Lee Yo Won In Talks To Take Over For Lee Young Ae In Upcoming Espionage Drama
There are some changes being made to an upcoming drama.
It had previously been reported that Lee Young Ae would be appearing in the drama “Lee Mong” (tentative title), an epic drama with approximately 25 billion won (approximately $22.15 million) invested in production fees.
However, Lee Young Ae announced on August 14 that she has decided to withdraw from the project. Her agency stated, “After much deliberation, a final decision has been made to not appear in the drama due to many factors, including Lee Young Ae’s schedule.”
With Lee Young Ae stepping down from the project, it has been revealed that Lee Yo Won is currently in talks to replace her. Her agency was contacted and they responded by stating, “It is true that Lee Yo Won is in discussions to take on the leading role of the drama. She is currently in the process of ironing out the details.”
“Lee Mong” will be an espionage melodrama that takes place in Gyeongseong (present-day Seoul), Manchuria, and Singapore during Japanese colonial rule. If Lee Yo Won agrees to the role, she will be playing Lee Young Jin, a beautiful, bright, and confident surgeon who dreams of saving the lives of many. Yoo Ji Tae is in talks to appear as the leading male role of Kim Won Bong, the leader of a group of spies fighting for independence.
The drama is scheduled to begin airing in spring 2019 on MBC.