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source: xportsnews via nate
This is a good article. I’ll work on translations tonight.
superb!! u’re the best eonni (^_^)b thank you so much for all your hard work to translating for us *huuugs*
Okay..Thank you very much.. Looking forward to it tonight~!!! Kamshamida…
Translations just uploaded! The more I read about him in these articles that tryp96 posts, the more I am proud to be his fan!
is just me or it’s true he looks really tired on 1st picture?? huwaaah take care u’re health Oppa.. hope u will get sleep enough now.. hwaiting ^^
LSG my new bias! Oppa i know you are tired but I can’t stop staring at your sleepy eyes. My weakness ahhhhh! I wish you get to work with Suzy, YYS and SungJoon again in the future. The four of you are my favorites in GFB 🙂 And the funny MBC too haha!
Here is the promised English translation:
Whatever one takes one as a challenge for the first time causes excitement and tension. The people who are watching from the sidelines also become concerned. However, who is Lee Seung Gi? If it’s acting, it’s acting, if it’s singing, it’s singing, if it’s a variety show, it’s a variety show. As a universal entertainer, there’s nothing that he can’t do.
Lee Seung Gi did wonders in the role as the half-human, half-beast, Choi Kang Chi, in the recently finished MBC drama, “The Gu Family Book” to the point that it would be hard to believe that this was his first time acting in a sageuk (Korean historical drama).
No longer looking on the outside like Choi Kang Chi, he appeared for his interview with a well groomed hairstyle and outfit. Although his outward appearance was no longer that of Kang Chi, his gaze remained rather similar as always.
“My first sageuk?” Starting without knowing anything was preferable as I was able to work through the project without difficulties. Because the script writer naturally had powerful writing, I was able to act without overexerting myself. In case I appear in another saguek, I want to act as a character with high status. (laughter) Kang Chi was always kneeling so my knees aren’t in good shape. Although I don’t have to be a king, I think it would be good if I played a character who at least didn’t sit or run. (laughter) The beguiling charm of Kang Chi permeated the air as it exuded from Lee Seung Gi.
My knees weren’t the only part that hurt. Having to wear thick clothes, he had to fight the heat and the insects which consumed a lot of his stamina. More than anything, without special effects, having to shoot scenes where he changed from human to beast form was the most troublesome.
“Since CG (computer graphics) weren’t used when I changed into the beast form, I did the acting. That’s why it was so embarrassing for me while shooting the scenes. It was also difficult for me. During the scene where I was tied up in chains, I was working with the crew and without any strength left, there was a time when I fainted. Because I hadn’t slept much, it was very difficult.”
Even though there were complications, Lee Seung Gi was able to maintain his focus and remained engaged with determination until the very end of filming. With that much focus, the divine creature, Choi Kang Chi, left the Intangible Martial Arts Academy to be reuinted with the reincarnation of Dam Yeo Wool (Suzy) 422 years later. Lee Seung Gi said,”I liked the conclusion of the drama. It’s the type of ending that will leave viewers with their hearts pounding.” He expressed satisfaction as he made this statement.
As Lee Seung Gi said, “The Gu Family Book” is a drama that gives viewers excitement and leaves hearts fluttering. Packed with martial arts action and an underlying ardent melo theme, inside that is Lee Seung Gi and Suzy’s perfect chemistry. Lee Seung Gi was directly asked what kind of junior actress Suzy was.
Throughout the interview, he was in the habit of calling her Yeo Wool from the drama. “I advised Yeo Wool a lot. Instead of pointing out parts that were lacking, I complimented her whenever she did well” he said as he didn’t try to hide his affection towards Suzy who is also a fellow singer as well as an actress.
“I didn’t take my eyes off of Yeo Wool during shooting. I saw each and every expression. Yeo Wool had to give off a good look in her eyes so that Kang Chi’s feelings would also come alive. Yeo Wool’s acting improved so rapidly to the point that I was surprised. In the latter half, my advice no longer became necessary so I was happy and felt comfortable. Suzy’s flexibility was her friend. We fit each other well in the scenes where we had to act together.”
Please excuse the typo in the first line. It’s past 2 am here and I must’ve missed it after translating and typing as soon as I came home from work tonight. It should read:
Whatever one takes as a challenge for the first time causes excitement and tension. I put in an extra “one” after the word “takes”. Tryp96, maybe you can edit this out? It sounds awkward. Thanks for all your hard work on bringing SeungGi related news to us. I am eternally grateful. 🙂
As always thank you so much jerseygirl0420 for spoiling us with detailed translations… you have no idea how much help you’ve given us non-korean speakers…the more I understand Seung Gi’s thoughts the more I admire him not only as a celebrity but as a person. He’s really an amazing guy and I’m proud to be his Airen 😀
The same goes for me. The more I read articles that tryp96 posts about him, the more insight I gain into his character. Seung Gi is truly a humble person who is a super star! I am glad that I am able to be of some help to tryp’s blog. Translations also help me to keep up with my Korean so I don’t mind doing them at all. As long as time allows, I will do my best to help out with translations as much as possible. Sorry again for the typo. I tend to be a perfectionist and I am ashamed that the blatantly visible error in the first line missed my proofreading before I uploaded the translation.
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