Kim Jung Hyun, Shin Hye Sun, And More Hold First Script Reading For Historical Fusion Drama
tvN’s upcoming drama “Mr. Queen” has released its first look at the script reading with the cast!
“Mr. Queen” (previously known as “Queen Cheorin”) is a historical fusion drama about a man living in modern times whose soul gets trapped in the body of a queen from the Joseon Dynasty.
At the script reading were director Yoon Sung Sik, writers Park Gye Ok and Choi Ah Il, and actors Shin Hye Sun, Kim Jung Hyun, Bae Jong Ok, Kim Tae Woo, Na In Woo, Kim In Kwon, Yoo Min Kyu, Jo Sun Joo, Cha Jung Hwa, Song Min Hyung, Go In Bum, and Jeon Bae Soo.
In her first historical drama role, Shin Hye Sun plays Kim So Yong, the titular queen with the soul of a modern man. As a man, her character was named Jang Bong Hwan and was a chef working in the Blue House, the South Korean presidential residence.
Kim Jung Hyun plays King Cheoljong, who appears to be a weak and easily manipulated figurehead on the surface, but has a hidden sharp and strong side.
Bae Jong Ok plays Queen Sunwon, the true power behind the throne who raised King Cheoljong to his current position. Kim Tae Woo plays Kim Jwa Geun, Queen Sunwon’s younger brother, and one of the keys to her power.
A source from the drama stated, “In expressing their characters’ charms, this meeting of actors brought this unique fusion historical comedy to life. There are lots of laughs, romantic excitement, and political thrills to be had in this setup of putting a freewheeling modern man’s soul into the body of a Joseon queen, who must live by strict rules.”
Check out a video of the script reading below!