When Infinite’s L used his birth name Kim Myung Soo for his most recent drama role, The Emperor: Owner of the Mask, fans were surprised. After all, it’s been seven years since Infinite’s debut and he has been using his stage name since. But to L, it’s all about showing a different side of himself. He told the media and fans at a public press conference at West Coast Plaza ahead of his fan meeting tomorrow, “I wanted to have a differentiation for my acting career. As you know, I have shown a lot of myself as a singer as L. I want to show a different side of myself as an actor, so I decided to use a different name.”

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Text and images: Hidayah Idris
Additional reporting: Zoe Zeng