Actor Lee Jae-won has confirmed his special appearance in a new drama, as announced by his agency CJ Entertainment on November 4 through an official press release.
Sisyphus: The Myth (working title) is JTBC’s newest project under the science-fiction genre and will center on a genius engineer and a mysterious person. It stars Cho Seung-woo (Stranger 2) and Park Shin-hye (Memories of the Alhambra) in the main roles, along with Sung Dong-il (The Cursed), Tae In-ho (Soul Mechanic, Stranger 2), and Chae Jong-hyeop (Stove League).
Lee Jae-won is set to play the role of a fund manager who will add conflict to the story. The actor was last seen in the coming-of-age romance drama Record of Youth, where he played the role of Sa Gyeong-jun, the brother of Park Bo-gum’s character. In the 2020 drama, he showed remarkable chemistry with Park’s character, Sa Hye-jun. Lee has also recently confirmed to appear in tvN’s Queen Cheorin, which is scheduled to air in December. In the series, Lee will play the role of Hong Byeol-gam, a man who possesses an anti-war charm and a playful personality and has outstanding martial arts skills.
Lee Jae-won is said to have joined in this work through his relationship with the series director, Jin Hyuk. PD Jin Hyuk is behind great dramas such as SBS’s City Hunter (2011), The Master’s Sun (2013), Doctor Stranger (2014), and The Legend of the Blue Sea (2016–2017). Lee was also part of the cast of the last three dramas.
The production has yet to announce more details regarding Sisyphus: The Myth. Nonetheless, the news of Cho Seung-woo and Park Shin-hye’s tandem is adding anticipation to the premiere.