Name: 이광수 Lee Kwang Soo
Profession: Actor, Model DOB: July 14, 1985 (Age 27)
Hobbies: Painting, Drawing School: Dong-Ah Institute of Media and Arts, Broadcasting Major (2004) Agency:King Kong Entertainment
Just wanted to make a small note about Kwang Soo’s character in The Scent. He plays the role of Gi Poong, who is described as the main character’s “mentally-challenged” assistant. I have yet to watch the film but many articles do note that his disorder is autism (in particular, Asperger Syndrome).
Maybe it’s because I have close family/friends that have this kind of condition, but I really applaud both the writers and Kwang Soo for this role. Autism is something that we don’t really talk about, especially in South Korea, so to have a character like this is a great step towards shedding the needed light on the subject.
Again, I have yet to watch the film so I can’t comment on how accurate Kwang Soo’s portrayal of someone with asperger’s syndrome was but I am glad his character shines in the movie. (From what I have read, his abilities are key to solving the movie’s murder.)
Honestly, I don’t know what drove me to write this. I just stumbled upon @mayries’s wonderful photo set and thought this was something that I should put out there. Not just any actor could take on a role like this^^
In other news, this movie is reportedly doing very well in the box office :)
The Scent doing great in the box office thanks to the four leading men!
Critics are saying that each actor brings a strong element to the film which is making it such a great success. Kwang Soo’s comedic take on his character as an assistant makes him a great contrast to the serious detective played by Park Hee Soon.