I figured Legend of the Blue Sea would be Jeon Ji Hyun‘s chance to cosplay as a mermaid. It’s not the first time K-dramas have presented this fantasy role, Jo Boa did a wonderful mermaid job in the wacky Surplus Princess,but that was cable and this is taking mermaid K-drama style to the big leagues in a prime time SBS time slot. Turns out Jeon Ji Hyun isn’t the only lead to cosplay in Legend, Lee Min Ho will also be cosplaying various roles within his drama role since he’s a conman out there pulling tricks both long and short.
In the just released first official drama scene still, Lee Min Ho’s character in the drama is a prosecutor, complete with working too hard mussed up shirt and tie and later with that job well done swagger out the door. He’s so gorgeous I can’t even, whatever screenwriter Park Ji Eun has up her sleeve in this drama, she clearly has tapped into the right visuals for Lee Min Ho. It seems super slapsticky at times as evidenced in the second just released teaser, the multiple times Jeon Ji Hyun sends Lee Min Ho flying with her legs that go on forever has me cracking up.
Second teaser for Legend of the Blue Sea: