KBS has shared another look at the script reading for its upcoming historical drama!
“Red Heart” (literal translation) is a fictional historical drama about the bloody political romance between Lee Tae (Lee Joon), a king who has to abandon the woman he loves to survive, and Yoo Jung (Kang Han Na), a woman who has to become the queen to survive. The cast also includes Jang Hyuk, Park Ji Yeon, Heo Sung Tae, Ha Do Kwon, Kang Shin Il, Jo Seung Yeon, Cha Soon Bae, Ryu Seung Soo, Lee Tae Ri, and Choi Ri.
Following the reading, Lee Joon shared, “I’m really look forward to it.” Kang Han Na added, “There’s a lot of fun and strength that the story has.” Jang Hyuk continued, “While it’s a historical drama about the royal court, it’s also a historical drama that draws out the ties between people. Park Ji Yeon commented, “Each character’s purpose is so clear and defined.”
To introduce his role as Lee Tae, Lee Joon commented, “He’s the king. He’s the king, but he’s a character who dreams of getting revenge against his family. I thought of him as two-faced. That’s why I thought [my character] was a bit more three-dimensional. I thought I could showcase a wide variety of images, so I was drawn to this project.”
Kang Han Na introduced herself and her character and explained, “Unlike other females at the time of the Joseon Dynasty, Yoo Jung is very carefree and self-directed, and is a character who takes charge of her own life. She’s a warm character who wisely and sensibly deals with situations she’s put in and tries to cherish and protect the people most precious to her.”
Jang Hyuk plays Park Gye Won, the first vice-premier and the real head of power in Joseon. He commented, “I’m kind of in charge of the villain.” Jang Hyuk continued, “[Park Gye Won] is quite calm and there’s a need for his inner self not to get caught, so I’m trying my best to be frigid yet laidback.”
Regarding her role as Choi Ga Yeon, Park Ji Yeon shared, “The character of Ga Young is a pitiful girl who enters the palace against her own will. She’s a charming and unpredictable character who you will grow more curious about with each episode. I think it’ll be great if you remain curious about her objectives as she lives in the palace.”
At the end of the clip, all the cast members ask for lots of love and support for “Red Heart.” Watch the full video below!
“Red Heart” will air in the first half of 2022 following the conclusion of “Crazy Love.”
Start watching Lee Joon in “Heard It Through the Grapevine” here!