Shin Hye Sun Says INFINITE’s L Is Perfect Fit For Angel Role In Upcoming Drama

Shin Hye Sun has shared her first impression of INFINITE’s L, which led the actress to think that he is the perfect fit for his role as an angel in the upcoming drama “Angel’s Last Mission: Love.”

On May 21, a press conference for KBS’s new Wendesday-Thursday drama “Angel’s Last Mission: Love” took place at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Seoul. Actors Shin Hye Sun, L, Lee Dong Gun, Kim Bo Mi, Do Ji Won, and Kim In Kwon were in attendance along with director Lee Jung Seob and choreographer Choi Soo Jin.

“Angel’s Last Mission: Love” follows the romance that blossoms between a ballerina who doesn’t believe in love and a troublemaking angel who becomes the ballerina’s Cupid.

Shin Hye Sun takes on the role of Lee Yeon Seo, an heiress who is forced to give up her dream of becoming a ballerina after a tragic accident that affects her eyesight. After the deaths of her parents, she inherits an enormous amount of money but also becomes an easy target for scammers. As a result, she becomes unable to trust anyone.

During the press conference, Shin Hye Sun explained her reason behind choosing to star in the drama. The actress said, “I liked the character [Lee] Yeon Seo. The character had already stolen my heart, and then I found out that she is a ballerina. I felt a bit of a pressure knowing I will have to learn ballet, but I didn’t want to miss out on [the character].”

When asked about her chemistry with her co-star L, Shin Hye Sun answered, “When I first met [Kim] Myung Soo (L’s given name), I wondered if he were an actual angel. I remember thinking that he is the perfect person to play the role of an angel. I cannot imagine anyone else playing the angel besides him.”

In response, L stated, “There were not a lot of angel roles in Korean dramas in the past, so I tried to look more at the character and storyline. [The character] is a troublemaker, but he is also pure and simple. I tried my best to bring out those sides of myself and apply them to my character.”

L also received a question asking for his reason behind challenging himself in a new genre of romantic comedy. The actor explained, “People had already established a specific image of me and prejudice against me because I am an idol. I wanted to escape from that and show [the public] different sides of myself.”

“Angel’s Last Mission: Love” is set to premiere on May 22 at 10 p.m. KST and will also be available on Viki with English subtitles.

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