Actor Lee Jun Ki has been confirmed for the new KBS historical romance action drama, “The Joseon Shooter.” For his first comeback to the small screen in a year, he will be playing the role of Park Yoon Kang, the last swordsman of the Joseon era who becomes a gunslinger and a hero of the people.
Through his agency, Lee Jun Ki said that what captivated him the most with this drama in particular among the many proposals he received was the role of a shooter, which hasn’t often appeared in Korean dramas, and various charismatic aspects of the story, including the story of how his character Park Yoon Kang couldn’t help but to learn how to shoot.
“The Joseon Shooter” will start filming mid-April, and will air in June on KBS 2TV.
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Actor Lee Jun Ki may be making a return to historical dramas after two years! His last sageuk drama was MBC’s “Arang and the Magistrate” in 2012.
Lee Jun Ki has been offered the lead role in KBS 2TV’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama “The Joseon Gunman” (working title), which is scheduled to be broadcast in the second half of the year.
According to a broadcasting representative, “Lee Jun Ki’s side is
communicating positively with us. Although a formal contract has yet to
be signed, it is highly likely that Lee Jun Ki will be the lead of this
The representative added that Lee Jun Ki has successive hits with each of his sageuk projects, from “The King and the Clown,” “Iljimae,” to “Arang and the Magistrate,” and that fans will welcome his appearance in another sageuk. Filming for “The Joseon Gunman” is likely to begin in mid-April.
Meanwhile, Lee Jun Ki’s new agency, Namoo Actors,
has stated, “We have received the proposal and are considering the role,
but it is still too early to talk about his appearance.”
“The Joseon Gunman” is set in 19th century Joseon, and tells the
story of Joseon’s greatest swordsman who ditches the sword and is reborn
as a gunslinger following the death of his father and younger sister.
The role that Lee Jun Ki received is for the lead character Park Yoon
Kang. The drama will also depict the confusion and conflict, courage and
pain experienced by the youth of the enlightenment era.
“The Joseon Gunman” will be directed by PD Kim Jung Man (“The Princess’ Man”) and co-written by Lee Jung Woo (“Legend of the Patriots”) and Han Hee Jung (“Missing Case of National Assembly Member Jung Chi Sung”).
Actor Han Joo Wan has already confirmed his role as Kim Ho Kyung in “The Joseon Gunman.” The drama will follow after “Golden Cross” (which airs after “Age of Feeling”) and has a broadcast date set for the end of June.
Actor Lee Jun Ki recently performed community service by helping deliver coal with his fans.
On February 11, Lee Jun Ki joined 30 fan club members from “HaJunSe”
to help deliver coal to about 3000 homes in Seungbuk-dong, Seoul to help
fight the winter cold.
Lee Jun Ki’s agency IMX released this statement
about the event, “We hoped to spread good cheer and warmth on to our
neighbors in celebration of the Lunar New Year.”
The team of volunteers were able to reach many houses that were out
of the way and difficult to reach by car. They spent approximately 3
hours bringing coal to each home and showed neighborly love to those
that needed the extra fuel.
Lee Jun Ki is currently in the midst of reviewing future projects after completing MBC drama “Arang and the Magistrate” last year.
New stills of Lee Jun Ki‘s “naughty hands” from the upcoming drama, “Two Weeks” are creating a buzz.
On June 20, Lee Jun Ki and Park Ha Sun filmed the
scene where they meet for the first time in the drama. Park Ha Sun, who
plays the role of Seo In Hye, transformed into a mermaid statue to
promote the Busan International Film Festival.
Lee Jun Ki, who plays the role of Jang Tae San, argues with his
friends on whether or not Park Ha Sun is a person or a statue.
Eventually, Lee Jun Ki places his hand on Park Ha Sun’s breast to see if
she is real or not!
The drama staff revealed that as soon as the filming stopped, Lee Jun
Ki was so embarassed, that he pretended to run away from Park Ha Sun,
which drew many laughs around the set. Also, it is reported that Park Ha
Sun had to sit in one position from early dawn to late in the evening
due to her body paint. Despite the troubles, Park Ha Sun was friendly
toward the fans and gave them many smiles.
“Two Weeks” will air on August 7 after “The Queen of the Classroom” ends.