Lee Yi-kyung recently gained keen attention with his drastic acting transformation in the drama “Marry My Husband” as Park Min-young’s husband. The actor impressed viewers by showcasing a breakthrough from his comic image in previous dramas as he took on the role of a bad guy.
In “Marry My Husband”, Lee Yi-kyung appears as Park Min-hwan, the husband of Kang Ji-won (Park Min-young). This character is an incompetent husband who has an affair with Kang Ji-won’s best friend and even murders his wife for money.
However, Lee Yi-kyung faced a bitter situation in real life because of his perfect portrayal of an annoying character in the drama. The newest teaser of the entertainment program “Hangout with Yoo” showed the actor visiting Namdaemun market and was recognized by a store’s owner. However, the store owner said, “I really the drama, you bad guy”, making Lee Yi-kyung burst into laughter.
Despite calling Lee Yi-kyung a “bad guy”, the old woman still expressed her enthusiasm for the drama and affection for Lee Yi-kyung’s acting. Receiving so much love for his villain acting, the actor couldn’t help but smile happily.
MC Yoo Jae-suk exclaimed, “I can feel Lee Yi-kyun’s popularity in the Đongaemun market. He has become so famous with the villain image”. Joo Woo-jae also encouraged Lee Yi-kyung to challenge more diverse characters in his next acting projects.
Born in 1989, Lee Yi-kyung grew up in Cheongju in an ordinary family. However, his family background is very impressive. Lee Yi-kyung’s father is the former CEO Lee Ung-beom of LG Innotek, a company specializing in electronic components and an affiliate of LG Group, one of the biggest conglomerates in the world.
Despite being a “golden spoon”, Lee Yi-kyung has gradually pursued acting all by himself. He used to work part-time at a comic and DVD store to earn money for his living. The actor worked hard to prove himself as an actor without relying on his father. In fact, it took Lee Yi-kyung nearly 10 years to imprint his name in the Korean entertainment industry with the popular comedy movie “6/45”.