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Lee Yoon-ji scores female lead role in SBS’ new historical drama

10아시아최종수정 2012.08.14 18:56기사입력 2012.08.14 18:56

Actress Lee Yoon-ji strikes a pose at the appointment ceremony for the executive members of the 2012 Jecheon International Music and Film Festival (JIMFF) held at Jecheon Lake Hotel on August 12, 2012. [Namoo Actors]

"The King 2Hearts" actress Lee Yoon-ji has been cast as the female lead in SBS' forthcoming historical drama, making it her second time to star in a historical series in four years.

Her agency Namoo Actors said in a press release Tuesday that Lee has confirmed to play the character Ban-ya in SBS’ new drama “Daepungsoo” (in Romanized Korean).

In the series scheduled to hit airwaves in October, Ban-ya (Lee) grew up in a poor background but later gains political power through her relationship with King Gongmin of the Goryeo Dynasty.

Helmed by director Lee Yong-seok who produced "Iljimae" (SBS, 2008), the historical drama focuses on the transition period when the Goryeo Dynasty gave way to the Joseon Dynasty, which was established by King Yi Seong-gye (played by actor Ji Jin-hee).

Lee Yoon-ji, 28, kicked off her acting career as one of the leads in MBC’s sitcom “Nonstop 4” in 2003.

The actress has further solidified her position with appearing on many hit dramas such as “Goong” (MBC, 2006), “King Sejong the Great” (KBS, 2008), “Dream High” (KBS, 2011) and “The King 2Hearts” (MBC, 2012).


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