At 20 years old, rising star Kim Dong Hee starred in one hit web drama (“A-TEEN), two top-rated Korean dramas (JTBC’s “Sky Castle” and “Itaewon Class”), and, most recently, as the lead star in a Netflix Original Series (“Extracurricular”) — all this despite only starting his professional acting career in 2018.
The actor often plays a student with a calm demeanor, but the characters’ different backgrounds and living situations make his portrayals unique from one another; his wide range of emotional expressions even while maintaining his characters’ signature composure showcased Kim Dong Hee’s versatility as a rookie actor.
BTS member V (Kim Taehyung) and “Itaewon Class” actor Park Seo Joon both cited Jeremy Zucker’s track “Come Thru” as of one their favorite songs. V even sang a cover — which Jeremy acknowledged via Instagram back then — while Park Seo Joon mentioned during his BENCH Fun Meet last 2019 that he likes to listen to the song while working .
Lee Jong-suk is celebrating his 10th year anniversary since his small-screen debut today. 🎉 The actor has been known for portraying the mysterious yet charming lead, who turns out to be a genius with a dark past. And although his characters are mostly gifted, it’s his hidden compassionate side and chemistry with his leading ladies that got us hooked in watching his dramas. ❤
Here are seven characters that embody Lee Jong-suk’s three-dimensional characters through the years:
Park Hae Jin and Jo Bo Ah’s Korean drama “Forest” filmed some of the series’ episodes in various places in the Philippines including Okada Manila, Cove Manila, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Intramuros, and SM Mall of Asia during their visit in the country last year. The scenes filmed in country recently aired in some of the show’s episodes, here are the exact filming locations in Manila that can be seen in their on-going drama: