Lee Dong-wook has gained fame from his amazing acting skills. It’s not just his on screen talents that make him famous though. It’s also his mellow and serious personality plus his sexy look in many ad & fashion photoshoots that grab many of his fans’ hearts.
The Goblin actor has definitely kept everyone talking about his powerful emotional acting on top of his dashing good looks.
Well, if you’re a real fan of Lee Dong-wook, here are some facts that you really should know about him!
He’s saying NO to fantasy roles after Goblin
Lee Dong-wook was interviewed by fashion magazine High Cut. He has received many offers to play fantasy roles after hit tvN drama, Goblin. He declined them all as he doesn’t want to be pigeonholed into just one type of character. This is similar to his experiences in portraying a rich man in previous dramas.
He prefers to act in various roles instead of focusing on one role on screen. In his next appearance, he wants to portray a more realistic character.
Bringing that Goblin aura to Paris Fashion Week
Lee Dong-wook attended the GIVENCHY’s 2018 Spring/Summer Collection showcase at Paris Fashion Week on October 1. Dressed in long brown jacket and pants, the Grim Reaper character vibe was clearly shown during his visit – with his expressionless look and cool model-like strut that we have seen in the drama.
On his Instagram profile, fans complimented his style and hopes that he will be back appearing in more films and dramas.
Was pretty rich… on screen
He acted as Cha Jae-wan, the general manager for CIEL Hotel in Hotel King who seeked revenges on his father who abandoned him and his deceased mother. However, after his father passed away, Ah Mo-ne (Lee Da-hae) took the lead in managing the hotel with Cha Jae-wan’s support.
In Scent of a Woman, he portrayed Kang Ji-wook, a successor to the Line Tour company, enjoying the bittersweet romance and adventures with Lee Yeon-jae (Kim Sun-a).
He made it big in popular hit series My Girl where he performed as Seol Gong-chan, an heir to the L’Avenue Hotel, asking Joo Yoo-rin (Lee Da-hae) to pretend to be his grandfather’s long-lost granddaughter in order to fulfil his grandfather’s dying wish where they are forced to live under one roof but their love slowly blossomed.
His film debut was actually in Arang
He made his first big move to appear on the big screen by acting in Arang (2006) alongside with actress Song Yoon-a
They acted as a detective duo solving the homicide case in relation to a mysterious death of a girl that happened ten years ago. It is inspired by the legendary myth of Arang – a village that mysteriously killed new magistrates.
He’s an Amazing MC
Not only is he a star on screen and magazines, he also has an amazing way of speaking with co-hosts, guests, and audiences in talk shows.
He made his MC debut in Strong Heart together with well-known host Shin Dong-yup from April 2012 to January 2013. Strong Heart invites twenty guests to share funny and emotional stories about their personal lives and being stars.
Last year, he returned as MC with actress Jo Yoon-hee in My Bodyguard, a health show that encouraged people to have a fun and healthy lifestyle.
He is a TRUE variety star
Lee Dong-wook has shown different image as a caring person to fellow casts, handling tasks responsibly, and his agility in performing missions. He appeared in Roommate Season 1 & 2,The Return of Superman, and Running Man.
In Roommate Season 1 & 2, he took care of casts (such as Jo Se-ho and Seo Kang-joon) like close family members. You get to see the cute side of him – lip-syncing to ‘Love is an Open Door’ from Frozen together with Jo Se-ho, shopping with roommates, and even cooking food for them!
He visited Dong-gook and five children as a guest in Return of Superman (episode 126, 127, 137 & 138). Uncle Dong-wook spent quality time with Dong-gook’s children including Daebak, Seol-ah, and Soo-ah. Love and smiles between Dong-wook and children will make your heart flutter.
Lee Dong-wook is a jack of all-trades with cool and dashing looks which you can’t resist. One of the hottest Korean celebrities that you can’t take your eyes off him.