Published on August 9th, 2014 | by ponyforprez0
Song Seung Heon OBSESSED Meet & Greet: turning on the charm for Singaporean fans
No one would have guessed the popularity of 37-year-old Korean heartthrob Song Seung Heon in Singapore if they were not present at City Square Mall on July 25. The actor was in town to promote his latest movie ‘Obsessed’, and a public meet and greet session proved that it’s not just the Korean pop idols that garner the crowds here.
A whole hour before the Meet & Greet session, the fountain square (where the Meet & Greet was held) was filled to the brim. Although the star was appeared on stage slightly later than the stipulated time, he was still met with screams of delight when he finally greeted everyone.
No one in the audience needed more convincing to catch ‘Obsessed’ when it opened in theatres, but Song Seung Heon cheerily stated that he hoped his fans would be able to because the movie is something very different from his previous works. He added that he heard the flick was rated 21 here and felt sorry for younger fans who wouldn’t be able to watch it! Still, no worries – Song Seung Heon is currently working on another project in Shanghai that everyone will be able to enjoy.
Curious to know what went down? Here are 5 things we learned from the handsome actor:
1. His role as a soldier
In ‘Obsessed’, Song Seung Heon plays elite officer and war hero Kim Jin Pyeong. Despite his high-ranking status, he gives it all up when he falls in love with the wife of a captain. He stated that he really liked the role because he is similar in giving his all when it comes to love, and hoped that people are able to learn a thing or two from that.
2. On acting with newbie Lim Ji Yeon
Who wouldn’t be stressed if they were acting opposite a veteran actor like Song Seung Heon? Yet, despite the pressure, Song Seung Heon said that co-star Lim Ji Yeon (who previously only acted in short films and stage plays) was extremely professional and best suited for the role. We think she’s really lucky to be receiving such praise from Song Seung Heon himself!
3. Dance, dance, dance!
In order to portray a Waltz-dancing scene well, Song Seung Heon personally attended dance classes a month before production begun. However, he admitted that he isn’t the most skilled dancer around, and immediately forgot the dance steps once filming was completed. That means fans will definitely have to catch the movie if they want to see this valuable scene for themselves!
4. Maintaining his physique (and good health!)
Sheepishly thanking everyone for their praise, the actor said that because he naturally enjoys working out and playing sports in his free time, keeping fit is second nature to him. He stressed that staying healthy is of utmost importance, and stated that he does not smoke as well.
5. If he could go on a date in his free time…what would he do?
Song Seung Heon: “If I get this chance one day with the person that I love, I would like to walk down the street, hold her hand, go to a cafe, go watch a movie…eat something good on the street. It is something very ordinary to probably many of you but I don’t really get to walk down the street. I just want to do very ordinary things.”
Dinoseoul would like to thank Golden Village for the media invitation to Song Seung Heon OBSESSED Meet & Greet. For more photos from the event, do check out our Facebook page here.