Actors become renowned for many reasons but for most actors it’s that one role, that one film, that one thing they did, that one time, that sticks to them for the remainder of their career and while those things aren’t always good, this next Oppa has certainly found a way to be better.
After wrapping pretty much the best drama of 2015 earlier this year, he set out in preparation for the summer birth of his first child and an unprecedented solo concert in lieu of a traditional fan meeting, which was a success at the beginning of this month.
And today, Oppa was in the news for finally getting the much deserved recognition for his talent, time and commitment! Last night, he was presented the Daesang at the MBC Awards for his stellar performance in Kill Me, Heal Me. He and his co-star Park Seo-joon also cheekily won the Best Couple Award.
Name: Ji Sung (Kwak Tae-geun)
Oppa Cred: February 27, 1977
New Year Notice: Smitten
Current/Holiday Status: Last seen in Kill Me, Heal Me; currently available for 2am feedings and noontime naps with Kwak Ji-yoo.
Unnichan: I don’t know about you, but Ji Sung is an Oppa that kind of crept up on me. He’s done lead roles since Save the Last Dance, I think but I didn’t really notice him until New Heart, and even then my highest priority was Jo Jae-hyun. Which means, it was definitely his performance in Swallow the Sun holding his own opposite Jun Kwang-rul that sold me with him. And he’s basically been on a roll (for me anyway), ever since.
Ekun: Swallow! Lawrd Swallow! While I hated the it towards the end, my love for Ji Sung was real and true! I agree that he has been on a roll since then. His last role in Kill Me, Heal Me literally had me in tears almost every time I turned it on! Do-hyun… Se-gi…
Girl! Hahaha! That was pure talent I didn’t know he had! Hahahahaha!!!!!
Unnichan: He has to go down in history for his performance in KMHM! Yoo-na changed my life forever! Now he’s a father and hopefully, after his recent concert he will take a break. That role wiped him out (and for good reason). I am willing to give him some father drama leave for awhile. ‘Cause I definitely need him in top form for whatever he chooses next.
Ekun: He is a father now isn’t he? Yay! People procreating is always an exciting thing… As long as I am not the one having to birth the children. I agree, much needed rest is in order. I will patiently wait for his reprisal to dramas and movies.
Unnichan: I want to believe we can be patient. He and Lee Bo-young are so adorable together, I can only imagine them doting on their newborn baby girl. Many happy returns Oppa!!!
Not Our Oppa, but My Oppa: E-kun’s Top 10 Picks
Be still my beating heart! Jung Kyung-ho has this voodoo ability to make you believe in what he is selling. The only reason I continued to watch Ja Myung Go was to see him. I did not see him in Smile,You, but when he came back from military—Heartless City was on and poppin’! So were my ovaries with the Doctor’s son.
Kyung-ho is adorable and has qualities that seem adorkable. But do not let that hoodwink you away from his dangerous glares. I want to catch him in something this year. *fingers crossed*
I just love this look! The denim jacket under a sportcoat?! Genius!
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