Actor Lee Jong-suk was featured on the cover of the February issue of InStyle, along with an exclusive interview in the magazine.
In the interview, Lee said, “I want to be honest and unashamed about my life, but it seems to be more difficult than I thought. Misunderstandings that resulted from my frank and open statements have made me reconsider my approach toward the public. I’d like to be remembered as a reliable person.”
Lee said, adding that he seeks to stay true to himself regardless of the situation. The 28-year-old actor added that he feels more relaxed now after relieving himself of frustrations. “I was a bit exhausted a while ago, but when I had a piece of chocolate, I found happiness,” said Lee, who tries to find meaning in the little things. When asked to pick a “sweet” saying for Valentine’s Day, he chose the phrase, “What are you doing?” He recalled a scene from the Korean TV show “Temperature of Love,” where the main character Lee Hyun-soo says “What are you doing?” is another way of saying “I miss you.”
The full interview is on InStyle magazine as well as pictures that convey a sense of spring. By Ahn Sang-yool (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On October 20, tvN’s “Three Meals a Day” aired footage that hadn’t been included in previous episodes for their final director’s cut episode, and one of the moments had Lee Jong Suk revealing why he tends to avoid taking on historical period productions.
While talking about acting, Lee Seo Jin and Lee Jong Suk’s conversation soon turned to historical period pieces. Lee Jong Suk said that he’d done just one historical movie, “The Face Reader,” and confessed that he’d been avoiding the genre since then because he felt like he wasn’t right for it.
When asked why, Lee Jong Suk explained, “It felt like every time I entered a scene, I ruined the flow of the other cast members’ lines. I felt guilty about that so I’ve just avoided those kinds of projects since then.”
To this, Lee Seo Jin gave words of encouragement as he said, “You can solve that problem [of feeling like you don’t fit in] by becoming the lead role of a production. There are a lot of younger actors these days who appear in historical dramas, so you can do it too.”
Actor Lee Jong Suk came out on top as the #1 film actor in terms of brand values for the month of September!
In order to find out which actors and actresses had the highest brand values, the Korea Brand Reputation Center analyzed data from August 28 through September 29. The #1 spot went to Lee Jong Suk with 8,620,701 points. The actor was recently loved for his drastic transformation in film ‘V.I.P’.
The #2 spot went to Gong Yoo with 5,508,147 points, while Lee Jae Hoon took the #3 spot with 5,454,665 points.
The actors and actresses who came in 4th – 10th place are as follows: Kim Nam Gil, Ryu Joon Yeol, Song Joong Ki, Kim Soo Hyun, Seol Kyung Goo, Lee Byung Hun, and Kim Joo Hyuk.
Who were some of your favorite movie actors/actresses this month?
Netizens praise Suzy and Lee Jong Suk’s new drama ‘While You Were Sleeping’
New SBS drama ‘While You Were Sleeping’ starring Suzy and Lee Jong Suk is off to a great start.
‘While You Sleep’ is a fantasy romance depicting the story of a woman who can see the future in her dreams and an investigator who uses her dreams to solve crimes.
Following the long-awaited first episode on September 27, netizens showered the new production with many compliments.
Comments stated, “This is so fun.. Daebak”, “Wow it’s just really good. Seriously just wow”, “Wow is this a movie?? This is a daebak drama”, “Omg so good. Everyone hurry and watch it”, “Dang this is crazy”, “This is so good.”
There were also many comments about Suzy’s outstanding visuals and Lee Jong Suk’s ability in picking the hit dramas. Netizens believe this will be the next big thing and achieve immense success similar to ‘Goblin’.
Lee Jong Suk revealed Suzy made his heart beat faster than normal when they filmed scenes for the upcoming SBS drama ‘While You Were Sleeping’.
At the September 22nd press conference for the drama, Suzy and Lee Jong Suk shared their thoughts about working together as co-stars. Suzy said, “This time we don’t have to compete for viewer ratings, so I filmed happily. Jong Suk oppa really looked after me and led me, so I think we worked well together. I’m happy we got to meet each other for a good project. It was a time I could learn a lot.”
Lee Jong Suk also shared, “As you all know, Suzy is very pretty. There were some romantic scenes, and my heart fluttered. I was also able to film in the best condition. As the set was filled with my peers, it was a perfectly comfortably warm environment.”
Actor Lee Jong Suk held a fan meeting with 3,000 fans on September 10 at Seoul Olympic Hall. Titled “Lee Jong Suk Private Stage Dream Like in Seoul,” the theme of the fan meeting was like being in a fantasy where fans meet and interact with Lee Jong Suk.
Lee Jong Suk told fans there were many preparations involved in this fan meeting. The actor performed a choreographed dance and ballad song, shared photos from his childhood, and played with a claw machine to win dolls for his fans.
Actor Yoon Kyun Sang, who told Lee Jong Suk he couldn’t make it because of his schedule, surprised Lee Jong Suk with his appearance and made him happy. Lee Jong Suk shared some details about the filming of tvN’s “Three Meals A Day” and said, “I spoke with PD Na Young Suk to surprise Yoon Kyun Sang with my appearance, but there’s a plot twist. Please check it out through the broadcast. I can’t say anymore or I’ll get in trouble.”
Co-stars from the SBS drama “While You Were Sleeping,” also appeared as guests at the fan meeting. Suzy, Jung Hae In, Go Sung Hee, and Shin Jae Ha sat down to talk with the actor, but were unfortunately unable to discuss the drama in order to avoid spoilers.
At the end of the fan meeting, Lee Jong Suk said, “I think my puberty is coming late. I was in a slump before filming the movie ‘V.I.P.’ I learned a lot from my seniors. I’m still recovering and most of it has been resolved,” then added, “When I meet my fans like this, it gives me the motivation to endure another year. I always thank you and love you.”
Lee Jong-suk and Suzy will share a romantic moment in “While You Were Sleeping,” according to pictures revealed by producers of the SBS drama Monday.
The two play lead characters in the series, which is to air later this month. The photos showed Lee and Suzy sitting on a bus together, with Suzy looking at Lee with affection in her eyes. There were also separate shots of the two.
The drama is about a young woman, Nam Hong-ju, played by singer-turned-actress Suzy, who is able to foresee tragic events of the future via dreams. Lee plays prosecutor Jung Jae-chan, who does everything in his power to prevent such events from taking place.
“While You Were Sleeping” is directed by Oh Choong-hwan, who was behind the series “My Love from the Star” and “Doctors.”
He was asked several questions about his career. In regards to his pretty boy image, he said, “When I was 20, I thought that I would be a little more manly when I turn 30. However, I was wrong. I am envious watching seniors and peers who are full of manliness.”
Lee Jong Suk also detailed on how he feels about being called an “Actor made for dramas.” He said, “I think it’s true. Instead of trying to get rid of this nickname, I want it to mean, ‘He’s good at acting.’ I also personally think that dramas are more enjoyable to film than movies. I feel immersed all the way from the first episode to the last.”
The film “V.I.P.” was released in South Korean movie theaters on August 23 and surpassed “Taxi Driver” to become the No. 1 movie at the box office within its first day of its release.
According to the Korea Box Office Information System from the Korean Film Council, “V.I.P.” reached 10 million ticket sales and drew in 174,023 viewers. “Taxi Driver,” which was No. 1 for 22 days since its release, stepped down to No. 2, while “Midnight Runners” became No. 3.
“V.I.P.” has a stacked cast of talented actors such as Lee Jong Suk, Kim Myung Min, Jang Dong Gun, and Park Hee Soon. Due to its violent storyline and murder scenes, the movie is rated R, and yet still managed to rake in high viewership starting its first day.
Congratulations to the cast of “V.I.P.”!
On August 21, Kim Myung Min participated in an interview with news outlet Sports Chosun and talked about his acting junior Lee Jong Suk.
He said, “It was my first time working with him, and he surprised me countless times. I’ve never seen a junior who asks their seniors so many questions. He asked about everything he was curious about without letting his pride get in the way. I honestly didn’t know he would go so far. I started seeing him differently.”
“Honestly in the beginning, I thought it was unexpected that Lee Jong Suk was cast in this movie, but I understood the reason once we went into filming. It’s not a typical casting; he was cast with a very specific intention. He was a perfect fit. […] When I gave advice to Lee Jong Suk, he demonstrated it through his acting, and by looking at him act, I was able to act with even more emotion,” Kim Myung Min revealed.
He continued, “Lee Jong Suk is always asking questions. I liked that we were able to talk to about details as actors. Those people called stars, when they’re in that position, they don’t ask seniors about scenes they don’t understand. Seniors also never approach juniors that don’t approach them first. But Lee Jong Suk was always thinking about acting and approaching seniors to ask questions. He did a great job on set. How could I not love him? He was a junior that I couldn’t help but adore.”
Meanwhile, “V.I.P” is a crime film that deals with a VIP guest from North Korea who is named as a serial killing suspect, and three other men each try to hide this fact, catch the man, or take revenge. The starring cast includes Jang Dong Gun, Kim Myung Min, Park Hee Soon, and Lee Jong Suk. The movie will premiere on August 23.