Daemul’s President Go Hyun-jung
Now that SBS’s Daemul is finally rolling, looks like they’re eager to get your attention (and for a positive reason, for once) with all their new stills. Go Hyun-jung is featured in the latest set, looking every bit the part of Korea’s first woman president.
In these photos, Go’s character, Seo Hye-rim, is at a summit talk at the White House with the American president. The faked White House was staged at the Damyang Dnasty Country Club Hall in South Jeolla — which, by the way, was also the set of Gu Jun-pyo’s mansion in Boys Before Flowers. This scene will be shown in the first episode. (I can only hope it contains as little acting in English as possible. These types of scenes always make me cringe; the Korean actor rarely sounds like s/he knows what s/he’s saying, and the English speaker always tends to speak slowly like his co-star is a child or an idiot.)
It also makes me relieved that Go decided to come back to the production, because I can’t imagine another actress being better at being commanding who’s also capable of vulnerability. Well, maybe Lee Young-ae, who was the original choice for the role, but she would have brought an entirely different energy, and I think part of the fun in having Go is in the meta awareness of how sly and brilliantly manipulative she can be with her last drama role, Mi-shil of Queen Seon-deok, still on everyone’s minds.
Daemul replaces My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho and premieres October 6.
Via Star News