In a recent interview, actor Lee Joon talked about being in love, marriage, and meeting his longstanding ideal type, Kim Yuna.
The actor talked about his own love life in a frank manner and said, “I’m 30 and, although I have had girlfriends, I regret not having dated anyone in a deep and meaningful way. When I was a student, I had a lot of emotional ups and downs because of love and cried a lot because of love; however, as I got older and became an adult, my emotions became more subdued and now I don’t really react to much. I think I’ve become that much more sensitive.”
He continued, “Besides when I act, I have not cried [since becoming an adult]. Life in the public social sphere is very fierce and, in order to survive, there are rules that need to be adhered to. I think being in that sort of space has made me very sensitive.”
Regarding love, Lee Joon admitted, “I don’t think I’ve ever truly been in love before. Marriage seems like a very vague thing to me. I’ve always thought that I would marry someone that I would take a bullet for but I have yet to feel that, which is why I’m trying to cultivate those kinds of emotions.”
Lee Joon’s longstanding ideal type has been former professional figure skater Kim Yuna for years and the actor shared an amusing story about a time when he actually met her. He said, “During the Olympics a while ago, I ran into her and I realized how small I could become around people I truly like. At the time, I was with Jeong Jinwoon and [former] SISTAR member Bora. The two of them greeted [Kim Yuna] while I hid but then Jeong Jinwoon called me out, so I reluctantly greeted her and told her I was a fan before running away.”
He continued, “That was the first time I felt myself become so small. I liked her as a fan but I couldn’t control my own emotions. I would like to become as cool and levelheaded as her. I think that it’s best to have a levelheaded mindset in any and all situations…She’s younger than me but I think I have a lot to learn from her. I respect her greatly.”