Can you be in love with a press conference? Because I love everything about the press conference for The Moon That Embraces the Sun, the fusion-sageuk fantasy-romance drama premiering this Wednesday.
Maybe it’s the cast, whose members are both talented and charismatic, not to mention easy on the eyes. But more than that, I’m swooning over the gorgeous hanboks on display — rich, colorful, and vibrant. I love that everybody got to shine in his or her own colors. I’m particularly drooling over Jung Il-woo‘s bright jewel tones, although Nam Bo-ra’s electric yellow is a close second.
Above is the entire main cast, assembled onstage to make their bows. Let’s cut right to the chase and take a look at each cast member individually —
Kim Soo-hyun plays the fictional young Joseon king. He wears the royal vestments well.
Han Ga-in is the woman who falls for the king, who was raised in an aristocratic family but apparently has no recollection of her upbringing presently, now living as a shaman.
Jung Il-woo plays the king’s older brother (half-brother, I believe). Do you enjoy his puing-puing aegyo pose?
Kim Min-seo plays a woman who looks innocent on the outside, but harbors secret ambitions. She definitely looks the part of the nice, aristocratic lady here, fresh-faced and smiling, but based on Sungkyunkwan Scandal and Baby-Faced Beauty we know she’ll have no problem giving the character an aura of mystery.
Yoon Seung-ah plays the warrior/bodyguard who watches over Han Ga-in:
Where four pretty young men are gathered, there must be an F4. This group has attracted that term, but we’ll have to watch the drama to figure out if it’s apt. The two sidekicks are played by Song Jae-hee in pink and Song Jae-rim in officer’s clothes. I’m sure those names’ll never get confusing.
Nam Bo-ra looks so young! I would’ve guessed she’s in her mid-teens, but she’s already 22, just a year younger than Kim Soo-hyun.
And here’s the cast together: