Drama Casting & News
Lee Dong-gun considering KBS weekender Laurel Tree Tailors
by | May 21, 2016 | 10 Comments

Lee Dong-gun is heading back to television! …Maybe. News initially reported that he would star in a new KBS weekender, but his company, FNC Entertainment, quickly followed up with an official statement that he is just considering positively.

The project is a feel-good drama titled Laurel Tree Tailors, which is about a family running a tailor business. He would play the only son of the business, who’s the vice president of apparel. The character is a perfectionist with aristocratic looks and a sharp mind who doesn’t warm easily to people. With cold eyes and a cuttingly blunt, no-nonsense style, he values pride as much as life.

The character description seems to fit Lee Dong-gun’s image perfectly, and if he signs on, it would be his first drama in a year (he was in tvN’s Superdaddy Yeol in 2015) and first broadcast drama in three (KBS’s Mi-rae’s Choice in 2013).

Other names that have been floated for the drama include Cha In-pyo (D-Day) and Ra Mi-ran (Come Back, Ajusshi). They are currently favorably considering the show, in which they would play a married couple. That would be an interesting pairing, with his image as the classically handsome leading man hers as the sassy ajumma. Behind the scenes are PD Hwang In-hyuk (Assembly, Myung-wol the Spy) and writer Gu Hyun-sook (Hundred Year Inheritance, Legendary Witch).

Laurel Tree Tailors is scheduled to follow Five Children on KBS in August.

Via Herald Pop, Ilgan Sports


10 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. taintedmemory

    lets hope he takes it i missed him on tv!!!

  2. YY

    I hope he gets a good script that doesn’t turn weird halfway through and leave me scratching my head.

    • 2.1 anotheraddict

      I hope he turns it down. The writing was the big problem in his last two dramas, and the fact that this script was written by the writer of Hundred Year Inheritance does not bode well for this being a well-written drama.

  3. Kaylie

    Am I the only one who thinks Jung Yong-hwa looks like his long-lost brother?

    • 3.1 Yas

      I’ve been thinking that ever since I saw them act together in Mirae’s choice!!

    • 3.2 fab

      When he was younger ca Sweet 18 I thought he and Bae Young-joon were the same person.

  4. iris

    I am rooting for Cha In-Pyo, but with a different leading lady.

  5. enkeys

    But the writer’s credits though…will this be another weekender makjang?

  6. Sera The Ms Temper

    If this is other warm family drama like Five Kids, I will try to watch. Hundred Years Inheritance was so messy, but I quite liked Legendary Witch even it was still a messy. lol.

  7. Hwari

    Just say yes, LDG! Beside that you act beside CIP and RMR. Hope that FNC will not shove their trainees or idols actors for this drama with package too.

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