Lookout’s action-thriller heroine goes after a killer
Ooh, this action drama looks like it’s shaping up pretty well. Actress Lee Shi-young (Valid Love), who is actually a boxing champion in real life, will star as a former sharpshooting medalist and police investigator whose daughter is murdered. Because of the slippery nature of the culprit, she ends up joining a vigilante organization to capture him.
On March 29, the first script read was held with Writer Kim Soo-eun and PD Sohn Hyung-seok (Two Weeks, Shine or Go Crazy) and the main cast, consisting of actors Kim Young-kwang (The Man Living in Our House), Kim Tae-hoon (Fantastic), Kim Seul-gi (Second to Last Love), and SHINEE’s Key (Drinking Solo).
Kim Young-kwang plays an ambitious young prosecutor with dreams of revenge filling his head because of his own tragic past. Kim Tae-hoon plays a prosecutor who has different ideas of justice from Kim Young-kwang; he’s an idealist, and that leads to them butting heads. Shin Dong-wook (Soulmate), who’s making his first TV comeback in seven years, will be playing Kim Young-kwang’s half-brother.
My personal favorite in this cast is Kim Seul-gi, who plays a character that’s a little kooky-strange, and I can see the actress playing her really well using her own unique brand of charm. She plays a hikikomori (ultra-shy shut-in) who lives her life through CCTV. She is the surveillance system for the organization, and she’ll eventually be working with Key, a genius hacker with whom she’s supposed to have a cute bickering relationship.
According to reports, Lee Shi-young has made tremendous efforts to make the action in this drama look realistic. She enrolled in acting school, and has been practicing stunts that even her male colleagues would be hard-pressed to follow. In an interview, she said, “As difficult as it’s been, I have high expectations for it. The motorcycle scenes were fun. I think I’ll get to do all the action stunts I’ve wanted to do through this drama.”
MBC’s Monday-Tuesday drama Lookout begins in May after Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People ends.
Via TV Report