The high rating of SBS TV's drama, “Gentleman's Digity” has earn the four male leads with the name “the big 4 of beautiful men”, within the group of four, only Kim Min Jong is single and the other three are all married. In particular, Lee Jong Hyuk has generously expressed his love for his beautiful wife and his two sons repeatedly in the public.
When Lee Jong Hyuk guested on KBS 2TV's talk show, “Win Win”, he opened up about his family and his theory in acting. “My speech about my family has caught the attention of the press after the show. There were many news came out after and most of them surrounded the story about my family, I got scold at by my wife for that afterward.”
Even though Lee Jong Hyuk seemed annoyed when talked about this but deep down in his heart, he feels grateful that he found such a good wife who is willing to go through up and down with him.
When talked about his sons, he seemed very proud and happy to be the father of his lovely sons. “Indeed, most of my works are not suitable for children to watch, they both know about this. For instance, in drama, “Slave Hunter”, my role was a bad guy, however, my sons came to me and told me I am very popular in Taekwondo because I was a great Kungfu master in the drama. When they were young, it was difficult for them to distinguish good or bad, they only take what catch their eyes, which is my Kungfu.” Lee Jong Hyuk stated.
The actor then added, “Same thing happened to when I was shooting for “Gentleman's Dignity”, one day, my 10 years old son came and asked me why did I swallow the ring that was hidden in the bowl of rice, I did not how to explain to him to make him understand, so I just simply told him, 'you will understand when you grow up.'”
As the only man in the family, Lee Jong Hyuk has always taking good responsibility as a father and husband to support the family and make sure they live well.
“My son asked when I am going to participate in SBS TV's “Running Man”. To be honesty, I have experience in hosting a TV show, I also have experience in narrating a show, there are so much I can do with my voice, but I never thought about entering a variety show because I am not the material for variety show, my brain can't think that fast just yet.”
The actor added, “Actually, I have doubt about having so many activities at the same time.” Lee Jong Hyuk had mainly focused on acting in his early years, he is now trying to adapt to the changes with so many different things going on at the same time.
During this interview, Lee Jong Hyuk truly opened up about his family, thought and feeling. He also discussed about his theory in acting and his role in “Gentleman's Dignity”. At last, Lee Jong Hyuk confessed, “I want to challenge the role that senior Kim Seung Jong played in “The Chaser”. I think it is the quality of the performance that matters in terms of acting, as long as you strive to do your best, you will still feel satisfied and accomplished with compliments you received by the audience. ”