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10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Lee Dong Wook

He used to wipe his lips to show people that they're naturally THAT red!
PHOTO: (LEFT) Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images, (RIGHT) VCG via Getty Images

Um, hello. We would just like to remind everyone that Lee Dong Wook is coming to Manila in OCTOBER for a free fan meet, and TBH, our hearts are bursting with joy! To prep for his arrival, we gathered 10 fun facts about the Korean actor that'll make you love him even more.  

1. He's a Scorpio. 

Dong Wook was born on November 6, 1981, and is turning 37 years old this year! 

2. He has played pretty ~diverse~ roles on television! 

He was the Grim Reaper in Goblin (2016), a royal physician and loving father in The Fugitive Of Joseon (2013), and a hot, rich heir in My Girl (2005)! 


3. He's good at household chores. 

During an interview with Soompi in 2017, Dong Wook said that he's pretty good at "cleaning, laundry, dishes, cooking. If I put my mind to it, I'm good at it. But…even if I do cook, I eat alone, so I don't cook often.

4. His hobbies? Doing nothing. 

SAME! During his free time, Dong Wook likes playing games on his phone, eating snacks, and generally staying in. Same AGAIN. "My real hobby is to do nothing, but…watching movies by myself, listening to music…that's it," he shared

5. His lips are naturally THAT red. 

"I used to wipe my lips to show people," Dong Wook confessed in an interview. "But…they've just been naturally red ever since I was born." 

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6. He's wanted to be an actor ever since he was young! 

"After watching a movie and seeing the actors' faces on the big screen, I thought, 'I wonder what it would be like if that were me?'" Dong Wook told T Singapore in July 2019. He also said that a lot of people around him suggested that he should become a celebrity, so he went for it! 

7. He wants to work with Bong Joon Ho, director of Parasite, in the future! 

His dream directors also include Park Chan Wook: "I have so much respect for the two directors that I would love to work with them on a project someday."  

8. He has a habit of taking care of his castmates AND the production crew whenever he's filming. Aww!  

During his photoshoot and interview with Elle Korea, Dong Wook shared, "Taking responsibility like this and taking care of my people is when I truly feel manly." OH MY GOD, please take care of us


9. He insists that he only looks *flawless* because of all the makeup. 

We beg to disagree. He looks perfect no matter what! But when asked about his youthful good looks, Dong Wook modestly said: "It's all makeup. It's important to take care of the basics for skin health...For my job, I can't help but wear makeup. It's important to cleanse thoroughly after makeup and I always wear lip balm before going to bed."

10. His last ~known~ relationship was with Bae Suzy in 2018. 

They started dating in March 2018 and broke up in July of that same year because of their busy schedules. 

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