Lee Joon Gi sat down for an interview with Allure Korea and talked about his latest hit drama “Flower of evil,” What he did in his year off, his fans and much more!
The interviewer commented that nothing about Lee Joon Gi has changed in the 10 years they have known each other was no marriage news.”
Lee Joon Gi replied, “I have nothing to say about that… It’s not that I don’t want to get married. People ask me a lot about marriage too, and I think about it a lot myself, but … ”
He continued, “I think it’s possible now that I can’t get married, but when I meet someone to be with, I want to. I’ve been thinking about it lately, maybe because the project I shot recently gave me the warmth of a family. ”
The interviewer mentioned that they saw the scene in “Flower of Evil” in which Lee Joon Gi’s character is hanging on an apartment building. “You must have thought, ‘This guy is back to his usual business,'” said Lee Joon Gi. “We shot this scene in three parts: hanging on a building with me, filming indoors and also filming on a constructed outdoor set.”
Lee Joon Gi shared that it was a very fun drama to shoot and commented that he achieved his intended goal. When asked what he meant by that, Lee Joon Gi said, “I stayed focused until the end, and the drama kept piquing the audience. It is always my goal to create meaningful and great works that can convince the viewer. “He shared that the great teamwork between the director, actors and staff throughout the show had allowed him to feel comfortable and just focus on his performance.
“When I first got the offer for ‘Flower of Evil’, I didn’t want to do it,” he said. “I found it too difficult.”
He was asked how he was persuaded to take on the role. “The director is famous for being great at what he does,” he replied. “I thought I couldn’t convey the depth of the character. I also have no experience of having a family of my own. The director told me that at first he had doubts about me too, but after seeing my previous projects he became sure we could show a new side of Lee Joon Gi. He said that while the drama was definitely unique and difficult, it was special and we could leave something to each other. ”
Lee Joon Gi also talked about feeling like he needs to show something new in his next work. He commented, “So far I’ve done at least one project a year, but last year I rested and didn’t even do one. It was because I was scared and weighed down about feeling that I had to show a new side of myself. Works that show my strengths might look like I’m duplicating myself. “He said that the people around him had encouraged him not to take a break.
“It took a year after thinking about various things,” he said. “It’s been a long time to produce lately, so projects will be lost if you don’t make quick decisions.” He shared that he had worked hard to review projects, but had not selected anything yet.
When asked what kind of role he was waiting for, Lee shared with Gi that he wanted to play a romantic melodrama. “I want to show something more relaxed and warm, and I want to do a project that shows a beautiful love when I’m a little bit younger,” he said.
He went on to say that he was also interested in playing a more ordinary character. I explained: “In the past I always wanted to surprise the audience, even if it was a groundbreaking piece of work. Now I’m loosening up more and more. I think as I gain experience and get older, I tend to strive for things that are a little more natural. ”
Lee Joon Gi also shared that he won something during his break. “It could have been a motivation, a deepening of my thoughts or an expansion of my inner world,” he said.
“I was wondering if I was too scared at work,” the actor continued. “The more experience I gain, the more anxious I am. I also hesitate again and again. I think it was all useless. I don’t want to be like this now. While I was resting, I did Jiu Jitsu and earned myself a colored belt. My success last year was getting a Jiu-Jitsu belt. The instructor gave me the belt and said, “Thank you for working hard without a break.” I felt happier than if I had received an award. ”
The interviewer mentioned that Lee Joon Gi is not very open to his private life and asked him if he had any plans yet to run an observation reality show like “Home alone“(” I live alone “).
“I’m getting too unnatural in front of a camera,” explained Lee Joon Gi. “I think people would find it more unlikely than charming. I have received many offers for this, but I don’t think I would be able to act naturally. Viewers are likely to think, “Ah, celebrities are people too,” while watching spy shows! I find it comforting to watch them and think, “Ah, my colleagues’ lives are not that different from mine. I’m not the only one who doesn’t live like a celebrity! ”
When asked if he would rather appear on the talk show “Radio star“Or” Home Alone “, Lee Joon Gi replied,” I’d rather go on Radio Star. ” I like when someone asks me questions and I answer, and I’ve heard from directors that I work hard and be honest so I don’t look like an actor. To the ‘Ask us anythingI also went on to help user interface and then worked hard. ”
Lee Joon Gi was mentioned that this year many people stayed home and re-watched some old dramas. He was asked which drama he would recommend from his own filmography.
“There are a lot of funny ones,” he replied. “There’s nothing I’ve done half-heartedly. It’s old, but I hope you see Time Between Dog and Wolf. “Scarlet Heart: Goryeo” is good too. It’s been popular for four years and has a lot of fans overseas too. If my co-stars do well, it’ll be a hot topic again. ”
The interviewer commented that all of the princes from the drama are outstanding, and Lee Joon Gi replied that the cast was included Nam Joo Hyuk, EXOs Baekhyun, and Kang ha neul. “The fans really want a second season, but this casting couldn’t take place now,” he said with a laugh. “Personally, the drama has expanded my fan base. Even elementary school students like it. There were also a lot of people who said they saw ‘Flower of Evil’ and then ‘Scarlet Heart: Goryeo’. “He joked,” Am I boasting too much? ”
He was told that it is good for actors to be proud of their work. Lee Joon Gi said, “I really like my projects. There are also reaction videos for my work on YouTube. “He shared with a laugh,” When I have a drink in the evening, I watch these and cry with the people in the video. ”
The interviewer laughed and asked if he was still dancing while drinking. “Lately I’ve been singing rather than dancing,” replied Lee Joon Gi. “I like Kim Kwang Seok’s music. I have five wireless microphones at home. In terms of new songs, I like BtsMusic, but hard to sing along to. I just keep singing ‘Blood Sweat & Tears’. It seems like my own song now. ”
Lee Joon Gi is known for his passion and hard work, and the interviewer asked if his motto was still “blood, sweat and tears”. He replied, “That’s right. It means that I do things intensely, but it also means that I give everything I have for everything I do. It would be impossible not to have regrets, but this is how I manage to have the least regrets possible. ”
Check out “Flower of Evil” below!