Looks like Lee Seo Jin did a bunch of interviews after wrapping up his recent drama, and SeungGi’s name came up a few times during the interviews. I’ve been busy with work and was hoping those interview articles would be translated by someone else already… Sorry it’s a little late.
Q: Are you going to visit your close dongsaeng Lee Seung Gi (in the army)?
He’ll be out on his first vacation soon. It is his training period right now. I heard that he even did parachute jumps in the military. He has excellent military discipline; he salutes “Unity” even when talking on the phone.
Lee Seo Jin lives a short distance from Lee Seung Gi’s house. He would meet (with SeungGi) very often by taking the subway alone or driving. When he talks about Lee Seung Gi, you can feel his affection for the dongsaeng.
“SeungGi enlisted at an older age and he went to Special Warfare Command, so I was worried. But I think he’s doing really well in his military life. With the way things are going, I’m now worried that he would stay in the army. Is this what you call a soldier’s constitution [meaning SeungGi is cut out to be a soldier]? I talked to SeungGi on the phone and he said he likes girl group Twice these days. So I asked Taecyeon for a signed CD of Twice and sent it as a package to the army, hahaha.”
“SeungGi is a friend who’s full of passion and fighting spirit. He’s the kind of person that if you throw him something, he’ll spend all night on it. When I travel with SeungGi, if I ask him to find a good place to eat, he would find hundreds of places. One time, we went to Osaka together. SeungGi asked where we were having dinner. I said, ‘I already made a reservation. It’s a Michelin 1-Star (restaurant).’ He asked, ‘What is that?’ I told him a little about Michelin, and afterwards he actually bought a book to study more.”
English translation: tryp96.wordpress.com