Park Shi Hoo, Go Sung Hee, And More Predict Viewership Ratings + Pick Focal Points Of “King Maker: The Change Of Destiny”
The cast and crew of upcoming historical drama “King Maker: The Change of Destiny” recently discussed chemistry, viewership ratings, focal points, and more!
On May 14, TV Chosun ran a livestream broadcast for the “King Maker: The Change of Destiny” press conference. Present were actors Park Shi Hoo, Go Sung Hee, Jun Kwang Ryul, Sung Hyuk, Kim Seung Soo, Eru, and producing director (PD) Yoon Sang Ho.
This historical drama is about the struggle for the throne between kingmakers with psychic abilities. The PD introduced “King Maker: The Change of Destiny” as “both a political drama about those with greed and a melodrama with love. In the end, it’s a human drama that touches hearts.”
The drama also features both factual and fictional characters. Yoon Sang Ho explained, “The only characters who really exist in history include Lee Ha Sun (played by Eru) and regent Heungseon Daewongun (also known as Prince Gung and Yi Ha Eung) (played by Jun Kwang Ryul).”
Park Shi Hoo garnered attention for having seen lots of success in his last historical drama, “The Princess’s Man,” back in 2011. The actor shared, “Rather than feeling pressured, I am looking forward to this. When I first read the script, it had the same feel as when I read ‘The Princess’s Man’ script. I am looking forward to this one more.”
He continued, “I feel good. My spirits are high and good energy is gradually building. I want to transfer this to TV Chosun.” He also predicted viewership ratings of 10 percent.
Go Sung Hee, who stars opposite Park Shi Hoo, talked about working with him, sharing, “It was really so nice. Just by him being there, I was able to feel supported and stable. At the start of filming, I worried a lot and was unsure because I didn’t have a lot of time to prepare. While working with him, I was able to follow along.”
Park Shi Hoo commented, “We have really great chemistry. We’re constantly looking through one another for this melodrama.”
Park Shi Hoo plays Choi Cheon Joong, who is Joseon’s best fortune teller and face reader. When asked what he focused on most while acting, the actor shared, “Since my character can foresee the future, he is very relaxed. I focused a lot on his piercing gaze.” He jokingly added with a laugh, “Our viewers should be careful too. I’m always looking through you.”
The rest of the cast picked what they thought was the drama’s focal point. Go Sung Hee answered, “I think it will be very fun to see our luxury acting on top of the foundation of beautiful writing and impressive directing.” Jun Kwang Ryul made everyone laugh by sharing, “Watching me will be a focal point.”
Kim Seung Soo commented, “Seeing the large-scale picture will be a focal point, but it is a drama with a lot of emotion and density. If you watch closely, you will be able to feel the true taste of this drama the more you watch.” Eru shared, “I think there is a lesson. ‘Don’t let your guard down.'”
“King Maker: The Change of Destiny” premieres on May 17 at 10:50 p.m. KST and will be available on Viki!
Watch a preview of the first episode below!