Happy 6th Anniversary; Best 6 Philip Lee Moments!

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November 1st  is the completion of Philip’s 6th year as an actor. As a way to celebrate that I asked for her best Phil scenes; combining them with mine I came up with the following list of best 6 Philip Lee moments in terms of acting, cuteness, and swoon worthiness. I know it’s hard to find a scene with cute Phil since he always depicts serious characters but bear with me. Here it goes. ♥_♥

  • Philip’s First Scene in Legend (with the mask OFF)
The very first time any fan saw his face was in episode16 from Legend drama. It didn’t just mark Phill’s debut as a handsome actor with smart brains encased in that hot body of his. It’s more than that actually. Let me convey it in another fan’s words (ayamin101 from utube) 4years ago.
     Sweet mother of pearl. No joke, but in the drama when he finally pealed off all his demon skin, I literally screamed in surprise. WHAT A GORGEOUS FACE. THOSE LIPS! THAT JAW.
      And he was SO cute in drama itself, like a stalking, silent shadow. His one-sided love for Sujini was freaking adorable. I loved how he had this sort of sixth-sense about her, haha.
      Those other pictures…WOW. Just…wow. <3!
That’s the thing. His performance there was/is the very first evidence of Philip’s graceful acting. It got him nominated for MBC’s Best Newcomer Award on 2007.
  • Speaking English
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Philip Lee Loves Soju As Much As He Does Wine


Philip Lee who stars in the epic fantasy Faith as Jang Bin, but better known to us through Secret Garden, loves drinking wine. Continue reading

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





Some News, and a sort of Apology ^_^

My posts are totally fangirly, but what can i do? ^_^ Philip Lee though, is not just your average pretty faced guy gracing your TV screens and making you wish you’re in a scene with him. He’s not only turning out to be quite an effective actor. He’s also smart, educated, refined and obviously well-bred. I do not know him personally, most of us do not know much about him. But whatever info we have on the guy, I guess, is enough to keep him in our hearts and keep us watching out for his next ventures, right? Let’s keep on supporting Philip Lee.

He’s said to be in an upcoming sageuk called Faith, from the same writer of TWSSG and A Man’s Story. Here’s the news on that:

Philip Lee is probably most known for his drama debut role as Cheoro (as pictured above) in 2007′s fantasy sageuk series Legend (Taewangsasingi), which he followed up by playing a man on a revenge mission in last year’s contemporary thriller Story of a Man. His next project returns him to the historical genre in Faith, a medical series starring Lee Jun-ki and Kim Hee-sun.

(However, it is noted that currently Lee Jun-ki’s casting status has become uncertain due to the issue of his upcoming military service requirement. The drama is planning to air later this year, but there’s not much room to play with, as Lee Jun-ki will have to serve by the end of this year.)

The drama is set in the Goryeo (Koryo) era, but it doesn’t sound like a straight sageuk (unlike, say, the current medical sageuk Jejoongwon), and is instead described as a “fantasy medical drama.” He plays a skilled and notable doctor whose cold personality gives him a proud image.

This reunites Philip Lee with director Kim Jong-hak, with whom he worked in Legend. (Trivia! Legend was written by Song Ji-nah, who also worked together with PD Kim on 1995′s Sandglass. Writer Song was so impressed with Philip Lee’s performance in Legend that she wrote him into her following drama, Story of a Man. Her next project, by the way, is the anticipated campus series What’s Up.)

Faith is being written by Jung Yoon-jung and Hwang Hye-ryung, who wrote for both seasons of the hit cable drama Chosun Police. Not a bad lineup.

Via Hankyung

I can’t wait! Hoping we’d get more info on this upcoming drama soon.

Credits: javabeans / girlfriday @ dramabeans.com

Photos: Buckaroo Jeans endorsement

Philip Lee is the new endorser of Buckaroo Jeans, with actress Park Min Young.

Actress Park Min Young and actor Lee Philip recently had a fun and sexy photoshoot for ‘Buckaroo Jeans‘.

Modeling various new styles of jeans, the actress portrayed her innocence as well as her glamorous sexiness in the photos. Lee Philip, on the other hand, portrayed the casual look well, capturing the natural yet funky feel of the jeans.

The two met for the first time for this photoshoot, yet the actors showed off perfect harmony. Their collaboration drew much praise from the staff, both working extremely hard and constantly monitoring their poses.

This was Lee Philip’s first photoshoot after wrapping up “Secret Garden“, which took the drama world by a storm. In contrast, Park Min Young is currently filming her movie, “Cats“.

It is said that the actors never once lost their smiles, and laughed throughout the entire photoshoot, recharging the energy of the staff.

Credits: @ Soompi Forums, Philip Lee / Secret Garden official thread

News/Article: “Secret Garden” Lee Phillip’s Charisma Explodes

Lee Phillip has been chosen as the model of French premium haircare brand, Kerastase Homme.

He has played the role of stunt acting school’s teacher, Lim Jong Soo in the recent hit drama, “Secret Garden” with natural wave hair style.

In the photoshoot, he showed off the familiar luxurious image and firm muscles for strong manly charms.

Lee Seung Chul, the manager of Kerastase Korea, said “Lee Phillip was perfect to be the model because of his maintained body as well as healthy hair.”

“I hope that his charisma that is hidden in his soft image will synergize with the brand and bring a positive change in the brand name.”

Lee Phillip said “My scalp became sensitive because of the continuous filming so I had to talk with a professional to find the product that works well for my hair.”

“I think to keep healthy, constantly working out and exercising is crucial. Also, for healthy hair, using products that work well with one’s hair is very important.”

source: http://www.askactor.com/gossip/-Secret-Garden-_Lee_Phillip-s_Charisma_Explodes