Korean star Lee Jong-suk grows his hair long for the first time for new role


Actor Lee Jong-suk says he's looking to change his image with the next project. Photo: Lee Jong-suk/Instagram

Actor Lee Jong-suk, who was discharged from the Korean compulsory military service in January, has been posting photos of himself with longish hair on Instagram for two months now.

The 31-year-old is said to be guest starring in Park Hoon-jung’s film, The Witch Part 2, which is the sequel to Park's 2018 film, The Witch: Part 1 The Subversion.

As reported by a Korean portal, Lee revealed this about the upcoming gig during an interview with a magazine: “It’s a three-dimensional character that’s hard to define in a single word.

“But I’m growing my hair for the first time in my life because I want to portray a different image than before.”

He also said: “I’m stepping up my preparations to show a great performance that will meet the expectations of my fans who have been waiting for me.”

Lee is known for his boyish looks and charming roles in drama series like I Can Hear Your Voice, Pinocchio, While You Were Sleeping and Romance Is A Bonus Book.

After being absent from the industry for almost two years, it should be interesting to see what Lee does next as an actor.

Especially so when he made this comment in the same interview: “My goal is to do things I’ve never experienced before and to play a character that my fans will like.

“Rather than following the changing times, I am open to the possibility of acting in diverse genres and platforms.”

It’s reported that Lee is currently in discussion to star in a film opposite Kim Rae-won (currently starring in K-drama L.U.C.A.: The Beginning).

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