CNBLUE’s Lee Jong Hyun has recently come to hold a new name – Collin. Why? The reason stems from the popularity of A Gentleman’s Dignity and by extension, Lee Jong Hyun, who plays the son of Jang Dong Gun.
In real life, Lee Jong Hyun is CNBLUE’s guitarist and vocalist. Hitting the jackpot with his drama debut, he′s one happy man these days – especially considering that working (and meeting) the four ‘mid-aged flower men’ of Jang Dong Gun, Kim Soo Ro, Kim Min Jong and Lee Jong Hyuk is quite an enviable fortune.
Reminiscing on the past, enews met and asked Lee Jong Hyun on what it was like to work with Jang Dong Gun, Kim Soo Ro, Kim Min Jong and Lee Jong Hyuk.
”Jang Dong Gun? He’s a person without a sense of reality.”
Asked about Jang Dong Gun, Lee Jong Hyun immediately replied, “I always wondered if there people in real life who are just like their drama character but Jang Dong Gun senior is even cooler than his character. One can’t even believe it when watching him.”
He added, “He’s so much a gentleman to the point one wonders if a person like him can truly be. He’s a person without a sense of reality.”
”Kim Soo Ro is the film set’s flower!”
Even before the start of A Gentleman’s Dignity Kim Soo Ro was known for making the set crew laugh.
Lee Jong Hyun also said, “Kim Soo Ro senior is always the film set’s flower. No matter how tired he is, he always make efforts to create a positive environment on the set and is a happy virus who never loses his laughter.”
Lee Jong Hyun also expressed his gratitude to Kim Soo Ro for always taking care of him.
”Could there be a person in the world who doesn’t like Kim Min Jong?
It’s that much that Lee Jong Hyun found Kim Min Jong beyond his expectations.
“I don’t know if you’ll believe me if I say this but Kim Min Jong is truly a gentlemen among gentlemen,” Lee Jong Hyun said. “From the youngest to the eldest, he always looks after everyone and attends to them. I had the thought ‘Could there be a person in the world who doesn’t like Kim Min Jong?”
Lee Jong Hyuk is not scary. He’s a warm guy!”
To be frank, Lee Jong Hyun was a bit afraid to meet Lee Jong Hyuk. The reason was because his character’s image in the movie Spirit of Jeet Keun Do was so strong in Lee Jong Hyun’s mind. However, he found Lee Jong Hyuk to be truly different than what he had thought.
“Jong Hyuk senior taught me a tremendous amount of things in acting. He’s the one that suggests to me first to rehearse scenes together and gives me a lot of advice,” said Lee Jong Hyun. “I thought he would be scary but he’s actually a mood-maker and is a warm and friendly hyung.”