“The Last Empress” Cast Shares Their Thoughts After Drama’s Finale
The cast of “The Last Empress” have shared their thoughts and feelings on their drama coming to an end.
On February 21, just before the drama aired its finale, Jang Nara wrote, “Filming done. Thank you, thank you to all the viewers who have loved ‘The Last Empress!’ I am also deeply grateful to the cast and crew who have worked hard for almost half a year. Thanks to the ‘The Last Empress’ team, who kept smiling even when they were tired and exhausted, and thanks to my colleagues, I was able to work hard and not lose my sense of responsibility!”
She continued, “(Thank you to my personal team, from hairstylist Choi Jung Eun and makeup artist Lee Ji Min, who stayed full of fighting spirit until the end, and thank you to Young Hyun and Chief Park Kyung Hwa, who worked hard for a long time to make me look good, and thank you to manager Kim Gwi Hoon, who accompanied me everywhere.) And… I want to say thank you to my friends, who cheered me on quietly for a long time. Even if you don’t say anything, I can feel your warm gaze and know your true feelings.”
She concluded, “Thank you, I love you. I will rest deeply for a brief time and return with even more energy! (I had a bad cold so… I’m really sorry that my voice wasn’t very good during the final episode TT).”
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촬영 종료. 황후의 품격을 사랑해주신 시청자 여러분께 진심으로 진심으로 감사드립니다! 거의 반년에 가까운 시간동안 가장 많이 수고하신 우리 황후의 품격팀 모든분들에게도 깊은 감사를 드립니다. 힘들고 지칠때에도 현장서 눈 마주치면 웃어주시는 우리 황품팀 덕분에, 함께한 선배님들 동료들 덕분에 더 힘을 내고 책임감을 잃지 않을 수 있었습니다! (제 개인팀 정샘물웨스트에 헤어 최정은씨 메이크업 이지민씨 끝까지 파이팅 넘쳐줘서 한없이 고맙고 박경화실장님과 영현이 오랜시간 애쓰고 마음다해 꾸며줘서 고맙고 부여까지 다니느라 몹시 애쓴 김귀훈 매니저님 감사합니다!) 그리고.. 오랜시간 묵묵히 응원해 주시는 친구들에게도 감사인사 전하고 싶어요.. 말하지 않아도 따스한 시선, 마음 다 알고 느끼고 있습니다. 감사하고 사랑합니다. 저는 잠시동안 푹 쉬고 다시 기운 넘치게 인사드릴게요! (감기가 많이 심해서..마지막 회에 목소리가 좋지 못한 점 정말정말 죄송합니다ㅜㅜ)
Also on social media, Shin Sung Rok wrote, “‘The Last Empress’… It was a fun journey I will never forget. I’m so grateful to the precious people I met through this project. Thank you so much to the viewers who loved ‘The Last Empress’ and my character Lee Hyuk.” He added, “P.S. Thank you to Lee Hyuk… the lonely and bitter man that I… loved.”
Lee Elijah released a statement through her agency that said, “I was able to complete filming without any problems and endure through the cold winter due to the viewers who showed their love for ‘The Last Empress.’ Thank you to the crew, who went through a lot, and I will work to repay the love we have received on this drama with a new project soon. Thank you for spending this cold winter with us.”
Stephanie Lee said, “‘The Last Empress’ has one more episode left and the love that the viewers showed us has me feeling regretful [about what I could do]. The cast and crew, who endured through the cold for six months, all went through a lot and it was a shoot through which we all became closer. It was a precious experience that I learned a lot from. Thank you to the viewers who loved ‘The Last Empress’ and my character and please keep watching until the end.”
Shin Go Eun wrote on Instagram, “Goodbye to my character, who I felt both regretful and grateful for every time we met. I was happy on ‘The Last Empress.'”
“The Last Empress” also revealed a behind-the-scenes film of the last day of filming, which included some last words from Shin Sung Rok and Jang Nara. The two actors shared their mixed feelings on the end of a shoot that had lasted six months and thanked the viewers for their support. Jang Nara apologized once again for the state of her voice and both actors promised to return with a new project soon in the future.
You can check out the behind-the-scenes video below (but keep in mind that there are spoilers for the final episode of “The Last Empress”):
You can watch the epic finale of “The Last Empress” here!