Lee Seung Gi Shares Thoughts On Ending Of “Vagabond” And Potential Season 2
Lee Seung Gi, who recently starred in the hit drama “Vagabond,” talked about his love of the action genre as well as the ending to “Vagabond” in a recent interview with Newsen.
The actor revealed that though he likes action, he wasn’t confident at first. “Just because I did it out of my love for the genre didn’t necessarily mean people would respond well, but [the drama ended up] really changing my image a bit. Hearing people say that I was good at action or more ‘wild’ genres and that it suited me better than they thought gave me a lot of encouragement.”
He added that he watches just about everything with action. “I like military films like ‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ and films like the ‘Bourne’ series, ‘Taken,’ and ‘Mission Impossible.’ There are so many different types of action. I don’t want to call it confidence, but I think I can choose more action projects in the future, and I’m excited. I’m curious what it will be like to do a different type of action.”
Lee Seung Gi revealed that he learned Krav Maga during his military service, but couldn’t use it in “Vagabond” because it’s too specialized for his character, who is a civilian. He said, “I wanted to show some Krav Maga, but I couldn’t,” and added, “One day, I want to [use elements of it] in a movie or drama.”
Talking about the conclusion of “Vagabond,” the actor said, “I think people who have seen the ending would have been frustrated. Because there’s more that needs to be told, but it ends right when you’re on the edge of your seat. It makes you want a second season. It’s the type of ending you see a lot in American shows, the type that makes you wait for the next season no matter what.”
When asked whether he is interested in doing a second season, Lee Seung Gi said, “If it happens, I think it would be fun. As an actor, I’m all for this type of drama having a second season. However, what I think doesn’t matter, because there is a lot that needs to be taken into consideration, like the production environment and demand from fans, so we’ll have to wait and see.”