I thought Ji Sung would be out of the limelight now, over a month after wrapping up his latest drama Kill Me Heal Me and settling into impending fatherhood with expecting wife Lee Bo Young. That’s why it feels like an extra special treat to see a his new pictorial in Elle Korea, a black and white set that somewhere feels like a combination of Cha Do Hyun and Shin Se Ki. The first is the main character of KMHM while the latter is his charismatic bad boy alter personality, or maybe I’m still seeing vestiges of Ji Sung’s impeccable performance in bringing all 7 personalities to life.
I’ve liked him for a long time now and he’s been a leading man for even longer so he’s hardly unknown or underrated, yet KMHM does feel like a breakthrough of sorts. When asked in this interview about his acting in that drama, Ji Sung described it as pushing himself finally past a wall and showcasing everything he can do as an actor. When asked what he wants the most now, his answer is simply to work hard to be a good dad. Awwww, a phenomenal actor, a loving husband, and soon-to-be a doting dad, he’s basically making all the ladies cry with the reminder that he’s totally taken already.
When asked what he wishes he could do, Ji Sung wishes he could take his acting ability today and go back in time twelve years ago so that he could redo his acting career over with the skills he has honed now. You can totally tell that he’s an actor’s actor, the kind that will age beautifully into playing senior roles twenty years from now and still give it his all. Tap of my hat to you, Ji Sung, keep on challenging yourself and treating us to the results.