IU Impresses Colleagues with Her Napkin Drawing

On May 16, KBS “The Best Lee Soon Shin” revealed a drawing that IU had done during filming on a piece of napkin. The drawing is of IU’s character Lee Soon Shin’s co-worker at the restaurant Jea Beom (played by Choi Kang Won). Although the drawing seems to be done roughly in haste, when one looks closely at it, it matches Choi Kang Won’s image perfectly. This simple dr...

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IU Expected Her Character’s Name “Lee Soon Shin” to Cause Controversy

On May 13 at the press conference for KBS’s drama “The Best Lee Soon Shin,” IU revealed that she expected controversy because of the main character’s name. IU stated, “Although it was not our intention to insult commander Lee Soon Shin, the director expected the controversy, especially with the lines ‘Why don’t you apply to become a coast guard to protect Dokdo, rather than apply to our company?’ ...

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Veteran Actress Lee Mi Sook Praises IU’s Acting

Actress Lee Mi Sook recently praised IU for her commendable acting skills. The two actresses are currently filming KBS 2TV‘s drama “You’re the Best, Lee Soon Shin.” At a recent press conference on May 13, Lee Mi Sook took the opportunity to acknowledge IU’s growth as an actor.  She said, “Acting is something that you just simply do. It’s not important whet...

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IU Posts Message on Fan Cafe: “I Have A Lot to Say But…”

IU recently updated her fans by posting a message on her fan cafe for the first time in a while. On May 6, IU posted a message for the first time in five months. Her last post was in December of last year. IU is well known to actively interact with her fans through her fan cafe in the past. IU thanked her fans for treating the “The Best Lee Soon Shin” cast and crew with a food truck as...

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Son Tae Young and Kwon Sang Woo’s Son Luke Thinks His Dad Is Better Than Jo In Sung

On the recent episode of KBS’s “Happy Together 3,” which was aired on May 2, actress Son Tae Young appeared and revealed her son Luke’s love for his father, Kwon Sang Woo. Son Tae Young stated, “Luke shows unending love only for his father. When we asked him who is cooler between his father and actor Jo In Sung, Luke chose his father without hesitation.” Son Tae Young continued sadly, “Luke likes ...

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IU’s New Album Will Be Very Different from Her Previous Works

Singer and actress IU, who is currently playing the female lead in the KBS’s drama “The Best Lee Soon Shin,” is busy with her new comeback album that will be released later this year. It is expected that this new album will include songs that will show off IU’s musical maturity. A representative stated on April 10 to OSEN, “We are about half done with the album. We cannot promise exactly what the ...

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IU and Her Drama Are Popular in North Korea

On April 2 at a publication event at the National Assembly, a board member of a North Korean organization revealed, “Nowadays, the most wanted drama in North Korea is ‘The Best Lee Soon Shin.’” He continued, “And the people in North Korea already knew who IU was even before the drama.” The production company  of the drama,“A Story,” stated, “The actors and actresses are in awe at the news that thi...

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More Controversies Surround “The Best Lee Soon Shin”

Despite having high ratings for its pilot episode and despite having explained the controversy around the name “Lee Soon Shin,” the drama, “The Best Lee Soon Shin” is being caught up in other controversies as well. During the first episode that aired on March 9, there is a scene where Lee Soon Shin (played by IU) goes on a job interview. When the interviewers saw Lee Soon S...

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Global Youth Group “DN” Requests the Banning of Drama “The Best Lee Soon Shin”

On March 11, it was announced that a global youth group “DN” submitted an application form requesting the banning of KBS’s drama “The Best Lee Soon Shin” on March 6. A representative from “DN” stated, “When you search the name ‘Lee Soon Shin,’ IU’s name comes up. On Naver, which is the most used search engine in Korea, the result of this search is disturbing.”   Lee Soon Shin, which coincides with...

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