The stills, shot during a royal ceremony scene, show the two actors in beautiful headpieces, and red and black royal dress, with majestic gold embroidery.
Shot against the backdrop of imperial China, these scenes were filmed with absolute care, down to each individual prop, and gave the feel of an authentic royal ceremony.
The producers commented, “As important as the scenes were, the whole cast and crew worked that much harder on them. Even during the extended shooting hours, Ha Ji Won and Ji Chang Wook didn’t let on that they were tired. They really lit up and energized the set, tossing jokes around, and because of it, we were able to successfully create some great scenes. You’ll be able to see them in our first episode.”
“Empress Ki” is the story of the love and battles of a woman who reigns during the Yuan Dynasty, played by Ha Ji Won. A long 50-episode drama, “Empress Ki” was written by Jang Young Chul and Jung Kyung Soon, who also wrote the popular dramas “Dae Jo Young,” “Giant,” “History of a Salaryman,” and more.
The first episode will air on October 28 at 10pm (KST).