SOUTH KOREA - Promotional pictures of actor Lee Jong-suk were released for the upcoming SBS drama "Pinocchio" on Thursday.
The pictures showed the lead male actor wearing a high school uniform, accented by busy hair, rubber shoes and overall rustic charm.
The photos are said to be from scenes of his character's childhood, living on a fictional island called Hyanglido Island. In the drama, the actor plays the role of Choi Dal-po, a news reporter on the social affairs desk who used to be a taxi driver.
Choi lost his parents in a tragic accident when he was a child and forgets his past. He is also to have a hidden talent, making fans anticipate the new drama.
"Lee devotes himself to the filming of the drama. He especially puts a lot of effort into effectively portraying his character.
He even suggested his own hairstyle and tended to the details," a "Pinocchio" crew member was quoted as saying.
The SBS drama "Pinocchio" is about young news reporters working at the social affairs desk and fighting for justice.
It is scheduled to premiere on Nov. 12 after "My Lovely Girl."