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“Lovers” Parades Character Details of Namgoong Min, Ahn Eun Jin, Lee Hak Joo and Lee Da In

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Acquainting viewers with Lovers, character stills along with more details about the lead characters are unveiled by MBC.

Lovers depicts the romance of a lover in the backdrop of Qing invasion of Joseon. It follows stories of the people who cultivated hope in times of hardship.

The drama reunites Namgoong Min with Director Kim Sung Yong with whom he worked in the series The Veil. Penning the script is writer Hwang Jin Young who wrote Rebel: The Thief Who Stole The People and The King’s Daughter, Soo Baek-hyang.

Namgoong Min (One Dollar Lawyer, Doctor Prisoner) portrays Lee Jang-hyun as a complex character with a natural playfulness. But inside, he has darkness not revealed to anyone.

Unveiling stills of his character Lee Jang-hyun, the photos show Namgoong Min’s role immersion expressing forlorn with his eyes and facial expression. Jang-hyun never gave sincerity to anything because he didn’t love anything. But he opens the door to an unexpected fate after getting to know a woman.

Playing the female lead Yu Gil-chae is Ahn Eun Jin (The One and Only, Hospital Playlist). Gil-chae is a well-mannered lady from a prestigious family. She is a snobbish and arrogant person who believes that she is the center of the world and that she is God’s gift to men. But she gradually matured as she experienced the suffering of war and came to truly fall in love with a man.

In the filming photos released, Ahn Eun Jin transforms into Yu Gil-chae. She wears thick clothes and even wears earplugs to avoid the cold. Her gaze also contains innocence.

Then, she is also captured in a rather tense situation, but she remains determined-looking. Her graceful and resolute attitude piques interest.

Next, Lee Hak Joo (My Name, Sweet Munchies) characterizes Nam Yeon-jun, a promising Confucian student studying at Sungkyunkwan. He is a person who considers walking the path of a gentleman more important than his life. Thus, his sincere loyalty to the king and his love for the people pushed him to join the war without hesitation.

The teaser photos released for Lee Hak Joo as Nam Yeon-jun embodies his loyalty to the world and that he’s willing to jump into the war without hesitation.

Wearing a neat hanbok, he exudes the attitude of being poor and upright. Without missing a single detail in the right posture, unwavering eyes, and expression; Lee Hak Joo presents the gentleness and fortitude of his character.

Lastly, Lee Da In (Hwarang, Alice) takes on the role of Kyung Eun-ae, Yeon-jun’s fiancee and Gil-chae’s closest friend. She is a wise and benevolent woman who knows how to see the bright side of her world first. Despite going through many ups and downs, she maintains her love for Yeon-jun and her faith in life.

Meanwhile, in the filming stills released on July 13, Eun-ae is staring somewhere with deep eyes and affectionate longing. Raising admiration, she gracefully dons a hanbok showing off her radiant skin and innocent charm.

MBC’s new Friday-Saturday drama Lovers will be broadcast for the first time at 9:50 pm on Friday, August 4, 2023.

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