Shin Ae takes up classical music for Empress Cheon-chu
Shin Ae (We Got Married) is one of a sizable lineup for the upcoming Empress Cheon-chu, the large-scale KBS sageuk drama starring Chae Shi-ra. (Also cast: Moon Jung-hee, Lee Deok-hwa, Choi Jae-sung, Kim Seok-hoon.)
In this new still, she is pictured in character as the empress’s “kind and pure” younger sister; the character is a skilled musician with the classical Korean harp and lute, which Shin Ae has been practicing since August in preparation for the role. This marks Shin Ae’s first sageuk effort.
Empress Cheon-chu is the one of the three large-scale female-led sageuks of next year and the first to air. Neither SBS’s Princess Ja-myung nor MBC’s Queen Seon-deok have fixed their premiere dates yet, but Cheon-chu is set for a January 3 kick-off. (Shin Ae’s musical performance will be broadcast in a later episode, near the end of January.)