[HanCinema's News] Lee Si-eon Makes Special Appearance in "Racket Boys"
By William Schwartz | Published on
This past June 28th, actor Lee Si-eon appeared in the ninth episode of the television drama "Racket Boys" on SBS. He played the nameless role of a Busan citizen. Through various turns of the plot, the titular youth badminton team from rural southwestern Korea go on a trip to the city of a Busan. There, Lee Si-eon's character agrees to take a picture of Tang Joon-sang's character on the beach, though various complications ensue.
Lee Si-eon was offered the humorous cameo appearance on the strength of his ability to do an authentic Busan dialect. He's most famous for doing so in the television drama "Answer Me 1997" where he was also cast in part on account of his being a Busan native. Lee Si-eon had leading roles in the recent films "Killed my Wife" and "Search Out" although he has more recently focused on variety shows. He also had a cameo in "The Penthouse 2" as a detective earlier this year.
Written by William Schwartz
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. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.