SF9’s Rowoon And Park Eun Bin Have A Series Of Fated Encounters In “The King’s Affection”
Based on the manhwa (Korean comic) of the same name, “The King’s Affection” tells the story of a pair of royal twins, one male and one female. Although the sister is initially abandoned for being female, she later disguises herself as a man to become the crown prince when her brother dies. Park Eun Bin stars as Lee Hwi, the crown prince with a shocking secret, while SF9’s Rowoon stars as Jung Ji Woon, who is Lee Hwi’s teacher.
In the previous episode, Lee Hwi and Jung Ji Woon had a fateful reunion. Although it was a nerve-wracking situation in which Lee Hwi’s actual gender was almost revealed, a mystical atmosphere was created that led the viewers to anticipate the coming excitement of the next stage in their relationship.
New stills preview a precarious meeting between Jung Ji Woon and Lee Hwi, who has let her hair down and is very obviously a woman. While Jung Ji Woon is out gathering herbs, he runs into Lee Hwi, although he doesn’t know her identity. In order to defend herself from the presence she senses near her, Lee Hwi swings a dagger in the direction of the unknown person. Thankfully, Jung Ji Woon catches her mid-swing and saves himself from danger, but he also catches a glimpse of her face.
When he studies the face of the woman standing in front of him, he is suddenly reminded of a girl he had liked when he was a child, and the recognition shows plainly in his lingering gaze. Lee Hwi stares defiantly back at him, ready to defend herself in order to protect her secret.
In another set of stills, Jung Ji Woon appears to be stopping Lee Hwi from speaking as he suddenly eyes something suspiciously and wraps a hand around her mouth. Lee Hwi’s eyebrows furrow into a displeased expression, leading viewers to wonder what could have led to the heart-fluttering situation.
The drama’s producers commented, “Situations where Lee Hwi and Jung Ji Woon meet in a fateful manner will continue to unfold. Those moments will eventually become memories that they will want to treasure for a long time, and they will bring up deeply buried emotions.”
The next episode of “The King’s Affection” airs on October 18 at 9:30 p.m. KST.
In the meantime, check out Rowoon in “Extraordinary You” below: