Actor Begs for Privacy Over Romance with Fellow Actress

      July 28, 2010 09:52

      The actor Oh Man-seok, who has admitted a romantic relationship with fellow thespian Jo Ahn, on Tuesday begged fans to leave him alone. At a press event for the musical "Toxic Hero," Oh said, "I am grateful for all of the attention, but there are times when I feel burdened by it. It is a very private matter and I hope that others can respect that."

      He added his busy schedule has made it tough for him to meet Jo very often.

      The two met while filming a soap opera for KBS that ended in January. They became close and their friendship at last grew into romance. Rumors of their relationship spread when Jo was spotted with Oh and his daughter by his ex-wife at a park in Anyang. The two admitted their relationship after they were caught together on vacation in Japan.

      Oh Man-seok (left) and Jo Ahn

      "Toxic Hero" is a Korean adaptation of the Broadway comedy musical "Toxic Avenger" based on the 1985 movie of the same title. The Broadway show premiered in 2009.

      "I think the humor will depend on how well American-style comedy adapts to Korean tastes," Oh said. The show is at the KT&G Sang Sang Arts Hall in Seoul from Aug. 14 to Oct. 10.

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