Sung Dong-il joins My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho
Actor Sung Dong-il is the newest addition to the fantasy-melodrama series My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho, joining the two leads, Lee Seung-gi (Brilliant Legacy) and Shin Mina (The Naked Kitchen).
Sung is often cast for his comedic acting, but as he showed in Chuno as a violent slave hunter, there’s more to his presence than mere comic relief. Still, expect him to bring the funny; a source with the production identified Sung’s role as the one proffering the most laughs.
Sung plays the owner and martial arts director at a top action school, which puts him in contact with the drama’s hero, played by Lee Seung-gi. The hero’s dream is to become an action-film star, and he becomes his student. The director character is keen on achieving “real action” scenes that don’t make use of wire work, and therefore tries to recruit the gumiho (Shin Mina), because she is not only beautiful but agile per her gumiho skills.
The Hong sisters’ My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho will begin filming in early July and premieres in August.