OCN’s Island is eyeing actress Lee Da-hee as its new feminine lead!
Lee’s company Santa Claus Entertainment mentioned, “Da-hee has received an offer to star in Island, and she is positively reviewing it,” addressing earlier information in regards to the star’s confirmed casting within the upcoming exorcism drama.
Set towards the scenic background of Jeju Island, Island facilities on three protagonists: an exiled heiress who’s focused by demons, an impassive demon hunter, and an exorcist priest. It is predicated on a well-liked webtoon of the identical title by manhwa (Korean time period for comics) writer Youn In-wan and illustrator Yang Kyung-il.
Lee Da-hee is being roped in to play Won Mi-ho, the one daughter of the person who owns Daehan Group. Her smug and egocentric angle causes her to make a giant mistake that in the end angers her father into banishing her to Jeju Island. There, she begins working as a highschool ethics instructor, clueless of the truth that the island is a spot the place demons roam free. Initially, well-known actress Seo Yea-ji (It’s Okay To Not Be Okay) was set to painting the position, however she later determined to withdraw from the project after getting concerned in a series of controversies.
In 2013, Lee Da-hee had her breakout position within the courtroom drama I Can Hear Your Voice. Having rendered a wonderful efficiency, Lee instantly landed her first lead position in a tv collection in Big Man (2014). Now acknowledged as one among South Korea’s hottest lead actresses, the 36-year-old artist beforehand showcased her appearing prowess within the dramas The Beauty Inside (2018), Search: WWW (2019), and L.U.C.A.: The Beginning (2021). She can be joining actor Kim Nam-gil (The Fiery Priest), and potentially, True Beauty star Cha Eun-woo, ought to she lastly select to enroll in Island.
Island is helmed by director Bae Jong and screenwriter Jang Yoon-mi. Created as a seasonal drama, the unique broadcast schedule for season one is predicted to get pushed again by the casting delay, however stories say that early manufacturing levels will already crank up this summer time.