?W? Korean drama?s lead cast member, Lee Jong Suk, talked about his new show in an interview for W fashion magazine.
The publication?s August issue showed him in a series black and white photos, with the theme ?well-known and unknown.?
The 26-year-old has been making news recently for his starring role in the new MBC series. A love story set within a fantasy world, ?W? stars Lee Jong-Suk alongside 29-year-old actress Han Hyo-Jo. He plays an Olympic gold medalist and media mogul named Kang Chul, who falls in love with a problematic female doctor named Oh Yeon-Joo (Han).
?W? Korean drama?s cast also includes veteran actor Kim Eui-Sung as Oh Sung-Moo, Han?s cartoonist father who creates ?W.? Their lead characters? unique romance is set in the alternate dimension.?
In Soompi?s review of Lee Jong Suk?s interview with W magazine, the actor discussed how it was like to play a webtoon-based character.
?I don?t act differently in the realms of reality and the webtoon,? he said. ?Because Kang Chul is a fictional character, I consider it my role to show a sense of difference.?
?I think that?s something I?m good at. I?m confident when it comes to getting rid of cheesiness. It?s difficult this time, so I?m working hard,? Lee Jong Suk added.
Jung Dae-Yoon, who directed ?W? Korean drama, believes that the show?s mixed genre makes it unique from other TV series. The program?s stunning visual effects and quality acting from the cast members is expected to be among the things that will attract k-drama fans.
The team behind MBC?s ?W? can only hope that it will be able to measure up to the KBS show that airs on the same time slot: Uncontrollably Fond. The Suzy Bae and Kim Woo Bin starrer has been receiving high ratings since it premiered earlier this month.
The rival show?s viewership went up even amid negative reviews on Suzy Bae?s acting capabilities. Some speculate the increase in ratings could be due to viewers? curiosity over her alleged romance with leading man Kim Woo Bin, who has been accused of being the third party in their rumored breakup with Hallyu heartthrob Lee Min Ho.
Do you think that ?W? Korean drama can compete with ?Uncontrollably Fond?? How can Lee Jong Suk and his co-stars stir the public?s interest just like Kim Woo Bin and Suzy Bae? Let us know by commenting below.