Seo Kang Joon and Lee Dong Hwi on starring in tvN’s ‘Entourage’
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Text: Priscilla Wu
Photos: tvN Asia

Unlike his character in tvN’s new series Entourage, South Korean actor Seo Kang Joon is a homebody who enjoys spending time with his cats.

“Even though the drama is about the Korean entertainment industry, it is not something I was familiar with. In the show, the celebrities hang out with their friends at the hottest spots in town. It is something I have never experienced in my life. I like to stay at home and play with my cats or take a walk along the Han River.”

Seo was in town on Tuesday with his costar Lee Dong Hwi to promote the 16-episode series.

Based on the American comedy-drama of the same name, Entourage chronicles the life of rising star Cha Young Bin (Seo) and his friends as they navigate their way through show business with the help of a powerful agent Kim Eun Gab (Cho Jin Woong).

Speaking to the local media at a press conference at Resorts World Sentosa, Lee confessed to being nothing like his television character.

“My character, Geo Book, likes to go out. He depends on his friends a lot, but in real life, I am very independent. I try to resolve problems without depending on my friends. I also like to stay at home and play games on my PlayStation.”

Prior to its premiere, the series made headlines in South Korea for the strong ensemble cast, which he said makes Entourage a rare project to come by.

“I think it will be hard to find another project that is more interesting than this because of how close we were with the other cast members – Cho, Lee Kwang Soo and Park Jung Min.”

Seo added, “We filmed several scenes in Busan. We toured around the area and went to the beach together. We grew close and created a lot of precious memories. Even though filming has ended, we would still gather for drinks while watching the broadcast.”

Lee, who catapulted to fame after starring in the hit series Reply 1988, said that the boys played games together, and he was once made to complete an unforgettable penalty.

“One of the punishments I had to do was to go out in the rain for five minutes without an umbrella. I caught a cold in the end.”

Entourage airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 9.15pm on tvN (Singtel TV 518/619, StarHub TV 824).