CNBLUE debuted in 2010, and in just two years since then, it’s managed to become a band that can represent Korea in the world.
The Lee Jong Hyun that I had met just after the band had released its first album in January that year was a very quiet little boy.
Most of the reason he was quiet was because he was trying to fix his Busan dialect to a Seoul one, of course, and the Lee Jong Hyun that I got to know after that was a pleasant and stereotypical guitarist with a hot temper. More than anything, he was stubborn and held a great conviction toward music. This was why his sudden digression toward the small screen felt all the more unfamiliar.
I met with the Lee Jong Hyun who had acted as Kim Do Jin’s (Jang Dong Gun) son Collin in the popular SBS drama, A Gentleman’s Dignity, for the first time in a long time. He said he didn’t get much sleep the night before because he had been with his cast for the A Gentleman’s Dignity after-party, but his smile still shone with the sweetness it always had.