Lee Jong-suk poses during a press conference for SBS TV show “Doctor Stranger” in Mok-dong, Seoul, Tuesday. (SBS Media)
Actor Lee Jong-suk shed some weight to add to the authenticity of his North Korea scenes, the actor said in a press conference for SBS TV’s “Doctor Stranger” in Mok-dong, Seoul, Tuesday.
“I know I am pretty skinny, but I still tried to lose extra weight for the part until my face got all bony,” Lee said.
Doctor Stranger is the actor’s first major role in a medical drama.
“We tried to pick the costumes that best fit the scenes, rather than (based on) corporate sponsorship,” the actor added.
The Monday-Tuesday drama is set in a famous hospital, and addresses the idea that “every individual is a stranger of his or her own,” with a faint hint of inter-Korean issues, the makers said.
SBS pushed back the date of airing the first episode by a week, from April 28 to May 5, after the Sewol sank off the southwest coast on April 16.
By Chung Joo-won (firstname.lastname@example.org