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  • Lee Seung Gi: ‘I Never Act on Entertainment Programs’
  • [2010-08-09]
  • Singer and actor Lee Seung Gi, who has become the most wanted person by appearing both on entertainment programs and in dramas, revealed his opinion by saying, “I never act when I appear on a reality entertainment program.”

    In the production presentation of the drama “My Girlfriend is a Gumiho,” which was held on August 4, Lee Seung Gi answered the question asking whether appearing on entertainment programs has helped his acting by saying, “I have an ironclad rule that I never act on entertainment programs.” He has appeared on KBS’s most popular entertainment program “One Night and Two Days” for several years and has been an active participant as a cast member of the show.

    Lee Seung Gi emphasized, “Appearing on entertainment programs might be helpful for my comical acting, but actually the timing and harmony for acting is totally different from that required for entertainment programs. In addition, the program 'One Night and Two Days' is a reality show which has to show honest and true behavior, and if I act on the program, I could ruin the reality of the program.”

     




    In the drama “My Girlfriend is a Gumiho,” which will air its first episode on August 11, Lee Seung Gi will play a thoughtless university student named Dae Woong who falls in love with a girl named Gumiho. He makes an appearance in the drama after taking a one year break upon finishing filming the SBS weekend drama “Brilliant Legacy,” which finished airing in July last year.

    Dae Woong is a student majoring in theater and film and he is dreaming of becoming an action star. One day, he accidently sets Gumiho (Shin Mina) free from a sealed location and they begin living together regardless of his initial intentions. Lee said, “From last year when I received the script for the drama, I have studied the character by having many discussions with the writers. As I had sufficient time for preparation, I could prepare for the character thoroughly. The drama contains everything like an assorted gift set. There is action, comedy, and melodrama. The only thing that you cannot find in the drama is a bedroom scene. As the script -- which contains various things -- is perfect, I am trying to make the most of the script and fully utilize it, as much as 200 percent of it.”

    When he appeared in the drama “Brilliant Legacy,” the drama had recorded 45 percent viewer ratings, so he could have felt pressure about viewer ratings. He said, “I do not feel any pressure because of my previous drama. Dae Woong is very similar character to the role that I played in the drama ‘Brilliant Legacy’ when it comes to the character’s thoughtless behavior. But, Dae Woong is a much more comical and cute character." He stressed, "He will be seen as a completely different character in the drama.”

     




    About the competition with the KBS drama “Bread, Love, and Dreams,” which will be broadcast at the same time, he said his thoughts, “Since the drama 'Bread, Love, and Dreams' is a very good drama, I had been bothered and had felt pressured at first, but as I began filming the drama, the stress and pressure have been reduced. Since we have a good script and good harmony among cast members and staff members, if we just do the same thing we have done so far, I guess that we can expect a good result.”

    When it was pointed out that he has not appeared in any of his works as the sole protagonist, he answered humbly by saying, “I think that I might not play the sole protagonist in any work in the future.” He continued, “I think that teamwork is the most important thing. The reason why my previous works were successful was only because I worked with other good members. Personally, I think that I had the good fortune to have good people to work with. But, I want you to know that I have prepared and I am preparing hard to achieve good acting, good teamwork, and all that.”

     




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