Upcoming tvN drama ‘Mr Sunshine‘ has had a series of character posters and new images released.
The drama is set in the early 1900s, before the Japanese occupation of Korea. The story revolves around a man who, after voyaging away from Korea during the United States expedition in 1871, develops a new persona as a soldier in the United States army. After a series of events, he returns to Korea during a period when the country was undergoing rapid change, and falls in love with a woman from an aristocratic family of prominent means.
The lead character of Eugene Choi is played by Lee Byun Hun who will make his first appearance in a drama in nine years. A source from the production has said, “Lee Byung Hun’s character Eugene Choi is an unconventional character that you normally don’t see in dramas. Please look forward to how his acting and how he will portray Eugene Choi.”
In the newly released photos, Lee Byung Hun makes the perfect soldier, whether in uniform or civilian clothes, his unwavering gaze would stop anyone in their tracks!
Check out Lee Byun Hun in ‘Mr Sunshine’
There has also been a series of character posters released for the drama, with each one giving us a little insight into the character portrayed.
First up is Lee Byung Hun as Eugene Choi.
In the poster, he looks charismatic as he points his gun up in the air. The words on his poster say, “Turbulent times. I thought that I had gone to the end, but I may have to go a bit further. One more step. Into the flame.”
Kim Tae Ri will portray Go Ae Shin
The daughter of a noble family who has an innocent appearance and tough mind. In the poster, she is wearing a pink gown with a determined look on her face while pointing a rifle at someone.
The words on her poster read, “The age of romance. If it’s a flower that’s going to bloom then fall, I want to become the hottest flame.” Her quote is a play on words, as the word for “flower” is included inside “flame” in Korean.
Yoo Yeon Seok will play Goo Dong Mae
In his poster he is holding a black sword. His character was born as a butcher then returns to Joseon as a president of a chapter of the Black Dragon Society. His poster says, “The age of loss. I shot a blackbird so it won’t fly again.”
Kim Min Jung plays Kudo Hina
Pointing a sword at someone, Kim Min Jung looks fierce and confident in her poster. Playing the role of Kudo Hina, the CEO of Glory Hotel, which she inherited from her Japanese husband. Her poster says, “An unbelievable time. There are things that can’t be cut with a knife like a righteous, burning mind.”
Byun Yo Han will play Kim Hee Sung
Kim Hee Sung is an unemployed man who just returned to Korea after studying abroad in Japan and is the suitor of Go Ae Shin. He lets out a hearty laugh with a pipe in his mouth. The words on his poster read, “A cheerful era. If you’re in danger, run here and hide. If you’re the reason why I came to Joseon, it’s an honour.”
‘Mr Sunshine‘ is scheduled to commence airing from July 7 at 9pm KST.
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Written and edited by Narelle