3/14/08 — Lee Joon Gi (이준기), Lee Young Ah (이영아), Han Hyo Joo (한효주), Jo Min Gi (조민기), and Park Shi Hoo (박시후) will costar in the Wednesday-Thursday historical drama "Iljimae (일지매, 一枝梅)", adapted from a comic, which will be aired by SBS following the final episode of "On Air".
Originally, this drama was scheduled to be aired as Monday-Tuesday drama in April. However, the historical drama "The King and I" extends to end on 4/1 and then two dramas "I Love You (사랑해)" and "The Trencherman (식객)" are scheduled to be broadcasted subsequently. As a result, this drama could not be aired during the Monday-Tuesday time slot until the second half of this year. On 3/14, SBS announces that it decided to move this drama to the Wednesday-Thursday time slot so that it could be aired following the final episode of "On Air".
This drama portrays that the main male character "Iljimae (一枝梅, played by Lee Joon Gi)" revenges for his father who were wrongfully put to death. He usually disguises himself as a thief. In the meantime, he anguishes over the miserable lives of commoners and does whatever he could to help them. Jo Min Gi plays the role Lee Won Ho (이원호). To Iljimae, Lee Won Ho is a father/friend figure who has greatly influenced his life. Park Shi Hoo plays Iljimae’s rival.
Actress Lee Young Ah (이영아) and Han Hyo Joo (한효주) are selected to play the role Bong Soon (봉순) and Eun Chae (은채) respectively. Both are Iljimae’s lovers.
Lee Joon Gi:
Lee Young Ah, Han Hyo Joo:
Jo Min Gi:
Park Shi Hoo: