Kim So Hyun is six years younger than Yoo Seung Ho and still a minor, but the two of them are leaving their child actor images behind as they embrace their roles as the leading man and leading lady of a historical melodrama.
Kim So Hyun has starred as the leading lady in projects before, but has largely been confined to high school characters due to her age. In “Ruler: Master of the Mask,” she plays a character out of her comfort zone, a young woman who enters palace service in order to get revenge for her father. Rather than being a passive character, Kim So Hyun embraces Han Ga Eun’s confidence and desire to stand up for the rights of the people.
Yoo Seung Ho, meanwhile, has more experience in the historical melodrama genre, but continues to pull off convincing chemistry with his co-star despite the age difference. Able to express his character’s feelings for Han Ga Eun with just a single look, he has become an actor to trust in any genre.
“Ruler: Master of the Mask” airs on MBC on Wednesdays and Thursdays.