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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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

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

Philip Lee in Story of a Man

Following are news that came out regarding Philip Lee’s inclusion in the 2008 drama A Man’s Story (a.k.a. Story of a Man / Guy Talk / The Slingshot):

Most people got their first look at Philip Lee in the blockbuster fantasy-historical drama Legend (Taewangsashingi), in which he played the role of Cheoro. More than a year later, he’s returning to television in the new KBS series Story of a Man.

Story of a Man has already attracted notice for its scriptwriter, the much-lauded Song Ji-nah, who penned Legend as well as the (dare I say legendary?) 1995 drama Sandglass. It is said that Song wrote the character in this latest drama specifically for Philip Lee, who will display some of his English skills through his Korean-American character. The drama centers around a young rich man whose father’s business is bankrupted by a corrupt, large corporation, who then vows revenge.

The drama stars Park Yong-ha (On Air), Kim Kang-woo (Marine Boy), and Park Shi-yeon (La Dolce Vita) and will follow Boys Before Flowers on Mondays and Tuesdays starting late March.

Via Herald Biz

Credits: javabeans / girlfriday @ dramabeans.com

Interview (Translated): The Bond between BYJ and �Four Gods� Inside Story Revealed by the Co-stars of TWSSG

Through almost two years of shooting, I hear that they have become ‘comrades’. In the drama, the �Four Gods� protected the leading character played by BYJ. Just like their roles in the drama, while radiating the strong personality of her or his own, each one has deepened the bond.

Interviewer: Rumi Hayashi


�It is actually very difficult for the co-stars to become close to each other through a (piece of) work.�

This is what BYJ (35) said while he was in Japan. A highly competitive Korean entertainment world, where one�s ability is stringently examined. This remark must reflect his true feeling coming from his own experience of having played the leading roles for fourteen years since his debut.

For BYJ, the leading actor of the drama TWSSG which took about two years of shooting, it has become a special piece of work in that sense.

� �Through this work, I feel like I’ve got real younger brothers, younger sisters, and an elder brother. From this aspect, the shooting was a lot of fun.�

The story of the drama is that Damdeok , a king of Koguryo, through the fateful encounters with the reincarnations of four gods, getting over the difficulties, grew to be a real king. How Damdeok would build the bond with four gods is one of the highlights of the drama.

American businessman-turned-actor

Among the ‘Four Gods’, the appearance of another great new face got into the news. It is Lee Philip (27) who played Cheoro, the reincarnation of blue dragon. He first appeared wearing a stern mask. When the mask came off from his head, there was a handsome young man with long hair, which excited female viewers in Korea and he was overwhelmed with interviews and commercial endorsement offers.

Philip also stood in front of the camera for the first time. He is second generation Korean-American. After graduating from Boston College, he has a unique career as a businessman who specialized in IT management in graduate school of George Washington University. PD Kim selected a new face because he didn�t want to give mysterious Cheoro a stereotype image.

�Becoming an actor has been my dream since my childhood. I ventured to turn to an actor because I thought I could go into business later on and then my whole life has changed. Through the drama I learned Korean culture and history, which was very good. �

With twinkling slit eyes, he speaks in a deep voice. He is fresh and polite.

�Though Cheoro was unable to fulfill his love, he kept an eye on his love silently and I was attracted by this. After fully understanding the concept of my role, I studied how I should express it with subtle movement of my eyes.”

In the latter part of the drama, his sad love inspires viewers� emotion.

�Cheoro and I are similar in that we are single-hearted (bb: i suspect the writer is trying to say he’s got an one-track mind and very focussed on one thing at a time…?) To a woman, however, I think he is just one-sided.” (laughs)

When the shooting first began, he was not fluent in Korean and often got confused and it was BYJ who helped him.

�I learned from him not only an attitude towards acting, but also a lot of techniques. At first I had no idea which part of myself, my face or my whole body, was being filmed. So he taught me steadily from the very beginning, on how I should do to look good or what I was requested to do. He is gentle like a real brother. �

While they were in Japan, he constantly stayed close to BYJ, who hadn�t recovered from his leg injury and (Philip) extended a helping hand to him.

BYJ celebrated Philip�s birthday on May 26 at his restaurant. The rest of the ‘Four Gods’, Oh Kwong Rok, Park Sung Won were also there and they drank till the next morning. Those four are really good friends even now.

�While shooting, I was able to go through numerous experience, but the biggest pleasure was that I could meet all those seniors and build such a relationship as a family.�

Asked about the highlight of the drama, however, he answered as follows:

�It is the scene that I appear. (laughs) I became confident by appearing in a work that expands to Asia. There are lots of actors who are handsomer than I am, so I would like to be an actor who can act with his inner feelings without depending on his looks.�

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original in japanese: AERA 2008/07/14
scanned & posted by: miemi / byjgallery
translated into english: cloudnine / bb’s blog

credits/source: @ Soompi Forums, Philip Lee official thread