Lee Dong-hwi "Meeting Yoo Jae-seok opened a closed door"
Lee Dong-hwi "Meeting Yoo Jae-seok opened a closed door"
Actor Lee Dong-hwi expressed his gratitude to Yoo Jae-seok.

On the 20th, Lee Dong-hwi met with Ten Asia at a cafe in Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul and told various stories about MBC's Friday-Saturday drama 'Case Leader 1958'.

'Investigation Chief 1958' is a prequel to 'Investigation Chief', which wrote the history of Korean investigative dramas, and is set in 1958, when detective Park Young-han (played by Lee Je-hoon) was appointed to Seoul. It tells the story of Detective Park Young-han, who specializes in apprehending petty thieves in a barbaric era, as he teams up with three unique colleagues to break the absurdities of corrupt power with common sense and become a detective for the people.

In the play, Lee Dong-hwi played the role of Kim Sang-sun, a detective with nothing but grit and venom, and is also known as the 'mad dog' of the Jongnam Police Station.

Lee Dong-hwi also participated in the OST of ‘Investigation Team Leader 1958’. He said, "Through 'What Do You Do When You Hang Out?', I had incredible experiences with MSG Wannabe. I thought I only acted as an actor while pursuing my career. I was too embarrassed to propose a fashion business or reveal my drawings or photos, so I only appeared on public TV entertainment shows. Deciding to appear on the show wasn't easy, but the timing worked out well and I started as a side character named Jim Carrey, and my perspective on the world broadened a lot. “He said.

He continued, "Before that, I only studied acting. I was living an honest life, but when I met Yoo Ya-ho (Yoo Jae-seok), I opened a completely closed door. I started to feel grateful as I was able to do something that wasn't planned. Even the MBC director knew that I was cast as MSG Wannabe. “I was offered a song that suited the drama, and after turning it down several times, I ended up participating in the OST with great embarrassment,” he said.

When asked about his future plans for entertainment, Lee Dong-hwi said, "To be honest, I am concerned that there will be a slight sense of separation. If I show everything about myself on TV, I am concerned that there will be conflict that comes from acting like a character. I am concerned that there will be conflicts that come with acting like a character." “There’s still a bit of a naivety to revealing my daily routine,” he said. “The good older brothers and sisters I met during my break are giving me great opportunities as I follow them freely, unofficially, and in a comfortable space through YouTube content, and many good things have happened. “I’m finally feeling that it’s happening,” he said.

Taeyuna, Ten Asia Reporter youyou@tenasia.co.kr translated by google