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