Shin Hye Sun And Kim Jung Hyun’s Historical Fusion Drama Shares Fun Instagram-Style Posters
tvN’s upcoming drama “Mr. Queen” has shared some unique new character posters!
“Mr. Queen” is a historical fusion drama about a man from modern times whose soul is trapped in the body of a queen from the Joseon dynasty.
True to its “historical fusion” genre, the drama has revealed posters of the main cast in traditional clothes but in an “Instagram” format. Instead of “Instagram,” the posters read “in-soo-ta-goo-ram” spelled out with Chinese characters (人手詫捄覽).
Shin Hye Sun’s character is a combination of the soul of Jang Bong Hwan, a free-spirited chef working in the Blue House, and the body of Kim So Yong, a queen living in the Joseon dynasty. As the only character who knows what Instagram is, she flashes a modern pose for the camera. Her caption reads, “This will be a shock, but try not to be too shocked. The truth is, I’m a man.” Her ID reads “fake_cowdragon,” a hint at her dual identity. (The name “So Yong” sound like the words for “cow” and “dragon” in Korean.)
Kim Jung Hyun plays King Cheoljong, who seems like a weak and ineffective king on the outside but has a sharp and strong-willed side that he keeps hidden. He gazes off into the distance as his caption reads, “The queen seems most unusual and strange. As if she comes from a different world.” His ID is “king_ironbell1831,” a reference to the real King Cheoljong’s birth year (1831) and an English pun on the name “cheol” (iron) and “jong” (bell).
Bae Jong Ok plays Queen Sunwon, the true power behind the throne. Historically, Sunwon was a queen consort to a previous king, and she adopted Cheoljong when a new king needed to be found. Kim Tae Woo plays Sunwon’s younger brother, Kim Jwa Geun, who also holds the keys to power.
Bae Jong Ok’s poster reads, “The reason that I try to stay young and beautiful is because I’m going to stay in power.” Kim Tae Woo’s poster reads, “Instead of who we are, it’s more important who we should be.” His ID, “left-guen.kim” is a reference to “jwa” meaning “left” in Korean.
A source from the drama stated, “There will be a lot of laughs and unpredictable situations that occur when a free-spirited, modern man with a lot of bluster ends up in the body of a Joseon queen, who leads a strict and restricted life. Please look forward to the ‘soul-swapping’ scandal when the ‘So Yong from another world’ brings a new whiff of change into King Cheoljong’s life.”
“Mr. Queen” premieres on December 12.
In the meantime, check out Kim Jung Hyun in “Time”!