[by Sora Ghim] Actor Lee Won Jong came out as a guest on KBS W ‘King Of Ratings.’ He is currently the producer and actor in the play ‘Man From Earth.’
Lady Jane stated, “I counted how many different roles Lee Won Jong has played and it came out to a total of 80.” Lee Won Jong explained, “I’ve done many dynamic roles during my 15 year career but people still know me as Goo Ma Juk. Actually, I only appeared in 19 episodes of the 124-episode series ‘Rustic Period.’ I tried hard to get rid of the Goo Ma Juk image but people still remember ‘Rustic Period’s’ Goo Ma Juk.”
During the drama ‘War of Money,’ people confused his character for a real person due to his realistic acting. Lee Won Jong said, “During filming for ‘War of Money’ a real loan shark called me and ask to have a drink. I met with him over some food and we shared a lot. He had tears in his eyes when he told me that Ma Dong Po was exactly how he was when he was younger. That man got successful and quit the money business and runs a nonmonetary institution.” Lee Won Jong surprised the set with this unknown information.
The actor debuted in 1999 with movie ‘Nowhere to Hide’ and has since appeared in 80 works. Over his 15-year span, he has built up his career and achieved recognition as an actor.
Meanwhile, this episode featuring Lee Won Jong airs on November 15. (photo by KBSN)
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