A true actor has an amazing ability to lose himself in the character he is playing. He has the uncanny ability to become that character. For Bi to be able to shoot a scene like the one below says alot about his depth, not only as an actor, but as a person. Don’t let his smiles, light-hearted pop music and humor fool you: it is obvious that he is a very multi-dimensional, profound person (it may have something to do with why he appears to be a loner. He has many friends, but it is likely only a select few people, if that many, who really and truly understand who he is on the inside.). Showing sadness or anguish has got to be one of the toughest emotions to portray in front of a camera. But Bi pulls it off, and with little effort, seemingly.
Is there really anything to say?? Not really! But I’ll say it. Bi’s got one of the best bods in the business. Even before he pumped himself up for Ninja Assassin, his body was lean and sexy, just oozing with potential to be improved and sculpted. He reportedly stands at 6′ tall, and seems to loom over most of the people he’s seen taking pictures with. This adds to his physical appeal. Naturally, women gravitate toward men who, well, look more like men. So on top of Bi’s charm, sincerity and talent, he’s got a killer bod to enhance his appeal. I guess he just refuses to take it easy on us women. Mercy Bi!!!
Some stars and celebrities have to be trained and coached by their management and entertainment companies to display social skills when interfacing with the media and public. They are coached to be able to say the right things, smile at the right times, and (depending on the agenda of their entertainment/management companies) live up to the image of themselves that has been sold to the public and fans. As a matter of fact, I will go so far as to say that all stars and celebrities receive this type of training at one time or another. Bi, I’m sure, is no different.
An entertainer can be as handsome as he wants to be, but if he has no personality and social/people skills to back up his looks, he can quickly fade into the sea of the rest of the pretty faces and hot bodies whom are dreaming of attaining success, fame and riches. That’s why, as an entertainer, its really important to have charm and charisma. Even if it doesn’t come naturally, it would behoove an aspiring entertainer to invest their time and money in being trained to reflect a personality that is appealing and admirable to others. But, some people are naturally born with these skills, won’t you agree? I believe Bi is one of those people. I also believe this is another key ingredient of his appeal and success.
The vid clip below is a small taste of how charming he can be. There are tons of Korean language interviews he’s done, and normally I would refer to one of those, but I feel since most of my readers are native English speakers, you will appreciate this English language clip a bit more. True, his English is not perfect, but you can see that even when he speaks a second language, he is personable and humorous. If he’s like this speaking a second language, just imagine how he is speaking his native language! Enjoy!
This one is a no-brainer (see below pic), but I’ll break it down for the sake of breaking it down. Perfect white teeth and full velvety-lips form into one of the most captivating smiles I’ve ever seen. Bi’s smile is probably one of the top weapons (yes, I said weapons) used to execute (yes, I said execute) his appeal. His smile just makes you want to smile when you see it! Its contagious, magnetic, electric. This sweet, innocent, sincere smile has a tendency to contradict his smokin’ hot, naughty boy body (will touch on—PUN INTENDED—that in a later “What I Love About Bi” series post) and I believe it is the key ingredient to driving women of all ages, races and nations cur-razay!
Bi’s voice is deep, masculine, and slightly gritty with a soulful twist. I think its what sets him apart from other Korean/Asian male singers. I especially love to listen to it when he’s speaking or singing in his native language, Korean. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t think his voice is perfect, but its his voice, and cannot be confused with anyone else’s. The first time I heard “Nan, (I)”, I thought his voice was sultry and perfectly suited for r&b. I wish he does more ballads because that’s where his voice and style really shines. He knows that his voice is appealing, and uses it well to intro several of his songs, notably “Love Story”. Don’t you just love in “My Girl” when he sings “you are a beautiful ladaaay”)” *sigh*.