Lee Hyori to Narrate Documentary and Donate Profits
Lee Hyori went from sexy star to socialtainer, and now she’s going to make yet another transformation into a narrator.
KBS revealed on January 18 that Lee Hyori will be narrating KBS1’s special documentary The Small Heroes in Our Neighborhood, and that she plans to donate all of what she’s paid for her work.
The documentary will be about those who quietly lend warm helping hands to those in need.
Happy Noodles, a group which was put together by street cleaners who wanted to give hope to the needy, and Gil Bun Ye, who donated all of the 1.52 billion won she saved through selling small goods, will be making appearances.
James Jun, a choreographer/ballet dancer who donates his time and talent to the homeless, and the Hoddeok Couple of Love, who visit facilities for poorly-fed children and the disabled to cook hoddeok free of charge, will also be introduced through Lee Hyori’s narration.
Lee Hyori didn’t hesitate to take up the role of narrator as soon as the producers had offered it to her.
The producers stated, “She left behind her sexy image to narrate [the documentary] in a calm voice. She rarely made mistakes, and she finished recording like a professional.”
Lee Hyori previously made issues for donating 50 million won to invest in heating for 300 elderly people who live alone. She also donated the profits from sales of her calendar featuring her and her dog Soonshim to the Korean Society for Animal Freedom to promote the adoption of stray dogs. The documentary will air on January 22.
Photo credit: Lee Hyori’s Twitter