Watch: 2PM’s Junho Lights Up When He Sees Lee Se Young In “The Red Sleeve” Teaser
Based on a popular novel, “The Red Sleeve” is a traditional historical drama that tells the record of an imperial court romance between a court lady who wanted to protect the life she had chosen and an emperor who put the nation first before love.
Junho stars as Yi San, the direct descendant and eldest grandson of the king, who will later become King Jeongjo. Lee Se Young stars as Seong Deok Im, a court lady who wants to make her own decisions about life rather than be one of the king’s many women.
The new teaser shows Yi San inside the royal palace. He is sitting quietly under the throne as he reads the people’s complaints. His face is shadowed with seriousness, and he exudes loneliness. Seong Deok Im’s voiceover shares that the court ladies talk about how he’s like a goblin or a tiger, highlighting his unapproachable aura.
Night falls, and it’s pitch-black, but Yi San is still sitting alone in the same place. He seems exhausted, but he strives to fulfill the expectations of his grandfather King Yeongjo (Lee Deok Hwa).
However, the room brightens with the appearance of Seong Deok Im as she gently places a candle on his table. Her voiceover says, “I think differently,” hinting she doesn’t think he’s a goblin or a tiger. Yi San’s expression softens as the ends of his lips curl up, and she smiles back as her voiceover continues, “I, a mere court lady, will protect you.”
“The Red Sleeve” premieres on November 5 and will be available on Viki. Watch the full teaser below!
In the meantime, catch Lee Se Young in “Kairos“: