1:27 pm - 02/14/2013

Won Bin - Star Anecdotes

1. 10asia Editor Park Eun Ha: "When he catches you off guard with a dumb little smile looking like a hyung you'd see around the neighborhood.. or look at you and exclaim, 'This question is too hard!' like a junior high school student.. This man manages to shake your heart."

2. Upon finding out that he was sitting next to a blind audience member who expressed a wish to be able to see his face, he guided her hands to his face without hesitation.

3. A person spotted Won Bin in his hometown talking to a random grandma on the street. The grandma, who seemed mentally ill, kept repeating what she was saying to him, but Won Bin would respond each time with a smile, asking back, "Oh, is that so? That must've made you so happy~"

4. Someone was walking the street when they spotted Won Bin in front of a bunch of trash bags. Upon closer inspection, they found that he was talking to something... a street cat. "Come here, oppa will give you food~~"

5. Staff often say that he is extremely shy when you first meet him. He'll greet them with a bow and leave it at that... but once a month passes and he gets used to you, he'll come up to you and start playing jokes. He'll playfully ask to be allowed to sleep in the middle of filming, and once he even stuck his lips out in playful frustration when a staff refused to buy him dinner. It's little things like this that make people feel closer to him and give the impression that he was raised with the utmost respect for manners.

6. "Won Bin hyung looks a lot more shy than you think, but he's actually quite playful once you get to know him. The way we got close is actually a bit of shock... We met in Busan for the first time while he was filming 'The Man From Nowhere'. I was at a restaurant eating alone when he asked to combine tables with me. It was me, Bin hyung, and his manager, but there were only two side dishes of fish. Bin hyung took one and picked out all of the bones before placing it on top of my rice. I was so dazed at that moment that I thought he might've been gay (laughter). Of course he wasn't, but that's just how much of a caring person he is."

7. A journalist noted that his tone of voice was consistent and stable through the entire duration of his interview. Upon mention, he said, "I don't usually raise my voice... There's nothing that you can really solve by raising it, right?"

8. His pay for his pictorial for L'Officiel Homme was donated entirely to UNICEF. Won Bin donates the majority of his time when he's not filming or at home to volunteering with the UNICEF.

9. Won Bin will drink at most three glasses of soju with exercise in moderation. On days he doesn't have any special filming schedules, he'll spend the day home, napping. He has no interest in financial investments. He deposits all of the money he makes into his bank account and leaves it there. He prefers to live his life analog style... He doesn't know what a Cyworld is.. and it'll be a long time before we even see him on Twitter.

10. Won Bin was filming an action scene in a bathroom without a stunt double and ended up injuring his hand with a rip. His martial arts director didn't know he was hurt at first until he spotted Won Bin sucking the blood off of his hand. "I didn't say anything in case filming got delayed because of me." Director Park was impressed, later saying, "He's a work of art. His strong will rivals no other."

11. At a film festival, Won Bin and his manager arrived late to the viewing of a film. There were staff waiting in the back who had to escort everyone to their seats... but Won Bin told them it was okay and watched the rest of the movie while standing in the back because he didn't want to be a bother to the staff or to the people already seated. Later, when they were out to eat, a director spotted Won Bin coming in and asked for a picture. Won Bin said no ^^ because he noticed his staff were eating and didn't want to disrupt them. After the staff said it was okay, he agreed to a picture.

12. An old man was out fishing when he spotted a young man in the river with a net, catching fish by hand. He went down to argue with him, saying that he was disrupting the flow of the river, and the young man apologized, saying he didn't see much fish so he was just catching whatever he saw. The two eventually got close through the ordeal and spent three days out fishing and talking about life... The old man later saw the same young man on television and found out he was Won Bin.

Telzone best reply lmao: "The heavens couldn't have made him so perfect.... I pray that he has a small penis."

International fans are so pressed about him, it's ridiculous.
telzone and pann via netizenbuzz
the_erotomanic 14th-Feb-2013 06:13 pm (UTC)
I was so dazed at that moment that I thought he might've been gay (laughter).


he seems like a really sweet and shy (old) man.
es2pido 14th-Feb-2013 06:19 pm (UTC)
he seems like a really sweet and shy (perfect flawless yummy old) man.

fixed it fer yew.

the_erotomanic 14th-Feb-2013 07:00 pm (UTC)
the_erotomanic 14th-Feb-2013 07:02 pm (UTC)
i dunno. but the guy's reasoning seems off.
twinkystar16 14th-Feb-2013 06:17 pm (UTC)
won bin is such an awesome guy, the part with the ahjumma and street cat were so adorable

Edited at 2013-02-14 06:17 pm (UTC)
stephantasm 14th-Feb-2013 06:17 pm (UTC)
Pressed in a bad way?
miwa201 14th-Feb-2013 06:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah, just go look at the comments on netizenbuzz. It started from the Sooyoung scandal, people are mad because netizens adore him.
stephantasm 14th-Feb-2013 06:31 pm (UTC)
oh when he said that he didn't know the members of SNSD? LMAO who cares?
bolingi_aii 15th-Feb-2013 12:38 am (UTC)
I found that really funny

( bb why do all korean think Yoo In Ah is gay???...but a friend told me he might be bisexual idek)
stephantasm 15th-Feb-2013 01:53 am (UTC)
Yeah why would sones be that damn pressed...

I think ppl think he is because he evidently frequents gay clubs in SK and other countries... it could all be netizen nonsense (I mean, some of the rumors can read like fan fiction) but some people said they actually met / saw him at these clubs so who knows lmao. Also they think he's dating a model but, I mean, they could at least give the name of the most irrelevant model ever to make that seem truer. I'm not really a fan of analyzing ppl's sexualities but it kind of annoys me that nobody's ever rumored to be bi, like, they're either straight or gay ~___~.
bolingi_aii 16th-Feb-2013 11:29 pm (UTC)
Won Bin is at a higher level than SNSD, intl fans hated being put in their place. Intl fansa are super pressed about the whole actor/singer >>>>>>> idol dynamic but its really no different from the way Disney stars and reality stars are put down in place of alisters....well atleast in America

I think he most likely is non straight, there was a person on here once who hinted about an actor who was gay that she had seen/ and dated a friend of hers. Where there's smoke there is fire, and every time I hear about him now, there has to be some comment about him being gay, but its never in a mocking way...more matter- a - fact so I was like damn. So true! especially for males, a lot of people assume males //can't// be bisexual. He could be bisexual,a Korean friend of mine said that was the rumor and given the lack of pronouns he uses it could be true. My curiosity is too much, let me stop.
stephantasm 17th-Feb-2013 12:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah there is a similarity in terms of what a "legitimate" entertainer is because people do love to treat reality tv stars like they're second-rate, as opposed to someone like Johnny Depp. And they give less credit to certain pop stars, like Kesha versus a "real" artist like whatever indie band people pretend to care about these days... Mumford and Sons, I guess. It's a shame to me because they all have their place in the entertainment landscape. You don't always want to listen to "deep, real" shit, you know?

He v well could be not straight. There's been rumors practically his whole career and I don't think he's ever addressed them? So many dudes who have rumors, like Jo Kwon, Jang Geun Suk, various members of 2PM, Heechul, and Sungmin (to certain degrees) kind of combated them by either working out a ton or doing some hypermasculine "Just 5 Da Ladies" fuckshit to prove how straight they are.

After he won that best couple thing with Song Joong Ki, evidently there were rumors that they were dating~ and Joong Ki was the only one who actually dealt with it, saying he likes noonas and all that. Ah In just said it was "unprecedented" for a same-gender couple to win the award and found it more interesting than something to really worry about. But unlike Joong Ki, who kind of has an innocent image, Ah In's not marketed as anything other than a charming character actor with a difficult, "non-stereotypical" personality, which helps him ignore most of the rumors while getting into twitter fights over the election lmao.
bolingi_aii 18th-Feb-2013 05:28 pm (UTC)
true. Which is why I can't understand why they take the Won Bin fanfare so seriously, I find it to be cute and amusing. Some intl fans take it as a personal insult or something. He's a highly acclaimed/popular actor, of course anyone who stands next to him is gonna be put down thats how stanning goes.

Who was he arguing with and about what concerning the election?? I'm so curious to know who everyone voted for lmao. Mostly him and Bang.

Yea he really luckily that he doesnt have an image niche, he's not tied down personally to his job. I like the roles he chooses, they seem so different from how he is in real life but there must be something about being an outsider/underdog that attracts him.
stephantasm 18th-Feb-2013 07:33 pm (UTC)
The basic back story is that Ah In was supporting Independent candidate, Ahn Cheol Soo. That dude dropped out of the race to support the Democratic candidate, Moon Jae In. I think Ah In decided to support them, too and then obv they lost to Park Geun hye. After that, everyone started blaming old people, rich bigots, and young people who didn't vote for the results and Ah In said that it'd be better if they just respected each others votes and try to move on and ahead. And I think people thought he voted for her and got mad.

I really like how he chooses roles, as well. He's much freer to play a variety of characters rather than That Handsome Guy like WB, which i'm sure is monetarily fulfilling but kind of stifling, even though he's a great actor, too.
asnindie 14th-Feb-2013 06:41 pm (UTC)
Bitter stans who've never seen any of his work.
honeebs 14th-Feb-2013 06:20 pm (UTC)
Beautiful soul
Pressed, wtf for. >.<
prettyminstrel 14th-Feb-2013 06:25 pm (UTC)
i believe all of these my ahjusshir is purfect
shunluv 14th-Feb-2013 06:33 pm (UTC)
Won Bin is perfection amazing ahjusshi.
he just really nice,super shy introvert awesome man that do not deserve the hate he get just for being his amazing self.
and funny when people labeling him as mysterious when he just have no special secret to hide since he just be himself and never change since long ago.

and lol those international haters of his hating him blindly just bec or his rumor with Sooyoung which is none of both fault and both getting blame and hate for nothing :P
seriously netizenbuzz is full of negativity and like the main home of all the pressed international haters.
baroness 14th-Feb-2013 06:34 pm (UTC)
i choose to believe
lysblack 14th-Feb-2013 06:40 pm (UTC)
i adore him, i just wish netizens shared a bit of this love to others.
weerainbow 14th-Feb-2013 06:41 pm (UTC)
Aww reading these gives me warm fuzzy feelings, he seems like such a truly lovely guy :)
asnindie 14th-Feb-2013 06:43 pm (UTC)
This is an Oppar I can get behind.
aeries_amethyst 14th-Feb-2013 06:46 pm (UTC)
Wonbin-oppa is like perfection personified but Goddess Sooyoung is my eternal SoShi bias T____T I'm more conflicted than pressed honestly >.>

hellodee16 14th-Feb-2013 06:53 pm (UTC)
wonbisus <3
very_pinku 14th-Feb-2013 07:12 pm (UTC)
Flawless namja, need to make him a special sanctuary next to cute kittens.
He seems like a nice guy though<3. I like how he's not too caught up in being a celebrity.
gypsy_sonata 14th-Feb-2013 08:27 pm (UTC)
I have loved you since your days on Super Sunday!
4rang 14th-Feb-2013 09:06 pm (UTC)
My brain can't process his level of perfection.
bumie 14th-Feb-2013 10:57 pm (UTC)
he is too perfect ;;__;;
anconeous 14th-Feb-2013 11:05 pm (UTC)
No words can ever properly describe my love for him.

Perfect oppa/ahjussi. ❤❤❤❤❤
21banged 14th-Feb-2013 11:15 pm (UTC)
ugh he sounds so amazing no wonder Dara loves the hell out of him
linzer_jello 14th-Feb-2013 11:36 pm (UTC)
Well, didn't think I could fall more in love, but indeed I did. :)
bolingi_aii 15th-Feb-2013 12:42 am (UTC)
I love how neitzens exalt him, its too cute and fun loving.
11th_dance 15th-Feb-2013 02:59 am (UTC)
wonbin's perfect, he's good looking and polite. he's prolly made up of spices, musky man cologne and everything nice.
asth77 15th-Feb-2013 01:19 pm (UTC)
Telzone best reply lmao: "The heavens couldn't have made him so perfect.... I pray that he has a small penis."
mjspice 15th-Feb-2013 03:52 pm (UTC)
He's rather good looking.
ayumikoshiro 15th-Feb-2013 06:01 pm (UTC)
Perfect Oppa let me love you

Upon mention, he said, "I don't usually raise my voice... There's nothing that you can really solve by raising it, right?"

My exact thought on yelling/raising my voice. Nobody feels better and/or listens more just because you yell at them. (unless I get blackout angry and who knows what happens then)
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