just the name of a character but a name that changed her life.
They say productions come to you like destiny, and Yeon Jin came to me like destiny and brought me great honor. Sometimes, I get scared by the love and support I receive, but as I always have, I will stand up and strive to become an even more passionate and skilled actress.
— Lim Ji Yeon
After showing her incredible acting skills in The Glory, Lim Ji Yeon continues to show her different colors as an actress in the K-Drama she is in now, Lies Hidden in My Garden.