Kim Hye Soo In Talks For Lead Role In Historical Drama

Actress Kim Hye Soo might be taking on her first historical drama in 20 years!

On July 12, entertainment industry sources began reporting that Kim Hye Soo had decided to appear in the tvN drama “Shuroop” (a historical term for “umbrella”).

“Shuroop” is about the conflict within the palace to make the troublemaker princes, who cause nothing but headaches for the royal family, into proper crown princes. There are several modern dramas that have tackled the topic of children’s education, but this drama is described as a “education drama” set in the Joseon Dynasty.

Kim Hye Soo was reportedly cast in the role of Im Hwa Ryung, the mother of the troublemaker princes and the wife of a great king. Instead of having an aura of elegance and grace, Im Hwa Ryung is a prickly, sensitive, and hot-tempered queen. Although she used to have a calm temper, she changed after people kept pushing her buttons. She is a queen who sometimes lets go of her pride and even swears. Every day of her life is full of trials, but she withstands it all for the sake of her children.

A source from tvN stated, “We made the casting offer to Kim Hye Soo and she is currently reviewing it.”

This would be Kim Hye Soo’s first drama since 2020’s “Hyena” and her first historical drama since “Jang Hee Bin” in 2002. She has also been cast in the upcoming Netflix series “Juvenile Judge.”

“Shuroop” will be directed by Kim Hyung Sik (“Secret Door,” “Twenty Again”) and written by Park Ba Ra.

Check out Kim Hye Soo in the film “A Special Lady” below!

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