Hope You Are Well, Oppa ;-)

I apologize for the late update. In case you guys have been following Faith and is wondering why you haven’t seen our dear oppa in the last several episodes (on top of his almost hard-to-catch appearances in the earlier episodes. Sigh), it is because he had to drop out of the series a few weeks before they shoot the finale because of an eye injury. As of this writing, Philip should have undergone surgery already and is hopefully recovering well.

I hope everything went fine with his treatment and that he is resting for now. I am also hoping and praying that he will get a better, meatier role in his next drama. All the best, Lee Philip oppa ❤

Here is the write-up from Dramabeans:

Philip Lee injured, drops out of Faith

Oh no, bad news for Philip Lee, who has sustained an eye injury and is now pulling out of the currently airing Monday-Tuesday drama Faith. The injury did not arise during drama filming, but because he is scheduled for surgery next week he won’t be able to continue shooting.

Philip Lee said, “I have a heavy heart to be dropping out of the drama so close to the final broadcast. Above all I want to convey my apologies to the fans who have shown love for Faith.”

It’s too bad that he leaves so close to the drama’s finale without getting to be a part of it. On the other hand, it’s both fortunate for the drama and a damn shame for him that he’s barely a presence in the show to begin with, despite the setup hinting at a much meatier role. His Jang Bin character is supposedly Goryeo’s greatest doctor, and should have provided a counterpart to Kim Hee-sun’s modern medical perspective. Plus, he could have also provided some pushback as a romantic rival to Lee Min-ho, given that Jang Bin often lent a friendly, sympathetic ear to our heroine, especially when our hero was the one aggravating her.

And yet, we ended up with nuthin’. I wonder if this is a victim of the live-shoot or evidence of poor planning from the outset, in not rewriting his character and scenes to fit the newest versions of the story, which has undergone some significant changes since its earlier versions. In any case, I’ve thought it was puzzling to have him cast, then only trotted out to play occasional exposition fairy. He may not be the most skilled actor around, but surely he was good for more than his two minutes per episode.

Better luck next time, and best wishes for a speedy recovery.



Have a Little Faith

The loongg wait is over and Faith is finally here! It started a month ago already anbd I hope you’ve all been watching. To those who haven’t seen it yet, well, here’s some details about the sageuk which our dear Philip Lee is a part of 😉

Title: Faith (신의)
Chinese Title: 信義 / 神醫
Also Known As: The Great Doctor
Genre: Historical & Medical & Fantasy
Episodes: 24
Broadcast Network: SBS
Broadcast Period: 2012-Aug-13 to 2012-Oct-30
Air Time: Monday & Tuesday @ 21:55 PM
Director: Kim Jong Hak
Screenwriter: Song Ji Na

SYNOPSIS: This drama shows the love between a warrior from the Goryeo Period and a female doctor from the present day, their love transcending time and space.

Yoo Eun Soo (Kim Hee Sun) is a 33-year old plastic surgeon in the year 2012. She was originally a general surgeon, but quickly found that it was an overworked, under-paid profession and jumped ship to plastic surgery. Her dream is to someday open her own practice. But one day, Choi Young (Lee Min Ho) kidnaps her and takes her back to the Goryeo era because he needs her medical skills. Their love story spans centuries but also warring beliefs, he gives up on love to be an unflinching warrior.


Lee Min Ho as Choi Young
Kim Hee Sun as Yoo Eun Soo
Lee Philip as Jang Bin
Sung Hoon as Cheon Eum Ja
Ryu Duk Hwan as King Gong Min
Park Se Young as Princess Nogook
Yoo Oh Sung as Ki Cheol
Shin Eun Jung as Hwa Soo In
Lee Byung Joon as Jo Il Sin

Lee Philip as Jang Bin

“Faith” Lee Philip’s fan dance

Actor Lee Philip shows elegant but a quick fan dance.

According to SBS on the 26th, Lee Philip does the ‘fan action’ in the new SBS drama “Faith”.

Lee Philip takes on the role of a physician named Jang Bin. He is attacked at the start of the drama and fights for Princess No-guk (Par Se-yeong) with his outstanding marrial art skills.

Jang Bin’s weapon is his fan. He uses the fan to defeat his opponents while he is well practiced in blood and epidemic fever.

Lee said, “I have to stop a huge sword with this fan but it’s not easy so it’s been ripped and I’ve been bruised. I don’t think a fan is a good weapon.

About Jang Bin he said, “He is a realistic character who thinks fighting is childish but he is also equipped with many other appeals”.

Meanwhile, “Faith” is a mellow fantasy drama about the love between a warrior (Lee Min-ho) and a modern day (Kim Hee-seon) in the process of making King Gong-min (Ryoo Deok-hwan) a real king. The intense story line is to be made up of unique martial arts like never seen before. To be aired for the first time on the 13th of August.

Source: Hancinema





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