While the upcoming time-travel romance and life choices K-drama Marry Him If You Dare (Mirae’s Choice) has released the first official stills for Yoon Eun Hye, Jung Yong Hwa, and Han Chae Ah, leading man Lee Dong Gun has been conspicuously missing. The fact that he’s been away from the entertainment world for five long years makes me even more impatient to see what’ll he’ll look like in this drama. Now my question has been answered because the variety program Entertainment Relay interviewed Lee Dong Gun on the set of MHIYD and he’s styled like a less odious version of the stereotypical newscaster/anchorman. I’m not digging the slicked back hair AT ALL, but accept that it’s part and parcel for his role. Imagine him sporting the scruffy facial hair and rebel leather duds from Lovers in Paris here. Yeah, not gonna happen. I do hope when he’s not on the job he gets to look less suit-and-tie, and his hair is allowed to blow in the wind more. For his short interview on Entertainment Relay, the reporter asked if he had confidence to win the heart of the leading lady and he laughed and said no way, Jung Yong Hwa has considerable charm and talents as well. Very diplomatic answer. He did make a promise that if the drama hit 20% in ratings, he would do anything including an episode of Guerilla Date or even a freestyle dance in public with Jung Yong Hwa. Ha, this I gotta see! This interview slightly mollified me from my growing annoyance at the lack of Lee Dong Gun goodies from the drama. There is definitely this tinge of sadness in his eyes and a more grounded air about him after all he’s gone through in the last few years. I’m even more interested to see how his acting has changed from the time away.
Lee Dong Gun for Entertainment Relay: