Hallyu fans are excited with Lee Min Ho?s new drama, Legend of the Blue Sea. The upcoming SBS series will have the Korean superstar play a double role for the first time.
The fantasy romance tells the story of a mermaid from a historical, Joseon-era novel. ?Lee Min Ho will play the son of Kim Dam Nyeong, who returned mermen that were caught by fishermen during the Joseon Dynasty.?His second role will be that of a present-day con artist named Heo Jun Jae. The 29-year-old will transform into a variety of characters, such as a lawyer, doctor, businessman, and more.
Both characters in Lee Min Ho?s new drama will fall in love with a mermaid. The female lead will be played by My Sassy Girl star Jun Ji Hyun.
SBS will reportedly air Legend of the Blue Sea later this November. It will replace the Jo Jung Suk starrer Incarnation of Envy.
Lee Min Ho recently talked about doing a fantasy series for his TV comeback.
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“I think this will be a series that has an appropriate amount of fantasy,” he said in a Drama Fever interview.
“Since the drama contains elements that are universally acknowledged, I think that this project will give off a more familiar feel to the viewers.”
Lee Min Ho?s Legend of the Blue Sea comes after his recent controversies involving girlfriend Suzy Bae. He and the Uncontrollably Fond actress have been hounded with cheating allegations for months.
Rumors began in June when leaked photos showed Suzy Bae an alleged date with another Hallyu heartthrob, Sung Joon. It was eventually clarified that the images were taken in 2013 before the actress dated Lee Min Ho.
Song Hye Kyo was also accused of breaking up the Korean power couple. This was because of Lee Min Ho?s own admission that the Descendants of the Sun star is his ?type.?
After snubbing the breakup rumors for almost two months, the actor finally confirmed recently that he and Suzy are still a couple. With his personal issues finally clarified, the superstar seems more than ready for his TV comeback.
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