HANDSOME Korean actor and singer Seo In Guk thinks that being able to see ghosts is a unique and incredible power. It would be great if I have such power and can use it to befriend ghosts, but it probably wont change the fact that Im scared of them, he says in a recent interview.
Whatever it is, I still wouldnt want to see them.
Seo recently starred in the highly acclaimed Korean drama The Masters Sun, a supernatural romance series whose reruns are now airing on Sundays at 8.45pm on ONE HD (Astro channel 393). Thankfully, his character is not the one with the ability to see spirits. He plays Kang Woo, a former soldier hired as the head of security at a shopping mall which Joo Joong-won (So Ji Sub) runs.
Kang Woos neighbour, Tae Gong Shil (Gong Hyo Jin), suddenly has the ability to see ghosts after being in an accident. The evil spirits want her to fulfil their last wishes and this leads her to become an outcast. She discovers that the spirits are banished when she touches Joong Won, so she begins working for him. They become closer over time, and this doesnt sit well with Kang Woo who has developed feelings for Gong Shil.
Kang Woo might be a romantic, someone who looks gentle on the outside. But he is actually a tough and charismatic man. His level-headed character is what I like most about him, Seo says.
Similar to Kang Woo, Seo has experienced a one-sided love before. I made an elaborate confession but it didnt work out. It broke my heart.
Gong Shil is older than Kang Woo; and Seo says he doesnt mind dating someone older. I think that love has no age boundaries. I would prefer an intelligent woman over a pretty one.
Meanwhile, when Gong Shil wrecks her high school rival Tae Yi Ryungs (Kim Yoo Ri) wedding, the latter fights back by seducing Joong Won, but finds herself attracted to Kang Woo instead. Working with more experienced actors So, Gong and Kim have been a wonderful experience for Seo, who says they became close during filming. The atmosphere was great, cheerful and harmonious. I felt at ease working with them.
The series was filmed in mid-June last year, which was summer in Korea. My role as a security officer required me to be decked in formal wear even for outdoor filming locations. I cant forget how hot it was.
To prepare for the role, Seo underwent a strict diet and lost 10kg over three months. He is a charismatic security officer and to fit the role, I had to work out and go on a diet. I also studied the role to ensure that I am convincing enough as a security officer.
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