Kim Soo Hyun plays the lead role in The Moon Embracing The Sun
On the 11th, Keyeast, Kim’s agency, reported, “Kim Soo Hyun was cast in the lead role of Lee Hwon for The Moon Embracing the Sun. As soon as he finishes filming Thieves, a movie directed by Choi Dong Hoon, he will start filming the drama.”
The Moon Embracing the Sun (written by Jin Soo Wan and directed by Kim Do Hoon) is a romantic fantasy historical drama between an imaginary king of Chosun Lee Hwon and a female shaman Wol. With a palace as its background, young people’s romance will be beautifully described.
The role of Lee Hwon that Kim is playing in this drama is a man who was born as a bright and clever prince and grows up as a young reformist king of Chosun. It is expected that Kim is going to show more improved acting style through the character of Lee Hwon who constructs his thoughts about his country, love, and people through the pain from his first love.
A spokesperson of this drama says, “Kim Soo Hyun is an outstanding actor who has an unusual attitude toward his drama and role. We were very surprised by the way he approached to the character, not from the role itself but the role’s entire life, and the ability to describe it perfectly. We thought he was the best for the role of Lee Hwon among other actors around his age.”
From the original novel of Jung Eun Gwol who also wrote Lives of Sungkyunkwan Students and Lives of Kyujanggak Officials, The Moon Embracing the Sun is made in collaboration with writer Jin Soo Wan of Kyungsung Scandal and director Kim Do Hoon of Royal Family.
This is the first historical drama of Kim Soo Hyun who has been loved by many people from Korea and overseas countries with the role of Song Sam Dong in Dream High, and is being prepared now in order to air next January.
another part I love ♥
- “‘Some things seem like they’re fantasies, since they are so distant. The world of stars is like that… like people who are too beatiful often disappear’. It’s a quote from the book that I read to understand his true feelings for me and it lingered with me for long. I have realized that now. What a beatiful person he is. And that is why he is so distant from me. He will desappear one day as well, as the way too beatiful people do”.
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