Lee Min Ho: 'City Hunter' Star, Park Shin Hye's Rumored Reunion Is Unlikely To Happen Because Of This
Avid followers of Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye have been rooting for a reunion after the City Hunter concluded his two-year mandatory military service last month. Min Ho and Shin Hye, undeniably, caught the hearts of many after their portray as Kim Tan and Cha Eun Sang in the 2013 hit drama series titled The Heirs. However, new reports suggested that the most-awaited reunion is not happening anytime soon.
Shortly after his discharge, Lee Min Ho's camp confirmed that the 31-year-old actor is, already, reviewing the projects. The former boyfriend of Suzy Bae, previously, stated that he would return with a "great" project after completing his duty as a public service officer in the South Korean military. On May 7, Hwa&Dam Pictures confirmed that Min Ho is reuniting with Kim Eun Sook for new series tentatively titled "The King: The Eternal Monarch."
For starters, Lee Min Ho and Kim Eun Sook, previously, worked together in The Heirs. "This is our second time working together after 'Heirs,'" the official Hwa&Dam's statement read. "This is because he is an actor we can trust. You can expect to see more mature and deeper acting from Lee Min Ho in 'The King: The Eternal Monarch,'" it went on.
Because of this, some fans of Suzy Bae's former beau suggested that Park Shin Hye might, also, join the forthcoming series. However, recent reports revealed that Shin Hye will not be Min Ho's partner in "The King: The Eternal Monarch" series. On Monday, it was confirmed that Goblin star Kim Go Eun would join Lee Min Ho in his new project.
Kim Go Eun is said to take two different roles in the upcoming "The King: The Eternal Monarch" series. The leading lady of Lee Min Ho will play as a criminal named Luna in the Empire of Korea and detective Jung Tae Eul in the Republic of Korea.
"It's not easy to play two completely different characters of a detective and a criminal," an Hwa&Dam Pictures insider revealed about Kim Go Eun. "We believe that with Kim Go Eun's versatility as an actress, which she has shown in her various films and in her role in 'Goblin,' where she showed great depth as her character grew from a girl to a mature woman, she will be able to successfully take on the two different characters," the source further revealed about Lee Min Ho's newest leading lady.
"The King: The Eternal Monarch" is a fantasy drama series that tackles the story of Lee Gon and Jung Tae Eul, who both live in two parallel worlds. Min Ho, Kim Go Eun and the rest of the cast would start filming in the second half of the year and it is expected to premiere on 2020. Stay tuned to Business Times for the latest news and updates about Lee Min Ho.