Jung Il-woo to star in Thai drama Love and Lies
It seems like we’re going to be seeing quite a lot of Jung Il-woo (Records of a Night Watchman) before he has to enlist in the army. He has wrapped up filming for tvN’s 100% pre-produced Cinderella and the Four Knights, and on June 5, he went to Thailand to start filming for his new project Love and Lies (Thai title: Gon rak game ma ya). This drama is being funded and produced by the True4U Channel, a subsidiary of a large Thai conglomerate, the CP Group.
Jung Il-woo will be playing the male lead, Tim, who is the head of PR at an entertainment company. Tim is described as a smart, bold, and capable man. His father abandoned his family, so at a young age he became the man of the house. In addition, as the title seems to suggest, there will be complicated circumstances that cause Tim or others around him to lie.
Love and Lies has garnered some attention in the K-entertainment industry for several reasons. Jung Il-woo will officially be the first Hallyu actor to star in a Thai drama. While we hear a lot about idols and actors spreading their wings in China and Japan, there hasn’t been a real push to get Korean actors into the Southeast Asian entertainment industry despite the great fan fervor that exists there. If this project ends up exceeding expectations, we might be able to see more Korean collaborations with companies in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and beyond.
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