Actor Lee Do Hyun will appear as the main character of Melancholia (literal title).
An official from the drama department informed Daily Sports on the 5th, “Lee Do Hyun will work with Im Soo Jung in the show Melancholia as student and teacher.”
The actor will be playing the role of Baek Seung Yoo. The character is aloof, slow to respond, and has no hope in his eyes. He speaks so little that some even doubt his ability to speak. With little to no presence, his grayish uniform blends right into the gray walls of the school buildings. A voluntary loner who likes baseball caps and prefers to take pictures using a DSLR rather than the camera on his phone. He solved a math problem on a quiz program that even students of top Korean universities couldn’t at the age of 5 and entered MIT at 10. Despite surprising the world as a math genius, he dropped out when he was 12 and covered his tracks.
Melancholia depicts the sexual scandal with a student and the corruption surrounding Gangnam’s prestigious private high school. Im Soo Jung will appear as the high school’s math teacher as she will collaborate with Lee Do Hyun. She becomes embroiled in a series of events as she encounters Lee Do Hyun as a 22-year-old man, her 18-year-old student four years ago.