Lee Ji-hoon promotes Jeonju International Film Festival
Singer-actor Lee Ji-hoon is currently acting as promotional rep for the 10th Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF), which kicked off on Thursday. In these photos, he poses at a café in the city of Jeonju on May 1.
Lee Ji-hoon (You’re My Destiny) is one of those mid-level actors who works steadily but probably doesn’t get enough love. He’s also one of those people whose appeal you might not quite get until you see him in motion, and then his warmth comes through, which I suppose makes him the quintessential “hunnam” (warm guy), the kkotminam’s (metrosexual pretty boy) lesser-appreciated counterpart.
SONG OF THE DAY
S (에스) – “사랑니 (Love Is).” Great harmonies on this track. This is the former project group formed by Lee Ji-hoon with Kang Ta (of H.O.T.) and Shin Hye-sung (of Shinhwa). This particular song was written (music and lyrics) by Kang Ta; Lee Ji-hoon sings first, then Kang Ta, then Shin Hye-sung. If you’re curious about whose face goes with whose voice, watch the MV here. [ Download ]
JIFF kicked off on April 30 and runs through next Friday, May 8. The festival carries the theme “Free, Independent, Communication” and will screen roughly 200 films from 42 countries.
I have a soft spot for Lee Ji-hoon, because I think he’s charming and endearing. He singlehandedly kept Hello Miss afloat amidst that drama’s silliness (Lee Da-hae was good when she wasn’t overdoing the cute — but she was frequently very cutesy). And I didn’t stick with You’re My Destiny, but for reasons that had nothing to do with him.
Next, Lee Ji-hoon acts in the film Sweet Dream [스위트 드림], which co-stars East of Eden‘s Yeon Jung-hoon (Dong-wook ahhhhhh!!) and Kingdom of the Wind‘s Choi Jung-won. The film will release later this year; meanwhile, Lee is currently hosting the cable variety program This Is the Age of the Pretty Boy [지금은 꽃미남 시대] on MBC every1