"The Moon that Embraces the Sun" Director Praises ZE:A’s Si Wan

Earlier today, director Kim Do Hoon of MBC’s “The Moon that Embraces the Sun” tweeted, “Si Wan is done with filming. If I had never met him, I don’t think it would have been possible for Heo Yeom to have received so much love and support from fans.” He added, “I want to applaud Si Wan for successfully debuting [as an actor]. Despite the tight schedule, he showed passion and sincerity towards the project.”

ZE:A’s Si Wan has become the dark horse of “idol actors” with his charismatic acting performance in “The Moon that Embraces the Sun.” He played the younger counterpart of Song Jae Hee’s Heo Yeom, a top scholar in the Joseon Dynasty and brother to heroine Yeon Woo (Kim  Yoo Jung/Han Ga In).

“The Moon that Embraces the Sun” is a fantasy historical drama (sageuk) set in the Joseon Dynasty. King Lee Hwon (Kim Soo Hyun) and his half-brother Prince Yang Myung (Jung Il Woo) fall for the same girl, a shaman named Wol (Han Ga In). Wol, whose real name is Yeon Woo, was the Crowned Princess, betrothed to the Crowned Prince Lee Hwon. She was plotted against and “executed” by those who were both jealous and fearful of her beauty and wits as a young girl.

“The Moon that Embraces the Sun” drew in 23.2% and 23.4% ratings (AGB Nielsen) for its third and fourth episode respectively. Lead actors Kim Soo Hyun, Han Ga In, Jung Il Woo, and others will make their grand appearance on January 25.

The fifth episode of “The Moon that Embraces the Sun” will air tonight, January 18, on MBC at 9:55PM KST.