Lee Seung Gi Says, “I won’t attempt to fill in for Kang Ho Dong.”
Lee Seung Gi officially revealed his thoughts on filling in for Kang Ho Dong for the first time since Kang left the industry.
At the showcase for his fifth album, which was held on October 26 in Seoul, Lee revealed his views honestly, “I don’t think the absence of Kang Ho Dong can be filled. And I won’t try to fill it.”
He expressed his trust in and affection for Kang Ho Dong, “I think I met a wonderful sunbae (senior) in the entertainment industry. For all things that happened to him and aside from what happened, he is definitely a great sunbae. He didn’t teach me directly, but from the years of looking over his shoulder, I learned skills, if I can call it that, and how to be on a variety show.”
On the good reviews he received for filling in for Kang Ho Dong, he waved his hands, and modestly said, “I’m just trying to do my best because that is the task given to me and I can’t avoid it. A variety show is created through team play. I was well received because a fine array of sunbaenims(seniors) willingly joined the show and helped me.”
“I’ll work with the attitude of a learner, not with the attempt to replace Kang Ho Dong subaenim. I felt regret that I didn’t have chance to say this before,” added Lee.
Meanwhile, Lee Seung Gi is planning to focus on promotional activities for his fifth album, Tonight, set for the release on October 27, while still appearing in his variety shows.