Welcome to the year 2021 of Jung Il woo’s professional life.
This year was all Bossam from the start! His historical drama Bossam Steal the Fate was a huge hit and the biggest Jung Il woo has had since coming back from his military/civic duties. It remains to this day MBN’s greatest drama ever in ratings. Jung Il woo and Yuri Kwon were a huge hit as a couple too with fans from both actors shipping them and dreaming of them being together as a real couple. Who knows… maybe they are… or there is plenty of time for this to happen as the chemistry and compatibility as a couple is probably the highest we’ve ever seen!
Thinking back to this year and looking at all he did, it seems (to me) this was the year when Jung Il woo has shared the most about his real self. Even all the variety shows reflected this. We got to see many of his photos, his trips, his past experiences and feelings throughout. He made so many YouTube videos, it took so long to make the list further down! What an incredible body of work and effort!
One thing that stuck with me from all this was how he uses photographs to remember events and people he has met because he suffers from memory loss (amnesia) due to his 2006 accident. This was very eye opening to the degree in which he still suffers from this accident.
This was a year that went blank in live events or fan meetings due to COVID 19…? With all the technology available the question will always remain (in my mind) why couldn’t he do something virtually? What a pity to waste that great hit of Bossam without promoting its two actors in some sort of virtual event.
If anyone has seen the incredible Japanese movie “Drive my car”, and its theater scenes… they actually projected what the actors were saying in 4 languages for everyone to understand. They could prepare a script ahead of time and make it be available in subtitles form in various languages that fans could receive the day of the presentation via email. In fact the actors in this movie even spoke in different languages… just an idea.
Last… but certainly far from least… thank you for all your hard work this year Ilwoo Ssi… wishing you the very best in 2022 and always!