The newest drama ‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo’ has been the talk of the town as of late. The upcoming drama is produced from the producers of hit show ‘W.’ The cast had their first script read recently and Lee Jung Suk was announced to be making a cameo!
Now recent pictures of ‘Doctors‘ and ‘Cheese In the Trap’ star, Lee Sung Kyung, who will be starring as Kim Bok Sil, have been released. The actress-turned-model changes up her usual long hair look for a bob and blunt bangs. The typically skinny actress has also clearly gained weight in order to prepare for the role. The actress stated “I started preparing the minute I was confirmed for the role, and I’ve been working hard ever since. Bok Joo is really a cute and lovable character. The filming is enjoyable, and I feel comfortable as I’m surrounded by lots of considerate people. I’ve been influenced by the director’s passion, so I’m able to act more passionately.”
The production team had nothing but praise for Sung Kyung saying “Lee Sung Kyung has fully brought Kim Bok Joo to life by 200 percent. It’s to the extent that the staff don’t even remember the haughty and feisty character she played in her previous drama. Lee Sung Kyung’s transformation is ongoing. You can expect to see a more healthy and lovable image of Lee Sung Kyung in the future.”
Sung Kyung will be joined by fellow ‘CITT’ costar Nam Joo Hyuk, who play her love interest. The two are also label mates and this will be the first drama as leads for the two of them! Stills of the ‘Scarlet Heart: Ryeo‘ stills also surfaced, Joo Hyuk will be playing a swimming star.
The drama set to air in November is about a young weightlifter, Kim Bok Joo, and her adventure in finding her first love.
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Edited By: Gigi Estilo
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