"Scent of a Woman’s" Lee Dong Wook Owns over 200 Manwha Books


Actor Lee Dong Wook confessed, “I own over 200 manhwa books” in last night’s episode of tvN’s “Taxi.” He revealed that he grew his dream of becoming a movie director through reading manwha books.  

The Scent of a Woman’s” star stated, “While acting, I’ve developed a lot of interest in producing. My dream is to become a film director twenty years from now.” He added, “I spend most of my free time reading manhwa books because it’s similar to storyboards. It’s a tremendous help in my directorial studies.”

He has quite a huge collection with over 200 books. Lee Dong Wook sheepishly told, “I liked reading them since I was a little kid. But back then, I couldn’t afford to read as much manwha books as I wanted because of my family’s financial situation, and it must have developed into this han. Now, I just buy as much as I want and that’s how I ended up with several hundred.”

Lee Dong Wook also shared his story about his actual directorial experience. Before his enlistment, he had produced and acted in a short clip for long time friend KCM’s concert. However, during his time in the army, he was surprised to see that clip featured in a rookie singer’s music video. Lee Dong Wook stated, “It was my first time producing, so I was unfamiliar with everything and unskilled. I was embarrassed to cue my fellow actors.” 

Meanwhile, Lee Dong Wook is busy preparing for his new rom-com drama “Wild Romance,” opposite Lee Si Young. “Wild Romance” is a love story about judo-athlete-turned-bodyguard Yoon Eun Jae (Lee Si Young) and baseball player Park Mu Yeol (Lee Dong Wook). Through a series of unexpected events, Yoon Eun Jae becomes Park Mu Yeol’s bodyguard, and their relationship develops. “Wild Romance” will premiere on KBS once Park Min Young’s Man of Honor” ends.