Son Seok Gu, one of the most buzzworthy actors right now, was once misunderstood as an ordinary person.
Son Seok Gu recently received much love from the audience for his role as Mr. Gu in JTBC’s drama “My Liberation Notes”. Following a successful comeback to the small screen, his latest movie “The Roundup” is also succeeding at the box office, making Son Seok Gu one of the hottest actors in Korea right now.
Son Seok Gu was in his 30s when he starred in his first film, “Scarlet Innocence”, so it seems like his acting debut was a bit late, but he has a quite unusual history before he started working as an actor in Korea.
Son Seok Gu spent his childhood in Chicago, dreaming of becoming a documentary director. After completing his military service in the Zaytun division in Iraq, he went to Canada to begin acting and gained experience on the local theater stage.
Thanks to being an actor with excellent English fluency, Son Seok Gu was cast as detective Mun who is sent to chase the main character Sun (Bae Doo Na) in the second and final season of Netflix original series “Sense 8” in 2017. He left a lasting impression on the viewers with his acting.
Unfortunately, at the time, Son Seok Gu was still a rookie whose face was barely recognized, so he was mistaken as a commoner and had his face blurred in a paparazzi photo of the “Sense8” cast taken on set. The photo recently became a hot topic and was talked about again, making everyone laugh.
Son Seok Gu is solidifying his position as a popular actor and promises to achieve even more success from now on. He is set to reprise his role in season 2 of Netflix series “D.P”, which became a hit last year. He will also lead an upcoming drama titled “Murderous Toy” alongside Choi Woo Shik, drawing high expectations.