Kim Go Eun Makes 180-Degree Transformation In Her Dual Role As Hard-Living Criminal

SBS’s “The King: Eternal Monarch” has introduced a new character played by Kim Go Eun!

“The King: Eternal Monarch” takes place in two parallel universes, one in which Korea is a constitutional monarchy and one that is similar to the modern-day republic. Lee Min Ho plays Emperor Lee Gon in one universe and Kim Go Eun plays Jung Tae Eul, a detective, in another universe.

Like Woo Do Hwan, who plays two different roles in each parallel universe, Kim Go Eun will be taking on a dual role. Although she plays Jung Tae Eul in the “regular” universe, she will be playing a mysterious criminal named “Luna” in Emperor Lee Gon’s universe.

This is Kim Go Eun’s first time playing a dual role. In the new stills released by SBS, she makes a 180-degree transformation from Jung Tae Eul’s confident, no-nonsense attitude. Unlike her parallel universe counterpart, Luna looks like she’s been living a hard life. She commits crimes in cold blood, looks at the world with a suspicious eye, and is overcome with despair.

These stills came from a scene that was filmed in April in the city of Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province. This was Kim Go Eun’s first shoot as her second character and the actress did a lot of research in advance in order to portray a character who was very different from Jung Tae Eul. She spent a lot of time in conference with the production staff in order to get a handle on the right tone.

The production company, Hwa&Dam Pictures, stated, “Despite this being her first dual role, Kim Go Eun perfectly portrayed a character who is completely different from Jung Tae Eul in all but face. Please look forward to the entrance of Luna, who will amplify the cracks between the parallel universes.”

This episode of “The King: Eternal Monarch” will air on May 9 at 10 p.m. KST.

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