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Lee Seung-gi willing to ride high with fans

By Rumy Doo

  • Published : Jan 8, 2015 - 18:22
  • Updated : Jan 8, 2015 - 18:22

Actor Lee Seung-gi has pledged to ride the 70-meter high rollercoaster Gyro Drop with 50 of his fans if his upcoming rom-com movie, “Love Forecast,” reaches 5 million viewers.

Lee plays Kang Joon-soo, a sweet, unassuming elementary school teacher in love with his vivacious weather forecaster friend of 18 years, Kim Hyun-woo, played by actress Moon Chae-won.


“My character is deathly afraid of heights, and so am I in real life,” he said Thursday during a news conference for the movie.

“Director Park (Jin-pyo), however, insisted that the success of the movie hinged on getting that shot of Kang riding the Gyro Drop,” Lee added with a mournful smile.

“So I did, and I’d like to share that feeling of terror with my fans if our movie is a hit.”

His was not the only high-rise scene in the movie, however; Moon had to go bungee jumping.

“It was difficult,” she said brightly.

“But I just had this feeling that making that leap would somehow lead to the success of our movie. So I jumped.”

“To my eyes, both actors are radiant on the screen,” director Park commented when asked about the filming process.

“They exude a sort of natural playfulness that really captures the mood of young lovers.”

Directed by Park and starring Lee and Moon, the film opens in theaters on Jan. 14.

By Rumy Doo (bigbird@heraldcorp.com)