Korean megastar Lee Seung-gi is believed for his internationally a hit TV dramas and flicks, however additionally for his participation in dozens of actuality exhibits, a diversity of unscripted television productions that underscore his naturally playful, upbeat personality. The charismatic singer-actor explained his entice actuality exhibits whereas talking about his latest display, Twogether, which he filmed with Taiwanese actor Jasper Liu.
“I debuted as a singer and seemed in loads of diversity exhibits and drama sequence without extend after,” acknowledged Lee. “For me, all three are very meaningful and every offers me varied joys. I mediate in diversity exhibits, I’ll per chance per chance well also also be my most honest self and would possibly per chance per chance change into in actuality close with the americans I work with, and additionally because it doesn’t delight in loads of principles or boundaries, it would possibly per chance most likely per chance well also also be essentially the most thrilling out of the three.”
For the length of the sequence, by which the megastar duo traveled to six Asian cities—Yogyakarta and Bali in Indonesia, Bangkok and Chiang Mai in Thailand, and Pokhara and Kathmandu in Nepal—Lee naturally assumed the lead. It modified into Liu’s first actuality display and Lee has seemed in dozens, including 1 Evening 2 Days, Running Man, Sisters Over Vegetation, Unparalleled Coronary heart and Fresh Trudge To The West. In Twogether the duo needed to total numerous missions for clues that also can aid them secure their followers’ homes. Lee’s earlier ride proved critical.
“I in actuality delight in several ride in diversity exhibits from the begin of my occupation, and I satisfaction myself in having learned from essentially the most attention-grabbing in the self-discipline,” acknowledged Lee. “For sure there had been times after I wished for better verbal replace abilities or more time or money, however I mediate all of these restrictions are what made Twogether even richer in thunder.”
Whereas facing engaging missions equivalent to paragliding, harpoon fishing, axe throwing and exploring the depths of a vertical cave, the actors, who talk varied languages, needed to secure one arrangement to talk. Their conversations mingled phrases and phrases from both languages and a host of English.
“I modified into very fortunate so that you just would possibly per chance part the enjoyment of bolt with Jasper Liu, with whom I had difficulties communicating, however shared plenty in fashioned,” acknowledged Lee.
When director Cho Hyo-jin first explored the premise for a display about two males from varied linguistic and cultural backgrounds who bolt collectively, he without extend map of Lee.
“Out of your whole celebs I’ve worked with, by diversity exhibits I’ve directed equivalent to Running Man or Busted!, Seung-gi modified into the quickest to mediate on his feet and had essentially the most intuitive working out of actuality exhibits,” acknowledged Cho. “Above all, I believed he had the personality so that you just would possibly per chance bag alongside with others no topic language barriers. In that sense, I modified into confident that Seung-gi would possibly per chance per chance well be ready to lead Twogether better than any individual.”
To location the display’s itinerary, followers sent in recommendations of essentially the most impressive locations in their native land. The numerous recommendations delivered an stunning combination of stunning coastlines, mysterious caves, ancient temples and a floating market. In every atmosphere the duo need to achieve a mission—whether it’s scaling rocks, catching fish, diving off cliffs or taking part in games to set a meal.
“Followers had been going to invite the 2 stars of the display into the metropolis or metropolis that they grew up in, and we created missions that would possibly per chance per chance well be qualified for every destination,” acknowledged Cho. “As soon as the 2 stars total a mission designed to suit the traits of a particular metropolis and overcome unexpected challenges, they at final bag to meet their followers waiting for them. The challenges the pair delight in undergone lengthen the enjoyment and emotions they feel after they bag to gaze the followers.”
“Meeting with followers, for whom I in actuality delight in mountainous gratitude that isn’t continuously uncomplicated to particular, modified into an unheard of ride that wouldn’t had been doubtless if not for Twogether,” acknowledged Lee. “Whereas I bag to meet them at numerous events, visiting my followers in their homes is a particular ride not many americans bag to thrill in.”
Lee enjoys touring and, sarcastically, has a lengthy bucket listing of places to mosey to in his include country. The Hallyu megastar is so well known for his hit songs and roles in the dramas Vivid Legacy, My Girlfriend Is a Nine-Tailed Fox, The King 2 Hearts, Gu Family Guide, You are All Surrounded, Vagabond and A Korean Odyssey, that it’s hard for him to walk Korean streets anonymously. On journeys to varied countries he has in most cases been thunder to walk quietly down busy streets and clutch public transportation.
“Earlier than shooting Sisters Over Vegetation, I in actuality didn’t delight in several bolt ride,” acknowledged Lee. “I’d additionally are inclined to rely on others whereas touring. Nonetheless I in actuality learned plenty from that display and since then, I try to clutch the initiative when touring.”
Scamper has if truth be told broadened his horizons.
“I mediate bolt leads you to new experiences,” acknowledged Lee. “Whether or not that’s fright of nature, or every so in most cases merely seeing how varied americans are residing in varied ways originate air of your country—that itself is a studying ride. As an instance, titillating cultural etiquette, meals custom, or language. Watching numerous cultures and americans namely helps me in my acting, more so than any acting lesson.”
The followers’ internal most recommendations made for a particular ride.
“It modified into simplest doubtless for us to revel in nature and ride what locals would ride since the itinerary modified into in step with our followers’ recommendations,” he acknowledged.
Since bolt is currently restricted thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the sequence offers a welcome peek at some elegant scenery, made your whole more scrumptious by the piquant camaraderie and the fervour with which the celebs face their missions.
“We’re going by a fancy time when all of us throughout the field are prevented from touring,” acknowledged Cho. “Twogether modified into filmed before the pandemic hit all of us, so it captures the free spirit of touring throughout the field, and also you’ll be ready to vicariously fulfill your need to bolt.”
Lee appears to be like to be to be like forward to filming a second season of Twogether. Within the period in-between, he’s a abnormal solid member on the diversity display Master in the Apartment, is additionally shooting yet one other diversity display, and getting prepared for a brand new drama.
“I’ll additionally be taking part in a character quite varied from my past roles in the drama sequence Mouse, which can originate in January of subsequent year, so I’m making prepared for that as we originate shooting in September. And as for my singing occupation, which has been weighing heavy on me since I completed my protection drive service—I’m mute working on it.”