The entertainment agency confirmed that they have signed an exclusive contract with the actor in an official statement on 10th May.
According to Naver, he decided to join YG because he wanted to focus on acting within a more secure and stable environment. He will be joining fellow A-list actors and actresses like Cha Seung Won, Kang Dong Won, and Goo Hye Sun at the agency.
The 26-year-old actor’s contract with his previous agency ended in December 2015. An insider stated that the actor received many offers from other companies after his contract ended but he refused them all.
“Lee Jong Suk plans to take a break and reenergize while working on his future projects in 2016. He plans to give back to all his fans by focusing on acting. He will carefully and wisely choose his agency after he finishes filming ‘Jade Lover’ (a Korean-Chinese drama),” his PR agency stated last December.
The young star is best known for his leading roles in hit K-Dramas such as “School 2013” (2012), “I Can Hear Your Voice” (2013), “Doctor Stranger” (2014), and “Pinocchio” (2014).
Lee Jong Suk will be starring in an upcoming 16-episode series for MBC, titled “W”, alongside Han Hyo Joo (from “Dong Yi”).