Lee Min-ho (Boys Over Flowers) and Jung Il-woo (Return of Iljimae) arebest buddies. That fact is well-known. Sometimes auditioning for the same roles, this time the two flower boys will take on roles that have more in common than being tall and handsome. The BFFs are stretching their acting muscles by acting homosexual.
For the upcoming MBC drama “Personal Preference” (개인의 취향), LeeMin-ho‘s character is not actually homosexual, but the character acts homosexual in order to get close to his love interest, a girl who only befriends homosexual men. “Personal Preference” is set to air sometime in April of this year.
Jung Il-woo will be taking on a character who is homosexual in the play “Beautiful Sunday” (뷰티풀 선데이). In the play, there is a gay couple with a woman in between them. The story is of how the couple breaks apart and is told from different view points. Jung Il-woo is coupled with Lee Jun-seok.
The opening day for “Beautiful Sunday” is February 4, 2010, at theHanyang Repertory in Daehang-no, Seoul.
About his role, Jung Il-woo said, “A play within a play, because it is a homosexual role, there are a lot of difficult parts. But I look forward to playing this character, that many don’t get a chance to come in contact with.”
Good luck to both actors!