What upset Carrie Wong after Song Joong Ki’s wedding?

The ‘My Friends From Afar’ actress has an important clarification to make regarding her recent Seoul trip

What upset Carrie Wong after Song Joong Ki’s wedding?
What upset Carrie Wong after Song Joong Ki’s wedding?
15 Nov 2017

What upset Carrie Wong after Song Joong Ki’s wedding?

Photos: Tammi Tan

If you follow Carrie Wong on Instagram, you might have seen several distant, paparazzi-like shots of Hallyu power couple Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo’s nuptials on your feed a few weeks ago. The local actress happened to be in South Korea for a holiday on the big day and found the perfect spot from a nearby building to witness #SongSongwedding.

Given her well-known adoration for Joong Ki, it’s easy to assume that she specially made the trip just to get a glimpse of her idol, which was the conclusion that many of her followers and even famous friends jumped to. However, the 22-year-old vehemently denied this, claiming that it was purely a coincidence that she was in Seoul at the same time.

“I was only able to take leave during that one week, and since I happened to be in Korea and roughly knew the details of the wedding, I decided I’d might as well have a look,” she told Toggle at the press conference for her latest drama My Friends From Afar, in which she plays an alien.

Besides her Instagram stories of the bride walking down the aisle, Carrie also uploaded a bird’s eye view image of the outdoor courtyard where Joong Ki and Hye Kyo exchanged their vows. However, she wasn’t expecting the comments section to be flooded with accusations like, “How come you’re so free to go to Korea just to see the wedding?” Even fellow artistes texted her to make similar – but less harsh-sounding, of course – remarks.

These false assumptions frustrated poor Carrie so much that she cleared all the comments from her picture of the venue and disabled further feedback. “It was tiring to have to reply and explain to people one by one, so I decided to delete everything,” she said.

Don’t worry girl, we’ve got your back: now everyone knows the truth.

Continued on next slide: Carrie has a new celeb crush now?

Carrie has a new celeb crush now?
Carrie has a new celeb crush now?
15 Nov 2017

Carrie has a new celeb crush now?

When asked to share her thoughts on her beloved idol’s new status as another woman’s husband, Carrie let on that she’s extremely happy for him. “I’m a huge fan of Descendants of the Sun and of ‘Song-Song couple’, so I’m thrilled that they’re married,” she gushed.

She went on to share that her love for celebrities has always been limited to an admiration of their work and personality, and never ventured into that creepy “I’m going to marry him one day!” territory (thank goodness for that).

So, now that Joong Ki is officially off the market, does Carrie have another object of affection to fangirl over?

“I’ve liked Lee Jong Suk for a long time,” she said, noting that she tends to have a thing for Hallyu heartthrobs as she watches a lot of K-dramas. “He’s a good actor and most of his projects turn out to be very successful.”

Oppas aside, Carrie revealed that the main reason for her Seoul trip was to eat, enjoy the cold autumn weather, and to meet her friends there (which would provide the perfect opportunity for her to practise her Korean).

One thing she didn’t do was reconnect with the local guys who hit her up during her last trip there. “I only had a week there, why would I waste my time meeting them?” she said with a laugh, adding that they never even continued to keep in touch despite becoming friends on Facebook.

Guess she wasn’t all that into them.

My Friends From Afar debuts on December 4, 2017, 9pm on Channel 8.

Click through for more photos from the My Friends From Afar press conference, and to find out which of their co-stars the cast members think is the most alien-like!

Carrie Wong
Carrie Wong
15 Nov 2017

Carrie Wong

Most alien-like co-star: “Aloysius Pang. His thoughts and behaviour are unlike those of others his age. If you told me that he switched souls with an old man, I would totally believe you! Plus, he’s tall and skinny and has big eyes and a sharp nose, just like an alien.”

Most alien-like thing about herself: “I enjoy talking to myself, even if there’s no point in the ‘conversation’. Sometimes I will stand in front of the mirror and play different characters by speaking in different voices and styles. I’m not insane, I swear! (laughs) I just like to see how many different roles I can play.”

Aloysius Pang
Aloysius Pang
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Aloysius Pang

Most alien-like co-star: “I would have to say Paige Chua. I think she’s from another planet, you just can’t tell. If you speak to her long enough, you will see another side of her. She can be a bit odd. (laughs)”

Most alien-like thing about himself: “I enjoy solitude. I like to do a lot of things by myself, whether it’s eating, watching a movie, going for a walk or travelling overseas, and a lot of people find this quite weird.”

Paige Chua
Paige Chua
15 Nov 2017

Paige Chua

Most alien-like co-star: “Wang Yuqing. Basically he’s the life of the party, even though he used to be shy and quiet when he was younger.”

Most alien-like thing about herself: “I can go a long time without saying a word. People have joked that I go on a silent retreat every day. (laughs) [What’s the longest you’ve gone without talking?] It’s impossible and impractical to not speak at all in everyday life, but I’ve been on meditation retreats for one or two days.”

Shaun Chen
Shaun Chen
15 Nov 2017

Shaun Chen

Most alien-like co-star: “Brandon Wong, of course. He even looks like an alien. (laughs) But it’s a good thing! You’re supposed to look like whatever character you play. On a serious note, he’s a very versatile actor.”

Most alien-like thing about himself: “I make a very handsome alien. (laughs) I don’t know what aliens are like, and I’ve never put any thought into it.”

Yao Wenlong
Yao Wenlong
15 Nov 2017

Yao Wenlong

Most alien-like co-star: “Aloysius Pang, because he’s very quiet and sometimes doesn’t behave like an earthling. (laughs) But he’s very kind-hearted. For example, when we were filming overseas, he put necessities like sunscreen at our hotel doorstep.”

Most alien-like thing about himself: “I’m completely unlike an alien, and I also don’t want any alien-like superpowers because with great power comes great responsibility.”

The cast of 'My Friends From Afar' at the press conference
The cast of 'My Friends From Afar' at the press conference
15 Nov 2017

The cast of 'My Friends From Afar' at the press conference

Wang Yuqing, Yao Wenlong, Carrie Wong, Shaun Chen, Paige Chua, Aloysius Pang, Brandon Wong, Toh Xin Hui

The aliens of 'My Friends From Afar'
The aliens of 'My Friends From Afar'
15 Nov 2017

The aliens of 'My Friends From Afar'

Carrie Wong, Aloysius Pang, Brandon Wong, Toh Xin Hui

The humans of 'My Friends From Afar'
The humans of 'My Friends From Afar'
15 Nov 2017

The humans of 'My Friends From Afar'

Wang Yuqing, Yao Wenlong, Shaun Chen, Paige Chua

The cast of 'My Friends From Afar' at the press conference
The cast of 'My Friends From Afar' at the press conference
15 Nov 2017

The cast of 'My Friends From Afar' at the press conference

Wang Yuqing, Yao Wenlong, Carrie Wong, Shaun Chen, Paige Chua, Aloysius Pang, Brandon Wong, Toh Xin Hui

The cast goofs around during a group shot with the crew
The cast goofs around during a group shot with the crew
15 Nov 2017

The cast goofs around during a group shot with the crew

Brandon Wong
Brandon Wong
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Brandon Wong


Paige Chua and Aloysius Pang are paired up in the drama
Paige Chua and Aloysius Pang are paired up in the drama
15 Nov 2017

Paige Chua and Aloysius Pang are paired up in the drama

Brandon Wong makes a comment about Carrie Wong at the press conference
Brandon Wong makes a comment about Carrie Wong at the press conference
15 Nov 2017

Brandon Wong makes a comment about Carrie Wong at the press conference

Paige Chua teases Shaun Chen at the press conference
Paige Chua teases Shaun Chen at the press conference
15 Nov 2017

Paige Chua teases Shaun Chen at the press conference

Child actress Toh Xin Hui
Child actress Toh Xin Hui
15 Nov 2017

Child actress Toh Xin Hui

Wang Yuqing and Yao Wenlong
Wang Yuqing and Yao Wenlong
15 Nov 2017

Wang Yuqing and Yao Wenlong

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