Actor Lee Hong Nae has been confirmed as the newest addition to the cast of SBS’s upcoming drama “The King: Eternal Monarch.”
The drama, which stars Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun, is a fantasy romance that takes place across two parallel universes of Korea being an empire and a democratic country, following the story of emperor Lee Gon (Lee Min Ho) and detective Jung Tae Eul (Kim Go Eun) as they work together to avert a crisis.
Lee Hong Nae will be playing Seok Ho Pil, the vice captain of Lee Gon’s guard under the captain, Jo Young (played by Woo Do Hwan).
On his new role, Lee Hong Nae said, “I’m so happy to be a part of a project with writer Kim Eun Sook. Every day on set has been exciting. Rather than having particular hopes or aspirations, my main focus is to do my best so as not to disappoint the writer and director who gave me this opportunity.”
Lee Hong Nae has appeared in a number of movies set to premiere this year, including “Hot Blood” (literal title), “Fluid Renegades,” “International Investigation” (literal title), and “Intruder.” Previous movie credits for the actor include “The Divine Move 2: The Wrathful,” “Tazza: One-Eyed Jacks,” “High Society,” and more. He has appeared in the dramas “Trap,” “Save Me,” and “Catch the Ghost,” as well as the music video for BTS’s “Come Back Home.”
“The King: Eternal Monarch” is slated to premiere in April.
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