[InStyle 2012 Interview] Lee Seung Gi – Man of the Moment ②

Camel color leather jacket and checked shirt, beige color pants are HERITORY, muffler is BURBERRY PRORSUM, bracelets and brown color boots are TOD’S.

“Following my debut, I was also very interested in fashion. And I enjoy shopping just as much. I tend to buy clothes I can wear over a long time, rather than things that are too trendy. The kind of items I can later pass on to my son.”

By Hanna Choi
Photographed by JoongSuk Oh

English: LSGfan

It’s been a while since you got to loosen up like this, right?  Seems so.  Sure, now that the photo shoot is over. (laughter) I was busy and didn’t get to rest much even after the drama ‘The King 2 Hearts’ ended.  I’m the type that likes and enjoys working, but it feels great that this short break came about like this.

Don’t you get exhausted from a busy schedule?  As I mentioned previously, I’m the type that enjoys working and am ambitious about it.  There have been times when my body suffered due to a tight schedule, but I don’t get exhausted.  Since those are goals I set and things that I myself chose to embark on.

Are you referring to work which meant passing up certain things during your youth?  Ordinary school life, meeting girlfriends, school MTs… these are all things I wanted to do and longed for.  However, I believe there are certain things I have to be determined about and give up, in order to do the things I want to do.

In many interviews, you’ve said that ‘The King 2 Hearts’ was a very important project in actor Lee Seung Gi’s acting career.  All the projects I’ve done up to this point have been important, but ‘The King 2 Hearts’ is a project that I can say was a turning point in my acting career.  While doing this project, I thought more deeply about acting and my perspective on projects broadened a lot.  And compared to before, I’ve become more confident.

What’s the biggest thing you gained through the ‘The King 2 Hearts’?  I myself sensed that my acting was developing.  Recently, I had a meal with Yoon Yeo Jung teacher and I asked her, ‘What do you need to do in order to act really well?’  And when she said, ‘Doing a good job in exchanging the sentiments you and I are feeling right now is, precisely acting,’ my heart twinged.  She relayed to me, ‘Do you know why a person who greets others well is good at acting?  Greeting someone respects that other person and is an act of expressing one’s feelings.  That is, in itself, acting.  Expressing our sentiments exactly as is.’  It helped me to realize that good acting can come out from the basic expression of our feelings.

After wrapping your drama, you went to London to participate in the Olympic Torch Relay as a Korean representative.  How did that feel?  I was really nervous and proud.  Participating in an Olympics Torch Relay is in itself a distinguished honor.  We received the torch we used as a gift, and I carefully brought it home and had a glass encasement made for it. (laughter)


Checked shirt and navy color knit cardigan, denim pants and knit sweater draped over the shoulders are HERITORY, khaki color fedora is from the stylist’s collection.

Plum color knit pull-over and denim pants, vest jacket are all HERTIORY, brown knit muffler is DOLCE & GABBANA, yellow hunting cap and clutch bag is BURBERRY PRORSUM, bracelets are TOD’S.

Images: DCLSG/As labeled, Clickangel

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2 Responses

  1. Love what Ms. Yoon Yeo Jung said to him about good acting.

    Also I am going to check out the shoes at Tod’s. Gorgeous, seriously.

  2. I’m really amazed at how he answers questions.
    Highly intelligent and good breeding shine through.
    He’s just awesome!

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