As I continue my remembrance of G.O’s impressive portrayal of Prince Ho Dong in 바람의나라 [The Kingdom of the Winds], I turn today’s Fan-Camming Friday cam to one of his more sublime moments in the musical both as a vocalist and actor. When we meet Ho Dong for the first time, his mother Queen Yeon, has already passed away leaving him vulnerable and alone. Yet in a scene that is perhaps a dream or a vision, Ho Dong and Yeon sing together. For me, the two of them singing together was one of the truly poignant moments in the show. And vocally, it was astounding.
No introduction is necessary. This cam is wonderful as it starts with the sweet lament between mother and son and ends with the King’s uncertainty of Ho Dong’s ability to rule a kingdom with such a young and tender heart.
Don’t you just want to reach into your screen, take Ho Dong’s hand, comfort and protect him?! G.O captured all of Ho Dong’s innocence, youth and naïveté with a genuineness that is difficult for me to describe. You just have to watch him and feel it.