Shin Hye sun and Kim Jung Hyun talked about working together on their upcoming historical fusion drama “Mr. Queen”!
Shin Hye Sun plays Kim So Yong, the Joseon Queen with the soul of Jang Bong Hwan, a chef who works in the Blue House, in the TVN drama Kim So Yong. Kim Jung Hyun takes on the role of King Cheoljong, who is outwardly a weak and ineffective king, but appears stronger and sharper than him.
An online press conference for the drama was held on December 9th, which the two stars attended along with director Yoon Sung Sik. The director stated, “Shin Hye Sun’s acting skills really take the character of So Yong to the next level. She’s playing a very new character to look forward to. ”
He continued, “To be honest, I thought Cheoljong was going to be a difficult character to portray. He lives with childhood pains that he hides. He is a complex and difficult character. “The director added,” I knew Kim Jung Hyun was a master, but I was reminded of that again.”
On the subject of the difference between the drama and the original Chinese show, Yoon Jung Sik said, “When we were in the planning stage, we only used the setting that the soul of a female man took over the body of a queen. The rest of the story is completely different.”
Shin Hye Sun takes a historical drama for the first time through “Mr. What’s in. “She shared,” I had a romantic idea to wear Hanbok (traditional clothing) and speaking in a tone used in historical dramas and I was able to realize my dream of wearing Hanbok. I do things that seem outrageous to the people of the Joseon Dynasty, but they are presented in a fun way. ”
She shared, “The script made me feel two ways. It was so much fun to read and it was exciting too. I thought it would be fun to watch as a spectator. On the other hand, it seemed very difficult when I thought about what it would be like if I took the role. I thought it would be difficult to speak, walk, and even breathe. ”
“I thought I would regret it if I didn’t, and I thought I would be upset if I saw someone do it,” Shin Hye Sun continued. She added with a laugh, “I wanted to try and let myself go a little.”
Kim Jung Hyun said, “I wanted to try a fun project.” He added, “When I was young there were a lot of epic historical dramas on TV and that kind of trend is over. I felt a sense of nostalgia for historical dramas and ended up joining ‘Mr. What in. ‘”
“I thought the role would be difficult to perform,” he said. “Shin Hye Sun is a great actress, so I wanted to work with her.”
Shin Hye Sun announced that Kim Jung Hyun had prepared a lot for the role. “I thought a lot with him during rehearsals,” she said. She praised his performance and said: “He behaves differently when he is with me and when he is with other people. I was surprised how he can act differently, as if he were playing two different roles. I think people will fall for the charms of the day and night versions of Cheoljong. “She also described him as a master of improvisation.
Kim Jung Hyun shared, “As I first thought, she’s a really great and solid actress. It also gives a sense of stability so that I can have fun while working on the drama. “He added,” She is so considerate that I think it would even be fun to work on another project together. ”
“Mr. Queen” premieres December 12th at 9pm KST and will be available on Viki.
Check out a teaser below!
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