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Lee Joon Gi News: 'Scarlet Heart Ryeo Star Sticks With Namoo Actors; Is He The Next Lee Byung Hun?

By Angie Chui | April 03, 2017 06:12 AM EDT


Lee Joon Gi has renewed his contract with Namoo Actors and proved his loyalty to the agency. In turn, Namoo has pledged to help Lee Joon Gi achieve even greater popularity not just in Korea but throughout the world.

A report by Soompi cited a statement the agency about their plans for the actor for the next few years. "We will do everything we can in order to help Lee Joon Gi showcase his talents and realize his full potential."

Lee Joon Gi, who appeared in the megahit historical fantasy drama "Scarlet Heart: Ryeo" became a household name in Korea and the US when fans fell in love with his character Wang So. Apart from "Scarlet Heart: Ryeo", he also starred in popular dramas like "Arang and the Magistrate", "Two Weeks", "Scholar Who Walks the Night," and movies like "The King and the Clown."

Because of his work in Korea, Lee Joon Gi is also among the list of most popular Korean actors among American K-drama fans. Based on the survey conducted by the Korea Creative Content Agency, he placed second in the list of top actors in Korea next only to "Legend of the Blue Sea" star Lee Min Ho. He has also appeared in his Hollywood debut through "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" where he played the character of Commander Lee of the Umbrella Corporation, Strait Times reported.

Lee Joon Gi put his background in fight scenes to good use as his scene with lead star Mill Jovovich became one of the highlights of the film. As a matter of fact, Milla herself said she was impressed with Lee Joon Gi's portrayal of a villain and his ability to do his own stunts.

Moving forward, Namoo Actors will be employing a different strategy for Lee Joon Gi's career. According to the agency, they will have a dedicated content team for international and domestic markets for the actor. They will also be collaborating with a variety of the content creators to come up with the best opportunities for the talented actor.

The agency has not yet confirmed whether Lee Joon GI will be exploring further opportunities in the US like GI Joe's Lee Byung Hun. However, fans are looking forward to plenty of great things from Lee Joon Gi's future projects. 

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