The upcoming KBS drama “The Joseon Shooter” has finalized the actors for its four lead roles.
According to a broadcast official on April 23, the four actors will be Lee Jun Ki, Nam Sang Mi, Han Ju Wan, and Jeon Hye Bin, to be involved in a four-way love line.
“The Joseon Shooter” tells the story of Park Yoon Kang (Lee Jun Ki),
who puts down his sword and learns to shoot in order to take revenge for
his father and little sister, becoming a hero of the generation. Nam
Sang Mi will play Jung Soo In, who, while sheltered as a child, is
strong-willed and courageous in her fight for a better world.
The role of Kim Hyo Kyung, will be taken on by Han Ju Wan, returning
to the screen as the bastard son of the prime minister with dreams of a
revolution, and the role of the charismatic Choi Hye Won, who comes to
learn of true love that can’t be bought with money, will be represented
by Jeon Hye Bin.
Actress Nam Sang Mi will be joining Lee Jun Ki in the new historical romance action drama, “The Joseon Shooter.” She will be playing the role of Jung Soo In.
The actress said, “In the drama, Jung Soo In initially seems very
sheltered like a plant in a greenhouse, but in reality she has a lot of
curiosity and is not afraid of adventure. I really felt the merits of
this character in that she doesn’t get caught up in the Joseon era’s
standards for women and her strong will in working towards a new world.”
“The Joseon Shooter” is the story of Joseon’s last swordsman who
grows to become the era’s hero, played by Lee Jun Ki. This will be Nam
Sang Mi and Lee Jun Ki’s second time working together, after the 2007
action-romance drama, “Time Between Dog and Wolf.”
The drama started filming this month, and will air in June.
Lee Jun Ki and Nam Sang Mi for “Time Between Dog and Wolf”
Fans of Hallyu actors Jang Geun Suk and Lee Jun Ki are offering their hand towards the Sewol Ferry rescue efforts.
On April 18, a rep from Jang Geun Suk’s official fan club stated, “We posted the details of a wire transfer we made to the Nonghyup Hanaro Mart
located near the Sewol Ferry accident site on our official fan café.
The mart is delivering things needed by the family members who are
waiting at the Jindo Gymnasium.” The total amount was over 5 million won (approx. $4,800).
Lee Jun Ki’s fan café is also accepting donations. Posted on the fan
café was, “If we gather our sincere hearts, we believe a miracle can
happen. We are accepting donations.” It has been also reported Lee Jun
Ki cancelled his fan meeting and birthday celebration with fans which
was originally scheduled to take place on April 19 at the Seoul Olympic Park Woori Financial Art Hall.
Previously, many fans of idol groups including Infinite, VIXX, GOT7, EXO, and B.A.P have been sending relief goods
to the accident site on behalf of their favorite stars. It is a display
of their condolences and a demonstration of how the fandom culture has
matured. Many Hallyu stars’ fans are also getting involved.
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.
This month features the birthdays of K-Pop stars such as Siwon, Jessica, Jonghyun, Uee, Lee Jun Ki, Himchan, Kim Jong Kook, Jay Park, Daesung, Sungkyu, Sehun, Lunhan, Younha, Wooyoung and more. There are also two pairs of twins this month. Can you guess which ones?
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