Lee Je-hoon halts filming due to surgery for ischemic colitis
Lee Je-hoon halts filming due to surgery for ischemic colitis
Actor Lee Je-hoon revealed that he took a month-long break from filming due to ischemic colitis surgery.

On the 20th, Lee Je-hoon 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 Je-hoon played the younger version of Park Young-han, played by Choi Bul-am in 'Chief of Investigation'. Park Young-han is an impregnable 'hillbilly detective' equipped with a smart plan, and is a person who is more humane than anyone else, but has the firmness and insight of an iron horn that is unwavering from any external pressure.

Lee Je-hoon said, "It started in July of last year and the filming period lasted about 8 months. There was a month in between. There was a period when I suddenly got sick and couldn't film," and added, "For me, it was the longest filming of all my works. “When I actually watched the broadcast, it felt so short that I wondered if the 10th episode was that short,” he said. Lee Je-hoon underwent emergency surgery for ischemic colitis in October last year.

He continued, "There were a lot of scenes that I filmed with great difficulty, but as I tried to organize them in less than an hour, I wondered why time passed so quickly. If it had been at least 16 episodes, there would have been more to show and I would have been able to include more details and stories about the incident."

When asked if there were any difficult parts on set, Lee Je-hoon said, "We received the completed script one episode at a time, but as we improved the level of completion for the drama, the script came out a little late in the second half. The shooting schedule was set, but the script was slightly late, so we had to press ahead with filming. “The schedule was difficult, but other than that, there was nothing difficult.”

Regarding season 2, he said, "I have clear expectations. The decision is something I cannot make," and added, "I think it was a prequel and a perfect work because Choi Bul-am showed his presence by appearing in the front and back of the work."

Tae Yu-na, Ten Asia Reporter youyou@tenasia.co.kr Lee Je-hu translated by google