Lee Beom Soo and Lee Yoon Jin to Join Cast of The Return of Superman
Kyung Ho Kim, Jan. 27, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
South Korean actor Lee Beom Soo and his family will making their way as cast members on KBS2 ‘The Return of Superman’. Their participation in the show comes following the announcement that Song Il Gook and his triplets will be leaving the show in February.
On the casting, Lee Beom Soo said, “One night I came home late and went to bed, and when I woke up, my son was stroking my face. We can never return to moments like these, the moments as our children are growing up. I don’t want to lose these precious moments.” Lee Beom Soo and his children, six-year-old daughter So Eul and three-year-old son Da Eul, are due to begin filming for the show in late January, and their first episode will air in early February.
The Return of Superman is a South Korean reality-variety show that airs on KBS2. The Return of Superman is one of the two segments (the other segment is 1 Night 2 Days) on Happy Sunday. Celebrity dads are left to care for their kids alone for 48 hours without the help of anyone, while their wives leave the home to enjoy some relaxing time off. The wives are shown leaving the home before the 48 hours begins and coming back to greet their family once the 48 hours have ended. During the 48 hours the dads and children are either doing a task the wives have written out for the dads to complete or the dads exploring new activities with their kids. Occasionally celebrity friends of the dads will stop by to interact with the kid
Lee Beom Soo is a South Korean actor. He is well known for his role in Singles, Giant, On Air, Surgeon Bong Dal-hee, as well as in History of a Salaryman.
Lee enrolled in the Department of Theater at Chung-ang University in Seoul in 1988. He made his acting debut in the 1990 film Kurae, Kakkumun Hanulul Boja (Yes, Let’s Look Up At the Sky Now and Again). Following his debut, he appeared in films including The Ginkgo Bed, City of the Rising Sun, The Anarchists, Jungle Juice and Wet Dreams, but it was the 2003 film Singles that made him rise to stardom. The Korean press has dubbed him "The Little Giant of Chungmuro" (Korean equivalent of Hollywood). He received a 2011 Seoul Art & Culture Award for best TV drama actor for his role in Giant.