Lee Min Ho and Faith were Meant to Be?

The upcoming SBS drama Faith has been showing off a lot of interesting ties with Lee Min Ho and its predecessor, The Chaser.

First of all, it seemed to come at precisely the right moment for Lee Min Ho.

A rep from Lee Min Ho’s agency, Starus Entertainment, said, “Lee Min Ho was considering appearing in a traditional drama to try a new genre and change his image, and just then we were offered Faith. Actors and pieces need to be meant for each other, but [Lee Min Ho] met with the great piece at such a nice time, it was as if the heavens had provided for him.”



Lee Min Ho will be returning to the small screen with Faith, which follows the conclusion of The Chaser. As The Chaser has been praised for being a well-made, high-quality piece; viewers have been looking forward as to whether Faith will continue the legacy.

It′s interesting to note that Faith and Lee Min Ho aren’t the only ones that share a special connection. Faith, The Chaser and Lee Min Ho all do.

Kim Sang Joong, who appeared in The Chaser as a charismatic presidential candidate, was Lee Min Ho’s stepfather in City Hunter.

Scriptwriter Park Kyung Soo of The Chaser used to be the assistant of Faith’s Song Ji Na. Song Ji Na has been writing her own script with a strong determination, saying she would write as if the piece were her last to follow the success of her former assistant Park Kyung Soo’s debut drama.

Producer Jin Hyuk of The Chaser was the producer of City Hunter, and not only that, but Faith and The Chaser share similar storylines in that The Chaser was about strong ambition in the presidential race, while Faith is about how a king becomes a true king.

Another official from Starus Entertainment told enews, “Lee Min Ho will be showing off a new side of himself through this traditional drama. He’ll appeal with charms completely different from those he showed for modern pieces, and you can look forward to seeing his charisma as an actor.”

Viewers can probably look forward to where this ‘special’ drama will take Lee Min Ho, and whether it will continue the success of The Chaser, which originally started off as filler material.

Faith will air its first episode on August 13, after the London Olympics come to a close.

Photo credit: Starus Entertainment



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