First script read for youth historical drama Ruler–Master of the Mask
I can’t get over this amazing pairing: Yoo Seung-ho (Remember–Son’s War) and Kim So-hyun (The Lonely Shining Goblin, Bring It On, Ghost) are starring in MBC’s upcoming sageuk Ruler–Master of the Mask. Recently, the show held its first script read with the main cast members including L (The Time I’ve Loved You) and Yoon So-hee (Memory).
The main premise of this drama is the political conflict between the corrupt nobles who want to privatize the water supply and Crown Prince Yi Sun, played by Yoo Seung-ho, who wants to keep it free for his citizens. I wonder if the actor ever had a meta LOL moment because his last film, Kim Seon-dal, was about this exact issue, except he was the one claiming (fake) ownership of the river then.
Kim So-hyun initially starts out with a strong hatred toward the young prince and a desire to avenge her father’s death, but eventually falls in love with him instead. Yoon So-hee plays the other woman who loves him, but there’s a similar Romeo-Juliet dynamic in their relationship because her grandfather, played by Heo Joon-ho (Beautiful Mind), is the leader of the corrupt organization and the crown prince’s main enemy.
Reportedly, the ever funny character actor Park Chul-min (Moonlight Drawn By Clouds), who plays the prince’s mentor, was also at the script reading cracking hilarious jokes and ad-libbing from day one. I don’t really know how L is going to fit into this water business; his character is the commoner counterpart to the prince with the same name, who masquerades as him sometimes.
But I almost don’t care because I’m so excited about the main pairing between Yoo Seung-ho and Kim So-hyun. Since they’re both long-time child actors burgeoning into adult roles, I keep thinking that they must have worked together before. However, it looks like the single drama with their names listed together is I Miss You, and even then, they didn’t really have screen time together because she was only in the youth scenes. So I’m looking forward to their chemistry in Ruler–Master of the Mask.
Ruler–Master of the Mask will be broadcast on Wednesday-Thursday in May on MBC.
Via Xports News
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