It’s a job well done for Lee Jong Seok as he finished his K-drama W: Two Worlds and celebrated his 27th birthday on the same day. He actually turned 28 in Korean age on his birthday of September 14th, which also makes it a year closer to when he’ll need to check in for military service. There are still the ’87ers who need to ship off so Lee Jong Seok still has plenty of time to pick interesting projects and hone his acting craft, and I think he accomplished both with W.
That the writing got away from him and made his character less and less interesting to me as the story progressed is not on his performance, and for now his Pinocchio turn remains my favorite character and acting output from him. In addition to the successful conclusion of W, Lee Jong Seok also took time to donate to a fan led charity campaign – in lieu of getting him birthday presents, his fans were donating 9,140 won to help in need children pay for surgeries and when Lee Jong Seok found out he donated 9.14 million won to the same campaign. Kudos to both star and fans!