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Lee Jong-suk talks about his dramas, aegyo, and more during PH fan meet

Jee Y. Geronimo
Lee Jong-suk talks about his dramas, aegyo, and more during PH fan meet
Here's what went down at Lee Jong-suk's fan meeting in Manila!

MANILA, Philippines – Fans of Lee Jong-suk flocked to the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, November 18, to see their favorite Korean actor in the flesh, and as expected, the While You Were Sleeping star did not disappoint.

Jong-suk, who also headlined Korean dramas School 2013, I Can Hear Your Voice, Pinocchio, and W, admitted he was both nervous and excited to meet his Filipino fans for the first time. Thanks to the fans’ warm welcome, however, the actor quickly settled in and filled the night with laughter, songs, and his own brand of aegyo (cute display of affection).


The fan meeting started with actress and host Giselle Sanchez asking Jong-suk personal questions about his family, his stress relievers (meeting his fans is one), and how he plans to spend his last day of 2018 (he’ll probably be shooting, but he really wants to spend it in a special way).

Then the actor talked about his last 3 dramas Pinocchio, W, and While You Were Sleeping. Asked about his favorite scene in Pinocchio, Jong-suk couldn’t choose one and answered that he likes all of them.

In W, while Jong-suk described his kissing scenes with actress Han Hyo-joo as “intense,” he said the most difficult scene for him was when he had to jump from a bridge. He said he was both scared and nervous during the scene.


But out of the 3 dramas, Jong-suk considers his While You Were Sleeping character Jung Jae-chan as his most memorable character yet. He thinks Jae-chan is “a prosecutor who is very just.”

“I think we need prosecutors like those in real life, so I tried really hard to understand the script well and the character as well,” Jong-suk said in Korean.


During a quick question and answer, fans learned that Jong-suk is a jealous person, he’s very active and enthusiastic when falling in love, and that he’s not the kind of person to have a consistent ideal type. He also believes a man and a woman can become friends.


Jong-suk also played games with some lucky fans who got to see him up close onstage.


He even played the piano and sang for the fans.


“I’m so very grateful to have been able to see you guys and I think that it was really a good decision to come here. I won’t forget your warm love and support for me. I don’t know when we’ll be able to see each other again, but even then, I still love you and I’m so, so thankful,” Jong-suk said in Korean as he wrapped the fan meeting.


What’s your favorite #CrankUpInManila moment? Let us know in the comment section below! – with a report from Don Kevin Hapal/

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Jee Y. Geronimo

Jee is part of Rappler's Central Desk, handling most of the world, science, and environment stories on the site. She enjoys listening to podcasts and K-pop, watching Asian dramas, and running long distances. She hopes to visit Israel someday to retrace the steps of her Savior.