At an interview with news outlet Herald POP, Kim Soo Hyun opened up about how he felt when his popularity skyrocketed.
Kim Soo Hyun made his debut in 2007 with MBCs sitcom Kimchi Cheese Smile and appeared in various works as a child actor. He made his breakthrough with KBS2s Dream High, MBCs The Moon Embracing the Sun, and SBSs My Love From the Star.
He said, Entering the entertainment industry and receiving attention from many people, I tried to get rid of the unnecessary things that Kim Soo Hyun as a person has, while trying to create new [features] to defend myself. Something was definitely going wrong. I was only becoming a piece of myself.