Lee Min Ho shower heaps of praises on Jun Ji Hyun

The Legends Of The Blue Sea is Lee Min Ho's first drama in three years.

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Lee Min Ho and Jun Ji Hyun will be seen together in Legend of the Blue Sea Reuters

Lee Min Ho cannot stop gushing about his The Legend of the Blue Sea co-star Jun Ji Hyun. In the show, Suzy Suzy Bae's boyfriend plays a genius conman and the 34-year-old actress reprises the role of a mermaid.

During an interview with Harper's Bazaar, the 29-year-old South Korean actor talked about Ji Hyun. He said: "She's so charming how she unhesitatingly shows herself as is."

The Legends Of The Blue Sea is Min Ho's first drama in three years. His last TV series was the Heirs which aired in 2013.

"It has a delightful tone overall. It's a fantasy romance that will give laughter and entertainment through unexpected happenings," he added.

Previously, during a press conference, Ji Hyun discussed how the current role is different from previous character on My Love From the Star. She said: "Because mermaids are not a common topic in Korean films and dramas, my character feels more refreshing. It's exciting to think that I can show more things."

She added: "She's different from Cheon Song Yi. I know that a lot of people are expecting a character that is beyond Cheon Song Yi. Everything is new to the mermaid. There are situations that happen when the mermaid encounters new things, and viewers will be able to feel a different kind of enjoyment and see a different role when they see how the mermaid accepts these things. There are also a lot of scenes that take place underwater."

The Legend of the Blue Sea airs on SBS on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 22:00 (KST).