Lee Soo-kyung’s new image and magazine spread
Lee Soo-kyung has a new drama and a new image to go with it; she goes bold and fierce for this InStyle magazine shoot, which plays off her image as a villainess character in her current drama, I Summon You Gold. It’s not a look I would have chosen for her, but she pulls it off with aplomb, I’d say, looking strong and striking.
I was a bit surprised when Lee Soo-kyung took on a second lead role in I Summon You, Gold, and that it was an antagonist’s role, then again when she chopped off all her hair to transform her look. Because while she has experimented with different kinds of projects before (which I like about her), she’s always been so likable that I’m not sure I want to see her being hateful or bitchy. Even when her characters are deeply flawed, she’s always managed to find some way to make them engaging, like she did in last year’s Color of Woman (her character was materialistic and frivolous, but bubbly and fun all the same).
But I suppose after playing a lot of cheery leads (and okay, a few not-so-cheery ones), one starts to want a challenge. And her show is actually performing decently in the ratings, a bit surprisingly. (I use the word “surprisingly” because of the drama’s production issues, not because the idea seems bad. Although yeah, Han Ji-hye playing two women who look identical who BOTH get to marry Yeon Jung-hoon? And another Candy-chaebol setup? Ehh.) The numbers aren’t outstanding, but the mid-teens ratings are a modest showing and it seems there’s general favor for the show.
I Summon You, Gold airs on Saturdays and Sundays on MBC.
Via Oh My News
- Leads and rivals added to I Summon You, Gold
- You’re Here, You’re Here, You’re Really Here: An introduction
- Color of Woman: Episodes 1-2
- Lee Soo-kyung juggles two cable shows simultaneously
- Lee Soo-kyung’s black-and-white Sure photo shoot
- From the president’s office in SBS’s Daemul
- My Country Calls ends quietly on KBS