On March 27th Forest Entertainment posted a photo of Lee Shin-young on their Instagram account. The young actor can be seen wearing the school uniform that is the trademark of his character in the upcoming drama "How to Buy a Friend".
Following his minor, but surprisingly viral role in the drama "Crash Landing on You" earlier this year, Lee Shin-young enjoyed a significant boost in prospects. "How to Buy a Friend" is a short drama that will only air for eight half-hour episodes, but it's still a starring role for the young actor. Amusingly enough, he will play a normal high school student with non-existent self-esteem who ends up contracting a friendship with a legendary fist fighter played by Shin Seung-ho.
Lee Shin-young is not the only alumnus of "Crash Landing on You" to receive an upgrade to a leading role thanks to "Crash Landing on You". Second lead Seo Ji-hye and Kim Jung-hyun from that drama will also headline a lead role in "Shall We Have Dinner Together?" sometime in May.
Written by William Schwartz
"How to Buy a Friend" is directed by Yoo Yeong-eun-I, written by Kim Joo-man-I, and features Lee Shin-young, Shin Seung-ho, Kim Sohye, Oh Hee-joon, Min Dohee, Jo Yi-hyun. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2020/04/06~Upcoming, Mon, Tue 22:00 on KBS.
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via email@example.com.
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