South Korean actor Sung Soon has it all — talent, technique, and flair. In any given role, he manages to perfectly capture his character’s masculine traits, adopting an authoritarian poise and confidence.
Athletic, clean-cut, and suave, Sung Hoon is now stealing the show in two Korean dramas, My Secret Romance and The Idolmaster KR. He is also awaiting his first Korean movie Come Back to Busan Port, which will be released for the first time at the Cannes International Film Festival that kicked off on Wednesday.
In an exclusive interview with the Inquisitr, Sung Hoon shared his thoughts on life, love, and future projects.
Actor Sung Hoon possesses a strange magnetism that attracts young and old, men and women alike. The actor, who often played the arrogant lover boy, has to his credit memorable K-dramas that have bagged top ratings on KBS, SBS, and now OCN.
Sung Hoon got his first big break in 2011 in the Korean drama New Tales of Gisaeng.
International fans started noticing him in 2015 when he worked on two K-dramas, Noble, My Love, which is currently available on Netflix, and Oh My Venus.
On the recently released rom-com My Secret Romance, Sung Hoon said, “This isn’t my first time to play a character who is warm on the inside, but acts cold and selfish on the outside. My character has a lot of ego and is self-absorbed. He only knows himself, loves himself, and is proud of himself until he falls in love with one woman.”
The first episode of My Secret Romance featured passionate kisses with his beautiful co-star Sing Ji-sun. One won’t be surprised if they win the Best Couple award or an award for the Best Kiss.
Sung Hoon cherished the time he spent with actress Sing Ji-sun. “As you can see from the drama, we could work well together and we hit it off,” he said.
Contrary to his reel life characters which often indulge in wooing his ladylove via text messages, Sung Soon believes in traditional modes of courtship.
The actor says he does not believe in ultramodern love that’s sweeping the digital age. He admits that he wouldn’t be able to find true love via phone, social media, or text messaging. “I believe in the kind of love that’s based on trust. I wouldn’t be able to find true love through technology. To fall in love with someone, I need to meet the person and get to know her better,” he said.
The 34-year-old Hallyu star has a long list of Korean actresses he wanted to work with. His personal favorite is the beautiful actress who played the lead in W – Two Worlds.
“Han Hyo-joo is my favorite Korean actress. I would like to work with her,” he said.
“Other actresses who I would like to work with are Chun Woo-hee, Kang So-ra, Seo Hyun-jin, and Song Ji-hyo,” said the actor, who is open to do any role that brings out the best in him.
On his role as the hard taskmaster in the K-drama IdoImasters KR, he said, “I play Kang Shin-hyuk, a genius producer. He is a person who cares more about the growth of his band members. He is realistic and direct in his approach. He seems cold and harsh, but he is truly a warm-hearted person.”
Sung Hoon, who is envied for his well-toned body, used to be a professional swimmer. Butterfly stroke was his specialty. The actor was a member of the National Swimming Team for 14 years, but had to call it quits when he suffered a spinal injury. Nevertheless, Sung Hoon did not allow this setback to take a toll on his good looks. The actor maintains a strict diet chart.
“I try my best to exercise at least twice a week. Before any important shootings, I eat healthy and exercise more than once a day,” he said.
Sung Hoon believes manners maketh man. Doling out a message to his fans, he said, “If you are blessed with good manners, you are the most precious person in the world.”
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