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Actor Lee Jun Ki is considering a new role. He is in talks to star in the drama, "Inspiring Generation," which that takes place in Shanghai, China in the 1930s. It's a story of love, heroism and patriotism.
The action-packed drama is based on Bang Hak Gil's comic, "Inspiring Generation."
Lee Jun Ki would play the hero, a seemingly ordinary guy, who is secretly an amazing fighter. The KBS drama would be broadcast later in the year.
Lee Jun Ki's last role was in "Arang the Magistrate." In "Arang and the Magistrate," he played Kim Eun Oh, a nobleman who can see spirits but is annoyed when they pester him and ask him for favors. Although ratings for the drama were initially disappointing, the series ultimately managed to achieve a 12.8 percent rating. Even though the show's ratings were disappointing, Lee did enjoy acting in a historical drama.
He admits that he likes trying different kinds of roles, which is obvious from the variety of dramas he has appeared in.
"With each project, I try and change a little," he said.
His first major acting role came in the film, "The King and the Clown," when he played Gong Gil a homosexual clown. He was chosen for the role because of his ability to do handstands and his flower boy good looks. Although the role made him a star, he did not want to be defined by his looks. He was worked to change his flower boy image.
Next, he played the wealthy playboy, Seo Jung Woo, in the 2005 romantic comedy, "My Girl." His co-stars were Park Si Yeon, Lee Da Hae, and Lee Dong Wook. These two roles propelled his fame throughout Asia.
In 2008, he tried his hand at another period drama, "Iljimae," where he appeared as Iljimae, a Joseon era Robin Hood. His role as Lee Soo Hyun, an NIS agent with a violent temper in "Time Between Dog And Wolf" further boosted his popularity. He was such a popular Hallyu star, with such a large following of fans in Japan that he was appointed as a Korean tourism ambassador. In 2010 he enlisted in the army.
"Arang and the Magistrate" was his first role since leaving the army.
Last month the actor tweeted that he was bored by channel surfing and in response, his fans suggested he find a new drama. "Inspiring Generation" might be it.