By Maritess Garcia Reyes & Jianne Soriano
June 29, 2021
Doom at Your Service has efficiently enchanted the hearts of many, owing principally to the unbelievable chemistry between gifted leads Park Bo-young and Seo In-guk. As the drama involves a detailed, it is time to get to know extra about Mr Doom himself
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, the South Korean remake of the 2002 Japanese tv collection. While made cameo appearances on Netflix’s Navillera and the 2019 fantasy rom-com Abyss, his followers have been eagerly ready for his grand comeback on each huge 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 collection, Doom at Your Service. 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.
Here, he is capable of showcase his appearing expertise in a fantasy romance drama and why the world wants to concentrate to him—in the event that they have not already. Curious to know extra about this multi-talented actor? Read on to search out out:
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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 gained the grand prize within the singing contest, Superstar Ok. In 2012, he landed the lead function within the ’90s nostalgic youth 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 lady group Apink. The former, a remake of the music 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, he performed the piano and sang the Korean model of the music, This Is the Moment, of which the English authentic was written by Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse for the Broadway musical Jekyll & Hyde.
On YouTube, movies of him performing English covers reminiscent of 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 reworked 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.
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As beforehand talked about, Seo first got here into the limelight when he joined Superstar Ok in 2009. But music has all the time been one thing that the actor is keen about. In truth, he has liked music since he was 10 and was that child who actually needed to carry out in entrance of an viewers. He lists Kim Jung-min, a Korean rock musician and actor, as his function mannequin rising up and determined that he needed to turn out to be a singer.
Seo liked music a lot that he finally took up utilized music at Daebul University whereas auditioning for leisure businesses together with JYP Entertainment.
In 2012, Seo 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 may drop extra pounds,” he says including that when he returned to his company after dropping sufficient weight, he bought rejected once more as a result of his “singing had worsened”.
He presumes it was as a result of harm to his vocal cords as a consequence of vomiting. Years later after passing these roadblocks, he gained the grand prize at Superstar Ok, which helped him regain his vanity and confidence.
Aside from his weight, he additionally thinks he’s an unpleasant duckling at occasions, saying “I personally suppose I’ve a bizarre face. Sometimes I look good-looking, and typically I look ugly. I feel the director [of Pipeline] thought extremely of this unusual visible of mine. He additionally mentioned that my eyes and aura entice folks. I used to be actually grateful for his praise” on the Pipeline press convention.
Contrary to his function because the final surviving inheritor of a chaebol chairwoman within the 2016 collection Shopping King Louie, Seo’s life is extra of the rags-to-riches sort. His father was reportedly a welder and his mom used to gather packing containers and recyclables from the rubbish so as to earn cash so she will feed him and his youthful sister. He mentioned he did not even have KRW10,000 (HK$70) in his pockets whereas in faculty.
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 effectively however the cause I picked my mom is that she went via many difficulties choosing up recycling papers to boost me…Even after I debuted she continued that work. I instructed her to cease and relaxation comfortably however she mentioned she did not need 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 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 feel I resemble my mom in that side. I am unable to take a break or relaxation. When I do, I simply need to work once more. So she’s my function mannequin”, he provides.
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This leisure multi-hyphenate has bagged one too many awards for his excellent performances on tv. In 2012, he bought 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 music, All for You additionally gained 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 appearing abilities 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).
While his appearing expertise aren’t questionable, Seo’s piercing eyes additionally convey lots of feelings making followers root for him to (lastly) get the Best Actor award on the 58th Baeksang Arts Awards subsequent 12 months.
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Like the remainder of the primary solid of Reply 1997 who used genuine Gyeongsang dialect for his or her roles given the Busan setting, Seo did not have an issue doing the identical as he hails from Ulsan. Undoubtedly, Reply 1997 launched Seo’s profession as he tapped for the lead function when he was only a rookie actor. It cemented his potential as a number one man and earned him a nomination for Best New Actor on the forty ninth Baeksang Arts Awards.
After the conclusion of Reply 1997, Seo admitted that his “accent [came] out” when he began filming his new drama, Sons the place his character was a pupil from Busan.
“There was a time when the sound director [for Sons] requested me if my character Yoo Seung-gi was from the countryside and gave me a warning,” he mentioned in the course of the press convention. “I feel after I get excited now, my accent comes out so I’ve to watch out”, he added.
Other than the upcoming film, Pipeline, Seo has solely acted in a single film which is 2013’s No Breathing, reverse Lee Jong-suk and Kwon Yu-ri. However, he did have a cameo look within the Chinese romantic-comedy, I Love That Crazy Little Thing in 2016.
In Pipeline, Seo stars reverse his Doom At Your Service co-star, Lee Soo-hyuk the place he takes on the function of Pin Dol-yi, a drilling engineering. He can be main a heist to steal oil hidden in a tunnel tons of of meters underground.
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Seo did enlist within the army in 2017 and even composed the music, Better Together and launched a music video to bid his followers farewell. Four days into his coaching, he suffered from a fractured ankle and was reexamined to see if he was match to proceed. He was finally recognized with a bone and cartilage dysfunction and was subsequently exemped from the coaching.
Shortly after, Seo wrote a letter to his followers to apologise and to deal with the hypothesis that he was attempting to evade army service.
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