Uhm Tae Woong and Kim Ok Bin Become the Romeo and Juliet of Goguryeo

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Romance is in the air as Uhm Tae Woong and Kim Ok Bin meet for the first time in the KBS2 drama “The Blade and Petal” (official English title, otherwise known as “Sword and Flower”). 

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In the new Wednesday-Thursday miniseries, Yeon Choong and Moo Young (played by Uhm Tae Woong and Kim Ok Bin) are split between rival families as the son and daughter of Yeon Gaesomoon (played by Choi Min Su) and King Yeongnyu (played by Kim Young Chul), respectively. But in spite of the strife that divides the two families, the two main characters are fated to fall in love – much like Romeo and Juliet.

Their emotions can be seen from a glance. Uhm Tae Woong wears the clothes of a street merchant, while Kim Ok Bin wears the beautiful traditional gown of a princess. Uhm Tae Woong stands behind her as if to stand guard over the princess, while flower petals shower over the couple as if to celebrate their chance encounter and soon-to-be love. The two fall for each other from the very beginning, and their shared looks of love and sympathy grow stronger as a result of the strong chemistry between the two actors.

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The relationship between the lovers extends even between the actors themselves. During an interview, Um Tae Woong bragged that “Miss Kim Ok Bin is light hearted and has a great personality. When I pull my pranks, she laughs with me and has fun. We haven’t even known each other for very long, but the fact that we can pal around like this is pretty amazing.”

Kim Ok Bin also contributed to the happy atmosphere of the film set as she admitted, “Sunbae specializes in brightening everyone’s mood with his little nano-gags. We’ve all gotten much closer because of it.”

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With the sword that preserves honor, and the flower that expresses love, the tale of forsaken lovers in the midst of rivaling families will present through the melodramatic “Blade and Flower,” airing its first episode “A Thousand Count” on July 3.