[ENG] 4.8.2018 Bangkok Fan Meeting – Lee Seunggi Talks ‘Son Oh Gong’ and Why He Chose ‘Hwayugi’

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April 8, 2018 Lee Seunggi Fan Meeting, Bangkok – Excerpt
English: LSGfan, Video: twentyfour news

(talk starts at 5:05~)

T: Please introduce yourself.

LSG: Everyone~ I’m happy to see you… (then greets fans in Thai^^)

[MC talking and then question~]

LSG: Ahhh today, since I was coming to Thailand, I polished my shoes~^^ (as he playfully looks down and stretches out his legs)

[Question~]

LSG: I saw that it has been 5 years since I was in Thailand. And then too, our Thai fans were so passionate and we had such a great time, and as I was coming to Thailand this time, I was anticipating this a lot too.

(fans scream out on cue from the MC and Seunggi gives them fist pump approval… and then does the Son Oh Gong hand-to-ear gesture to hear the screams better^^ so cute and fans loving that. Hwayugi fans def in the houseㅋㅋㅋ)

LSG: As expected~ the passion of the Thai fans is no joke.

T: How is this? Good enough?

LSG: This is brilliant. And once we go into the concert portion, I think it’ll be even higher/louder. (fans scream in response and on cue~ ) I’ll do that for you~^^ (more screamsㅋㅋㅋㅋ Seunggi has a different kind of confidence post-army^^)

T: You work so much, how do you spend your rest time?

LSG: Well coming here tonight and meeting Thai fans is rest time for me~^^ (fans loving his responses!)

[Question~]

LSG: Seems like some people here understand Korean… ahhh a little bit.

(MC talking with audience and T translating to Seunggi)

T: What was the reason you chose Hwayugi?

LSG: When I first read the script, first off, it was fun and the character of Son Oh Gong… if the role was acted well, I thought he would be an awesome main character who could well-fulfill the fantasies of women… and that’s how I decided on it (whoa and this turned out to be so true!!)

T: And it wasn’t because there were many kiss scenes!? (Fans reacting oooohh ahhhh lol. they really loved Hwayugi and Son Oh Gong’s kiss scenes^^)

LSG: When I saw the script at the time, there were no kiss scenes… (everyone like ohhhhh~) But for some reason, I felt there’d be a lot of kiss scenesㅋㅋㅋ

T: There were a lot of action scenes and you were also flying around. Were those action scenes hard and also, did you happen to learn that on the side?

LSG: As for the action scenes, I briefly learned a bit a long time ago. In the case of this drama, rather than your typical actions, it was more imagining and like a manhwa, so I just did the way I wanted toㅋㅋㅋ

T: ㅋㅋㅋ What is doing actions the way you want to?

LSG: The way I imagine doing it.

T: Even still, did the director brief you to some extent?

LSG: Yes of courseㅋㅋㅋ

T: When we think Son Oh Gong, we think of his attire, especially his fur coat. Was that your idea?

LSG: That is tied to the Son Oh Gong character’s backstory~ he was so angry inside when he was exiled as a god, and because he was always cold, he’d wear a fur coat. And the original set-up was that because he was always so angry inside, the character would always drink iced Americanos.

T: Was that your own coat or did they prepare it for you?

LSG: The coat was provided by the production company. In the case of that particular coat, although it looks very warm, but having created it quickly, the (faux) fur shed very quickly!

LSG: And wearing this coat, when I was first fighting the demons for Samjang… when I’d make a fist and move my arm like this, the fur would fly off into Samjang’s mouth and it’d have to be spit out; this happened a lotㅋㅋㅋ

LSG: I was warm for exactly 2 weeks and then very cold afterwards.

T: Was there only one coat made?

LSG: Two were created but one belonged to the stuntman and one for me.

One Response

  1. Thanks for your translation! :)

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