MBC belatedly unveiled photos from the first script reading of upcoming drama “King 2hearts” (formerly known as “The King”), starring Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won. The reading took place at the Ilsan Dream Center on January 26; and Lee Seung Gi, Ha Ji Won, Yoon Jae Moon, Lee Yoon Ji, Jo Jung Suk, and the rest of the cast got together for the first time to rehearse.
“King 2hearts” takes place in fictional contemporary South Korea, which is still ruled by monarchy. The story is about an arranged marriage between North Korean Special Forces female operative Kim Hang Ah (Ha Ji Won) and Crown Prince Lee Jae Ha (Lee Seung Gi).
While the reading spanned over five hours, the production team and the cast did not lose their energy and spend the time analyzing their characters. A representative of Kim Jong Hak Productions stated, “Ha Ji Won, Lee Seung Gi, Yoon Jae Moon, Lee Yoon Ji, Jo Jung Suk, and other actors are extremely passionate about acting. Those present could feel the energy everyone was putting into this project to make it the best ever. Please look forward to a passionate, perfect, quality drama ‘King 2hearts.”
“King 2hearts” will premiere once “The Moon that Embraces the Sun,” starring Kim Soo Hyun, Han Ga In, and Jung Il Woo, ends in March.