Kim Min Jae, Kim Hyang Gi, And Kim Sang Kyung To Star In New Historical Drama
On January 27, the production team of tvN’s upcoming drama titled “Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist” announced, “Kim Min Jae, Kim Hyang Gi, and Kim Sang Kyung are confirmed to star in the drama.”
The new drama depicts the story of Yoo Se Poong, a well-known internal medicine doctor who gets expelled from the royal court after being caught up in a conspiracy. Afterwards, he meets Gye Ji Han and Seo Eun Woo in the strange and beautiful Gyesu village and works to become a true doctor who heals the heart. The drama is based on a novel of the same title.
Kim Min Jae assumes the role of the warm-hearted Yoo Se Poong, who is a chief acupuncturist with skills amazing enough to be called the legend of the royal palace. He also has a gentle appearance like that of a young man from a prestigious family. However, while chasing success, he becomes caught up in an unexpected incident and loses his great ability as an acupuncturist.
Last year, Kim Min Jae took on his first comedic role as Jin Moo Hak in the show “Dali and Cocky Prince,” and he will be making a new transformation into a doctor for this next role. The actor said, “I acted sincerely in order to give some happiness and comfort to viewers. It’s an enjoyable and warm production so please look forward to it and show lots of love.”
Kim Hyang Gi will play the role of Seo Eun Woo, a widow with a twist who infers the stories of those who are heartbroken. As the daughter of a noble family, she has sharp observation skills and extraordinary empathy. Seo Eun Woo feels wronged by her sudden marriage, and in the midst of being in danger of involuntarily becoming a wife who stays virtuous to her deceased husband, she meets Yoo Se Poong and faces dramatic changes. Kim Hyang Gi said, “I think it is a production that will give warmth to both myself and the viewers. I will try my best to show you a good appearance.”
Lastly, Kim Sang Kyung will take on the role of the eccentric doctor, Gye Ji Han. He is the doctor of Sorak village who hides his warmth under a grumpy personality. Although Gye Ji Han makes a bad first impression as someone who seems to be materialistic and obsessed with money, he is actually a sincere person the more you get to know him. Then one day, he will lead Yoo Se Poong towards the path of becoming a true doctor that heals the heart.
When discussing the character, Kim Sang Kyung said, “Gye Ji Han seems like an eccentric doctor, but on the inside, he is a really warm doctor. He is keeping a big secret, so I think he will feel like a charming character to everyone. I will do my best to comfort many people during these difficult times through this work.”
“Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist” will premiere in the second half of this year.
While waiting, check out Kim Min Jae in “Dali and Cocky Prince”
Also check out Kim Hyang Gi in “Moments of 18” here: