I think Lee Jong Seok may have dodged a bullet here by passing on in development K-drama Beautiful Mind (formerly Dr. Frankenstein). Last week came the surprising news that Beautiful Mind/Dr. Frankenstein, the project that was being touted last year in late 2014 among the multiple personality glut of dramas, was still being shopped around and that red hot young actor Lee Jong Seok was in talks to headline. His agency confirmed the project as being one of many offered to Lee Jong Seok, leaving room for him to walk away as he’s just done now.
Lee Jong Seok has officially declined Beautiful Mind, and his agency added that he’s leaning towards a movie rather than a drama as his next project. That’s a polite way for Beautiful Mind to save safe, but does make me sad if he does pick a movie and stays away from drama land for a longer stretch of time. This summer has been busy for Lee Jong Seok with respect to the modeling side of his career, and compared to other actors who later land CF gigs, Lee Jong Seok is part of the model-turned-actor bunch who rock CFs with that je ne sais quoi model aura and presence. Check out his attempt to make stuffy suits fun in the latest MVIO pictorial.