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Baek Jin-hee, Kim Seo-hyung, Yoon Ah-jung
We’ve got more casting additions for MBC’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday sageuk epic Empress Ki (formerly called Hwatu), starring Ha Ji-won as the Goryeo-born woman who becomes a Yuan empress. Baek Jin-hee (I Summon You, Gold) has recently joined the cast as a rival for Ji Chang-wook’s
affections — he plays the Yuan emperor who takes Ha Ji-won as his
consort, while Baek Jin-hee is the wife his family has arranged for him
to marry. Oh, ancient kings and their messed up love lives.
Baek Jin-hee’s marriage to Ji Chang-wook will be a political one, but
that doesn’t mean she won’t be upset about the fact that he falls in
love with another woman. She’ll face off with Ha Ji-won in an effort to
be the emperor’s only love. Poor Baek Jin-hee; history tells us it
doesn’t go well for her. While Baek Jin-hee will be the rival for love,
it’s Kim Seo-hyung’s empress dowager who will be the
heroine’s political rival. She holds the true power, especially
considering that Ji Chang-wook’s character starts out a young and
politically weak ruler.
On the Goryeo side of things, we’ve got Joo Jin-mo as the hero, the Goryeo king who’s also in love with the heroine. Yoon Ah-jung (Hundred Year Inheritance)
has been cast as a Yuan-born princess who gets married off to a Goryeo
king. (So basically she’s the Bizarro Empress Ki? I’m getting the sense
that these countries did a whole lot of political consort trading, and
it’s starting to squick me out.) She gets married off to a king who’s
old enough to be her father… and she’ll end up Joo Jin-mo’s stepmother.
The 50-episode historical drama comes from the writing team behind History of the Salaryman and Giant, and follows Goddess of Fire Jung-yi on Mondays and Tuesdays this fall. It premieres October 28.
(Credit: The Wonderful Gals at Dramabeans!)
It feels good to see Joo Jin Moo after so loonnnggg and the best thing is, it is with HJW.....
Another seasoned OTP (HJW & JJM) to look forward to...
Finally,the main cast of Empress Ki gathered in a room. Ha Ji Won,Joo
Jin Mo,Ji Chang Wook,Jin Yi Han, Kim Seo Hyung, etc. All of them smiling
^^Credit to: JiWonesiaWow, Ha Ji Won is a lucky girl she is surrounded by two very very handsome men.
Han Hee PD was the first to speak where he said, “I hope that
everyone involved will work hard, and I want to say thank you to all.”
Ha Ji Won who plays Empress Ki said, “I hope that every actor and staff
will be able to create an uplifting and enjoyable working environment.
The most important thing is that everyone can film their scenes smoothly
and safely. I will do my best.”
Joo Jin Mo who is cast as Goryeo’s King Chunghye said, “This is my
first time filming a lengthy 50 episode drama, so I feel the pressure. I
hope everything will turn out well during filming.” Ji Chang Wook who
plays Emperor Huizong of the Yuan Dynasty said, “As one of the youngest
actors at the set, I will do well to heed all the advice from my
The others then expressed their own thoughts, and most importantly
prayed for the successful filming of the drama. Kwon Oh Jung said, “Ha
Ji Won says we must create an uplifting work environment, so I am going
to start dancing first,” and left everyone in laughter.
The drama depicts the loves and battles of Empress Ki who was born in
Goryeo but later moves to Dadu (Beijing), and exercises her influence
in the Yuan Dynasty. ‘Empress Ki’ will succeed ‘Jung Yi, Goddess of
Fire’, and make its debut on October 28th.
What's with MBC why aren't they showing us any official stills and no any promotion about the drama yet.thanks to the korean fans and we get to see some bts,hoping for the great success of Empress Ki, Thanks for all the updates,by the what should we call ourselves here Empresses or EKers hehehe forgive my shallowness here I just can't wait any longer