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Lee Byung Hun to Leave Korea Before Premiere of ‘Masquerade’

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2012.09.09 23:00 Mwave Oh, MiJung Translation Credit : Erika Kim

Lee Byung Hun sadly won’t be able to be in Korea for the premiere of Masquerade.

After wrapping up interviews and stage events for the promotion of Masquerade, Lee Byung Hun will be leaving the country around September 10 to shoot his next Hollywood film Red 2.

Lee Byung Hun to Leave Korea Before Premiere of ‘Masquerade’

Sources close to Lee Byung Hun said, “As the shoot for Red 2 has been pulled forward, he’ll have to leave the country sometime around September 10.”

The actor is also due to attend the film festival to be held on September 14 in L.A., where Masquerade will be introduced.

Because he won’t be in the country for the film’s premiere on September 19, Lee Byung Hun is putting all his effort into promoting the film in the short time given him. On September 4 he attended interviews with the press, while on the same day he appeared suddenly at a screening of the film and said hello to the audience. Fans were surprised and delighted at his unexpected appearance.

On September 5 Lee Byung Hun even appeared on KBS’ News Line.

A rep for the actor said, “Lee Byung Hun is very attached to Masquerade. He’s trying hard to meet as many fans as possible because he won’t be in the country for the premiere.”

Thanks to Lee Byung Hun’s efforts, anticipation toward Masquerade is mounting. The preview has turned out positive reactions, and with Lee Byung Hun working so hard, the film is becoming even better known among the public.

Masquerade will premiere on September 19.

Photo credit: Kim Byung Kwan

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