Lee Junki will challenge his first period drama, SBS “Iljimae” who can lay claim to be the Chosun version of Robin Hood and Spiderman meshed together.
Set during the former Joseon Dynasty, Lee Jun Ki plays Iljimae who acts as a useless gangster in the marketplace by day but becomes a chivalrous robber at night who robs corrupt government officials to give to the poor.
For his new role, he spent 8 hours daily to practise the fighting scenes and also set a goal of slimming down. Yesterday at the ceremony to signify the start for the filming of “Iljimae”, Lee Junki looked energized and his face was noticeably slimmer compared to previous times as he revealed that he had shed 7 kilos.
10 million KRW has been poured into the production for “Iljimae” and grand scenes like horse riding and sword fighting scenes are definitely one of the highlights in this drama. Besides Lee Junki, other cast members include Han Hyo Joo, Lee Young Ah, Park Shi Hoo, Ahn Gil Kang, Kim Rae Ha, Lee Moon Shik, etc.
It will start airing in May on SBS television.