Lee Gyeong-gyu,’Maxim’ cover decoration… My first underwater pictorial, “I am the god of the sea”

[Reporter Shin Young-eun, Daily Economy Star Today]

Lee Gyeong-gyu appeared on the cover of the February issue of the men’s magazine MAXIM.

Comedian Lee Gyeong-gyu, nicknamed ‘Son of the Dragon King’ in ‘The Urban Fisherman’, transformed into ‘God of the Sea’ for a special cover and challenged the first underwater photo shoot in his life.

On January 6, after a cold wave, Maxim met Lee Gyeong-gyu at Pop Plaza Studio, a professional underwater shooting location in Pocheon, Gyeonggi-do, and took a photo shoot in a large 5m deep underwater tank. Maxim explained, “We prepared underwater shooting to create a mysterious feeling. A gown reminiscent of Poseidon, a golden laurel wreath, and a special custom-made large gold trident were also prepared as props.” The photo was taken by Sudam Studio, a studio specialized in underwater photography.

After pre-dive training for underwater photography, Lee Gyeong-gyu went down 5m underwater with a team of artists from a professional underwater photography studio to finish the solo shoot safely. Afterwards, PD Mormot (Kwon Hae-bom), who is filming Kakao TV ‘Chin Gyeng-gyu’, dressed up as a mermaid and directed a comic chemistry with Lee Gyeong-gyu in the water. All filming was conducted in compliance with the corona prevention rules. The on-site staff who watched the filming admired Lee Gyeong-gyu, who was doing underwater filming that even young people could not do, saying, “It’s like a professional with 40 years of experience.”

In an interview with Maxim, Lee Gyeong-gyu also pinpointed his thoughts on broadcasting and work, and the recent trend of broadcasting that does not have his own creativity (originality). In particular, “I have a lot of concerns while watching the Trot Singer Song Festival these days. Because I am not singing my own song. Why not do a creative song festival? I am a little disappointed in that aspect,” he added.

When asked the thoughts of comedian Lee Gyeong-gyu, a comedian with 40 years of experience, about the recent broadcasting trend where communication became important, he said, “What do I do is people follow that trend, and I communicate with them to keep up with them. It is difficult to produce a good work if given. The answer is that people like what I did because I wanted to do it.” At the same time, he said, “No matter how much I communicate, I hate people I hate.” He left a witty punch line, saying, “Communication is pain.”

When asked “What’s the difference between an erotic movie and pornography?” to Lee Gyeong-gyu, who has produced the movies ‘Highway Star’, ‘National Singing Contest’, and ‘A Bloody Battle for Revenge’, he answered, “There is love in erotic, but not in porn. “I hate melo or pornography. The erotic (movie) is good.”

Lee Gyeong-gyu said, “I plan to start making a full-fledged movie when the corona is quiet this year.” He predicted that he will challenge for his dream in 2021.

When asked if there was any advice he would like to give to 20-year-old Lee Gyeong-gyu, Lee Gyeong-gyu said, “Gyeong-gyu, don’t be different. I can’t eat it because it’s dirty. Rather, do business. “Tantara is tired all her life.”

Lee Gyeong-gyu’s first underwater cover challenge will be released on the male magazine Maxim’s February issue (January 24) and Kakao TV’s ‘Chin Gyeong-gyu’ channel (January 27).

shinye@mk.co.kr

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