1:53 am - 11/28/2012

Lee Kwang Soo thanks Kim Jong Kook for bullying him on ‘Running Man’?

Actor Lee Kwang Soo expressed his appreciation to fellow ‘Running Man‘ co-star Kim Jong Kook for bullying him.

Lee Kwang Soo recently sat down for an interview with TV Report and began by saying, “Jong Kook hyung has been of much help to me that I’m now able to participate in the show comfortably.”

Fans are already aware that Lee Kwang Soo is nicknamed ‘giraffe’, whereas Kim Jong Kook is known as the ‘tiger’ on ‘Running Man’. Like their respective herbivorous and carnivorous characters, their relationship on the show reflects that of a predator and its prey.

“Before my character [giraffe] developed, there were a lot of people who weren’t happy seeing me get bullied by Kim Jong Kook. We both knew that viewers viewed it unfavorably, but Jong Kook hyung continued to bully me on the show.”

He continued, “I know well why Jong Kook hyung continued to bully me on the show. He wanted to give me a character and wanted me to have something to do on the program. Even though he knew he was being criticized for it, he continued to bully me. That’s the reason why I now have the giraffe character.”

Lastly, Lee Kwang Soo commented, “Although I have never told hyung about this, I really want to tell him how thankful I am.”

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hushmydarling 28th-Nov-2012 03:02 am (UTC)
I don't like it but that's because I love Kwangsoo and I'd rather not see him always the weak one, lol. He was already creating a character of a schemer/backstabber too so he didn't really need the giraffe name... an evil mastermind character would fit him much better than the tall, lanky coward )':

Edited at 2012-11-28 03:10 am (UTC)
princess_momo 29th-Nov-2012 10:16 pm (UTC)
I've always thought of his betrayals as a part of his evil mastermind character. But he's like a really crappy evil mastermind character.

If you haven't seen it yet, in Running Mand episode108, he's manly for like... a few seconds. YEAH RANDOM MANLINESS.
hushmydarling 29th-Nov-2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
haha, yeah, I saw 108, he definitely stepped up.. for a second. xD

(also when they pulled his shirt off... I think it's 109... well, it's one of the more recent ones, omg~)
b1gay4 28th-Nov-2012 03:21 am (UTC)
i love it
lysblack 28th-Nov-2012 03:32 am (UTC)
lol i loved the episode where yubin and suzy guested and i can't remember who it was that said an animal to the children and the kidns made the noise the animal does, and then they said "giraffe!" and the kids shouted "betray! betray! betray!"
muchie05 28th-Nov-2012 03:46 am (UTC)
I love him coz he's too schemy~ lolz
shocko_o 28th-Nov-2012 04:30 am (UTC)
oh so that was jong kook's decision and not the producer's?
it earns him sympathy points and gives him an arc to work with. i'm sure he has a blast trolling jong kook too :)
we_rob_banks 28th-Nov-2012 05:16 am (UTC)
I didn't like KJK bullying in the earlier eps either, but I love their relationship dynamics now. Pretty much anything Kwangsoo does makes me cackle, but his KJK betrayals always take the cake. It really doesn't get much better than in the recent Min Soo ep when Kwangsoo slaps KJK under Min Soo's "command".
chibiyunie 28th-Nov-2012 06:39 am (UTC)
At first I was always thinking that KJK should stop with the bullying, fun for a few times - but not every episode. Now, I am used to it I guess. I also like that Kwang Soo also takes matter in to own hands a few times and tries something back, lol.
umbrella_smile 28th-Nov-2012 07:00 am (UTC)
I'd fuck him
lee_chikin 28th-Nov-2012 09:43 am (UTC)
This is really weird, but... watching the cut I've realized that his face reminds me so much of Chanyeol. O_O

I've always wanted a twilight-themed fanfiction of Gwangkook with the sentence "And the tiger fell in love with the giraffe...".
jewelry_flower 29th-Nov-2012 01:48 am (UTC)
OMG, Ikrrrrr. I thought I'm the only one who see Chanyeol in him or...him in Chanyeol. Forever LOL-ing.
chaincombo 28th-Nov-2012 02:18 pm (UTC)


Love me some running man
sandra_hall 28th-Nov-2012 04:26 pm (UTC)
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
seung_is_my_ho 28th-Nov-2012 11:19 pm (UTC)
Lee Kwang Soo!!! Let me have your giraffe babies!!!
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