Red-eyed and book-hunting Scholar Who Walks the Night
Lucky for those of us awaiting the show, Scholar Who Walks the Night seems to be on a promo kick, churning out stills in quick succession; the production’s in full swing as it revs up for its premiere next week. I feel like we’ve seen a lot of Lee Jun-ki and Lee Yubi separately, so I’m glad to see them in a scene together this round. Finally!
This scene takes place in a bookshop and features our vampire scholar hero Lee Jun-ki with Lee Yubi, who’s so well-versed in books that there’s nothing she can’t find. That’s what leads him to her, and he asks for her help in locating a particular title; under her direction, they end up at the bookshop to find it. It’s not specified which book this is, but the drama’s producers did reveal that before becoming a vampire, our hero was close friends with the prince played by Lee Hyun-woo, and now he’s on the hunt to track down his old buddy’s personal diary.
I’m quite used to seeing Lee Jun-ki in hanbok at this point (he always looks beautiful, but the characters do kind of all start looking the same), so I like the added touch of the red eyes. Somehow he even makes them look attractive, I don’t even know how.
We also have a few shots of Kim So-eun, playing two characters in the drama; these stills below feature her as the first character, Lee Jun-ki’s fiancée. I’m not sure what happens to her (I’m guessing it’s not something good), but she’ll then play a different woman who happens to look exactly the same, who’s described as inscrutable and proud. Is… she also a vampire? (If so, that wouldn’t explain why she has a different name, though maybe that’s part of the master plan. But I suspect we’ll have to wonder for a while, since her character’s all about the mystery.)
Scholar Who Walks the Night premieres on July 8, following Warm and Cozy on MBC.
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