3 Months Before Discharge… Broadcasters Try to “Catch Lee Seung Gi”

Drama production companies are busy trying to catch singer/actor Lee Seung Gi ahead of his military discharge.

Lee Seung Gi is to be discharged on October 31, and there’s a fierce competition to cast him. It’s the effect of the “Name Value” of Lee Seung Gi who was very active prior to his enlistment.

According to a broadcasting official, Lee Seung Gi has been offered to appear in tvN’s Hwayugi that’s scheduled to air in the 2nd half of the year. But not only that, most of the projects planned for broadcasting early next year have Lee Seung Gi’s name listed as a candidate. With about 3 months left until discharge, their intention is to cast Lee Seung Gi as soon as he becomes a ‘civilian.’

From the production companies’ standpoint, Lee Seung Gi is a ‘card’ much more appealing than his peers, so the casting battle for him is getting more and more fierce. A lot of Lee Seung Gi’s peers are facing military service problems, and the production companies are not very willing to cast them. In addition, Lee Seung Gi’s acting ability is well recognized by the general public, and he has the advantage of high favorability among all age groups. Returning to the entertainment industry in 3 months, Lee Seung Gi is believed to have a ‘flower path’ already stretched out in front of him.

However, Lee Seung Gi plans to choose his comeback project very carefully. 2014 SBS drama YAAS was his last project before enlistment, and he has entered his 30s while serving in the military, so he’s looking for a project that can show an image that’s different than before. The movie GoongHap he filmed before enlistment is also getting ready for release in the 2nd half of the year.

A Lee Seung Gi rep said, “Thankfully, we have been offered a lot of drama roles. Since this is his comeback project, we are considering carefully in order to choose a project that can show a new Lee Seung Gi.”

credit: donga via naver
English translation: tryp96.wordpress.com

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22 Responses to 3 Months Before Discharge… Broadcasters Try to “Catch Lee Seung Gi”

  1. Anonymous says:


  2. Anonymous says:

    Please choose a drama baby ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚,a kind of drama that will run 60 or more ep…. i missssssssss u badly,bcoz!!!! ๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ˜™

  3. Lisa says:

    Cant wait for his return,miss him so much,I hope he get a great project that make his shine more and more ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  4. Kim says:

    I hope MBC is willing to make a sequel for Gu Family Book.

  5. lindakwt says:

    For me.. because i was deprived of him for so long…. everyday tv apperances in Whatever, whichever and whoever it is….is more than okay with me!!!! Hahaha!!!! Tsintsa…tsintsa!!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    “A lot of Lee Seung Giโ€™s peers are facing military service problems, and the production companies are not very willing to cast them.”

    I knew that would become a factor. Image is that important.

    • Yess says:

      Not just image but also practical considerations…what if a guy got called into service in the midst of a shoot? Production companies are wise not to risk that.
      The world is Seung Gi’s oyster once he’s discharged, hahaha.

  7. magejoba says:

    It was to be expected, being Seung Gi such a talented actor besides singer. A recognized actor in many parts of the world. I am very happy for him, he deserves that and much more. God always bless you.

  8. Hope Airen says:

    I want him in a historical drama but from Japanese colonisation era like Bridal Mask (White Lie mv), for female lead, I so badly want him with Moon Geun Young, they’d make an adorable pair. *-*
    I hope to hear good news about his drama, a great one for a grandiose comeback with a great cast. Also, Goonghap’s date juseyeo! I hope the movie has a good plot and directing and will do well on the box office.

  9. Izy says:

    Yup i want seung gi oppa show his talent…something different with strong carisma…even seung gi oppa hot items maybe due our airen humble compare to fanatic idol/actor fan some my friend dont know him but when they see him when i watch his movie or variety show they told me how funny and briliant actor he was…as a fan i want the best for him but sometime i wish he had role like lee minho in legend blue sea or song jong ki in decendent of sun..but as fan too i want him to explore more his talent like lee jae han in signal..being doctor like romantic teacher kim…hahaha sudenly remember interview of love forecast/love today when moon chae woon said from seung gi oppa hand line he will get good wife and get more rich in the future and no negetif things aside he not that famous….but we know he someone not make other fanatic toward him but love him like big brother/younger brother/son/grandson always be love no hate

  10. Elvira campo says:

    I love your work and projects!

  11. Elvira campo says:

    I love how works and all his projects because he is a perfectionist and I love how she Sings! ๐Ÿ˜˜โค๏ธ

  12. Elvira campo says:

    Seung Gi you my king……my favorite singer you make me happy and complete! ๐Ÿ˜˜

  13. Anonymous says:

    new journey to the west!!! Na PD!! make it happen!!

    • Anonymous says:

      why the hateeee ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

      • Anonymous says:

        Seunggi’s happiness is what matters most, and he said himself that it makes him genuinely happy whenever he travel around with his hyungs ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

        • No-Na says:

          Seung Gi also said he didn’t like to do season 2, season 3 stuff. That’s why he did Noona Over Flower, because that’s a brand new show (and one and only!), He said he wanted to travel with his hyungs. He didn’t say anything about “doing shows with his hyungs”. Let’s all start with a clean slate and see what he wants to do next.

    • No-Na says:

      Na PD and Shin PD are business first. They want their shows to do well. Everything else is secondary. You read any of their interviews? It’s all about promoting themselves and their shows. Why “make it happen”? Let the man decide what to do, for HIS OWN best interest.

  14. Lydia Vanessa Serrano says:

    Thanks for all the Airens and the Army posts we had been able to feed some of our Seung Gi’s thirst. Also the opportunity to see His growth in the Special Forces and blooming into the Man He is ๐Ÿ˜. But We are counting the days and saca of His release date , also to see Him again, not only in the Movie( that we had been waiting for 2 yrs to see), but to see Him in Dramas. More than 1 in a year please and also in more mature roles. Also I will love to see Him with actresses like Park Shin Hye, that are awesome acting and had never worked with Him. Thanks for sharing this.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I would really want him in variety show (w/ his hyungs ofc) and a good drama right away!!!๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„ Miss this guy so much!!!๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

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