Let’s See Lee Joon-gi and IU’s Romantic Interaction and Moments
If you are a fan of Korean dramas, you are definitely no stranger to the drama titled Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, starring famous artists from South Korea, Lee Joon-gi and IU. Aside from starring Lee Joon-gi and IU, this drama also features Kang Ha-neul and Hong Jonghyun. The drama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryo was quite a popular drama in 2016 that was aired on SBS. Before this drama, Lee Joon-gi and IU’s relationship was not very familiar, but after this drama, their relationship got even closer, so some netizens speculated that they are dating in real life as well.
At a press conference for the drama, Lee Joon-gi has said that he was impressed by IU’s acting. He has also said that he started having a lot more trust in IU’s acting after filming started. IU was able to make the role completely her own. He even said that he was able to lean on IU as an actress, which gave him an opportunity to focus on his character while they were working on the 2nd and 3rd episode. He is really grateful to her.
This drama tells a story about what happens when a total solar eclipse occurs. A woman from the 21st century, Go Ha-jin (IU), goes back in time to the Goryeo Dynasty. She awakens in the body of a 16-year-old teenage girl named Hae-soo. There, she falls in love with the 8th prince Wang Wook (Kang Ha-neul), then with the 4th prince Wang So (Lee Joon-gi), who hides his face behind a mask and has the nickname “dog-wolf,” making other people afraid of him. Love, competition, politics, and friendship occur between the handsome princes who fight for the throne, friendship, and love.
Well, are you curious about Lee Joon-gi and IU’s affection in the drama? Check this out!
Lee Joon-gi and IU’s Romantic Moments in Scarlet Heart Ryo
As mentioned earlier, the drama revolves around the story of a 25-year-old woman, Go Ha-jin (IU), from the 21st century who gets transported back in time to the Goryeo Dynasty, during a total solar eclipse. She wakes up in the year of 941 in the body of Hae Soo, among the many royal princes of the ruling Wang family. She originally falls in love with the gentle and warm-hearted 8th Prince Wang Wook (Kang Ha-neul), but later, she falls in love with Wang So (Lee Joon-gi), the fearsome 4th Prince who hides his face behind a mask and is given the derogatory label of “wolf dog.” As the story develops, Hae Soo finds herself unwittingly caught between the rivalry and politics among the princes in the fight for the throne.
Besides its unique storyline, this drama also stars famous artists from South Korea, such as Lee Joon-gi, IU, Kang Ha-neul, and Hong Jonghyun. In this drama too, the affection of Lee Joon-gi and IU has been a hot topic of conversation, even speculated to be a couple in real life. IU has also said that she felt comfortable with Lee Joon-gi, Lee Joon-gi always helped and supported her. Their relationship got even closer after the drama ended.
This scene shows Lee Joon-gi and IU making eye contact with each other and IU smiles staring at Lee Joon-gi. This scene really warmed the audience’s hearts because their interaction is very romantic and seems quite natural. Using the traditional clothes of the Ryeo dynasty, Lee Joon-gi and IU both look very charming. Lee Joon-gi looks very handsome and IU is very beautiful.
Next, this scene shows Lee Joon-gi sleeping in IU’s lap with IU gently stroking Lee Joon-gi’s hair. IU’s sweet laughter makes her appear very beautiful and charming. This scene can really make anyone jealous, right?
This photo will also make your heart warm, right? Lee Joon-gi is looking at IU warmly and lovingly. IU seems to be pointing at something, but Lee Joon-gi is only focused on looking at IU very lovingly. What do you think?
This scene can definitely make anyone go hysterical, right? It’s a still of Lee Joon-gi kissing IU gently. One of Lee Joon-gi’s and IU’s kiss scenes in this drama, it is one of the most popular kissing scenes in the 2016 dramas. Jealous, right?
Lee Joon-gi and IU’s Off-Screen Moments
After the drama Scarlet Heart Ryeo ended, Lee Joon-gi’s relationship with IU got closer. In fact, both of them were reportedly dating but this was immediately denied by Lee Joon-gi’s agency and they said that they were only limited to work and are only good friends. Lee Joon-gi’s agency also said that they both had great chemistry when starring in the drama, which is why many have thought that they are dating in real life.
Lee Joon-gi is always present and is a special guest at every IU concert, he even always films it and uploads it on his social media while attending IU’s concerts. IU also claimed that she asked Lee Joon-gi to attend and support her and Lee Joon-gi accepted the offer. IU said, “Thank you for coming, Oppa. I asked him suddenly to attend this event and he immediately accepted the offer.”
In addition, to support each other, IU also posted herself while attending Lee Joon-gi’s fan signing event. She also uploaded a photo of herself with Lee Joon-gi’s fan signing ticket.
During a concert titled Pallete in 2017, Lee Joon-gi came back to support IU and took a photo with IU backstage holding an IU banner and lightstick. He also wrote the caption, “Ji Eun, the only artist, who doesn’t feel tired even though she has performed for more than 5 hours and gives all her energy for a perfect appearance.”
Even though their drama ended, Lee Joon-gi and IU remained busy with other activities. As a sign of support of each other’s activities, Lee Joon-gi and IU send each other a food truck on their shooting location, which is a tradition in Korea.
In 2018, right at IU’s 10th anniversary, Lee Joon-gi came to support IU. He also wrote,
“This is a great performance for 5 hours 30 minutes. I don’t know how much time I spent enjoying this concert. I wondered about how hard the staff and artists prepared this.
I hope these 10 years will be a memorable 10 years for people.
While watching the concert, I was very touched and cried a little. Usually, it doesn’t happen at this age.
I really thank you for inviting me and giving me a very big gift. Now I feel many things and get many lessons. Thank you, Ji Eun.”
It’s really a very warm friendship, right?
Lee Joon-gi and IU’s Relationship Now, Are They Dating?
In October 2018, IU and Lee Joon-gi met again in the Knowing Brother variety show. They both broke the record in Knowing Brother, as the episodes that they took part in got the highest rating of up to 7.3%.
In the episode, IU talked a lot. To celebrate her 10th anniversary, IU participated by performing in Knowing Brother and thanked her fans and she also asked Lee Joon-gi to come to which Lee Joon-gi agreed and IU really felt very grateful. Both appear very compact and tell each other about themselves. When asked if they are dating? They replied that their relationship is that of best friends.