You know Lee Kwangsoo as the bumbly (and sometimes traitorous) cast member of Korean variety show Running Man, but you’ll get to see a very different side of him in an upcoming South Korean remake of HBO’s Entourage. Yes, that racy American TV series about the misadventures of an actor and his friends.
Which begs the question – will Kwangsoo have any intimate scenes in the show?
“I can’t reveal too much about it at this point, but I can tell you that I do have some intimate scenes, as well as scenes with skinship,” says the actor in a closed-door press conference held yesterday at Changi Airport. He was in town to celebrate the first anniversary of beauty store Shilla Beauty Loft, located in the departure hall of Terminal 3, which offers pre-flight beauty treatments from brands like Chanel, Dior, SK-II and La Prairie.
As the ambassador of The Shilla Duty Free, the 1.9m-tall actor also held an autograph session with his legion of adoring fans at the airport.
Speaking more about his upcoming role on Entourage, Kwangsoo said that his personality is a complete 180 from his character.
“My character brags a lot. He has a good heart, but he is unable to express his emotions. He looks irritated and annoyed. In real life, I’m quite different from him. I express my feelings more than him, I don’t really get annoyed and I’m not nasty to people,” he says.
We can attest to that – during the autograph session, he was super accommodating to his fans, taking selfies with each of them and even giving out hugs when asked. And during the press conference, when we asked him what’s the secret to becoming “Asia’s Prince” – a nickname he earned on Running Man due to the warm reception he receives in countries like Vietnam, Macau and Thailand – he got flustered and seemed a little embarrassed.
“That is a great honour [to be referred to as Asia’s Prince]… probably too much honour for me. I think my friendly image on Running Man endeared me to many people. Thank you all so much.”