This might just be one of the best photo shoots I’ve ever seen from Hyun Bin, absolutely devastating in capturing his mult-faceted gorgeousness without any accoutrements or edginess required. Just Binnie and a camera lounging around a beautifully open and well-lit loft. It’s been 6-months since he was discharged from the military after serving 17 months as a marine and he’s seamlessly picked up right where his career left off when he enlisted at the height of Secret Garden fever. It doesn’t look like he’ll be doing a K-drama anytime soon, mores the pity for us as fans since a drama would allow us to spend months on end staring at his perfection on the screen, but I admit sticking with a movie career is the best move for him. He signed on in April to headline PD Lee Jae Gyu (The King 2 Hearts, Damo, Beethoven Virus) upcoming sageuk movie about the life of King Jeongjo. The movie is tentatively called The King’s Wrath and centers around King Jeongjo’s struggles to cement the power of the royal family in a time where the Noron and Soron factions are fighting to increase their influence. King Jeongjo, for those who need a quick refresher, given name Lee San (Yi San), with the K-drama Yi San depicting his life being one of the recent cinematic attempts to discuss this well-known Joseon ruler. King Jeongjo was the son of Crown Prince Sado, who suffered the horrific fate of being sentenced to death by his own father King Yeongjo (King Jeongjo’s grandfather) and sealed into a large rice chest for eight days. Once King Jeongjo ascended the throne, he gave his dead father a posthumous title and is depicted in history as a wise ruler who looked out for the plight of the common people. The upcoming movie looks to be set primarily in the Palace and will likely be a gritty intense take on Jeongjo’s political battle with his own ministers. This will mark Binnie’s first sageuk role and it’s about time he took the plunge into period territory. He’ll likely sport a beard for the role and I’m all primed and ready for grizzled Binnie. Until then, soak up some of his dimpled sexiness in this Star1 photo spread and BTS video.
Hyun Bin Star1 Photoshoot: