B.A.P.’s Yoo Young-jae joins tvN’s Queen Cheorin with Shin Hye-sun, Kim Jung-hyun
Casting has been confirmed for former B.A.P. member Yoo Young-jae (9.9 Billion Won Woman) in tvN’s upcoming fusion-sageuk comedy, Queen Cheorin.
The drama stars Shin Hye-sun (Angel’s Last Mission: Love) as Kim So-yong, a regal queen in the Joseon kingdom – at least in appearance. Somehow another person’s soul becomes trapped inside her body, which would be strange in itself, but adding to the complications–the soul belongs to a liberal thinker (conflicting with the more conservative norms of Joseon society). Said soul also happens to be a man from the future 21st century. Naturally, shenanigans ensue.
Kim Jung-hyun (Crash Landing on You) takes on the role of King Cheoljong, husband to Shin Hye-sun and a man with many secrets. On the outside, he seems to be a meek and easily manipulated puppet king. However, he conceals a steely inner strength and his gentle smiles mask the coldness inside of him.
Rounding out the royal family, Bae Jong-ok (Graceful Family) plays the Dowager Queen Soonwon. Mother of the late King Heonjong, she appoints King Cheoljong as the successor to the throne and is the true person of power in the palace.
Kim Tae-woo (Tale of Nokdu) plays Bae Jong-ok’s younger brother, Kim Jwa-geun. Ambitious and influential, both Kim and Bae are part of the powerful Kim clan who wield a strong hold over the royal court.
Acting in a supporting role, Yoo Young-jae plays the character of Kim Hwan. He is the youngest son in the powerful Kim family, and grew up in wealth and comfort. Described as bright, but a little naïve and immature, he has a tendency to blab about his family’s affairs and is often seen as the family’s sore thumb as a result.
Yoo Young-jae’s agency reported that Yoo was selected through an audition process and that filming has started for his scenes. As this will be Yoo’s first time acting in a sageuk, he revealed that he has been working hard, practicing and taking part in acting classes to help prepare for his role.
Directing for Queen Cheorin will be helmed by PD Yoon Sung-shik (Babel, Hwarang, Gaksital) and scripts will be penned by writers Park Kye-ok (Doctor Prisoner, Age of Feeling) and Choi Ah-il (Dating for 6 Years)
tvN’s new fusion-sageuk comedy Queen Cheorin is currently in production and the timeslot will soon be determined.
Clockwise from top left, Shin Hye-sun, Kim Jung-hyun, Bae Jong-ok, Kim Tae-woo
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