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All hail Queen Seon-deok

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The first actor to get into character for the upcoming historical series Queen Seon-deok [선덕여왕] was Go Hyun-jung (HIT) taking on her court lady character of Mi-shil. Now the stills have been revealed for the second leading lady as Lee Yo-won (Surgeon Bong Dal-hee) takes the throne as the titular Queen.

The 50-episode Queen Seon-deok takes place in the era of the Three Kingdoms, in the Silla dynasty, and centers around the court politics and power struggle between the two ladies. (Mi-shil is the second most powerful woman in the court, next to the queen, and challenges her rival’s authority while using her femme fatale wiles to her best advantage.)

Lee Yo-won had a successful hit back in 2007 in the medical drama Surgeon Bong Dal-hee, although her follow-up series Bad Love (with Kwon Sang-woo) was pretty much a big flop. She explains taking on this role — she was brought in to replace Sung Yuri, whose casting caused something of an uproar and was swiftly retracted — by saying, “After reading the synopsis, I felt something like fate that I had to play Queen Seon-deok.”

The MBC series takes to the air next month on Mondays and Tuesdays, after Queen of Housewives ends. It will challenge SBS’s struggling epic historical drama Ja Myung Go and KBS’s The Man Who Can’t Get Married, which will replace Story of a Man.

Via E Daily

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Ever since I watched Surgeon Bong Dal Hee, I became a fan of Lee Yo-won.

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btw, thats one awesome chair she's sitting on.

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Wah...very impressive pics~
Hehehe can't wait!

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I have to say she looks like a diff person from the crying chick on Bad Love. I love the beautiful fabric and patterns. It makes me miss the good Hong Kong sword fighting dramas.

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photo of lee yo won in seondeonk look good than when she cast in badlove.
I think queen seondeok will good of mbc. WAITING IT^-^

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I have hopes for this show because of the writer. She knows how to tell a powerful story and make you care about the characters. It looks like a far cry from Dae Jang Geum but let's hope she can deliver again.

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i've liked her since fashion 70's but saeguks really aren't for me..

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she's pretty! someone mentioned this before, but she and Go Hyun Jung look alike..^^

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damn...loving the pictures! the chair is IMPRESSIVE... she doesn't look pretty here though, in my opinion she looks pretty with bangs... :]

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"the chair is IMPRESSIVE…"

But let's face it. If that was a King, we'd been saying there's major overcompensation going on . . . . ;)

Given that this is a Shilla story (the chair seems to reflect Han decorum), the clothes seem vaguely . . . English. O_o Looks gorgeous though.

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I'm alreday falling for this drama.
Very artistic, I sense a lot of pretty stills in our futures :]

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Nice pics.. she's beautiful. I like her in Fashion 70's. And Go Hyun-jung is also one awesome actress. Can't wait to watch this drama.

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both actress are quite regal =)

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Beuuuuuudiful!!!!....

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That chair would go nicely next to my fireplace. :)

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"That chair would go nicely next to my fireplace."

Only if you want to start a Burning Man Festival in your house. ;)

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I have one soft spot for surgeon BDH, another for women catfighting blood and sweat for mere survival/power instead of over some random beefcake. Another for writer of DJG and one more for gorgeous gorgeous sets/costumes.

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I think I've talked about this project with my mum for about half a year. But I'm not anxious for this project; I'm anxious *of* it. It's not so much about high expectations (aka the true contender to Jumong/Jang Geum MBC Mania), but this nagging worry that the story isn't going to work.

The Queen Seon Duk Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGeI8RlCANc

And, yeah, Uhm Tae Wong has never looked better. Ever. The words "Errol Flynn Dreamy" come to mind

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Oh! One of the writer is the one who wrote Dae Jang Geum? Wow! I definitely have to watch this now ^^ That and the pretty pics has convinced me to give it a shot at least~

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"One of the writer is the one who wrote Dae Jang Geum? Wow! I definitely have to watch this now"

Yeah, she was also the writer for HIT (same PD too), which is why Go Hyun-jung signed onto this project. MBC is definitely going for a Jumong-size blockbuster with this one.

(and oh I guess there's strong rumors of a sequel to Jewel in the Palace in the works.)

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"Yeah, she was also the writer for HIT (same PD too)"

Thanks for the heads up, belleza! I loved Go Hyn-jung in What's Up, Fox and H.I.T. Having the same writer and PD from H.I.T. reassures me that this will be a quality project so I'll give it a shot even though I couldn't stand Lee Yo-won in Bad Love.

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Thanks Belleza for the link to the trailer. Having seen all the cliches there I join you in 'nagging worry.'

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waaa period/historical dramas are sooo pretty!

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My expectation of this drama is not high, so I'm not in the 'nagging worry' phase. Frankly GHJ and LYW are not too high in the acting dept for me, but they are appealing in their own way. As long as LYW is not playing another goody2shoes I'm good. (I don't know anything about the backgd or how accurate the characters would be compared to the historical figures..)

IF every single one of them turn out to be badasses one way or the other a la TVB's War and Beauty's style...including droolicious Uhm, I would be grinning mad.

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"The words “Errol Flynn Dreamy” come to mind"

Belleza has now sparked massive online searches by teenagers around the world thinking "who the heck is Eroll Flynn?"

I don't really get into period pieces as a tv series, but I really admire the costuming. Those production still are beautiful.

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"Belleza has now sparked massive online searches by teenagers around the world thinking “who the heck is Eroll Flynn?”"

That's the thing. I like Uhm Tae Woong (though mostly for his film work rather than his dramas), but this was the first time I was like "WOWOWOWOWOW"

"Having seen all the cliches there I join you in ‘nagging worry.’"

Visually, it's impressive though. You can see where the money went.

"Frankly GHJ and LYW are not too high in the acting dept for me, but they are appealing in their own way. "

I'm kinda a big fan of GHJ. She has peculiar mannerisms, especially with her teeth (like she's seeing a dentist), but she makes those work and it also makes her unique. I liked Lee Yo Won in Fashion 70s and Surgeon Bong Dal Hee, but she's more of a film ac [Read more]

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love the lavish set and costume. I have high hopes that this sageuk will succeed where others have failed this year.

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Seriously Bad Love wasn't that bad! lol in fact I loved how it started and the end made me cry but happy =]. I don't know why everyone hates it SO much it was a bit draggy and depressing but overall i really did love it and it was a really, really sweet romance. And a good OST. And I can't wait for her new drama. Had to defend it =D. Has anyone seen Fashion 70s?

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"Has anyone seen Fashion 70s?"

Oh, I loved Fashion 70s (the undercard of Chun Jung Myung and Kim Min Jung really stole the show for me.) Still my favorite thing that PD Lee Jae Kyu has done.

"I don’t know why everyone hates it SO much it was a bit draggy and depressing "

Oh I loved the first half of Bad Love, SO deliciously wacky. But I think they burned through 90% of the plot in the first 10 episodes, and so the back 10 was just them mostly just standing around and yelling at each other. "Slow" doesn't adequately describe it.

But I liked the chemistry between LYW and KSW. When they were still up-and-comers, they and Gong Yoo did an elaborate music video together, and so I've always visualized them doing a show at some point. I think she's a much better actress (again, [Read more]

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To my own O_0 I loveloved Fashion's 70s, *ohsnap* it had CJM..naked...in a wetsuit.....DUH... But I'm not THAT shallow ;) (to the eccentric BOF fans out there who's into Mama Kang...I couldnt take my eyes off her in 70s). It floored me in many unexpected ways. I was initially watching it for JJM (and just checking out CJM), he has never bored me till 70s. I like LYW, she's pleasing and her innocence/naivete in her screen presense is her superpower ..yet again I was bugged by her in 70s. Of course, CJM (Bin sshiiii!!!!) made up for it and some. (it's exactly this quality of hers that was running havoc in bad love, I honestly thought she was the only one who really was spot on with her character's psyche out of that mess of a script, she was supposed to be revolted with/lost in her fee [Read more]

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"I’m oddly not a fan of hers in What’s up Fox "

Oh I loved her in that role. First, it's a novelty to see her in such a light role. Second, unlike Kim Sun Ah, her character really seemed THAT silly and oblivious. :)

"I was initially watching it for JJM (and just checking out CJM), he has never bored me till 70s. I"

I gotta say -- the helicopter scene, with Jo Jin Moo in those copter glasses -- meeting the grown up for the first time . . . oooohweeeee. Seriously one of Belleza's all-time favorite scenes.

"it had CJM..naked…in a wetsuit….."

Caked in mud . . . mmumumumud!! O_O

"I like LYW, she’s pleasing and her innocence/naivete in her screen presence is her superpower ..yet again I was bugged by her in 70s"

But, see, that's what I like about Lee Yo Won. [Read more]

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Great drama so far , hopefully script continues being interesting then we will have great dramas as Jumong and Yisan . i love LYW , she is cute , charming , talented . For K actresses i like LYW and LDH , they are pretty and good in acting .
Usually K actors are more talented , more charming than actresses , just my opinion.

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do they have the real story of queen seondeok somewhere?

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I like and I enjoyed Queen Seon-deok.

I think that Lee Yo Won is very talented & a good actress. She did a good job especially in Surgeon Bong Dal Hee & Fashion 70.

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it's impresive for me. i like it..... expecially deok man and yushin

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kpn cih deok man jd rtu sila nya................................

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wahhhhhhhhhh
korea hebat banget
bisa buat film
drama
queen seondeok

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The trailers are great.!!

I can't wait to watch it here in the Philippines :D

I've watched the 1st episode and it's way too cool!

I can't wait to watch it all!!!!!!!

I hope It lasts until the summer vacation here in the Philippines is over :D

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drama kolosal korea itu bagus2 ya. penuh dengan pesan2 tentang perjuangan.....nice drama...i luv korean drama

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i adore the writers of jewel in the place which i learned are also behind queen seon-deok. mwah! - eleanor of cebu city, philippines

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is story so cool of politic and good story

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saiia suka deokman suka skaliii

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wuyz gleeeeeeeeeeeeee ianth ska bgt ma chun chu guanteng abizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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I liked the story seondeok queen,
He is an amazing women's emancipation
colossal drama is really good, it was like returning to the past

amazing!!!! :)

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gilaaaaaa allthing about queen seondeok sngat seru abizzzzz tapi gmna hbungan ya deokman n yushin?

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pangit man diay nga salida

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i love queen seon deok! sa uban diha na nag ingon na pangit nih! ikaw ray pangit!

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I have watch episode 2 ~ 20 and bypass57~62 Very intense Tele-drama series made by korean the power struggle/drama and true to life adventure adding the historical events makes this tele-series a must to see.Can not wait to watch the remaining episodes , The best ever i have watch korean tele-series that can be classifies into the level of Hollywood Movies 300 , troy , Alexander.

Ps. Perting nin~dota salidaha walay sama ! ngil-ngiga (in Visayan dialect)
Sakto queen shin deok kanang uban diha wala nga ga comment wala na kauyon kay wala kasabot sa istorya.

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i love QUEEN SEON DEOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NICE DRAMA........................
NAKAKAIYAK RIN ANG SERYENG ITO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
KIKILIGIN KA RIN

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SI YUSHIN AT DUKMAN SANA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MAS BAGAY SILANG DALAWA KAYSA KANG BIDAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MARAMI NA RIN KASI SILANG PINAGDAANAN TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THEM BOTH!!!!!!!!!!

MIZ KO NA TULOY ANG JUMONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GDNYT TULOG NA AKO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ALAS YRES NA NANG UMAGA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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good movie series

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