Byun Woo-seok, Kang Mina joining Yoo Seung-ho and Hyeri in new sageuk
Byun Woo-seok, Kang Mina
Byun Woo-seok (Record of Youth) and Gugudan’s Kang Mina (Hotel Del Luna, Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter) are rounding out the cast of KBS’s upcoming drama, When Flowers Bloom, I Think of the Moon. They join leads Yoo Seung-ho (Memorist) and Hyeri (Miss Lee) in this fusion sageuk set during the alcohol prohibition period of the Joseon dynasty. Hyeri plays a secret alcohol merchant, and Yoo Seung-ho plays a civil servant tasked with carrying out prohibition regulations.
Byun Woo-seok plays a rebellious Crown Prince Lee Pyo (rebellious as in angsty bad boy, not the treasonous unfilial son type of way). According to his character description, he possesses “a face that lights wherever he goes.” Interestingly, he wasn’t originally born into the role of crown prince, but somehow he’s the only prince left so he’s next in line for the throne. Due to his position, he’s found his only loyal, steady friend to be alcohol. So, he often sneaks out of the palace to have a drink, and those who know his habit have labeled him an eyesore to the country.
Kang Mina plays a reputable family’s only daughter, Han Ae-jin. Her nickname is “Joseon’s straightforward lady” because she likes what she likes and is just as transparent about her dislikes. If she wants to do something, she doesn’t rest until she’s accomplished it. Now that she’s at a marriageable age, she knows she definitely wants a handsome husband, and when she finds a (face-wise) suitable partner, she’s very direct about her feelings.
Written by Kim Joo-hee annd directed by Hwang In-hyuk, When Flowers Bloom, I Think of the Moon begins filming in May, and will be broadcast in the latter half of this year on KBS.