Han Jae-seok added to Merchant Kim Man-deok
Lee Mi-yeon has a leading man for her upcoming historical epic, Merchant Kim Man-deok: actor Han Jae-seok of Women in the Sun and Lobbyist.
The KBS drama stars Lee Mi-yeon as the real-life figure born in the 18th century who became a gisaeng, then turned herself into a prosperous merchant — impressive given that she was a woman and an inhabitant of Jeju Island, then considered a remote backwater. Later, she became a famous philanthropist when she donated everything to save the inhabitants of Jeju after a famine struck the island.
Han Jae-seok plays an aristocratic man with a generous spirit “who does not cling to social standing and works to win his love.” A love triangle forms between him, gisaeng Kim Man-deok, and Park Sol-mi‘s character, who is an aristocrat’s concubine. The cast also features Kim Gab-soo, Kim Byung-ki, and Go Du-shim (who played Man-deok in a 1976 drama).
The drama is currently filming its fourth episode with child actors; the adults appear beginning Episode 5. The drama premieres on March 6.
Via My Daily