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Seven Day Queen courts Park Min-young, Lee Jin-wook, Jin Gu to star

I liked Park Min-young (Remember–Son’s War) best in Healer, so it’s happy news that she’s planning to reunite with Healer PD Lee Jung-sub for his new drama Seven Day Queen, headed to KBS this summer. The sageuk romance tells the story of Queen Dangyeong of Joseon, who was crowned and deposed in one week’s time. If she signs on, it’ll be Park’s third drama with PD Lee (her first was Man of Honor), and she’ll play the title role. Up to play her two warring kings and love interests are Lee Jin-wook (Goodbye Mr. Black) and Jin Gu (Night Light).

The drama will be a retelling of the love story between King Jungjong who ruled Joseon in the early 16th century, and Queen Dangyeong who was his queen for a week. Park Min-young is up to play the queen, the daughter of the most powerful politician at the time, who will gain the affection and trust of the king. She dreams of an ordinary life where she gets to marry the man she loves and live happily, but regardless of what she wants, she’ll end up in a political love that ultimately makes her a tragic figure.

Lee Jin-wook has been offered the role of King Jungjong, half-brother of tyrant King Yeonsangun. As a prince he had to live as if dead, not doing anything and hardly breathing in case he was seen as trying to challenge Yeonsangun’s rule. After Yeonsangun was overthrown, Jungjong was made king, and he hoped to become a ruler who could do something for the world. Queen Dangyeong’s father was opposed to Jungjong’s enthronement and led a coup against him, which failed, but it led to Dangyeong’s expulsion from the palace after just seven days.

Jin Gu is up for the role of infamous tyrant Yeonsangun (who’s currently being portrayed by Kim Ji-suk in Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People). In this drama, he’ll be a sad king who is born with the world at his feet, but can’t win the heart of the woman he loves. He was bred to be king from birth, and dreams of a world where the king is the center of the universe.

The drama is based on the legend of the love story between King Jungjong and Queen Dangyeong, who longed for each other after she was ousted from the palace so suddenly. The king is said to have sighed every day as he looked at a mountain in her direction, which prompted her to place the skirt she wore in the palace on a rock on that mountain, so that he would recognize her and know that she loved him too. Ah, love and politics as bitter enemies. But isn’t that always the way in Joseon?

Seven Day Queen will follow Mystery Queen on Wednesdays and Thursdays in June.

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I want a Lee Jun Ki x Park Min Young drama, but LJK has been doing too many saeguks.
They had such great chemistry on Candy in my Ear

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Same here. They had amazing chemistry on candy in my ear. Pls cast Lee Jun Ki!!

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They are so cute on Candy in My Ears, would love to see them in a drama together. But isn't Lee Jun Ki in talks for the Korean adaptation of Criminal Minds? Or is that not happening?

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anyone has sub version? @[email protected]

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Check the Facebook page of his fanclub - Lee Joon Gi International Fan Club. They're subbing it (:

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Yes Leeji and parkmy shod act opposite to show their chemistry talents. Both are very good.

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As much as I like their chemistry in My Ear Candy, I can't bear to see LJG as a lonly king suffering his lost love again...

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Totally agree. They were simply adorable in Candy in my Ear and it would be awesome if they were cast together for a drama or anything.

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Jin Wook oppa just declined ???

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May I ask though, where do you read these news from?

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Here goes my hope~~~ ?

Anyway I like both Park Min Young and Jin Gu (heard that Lee Jin Wook declined the role, too bad coz I liked him in Three Musketeers). Park had done few sageuk in the past, she is not my fav sageuk actress but better than inexperienced ones. Not sure with Jin Gu, I sometimes like him, sometimes not.lol.

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yup.. I really like him in three musketeer.. charming prince... i still remember the scene when his wife was shoot by arrow... so sad!

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You are right. He and Seo Hyun Jin made a good pair in Three Musketeers.

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yup! they're lovely couple in three musketeers... :D

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Is it true that lee jin wook decline, too bada i really like him too in the three musketeers, is this role too similar with his role there, i guess not, please accept this role........

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He did well in Showdown. But Showdown was more like an indie sageuk, so it's probably not a good reference.
The problem with Jin Goo is, that there is this one typ of charakter he does extremly well. All other characters he is not bad with but he also doesn't shine. I loved him best in Ice Bar and All In.
That comment is not meant negative in any way. To be honest I have a soft spot for Jin Goo. He has such a swoonworthy voice! :)

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Yea I love him but in sageuk no. Neither one of them would make me watch a sageuk cause they are in it.

I'm glad Seo Hyun Jin isn't in this because I'd rather see her in a more conventional sageuk where we need an actress who can really do it properly.

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Why.not get heale JCW?

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Hm, I would probably watch him in the childhood portion of a long run sageuk, if he would play a commoner. I think he fitted his part in Roaring Currents lookwise. (Actingwise Roarring Currents would be an even worse reference than Showdown, as it failed to utilize its whole great cast - Ryu Seung-ryeong, Choi Min-shik, Jo Jin-woong - all my favourite oppas... ;)).
But as Yeonsangun, no.

Argh, the problem with this casting news and the description is, that we can't even guess what kind of sageuk this is supposed to be!!!
To be honest, the Yeonsangun description at the moment sounds a little bit like "Yeonsangun living in love" to me and I'm quite sure I didn't want to watch that at all...

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This honestly looks like more on romance sageuk. I am curious about the writer, is he experienced one or not.

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Problem for me is that I don't find King Jungjong interesting at all. I think we are looking at a puppet king and his fluffy love story.
I agree with you on Yeonsangun. I just can't get into sugarcoating the worst king Joseon ever had.
This is a role that someone like that gem of an actor Park Jung-min or Yoo Ah-in can do well portraying his royal unmatched evilness.

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Now you said it, I think I am glad too Seo wasn't offered. I will wait for her to back with conventional sageuk. If possible let her pair with Lee Jun Ki or Jang Hyuk?

With these two casts (if it is true that Jin Wook declined), I hope the main male lead is the stronger sageuk actor. I love Jin Goo, but he is not for sageuk. But it won't harm if he want to do it.

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Lee Joon Gi is more inclined to doing complex characters. Yongsangun was the king in The King and the Clown, wasn't he? I heard him say in one of the interviews that he wanted to play the eccentric and tyrant King, Yongsangun. But I think it's a character that is meant to be played in movie. I wish him to get to play that character in a movie one day.

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lee jin wook already turn down the offer from what I read... cast another wook... kim jae wook! :D

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Yessssssssssss

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double yesssss! haha...

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Triple Yesssssssssss

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quadtriple YESS

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yes yes!

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Or, Lee Dong Wook?

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A MILLION TIMES YESSS!!!!

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I also heard that Lee Jin Wook has declined the role

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wow. my baby is back. I don't care good who the cast is. I'm crying hope the script is good. love the PD of this drama. miss you min young. I'm so excited. lee jun ki, won bin or kim nam gil love them.

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Park Min Young!!!! LOVE YOU!!!!

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Park min young always slay with her role. And her dramas always hit daebak. We can trust in her project

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Sageuk vs sageuk doesnt seem like a good idea for rating.

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You are right. This drama will go against Ruler :Master of Mask (another sageuk) and Watch Out of This Woman.

I am not sure, so far I am more interested wtih Ruler because of the strong main leads.

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So many connections here: Park Min-young, Yoo Seung-Ho, Ji Chang-Wook.

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Its a show down healer vs remember vs Warrior Baek Dong Soo

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I forgot Yoo Seung-Ho and Ji Chang-Wook were both in Warrior Baek Dong Soo.

They'll all be competing for the ratings while cheering each other on.

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here lies my dilemma.
i happened to be 101% Healerite, a staunch Changminer. if they pit JiChangWook's Beware OTW against MinYoung's Queen7Days, i will weep rivers... moreover. i am a total mess over YooSeungHo's tears...
these 2 months of torn between 3 dramas will see me a perfect ruin in health, wretch in emotion, drench in my own tears, ... i serously felt the terror and cruelty of 3 stations fighting this time.
how to choose between my Ultimate Ship (Changwook and Minyoung in Healer) and my Fav actor YSH.
Cruel.
cruel.
cruel.

but then, i will still find ways to watch all 3.
actually i have a solution, JiChangWook, pls quit Beware and jump on wagon for King JungJong, isn't JiChangWook's Empress Ki awesome. else, Park minYoung can deny Queen and be the lady in BewareofThisW.
i thought Dramabeans is a haven for Healer right> i don't believe i am the only one torn between MinYoung and Changwook in this.

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@mary_of_Bethany

I feel ur pain Mary. As a certified healerite, I want ji Chang wook and park min young be paired in every drama..heheheh

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Yes pleaseeee make it happen?

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According to AsianWiki Lee Jin-Wook already turned it down.

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Maybe he doesn't want to do sad love story

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Better Lee jinwook take second lead or supporting roles for now cause can't imagin him romanceing female lead after his scandal!!

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He is innocent

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He got movie n drama offer not too long after the story broke in august, it means his image still good, look at other actor who got similar scandal, it because he doesn't broke law or custom rule in citizen view

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Lee jinwook turndown OMO so glad this drama will flop he be there,sorry jinwook fun

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I haven't watched any of his dramas, but that's a very rude of you

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They better cast strong male lead to counter Ruler :Master of Mask and Watch Out of This Woman.

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Honestly I was hoping for Seo Hyun Jin, this girl is rock in sageuk and I need to see her back with sageuk drama. Next year maybe

If it is true LJW declined, maybe Byun Yo Han? ? I miss Bang Ji. ?

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Yeah, Seo Hyun-jin is pretty awesome in sageuk. She really needs to play the female lead in a prime network historical drama which airs on the weekdays. :-D

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Well, I like Park Min Young than Seo Hyun Jin. So, I'm glad they offered this to her XD. Not really fan of Seo Hyun Jin's acting.

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@Lame
MinYoung is perfect in saeguk, else how will China court her for Braveness of the Ming. (its a shame because of some politic stuff in the end keep delaying the airing )?

Park MinYoung has enough acting chop in her, to take on saeguk Melodrama.
and remember her Saeguk drama Ja-Myunggo, where she played Princess Rahee, a villain role. boy was she pretty. at the age of 30, yet her classy elegance can shame any kpop idol that turn on saeguk roles.

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Ah so the story is about Jungjong's time as a prince with Yeonsangun in power to the former's coup d'état and reign. The plot makes better sense now.
I look forward to Jin Gu's protrayal of the tyrant king if he confirms.

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Cannot help to compare with Kim Ji Suk, but I am fine with that. Both are good actors,.Based on synopsis. thw queen's character is like a normal woman who want to love and to be loved, maybe not something extraordinary. Now I think I can wait SHJ in aother sageuk role, as a badass empress or anythixng.

I hope the writer won't make the love triangle, because I want to see separate woman for Yeonsangun.

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Sorry for many typo lol. I accidentally submitted before checking the spelling?

I want to see Hong Soo Hyun back to sageuk too. Maybe she can play another female lead. She is one of my fav sageuk actress which is underrated.

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If L JW declined cast Kang Ha Neul. Or Junho( maybe he's young)?, Song Jeon Ki.

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omg I want to see Lee joon gi for King Jungjon's role

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Me toooo

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You know they'll cast Jang Hyuk (the ones who never take a rest from Dramaland) if one or two actors declined it.

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Hehehehe Not only dramaland but also in movies. I admire him for being hardworking and he is one of the few Korean actors who acts with no restrictions. He is not scared to go all out. The only thing I notice of him his interpretations of his characters are repetitive. I think maybe that is because he didn't have much time to think of the character he is playing.

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At least Jang Hyuk can rock sageuk better than any of these guys.

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Definitely. I don't understand why ppl keeps saying he is acting non stop, he is actor and at the same time he needs to support his family as a father to three chidren.

He rocks sageuk and if this drama more on romance, I wish he won't be offered. I think he has movie atm.

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He totally can.

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Who said he can't?

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Jang Hyuk would be awesome in this!

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I really hope he won't take this ... his laugh annoys the hella out of me..

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I read that Lee Jin Wook declined the offer already. Anyone knows if Song Joong Ki is busy? I don't mind for a double reunion.

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Park Minyoung is a bankable actress, so i look forward for her to have a versatile actor as co-star.

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To this day still confused as to why LJW gets leading man roles? Yes, he's pretty and all but he's also uncharismatic as hell. He shines more as 2nd lead.

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Don't get why Lee Jin Wook always get male lead roles beside the just say quiet high profile actresses while he's just a so-so actor.

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The story sounds promising. But Lee JIn Wook and Park Min Young? I can't imaging the scene he romance with the female lead and acting skill of Park Min Young so boring too.

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WOW! Park Min Young in new KDrama! Finally, her fans miss her so much. Oh Min Young dear, please accept it!
And PD Lee always gived her perfect roles.

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I really, really love park min young..
Why?
Simple, she is in sungkyunkwan scandal, city hunter and HEALER! 3 of my most favorite dramas of all time!!

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