Lee El jumps from MBC’s Monster right into tvN’s Goblin
This is an actress I’ve been keeping my eye on since 2014, when she drew my attention as an amazing two-faced mercenary traitor in Liar Game. Since then, Lee El has gone on to appear in several popular projects, and was recently in Inside Men, starring Lee Byung-heon, and is currently playing a sponsor with an unrequited crush on Kang Ji-hwan’s character in MBC’s Monster.
She is in the news today because she has recently announced her next project, fantasy romance drama Goblin. Lee El will be a female equivalent of a daddy long legs character for Kim Go-eun (Cheese in the Trap), the female lead. With Lee El’s steady support, Kim Go-eun will gain more strength to face upcoming trials with her love interest, the goblin.
The cast for this drama is fantastic. I can’t stop gushing about it. The first script reading was held on August 30, with most of the main cast attending, Lee El included. Gong Yoo (Train to Busan) stars as the titular goblin. I’m so excited to see him in this because he has been staying away from the small screen ever since his Big flop (Hehe. Punny, no?). He wants to end his dreary immortal existence, and the only way to do that is to find a human bride, played by Kim Go-eun.
The ever-handsome Lee Dong-wook (Bubblegum) plays an amnesiac grim reaper who happens to live with goblin Gong Yoo. I know there’s a Roommate joke somewhere, but I can’t seem to think of one… Together Gong Yoo and Lee Dong-wook help souls cross over to the afterlife. Supporting actors Yoo Inna (One More Happy Ending) and Yook Sung-jae (Who Are You–School 2015) have also confirmed. Yoo Inna’s character will be a bright and lovely attractive girl, while Yook Sung-jae plays a rebellious third-generation chaebol.
tvN’s upcoming drama Goblin begins shooting this week, and will air Friday-Saturday starting in December, after Ji Chang-wook’s The K2, which has its first broadcast date set for September 23.
Via Daily Sports
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