Lee Joon Is A Former Gangster Living Without Dreams Or Hopes In Upcoming Drama By “The Penthouse” Writer
Upcoming SBS drama “The Escape of the Seven” has shared new stills of Lee Joon!
Starring Uhm Ki Joon, Hwang Jung Eum, Lee Joon, Lee Yoo Bi, Shin Eun Kyung, Yoon Jong Hoon, Jo Yoon Hee, and Jo Jae Yoon, “The Escape of the Seven” follows the story of seven characters involved in the disappearance of a young girl, who was tangled in a complicated web of lies and ambition. “The Escape of the Seven” is the third joint project by scriptwriter Kim Soon Ok and director Joo Dong Min who previously worked together on “The Last Empress” and the hit “The Penthouse” series.
Lee Joon will play Min Do Hyuk, a precarious man who was once a gangster. Min Do Hyuk is only living life because he was born, and he has no dreams or hopes. He is a person who lives and dies by loyalty, but unfortunately his life is full of unexpected series of betrayals. Anticipation is high for Lee Joon’s portrayal of Min Do Hyuk who appears to be tough and cold on the outside but whose heart is as hot as fire.
In the released stills, Min Do Hyuk exudes a dark aura that has viewers curious about his real identity. He is captured with cold eyes that reflect the unevenness of his life. In one still, Min Do Hyuk, who has a scar on his face, is captured riding in a police vehicle.
Despite his harsh and cold outward appearance, Min Do Hyuk is actually a warm and delicate person. Min Do Hyuk wants to go back to his family, but he keeps turning back because he feels insignificant. Viewers can’t help but wonder how Min Do Hyuk will fare amidst the chaos as he unexpectedly gets caught up in an incident.
Lee Joon, who is working with writer Kim Soon Ok and director Joo Dong Min for the first time through “The Escape of the Seven” commented, “When I first saw the script after receiving an offer for the drama, I read it in one sitting because it was so interesting. I confirmed my appearance during my first meeting with director Joo Dong Min and writer Kim Soon Ok.”
Regarding why he chose to star in the drama, Lee Joon, shared, “Ideas are shared quickly and accurately, and the shoot is centered around communication. I thought the combination of the writer and director worked so well together, so I wanted to be a part of that.”
On how he portrayed the character of Min Do Hyuk, Lee Joon revealed, “Min Do Hyuk is a character who can be light and then very heavy at times, so I thought it was important to make the two sides feel like different characters so that he appears unpredictable. He’s a character that’s on the dark side of the world, but I tried to bring an innocence to the character.”
“The Escape of the Seven” premieres on September 15 at 10 p.m. KST. Check out a teaser for the drama here!
In the meantime, check out Lee Joon in “My Father Is Strange” here!