Lee Joon Gi’s Character Still Cut for ‘Arang and the Magistrate’ Revealed
Lee Joon Gi is making his long-awaited return to the small screen this summer, and now, fans can see a glimpse of him in character for his upcoming television drama.
This July, Lee Joon Gi will be suiting up in traditional Korean clothing for the upcoming MBC drama Arang and the Magistrate.
In the historical drama, Lee Joon Gi plays magistrate Eun Oh and the drama marks Lee Joon Gi’s first official work since being released from his mandatory Korean army duties earlier this year.
In the drama, magistrate Eun Oh searches for his suddenly-vanished mother when he comes across the ghost Arang (Shin Min Ah) who plunges Eun Oh into a world of mystery.
Regarding his character, Lee Joon Gi shared, “He carries a lot of hurt inside so on the outside he comes off as cold and cynical but deep inside he’s a very humanistic and warm friend.”
He also shared on working with Shin Min Ah for the drama saying, “I hope the romance with Arang, who is played by Shin Min Ah, will be fun. Since Arang and the Magistrate is a fantasy-mellow historic drama, the mellow aspect will be more emphasized compared to my past acting. I’m in anticipation of what kind of romance will be created with Shin Min Ah.”
Arang and the Magistrate is directed by Kim Sang Ho who previously directed hit dramas like Fantasy Couple and is written by Jung Yoon Jung. In addition to Shin Min Ah, the drama will feature a diverse cast including Yeon Woo Jin and Yoo Seung Ho.
Photo credit: MBC
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