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Heart-throb Song Seung Heon is Obsessed with a new image

Heart-throb Song Seung Heon steps out of suave leading-man roles to play a cheating husband in romantic-erotic thriller

Published on Jul 30, 2014 12:11 PM

Don't love me just because I'm beautiful, is the tune South Korean heart-throb Song Seung Heon seems to be singing.

When he was in his 20s, he almost exclusively played suave leading-man roles in dreamy K-dramas, including his breakout part in the iconic weepy series Autumn In My Heart (2000).

Now 37, the actor feels straitjacketed.

"As I progressed in my acting career, I felt confined by my image. I thought it would be great to move beyond my usual roles. As I was looking for such an opportunity, I came across the script for Obsessed," he says, referring to his latest movie that is as much a romantic thriller as an erotic one.

South Korean actor Song Seung Heon in Singapore on July 25, 2014 to promote his movie, Obsessed.  -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM
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Background story

"Looking back at my career, I think I took my job for granted. Now, I know that an actor cannot survive without fans. Without any fans, I'm not so sure where I would be."

South Korean actor Song Seung Heon on his fans