On August 7, Lee Je Hoon’s photos from High Cut magazine were revealed. This photoshoot was his first official job after getting discharged from military service
Even though it could have been awkward for him to be in front of a camera after two years, he adjusted very well and had a successful photoshoot. In an interview after the shoot, he talked about his thoughts on immediately joining the cast of SBS drama “Secret Door” and the film he will be joining afterwards, “Detective Hong Kil Dong,” which will be directed by Jo Sung Hee.
When asked about his post-military plans and acting, he responded, “A few days before the date of my discharge, I began to worry. It has been a long time since I’ve been in front of the public audience, and I began to question whether I would even have a place in the industry, and how well the public would accept me, since my acting would have changed from my pre-military days. Because of this I’m still very nervous. However, I realized that just being scared of the situation and hiding myself is the same as running away. So I decided that I just wanted to show my confidence through my acting in future projects—not only do I want people think that ‘Lee Je Hoon is an actor with these kinds of thoughts,’ I will take action and show them personally that I am that kind of an actor.”
In “Secret Door,” Lee Je Hoon has been cast as Crown Prince Sa Do, son of King Yeongjo. The role of King Yeongjo has been given to actor Han Suk Kyu. This will be Lee Je Hoon’s second time working with Han Suk Kyu since their movie “My Paparotti,” which he filmed right before he entered the military. Lee Je Hoon couldn’t hide his delight in the news that they would be working together again. With regards to Han Suk Kyu, Lee Je Hoon said, “He had already played the role of Sejong in ‘The Tree With Deep Roots,’ and recently completed the shooting for the film, ‘The Tailors.’ The upcoming ‘Secret Door’ is also a sageuk drama so I didn’t keep my hopes up. But when I heard the news I was so ecstatic my heart started racing. The news gave me strength and confidence, and it’s such an honor to be working with him [Han Suk Kyu] again.”
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Lee Je Hoon will also be starring in “Detective Hong Kil Dong,” directed by Jo Sung Hee, who had also directed the popular film “A Werewolf Boy,” starring Song Joong Ki. With regards to this, Lee Je Hoon commented, “All of the past characters portraying Hong Kil Dong were protagonists that always fought against the bad guys and worked for the good. However, the Hong Kil Dong portrayed in this film will have both a good and an evil side to his character. It will be a strangely unique but new experience for viewers.”
You will be able to view the entire photoshoot in volume 131 of High Cut magazine, which will be released this coming August 7. Who’s excited for his screen comeback?