Queen for a week, heartbreak to last a lifetime
Posters are here for Seven Day Queen! The new KBS historical romance tells the story of legendary ill-fated lovers King Jungjong and Queen Dangyeong of Joseon, who were forced apart after only seven days together as king and queen. For their sake and ours, I hope their courtship was a little longer than their marriage. Yeon Woo-jin (Introverted Boss) and Park Min-young (Remember–Son’s War) star as the royal couple due for heartbreak, along with Lee Dong-gun (Laurel Tree Tailors) as Yeonsangun, the hero’s half-brother and the other king who will be in love with the heroine.
The posters introduce our three leading characters and their part in the love triangle: Park Min-young plays Shin Chae-kyung, aka Lady Shin and the future Queen Dangyeong, the daughter of the most powerful politician in Joseon. She’s a carefree young woman who dreams of an ordinary life, but she’ll fall in love with a prince and end up caught in a political battle between their families. Her poster’s tagline reads: “I received a heart I should not have received.”
Yeon Woo-jin is Lee Yeok, future King Jungjong, a prince who must live quietly so as not to challenge his half-brother Yeonsangun’s volatile temper or his position as king. His poster reads: “For you, I will obtain the world.” It seems that he’s determined to become king so that he can be with the woman he loves… Nobody burst his bubble and tell him how the story ends!
Lee Dong-gun plays Lee Yung, infamous tyrant King Yeonsangun who ordered bloody purges of scholars and basically turned the palace into his pleasure grounds. In this drama he’ll be part of the central love triangle, and his inability to win Chae-kyung’s heart will become an obsession for him. His poster reads, “I cannot permit that love,” and the look in his eyes is downright haunting.
Seven Day Queen airs Wednesdays and Thursdays and premieres (soon!) on May 31. Is it weird to be this excited for epic heartache and pain?
Via TV Report
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