According to TV Daily, the bassist of CNBlue said at the press conference for the premiere of the KBS drama “The Blade and Petal,” “‘My Daughter Seo Young’ only ended in March, so I did not expect to be acting so soon.”
When asked about his former co-star Lee Bo Young, he stated, “I contact her sometimes. I saw her in passing and she was working hard filming. I asked her to go easy.”
Lee Jung Shin is one of the cast members of “The Blade and Petal” (also known as “Sword and Flower”), in which he essays the role of the swordsman Si Woo tasked to protect the princess played by Kim Ok Bin. Lee Bo Young is currently starring in the SBS drama “I Can Hear Your Voice,” which is a ratings hit and the competition for “The Blade and Petal” during the Wed-Thurs evening drama timeslot. It seems Lee Jung Shin humorously asked Lee Bo Young to take it easy with her drama so “The Blade and Petal” and “I Can Hear Your Voice” can have a friendly neck to neck ratings race.
Lee Jung Shin said of being part of the series, “I am very fortunate to take on an acting project very quickly after my first one. I am glad to meet good people and to be able to improve my skills. I want to learn how to think and act, and I want to continue to learn a lot.”
“The Blade and Petal” premieres on KBS2 on July 3.