By Maritess Garcia Reyes
June 07, 2021
Doom at Your Service is the newest Ok Drama collection to enchant the hearts of many, owing largely to the unimaginable chemistry between proficient leads Park Bo-young and Seo In-guk. Get to know extra about Mr Doom himself, whenever 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 collection 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 huge and small screens. And like a want from the celebrities that got here true, Seo In-guk welcomes the yr with a crime-action movie titled Pipeline and a swoon-inducing fantasy romance collection, 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 implies “destruction” or “doom”) a messenger between gods and people, who unexpectedly meets Tak Dong-kyung (Park Bo-young), an editor for an internet novel firm who was identified with glioblastoma and solely has 100 days to reside.
With Doom at Your Service nonetheless midway via its 16 episodes as of this writing, viewers get extra inquisitive about this man who’s arguably one in every of South Korea’s hottest skills. Get to know him with these attention-grabbing particulars about Hallyu’s man of the hour.
More than being a proficient 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 within the singing contest, Superstar Ok. In 2012, he landed the lead function within the ’90s nostalgic drama Reply 1997, the place he sang two singles for the soundtrack–All for You and Just the Way We Love–both duets with co-star Jung Eun-ji of South Korean woman group Apink. The former, a remake of the tune by Cool, grew to become one of many 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 tune, 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 via the years. He additionally had the possibility 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 “able to be in a relationship when he finds an excellent particular person” in the course of 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 function 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 favor an clever girl over a reasonably one as my ideally suited kind.” Any takers?
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I believe that love has no age boundaries. I would favor an clever girl over a reasonably one as my ideally suited kind.
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 mentioned that I ought to lose some weight… From that time onward, I grew to become obsessive about weight reduction. After each meal, I’d vomit in order that I might drop a few 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 as a result of harm to his vocal cords resulting from vomiting. Years later after passing these roadblocks, he received the grand prize at Superstar Ok, which helped him regain his shallowness and confidence.
Aside from his weight, he additionally thinks he’s an unpleasant duckling at occasions, saying “I personally assume I’ve a bizarre face. Sometimes I look good-looking, and typically I look ugly. I believe the director [of Pipeline] thought extremely of this unusual visible of mine. He additionally mentioned that my eyes and aura appeal to individuals. I used to be actually grateful for his praise” on the Pipeline press convention. Wait, what?
I personally assume I’ve a bizarre face. Sometimes I look good-looking, and typically I look ugly.
Contrary to his function because the final surviving inheritor of a chaebol chairwoman within the 2016 collection Shopping King Louie, Seo In-guk’s life is extra of the rags-to-riches kind. His father was reportedly a welder and his mom used to gather packing containers and recyclables from the rubbish in an effort to earn cash so she will feed him and his youthful sister.
To at the present time, he appears to be like as much as his mom as his function mannequin, saying “My mum went via difficulties ever since I used to be younger… Of course, my father is my function mannequin as properly however the purpose I picked my mom is that she went via many difficulties choosing up recycling papers to lift me… Even after I debuted she continued that work. I instructed her to cease and relaxation comfortably however she mentioned she did not wish to as a result of if she rests and stops working, her physique would develop sick and she or he instructed me that enjoys assembly new individuals”. 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 side. I can not take a break or relaxation. When I do, I simply wish to work once more. So she’s my function mannequin”.
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I believe I resemble my mom in that side. I can not take a break or relaxation. When I do, I simply wish to work once more. So she’s my function 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 on the fifth Korea Drama Awards for his function 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 tune, 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 yr.
His appearing skills have been additionally recognised on 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 on the 58th Baeksang Arts Awards subsequent yr. Crossfingers!