By Maritess Garcia Reyes
June 20, 2021
Doom at Your Service is the newest Korean drama sequence to enchant the hearts of many, owing largely to the unbelievable chemistry between gifted leads Park Bo-young and Seo In-guk. Get to know extra about Mr Doom himself, while you learn under:
It has been two years since actor Seo In-guk performed the lead as a mysterious man with a forgotten previous in The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (alternate title: Hundred Million Stars From the Sky) the South Korean remake of the 2002 Japanese tv sequence Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi. While he has carried out cameo roles on Netflix’s Navillera (a tear-jerking, inspirational drama that stars Park In-hwan and Song Kang) and the 2019 fantasy rom-com, Abyss, which stars 56th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor Ahn Hyo-seop and Strong Girl Bong Soon’s Park Bo-young, his followers have been eagerly ready for his grand comeback on each large and small screens. And like a want from the stars that got here true, Seo In-guk welcomes the 12 months with a crime-action movie titled Pipeline and a swoon-inducing fantasy romance sequence, Doom at Your Service.
In Doom at Your Service, which streams on Viu, Seo In-guk performs the character of Myul Mang (from the Korean phrase myeolmang which suggests “destruction” or “doom”) a messenger between gods and people, who unexpectedly meets Tak Dong-kyung (Park Bo-young), an editor for an online novel firm who was identified with glioblastoma and solely has 100 days to reside.
With Doom at Your Service nonetheless midway by its 16 episodes as of this writing, viewers get extra interested by this man who’s arguably one among South Korea’s hottest abilities. Get to know him with these fascinating particulars about Hallyu’s man of the hour.
More than being a gifted actor, Seo In-guk is knowledgeable singer-songwriter with a voice that may simply make your coronary heart flutter. In 2009, he competed and received the grand prize in the singing contest, Superstar Okay. In 2012, he landed the lead position in the ’90s nostalgic drama Reply 1997, the place he sang two singles for the soundtrack—All for You and Just the Way We Love—each duets with co-star Jung Eun-ji of South Korean woman group Apink. The former, a remake of the track by Cool, turned one among the bestselling singles in 2012 on the Gaon Single Chart.
In episode 13 of the 2016 romantic comedy Shopping King Louie the place he starred with Nam Ji-hyun (Suspicious Partner; 100 Days My Prince), he performed the piano and sang the Korean model of the track, This Is the Moment, of which the English unique was written by Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse for the Broadway musical Jekyll & Hyde.
On Youtube, movies of him performing English covers similar to All of Me by John Legend, Home by Michael Bublé, Just Once by James Ingram and I’m Yours by Jason Mraz present his versatility as a singer and the way he remodeled and perfected his command of the English language by the years. He additionally had the probability to share the stage with American-born South Korean singer Lena Park and American Idol 9 qualifier John Park (the voice behind Vincenzo‘s well-known soundtrack, I’m Always By Your Side). The trio carried out Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey’s hit, One Sweet Day.
Following his breakup with South Korean singer Park Bo-ram after a two-year relationship, the actor confirms he’s single and “prepared to be in a relationship when he finds individual” throughout the press convention for his newest film, Pipeline. In an interview with One TV Asia years in the past for the fantasy rom-com The Master’s Sun the place he performed the position of a safety chief, Kang Woo, who silently stood by his sunbae Tae Gong-shil (Gong Hyo-Jin), he was requested if he’s open to relationship somebody older. To which he replied: “I believe that love has no age boundaries. I would like an clever girl over a reasonably one as my excellent sort.” Any takers?
In 2012, Seo In-guk tells Korea JoongAng Daily in an article by Carla Sunwoo that he struggled with bulimia, an consuming dysfunction, which began when the judges at an audition for JYP Entertainment warned him about his weight. “At the preliminary audition, they stated that I ought to lose some weight… From that time onward, I turned obsessive about weight reduction. After each meal, I’d vomit in order that I may shed extra pounds,” he says including that when he returned to his company after shedding sufficient weight, he obtained rejected once more as a result of his “singing had worsened”. He presumes it was due to the harm to his vocal cords due to vomiting. Years later after passing these roadblocks, he received the grand prize at Superstar Okay, which helped him regain his shallowness and confidence.
Aside from his weight, he additionally thinks he’s an unpleasant duckling at instances, saying “I personally assume I’ve a bizarre face. Sometimes I look good-looking, and generally I look ugly. I believe the director [of Pipeline] thought extremely of this unusual visible of mine. He additionally stated that my eyes and aura appeal to folks. I used to be actually grateful for his praise” at the Pipeline press convention. Wait, what?
Contrary to his position as the final surviving inheritor of a chaebol chairwoman in the 2016 sequence Shopping King Louie, Seo In-guk’s life is extra of the rags-to-riches sort. His father was reportedly a welder and his mom used to acquire containers and recyclables from the rubbish so as to earn cash so she will be able to feed him and his youthful sister.
To at the present time, he appears to be like up to his mom as his position mannequin, saying “My mum went by difficulties ever since I used to be younger… Of course, my father is my position mannequin as effectively however the cause I picked my mom is that she went by many difficulties selecting up recycling papers to increase me… Even after I debuted she continued that work. I advised her to cease and relaxation comfortably however she stated she did not need to as a result of if she rests and stops working, her physique would develop sick and she or he advised me that enjoys assembly new folks”. It was reported that he gifted his mom with the now-closed Coffee Natteurae, a espresso store situated of their hometown. He additionally opened Sojindam Ulsan, a restaurant managed by his sister. “I believe I resemble my mom in that facet. I am unable to take a break or relaxation. When I do, I simply need to work once more. So she’s my position mannequin”.
This leisure multi-hyphenate has bagged one too many awards for his excellent performances on tv. In 2012, he obtained the Best New Actor award at the fifth Korea Drama Awards for his position in Love Rain in addition to the Best Couple Award (along with Apink’s Jung Eun-ji) for Reply 1997. Seo In-guk and Jung Eun-ji’s track, All for You additionally received three-peat Best OST awards at 14th Mnet Asian Music Awards, 4th Melon Music Awards and 1st KDRama Star Awards in the identical 12 months.
His performing abilities have been additionally recognised at the 2013 SBS Drama Awards (New Star Award, Master’s Sun), 2014 KBS Drama Awards (Best New Actor, The King’s Face) and 2016 MBC Drama Awards (Excellence Award, actor in a miniseries, Shopping King Louie).
Fans are rooting for him to get the Best Actor award at the 58th Baeksang Arts Awards subsequent 12 months. Crossfingers!