But was the year she began to gain attention with several high-profile supporting roles. In the smash hit Boys Over Flowers ,  Lee played the character of Sakurako Sanjo in the source manga Hana Yori Dango , who was mercilessly teased for being homely as a young girl, then undergoes extensive plastic surgery and becomes a backstabbing frenemy to win the heart of her tormentor. Lee then played the mistress of a married man in the surrogacy melodrama Loving You a Thousand Times.
Five Senses of Eros was an omnibus film from five different directors, and in the segment "Believe in the Moment" three teenage couples decide to swap partners for 24 hours, played by Lee and her fellow up-and-coming actors Kim Dong-wook , Song Joong-ki , Shin Se-kyung , Jung Eui-chul and Lee Sung-min. Called the " Gundam couple"  by fans for their mutual love of the anime, Lee and Jun Jin began dating off-screen, making them the first couple to officially have a real relationship outside the show.
However, after dating for 6 months, they broke up in September In , she began hosting Entertainment Relay also known as Entertainment Weekly , the longest-running entertainment news show on Korean television her stint ended in Deep-rooted regionalism which pits the southeastern Gyeongsang Province against the Jeolla Province in particular, had dogged various aspects of Korean society in the past, including the s which is when the movie is set.
Meet the In-Laws became the ninth top-grossing Korean film of , with more than 2 million tickets sold. I hope I can fill the gap. She becomes drastically transformed into a woman much-sought after by all men, including a top actor played by Oh Jung-se. The film received strong word of mouth for its comic timing and witty gags, the charismatic performances of its leads and its tackling of gender equality issues.
Co-starring Um Ki-joon as the detective on the case, the movie overlaps crime scenes with CG animation. And after she sang two tracks on Honey Family 's fifth album Resurrection in , band member Park Myung-ho praised Lee for her vocal talent.
In , she and Jay Park appeared in Music and Lyrics, an MBC Music reality show in which an actress and a male singer are paired together as lyricist and composer, respectively, to create a song, showing their meetings and songwriting process.
Lee is also an amateur boxer. Despite taking up the sport in her late 20s and fighting opponents who are much more experienced and younger, in just three years, Lee has established herself in the sport by winning a number of amateur titles in the kg class. She initially took up boxing in early to prepare for her role as a female boxer in a TV drama for MBC , training with Hong Soo-hwan , a former WBA bantamweight and super bantamweight champion. The drama ended up not getting produced, but she quickly became enamored of the sport.
Lee said, "I kept it up as a hobby and was told that I had potential, so I trained really hard. Boxing changed who I am. I became more honest and extroverted, with more confidence in who I am. Lee's passion for the sport has caused her agency anxiety.
There are worries she may hurt herself, especially if she sustains facial injuries. A staffer said, "But no matter how hard we try to dissuade her, she doesn't want to quit. She is tall and has long arms, a very good body for boxing," while coach Baek Seung-won said she has "the fire and the perfect physique" to become a professional boxer, but added, "She is a bit old to turn pro now. The year-old was the oldest participant at the national championships with a 17 to 34 age limit.
Kim Won-chan, manager of the Incheon City boxing team, said, "She didn't have enough time to build up her skills for the bout. She gave birth to the couple's first child, a boy, on January 7,