Long time no see, how are you Lee Jong Suk? The 31-year-old actor is synonymous with his role in the Korean drama Pinocchio. In the near future, Lee Jong Suk will start filming a Korean drama that will mark his comeback after his military service.
The Korean drama Pinocchio catapulted Lee Jong Suk’s name in the Korean entertainment industry. He managed to bring home a number of awards from the Baeksang Art Awards, Grimae Awards, Korea Drama Awards, and SBS Drama Awards in 2014.
In the Korean drama Pinocchio, Lee Jong Suk is told as Ki Ha Myung who experienced a number of misfortunes as a child. His father Ki Ho Sang (played by Jung In Gi) who was the captain of the fire brigade, died in a factory explosion incident.
In order to increase the rating, MSC television station reporter Song Cha Ok (played by Jin Kyung) makes a false report. He accuses Ki Ha Myung’s father of surviving the factory explosion, and hiding himself responsible for the deaths of his men.
Ki Ha Myung was saved by Choi In Ha’s grandfather (played by Park Shin Hye) from the incident. He finally uses the name Choi Dal Po and is determined to become a reporter, after meeting Choi In Ha’s mother who destroyed his family.
Lee Jong Suk himself has been absent from the Korean entertainment industry for a long time. He last starred in the Korean drama Romance Is a Bonus Book with Lee Na Young in 2019. That year, he also started his mandatory military service as a public service officer.
The actor finally completed his military service on Saturday (2/1/2021). Lee Jong Suk was also reported to have received an offer to star in the Korean drama Big Mouth, where the A-MAN Project Agency confirmed it on Wednesday (21/4/2021).
The Korean drama Big Mouth tells of strange things that happen when a lawyer takes over a murder case and unearths the truth. Lee Jong Suk will take on the role of Park Chang Ho, a lawyer who rarely wins cases.
People around Park Chang Ho refer to him as ‘Big Mouth’ for bragging, without pointing out the facts. He couldn’t afford to pay his monthly rent on time and neither did his father-in-law who was hired as his manager.
Lee Jong Suk’s latest Korean drama is expected to start filming in the second half of 2021. Big Mouth is directed by director Oh Choong Wan who previously directed popular Korean dramas such as While You Were Sleeping and Start Up.
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On Tuesday (18/5/2021), Yoona was reportedly considering an offer to play opposite Lee Jong Suk. When he accepts the offer of the Korean drama Big Mouth, he will play Go Mi Ho, Park Chang Ho’s wife who likes to speak harshly.
“She (Yoona) has received a casting offer for the drama Big Mouth and is positively considering it,” SM Entertainment said in a statement, as reported by Soompi.
While waiting for Lee Jong Suk’s latest Korean drama, fans can watch Pinocchio which airs on NET TV since Saturday (24/7/2021). With a total of 20 episodes, the Korean drama Pinocchio airs every day at 18.30 WIB.