[HanCinema's News] Lee Jung-eun Makes Special Appearance on "Doctor Detective"
By William Schwartz | Published on
Lee Jung-eun has been confirmed to star in an upcoming episode of "Doctor Detective". The actress best known for her appearance in the popular film "Parasite" has appeared in promotional material for the eleventh episode wearing a rumpled suit with gaudy accessories and braided hair.
Lee Jung-eun can be also seen physically accosting the male lead Bong Tae-gyu, although her expressions give the idea that she is not a particularly threatening character, just very physically brash and loud. This tonal clash comes after a previous episode where the female lead, played by Park Jin-hee, discovered the source of a threatening letter relating to a conspiracy involving her family as well as a suicide.
The production company has confirmed that Lee Jung-eun's character will play a critical role in resolving this incident. However, her role is specifically described as a special appearance - suggesting that she will assist the lead characters with some important information related to the case before bowing out.
Written by William Schwartz
"Doctor Detective" is directed by Park Joon-woo, written by Song Yoon-hee-I, and features Park Jin-hee, Bong Tae-gyu, Lee Ki-woo, Park Ji-young, Rie Young-zin, Mina Fujii. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2019/07/17~Now airing, Wed, Thu 22:00 on SBS.
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.