Lee Jong Seok Declines Offer for K-drama Younger and is Not Enlisting for Military Service on Rumored February 2019 Date

There was a two-fer news featuring K-actor Lee Jong Seok to end the week, and both are actually connected. The K-media first reported that Lee Jong Seok was going to be the leading man in upcoming K-drama Younger, and then would enlist after that in February 2019. His side quickly debunked the rumor, saying that Younger was offered to Lee Jong Seok earlier this year and he already turned it down, and further he would not be enlisting in February 2019. I personally think he should enlist as soon as he can and get it over with. As for Younger, it’s the drama about a 40 year old woman who loses her job and career, so reinvents herself as a 27-year old to restart her life. Clearly this drama is moving forward even without Lee Jong Seok and I’m wondering who will be the leading lady other than the first name to pop into mind Jang Nara, except she’s already done this once before with Baby-faced Beauty.

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Lee Jong Seok Declines Offer for K-drama Younger and is Not Enlisting for Military Service on Rumored February 2019 Date — 45 Comments

  1. This sounds exactly like the American show Younger where a 40-something newly divorced mum pretends to be a 26 year old in order to get a job! She has a love line initially with a 20-something year old man, but eventually they don’t work out and now she’s with her 40-something year old boss.

    I wonder of this K-drama Younger is a remake of the American show, and if so, which leading man role Lee Jong Seok was being courted for.

    • Planned remake, but likely not going to push through. The director-writer duo, who did I Need Romance, are pursuing LJS for a TVN drama called “Romance is a Supplement” instead, according to db.

  2. I don’t know why I always feel like he is delaying his enlistment because he’s scared of losing his fans.. He should just enlist now and get it over with. To me his best performances were in Pinocchio and W and his acting in his last drama was definitely not that great. He needs to just take a long break and come back with greater passion and confidence.

  3. LJS is considerina another drama Romance Supplement and not Younger.
    It tells a sweet love story of people in their 30s…

  4. He is not handsome in any form.He can be cute and he has an eye for choosing dramas.He has this “dramatic” attitude that I dont like, he cried during his fanmeet and faked talked his fans to just leave him and they found a better favorite, seriously, so childish.He is vain and show off in his IG posts too, I just, can’t like him.Go enlist, there are many other more popular actors than you that wasnt dramatic and enlisted quietly.If he didnt date psh, I wouls think he is gay.

    • He’s fake and plastic surgery monster why he told his fan’s to leave him? Lol. He even didn’t make top 30 brand male actor for a while. Same with Lee seung gi didn’t even make top CF brand after drama ended.

      • Why CF ranking even matter for these actors? It’s not like they get at least $300 million quaranteed contract like Roger Federer inked with Uniqlo.

      • Actually, it is pathetic to talk about a topic without having real knowledge.
        In fact, none of those who express their opinions have personally attended the fanmeeting or even seen the full video of that event.
        Then, this highlights the immaturity and prejudice of their comments.

    • Whatever you opinion is of him please stop twisting his words that is not how he said it, dont try to turn it into something negative and making others misunderstand

  5. As an 89er isn’t he supposed to enlist this year according to the new military service laws? Plus je already postponed his enlistment last year.
    I wonder if he will have the time to finish filming whatever drama he plans on accepting or if he will end up in a situation similar to Yoon Doo Joon’s.

  6. I’m actually curious, do people really find him handsome or good looking? Because he looks unattractive and his nose is practically melting. Even all that makeup can’t cover that up… His acting is only so-so but i-fans and delulu Lee Ddochi fans think he is a phenomenal actor with good looks and whatever drama he does, he has chemistry with all leading ladies because it’s him and stupid fangirls say they could watch him looking at paint drying when in fact he had no chemistry with Han Hyo Joo or Suzy and he’s always repetitive with his characters and acting. No improvement whatsoever..

      • Hahaha… oh no, this is just a weird dog barking under the sun thinking no one will recognize it by wearing sunglasses 🕶 LOLOL 🤣🤣🤣

    • It’s Turing to Reading your Dame comments time after time. You look like a child who learned only one poem and can not repeat anything else. You have a big problem of prejudice.

      • There are many handsome mediocre actors that have many fans. He isn’t the only one. Give them a drama where they churn out sloppy love lines and the next IT boy comes along.

      • IT boy is rarely over 30. LJS won’t be one if he remains to be so mediocre. His era is over if he remains to act the same…

      • @candycane, I agree. LJS has passed the IT boy stage for some years now and I think he is aware of it. So, spare him some slack. He will be gone from the limelight for two years soon (it could be longer because rarely do actors come back from military with the same or even more fame).

      • Was he ever an IT boy though, during his most popular days, LMH and KSH were way more popular.

    • I´m also curious about you prettyauntumn. Why do you have the need to always make disparaging and cruel comments about Jongsuk? Are you a person who enjoys mistreating others just because you do not like that person, if she does not like something, just look the other way, but you… you´re not like that, because you come back again and again to insult who you do not like.

      • ohh,sorry I rewrite my comment correctly.
        I´m also curious about you, prettyauntumn. Why do you have the need to always make disparaging and cruel comments about Jongsuk? Are you a person who enjoys mistreating others just because you do not like that person´s face?
        A common and kind person, if she does not like something , just look the other way, but you… you´re not like that, because you come back again and again to insult who you do not like.
        Please be kind, even if there is something you do not like. Remember, we talk about human beings like us (and in particular we talk about someone who has done nothing against you personally)

      • @Vera, If you haven’t noticed, I criticize everyone. Nothing personal in this, ok?

      • @prettyautumn oh, sure, I’ve noticed that you criticize many celebrities negatively, but not all. I also read good and comforting comments from you 😊.
        So, if nothing is personal, what kind of satisfaction do you get by attacking others?

  7. I am not even a fan of his.But I feel the shade and venom about his looks here is so unnecessary.Yes his plastic surgery is obvious but what is the difference between him and Park Min Young?Werent people saying in PMY’s article not too long ago that we should only have opinions about plastic surgery when it affects the acting of the actor/actress like when they are failing to emote or its so distracting you cant focus on the story because the visuals are so messed up?

    We can talk about his acting or about his military enlistment.I dont blame him for the crying fest at his fan meeting.He has basis for being insecure.It wasnt a wise decision for him to prolong his army enlistment as long as he has.He should have just gone when the first opportunity came.He isnt that solid with the Korean public compared to the international audience because he doesnt have a mega hit drama or movie to his name.All his dramas just performed ok.His image is also not glowing positive in Korea or at least thats what the online response wants us to believe whenever his name comes up.The time he will be in the army, his peers like Ji Chang Wook, Kim Soo Hyun, Jang Geun Suk, Lee Min Ho and others will be back.But he should trust his fangirls.He has so many of them..i dont think they will switch for another just in one year.Fangirls are loyal compared to fanboys.

    • I think the main difference is PMY has admitted to PS and LJS keeps lying by denying PS. While it is none of our business, this still triggers people to wonder his honesty as a person since his PS is obvious. His acting is repetitive and his image is stale 😖 K-industry generates lots of handsome oppas every year, of coz he is insecure especially when he has no good dramas to show now.

      • Do you have any proof of his denial? If yes them please provide a link because as far as I know he’s never publicly talked about plastic surgery before, unless you consider lack of discourse as proof. You’re talking about honesty and integrity here and yet fail to check your fact, which I guess is a mark of inadequate integrity since you’re technically attacking someone else’s character with insufficient evidence.

  8. I wonder why he cried a week ago on his japan fanmeeting, when he said is fans will see another his drama before enlisting?
    Maybe his date will be sooner than february
    But also last year was revealed he had a knee problem and will serve as a social worker.

  9. Whatever you opinion is of him please stop twisting his words that is not how he said it, dont try to turn it into something negative and making others misunderstand

  10. I’m so happy that I am watching My I.D. is Gangnam Beauty. I suggest that anyone with comments regarding PS should watch it. It really explains the mental state of people who edit themselves and the harsh standards of beauty society has.

    • True. This drama teaches us that honesty is the best integrity. Self confidence also requires hugh efforts to improve. Great drama will lots of eye candies 😉

  11. Instead of actively delaying his service, it seems that he hasn’t got a notice yet since that last one in 2017. I hope he will just take some time off and rest until his enlistment rather than picking up new projects though. It’s just not good timing for him. He really does seem to harbor a lot of anxiety/psychological isues, which I honestly think should be taken care of first.

  12. The amount of toxic here on this site is mind-boggling. I’ll never understand the hate some people have for him, so irrartional, irrelevant, unjustified. Using the “gay” tag as a condescendence to anyone only shows what a big troll you are. It’s not like he can choose what features to be born with. He doesn’t even display effeminate manerisms, idk why he’s even labeled that. So it’s only because of his face? And what’s pathetic about crying in his fanmeeting? How dare he shed such unmanly tears? Song Joong Ki did the same thing back in 2013 before his enlistment, crying in front of his fans worrying about the prospect of their leaving him, and there probably are many who did the same that I just don’t know of. Nobody had any problem then and yet LJS got emotional once and suddenly he’s fake and pathetic lmao. He’s a born skeptic and simply states the obvious, that people are fickle and it’s okay if fans switch lane since he knows waiting is no fun for anyone. How’s that fake, I call that honest and real lol. If you want to believe that he faked his tears to beg his fans to stay or to act holier than thou then keep it to yourself. Stop acting like your negativity and skewed perceptions are fact.
    And calling him vain for posting his own low-quality pictures on his very freaking own instagram account like any other normal person does. If you have a problem with that then YOU are pathetic. Such silly things to be preoccupied with.

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