Wait, I’m not done talking about this guy.
When last we checked in with Lee Seung-gi, he’d just been stabbed in the eye with a prop knife and was apologizing to the cast and crew from the hospital for the resulting delay in their shooting schedule. Sure enough, he was back on set after a weekend’s worth of recovery and he’s fine.
The last episode in which the accident was filmed concludes with his fight with his assassin in darkness and it ends with his cry of pain and I don’t know if it was the shot in which he got hurt or some totally innocuous take, but I assure you that we all had to talk about how uncomfortable it made us feel on the Internet for days after. God, it was wrenching.
Anyway, so now the series is ending and I’ve caught myself thinking, wow this kid can really act. His character is a ridiculous ball of sulky angst, but he manages to make it very compelling and I thought to myself, you know, with the right stylist, this guy could totally be hot stuff. Plus, he’s “in a relationship” with Girl’s Generation’s Yoona, which is just… well, I don’t imagine you understand the significance, but it’s like… it’s like… suffice it to say that he gets a LOT of pictures taken on the red carpet, let me put it to you that way.
Anyway, so I go over to Wikipedia because I can never remember how old he is (27), and I discover that the guy - oh, did I mention that he started in music? Singer. Then actor. Then game show host. Seriously, I can’t make this shit up. - Anyway, this singer/actor/game show host graduated with honors with a degree in International Finance, and then he got his Masters in International Finance, and NOW he’s pursuing a Masters in studying acting while juggling a billion projects and starring in a television series that stabbed him in the eye.
So yeah, Yoona chose him. I get it.