Shin Hye-sun considers becoming a queen for tvN fusion sageuk
Actress Shin Hye-sun (Angel’s Last Mission: Love) is positively considering a new project. It’s a tvN fusion sageuk called Queen Cheorin, after the wife of the illiterate King Cheoljong. According to her agency, Shin Hye-sun has received an offer to play the main character, Kim So-yong, and is currently in negotiation talks, although nothing has been confirmed.
Written by Park Gye-ok (Doctor Prisoner, Inspiring Generation) and directed by Yoon Sung-shik (Babel, Hwarang), Queen Cheorin is a sexy comedy taking place in the Joseon era, when strict rules about men and women were enforced as the social norm. I’m excited to see what Shin Hye-sun does with this drama because she does comedy really well, and I can’t wait to see all the preeetty fusion sageuk dresses.
No other information on the drama has been released, but here are a few notes on the historical figure Queen Cheorin. When King Heonjong died without an heir, the rival Jo clan and Kim clan scrambled to find a weak-willed puppet to put on the throne. They found Cheoljong, who was a distant cousin from a branch of the royal family that had been sentenced to exile and lived in poverty. In a play for power, the Kim clan married a clan daughter to Cheoljong, and she became known as Queen Cheorin. Unfortunately, they did not produce any surviving male offspring, and she was later relegated to a powerless dowager position.
Upcoming drama Queen Cheorin is slated to air on tvN in the latter half of this year.
Via Star MK
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