Jung Il-woo stars in Thai television series
Actor Jung Il-woo will star as the lead in a new Thai drama series titled “Love and Lies,” the 28-year-old’s talent agency, J1 International Company, said on Tuesday.
It is the first time a Korean celebrity has taken on a major role in a drama in Thailand. The TV personality left for the Southeast Asian country on Sunday to officially begin shooting.
Dubbed “Gon Rak Game Ma Ya” in Thai, the series is about a smart and passionate public relations manager, played by Jung, who works for a giant entertainment company. He is a hardworking breadwinner who has to take care of his family after the father leaves.
“Jung decided to take part in the drama because he thought the project was highly meaningful,” a person close to the celebrity said. “Jung will put forward his best efforts toward the upcoming series because he has a feeling of responsibility toward the project.”
The star debuted in 2006 with the comic series “Unstoppable High Kick” (2006-07). Since then, Jung has taken on major roles in other works, including “My Fair Lady” (2009), “Flower Boy Ramen Shop” (2011) and “The Night Watchman’s Journal” (2014).
He most recently completed shooting for a tvN drama tentatively titled “Cinderella and Four Knights,” which is scheduled to release its first episode in early July.
By Jin Min-ji