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Healing Camp: Episode 3 (Guest: Ji Sung)

This man! I’m totally in love with Ji Sung’s performance in Protect the Boss, and his recent guest appearance on the new SBS talk show, Healing Camp, made me enamored with Ji Sung, the man behind the camera.

EPISODE 3: Broadcast on August 1, 2011.

Healing Camp is an outdoor talk show hosted by Lee Kyung Kyu (Qualifications of Men), Kim Je Dong (Night After Night), and actress Han Hye Jin (Thorn Birds, Jejoongwon).

 

As they introduce today’s guest, Ji Sung comes running out, jumping a good 3-4 feet into the air, pumping his fist, and shouting, “Yahoo!” Han Hye Jin, who is under the same management agency, runs to greet him.

In the first segment of the show, while soaking his feet in a bucket of water, the guest is given the opportunity to praise himself.

Ji Sung’s first self-praise: “I’m well-mannered!”

Because both his parents were educators, Ji Sung explains that they were very strict with him about having good manners. Since he was young, he called his parents “eomoni” (mother) and “abeoji” (father), as opposed to the more casual “umma” (mom) and “appa” (dad).

As a child, he gasped from shock when he went over to his friend’s house and heard his friend speaking to his parents with banmal (casual speech), when he had always used respective speech to his own parents. Lee Kyung Kyu comments that his family sounds like one from a sageuk. And he reacts with greater shock when Ji Sung explains that he used to kneel in front of his dad when his father spoke.

 

Ji Sung reenacts his father cleaning his cue stick and turning around to face him, and the intimidation he felt. As he explains, the music from The Godfather plays in the background. LOL.

In response to Kim Je Dong’s question on whether his father ever spanked/hit him, Ji Sung answers, “Of course.” But then afraid of putting his father in too negative light, he adds, “Out of love.”

Lee Kyung Kyu: Is your father also good looking?
Ji Sung: Of course! Because he’s my father.

After retiring from his job as a principal, Ji Sung’s father ran for a superintendent position. For the election campaign, his father placed Ji Sung’s photo next to his own on his campaign poster. Unfortunately, his father still lost the election.

Ji Sung’s second self-praise: “Since returning from military service, I’ve gained more confidence in acting.”

He went to the military when he was 30 years old, and so most of his army colleagues were 10 years his junior. His fellow celebrity colleagues in the military included actors Hong Kyung In (King Gwanggaeto the Great), Lee Min Woo (The Princess’s Man), Yoon Kye Sang (Best Love), and Park Gwang Hyun (Pink Lipstick). Right below them were singers Moon Hee Jun and Kim Bum Soo.

When in the military, all the celebrities on TV seemed like people from a different world from them. So celebrities in the military avoid watching TV entertainment shows out of envy for their civilian colleagues.

Ji Sung made a cameo in a movie with Kwon Sang Woo and Song Seung Hun when he was first discharged from the army. Although they’re his friends, when Ji Sung saw them again on set, he felt nervous like he was encountering celebrities for the first time and needed to get their autographs.

Like a typical Korean man, Ji Sung keeps remembering more things he wants to talk about regarding his army duty. Kim Je Dong asks if Ji Sung perhaps wants to redo his military service. Ji Sung: “Ehhh, well, if it’s for the good of the country! (laughs)”

The second segment of the show is about getting to know yourself by how you are portrayed to others.

In this segment, the guest can also have the food of his choice. Ji Sung’s pick – ramen!

When Ji Sung first made his debut in the drama KAIST (1999), he had weighed 85 kg. He believed that a man should have a good physique, but when he actually appeared on TV, he realized that the TV made him look not like someone with a good physique, but just fat.

The next manager he met suggested that Ji Sung do two things: 1) change his name, and 2) lose some weight.

He made his debut using his real name, Kwak Tae Geun, but started using a stage name, Ji Sung. At first, his full stage name was Chae Ji Sung, but they decided to drop the “Chae.”

And as for his weight, he lost 13 kg in 3 weeks by not eating, and just working out. (So unhealthy!)  But one day, he was eating a salad and his manager was eating ramen right next to him. After the manager was done eating, there was some soup left and Ji Sung grabbed the bowl to have some of the soup. But before he could have a single sip, the manager smacked the bowl from his hands.

He was so pissed – all he wanted was to try a bite of that ramen! And so he didn’t speak to his manager for the next two days.

 

Ji Sung laments about the expectation that male leads always have to have a great body with a six-pack abs. So he’s currently filming Protect the Boss, and the character he plays is funny, playful, and cute. He firmly declared to others that for the sake of his character, he refuses to diet for this new role. He smiles like a little boy as he explains that he is eating to his heart’s content these days.

It’s hard for actors not to be concerned about their physique, and it is especially true for Ji Sung because he easily gains weight. He loves ramen, but he is forced to avoid it. As soon as any of his drama ends, he goes right back to eating whatever he wants, such as eating ramen right before going to sleep. It’s his greatest “healing food.”

Ji Sung has his own way of cooking ramen. He mixes ramen from two different brands, one that is spicy and another that is seafood flavored. As he takes a lick of the ramen soup powder, he smiles, “Just the sight of the ramen powder makes me happy.”

And how did his ramen turn out? Oops, he added too much water! The MCs decide to just play along that Ji Sung’s ramen turned out absolutely delicious!

As the MCs eat first, Ji Sung starts getting scared that they’ll finish all the ramen and not leave any for him. He slowly starts to ask, “Why are you eating it all?”

While the guest eats, the hosts read comments left by viewers on reasons why they like or hate Ji Sung. Before they can even start, Ji Sung is already busy taking a bite of the ramen. He wasn’t kidding when he said he loves ramen.

He gets ready to take his second bite, when Kim Je Dong reads the reason why one person said he doesn’t like Ji Sung. “Ji Sung is a good actor, but he doesn’t have many hit movies or dramas.”

Upon hearing the comment, Ji Sung stops eating and says, “Oh, I really can’t swallow the food.” He tries to explain that whatever the ratings may be, all his past works are precious to him. But he admits that as soon as he heard the comment, his brain went, “Huh? I don’t have any hit dramas?”

Ji Sung takes another bite of the ramen, but this time, Han Hye Jin reads a viewer’s comment on why he likes Ji Sung. “Ji Sung changes his image with every new project, so I like that he seems like a quality actor.” Upon hearing this new comment, Ji Sung’s face brightens up and he can’t hide his happiness.

Next is another reason why a different viewer doesn’t like Ji Sung. “Ji Sung has such a pretty face, I don’t like that he looks like a 기생오라비.”* (Note: 기생오라비 is a derogatory way to describe a pretty boy by comparing him to a gisaeng.)

Ji Sung acknowledges that it’s true and that he hears that comment often. He explains that his face perhaps lacks the depth that makes a good actor.

Han Hye Jin reads a compliment this time, as one viewer shares she likes how Ji Sung seems to be a good on-screen kisser.

Ji Sung had a kissing scene in all his past projects, but he was asked to choose the most memorable one. He picks his kiss with Kim Min Jung in New Heart. In the scene, Kim Min Jung’s character was awaiting result from a HIV test and Ji Sung’s character kisses her to show that he won’t avoid her.

Ji Sung says he envies veteran actors who do kissing scenes well because they’re able to convey the subtle feelings of that moment when the characters first realize they’re in love with each other. Even when their eyes meet in the middle of eating ramen…

Personally, he thinks the male actors should show their chiseled jaw in the kissing scenes.

The MCs ask Ji Sung and Han Hye Jin to demonstrate a kissing scene.

Han Hye Jin: With me?
Ji Sung: Then who do I do it with? Do I kiss the air by myself?

And so they demonstrate…

They’re eating ramen, and their eyes meet. He grabs the back of her neck and approaches her for a kiss, never forgetting to position his jaw to face the camera.

Still another viewer shares that she likes how Ji Sung’s smile makes her heart flutter.

The hosts ask him to demonstrate such a smile.

And afterwards, this is his reaction to himself.

Han Hye Jin says that Ji Sung seems like the type who would have a lot of aegyo (act cute) in front of his girlfriend. Ji Sung acknowledges that he does. For example, he puffs air into his cheeks.

Another viewer says Ji Sung seems like he’d sing to his girlfriend over the phone. Ji Sung again acknowledges that he does at night before going to bed. At first, he sang passionately, but he later started to think that singing thus might not sound too good over the phone. So instead, he changed his tactic and started singing more softly when singing to her over the phone.

Any special events he did for his girlfriend?

On his girlfriend’s birthday, he set off fireworks in front of her house so that she could see them from her balcony. He worked on it with his manager, but it was difficult because they had to make sure to get it done before it was too late lest they receive complaints from the neighbors.

He said his girlfriend was touched as she watched the two men run away after the fireworks went off, in fear that the police would arrive.

Another viewer shares that she doesn’t like Ji Sung’s stage name. That, in addition to Lee Kyung Kyu’s earlier comment that the name “Ji Sung” sounds countrified, makes Ji Sung wonder whether he should change his stage name again.

Night has arrived. They begin with Ji Sung singing, and when he’s done, a herd of ducks passes by. Ji Sung jokes that he’s close to ducks and growing up, his nickname was “Duck” because of his name KWAK Tae Geun. Kwak, quack, kwak, quack…

Ji Sung’s original dream was to be a baseball player. In order to be a baseball player, he needed to transfer to a school with a baseball team. He gathered his courage to tell his dad that he wanted to be a baseball player.

His dad, who wanted his son to become a teacher, dropped what he was doing and hit Ji Sung. Since then, he never shared with his dad about his dream and gave up on being a baseball player out of fear for his dad.

In his sophomore year of high school, his father bought him a VCR. The first movie Ji Sung rented was Rain Man. Watching Dustin Hoffman play an autistic man, Ji Sung at first thought Dustin Hoffman truly had autism. When he learned that it was pure acting, it left such a big impression on him that he decided he wanted to become an actor as well.

Ji Sung applied to become a theater major in college, while lying to his dad that he was applying for economic or political science major. However, he ended up failing all his college admissions.

One day, his uncle decided to give him a hand and introduced him to a drama producer for MBC. Ji Sung thought this would be his big break, but when he went to see the producer, he just simply wished him good luck and told him to work hard.

The producer told Ji Sung to let him know if he could be of help, and Ji Sung made one request – to help him gain access to the broadcasting station. The drama department office was on the third floor of the building, and at the entrance, they used to lay out all the different drama scripts for the managers and actors to pick up. Ji Sung used to steal each of the script and sneak into the filming set. In the dark, he secretly watched the actors as they acted, comparing their acting to what was written in the script.

Back then, he just had blind faith that he would be joining them one day. His dream was not to become a star, but he just simply wanted to act. Just watching the actors as they act brought him great happiness.

One day he was watching the first episode of KAIST on TV, and he decided that that’s the drama he wants to be in. He watched as the ending credit rolled by, and took note of the name of the drama’s production company.

Ji Sung called 411 and found out their phone number. When a secretary picked up his call, he asked her what he needed to do to be in the drama. She laughed, but told him that they will be holding an audition for a character that will be making a short appearance in a later episode and told him to stop by if he was interested.

When he went to the audition, everyone else who was auditioning were people he saw on TV. He felt discouraged, and considered just going back home. But there, he met the famous scriptwriter, Song Ji Na (Story of a Man, Legend, KAIST, Sandglass). He bravely told her that he would like to be in the drama as a new character and even suggested one for her.

Scriptwriter Song took interest in Ji Sung and actually did create a new character designed for him. Ji Sung finally made his acting debut.

His next big opportunity came with All In. He heard a rumor that they were having a difficult time casting for the second male lead. Many actors did not want to act alongside Lee Byun Hun, afraid that they would be compared.

So once again, Ji Sung went to the production company himself. The director asked him what he was doing here. Ji Sung replied that he really wanted the role. The director looked hard at him, and finally replied, “Okay, it’s yours.” The rest of the production crew, including the assistant directors, expressed shock, wondering why they waited this long only to cast someone like him.  The director of All In later revealed that he decided to give Ji Sung the role because he appeared manly.

Ji Sung believes that when you want something, you must go for it yourself. Opportunities don’t come by just by waiting around.

Screenwriter Song Ji Na was the person who helped Ji Sung have more confidence in his looks. He used to hate his square jaw, but she was the one who told him that she likes his jaw.

When starting out, new actors get severely scolded for poor acting. Ji Sung was no different. He was so stiff acting out his role in KAIST that the assistant director had to stop him to ask what he was doing. Ji Sung replied, “Acting?”

Eventually, he had to do 10 takes over and over again for the same scene. The camera director and the rest of the crew got angry. Ji Sung even heard someone say, “Who casted him?” They all decided to take a 10 minute break and left the set. The lights turned off, and he sat alone in the dark.

 

A costar, Kim Jung Hyun (King Gwanggaeto the Great, Giant), came over and consoled him that it’s okay. But at that, tears started to stream down Ji Sung’s eyes.

He ran to the bathroom to cry. But he couldn’t cry freely because he was afraid that the tears would stain his face, and he would anger the makeup artist if he had to ask her to redo his face. Instead, Ji Sung held on to the toilet and positioned his face to face down so that the tears would drip down vertically.

Han Hye Jin agrees, and explains that when she’s having a hard time and need to cry, she also does the same thing.

Kim Je Dong can’t hide his fascination at this strange world of actors.

Ji Sung shares his story of when he first hosted the live music show program, Music Camp. Because of the loud audience, he couldn’t hear anything of what his co-host was saying or even his own voice. His hands were shaking while holding the microphone.

At the end, he announced the first place winner for the week. It was finally time for the hosts to saying their closing statements, and as he waved goodbye, he realized that the winner’s trophy was still in his hands. It turned out that he forgot to give the trophy to the winner.

As for his father, Ji Sung had still kept it a secret from him that he became an actor. One day his dad called and asked if he was on TV. Ji Sung lied and told him no. But about two weeks later, his dad saw with his own eyes his son on TV and called again. He was enraged, and threatened to come to the TV station himself to come get his son.

The next day, Ji Sung warned the assistant director that his dad may come over and cause havoc. But his dad did not end up showing up.

 

Ji Sung’s father finally accepted his son’s career when Ji Sung got a leading role.

Now his dad is so proud of him, and when they go out in the public together, he likes to point to Ji Sung and ask others, “Don’t you know him?” And when others recognize him, his dad smiles pleased.

One day when Ji Sung went back to his hometown, his dad had him come to the school where he was a principal at, cancelled classes, and had Ji Sung sign autographs for all 1000 students at the school.

His parents went though a very difficult divorce when Ji Sung was 20 years old. But whereas he ran away from it all when he left home for college, his sister had to bear the brunt of watching their parents divorce. Even now, he feels guilty towards his sister in this aspect. He hated that his entire family had to split like this, and so his unmarried younger sister currently lives with him.

The final segment of the show is where the guest receives a letter from a mysterious person.

Ji Sung’s letter was from his mother. She writes to her son about how proud and thankful she is for him. And then he pauses and laughs as he reads, “Oh right. You often complain about your height, but you’re still taller than some of my favorite actors, including Kimura Takuya and Yamada Takayuki. Being short doesn’t mean that your acting falls short. Even if you’re not tall like a giant, Ji Sung, you’re perfectly handsome.”

And then Ji Sung pauses again seeing what his mom writes next and exclaims, “Mother!”

She writes, “Can’t you do something about that cigarette?” She continues, “I trust that you’ll quit before long.”

Once done reading, Ji Sung says there truly is no gift greater than a letter. But why did she have to bring up about his height in the letter?!

The MCs confess that they’ve been completely taken in by Ji Sung’s charm and frankness during this interview. And well, I was too.

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  1. estel

    Awwww, he’s adorable! I’m totally digging his character in PTB, which is interesting because I wasn’t even wanting to watch it at all. But I’m glad I did – his character is fascinating, and Ji Sung is killing it. ^_^

  2. Kristal

    Aww, I’ve kinda had a soft spot for him since I saw ‘Save the Last Dance For Me’. I cannot wait to see Protect the Boss. The softsubs for first two episodes are almost out! *happy happy joy joy dance*

    1. Laica

      Who is doing the softsubs for this? Because I’m watching it with partially completed Darksmurf subs, and I understand more if I don’t read the subs, lol.

      1. nonski

        episode 1 is 96%qc edited, episode 54.5%qc edited at darksmurfsub

        1. Laica

          Thanks nonski! :)

  3. Fanderay

    Thanks for the recap! I love watching Ji Sung so much that I managed to get through all of Royal Family. He’s just one of those people that mysteriously sucks me in.

    1. Kristal

      I feel ya! He got me through Swallow the Sun AND Royal Family.

    2. blue

      Keke, you guys are much better than me… I quit both Royal Family and Swallow the Sun in the middle of it. Although I did end up picking up the last few episodes of RF to find out how it ends. Let’s just say I shouldn’t have.

      Now that I think about it, I have never liked any of the dramas that Ji Sung was in. I know many people liked New Heart, but I didn’t like that either. But I’m really hoping that Protect the Boss changes this pattern because I really liked the start.

      I could testify that Ji Sung really was an awful actor when he started out, but ever since New Heart (which was the first drama he did after his military service), he’s gained my respect as an actor. I think he’s a solid actor, even if I’m not always a fan of his dramas.

      And ever since this interview, I became a fan of him as a person. He seems very genuine, and not someone who just puts on air.

      1. Kristal

        New Heart was kinda meh to me but Ji Sung had some really cute moments in it.
        Swallow the Sun was terrible, Royal Family was bad, and Save the Last Dance I actually liked as cheesetastic as it was. It was one of the first dramas I watched though so that probably accounts for a lot of my feelings towards it. Not gonna lie, I have the dvd set too.

        I never even made it to the adults section of All In so I can’t say anything about his performance there or the quality of the drama overall.

      2. alexe

        Did you watch King’s woman , a sageuk ? He was awesome in that drama . Honestly Protect the boss is the first drama in which I believe he can act well – apart of the sageuk I mentionned ) . Thank you for this post !

  4. Laica

    Wow fascinating! I’m partway through Protect the Boss episode one anbd I’m loving it! It’s so wacky in a good way and I love Ji Sung’s character. And interesting how he had such a strict father growing up, I wonder if he’s tapping into that with this new role.

    I never even thought about how an actor would cry without messing up their makeup. Crazy.
    Thank you for the translation!

  5. thundie

    Aww, this is such a fun read! And that bit about him crying in the toilet but letting the tears drip vertically so they wouldn’t ruin his makeup… So touching.

    I finished Royal Family, Fanderay. Don’t ask what I think of the ending.

    1. Kristal

      WTF was that ending?! So lame. That show lost me like halfway through even though I did tough it out to the end.

  6. kcomments

    Aww…thanks for sharing, this giddy girl loves him so much in Protect the Boss, jaw-dropped hilarious yet heart wentching, woo hoo!

  7. SprinkledPink

    My love for Ji Sung just shot up after reading that interview/recap. He sounds like a genuine, nice, every day guy.

  8. caffeinate_me

    Wow, color me impressed. What other actor gets his start by having Song Ji Na tailor-make a character for him? And then gets cast opposite Lee Byung Hun and Song Hye Gyo in the second biggest Hallyu hit ever (after Winter Sonata )? I am in awe. And I dunno if that viewer was just smoking crack or something, but this guy has been in some pretty big hit dramas, Hallyu-wise. Swallow the Sun, New Heart and Save the Last Dance for Me did pretty well overseas, and I’m not even counting the juggernaut that was All In . Maybe he’s one of those actors that don’t so well domestically but are considered Hallyu superstars?

    1. blue

      I don’t think All In counts because everyone knows that drama was Lee Byun Hun’s vehicle. But although you can argue that all his other dramas were of modest success, I too thought of New Heart because that drama was very successful domestically, having a consistent ratings in the 20% and later reaching 30s.

      I think they were just purposely trying to get a reaction out of Ji Sung with that viewer’s statement because I don’t think it was a very true statement either.

      1. caffeinate_me

        Oh, I forgot to thank you for such a great article. It was a fun read and I learned an awful lot about Ji Sung. I’m not much of a fan, and like you, I think Protect the Boss is the first drama I actually liked him in. I never really cared for the others, they were meh to me. I think it’s because I’ve never seen him do comedy before, and he seems to be pretty good at it. I’ll probably pay more attention to it when Heartstrings ends (gasp!no more Shin) and the subtitles are out :D.

  9. kay

    aww this was fun to read. thanks for translating!

  10. nonski

    i had fun reading this blue coz i am one of those ji-sung’ fans. :)

    i love him in “save the last dance”. it is one of my fave dramas.

    the part that amazed me the most is when he was crying in the toilet and had to make sure his make-up isn’t ruined. poor ji-sung :(

  11. schwertkrabbe

    oh my god, this was the first long interview where I can get informations about Ji Sung!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
    I first became his starstruck fan when watching Swallow the sun (2009) then Save the last dance (2005) with Eugene. I can’t wait to watch Protect the Boss, but his hair kind of scares me off. But well, he’s a goofy character so I will definitly give it a try. As soon as the subs are out. If you’re thinking about recapping it on your blog I’d read it. ^. ~

    I was really smitten by Ji sung as Jongwoo in Swallow the Sun (but didn’t watch All In, it didn’t capture my interest within the first 10 min) and he became my big inspiration for a character in my second novel. I even named the character after his character XD
    He’s not tall, that’s true, but he looks so hot and especially with his jaws that he became one of my favorite actors. *___*
    Thank you so much for the detailed recap of the interview. It’s hard to get any eng sub interviews of korean actors. If I find any than only from idols. But for my writing I’m more interested in actor interviews.
    Greetings!

  12. missjb

    thanks fot the article. it seems protect the boss is worth watching. So many good review pop up. Thank you!

  13. sandy

    I have to admit that I am not interested in him but I am a big fan of his girlfriend LBY he sounds like an ok boyfriend but from the way they talk about each other they seem more like close friend rather than ardent lovers

  14. bonita

    I was grinning like an idiot all through. I have a huge jisung crush, courtesy of royal paemaeri and I’m waiting until there are more episodes before watching protect the boss and I love reading how great it is! Thank you very much for posting this!

  15. zgznoona

    Thanks for this interview. I haven;t seen any of his previous works,but I’ve seen the the first to episodes of PTB and I’m liking his character. He seems to be a very down to earth person and I like that. I also like, if the information in his profile is true, that we were born exactly the same day, so he won points in my heart just for that. :)
    Once again thank you for this recap of his interview

  16. supah

    This is a tres insightful interview, I loved reading it, merci bleu.
    I’m really enjoying Protect the Boss… But more than Ji Sung–who I’d only ever watched previously in All In — Boss is OWNed by the magnificent Choi Gang-hee, a snarktastic Kim Yeong-ok and Jeong Gyu-su as an old-skool Kung Fu master-stroke-dad. (heart) Oh and the score.

    How sweet is Kim Jung-hyun? Really. (Lee Tae-ran you lucky woman!)

    1. blue

      And don’t forget Park Young Kyu! He’s awesome as Ji Sung’s dad!

      Why lucky Lee Tae Ran? Did they date before? I know Kim Jung Hyun married a non-celebrity woman in 2009.

      1. supah

        Apparently, they’ve been romantically linked, seriously, for a while now, from 2009 at least?
        They’ve probably already secretly tied the knot too. I think they make a really unusual but HOT couple.
        Yes! Park Young-kyu is great. Hee!

        1. supah

          Oh… and seriously? What is this about his marriage to someone who isn’t Lee Tae-ran? How confusing, haha.
          Oh, btw, adore the Soulmate header, the rain scene. :)

        2. blue

          Yeah, he married a former video journalist. I’ve seen her photo… definitely not LTR. They had their first daughter earlier this year.

          I just looked up the news article that you may have read. It’s a 2009 article and it mentioned both Lee Tae Ran and Kim Jung Hyun as dating, but not each other. I think it may have confused people that they were dating each other because I too had to read the article carefully. It was such a weirdly written article.

        3. supah

          Ohhh… Now you’ve just burst my happy bubble. I was gonna loudly proclaim them as being my fave celeb couple, ever.
          He has a daughter… aw, sweet.

    2. nikesma

      Ahha. And I can’t believe how comical is the 2nd female lead? How twisted she is, can’t believe she can pull that off. Among all, I think I’m most surprised by her character, and gosh Ji sung, no words can describe how I love his character! I love how he’s unconsciously protecting her despite her being strong and all. And I love how their relationship is first build on trust. XD

  17. mizweng

    I totally love this… Thank you for sharing this interview with us… Am not really a big fan of Ji Sung but I don’t hate him either… I find him to be a very good actor tho and I was able to watch most of his drama, including RF (which until this day I can’t understand why I stuck with it)… But after knowing that he’s dating LBY for quite some time, my interest with him as a person perked up… And reading this article further confirmed my belief that he is not just another good actor with a pretty face, but a fun, honest, hard working, sweet man-child… I am seeing him in a different light now and I wish him more success in his acting career and that his relationship with LBY will end up in marriage… they do look good together!!!

  18. DramaQueen

    Thanks for the article – it’s really fascinating how he is in real life. Crying over the toilet like that – I like his honesty! I’m glad that Ji Sung has chosen a good show with PTB – the last few dramas he was in didn’t really catch my attention at all, though I’ll bear through it all just to see him walk around and talk! Hah…

  19. leilovely17

    Aww hes definitely adorable. I especially love the fact that he just wants to act!!

  20. nikesma

    oh blue! Please please please recap Protect the boss. I can’t find Protect the boss in withs2 list and dont know who else subbing it. At least I want to read a detail recap!

    Should I bribe you with headers? *puppy eyes

    1. blue

      I’m so tempted to… as a replacement for YFFM once it ends. But I’m so behind and there would be so much catching up to do if I were to recap it. But hey, bribes are always welcome! ^^

  21. red

    Adorable…Ji Sung has joined the list of favourite actors
    Loving him so much in Protect the Boss….he seems like such a diverse actor…never throught he could do comedy..and yay for manly k-actors

  22. Emilyn

    Great knowing Ji Sung much much better in person thru this show..Ji Sung such an adorable person..Love his acting and definitely his handsome cutey good looking face that really KILL! Seen him in all his movies (even not much) and dramas which all GREAT.Keep up the good effort and can’t wait for his future upcoming projects.Good luck Ji Sung.

  23. Aesha

    im so happy that there r sooo many comments. i personally think he is one of the best actors. he is soo easy to like, he is wonderful.

  24. maria

    first time to watch ji sung was in drama secrets. he was so good – he’s not exceptionally good looking but he has something that will get your attention. now, i’m a ji sung fan. . .

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  2. La otra cara de Ji Sung | K-DoramaenlasVenas

    [...] descubrí una recapitulación de su reciente participación en el programa de SBS Healing Camp y descubrí a  un hombre sincero, natural, y romántico y divertido. En ese programa uno se [...]

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