As reported before, Kim Tae Hee has been cast in her first historical drama “Jang Ok Jung, Live for Love” as the famous historical figure and villain Jang Hee Bin. It’s been revealed that Big Bang’s TOP is in discussions to join the project alongside former co-star Kim Tae Hee. The two also starred in blockbuster drama “IRIS” back in 2009. Reportedly, TOP was offered the lead male role, King Sukjong.
A representative of YG Entertainment stated, “It is true that TOP has been offered a role in the drama. He is positively reviewing the offer. However, his schedule is currently tied up with his movie as well as Big Bang’s world tour.
The production company, Story TV, echoed, “Nothing has been confirmed just yet.”
“Jang Ok Jung, Live for Love” will tell the story of Jang Hee Bin, a famous concubine in the Joseon Dynasty who was behind the deposition of King Sukjong’s wife Queen In Hyun. However, unlike the countless dramas and movies about this famous villain, this drama will tell the story of Jang Ok Jung before she became concubine Jang Hee Bin and focus on her role as a fashion designer and cosmetic maker in the Joseon era.
The drama is currently scheduled to air next March on SBS.