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Lee Soo-hyuk courted to join OCN’s Neighborhood Hero

Park Shi-hoo’s comeback drama Neighborhood Hero has an offer out to Lee Soo-hyuk (Scholar Who Walks the Night, Valid Love) to join the cast, and for now he’s in the “considering it” stage. The offer is reportedly for a leading role, but sadly there seem to be no details about what character he’s up to play. Based on his current performance as the villainous vamp in Scholar, baddie might be the obvious choice, but next to the rest of the cast members — Yoon Tae-young (Records of a Night Watchman), Jung Man-shik (Good Doctor), and Jo Sung-ha (Hwajeong) — I’m not so sure.

The neighborhood spy action drama comes from PD Kwak Jung-hwan (Chuno, Runaway Plan B, Basketball), and stars Park Shi-hoo as a former black ops spy who now lives a quiet life running a bar in his little neighborhood. The drama is about him finding a family among the locals, and becoming a true hero when he jumps into action to protect them.

One of the main characters is yet to be cast (perhaps this is Lee Soo-hyuk’s role, though that seems like an odd choice) — a neighborhood youth who wants to become a cop. Park Shi-hoo takes him under his wing and trains him to be a spy, and together they’ll fight the big evil. Girls’ Generation’s Yuri (Fashion King) is up to play the heroine, an aspiring writer who spends more time spying on her neighbors than writing.

I’m really enjoying Lee Soo-hyuk’s performance as the bad vamp right now in Scholar, because it seems like he’s letting go a little and learning to have fun with his acting, maybe for the first time. It’s an extreme character in an outrageous setting, but it’s so fun to see him just go for it anyway, and that makes me want to see him play more deliciously crazy villains.

Neighborhood Hero starts shooting in September for a broadcast early next year.

Via DongA

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Get it darling! So happy for him, he's getting a lot of projects lately! :)

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This whole Park Shi-ew comeback makes me think : do I not watch his works by principle? Or do I do it for the other people who're simply doing their job and considering that he's back anyway and apparently nothing can be done about it?

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+1
Especially because minus PSH it's a drama that I would definitely check out, OCN always end up putting out drama that I love, I like the previous work from the PD, well rounded cast imo. But....:/

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True...like is it something you'll just have to keep a mental note on while you watch for other actors you like? I also wonder how the other actors might feel.

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YAAAS. I need to see more of that sexy please. He's doing great as evil Gwi

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I DONT CARE WHAT THE STORY IS.
AS LONG AS LEE SOO HYUK AND ALL HIS GLORY IS IN IT, I'M ALL IN.

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I'M WITH YOU THERE ABBEHBABY...the man is just too sexy for words ...

I'm going to be a perv. here, and say that I'm dying to see my evil vampire GWI have a serious kissing scene before the drama ends.

Writer-Nim..please hear my prayer!

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Same here...Lee Soo Hyuk the hottie! Has the ability to look innocent, vengeful, cute and drop dead gorgeous in one drama. Certified Noona Killer!

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I really like Lee Soo Hyuk and really happy to see him in more dramas. ....

....but in a Park Shi Hoo drama?

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i like him, seriously.. he has the potential, but.. ah.. why with this team dear???

but let's see, i have a motto that one or two episodes wont hurt.. sigh

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Too much baggage with this drama. Don't take it!

Even without the baggage, he'd do better to pick dramas with really good actors (like LJK) that he can learn lots from.

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Yeah...LSH DON'T!!! I'm sure there'll be more challenging offers out there.

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I'm with you here.

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i just adore this alien elf. he is the only breathing space in Vampire Scholar and his shakespearean presence totally deserves a more serious, dramatic role, like, something seriously meaningful and deep. but I will take a crazy villain or a superspy, whatever.
just that, I find him really splendid as a quiet normal guy as much as anything

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Totally agree with you. His scene with the dead Queen in ep. 19 was on Interview with Vampire level, or almost Hamlet-like powerful. I'm only still watching The Scholar for his performance (sorry, oh god of pretty, LJK!)

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What a dilemma?!!
As much as i love him as Gwi, i hope he chooses another drama over this. He has great potential to lead a show, playing second fiddle to some Shi-ew (thanks, Haneul) is a big no-no!! -_-

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I have an idea...make him the hero who fights for justice!

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+1 seriously, it is time for him to get a lead role, if Kim young kwang can get one, then why no he???

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Happens a lot. Think how long it took Jo Jung-Suk to land a lead role. Or Im Ju-Hwan who essentially is still stuck in supporting roles – and they are really quite solid actors, the both of them.

Lee Soo-hyuk doesn't quite have the cookie-cutter looks that someone like Kim Young Kwang has. I actually think that makes him more appealing, but I think for some directors/producers they'll see it as more risky to have someone like that as a lead role.

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Exactly!!
He should be the Hero, to make it least bit believable

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High he gets a leading role as it is he has proved his merit as an actor. I am fine with Park Shi Hoo but can;t say the same for Yuri....well..... whatever.... every actor needs to start somewhere and if they are really good, they get noticed by the public and more work for them so hope every role brings LSH closer to success and his major breakthrough.

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High time...

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I really hope he at least gets to be a smiley and bubbly person if he picks this role. He needs to show a little more of his self. I loved him so much in Valid Love, he had a little mischievousness in that role even while the drama got all heavy.

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If he joins, the likelihood of it being subbed is higher, and then I can watch it, just to be contrary.

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I have only seen a couple dramas with Lee Soo-hyuk but his characters always seem overly stiff and stuffy. He doesn't seem to know how to loosen up and enjoy his characters. I haven't seen Scholar yet so maybe he did loosen up some in that, but I'm not the biggest fan of his acting.

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His acting is still limit agree.. so is several any other model turned actor.he did improve alot

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I agree, he's improved a lot since he first started acting and I hope he improves even more in the future. I loved him in King of High School, and he's a great actor in Scholar. I think he has the potential to be a fantastic actor if he keeps working at it.

I just hope he gets a lead role soon enough. I've seen less competent actors get lead roles in dramas, so why can't he?

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Ummm...I want him to get more roles and all the things because he is wonderful. And would by all other accounts want him to take this on...but...

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Same here, not a big fan of him. I'm watching Scholar and he hasn't loosened up and is still stiff. But the fangirls love him cause he's hot hahaha. Joking aside, I hope he improves.

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I can fan-girl over him and still say that he's not quite ready to carry a drama on his own without a strong actor beside him.

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If the likes of Chi Jang WOok, Kim WOo Bin who have limitation despite their decent performances already have the leading role, why not Lee Soo Hyuk

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I think his acting has improved a lot through his last few projects and he's gearing up to be lead ready, but I hope he passes on this one.

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Can they create a hobo role for him so he can keep his vampire mane? He can be Seoul Number One.

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YURI?! YURI?! YURIIII?!!!

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Wait what??? Yuri accepted?? dang it!! this will be a complete flob!!! LSH shouldn't accept the offer, that girl can't act at all!!!!!

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I could watch this man direct traffic all day. He's a seriously handsome man.

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agree, he is quite delicious as gwi...

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At 27 he is young enough to be a spy in training, especially I suppose if he wants to go on and do spy roles in movies, like in the USA or Europe also.

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The plot is interesting...but I'm so conflicted.

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He is very hot as a Gwi, but his acting is not really impressive, yet. But there are actors/ess who already become leads even not impressive enough, so why cant LSH be given same opportunity as well. He actually can do more for his role in SWWTN, but... lol. im not going to start bitching about that drama here.

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Oh dear, I'll be in a pickle...if Lee Soo Hyuk takes on this project.

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he is so oddly beautiful. just one of those faces.

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I hope he doesn't take it. I never want to miss a moment of LSH on my screen but wild horses could not drag me to watch this drama (not just because PSH is in it but also because of the lead female - YUCK!).

Please take something else I want to watch, Soo Hyuk-ssi, so I can enjoy more of your perfection!

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Yeah ...The only way I would watch that Drama is if HE played the Title role. Such as it is ....I have to opt out because of the "Star" of the show. Sorry, not Sorry. but i can't watch that guy anymore and I will not support his comeback in any way shape or form.

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Lee Soo Hyuk He ‘s my fav. actor I can’t wait to see this drama my sexy vampire ????

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Gwi! Squeee!

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you had me at "Lee Soo Hyuk"
you lost me at "Yuri"

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Dear Drama Crew...
we have many times supported the lead actors you bring to us. It's time to hear us and make Lee Soo Hyuk a lead. Chaebal! Please.
We love his performance and aura. For once, let him lead, get his girl and live happily ever after.
Why doesn't he deserve it? Can he not memorize complete scripts?

Please,
next drama of his, he's either stand alone or lead actor.

Kamsahamnida.

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I'm with you on this, Carpenter Kim (winks) :))))
I think he deserves all the best roles and he really shows growth in his acting with his latest acts...
I've watch an interview with him recently, and he pointed out that he's been "A Rising Star" since 2010, it's time to become a proper star :)))
oh, and go watch some Style Log episodes, if you haven't! see another side of him :)
Fighting! :)))

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