Maybe the holidays are making me a bit more sensitive and sentimental but lately I have been thinking a lot about Prince Ho Dong, his story and more importantly, how wonderfully G.O portrayed the young tender prince in the 2014 production of 바람의나라 [The Kingdom of the Winds]. The One Shot today is a delightful capture (and memory) from rehearsals.
Awwwwwwww . . . ♥
In his role as the fragile Prince Ho Dong, G.O had to capture the essence of a naive and trusting child. A child who did not and could not grasp the dangerous machinations that ran rampant throughout his father’s unstable kingdom. Not an easy task but I have to believe that somewhere layered in G.O’s deeply mature and intellectual self, was the ability to observe not only the behavior of the children present in his own life (his nephews, niece and even young costars from Seopyeonje), but to perhaps remember his own idyllic youth and bring all of those together to ripen in Ho Dong. He would probably argue and say my bias is clouding my judgment, but I thought he was amazing in바람의나라 [The Kingdom of the Winds]. Brilliant, even.