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Lee Jung-hyun returns to television in seven years

2007/12/20 | 867 views | Permalink | Source

Actress and singer Lee Jung-hyun will appear in a television drama series, a first in almost seven years after her last appearance in "Beautiful Days". Lee Jung-hyun will be starring in the historical drama series "Daewang Sejong" ("The Great King Sejong") that will start airing through KBS on January 5th.

Since the 2001 broadcast of "Beautiful Days", Lee Jung-hyun has been focusing on her singing career in China, Japan, Vietnam, and other regions.

At the press conference held on the 20th, Lee said, "I always had a lingering thought that I have to act, but because it has been a while since I have done so, the pressure made it difficult to make a decision even when quality pieces came in as offers. That is also why it took me so long to finally decide on "Daewang Sejong" ("The Great King Sejong"), but I started to become ambitious over the role as the character is dramatic, starting from the bottom rising to the position of a concubine in the palace".

"I have decided to end my activities in China that were scheduled until next spring to January so I can focus on the series. I am extremely nervous as this is my first time in seven years, but I will try my best to erase Lee Jung-hyun and live as Shinbin Kim".

Shinbin Kim is a female who rises to being a concubine from a slave and capturing the love of King Sejong. If King Sejong's wife, Queen Soheon (played by Lee Yoon-ji) is an unfortunate queen, Shinbin Kim can be considered the "best Cinderella of the Joseon era".

Lee Jung-hyun added, "Having a queen and concubine doesn't mean that one becomes the 'bad person', but I heard rather both are nice characters. The relationship of the two will be portrayed peculiarly yet entertaining".

Shinbin Kim will start appearing in "Daewang Sejong" ("The Great King Sejong") starting in the 15th episode, and Lee Jung-hyun will join the filming team in late January.

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