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Lee Sung Kyung in talks to play a pro weightlifter in new drama

By alim17   Thursday, June 30, 2016   29,387   3,954   11



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Actress Lee Sung Kyung is busy, busy, busy these days! 

MBC revealed that they were considering casting her as the female lead in a new Wednesday-Thursday drama entitled 'Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Ju.'  A rep stated on June 30, "It is true that Lee Sung Kyung is a candidate for the female lead.  We're still in the casting stage.  Nothing's been decided."

YG Entertainment likewise said on this day, "Lee Sung Kyung is positively reviewing her appearance in 'Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Ju.'"

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The drama will be a romantic comedy centered on pro weightlifter Kim Bok Ju and her first love.  It'll be written by Yang Hee Seung of 'High School King' and 'Oh My Ghost.'  It will likely air after 'W' in November.

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CDOCOOLS Friday, July 1, 2016

She does not seem to fit the character.. she should look for something else

Fargloom Thursday, June 30, 2016

She doesn't suit the character at all ... xDI was waiting for her 1st lead role but this is just ... come on ...

day_dreamer054 Thursday, June 30, 2016

If you google Jang Mi Ran, who this drama is loosely based on, Lee Sung Kyung looks nothing like her nor does she look anything like how a weightlifter in general should even look like. There is no way anyone would believe that she could lift over 100kg or more. Dramaland is definitely stretching things if they want us to believe that LSK would make a believable weightlifter.

m4x Thursday, June 30, 2016

She's literally stick thin, what r they thinking

heeheehe Thursday, June 30, 2016

Ehhh her figure is not at all suited to portray a "pro weightlifter" no muscle at all.

coco_puffs Thursday, June 30, 2016

Let's do it, Lee Sung Kyung. B)

emanresu10 Thursday, June 30, 2016

I'll be the first to say I have no idea of what kind of female professional weightlifters they have in Korea.  However, those I'm familiar with here in the U.S. are definitely not in the mold of Lee Sung Kyung.  She (LSK) is tall, petite, and otherwise delicate looking.  What I would refer to as a more traditional feminine look.  Whereas pro female weightlifters?  Grotesquely muscled, stocky and ripped.  Dare I say manly?  (I'm sure I'll get flack for that last bit.)  My point, however, is despite what you may consider to be an appropriate feminine ideal (we could argue over that to the end of time), Lee Sung Kyung does not in any way shape or form conform to the body image exhibited by female professional weightlifters.  I love the actress, but I'm skeptical that this would be a good fit for her.  We'll see though!

emanresu10 Thursday, June 30, 2016


iisstf28 Thursday, June 30, 2016

I love Lee Sung Kyung and her in another drama is great! But I'm not sure if she fits the character, and what kind of story is that 😑 It might be good but it just sounds weird

missRain Thursday, June 30, 2016

Love her i hope she get the role i want her in a lead role.

Smlovesyg Thursday, June 30, 2016

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