Script reading for Joseon dynasty rom-com drama Tale of Nokdu
In June, the first script read for Tale of Nokdu was held, and stills of the synergistically-working actors were just recently released. This drama is based on a popular Naver web comic by the same name, and it is set in a mysterious widows’ village where an unexpected and refreshing story takes place.
Jang Dong-yoon (Dance Sports Girls) stars as the titular Jeon Nokdu (Korean translation: Mung bean pancake) who disguises himself as a woman to hide in the village, and Kim So-hyun (Love Alarm) plays a prickly gisaeng-in-training who doesn’t want to become a gisaeng. They both enter the widows’ village carrying their own secrets, and end up somehow falling in love.
At the script read, PD Kim Dong-hee (Fight My Way) and writers Im Ye-jin (Moonlight Drawn By Clouds) and Baek So-yeon (Kang Deok-soon’s Love History) were present. Further, in addition to the main couple, the following actors were present: Kang Tae-oh (My First First Love), Jung Jun-ho (SKY Castle), Kim Tae-woo (Different Dream), Lee Seung-joon (Hotel Del Luna), Lee Moon-shik (Fiery Priest), Song Geon-hee (Love Alarm), Jo Soo-hyang (Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food), Go Geon-han (Special Labor Inspector Mr. Jo).
Kim So-hyun’s character, Dong Dong-joo (Dong-joo literally means rice wine in Korean), is a by-the-book gal who can’t stand to see injustice happening in front of her, and uses her refreshingly direct words to help those around her. 5urprise’s Kang Tae-oh plays a sexy Joseon chef, named Cha Yul-moo (Korean Translation: Wormwood tea), who falls in love with Dong Dong-joo. His character is an original one that actually is not part of the source web comic series.
Jung Jun-ho plays a power-obsessed King Gwanghae who is on a risky precipice of politics, whereas Kim Tae-woo plays his faithful friend and follower. Moon-shik plays a general who was the greatest swordsman in Joseon during his heyday, and he’s supposed to have great comic chemistry with his daughter, played by rookie actress Park Da-yeon, as they bicker back and forth in heavy satoori.
As for Nokdu’s family, Lee Seung-joon plays his father who has rigid principles and a disposition to match, and Song Geon-hee plays his older brother. In the widows’ village, Jo Soo-hyang plays a widow by day and soldier by night, and Go Geon-han plays someone who came to manage a minor issue at the village.
Upcoming Monday-Tuesday KBS drama Tale of Nokdu will begin airing on September 30.
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