Good news for K drama and K-Pop fans, Idol Actor Lee Junhowas recognized for his outstanding work in the 2021 drama The red sleeve. The active idol and actor blew fans away with his starring role in one of the most talked about and top rated dramas of the year. On April 6, the Korea PD Association announced Lee’s win for Best Actor.
Lee Junho played a cold-hearted prince-turned-king in The Red Sleeve
The red sleeve He recently finished his run in January playing Lee as Yi San alongside actor Lee Se-young as Seong Deok-im. Historical romance drama K-Drama combines a novel-based story with real-life historical characters. Set in the Joseon era, Yi San is the future king.
He grew up knowing that his grandfather had murdered his father and developed a cold personality. Amid political turmoil lurking in the shadow of the palace, There is a love story. Deok-im is a simple lady-in-waiting who dreams of leading her own life. She crosses paths with Yi San, unaware that he is the prince.
Yi San begins to fall in love, but his attitude remains one of upholding his duty as a future king and his revenge. When Deok-im discovers the truth about his identity, her life gets even more complicated. Deok-im knows her feelings for the prince, but plays between love and her freedom. The finale of the drama became one of the most talked about among fans.
The red sleeve was a success as soompi reported that its finale received an audience rating of 17.4. The drama also received multiple awards at the 2021 MBC Drama Awards.
Lee Junho is the first active idol to receive the Korea PD Awards honor
Fans got to know Lee for his K-Pop Career at 2 p.m. Lee transitioned into acting, starring in roles such as Only between lovers. The red sleeve became Lee’s most prominent role in his acting career. He received the Actor Award at the 34th Korea PD Awards.
Lee’s victory is a first as he is the only actor and active idol to receive it. Corresponding Naverthe award is a coveted honor.
“In particular, 2PM member Junho Lee, who is gaining popularity through the MBC drama ‘Red End of the Sleeve,’ was selected as the talent category winner and is attracting attention. This award is given to only one male and one female actress, and the incumbent PDs directly judge and select them,” explained Naver.
Past winners of the award include Cha In-pyo, Ryu Seung-beom, Song Il-guk, Kim Myung-min, Ko Hyun-jung, Shin Ha-kyun, Song Joong-ki, Kim Nam-gil, and Nam Gung- Minimum.
Will the actor and idol star in a new K-drama?
Lee has firmly established himself as a leading player in the industry. According to The red sleeve, Lee hasn’t confirmed his plans to star in a new K-Drama. Since the drama, he has had press events, special guest appearances and a Lunar New Year special offer.
Corresponding soompiThe actor was recently diagnosed with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and has since recovered. Lee’s latest project is part of a collaboration with Kakao Entertainment’s Super Webtoon Project. Corresponding drama mastersLee brings the webtoon character Prince Valentine to life in a miniseries.
“Kakao Entertainment’s first lineup for March is the new work by Kakao Page siren, which readers originally encountered under the title “Became a Villain and a Contract Family.” It tells the story of a loving romance that takes place when Aria marries Prince Valentine, who has sold her soul to the devil,” said Kdramamasters.
Lee has shared snippets of his character on his social media. Fans have gotten little teasers of Lee as the personification of a smoldering, handsome but mysterious prince. It’s every webtoon fan’s dream come true.
https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/the-red-sleeve-lee-junho-becomes-first-idol-turned-actor-win-korean-pd-award-as-lead-actor.html/ Lee Junho becomes the first actor-turned-idol to win the Korean PD Award