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Kim Hee-sun and Lee Jun-ki are top contenders for medical drama

A new historical drama may be the meeting ground for Kim Hee-sun and Lee Jun-ki: the former is planning her acting comeback, while the latter is currently a top contender for the male lead role. The director is PD Kim Jong-hak of the fusion fantasy-sageuk series Legend and kdrama classic Sandglass, and the series is an SBS medical sageuk (another one?) called Faith [신의], a working title.

One report states that Kim Hee-sun is taking the role, while another is more circumspect in naming her the top prospect, so take that as you will. She reportedly began secret talks with PD Kim last month and is now in final talks. If Kim’s casting is confirmed, this will be her first acting project in four years; she has done CFs and photo shoots but hasn’t acted since 2006’s Smile Again. She married in 2007 and gave birth to her first child, a daughter, last year.

Despite being a medical sageuk, it’ll differ from SBS’s current Jejoongwon, inasmuch as that series is about the advent of Western medicine in Korea, while Faith is about Oriental medicine. The drama is being prepared for a broadcast run in the latter half of the year.

Meanwhile, Lee Jun-ki recently wrapped filming on the MBC drama Hero, which had an underwhelming run with low ratings. He is said to be showing a lot of interest in the role and is “nearly decided” on the drama.

Via Star News, Asia Economy

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Yay! More Lee Junki!!!!!!!!!!!! As I'm sure will surprise no one, I'm going to be ALL ABOUT this show if he's confirmed as the lead! Oh...and if this is a historical drama, does that mean his long hair will be coming back? *squeals like a 16 year old fan girl and faints*

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One of Lee Junki's first jobs in the entertainment business was for modeling clothing brand in which Kim Hee Sun was the main model, he looked at her and said "Is it possible for a person to look so beautiful?" If this pulls through, it'll be a reunion between the two, well more on Lee Junki's side since he remembers, I doubt she will cause she was so famous at that point and he was basically just starting out.

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yaaaaaaaay! Jun ki baby back on the small screen! woohoo! good piece of news to kick off the week with! thanks JB!!! hope this one does better than hero....

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I can't seem to get into sageuks, but I might give this a shot. Maybe. If I can be bothered. (So looooooong. And medical shows are only interesting for the first 5 or so episodes.)

And OT, but that's a good picture of Junki. He looks quite darling. :3

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OH MY GOSH ---- OH LEE JUN KI!!! (I've missed him so much since I had watched that BEST 2005 drama "My Girl", heh!)

Ahh.....Kim Hee Sun? Hmm.....I've NEVER really watching her in any dramas, ouch, but I will be curious to watch this new medical drama because of Lee Jun Ki, hehe! (He seem so good-looking in a good picture).

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OMG... i'm so excited for this drama. I love leejunki in saguek because he suits the costume and atmosphere. (you can feel some actors looks uncomfortable in historical theme) but junki's appearance suit it best (for me) and he act very well in King and Clown / Iljimae. I find the "MEDICAL" stuff boring but i hope it will turn out great cause i quite trust the PD. we'll see who's the writer, that's even more important !!

HERO got low rating so i think leejunki must consider the great work that can attract more viewer this time, coz he'll leave for military this year so this will be his last drama. I'm satisfied with the cast and production team (MUCH BETTER THAN HERO PRODUCTION~) so i hope he join it. and no more "bad luck " with other compititor and other factors like hero problems.

For the actress, she's beautiful and her acting is good ^^ Her age is quite much older than leejunki but maybe it's the character in the drama ? and I agree with the above comment that junki's first work is modeling with kim-hee-sun. what a great pairing. I hope she join the drama

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Good for LJK , but i don,t know much about actress , is she good ? she is not that pretty , i hope LJK is paired with better actress .

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Ooh, count me in for another medical sageuk! I'm really enjoying Jejoongwon at the moment, and I'm always interested in sageuk (provided they're not like the meh-ness that was last year's QSD, Ja Myung Go and Chun Chu!)

I'm kind of hoping rumours will prove untrue and LJK would get a different leading lady, though. Kim Hee Sun = SO pretty, but SO wooden!

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Medical sageuk...... Hmmmmm I don't know. I like modern Lee Jun Ki.

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Love LJK...Hope he'll will take the role. The script for "Hero" seems rather gay to begin with and was not surprised to see the low rating. Hopefully this time they will cast a role that suit him better like in "Iljimae and Time between Dog and Wolf".

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mmm i loved him in iljimae, i think he can do sageuk genres, and he rocked in my girl too so i think he's fine in modern or oriental!
have yet to catch "hero" yet..
hope he'll take up this role :)

and wow he's going into the military soon? when?

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I am not a fan of medical dramas. White Tower, General Hospital, and even Jejoongwon cannot grab my attention. However, I used to say the same about spy dramas, but after Iris, my thinking has changed. If Faith has a good story and good production, I will watch this series. If KHS and LJ K kiss and exhange candy, I will definitely watch.

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Hmm...not very excited..yet?

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the title says medical, and the first pharagraph historical... wich one is it?

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Hi everyone, I love lee jun ki very much. Now I heard a good news that my jun ki will perform a new drama.So, Firstly i would like to thank you to God. Thank you O Lord My God. Because i wanna watch a new drama in which lee jun ki is the lead . I always pray for jun ki oppa. So , May God Bless You and believe in God. If so, God will bless you. I love you jun ki oppa forever and always.

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I'll watch anything with Jun Ki oppa in it! I really hope this goes through!

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OMG i seriously wish he takes this!! beggers cant be choosers lol!! so i am not gonna say he should do something else, if he picks this i ll be happy enough!! i just want to see him in another drama before he heads of to the military!! HERO was just way to disappointing!! i love junki!! and i hope he picks this drama and hope it has a really good story line along with characters!! and omg i wish he get nice long hair in it XD ...he looks so dam good with the long hair!!! XD

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Lee Jun Ki!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yipee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! finally after so long another drama. im DEFINITELY going to watch this one!!!!!! =))))))))) all smiles!!!!!

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I thought Lee already did his commitment to the military, wasn't' Hero the first drama he did when he got out and illijmae was the last before he went in?

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I love Kim Hee-Sun. I want her to come back. And I think that it is even better that she is working with the man, LEE JUN-KI! I am already excited and the confirmation is not even cleared yet. But I still have high hopes. And if none of you guys have seen any of her dramas, the ones that I preferred you to watch are Sad Love Story and Tomato. I personally liked those two the most and yes, she is a great actress.

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hi!Lee Jun Ki I am crazy about you Do you know?You are my lord of heart.Congratulation for your success.I want your email address I like your songs.Bye!

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Look like it is so interesting but i hope they will find another actress because KHS is already married and have a baby. That's not suitable for LJK but now he went to the military. So he remove this drama and i hope they will find a good story line and a very good actress to him. Just wait for LJK in 2012.

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It is such a waste that LJK didn' act in "Faith" and the drama turn to be hit. I can tell you that Kim Hee Sun is such a beautiful actress and now she is my no.1 Korean actress.

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