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Park Eun-bin up to challenge Han Seok-kyu as Princess Hyegyeong

Ooh, the casting is shaping up to be quite promising for SBS’s upcoming sageuk thriller Secret Door, which recently confirmed that Han Seok-kyu (Tree With Deep Roots) would be taking the lead role as King Yeongjo. I’m still waiting on pins and needles to know if Lee Je-hoon will ultimately take the role of Yeongjo’s son Sado, the crown prince who was locked in a rice chest and left to his death there, but for now I’ll have to be patient. (I hate being patient.)

Park Eun-bin is now in the mix as a potential addition, having been offered the role of Lady Hyegyeong, Sado’s wife, who famously wrote a memoir detailing the sordid events (which is, by the way, available in English translation). She was the mother to future king Yi San and has been portrayed onscreen a number of times; this is the role recently played by Kim Sung-ryung in the Hyun Bin film King’s Wrath, and will be portrayed by Moon Geun-young in the upcoming film Sado.

Park Eun-bin is a former child actress with quite a bit of sageuk experience (Gu-am Heo Jun, Kye Baek, Queen Seon-deok, Iron Empress, Legend) and a budding career as leading lady (Operation Proposal). (I think of her informally as Yoo Seung-ho’s lady, ’cause she’s been paired with him numerous times, both in leading roles and as child actors—there’s Operation Proposal, Legend, and Queen Seon-deok, for starters, as well as a music video and even an ad campaign back when they were tiny tykes.) She also has a natural, understated screen presence that reminds me a bit of a young Gong Hyo-jin.

She’s certainly an actress to watch, and if she takes the role, I’d definitely be intrigued to see her paired with Lee Je-hoon. Although truth be told, I’d be eager to see Lee Je-hoon paired with anybody. Furthermore, this is a role that requires some heft despite the character’s youth, as she will be in direct conflict with the king, and ain’t no lightweight gonna be able to hold her own against Han Seok-kyu, that’s for sure.

Secret Door will follow Temptation and premieres in September.

Via Star News

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I'd watch it for her and Han Seok Kyu! She was good in GAHJ!

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I just finished reading The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyeong a few weeks ago and since then I've been anxiously waiting to hear the casting news for this drama. I've only seen Park Eun-bin in Queen Seon-deok, but I liked her there, so I'm happy!

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I really enjoyed reading the memoirs. It made the Yeongjo-Sado-Jeongjo story so real for me. I understand why it is played out over and over onscreen because the "truth" can be seen so many ways and the story never gets dull. Can't wait to see this version!

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This is wonderful news! I recently rewatched Guam Heo Joon only because I missed her.

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Is this the other project Yoona was being considered for besides Nodame?

I love Park Eun-bin, and I hope she takes this. I really would love to see her in the role, she's talented and k-ent has been rather short on casting under-25 actresses (not idols) in network lead roles for the last couple of years.

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Yoona was offered this too? Phew. I adore her, but she's not ready for sageuk.

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The amazing Han Seok-kyu <3. Ohhh and Park Eun-bin one of my favorite young talent.

I loved her in Heo Joon playing the wife of the much older Kim Ju-Hyeok but then I've always love her in every sageuk she was in. You can't even tell that she was 20yrs younger. Her mannerism and the way she carried herself was so spot on. I have no doubt that she can play Lady Hyegyeong well against Han Seok-kyu.

I'm so sageuk happy and I'm mostly looking forward to this and The Three Musketeers while enjoying Joseon Gunman.

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absolutely loving it. cant wait.

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JB I think you made a typo "...if Lee Je-joon..."
It should be Lee Je Hoon, right?

Amazing casts!! Ah, I remember her in QSD with YSH...
This drama looks like amazing already. I'm onboard.

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They were adorable together in "The Legend".

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I really like her! I hope she takes it as well, she deserves to get some attention~ lol at being yoo seung ho's lady though, they're cute together. Maybe they'll even reunite in a drama, after he returns from the army later this year.

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I'm so excited for this!!! I really like her and haven't seen her in anything recently, so I never really know if she was a well-none actress or not. She'll be able to play a powerful character like that really well. And Han Seok-kyu. I can't wait to have him on my screen again.

Please please please Lee Je-Joon!!

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It's nice to see a non-idol actress her age getting roles. :) I wish her all the best.

And a reunion project with Yoo Seungho when he comes back from military service.

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I noticed some typos. Jeongjo was Prince Sado's son. Yeongjo was Prince Sado's father.

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Correct...Han Seok-kyu is playing King Yeongjo and not King Jeongjo.

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i nominate Lee Min Ho (1993) as prince Sado (Lee Je-hoon is still unconfirmed right) LOL!

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I love the young Lee Min-ho but he is still growing as an actor. I prefer Lee Je-hoon for the role of Sado. He is a movie quality actor and most K drama fans are not familiar with him. If you have any doubt, watch "Bleak Night".

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Would you be glad to see lee jehoon paired with shin sekyung?

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That would be a Big Fat HELL NO.

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Yoo seung ho's lady....... I really like this term...

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I love Eun Bin in Operation Propisal and her natural interaction with YSH. They were very confortable with each other and maybe they are good friends but here i am wishing they could be more. *wink wink*

Watching her past sageuks, you could see the way she carries herself like she belongs to that era, considering that there are alot of great actresses who doesnt want to try sageuks but PEB takes it in like a fish on water. :)

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