Group Eight, the production company behind hit dramas likes Fantasy Couple (2006), Boys Before Flowers (2009). Tamna Island (2009), and Playful Kiss (2010), released the royal couple stills for the musical Goong. The musical is set to show in Japan June 11th to July 1st. The lead actors Kim Kyu Jong and Kwak Sun Young met at a studio in Seoul to shoot the official poster for the Japanese tour.
Kim Kyu Jong follows in the footsteps of DBSK’s Yunho and actor Joo Ji Hoon as the Crown Prince Lee Shin in the Goong. For the photos shoot, Kim wore an elegant suit, and Kwak Sun Young dressed in Shin Chae Kyung’s iconic uniform with tracksuit pants. Many Korean, as well as Japanese, journalists flocked to the studio to catch a glimpse of the new royal couple.
At the press conference following the shoot, Kim Kyu Jong stated, “I received a lot of advice from Yunho hyung. Initially, I was worried because the actors who played the part before me received so much love as Lee Shin.” He added, “I was drawn into musicals because actors are able to connect with the audience more intimately. I still feel a bit awkward wearing the Crown Prince’s clothes, but I’m doing my best to present a memorable Kim Kyu Jong version of Lee Shin.” Kim Kyu Jong is known to be a quiet model student, and fans are curious to see how he will transform into the haughty Lee Shin in the musical Goong.