Lee Min Ho recently charmed local media in Spain where they are filming his new drama Legend of the Blue Sea. The upcoming SBS series will allow the Korean superstar to play a double role for the first time.
Min Ho?s first character is the son of Joseon ruler, Kim Dam Nyeong, while his second role will be a present-day con artist named Heo Jun Jae. The dual characters will both fall in love with a mermaid played by Jun Ji Hyun.
Lee Min Ho in Barcelona
The team behind Legend of the Blue Sea flew to Barcelona earlier this month to shoot the fantasy series. Several Spanish publications took behind the scenes footages from the set, which appeared in local newspapers and social media outlets.
Photos included scenes of Min Ho and Ji Hyun while in front of an elegant public stone stairway. The two were also spotted riding a bicycle around what seemed like a park, with curious onlookers around them.
People have been commenting about how the Hallyu stars looked so attractive. Fans have also been expressing their excitement over the new fantasy series.
New love team
Prior to the release of the outtakes, which were re-published by Soompi, Lee Min Go talked working with his new leading lady.
?The fact that I?m even appearing in the same project as Ji Hyun is a huge honor,? he said about the My Sassy Girl star. ?I?m looking forward to it a lot, and I can?t hide my excitement.?
The Asian heartthrob also explained why he chose Legend of the Blue Sea for his TV comeback. According to Min Ho, the show just the right balance of drama and fantasy that k-drama fans would enjoy.
The 29-year-old?s return to television comes amid his recent controversies with girlfriend Suzy Bae. There have been rumors that the two were already planning to get married. However, the 21-year-old actress clarified that they are still prioritizing their respective careers.
Lee Min Ho and Ji Hyun will appear in Legend of the Blue Sea this November in place of the Jo Jung Suk starrer Incarnation of Envy.