One of the more entertaining cast members, if not the most-entertaining cast member, on Running Man is Lee Kwang Soo. Throughout his 6-year-long tenure on the well-known variety show, the man known as “Giraffe” has been admired by many for being the “weakest player,” often being eliminated first in episodic games. As time went by, he developed a knack for betraying his fellow Running Man cast members for his own gain, especially Haha and Kim Jong Kook.
Apparently, Lee Kwang Soo’s antics have made him one of the more popular, if not the most-popular cast member on Running Man. Through it, many other career opportunities opened up for him including an upcoming lead role in the K-drama remake of popular American HBO series, Entourage.
On the subject of Lee Kwang Soo’s K-drama acting, one of his breakout performance roles was in It’s Okay, That’s Love. In it, he played Park Soo Kwang, a cafe waiter diagnosed with Tourette syndrome. In it, he has an on-screen relationship with Oh So Nyeo, played by Lee Sung Kyung. Though their characters’ relationship was secondary to that of the leads, it was very popular among K-drama fans.
Now Lee Kwang Soo and Lee Sung Kyung will be reunited on an upcoming episode of Running Man and one of its producers has hinted the kind of chemistry they both have.
The news of the involvement of Lee Sung Kyung (pictured above) in an upcoming episode of Running Man was made known recently, as reported by AllKpop. Sung Kyung will be joining another popular Korean actress, Park Shin Hye, as special guests for the “Oh! My Goddess” special episode. One of the producers on set shared some information about said episode, building anticipation and hype before it airs.
“Park Shin Hye and Lee Sung Kyung both do not have much experience on variety shows, but they performed spectacularly. You’ll be able to see their great talent.”
The producer also hinted at a love line between Lee Kwang Soo and Lee Sung Kyung, as reported by Soompi. Given their previous work relationship on It’s Okay, That’s Love and that their characters’ romance were popular, it was only natural for the producer to pair the two together.
“The two people have known each other from the drama It’s Okay, That’s Love. I think that allowed them to have outstanding chemistry. You should give attention to that point in the new episode.”
For those who do not remember what Lee Kwang Soo and Lee Sung Kyung’s characters’ relationship was like on It’s Okay, That’s Love, or have never seen it before, it was beautiful because it showed true love through adversity. Park Soo Kwang (Kwang Soo) would antagonize himself over Oh So Nyeo (Sung Kyung). Both of them worked in the same cafe so they had ample time to spend with each other. Eventually, Soo Kwang and So Nyeo would date despite So Nyeo having multiple boyfriends. Also, the relationship would favor So Nyeo as she would take advantage of Soo Kwang’s feelings using him to give her money and buy her things. Sad thing is, Soo Kwang knew he was being used and that So Nyeo had multiple other boyfriends. Through time, So Nyeo falls in love with Soo Kwang and begins to date him exclusively. It is also through their relationship, she decides to become a psychiatrist.
The “Oh! My Goddess” special episode of Running Man will air on Sunday, June 19. As for It’s Okay, That’s Love, the series can be viewed in its entirety for free with ads, pending region, on both DramaFever and Viki.
[Image via Screen Capture of It’s Okay, That’s Love]